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Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Iran

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Iran

Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is commemorated in Iran on 17 Rabi’ al-awwal of the Islamic calendar in accordance with Shia tradition. It is a national holiday.

YearDateDayHoliday
20203 NovTueProphet Muhammad's Birthday
202119 OctTueProphet Muhammad's Birthday
202213 OctThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday
20233 OctTueProphet Muhammad's Birthday
202421 SepSatProphet Muhammad's Birthday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Muhammad is believed to be the final prophet of Allah and the greatest of all prophets, but he is thought of in Islam as the restorer of a much more ancient faith rather than as the beginner of a new religion. Between the ages of 40 and 63, till his death, he is said to have received revelations from Allah that are now recorded in the Koran, the Hadiths, and in some other sources.

On Muhammad’s Birthday, Iranian Muslims spend time reading, listening to, memorising, reciting, and meditating on the teachings and life of Muhammad. They also celebrate by feasting with friends and relatives and by giving charitable gifts to the poor.

In Iran, Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday falls on the same date as another national holiday, the birthday of Shia Imam Jafar Sadiq.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
201910 NovSunProphet Muhammad's Birthday
201825 NovSunProphet Muhammad's Birthday
20176 DecWedProphet Muhammad's Birthday