Majlis Summary

At the sighting of the crescent of Rabi ul Awwal, Muslims all over the world celebrate with intense felicitations the date of the birth of the Noble Prophet which took place on 17th Rabi ul Awwal in the year of the Elephant (Aamul Feel) 570 C.E. Such great is the excitement and happiness of this occasion that the whole month is dedicated towards this lofty personality. 

On 17th Rabi ul Awwal, in addition to the birth of this great noble personality, the Prophet, who was awarded the title As Sadiq (the truthful) by the pagan Quraysh, we also observe the birth of his 5th great-grandson who is the 6th in the line of the rightful Imams. He too, as addressed by the Prophet, is known as As Sadiq. The 6th Imam Jafar As Sadiq was born on 17th Rabi ul Awwal 83 A.H.

Describing this Esteemed personality:

To speak on the personality of the Noble Prophet or any of the Imams is a herculean task; which one is unable to give justice. How can a human being who is completely flawed be able to justify describing the Prophet or Imam who is flawless? For the Noble Prophet is one who is from the purified (Verse of Tathir 33:33).  Thus we resort to the Ahlyl Bayt for this task.

Description by Sayyida Fatima az Zahra a.s.:

Jabir bin Abdullah al Ansari reports from Sayyida Fatima az Zahra a.s. “.. Allah SWT addresses the angels: “O My Angels, O residents of My heavens, Verily I have not created the erected sky, the stretched earth, the illuminated moon, the bright sun, the rotating planets, the flowing seas, the sailing ships, but for the love of these five lying underneath the cloak. Then Jibrail inquired: My Lord who are under the cloak?. Allah Mighty and exalted said: They are the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet, the gems of Messengership, They are Fatima, her father, her husband and her two sons.”

Such great is the personality of our prophet that it is only out of the love of them that Allah SWT has created all these creations which we live on and derive benefit in our daily lives.

Are we not abundantly enjoying the benefits of all these magnificent creations and all that is within them? For a moment imagine the absence of all these creations, what would be the state of man? 

Rasul: a mere Postman?

Was the role of the prophet similar to a postman /courier delivery who delivers a letter /parcel through the front door after which we have nothing to do with the delivery persons?

The Noble Prophet does not merely post /drop the verse of Qur’an at the front door of humanity. He lives the Qur’an, he embodies the Qur’an and his nature is the Qur’an. 

What then is our responsibility?

“We did not send any Messenger, but to be obeyed; by Allah’s leave.” Sura An Nisa 4:64.

In our contemporary times when our lives are led in a world characterized by the clash of ideas, secular, materialistic and godless culture what then is our responsibility?

There is a need to come back to the initial prophetic message: “Say: La ilaha illallah tuflihu;and you will succeed.”

This is not mere lip recitation. There is a need for action, to walk the talk.

As we celebrate Meeladun Nabi, come back to the Message of Qur’an and recommit obedience to the Noble Prophet.


  • How greatly do I base my life with the Prophet as my role model?
  • How obedient am I to the Prophet?
  • In contemporary times similar to ayyamil jahiliyyah what would the Prophet do?
  • In such times, what does the Prophet expect me to do?

Khushali Mubarak.    

Wa ma tawfiqi illa billah

Sheikh Fazle Abbas Datoo
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