Srinagar: As the 12th Islamic holy month of Rabiʽ al-Awwal is falling on Sunday, the government on Friday ordered that the holiday on ‘Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi’ shall be observed on October 9 instead of October 8.
“In partial modification of the government order N0. 1337-JK(GAD) of 2021 dated 16-12-2021) read with the government No.1338-jk(GAD) of 2021 dated 16-12-2021, the holiday on account of ‘Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi) instead of 8th October 2022 (Saturday) in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” reads the government order.
Rabi al-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic calendar, occurring after Muharram and Safar.
Muslims observe Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi Day as it is the month when the last Islamic prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born and the death of the Prophet on 12th Rabi al-Awwal was also reported in this month.
The month also held an important event in the life of the prophet, the migration (Hijrat) from Makkah to Madinah.