Most Muslims believe that the birthdate of the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wassalam) was on the 12th of Rabi al-Awwal. Yet, from a purely academic standpoint, other dates, such as the 2nd or the 10th of Rabi al-Awwal, appear to have stronger claims of support.
So how then, did this date become so famous, and eclipse all of the other reported dates?
Join Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi for an extremely interesting and academic discussion regarding the real birth date of our beloved Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wassalam), and the controversy surrounding it.
For more details on the subject of the real birthdate of the Prophet (pbuh) and the history of the Mawlid please refer to this article by Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi:
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