The Holy Prophet of Islam and Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) was born on 12
Rabi-ul-Awwal . His birth took place in Makkah on a Monday in the house known as
Dar Al-Mawlid, in the year of the Elephant, which corresponds to 571 C.E. Both his
father, Abdullah Ibn Abdul Muttalib, and mother, Amina Bint Wahab, were well-known
individuals. The Holy Prophet never knew his father, who had died in the months before
his birth. It was left to his grandfather to name him Muhammad (s.a.w.). It is incumbent
upon Muslims to know the importance of this noble Prophet (pbuh) and to abide by
the Quran, which was revealed to him.