The birth of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
Just see, what happiness and delight had Almighty Allah spread before the coming of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)! A feeling of joy and gladness permeated everything. The sun was further brightened. The stars had come nearer the earth. Everywhere radiance was seen. The angels were present for welcome. Hadhrat Maryam and Hadhrat Aasiya (May peace be upon them) had come with the damsels of paradise to have the honor of serving Him. In the honor of the arrival of the Absolute Radiance, the sky was illuminated. In the honor of the coming of Absolute Beauty, the earth and the heavens were beautified. Flowers were blooming. Cool breezes were warming the heart and the soul. Not only the senses but even the faith was made fragrant by them. In yearning of the Beloved, the waves of the sea rose sky high. The mountains drew themselves up proudly.
Thus, the whole creation was waiting for His arrival for whom the universe was set up, for whose sake creation was brought into existence.
Now the wait was over. The powerful, authoritative Prophet, the Emperor of the Prophets, the sympathizer of the poor, the Beloved of the Lord Almighty is coming. He is the one for whose arrival Hadhrat Ibraheem (May peace be upon him) had prayed. He is the one of whose coming glad tidings were given by Hadhrat ‘Isa (May peace be upon him). He is the one whose status and excellence was written in all the heavenly books.
55 days after the incident of the People of Elephants, on 12th Rab’ee Al Awwal, on Monday, which corresponds to April 20, 571 AD, at the crack of dawn, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) illuminated the earthly worlds with His presence. There was surge of happiness in the whole world.