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Chronology of Events in the Life of Muhammad (PBUH) 
 
Contributed by: Dr. Rasheed S. Aazzam
 
Brief Description of the Event Approximate Date  
Age of the Holy Prophet according 
to Lunar Calendar 
  
Approximate Gregorian and Hijra dates BH=Before Hijra AH=After Hijra

The Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, peace be upon him, born an orphan His father Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him, had died a few months before the birth of his son.
0 years 9 or 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal 52 or 53 BH April 570 or 571 AD


Hadrat Halima Sadiyya, may Allah be pleased with her, appointed wet nurse. 8 days


Return to Mecca under the care of his mother 6 Years 46 BH 577 AD


Mother, Hadrat Amina, may Allah be pleased with her, passes away 6 Years 46 BH 577 AD


Grandfather, Hadrat Abdul-Muttalib, may Allah be pleased with him, died 8 Years 44 BH 579 AD


First visit to Syria with a trading caravan 12 years 40 BH, 583 AD 12 Years 40 BH 583 AD


Pledge of Fudul to help the needy and the oppressed 15 Years 37 BH 586 AD


Second journey to Syria for trade as an agent of Hadrat Khadija, may Allah be pleased with her 25 Years 28 BH 595 AD


Marriage with Hadrat Khadija, may Allah be pleased with her 25 Years 28 BH 595 AD


Birth of a son, Hadrat Qasim (may Allah be pleased with him) 28 Years 25 BH 598 AD


Birth of his daughter, Hadrat Zainab, may Allah be pleased with her 30 Years 23 BH 600 AD


Birth of his daughter, Hadrat Ruqayya, may Allah be pleased with her 33 Years 20 BH 603 AD


Birth of his daughter, Hadrat Um-e-Kalthum, may Allah be pleased with her 34 years 19 BH 604 AD


Renovation of Ka'aba and the placement of Hajr-e-Aswad (Black Stone) 35 years 18 BH 605 AD


Birth of his daughter, Hadrat Fatima, may Allah be pleased with her 35 years 18 BH605 AD


Hadrat Jibrail bought the First Revelation in the Cave of Hira 40 Year 12 BH 610 AD


Revelation of the Holy Quran continues, Ministry of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is established. Hadrat Khadija (the wife), Hadrat Abu Bakr (the best friend), Hadrat Ali (the dearest cousin) and 
Hadrat Zaid (a freed slave and adopted son), may Allah be pleased with 
them all, accept Islam
40 Years 6 months Friday18 Ramadan 12 BH 14 August 610 AD


Open invitation to the people of Mecca to join Islam under Allah's command 43 Years 9 BH 614 AD


A group of Muslims emigrates to Abyssinia 46 Years 7 BH 615 AD


Blockade of Shi'b Abi-Talib 46 Years 7 BH 30 September 615 AD


Hadrat Hamza (paternal uncle) and Hadrat Umar, may Allah be pleased 
with them, accept Islam
46 Years 6 BH 616 AD


Hadrat Abu Talib, (beloved uncle and guardian) and only a few days later, Hadrat Khadija, the most beloved wife, may Allah be pleased with them, passed away 49 Years Ramadan 3 BH January 619 AD


Marriage with Hadrat Sau'da, may Allah be pleased with her 49 Years 3 BH 619 AD


Marriage with Hadrat Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her 49 Years 3 BH 619 AD


Journey to Ta'if, about 40 miles from Mecca, for calling the citizens of Ta'if 
to Islam
49 Years 3 BH 619 AD


Journey of Mi'raj. Five daily prayers made obligatory for Muslims 50 Years 27 Rajab 2 BH 8 March 620 AD


Deputation from Medina accepts Islam 50 Years 2 BH 620 AD


First Pledge of 'Aq'ba' 52 Years Dhul Haj, 1 BH 621 AD


Second Pledge of 'Aq'ba 52 Years 3 months BH June 622 AD


Hijra (migration) from Mecca to the cave of Thaur 52 Years Friday 27 Safar 10 September 622


Emigration to Medina begins 52 Years Monday 1 Rabi-ul-Awwal 13 September 622 AD


Arrival at Medina after the first Friday Prayer at Quba's Mosque 53 Years 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal 1st year AH 24 September 622 AD


Construction of the Holy Prophet's Mosque at Medina. Hadrat Bilal's call 
for Prayer (Adhan)
53 Years 1st year AH 622 AD


Brotherhood pacts between Ansar (Muslims from Medina) and Muhajirin (immigrants from Mecca) 53 Years 1st year AH 622 AD


Treaty with Jews of Medina 53 Years 1st year AH


Permission to fight in self-defense is granted by Allah 53 Years 12 Safar 2 AH 14 August 623 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Waddan 53 Years 29 Safar 2 AH 31 August 623


Ghazwa (Battle) of Safwan 54 Years 2 AH 623 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) Dul-'Ashir 54 Years 2 AH 623 AD


Hadrat Salman Farsi, may Allah be pleased with him, accepts Islam 54 Years 2 AH 624 AD


Revelation and change of Qibla (direction to face for Formal Prayers, Salat) towards Ka'ba Fasting in the month of Ramadan becomes obligatory 54 Years Sha'abn 2 AH February 624 A


Ghazwa (Battle) of Badr 54 Years 12-17 Ramadan 2 AH March 8-13, 624 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Bani Salim 54 Years 25 Ramadan 2 AH 21 March 524 AD


Initiation of Eid-ul-Fitr and Zakat-ul-Fitr (Alms at the Eid-ul-Fitr). 54 Years 28 Ramadan / 1 Shawwal 2 AH 24/25 March 624 AD


Zakat becomes obligatory for Muslims 54 Years Shawwal 2 AH April 624 AD


Nikah and Marriage ceremony of Hadrat Fatima, may Allah be pleased 
with her
54 Years Shawwal 2 AH April 624 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Bani Qainuqa' 54 Years 15 Shawwal 2 AH 10 April 624 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Sawiq 54 Years 5 Dhul-Haj 2 AH 29 May 624 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Ghatfan 54 Years Muharram 3 AH July 624 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Bahran 55 Years Rabi-us-Sani 3 AH October 624 AD


Marriage with Hadrat Hafsa, may Allah be pleased with her 55 Years Shaban 3 AH January 625 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Uhad 55 Years 6 Shawwal 3 AH 22 March 625


Ghazwa (Battle) of Humra-ul-Asad 55 Years 8 Shawwal 3 AH 24 March 625 AD


Marriage with Hadrat Zainab Bint Khazima, may Allah be pleased with her 55 Years Dhul-Haj 3 AH May 625 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Banu Nudair 56 Years Rabi-ul-Awwal 4 AH August 625 AD


Prohibition of Drinking in Islam 56 Years Rabi-ul-Awwal 4 AH August 625 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Dhatur-Riqa 56 Years Jamadi-ul-Awwal 4 AH October 625 AD


Marriage with Hadrat Um-e-Salma, may Allah be pleased with her 56 Years Shawwal 4 AH March 626 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Badru-Ukhra 56 Years Dhi Qad 4 AH April 626


Ghazwa (Battle) of Dumatul-Jandal 57 Years 25 Rabi-ul-Awwal 5 AH


Ghazwa (Battle) of Banu Mustalaq Nikah with Hadrat Jawariya bint Harith, may Allah be pleased with her 57 Years 3 Shaban 5 AH 28 December 626 AD


Marriage with Hadrat Zainab bint Hajash, may Allah be pleased with her 57 Years Shawwal 5 AH February 627 AD


Revelation for Hijab, rules of modesty 57 Years 1 Dhi Qa'd 5 AH 24 March 627 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Ahzab or Khandaq (Ditch) 57 Years 8 Dhi Qa'd 5 AH 31 March 627 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Bani Quraiza 57 Years Dhul-Haj 5 AH April 627 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Bani Lahyan 57 Years 1 Rabi-ul-Awwal 6A H 21 July 627 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Dhi Qard or Ghaiba 58 Years Rabi-ul-Akhar 6 AH August 627 AD


Treaty of Hudaibiyya 58 Years 1 Dhi Qa'd 6 AH 13 March 628 AD


Prohibition of Marriage with non-believers 58 Years Dhi Qa'd 6 AH March 628 AD


Marriage with Hadrat Habiba, may Allah be pleased with her 58 Years Dhul-Haj 6 AH April 628 AD


Invitation sent to various rulers to accept Islam 58 Years 1 Muharram 7AH May 628 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Khaibar Return of Muslims from Abyssinia. Marriage with Hadrat Safiyya, may Allah be pleased with her. Ghazwa (Battle) of Wadiyul-Qura and Taim. 58 Years Muharram 7 AH June 628 AD


Performance of Umra (Umratul-Qada) Marriage with Hadrat Maimuna, may Allah be pleased with her 59 Years Dhi Qa'd 7 AH March 629 AD


Hadrat Khalid bin Walid and Hadrat Umar bin Al-'Aas, may Allah be pleased with both, accept Islam 60 Years Safar 8 AH June 629 AD


Ghazwa of Muta 60 Years Jamadi-ul-Awwal 8 AH August 629 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Mecca and Fall of Mecca 60 Years 10 Ramadan 8 AH 1 January 630 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Hunain (or Autas or Hawazan) and Ghazwa (Battle) of br>Ta'if 60 Years Shawwal 8 AH January 630 AD


Arrival in Ja'rana Deputation from Hawazan accepts Islam 60 Years 5 Dhi Qa'd 8 AH 24 February 630 AD


Regular establishment of Department of Zakat (Alms) and Sadaqa 
(Charity), and appointment of administrative officers
60 Years Muharram, 9 AH April 630 AD


Deputation from Ghadra accepts Islam 60 Years Safar 9 AH May 630 AD


Deputation from Balli accepts Islam 61 Years Rabi-ul-Awwal, 9 AH June 630 AD


Ummul-Muminin Hadrat Mariya, may Allah be pleased with her, gave birth 
to a son, Hadrat Ibrahim, may Allah be pleased with him
61 Years Jamadi-ul-Akhar, 9 AH August 630 AD


Ghazwa (Battle) of Tabuk, the last great battle lead by the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him 61 Years Rajab, 9AH October 630 AD


Ordinance of Jizya, tax on non-believers seeking protection from Muslims and exemption from military service in defense of the country they were 
living in as its citizens
61 Years Rajab 9 AHOctober 630 AD


Pilgrimage journey of Hadrat Abu Bakr Siddique, may Allah be pleased with him 61 Years Dhi Qa'd, 9 AHFebruary 631 AD


Hajj (pilgrimage of Ka'ba in Mecca) made Obligatory by Allah Interest is prohibited in Islam 61 Years Deputation Tai, Hamadan, Bani Asad and Bani Abbas, all accept Islam


Deputation from Ghuttan accepts Islam 62 Years Ramadan, 10AH 631 AD


Departure from Medina for Mecca for Hajjatul-Wida (Farewell Pilgrimage) 62 Years 25 Dhi Qa'd 10 AH 23 February 632 AD


Entry into Mecca for Hajjatul-Wida (Farewell Pilgrimage) 62 Years 4 Dhul-Haj 10 AH 1 March 632 AD


Hajjatul-Wida, departure for 'Arafat, Farewell Sermon Received the last revelation from Allah 62 Years Friday 9 Dhul Hajj 10 AH 6 March 632 AD


Return from Mana, Hajjatul-Wida 62 Years 13 Dhul-Hajj 10 AH 10 March 632 AD


Arrival of deputations from Nakha' Last deputation received by the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him 62 Years 15 Muharram 11 AH 11 April 632 AD


Sarya Usama bin Zaid, may Allah be pleased with him, last successful military mission during the Holy Prophet's life 62 Years 28 Safar 11 AH 24 May 632 AD


The Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, falls ill 62 Years Monday 29 Safar 11 AH 25 May 632 AD


The Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, lead the last Salat four days before his departure from this world 62 Years Wednesday 8 Rabi-ul-Awwal 11 AH 3 June 632 AD


The Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, offered his last Prayer in 
congregation in the Mosque lead by Hadrat Abu Bakr, may Allah be 
pleased with him
63 Years Monday 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal 11 AH 7 June 632 AD


The Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, passed away 63 Years Inna lillahe wa inna elaihe rajioon

Janaza (funeral) Prayer and burial 63 Years Wednesday 14 Rabi-ul-Awwal 11 AH 9 June 632 AD

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