Date of birth of the Prophet

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham
Q1. What was the exact date of the noble birth of rasullah peace and blessing upon him?
Q2. Some of my friends wanted to know will the prophets parents go to jannah?


In the name of Allah, the most beneficent, the most merciful.


Answer 1:


All scholars and historians are unanimous that the birth of the Prophet of Allah (SAW) was in the year of the elephant and that it was a Monday in the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal. However the views of scholars differ in regards to the exact date. Some are of the opinion that it was the twelfth, though the most authentic view is that the prophet was born on Monday morning, the ninth of Rabi-ul- Awwal. (Seeratun Nabi, Vol 1, P108). The date in the Christian calendar has been stated as 20th or 22nd of April 571 A.D. (Arraheequl Makhtum, P56)


Answer 2:


Imam Suyuti rahmatullahi alayh has written articles in which he has established the iman of the parents of the Prophets of Allah  (SAW). However the scholars have refrained individuals to debate in the matter of the belief of the parents of the Prophet’s entering Jannah. A person will not be questioned on the day of judgement in regards to what their beliefs were of the parents of the Prophets therefore it is pointless to enter in to this debate.


Only Allah knows best.


Sayeedur Rahman


Darul Ifta, Birmingham

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