The holy month of Rabi’al awwal
Maulana, q.s., one time said:
“Mawlid an-Nabawi Shariff, the holy month of Rabbi al awwal, has in it what other months don’t have, there is a movement. People are on the alert – it is called ‘tayaqquz‘. They are waiting wakefully: “What is there? From where the movement will come? It will come from an unexpected direction.
O our Lord, make this month be blessed, reaching us with security and faith, with safety. Let it be a crescent (month) of bounty and guidance. To glorify our Prophet (s.a.w.s.), say not less than 1000 salawat daily. Who says 1000 Salawat daily is under protection.
All awliyas, the saints, are standing now, they keep trembling that what is to come is not easy at all! But when the order comes for them to act they will have attributes dressed on them. They won’t fear any more. They are fearing, trembling now, with their current attributes. But then, He will dress on them and send them for their mission. A very strong force is coming over this month”.
Practice for the holy month of Rabi al Awwal:
100 or 70-700 Astaghfirullah
100-1000 Tawhid, (La Ilaha illa Allah Muhammadun Rasulullah)
40 “Ya Munqidha al halka” (O Saviour of the crushed/mortals)
100 “La Ilaha illa anta Subhanaka, inni kuntu minaz-zalimin”
(“None has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah), Glorified (and Exalted) are You (above all that they associate with You). Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers.)
100-1000 Ikhlas al Shariff
Mawlid ( mawlidu n-nabiyyi, “Birth of the Prophet”, sometimes simply called in colloquial Arabic mawlid, mevlid, mevlit, mulud among other vernacular pronunciations; sometimes mīlād) is the observance of the birthday of the prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.s.) which occurs on the 12th day of Rabi’ al Awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. The Fatimids began celebrating Mawlid in the 10th century, and the Ottomans declared it an official holiday in 1588. The term Mawlid is also used in some parts of the world, such as Egypt, as a generic term for the birthday celebrations of other historical religious figures such as Sufi saints.
Mawlid, or Milad, is celebrated with large street parades in some countries. Homes and mosques are also decorated. Some people donate food and other goods for charity on or around this day. Others listen to their children read out poems about events that occurred in the Prophet Muhammed’s life. Mawlid is celebrated in this way in many communities across the world. Some may mark the occasion by spending more time to read the Koran. Muhammed.s.a.w.s., is said to have been born on a Monday and some scholars see fasting during the hours of daylight on Mondays as another way to celebrate his birth.