The exact date of the Prophet’s birth, holding competitions, sacrificing sheep and delivering lessons on that occasion

Question 4: We would like to know the exact birth date of the Prophet (peace be upon him). We plan to hold a Qur’aan-competition, to sacrifice a sheep and to deliver lessons about the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) for this occasion. We would like to know if this program is Islaamically permissible or not?

Answer: Firstly, the Prophet (peace be upon him) was born on Rabee‘ Al-Awwal, in the year of the Elephant (571 A.D.) as was recorded by Muhammad ibn Is-haaq and other biographers in the books of Seerah (the Prophet’s biography)… read more here.

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