بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”
The milad(celebrating birthday of prophet mohammad(pbuh)) was first introduced by the Shee’ah Faatimids after the three best centuries of Islam. The next person to do this after them and re-introduce it Was King Al-Mudhaffar Abu Sa‘eed Kawkaboori, the king of Irbil, at the end of the sixth century or the beginning of the seventh century AH, as was mentioned by the historians such as Ibn Khalkaan, and others.
Thus it is not the blessed prophet nor are the rightly guided khalifahs who endorsed eid milad-un-nabi (celebrating birth day of prophet) in to Islam. The blessed prophet was aware, that some people, out of ignorance or for fame, would try to innovate things into the religion and would try to adulterate the perfect religion of Islam, so he warned of these evil affairs.
Aishah narrated that: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (i.e. Islam) that is not part of it, will have it rejected." (Sahih) ibn majah [Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 14]
Here the blessed prophet has clearly guided the believers to reject the innovations, no matter how people label them, no matter who celebrates them, no matter who introduces them, no matter whether the innovator is learned or an ignorant, no matter whether the innovator is a scholar or student. Innovations are most evil affairs and every innovation is error and every error leads to hellfire.
In my humble opinion one should follow the guidance given by Allah & his blessed prophet, rather than following the guidance given by anyone else. The guidance given by Allah & his blessed prophet would never mislead anyone, but the guidance given by anyone else will surely lead one to astray.
Dear brother, there is absolutely no evidence or hadith that would even remotely say that the blessed prophet or any of the noble companion ever celebrated the birth day of anyone.
"Produce your proof if ye are truthful!" Quran [2:111]
In order to reply to those who are following this innovation, one should ask them to produce the proof, tell them to prove that the blessed prophet(pbuh) ever, in his life time, celebrated the birthday of anyone. The fact of the matter is that they won’t be able to prove.
Narrated by Nafi Ibn Umar said: The Prophet (saws) said, "Do the opposite of what the pagans do! Sahih Al-Bukhari [volume 7 :: book 72 :: Hadith 780]
The blessed prophet (pbuh) has commanded us to do opposite of what the pagans do, we all know that the pagans do celebrate the birth day of their pious persons, we know that Christians celebrate the chrisms to celebrate the birth day of the Jesus (pbuh), thus does it behove or befit the believer to go against the teaching of the blessed prophet.
Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He does not belong to us who imitates (pagan) people! Al-Tirmidhi [Hadith 4649] And Allah alone knows the best.
I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.Ask Your Question