Prophet's birthday 13 January: Egypt edicts authority

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Jan 2014

The third Islamic month, Rabei Al-Awwal, will start Thursday, with the Prophet Mohamed's birthday marked 13 January

Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta, the main authority that issues Islamic fatwas (religious edicts), announced on Wednesday that according to the citing of the crescent Thursday will be the first day of the third Islamic month, Rabei Al-Awwal, the month within which Islam's Prophet Mohamed was born.

A statement issued by Dar Al-Ifta Wednesday added that the 12th day of Rabei Al-Awwal of the Hijri year of 1435, which corresponds to 13 January 2014, marks the birth of the Prophet, a holiday widely celebrated across Egypt.

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