Authenticity of Milad

12th Rabi-ul-awal of the Arabic calendar is the day on which our beloved Prophet Muhammed (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was born, according to all-time famous historian Allama Ibn-e-khaldun. Prophet clearly said that he was born on Monday, It was narrated from Abu Qutaadah al-Ansaari (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah PBUH was asked about fasting on Mondays. He said, “On that day I was born and on that day the Revelation came to me.” (Narrated by Muslim, 1978).

Milad means the day of birth in Arabic language. Now we have to find out that, did the Prophet PBUH celebrated his birthday or did his Sahaba (Prophet’s best followers ) celebrated Prophet’s birth or did any one amongst the salaf us saleheen (rightegeous) celebrated it? History does not substantiate any instance advocating celebration of Prophet’s Birthday. Hence it is very clear that neither did the prophet celebrate his birthday nor did the Sahaba (his companions) celebrate it. Allah SWT says in his holy Quran “And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad) gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it)” [al-Hashr 59:7]

And the Prophet PBUH said: “I urge you to adhere to my Sunnah [way] and the way of the Rightly-Guided khaleefahs. Adhere to it and cling tightly to it. And beware of newly-invented matters [in religion], for every newly-invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is a going-astray.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood, al-Sunnah, 3991; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, no. 3851). This tradition of Prophet PBUH points to us three vital things
• Prophet PBUH urged his ummah to adhere to his path
• And to adhere to the path of rightly guided khaleefahs (his companions)
• And beware of bidah (inventing new matters into the religion)

In the year 624 Hijrah (Arabic calendar) the practice of celebrating Milad started. This was established by Sultan Abu Saeed Muzaffer. In his Court there was an alim (religious scholar) by name Abul Khattab ibn Dahiya, he wrote a book supporting the celebration of Milad for which he was awarded 1000 dirhams as a token of appreciation for his work by the Sultan (the ruler). Most of the religious scholars say that Abul Khattab ibn Dahiya was a liar of the highest order hence his works are not trusted by most of the scholars. [Ibn Kathir in Al Bidayah wan Nihayah, Volume 13, Page No. 137]. This indicates that observance of Milad is an innovation which emerged 600 years after Prophet PBUH. Is this not a serious matter to be pondered upon???

So much to so that modern day Milad celebration is far from all that is desired of a Muslim gathering. They include in these gatherings haraam and reprehensible things, such as free mixing of men and women, singing, or committing actions of shirk such as seeking the help of the Prophet PBUH, calling upon him, seeking his support against their enemies. Late night Milad programs cause hindrance in offering Fajr prayers. Additionally, people think that attending these gatherings bring them rewards and source of blessing, and remaining absent attributes to sin, and label the absentees as ‘enemies of the prophet’.

Lets remember our Prophet PBUH on this day and introspect ourselves that how close we are in following his sunnah and let we strive to become the followers like Sahaba (beloved companions of Prophet PBUH) Finally we should all resolve to abstain from such untoward innovation like Milad. Aameen.

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45 thoughts on “Authenticity of Milad

  1. There is also a heresay it that prophet (PBUH) birth day and death anniversary coincide? whatever be the reason we should refrain from all forms of shirk .. do continue the good work of writing and enlightening us – Regards Javed

  2. Thanks for the very nice mail

    Prophet Mohammed PBUH never celebrate his birthday in his wohle life and there is no evedence that the companian did it – and i am sure that you can’t prove it.
    may allah show us the right path. Aameeen

    Jazakallah
    AbdulAziz

  3. Allah Says in the holy Quran: Say (O prophet to mankind) If you (really) love Allah then follow me,(i.e. accept Islamic monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah) Allah will love you and forgive you your sins” Al Imran 4 V.31. bcz what he (the prophet PBUH) spoke of or did was right Allah’s demand. had it been the demand by Allah to celebrate he would surely had done it.
    Arshad Qasmi

  4. Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi in the light of Quran & Ahadith.

    Question:
    Please give me the evidence about Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi in the light of Quran & Ahadith.

    Ans.
    Before writing the arguments of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him), I want to clear the meaning of Milad according to literature and Shariah.

    The word Milad has been derived from “viladut” which means birth. Therefore, according to Arabic language, Milad is word which signifies the place and time of birth. In the light of Shariah, we means, Milad is to remember the events which took place at the birth time of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) and we get the opportunity of narrating the Seerat of the Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) on this occasion, we also presents the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) gifts of Durood -o- salam. We mention before the people attributes and praises of the Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him). We do not believe that Milad is specified with same night but, we believe that the remembrance of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is incumbent in each minute and second of time and every Muslim should act it sunnahs in the whole life time. Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is a great source of preaching. It is incumbent for scholars to teach Muslims nations on this Holy occasion, moral behavior of the Holy Prophet, (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) his antiquates, His affairs, His Seerat, His dealings and His worships.

    Now I write the proofs of Milad from the Holy Quran, the hadith of the Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) and consensus of Ulemas.

    Evidence of the Holy Quran
    The Qur’anic verses proves that to celebrate Milad is not only a proper deed but it is also a praiseworthy.

    1) Allah Almighty says in Quran:

    “The peace 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.” (Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Al-Maryam, Verse 15)

    In the above verse Allah Almighty has mentioned the complete Milad of Hazrat Yahya (Alaihis Salam). And before this Allah Almighty has mentioned the events which took place before the birth. It is the same way of celebrating birth day as Ahle Sunnat adopts for the Milad of the last Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) of Allah Almighty. In other words the Prophet of Allah Almighty Hazrat Isa (Alaihis Salam) celebrates his own Milad.

    2) As Allah Almighty says:

    “And the same peace on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I would be raised alive.”
    (Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Al Maryam, Verse 33)

    Before this verse Allah Almighty has stated the whole story of Maryam (Allah may pleased with him) that who she got pregnant and gave birth her great son, the Prophet of Allah Isa (Alaihi Salam). Allah Almighty also mentioned the words of Isa (Alaihis Salam) by which Isa (Alaihis Salam) praised himself. This style of narrating story is nothing but celebration of Milad of Isa Alaihis Salam. Ahle Sunnat also narrate the story of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) in the same style. We too narrate the events which took place before the birth and after it as Allah Almighty narrated about Yahya and Isa (Alaihimus Salam). Therefore, a person who has eyes of justice will obviously accept that to celebrate Milad is an important deed which Allah Almighty has done. So it proves that the basis of Milad is found in the Holy Quran.

    3) Allah Almighty says:

    “And remind them of the days of the Allah.”
    (Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Ibrahim, Verse5)

    In this verse Allah Almighty orders his prophet Musa Alaihis Salam to remind his nation the days of Allah Almighty. “The days of Allah” are those days in which great events took place or Allah Almighty bestowed his great rewards to his creature. As the Holy Quran testifies this explanation of the days of Allah Almighty. In the Holy Quran Musa Alaihis Salam says:

    “And when Musa said it his people remember Allah’s favor upon you, when he delivered you from Firawn’s people who used to afflict you worstly, and slaughter your sons and let your daughters live and in it there was shown great mercy of your lord.” (Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Ibrahim, Verse 6)

    According to the Qur’anic verse emancipation of the nation of Musa Alaihis Salam from Firawn is a day of Allah, so the birth day of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is, with any doubt, also a day of Allah, because the Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) emancipated whole world from the darkness of ignorance and brought them to the light of guidance. Therefore, the birthday (Milad) of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) deserves to be celebrated then the celebration of any other event. In case we would not be grateful to Allah Almighty for his favor, which is Muhammad (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him). He will punish us severely. As Allah Almighty says:

    “And remember when your lord proclaimed, if you will be great full then I shall give you more and if you’re thankless then my treatment is severe.”
    (Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Ibrahim, and Verse 7)

    4) Allah Almighty says:
    “Then remember the bounties of Allah and wander not in the earth spreading mischief.”
    (Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Araf, Verse 74)

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

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

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

    “And publicize well the favor of your lord”
    (Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Al Duha, Verse 11)

    The companion of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) Hazrat Abdullah Ibne Abbas (Allah is well pleased with Him) explained the word favors. He says here, In this verse favor signifies the prophet hood and Islam.
    (Tafseer Ibne Abbas, Sure Al Duha, Page 651).

    So in the light of the given explanation by the cousin of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him), we can say that Allah Almighty orders us to remember Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) in our gatherings between the people, in our mosque between the worshiper and in our houses between our families and Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him), as I have written is a best way for this Qur’anic purpose.

    5) Allah Almighty orders us:
    “Say you oly Allah’s grace and his mercy, on it therefore let them rejoice. That is better then all their wealth.”

    In this verse Allah Almighty orders us to enjoy on his grace and mercy. If we see around us we find that each favor of Allah Almighty is great mercy for us. Even our existence is also a mercy of Allah Almighty. But the greatest of Allah is the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him). As Allah Almighty says:

    “And we sent not you but mercy for all worlds.”
    (Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Al Ambiyaa, Verse 107)

    So according the Qur’anic teachings it is necessary for us that ewe must be happy and pleased on the birthday of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him). The one who pleases with the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) is really a true follower of the Quran. And it is obvious that, in whole world Muslims celebrates Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him). Specially for enjoying the mercy of Allah Almighty that is the beloved prophet of Allah Almighty (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him)Therefore the Holy Quran itself confirms the Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him)

    6) The gathering of Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) incite Muslims on saying Durood and Salam ( to pray for prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) of blessing and peace) Allah Almighty says:

    “Oh you who I believe send upon Him blessing and salute Him fully well in abundance. (Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Al Ahzab, Verse 56)

    According to the law of Shariah, a thing which is desired by Shariah, is exactly a like an aim of Shariah. And the benefits of Durood -o- salam are so much in numbers that can not be counted. Durood -o- salam causes for the help of Allah Almighty in this world and here after. So Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is a source of fulfilling the commandments of Allah Almighty

    7) Allah Almighty says:

    “And all that we narrate to you of the tidings of the messengers is for the purpose of strengthening your heart therewith.” (Kanzul Iman the translation of Holy Quran, Sura Hood, Verse 121)

    This Qur’anic verse reveals that the wisdom of mentioning the stories and events of Prophets (Alaihis salam) was to stand fast the heart of the last prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him). And it is obvious that we are, also today, in need of being stand fast. We must know that how; the prophet of Allah (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) faced the problems of his time so that we may face the problems of our times according to the Sunnah. Therefore Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) provides us an opportunity to know about the affair of the Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him).

    Evidence of Hadith (Narrations of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him)

    There are many narrations, which proves the Milad Sharif but I write a few.

    1) The Prophet of Allah (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) himself stated his own birth from very beginning He says: “I had been transferred, continuously, from purified offspring to purified wombs. I had been given birth by a lawful marriage not by adultery. When Allah Almighty sent Adam Alaihis Salam on earth so He put me in his spine and then transferred in Nuh Alaihis salam in his boat, and then in Ibrahim Alaihis salam Allah Almighty transferred me continuously from noble offspring to the purified wombs up to that He brought me in my parents who never committed adultery.”
    (Tafseer Ruhul Bayan, Vol. 3, Page 54)

    As I have written in the beginning that Milad means the time of birth or place of birth. So the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) himself celebrated his own Milad. In the same way Ahle Sunnat following the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him)narrate the events of the birth of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) .This hadith is the clear proof Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) and as well as tell us that to celebrate Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) is not innovation (bidat) but it is a sunnah (tradition) of Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him).

    There are many other narrations which narrate that the Prophet of Allah (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) celebrate his own Milad several times, some of those narrations have been written in Mishkat Sharif.

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

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

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

    3) The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) celebrated his own Milad by having fast. Imam Wali ud din write this narration with reference to the Saheeh Muslim. When the Prophet of Allah (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) was asked about the fast of Monday. He (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) said:

    “I took birth and the Quran was revealed upon me in this day.”
    (Mishkat Sharif, Page 179)

    This narration proves that to celebrate Milad un Nabi is a tradition of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) on every Monday. Secondly it is lawful to fix a particular day for Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him). Thirdly it is an act of sunnah to worship in the pleasure of the Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him)

    Evidence of general consensus of Muslim ummah and scholars (Ulema)

    1) Imam Al-Hafiz Al-Suyuti in his famous book “Al-Hawii Lil-Fatawii” allocated a special chapter on that topic and named it “The Excellence of Objective in Celebrating the Mawlid” where he said: The question under consideration is what the verdict of the Shari’ah on celebrating the Holy Birthday of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) during the month of Rabbi-ul-Awwal. From the point of view of Shari’ah is this a praiseworthy action or a blameworthy one? And do those who arrange such celebration Receive blessings or not? He said:

    “The reply to this question is that in my view the Milad Shareef (Celebration of the Birthday of the Noble Prophet Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is in fact such an occasion of happiness on which people assemble and recite the Holy Qu’ran to the extent that is easy. Then they relate the prophecies concerning the appearance of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) that have been transmitted in Ahadith and Author, and the miraculous events and signs that took place on his birth. Then food is set before them and according to their desire they partake thereof to satisfaction. This festival of celebrating the birthday of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is a Bid’ah Hasanah (good Innovation) and those arranging it will get blessing, since in such a celebration is found the expression of joy and happiness at the greatness and eminence of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) and his birth”.

    Even Ibn Tay’miah said in his book “Necessity of the Right Path”, p. 266, 5th line from the bottom of that page, published by Dar Al-Hadith, the following:

    “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 Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him), Allah Almighty will surely reward them for such Ijtihad”. He then said: “Although Milad was not practiced by (Salaf), they should have done so since there was no objection against it from the Shari’ah point of view”.
    And we certainly only celebrate Milad out of love and admiration to the Prophet of all Mankind.

    2. Imam Al-Hafiz Al-Qastalani, who gave commentary on Sahih Bukhari, said: “May Allah Almighty shower his Mercy upon a person who takes the days of the month of Rabbi-ul-Awwal, in which the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) was born, as days of feast and celebration for doing so is the best cure for the heart of an ailing person.”

    3. Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar was asked, same reference of Imam Suyuti, about Milad Shareef. His reply was:

    “Milad Shareef is, in fact, and innovation, which was not transmitted from any pious predecessor in the first three centuries. Nevertheless, both acts of virtue as well as acts of abomination are found in it (i.e. Sometimes acts of virtue are found therein and sometimes acts of abomination). If in the Milad Shareef only acts of virtue are done and acts of abomination are abstained from, then the Milad Shareef is a Bid’ah Hasanah (good innovation), otherwise not.”
    He then added ”
    “To do any virtuous act and to observe it annually as means of recollection for any special day on which Allah Almighty has bestowed any favor or removed any calamity is a form of showing gratitude to Allah Almighty. Gratitude to Allah Almighty is expressed through different kinds of Ibaadah (worship) -prostration and standing in prayer, charity and recitation of the Holy Qu’ran. And what is a greater favor from Allah Almighty can there be than the appearance of the Prophet of Mercy (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) on this day (i.e. 12th of Rabbi-ul-Awwal)?” Some people do not limit it and celebrate the Milad Shareef on any day of Rabbi-ul-Awwal. Nay, some people have extended it even more and increased the period to the whole year. According to the latter, the Milad Shareef can be celebrated on any day of the year. The objective here is the same, i.e. to rejoice at and celebrate the Holy Birth of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him).

    4. Imam Abu-Bakr Abdullah Al-Dimashqi compiled a number of books on the subject and called them “Collection of Traditions on the Birth of the Chosen Prophet”, “The Pure Expression on the Birthday of the Best of Creations” and “The Spring for the Thirsty One on the Birth of the Rightly Guided”.

    5. Imam Al-Hafiz Al-Iraqi wrote a book and called it “The Pure Spring on the Sublime Birth”.

    6. Imam Ibn Dahyah wrote a book and called it “Enlightenment on the Birthday of the Bearer of Good News, The Warner”.

    7. Imam Mulla Ali Qari wrote a book and called it “The Quenching Spring on the Birthday of the Prophet”. (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him)

    8. Imam Shams ul-Din bin Naseer Al-Dimashqi, said in his book: “The Spring for the Thirsty One on the Birth of the Rightly Guided” about the story of Abu Lahab that he will receive a light punishment every Monday for expressing joy at the birth of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon him) on that day. The Imam said the following verse of poetry, the translation is: If such Kafir was denounced in the (Qur’an) and perished are his hands, and in the Flames is his eternal abode It is narrated that every Monday.
    His torment is made easy for his Joy at the Birth of Ahmad What is the expectation then of a servant who spent all his life Happy with the Arrival of Ahmad (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) and died on the Oneness of Allah.

    9. Imam Shams Ul-Din Ibn aL-Jazri, the Imam of reciters, wrote a book and named it “The Scent of Notification on the Blessed Birthday”.

    10. Imam Al-Hafiz Ibn Al-Jawzi said in the description of Milad: “Peace and Tranquility takes over during that year and a good glad tiding to obtain your wish and inspiration”.

    11. Imam Abu-Shamah, The Sheikh of Al Hafiz Al Nawawi, said:

    “The best of the innovations of our times is what is carried out on the day of corresponding to the birthday of our Beloved Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him), where people give out donations, practice what is right, express their joy and happiness, in doing so is surely a sign of love and admiration for the Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon him)”


    Rahman

    1. Dear Brother
      Regarding Imam Dahiyah I have given the info in my write-up. In the article i have clearly mentioned that the practice of celebrating milad started in 624 Hijri. The names of all the the authors cited as examples given in ur comment are all the authors after 624 hijri.
      Simple question is why didnt the Sahabah or tabaeen celebrate Prophets birthday whom they loved more than there lives.

      SHOAIB

    2. Dear Rahman,

      [I would kindly request to change ur name if possible because Rahman is the name of Allah and its not right to ascribe urself by His name]

      Returning to the topic of Milad …(
      Firstly, about the one who innovated this —-

      (1) Sultan Abu Saeed Muzaffer >>>
      he was the sultan of irbil, playing with all the rulings of islam, and was not following islam in any sense… but he wanted to win th heart of his nation, so he started this innovation.
      (Prophet (pbuh)said,”Whoever calls to a misguidance will have its sin and the sin of those who follow him”

      And (2) —- Abul Khattab ibn Dahiya >>>
      a liar of the highest order. (as quoted by my brother shoaib)
      So, i dont think any one of us will like to say that he agrees to follow a person who was of such and such nature.

      Secondly, i would like to respond to your proofs given in the comments —-

      (1) —– You said >>>
      Allah Almighty says in Quran:
      “The peace 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.”
      In the above verse Allah Almighty has mentioned the complete Milad of Hazrat Yahya (Aaihis salaam) . And before this Allah Almighty has mentioned the events which took place before the birth.

      I say >>>
      Where is it in this verse proven that one should celebrate and have merriments on someone’s birthday?
      If u prove it in any ways, i think you should also celebrate the death day of any person !!!..(astaghfirullah(
      because the verse says that the peace is on him the day when he was born and the day when he will die..
      But please, now dont start celebrating my beloved prophet’s deathday on this basis..

      (2) You said >>>
      Allah Almighty says:
      “And remind them of the days of the Allah.”.
      “The days of Allah” are those days in which great events took place or Allah Almighty bestowed his great rewards to his creature.

      I say >>>
      You should also know that “the days of Allah ” is also interpreted as days of punishment and destruction by many mufassireen (translators). And now you cannot say that those who want to chill out during birthdays can take the first meaning and those who oppose it may take the second meaning.

      (3) You said >>>
      In case we would not be grateful to Allah Almighty for his favor, which is Muhammad (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon him), He will punish us severely. As Allah Almighty says:
      “And remember when your lord proclaimed, if you will be grateful then I shall give you more and if you’re thankless then my treatment is severe.”

      I say >>>
      The most proper way to thank Allah would be by obeying what our Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) had brought for us. Not by eating biryani and sweets etc.. Because you cant think that if Allah will ask you (for an instance) on the day of judgement, “O my servant, how much were you grateful to me (for this specific favor)?”..And you will reply,” O Allah!. Dont you see how many types of sweets i made for your believers, and how many ate it and as a reason how many left the fajr salah the following day”…

      (4) You said >>>
      The gathering of Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) incite Muslims on saying Durood and Salam.
      Allah Almighty says:
      “Oh you who believe send upon Him blessing and salute Him fully well in abundance”.

      I say >>>
      Is it better to follow according to what our Beloved Prophet has brought for us, or to follow according to what our small minds say?.. Obviously, i will go for the first one..
      So, i see that The Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) has asked us to send upon him as many durood and salaam as much as we can. And on fridays, we should make it more..
      So, it is better to make each and every friday a day for durood and salaam (with the remaining days of week too) and incite our other brothers also to pray a lot.. not just one day in a whole year.

      (5) You said >>>
      That prophet (peace be upon him) had himself been celebrating his own birthday. And then you quoted a number of ahadith………………….
      But all in vain, because no single hadith shows us that he celebrated, instead it is only stated that he was born on monday. He has never said in all those that iam celebrating it or u guys celebrate it ….!!!
      I would like to ask you one question. How many brothers among those who attend these milad festivals fast on mondays and thursdays for the love of prophet?

      (6)…I shall like to ask you one more thing..
      All those who come to celebrate the milad, how many of them do u expect will take a bullet for The Beloved Prophet
      (peace be upon him)?… How many of them do you think will sacrifice themselves for the sake of the Beloved Prophet?.
      I shall also tell you one more thing…
      When the danish newspaper (Jyllands-Posten) published cartoons depicting our Beloved prophet as a terrorist and a womanizer (September 30, 2005), many muslims raged at that as that was obvious. Also some Christians and other non-muslims showed sympathy and sorrow for that. On the contrary, many muslim brothers said, “So what is wrong in that?, Each and every person carry some weak points in himself”.. I could not believe my ears when some muslim brothers asked me the same… And Iam sorry to say you, all those who asked me are well aware of this milad un nabi events. What did these celebrations bring up in them?.. They asked me, “Why do muslims act so ravagely when its something
      on islam?” I thought the only reason for them asking this could be that “THEIR OWN PROPHET IS STILL A STRANGER TO THEM !!! “..
      Shocking isnt it?.. Believe me, all these non-islamic acts and events to which Allah has sent no proofs come up with no good results. These milaad parties end up in shirk.
      Allah says, “Or have they partners who have ordained for them a religion to which Allah has not consented. But if not for the decisive word, it would have been concluded between them. And indeed, the wrongdoers will have a painful punishment.” (Chapter 42, Verse 21)

    3. ASSALAM, RAHMANBHAI U R RIGHT,WALLAHHOAALAM,BUT DON’T ARGUMENT ANYBODY HUM MANTEY HAI ALLHUDOLILLA WOH BAAT YAAD AAGAYEE KHEHTA CHALU TUM MANU YA NA MANU HAME TUO DETA HAI, YEH SAB TUMHARA KARAM HAI AAKA KE BAAT ABTAK BANI HUYEE HAI

    4. Assalaam-o-alaikum.,

      Rahman bhai rightly said…
      Huzoor Muhammad (S.A.W.S)., said to us what was given to Aap (SAWS) from Allah subhanu ta’ala.. agar AAP (SAWS) nahi hote toh ye qayinat (Universe & Universes of Universe) nahi hoti.. Hum tamam logon ko AAP (SAWS) ne aur Sahaba ne Islam aur uske ehkaan bataye., and the matter in which u threw light on the “Issue of Eid-e-milad-un-Nabi” is really excellent., may Almighty Allah bless you and encourage your wisdom further about real (actual) Sunnah and through you may He (The One) guides us also..

      i would like to hear more from you on the subject “Women and position of her in Islam”….

      please feel free to write it to me..
      JazakAllah..
      Md.Zuber

    5. Reply to the evidences mentioned and its interpretation according to Quran and sunnah and the way the sahaba,tabayyin and taba tabayeen interpreted and not the sinfull generation after that:-

      Evidence of Hadith (Narrations of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him)

      His Statement:-
      “There are many narrations, which proves the Milad Sharif but I write a few”.
      Answer:- No Unequivocal narration that prophet ordered or sahaba did or narrated about to celebrate Milad sharif”

      His Statement:-
      1) The Prophet of Allah (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) himself stated his own birth from very beginning He says: “I had been transferred, continuously, from purified offspring to purified wombs. I had been given birth by a lawful marriage not by adultery. When Allah Almighty sent Adam Alaihis Salam on earth so He put me in his spine and then transferred in Nuh Alaihis salam in his boat, and then in Ibrahim Alaihis salam Allah Almighty transferred me continuously from noble offspring to the purified wombs up to that He brought me in my parents who never committed adultery.”
      (Tafseer Ruhul Bayan, Vol. 3, Page 54)

      As I have written in the beginning that Milad means the time of birth or place of birth. So the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) himself celebrated his own Milad. In the same way Ahle Sunnat following the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him)narrate the events of the birth of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) .This hadith is the clear proof Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) and as well as tell us that to celebrate Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) is not innovation (bidat) but it is a sunnah (tradition) of Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him).

      Answer :- Above hadith explanins the purity of geneology of our Prophet Muhammed sallahu alihi wassallam and as no other sahaba or tabayyin or tabbe tabayyin has interpreted as an evidence for miladunnabi. But you are telling that this is clear evidence.Read out the hadeeth clealrly even a small boy can understand that it is not a commandment of our prophet or sahaba or tabayeen or tabe tabayeen (salafs)have interpreted like this and took as a tradition.

      As Prophet sallahu alihi wassallam said Best of generation is mine and next generation and the next generation That is sahaba or tabayeen or tabe tabayeen .

      His Statement:
      There are many other narrations which narrate that the Prophet of Allah (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) celebrate his own Milad several times, some of those narrations have been written in Mishkat Sharif.

      Answer :- Dont just misguide by saying many narrations. No Unequivocal narration that prophet ordered or sahaba did or narrated about to celebrate Milad sharif”. Give me one narration properly and not your misguided interpretation.Islam has made simple to all mankind in its clear orders and denials.

      His statement and evidence:-

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

      Answer :-
      SubhanAllah this is an amazing hadith through which we get gid of hell
      if we follow his sunnah which will make him happy and following sunnah 365 days a year and until death will make Allah happy.
      How come if we love and celebrate our father and mothers birth just 2 days in a year and make them happy and do not even obey or follow their orders 363 days of the same year.Will Allah love such an acto or if parents would love that.
      The above hadith shows the mercy and generosity of Allah subahnawathala on his wicked servant.Allah made Prophets uncle Abu taalib in least rank of Hell for aiding and protecting muhammed sallahu alihiwasalam all his life.
      In fact real salvation is in rejoicing everday of your life and obeying and following sunnah.
      We who follow salaf should even seek and protect ourselves from the punishment of Grave,Day of judgement and Hell.
      If you leave the way of sunnah and hold on to your misguidence then
      lets make an anology if any goto hellfire for seventy years your telling him ye
      look there is a leave in hellfire 1 day per year the day when you celebrated milad.Is that ok for those who want to follow other than sahaba,tabayyin and tabbe tabayyeen (salafs) to go to atleast go 365 days year in hellfire and get one day leave.

      His statement :-

      His Statement:-
      3) The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) celebrated his own Milad by having fast. Imam Wali ud din write this narration with reference to the Saheeh Muslim. When the Prophet of Allah (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) was asked about the fast of Monday. He (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) said:

      “I took birth and the Quran was revealed upon me in this day.”
      (Mishkat Sharif, Page 179)

      This narration proves that to celebrate Milad un Nabi is a tradition of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him) on every Monday. Secondly it is lawful to fix a particular day for Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him). Thirdly it is an act of sunnah to worship in the pleasure of the Milad un Nabi (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him)

      Answer:-
      That narration is a proof that you are not following the Prophets way by fasting but giving preference to your innovation and desires.In fact this hadith was not interpreted by salafs( sahaba tabayyeen and tabe tabayyin) as they did not celebrate in a way you are telling people.
      But according to sunnah sahaba used to fast on monday and thursday.

      His Statement :-
      Evidence of general consensus of Muslim ummah and scholars (Ulema)

      Answer:-
      Dont just put your opinion and put false statements “consensus of Muslim ummah and scholars (Ulema)”

      His Statement:-
      1) Imam Al-Hafiz Al-Suyuti in his famous book “Al-Hawii Lil-Fatawii” allocated a special chapter on that topic and named it “The Excellence of Objective in Celebrating the Mawlid” where he said: The question under consideration is what the verdict of the Shari’ah on celebrating the Holy Birthday of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) during the month of Rabbi-ul-Awwal. From the point of view of Shari’ah is this a praiseworthy action or a blameworthy one? And do those who arrange such celebration Receive blessings or not? He said:

      “The reply to this question is that in my view the Milad Shareef (Celebration of the Birthday of the Noble Prophet Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is in fact such an occasion of happiness on which people assemble and recite the Holy Qu’ran to the extent that is easy. Then they relate the prophecies concerning the appearance of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) that have been transmitted in Ahadith and Author, and the miraculous events and signs that took place on his birth. Then food is set before them and according to their desire they partake thereof to satisfaction. This festival of celebrating the birthday of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) is a Bid’ah Hasanah (good Innovation) and those arranging it will get blessing, since in such a celebration is found the expression of joy and happiness at the greatness and eminence of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) and his birth”.
      Answer :-
      I can give you ulema and scholars who follow the way of prophet,sahaba,tabayyin,tabe tabayyeen (salafs) which is against this opinions.
      As a truth finder we shouldnt see opinions but rather evidences from Quran sunnah and salafs(sahaba,tabyeen,tabe tabayeen first three generations)

      His statetement:-
      Even Ibn Tay’miah said in his book “Necessity of the Right Path”, p. 266, 5th line from the bottom of that page, published by Dar Al-Hadith, the following:

      “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 Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him), Allah Almighty will surely reward them for such Ijtihad”. He then said: “Although Milad was not practiced by (Salaf), they should have done so since there was no objection against it from the Shari’ah point of view”.
      And we certainly only celebrate Milad out of love and admiration to the Prophet of all Mankind.

      Answer:-
      We love and respect Imam Ibne taymiyyah more than you people.But
      his answer itself evedence against you.He said “Although Milad was not practiced by (Salaf)” This is what we say.If it is not followed by salafs who are we to follow.
      Do we have love more than salaf on Prophet Muhammed sallahu alihiwasallam.
      Allah has only ordered the pure NAbi Muhammed sallahu alihiwassalam and not any scholar or man who can make wrong Ijtihad or not certified as as sinnless by Allah.Imam ibne taymiyya is not to be forgotten acording to that rule.As a human nobody is 100 percent perfect or “maasoom” other than Nabi or Rasool.

      His Statement:-

      3. Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar was asked, same reference of Imam Suyuti, about Milad Shareef. His reply was:

      “Milad Shareef is, in fact, and innovation, which was not transmitted from any pious predecessor in the first three centuries. Nevertheless, both acts of virtue as well as acts of abomination are found in it (i.e. Sometimes acts of virtue are found therein and sometimes acts of abomination). If in the Milad Shareef only acts of virtue are done and acts of abomination are abstained from, then the Milad Shareef is a Bid’ah Hasanah (good innovation), otherwise not.”
      He then added ”
      “To do any virtuous act and to observe it annually as means of recollection for any special day on which Allah Almighty has bestowed any favor or removed any calamity is a form of showing gratitude to Allah Almighty. Gratitude to Allah Almighty is expressed through different kinds of Ibaadah (worship) -prostration and standing in prayer, charity and recitation of the Holy Qu’ran. And what is a greater favor from Allah Almighty can there be than the appearance of the Prophet of Mercy (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him) on this day (i.e. 12th of Rabbi-ul-Awwal)?” Some people do not limit it and celebrate the Milad Shareef on any day of Rabbi-ul-Awwal. Nay, some people have extended it even more and increased the period to the whole year. According to the latter, the Milad Shareef can be celebrated on any day of the year. The objective here is the same, i.e. to rejoice at and celebrate the Holy Birth of the Noble Prophet (Allah’s Grace & Peace be upon Him).

      Answer:-
      As mentioned he has accepted as Bid’ah Hasanah (good innovation).
      Lets see words of the prophet sallahualihiwasallam in a hadeeth
      “Wakullu Bid’ah thin Zalaalah Wakullu Zalalathinfinnar”
      This is a part of a hadeeth.
      Prophet said “All bid’ah Innovation leads wrong way and all worng ways goes to Hellfire”
      You dont have an option to select good Innovation or bad innovation because every inovations final abode is Hellfire.

      If you want to go to hellfire and just get one day leave ,that is the day that you celbrated milad un nabi.
      According to all evidences presetnted only evidence is clebrate every monday having fasting on monday.You and me cannot decide nor any Scholar Or Student of knowledge can decide wich day or how many times or how to do it.

      This is not the religion Of ST.PAUL or JEWS who used to take their Rabbis and Priest as their Lord as mentioned in Quran.When people of the book asked prophet saying we did not take our rabbis and priest as their Lords then Prophet Sallahu Alaihi Wasallam replied dint you take what is allowed to be forbidden and what is forbidden to be allowed by your priest and rabbis.They said yes.
      MAy ALLAH ACCEPTS OUR EFFORTS AND GUIDE US AND HELP US IN TRUTH UNTIL DEATH

      1. Peace be upon you Sadeeq, You did take Ustaz Rahman very well. However, his arguments are more convincing, his facts more in line with that of Salaf and his presentation more original and devoid of any sentiments. You may have to reconcile with him please. Thank you. With peace

    6. I am of the opinion that since we are firmly convinced in our belief, these discussions will not lead to any fruitful results! And I do not wish to look down upon another’s perception.
      For academic purposes only,
      1. I am of the opinion that our love for our prophet should NEVER be limited to a single day of celebration. It is meaningless and does not show heartfelt love. Yes, it shows imitating others.
      2. Since it was NEVER practised by the Prophet(pbuh) nor the Ummul Momineen, nor his children, nor his companions, I find it difficult to accept that people of the later generation interpreted Islam better than them.
      3. In our daily prayers we send durood on our beloved prophet!So,why single out a day?
      4. Lectures and discussions on the Seerah of the Porphet(pbuh) should be done throughout the year,across the world. SO, why single out a day?
      Just as the way i believe in what I write, so is the way you would believe in what you write!
      May Allah guide us all. ameen

      Syed Abdallah Rizvi

    7. Assalamu alikum wr wb
      Dear Mr Abdurahman
      I would kindly request to pls change ur name if possible, because Rahman is the name of Allah and its not right to ascribe urself by His name

    8. A very good and well researched topic. May Allah increase you in wisdom and bless the Ummah with many Pople with rational thinking like you. The facts and evidences so far provided are enough to convince any doubting being willing to follow the path of guidance. Alhamdu Lillahi

  5. Dear preacher I would like to advice you to think possitively. You should not know only كل بدعة ضلالة you should study about other Hadith mentioning about the بدعة حسنة Milad is one of them for Ref Please see Rahman’s comment Article

    1. Quraanic Eraab was not executed by Prophet (p.b.u) and by his companions but by Hejaj bin Yousuf who was not a Sahabi or Tabai. Were they not capable to do so or they did not feel the need for next non Arabian Generation despite it was well known to Prophet (p.b.u.) about Islamic growth population out of Arab and it happened in the era of Khulafa-e- Rashedeen. Which Quraan do you study???

  6. brother Rahman
    I disagree with u as our beloved prophet (pbuh) has preached us to follow Quran and his sunnah so who are we to invent new features in our religion.As the day our prophets birthday is Of’course is the day of celebration but not the way many muslim brothers are doing nowadays.As in my family itself we have a big conflict in our believesand thoughts.You know i saw many muslim brothers and sisters using bad language to persons who don’t celebrate Milad.Both groups fight in masjid for petty things,when they come outside they take revenge by sending him to Police Station or boycotting him in the sociaty and spoiling his bisiness etc etc .I ask u one question Do any time our Prophet(pbuh) hurt anyone by any of his action, language.Than why are we leaving Our prophets shown path and following satan.So i say don’t waste precious moments of ur life follow Quran and sunnah and do whatever to please Allah Almighty and leave this world.Do make each and every day for Durood and salaam as much as possible and incite other brothers also to pray a lot .Alhamdulillah Almighty Allah has blessed me to have a glimse of Our Prophet sallallahu alaihiwasallam.This is only because of Durood.May Allah lead us to follow the right path and open our hearts and minds to follow the Quraan and sunnah in correct way .

    1. Peace be upon you Sabeena, You had disagreed with Ustaz Rahman, but you failed to rationalize the disagreement. What one would have expected you doing is to bring forth powerful points that could be better than the ones provided by Rahman. Remember Islam is never about sentiments or blind following. With peace

  7. Brother Rahman,

    You must take a serious look on “SABEENA’s” & “SAQIB’s” comment, it will help you to be on straight path till your death.

  8. salam brother shoaib
    please answer these questions:

    Is your wardrobe larger and better than that of our Prohpet saw and His Sahaba? If so is this bidah? and what are you going to do to match theirs?
    When did you last attend your close friend or your own family wedding clebration? Was it in accordance with the Sunnah? If not, did you boycott it? If you didn’t why didn’t you and if you did what was the response? What all did you write on facebook against wrong practices you witnessed there?
    Did you or Will you have your own wedding under the same circumstances and in perfect acccordance with the Sunnah?
    Haraam is haraam and Halaal is Halaal , no doubt….indulgence in haraam practices is gunnah ……but wrong interpretations of Quran and HAdith endangers basic imaan..therefore please be careful in interpretation and right application…..
    When did you last ask someone for help? If asking for help from our Prophet SAW is shirk then the sam applies to asking for help from anyone, right…… So now what is the right definintion

    I THINK WE ARE OFTEN PRONE TO RIDICULE AND CONDEMNATION RATHER THAN SUPPORT AND SELF ISLAH AND ISLAH OF OTHERS based on GENTLENESS AND TOLERANCE.
    The QURANIC METHOD OF PREACHING IS “HIKMAH AND HASANAH” none of this refelcts in your approach. Infact your argument against the proofs laid down by Rahman is of mocking argumenatative nature. You have replied to his argumant by hair splitting counter argument rather than hard core proof from Quran and Sunnah

    I am keen to know when you last committed the “shirk ” in day to day living as per your definintiopn . According to me you never committed any shirk by seeking help from another being except if you had the faith that the one SEEKED FOR HELP ALONE HAD THE POWER TO HELP and ALLAH’s WILL IS NOT OF ANY CONSEQUENCE

    Regards

    Sister Dr Shaesta Abdulaziz

    1. Authenticity of Milad is to be proved MUNAFIQ’s and not proved for people who are with MOHAMMAD sallahu ihaihi o sallam.
      JAKAK ALLAH

  9. Keep up the Good Work. I would appreciate if you could take up the Months in Islamic Calender, provide the importance, Strong Hadiths regarding those months,Weak Hadiths from one should refrain. What has to be done.

  10. Dear sister Dr. Shaesta,
    Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraka tuhu.

    First of all, i am sorry if my reply to brother Rahman was mocking and hurting him or you or other readers. But what brother rahman had written to prove the milad’s authenticity was just untrue. It was rather misunderstanding of the aayats and ahadith than what could be named as proofs. So it was very obvious to reply to his comment by hair splitting counter argumentation because it is not my or your sayings and teachings of any layman to be silent, it were the verses of our Allah and the great sayings of our beloved messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) which were been misunderstood. One more reason to attack in such a manner was that if we were not replying to this, then the readers (which are in large numbers) will conclude from those arguments that it is lawful to celebrate milad. And you should also know that the heroes of Islam and the scholars used to reply in this manner if the audience were in masses. (You can find this in their books and speeches. We dont claim to be a hero but one should try to be like them. And for your information: Brother Shoaib is a scholar of Islam and these blogs are not from his dreams or of any such kind).

    Why should one not try to live his perishing life of this world to be in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah?. Why should one not try to conduct his wedding according to our lovely islamic method?. Yes, a person should try his level best to make his walks of life similar to the Quran and Sunnah. But there will be mistakes for sure because none of us is safe from wrong (masoom). Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Every son of Adam is a wrong doer. And the best wrong doer is he who repents”. It is then compulsory on other muslim brothers to show him his mistake and guide him to the right path.

    Dear sister, asking help from someone alive is different from asking help from a dead. Not a single intelligent person will say that a person dead is same like the person alive. If the prophet (peace be upon him) was alive now, we would have asked him his help for something like we seek help from our parents or friends if alive. Allah The Most High said to the prophet (pbuh), “Verily, you are to die, and indeed they are to die” (Ch 39, V 22). AbuBakr (may Allah be pleased with him) sermoned after the prophet’s death and recited this verse which is crystal clear that the prophet (peace be upon him) has to die. And after that all the companions believed that he is dead. But SubhanAllah, nowadays some scholars claim him to be alive. Not a single companion [who were the true lovers of our prophet (peace be upon him)] sought any help from him after he died, but SubhanAllah some of us now seek his help. Moreover, some of us call the muslims and invite them to their new ways of seeking his help which they have established of their own. May Allah save us.

    To ask help from someone other than Allah in matters which only He is capable of fulfilling and providing is shirk. But to seek for something for which a human can help him out is not considered shirk. To ask forgiveness from sins, to ask an abode in the paradise, to seek refuge from satan, to repent from sins, to seek abandonment from the hellfire…and so on is shirk if asked from the prophet (peace be upon him) or any other humanbeing as they dont have the powers for all this. You can but ask Allah to bless you with the intercession (shafa’ath) of our beloved prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) because it is Allah whom you are asking and not the prophet. Even the prophets have got no power for intercession except if Allah wills and to whom Allah wills. Allah says, “Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission?” (Ch 2, V255). He says, “That Day, no intercession will benefit except [that of] one to whom the Most Merciful has given permission and has accepted his word.” (Ch20. V109).

    Dear sister, we will be very glad and thankful if you point out our mistakes in the blog regarding wrong interpretations of Quran and Hadith as you have mentioned. May Allah reward you with the best.

    Oh Allah, we seek help from You as You are the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes You nor sleep. To You belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Oh Allah, guide us to the right path.

    Wassalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
    (from the nlightmentz’ team)

    1. Peace be with you Saqib, You are free to either disagree with Ustaz Rahman or agree with him. However, the position should have been based on reason and wisdom. If you are well grounded in knowledge, capable of deduction in Qur’an and Hadth, so well and fine, but if that is not your profession, courtesy demands you allow Persons whose profession it is to do the job you!. Your arguments are not as sound and convincing as that of Ustaz Rahman, you seemed to be quoting out of context, it looks like turning things upside down. Subhanna llah!. With peace

    2. Saqib dont try to misleed SAHIH MUSLIMS (MOMINS)

      If you did not understand ISLAM, do try to misleed muslims by saying
      sahih / zaief…etc.
      JUST follow your own things if not TRUE ISLAM.

  11. I being a common Muslim unable to understand in fact heartening me why we having such difference in each and every tiny issues ? Why can’t our so called different sects scholars come at one platform and deliver one voice ? Why don’t we treat ourselves as a “Muslim” (submitting our will to Allah SWT) instead proud calling by different sects? Every scholar interpret quotes in his own ways and thus create confusion among our younger generations (muslim & non muslim) . This Milad Nabi just a example but there are other plenty of such difference of opinions remain by enlarge.

  12. Dear Sisters / Brothers

    I am a person who is not an islamic scholar . Just a normal human who was infinitely lucky to be born to muslim parents . I would like to contribute something here since , I came across people (Muslims) claiming that Prophet Muhammed (PUBH) can help us in attaining salvation or act as an intercessor to reach allah(swt). If this was the case , you must all be aware that when prophet’s beloved uncle (The dearest to him) Abu Talib was in death bed and allah’s messenger (PUBH) urged him again and again to testify (there is no god but allah abd Muhammed is messenger of allah). To simplify this he wanted his beloved uncle to be saved from hell fire by accepting Islam(Testfying by saying kalima). But he didnt because of a reason . Then when allah’s messenger (PUBH) saw him die without testfying kalime- sahadah , he knew the out come and prayed to allah to have mercy on him (ABU talib) and bless him with paradise. Then on this an ayah of quran was revealed to Muhammed (PUBH) which said that a man unless he testifies kalima is not a believer and will never enter paradise. Now if Prophet muhammed (pubh) HAD THE POWER OR COULD ACT AS AN INTERCESSOR FOR HIS UMMAH HE WOULD HAVE HAD CONVINCED ALLAH TO BLESS HIS UNCLE PARADISE EVEN AFTER HE (abu TALIB) DIED A DISBELIEVER’S DEATH !!

    So now there are loads of such incidents (Ahadith and rivayaat) to prove that Prophet muhammed(PUBH) neither acted nor has to power to act as an intercessor during his lifetime or after his death. He was a human being just like us but supreme in character and attributes as compared to anyone else in this world !!

    Allah (SWT) alone has the power to forgive or bless anyone !!

    Islam is the only religion which claims there is one and only god and lives upto this claim !! so dont make it impure by your false beliefs and interpretations !!

    if you are yet not satisfied i shall give you authentic ahadeeth based incidents to prove the above truth !!

    thank you

    Tariq Shaikh

  13. Mawlid al-Nabi (the Prophet’s birthday)
    Why some people accept and some unaccept the celebration of the prophet ( )? What is your opinion?

    Praise be to Allaah.

    There is nothing in the Qur’aan to say that we should celebrate the Mawlid or birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The Prophet himself (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do this or command anyone to do it, either during his lifetime or after his death. Indeed, he told them not to exaggerate about him as the Christians had exaggerated about Jesus (upon whom be peace). He said: “Do not exaggerate about me as the Christians exaggerated about the son of Maryam. I am only a slave, so say, ‘The slave of Allaah and His Messenger.’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari). What has been reported is that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) made the day of his birth a day of worship, which is different to celebration. He was asked about fasting on Mondays, and he said: “That is the day on which I was born and the day on which I was entrusted with the Mission or when I was first given Revelation.” (Reported by Muslim, al-Nisaa’i and Abu Dawood).

    Moreover, we know that the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) were the people who loved the Prophet most. Was it reported that Abu Bakr, who was the closest of people to him and the one who loved him the most, celebrated the birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? Was it reported that ‘Umar, who ruled for twelve years, or ‘Uthmaan, did this? Was it reported that ‘Ali, his relative and foster son, did this? Was it reported that any of the Sahaabah did this? No, by Allaah! Is it because they were not aware of its importance, or did they not truly love the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? No one would say such a thing except one who has gone astray and is leading others astray.

    Did any of the imaams – Abu Haneefah, Maalik, al-Shaafi’i, Ahmad, al-Hasan al-Basri, Ibn Seereen – do this or command others to do it or say that it was good? By Allaah, no! It was not even mentioned during the first and best three centuries. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in a saheeh hadeeth: “The best of mankind are my generation (or my century), then those who come after them, then those who come after them. Then there will come a people who will not care if their testimony comes before their oath or vice versa (i.e., they will not take such matter seriously).” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, Muslim and al-Tirmidhi). The celebration of the Prophet’s birthday appeared many centuries later, when many of the features of true religion had vanished and bid’ah had become widespread.

    Thus this celebration became a sign of one’s love for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? But can it be possible that the Sahaabah, the imaams and the people of the best three centuries were unaware of it, and it was only those who came later who were aware of its importance?! What the Qur’aan tells us is that love of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is demonstrated by following the guidance he brought. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Say (O Muhammad): ‘If you (really) love Allaah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    Say: ‘Obey Allaah and the Messenger.’ But if they turn away, then Allaah does not like the disbelievers.” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:31-32]

    The first aayah explains that love is just a claim, but the proof of sincerity is following what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) brought. The second aayah reaffirms the importance and necessity of obeying Allaah and His Messenger. Hence Allaah ended the aayah with a very stern warning in which those who refuse to obey are described as kaafirs, and Allah does not love the disbelievers. We ask Allaah to keep us safe from that. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us of the danger of not obeying him, and the danger of adding to what he brought. The celebration of Mawlid or his birthday is indeed an addition to what he brought – as all the scholars agree. He said: “The best of speech is the Book of Allaah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The most evil of things are those which are newly-invented (in religion), and every innovation is a going astray.” (Reported by Muslim and al-Nisaa’i).

    We ask Allaah to protect us from bid’ah and to bless us by helping us to follow. Allaah knows best. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad.

  14. Ruling on buying special sweets sold on the Prophet’s birthday (Mawlid)
    Is it haram to eat the special sweets made for the occasion of the prophet’s Birthday, a day before or after or on the same day? What is the ruling on buying these sweets especially that this type of sweets is related only to this occasion?.

    Praise be to Allaah.
    Firstly:

    Celebrating the Mawlid (Prophet’s birthday) is bid’ah (an innovation). It is not narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or any of his companions or the Taabi’een or the Imams. Rather it was innovated by the ‘Ubaydis (Fatimids), who also introduced other innovations and misguidance.

    The fact that this celebration is an innovation has been discussed in the answer to question no. 10070 and 70317.

    Secondly:

    The basic principle is that it is permissible to eat and drink sweets that are free of harmful ingredients, so long as that is not helping in evil or propagating or encouraging its survival.

    It seems that buying Mawlid sweets at the time of that celebration comes under the heading of helping and propagating it; rather it is a kind of establishing that festival or eid, because an eid is something that people observe regularly. If it is their custom to eat this specific food or they make it for that festival, unlike their habits at other times of the year, then buying and selling it, and eating it or giving it as a gift, on that day, is part of celebrating that festival or establishing it. So it is better for you not to do that on the day of the celebration.

    In Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah there is a discussion to do with Valentine’s Day and buying sweets that have been coloured red and on which hearts are drawn, as an expression of celebrating that innovated festival. It says:

    The clear evidence from the Qur’aan and Sunnah – on which there is consensus among the early generations of the ummah – that there are only two Eids or festivals in Islam: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Any festivals other than these, whether they are connected to a person, a group, an incident or anything lese, are innovated festivals and it is not permissible for the Muslims to celebrate them or approve of them, express joy on them or help with them in any way, because that is transgressing the sacred limits of Allaah, and whoever transgresses the sacred limits of Allaah has wronged himself. … It is also haraam for a Muslim to help with this festival or any other haraam festivals in any way, whether it has to do with food, drink, selling, buying, manufacturing, giving, corresponding, announcing or anything else, because all of that is cooperating in sin and transgression and disobedience to Allaah and to the Messenger of Allaah, (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Help you one another in Al‑Birr and At‑Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is Severe in punishment”

    [al-Maa’idah 5:2]

    End quote.

    And Allaah knows best.

    1. SUBHAAN ALLAH ,
      Agents of yahud / nasara can say celebrating EID -E – MILAD AS wrong or HARAAM, as they dont have any linking to RASOOL ALLAH.
      MOHAMMED Hidayath ulla

  15. ANY 1 WHO SAID THAT MILAD IS NOT RIGHT FIRST GET THE MEANING OF MILAD THEN READ HISTORY AP S A W W SAYS HIS MILAD HIM SELF PLZ READ HISTORY THANKS

  16. Don’t celebrate Miad Dun Nabi. Use this moment to pass clear messge of Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) using this occasion
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  17. .O’people of iiman do not hesitate 2 say …”qhoolu lailaha illallah tuflihoon” say it one will be successful in this world and the world hereafter.

  18. Brother Shoaib are you going to answer any questions on the day of judgement for Muslim brothers and sisters regarding Milaad?
    I can’t understand your logic do you think that Allah(SWT)is waiting for your Darood on our Beloved Rasool(saw)?
    Please for Allah’s sake stop dividing Muslim Ummah.

    1. Brother Abdool,

      You dont require logic to understand the simple fact that all the Muslims are bound to send Darood on our Beloved Rasool SAW. Yes Allah is waiting for our Daroods on his Nabi and in return he will have mercy on us..
      And I am not creating any division among the Ummah.. I didnt find any proofs in support of celebrating Milad either from Quraan, Hadith nor the Righteous companions celebrating it. If you could give me proofs provided Authentic, then i shall also celebrate Milad..

      Wassalaam

      SHOAIB

  19. A very nice stand! In Dr. Yusuf Qardawi’s book “The lawful and the prohibited”, there is a chapter “The origin of everything is lawful except that which had been prohibited unequivocally by an evidence” !. Refer to that book for details and you get the remedy. Thank you. With peace

  20. Saqib or others say what they feel like but not the TRUE ISLAM.

    LET the followers of SATAN say all those things and followers of ISLAM & MOHAMMED celebrate EID – MILAD -UN -N ABI as they belong to their group.
    PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT WITH MOHAMMAD – Sallal lahoilahi o sallam will not celebrate EID e MILAD,

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