The Prophet's birth date
Fatwa No: 85100

Question

What is the birth year of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, according to the Islamic and the Christian calendar?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) was born on Monday the ninth of the month of Rabi' al-Awwal from the Year of the Elephant (after the incident of Al-Feel), which is equivalent to April 20, 571 C.E.

Allaah Knows best.

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