According to the WFPIST, the week started on Saturday and will run until Friday, which marks the birthday of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
“Islamic Unity, Mission of Media, Scholars and Elites”, “Self-Sacrifice, Martyrdom, and Islamic Resistance against World Arrogance”, “Islamic Unity in Defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque”, and “Great Prophet (PBUH), Sun of Guidance and Call for Unity” are among the names of the day as announced by the WFPIST.
The 17th day of Rabi al-Awwal, which falls on November 15 this year, is believed by Shia Muslims to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), while Sunni Muslims regard the 12th day of the month as the birthday of the last prophet.
The interval between the two dates is celebrated every year as the Islamic Unity Week.
Late Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Imam Khomeini (RA) declared the occasion as the Islamic Unity Week back in the 1980s.