Prophet’s birthday holiday in UAE: Leaders share uplifting messages for residents

In most Islamic countries the Prophet's birthday is observed on 12 Rabi’ Al-Awwal 1444, this year, this date falls on Saturday, October 8



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Published: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 10:47 AM

Last updated: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 4:46 PM

Marking the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), the UAE's leaders on Friday shared warm greetings and uplifting messages for everyone.

In a tweet, the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said that "we continue to be guided by his noble character, his timeless values, and his inspirational legacy of kindness, friendship and empathy for all of humanity".

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also posted about the importance of the occasion.

"On the anniversary of his birth, which illuminated the east and west of the earth.. We renew his love.. and follow his biography.. and spread the mercy that he brought to the worlds.. He is the most merciful of creation to creation.. The weight of his throne and the ink of his words," he said.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, said:

"We congratulate the Islamic nation on the anniversary of the birth of the most honourable of creation, the messenger of guidance and mercy... The message of Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, carried goodness to all of humanity and instilled in us immortal values.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE and Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said on this occasion, "we celebrate the fragrant biography of the good of mankind".

Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah have announced free public parking on the occasion.

In most Islamic countries the Prophet's birthday is observed on 12 Rabi’ Al-Awwal 1444, which is the third month of the Islamic calendar.

This year, this date falls on Saturday, October 8. Earlier it was announced that public and private sector employees would have a paid holiday on this day.

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