Muslims across the world, are celebrating the birth anniversary of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, the last messenger sent by Allah to mankind, and his grandson, Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (peace be upon them).
According to the Sunni narrative, the birth date of the Prophet (PBUH) falls on Rabi-ul-Awwal 12.
As per a call made by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, the week in between the two dates has been designated as “the Islamic Unity Week” to promote convergence among Muslims.
During this week, followers of the two main branches of Islam gather to honor the religion’s message of fraternity and humanity, expressing their love and affection for their Prophet.
In Iran, people from all walks of life take part in celebrations and other rituals to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Prophet, which had a divine message to promote peace and monotheism throughout the world.