Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
The Birthday of Prophet Muhammad is also called Maulud Nabi or Maulidur Rasul. It falls on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-awwal,which is the third month in the Islamic calendar. The Prophet of Muhammad’s birthday is known by other names in other parts of the world. For example, it is called Milad un-Nabi in India. The Sunni Muslims observe the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday on the 12th of Rabi al-awwal, while the Shi’a Muslims observe it on the 17th of the month. The Birthday of Prophet Muhammad is recognized as a national holiday in most of the Muslim countries of the world except for Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which are officially Wahhabi / Salafi, a denomination of Islam that disapproves the commemoration of the birth of the Prophet.