Rabi’ Al-Awwal is the third month in the Hijri Calendar.
The most important event during this month is the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Although the exact date is unknown, the majority of Muslim scholars believe the birth date of the Prophet (SAW) occurs on the 12th of Rabi’ Al-Awwal.
The Hijri Calendar is a lunar one, meaning that months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. And since this type of calendars is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Rabi’ Al-Awwal and all Hijri months migrate throughout the seasons.
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The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on October 16, 2020 (Friday) at 19:31 UT. On October 16, the moon cannot be seen anywhere in the world, Moonsighting.com reported.
On October 17, it may be seen in Middle-East, Africa, and Americas.
As of October 18, it is visible in the rest of the world.
This means that the Mawlid of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) will be on Thursday the 29th of October 2020.