Eid e Milad Un Nabi 2018 Should we rejoice Mawlid
(The Prophet’s “SallalahoAleheWasalam” birthday)?
Yes we need to have a good time it every 12 months
And every month and every week
And every hour and each second.
Dr. `Isa al-Mani` al-Humayri, Department of Awqaaf, Dubai (U.A.E)
Office of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Dubai Administration of Ifta’ and Research
We locate these days courses packed with lies and deception which lie to many Muslims into thinking negatively about the
honorable Mawlid of the Prophet. These guides claim that to have fun the Mawlid is an act of innovation that goes towards
Islam. This is a long way from the reality, and it is consequently vital for people who can speak really to help clarify and opposite the doubts
surrounding this maximum blessed day. It is with this humble goal that I gift the following proofs in assist of celebrating our
loved Prophet’s birthday.
The Prophet said, “He who innovates some thing on this be counted of ours that isn’t always of it will have it rejected.” He additionally stated, “Beware of
innovations, for each innovation (kul bida`) is misguidance.”
Those opposed to Mawlid cite this pronouncing and keep that the phrase each (kul) is a time period of generalization, which includes all kinds of
innovations, without a exception, and that consequently, celebrating Mawlid is misguidance. By bold to say that, they accuse the students
of Islam of innovation. At the pinnacle of the list of these they have got accused, then, is our Master `Umar (RadiAllahoAnho). Those in competition to Mawlid
quick respond to this, “But we did not mean the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad.”
It follows, then, that the meaning of each (kul) can not be taken in its popular feel. Therefore, even though the Prophet won’t have
said to rejoice his blessed birthday, it is nevertheless no longer innovation to do so. For, as the following examples display, there have been
many actions and practices instituted via his near followers after his time that aren’t deemed innovation.
Compiling the Qu’ran.
(From a Prophetic pronouncing associated through Zaid Ibn Thabit.(RadiAllahoAnho)) “The Prophet died and the Qu’ran had not been compiled anywhere. `Umar
(RadiAllahoAnho) advised to Abu Bakr (RadiAllahoAnho) to collect the Qu’ran in a single e book. When a big range of Companions had been killed within the battle of
Yamama, Abu Bakr wondered, “How could we do something that the Prophet did not do?’ `Umar said, “By Allah, it is ideal.’ `Umar
persisted in asking Abu Bakr till Allah increased his chest for it (Allah made him agree and be given these hints) and he despatched
for Zaid Ibn Thabit and assigned him to bring together the Qu’ran.” Zaid stated, “By Allah in the event that they had asked me to move a mountain, it would
now not were extra hard than to assemble the Qur’an.” He also said, “How may want to you do something that the Prophet did no longer do?”
Abu Bakr said, “It is good, and `Umar kept coming back to me until Allah expanded my chest for the problem.” The pronouncing is narrated
in Sahih Al Bukhari.A Regime for Sleep
The Maqam of Ibrahim (AlehiSalam) in relation to the Ka’ba.
(Al Bayhaqi narrated with a robust chain of narrators from Aisha.) “The Maqam throughout the time of the Prophet and Abu Bakr changed into
attached to the House, then `Umar moved it lower back.” Al Hafiz Ibn Hajar stated in Al Fath, “The Companions did now not oppose `Umar,
neither did folks who got here after them, thus it became unanimous agreement.” He was the first to construct the enclosure (maqsura) on
it, which nonetheless exists nowadays.
Adding the primary name to prayer on Friday.
(From Sahih Al Bukhari, from Al Sa’ib bin Yazid.) “During the time of the Prophet (SallalahoAleheWasalam), Abu Bakr (RadiAllahoAnho) and `Umar (RadiAllahoAnho), the call to Fridaywomen in islam 3 WOMEN AFTER THEARRIVAL OF RASOOLULLAH
prayer used to occur when the Imam sat on the pulpit. When it become Othman’s (RadiAllahoAnho) time, he delivered the 1/3 name (taken into consideration 1/3 in
relation to the first adhan and the iqama. But it is known as first because it proceeds the decision to the Friday prayer.)”
Salutations at the Prophet composed and taught through our Master `Ali (RadiAllahoAnho).
The salutations had been noted by way of Sa’id bin Mansoor and Ibn Jareer in Tahzeeb al Aathar, and by using Ibn Abi Assim and Ya’qoob
bin Shaiba in Akhbar `Ali and by Al Tabarani and others from Salamah Al Kindi.
The addition to the tashahhud by way of Ibn Mas’ud.
After “wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,” and the Mercy of Allah and Blessings, he used to mention, “assalamu `alayna min Rabbina,” peace
upon us from our Lord. Narrated through Al Tabarani in Al Kabir, and the narrators are the ones of the sound transmitters, because it has been
referred to in Majma’ Al Zawa’id.
The addition to the tashahhud by way of Abdullah Ibn `Umar.
He added the basmalah at the start of the tashahhud. He also introduced to the talbia, “labbaika wa sa’daika wal khayru bi yadayka
wal raghba’u ilayika wal `amalu” This is mentioned in Bukhari, Muslim, et al.
These are a number of the trends instituted with the aid of the Prophet’s Companions, the students, and the honorable members of his
state, which did now not exist for the duration of the time of the Prophet, and which they deemed top. Are they, then, inaccurate and responsible of awful
As for the declare that there’s no such issue in religion as appropriate innovation, right here are some sayings of the terrific scholars of Islam
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Imam Nawawi said in Sahih Muslim (6-21)
“The Prophet’s saying each innovation is a fashionable-specific and it’s miles a reference to maximum innovations. The linguists say, “Innovation
is any act executed with out a preceding pattern, and it’s far of five specific sorts.’” Imam Nawawi additionally stated in Tahzeeb al Asma’ wal Sifaat,
“Innovation in spiritual regulation is to originate something which did now not exist all through the time of the Prophet, and it is divided into appropriate and
bad.” He also stated, “Al-muhdathat (pl. For muhdatha) is to originate some thing that has no roots in religious regulation. In the tradition of
spiritual law it is referred to as innovation, and if it has an beginning inside the spiritual law, then it isn’t innovation. Innovation in religious regulation
is unpleasant, in contrast to in the language where the whole thing that has been originated with out a previous pattern is called innovation
regardless of whether or not it is right or awful.”
Shaykh Ibn Hajar Al Asqalani, the commentator on Al Bukhari, stated,
“Anything that did not exist throughout the Prophet’s time is known as innovation, however some are right at the same time as others aren’t.”
Abu Na’eem, narrated from Ibrahim Al Junaid, stated, “I heard Ash-Shafi’i saying,
“Innovation is of two types; praiseworthy innovation and blameworthy innovation, and anything that disagrees with the Sunnah is
Imam Albayhaqi narrated in Manaqib Ash-Shafi’i that Ash-Shafi’i stated,
“Innovations are of types: that which contradicts the Qu’ran, the Sunnah, or unanimous agreement of the Muslims is a innovation
of deception, at the same time as a very good innovation does no longer contradict any of these items.”
Al `Izz bin Abdussalam stated, on the cease of his e book, Al Qawa’id,
“Innovation is split into obligatory, forbidden, recommended, unpleasant and permissible, and the manner to know which is which is
to healthy it in opposition to the non secular regulation.”
Clearly we see from the evaluations of these righteous students, that to outline innovations in worship as absolutely bad without
exception is ignorant. For these pious knowers, amongst them Imam Nawawi and Ash-Shafi’i, declared that innovations might be
divided into appropriate and bad, primarily based on their compliance or deviance with non secular regulation.
Moreover, the subsequent Prophetic saying is understood even to not unusual Muslims, not to mention scholars: “He who inaugurates an awesome
exercise (sunnatun hasana) in Islam earns the reward of it, and of all who carry out it after him, without diminishing their personal rewards
in the least.” Therefore it is permissible for a Muslim to originate an excellent exercise, even supposing the Prophet didn’t do it, for the sake of doing
excellent and cultivating the reward. The meaning of inaugurate a good exercise (sanna sunnatun hasana) is to set up a practice
thru non-public reasoning (ijtihad) and derivation (istinbat) from the regulations of spiritual law or its trendy texts. The moves of the
Prophet’s Companions and the generation following them which we’ve got said above is the most powerful evidence.
The ones prejudiced against celebrating the Prophet’s birthday have paved the way for his or her falsehood by using deceiving the less-learned
among the Muslims. The prejudiced ones declare that Ibn Kathir writes in his Al Bidaya wal Nihaya (eleven-172) that the Fatimide-Obaidite
state, which descends from the Jew, Obaidillah Bin Maimoon Al Kaddah, ruler of Egypt from 357-567 A.H., innovated the birthday party
of a number of days, among them, the celebration of the Prophet’s birthday. This treacherous lie is a grave insult to the scholarship
of Ibn Kathir and the scholarship of all Islam. For in reality, Ibn Kathir writes about the Prophet’s birthday in Al bidaya wal nihaya [13136]
“The triumphant king Abu Sa’identification Kawkaburi, turned into one of the generous, distinguished masters, and the superb kings; he left precise
impressions and used to study the honorable Mawlid by using having a awesome birthday party. Moreover, he become chivalrous, courageous, clever, a
student, and just.” Ibn Kathir maintains, “And he used to spend 3 hundred thousand Dinars on the Mawlid.” In guide, Imam Al
Dhahabi writes of Abu Sa’identification Kawkaburi, in Siyar A’laam al nubala’ [22-336] “He became humble, righteous, and loved spiritual learned
guys and students of Prophetic announcing.”
Following are a few sayings of the rightly guided Imams regarding the Mawlid.
Imam Al Suyuti, from Alhawi lil fatawi, wrote a special bankruptcy entitled “The Good Intention in Commemorating the Mawlid,” on the
beginning of which he said,
“There is a question being asked approximately commemorating the Mawlid of the Prophet inside the month of Rabi’ Al Awal: what’s the non secular
prison ruling on this regard, is it excellent or terrible? Does the one who celebrates get rewarded or not?” The answer in step with me is as
follows: To commemorate the Mawlid, which is basically gathering human beings collectively, reciting components of the Qu’ran, narrating testimonies
approximately the Prophet’s start and the signs and symptoms that observed it, then serving food, and afterwards, departing, is one of the top
innovations; and the only who practices it receives rewarded, because it involves venerating the popularity of the Prophet and expressing joy
for his honorable start.
Ibn Taymiyya stated in his e-book Iqtida’ Al Sirat Al Mustaqeem (pg. 266)
“Likewise, what some human beings have innovated, in competition with the Christians in celebrating the birth of Jesus, or out of love and
veneration of the Prophet⦣128;榱uot; and he keeps “⦣128;æ´¨at the predecessors didn’t do, even though there is a motive
for it, and there may be not anything towards it.” This is a pronouncing of someone who set fanaticism apart and sought to thrill Allah and his
Prophet. As far as we are worried, we commemorate the Mawlid for no other cause but what Ibn Taymiya stated, “Out of love and
veneration of the Prophet.” May Allah praise us in step with this love and attempt, and can Allah bless the one who stated, “Let by myself
what the Christians declare approximately their Prophet, and you can reward Muhammad in any way you need and attribute to his essence all
honors and to his repute all greatness, for his merit has no limits that any expression with the aid of any speaker would possibly reach.”
In the equal source formerly noted, Al Suyuti stated,
“Someone asked Ibn Hajar about commemorating the Mawlid. Ibn Hajar responded, “Basically, commemorating the Mawlid is an
innovation that has not been transmitted by using the righteous Muslims of the first three centuries. However, it involves suitable matters and
their opposites, consequently, whoever appears for the coolest and avoids the opposites then it is a great innovation.’ It passed off to me (Al
Suyuti) to trace it to its installed origin, which has been showed in the actual books: Al Sahihain. When the Prophet
arrived in Medina he discovered that the Jews fast the day of Aashura; whilst he inquired about it they stated, “This is the day when Allah
drowned the Pharaoh and saved Moses, consequently we rapid it to expose our gratitude to Allah.’ From this we will finish that thanks
are being given to Allah on a selected day for sending bounty or preventing indignity or damage.” Al Suyuti then commented, “What
bounty is extra than the bounty of the approaching of this Prophet, the Prophet of Mercy, on that day?”
“This is concerning the basis of Mawlid. As for the activities, there ought to be best the things that explicit thankfulness to Allah, such
as what has been formerly referred to: reciting Qu’ran, consuming meals, giving charity, reciting poetry praising the Prophet or on piety
which movements hearts and drives them to do accurate and paintings for the Hereafter.”
These are the derivations that the ones opposed to Mawlid name fake conclusions and invalid analogies.
Imam Mohammed bin Abu Bakr Abdullah Al Qaisi Al Dimashqi.
Jami’ Al Athar fi Mawlid, AlNabiy Al Mukhtar, Al lafz al ra’iq fi Mawlid khayr al khala’iq, and Mawlid al sadi fi Mawlid Al Hadi,
Imam Al `Iraqi.
Al Mawlid al heni fi al Mawlid al sani.
Mulla `Ali Al Qari.
Al Mawlid Al rawi fil Mawlid al Nabawi.
Imam Ibn Dahiya.
Al Tanweer fi Mawlid Al basheer Al Nadheer.
Imam Shamsu Din bin Nasir Al Dimashqi.
Mawlid al Sadi fi Mawlid Al Hadi. He is the only who stated about the Prophet’s estranged uncle, Abu Lahab, “This unbeliever who has
been dispraised, “perish his palms” [111: 1], will live in Hell for all time. Yet, each Monday his torment is being reduced because of his
pleasure on the beginning of the Prophet.” How a whole lot mercy can a servant count on who spends all his existence joyous approximately the Prophet and dies
believing within the Oneness of Allah?
Imam Shamsu Din Ibn Al Jazri.
Al Nashr fil Qira’at Al `Ashr, `Urf Al Ta’reef bil Mawlid al shareef.
Imam Ibn Al Jawzi
Imam Ibn Al Jawzi said approximately the honorable Mawlid, “It is security throughout the year, and happy tidings that every one wishes and desires
can be fulfilled.”
Imam Abu Shama
Imam Abu Shama (Imam Nawawi’s shaykh) in his e-book Al ba’ith ala Inkar Al bida` wal hawadith (pg.23) said, “One of the high-quality
innovations in our time is what is being executed each yr on the Prophet’s birthday, which includes giving charity, doing properly deeds,
displaying ornaments, and expressing pleasure, for that expresses the feelings of love and veneration for him in the hearts of those who
are celebrating, and additionally, suggests thankfulness to Allah for His bounty with the aid of sending His Messenger, the only who has been despatched as a
Mercy to the worlds.”
Imam Al Shihab Al Qastalani
Imam Al Shihab Al Qastalani (Al Bukhari’s commentator) in his ebook Al mawahib Al Ladunniya (1-148) stated, “May Allah have mercy
on the one who turns the nights of the month of the Prophet’s birth into festivities with the intention to lower the struggling of those whose
hearts are filled with sickness and illness.”
There are others who wrote and spoke approximately Mawlid, including Imam Al Sakhawi, Imam Wajihu Din bin `Ali bin al Dayba’ al Shaybani
al Zubaidi, and many more, which we will no longer mention because of the constrained space to be had. From these many evidences, it have to be
clean by way of now that celebrating the Mawlid is incredibly commendable and allowed. Surely we can’t really shrug off as heretics the
students and dignitaries of this kingdom who accredited the commemoration of the Mawlid and wrote infinite books on the challenge.
Are most of these students, to whom the entire world is indebted for the beneficial books they have got written on Prophetic sayings,
jurisprudence, commentaries, and other varieties of information, a number of the indecent who devote sins and evil? Are they, as those
opposed to Mawlid declare, imitating the Christians in celebrating the delivery of Jesus? Are they claiming that the Prophet did no longer convey
to the nation what they ought to do? We depart solutions to those questions as much as you.
And but we should preserve to observe the mistakes which the ones against Mawlid utter. They say “If celebrating the Mawlid is from the
faith, then the Prophet would have made it clear to the kingdom, or could have accomplished it in his lifetime, or it would were done via
the Companions.” No it is easy to say that the Prophet did now not do it out of his humbleness, for this is speakme evil of him, in order that they can not
use this argument.
Furthermore, that the Prophet and his Companions did not do a sure thing does no longer imply they made that aspect prohibited. The
proof is in the Prophet’s saying, “Whoever establishes, in Islam, an amazing exercise…” mentioned earlier. This is the most powerful proof that
gives encouragement to innovate anything practices have foundations in spiritual law, even supposing the Prophet and his Companions did
not do them. Al Shafi’i said, “Anything that has a basis in spiritual law isn’t always an innovation even if the Companions did not do it,
due to the fact their refraining from doing it’d had been for a positive excuse that they had on the time, or they left it for something better, or
perhaps now not they all knew approximately it.” Therefore, whoever prohibits some thing primarily based on the idea that the Prophet did no longer do it, his
claim has no evidence and should be rejected.
Thus we are saying to the rejecters of Mawlid: based on the rule of thumb you have tried to located, that is, that whoever does something that the
Prophet or his Companions did no longer do is committing innovation, it would observe that the Prophet did no longer entire the faith for his
nation, and that the Prophet did not convey to the state what they must do. No one says this or believes this besides a heretic
defecting from the faith of Allah. To the doubters of Mawlid we declare, “Based on what you assert, we convict you.” For you’ve got
innovated in the fundamentals of worship a huge range of things that the Prophet did no longer do⦣128;⦣128; nor did his Companions,
the Generation after the Companions, or the Generation after them. For instance:
• Congregating people behind one Imam to hope Salat al Tahajjud after Salat Al Tarawih, inside the Holy Mosques and other
• Reciting the Prayer of Completion of the Qu’ran in Salat al Tarawih and additionally in Salat al Tahajjud.
• Designating the 27th night of Ramadan to complete reading the entire Qu’ran inside the two Holy Mosques.
• A caller saying, after Salat al Tarawih, in the Qiyam prayer, “May Allah praise you.”
• Founding agencies which did no longer exist inside the time of the Prophet, inclusive of Islamic universities, societies for committing
the Qu’ran to memory, and places of work for missionary work, and committees for enjoining correct and forbidding evil. We aren’t
objecting to these things, because they may be forms of true innovation. We simply list these innovations to point out that the ones
who oppose Mawlid actually contradict their very own rule mentioning that some thing that neither the Prophet nor his Companions did
is innovation. And due to the fact they declare that all innovation is bad, they themselves are guilty.
Yet every other declare they make is to mention that folks that commemorate the Mawlid are broadly speaking indecent and immoral. This is a vulgar
declaration and it handiest reflects the character of the one pronouncing it. Are all of the distinguished scholars that we’ve got noted, from the
factor of view of these opposed to Mawlid, indecent and immoral? We won’t be amazed if that is what they agree with. This is a maximum
serious slander. We say, as the poet stated, “When Allah desires to unfold a virtue that has been hidden, He would permit a tongue of an
green with envy individual recognize about it.”
Those against Mawlid, might also Allah manual them, have harassed a few expressions, and claim that some religious scholars
companion companions with Allah. Take as an example the plea of Imam Al Busiery to Prophet Muhammad, “Oh, maximum beneficiant of advent,
I haven’t any one to inn to, shop You, while the prevailing event takes vicinity.” They ought to have a look at cautiously the saying of Imam Al
Busiery: inda hulul il amim, when the prevailing event takes area. What is al Amim? It approach that which prevails over the complete
universe, and all of introduction, in regarding the Day of Judgment. Imam Al Busiery is calling intercession from the Prophet at the Day
of Judgment because on that Day we are able to have no one to motel to, or appeal to. Imam Al Busiery seeks his intercession to Allah
thru the Prophet, for while all other Messengers and Prophets may be pronouncing, “Myself, myself,” the Prophet could be saying, “I am
the one for it, I am for it [the Intercession]” It turns into even more clear now that the doubts of those against Mawlid are
unfounded, just as their costs of associating companions with Allah are unfounded. This is due to their blindness, both bodily and
non secular.
Another comparable example can be located within the well-known announcing transmitted through the prominent Imam Al Kamal bin Al Hammam Al
Hanafi, author of Fath il Qadeer fi manasik al Farisi, and Sharh al Mukhtar min al sada al ahnaf. When Imam Abu Hanifa visited
Medina, he stood in front of the honorable grave of the Prophet and said, “O, maximum honorable of the Two Weighty Ones (humankind
and jinn)! O, treasure of mankind, bathe your generosity upon me and please me with your delight. I am aspiring for your
generosity, and there’s no one for Abu Hanifa inside the international but you.” Again, we need to now not misinterpret this entreaty, but comprehend its true
which means.
Yet some other misconception the ones against Mawlid preserve may be visible of their statements which includes those: “What takes place throughout
Mawlid is mixing among women and men, making a song and gambling musical gadgets, and drinking alcohol.” I myself know this to be
a lie, for I have attended many Mawlids and have not visible any blending, and in no way heard any musical devices. And as for
drunkenness, sure, I even have seen it, but now not that of worldly humans. We located human beings intoxicated with the love of the Prophet, a kingdom
surpassing even the discomfort of dying, which we realize overcame our master Bilal at the time of his demise. In the midst of this candy
stupor he changed into pronouncing, “Tomorrow I shall meet the loved ones, Muhammad and his Companions.”
To maintain, those opposed to Mawlid say, “The day of the Prophet’s birth is the equal day of the week as his death. Therefore, pleasure
on this day isn’t any more appropriate than sorrow, and if faith is consistent with one’s opinion, then nowadays should be a day of
mourning and sorrow.” This sort of lame eloquence, is responded by the Imam Jalal al Din al Suyuti, in Al hawi lil fatawi (pg.193),
“The Prophet’s delivery is the finest bounty, and his loss of life is the best calamity. Religious law urges us to explicit thankfulness for
bounties, and be patient and continue to be calm during calamities. Religious law has commanded us to sacrifice an animal at the delivery of a
child [and distribute the meat to the needy], which is an expression of gratitude and happiness with the new child, even as it did not
command us to sacrifice on the time of demise. Also, it prohibited wailing and showing grief. Therefore, the rules of Divine Law suggest
that it’s far encouraged to expose pleasure at some stage in the month of the Prophet’s beginning, and now not to show sorrow for his demise.”
Furthermore, Ibn Rajab, in his e book Al lata’if, dispraising the rejecters of Mawlid based totally at the above argument, stated, “Some
unique the day of Aashura as a funeral rite for the murder of Al Hussein. But neither Allah nor His Prophet commanded
that the days of the prophets’ first rate trials or deaths ought to be declared days of mourning, let alone people with lesser rank.”
We finish this article with a announcing of the Prophet, which has been narrated with the aid of Abu Ya’l. A., from Hudhaifa and about which Ibn
Kathir said, “It’s chain of transmission is right.” Abu Ya’la stated, “The Prophet has stated, “One of the things that worries me approximately my
kingdom is a man who studied the Qu’ran, and whilst its grace began to reveal on him and he had the advent of a Muslim, he
detached himself from it, and threw it at the back of his lower back, and went after his neighbor with a sword and accused him of associating
companions with Allah.’ I then asked, “Oh, Prophet of Allah, which one is more responsible of associating partners with Allah, the accused or
the accuser?’ The Prophet stated, “It is the accuser.’”
Completed, with all Praises to Allah and salutations and peace be upon our master Holy Prophet Muhammed, his blessed and
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