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MILAAD: Celebrating Birth-day of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh).


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)”

Historians are in contradictions and disagreements regarding the exact date of birth of our beloved prophet Mohammad (pbuh), and there is no record of the date of birth of our beloved prophet Mohammad (pbuh) in Quran & Hadith, so it is clear that the birth days where not important in Islam. However one thing that is mentioned in the Hadith regarding the birth of our beloved prophet is that our prophet Mohammad (pbuh) was born on Monday as related in this narration:

Abu Qatada Ansari (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah's Massenger (may peace be upon him) was asked about fasting on Monday, whereupon he said: It is (the day) when I was born and revelation was sent down to me. SAHIH MUSLIM [Book 6 : Hadith 2606 ]

Thus if one loves prophet Mohammad (pbuh), then he should strive to follow the actions & commands of prophet Mohammad(pbuh), and should avoid the acts that where not performed or commanded by our beloved Mohammad(pbuh). If we claim to believe in Allah and the Last Day, then we must try and do everything the Prophet (saws) did, and stay away from everything that the Prophet (saws) stayed away from, as that could not be part of religion, as Allah says in the quran:

"There is indeed the best model for you in the Messenger of Allah, for every such person looks forward to Allah and the Last Day, and remember Allah much". Quran[33:21].

The birth-day or death-day of any individual has absolutely no significance in the deen of Islam, and our beloved prophet Mohammad (pbuh) never ever celebrate his own birth day or any loved ones nor did his companions, who loved him more than anyone else.

Therefore if anyone starts any new thing in the complete and pure deen of Islam for the pleasure of Allah, then no doubt he is inventing a new thing in the deen of islam, which has been completed by Allah on our beloved prophet Mohammad(pbuh) as Allah says in the Quran:

"This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed my favour upon you and have approved for you Islam as a religion." Quran(5: 3).

Thus their can be no addition or deletion of any thing in the complete religion of Islam. The celebrating of the birthday of our beloved prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is a clear and manifest bida/ innovation in the pure deen of Islam, and the believers should fear Allah and absolutely abstain from this, as these innovations are errors and every error leads to hell fire.

Jabir b. Abdullah said: When Allah's Messenger (may peace he upon him) delivered the sermon, his eyes became red, his voice rose. and his anger increased so that he was like one giving a warning against the enemy and saying:" The enemy has made a morning attack on you and in the evening too." He would also say:" The last Hour and I have been sent like these two." and he would join his forefinger and middle finger; and would further say:" The best of the speech is embodied in the Book of Allah, and the beet of the guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. And the most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is error." SAHIH MUSLIM[Book 4: Hadith 1885]

Narrated Aisha: Allah's Apostle said, "If somebody innovates something which is not in harmony with the principles of our religion, that thing is rejected." SAHIH AL-BUKHARI[Volume 3, Book 49, Number 861:]

If anyone introduces an innovation, he will be responsible for it. If anyone introduces an innovation or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (in religion), he is cursed by Allah, by His angels, and by all the people. ABU DAWUD[Book 39 : Hadith 4515]

Thus innovations are the evil affairs , so we should abstain from the things which are not done by messenger of Allah or commanded by Allah & his messenger(pbuh) as it is the solemn belief of every true believer who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, that there was, is, or never will be anyone in the annuls of creation who worshipped Allah more or better than the Noble Last and Final Messenger of Allah. And Allah 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.

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