Barah-I-Wafat

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BARAH-I-WAFAT بارة وفات.

Barah (Urdu) “twelve,” and Wafut. The twelfth day of the month Rabi’u ‘l-Awwal, observed in commemoration of Muhammad’s death.

It seems to be a day instituted by the Muslims of India, and is not observed universally amongst the Muslims of all countries. On this day Fatihahs are recited for Muhammad’s soul, and both in private houses and mosques portions of the Traditions and other works in praise of the Prophet’s excellence are read.

The Wahhabis do not observe this day, as it is believed to be an innovation, not having been kept by the early Muslims.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam