Is there a disagreement on the popular date of 12 Rabi' Al-Awwal among scholars or among pro-Mawlid Muslims? Are the Fatimids the origin of the date of 12 Rabi' Al-Awwal?

  • Yes there is a disagreement between scholars. As a Muslim for me that date doesn't matter, whatever message he delivered is the most important for me
    – Ali Adravi
    Mar 27, 2018 at 17:44
  • A helpful lecture (start at time 37:14): youtube.com/watch?v=Aln07CIO_BM
    – The Z
    Mar 27, 2018 at 21:59

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There is no agreement on Prophet's (peace be upon him) birthday. The Fatimids have started Prophet's birthday celebration, but they didn't invent the date. The date 12th Rabi' Al-Awwal is not totally rejected by Sunni Scholars, meaning it is a possible date.

  • You should probably elaborate the Sunni opinion and the dates that are most accepted and likely. 12 Rabi Al-Awwal is a possible date but it is not the highest in terms of credibility
    – The Z
    Mar 27, 2018 at 23:51
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    I heard from two shaykhs, both Ph.D in Islamic studies, both studied in Islamic University of Madinah. But one shaykh said 12th is not the most probable date, the other shaykh said 12th is the most most probable date. So now I stop saying which is most probable and which is not. I just say there is disagreement. Mar 28, 2018 at 0:14
  • Sure, but if you stopped trying to research a thing if two scholars disagreed on it, you would never learn anything. Although this is a pretty unimportant topic so fair enough.
    – The Z
    Mar 28, 2018 at 0:23
  • I don't ignore studying and learning more. I am a student of Islamic studies already and keep learning, alhamdulillah. When there are so many things to learn, I need to prioritize. Mar 28, 2018 at 2:40

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