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Milad An-Nabi

By February 14, 2011

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In the Islamic calendar, tomorrow will be the 12th day of Rabia' Awal, the third month of the year 1432 H.  This day marks the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), known as Milad An-Nabi. Although not universally recognized or celebrated, this is a time when many Muslims reflect on the lives and example of the Prophet, his family, and his early followers.

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March 25, 2009 at 2:18 am
(1) Munir H. Shah says:

Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) is celebrated with fervour, zeal and utmost love and reverance for Prophet Muhamed (SAW) in all parts of the world, where millions and millions recite Holy Quran, remember the noblest deeds of Hazrat Muhamad (PBUH). These celebrations stretch from the isles of Indonesia to the shores of Dakar, Senegal and Chad.
It also encompasses the continent of Europe and Americas as well.

March 25, 2009 at 3:14 am
(2) Safiyah says:

I would like to add that although this day is celebrated admittedly with the best of intentions, there is no foundation for it in the pure Sunnah, and it was never mentioned as having been done by the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, radi Allahu ‘anhum. The Prophet in fact warned us about not falling into the sin of imitating the Christians, and not to make his grave a place of worship as they did. Also, celebrating the Messenger’s birthday, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, is akin to Christmas. Yes, they are celebrated differently, but the fact remains that Christmas is supposedly the celebration of the birth of Jesus. That alone makes the Mawlid forbidden to celebrate.
May Allah guide us all and keep our hearts firm on his Message!

March 25, 2009 at 11:19 am
(3) maria says:

asalaamu alaikum i sure know that it’s wrong to celebrate cus the prophet didn’t and thank u very much safiyah i think that the best celebration we can do is to always say the prayers for the prophet sala allahu alaihi wasalam when ever we can that is better then any celebration cus it will reach the prophet (PBUH) wasalaamu alaikum

March 31, 2009 at 5:10 am
(4) ibrahim a. rasheed says:

assalamu alaikum, iam shock and suprise at the type of negative comments some muslims make inrespect of maulud as “unislamic or innovation”. We accept the innovations (bid’ats) of Quranic competitions, group or congregational Tahajjuds in the mosques in ramadan, tafsir of glorious Qur’an in ramadan, going to hajj with plans, etc but nobody is condeming such bid’ats “hassana”?

August 18, 2009 at 3:34 am
(5) MdShafiqM says:

There are millions of forms / ways of thanks-giving to ALLAH-the-Almighty in return to the innumerable of His blessings; on mankind, world & the universe. The greatest of the gifts is undoubtedly remains: Our Last Holy Prophet: MOHAMMED (may peace & blessings of ALLAH-the-Almighty be upon him). In joy every element: animate & inanimate things of the whole universe, do express to Our Only One Lord God: ALLAH, in ways which are beyond human perception or understanding; which believers know it for sure. So any form of devotion; through which we convey our “gratefulness” to ALLAH-the-Almighty, must be honored & welcomed; so long as it does not fall in the purview of “shirk”. Alhamdulillah; “Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi” celebrations brings to us so much of joy; increases brotherhood; adds to the knowledge of those who are unfortunate; invites all in the neighborhood (in cosmopolitan societies) and increases their bondage and assures each other in the wedlock of “peace” : which is the true essence of “Islaam”; and the very purpose of being blessed with the “Greatest of the Prophets (s.a.w.).

August 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm
(6) drmshafi says:

salam,those who celebrate prophet mohammads(pbuh)birthday they are doing kufur,may allah guide them.

September 5, 2009 at 3:45 am
(7) MdShafiqM says:

There is every reason for all believers to celebrate every moment of their existence in Islaam. The best way Muslims do is by thanksgiving through their prayers …. sending “durud” etc. Those who do not have that spirit are void of “Emaan” and there is no need for them to find fault with those: who out of gratefulness to ALLAH-THE-ALMIGHTY celebrate each moment of their life and on every occasion that they get hands on; out of the greatest of joy; individually and socially. Long live those who find ways, means and opportunities of celebrating “Eid Milad un Nabi”; ALLAH surely will bless them in the world and the hereafter; that being the very purpose for which ALLAH created mankind and universe.
All the problems faced by mankind/ muslims are due to the disrespect, dishonor, disregard ….. toward our Last Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him); and towards those innocent souls who out of their sheer enthusiasm are targeted by the foolish lot; often of their very brethrens.
Those who do not respect their “nabi” have all failed before and are ever failures in all their endeavor. May ALLAH relieve us mankind from this curse.

September 12, 2009 at 5:40 am
(8) MdShafiqM says:

MashaAllah !!!!
Ministry of Culture celebrated Prophet Birth, & holds Al Borda Award contest : The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)had held the 6th edition of Al Borda (poetry contest) at the National Theatre in Abu Dhabi.The ceremony included a key word from clerics, religious songs in praise of the Prophet and light will be shed on the Prophet’s course. The event will also include open Al Borda contest (informal and formal poetry competition) on themes of Prophet Course and Islamic values.

January 30, 2010 at 6:34 am
(9) Imam Kamara AbdilHaqq Muhammad says:

AsSalaamu ‘Alaikum,
If the truth of a matter is not appreciated, then to continue to debate it becomes futility.

April 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm
(10) Muazzam says:

There is many evidence in the Quran that affirms milad nabi. Here is one. Allah Almighty says:
“Then remember the bounties of Allah and wander not in the earth spreading mischief.”
(Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Araf, Verse 74)

In the above verse Allah Almighty orders us to remember his bounties and rewards. The last Prophet of Allah Almighty Muhammad (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is, undoubtedly, great blessing of Allah Almighty for whole mankind. Allah Almighty himself considers the Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) his great favor for mankind as He says:

“Undoubtedly, Allah did a great favor to the Muslims that in them from among themselves sent a messenger who recites unto them His signs and purifies them and teaches them the book and wisdom and necessarily before that they were certainly apparent error.
(Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Ale Imran, Verse 164)

Therefore, according to the Qur’anic commandments we must remember the beloved Prophet of Allah Muhammad (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) and Milad-un-Nabi is a best way of remembrance of the greatest Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him).

As Allah Almighty says:
“And we sent not you but as Rahmah for all worlds.” [Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Qur'an , Sura Al Ambiya, Ayat 107]

We are told in the Quran to celebrate the mercies from him and to be thankful for them. And the Prophet pbuh from this Quran ayat is shown to be the best of Rahmah.
Source: http://www.ummah.net/Al_adaab/muhammad/Milad_in_Quran_and_Hadith.html

Also a logical answer:
On the day of Ashrah Muslims all across the world fast in remembrance and celebration of the mercy that allah gave to musa and his people in escaping Phroah. So if we can fast and celebrate that day then why not the day the Prophet PBUH was born to us.. Should we not fast on that day to?

The prohet PBUH would fast every Monday and Thursday. Was not Monday his day of Birth?

Now prove from hadith. From Bukhari

2) “The one who rejoices on the birth day of the Holy Prophet would not be severely punished and it is hopped that a Muslim who celebrate the Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him), will not be punished in hell. Imam Bukhari Rahmatullah Alaih narrates that Abu Lahab would be punished lightly in the hell on Monday. Because he rejoiced and freed his handmaid indicating by his finger, when the Prophet of Allah Almighty (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) took birth. So as a reward of happiness on Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) he would be given water by his finger. (Saheehul Bukhari Vol. 2, Page 764)

Imam Shams ud din Naseer Al Damaishqi narrates this hadith in poetry. Here is its translation.

If such kafir was denounced (in the Quran)
And perished are his hands, and in the flame is his eternal abode.
It is narrated every Monday.
His torment is made easy for his joy at the birth of Ahmad. (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him)
What is the expectation then of a servant who spent all his life.
Happy with the arrival of Ahmad (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) and died on the one ness of Allah Almighty. (Haul-ul-Ahtifal Bil Mawlid Al-Nabvi Al Sharif, Page 11)

Visit http://www.ummah.net/Al_adaab/muhammad/Milad_in_Quran_and_Hadith.html fro more info.

I hope we don’t let these issiues come between us and we should try our best not to do what the Karajites did in the Time of Umar Bin Khattab and strat calling people who are believers Kafar Jazakallah. May allah have mercy on me and you

March 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm
(11) omid seddiqi says:

asalamualikum to all muslim brothers and sisters.
well , i want to say that we should love ur prophet . and the best way to show ur love to prophet is following his teachings, it wuold be better rather than celebrating his birthday or any other day .
we make him alive through aliving his sunnah.

September 8, 2011 at 8:58 am
(12) khan says:

Follow the quran and sunna and you will never go astray.The swahaba never did maulid.They understood the quran and sunna better than us.

May 16, 2012 at 4:06 am
(13) Rasheed Usman says:

Holy Quran Chapter 19:15, 33 establishes that there is importance for the day of birth and death of Prophets (a.s). Also inspite of severe punishment recorded in Chapter 111 to Abu Lahab, he is given concession just because of his action on hearing the news of the birth of Child. It is incorrect to say that Sahabas did not do moulid (prose & poetry). They have compiled such things. At the time of receiving Prophet s.a.w. to Medina they have done this. Incidentally it was a rabiul awwal 12. And it was part of their life. Hassanu bn sabith (r) was in the foremost. Prophet s.aw did like this. During the time of Umar (r) rule also Hessan bn sabith r did this. During the time of Uthman r there were programs likes this in mosques. In principle the practice of reciting the poems with or without prose was in existence throughout the year. There is nothing to ban the same on the date of birth in Holy Quran and Hadith. On the other hand 19:15, 19:33 give specialty to the day of birth and death; as also the fasting on Monday . Prophet s.a.w also had slaughtered an animal and the meat sent to the friends of Khadeeja r .a. on the death anniversay .

April 7, 2013 at 8:26 am
(14) Abdulrosheed Al-otuwiy says:

You said commemorating or celebrating the birth of our noble prophet (S.A.W) is a bid’ats – innovation . But the day you were born when your parent are celebrating your birth day why shouldn’t you condemn that from your biological parent .

If you have the evidence from Quran where Allah has mention that we should not celebrate the birth of our noble prophet . please can you verse it out .

Again, if you also have evidence from hadith where our noble prophet has mentioned that celebrating of his brithday is innovation . Please show us here .

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