The birth of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH is the largest historical event , the most greatest thing that ever happened in this world. No other history of such magnitude, more important and more magnificent than this, either before or after it. It is a history that has changed the character and civilization of human beings. Thus, the history of the Prophet PBUH is an extraordinary event, it contains the secrets and things that are implicit in every thing that is related to it, right to one full stop or dot, even more so for one letter and one word. It contained the mysteries of God that we should examine and highlight. Let’s extract the secrets and insight behind his birth date as follows:
BEFORE DAWN, ISNIN (MONDAY), DAY 12th ( TWELVEth) , RABIUL AWAL, YEAR OF THE ELEPHANT
Rasulullah’s arrival is a blessing to all.
Before dawn means darkness has ended and light means Allah’s blessing is emerging.
ISNIN ( Monday) is an Arabic word meaning TWO
At the Prophet’s moment of birth, religious belief and faith among human beings have been ruined due the absence of Apostles and Messengers.
There are only TWO that recognize God:
God’s divine being Himself and Rasulllah SAW. This is the significance of Prophet’s birthday to be on a Monday (Isnin).
A Muslim’s faith is only valid when he declares that he accepts and affirm both God and the Messenger.
THE NUMBER 12
If we refer to night, it indicates the peak of darkness, meaning that at the time of his birth, all negative things were at their peak.
If we refer to daylight, it is the day with maximum sunlight. Meaning his arrival is with God’s blessing for the whole universe, not only for mankind, in fact it is for the animals, the trees, the stones and all His creations.
With the grace, blessings and light, all beings are protected and should not be mistreated anyway we like.
If we refer to the moon ( month), is is the greatest month in the year. Meaning that the Prophet is the final and the greatest among the Messengers. The earlier Messengers were sent to specific groups and time whilst Rasulullah SAW is sent for all ethnics, for eras till the end of time.
If we refer to the stars, there are 12 which indicates it is the brightest star among the thousands of stars. Meaning that the Prophet’s birth brings a complete syariah, guidance, blessing, complete both for this world and Hereafter. His teachings are the most perfect compared with the teachings of the earlier Messengers.
RABIUL in Arabic meaning Spring
The Prophet’s arrival is the role model with divine and magnificent attributes like a beautiful and gorgeous flower in the early days of spring.
THE YEAR OF THE ELEPHANT
It is referred to Abrahah and his army on elephants from Yemen. When he was attacking the Holy Kaabah, he confiscated properties including herds of goat belonging to the Prophet’s uncle, Abu Talib and his grandfather Abdul Mutalib. Finally, Abdul Mutalib confronted Abrahah demanding him to return all the goat as they belong to him. As for Kaabah, it does not belong to him but Allah.
Here, it clearly shows the secret of Rasulullah SAW’s family. They worship the religion of Prophet Ibrahim. Meaning that the Prophet’s lineage is protected, pure and looked after by God Himself.