[Paraphrased from Our Beloved Nabi Kareem صلى الله عليه و سلم by Moulana Moosa Olga]
Our Habib (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was born in Rabi-ul-Awwal (April). Rabee‘ refers to the Spring season, which denotes life and happiness and excitement. Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) coming into this world, brought joy and pleasure and all blessings.
Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) made his blessed appearance fifty to fifty-five years after the incident of the elephants at dawn on Monday, in Makkah in Abu Taalibs house.
The mother of Uthman Bin Abdul-Ás (رضى الله عنه), Fathima Bint Abdullah says, “During the blessed birth of Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم), I was with the mother of Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم), Amina. I clearly noticed the whole house radiant with Nur and I also saw the stars stooping so low that I thought it would come crashing down onto me.”
This indicates that the darkness of polytheism and disbelief will be eradicated from the earth to be replaced by the illumination of spiritual guidance.
Ishaq ibn Abdulllah narrates that Hazrat Amina that Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was born exceptionally clean, with no muck or dirty in his blessed body.
Abbas (رضى الله عنه) narrates that Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was born circumcised and with his navel neatly cut. When Abdul-Muttalib saw this, he was amazed and remarked, “Verily, this son is bound to become a man of lofty status”.
K’ab Ahbar (رضى الله عنه) reports that the old scriptures portray the destiny of Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) thus: “Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah; His birthplace will be Makkah and his migration will be towards Yathrib (Madinah) and his rule will be over Sham (Syria).”
A’isha (رضى الله عنها) narrates, “For puposes of business, a Jew was residing in Makkah. On the night Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was born, he asked the Quraish if a baby boy was born that night. The Quraish dismissed him by indicating their ignorance but he was adamant and insisted that they ‘at least make some inquiries because the Prophet of this Ummah was born tonight. This child has a seal of prophethood between his shoulder blades. He would not be able to drink milk for two days because a jinni has placed a finger over his mouth’. Without further delay, the people got to their feet to investigate this matter thoroughly. They discovered that a boy was born to Abdullah bin Abdul-Muttalib. The Jew begged to be taken along with them. When he caught sight of the symbol, he fell.down unconscious. As he regained consciousness, he asserted, ‘Prophethood has vanished from the Bani Israil. Oh people of Quraish! By Allah! This infant will launch such an attack on you that news of this attack will rapidly spread from East to West (in reference to the Conquest of Makkah).”
On the same night, an earth tremor struck the palace of Chosroes (Iran- if I’m not mistaken) causing all fourteen turrets of the palace to crumple. Furthermore, the fire that was perpetually blazing for over a thousand years in the Persian fire-temole abruptly extinguished itself. Lake Sawah dried up. One of Chosroes’ Zoroastrian priests had a dream and narrated it saying, “I saw a dream last night in which powerfully built camels are dragging along some Arabian horses. I then witnessed them crossing over the Tigris river and fanning out to each and every country in the world.”
The interpretation was given by Satih from Sham- the uncle of a celebrated scholar of the time, Abdul-Masih Gassani- after Chrosroes demanded it be interpreted. Satin was in the agony of death, but turned to his nephew and said, “Abdul-Masih comes dashing to Satih when he is about to breathe his last. Have you been sent by the Sassanidae emperor because of the tremor that struck his palace, because the fire of the Zoroastrians unexplainably went out and because the priest saw a dream wherein powerfully built camels are dragging Arabian horses over the Tigris River and then fanning out across all cities? Is this why you have come? Oh Abdul-Masih! Bear in mind that when the word of Allah is recited in abundance, when the personality carrying the âsa becomes apparent, when the Calley of Samawah is gushing forth, the lake of Sawah dries up and the Persian fire is extinguished, then Syria will not remain Syria for Satih anymore. A few men and women from the Sassanid dynasty will rule for a few years. The events that were ordained to happen, regard them as already coming to pass.” Saying this, Satih breathed his last.
Ten out of the fourteen kingdoms ceased to exist in just four years and the remaining four were reduced to oblivion by the time Uthman (رضى الله عنه) ascended the office of Khalifate.
Don’t forget to recite as much Durood as you can!
Love and Duas,