Research Study of Mawlidun Nabi From Quran/Hadith/SalafSaliheen


Why Should You Celebrate the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) known as Eid Milad un Nabi OR Mawlid un Nabi?

What is Eid Milad un Nabi?

Answer in Detail:

• This is also known as Mawlid-un-Nabi, Mawlid Al Sharif or Milad Sharif.

• It’s an occasion when Muslims celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Although Eid Milad un Nabi is celebrated on the 12th of Rabi ul Awwal, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad , Muslims organize gatherings of Mawlid Sharif all year long.

• It has been a very old Muslim tradition to organize gatherings of Milad Sharif to thank Allah for His blessings and favours.

• Throughout centuries, Muslims have always organized the gatherings of Milad Sharif to celebrate happy occasions such as the birth of a child, moving to a new house, starting a new job or business, engagements, weddings, graduations, family reunions, etc.

سوال : میلاد کسے کہتے ہیں  اور عید میلاد النبی کی شرعی حیثیت کیا ہے؟

جواب:میلاد  ایک خوشی کا موقع ہے جو مسلمان اپنے نبی علیہ الصلوٰۃ والسلام کی یاد میں مناتے ہیں ،حالانکہ خصوصی طور پر یہ 12 ربیع الاول کو منایا جاتا ہے جس میں مسلمان بڑی تعداد میں شریک ہوتے ہیں

یہ ایک قدیم مسلم روایت ہے جو کہ شروع سے ہی جاری و ساری ہے شرعی طور پر اس میں کوئی قباحت نہیں کیونکہ یہ کسی بھی تاریخ کو منایا جاسکتا ہے لیکن چونکہ جمہور آئمہ حدیث اور سلف صالحین کا اس پر اجماع رہا ہے کہ معتبر شہادت بہ ولادت ِ رسول علیہ الصلوٰۃ والسلام 12 ہی ہے اسی لیئے خصوصی طور پر سال میں ایک بار اور عمومی طور پر کسی بھی نیک کام کے شروعات میں برکت ڈالنےکے لیئے کیا جاسکتا ہے۔جیسے شادیوں کے موقع پر بجائے غیر شرعی کاموں کے میلا د کی محافل رکھنا بہتر ہے اور مستحب عمل ہے۔اسی طرح کوئی نیا کاروبار شروع کرتے وقت جیسے قرآن کریم کا ختم رکھا جاتا ہے ویسے ہی ذکرِ رسول کی محافل بھی کی جاتی ہیں۔

What Takes Place in a Gathering of Mawlid?

• Tilawat-e-Qur’an; recitation of the holy Qur’an
• Recitation of Naat sharif (Madiha) of Rasool-ullah
• Speeches by Ulema (scholars) about the life (Seerah) and the honours of Rasool-ullah .
• Dhikr of Allah.
• Salat and Salaam (Salutations) on Rasool-ullah .
• Serving food to guests.
• Ending of the gathering with Du’a.

In any Islamic gathering these activities do take place. These are all good Islamic practices that take place in a gathering of Milad sharif. Then why do some people who call themselves Muslims oppose Milad Sharif? There could be several reasons due to ignorance or misguidance.

سوال : میلاد کی محافل میں آخر ہوتا کیا ہے؟

جواب:

اس میں تلاوت ِ قرآن ،نعت نبی علیہ الصلوٰۃ والسلام کے ساتھ ساتھ علماء کی تقاریر بھی سیرت رسول اور دیگر اہم اسلامی تعلیمات پر ہوتی ہیں جن سے ہر خاص و عام مستفید ہوتا ہے۔ اسکے ساتھ ساتھ اللہ کا ذکر بھی ہوتا ہے حمد و ثناء اور اسکے پاک محبوب کی زندگی اور تعلیمات پر روشنی ڈالنے کے لیئے ۔ آخر میں صلاۃ وسلام کی محفل ہوتی ہے جس میں بھرپور طریقے سے مسلمان اپنے آقا پر درود و سلام کے نذرانے بھیجتے ہیں اللہ کی نعمت کو ہم مسلمانوں پر جاری کرنے پر اللہ کی نعمت کی خوشی آخر کس قانون کے تحت بدمذہبوں نے بدعت قرار دی ہے؟؟ اولاََ تو یہ بدعت نہیں جیسا کہ اس پوسٹ میں آگے تفصیل سے آپ پڑھیں گے دوسرا یہ کہ ایک لمحے کو اگر یہ مان بھی لیا جائے کہ یہ بدعت ہے تو پھر یہ بدعت ِ حسنہ کے زمرے میں آتی ہےا ور ہزارہا بدعات ِ حسنہ و قبیحہ دونوں کے مرتکب خود میلاد کے منکر بھی ہوئے ہیں جیسا کہ اس پوسٹ میں مخالفین کی خود کی کتابوں سے سکینز دیئے گئے ہیں یہ صرف عامۃ الناس کو گمراہ کرنے اپنے مذہبی دکانداری چمکانے اور جہالت کے سبب اس کے منکر ہوتے ہیں ۔

Why is this occasion called Eid?

Those who oppose Eid Milad un Nabi object that Prophet Muhammad prescribed only two Eids for Muslims, as mentioned in this Hadith:

Anas bin Maalik (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) came to Madinah and the people had two days when they would play and have fun. He said, ‘What are these two days?’ They said, ‘We used to play and have fun on these days during the Jaahiliyyah (Days of Ignorance). The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, ‘Allah has given you something better than them, the day of (Eid) Adhaa and the day of (Eid) Fitr.’”
[Sunan Abu Dawood ]

سوال: اس کو (عید) کہنا کیسے درست ہے پیغمبر علیہ السلام نے تو صرف دو عیدوں کا ذکر فرمایا ہے اور ثبوت میں مخالفین سنن ابو داؤد کی یہ اوپر انگلش میں بیان کی گئی حدیث بیان کرتے ہیں ۔ ؟

Where does this 3rd Eid come from?

This question is purely based upon the ignorance of the Arabic language. You can pickup any Arabic-English dictionary and you will find that the translation of the word birthday is “Eid Milad”. Since it is the birthday of Nabi ,it is therefore called Eid Milad un Nabi .

For example, the birthday of Abdul Rahman in Arabic will be called “Eid Milad Abdul Rahman”. Similarly, Nabi’s birthday in Arabic will be called “Eid Milad un Nabi ”. It is not the issue of two or three Eids. It is a linguistic issue that many people are unaware of.

یعنی پھر سوال یہ بنتا ہے کہ آخر عید کہاں سے آئی؟

جواب:

یہ سوال بذات ِ خود ایک جہالت ہے اور عربی زبان سے مکمل طور پر لاعلمی اور یا پھر منافقت کی وجہ سے حق کو نہ ماننا ہوا۔ کیونکہ (عید میلاد) کا مطلب قاموس اور لغات العرب میں (سالگرہ) کے معنوں میں آیا ہے۔ یعنی مثال کے طور پر اگر عبدالرحمٰن کی سالگرہ کا دن ہے تو وہ عیدِ میلاد عبدالرحمٰن کہلائی گی عربی زبان میں اس میں یہ کوئی سوال نہیں بنتا کہ ایک عید ہے یا دو ہے یا تین ہیں۔

سوال یہ پیدا ہوتا ہے کہ پھر آیا کیا پیغمبر کی میلاد منانے کا حکم قرآن ِ مجید یا احادیث میں موجود ہے؟

جواب

جی ہاں نیچے دیئے ہوئے قرآنی آیات اور احادیث کا بغور مطالعہ کرتے ہیں جس سے یہ روزِ روشن کی طرح عیاں ہوجائے گا کہ عیدِ میلاد منانا نہ صرف قرآن کی نص سے ثابت ہے بلکہ اس کے حق میں سلف صالحین اور ائمہ محدیثین کے اقوال کے علاوہ امت کا اجماع بھی رہا ہے اور آج تک اکثریت اسکو مناتی ہے۔ لہٰذا اسکا انکار کرنا اسلام کا انکار کرنا ہے اور یہ صریحاََ گناہ عظیم ہے جو انسان کو ایمان سے خارج کردیتا ہے۔

Thus, the question that needs to be answered is whether we should celebrate the birthday of our Prophet or not.

Qur’an states:

We sent Moses with Our signs (and the command). “Bring out thy people from the depths of darkness into light, and teach them to remember the “Days of Allah (بِأَيَّامِ اللَّهِ).” Verily in this there are Signs for such as are firmly patient and constant,- grateful and appreciative. (14:5)

قرآن مجید میں اللہ فرماتا ہے:
ترجمہ: اور بیشک ہم نے موسیٰ کو اپنی نشانیاں (ف۱۲) دے کر بھیجا کہ اپنی قوم کو اندھیریوں سے (ف۱۳) اجالے میں لا، اور انھیں اللہ کے دن یاد دلا (ف۱٤) بیشک اس میں نشانیاں ہیں ہر بڑے صبرے والے شکر گزار کرو/ترجمہ کنزالایمان ،

What are the Ayyam of Allah? Imam al-Bayhaqi narrates in his Shu’ab al Iman that Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: The Days of Allah are his Blessings and Signs [Tafsir Ruh ul Ma’ani under 14:5]

آخر یہ (اللہ کے دن) ہیں کونسے؟ امام بیہقی رحیمہم اللہ اپنی مشہور تصنیف شعب الایمان میں رقم طراز ہیں کہ (نبی اکرم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) نے فرمایا : اللہ کے دن اُس کے انعامات اور نشانیاں ہیں ۔ (تفسیر روح المعانی زیر تحت آیت 14:5

Qur’an states

ذَلِكَ فَضْلُ اللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ

That is the bounty of Allah; which He giveth unto whom He will. Allah is of Infinite Bounty (وَاللَّهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ ) (62:4)

قرآن پاک میں ارشاد ہے: (ترجمہ معارف القرآن) :  یہ (رسول کے ذریعہ سے گمراہی سے نکل کرہدایت کی طرف آنا ) خدا کا فضل ہے وہ فضل جس کو چاہتا ہے دیتا ہے اور اللہ بڑے فضل والا ہے ۔

ترجمہ (کنز الایمان شریف) ۔ یہ اللہ کا فضل ہے جسے چاہتا [٨] ہے دیتا ہے اور اللہ بڑے فضل والا ہے

Exegesis of this verse of Glorious Quran says:  (this part updated on 1/12/2014)

In “Qamoos” it is stated that “Ayyam of Allah” means the “Naimat (boons)” of Allah”. Hazrat Ibne Abbas (rd) and Ubi’ b. Ka’b, Mujahid and Qita’da (ridwanullahitala alehmajmaeen) also said the same meaning in their tafaseers (exegesis) of Holy Quran. According to “Maqatil” the “Ayyam of Allah” means all those biggest events which were bestowed by Allah. Some Mufasireen (exegesis scholars) said that Ayyamullah means those days on which, Allah (subhanuhu wa’tala) bestowed boons on his abd (people,bondman,slave)e.g like day of sending of”Mann-o-Salwa” to Banu-Isra’il., The day on which (making a way between river for Moses alehisalam), as mentioned in (Khazan, Madaarik and in Mufarradat-i-Ra’Ghib). Among those days the biggest Boon from Almighty Allah are the days of Mawlid of Prophet Muhammad (alehisalam)(birthday) and the Day of Miraj Shareef, and the remembrance of the days are also must according to this verse of Quran. Such like other days e.g 10th of Muharram, Waqia-e-Haa’ila, the making of monuments of remembrence are also included in “Ayyam of Allah” category.

اس آیت کی تفسیر میں تفاسیر القرآن الحکیم میں آیا ہے کہ : قاموس (یعنی لغات) میں (اللہ کے دن) سے مراد نعمت ِ خداوندی ہے ۔ حضرت ابن عباس رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ ، ابی بن کعب، مجاہد اور قتادہ (رضوان اللہ تعالیٰ علہیم اجمعین) کا بھی اپنی اپنی تفاسیر میں یہی معنیٰ مندرج ہے۔مقتل کے مطابق (اللہ کے دنوں) سے مراد ہر وہ اہم واقعہ ہے جو اللہ کی طرف سے ظاہر ہوا۔کچھ مفسرین کرام کا فرمانا ہے کہ (ایام اللہ) سے مراد اس طرح کے دن ہیں جن میں اللہ نےا پنی نعمت (یعنی انعامات اور فضل) اپنے عبد یعنی بندوں پر بھیجے ہوں جیسے مثال کے طور پر وہ دن جب بنی اسرائیل پر (من و سلوٰی) کی نعمت نازل ہوئی، یا وہ دن جب دریائے نیل دو حصوں میں منقسم ہوا (یعنی جب موسیٰ علیہ الصلوٰہ والسلام) بنی اسرائیل کو فرعون سے بچا کر اللہ کے حکم سے چل پڑے)۔ جیسا کہ (خازن ، تفسیر مدارک اور مفرداتِ غیب) میں منقول ہے۔ ان تمام دنوں میں افضل ترین نعمت جو اللہ کی طرف سے انسانوں کو عنایت ہوئی وہ آپ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی اس دنیا میں تشریف آوری (یعنی میلاد) کا دن ، آپ علیہ الصلوٰہ والسلام کا معراج  شریف اور دیگر اسی قرآنی آیت کی نص سے ثابت ہوتے ہیں۔ اسی طرح کے اور دن جیسے کہ 10 ویں محرم کا روزہ ، واقعہ ہائلہ وغیرہ سب انہیں (ایام اللہ) میں شامل ہیں۔

حضرت عبداللہ ابن عباس رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ (واللہ ذو فضل العظیم) کے معنی بیان فرماتے ہیں کہ : اسکے معنی یہ ہیں کہ اللہ نے آپ علیہ الصلوٰۃ والسلام پر اسلام اور نبوت کی جو نعمت عطا فرمائی ہے۔ اور یہ معنی بھی بیان فرمائے ہیں کہ مسلمانوں پر اسلام کی نعمت،اور یہ بھی فرمایا کہ (یعنی یہ نعمت یہ بھی ہے) کہ آپ علیہ السلام کو نازل فرمایااور (انکے ) ذریعے قرآن مجید عطا فرمایا۔ (رف ٹرانسلیشن) (تنویر المقباس من تفسیر ابن العباس)۔ انگلش اورسکین میں اصل متن اور الفاظ ملاحظہ کریں۔

Hadrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas (Radhi Allah) explains “Allah is of infinite bounty” as:

(Allah is of infinite bounty) by bestowing Islam and prophethood upon Muhammad (pbuh); and it is also said this means: by bestowing Islam upon the believers; and it is also said this means: by sending the Messenger and Scripture to His created beings. [Tanwir al Miqbas Min Tafsir Ibn Abbas]

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Tafsir Qurtabi under verse 14:5 Scan Click to Enlarge
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Urdu Translation / by Wahabi Scholar

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Another Famous Exegesis Tafsir al-Qurtabi Says the Same See the Scan

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Another Most Famous Exegesis i.e Tafsir-e-Kashaaf By Imam Zamakhshari al Khwarzami
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Tafsir Raufi (Naqshbani Sufi) Tafsir (at least more than 150 years old)

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Some other Exegesis Older and Newer from Sunnis (aima salaf saliheen) (which we also explained before) and in the last we will present you the Latest and new Tafsir’s of Deobandi/Wahhabi/Salafi cult who are fabricating with the meaning of Quran and they are producing their own self made exegesis and the biggest example is Tafseer Madani Kabeer. Which is Published by Darru-sallam and other authentic Wahabi/Salafi publications. Then Judge it by your self that who is right? The old exegesis like Tafsir ibne Abbas and Jalalayin and Tafsir of Ibne Kathir, or this new meaning of the verse. Its such a pure evidence that Wahabi/Salafis has nothing to do with either Salaf Saliheen nor with Whole Ummah. This is called Bay-Deen (out from Deen).

قرآن کریم کی قدیم ترین تفاسیر اور سلف صالحین کے اقوال تو آپ پڑھ ہی لیں گے اس آرٹیکل میں ساتھ ساتھ یہ کہ اس کے ہی آخر میں تجزیہ بھی دیا جائے گا جس سے اپ کو بخوبی اندازہ ہوجائے گا کہ دیوبندی وہابی منکرین کس طرح اپنی مرضی کی قرآنی تشریحات کرتے ہیں اور غلط معنی اخذ کرتے ہیں جس کی سب سے بڑی مثال تفسیر ِ مدنی کبیر ہے۔جو کہ وہابی دارالسلام اشاعتی ادارہ چھاپتا ہےاور اسی طرح کے دیگر سلفی دیوبندی مکتبہ یہی نسخہ چھاپتے اور تقسیم کرتے ہیں ۔ پھر فیصلہ آپ کے ایمان پر چھوڑتے ہیں کہ آیا آپ کو پرانی تفاسیر قرآن اور سلف صالحین کی مستند تفاسیر اور تراجم منظور ہین یا یہ جدید دھرم کے خودساختہ ۔ یہ واضح ثبوت ہے کہ دیوبندی وہابی نہ صرف اسلام سے خارج ہیں بلکہ پرلے درجے کے منافق بھی ہیں۔

Tafsir Marifulquran is famous deobandi tafseer which also signify and prove our point of view
Tafsir Marifulquran is famous deobandi tafseer which also signify and prove our point of view

Tafsir-Mariful Quran See the colored lines in Urdu

Translation:

A Subtle Point
It will be noted that the word used in this verse is:  قَوم(qawm) while asking Sayyidna Musa علیہ السلام to bring his people from darkness into the light. But, when this very subject was taken up in the first verse of this particular Surah by addressing the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, the word: قَوم (qawm) was not used there. Instead, used there was the word: اَلنَّاس((an-nas) لِتُخْرِ‌جَ النَّاسَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ‌: (that you may take the people [that is, the human beings] out of [all sorts on darkness into the light). Implied here is the sense that the Divinely ordained mission of Sayyidna Musa علیہ السلام as a prophet was only for his people, the Bani Isra’il, and for others in Egypt while the coming of the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم was destined for the human beings of the entire world.

Then, it was said: وَذَكِّرْ‌هُم بِأَيَّامِ اللَّـهِ ‘) (and remind them of the days of Allah).

‘The Days of Allah’
The word: اَیِّام (ayyam) is the plural of yowm (day) which is WELL-KNOWN. The expression: (Ayyamullah) is used in two senses and both can be applied here.

(1) Firstly, it could denote the particular days in which some war or revolution has occurred, for example, the bat¬tles of Badr, Uhud, Alihzab, Hunain and other events of this nature, or they may refer to major events when punishment overtook past communities which pulverized or destroyed nations and peoples known to be great and powerful. If so, the objective behind reminding these people of the ‘Days of Allah’ would be to warn them against the evil end of their disbelief.

(2) “And remind them of ‘the Days of Allah‘” carries another meaning also, that is, the blessings and favours of Allah Ta`ala. In this case, reminding them of these Days would be a form of constructive admonition which, when directed at someone basically good by reminding him of the favor done by his benefactor, would result in his being ashamed of his hostility and disobedience.

The general pattern of the Qur’anic method of reform is to tie a command given with relevant ways to act upon it which appear synchronized with it. Here, in the first sentence, Sayyidna Musa has been commanded to either recite the verses of Allah or show miracles to his people and bring them out from the darkness of disbelief into the light of faith. How would this be done? The sentences that follow give the method: There are two ways of bringing the disobedient ones to the right path:

(1) Putting the fear of punishment in their hearts; (2) TO REMIND THEM of DIVINE BLESSINGS and FAVORS and to persuade them to take to being obedient to Allah. The sentence: وَذَكِّرْ‌هُم بِأَيَّامِ اللَّـهِ (and remind them of the Days of Allah) could mean both. If so, the sense would be that he should tell them about the evil fate of those who disobeyed from among the past communities, how punishment came upon them and how they were either killed in the Jihad or were disgraced. May be, by being so reminded, they take a lesson and save themselves from it. Similar to this there are so many usual blessings of Allah Ta`ala which keep coming to them day and night, and also the special ones which were turned towards them in the hour of their need, for example, the shade of clouds over their heads in the wilderness of Tih (the desert of Sinai), the coming of Mann and Salva as food, the gushing forth of streams from stones when they needed water. So, they could be reminded of these and many other blessings of this nature and invited to believe in the Oneness of Allah and follow the path of obedience to Allah Ta’ala.

Said in the last sentence of the first verse (5) was إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍ‌ شَكُورٍ‌ (Surely, there are signs therein for every man of patience and gratitude). Here, ‘ayat’ means signs and proofs. The word:    (sabbar) is a form of exaggeration derived from: صَبر    (sabr) which means very patient and much enduring, while the word: شَکُور (shakur) is a form of exaggeration derived from:شُکر (shukr) which means very grateful. The sentence means that the Days of Allah – that is, past events whether related to the punishment of the deniers of truth, or to the blessings and favours of Allah Ta’ala – are full of the signs and proofs of the perfect power and eloquent wisdom of Allah Ta’ala, particularly for a person who is much observing of patience and gratitude. (Tafsir mariful quran translation ends)

Another Deobandi/Wahabi Tafsir  (Tayseer al Quran) which Proves our Point correct

Tafsir Taysir al-Quran
Tafsir Taysir al-Quran

Another Tafsir of Deoabndi/Wahabi i.e Tafsir bayan-al-Quran

Translation of Bayan al Quran (Deobandi/Wahabi) Which prove our view right
Translation of Bayan al Quran (Deobandi/Wahabi) Which prove our view right

Lets see another famous Translation &Tafsir from Modudi (Salafi)

Tafsir of Modudi (salafi) also recognize the Ayyam of Allah and shows the respect and celebration
Tafsir of Modudi (salafi) also recognize the Ayyam of Allah and shows the respect and celebration

Ashampoo_Snap_2014.01.12_00h28m11s_011_Its Summary
We indeed sent Moses with Our signs, saying: ‘Lead your people out of darkness into the light, and admonish them by narrating to them anecdotes from the annals of Allah. Verily in it there are great sings for everyone who is patient and gives thanks (to Allah).’

Now Lets See the Hypocrisy in One of Tafsir of Salafi/Wahabi/AhluHadith (socalled)
Tafsir e Madani Kabir

Self made Tafsir of Quran by Wahhabis Which change the Whole concept and presenting total opposite meaning and a lie and hatered can be read by its words
Self made Tafsir of Quran by Wahhabis Which change the Whole concept and presenting total opposite meaning and a lie and hatered can be read by its words

Now in refutation to all this liar and wrong exegesis clearly show the opposite of Aima and Salaf saliheen. I am giving counter refutation to this exegesis with the help of their own Salafi priests.

اب اس غلط ترجمے اور معنی (جو کہ اس اوپر دیئے گئے سکین ) میں آپ نے پڑھا ہے ۔ اس کا رد ہم نہ صرف سنی تراجم بلکہ خود انکے ہی دیوبندی اور وہابی پرانے تراجم سے نیچے دے رہے ہیں ملاحظہ کیجیئے کہ یہ نیچے دیئے گئے تراجم انکے (مخالفین) کے دھرم کا پول کھولنے کے لیئے کافی ہیں۔ انصاف کا تقاضہ بڑھنے والے پر۔ ہمارا کام صرف محنت سے آپ تک یہ ساری معلومات پہنچانا ہے۔

Refutation by the words of Moududi (Salafi):
We indeed sent Moses with Our signs, saying: ‘Lead your people out of darkness into the light, and admonish them by narrating to them anecdotes from the annals of Allah. Verily in it there are great sings for everyone who is patient and gives thanks (to Allah).’

ترجمہ: ہم اس سے پہلے موسیٰ (علیہ السلام) کو بھی اپنی نشانیوں کے ساتھ بھیج چکے ہیں ۔ اسے بھی ہم نے حکم دیا تھا کہ اپنی قوم کو تاریکیوں سے نکال کر روشنی میں لا اور انہیں تاریخِ الٰہی 8 کے سبق آموز واقعات سنا کر نصیحت کر ۔ ان واقعات میں بڑی نشانیاں ہیں 9 ہر اس شخص کے لیے جو صبر اور شکر کرنے والا ہو ۔ 10

Refutation by the words of Muhsin & Hilali:
And indeed We sent Msa (Moses) with Our Ayt (signs, proofs, and evidences) (saying): “Bring out your people from darkness into light, and make them remember the annals ofAllah. Truly, therein are evidences, proofs and signs for every patient, thankful (person).”

Refutation by the words of Daryabadi:
And assuredly We sent Musa with our signs saying: bring thy people forth from the darknesses unto the light, and remind them of the annals of Allah. Verily therein are signs for everyone patient, and thankful.

اور بھیجا تھا ہم نے موسیٰ کو اپنی نشانیاں دیکر کہ نکال اپنی قوم کو اندھیروں سے اجالے کی طرف اور یاد دلا ان کو دن اللہ کے ، البتہ اس میں نشانیاں ہیں اس کو جو صبر کرنے والا ہے شکر گزار

Refutation by the words of Taqi Usmani (deobandi):
Surely, We sent Musa with Our signs saying to him, :Bring your people out of (all sorts of) darkness into the light, and remind them of the Days of Allah. Surely, there are signs therein for every one who observes patience and gratitude.

اور ہم نے موسیٰ علیہ السلام کو یہ حکم دے کر بھیجا کہ اپنی قوم کو (کفر کی) تاریکیوں سے (ایمان کی) روشنی کی طرف لاؤ اور ان کو الله تعالیٰ کے معاملات (نعمت اور نقمت کے) یاد دلاؤ بلاشبہ ان معاملات میں عبرتیں ہیں ہر صابر شاکر کے لیے ۔ (ف۷) (5)

Refutation by the translation of Shakir:
And certainly We sent Musa with Our communications, saying: Bring forth your people from utter darkness into light and remind them of the days of Allah; most surely there are signs in this for every patient, grateful one.

Refutation by Arberry’s Translation:
And We sent Moses with Our signs — ‘Bring forth thy people from the shadows to the light and remind thou them of the Days of God.’ Surely in that are signs for every man enduring, thankful!

Refutation from Qaribullah & Darwesh: (Sufi exegesis t)
We sent Moses with Our signs, ‘Bring your nation out of darkness into the light, and remind them of the Days of Allah’ Surely, in that are signs for every patient, thankful (person).

Refutation From Sahih International:
And We certainly sent Moses with Our signs, [saying], “Bring out your people from darknesses into the light and remind them of the days of Allah.” Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.

Refutation from famous Tafsir al-Jalalayin’s Words:
And verily We sent Moses with Our signs, the nine [signs], and We said to him: ‘Bring forth your people, the Children of Israel, out of darkness, [out of] unbelief, into light, [into] faith, and remind them of the Days of God’, of His graces. Surely in that, reminder, are signs for every man enduring, in obedience [to God], thankful, for [His] graces.

تفسير تفسير الجلالين/ المحلي و السيوطي (ت المحلي 864 هـ)۔
{وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسَىٰ بِئَايَٰتِنَا } التسع وقلنا له { أَنْ أَخْرِجْ قَوْمَكَ } بني إسرائيل { مِنَ ٱلظُّلُمَٰتِ } الكفر { إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ } الإِيمان { وَذَكِّرْهُمْ بِأَيَّامِ ٱللَّهِ } بنعمه { إِنَّ فِى ذَلِكَ } التذكير { لأَٰتٍ لّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍ } على الطاعة { شَكُورٍ } للنعم.

یہ تفسیرات کھلا ثبوت ہیں کہ مخالفین کی مخالفت محظ لاعلمی ، بے دینی، اور منافقت پر مبی ہے جس کا صحیح اسلام سے کوئی تعلق نہیں۔ کتنے افسوس کی بات ہے کہ ہم کو مسلمانوں کو یہ بتانا پڑ رہا ہے کہ بھائی اپنے آقا علیہ السلام سے محبت کرو، انکی دنیا میں تشریف آوری پر قرآنی حکم کے مطابق شکر ادا کرو اس نعمت ِ عظیمہ کا۔

Refutation by the Tarjuma of Wahidu-din (Ghairmuqallad/Wahhabi)
We sent Moses with Our signs, saying, “Lead your people out of the darkness into the light, and remind them of God’s Days. In that there are signs for every patient, grateful person.”

So you may distinguish now that how these people are fabricating the Words of Allah and giving them their own meanings. While each famous translator and exegesis proves that their falso belief which they shown in their publication of Tafsir-Madani is totally falsified and lie. Think when people read these kinds of (Inventions and Innovations) what will they percieve?  (Updated on 1/12/2014- 1:15 Am ends here )

The Qur’an calls Prophets’ Birthdays Blessed days

وَسَلٰمٌ عَلَيْهِ يَوْمَ وُلِدَ وَيَوْمَ يَمُوْتُ وَيَوْمَ يُـبْعَثُ حَيًّا

So peace on him (Yahya Alaihissalam) the day he was born, the day that he dies, and the day that he will be raised up to life (again)! [Surah Maryam, 15]

وَالسَّلٰمُ عَلَيَّ يَوْمَ وُلِدْتُّ وَيَوْمَ اَمُوْتُ وَيَوْمَ اُبْعَثُ حَيًّا

So peace is on me (Eesa Alaihissalam) the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)! [Surah Maryam, 33]

This proves that the birthdays of Prophets (peace be upon them) are declared blessed days by Allah and Prophets themselves. It is for this reason that Prophets’ birthdays are very important and significant days.

Every nation remembers birth or death of their guide/leader and arranges public meetings / gatherings so that successive generations of their people become aware of their leader and benefit from his life, personal traits and achievements. Such occasions help people in many ways, particularly in doing good deeds and remain united.

People also celebrate and remember important events of their history and show happiness and pride for their past achievements. The annual pilgrimage of Hajj is also a remembrance and celebration for all Muslims of the world who gather at Makka al-Mukarrama, Muna, Arafat and Madina al-Munawwara and show their solidarity towards Islam.

Quran and Ahadith are full of the remembrance of the births of Prophets like Adam ( علیھ السلا م ), Moses ( علیھ السلا م ), Jesus ( علیھ السلا م ), Yahiya ( علیھ السلا م ), etc.

Similarly, we have been commanded by Quran and Ahadith to celebrate Miladun Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).

It is in Quran –

اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ جَعَلَ فِيكُمْ أَنبِيَاءَ

(Meaning – Remember and express with gratitude the gracefulness of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) that He sent Prophets among you (Al-Maa’ida – 20).

In the above Quranic verses Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has commanded people to celebrate the births of Prophets who were sent for the guidance of their nations. Therefore, the celebration of the birth of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), as a show of gratitude and happiness towards Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is mandatory by the whole world as he was sent as mercy for all the worlds in this Cosmos.

It is in Quran –

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

[ Meaning – We have not sent you (O’Prophet – صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) except for the mercy on all the worlds] (Al-Anbiya-107).

It is in Quran –

قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَ‌ٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا

[Meaning – Say O’Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) for Allah’s (سبحانہ و تعا لی) mercy and beneficence (O’believers) you celebrate the happiness. (Younus -58)

It is in Quran –

وَسَلَامٌ عَلَيْهِ يَوْمَ وُلِدَ وَيَوْمَ يَمُوتُ وَيَوْمَ يُبْعَثُ حَيًّا

( Meaning – And Salaam is on Him the day when he was born and the day when he will die and the day when he will be raised alive.”  (Al-Maryam – 15).

In the above verse, Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has mentioned the complete Milad of Prophet Yahya ( علیھ السلا م ).

It is in Hadith, narrated by Hazrat Ibn Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that when Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) heard from Jews that the day of Aashoora (the tenth day of Moharram) is the day of ‘deliverance of Moses (علیھ السلا م )’ (Najat-e-Moosa – علیھ السلا م from Fir’awn), he said “Nahnu ahaqqu bi-Moosa minkum” (Meaning – In comparison with Jews, we Muslims deserve Moses (علیھ السلا م) more. Then the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) kept fast on that day and asked others to follow’. (Bukhari)

The above Hadith confirms that we must also celebrate the salvation of the entire world (Najaat-e-Insaani) because Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was sent down as Rahmatul lil Aalameen.

The above Hadith shows that keeping fast was the way Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to celebrate the birth days of Prophets.

Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) celebrated his own Milad by having fast every Monday – the day of his birth.

It is in Hadith – Waliuddin wrote this narration with reference to Sahee Muslim. When Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was asked about his fasts on Mondays, he said “I was born and the Qur’an was revealed to me on this day.” [Mishkat – Page 179]

It is in Hadith that when the slave girl of Abu Lahab gave the good news of Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) birth to him, he freed her with the gesture of his right finger. Therefore, every Monday night the torment (Azaab) to him is reduced to a certain extent”.

Volume 7, Book 62, Number 38: (Sahih Bukhari)

Narrated ‘Ursa; Thuwaiba was the freed slave girl of Abu Lahb whom he had manumitted, and then she suckled the Prophet. When Abu Lahb died, one of his relatives saw him in a dream in a very bad state and asked him, “What have you encountered?” Abu Lahb said, “I have not found any rest since I left you, except that I have been given water to drink in this (the space between his thumb and other fingers) and that is because of my manumitting Thuwaiba.”

Abu Lahab freed Thuwaiba on joy at birth of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam), even the worst of Kufaar and greatest of enemies is given relaxation in his Adhaab due to freeing Thawaiba by pointing with his finger, so Imagine the situation of a momin who rejoices on Mawlid, detailed explanation of this hadith shall be given in the last section of Verdicts from classical scholars.

This Hadith is also Mentioned in these words in with these chain of narrations:

Narrated Um Habiba: (daughter of Abu Sufyan) I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Marry my sister. the daughter of Abu Sufyan.” The Prophet said, “Do you like that?” I replied, “Yes, for even now I am not your only wife and I like that my sister should share the good with me.” The Prophet said, “But that is not lawful for me.” I said, We have heard that you want to marry the daughter of Abu Salama.” He said, “(You mean) the daughter of Um Salama?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “Even if she were not my step-daughter, she would be unlawful for me to marry as she is my foster niece. I and Abu Salama were suckled by Thuwaiba. So you should not present to me your daughters or your sisters (in marriage).” Narrated ‘Urwa:Thuwaiba was the freed slave girl of Abu Lahb whom he had manumitted, and then she suckled the Prophet. When Abu Lahb died, one of his relatives saw him in a dream in a very bad state and asked him, “What have you encountered?” Abu Lahb said, “I have not found any rest since I left you, except that I have been given water to drink in this (the space between his thumb and other fingers) and that is because of my manumitting Thuwaiba.”
This hadith is also recorded in these (Takhrij-Zarbehaq 1/11/2014 updated)
  1. Masnad Ahmed : Hadith 25953 under the heading of لو كانت تحل لي لما تزوجتها قد أرضعتني وأباها ثويبة مولاة بني هاشم فلا تعرضن علي أخواتكن ولا بناتكن and again in Hadith 26865 with matan of
  2. ابنة أخي من الرضاعة وأرضعتني وأبا سلمة  ثويبة فلا تعرضن علي بناتكن ولا أخواتكن
  3.  Al-Sunnan Al Kubra (li Nisai): Hadith 5394/5395
  4.  Al Nisai’ al-Sughra : Hadith Nob 3287/3284/3285/3286
  5.  Sunnan Ibne Majah: Hadith 1939 Under the heading of ( ابنة أخي من الرضاعة أرضعتني وأباها ثويبة فلا تعرضن علي أخواتكن ولا بناتكن)
  6.  Sahih Muslim: Hadith Nob.1451(2634), 1451(2635) under the same matan
  7.  Sahih ibne Hibban: Hadith Nob, 4110 (4199), 4111(4200), the matan of hadith is إن زينب تحرم علي وإنها في حجري وأرضعتني وإياها ثويبة فلا تعرضن علي بناتكن ولا أخواتكن ولا عماتكن ولا خالاتكن ولا أمهاتكن
  8. اطراف الحدیث
  9. Sahih al Bukhari Sharif : 2644/2645/2646/3105/4796/5099/5100/5101/5103/5106/5107/5124/5133/5239/5372/6156/

It is in Hadith – “Ala bizkris saliheena tanzilul barakatuh” (Meaning – Yes, the remembrance of virtuous people brings abundance of good (barakah) from Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). Therefore special remembrance of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) on his Milad day brings abundance of virtue from Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی).

It is very rare that a leader will ask his followers to celebrate his birth day? Did our grand father or father ever asked us to celebrate his birth day? It is the children or the grand children who show a lot of enthusiasm and make arrangements for the birth days of their father/mother or Grand parents. However, the parents or grand parents feel happy when their children or grand children show love and care for them. Celebration of one’s birthday is just a show of care, love. Where is Shirk in it?

In the following we have provided Ahadith when Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) happened to visit the places where people were celebrating his birth day (on his Milad day). He showed a lot of happiness on that gathering and also told them that they will get salvation in Hereafter for their act.
The kind of Milad-un-Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) celebrations we see now-a-days have developed over a period of time. In the times of Sahabah, we find sketchy record if big celebrations were organized on Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) birth day. However, we do find individual, small gatherings about Miladun Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), as we have quoted in the following Ahadith in which Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) himself attended such gathering.

With time, our living styles change as many comforts of worldly living are made available to us by scientific and technological development. Today we have very tall buildings, which were not there in the times of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). We are traveling by Air planes, we have TV, Internet and many other things which were not there earlier. Similarly, celebration of Milad as we see today was done differently earlier. But, everyone, including Sahabah, Imams and all Muslims did show happiness on the day of birth of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and celebrated it as per the norms prevailing during their times.

If some one does not want to show happiness on this important occasion, giving absurd excuses, it shows that his claim of love of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is not real; it is only on his lips. Meaning, he belongs to the category of Munafiqoon.

It is in Hadith – Abul Khattab Umro Bin Wahia Kalbi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) has narrated this Hadith in his book ‘At tanweer fi Mauludil basheer an-nazeer’. Also, Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti has narrated this Hadith in his book “Siblul Huda fi Mauludil Mustafa (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) ” that Hazrat Abu Darda (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrates that “I went to the house of Aamer Ansari (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) along with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Hazrat Abu Aamer (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was narrating the events of the birth of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to a gathering of his relatives and children and was repeating; “this was the day and this was the day”. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said, O’Aba Amer(رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has opened the doors of His mercy (Rahmah) for you and the angels are praying for your absolution (Maghfirah). Whoever does this act of yours, he would also get the Salvation like yours”.

The above Hadith confirms the following.

(1) Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) has declared that whoever celebrates his (Prophet’s – صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) birth day will get salvation on the Day of Judgment.

(2) Whoever celebrates the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), the doors of Allah’s (سبحانہ و تعا لی) mercy are opened for him.

(3) Whoever celebrates the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), the angels pray for his absolution (Maghfirah).
It is in Hadith – Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said that “one day at my home I had gathered people and was describing about the birth of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and the people were feeling over joyous and were invoking the praise of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) (meaning – reading Durood-e-Sharif) and Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) himself came to our gathering and said “My intercession (hallat lakum Shafa’a) for you has become legitimized.

The above Hadith is narrated by (i) Imam Suyuti in his book “Siblul Huda”, (ii) Ahmad Bin Hujr Al-Makki (the famous Jurist of Shafi’i school of thought) in his book “Maulud al-Kabeer”, and (iii) Abul Qasim Mohammad Ibn Osman in his book “Addurul Munazzam”.

 

Ibn Taymiyyah in his book “Majma’ Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya”, Vol. 23, p. 163 and his book “Iqtida’ al-sirat al-mustaqim”, p. 294-295 wrote as follows.

QUOTE “To celebrate and to honor the birth of the Prophet(صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and to take it as an honored season is good and in it there is a great reward, because of their good intentions in honoring the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).”UNQUOTE

Ibn Taymiyyah in his book “Necessity of the Right Path”, p. 266, 5th line from the bottom of that page, published by Dar Al-Hadith, has written the following :

QUOTE – “As far as what people do during the Milad, either as a rival celebration to that which the Christian do during the time of Christ’s birthday or as an expression of their love and admiration and a sign of praise for the Noble Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), the angels pray for their absolution (Allah Almighty will surely reward them for such Ij’tiha)” UNQUOTE. (see the scans in Scans library or in the end of this article)

 

Imdadullah Muhajir Makki (1817-1899) is the Grand Super Shaikh of most of the prominent Deobandi scholars (Akabir) like Rashid Gangohi, Qasim Nanotwi, Ya’qub Nanotwi, Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Mahmood-ul-Hasan, Husain Ahmad Tandvee, etc. etc. It is written in his books “Shama’em Imdadiyya” and “Haft Masala” that:

QUOTE “Miladun Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is celebrated by everyone, including the Arab scholars of Haramain Ash-Sharifain. This is sufficient proof for us to celebrate Miladun Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Also, how could someone say that the remembrance and narration about Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is not appropriate? As far as I am concerned, I take part in Milaad functions; rather I consider it the source of Barakah and I also arrange Miladun Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) gatherings and functions every year and I feel a lot of satisfaction and happiness in doing so” UNQUOTE

(Imdadullah Muhajir Makki – Shama’em Imdadiyya – 87-88, and ‘Haft Masala’ – 9) Shahwaliullah

In further aHadith says: 

• Abu Qatada al-Ansari narrates in Sahih Muslim, Kitab as-siyam, that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about the fast of Monday, and he answered: “That is the day that I was born and that is the day I received prophethood.”

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• Every Monday, Abu Lahab is released from punishment in his grave because he freed his handmaid Thuwayba when she brought him the news of the Prophet’s birth.

[Bukhari, book of Nikah and Ibn Kathir’s Sirat al-Nabi Vol.1, p. 124, Mawlid al-Nabi p. 21, and al-Bidaya p. 272-273]

This proves that even a Kafir condemned by Allah (Surah Lahab) gets a respite from punishment every Monday because he rejoiced in the birth of Prophet Muhammad .What then do you think will become of a servant who all his life loved Prophet Muhammad and died as a Muslim?

(Roman Urdu Rough Tarjuma of Ibne Taymmiya’s Saying on Mawlid ):  Jahan tak Logon k amal ka Taa’luq hai (milad k pasmanzar main), chahe wo aik Mutabadil Mawlid k tor par manaya jai (yani CHristians ki muqabil Islamic tarz par) Jo keh Essayi manaty aaty hain Essa (alehisalam) ki mawlid k taaur par,,, YAA sirf MUHABBAT or NABI (alehisalam) ki Tazeem wa Tawqeer or Bayan e azmat k Taur par manaty hain, Farishty unke liye Maghfirat ki Duaain Mangte hain unke aise Ache amal par”.

So Wahabies objection and giving their excuse or relating it to Christmas type of event is again rejected by their own beloved Imam ibne Taymmiya. We demand Salafies, To either Follow the way of Allah and Sahaba Salaf Saliheen in reality or either at least follow your owm Imam.

Whose belief is totally rejecting your bid’a view regarding Mawlid an Nabi alehisalam. And please stop Muslims being dividing among themselves. 

In the End we are  giving these Scans of Ahlu Sunnah Salaf Saliheen’s view regarding Mawlid and Even the Views of Wahabi / Salafi / Deobandi Creed’s beloved Ibne Taymmiya and Deobandi’s famous Ashraf Ali thanvi with others in the end of this article

The Ijma (consensus) of Islamic Scholars on the Permissibility of Eid Miladun Nabi alehisalam

As we described before that Imam of Saudis and Salafis, Imam Ibn Taymiyyah writes, “Those who celebrate Eid Milad un Nabi through the love and respect of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant Him Peace), will be rewarded by Allah. He Also writes, if someone celebrates Milad with the love and respect of Prophet (sal allahu alehi wasalam), he will have a ‘big reward”. He says that in Muslim communities, Milad-un-Nabi gatherings are only done with the respect and love by Muslims for the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). (Majmua’Fatawa Ibn Taymiyyah, Vol 23, p. 163 & Iqtidaa’us-siraat-il-Mustaqeem, page 294, 295,297)

 

Aim’a and Salaf Sauliheen View

Allama Ibn Kathir in his book, Mawlid-ur-Rasool-ullah (Peace be upon him) writes, “The Night of the Prophet’s birth is a magnificent, noble, blessed and holy night, a night of bliss for the believers, pure, radiant with lights, and of immeasurable price.” [page 19]

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He says regarding Shah Malik al-Muzzafar (rah) the brother in law of Salah-ud-din Ayyubi (rah) the great warrior of Islam respected by all. Regarding this great personality the Salafis spread deception by forging words of Ibn Kathir (rah) i.e. he was actually a Fasiq, cruel and Bidati ruler (Naudhobillah) but in reality Imam Ibn Kathir (rah) said this:
أحد الاجواد والسادات الكبراء والملوك الامجاد له آثار حسنة وقد عمر الجامع المظفري بسفح قاسيون وكان قدهم بسياقه الماء إليه من ماء بذيرة فمنعه المعظم من ذلك واعتل بأنه قد يمر على مقابر المسلمين بالسفوح وكان يعمل المولد الشريف في ربيع الاول ويحتفل به احتفالا هائلا وكان مع ذلك شهما شجاعا فاتكا بطلا عاقلا عالما عادلا رحمه الله وأكرم مثواه وقد صنف الشيخ أبو الخطاب ابن دحية له مجلدا في المولد النبوي سماه التنوير في مولد البشير النذير فأجازه على ذلك بألف دينار وقد طالت مدته في الملك في زمان الدولة الصلاحية وقد كان محاصر عكا وإلى هذه السنة محمودالسيرة والسريرة قال السبط حكى بعض من حضر سماط المظفر في بعض الموالد كان يمد في ذلك السماط خمسة آلاف راس مشوى وعشرة آلاف دجاجة ومائة ألف زبدية وثلاثين ألف صحن حلوى

Translation

He was a generous, mighty master, and glorious ruler, whose works were very good.He built Jamiya al Muzaffari near Qasiyun…During Rabi ul Awwal he used to celebrate Mawlid ash Shareef (يعمل المولد الشريف في ربيع الاول) with great celebration, Moreover, he was benevolent, brave, wise, a scholar, and just person – Rahimuhullah wa Ikraam – Sheikh Abul Khattab (rah) wrote a book on Mawlid an Nabwi for him and named it At-Tanwir fi Mawlid al Bashir al Nazeer, for which he gave him 1000 dinars. His rule stayed till the Rule of Salahiya and he captured Aka and he remained a man worthy of respect.

Al-Sabt mentions that a person attending the gathering of Mawlid held by Muzzafar said: He used to fill the table with 5000 well cooked goats, 10,000 chickens, 100-thousand bowls (of milk) and 30,000 trays of sweets. [Tarikh Ibn Kathir, Al Bidayah Wan Nihaya Volume 13, Page No. 174]

front page of urdu translation of al bidayah wan nihayah published by nafees academy karachi
front page of urdu translation of al bidayah wan nihayah published by nafees academy karachi

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Imam Subki said, “When we were celebrating the Prophet’s birthday, a great uns (familiarity) comes to our heart, and we feel something special.”

Imam Shawkani in his book al-Badr at-tali, said, “It is permissible to celebrate the Prophet's birthday.” He mentioned that MullahAli Qari held the same opinion in a book entitled al-Mawrid ar-Rawi fi al-Mawlid al-Nabawi, written specifically to support the celebration of the Prophet’s birth.

Imam Suyuti in his book Husn al-maqsid fi `amal al-mawlid, (p. 54 and 62), wrote: “The reason for gathering for tarawih prayers is Sunnah and qurba (to seek nearness to Allah)… and similarly we say that the reason for gathering to celebrate mawlid is mandub (recommended) and qurba and the intention to celebrate mawlid is mustahsana (excellent) without a doubt.”

• “We find nowadays publications filled with lies and deception which mislead many Muslims into thinking negatively about the honorable Mawlid of the Prophet. These publications claim that to celebrate the Mawlid is an act of innovation that goes against Islam. This is far from the truth, and it is therefore necessary for those who can speak clearly to help clarify and reverse the doubts surrounding this most blessed day. It is with this humble intention that I collected and present the following proofs in support of celebrating our beloved Prophet’s birthday.”

• The leader of all current Salafis, Sheikh Dr. Yousuf Al Qardawi, says, some Muslims maintain that celebrating any Islamic occasion is forbidden; they consider celebrating occasions such as …, the Prophet’s birthday and other Islamic occasions recorded in the Prophet’s biography, to be bid`ah (innovation), which is a sign of going astray and, thus, a way to hellfire.

But it is absolutely not so.

There is nothing wrong in making use of such an occasion as the Prophet’s birthday to remember and remind people of the great personality of the Prophet ,his honorable biography, and his true message that has been revealed to him by Allah Almighty, as a mercy for the worlds. How can this be considered a bid`ah?

Celebrating Islamic occasions is a way to remind people of the great bounties Allah has showered on them, and this is not only permissible, but also recommendable and praiseworthy. Allah Almighty has commanded His servants to remember such occasions, as He says what means, “O ye who believe, Remember Allah’s favor unto you when there came against you hosts, and We sent against them a great wind and hosts ye could not see. And Allah is ever Seer of what ye do. When they came upon you from above you and from below you, and when eyes grew wild and hearts reached to the throats, and ye were imagining vain thoughts concerning Allah.” (Al-Ahzab: 9-10)

 

This Qur’anic verse reminds Muslims of the Battle of Al-Ahzab, when the Quraysh, the Ghatafan, and their allies attacked the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and his followers, and besieged Madinah in an attempt to get rid of the Muslims altogether. Then Allah Almighty supported the Muslims and rescued them from the anti-Islam schemes. Allah Almighty sent great winds and soldiers from among the angels to fight against the disbelievers. It is an order from Allah Almighty to Muslims not to forget that. Therefore, there is a divine order for Muslims to remember such occasions that record Allah’s great favors on them.

 

Allah Almighty, in another verse, says, “O ye who believe! Remember Allah’s favor unto you, how a people were minded to stretch out their hands against you but He withheld their hands from you; and keep your duty to Allah. In Allah let believers put their trust” (Al-Ma’idah: 11). Here Allah reminds the Muslims of the wicked scheme against the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), when the Tribe Banu Qaynuqa` tried all possible procedures to assassinate the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). They plotted, but Allah countered their plots and saved the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon them). Allah Almighty says, “… they plot, but Allah (also) plotteth; and Allah is the best of plotters.” (Al-Anfal: 30)

 

Therefore, we can see that talking about Allah’s favors and celebrating them is a praiseworthy act, so as to remember Allah’s Grace and remind Muslims of the Islamic occasions, that they can learn moral lessons from and make use of them. There is really nothing wrong in that, as it has no sign of innovation or heresy in religion.”

• The founder of Jama’t Islami Pakistan and a very prominent leader of Salafi beliefs Maulana Abul A’la Maudoodi says,“Though, Islamic law has not declared the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) as EID, nor has it established any customary practice for its celebration, but if people consider it as EID, due to this being the day of arrival of the greatest Prophet (P.B.U.H) of Allah and the peerless saviour of the world, and observe it as a day on which the biggest blessing of Allah for mankind came into existence, then there is no harm either.” [Speech on 12th Rabi Al Awwal on All India Radio, March 30, 1942]

(Although we had shown the real knowledge and face of Moududi and his lesser mentality regarding critical islamic issues in our other post, (type Modudi beliefs in search box of this blog) to bring article about his beliefs, but here he is also declaring it right to celebrate).

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Although, Dr. Zakir Naik is against the celebration of Eid Milad un Nabi but Zakir Naik claims that he learnt Islam from Maulana Ahmed Deedat of South Africa. There are several videos on youtube, Maulana Ahmed Deedat in which he says that he celebrates Eid Milad un Nabi and he encourages people to do the same. He confronted the ignorance about Eid Milad un Nabi directly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj8F1qv25dk 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmsQZ5GI6f0

A Brief History of the Formal Celebration of Eid Milad un Nabi

 

• The oldest source that mentions a public commemoration of the Mawlid is in Ibn Jubayr’s (540-614) Rihal (“Travels”), p. 114-115:

“This blessed place [the house of the Prophet] is opened, and all men enter it to derive blessing from it (mutabarrikin bihi), on every Monday of the month of Rabi` al-Awwal; for on that day and in that month was born the Prophet.”

• The 7th-century historians Abul Abbas al-Azafi and his son Abul Qasim al-`Azafi wrote in their unpublished Kitab ad-durr al-munazzam:

“Pious pilgrims and prominent travelers testified that, on the day of the Mawlid in Makkah, no activities are undertaken, and nothing is sold or bought, except by the people who are busy visiting his noble birthplace, and rush to it. On this day the door of Ka`ba is opened and visited by the public.”

• Ibn Battuta’s Account of the Mawlid: The famous 8th-century historian Ibn Battuta relates in his Rihla, Vol. 1, p. 309 and 347, that on every Friday, after the salah, and on the birthday of the Prophet, the door of Kaba is opened by the head of the Banu Shayba, the doorkeepers of the Kaba, and that on the Mawlid, the Shafi`i qadi (head judge) of Makkah, Najmuddin Muhammad Ibn al-Imam Muhyiddin al-Tabari, distributes food to the shurafa’ (descendants of the Prophet and to all the other people of Makkah.

The following description consolidates eyewitness accounts by three 10th century authorities: the historian Ibn Huhayra from his al-Jami’al-latif fi fasl Makkah wa ahliha, p. 326; the hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Haytami from his Kitab al-Mawlid ash-Sharif al-Mu’azzam, and the historian al-Nahrawali from al-I’lam bi-a’lam Bayt Allah al-haram, p. 205.

“Each year on the 12th of Rabi al Awwal, after the salat al-Maghrib, the four qadis of Makkah (representing the Four Schools) and large groups of people including the fuqaha’ (scholars) and fudala’ (notables) of makkah, shaykhs, zawiya teachers and their students, ru’asa’ (magistrates), and muta’ammamin (scholars) leave the mosque and set out collectively for a visit to the birthplace of the Prophet, shouting out dhikr and tahlil (La Ilaha IlAllah). The houses on the route are illuminated with numerous lanterns and large candles, and a great many people are out. They all wear special cloths and they take their children with them.”

“After reaching the birthplace, inside a special sermon for the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet alehisalam is delivered, mentioning the miracles (karamat) that took place on that occasion. Hereafter the du’a for the Sultan (i.e. the Caliph), the Emir of Makkah, and the Shafi’i qadi is performed and all pray humbly. Shortly before the salat al-‘Isha’, the whole party returns from the birthplace of the Prophet to the Great Masjid, which is almost overcrowded, and all sit down in rows at the foot of the Maqam Ibrahim. In the masjid, a preacher first mentions the tahmid (Al Hamdolillah) and the tahlil, and once again the dua for the Sultan, the Emir, and the Shafi’i qadi is performed. After this the call for the Salat al-Isha’ is made. After the salat, crowd breaks up.”

A Similar description is given by al-Diyarbakri (d. 960) in his Ta’rikh al-Khamis.

The Birth Date of Prophet Muhammad (sal allahu alehi wasalam)

Some people try to confuse Muslims by disputing the birth date of Prophet Muhammad (sal allahu alehi wasalam). This is another wickedness of such misguided people that can only come from those who just do not want to see the love of Rasool ullah alehisalam. The 12th Rabi ul Awwal is celebrated as the Eid Milad un Nabi all over the world. Yes, some scholars do consider 9th Rabi ul Awwal and some 17th Rabi ul Awwal as the birth date of Prophet alehisalam. May Allah reward all those who celebrate the birth of Prophet of Islam whatever date they choose for this occasion. However, the overwhelming number of scholars agree on 12th Rabi ul Awwal including:

(1) Ibn Jawzi in al-Wafa, Page 87
(2) Allama Ibn Hisham in As-Sirat-un-Nabawiya, Vol 1, Pg 158.
(3) Imam Ibn Jarir Tabari, Tarikh al-Umam wa al-Muluk, Vol 2, Pg 125.
(4) Allama Abu al-Hasan Ali bin Muhammad Al-Mawardi in Ailam-un-Nabuwwa, Pg 192.

(5) Allama Ibn Khaldun in Ibn Khaldun in At-Tarikh Vol. 2, Page 394, 

(6) Muhammad As-Sadiq Ibrahim Arjoon in Muhammad Rasoolullah, Vol. 1, Page 102

(7) Shaykh Abdul-Haq Muhadath Dehlvi in Madarij-un-Nabuwwah, Vol. 2, Page 14,

(8) Imam Qustallani in Al Muwahib al Laduniya, Vol. 1, Page 88,
(9) Ibn Kathir writes in his Seerat un-Nabi: “ Ibn Abi Shaybah in his Musannaf narrates from Affan, Sa’id, Jabir and Ibn Abbas (Ridwanullahi Ta’ala Alaihim Ajma’een) who said: Rasoolullah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam) was born in the year of elephant on Monday, the 12th Rabi al-Awwal.” [Seerat un-Nabi, Volume 1, Page No. 199]

Prophet Muhammad died on the same day. Why is his death not mourned on 12th Rabi Al Awwal?

According to some traditions, Prophet Muhammad passed away on the12th of Rabi Al Awwal. It was indeed a very painful and sad occasion for the Sahabah. They were going to miss his physical company. The Qur’an describes that Prophet Muhammad (peace upon him) had to taste the taste of death.

اِنَّكَ مَيِّتٌ وَّاِنَّهُمْ مَّيِّتُوْنَ

Truly thou wilt die (one day), and truly they (too) will die (one day). [az-Zumar 39:30].

However, not a single companion (Sahabi) ever believed that Prophet Muhammad died as any ordinary person dies. All of the noble companions believed, as must every Muslim, that Prophet Muhammad listens and responds to our Darood and Salam. Dead people can not listen or respond.

In the holy Qur’an Allah has forbidden us to call Martyrs dead, rather Allah says they are alive and fed by Allah.

وَلَا تَـقُوْلُوْا لِمَنْ يُّقْتَلُ فِيْ سَبِيْلِ اللّٰهِ اَمْوَاتٌ ۭ بَلْ اَحْيَاۗءٌ وَّلٰكِنْ لَّا تَشْعُرُوْنَ

And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah: “They are dead.” Nay, they are living, though ye perceive (it) not. [Al Baqarah, 154]

وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِيْنَ قُتِلُوْا فِيْ سَبِيْلِ اللّٰهِ اَمْوَاتًا ۭ بَلْ اَحْيَاۗءٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّھِمْ يُرْزَقُوْنَ

Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead. Nay they live finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord. [Al Imran, 169]

According to science, the dead are dead regardless of how they died (i.e. in bed or on the battlefield). But Allah says do not even imagine that those who die for Me, are dead. According to the holy Qur’an Prophets and the Messengers of Allah are superior than martyrs. A martyr is alive after death due to their EMAAN on Nabi . How then can a Nabi, being superior to martyrs, be considered dead after his death?

May Allah’s peace and blessings be on Nabi, Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam. It is unfortunate that Muslims are adopting non-Muslim beliefs and calling it Islam.

Hadith:

عن انس بن مالک رضی اللہ عنہ قالَ: قَالَ رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم: الانبیاء احیاءُ فی قبورھم یُصَلُّون

Anas b. Malik reported, Allah’s Messenger (sal allahu alehiwasalam) said: “The Prophets are alive in their graves and pray.” [Bayhaqi, Hayatul Anmbiya, page 3]

Hadith:

عن ابی الدرداء قال قال رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم  اکثروا الصلاۃ علی یوم الجمعۃ فِانہ مشہود تشھدہ الملائکۃ واِن احدا لن یصلی علی الا عرضت علی صلاتۃ حتی یفرغ منھا قال قلت وبعد الموت قال و بعد الموت ان اللہ حرم علی الارض ان تاکل اَجساد الانبیاء فنبی اللہ حی یرزق

Narrated By Abu Darda (RA): The Apostle of Allah (وسلم عليه للاّ صلى) said:

Among the most excellent of your days is Friday; so invoke many blessings (Darood & Salam) on me that day, for your blessing will be submitted to me. They (the Companions) asked: Apostle of Allah, how can our blessing be submitted to you, when your body is decayed? He said: Allah has prohibited the earth from consuming the bodies of the Prophets. [Sunan Ibn Maja Volume 001: Hadith Number 1626:]

عن ابی ھریرۃ رضی اللہ عنہ ان رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم قال: ما من احدِِ یسلمُ علی اِلا ردّا اللہُ علی روحی حتی ارُدَّ علیہ السلام

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (rd): The Prophet alehisalam said: “If any one of you greets me, Allah returns my soul to me and I respond to the greeting.” (Abu Dawud Book 004, Hadith Number 2036)

Imam Jalal ud-din Suyuti (rah) said: “The word “radda” means ‘ala al-dawam,” i.e, permanently, and not temporarily: in other words, Allah does not return the Ruh and take it back, then return it again and take it back again, but He returned it to the Prophet permanently, and the Prophet is alive permanently. (Al-Hawi lil Fatawi, Vol 2, Pg 271-272)
Imam al-Nawawi (rah) says of this hadith: رواہ ابو داؤد باسناد صحیح in Riyad us Saliheen 1/255)

عن ابن عمر رضی اللہ عنھما قال: قالَ رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم : من زار قبری معد موتی کان کمن زارنی فی حیاتی

Narrated Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA): Allah’s Messenger alehisalam said: Whoever visits my grave after my death it is same he has visited me in my life. [Tibrani Volume 012: Hadith Number 406, Bayhaqi Shab ul Iman Volume 003: Hadith Number 489]

Therefore, for a believer (Mo’min), Prophet Muhammad is NOT dead. He is alive in his grave. He listens our Darood and Salam, and responds to them. He lives in our faith (Emaan). His Mercy is with us. Why should we mourn him? We are Muslim not Kafir.

The honourable Companions/Sahaba (May Allah be pleased with them)of Prophet Muhammad celebrated the birth and the life of Prophet Muhammad every moment of their lives. Their sitting in the company of the Prophet , seeing him, listening to him, praying behind him, talking to him, traveling with him, imitating him was their way of celebrating the Milad Sharif. Muslims today, including those who oppose Eid Milad un Nabi do not live like the Sahabah. Therefore, we all need to be reminded again and again about the honours, the life and the message of Prophet Muhammad . Eid Milad un Nabi is an occasion that reminds us of the honours and the life of Prophet Muhammad . This is the best occasion to create awareness about Prophet Muhammad (sal allahu alehi wasalam).

Yes, the Sahaba celebrated Milad Sharif. The only difference between their celebration and our celebration is that they celebrated every day and every moment but we only celebrate on occasions and events. If we lived like the Sahaba in all aspects of our lives then we would be celebrating Milad Sharif everyday. Our way of living has become very different from the Sahabah’s way of living. We organize programs on certain occasions and events. In today’s world, occasions and events are held for education and awareness. Even those who call Eid Milad un Nabi a Bid’a, organize programs and events which never existed during the time of Nabi Alaihissalam nor during the time of the Companions or early Muslims (May Allah be pleased with them). Many of these events and programs did not exist in the history of Muslims until recently.

Lets review some of the Bid’a of those who call Eid Milad un Nabi a Bid’a.

The Bid’a (distortion) committed by the opponents of Eid Milad un Nabi

Bid’a Number 1

The only worldwide gathering of Muslims commanded by Allah and practiced by Prophet Muhammad and his companions (Peace be upon them) is Hajj. There is NO other international (worldwide) gathering of Muslims in Islam. In Pakistan and Bangladesh the annual “Tableeghi Ijtima” attracts more Muslims than Hajj. When did the Prophet or his companions or any Muslim scholar organize a worldwide gatherings of Muslims in the name of Tableegh? Worldwide Tableeghi Ijtima was started only few decades ago by the founder of the Tableeghi Jama’t in India, Maulana Ilyas Gujrati. On the contrary, Eid Milad un Nabi has 13 hundred years of history. Just like Eid Milad un Nabi , the Tableeghi Ijtima’ has a fixed annual date. People participate, pray and learn Islam in both gatherings. If Eid Milad un Nabi is considered a Bid’a, why then is Tableeghi Ijtima not considered a Bid’a? (see some of the recent pictures of same attitude and bidat al sa’yi’ah

Deobandism is Indopak Muqallid version of Salafism/Wahhabism
Deobandism is Indopak Muqallid version of Salafism/Wahhabism
Can we ask now in same style from Wahhabis to bring their answer for this picture only Through Quran and Sunnah. Which Sahabi invited Pagans in Wahhabi madrassa for supplications?
Can we ask now in same style from Wahhabis to bring their answer for this picture only Through Quran and Sunnah. Which Sahabi invited Pagans in Wahhabi madrassa for supplications?

Bid’a Number 2

In the 1970s, former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto invited the Imam of the Ka’ba to visit Pakistan. When Imam Ka’ba, a fierce opponent of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi, came to Pakistan, Muslims abandoned mosques and prayed Friday prayers in large stadiums behind him. Is there any precedence in Islam for such a prayer? The Prophet and his companions (Peace be upon them) never did such a thing. Never before in the history of Islam have Muslims emptied mosques and prayed behind an Imam simply because he came from Saudi Arabia. That was definitely a new act and a big Bid’a.

Why was there no Fatwa issued against the Imam of Ka’ba and all those who prayed behind him?

Bida Number 3
The scholars, Ulema and students of Dar-ul-Aloom Deoband (one of the oldest Islamic universities in India) celebrated the 100th anniversaries of the Darul-aloom deoband. The 100th birthday of Darul Aloom deoband was celebrated under the leadership of a Hindu Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. Did the Prophet alehisalam or his companions ever celebrate the anniversary of Masjid al-Quba, Masjid al-Nabawi or any other institution? Did they ever invite a “Mushrikah” (pagan) to preside over the gathering of Ulema-e-Islam. What that not a Bida?

Even recently and from several years not only Deoband but also Jamat Ahlu Hadith Hind & Pakistan also invite (Pagans) to their Minbar is it not a Bid’a???

Check this link to see hundreds of Bid’as committed by Cult of Deobandi/Wahhabism in another article on this blog.

In the Uk, the Ahl-e-Hadith party hold Towheed-o-Sunnat conferences annually. Most of the time, Imam Ka’ba and many other Salafi scholars are invited. Did Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alehi wasalam) or his noble companions (peace be with them) ever recognize a program called TOWHEED-O-SUNNAT CONFERENCE or did they ever travel to speak at an organized conference?

Why is the Towheed-o-Sunnat conference not declared a Bid’a? The Salafis (self appointed Ahle Hadith) commit more Bid’a and deny more hadith than any other sect among Muslims.

In this article we will also provide Graphic evidence for our support of what we are presenting here is the most best answer and collection of their questions regarding Mawlidun Nabi alehisalam.

The Biggest Deceptions

One of the biggest misconceptions of our time is that Muslims look at the Imams and the clergy of Makkah and Madinah as the true and correct scholars of Islam. They believe that whatever the Imams of Masjid Al Haraam and Masjid Al Nabawi Sharif say cannot be wrong, simply because they are the Imams of the Holiest Mosques in the entire world. Since these Imams call Eid Milad un Nabi a Bid’a, it must be a Bid’a. The Mufti of Saudi Arabia must be the most knowledgeable scholar. His Fatwa should
be the most authentic. If this is the standard then let me draw your attention towards history.

• During the Fatimid period of Islam, for more than a century, the grand Mufti and the main Imams of Masjid Al Haraam and Masjid Al Nabawi were Shi’a. If you would have been born during that time and if you were a Sunni Muslim would you have accepted their Fatwa? They were the Imams of Ka’ba and Masjid Al Nabawi Sharif.

• Ottomans (Sultanat-e-Usmania) ruled Makkah and Madinah and most of the Muslim world for seven centuries. For those seven centuries the Imams of Masjid Al Haraam and Masjid Al Nabawi Sharif used to organize, celebrate and lead the celebrations of Eid Milad un Nabi . Eid Milad un Nabi has always been celebrated throughout the Arabian peninsula before becoming Saudi Arabia including Masjid Al Haraam and Masjid Al Nabawi Sharif. Please refer to earlier slides.

• In fact, the largest gathering of Eid Milad un Nabi used to be held in Masjid Al Haraam in Makkah. This practice was stopped after the WAHABI revolution in Saudi Arabia. If you would have been born during the Ottoman Empire, you would have seen the biggest celebration of Milad Sharif in Haram Al Makki and Madani.

One of the most deceiving arguments presented by the opponents of Eid Milad un Nabi is that the National Days, formation of organizations and contesting elections are the matters of this world (Dunya) and are not part of the Sharia of Islam but those who celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad they do it as a part of Islam and the Islamic Sharia. Therefore, they argue that Eid Milad un Nabi is Bid’a because the Prophet did not make it a part of Islam.

This is a strange, deceitful and un-Islamic argument.

– The Holy Qur’an says; O believers enter into Islam completely and do not follow the footsteps of Shaitan, surely he is your clear-cut enemy. [Surah Al-Baqara, Ayah 208]

• This means for a believer there is not a single moment in life that can be outside of Islam or Islamic Shari’a. As Muslims, we believe that all the actions of a believer such as work, family time, sitting with friends, husband-wife relationships, sleeping, even exercising and playing are all part of Ibadah (worshipping of Allah) as long as the believer does it for the sake of Allah.

– The Holy Qur’an says, “Say: Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are (all) for Allah, the Lord of the worlds.” [The Cattle 6.162]

• This means, for a Muslim, every worldly and non-worldly deed must be for Allah. Does this mean that when the haters of Eid Milad un Nabi carry out their “worldly deeds” they do it for their own sake, and not for Allah? Moreover, they consider all their actions (listed in the earlier lines) to be rewarded by Allah. If their Bid’a are rewarded by Allah then why will Eid Milad un Nabi not be rewarded by Allah?

The ONLY reason we can find for the opposition of Eid Miladun Nabi alehisalam is the hidden jealousy and animosity for Prophet Muhammad (alehisalam) and his progeny (peace be upon them). The opponents of Eid Miladun Nabi alehisalam do call themselves Muslims, but, in fact, they are Khawarijees disguised as Muslims. Salafism, Wahabism, Qadyanism, Deobandism, Pervaizism, etc. are all modern forms of Khawarijism. If you cannot separate Khawarijite beliefs from Islamic beliefs, you need to sit down with someone who can explain this. We will be more than happy to help you.

Remember Khawarij always claimed that they are better Muslims than many Sahabah. They claimed they understood Qur’an better than Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (karamallaho Wajhal kareem). They were the first people who issued a Fatwa against the son-in-law and cousin of Prophet Muhammad (sal allahu alehi wasalam), Syaduna Imam Ali (rd), whom Allah’s Messenger alehisalam loved dearly. Today, the neo-khawarijs are doing the same thing. They twist and misinterpret the verses of the Glorious Quran and Hadith to spread misguidance and remove the love and respect for Prophet (alehisalam) from the hearts of Muslims.

Conclusion

Just like other fitnah groups and individuals planted in the Muslim Ummah by anti-Islam agencies in the 18th and 19th centuries, during the destruction of Khilafah Al Islamia (Ottoman Empire), Khawarijism was also revived and replanted by the crusaders deep in the heart of Islam (Makkah and Madinah).

During the 18th century, Eid Milad un Nabi was called a distortion (Bid’a) in Islam for the first time in the history by the Neo-Khawarijees known as Wahabis / Salafis. Before the 18th century NO ONE in Islam called Eid Milad un Nabi a Bid’a (bad innovation).

Since the Wahabis/Salafis started labelling Eid Milad un Nabi a Bid’a, it has divided the Ummah. If we want to unite this Ummah we need to go back to the traditions which were unanimously accepted and practiced by the entire Ummah. Eid Milad un Nabi is one of those important traditions.

These are Links for Scans and References presented in favor of Mawlidun Nabi alehisalam, not only by Companions, Salaf Saliheen but also we will present few  pictures to proof that Mawlid isn’t a new innovation or bad thing, yes but objecting on Mawlid and then calling Muslims Bid’ati is a serious Crime.

Imam Jalal ad-Deen Suyuti in Husan al Maqasid fi amal il Mawlid & in Hawi-al-Fatawa

 the Mujaddad (reviiver) of 9th century writes:

أن أصل عمل المولد الذي هو اجتماع الناس وقراءة ما تيسر من القرآن ورواية الأخبار الواردة في مبدأ أمر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وما وقع في مولده من الآيات ثم يمد لهم سماط يأكلونه وينصرفون من غير زيادة على ذلك هو من البدع الحسنة التي يثاب عليها صاحبها لما فيه من تعظيم قدر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وإظهار الفرح والاستبشار بمولده الشريف

Translation: The reality of Mawlid is that people gather to recite Quran to the extent that is easy, also to discuss narrations which are regarding Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam), the signs which took place on his birth. Then dinning is arranged for them and they return without adding anything more to this “Bidat al Hasanah”. The one who arranges it gets Thawab due to honoring Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) and showing gratitude on his birth [As-Suyuti – Rahimuhullah in Al Hawi lil Fatawi, Volume 1, Page No. 292, Published by Maktaba al Asriya, Beirut, Lebanon]

Imam Jalal ud din Suyuti (Rahimuhullah) answers why celebrating on birth supercedes the sorrow of Prophet (saw) passing away on same date.

أن ولادته صلى الله عليه وسلم أعظم النعم علينا ووفاته أعظم المصائب لنا والشريعة حثت على إظهار شكر النعم والصبر والسلوان والكتم عند المصائب وقد أمر الشرع بالعقيقة عند الولادة وهي إظهار شكر وفرح بالمولود و لم يأمر عند الموت بذبح ولا غيره بل نهى عن النياحة وإظهار الجزع فدلت قواعد الشريعة على أنه يحسن في هذا الشهر إظهار الفرح بولادته صلى الله عليه وسلم دون إظهار الحزن فيه بوفاته

Translation: The birth of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) is a great blessing for us and his death is very saddening for us too, however Shariah has ordered us to rejoice and thank Allah on blessings, whereas on calamity it has taught us to have patience while hiding it, this is why Shariah has told us to do Aqiqa on birth which is a form of being happy and thankful to Allah for giving us birth, but on death there is no concept of sacrificing an animal and even lamenting is forbidden. Hence in light of rulings prescribed by shariah one should rejoice in Rabi ul Awwal on birth of our beloved Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) [Husn al-Maqsad fi Amal al-Mawlid Page No. 54-55]

►[As-Suyuti – Rahimuhullah in Al Hawi lil Fatawi, Volume 1, Page No. 298, Published by Maktaba al Asriya, Beirut, Lebanon]

Imam Shawkani & Mawlid in his Subul al Huda wal Irshad (Wahhabi’s Favt Imam)

View of Imam hafidh Ibne Hajar Asqallani

The Sheikh ul Islam and hadith Master of his age, Ibn Hajr Asqalani was asked about the practice of commemorating the birth of the Prophet, and gave the following written reply: As for the origin of the practice of commemorating the Prophet’s birth, it is an innovation that has not been conveyed to us from any of the pious early muslims of the first three centuries, despite which it has included both features that are praisweorthy and features that are not. If one takes care to include in such a commemoration only things that are praiseworthy and avoids those that are otherwise, it is a praise worthy innovation, while if ones does not, it is not. An authentic primary textual basis from which its legal validity is inferable has occured to me, namely the rigorously authenticated (sahih) hadith in the collections of Bukhari and Muslim that the Prophet came to Medina and found the Jews fasting on the tenth of Muharram `Ashura ‘ [Husn al-Maqsad fi Amal al-Mawlid Page No. 63] [Continued in Next Page No 64]

So he asked them about it and they replied: “It is the day on which Allah drowned Pharaoh and rescued Moses, so we fast in it to thanks to Allah Most high,” which indicates the validity of giving thanks to Allah for the blessings He has bestowed on a particular day in providing a benefit, or averting an affliction, repeating one’s thanks on the anniversary of that day every year, giving thanks to Allah taking * any various forms of worship such as prostration, fasting, giving charity or reciting the Koran. Then what blessing is greather than the Birth of the Prophet, the Prophet of Mercy, on this day? in light of which, one should take care to commemorate it on the day itself in order to confrom to the above story of moses and the tenth of Muharram, [but] those who do not view the matter thus do not mind commemorating it on any day of the month, while some have expanded its time to any of day the year, whatever exception bay e taken at such a view. [Husn al-Maqsad fi Amal al-Mawlid Page No. 64]

I have derived the permissibility of Mawlid from another source of the Sunna [besides Ibn Hajar’s deduction from the hadith of `Ashura’], namely :The hadith found in Bayhaqi, narrated by Anas, that “The Prophet slaughtered a `aqiqa [sacrifice for newborns] for himself after he received the prophecy,” although it has been mentioned that his grandfather `Abd al-Muttalib did that on the seventh day after he was born, and the `aqiqa cannot be repeated. Thus the reason for the Prophet’s action is to give thanks to Allah for sending him as a mercy to the worlds, and to give honor to his Umma, in the same way that he used to pray on himself. It is recommended for us, therefore, that we also show thanks for his birth by meeting with our brothers, by feeding people, and other such good works and rejoicing.” This hadith confirms the aforementioned hadith of the Prophet’s emphasis of Monday as the day of his birthday and that of his prophethood. [Husn al-Maqsad fi Amal al-Mawlid Page No. 64-65]

Click to see Scans

Milad by Imam ibn al Jawzi (Wahhabi/Salfi’s Most Favt)

the most strict scholar in al-Jarh wa’t Tadeel, even he wrote a complete book on Mawlid where he said:

In Haramayn (i.e. Makkah and Madina), in Egypt, Yemen rather all people of Arab world have been celebrating Mawlid for long. Upon sight of the moon in Rabi ul Awwal their happiness touches the limits and hence they make specific gatherings for Dhikr of Mawlid due to which they earn immense Ajr and Success.[Biyan al Milaad an Nabwi, Page No. 58] 

See Original Manuscript Scan of this astonishing Book only Here

Mawlid Proofs by Imam al Haythami

Imam Shahabudin abu al Abbas Asqallani (rd)’s View 

Imam Shahab-ud-din Abul Abbas al-Qastallani (Rahimuhullah) the author of great Seerah book called Al-Muwahib al-Laduniya, he said:

When it is said that Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) was born at night time then the question arises which of the two nights is greater i.e. Night of Decree or Night of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam)’s birth?

The Night of Prophet (Peace be upon him)’s birth is superior due to 3 reasons

First: He (salallaho alaihi wasalam) arrived (in this world) on the Night of Mawlid whereas Night of decree was granted to him (afterwards), therefore the arrival of Prophet (Peace be upon him) is greater than what has been granted to him, hence night of Mawlid is higher in virtue.

Second: If Night of decree is vitreous night because Angels descend in it, then Night of Mawlid has the virtue of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) being sent to world. The Prophet (saw) is superior to Angels, therefore night of Mawlid becomes superior.

Third: Due to night of decree, the Ummah of Muhammad (salallaho alaihi wasalam) was given imminence, whereas due to Night of Mawlid all creations were given Fazilah, as Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) is sent as Mercy to worlds/creations (Quran 21:107), hence the blessing was made general for all creations.

Reference: Imam Qastallani – Rahimuhuillah in Al Muwahib al Laduniya Volume 1, Page No. 145, Also Imam Zarqani – Rahimuhullah in his Sharah of Al-Muwahib, Volume 1, Page Nos 255-256

Imam Qastallani (Rahimuhullah) also said: May Allah have mercy on the one who turns the nights of the month of the Prophet’s birth into celebration in order to decrease the suffering of those whose hearts are filled with disease and sickness.”[Al-Muwahib- Volume 1, Page No 148]

Wahhabi’s Most Favt Imam Ibne Taymmiyah’s View and Permission

Hafidh Imam Ibne Kathir (please read fully in article about his view on mawlid) Al Bidaya Wan Nihaya

Mawlid by Sheikh Abdul-Haq Muhadith Dehlawi (Deobandi/Wahabi/Sunni’s Imam)

Shah Waliullah (famous Deobandi imam)

Deobandi’s Favt Mowlana Ashraf Ali Thanvi

Famous Imam of hadith Imam Dhahabi

Hujjatul Islam Imam Muhammad Ghazali (rd)
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Also many Imams including the imam of Salafis Ibne Taymmiya also say this 

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Hulyatul Auliya wa tabaqat al Asfiyaa by

الكتاب: حلية الأولياء وطبقات الأصفياء المؤلف: أبو نعيم أحمد بن عبد الله بن أحمد بن إسحاق بن موسى بن مهران الأصبهاني (المتوفى: 430هـ)

 Says

Quote:”Satan Shouts 4 times (lanatullahealeh)
1) When he was Cursed (mal’oon)
2) When he came on earth 
3) On the Mawlid of Prophet alehisalam
4) When Surah Faatiha was revealed 

Its is also said that (ran’een) (high cry like shout) and (Nukh’aar) (voice like in sleeping) are from Devi’s Deeds…….. 

Imam Ahmed bin Abdllah Isbahani (rta) in his Hulyatul Auliya Wa Tabqat al Asfiya” Unquote.

Milaaad (Murawijaaa) kisne Manyeeeee Sabase Pehle ?????(Regarding who celebrated Mawlid first?)

Imam Nawavee Ke Ustad ka Ailaan e Haq  Bila shubah اﻟﺸﻴﺦ ﻋﻤﺮ ﺑﻦ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ اﻟﻤﻼ ﺃﺣﺪ Deegar Kutub mein Jhaan Malik Muzafffer ka Tazkiraa hai woh Isliye ke Unhoune Uskou Zour O Shour se Manaya hai Magar woh Bhee اﻟﺸﻴﺦ ﻋﻤﺮ ﺑﻦ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ اﻟﻤﻼ ﺃﺣﺪ Kee Pairwee Mein 

Ibne kathir ne bhi  Manane waloun Mein hee zikr kiyaa hai Ijaad karne waloun mein naheee — 

The Teacher of famous Imam Nawawi (rd), Al Sheikh Umar bin Muhammad says that Malik Muzaffar (caliph) is wherever mentioned with great honor is because he celebrates this day with great joy. Ibne kathir also take him as only celebrating Mawlid not the First one who started this. (This is also refutation to Wahhabi lie regarding Mawlid and objection that this event is not old one but created one)

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Ibne kathir also recognized Mawlidun Nabi as the act of Islamic generations upon that. in his Tarikh ibne Kathir Al Bidaya Wan Nihaya.

Mawlid an-Nabawi SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam Celebrations in Cairo in 1878
Mawlid an-Nabawi SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam Celebrations in Cairo in 1878
Mawlid an-Nabi SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam procession at Boulac Avenue in 1904 at Cairo, Egypt.
Mawlid an-Nabi SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam procession at Boulac Avenue in 1904 at Cairo, Egypt.
 احتفال بالمولد النبوي عام 1896 بميدان البلدية في مدينة بنغازي الليبية The Ottoman flag is raised during Mawlid an-Nabi  Celebrate the Prophet's Mohammad Sallallaho alihy wa Sallam birthday in 1896 in the field of municipal Libyan city of Benghazi

احتفال بالمولد النبوي عام 1896 بميدان البلدية في مدينة بنغازي الليبية
The Ottoman flag is raised during Mawlid an-Nabi
Celebrate the Prophet’s Mohammad Sallallaho alihy wa Sallam birthday in 1896 in the field of municipal Libyan city of Benghazi

Wahabiyon keh Sunniyon par taqreeban Milad shareef se related tamam sawalat k tasali bakhsh jawabat diye jaa chuke hain zeel main aik aks pesh kiya jaa raha hai 3 eidon walay bhonday aitraz par jawab ki surat main.

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Another Proof of Mawlid From Masnad e Ahmad
Another Proof of Mawlid From Masnad e Ahmad

Milad Aur Hadees e Milaad Hadees Riwayat karney ke Baat Hafiz Ibne Hajar Asqalani Farmatey hain (hadees ke liye post ka mutala karein) Main kehtaa hun k iska Tatma ue hai ke Ye fazl Mazkoraa uss Zaat e Mubaraka (ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ ) kee Tazim kee Wajeh sey hai Jis ke liye Kafir se ye Nek Amal Sadir huwaaa Uss hadees kee Takrij Jissey Ye Sabit hai ke Ye Mazkora Khwab Hazrat Abbas ne hee Dekha Thaa Musanaf Abdur Razzaq Vol 7 Page 478 Shoib Ul Iman lil behqi Vol 1 Page 261 Dalil Un Nabuwah Vol 1 page 150  Allama Abul Qasim Suhaili ne Al Rauz ul Unf Vol 192 Hafiz Ibne Kathir Ne Serat Nabwiya Vol 1 Page 224 Al Bidaya Wan nihaya Vol 2 page 332 Imam Bagwi Ne Sharah Sunnah Vol 9 page 95  Madari jun Nabuwah Vol 2 page 19 Muwahibul Laduniya Vol 1 Page 27 Hafiz Nasiruddin Damishqi Ne  Maurd ul Sawdi Fee Mauldul Hadi Al Hadi Vol 1 Page 197 Deobandiyoun ke Peshwaa Anwar Shah Kashmiri ne Faizul Bari Vol 4 Page 278 Gair Muqalid aur Deobandiyoun ke peshwa Abdullah Bin Muhammed bin Abdul Wahab Najdi  Ne Muqtasar Seerat e Rasul Page 13 par Bhee Darj Kiyaa hai Aur Dounou ke Peshwa  Ibne Qayim ne  Tahfatul Maulood Ba hukaamul Maulood Page 19 Ibrahim Sialkotvi Ne Seerat e Mustafa page 153 (Hashiya)

Milad Aur Hadees e Milaad

Hadees Riwayat karney ke Baat Hafiz Ibne Hajar Asqalani Farmatey hain (hadees ke liye post ka mutala karein)

“Main kehtaa hun k iska Tatma ue hai ke Ye fazlMazkoraa uss Zaat e Mubaraka (ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ) kee Tazim kee Wajeh sey hai Jis ke liye Kafir se ye Nek Amal Sadir huwaaa

Uss hadees kee Takhrij Jissey Ye Sabit hai ke Ye Mazkora Khwab Hazrat Abbas ne hee Dekha Thaa

Musanaf Abdur Razzaq Vol 7 Page 478
Shoib Ul Iman lil behqi Vol 1 Page 261
Dalil Un Nabuwah Vol 1 page 150 
Allama Abul Qasim Suhaili ne Al Rauz ul Unf Vol 192
Hafiz Ibne Kathir Ne Serat Nabwiya Vol 1 Page 224
Al Bidaya Wan nihaya Vol 2 page 332
Imam Bagwi Ne Sharah Sunnah Vol 9 page 95 
Madari jun Nabuwah Vol 2 page 19
Muwahibul Laduniya Vol 1 Page 27
Hafiz Nasiruddin Damishqi Ne Maurd ul Sawdi Fee Mauldul Hadi Al Hadi Vol 1 Page 197
Deobandiyoun ke Peshwaa  Anwar Shah Kashmiri ne Faizul Bari Vol 4 Page 278
Gair Muqalid aur Deobandiyoun ke peshwa Abdullah Bin Muhammed bin Abdul Wahab Najdi Ne Mukhtasar Seerat e Rasul Page 13 par Bhee Darj Kiyaa hai 

Aur Dounou ke Peshwa 
Ibne Qayim ne Tahfatul Maulood Ba hukaamul Maulood Page 19
Ibrahim Sialkotvi Ne Seerat e Mustafa page 153 (Hashiya).
Proof of Aima on Mawlid in madarij an Nabuwa
Proof of Aima on Mawlid in madarij an Nabuwa

Now in the End we are presenting some special pictures for the reader to neutrally distinguish all above given information and then we would only like you to think that Salafism/Wahabism/Deobandism/Ahle-hadithism’s Objections on Mawlid and see their hypocrisy and double standards. That Mawild for the Love of Prophet is Haram in their religion and 1400 years of Islamic traditions are (POLYTHEIST) for them but whatever they do in the occupied land of Hijaz (KSA) or in other countries its allowed for them. And then we will show you the very last picture of the fatwa snap taken from Ibne-Baz’s Fatwa produced in KsA and in the newspapers. These pictures however not only show their double standards in religion but also on several other issues and other Islamic fundamentals which they rejects for Muslims but they do personally those things.

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Now in the last we are giving you EXCLUSIVE SCAN from Wahhabism’s Founder Ibn-al-Wahab Najdi al Tamimi so you can judge that the so called followers of Salaf are actucally totally opposing their views. Although when there is Clear cut Hukm (nass) (order) Of Quranic Verse to celebrate, there is no need for all these proofs but these are given because many among us has a questionable mind, so by the intention alhamdolillah this will be the final utmost authentic proof ever for these deviants who deny everything and calling anything polytheism. I Hope this Rebuttal will help many of those brothers and sisters who are really in search of authentic knowledge and want to know their Islam according to the prescribed manners of Sunnah.

 Ibne al Wahhab’s approval of Hadith of abu lahab. 

Ibn al wahab najdi showing that even abu lahab was forgiven from Fire on the day of Mawlid bcz of celebrating the Happiness of that day he use to free his slaves
Ibn al wahab najdi showing that even abu lahab was forgiven from Fire on the day of Mawlid bcz of celebrating the Happiness of that day he use to free his slaves

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This is what they now a days believe ie. declaring Mawlid Shirk (Polytheism) Astaghfirullah sum maaz Allah. This is official fatwa of the official cleric of Salfism/Wahabism in the world.

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And in the end our humble prayers and supplications for all those who had spent their time in reading these long lengthy article and learning Islam. We also pray for those deviants who are deceived by “Shaytan” and are dividing Umma into pieces. May Allah guide them to the right path of TRUE SUNNI SUFI ORTHODOX ISLAM and if this is not their fate may Allah keep us save from those who are the wrongdoers. I personally thanks to all resources which helped me in compiling this huge article in Refutation to Wrongdoers on the Topic of Blessed Mawlid of Rasool-ullah AlehisalatoWasalam. 

Happy Mawlidun Nabi (sall allahu allehi wa-aalihi-wasahbihi-wa-barika-wasallim) to All of the Umma. May Allah fulfill yours and ours good desires and supplications. 

JazakAllahu Khairan Khaseera wa Barak-Allahu Fikum 

And Allah & His Blessed Prophet (sal Allahu alehi wasalam) knows the best!

(Ended on Juma’tul Mubarak, Rabi-ul-awwal 1/10/2014)

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Updated: on 2:00 Pm Jumma’tul Mubarak, Rabi-ul-Awwal 1/10/2014 (courtesy for extra scans from http://www.ahlus-sunna.com and brother Aamir Ibrahim (may Allah increase his knowledge and wisdom) i am presenting his given references (with a minor editing) and counter refutation for Wahhabism on topic of Mawlid)

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Imam Shams-ud-din Dimishqi (Rahimuhullah) writes:

قد صح أن أبا لهب يخفف عنه عذاب النار في مثل يوم الاثنين لإعتاقه ثويبة سرورا بميلاد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ثم أنشد:

إذا كان هذا كافرا جاء ذمه * وتبت يداه في الجحيم مخلدا
أتى أنه في يوم الاثنين دائما * يخفف عنه للسرور بأحمدا
فما الظن بالعبد الذي طول عمره * بأحمد مسرورا ومات موحدا

Translation: It is proven that Abu Lahab’s punishment of fire is reduced on every Monday because he rejoiced on brith of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) and freed the slave-woman Thawba (RA)When Abu Lahab, whose eternal abode is hell fire and regarding whom whole surah of Tabat Yada (i.e. Surah Lahab) was revealed, he gets Takhfif in his Adhaab every Monday then Imagine the situation of a (momin) who has spent his life in rejoicing over birth of Prophet (saw) and died as a Mawhid [ Mawrid as Sadi Fi Mawlid al Hadi by Imam al-Dimishqi and Imam Suyuti in Hassan al Maqsad fi Amal al Mawlid, Page No. 66]

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Also in the same book Imam Suyuti presents the Qowl of Imam Abu Abd’illah ibn al-Haaj

 

Mullah Ali Qari (Rahimuhullah) the author of Sharh al Mishqaat and magnificent Hanafi scholar, he said:

Allah said: There hath come unto you a messenger, (one) of yourselves (9:128), In this It is pointed towards honoring the time when Prophet (saw) arrived amongst us, therefore one should do dhikr (of Quran) to thank Allah. As for Samah and playing is concerned then that which is Mubah (i.e. allowed) could be made part of Mawliddue to happiness without any harm [Muallah Ali Qari in his Al Mawlid an Nabi, Page No. 17]

The great Mufasir and Sufi, Hadrat Ismail Hiqqi (Rahimuhullah) said:

To celebrate Mawlid is amongst the great tributes to Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam), but the condition is that it should be clear of evil things. Imam Suyuti (rah) has said: It is Mustahab for us to be happy on birth of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) [Tafsir Ruh ul Bayan, Volume 9, Page No. 52] 

The Poet of the East, Allama Muhammad Iqbal (Rahimuhullah) said:

Milad un Nabi (salallaho alaihi wasalam) is amongst the sacred days for Muslims. According to my understanding it is very crucial for nourishment and treatment of human minds and hearts, Hence it is necessary for Muslims to keep in their sight the Aswa ur Rasul (salallaho alaihi wasalam). In the following three ways they can keep their emotions intact.

 

1. The first way is of sending Darood and Salaam which is part and parcel of Muslim’s life, they try to find every possible time to send Darood. I have come to know about Arab world that if 2 people get into a fight in market then the third says loudly: Allah humma Sali Ala Sayyidna wa Barik Wassalim, hearing this the fight stops immediately, this is the power which Darood holds therefore it is necessary to embed the thought in heart of the person on whom Darood is sent (i.e. Prophet Salallaho alaihi wasalam)

2. The second way deals with Gatherings i.e. Muslims should gather in great number and one person out of them (i.e. leader) who is fully versed regarding the Life and works of Pride to the worlds (i.e. Prophet Salallaho alaihi wasalam) should mention them in detail so that the devotion to follow the way of Prophet (saw) awakens in hearts of Muslims, for this purpose we have also gathered today.

3. The third way is although difficult but still it to be mentioned is very important. It is that Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) is remembered in such a way that our hearts (and ways) become Mazhar (signs) of different aspects of Nabuwah i.e. the feeling which was there about 1300 years ago due to literal presence of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam), the same feeling arises in our hearts too. [Asaar e Iqbal, Pages. 306-307]

 Maulana Abdul Hai Luckhnawi (Rahimuhullah) said:

When a kafir of Abu Lahab’s calibre gets rewarded upon rejoicing on birth of Prophet (saw), then an Ummati who gets happy on his birth and spends due to his love for him would of course be established on high standards, just like it has been mentioned by Ibn Jawzi (rahimuhullah) and Sheikh Muhadith Haq Dhelvi (Rahimuhullah) [Abdul Hai in Majmua al Fatawa, Volume 2, Page No. 282]

 

Khalil Ahmed Sahranpuri in Al-Muhannad broke all barriers when he said:: What are we, not even a single Muslim can consider Dhikr of birth of Prophet (saw), rather dhikr of his shoes, RATHER DHIKR OF URINE OF HIS DONKEY TO BE BIDAH OR HARAM [Al Muhannad, Page No. 60, Question No. 21]

The famous scholar of Ghair Muqalideen, Nawab Saddiq Hassan Khan Bhopali said:

What is wrong in it if we cannot do dhikr of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam)’s Seerah, his Hidaya, his Birth and his death evreyday, then we should do it every month and in days of Rabi Ul Awwal and they should not be left empty.

He writes further: A Person who does not get happy upon incidents of Mawlid and does not thank Allah for such a great blessing then “SUCH A PERSON IS NOT MUSLIM” [Ash Shamama tul Anbarah min Mawlid al Khayr ul Barah, Page No. 12]

Note: No wonder our Salafis have not even spared their own people in Takfir, the above fatwa is an open takfir upon all Salafis who make sad faces on Mawlid and try to refute it (Note: Its has been mentioned in the beginning that Shaytan cried loudly on birth of Prophet saw)

The gatherings of Mawlid and Adhkaar which take place during our time, they are mostly confined to good deeds, for example in them Sadaqat are given, Dhikr is done, Darud and Salam is sent upon the Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) and he is praised. [Imam al Haythami (rah) in Fatawa al Hadithiyyah, Page No. 202]

Counter refutation of Salafis (by brother Aamir Ibrahim, if anyone finds any refutation of this counter refutation then contact brother Aamir directly on the telephone numbers provided on home page ahlu-sunna.com’s site)

(Although these questions are already been answered in this article in great detail but for the lovers of knowledge you must read this refutation by brother Sheikh Aamir Ibrahim for the reason of soul satisfaction on this topic)

Q) Mawlid was not practiced or arranged by any of the Sahaba, nor is there any proof of it being done by Tabiyeen, these are the Islaaf whom we follow and choosing their way is the safest path.

Answer: First of all, it is false to say this because Prophet (Peace be upon him) himself celebrated the day of his birth as proven from Sahih Muslim that Prophet (Peace be upon him) was asked about fasting on monday and he replied “He was born on this day and reveletion was sent on him” [See above the heading called “Istadlal from ahadith, Proof # 1], above all, Allah azza Wajjal Himself takes the “DAYS OF PROPHETIC BIRTHS AS DAYS OF PEACE” [See Qur’an 19:15]

 

Secondly, the Salafis are asked to bring forward a categorical hadith in which Prophet (Peace be upon him) forbade Mawlid, remember to prove something haram you need a more stronger proof whereas even silence goes in favous of us Sunnis due to this following hadith: 

 

عن أَبي الدرداءِ قالَ: قالَ رسولُ الله صلى الله عليه وسلّم: «ما أَحلَّ الله في كتابهِ فهوَ حَلالٌ، وما حَرَّمَ فهوَ حَرامٌ، وما سَكَتَ عنهُ فهوَ عَفْوٌ، فاقْبَلوا مِنَ

الله عافِيَتَهُ، فِانَّ الله لم يَكُنْ ليَنْسَى شَيْئاً، ثمَّ تلا:وَمَا كَانَ رَبُّكَ نَسِيًّا 

رواه البزار والطبراني في الكبير، وإِسناده حسن ورجاله موثقون .

 

Translation: Abu Darda (RA) narrates that the Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) said: Whatever Allaah has permitted in His Book is Halaal, whatever He has forbidden is Haraam, “AND ANYTHING OVER WHICH THERE IS SILENCE IS PARDONED” so accept the pardon of Allaah, for Allaah cannot be forgetful. Then he recited this verse: ‘and your Lord is never forgetful’ [Maryam 19:64].[Imam Haythami in Majma uz Zawaid 1:171, Hadith No. 794]

[Note Z-haq: This is also given in the references and scans folder for Mawlid in our scans library you can read there or by clicking Imam haithami’s folder in this article given previously]

Imam Haythami (rah) said: It is narrated by Al-Bazzar and Tabarani in his Kabir with “Hassan chain having reliable narrators”

This hadeeth is also classified as Sahih by Nasir ud-din Albani in his Silsilat as Sahihah (5/325)

Hence according to this hadith the Silence proves Mawlid to be allowed because the Asl for this is found in Qur’an and Sunnah as so many proofs have been shown above.

Thirdly even if assuming Sahaba or Tabiyeen did not do it (although no proof of Nafi exists) then there are many things which were not practiced by Sahaba and Tabiyeen, but later Ulama derived rulings on them looking at the principles, Therefore If anything does not contradict the principles of Shariah then it has always been allowed, for example the knowledge of al-Jarh wa’t Ta’deel in hadith, the knowledge of Asma ur Rijaal, putting Araab (punctuation) on Qur’an, Building minarets on mosques, narrating hadiths with chain of narrators etc… The point is that their Asl is found in Shariah, similarly the Asl for rejoicing on Mawlid is found in Qur’an itself let alone Sunnah where it is definitely found too.

 

Q) Mawlid is Bidat al Dhalalah (blameworthy innovation), Prophet (Peace be upon him) said in rigorously authentic ahadith that All bidahs are misguidance and all misguidance are in the fire.

Answer: This hadith is not general but rather specific as classical scholar Imam Ibn Hajr al Haythami (rah) explained: 

 

وفي الحديث “كل بدْعة ضلالة وكل ضلالة في النار” وهو محمول على المحرمة لا غي

 

Translation: That which is narrated in Hadith that All innovations are evil and all evil are in hell fire, This hadith will be applied for Bidat al Muhrima (i.e. category of haram innovations only) not others.[Al Haytami in Fatawa al Hadithiyyah, Volume No.1Page No. 109, Published by Dar ul Fikr, Beirut, Lebanon]

 

Secondly, such terminology is used in Shariah many times, for example Quran states: “Verily you and what you worship apart from Allah are the fuel of hell” (Qur’an 21:98)

We all know that Jesus is worshiped by Christians, now if we make this ayah general then Naudhobillah Jesus shall become fuel of hell fire too (Audhobillah Min Dhalik), therefore we have to understand the reality behind words of Prophet (Peace be upon him), the Bidahs which Prophet forbade were all new innovations which contradicted shariah, the dalil for this could be found in Sahih Bukhari

Volume 3, Book 49, Number 861: (Sahih Bukhari – Muhsin Khan Wahabi translation)

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.”

The Important Usool

We know from many ahadith that Prophet (Peace be upon him) allowed new matters in deen, like few sahaba recited Fatiha on bite of snake (see: Bukhari Volume 3, Book 36, Number 476), they had no knowledge of it from Prophet (Peace be upon him), but on coming to Prophet  it was approved, some people still argue that it was allowed in presence of Prophet, so whatever he allows and forbids we have to follow, the answer to this is that Prophet could never contradict in his sayings, If he has laid down a principle that all innovations are evil in mutlaqqan terms then there is no Jawaz of him accepting some himself, hence It is necessary to check everything according to principles of Shariah.
One more answer to this is that Umar (ra) called combining sahaba behind 1 Qari as “Na’imal Bidatu Hadihi (i.e. What an Excellent innovation this is)” refer to Sahih Bukhari in Kitab ut Tarawih… this is proof from Nass that every bidah is not bad, on this some people also argue that Umar (ra) was referring to Lughwi Bidah not Shari’i, they are asked to bring proof from hadith itself that Umar (ra) differentiated bidah between Lughwi and Shari’i?

 

Above all Uthman bin Affan (ra) started the second Adhaan for Jumma, Salafis reply to this as: They were Khulafa ar rashideen and we are bound to follow them because hadith states so, the answer to this is same i.e. had every bidah been evil then our pious predecessors would not have contradicted themselves, had word Bidah been only bad then Sayyidna Umar (RA) would have used wording “Ni’mal Sunnat” rather than Ni’aml Bidatu”

Q) The day of Prophet (Peace be upon him) ‘s birth is not confirmed to be 12th of Rabi Ul Awwal, rather his day of death is confirmed to be 12th Rabi Ul Awwal, hence to rejoice on a sad day is a wrong thing.

Answer: First of all those who prove Mawlid always believe that Mawlid is not restricted to 1 date only, you can rejoice on any day, secondly the early most Seerah books like Seerat Ibn Ishaq (rah), Ibn Hisham (rah), Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d (rah) confirm the date of birth to be 12th Rabi ul Awwal, so does Imam Ibn Kathir (rah) in his book Sirat ar Rasul where he calls it mainstream opinion and calls other opinions as weak….

Conclusion

Question. Mawlid is root cause of filthy things in ummah like drinking, intermixing of women, music etc…

Answer: This type of ignorance is hurled at Muslims when opposite party is left with nothing to say, This is also answered in the article by the way, i.e. If someone does a wrong deed in Masjid then this does not mean we stop going to Masjid completely, secondly we ask Salafis: Would these things become Halal if not done in Milad? Hence Mawlid itself is allowed and salafis only use straw-man argumentation. 

Question: Imam Ibn Kathir (rah) called Mawlid as a grave innovation in Al Bidayah wan Nihaya, Malik Muzzafar ud din was as Bidati, Fasiq ruler?

Answer: It’s a lie and forgery of Ibn Kathir’s text as proven above.

12 Rabi-ul-Awal: The Most Authentic Date of Milad

Some people claim that the exact date of birth of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is not known and hence there is little room for the celebration of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) on 12th of Rabi-ul-Awal.

12 Rabi-ul-Awal is not only accepted as Milad Day from the classical and ancient scholars, it is also confirmed by the governments of the whole Islamic world. The holidays of almost 2 dozen Islamic countries, and except Iran ALL other countries celebrate it on 12 Rabi-ul-Awal. Iran celebrates it on 17 Rabi-ul-Awal, but this is because they coincide it with the birth date of Imam Jafar Sadiq (علیھ السلام).

Opinion of Renowned Historians about the Authentic Date of Milad

1. Imam Ibn-e-Ishaq (85-151 H): Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was born on 12 Rabi-ul-Awal in Aam-ul-Feel. (Ibn-e-Jozi in Al-Wafa, Page 87)

2. Allama Ibn-e-Hasham (213 H): Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was born on Monday 12 Rabi-ul-Awal in Aam-ul-Feel. (Ibn-e-Hasham in As-Sirat-un-Nabawiya, Vol. 1, Page 158)

3. Imam Ibn-e-Jareer Tabari (224-310 H): Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was born on Monday 12 Rabi-ul-Awal in Aam-ul-Feel. (Tarikh-ul-Umam-wal-Muluk, Vol. 2, Page 125)

4. Allama Abu-ul-Hasan Ali Bin Muhammad Al-Mawardi (370-480 H): Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was born 50 days after the event of Ashab-ul-Feel and after the death of His father on Monday 12 Rabi-ul-Awal. (Ailam-un-Nabuwa, Page 192)

5. Imam Al-Hafiz Abu-ul-Fatah Al-Undalasi (671-734 H): Our leader and our Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), the Messenger of Allah, was born on Monday 12 Rabi-ul-Awal in Aam-ul-Feel. (Aayun-al-Asr, Vol.1, Page 33)

6. Allama Ibn-e-Khaldun (732-808 H): Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was born on 12 Rabi-ul-Awal in Aam-ul-Feel. It was the 40th year of Emperor Kasra Noshairwan. (Ibn-e-Khaldun in At-Tarikh Vol. 2, Page 394)

 

7. Muhammad As-Sadiq Ibrahim Arjoon: From various turaq (chains) it has been established as true that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was born on Monday 12 Rabi-ul-Awal in Aam-ul-Feel in the reign of Kasara Noshairwan. (Muhammad Rasool Ullah, Vol. 1, Page 102)

8. Sheikh Abdul-Haq Muhadath Dehlvi (950-1052 H):Know it well, that over-whelming majority of the experts of sayar and tarikh (i.e. biographers and historians) hold the opinion that An-Hazrat (i.e. the prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was born in Aam-ul-Feel … It is well known that the month was of Rabi-ul-Awal and its date was 12. Various scholars have shown their agreement with this (date). (Madarij-un-Nabuwa, Vol. 2, Page 14)

9. Nawab Muhammad Sadiq Hasan Khan Bohapalvi: The birth (of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was happened in Mecca at the time of Fajar on Monday 12 Rabi-ul-Awal in Aam-ul-Feel. Majority of scholars holds this opinion. Ibn-e-Jozi has narrated a consensus (of scholars) on it. (Ash-Shumama-tul-Anbariya Fi Mowlid Khair-al-Bariya, Page 7)

You can see that the historians / scholars from the first / second century of Hijri, as well as the scholars of later times, had been authenticating it. The list also includes the well known leader of Salafis, i.e. Nawab Sadiq Hasan Bohapalvi.

This Date is Officially Recognized by Islamic World

Milad-un-Nabi (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is celebrated throughout the Islamic world, with the exception of a few countries. Interestingly, all the Islamic countries (except Iran, who celebrate on 17th) celebrate it on 12th of Rabi-ul-Awal.

Here is a list of 16 Islamic countries who hold an official holiday on 12th of Rabi-ul-Awal (the actual list is longer than this):

اردن
امارات
بحرین
الجزائر
سوڈان
عراق
کویت
مرا کش
یمن
تونس
شام
عمان
لبنان
لیبیا
مصر
مورطانیہ

Conclusion:

The most authentic date of Milad-un-Nabi (i.e. Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)’s birth), as agreed upon by the classical and later scholars and historians, and as officially recognized by Islamic countries, is Monday 12 Rabi-ul-Awal.

Now Im going to prove from a scholar whom even Salafi consider the top most scholar in Tafsir and Tarikh and he not only says 12th is the mainstreem opinion but also relies with exact hadith for it

ورواه ابن أبى شيبة في
مصنفه عن عفان ، عن سعيد بن ميناء ، عن جابر وابن عباس أنهما قالا : ولد رسول الله
صلى الله عليه وسلم عام الفيل يوم الاثنين الثانى عشر من شهر ربيع الاول

Translation: Ibn Abi Shaybah (rah) in his Musannaf narrates from Affan>>Sa’id>>Jabir and Ibn Abbas (ridhwan Allahu ajmain) who said: Rasul Ullah (salallaho alaihi wasalam) was born in the year of elephant on Monday, the 12th Rabi Ul Awwal [Ibn Kathir in Seerat un Nabi, Volume 1, Page No. 199]

Then he said:

وهذا هو المشهور عند الجمهور
والله أعلم .

This is what is famous amongst Majority and Allah knows the best [ibid] 

Imam Qastallani (rahimuhullah) said: Rasul Ullah (saw) was born on 12th Rabi ul Awwal and People of Makkah follow it,on this same day they visit (your place of birth).. It is famous that you were born on 12th Rabi ul Awwal, the day was of Monday, Ibn Ishaq (rah) and others have narrated this too [Al Muwahib al Laduniya, Volume 1, Page No. 88] 

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Now Presenting Some Scans from Tabqat ibne Sa’ad the most famous Historian Imam Muhammad bin Sa’ad’s Proof of 12th of Rabiul Awwal is the agreed upon date and also further details highlighted with colors. In this he also gave proof of the miracles of Prophet alehisalam even before birth and when he born the  Nuur was lighted on all of the lands of Makkah and Madina, as previously explained in article, and as well as update from B. Aamir and his reference of Tabqat ibne Sa’ad
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Scans of Tafseer Dur-e-Mansur Proofs

Dure Mansur Maryam verse 15
Quranic exegesis shows that the Day a Prophet born, its blessing and doing “Shukar” (thanksgiving) is must and baith’e’ Thawab also. This exegesis is showing hadith narrated by
Imam ibne al munzar, from ibn Abi haatim, from Ibne Mardoeya, from Ibne Khuzaima and Darqutni (in Al Afrad), Abu nasar Al Sajzi (in Al Abana) and Tabrani (rah) narrated from hazrat Ibne Abbas (rd)who says:”We were sitting in Masjid al Nabawiya in a gathering and was praising the Fazail of Anbiya (Their work their praise and their status). We talked about the longest Ibadat habit of Syaduna Nuh (alehisalam) (biblical Noah), we talked about Ibrahim, Moses and Jesus (about their birth, life and Fadail (prestigious status)) and then WE DID DHIKR OF RASOOL ALLAH (i.e, talking about his Fadail, like Ulema’s do in now a days Mawlid), Prophet alehisalam came to us and says:”No-one is gona be good by Hazrat Zakariya (alehisalam) dont you heard that Allah (Shanuhu wa tala) says in Holy Quran …………..(till end)”.
This shows clear evidence that Doing and explaining Fadail of Prophets is permissible not only but also Prophet alehisalam himself join that.

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Proof of Authenticity of the Birth date of Mawlidun Nabi alehisalam is 12th Rabi-ul-awwal by consensus

Famous Historian of Islamic Literature Rais al Mo’arikhin Allama Abd-rRehman ibn Khaldun (rta) 702-808 H

In Tarikh Ibne Khaldun Vol 1

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12th Rabi-ul-Awal another proof by Sirat ibne Hisham

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SPECIAL UPDATE WITH RARE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS AND SCANS ON MAWLID SHAREEF

IMAM MULLA ALI QARI AL HANAFI (RD) the famous Jurist and Scholar in his book AL-Mawrid -al-Ravi fi Mawlid al-Nabawi (sallallahualehiwasalam), The salaf saliheen and mohadithen has been written whole books in the favor of Mawlid. Yet many of them are been save in King saud’s university and they did not show them. Here is a Rare translation of this magnificent book along with different proof. e.g Mawlid From Sahaba, Mawlid from Salaf saliheen and its answer, Mawlid’s date that when did it started expressly and Malak Muzaffar‘s work which we already explained previous in this article by Hafith ibne kathir’s authority.

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Another Famous Jurist Muhaddith and Imam Muhayi’ud-deen ibn-al-Arabi’s Original manuscript on mawlid and written book which clearly show its validity and proven wrong Wahhabi Deviancy

A rare collection of Original manuscripts
A rare collection of Original manuscripts

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Another Original Manuscript (مخطوطہ اصلی ) of Ibn al Jawzi (rta)

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3rd Original manuscript of Imam ibn al jawzi on Mawlid (Wahhabis/Digest it plz)

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Now the Most Astonishing Proof by Our Spiritual Master Hazrat Sayyaduna Sheikh Abdul Qaadir al Jilaani (rd) whose status and value is also popular in our non-believers and Wahhabi/Salafis too. This is a very very rare book of his work on Mawlid Shareef and totally rejects the opponents view and blames on Sufi Sunni Islam. And yes you cannot deny its validity because it is taken from King Saud University KsA, Rare Books Collections. This is first time you are watching these magnificent books of Islamic literature which wahhabis was got when they occupy Makkah and Madina. It is said that this book was written  by Sheikh and this is the Only manuscirpt on earth which is found there in library. We are very glad to present it first time for PUBLIC EYES

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Another (RARE) book on Mawlid by Imam ibn al Jawzi (Wahhabi’s Favt) First time translated into Urdu by Prof. Shakir M.A

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I have a copy of Faisla Haft Masala of Haji Imadadullah Mahajar Makki Chishti Qadri (Yeah Chishti Qadri from Deobandi jamat) He was “Spiritiual mentor” of Molana Ashraf ali thanvi deobandi, Molana qasim nanotvi deobandi, Molana mehmoodulhassan deobandi, molana zakariya kandhelwi, molana ismail dhelawi, syed ahmed barelvi and many other dominant deobandi ulemas. Here i am just presenting translation of Chapter 2 named after Maulood un Nabii (Sal Allahu Alehi Wasalam) which states:

“There is no controversy that the Dhikr (remembrance) of the birth of the Pride of Adam and the best of Allah’s creation (sal allahu alehi wasalam) is a means of Allah’s Blessings and Good Tidings, both in this world and in the world hereafter. The disputes, however, are about fixing of date and time and celebrating in a special manner, under some restrictions, the prominent being the Aqama (standing position) during Salaam. Some scholars forbid this practice on the basis of the Tradition “kulo bidah dalala” (Sahih Muslim, Abwab ul Juma) i.e., “every innovation is wrong”. But most of the scholars, however allow it on the grounds of great blessings and honour that the Dhikr brings to us. In actual fact and in every faimess bidah applies only if something alien is introduced in the Deen as is apparent from the following Tradition “mun ahdasa fi amrena haza ma laisa minho fahowa radan” (Sahih Bukhari, Kitab ul Sulhah i.e.,  introducing something new in Deen which is not part of the Deen is not acceptable. Thus if a believer considers that his primary aim, the Dhikr of the Holy Prophet alehisalam with respect is Ibadah and means of Allah’s blessings while the conditions are only optional and not obligatory which he follows due to certain interpretations, then this will be far from innovation. If a believer considers that the Dhikr of the Holy Prophet (sal allahu alehi wasalam) with respect is Ibadah and that he can do it at any time though the fixes some time and date like 12th Rabi’ul-awwal due to certain reasons, conveniences or interpretations lest he forgets and misses his (Blessed Dhikr), then there is nothing wrong with it. Talking of interpretations, there are so many of them an that they vary from situation to situation. If one is not aware of them all, one should follow those scholars who have the knowledge of the way the earlier believers would have done in these matters. The specific spiritual practices, mediation the establishments of scholls and Darghas are result of these interpretations. However, if a believer considers all the things discussed above as obligatory (like salat and fasting), then these become innovation. Thus for example if anyone believers that there will be no Divinely blessings if Maulood is not performed on a fixed date or in a position other than Aqama or perfumes and food are not made available at the occasion, then such a belief is certainly wrong because it amounts to exceeding the limits of the Shariah. Similarly considering any Mubah (good action, permissible in Shariah) as Haram (sin) is also wrong and amounts to exceeding the bounds of Shariah. In both these cases, considering a Mubah as Wajib (necessary) or Haram will amount to exceeding the limits of Shariah and are wrong. If one does not consider these things as Wajib from the Shariah point of view but follows them because there are certain blessings associated with them and certain desired effects are not attained without adhering to them, then there is no Justification to call them Bidah. For example, there are certain actions  which only produce specific effects and results when performed in standing posture only and that these effects are not possible in sitting posture. The reason for such a belief is based upon the Kashf (inspiration) or Ilham (revelation) of the initiator of that action. In the same way, based upon one’s own experience or on the evidence of the person blessed with spiritual knowledge and Divinely wisdom, if one considers that special effects would not be possible except carrying them out in special conditions like the standing posture, one cannot be accused of Bidah. Belief is something hidden and cannot be known unless asked about it. It is, therefore not right to doubt anybody’s Iman from merely seeing some of the outward signs of his actions. (Faisalla Haft Masla)

Another Proof from Published Book of Imam ibne Kathir
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Updated on 8:17 am – 14/1/2014 (Urdu translation also added)

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Final Update on this Topic:  Dated 14/1/2014 on 12th of Rabiul-Awwal Shareef Alhamdolillah
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Again Another Proof that ONLY SATAN (SHY’TAN) is un-happy on Mawlidun Nabi alehisalam by Wahhabi’s favourite Imam Ibne Kathir in his Al-Bidaya Wan-Nihaya (another publication) with same things as previously explained in detail.

Tarikh ibne Kathir famously known as Al-Bidaya wan. Nihaya in urdu
Tarikh ibne Kathir famously known as Al-Bidaya wan. Nihaya in urdu

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Few Final Words:
Alhamdolillahi Rabil Alameen, Wasalato Wasalamo Alaa Afzal il Anbiya e Wal Mursaleen. Amma Baad Fa’audo billahi minashetanir Rajeem Bismillahe Rehmani Rahim.

I personally wills to fulfil this dream that presents a 1 Solid Authentic research post with all avalible sources including manuscripts and scans and references, on the blessed topic of Mawlidun Nabi, and i was willing to complete this on 12th of Raibul-Awwal shareef as a gift for my Muslim Brothers and Sisters who are following this blessed day with full joy and happiness and just for the sake of taking Barakah. 

Those people who object Mawlidun Nabi alehisalam are none other than Satan followers. They always object on useless things. even i do not feel good that i have to express this huge work about this topic to those who are already calling themselves Muslims and also Salafis and etc etc. 

I humbly try to show you exactly from Quranic verses, then their exegesis old and new along with scans, then from Ijma of Sahaba on the issue and salaf saliheen. and also from other fundamental people who are considered authoritative on topics related to 1400 years of Islam. 

Even if those people who are not celebrating Mawlid after showing this truth, they are actually un-fortunate because of their some bad acts, Allah is not giving them pleasure of blessings on such a blessed day. I do not think that you will find all these resources which i collected with spending huge time in research and then composing and presenting this valuable work with you brothers and sisters. 

Just remember me and all those people in your dua’s who are behind this word to show you the reality with proofs. Not only proofs but also if someone is misguided or even (likewise Wahhabis) who had a big mouth to open it without using the common sense and proper justifications.  Think Quran, Sunnah, Prophets, Companions, Tabiun, T.Tabiun, Salaf Saliheen aima muhaditheen mufakireen Saints everyone is in favour of celebrating this day and teaching us to follow the Way of Rasoolullah alehisalam and his companions. IF SOMEONE is OBJECTING AND UN-HAPPY it is only and only Satan and his followers. 

May Allah grant  you and me more knowledge and wisdom to understand those criminal new Bid’ati elements among Umma. (i.e, Wahhabism/Deobandism) these all (Ism’s ) are actually a problem. You may think that what about then Sufism? So answer is Real name for Sufism is “Tareeqa” or “Tareeqat” in arabic and urdu, another islamic name for this is “Tassawuf” the term “Sufi-Ism” is given by english dictionaries, which are not authentic and not validate its proper meaning and terms used in Islamic phrases. So  Answer in short is Tareeqat is the only way of Islam which is actually following Sunnah. And all other (Isms) are wrong.

Jazak-Allah.
Wa’ Aakhiru-Da’wananil Hamdolilahi Rabil Alameen.

Updated on 2/2/2014 Courtesy Brother Majzoob for providing more scans 

Imam Abd arRehman (the famous Jaami) rehmatullah aleh and Mawlid

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Book Anwar-asSa’ti’aa by Famous Deobandi Scholar

Molana Abus-Sami who was famous student of Haji imdadullah Mahajar Maki

In this special update and book, there are Mawlid proofs from all most all akabir of deobandi dharam.
Also view of those scholars who are also considered common scholars of Ahlu Sunnah like
Sheikh abdul Aziz Muhadith Dhelawi, Shah abdur-Rahim (deobandi), Shah Waliullah, Haji Mahajar sahab and also interestingly Ismail Dehlawi (the deviant) who is also been shown accepting Mawlid, and yes finally Syed ahmed (so called shaheed) of Deoband Too.

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Updated 2-2-2014 

I thought that all these proofs will be enough but what should i do wherever I search Islamic literature I found more and more proofs. So enjoy this update too. Some very rare books and manuscripts. They are also uploaded to Mawlid Folder in our Scans Library Section. I had not updated Scans Library List yet.

Folder Mawlid Proofs from Mawlidun-Nabi By Al Sheikh Allama Abd-Ar-Rehman bin Abd-alMun’im al-Khiyat

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Another Full Folder with more than 35 Scans of Rare authentic Books of this topic and approval of Mawlid You can Simply Visit it By Clicking Here

Now in the End A Deviant Wahhabi/Deobandi/Salafism/Ahlehadeez says in our country Pakistan that Mawlid is new thing which is created after 1947 Although this is already clear by this huge article that its only LIE and nothing to Do with REAL ISLAM. But here for the sake of that question regarding my country.

I am presenting views of 3 Pillars of Pakistan, because of whom Pakistan is Today on the Map.

1) Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinah 

2) Dr Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal (poet of the east famous sufi)
3) Muslim league before 1947 and Mawlid.

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4th Folder added on 2-2-2014

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Updated : 18/2/2014 
Scan of Tareekh Ibne Khaldoon Arabic Added:

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  1. From Tafsir Ibn Kathir. NOTHING about celebrations of birthday.

    “And indeed We sent Musa with Our Ayat (saying): “Bring out your people from darkness into light, and remind them of the annals (or days) of Allah. Truly, therein are Ayat for every patient, thankful (person).” (Quran, 14:5)

    Allah says here, `Just as We sent you (O, Muhammad) and sent down to you the Book, in order that you might guide and call all people out of darkness into the light, We also sent Musa to the Children of Israel with Our Ayat (signs, or miracles).’ Mujahid said that this part of the Ayah refers to the nine miracles.

    ﴿أَنْ أَخْرِجْ قَوْمَكَ﴾

    (Bring out your people) he is being commanded;

    ﴿أَخْرِجْ قَوْمَكَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَـتِ إِلَى النُّورِ﴾

    (Bring out your people from darkness into light,) call them to all that is good and righteous, in order that they might turn away from the darkness of ignorance and misguidance they indulged in, to the light of guidance and the enlightenment of faith,

    ﴿وَذَكِّرْهُمْ بِأَيَّامِ اللَّهِ﴾

    (and remind them of the annals (or days) of Allah) remind them (O Musa) of Allah’s days, meaning, favors and bounties which He bestowed on them when He delivered them from the grip of Fir`awn and his injustice, tyranny and brutality. This is when Allah delivered them from their enemy, made a passage for them through the sea, shaded them with clouds, sent down manna and quails for them, and other favors and bounties. Mujahid, Qatadah and several others said this. Allah said next,

    ﴿إِنَّ فِى ذلِكَ لآيَـتٍ لِّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍ شَكُورٍ﴾

    (Truly, therein are Ayat for every patient, thankful (person).) Allah says, `Our delivering of Our loyal supporters among the Children of Israel from the grasp of Fir`awn and saving them from the disgraceful torment, provides a lesson to draw from for those who are patient in the face of affliction, and thankful in times of prosperity. Qatadah said, “Excellent is the servant who if he is tested, he observes patience, and if he is granted prosperity, he is thankful for it.” It is recorded in the Sahih that the Messenger of Allah said,

    «إِنَّ أَمْرَ الْمُؤْمِنِ كُلَّهُ عَجَبٌ، لَا يَقْضِي اللهُ لَهُ قَضَاءً إِلَّا كَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ، إِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ ضَرَّاءُ صَبَرَ، فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ، وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ سَرَّاءُ شَكَرَ، فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَه»

    (Verily, all of the matter of the believer is amazing, for every decision that Allah decrees for him is good for him. If an affliction strikes him, he is patient and this is good for him; if a bounty is give to him, he is thankful and this is good for him.)

    .,.,.,.,.,.,.

    From Tafsir Ibn Kathir. NOTHING about celebrations of birthday.

    Musa Reminds His People of Allah’s Favors on Them; The Jews Refuse to Enter the Holy Land

    Allah states that His servant, Messenger, to whom He spoke directly, Musa, the son of `Imran, reminded his people that among the favors Allah granted them, is that He will give them all of the good of this life and the Hereafter, if they remain on the righteous and straight path. Allah said,

    ﴿وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَى لِقَوْمِهِ يَـقَوْمِ اذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ جَعَلَ فِيكُمْ أَنْبِيَآءَ﴾

    (And (remember) when Musa said to his people: “O my people! Remember the favor of Allah to you, when He made Prophets among you,) for whenever a Prophet died, another rose among them, from the time of their father Ibrahim and thereafter. There were many Prophets among the Children of Israel calling to Allah and warning against His torment, until `Isa was sent as the final Prophet from the Children of Israel. Allah then sent down the revelation to the Final Prophet and Messenger, Muhammad, the son of `Abdullah, from the offspring of Isma`il, the son of Ibrahim, peace be upon them. Muhammad is the most honorable Prophet of all times. Allah said next,

    ﴿وَجَعَلَكُمْ مُّلُوكاً﴾

    (made you kings) `Abdur-Razzaq recorded that Ibn `Abbas commented: “Having a servant, a wife and a house.” In his Mustadrak, Al-Hakim recorded that Ibn `Abbas said, “A wife and a servant, and, a

    ﴿وَءَاتَـكُمْ مَّا لَمْ يُؤْتِ أَحَداً مِّن الْعَـلَمِينَ﴾

    (and gave you what He had not given to any other among the nations (`Alamin).) means, during their time.” Al-Hakim said, “Sahih according to the criteria of the Two Sahihs, but they did not collect it.” Qatadah said, “They were the first people to take servants.” A Hadith states,

    «مَنْ أَصْبَحَ مِنْكُمْ مُعَافًى فِي جَسَدِهِ، آمِنًا فِي سِرْبِهِ، عِنْدَهُ قُوتُ يَوْمِهِ، فَكَأَنَّمَا حِيزَتْ لَهُ الدُّنْيَا بِحَذَافِيرِهَا»

    (He among you who wakes up while healthy in body, safe in his family and having the provision for that very day, is as if the world and all that was in it were collected for him.) Allah’s statement,

    ﴿وَءَاتَـكُمْ مَّا لَمْ يُؤْتِ أَحَداً مِّن الْعَـلَمِينَ﴾

    (and gave you what He had not given to any other among the nations (Al-`Alamin).) means, during your time, as we stated. The Children of Israel were the most honorable among the people of their time, compared to the Greek, Copts and the rest of mankind. Allah said in another Ayah,

    ﴿وَلَقَدْ ءَاتَيْنَا بَنِى إِسْرَءِيلَ الْكِتَـبَ وَالْحُكْمَ وَالنُّبُوَّةَ وَرَزَقْنَـهُمْ مِّنَ الطَّيِّبَـتِ وَفَضَّلْنَـهُمْ عَلَى الْعَـلَمينَ ﴾

    (And indeed We gave the Children of Israel the Scripture, and the understanding of the Scripture and its laws, and the Prophethood; and provided them with good things, and preferred them above the nations (Al-`Alamin).) Allah said,

    ﴿لَّهُمْ قَالُواْ يَمُوسَى اجْعَلْ لَّنَآ إِلَـهًا كَمَا لَهُمْ ءَالِهَةٌ قَالَ إِنَّكُمْ قَوْمٌ تَجْهَلُونَ﴾

    ﴿إِنَّ هَـؤُلاءِ مُتَبَّرٌ مَّا هُمْ فِيهِ وَبَـطِلٌ مَّا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ – قَالَ أَغَيْرَ اللَّهِ أَبْغِيكُمْ إِلَـهًا وَهُوَ فَضَّلَكُمْ عَلَى الْعَـلَمِينَ ﴾

    (They said: “O Musa! Make for us a god as they have gods.” He said: “Verily, you are an ignorant people.” ﴿Musa added:﴾ “Verily, these people will be destroyed for that which they are engaged in (idol worship).” And all that they are doing is in vain. He said: “Shall I seek for you a god other than Allah, while He has given you superiority over the nations.”) Therefore, they were the best among the people of their time. The Muslim Ummah is more respected and honored before Allah, and has a more perfect legislative code and system of life, it has the most honorable Prophet, the larger kingdom, more provisions, wealth and children, a larger domain and more lasting glory than the Children of Israel. Allah said,

    ﴿وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَـكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِّتَكُونُواْ شُهَدَآءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ﴾

    (Thus We have made you, a just (the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind.) We mentioned the Mutawatir Hadiths about the honor of this Ummah and its status and honor with Allah, when we explained Allah’s statement in Surah Al-`Imran (3),

    ﴿كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ﴾

    (You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind…) Allah states next that Musa encouraged the Children of Israel to perform Jihad and enter Jerusalem, which was under their control during the time of their father Ya`qub. Ya`qub and his children later moved with his children and household to Egypt during the time of Prophet Yusuf. His offspring remained in Egypt until their exodus with Musa. They found a mighty, strong people in Jerusalem who had previously taken it over. Musa, Allah’s Messenger, ordered the Children of Israel to enter Jerusalem and fight their enemy, and he promised them victory and triumph over the mighty people if they did so. They declined, rebelled and defied his order and were punished for forty years by being lost, wandering in the land uncertain of where they should go. This was their punishment for defying Allah’s command. Allah said that Musa ordered them to enter the Holy Land,

    ﴿الَّتِى كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ﴾

    (which Allah has assigned to you) meaning, which Allah has promised to you by the words of your father Isra’il, that it is the inheritance of those among you who believe.

    ﴿وَلاَ تَرْتَدُّوا عَلَى أَدْبَـرِكُمْ﴾

    (and turn not back) in flight from Jihad.

    ﴿فَتَنقَلِبُواْ خَـسِرِينَقَالُوا يَامُوسَى إِنَّ فِيهَا قَوْماً جَبَّارِينَ وَإِنَّا لَن نَّدْخُلَهَا حَتَّى يَخْرُجُواْ مِنْهَا فَإِن يَخْرُجُواْ مِنْهَا فَإِنَّا دَخِلُونَ ﴾

    (“. ..for then you will be returned as losers.” They said, “O Musa! In it are a people of great strength, and we shall never enter it, till they leave it; when they leave, then we will enter.”) Their excuse was this, in this very town you commanded us to enter and fight its people, there is a mighty, strong, vicious people who have tremendous physique and physical ability. We are unable to stand against these people or fight them. Therefore, they said, we are incapable of entering this city as long as they are still in it, but if they leave it, we will enter it. Otherwise, we cannot stand against them.

  2. Ruling on Celebrating Prophet’s Birthday, with Scholarly Refutation of the arguments brought by those who support it

    Asalaamu ‘Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
    In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful

    *There is not a single argument brought forth by those support the milad except that is refuted by distinguished Scholars in this article*

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    By Shaykh Dr. Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan

    The commands mentioned in the Qur`aan and Sunnah to follow the laws of Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) and His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), and the prohibitions on introducing innovations into the religion are quite clear. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Say (O Muhammad to mankind): ‘If you (really) love Allaah, then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur`aan and the Sunnah), Allaah will love you and forgive you your sins.’“ [Aal ‘Imraan, ayah 31]

    “Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord (the Qur`aan and Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah), and follow not any Awliyaa` (protectors and helpers who order you to associate partners in worship with Allaah), besides Him (Allaah). Little do you remember!” [al-A’raaf, ayah 3]

    “And verily, this is My straight path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His path.” [al-A’naam, ayah 153]

    And the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “The most truthful of speech is the Book of Allaah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad, and the most evil of things are those which are newly-invented.” And he (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said:
    “Whoever innovates anything in this matter of ours (i.e., Islam) that is not part of it will have it rejected.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 2697; Muslim, no. 1718). According to a version narrated by Muslim, “Whoever does anything that is not in accordance with this matter of ours (i.e., Islam) will have it rejected.”

    Among the reprehensible innovations that people have invented is the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) in the month of Rabee’ al-Awwal. They celebrate this occasion in various ways:

    Some of them simply make it an occasion to gather and read the story of the Mawlid, then they present speeches and qaseedahs (odes) for this occasion. Some of them make food and sweets etc., and offer them to the people present. Some of them hold these celebrations in the mosques, and some of them hold them in their houses.

    Some people do not limit themselves to the actions mentioned above; they include in these gatherings haraam and reprehensible things, such as free mixing of men and women, dancing and singing, or committing actions of shirk such as seeking the help of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), calling upon him, seeking his support against their enemies and so on.

    Whatever form it takes and whatever the intentions of those who do this are, there is no doubt whatsoever that it is an invented, haraam innovation which was introduced by the Shee’a Faatimids, after the three best centuries, in order to corrupt the religion of the Muslims. The first person to do this after them was the king al-Muzaffar 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. Abu Shaamah said: the first person to do that in Mosul was Shaykh ‘Umar ibn Muhammad al-Malaa, one of the well-known righteous people. Then the ruler of Irbil and others followed his example.

    Al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer said in al-Bidaayah wa’l-Nihaayah (13/137), in his biography of Abu Sa’eed Kazkaboori: “He used to observe the Mawlid in Rabee’ al-Awwal and hold a huge celebration on that occasion… Some of those who were present at the feast of al-Muzaffar on some occasions of the Mawlid said that he used to offer in the feast five thousand grilled heads of sheep, ten thousand chickens and one hundred thousand large dishes, and thirty trays of sweets… He would let the Sufis sing from Dhuhr until Fajr, and he himself would dance with them.”

    Ibn Khalkaan said in Wafiyaat al-A’yaan (3/274): “When it is the first of Safar, they decorate those domes with various kinds of fancy adornments, and in every dome there sits a group of singers and a group of puppeteers and players of musical instruments, and they do not leave any one of those domes without setting up a group (of performers) there.

    The people give up work during this period, and they do no work except going around and watching the entertainment. When there are two days to go until the Mawlid, they bring out a large number of camels, cows and sheep – more than can be described – and they accompany them with all the drums, songs and musical instruments that they have until they bring them to the square… On the night of the Mawlid there are performances of nasheed after Maghrib in the citadel.”

    This is the origin of this celebration on the occasion of the Prophet’s birthday. More recently idle entertainment, extravagance, and wasting of money and time have become associated with an innovation for which Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) has not sent down any authority.
    What Muslims should do is revive the Sunnah and put an end to bid’ah (innovation); they should not do any action until they know the ruling of Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) concerning it.

    Reasons for the Forbiddance of celebrating the Prophet’s birthday
    Celebrating the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is forbidden and is to be rejected for a number of reasons:

    1 – It is not part of the Sunnah of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) or of the khaleefahs who succeeded him. Since this is the case, then it is a forbidden innovation, because the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Upon you is to follow my Sunnah and the sunnah of the rightly-guided khaleefahs after me; adhere to it and cling to it firmly. Beware of newly-invented things, for every newly-invented thing is an innovation (bid’ah) and every innovation is a going astray.” (Narrated by Ahmad, 4/126; al-Tirmidhi no. 2676).

    Celebrating the Mawlid is an innovation introduced by the Shee’a Faatimids after the three best centuries in order to corrupt the religion of the Muslims. If a person does anything in order to draw closer to Allaah which was not done by the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) or enjoined by him, and was not done by the khaleefahs who succeeded him, this action implies that he is accusing the Messenger of not explaining the religion to the people, and that he disbelieves in the words of Allaah (interpretation of the meaning):

    “This day, I have perfected your religion for you.” [al-Maa`idah, ayah 3] because he is adding something extra and claiming that it is a part of the religion, but the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) did not bring this.

    2 – Celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is an imitation of the Christians, because they celebrate the birth of the Messiah (‘alayhi salaam). Imitating them is extremely haraam. The hadeeth tells us that it is forbidden to imitate the kuffaar, and we are commanded to differ from them. The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” (Narrated by Ahmad, 2/50; Abu Dawood, 4/314). And he said, “Be different from the mushrikeen.” (narrated by Muslim, 1/222, no. 259) – especially with regard to things that are the symbols or rituals of their religion!

    3 – Besides being bid’ah and an imitation of the Christians, both of which are haraam, celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is also a means that leads to exaggeration and excess in venerating him, which even goes as far as calling upon him (making du’aa’ to him) and seeking his help, instead of calling upon Allaah, as happens now among many of those who observe the bid’ah of the Mawlid, when they call upon the Messenger instead of Allaah, and ask him for support, and sing qaseedahs (odes) of shirk praising him, like Qaseedat al-Burdah etc. The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) forbade going to extremes in praising him, as he said: “Do not exaggerate with me as the Christians exaggerated with the son of Maryam. For I am just a slave, so say (about me): the slave of Allaah and His Messenger.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4/142, no. 3445; al-Fat-H, 6/551), i.e., do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians exaggerated in praising the Messiah and venerated him until they worshipped him instead of Allaah. Allaah forbade them to do that when he said (interpretation of the meaning):
    “O people of the Scripture (Christians) ! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allaah aught but the truth. The Messiah ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allaah and His Word, (“Be!” – and he was) which He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit (Rooh) created by Him.” [an-Nisaa`, ayah 171]

    Our Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) forbade us to exaggerate concerning him lest the same thing happen to us as happened to them, so he said:
    “Beware of exaggeration, for those who came before you were destroyed because of exaggeration.” (Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 5/268; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan al-Nasaa’i, no. 2863).

    4 – Observing the innovation of the Prophet’s birthday opens the door to other kinds of bid’ah and being distracted by them from the Sunnah. Hence you find that the innovators are very active when it comes to bid’ah and very lazy when it comes to the Sunnah; they hate it (the Sunnah) and regard those who follow it as enemies, until their entire religion is innovated anniversaries and Mawlids. They have split into various groups, each of which commemorates the anniversary of its imaam’s birth, such as the births of al-Badawi, Ibn ‘Arabi, al-Dasooqi and al-Shaadhili. No sooner do they end the celebration of one birthday but they start the celebration of another. This results in exaggeration concerning these dead people and others, and in calling upon them instead of Allaah, believing that they can bring benefit and cause harm, until they deviate from the religion of Allaah and go back to the religion of the people of the Jaahiliyyah about whom Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “And they worship besides Allaah things that harm them not, nor profit them, and they say: ‘These are our intercessors with Allaah.‘” [Yoonus, ayah 18]

    “And those who take Awliyaa` (protectors, helpers, lords, gods) besides Him (say): ‘We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allaah.’” [al-Zumar, ayah 3]

    Refuting the specious arguments of those who celebrate the Mawlid_

    Those who think that this bid’ah should be continued produce specious arguments which are flimsier than a spider’s web. These specious arguments may be dealt with as follows:

    [First Doubt] – Their claim that this is veneration of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam):

    [Refutation] – The response to that is that the way to venerate him is to obey him, do as he commanded and avoid that which he forbade, and to love him; he is not to be venerated through innovations, myths and sins. Celebrating his birthday is of this blameworthy type because it is a sin. The people who venerated the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) the most were the Sahaabah (radiallaahu ‘anhum), as ‘Urwah ibn Mas’ood said to Quraysh:

    “O people, by Allaah I have visited kings. I went to Caesar, Chosroes and the Negus, but by Allaah I never saw a king whose companions venerated him as much as the companions of Muhammad venerated Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). By Allaah, whenever he spat, it never fell on the ground, it fell into the hand of one his companions, then they wiped their faces and skins with it. If he instructed them to do something, they would hasten to do as he commanded. When he did wudoo, they would almost fight over his water. When he spoke, they would lower their voices in his presence; and they did not stare at him out of respect for him.” (al-Bukhaari, 3/178, no. 2731, 2732; al-Fath, 5/388)

    Yet despite this level of veneration, they never took the day of his birth as an ‘Eid (festival). If that had been prescribed in Islam, they would not have neglected to do that.

    [Second Doubt] – Using as evidence the fact that many people in many countries do this.

    [Refutation] – The response to that is that evidence consists of that which is proven from the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), and what is proven from the Prophet is that innovations are forbidden in general, and this is an innovation. What people do, if it goes against the evidence (daleel), does not prove anything, even if many of them do it.

    “And if you obey most of those on the earth, they will mislead you far away from Allaah’s path.” [al-An’aam, ayah 116 – interpretation of the meaning]

    Nevertheless, in every age, praise be to Allaah, there have always been those who denounce this bid’ah and state clearly that it is false. Those who persist in following it after the truth had been explained to them have no proof.

    Among those who denounced the celebration of this occasion was Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, in Iqtidaa’ al-Siraat al-Mustaqeem; Imaam al-Shaatibi in al-’I’tisaam; Ibn al-Haaj in al-Madkhil; Shaykh Taaj al-Deen; ‘Ali ibn ‘Umar al-Lakhami who wrote an entire book denouncing it; Shaykh Muhammad Basheer al-Sahsawaani al-Hindi in his book Siyaanah al-Insaan; al-Sayyid Muhammad Rasheed Ridaa wrote a separate essay on this topic; Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem Aal al-Shaykh wrote a separate essay on it; Shaykh ‘Abd al-’Azeez ibn Baaz; and others who are still writing and denouncing this bid’ah every year in the pages of newspapers and magazines, at the time when this bid’ah is being done.

    [Third Doubt] – They say that by celebrating the Mawlid they are keeping the memory of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) alive.

    [Refutation] – The answer to that is that the memory of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is constantly kept alive by the Muslim, such as when his name (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is mentioned in the adhaan and iqaamah and in khutbahs, and every time the Muslim recites the Shahaadatayn after doing wudoo and in the prayers, and every time he sends blessings upon the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) in his prayers and when he is mentioned, and every time the Muslim does a waajib (obligatory) or mustahabb (recommended) action that was prescribed by the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). In all of these ways (the Muslim) remembers him and the reward equivalent to the reward of the one who does that action goes back to the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam).

    Thus the Muslim constantly keeps the memory of the Messenger alive and has a connection with him night and day throughout his life through that which Allaah has prescribed, not only on the day of the Mawlid and things which are bid’ah and go against the Sunnah, for that puts one at a distance from the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and the Messenger will disown him because of that.

    The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) has no need of this innovated celebration, because Allaah has already bestowed veneration and respect upon him, as He says: “and raised high your fame.” [al-Sharh, ayah 4]

    For Allaah is not mentioned in the adhaan, iqaamah or khutbah, except that the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is mentioned after Him; this is sufficient veneration, love and renewal of his memory, and sufficient encouragement to follow him.

    Allaah did not refer to the birth of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) in the Qur`aan, rather He referred to his Mission, and says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Indeed, Allaah conferred a great favour on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves.” [Aal ‘Imraan, ayah 124]

    “He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves.” [al-Jumu’ah, ayah 2]

    [Fourth Doubt] – They may say that the celebration of the Prophet’s birthday was introduced by a knowledgeable and just king who intended thereby to draw closer to Allaah.

    [Refutation] – Our response to that is that bid’ah is not acceptable, no matter who does it. A good intention does not justify a bad deed and even if a person died as a knowledgeable and righteous person, this does not mean that he was infallible.

    [Fifth Doubt] – They say that celebrating the mawlid comes under the heading of bid’ah hasanah (“good innovation”) because it is based on giving thanks to Allaah for the Prophet!

    [Refutation] – Our response to that is that there is nothing good in innovation. The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever innovates anything in this matter of ours (i.e., Islam) that is not part of it will have it rejected.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 2697; al-Fath, 5/355). And he said, “Every innovation is a going astray.” (Narrated by Ahmad, 4/126; al-Tirmidhi, no. 2676).

    The ruling on innovations is that they are all misguidance, but this specious argument suggests that not every bid’ah is a going astray, rather there are “good” innovations.

    Al-Haafiz ibn Rajab said in Sharh al-Arba’een: “The words of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), ‘every innovation is a going astray‘ is a concise but comprehensive comment which includes everything; it is one of the most important principles of religion. It is like his words ‘Whoever innovates anything in this matter of ours (i.e., Islam) that is not part of it will have it rejected.‘ (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3/167, no. 2697; al-Fat-H, 5/355). Whoever innovates anything and attributes it to Islam when it has no basis in the religion, this is a going astray and has nothing to do with Islam, whether that has to do with matters of belief (‘aqeedah) or outward and inward words and deeds.” (Jaami’ al-’Uloom wa’l-Hakam, p. 233)

    These people have no proof that there is any such thing as a “good innovation” apart from the words of ‘Umar (radiallaahu ‘anhu) concerning Taraaweeh prayers, “What a good innovation this is.” (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, 2/252, no. 2010 mu’allaqan; al-Fath 4/294).
    They also said that things were innovated which were not denounced by the Salaf, such as compiling the Qur`aan into one volume and writing and compiling the hadeeth.

    The response to that is that these matters had a basis in Islam, so they were not newly-invented.

    ‘Umar said: “What a good bid’ah” meaning innovation in the linguistic sense, not in the shar’ee sense. Whatever has a basis in Islam, if it is described as an innovation, is an innovation in the linguistic sense, not in the shar’eei sense, because innovation in the shar’ee sense means that which has no basis in Islam.

    Compiling the Qur`aan into one book has a basis in Islam, because the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) had commanded that the Qur`aan be written down, but it was scattered, so the Sahaabah compiled it in one volume so as so protect and preserve it.

    The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) led his companions in praying Taraaweeh for a while, then he stopped doing that, lest that become obligatory on them. The Sahaabah (radiallaahu ‘anhum) continued to pray it separately during the life of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and after his death, until ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (radiallaahu ‘anhu) gathered them behind one imaam as they used to pray behind the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). This was not an innovation introduced into the religion.

    Writing down the hadeeth also has a basis in Islam. The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) ordered that some ahaadeeth should be written down for some of his companions when they asked him for that. In general terms writing it down during his lifetime was not allowed, for fear that the Qur`aan might be mixed with things that were not part of it. When the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) died, this fear was no longer a factor, because the Qur`aan had been completed and arranged in order before he died. The Muslims compiled the Sunnah after that in order to preserve it and keep it from being lost. May Allaah reward them with good on behalf of Islam and the Muslims, because they preserved the Book of their Lord and the Sunnah of their Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) from being lost or being tampered with.

    We may also say to them: why was this act of “thanksgiving,” as they call it, not done by the best generations, the Sahaabah, Taabi’een and followers of the Taabi’een, who loved the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) most and who were most keen to do good and give thanks? Are those who introduced the innovation of the Mawlid more rightly-guided than them? Do they give more thanks to Allaah? Definitely not!

    [Sixth Doubt] – They may say that celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is indicative of their love for him; this is one way of showing that, and showing love of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is prescribed in Islam!

    [Refutation] – The answer to that is that undoubtedly loving the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is obligatory for every Muslim; he should love him more than he loves himself, his child, his father and all the people – may my father and mother be sacrificed for him – but that does not mean that we should introduce innovations, for doing so has not been prescribed for us. Loving him dictates that we should obey him and follow him, for that is one of the greatest manifestations of love, as it is said:

    “If your love is sincere then obey him; for the lover obeys the one whom he loves.”

    Loving the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) implies keeping his Sunnah alive, adhering firmly to it, and avoiding words and deeds that go against it. Undoubtedly everything that goes against his Sunnah is a reprehensible innovation (bid’ah) and a manifest act of disobedience. That includes celebrating his birthday and other kinds of bid’ah. A good intention does not mean that it is permissible to introduce innovations into the religion. Islam is based on two things, purity of intention and following [the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)]. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Yes, but whoever submits his face (himself) to Allaah (i.e. follows Allaah’s religion of Islamic Monotheism) and he is a Muhsin (a doer of good) then his reward is with his Lord (Allaah), on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” [al-Baqarah, ayah 112]

    Submitting one’s face to Allaah means being sincere towards Allaah, and doing good means following the Messenger and implementing the Sunnah.

    [Seventh Doubt] – Another of their specious arguments is when they say that by celebrating the Mawlid and reading the biography of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) on this occasion, they are encouraging people to follow his example!

    [Refutation] – We say to them that reading the biography of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and following his example are required of the Muslim all the time, all year long and throughout his life. Singling out a specific day for that with no evidence for doing so is an innovation, and “every innovation is a going astray.” (Narrated by Ahmad, 4/164; al-Tirmidhi, 2676). Bid’ah does not bear any fruit but evil, and it leads to a person distancing himself from the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam).

    In conclusion, celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), whatever form it takes, is a reprehensible innovation. The Muslims should put a stop to this and other kinds of bid’ah, and occupy themselves with reviving and adhering to the Sunnah. They should not be deceived by those who promote and defend this bid’ah, for these types of people are more interested in keeping innovations alive than in reviving the Sunnah; they may not even care about the Sunnah at all. Whoever is like this, it is not permissible to imitate him or follow his example, even if the majority of people are like this. Rather we should follow the example of those who follow the path of the Sunnah, among the righteous Salaf and their followers, even if they are few. Truth is not measured by the men who speak it, rather men are measured by the truth.

    The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever among you lives (for a long time) will see many differences. Upon you is to follow my Sunnah and the sunnah of the rightly-guided khaleefahs who come after me. Hold on to it firmly. Beware of newly-invented matters, for every innovation is a going astray.” (Narrated by Ahmad, 4/126; al-Tirmidhi no. 2676). So the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) explained to us in this hadeeth what we should do when there are differences of opinion, just as he explained that everything that goes against his Sunnah – be it words or deeds – is a bid’ah, and every bid’ah is a going astray.

    If we see that there is no basis for celebrating the birthday of the Prophet, whether in the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) or in the way of the rightly-guided khaleefahs, then it is one of the newly-invented matters, one of the bid’ahs which lead people astray. This principle is what is implied by this hadeeth and is what is indicated by the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

    “O you who believe! Obey Allaah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allaah and His Messenger, if you believe in Allaah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination.” [al-Nisaa`, ayah 59]

    Referring to Allaah means referring to His Book, and referring to the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) means referring to his Sunnah after he has passed away. The Qur`aan and Sunnah are the reference point in cases of dispute. Where in the Qur`aan or Sunnah does it indicate that it is prescribed in Islam to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday? Whoever does that or thinks that it is good must repent to Allaah from this and from other kinds of bid’ah. This is the attitude of the Muslim who is seeking the truth. But whoever is too stubborn and arrogant after proof has been established, then his reckoning will be with his Lord.

    We ask Allaah to help us adhere to His Book and the Sunnah of His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) until the Day when we will meet Him. May Allaah grant blessings and peace to our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

    Note: In Sha Allah please do share! (For Those Who Acquire Knowledge)

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    Reference:
    Huqooq al-Nabi (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) bayna al-Ijlaal wa’l-Ikhlaal, p. 139
    Rabi Al-Awaal 9, 1436/December 31, 2014

  3. Walaykumusalam. Brother Do not Spread un authentic narration of Khawarij i.e Ibnu Abdul Wahab najdi (qrn al shytan) or ibnu Fowzan etc etc. Islam do not recognize new era threats and do not recognize the so called Islam of 72 Deviant sects. Please again refer to Main Article on Authentication of 12th of Rabiul Awal and Celebrating Mawlid. If you do not want to see the hundreds of Scans from most authentic islamic Books of Hadith please do not spread your nonsense. It is indeed nonsense because, we had written and collecting those gems from thousands of the books and Salaf us Saliheen Approved and Celebrated Mawlid un Nabi even by the Deviants Imam, Ibnu Taymmia also celebrated it. So before using “THIS’ and “THAT’ or “if” it is better for you to ask your scholars to refute each one of the given scan step by step. IF YOU DARE.

    Latest scans can be seen here on our forum

    http://ahlusunnatwajamat.boards.net/board/11/mawlidun-nabawi

    and the mawlid Proofs are there with all of your above given useless arguments. on makashfa Site as well as on forum.

    we only follow Quran and Sunnah as well as Four School of Thoughts of Sunni islam. Whatever is out from four Sunni School of Thoughts are Deviance and we for sure do not follow deviancy, and All Salaf us Saliheen of 4 Schools of Thoughts which is called Majority. And We have order to follow the Majority. Not Minority of Wahhabiya or Dev-bandiyat

    https://makashfa.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/research-study-of-mawlidun-nabi-from-quranhadithsalafsaliheen/

    Thanks

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