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Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday 2020, 2021 and 2022

Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is commemorated by Muslims during the month of Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month of the Muslim calendar.

YearDateDayHolidayStates
202029 OctThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday National
202119 OctTueProphet Muhammad's Birthday National
20228 OctSatProphet Muhammad's Birthday National
9 OctSunProphet Muhammad's Birthday Holiday Johor, Kedah, Kelantan
& Terengganu
202327 SepWedProphet Muhammad's Birthday National
202415 SepSunProphet Muhammad's Birthday National
16 SepMonProphet Muhammad's Birthday Holiday National except Johor,
Kedah, Kelantan &
Terengganu
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is also called Maulud Nabi in Malaysia, and is commonly marked by religious lectures and readings of the Quran.

Muhammad’s birth was approximately in the year 570 (in the Gregorian Calendar). His uncle raised him after both the boy’s parents died while he was very young. Prophet Muhammad learned the trades of the merchant and of shepherding.

He began to preach around the age of 40. Eventually, he and his followers numbering around ten thousand took control of Mecca. Muhammad died from an illness in 632 after uniting Arabia into a single Muslim entity.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHolidayStates
20199 NovSatProphet Muhammad's Birthday National
10 NovSunProphet Muhammad's Birthday Holiday Kelantan & Terengganu
201820 NovTueProphet Muhammad's Birthday National
20171 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday National