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Posted on Wed, Mar 21, 2007 04:21

I say to congratulate every muslim on this religious day. I have a request to you please dont make fool any one on 1st April because Eid Milad-un Nabi is also faling on this very day. "Allahuma salli ala Muhammadin wa Aal-e Muhammad O God! Shower thy blessings on Muhammad and the descendents of Muhammad" Milad-un Nabi or Maulid (Mawlid) is the birthday celebration of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) and is celebrated by Muslims as Eid-e Milad. Prophet Muhammad was born Arabia in the city of Mecca on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal, which was Monday the 20th day of April, 571 A.C.


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Posted on Sun, Apr 29, 2007 03:31

Assalam Alaikum , Dear brothers and sisters , We studied in school that it is Bida'ah, ( Bida'ah goes to jahannam ) because : 1. it is imitating the kuffar which is prohibited in Islam. 2. His PBUH wives and companions loved Him more than anybody else in the world , but they never celebrated His maulid , why should we ? 3. His birthday and the day He passed away coincide, one should mourn or celebrate it ? Personally , I see this as a Nifaaq (hypocrisy), as logically one when loves a person truely he acts and follows his beloved one's teachings and makes him his ideal , unlike us making it a day of fun by reciting some praising poems then having some food and sweets , and Ya Rasool Allah PBUH we have fulfilled and performed our duty and obligation towards You PBUH and to Islam!!


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Posted on Sun, Apr 08, 2007 09:19

As salaamu alaikum sister, There is no evidence that this celebration is permissible from an Nabi SAWS or the sahaaba or the second or third generations of muslims. These are the only sources that we muslims take our religion from. So if they didn't do it, we can't do it. This applies to matters of deen. An Nabi SAWS said: Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 3.267, Narrated An Numan bin Bashir The Prophet [sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam] said "Both legal and illegal things are obvious, and in between them are (suspicious) doubtful matters. So whoever forsakes those doubtful things lest he may commit a sin, will definitely avoid what is clearly illegal; and whoever indulges in these (suspicious) doubtful things bravely, is likely to commit what is clearly illegal. Sins are Allah's Hima (i.e. private pasture) and whoever pastures (his sheep) near it, is likely to get in it at any moment." Hadith - Reported by at-Tirmidhi (9/183,184) in az-Zuhd, Ahmad (2/310), Ibn Maajah (4217) in az-Zuhd with this meaning - Al-Albaani says it is Hasan. The Messenger of Allah [sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam] said, "Abstain from the forbidden and you will be the most devout worshippers amongst the people. Be content with what Allah allocates for you from provision and you will be the richest of people. Be good to your neighbor and you will be a believer. Love for the people what you love for yourself and you will be a Muslim and do not increase in laughter because too much laughter kills the heart. ? MAKE NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN PROPHETS/MESSENGERS The Noble Qur'an 2:285 The Messenger (Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in All?h, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say, "We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers" - and they say, "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all)." The Noble Qur'an 2:136 Say (O Muslims), "We believe in All?h and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibr?him (Abraham), Ism?'il (Ishmael), Ish?que (Isaac), Ya'q?b (Jacob), and to Al-Asb?t [the twelve sons of Ya'q?b (Jacob)], and that which has been given to M?sa (Moses) and 'Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Isl?m)." The Noble Qur'an 4:152 And those who believe in All?h and His Messengers and make no distinction between any of them (Messengers), We shall give them their rewards, and All?h is Ever Oft?Forgiving, Most Merciful. The Noble Qur'an 3:84 Say (O Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): "We believe in All?h and in what has been sent down to us, and what was sent down to Ibr?him (Abraham), Ism?'il (Ishmael), Ish?que (Isaac), Ya'q?b (Jacob) and Al-Asb?t [the twelve sons of Ya'q?b (Jacob)] and what was given to M?sa (Moses), 'Iesa (Jesus) and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between one another among them and to Him (All?h) we have submitted (in Isl?m)." THE SHIRK OF EXCESSIVE PRAISE So, now then, we say to those who insist on celebrating the Prophet's birthday.... with clear proof not to distinguish between the Prophets... why don't you celebrate ALL the Prophet's birthday's? Like Jesus'? You can do it on Dec. 25th or pick another date if you want. Oh, I see, you know better than to celebrate Jesus' birthday?? Maybe the reasons you shouldn't be celebrating Jesus' birthday, are the same reasons not to celebrate Muhammad's birthday? The Noble Qur'an 7:190 But when He gave them a S?lih (good in every aspect) child, they ascribed partners to Him (All?h) in that which He has given to them. High be All?h, Exalted above all that they ascribe as partners to Him. (Tafsir At-Tabar?, Vol.9, Page 148). Clear proof. But some call it "love" to go beyond what they were commanded. Excessive praise of a person is forbidden. It falls into shirk quickly. Doing anything in excess of what we were commanded to do, is exceeding the limits and oppressing oneself. Hadith - Tirmidhi #417 A desert Arab came to Allah's Apostle Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and asked him about ablution. He demonstrated (washing each part of his body) thrice, and then said: That is (the method) of the ablution. And he who does more than this has done wrong, transgressed the limit and has oppressed (himself). [Transmitted by Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, and Abu Dawud transmitted something to the same effect.] The Noble Qur'an - An-Nisa 4:171 O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of All?h aught but the truth. ... THOSE WHO SAY "I WILL LOVE HIM MORE THAN YOU, BY BEING DISOBEDIENT" We must not love the Prophet saaws more than other Prophets. And when Allah, swt, says: Hadith - Bukhari 1:13, Narrated Abu Huraira Allah's Apostle Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said, "By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children." This means to love his WAYS, his SUNNAH - more than any family tie; remember, we show love by being obedient. For instance, you can't go hit someone on the head and then say "but I really love you." Or, like abusers do, beat up a spouse and call it an act of love (yes, some of them actually say that's WHY they did it!). The Prophet Muhammad brought a great Message. He had a special role. But he, himself, was a man like any other - was poor, couldn't even read ----- except he was unique in piety. That can be said of all the Prophets and Messengers; they excelled in piety. This factor - piety - can be used. No other factor should be used to honor one person over another. So, we can say that all the Prophets were very pious people. The Noble Qur'an - Al-Hujurat 49:13 O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi #5198, Narrated AbuDharr [Ahmad transmitted it] Allah's Messenger Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said to him, "You are not better than people with red or black skins unless you excel them in piety." A common trait of modern sufism is to "love" the Prophet so much that they engage in shirk with this love. However, it's not really the proper level of love when it outright involves disobedience. THE TWO EIDS REPLACE ALL HOLIDAYS Hadith - Abu Dawood #1134, 1/675, Narrated Anas Bin Malik The Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him came to Medina with two days they played in. The Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said, ?What are these two days?? They said, ?These are two days we used to play in, in our Jahiliyah.? The Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said, ?Allah has replaced them with two better days: Eid Al Adhaa and Eid Al-Fitr?. FATWA FROM SHEIKH BIN UTHAIMEEN The eminent scholar Muhammad Salih bin Uthaimeen was asked concerning the celebration of the birthday of the Messenger of Allah (r), to which he responded: To begin with, the exact day of birth of the Messenger of Allah (r) is not known with certainty. Rather, some contemporary researchers have confirmed that he died on the 9th of Rabee? al-Awal and not the 12th (as is commonly believed), and thus there is no historical basis for specifying the 12th for celebration. Furthermore, this celebration has no basis in the religious point of view, since if it was legislated, the Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him would have performed it or informed his nation to do so. If he had performed it or informed his nation to do so, it would be necessary for it to have been preserved, since Allah (I) says: ?Verily It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Remembrance of the Qur`an) and surely, We will guard and preserve it (from corruption).? (al-Hijr: 9) Since this was not narrated, we come to know that it is not from the religion of Allah. If it is not from the religion of Allah, then it is not allowed for us to worship Allah (U) and seek to come close to Him in this manner. If Allah (I) has made a particular path for us to follow to reach Him (and His pleasure), which is the path of the Messenger of Allah Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, how can it be permissible for us, while we are only slaves, to make another path which leads to Allah?s Pleasure from our own selves (and not revealed)? Indeed it is a great transgression against the right of Allah (U) to legislate in His religion that which is not part of it. Moreover, this entails a denial of what Allah (I) said in the Qur`an: ?This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion? (al- Ma`idah: 3) If this celebration was from the Perfection of the Religion, it must have been in existence before the death of the Messenger of Allah (r). If it is not from the Perfection of the Religion, then it is not possible that it be from the religion, since Allah (I) said: ?This day I have perfected your religion for you.? Whoever claims that it is from the Perfection of the Religion which occurred after the death of the Messenger of Allah Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, then his claim amounts to a denial of this verse of the Qur`an. Without doubt those who celebrate the birthday of the Messenger of Allah Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, only desire to magnify, extol and praise the Messenger Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, show their love for him, and increase their enthusiasm to bring out their feelings in this celebration for the Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. All of this is a form of worship. The


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Posted on Sun, Apr 08, 2007 09:18

As salaamu alaikum sister, There is no evidence that this celebration is permissible from an Nabi SAWS or the sahaaba or the second or third generations of muslims. These are the only sources that we muslims take our religion from. So if they didn't do it, we can't do it. This applies to matters of deen. An Nabi SAWS said: Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 3.267, Narrated An Numan bin Bashir The Prophet [sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam] said "Both legal and illegal things are obvious, and in between them are (suspicious) doubtful matters. So whoever forsakes those doubtful things lest he may commit a sin, will definitely avoid what is clearly illegal; and whoever indulges in these (suspicious) doubtful things bravely, is likely to commit what is clearly illegal. Sins are Allah's Hima (i.e. private pasture) and whoever pastures (his sheep) near it, is likely to get in it at any moment." Hadith - Reported by at-Tirmidhi (9/183,184) in az-Zuhd, Ahmad (2/310), Ibn Maajah (4217) in az-Zuhd with this meaning - Al-Albaani says it is Hasan. The Messenger of Allah [sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam] said, "Abstain from the forbidden and you will be the most devout worshippers amongst the people. Be content with what Allah allocates for you from provision and you will be the richest of people. Be good to your neighbor and you will be a believer. Love for the people what you love for yourself and you will be a Muslim and do not increase in laughter because too much laughter kills the heart. ? MAKE NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN PROPHETS/MESSENGERS The Noble Qur'an 2:285 The Messenger (Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in All?h, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say, "We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers" - and they say, "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all)." The Noble Qur'an 2:136 Say (O Muslims), "We believe in All?h and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibr?him (Abraham), Ism?'il (Ishmael), Ish?que (Isaac), Ya'q?b (Jacob), and to Al-Asb?t [the twelve sons of Ya'q?b (Jacob)], and that which has been given to M?sa (Moses) and 'Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Isl?m)." The Noble Qur'an 4:152 And those who believe in All?h and His Messengers and make no distinction between any of them (Messengers), We shall give them their rewards, and All?h is Ever Oft?Forgiving, Most Merciful. The Noble Qur'an 3:84 Say (O Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): "We believe in All?h and in what has been sent down to us, and what was sent down to Ibr?him (Abraham), Ism?'il (Ishmael), Ish?que (Isaac), Ya'q?b (Jacob) and Al-Asb?t [the twelve sons of Ya'q?b (Jacob)] and what was given to M?sa (Moses), 'Iesa (Jesus) and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between one another among them and to Him (All?h) we have submitted (in Isl?m)." THE SHIRK OF EXCESSIVE PRAISE So, now then, we say to those who insist on celebrating the Prophet's birthday.... with clear proof not to distinguish between the Prophets... why don't you celebrate ALL the Prophet's birthday's? Like Jesus'? You can do it on Dec. 25th or pick another date if you want. Oh, I see, you know better than to celebrate Jesus' birthday?? Maybe the reasons you shouldn't be celebrating Jesus' birthday, are the same reasons not to celebrate Muhammad's birthday? The Noble Qur'an 7:190 But when He gave them a S?lih (good in every aspect) child, they ascribed partners to Him (All?h) in that which He has given to them. High be All?h, Exalted above all that they ascribe as partners to Him. (Tafsir At-Tabar?, Vol.9, Page 148). Clear proof. But some call it "love" to go beyond what they were commanded. Excessive praise of a person is forbidden. It falls into shirk quickly. Doing anything in excess of what we were commanded to do, is exceeding the limits and oppressing oneself. Hadith - Tirmidhi #417 A desert Arab came to Allah's Apostle Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and asked him about ablution. He demonstrated (washing each part of his body) thrice, and then said: That is (the method) of the ablution. And he who does more than this has done wrong, transgressed the limit and has oppressed (himself). [Transmitted by Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, and Abu Dawud transmitted something to the same effect.] The Noble Qur'an - An-Nisa 4:171 O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of All?h aught but the truth. ... THOSE WHO SAY "I WILL LOVE HIM MORE THAN YOU, BY BEING DISOBEDIENT" We must not love the Prophet saaws more than other Prophets. And when Allah, swt, says: Hadith - Bukhari 1:13, Narrated Abu Huraira Allah's Apostle Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said, "By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children." This means to love his WAYS, his SUNNAH - more than any family tie; remember, we show love by being obedient. For instance, you can't go hit someone on the head and then say "but I really love you." Or, like abusers do, beat up a spouse and call it an act of love (yes, some of them actually say that's WHY they did it!). The Prophet Muhammad brought a great Message. He had a special role. But he, himself, was a man like any other - was poor, couldn't even read ----- except he was unique in piety. That can be said of all the Prophets and Messengers; they excelled in piety. This factor - piety - can be used. No other factor should be used to honor one person over another. So, we can say that all the Prophets were very pious people. The Noble Qur'an - Al-Hujurat 49:13 O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi #5198, Narrated AbuDharr [Ahmad transmitted it] Allah's Messenger Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said to him, "You are not better than people with red or black skins unless you excel them in piety." A common trait of modern sufism is to "love" the Prophet so much that they engage in shirk with this love. However, it's not really the proper level of love when it outright involves disobedience. THE TWO EIDS REPLACE ALL HOLIDAYS Hadith - Abu Dawood #1134, 1/675, Narrated Anas Bin Malik The Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him came to Medina with two days they played in. The Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said, ?What are these two days?? They said, ?These are two days we used to play in, in our Jahiliyah.? The Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said, ?Allah has replaced them with two better days: Eid Al Adhaa and Eid Al-Fitr?. FATWA FROM SHEIKH BIN UTHAIMEEN The eminent scholar Muhammad Salih bin Uthaimeen was asked concerning the celebration of the birthday of the Messenger of Allah (r), to which he responded: To begin with, the exact day of birth of the Messenger of Allah (r) is not known with certainty. Rather, some contemporary researchers have confirmed that he died on the 9th of Rabee? al-Awal and not the 12th (as is commonly believed), and thus there is no historical basis for specifying the 12th for celebration. Furthermore, this celebration has no basis in the religious point of view, since if it was legislated, the Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him would have performed it or informed his nation to do so. If he had performed it or informed his nation to do so, it would be necessary for it to have been preserved, since Allah (I) says: ?Verily It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Remembrance of the Qur`an) and surely, We will guard and preserve it (from corruption).? (al-Hijr: 9) Since this was not narrated, we come to know that it is not from the religion of Allah. If it is not from the religion of Allah, then it is not allowed for us to worship Allah (U) and seek to come close to Him in this manner. If Allah (I) has made a particular path for us to follow to reach Him (and His pleasure), which is the path of the Messenger of Allah Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, how can it be permissible for us, while we are only slaves, to make another path which leads to Allah?s Pleasure from our own selves (and not revealed)? Indeed it is a great transgression against the right of Allah (U) to legislate in His religion that which is not part of it. Moreover, this entails a denial of what Allah (I) said in the Qur`an: ?This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion? (al- Ma`idah: 3) If this celebration was from the Perfection of the Religion, it must have been in existence before the death of the Messenger of Allah (r). If it is not from the Perfection of the Religion, then it is not possible that it be from the religion, since Allah (I) said: ?This day I have perfected your religion for you.? Whoever claims that it is from the Perfection of the Religion which occurred after the death of the Messenger of Allah Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, then his claim amounts to a denial of this verse of the Qur`an. Without doubt those who celebrate the birthday of the Messenger of Allah Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, only desire to magnify, extol and praise the Messenger Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, show their love for him, and increase their enthusiasm to bring out their feelings in this celebration for the Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. All of this is a form of worship. The


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Posted on Sat, Apr 07, 2007 07:30

Assalamualaikum, Regarding about this, Muslim Scholars have different views about this. They have their own reasonings to support their views. I think we could not compare how Christians regard Jesus and how they celebrate Jesus's birthday and Christmas. Christians regard Jesus as God or son of God. They celebrate Christmas mostly with alcohol, dancing, disco, sex and other sins....... Muslims regard Muhammad as a Prophet and Messenger and not God or son of God. Most muslims celebrate Prophet Muhammad birthday with Selawat, with religious songs, praising of Muhammad, remembrance or refresh his history, his sacrifices, his advice, his life, his characters, partly that muslims especially the youngs ones would not easily forget about Prophet Muhammad and his advice. Its good we have the comments of different views from different scholars, their agreement and their disaggreement. Its good if we could 'analyst' or hear 'two sides' of the comments, just to be fair to them.......... Insya'Allah we could try to get the answer.......... ALLAH KNOWS BEST.


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Posted on Wed, Apr 04, 2007 02:51

essalaamu aalaikum, i have never been told that el-3iid el-milad is "religious" 3iid. The only 3iid i know so far are: 3iid el-adhHa & 3iid el-fitr. Can any one confirm ? please.


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Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2007 17:50

Assalamualeykum I don't have much knowledge about it, but I was told it wasn't allowed to be celebrated. I think it's because you can't celebrate anybody's birthday, or that what i was told. Allah knows


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Salams I am soo happy this topic came up! Every year I used to get many invitaions to celebrations of Mawlid al-Nabi. It is quite a big thing where i live and several mosques even conduct official celebrations. I had always rejected the invitations. This is because i felt there was something not right about such celebrations. When i analysed it, it was just be like celebrating Christmas, which is Jesus' birthday. Also i do remember learning that our Propher (bpuh) was a very humble man and even disliked his followers standing up to greet him when he entered the mosque, so it seems illogical that he would have taught us to celebrate his birthday! Initially i used to make excuses that i was busy. Later i got tired of making excuses and would explain my doubts about this celebration. However many did not like what i had to say; some were even angered, and some chided me for trying to be smart when i am only a newbie in islam!! Now i am more convinced.....and it will no longer matter how they would react to my refusal to join in this celebration ! Jazakallah khair.


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Posted on Thu, Mar 22, 2007 05:30

Mawlid al-Nabi (the Prophet?s birthday) Question: Why some people accept and some unaccept the celebration of the prophet ( )? What is your opinion? Answer: Praise be to Allaah. There is nothing in the Qur?aan to say that we should celebrate the Mawlid or birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The Prophet himself (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do this or command anyone to do it, either during his lifetime or after his death. Indeed, he told them not to exaggerate about him as the Christians had exaggerated about Jesus (upon whom be peace). He said: ?Do not exaggerate about me as the Christians exaggerated about the son of Maryam. I am only a slave, so say, ?The slave of Allaah and His Messenger.?? (Reported by al-Bukhaari). What has been reported is that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) made the day of his birth a day of worship, which is different to celebration. He was asked about fasting on Mondays, and he said: ?That is the day on which I was born and the day on which I was entrusted with the Mission or when I was first given Revelation.? (Reported by Muslim, al-Nisaa?i and Abu Dawood). Moreover, we know that the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) were the people who loved the Prophet most. Was it reported that Abu Bakr, who was the closest of people to him and the one who loved him the most, celebrated the birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? Was it reported that ?Umar, who ruled for twelve years, or ?Uthmaan, did this? Was it reported that ?Ali, his relative and foster son, did this? Was it reported that any of the Sahaabah did this? No, by Allaah! Is it because they were not aware of its importance, or did they not truly love the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? No one would say such a thing except one who has gone astray and is leading others astray. Did any of the imaams ? Abu Haneefah, Maalik, al-Shaafi?i, Ahmad, al-Hasan al-Basri, Ibn Seereen ? do this or command others to do it or say that it was good? By Allaah, no! It was not even mentioned during the first and best three centuries. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in a saheeh hadeeth: ?The best of mankind are my generation (or my century), then those who come after them, then those who come after them. Then there will come a people who will not care if their testimony comes before their oath or vice versa (i.e., they will not take such matter seriously).? (Reported by al-Bukhaari, Muslim and al-Tirmidhi). The celebration of the Prophet?s birthday appeared many centuries later, when many of the features of true religion had vanished and bid?ah had become widespread. Thus this celebration became a sign of one?s love for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? But can it be possible that the Sahaabah, the imaams and the people of the best three centuries were unaware of it, and it was only those who came later who were aware of its importance?! What the Qur?aan tells us is that love of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is demonstrated by following the guidance he brought. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): ?Say (O Muhammad): ?If you (really) love Allaah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Say: ?Obey Allaah and the Messenger.? But if they turn away, then Allaah does not like the disbelievers.? [Aal ?Imraan 3:31-32] The first aayah explains that love is just a claim, but the proof of sincerity is following what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) brought. The second aayah reaffirms the importance and necessity of obeying Allaah and His Messenger. Hence Allaah ended the aayah with a very stern warning in which those who refuse to obey are described as kaafirs, and Allah does not love the disbelievers. We ask Allaah to keep us safe from that. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us of the danger of not obeying him, and the danger of adding to what he brought. The celebration of Mawlid or his birthday is indeed an addition to what he brought ? as all the scholars agree. He said: ?The best of speech is the Book of Allaah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The most evil of things are those which are newly-invented (in religion), and every innovation is a going astray.? (Reported by Muslim and al-Nisaa?i). We ask Allaah to protect us from bid?ah and to bless us by helping us to follow. Allaah knows best. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad. Islam Q&A Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid


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Posted on Wed, Mar 21, 2007 20:51

asallamoalikum,here in America christian celebrate the birth of Jesus pbuh,we as Muslim celebrate the birth of prophet Muhammad saws so whats the difference in our belives & celebration?there is such thing as birthday celebration in Islam?after the death of prophet Muhammad saws how many of his closes companion celebrate his birthday & how many other sahabas & tabians celebrate that day?so since we celebrate the birthday do we mourn the death day like shia do of imam hassan w hussain (as)?how much all this has to do we our deen & whats the right way to do it?really wanna learn on it,if some one can enlighten me on that insh'allah.jazakallah khair


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