Friday, 6 November 2020

Celebrating Mawlid the Birthday of Prophet



Mawlid An-Nabi, the Prophet’s (Peace and blessings be upon him) birthday, if you want to analyze this to know if it’s a Sunnah or an innovation, first of all, people celebrate it on the 12th day of Rabi’ Al-Awwal, however, the authentic opinion of scholars is that the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) was born on the 9th of the third month of the Islamic calendar.

The consensus of all scholars that he died on the 12th of Rabi’ Al-Awwal or the third month of the Islamic calendar, which means when you claim to be celebrating the birth of the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him), you are actually celebrating his death.

Second of all, you have to always have a pattern to follow, to know if this is a Sunnah or if it’s an innovation. Anything that draws you closer to Allah has to have evidence; you have to follow something, (i.e. the Quran, the Sunnah, the companions), in order for you to be on the safe side.

So, if you come to the Mawlid, the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him), did the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) celebrate his own Mawlid/Birthday? The answer is no. The only indication, on his birthday was that he used to fast on Mondays. He never celebrated anything to do with the third month of the year, on the 12th that is.

And they asked him, "Why do you fast Mondays?" He told them, " This is the day I was born in, and this is the day that was revealed to me in

”Allah revealed the Quran on that day. So, if you wish to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him), fast every Monday.

The Prophet himself did not celebrate his birthday, nor did his companions, Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and ‘Ali (May Allah be pleased with them all), and no one doubts that they loved the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) more than we do. The Prophet himself, did not celebrate the birthday of his grandfather Abraham, or Jesus, or Moses, or any of the Prophets of Allah, which indicates that it is a clear innovation

So, whoever celebrates the birthday of the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him), he either knows more than the Prophet; and this is blasphemous, because no one knows more than the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him); or he is claiming that the Prophet knew that it is good to celebrate but he did not inform his Ummah, and again he is accusing the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) of betraying the message and not delivering it all, and this is also a type of blasphemy.

In short, celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) is an innovation, something that was fabricated, not in the first 100 years, or the second, or the third. It was fabricated on the fourth century of Islam. So, no one of the scholars ever approved of it or agreed to it.

 


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