Proofs of Celebrating Mawlid – Eid milad un Nabi sallallahu alihi wasallam


The legal and religious status of celebrating the birth of Holy Prophet (Peace & Blessings be upon him) in light of the Qur’an and Sunnah:


Milad un Nabi (sallalahu alaihe wasalam) (Chapter From Ja-Al Haq)

 

And Indeed everyone rejoices except for Shaytan and his counterparts, because:

أن إبليس رن أربع رنات حين لعن وحين أهبط وحين ولد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وحين أنزلت الفاتحة

Iblis cried loudly four times, first when Allah declared him as cursed, second when he was thrown out, Third When Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) was born and fourth when Surah Fatiha was revealed [Ibn Kathir in Al Bidayah wan Nihayah, Volume 2, Page No. 166]

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This Topic  which will be proved Here inshallah

►1 Muslims rejoice on birth of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) because Allah has told us to rejoice on his bounties and mercies,

2 Sayings of eminent scholars and fuqaha

► 3 Date of Mawlid


► 4 Sahabas [ra] on Mawlid themselves


► 5 Allah himself Celebrates Mawlid of Prophet [salehalawaalihi wasalam]

6 Counter refutation of proofs cited against Mawlid

► 7 Categories of Bidah and some present in muslim groups against mawlid.


now let us start


Muslims rejoice on birth of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) because Allah has told us to rejoice on his bounties and mercies,




A)Understanding through Al-Quran wal Furqan and Its sciences

Proof No.1 Quran states:

قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ

Say: “In the bounty of God. And in His Mercy, in that “LET THEM REJOICE” : that is better than the (wealth) they hoard (10:58)
Some might think with their wildest of imaginations that birth and sending of Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) is not a mercy, some even falsely limit the Mercies of Allah by saying mercy mentioned here does not refer to Prophet Muhammad (salallaho alaihi wasalam) thus we should not rejoice, for best answers we have to understand through Tafsir from Quran itself

Quran states at another place:

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ

We have not sent you but as a “Mercy to the worlds” (21:107)
Hence without any shadow of doubt arrival of Prophet (saw) is mercy not only upon us but all worlds and creations of Allah and thus we should rejoice as told in 10:58

Imam Ibn Jawzi (rah) explains 10:58 in his Tafsir:

أن فضل الله: العلم، ورحمته: محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم، رواه الضحاك عن ابن عباس.

Translation: Dhahak narrated from Ibn Abbas (ra) that Bounty means Knowledge (i.e of Quran and Tawhid)whereas Mercy means Muhammad (Salallaho alaihi wasalam) [Ibn Jawzi Z’ad al Maseer fi Ilm at Tafsir, 4:40]
Imam Abu Hayyan al Andalusi (Rahimuhullah) also says:

الفضل العلم والرحمة محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم

Translation: Bounty refers to Knowledge whereas Mercy refers to Muhammad (salallaho alaihi wasalam)[Tafsir Al-Bahr al Muheet, 5:171]
Imam Jalal uddin Suyuti (Rahimuhullah) says

وأخرج أبو الشيخ عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما في الآية قال: فضل الله العلم، ورحمته محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم، قال الله تعالى
{ وما أرسلناك إلا رحمة للعالمين }
[الأنبياء: 107].

Abu Sheikh (rah) narrated from Ibn Abbas (RA) That Bounty of Allah means Knowledge, whereas Mercy means Muhammad (Salallaho alaihi wasalam)Allah Ta’ala said: We have sent thee not but as Mercy to Worlds (Al Anbiya: 107) [As-Suyuti in Dur al Manthur 4:330]
Allama Aloosi (rah) explains that even Fadhl (i.e. bounty) refers to Prophet Muhammad (salallaho alaihi wassalam)

وأخرج الخطيب وابن عساكر عنه تفسير الفضل بالنبـي عليه الصلاة والسلام

Narrated by Al Khatib (rah) and Ibn Asakir (rah) that Bountry refers to An-Nabi (Alaih Salatu Wassalam)[Al-Alusi in Ruh al Ma’ani 11:141]

Proof No. 3 Quran states regarding Yahya (a.s):

وَسَلَامٌ عَلَيْهِ يَوْمَ وُلِدَ وَيَوْمَ يَمُوتُ وَيَوْمَ يُبْعَثُ حَيًّا

So Peace on him the day he was born, the day that he dies, and the day that he will be raised up to life (again)! (19:15)
So the days when Anbiya are born are days of Salam in sight of Allah.

Proof No. 4 Quran 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)
What are the Ayyam of Allah? Imam Baihaqi narrates in his Shuyab ul Iman that Prophet (saw) said: The Days of Allah are his blessings and Signs [Tafsir Ruh ul Ma’ani under 14:5]

Istadlal from Sahih Ahadith
Proof No.1
Book 006, Number 2606 (Sahih Muslim)

Abu Qatada Ansari (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Massenger (may peace be upon him) was asked about fasting on Monday, whereupon he said: It is (the day) when I was born and revelation was sent down to me.
This Hadith is also reported in by Imam Bahayqi in his “Sunnan ul Kubra” (vol. 4, pg. 300 Hadith no 8182, 8259), in the “Sunan” of Imam Nisai and the “Musnad” of Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal.

It is clear from this Hadith that the Holy Prophet (saw) was very happy about the day of his birth and so fasted out of gratitude. Fasting is a form of worship, so one can celebrate this day by any form of ibada. One can fast or hold gatherings or provide food to the poor, all being acts of worship.

Proof No.2
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.

Proof No.3

In Sahih Muslim, Volume 2, Page No. 147, Hadith No. 1130 (Dar ul Kutab al ILmiyyah)

Ibn Abbas “Allah be pleased with him” reported: The Prophet “Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him” came to Madina and saw the Jews fasting on the tenth day of Muharram. They were asked about that. They replied: “This is the day, on which Allah made Moses and the children of Israel emerge victorious over Pharoah. So, we fast on it “OUT OF GLORIFICATION TO IT”. The Prophet “Allah’s blessing and peace be upin him” said: “We have more claim over Moses than you.” So, he ordered Muslims to fast on it

If Jews glorify their days to venerate Musa (a.s) then we Muslims have more right to venerate and rejoice on day when Prophet (saw) was born, this is an accepted analogy as Ulama have derived this specific ruling from the hadith, which shall be mentioned in the last section with detail.

Proof No.4

[Sunnan an Nasai’I, Volume 1, Page No. 450, Hadith No. 450]

Hadrat Anas bin Malik (ra) narrates that Prophet (saw) while mentioning his journey of Miraaj said: Jibril (a.s) asked me to get off from Baraak at Bethlehem and told me to say the prayer there, after which he said: Do you know where you have prayed (O Messenger of Allah)? You prayed at Bethlehem where Isa (a.s) was born.

So the Mawlid, the places where Prophets(A.S) are born are amongst Sha’ir (sings to be venerated) of Allah.

So here Allah himself says to Rejoice and be happy on such a day , As its Sunnah of friends of Shatan [devil] to cry on such a day.

:: Sayings of the Great Scholars about Celebrating Mawlid? ::..

 

Hazrat Maulana Shah Abdul Haq Dehlvi

 

1. After relating Abu Lahab’s relief on setting Thuwaibha free, Hazrat Maulana Shah Abdul Haq Dehlvi in his famous book Madarijun Nabuwwat says:


This event provides a clear proof to those who celebrate Meelaad Shareef by rejoicing and alms giving on the night of the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), People of Makkah gather on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal to is it the house in which the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) only because he was his nephew, he has been receiving, in spite of this being an idolater, the benefits of thus rejoicing in his grave every Monday, then how much more blessing will fall to the lot of him who acknowledges the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) as the beloved of ALLAH and His true Prophet, and celebrates Meelaad Shareef repeatedly.”

 

 

As the poet says:


Dostaan Ra Kujaa Kunee Mahroom
Tu Keh Ba Dushmanaan Nazar Daree


How would you (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) leave out friends?
You, who feel great compassion, even for your enemies.”


Ref:
1. Madarijun Nabbuwwat, Vol2, Page 34, Publisher: Ziaul Quran Publication
2. Madarijun Nabbuwwat, Vol2, Page 14/19


Imaam Qastalaani

 

2. Due to the rejoicing he made at the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) imam qastalaani says:


How would anyone of the Ummah the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) fare, who is a Muslim and is steadfast in his belief in the unity of Allah and rejoices at his (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) birth and who spends whatever he can afford for the love of him (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam)? I swear by my life, that Allah, out of His Grace, will not reward such a person but by entering him into the Gardens of Bliss.” (Mawaahib-dunniyah by Imam Qastalani, Vol1, Page 27, Published in Egypt)
3. Imaam Qastalaani says:
May ALLAH bless a person who celebrates ‘Eid’ on the nights of the blessed month of the holy birth of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), so that it hurts them the most who have a serious disease in their hearts and who suffer from an incurable ailment on account of the blessed birth”.,. (Mawaahib-dunniyah by Imam Qastalani, Vol1, Page 27, Published in Egypt)

4. Imaam Qastalaani further says that How blessed is the month in which the Prophet of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born! How very superior and sacred! How very respected the nights (of the month) as though they are pearls shining bright throughout the ages! How full of light and pure the face of the one born! How blessed the Being (ALLAH) who made the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) a springtime for the hearts and his (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) face a manifestation of splendor!., ,

 

 

Yaqoolu Lanaa-Lisaanul Haali Minhu.

 

 

The tongue of the Prophet of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Speaks the truth. And the thing is that the voice of truth appears to be sweet to the listener

 

 

Wa Qaulul Haqqi Ya’zabu Lis Samee’ee

And, O questioner! If you want to know about my attributes and my affairs, I would say this:

Fawajhi Waz-Zamaanu Wa sharu Wad’ee

My face and my age and the month of my birth is springtime in the month of Rabee-ul-Awwal.


Rabee’un Fi Rabee ‘in Fi Rabee’ee

He (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) has likened his blessed face to springtime in respect of blessed beauty and splendor and that his face blossomed in springtime in the month of Rabee-ul-Awwal.

Ref:

[ Mawaahib Ladunniyah by Imam Qastalani, Vol1, Page 73, Published in Egypt]
Imam Sharfuddin Busairi views


5. in chapter 4 of Qasida Burda Shareef speck of the birth of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. The blessed day on which Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, was born is a praise worthy event. The birth of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, illuminated the entire universe. Some miracles and incidents, which took place at the time of birth, are mentioned in this chapter. These were signs of the greatness of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.


Abaana Mawliduhu Un Teebi UnSuri’hi

His birth distinctly showed his pure origin

Ya Teeba Mubtada’ee Minhu Wa Mukhtatami


The excellence! Of his beginning and his end.


Wal Jinnu Tah’tifu Wal Anwaru Sa’Ti’atun


And the jinn were shouting (at the appearance of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the NUR was glistening

Wal Haqqu YaZ’haru Mim Ma’nauw Wamin Kalimi

 

 

And the truth (nubuwaat) appeared with these anwaar, and with their voices.


Ref:

[Qasida Burda Shareef, Chapter 4 – Concerning the birth of Rasulullah SallallahuAlayhi Wasallam, Couplet 1/7]

Ibne Jauzi views

has devoted a whole book to Meelaad, which is called “Maulad-ul-Uroos”. Allamah Ibne Jauzi says:

And whosoever rejoices at the birth of our beloved Mustafa (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam), this rejoicing by him will turn the Fire away, and whosoever spends even a dirham on the occasion of the Meelaad of the Prophet of ALLAH (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) he (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) will intercede on his behalf and his intercession will be accepted”

(Meelad-ul-Uroos, Page 9)


7. And, Ibne Jauzi has also written:

O Meelaad of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam)! You are mightily praised, and the praise is such that it is the loftiest and the remembrance is such that it is the most excellent; how I wish the remembrance of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) shall be with me for a long time! How I wish his (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Meelaad shall be with me for a long time!”..
(Meeladul Uroos, Page 28)
Shah Waliyullah Dehlvi

 

 

8. In this regard, Hazrat shah Waliullah [rah] says:

Following the ancient practice, I recited the Holy Qur’aan and distributed the things (food etc.) Of the Niyaaz (Faatihah) of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and made a public display of his blessed heir (Moo’e Muboarak). While reciting (the Holy Qur’aan), Mala’i A’la (Angels nearest to ALLAH) came to attend the Mahfil-e-Meelaad and the blessed soul of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) showed much kindness to me (Shah Waliyul Laah) and my friends. I, thus, saw that Mala’i A ‘la (Angels nearest to ALLAH) and, with them, the whole group of Musalmaans, were ascending to high heaven (on account of the blessings of the Prophet) and this blessed condition was reflected (in the Mahfil-e-Meelaad).”

(Al Qaul al-Jalee, Page 74)

 

 

9. Hazrat Shah Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi (may Allah have mercy on him), in his book “Ma Sabata Minas Sunnah” referring to the night of the blessed birth, of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) says:

 

 

We would rather say that the night when the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born is definitely superior to Lailat-ul-Qadr. This is so because the night of the birth is the night when he was manifested and Lailat -ul Qadr was bestowed on him (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), and a thing which became blessed on account of him upon whom it was bestowed is more blessed than that which became blessed because of it being conferred upon him (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and because Lailat-ul-Qadr is blessed because on this night Angels descend, and the night of the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is blessed because of himself (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), and because Lailat-ul-Qadr is a blessing only for the Ummah of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and the night of his blessed birth is a blessing for all beings. Thus the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is he who ALLAH Ta’Aala sent down as a mercy to all the worlds and it is through him that ALLAH completed His blessings on all His creations in all heavens and in all earth.”…

(Ma Sabata Min as-Sunnah, Page 82, Published by Qaiyyumi Press, Kanpur, August 1923)

 

10. Those calling themselves followers of Shah Waliyyullah’s family should also note the following statement of Hazrat Shah Waliyyullah Muhaddis Dehlvi. In his book, “Ad Durrus Sameen”, he says:

“My dear father, Hazrat Shah Abdur Raheem Dehlvi (may ALLAH have mercy on him) informed me that he used to get food cooked on Meelaad days as a mark of rejoicing for him (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). One year it so happened that he could not afford anything except roasted grams, so he distributed those among the people, with the result that he had a vision of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) in his dream and saw that those roasted grams were lying before him (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and he (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) looked pleased”.
(Ad Durrus Sameen, Page 3)
Haji Imdadullah Sahib Muhajir Makki (may ALLAH have mercy on him)

says:

The practice of this faqeer has been that I participate in Meelaad Shareef functions. In view of the fact that doing so brings blessings, I myself hold Meelaad every year, and find great solace and joy in Qiyaam (reciting salutations in a standing position)”….

 

Ref:

1. Faislah Haft Mas’alah, page 5, published by Matba’ Majeedi, Kanpur, December, 1921
2. Faislah Haft Mas’alah Ma’a Taleeqat, page 111, published in Lahore.
3. Faislah Haft Mas’alah, page 5, published in Lahore 1986

 

 

Maulana Shaikh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Allahabaadi

 

 

12. In the fourth chapter of his book “Ad Durrul Munazzam”, Maulana Shaikh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Allahabaadi has recorded in detail incidents which manifested themselves at the time when the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born. These include:

 

 

A cluster of stars concentrated over the roof of his house at the time of the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam); Angels hoisted flags on holy Baitul Laah and in the east and in the west; the whole atmosphere was filled with the voices of Angels and houries reciting salutations to him in the standing position and congratulating each other and rejoicing with abandon; animals also congratulated each other at the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), the Ka’batul Laah bowed in a manner of saluting, and the falsehood vanished and the light of truth spread light in all directions.”

 

 

Ref:

1. Page 54, 72, 91; Mawaahib-Ladunniyah by Imaam Qastalaani
2. Page 57; Mauladul Uroos by Imam Ibne Jauzi
3. Page 3, 7, 26, Shawaahidun Nubawwah by Maulana Jaami
4. Page 55; As-seeratual Halbiyah by Allamah Ali Bin Burhaan
5. Khasaa’is-Kubra by Imaam Suyooti Vol. l, Page 45, 94
6. Zurqaani by Allamah Zurqaani Vol. 1, Page 112, 116.





Ibne Jabeer Undulasi

13. Imam Abul Hussain Muahammad Bin Ahmad known as Ibne Jabeer Undulasi writes,
Place of Birth of Prophet Peace Be With Him is one of the Holy Places in Makkah Mukarramah. The soil of this place have an honor that it kissed the blessed body of Allah’s Beloved Peace Be With Him very first and this is the place where the Birth of Prophet Peace Be Upon Him took place who is the blessing for whole universe. In the Month of Rabiul Awwal especially on the occasion of his Birth Day this place is open for all and sundry and people incessantly visits this place to attain ALLAH’s Mercy and blessing.


(Rehlah Ibne Jabeer, Pg 60)


Ibn Kathir

 

 

14. Ibn Kathir have stated:


“Iblis cried loudly four times, first when Allah declared him as cursed, second when he was thrown out, Third When Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) was born and fourth when Surah Fatiha was revealed.”


Ref:
1. Al Bidaayah Wan Nihaayah, Vol 2, Page 166
2. Shawaahidun Nubuwwah by Maulana Jaami Page 51.


Shikeh Muhammad Bin Alawi al-Maliki


15. Shikeh Muhammad Bin Alawi al-Maliki said:


“Holy Prophet Peace Be With Him due to importance of his Birthday use to avow it a great incident and use to pray to ALLAH Almighty as it was a great blessing for him also Sarkar have supremacy on everything in this universe because everything in this universe through HIS foundation got providential.”


(Houlul Ihtifaal Bil Mawidin Nabawi As-Shareef, Pg 8-9)


Hazrat Shah Ahmed Saeed Mujaddidi


16. Hazrat Shah Ahmed Saeed Mujaddidi said:


As Sarkar used to Salutations upon himself we too must celebrate Meeladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasllam, Cook food and do other adulations and praise to Almighty ALLAH by other ways of delight.”


(Asbaatul Mawlid Wal Qayam, Pg 24)


Shiekh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi
17. Hazrat Shiekh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi used to pray:


“O Lord! I do not have such deeds that I can present in your mighty court. Wrongdoer influences all of my deeds. But there is an act of this Humbler just because of your mercy to present you and that is my salutations on your Beloved Prophet Peace Be Upon Him that I use to offer with honesty and integrity in standing position in the blessed gatherings of Mawlid Shareef.”


(Akhbarul Akhyaar, Pg 644)


Shaykh Yousuf bin Ismael an-Nabhani

 

 

18. Hadrat Shaykh Yousuf bin Ismael an-Nabhani said,

Only Pagans and Non-Believers are against celebrating Miladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.”


(Jawahirul B’har by Allama Yusuf Nabhani)


19. A scholar stated that he was blessed with the vision of Holy Prophet Peace Be Upon Him. He asked, “Ya Rasool Allah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, Are you pleased about Muslims; who celebrate your birthday?” He replied “Those who love me; I love them too”

(Tazkiratul Wa’izeen, pg 200, Published from Maktaba Habibia Quetta)

Ibn Kathir

20. Ibn Kathir says regarding Shah Malik al-Muzzafar regarding whom Salafis spread deception by forging words of Ibn Kathir i.e. he was actually a Fasiq, cruel and Bidati ruler but in reality Ibn Kathir said:


“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 Shareef with great celebration, Moreover, he was benevolent, brave, wise, a scholar, and just person. Sheikh Abul Khattab 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 *****ens, 100-thousand bowls (of milk) and 30,000 trays of sweets.”

(Tarikh Ibn Kathir, Al Bidayah Wan Nihaya Volume 13, Page No. 174)

Imam Shahab-ud-din Abul Abbas al-Qastalani

21. Imam Shahab-ud-din Abul Abbas al-Qastalani (Rahimuhullah) said:

When it is said that Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) 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 (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam)’s birth?
The Night of Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam birth is superior due to 3 reasons

First: He (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) arrived (in this world) on the Night of Mawlid whereas Night of decree was granted to him (afterwards), therefore the arrival of Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam 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 (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) being sent to world. The Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam is superior to Angels, therefore night of Mawlid becomes superior.Third: Due to night of decree, the Ummah of Muhammad (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) was given imminence, whereas due to Night of Mawlid all creations were given Fazilah, as Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) is sent as Mercy to worlds/creations (Quran 21:107), hence the blessing was made general for all creations.
Ref:

1. Imam Qastallani in Al Muwahib al Laduniya Volume 1, Page No. 145
2. Imam Zarqani in his Sharah of Al-Muwahib, Volume 1, Page Nos 255-256

 

 

Imam Jalal ud din Suyuti (Rahimuhullah)

 

 

22. Imam Jalal ud din Suyuti (Rahimuhullah) writes:

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 wa Sallam), 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 (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) and showing gratitude on his birth[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 (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) passing away on same date.

The birth of Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) 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 (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) ..

[Al Hawi lil Fatawi, Volume 1, Page No. 298, Published by Maktaba al Asriya, Beirut, Lebanon]
Imam Shams-ud-din Dimishqi


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

It is proven that Abu Lahab’s punishment of fire is reduced on every Monday because he rejoiced on brith of Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) and freed the slave-woman Thawba Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anha When Abu Lahab, whose eternal abode is hell fire and regarding whom whole surah of Tabad 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 (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) and died as a MawhidRef:

1. Mawrid as Sadi Fi Mawlid al Hadi by Imam al-Dimishqi
2. Imam Suyuti in Hassan al Maqsad fi Amal al Mawlid, Page No. 66

 

 

Shah Abdul Aziz Muhadith Dhelvi

 

 

25. Shah Abdul Aziz Muhadith Dhelvi (Rahimuhullah) said:The Barakah of Rabi ul Awwal is due to birth of Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) in this month, the more this Ummah sends Darud and Salaam and arrange for (sadaqa for the poor), more will they be blessed

[Fatawa al Azizi, Vol 1, Page 123]

Hadrat Ismail Hiqqi

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

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

 

 

Imam Ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-Makki

 

 

27. Shaykh al-Islam Imam Ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-Makki Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho states in an-Ne’matul Kubra that Sayyiduna Junayd al-Baghdadi Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho said,

 

 

Whoever attends a Milad gathering with full respect, his Imān will remain safe, InshaALLAH

 

 

(an-Ne’matul Kubra, Page 6, Istanbul – Turkey)
What Does other SAHABA-E-KIRAM Believe? :: 


هاجرت إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقدمت عليه منصرفه من تبوك، فأسلمت، فسمعت العباس بن عبد المطلب يقول: يا رسول الله إنى أريد أن أمتدحك، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: قل، لا يفضض الله فاك

 

 

After gaining victory and success in Ghazwa Tabook when Rasoolullah (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) arrived in Madinatul Munawwara, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) requested permission of the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) to read a few stanzas in his praise then Rahmate Alam (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) said, ” My dear Uncle! Go ahead. May Almighty Allah keep your mouth well.”

..
This is what al-`Abbas ibn `Abd al-Muttalib said:
من قبلها طبت في الظلال وفى مستودع حيث يخصف الورق
ثم هبطت البلاد لا بشر أنت ولا مضغة ولا علق
بل نطفة تركب السفين وقد ألجم نسرا وأهله الغرق
تنقل من صلب إلى رحم إذا مضى عالم بدا طبق
وردت نارا لخليل مستترا في صلبه أنت كيف يحترق
ثم احتوى بيتك المهيمن خندف علياء تحتها النطق
وأنت لما ولدت أشرقت الارض ونارت بنورك الافق
فنحن في ذلك الضياء وفى النور وسبل الرشاد نخترق

 

 

Before you came to this world,

you were excellent in the shadows and in the repository (i.e. loins)
in the time when they (Adam and Eve) covered themselves with leaves.
Then you descended through the ages…
When you were born, the earth shone
and your light illuminated the horizon.
We travel in that illumination and in the light and in the paths of right guidance…”

 

 

Mullah Ali al-Qari in his ‘Sharh al-Shifa’ (1:364) says it is related by Abu Bakr al-Shafi`i and Tabarani, and cited by Ibn `Abd al-Barr and Ibn al-Qayyim respectively in ‘al-Isti`ab’ and ‘Huda Nabiyy Allah (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam)’.

 

 

This has been stated in distinguished works of great Muhaditheen such as Imam Jalaluddeen Suyuti, Muhadith ibn Jauzi, Allamah Ibn Hajr, Allamah Halbi, Allamah Dahlaan Makki, Allamah Nibhaani, Allamah ibn Abdul Birr, Allamah Haakim, Allamah Ibn Kathir and Allamah Sharistaani (radi Allahu Anhumul Ajmaeen).

Ref:
1. Kitaabul Wafa pg 35 vol 1
2. khasais ul kubra pg 97 vol 1
3. Insaanul Uyoon page 96 vol 1
4. Seeratun Nauwiya pg 37
5. Jawahirul Bihaar pg 40
6. Anwaarul Muhammadiyah pg 62-84
7. Hujjatulahi Alal Alameen pg 222
8. Muwahibul Ladaniyah pg 23
9. Al Istiaab Mustadrik pg 327 vol 3
10. Albidaya Wan Nihaya pg 258 vol 2
11. Kitaabul Mallal wan Nahal pg 240 Vol 2
12. Majma’i Zawahid pg 217 vol 8
13. Talkheesul Mustadrik pg 327 vol 3
14. Subl al Huda war-Rishaad, Vol 5, Page 469
15. Ibn-e-Kaseer’s Meelad-e-Mustafa, Pg 29-30, Published in Lahore 1958.
Sayyidatuna Aamina Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anha states,

 

 

ورأيت ثلاثة أعلام مضروبات علما في المشرق وعلما في المغرب وعلما على ظهر الكعبة فأخذني المخاض فولدت محمدا صلى الله عليه وسلم

 

 

“I saw that three flags are sited, One in East, One in West and the third on roof of Ka’ba Shareef and Prophet’s Peace Be Uon Him birth took place.” ..

(Khasaisul Kubra, Vol1, Pg 82, Published from Darul Kutub Ilmia – Berut)

 

 

 

 

Hadrat Hassan Bin Thaabit (Radi ALLAH Anho) said:

 

 

وأحسن منك لم تر قط عيني

 

 

Wa Ah’sanu Minka Lum taraqattu Aienee


I haven’t seen the lovely personality like you

 

 

وأجمل منك لم تلد النساء


Wa Ajmalu Minka Lum Talidin Nisa’u
And no mother have given birth to such a wonderful personality


خُلِقْتَ مبرءاً من كل عيب
Khuliqta Mubarra’am Min Kulli Aie’bin
You are created free from every fault


كأنك قد خُلِقْتَ كما تشاء


Ka’Annaka Qud Khuliqta Kama Tasha’u


You were created, as you wanted to be….


Ref:
1. Tafseer al Aaloosi, Chapter 2, Vol 7, Page 422
2. Tafseer al Aaloosi, Chapter 51, Vol 11, Page 282
3. Tafseer Roohul Ma’ani, Vol 2, Page 34
4. Tafseer Roohul Ma’ani, Vol 11, Page 61


And look what Sarkar Awarded him; Hadrat Aaisha (Radi ALLAH Anha) narrates that Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) built a pulpit for Hadrat Hassan (Radi ALLAH Anho) in Masjid-e-Nabawi Shareef, and Hadrat Hassan use to Recite Naats standing on that pulpit and also use to give answers to mushriqeen on behalf of Syyeduna Muhammadur Rasoolullah (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam). For this act of Hadrat Hassan, Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam) said

 

 

إن روح القدس لا يزال يؤيدك ما نافحت عن الله ورسوله صلى الله عليه وسلم


“Jibril al Ameen (RooH al Quds) assists Hassan while He recites and refutes mushrikeen on there accusations on ALLAH and His Prophet Peace and Blessings be upon Him


Ref:
1. Sunan al Kubra lil Bayhaqi, Vol 10, Page 238
2. Al Mau’jam al Kabir lil Tibrani, Vol 4, Page 35
3. Musannaf Abi Shayba, Vol 6, Page 173
4. Dalail al Nabuwwah, Vol 5, Page 75
5. SaHiH Muslim, Vol 16, Page 226
6. Sunan Abi Dawood, Vol 14, Page 357


Prophet Peace Be Upon Him Migrated to Madinah Munawwarah, when he reached MoDa-e-Gameem near Madina; at that time Burayda Aslami along with 70 Horse riders of Qabeela Bani Saham came to Prophet Peace Be Upon Him to arrest him (Ma’aaz ALLAH) but because of Prophet’s blessed and wonderful personality, he got highly admire with the Prophet Peace be Upon Him and accepted Islam along with his group. Then he asked Prophet Peace Be Upon Him

 

 

لا تدخل المدینة الا ومعك لواء، فحل عمامة ثم شدھا في رمح ثم مشی بین یدیه صلی الله علیه وسلم


Please not enter Madinah Munawwarah until we have a Flag. So, he tied his Turban on his arc and entered in Madinah Munawwarah with Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam carrying that FLAG.


(Wafa-ul-Wafa, Vol1, Pg 243, published from Dar aHya’at Tarasal Arabi – Berut)


Hadrat Sayyeduna Hasan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) said,

 

 

قال حسن البصري رضي الله تعالی عنه وددت لو کان لی مثل جبل احد ذھبا فانفقته علی قراءة مولد النبي صلی الله علیه وسلم


I would like have gold equivalent to the Mountain of Uhud so that I should be able to spend it on the Milad Shareef of the Holy Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihi Wa Sallam).”


(Ne’matul Kubra Page 6, Published Istanbul – Turkey)


 

.:: Opinion of Renowned Historians for Authentic Date of Milad ::..


 

1. Ibn-e-Ishaq (85-151 H):

Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel. (Ibn Jawzi in Al-Wafa, Page 87)

 

 

2. Allama Ibn-e-Hasham (213 H):

Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-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 (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel. (Tarikh-ul-Umam-wal-Muluk, Vol. 2, Page 125)

 

 

4. Allama Abul Hasan Ali Bin Muhammad Al-Mawardi (370-480 H):

Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born 50 days after the event of Ashab-ul-Feel and after the death of His father on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal. (Ailam-un-Nabuwwa, Page 192)

 

 

5. Imam Al-Hafiz Abu-ul-Fatah Al-Undalasi (671-734 H)

: Our leader and our Prophet Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam), the Messenger of Allah, was born on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel. (Aayun-al-Asr, Vol.1, Page 33)

 

 

6. Allama Ibn-e-Khaldun (732-808 H):

Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-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 (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel in the reign of Kasara Noshairwan. (Muhammad Rasoolullah, 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 the Beloved (i.e. the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born in ‘Aam al-Feel … It is well known that the month was of Rabi’ al-Awwal and its date was 12. Various scholars have shown their agreement with this (date). (Madarij-un-Nabuwwah, Vol. 2, Page 14)

 

 

9. Imam Qastallani (Alaihir RaHma) said:

Rasoolullah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam) 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 and others have narrated this too (Al Muwahib al Laduniya, Volume 1, Page No. 88)

 

 

Now I am going to prove from scholars whom even Wahabi/Salafis 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:
1. Ibn Kathir write in his Seerat un Nabi:

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

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 Ul Awwal…. (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]

2. Nawab Muhammad Sadiq Hasan Khan Bohapalvi:

The birth (of the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was happened in Mecca at the time of Fajar on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel. Majority of scholars holds this opinion. Ibn-e-Jawzi has narrated a consensus (of scholars) on it. (Ash-Shumama-tul-Anbariya Fi Mowlid Khair al-Bariyya, 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 (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) is celebrated throughout the Islamic world, with the exception of a few countries. Interestingly, all the Islamic countries (except Iran, whose reason I mentioned above) celebrate it on 12th of Rabi’ al-Awwal…

 

 

Here is a list of few countries who hold an official holiday on 12th of Rabi’ al-Awwal (the actual list is longer than this):

 

 

Islamic Countries:


* Islamic Republic of Pakistan

* Afghanistan

* Uzbekistan

* Jordan
* United Arab Emirates (UAE)
* Behrain
* Bangladesh
* Algeria
* Al-Jazair
* Sudan
* Iraq
* Kuwait
* Morrocco
* Yamen
* Tunis
* Syria
* Oman
* Lebanon
* Libya
* Egypt
* Moritaniya
* Palestine
* Brunie
* Indonesia
* Malaysia
* Nigeria
* Somalia
* Turkey (not a public holiday, but mosques are illuminated, special foods and treats are prepared, and you can participate, actively or passively, in the celebrations)…


Non-Islamic Countries:

* India

* SriLanka

* Tanzania

The most authentic date of Milad-un-Nabi (i.e. Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam’s birth), as agreed upon by the classical and later scholars and historians, and as officially recognized by Islamic countries, is Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal.

 

 

ALLAH – IN THE NAME OF – THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL.

Peace And Abundant Blessings Be Upon Our Master Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) – The Leader Of The Creation – And Upon His Progeny, His Companions, And All His Followers.
The issue of the celebrations of the noble birth of our Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) sparks much debate and questions are raised as to whether it is correct or otherwise to observe it. Indeed a lot has been argued on this subject, hence the need to clarify why Muslims from all over the world celebrate this occasion as an “Eid” (literally meaning happy occasion or festival).
It is firmly established from various Qur’anic Verses, Prophetic Ahadeeth, Sunnah of the Companions, historical facts, and by consensus of the Ulema, that innovations could either be blameworthy or meritorious.
This article is not an attempt to define the categories of “Bidat” – (what is a Good Innovation or a Blameworthy Innovation etc) – for that is an entirely different subject. What this article shall prove, with Allah’s help, is that this commemoration is not an innovation (Bidat) at all!! So the question of whether such a commemoration is good or blameworthy, simply does not arise!
The issue of mixing these commemorations with forbidden (Haraam) acts is one that applies not only this, but universally to all forms of worship. Needless to say, forbidden acts must be abstained from at all times, not only during these commemorations. We cannot, obviously, leave any sort of worship because some people might mix it with forbidden acts. For example – offering Salaat is compulsory, but if the Niyah (intention) is for showing off (display), then this act of display is forbidden – but not the Salaat. So if the person indulging in these acts (in our example display) is to be advised, he should be advised to abstain from display – but not advised to forego Salaat altogether. Another example is that if a person steals something from a mosque, should we try to prevent the theft or should we just stupidly demolish the mosque?
THE FOLLOWING PAGES WILL MAKE IT AMPLY CLEAR THAT :-
* Allah, the Almighty, has Himself commemorated Mawlid of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him)

* Allah has gifted mankind with innumerable favours due to the Mawlid of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him), and that these favours shall continue. So this commemoration by Allah is still ongoing.
So when such radiant and undisputable proofs are available from the Holy Qur’an what is the need to search for “historical” evidence as to when and where it was actually done by the Ummah?

Proof # 1

وَإِذْ أَخَذَ اللَّهُ مِيثَاقَ النَّبِيِّينَ لَمَا آَتَيْتُكُمْ مِنْ كِتَابٍ وَحِكْمَةٍ ثُمَّ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مُصَدِّقٌ لِمَا مَعَكُمْ لَتُؤْمِنُنَّ بِهِ وَلَتَنْصُرُنَّهُ قَالَ أَأَقْرَرْتُمْ وَأَخَذْتُمْ عَلَى ذَلِكُمْ إِصْرِي قَالُوا أَقْرَرْنَا قَالَ فَاشْهَدُوا وَأَنَا مَعَكُمْ مِنَ الشَّاهِدِينَ

And remember when Allah took a covenant from the Prophets; “If I give you the Book and knowledge and the (promised) Noble Messenger comes to you, confirming the Books you possess, you shall positively, definitely believe in him and you shall positively, definitely help him”; He said, “Do you agree, and accept My binding responsibility in this matter?” They all answered, “We agree”; He said, “Then bear witness amongst yourselves, and I Myself am a witness with you.”
[Surah Aale I`mran 3:81]

“Allah has never sent a prophet, from Adam onward, unless he took from Him the covenant regarding Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) : if Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) is sent in that prophet’s lifetime, he was to believe in him and support him, and that prophet was to take this covenant to his people as well.”
(Syedna Ibn Abbas)

Proof # 2

وَإِذْ قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ يَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ إِنِّي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكُمْ مُصَدِّقًا لِمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيَّ مِنَ التَّوْرَاةِ وَمُبَشِّرًا بِرَسُولٍ يَأْتِي مِنْ بَعْدِي اسْمُهُ أَحْمَدُ فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُمْ بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ قَالُوا هَذَا سِحْرٌ مُبِينٌ

And remember when Eisa the son of Maryam said, “O Descendants of Israel! Indeed I am Allah’s Noble Messenger towards you, confirming the Book Torah which was before me, and heralding glad tidings of the Noble Messenger who will come after me – his name is Ahmed (the Praised One)”; so when Ahmed came to them with clear proofs, they said, “This is an obvious magic.”
[Surah Saff 61:6]

Proof # 3

أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصْحَابِ الْفِيلِ

O dear Prophet, did you not see how did your Lord deal with the People of the Elephant? [Surah Feel 105:1]

It is well known that Allah protected the Meccans from the attack of Abraha, and that this took place in the year of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him)’s birth. This event is an indication of the prestige of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) , and a clear proof of Allah’s great favour in the year of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him)’s birth.


Proof # 4


وَلَمَّا جَاءَهُمْ كِتَابٌ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ مُصَدِّقٌ لِمَا مَعَهُمْ وَكَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ يَسْتَفْتِحُونَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُمْ مَا عَرَفُوا كَفَرُوا بِهِ فَلَعْنَةُ اللَّهِ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ

And when the Book from Allah came to them, which confirms the Book in their possession – and before that they used to seek victory through the medium of this very Prophet (Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be upon Him)) over the disbelievers; so when the one whom they fully recognised came to them, they turned disbelievers – therefore Allah’s curse is upon the disbelievers…
[Surah Baqarah 2:89]

Proof # 5

لَعَمْرُكَ إِنَّهُمْ لَفِي سَكْرَتِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ

By your life O dear Prophet (Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) [Surah Hijr 15:72]) – they are indeed straying in their intoxication.

Note here that Allah has sworn upon the entire life of His Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) – this includes the time of his noble birth!

Proof # 6

وَالْعَصْرِ

By oath of this era of yours (O dear Prophet Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be upon Him)). [Surah A`sr 103:1]

How did Allah celebrate this on the DAY of the Prophet’s birth?

1) He made the Ka’aba lean in prostration towards the place of the noble birth.

2) Allah caused the idols to fall down.

3) He extinguished the fires of Persia.

4) Only male children were born on that day.

5) The skies were illuminated.

6) Paradise was further decorated on this occasion.

7) Allah removed drought from Mecca, turned the earth green and made the trees bear fruit, and blessings came to the Quraish from every direction

8) Allah stopped sending down torments.

9) He sent down the maidens of Paradise to give company to Syeda Amina .

10) He sent down Angel Gibreel to carry the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him), and announce his birth all over the world.

ALLAH’S GIFTS TO MANKIND DUE TO THE COMING OF THE Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him)

Proof # 1

كَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا فِيكُمْ رَسُولًا مِنْكُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْكُمْ آَيَاتِنَا وَيُزَكِّيكُمْ وَيُعَلِّمُكُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَيُعَلِّمُكُمْ مَا لَمْ تَكُونُوا تَعْلَمُونَ
The way We have sent to you a Noble Messenger from among you, who recites to you Our verses and purifies you, and teaches you the Book and sound wisdom, and teaches you what you did not know
[Surah Baqarah 2:151]
Proof # 2
لَقَدْ مَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذْ بَعَثَ فِيهِمْ رَسُولًا مِنْ أَنْفُسِهِمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آَيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ
Allah has indeed bestowed a great favour upon the Muslims, in that He sent to them a Noble Messenger from among them, who recites to them His verses, and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and wisdom; and before it, they were definitely in open error.

[Surah Aale I`mran 3:164]

Note that Allah has called the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) – as one of His greatest favours to Muslims.

Proof # 3

الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الْأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِنْدَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنْجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُمْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَائِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالْأَغْلَالَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ فَالَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النُّورَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ مَعَهُ أُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ

“Those who will obey this Noble Messenger, the Herald of the Hidden who is untutored (except by Allah), whom they will find mentioned in the Taurat and the Injeel with them; he will command them to do good and forbid them from wrong, and he will make lawful for them the good clean things and prohibit the foul for them, and he will unburden the loads and the neck chains which were upon them; so those who believe in him, and revere him, and help him, and follow the light which came down with him – it is they who have succeeded.” [Surah Aa`raf 7:157]
Note that to honour the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) is part of faith. To disrespect him is blasphemy.

Proof # 4

هُوَ الَّذِي بَعَثَ فِي الْأُمِّيِّينَ رَسُولًا مِنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آَيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ

It is He Who has sent among the unlettered people a Noble Messenger from themselves, who recites His verses to them and purifies them, and bestows them the knowledge of the Book and wisdom; and indeed before this, they were in open error.

[Surah Juma`h 62:2]

Proof # 5
وَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَأَنْتَ فِيهِمْ وَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ مُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَسْتَغْفِرُونَ


And it is not for Allah to punish them while you (O dear Prophet) are amongst them; and Allah will not punish them as long as they are seeking forgiveness.

[Surah Anfal 8:33]

Proof # 6

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ

And We did not send you (O dear Prophet) except as a mercy for the entire world.

[Surah Ambiya 21:107]

Note that Allah has named the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) “a mercy unto mankind”.
How has Allah rewarded the Muslims after the day of the Prophet’s birth?
1. He sent down the Holy Qur’an.

2. He sent down the sound Wisdom (i.e. the Prophet’s Sunnah)

3. He made the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) as a Mercy to all mankind.

4. He lessened the punishments of Muslims sins. 5. He increased the rewards tenfold for Muslims’ good deeds.

6. He lessened the burdens on the necks of Muslims.

7. He accepts forgiveness who seek it from him, and for
whom the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) seeks forgiveness.


8. He has kept open the doors of forgiveness till the very end.

9. He has promised first entry in to Paradise for the Muslims.

10. This list is endless.

From the above it is proven that Allah has gifted mankind with innumerable favours due to the Mawlid of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) , and that these favours shall continue. So this commemoration by Allah is still ongoing. This also proves that any day can be chosen to commemorate this auspicious occasion, because the gifts and commemoration from Allah are continuous, every day, every hour, every moment. Muslims usually choose the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal, because that is the day the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) was born, and is the easiest to remember. Any other day can also been chosen. And we all know that unless something is scheduled, it is human nature to keep postponing it or to simply forget it.

ALLAH COMMANDS US TO REMEMBER HIS FAVOURS, TO INCREASE HIS WORSHIP ESPECIALLY ON THE GREAT DAYS, AND TO REJOICE UPON HIS FAVOURS & MERCY
Proof # 1

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ

Therefore remember Me, I will cause you to be spoken of and acknowledge My rights, and do not be ungrateful

[Surah Baqarah 2:152]

Proof # 2
إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَائِرِ اللَّهِ فَمَنْ حَجَّ الْبَيْتَ أَوِ اعْتَمَرَ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِ أَنْ يَطَّوَّفَ بِهِمَا وَمَنْ تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ شَاكِرٌ عَلِيمٌ

Undoubtedly Safa and Marwah are among the symbols of Allah; so there is no sin on him, for whoever performs the Hajj of this House (of Allah) or the Umrah to go back and forth between them; and whoever does good of his own accord, then (know that) indeed Allah is Most Appreciative, the All Knowing. [Surah Baqarah 2:158]

Note here that Allah has promised excellent reward for those who good deeds of their own accord (increase their non-obligatory worship) – for such Allah will be “Most Appreciative”.

Proof # 3
يَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتِيَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأَوْفُوا بِعَهْدِي أُوفِ بِعَهْدِكُمْ وَإِيَّايَ فَارْهَبُونِ

O Descendants of Israel! Remember My favour which I bestowed upon you, and fulfil your covenant towards Me, I shall fulfil My covenant towards you; and fear Me alone. [Surah Baqarah 2:40]

Proof # 4
يَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتِيَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأَنِّي فَضَّلْتُكُمْ عَلَى الْعَالَمِينَ


O Descendants of Israel! Remember the favour of Mine, which I bestowed upon you and gave you superiority over others of your time. [Surah Baqarah 2:47]

Note the superiority is by the sending of the Noble Messengers.

Proof # 5
وَإِذَا طَلَّقْتُمُ النِّسَاءَ فَبَلَغْنَ أَجَلَهُنَّ فَأَمْسِكُوهُنَّ بِمَعْرُوفٍ أَوْ سَرِّحُوهُنَّ بِمَعْرُوفٍ وَلَا تُمْسِكُوهُنَّ ضِرَارًا لِتَعْتَدُوا وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْ ذَلِكَ فَقَدْ ظَلَمَ نَفْسَهُ وَلَا تَتَّخِذُوا آَيَاتِ اللَّهِ هُزُوًا وَاذْكُرُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَمَا أَنْزَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَالْحِكْمَةِ يَعِظُكُمْ بِهِ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

And when you have divorced women, and their term reaches its end, either retain them on good terms within this period or release them with kindness; and do not retain them in order to hurt them, hence transgressing the limits; and he who does so harms only himself; and do not make the signs of Allah the objects of ridicule; and remember Allah’s favour that is bestowed upon you and that He has sent down to you the Book and wisdom, for your guidance; keep fearing Allah and know well that Allah knows everything. [Surah Baqarah 2:231]

The favour separately mentioned here is the advent of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him)

Proof # 6
لَقَدْ مَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذْ بَعَثَ فِيهِمْ رَسُولًا مِنْ أَنْفُسِهِمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آَيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ

Allah has indeed bestowed a great favour upon the Muslims, in that He sent to them a Noble Messenger from among them, who recites to them His verses, and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and wisdom; and before it, they were definitely in open error. [Surah Aale I`mran 3:164]

Note that the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) is one of Allah’s greatest favours to mankind.

Proof # 7

وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَى لِقَوْمِهِ يَا قَوْمِ اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ جَعَلَ فِيكُمْ أَنْبِيَاءَ وَجَعَلَكُمْ مُلُوكًا وَآَتَاكُمْ مَا لَمْ يُؤْتِ أَحَدًا مِنَ الْعَالَمِينَ

And when Moosa said to his people, “O my people! Remember Allah’s favour upon you, that He created Prophets among you, and made you kings, and has now given you what He has not given to any one else in this world.”. [Surah Maidah 5:20]

Note that the creation of Prophets is mentioned as a separate favour.

Proof # 8
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَتْكُمْ مَوْعِظَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاءٌ لِمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۔۔۔ قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ

O mankind! The advice has come to you from your Lord and a cure for the hearts – and guidance and mercy for believers. Say, “Upon Allah’s munificence and upon His mercy – upon these should the people rejoice”; this is better than all the wealth they hoard. [Surah Yunus 10:57-58]

Proof # 9

وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسَى بِآَيَاتِنَا أَنْ أَخْرِجْ قَوْمَكَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ وَذَكِّرْهُمْ بِأَيَّامِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآَيَاتٍ لِكُلِّ صَبَّارٍ شَكُو

And indeed We sent Moosa along with Our signs that, “Bring your people from the realms of darkness into light – and remind them of the days of Allah; indeed in them are signs for every greatly enduring, grateful person.” [Surah Ibrahim 14:5]

The “days of Allah” refers to days when various favours were bestowed.

Proof # 10
وَأَمَّا بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثْ

And abundantly proclaim the favours of your Lord. [Surah Duha 93:11]

Note that we are commanded here to keep proclaiming the “favours” of our Lord Allah.





OBjection : Reciting Nasheeds/Naats on mawlid is a bidah ?



Reply

Names of Naat Khawan Sahaba (RA)

History & Hadith books have recorded many Naats of Sahaba. E.g. Bukhari Vol. 2, Book 17, No. 122 says:

(Ibn ‘Umar) said, “The following poetic verse occurred to my mind while I was looking at the face of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) while he was praying for rain. He did not get down till the rain water flowed profusely from every roof-gutter: And a white (person) who is requested to pray for rain and who takes care of the orphans and is the guardian of widows…”

Here is a list of Sahaba whose Naat Khawani is known:

1.Hazrat Abbas Bin Abdul Mutalab (رضی اللہ عنھ)
2. Hazrat Hamza (رضی اللہ عنھ)
3. Hazrat Abu Talib (رضی اللہ عنھ)
4. Hazrat Abu Bakar (رضی اللہ عنھ)
5. Hazrat Umar (رضی اللہ عنھ)
6. Hazrat Usman (رضی اللہ عنھ)
7. Hazrat Ali (رضی اللہ عنھ)
8. Hazrat Fatima (رضی اللہ عنھا)
9. Hazrat Safiya (رضی اللہ عنھا)
10. Hazrat Abu Sufyan Bin Haris (رضی اللہ عنھ)
11. Hazrat Abdullah Bin Rawaha (رضی اللہ عنھ)
12. Hazrat Kaab Bin Malik (رضی اللہ عنھ)
13. Hazrat Hassan Bin Saabit (رضی اللہ عنھ)
14. Hazrat Zuhair Al-Jashmi (رضی اللہ عنھ)
15. Hazrat Umar Bin Malik (رضی اللہ عنھ)
16. Hazrat Abbas Bin Marwas (رضی اللہ عنھ)
17. Hazrat Kuwa Bin Hubaira (رضی اللہ عنھ)
18. Hazrat Abu Uza (رضی اللہ عنھ)
19. Hazrat Abdullah (رضی اللہ عنھ)
20. Hazrat Bakr Bin Wail (رضی اللہ عنھ)
21. Hazrat Malik Bin Mamt (رضی اللہ عنھ)
22. Hazrat Umas Bin Zumaim (رضی اللہ عنھ)
23. Hazrat Usaid Bin Salama (رضی اللہ عنھ)
24. Hazrat Malik Bin Saad (رضی اللہ عنھ)
25. Hazrat Qais Bin Bahd (رضی اللہ عنھ)
26. Hazrat Umr Bin Subaih (رضی اللہ عنھ)
27. Hazrat Kalab Bin Usaid (رضی اللہ عنھ)
28. Hazrat Nabgha Jadi (رضی اللہ عنھ)
29. Hazrat Nazm Bin Ghduma (رضی اللہ عنھ)
30. Hazrat Al-Aamshi (رضی اللہ عنھ)
31. Hazrat Fuzala (رضی اللہ عنھ)
32. Hazrat Amr Bin Aqwa (رضی اللہ عنھ)
33. Hazrat Amr Bin Salam (رضی اللہ عنھ)
34. Hazrat Abbas Al-Sulmi (رضی اللہ عنھ)
35. Hazrat Kaab Bin Zuhair (

The Prophet (صلی اللہ علیھ وآلھ وسلم) Liked Naat Khawani

There are many instances recorded in the books of Hadith and History which show that the act of Naat Khawani was much liked by the Prophet (صلی اللہ علیھ وآلھ وسلم).

Accroding to Hazrat Aaisha (RA), the Prophet (صلی اللہ علیھ وآلھ وسلم) used to offer منبر to Hassan Bin Saabat (رضی اللہ عنھ)Tirmizi / Ahmad Bin Hanbal / Hakim).

He also used to pray that جبریل (علیھ السلام) should help him and that جبریل (علیھ السلام) verifies whatever Hassan (ra)is saying(Muslim).

He (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) gave many rewards (physical or in the form of prayers) to Naat Khawans which shows his liking for Naat.

One of such example is given here: Hazrat Kaab Bin Zuhair (رضی اللہ عنھ) recited 200-verses long Naat and on listening the verse “Verily the prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is noor, and noor is extracted from him, and he is among the sharp swords of Allah to defend Din.”, the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) became so happy that he threw his blanket (کملی) towards Hazrat Kaab Bin Zuhair (رضی اللہ عنھ) as a prize. (Tabrani / Bahaqi / Ibn-e-Hasham / Majma-u-Zawaid / Hakim Mustadrak)

Naat Khawani at Important Events




Objection : Why is mawlid in subcontinent refred to as “EID”



Reply

Just in case if some one asks why we call Eid milad un Nabi [salehalawaallihi wasalam] as “EID” as there are only two Eids in Islam, so here is a reply to that as well
Are there only 2 Eids in Islam?
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Some people think that Fitr ( فطر ) and Izha ( الاضحی ) are our only Eids and calling another day as Eid is like overriding the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). This concept however gets negated from the following Hadith. ,
Hazrat Abdullah Bin Abbas (رضی اللہ عنھ) reports that Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) called Friday (Jumaa) as the Eid day (یوم العید) for Muslims.

ref: (Ibn-e-Maja / Tabrani / Ahmad Bin Hanbal / Ibn-e-Huzaima / Hakim).
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This makes clear that there are more than 50 (as Friday comes every week) Eids in Isalm,and not just 2 Eids.
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When we call the Day of Milad-un-Nabi (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) as Eid, we call it in its linguistic sense (because it is a day of happiness). Its permissibility is evident from the following Hadith (which came in 4 different chapters of Bukhari as well as in other authentic books of Hadith)
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قَالَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ الْيَهُودِ لِعُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ لَوْ عَلَيْنَا أُنْزِلَتْ هَذِهِ الْآيَةَ{ الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمْ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا }لَاتَّخَذْنَا ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمَ عِيدًا فَقَالَ لَهُ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ أَنِّي أَعْلَمُ أَيَّ يَوْمٍ أُنْزِلَتْ هَذِهِ الْآيَةُ أُنْزِلَتْ يَوْمَ عَرَفَةَ فِي يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ

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A Jew asked from Hazrat Umar (رضی اللہ عنھ) / Abdullah Bin Abbas (رضی اللہ عنھ) that there is a verse in Quran, which if had been in our Torah, we would have celebrated it as an Eid. He asked which verse. Jew quoted the verse “This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosenhave chosen for you Islam as your religion.” (Al-Maaida 5:3) . Hazrat Umar (RA) / Abdullah Bin Abbas (RA) replied, we already celebrate two Eids on this day, the Eid of Juma and the Eid of Arafa .

[Bukhari 45,, Nisai 5027/ Muslim / Tirmizi).
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So here Sahaba were legislating a new Eid (Eid of Arafa) on their own, or were they using the word “Eid” in its linguistic sense?

On the revelation of one verse of Quran, Sahaba are suggesting the celebration of 2 Eids, and we cannot call the day of birth of Sahib-e-Quran (صاحب قرآن) as Eid?
many more days were declaired eid

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قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَوْمُ عَرَفَةَ وَيَوْمُ النَّحْرِ وَأَيَّامُ التَّشْرِيقِ عِيدُنَا أَهْلَ الْإِسْلَامِ وَهِيَ أَيَّامُ أَكْلٍ وَشُرْبٍ
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Sayyidina Uqbah ibn Aamir reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “The day of Arafah,the day of sacrifice and the days of tashriq are eid days (festivals) for us, the people of Islam.

These are days to eat and drink”.

[Abu Dawud 2419, Nisai 3001][tirmdhi book 59 hadith 773]
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Here even Arafa’h is called “EID” day by Prophet [salehalawaalihi wasalam] where as Arafa is before 10th of Zil Hajj and no where near Eid ul Adha days

The act of Naat Khawani has been recorded on the most memorable events in Islam. Like entry in Madina (at the time of Hijrat-e-Madina ( ہجرت مدینھ )), entry in Mecca (at the time of Victory of Mecca ( فتح مکھ )) was also celebrated by reciting Naats loudly. On this occasion Hazrat Abdullah Bin Rawaha (رضی اللہ عنھ) were walking in front of the Islamic army and were reciting the verses of Naat loudly. Hazrat Umar (رضی اللہ عنھ) came to him and asked is it justified that you are reciting the verses loudly near harm حرم and that too in the presence of the prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). The prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) himself intervened and said: Don’t stop him from that. His verses are wounding the hearts of کفار like arrows.
(tirmizi / Nisai)

 

 

Objection: Isn’t rejoicing on Mawlid a Biddah


Reply:


Only Shatan cries on Mawlid and rest of universe rejoices. This is proved from Quran above and Hadiths prove that Prophet [salehalawaalihi wasalam] used to celebrate and give importance to the day by doing special Zikr of Allah and special worship like fasting. Also Flags were put when Prophet [salehalawaalihi wasalam] was born . So rejoicing on the day is a sunnah where as taking out juloos, coming on T.V etc or doing Ijhtemas like seen at Raiwind , lahore by Tableegi jammah and other religious schools as well are new actions according to time , There were many not present in Prophet [saw] time but this day was rejoiced and special worship was done and this is proved.

also Mawlid un nabi [saw] is being celebrated in the way it is today since 1200+ years by early muslims, Earlier than sciences of Hadiths and Siha e Sitta was written or compiled by imams [rah] which was also done much later
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Here is details on Categories of Bidah [innovations, bidats] in Islam :Every innovation Bidah is not bad http://sunniforum.net/showthread.php?t=1181


Now a few bidahs in muslim groups against mawlid .


The intention behind showing this is to unite the ummah and make it more tolerant towards each other.

Now there are few sects like Wahabis [salafis,ghair muqalids] and Deobandis who surprisingly claim to be bidah free, They claim to only Follow Quran and Sahih hadiths and consider following Ijhatehaad of any Imam Shirk if its again Sahih hadiths. Here are few innovations in these muslims which are practised 365 days a year and proved from no Sahih hadiths but surprisingly they still claim to be bidah proof.

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Some Biddahs in Wahabi/salafi /ahle hadith sect
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I have mentioned them in particular ars they are the noe most vocal in accusing other muslims of biddats,m I would like to ask them proofs of followiong bidats from onlySahih and Marfu Hadiths ,nothing else

Biddat Number 1
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► offer azan of tahajud,in pakistan and saudia , Where did Aqah karim (saleh ala waalihi wasalam) or Sahabas (Ra) did this act throughout their life , And I am talking about Tahajud Azan , its a bida’h
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Biddat Number 2
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Misyar marriage allowed by Abdul Aziz bin Baaz , where is concept of this marriage came from
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Biddat Number 3
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► The concept Allah (swt) has literal hands, leg,eye is only in a sky , etc , Where is it proved from Quran and hadiths , This aqeeda is a bidah, only ibn e taymiyah believed in this concept and was criticized by many
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Biddat Number 4
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► Saying Bismilallah befofe reading every Sura’h in Salat, where did Sahabas(Ra) read bismilAllah afer every surah
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Biddat Number 5
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► Calling Yazid Radhitallah anho(not Rah) and believing him to be a Salaf, Which clasical scholar,Sahabi (ra) called him a Salaf,Sahabi (ra) or Radhitallah anho, its a bidah too.Dr zakir naik who follows saWahabi school does it.
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Biddat Number 6
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►Reading Ghayba salat e Janaza without the dead body infront , Prophet (saw) read it for Hadrat Najashi (Ra) after that no one in history of Islam, Sahabas (ra),Salafs read Salat e Janaza like this, kindly show me proof of this act from any other source
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Biddat Number 7
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► Raising Hands in Witr Salat for reading Dua and muktadi at the back say amin amin, show mejust one proof of this bidah
http://******************/en/ref/8594/
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Biddat Number 8
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► Raising finger constantly (again and aggain) during during attahiyyat in salah , kindly let me know which hadiths states to raise finger again and aggain during every sala’h
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Biddat Number 9
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► during salat for the dead ,imam read the salat with a loud voice and the people standing behind him say amin amin,aloudly,continuously,this ia a bidaat

http://******************/en/ref/8594/
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Biddat Number 10
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► Following Saudia during Eids and Ramadhan occasions, Throughout history Prophet (salehlalawaalihi wasalam) ,Sahabas (Ra) and Salafs (rah) have followed local moon not a moon 5000 miles away, now show me proof for it
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Biddat Number 11
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► 8 rakat tarawih (not tahajud salah) is a biddat having no proof from any Hadith or Salaf, nor did muslims throughout history ever performed 8 rakat tarawih in ramazan, but 20 rakat , now show me which hadiths proofs it , I am asking about Tarawih not Tahajud

Biddat Number 12
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Congregating people behind one Imam to pray Salat al Tahajjud after Salat Al Tarawih, in the two Holy Mosques and other mosques.
[ biddat practiced by ******* lovers ]
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Biddat Number 13
Reciting the Prayer of Completion of the Quran in Salat al Tarawih and also in Salat al Tahajjud
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Biddat Number 14
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Designating the 27th night of Ramadan to complete reading the entire Quran in the two Holy Mosques in Saudia
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Biddat Number 15
A caller saying, after Salat al Tarawih, in the Qiyam prayer, May Allah reward you

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► Is it proved from any hadith that Rafayadein was done by Prophet (saw) throughout his life , not even a single sahih hadith exists but muslims perform it and have this aqeeda.Remember I am asking about proof that if was performed through his life not the act,but the beliefs
Proofs of abrogation of Rafulyadein from 40 + hadiths
http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.asp?HD=7&ID=504&CATE=2
[bidah in ahle hadith sect]
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Biddat Number 17
►During salat putting their hand on the chest,this is a biddatt,and no sahih hadith is present to prove this point,[bidah by ahle hadith muslim ]
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Biddat Number 18
►during salat putting their one hand on another and hold their ankles,this is a biddat,Prophet MUHAMMAD saw never did it [done by Ahle hadith muslims ]

Biddat Number 19

To offer salat without wearing a cap or covering the head has become a norm, kindly proof that offering salah without covering the head is proved from Prophet (saleh ala waalihi wasalam

Biddat Number 20

During offering salat the legs are put apart at big distances usually,which is about 3-4 hand spam, kindly show proofs of this bidat from Quran anf sahih marfu hadiths only.

Biddat Number 21

Using the word Salafi to represent a sect ,although wahabis have never said its haram but prefer to usedthe word ahle sunnah wrongly for it, kindly show proof from Sahih hadith wherre did Prophet (صلی اللہ علیھ وآلھ وسلم) called any group as a salafi which will emerge during end of times.

Biddat Number 22

Removing parts and doing forgery in Riyad us saleheen, imam bukhari;s al adab al mufrab, calling hadiths sahih termed by classical scholars as daeef and removing chapters and pages from books of classical scholars are bidats, kindly show permission of these acts.

http://www.livingislam.org/n/slfm_e.html

http://www.livingislam.org/trs_e.html

http://www.livingislam.org/alb_e.html

http://www.ummah.net/Al_adaab/al50errs.html

^^^ proofs of forgeries

Biddat Number 23

Sheikh ul islam of wahabi sect Ibn Taymiyya divided Tawheed into two parts?

namely tawh.îd al-rubûbiyya and tawh.îd al-ulûhiyya, respectively, Oneness of Lordship and Oneness ofGod.

Did the Prophet (Peace be upon him) or Sahaba divide tawhid into these parts, and did they name it?many more bidahs


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Action # 24 : Done by ghair muqalids with no proof from a single hadith,
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The issue of eating a Buffalo and drinking its milk is not proved from a single sahih hadith , Ghair muqalids do taqleed of fiqh here in this issue which is no where found in hadiths. Why do they follow Imams [rah] here ?
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Action # 25 : Done by ghair muqalids with no proof from a single hadith,
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The raka’h in morning Salah are two sunnahs and two farz , this is not present in a single hadith, Ghair muqalids do taqleed of fiqh here in this issue which is no where found in hadiths. Why do they follow Imams [rah] here ?
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Action # 26 : Done by ghair muqalids with no proof from a single hadith,
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The number of Rakats present in Zuh’r ,Esa, Magrib, As’r Salah , how many Faraz rakats it has this explanation is not given in any Sahih hadith. Ghair muqalids again are forced to do taqleed of Imams [rah ]here and follow a fiqh.

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Action # 27 :Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith,
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Raising hands during Wit’r Salah when dua e qunoot is said , This is no where proved from any hadith, Ghair muqalids follow Imam Shafi [rah] here and do his taqled against hadiths again.

Why to follow a fiqh here if its not proved from Sahih hadith or even a mawdo hadith ?

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Action # 28 : Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith
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Again in salah saying Sana’h and Tawooz silently is a fiqh issue, Ghair muqalids do taqleed of Imams [rah] here,
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Action # 29: Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith,
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The action of saying Takbeer e Tahrima loudly in salah and muqtadis should say it silently is no where present in any hadith. Ghair muqalids again follow a fiqh and Imams [rah] here, or should I say follow them without it being in the hadith even
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Action # 30 : Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith,
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In salah Imam says Salam alound in the end and muqtadis should say it silently is no where present in any hadith. Ghair muqalids again follow a fiqh and Imams [rah] here, or should I say follow them without it being in the hadith even
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Action # 31 : Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith,
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The Tasbehaats of Rukho Sajda should be read silently, this again is derived from fiqhs of ahlus sunnah, Ghair muqalids [salafis] follow a fiqh here again, and interrestingly this isn’t proved from a single hadith too, Why do shirk again if act is not proved from hadiths ?

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Action # 32: Done by ghair muqalids against hadiths in taqlid of four imams [rah]
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The sunnah salah is read alone not in a jammah behind imam, This act is again a fiqh issue, Ghair muqalids follow a fiqh on this issue, there is no hadith regarding this issue too, Again following Imams [rah] in an act not proved from hadiths.
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Action # 33 : Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith,
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In Salah of fajr , magrib , Esa the muqtadi saying ameen loudly and not saying it in Zuhr salah is again not in any hadith. This is practised by ghair muqalids and they again follow fiqh on this issue
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Action # 34 : Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith
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The issue of whether a salah is valid or not if a muslim fails to read Sana’h and Tawooz in salah, this again is not present in any hadith its an issue of Fiqh. Ghair muqalids follow an Imam [rah] in this case as well inspite of the fact that its no where in any hadith.
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Action # 35 : Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith,
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Where should the hands be places during Two sajahs [prostrations] in a salah. This is no where proved or found in any hadith, Ghair muqalids like Muqalids of Ahlus sunnah do Taqlid of imams [rah] on this issue in salah as well.
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Action # 36 : Done by ghair muqalids against hadiths in taqlid of four imams [rah]
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The conditions of making a salah valid which ghair muqalids follow blindly is not present in a single hadith. They copied it from Hanafi fiqh and do taqlid of Hanafi fiqh on this issue even if its not in a single hadith. Why isn’t this shirk for them now ?

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Action # 37 :Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith,
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When Ghair muqalids make niyah/intentions of salah this is found in not a single hadith. THey follow fiqhs of ahlus sunnah again on this issue and do taqlid of Imams [rah]. No where its in any hadith why they do such an act if its not proved from hadith ? isn’t it shirk as well
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Action # 38 :Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith,
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The arrangement in Janaza Salah practised by Ghair muqalids is against no where found in any hadith.
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Which means after first Takbeer to read
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► Sana’h
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► Taooz
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► Tasmiya
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► Fatiha than next Rakah
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After second Takbeer to read Durood e Ibrahimi
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After third Takbeer to read 12-13 Duas together , This way of offering Janaza Salah is proved from no sahih hadith . Why do ghair muqalids offer janaza salah like this ,

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Action # 39 : Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith,
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Not to make Dua after reading Farz Salah which is done by ghair muqalids is a new innovation of modern times, its no where proved from a single Sahih or even mawdo hadith
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Action # 40 : Done by ghair muqalids/wahabis/salafis with no proof from a single hadith,
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during salat putting their one hand on another and hold their elbows,this is a biddat,Prophet MUHAMMAD saw never did it, I am talking about Elbows not forearms

Now a few in Deoband School of thought

deoband Bidah number 1
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► Going out for 3 day Chilla
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deoband Bidah number 2
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► Going out for 4 months
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deoband Bidah number 3
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► Going out for 40 days
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deoband Bidah number 4
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► Specifying the last weekend of month for 3 days chilla
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deoband Bidah number 5
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► Specifying a special day for weekly Ghast
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deoband Bidah number 6
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► Weekly Ghast
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deoband Bidah number 7
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► Taking three people in the weekly Ghast
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deoband Bidah number 9
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► Deginating an Ameer for the weekly Ghast
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deoband Bidah number 10
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► Deginating an Ameer for the Siraoza or chila
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deoband Bidah number 11
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► Doing Irada(Niyah) in advance before going to Chilla,siroza etc
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deoband Bidah number 12
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► Designating one day of a week for weekly Biyan , Called Shab e Jumma, or some times on Thursdays and saturdays.
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deoband Bidah number 13
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► Salana Ijtima once a year at Raiwind is a bidah
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deoband Bidah number 14
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► Specifying fajr and specific times of the day to have daily mashwarah among various members of the group.
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deoband Bidah number 15
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► Making Tashkeel and going out under one ameer
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deoband Bidah number 16
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► Preaching only to muslims, I know some here in Canada, they never ever went to a non muslim but during their weekly Ghast do visit me and ask me to act on Shariah , Nothing is wrong in it I agree, But who deserves time first muslim or non muslim ?
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First answer above, remember not from ijhtihad of imams [rah] but only sahih and marfu hadiths,You do know defination of a bidah right ?

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Some Biddah in different Sects and
Ummah of Prophet (saw)
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► 3 days,40 days, Shab e Juma, Annual Ijtimah every year, Going on Ghast one day every week are all biddahs, Salafs or classical scholars never did it, [some bidahs in deoband schools]
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Every Muslim child is taught Imaan-e-Mujmal and Imaan-e-Mufassal whereas no such categories or names for Imaan were in practice in the age of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) or the three blessed generations after him.(*)[bidah in almost all muslim schools ]
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►These six Kalimahs, their enumeration and their sequence that, this is the first Kalimah, this the second, etc. are all Bid’ats which were not there in the commencing period of Islam. [bidah in almost all muslim schools ]
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►To divide the Holy Quran into thirty Paras (sections) and to divide the Paras into Rukus, to put the I’raab (expressions such as Zabbar, Zer, Pesh) in the Holy Quran and to have the Holy Book printed by offset in the press are Bid’ats which could not be traced in the commencing era of Islam. [bidah in all muslim schools ]
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To collect the Hadith in book form and state the chain or narrators and to characterise the Hadiths by saying this is Sahih, this is Hassan or Da’if, Mu’addaal or Mudallas, etc. and to establish the commands with the help ofHadith such as Makruh, Mustahab, etc. are all appreciable Bid’ats which were not in practice in the blessed age of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).[bidah all muslim schools ]
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►PRINCIPLES OF HADITH (USUL-E-HADITH) is a biddah in itself.[bidah all muslim schools ]

Bukhari,muslim,trimdhi,abu dawood, all books of hadith which we consider sahih weren’t compiled by Prophet (Saw), making books and following them as way of Prophet (saw) is a bidah itself ,it was never done by salafs but gathered by later classical scholars.[bidah all muslim schools ]
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Branch of Fiqh is biddah Now a days all the matters in our daily life depend upon this knowledge because it contains the rules and commands for everything which may come across our lives, but this field of knowledge also is Bid’at Hasana.[bidah all muslim schools ]
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Prayer for fasting is biddah , At the time of breaking fast (Iftaar) to say the Du’a: “O Allah, for Thee have I Fasted and in Thee I believe and upon Thee I trust and with the food given by Thee I open my fast” and to intend for fasting by saying this Du’a audibly at the time of Sehri: “O Allah, I intend to fast for Thy sake tomorrow” are all Bid’at Hasana.[bidah all muslim schools ]
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►Construction of Madressas [bidah all muslim schools ]
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►Terms like Alime E din,Mufti used for religious scholars are all biddah also.[bidah all muslim schools ]

These all are bidahs in religion and cannot be proved from Quran and Sahih marfu hadiths, most of them can’t be proved from even a Daeef or Mawdo [fabricated hadith] mentioned above .

..:: Departure Date of Beloved Prophet Peace Be Upon Him Not 12th Rabi ul Awwal ::..



Those who claim that Sarkar Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam departed on 12th Rabiul Awwal and Ahle Sunnat Wal Jama’at use to celebrate his death (Ma’adh ALLAH Summa Ma’adh ALLAH) must read the following:


1. The holy Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam) departed from this world on 1st or 2nd of Rabi-ul-Awwal.

Ref:
1.Tabqaat-Ibne Saad Vol. 2, Page 316
2. Al Bidaayah Wan Nihaayah by ibn kathir Vol. 2, Page 340
3. Seeratun Nabee by Shiblee Nu’maani Page 171 Vol. 1
4. Rasool-Rahmat by Abul Kalam A’zaad, Page 254
5. Daa’irah Mu’aarif-lslamiyah by Dr. Muhammad Hameedul Laah and others Vol. 19, Page 76
6. Tafseer Mazhari by Allamah Qaazi Sana’ullaah Paani Pati, Vol. 2, Page 110.


2. Ashraf Ali Thanvi writes:

 

“And the date has not been established, and the popular notion that it was the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal is not correct according to calendar, since that year the 9th of Zil-Hijjah fell on Friday and the proven day of death is Monday. Thus it cannot be that 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal would be Monday when the 9th of Zil-Hijjah was a Friday“. (Margin of page 203 of “Nashr-Teeb”)
..:: History of Celebrating Mawlid an-Nabawi Sharif ::..

1. Hadrat Allama Mulla Ali Qari saying the routine of the people of Madina Munawwarah writes,

“The people of Madina Munawwarah (May ALLLAH have Mercy on them) used to arrange and attend mawlid gatherings with enthusiasm and sincerity on the occasion of Mawlid Sharif.”

(Mawrid ar-Riwa Fi Mawlid an-Nabawi, Page 29)

2. Ibne Jauzi says:

“Fala Zaala Ahlul Haramain ash-Shareefain Wal Misr, Wal Yemen, Wash Shaam Wa Saa’iri Bilaadil Arabi Minal Mashriqi Wal Maghribi Yahtafiloona Bimajlisi Maulidin Nabiyyi Alaihis Salaatu Was Salaam Wa Yafrahoona Biqudoomi Hilaali Rabi’il Awwali Biharkati Maulidin Nabiyyi (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam)”.

People of Haramain Shareefain (Makkah and Madinah) and Egypt and Yemen and Syria and of the eastern and western cities of Arabia hold functions in celebration of the birth of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), rejoice at the sighting of the Rabi-ul-Awwal moon, bathe and put on their best dresses adorn themselves in various ways, put on scent, and give alms with great joy, and exert themselves in listening to the Milad of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). By doing so, they themselves attain to success, as it has been proved that by celebrating the Milad of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) much good accrues the whole year round: security and comfort, greater means of livelihood, increase in children and in wealth, peace in cities and contentment and peace in homes”…

Ref:

1. Tafseer Ruhul Bayan by Shiekh Ismael Haqqi, Vol 9, Page 56
2. Miladul Uroos – Urdu “Bayan-e-Miladun Nabi”, Page 34-35, Published in Lahore.
3. Addurrul Munazzam, page. 100, 101
4. Al-Miladun Nabawi, Page 58

3. Gatherings of Miladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam was switched to Prose in 3rd-4th Hijri then 700 years back from today, A pious and virtuous person named Umer bin Mullah Muhammad Mousli Alaihir RaHma established it on regular basis. Following him the great commander Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi’s dearly loved Sultan Arbal Malik Abu Saeed Muzaffaruddin celebrated Miladun Nabi officially. Ibn-e-Khalqaan Arabali Sha’fai was eyewitness of that festival. According to “Tareekh-e-Mar’atuz Zaman” billion of rupees were used to spend on those fastvities. In the Starting of 7th Century of Hijri Calender; Great Scholar named Abul Khattab Umer Bin Hasan wah’hia Qalbi Undlasi Balansi wrote a book on the topic Meeladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam named “At-Tanveer Fee Mawlidis Sirajal Muneer”. In 1207, He went to Sultan Arbal’s castle and presented his book on Mawlid to him, for which he was awarded thousand Gold Coins from Sultan. This was the status and respect of Mawlid Shareef in hearts of earlier leaders of Islam. Not only Sultan Arbal, King of Egypt celebrated the Mawlid Shareef; Allama Ibne Juzri Alaihir RaHma is one the eyewitnesses. For the celebration of this festival 1000 Mithqal of Gold was spent on it. Sultan Abu Hamu Musa Talamsani and earlier rulers of Aqsa and Undalas used to Celebrate Miladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Abdullah Tonsi Sum Talamsani has written the details of these festivals in his book “Rahal Arwah”.

Ref:

1. Sublul Huda Warrishaad Fee Seerah Khairal Ibaad by Muhammad Bin Ali Yusuf Damishqi
2. Addurul Munazzam Fee Hukmi Mawlidin Nabi Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam
3. Wafyatud Da’yaan Anba’a Abnauz Zaman, Published in Cairo
4. Allama Muhammad Raza Misri’s Muhammadur Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam, Published in Lahore, Page 33
5. Ahsanul Maqsad Fee Amilil Mawlid
6. Anwarus Sati’aa (1307 H), Pg 261, Published from Murad Abadi

4. Muslims use to celebrate gatherings of Meelad Shareef in large cities for-long

(Seerah al-Halabiyah, Pg 80)

5. Dwellers of Makkah visits Birthplace of Prophet Peace be Upon him on eve of Meeladun Nabi every year and arrange great gatherings.

(Jawahir al-BiHar, pg 1222)

6. In “Fuyozal Haramain”, Hazrat Shah Waliyullah has pointed out,

“The birth of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was celebrated by the people of Makkah who received blessings on account of it.”

7. On the eve of Miladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam celebrations are observed in Makkah and dwellers of Makkah name this day as Youm al Eid Mawlid ar Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam. People use to cook food. Minister of Makkah and Commander of Hijaz with their army use to visit birthplace of Prophet Peace be Upon Him and recites Qasida there. Rows of shining candles are positioned from Haram al Makki to Birthplace and Shops and Houses in the way are also decorated. People use to recite Qasaid whole day at Birthplace. On the night of 11th Rabiul Awwal after Isha, Mehfil-e-Milad is organized. From Maghrib prayer of 11th Rabiul Awwal to Asar Prayer of 12th Rabiul Awwal, after every prayer Salutations of 21 tanks is presented.

Ref:
1. Al-Qibla – Makkah Mukarramah
2. Monthly Tareeqat – Lahore, January 1917, Pg 2/3

8. On the Eve of Miladun Nabi; whole Islamic world is observed to be delight and celebrating it. And it is celebrated till now with enthusiasm and integrity (Encyclopedia of Islam, Vol21, Page 824, Published By: Punjab University, Lahore)

9. Ibn Jawzi also wrote a complete book on Mawlid where he said:

In Haramayn (i.e. Makkah Mukarrama and Madina Munawwarah), 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)

10. Shah Waliullah Muhadith Dhelvi mentions one of his all time wonderful experiences as:

I took part in a gathering of Mawlid inside Makkah where people were sending Darood and Slaam upon Prophet (Peace be upon him) and mentioning the incidents which took place during the time of your birth (before and after) and those which were witnessed before you were appointed as a Nabi (such as Noor eliminating from Bibi Amina Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anha, she seeing Noor, woman proposing to Syeduna Abdullah Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho on sight of Noor on his forhead etc…) suddeny I saw Noor to have enveloped one group of people, I don’t claim that I saw this with my bodlily eyes, nor do I claim that it was spiritual and Allah knows the best regarding these two, however upon concentration on these Anwaar a reality opened upon me that these Anwaar are of those Angels who take part in such gatherings, I also saw Mercy to be decending along with Anwaar of Angels…

(Fayudh al Haramayn, Pages 80-81)

11. Sheikh ul Islam Imam Ibn Hajr al Haytami (Rahimuhullah) writes:
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 (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) and he is praised.

(Fatawa al Hadithiyyah, Page No. 202)

All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen!

 

FIRST OBJECTION

Meelad celebration is declared as Haraam and an evil Bid’at because of the following reasons:

  • The compulsory nature assigned to Meelad by its votaries.
  • It was completely unknown to the Messenger of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala / Sallal Laahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa Sallam, hisnoble Sahabah and the great Jurists and Ulema of Islam (pg.12).

OUR ANSWER

  • No Sunni Muslim believes that Meelad celebration is compulsory. We believe that the Meelad celebration is Mustahab (recommended). Alamma Ismail Haqi (radi Allahu anhu) quotes in “Tafseer Ruhul Bayaan”: “Imam Jalaaluddin Suyuti has said that it is Mustahab for us to celebrate Meelad of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as to thank Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala”. (Ruhul Bayaan, Vol. 9,pg. 56). Majlisul Ulema claims that Meelad is not even Mustahab (pg. 12).
  • I could present many facts to prove that the Meelad celebration is Mustahab, but would prefer to leave you, the reader, with the view and belief of the great Imam Suyuti Rahmatullahi Ta’ala Alayh. Let us see what Fatwa Majlisul Ulema will give on Imam Jalaaluddin Suyuti Rahmatullahi Ta’ala Alayh!

CHALLENGE

If Majlisul Ulema is honest in their claim that the Ahlus Sunnah Wa Jamaah believe that Meelad celebration is necessary, then they must show us the proof of who wrote that?

It is true that in the time of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the period of the Sahabah and in the period of the Tabi’in, Meelad was not celebrated as it is done in the present form. But the Noble Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), Sahabah or Tabi’in did not prohibit it as well. This is an accepted principle of Shari’ah that the performance of something is proof of Jawaaz (permissibility), and not doing it is NOT the proof of it’s prohibition. The same principle has been explained by Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi in “Nashrut-Teeb”, pg.87, published by World Islamic Publishers, Delhi. Your claim that the Sahaba did not celebrate Meelad is destroyed by your own leader! src=”http://s1.images.proboards.com/rolleyes.gif” border=0> In fact, this style of argument is childish and not academic. Please try to find some other proofs so that you may be heard!

The Noble Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the Sahabah and the Tabi’in did not have Ijtima, Ghust, forty days or Shab Ghuzari. The present form of “Tableegh” activities are completely unlinked with Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the Sahabah, Tabi’in and Jurist Imams (radi Allahu anhum). Following the same principles, why don’t you also regard these “Tableegh” related activities as Haraam? I suppose that you have taken Shari’ah as your slave-girl, therefore, Shari’ah must give ruling according to your desire. Allah forbid!
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SECOND OBJECTION

The Meelad celebration is declared as Haraam and an evil Bid’at by Majlisul Ulama due to the following reasons:-

1) The practice of Qiyaam or standing in reverence when the Salaami or Salwaat is recited.

2) The votaries of Meelad believe that it is Fardh (compulsory) to make Qiyaam (standing) during these Meelad functions.

3) They proceed further to commit an act of extreme gravity by branding as Kaafir the one who does not make this Qiyaam in the Meelad celebration.

4) Kitaabs written by the votaries of Moulood ambiguously state that the one who does not make Qiyaam (standing) is a Kaafir.

5) Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) narrates the following Hadith: “There was none whom the Sahabah loved as much as Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). When they saw Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), they did not stand because they knew that he detested this (practice of standing)”.(Tirmizi ; Musnad Ahmed) (pg. 12) In the commentary of this Hadith, Majlisul Ulama writes that the “Sahabah did not stand in respect of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) disliked such a practice”.(pg. 13)

6) Majlisul Ulama write: Why don’t you people stand when Rasoolullah’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) name is mentioned in Tashahud, lectures, reciting of the Kalima, Khutba, etc.? Why you do not stand when the Quraan is recited or when Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala’s name is mentioned? (I have summarised this question) (pg. 13 -14).

7) Others again stand because of a reason which is much more dangerous than the reason for which the majority of people stand. Some cherish the believe that the Soul of our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) presents itself at these sessions of Meelad, hence it is necessary to stand in respect. This is a fallacious and a highly misleading belief.This belief leads to Shirk or association with Allah Ta’ala in an attribute which is exclusive in Divinity. Let us assume that A holds a Meelad function in his home, B does the same in his home, C also has a Meelaad celebration and D does likewise also. Meelaad functions are taking place in various masaajids all over the world. Now let us assume that these functions happen to take place at the same time and the Salaami is being recited at these various venues at once at the same time. A is under the impression that Rasoolullah’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Soul is present at his function. B, C, D and the people in the various masaajid all over the world are under the same impression. We have assumed that the Salaami is being recited at the same time in the various places, hence it will follow that our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is present at the place of A, B, C, D, etc. at one and the same time.In other words, this belief means that our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is present here, there and everywhere at one at the same time. This is bestowing the Divine Attribute of Omnipresence upon our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Thus, this belief assigns to our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Divinity by way of according Omnipresence to our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This is in reality the commission of Shirk which is a capital crime – a crime most heinous in the Eyes of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala (pg. 15)[/list]

OUR ANSWER

1) The Peer-o-Murshid (Spiritual leader) of the Ulema-e-Deoband, Hazrat Haji Imdadullah Muhaajir Makki (radi Allahu anhu) writes: “The way of life of this Faqeer (Muhaajir Makki) is that I participate in the assembly of Moulood, and I celebrate this function every year and regard this assembly as a source for blessings and I find enjoyment in Qiyaam (standing)”. (Faisala HaftMas’ala, pg. 5, printed by Madani Qutub Khana, Multan, Pakistan).

The following issues are proven from the above quotation of Hazrat Haji Imdadullah (radi Allahu anhu):

A – The Peer-o-Murshid says that Qiyaam is Ja’iz (permissible) and that he finds enjoyment in it. The Mureeds say that it is Haraam and evil Bid’at. I am sure that both cannot be correct. If the Mureeds are correct then it would mean that the Murshid has commited an act which is Haraam and evil Bid’at. But, if the Murshid is correct, then the Mureeds have given a wrong Fatwa on the Murshid for committing a Haraam and an evil Bid’at. Is this the Adab (respect) shown by the Ulema-e-Deoband for their spiritual leader? The Majisul Ulama do not feel ashamed in addressing themselves as spiritual students of such a person, on one hand, yet this noble personality practiced something which they condemned as unacceptable.

B – Committing Haraam makes a person a sinner and to announce the sin makes a person a Fasiq-e-Mo’lin (an open sinner). It is Haraam to make Bai’t (allegiance) on the hand of a Fasiq-e-Mo’lin.The spiritual Silsila (order) of the Majlisul Ulama becomes munqa-te (inconsistent) if their Murshid committed a Haraam act (which is Qiyaam). Why then do their Mashaa’ikh deceive people by making them their Mureeds, since they have no consistent spiritual order.
OUR ANSWER

2) This is another false and baseless accusation. No one has ever said that the act of Qiyaam in Meelaad functions is Fardh.Aa’la Hazrat, Imam Ahle Sunnat, Moulana Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) writes: “Qiyaam is consistently practiced by famous Imams. None of them refuted or denied this. Therefore, it is Mustahab (recommended)”.(Iqaamatul Qiyaamah, pg. 19, Noori Qutub Khana).

Our Challange
You are requested to quote from an authentic source to prove that we have declared Qiyaam in Salaato-Salaam as Fardh.

APPEAL
We appeal to the public who follow the Ulema-e-Deoband that they should ask them proof for their claims.If they cannot present a proof, which I am certain that will be unable to, then at least tell them to please stop lying and to stop causing Fitna.
OUR ANSWER
3) Another baseless accusation and an open lie. We have never ever branded anyone as Kaafir just because he does not participate in the act of Qiyaam (standing).Qiyaam is only regarded as Mustahab according to us. One who leaves a Mustahab act is not even a sinner, let alone becoming a Kaafir. Those who stop the people from taking part from Qiyaam or Meelaad are absolutely wrong because they are stopping people from taking part in a Mustahab act.

Aa’la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) or any other Ulema-e-Ahle Sunat have given the Fatwa of Kufr only against those people who were Mirza’i or those who insulted Almighty Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Even till today, their blasphemous statements are being published in their books.

Now read carefully what Moulana Murtuza Hassen Naazim-e Taaleemat-e Darul Uloom Deoband has to say in this regard: “Khan Bereilvi says that some Ulema of Deoband do not accept Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as Khaatamun Nabiy’yeen, regard the knowledge of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) equal to animals and the insane, and regard Shaytaan as more knowledgeable than Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), therefore, they are Kaafirs. All the Ulema of Deoband say that this ruling of Khan Saheb is correct. Whoever makes this type of statement is a Kaafir Murtad (apostate) and cursed one. Bring your Fatwa. We will endorse it as well. One who does not regard these type of Murtads (apostates) as Kaafir, he is also Kaafir. These beliefs are indeed blasphemous”. ( Ashaddul Azaab, pg.11).

“If, according to Khan Saheb, some Ulema of Deoband were really like that as he thought, than it was Fardh (compulsory) on Khan Saheb to declare them as Kaafirs. If he did not call them Kaafirs, then he himself would have become Kaafir”. (Ashaddul Azaab, Moulana Murtaza Hassen Dar Banghi, pg. 12).

The following issues are proven from the above two statements from “Ashaddul Azaab”:-

A. Aa’la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) did not regard anyone as Kaafir because of not participating in Meelaad or Qiyaam.

B. Aa’la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) only regarded those people as Kaafirs who insulted Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

C. The principles upon whom the Fatwas of Kufr were given are accepted between D******i and Sunni Ulema.

D. Aa’la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) was compelled by the Shari’ah to issue Fatwas of Kufr upon those people, otherwise he himself would have become Kaafir.

E. Aa’la Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) had given the Fatwa of Kufr on only few people – those who wrote blasphemous statements, and those who after understanding fully these statements, regarded them as accurate and in the spirit of Islam and Shari’ah.

Our Challange
We challenge Majlisul Ulema and all their affiliates to prove that which recognised Sunni Aalim has written that those who do not participate in Qiyaam are Kaafirs. If they can prove their claims, I will leave Sunnism to join them.

APPEAL
I appeal to the Tableegi Jamaat: Obtain the proof from your Ulema, because if you are able to obtain this proof from your Ulema, you will win me over in your mission. Lots of others will come with me aswell and your job will become easier as well as you have been trained to convert people from Islam into the fold of Tableegism. We are prepared to come and join you just with one condition – just obtain the proof for us. If you are unable to do so, then do the real Tableegh and tell your Ulama, “Shame on you. What do you want to achieve through lying?” The people are not fools out there. Please stop lying!
OUR ANSWER

4) This is another lie. If Kitaabs are written by the Meelaad supporters whereby it is stated that those who do not make Qiyaam are Kaafirs, why then did you not give the name of at least one Kitaab? Readers, please phone and write to Majlisul Ulama and the Y.M.M.A. and demand from them at least one of the names amongst of those Kitaabs.

5) Moulana Mohammed Zakaria, the author of “Tableeghi Nisaab”, explains the Hadith of Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) in “Sharah Shama’ile Tirmizi”: “This Hadith indicates towards the high degree of humbleness of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) did not like (that people should stand for him), although he is possessor of high glory and is Master of both the worlds. Therefore, the Sahabah sometimes did not stand due to the love because Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) disliked it as it is the requirement of this narration (of Hazrat Anas) and sometimes they used to stand due to the demand of love”.

It is stated in “Abu Dawood” that, “Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to talk to us in the masjid. When Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to stand, we used to stand up and we used to remain standing till Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to get into the home”. (Sharah Shamaa’ile Tirmizi,pg. 342, Maktaba Rahmania , Lahore).

Moulana Zakaria explains the reason for not standing, “Qazi Ayaz (radi Allahu anhu) says that, ‘Qiyaam is prohibited whereby somebody well known is sitting and rest of the people are standing. Therefore, in the Hadith of prohibition (from Qiyaam), it is also said, ‘ do not stand as the Ajmees (non- Arabs) stand for their chiefs’”.(Sharah Shamaa’ile Tirmizi,pg. 342)

Moulana Zakaria writes further: “Imam Nowvi Rahmatullahi Ta’ala Alayh says that it is Mustahab to stand for Ulema, respectful and noble people”. (Sharah Shamaa’ile Tirmizi,pg.342).

Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi has written a long story about Moulana Qassim Nanotwi and Hakim Abdus Salaam. “Hakim Abdus Salaam had a desire to meet Moulana Nanotwi who was at the time sitting with many people. When Hakim Abdus Salaam arrived, everybody stood up to pay respect to him”. (Arwahe Salaasa, pg. 230,story number 215,Islami Academy, Lahore.)

The narration of “Abu Dawood” proves that the Sahabah used to stand for Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and the reason for prohibition was also dealt with. Imam Nowvi (radi Allahu anhu) said: “It is Mustahab to stand for Ulemaand Moulana Nanotwi and all his fellows stood up to pay respect for Hakim Abdus Salaam”.

I suppose that Majlisul Ulamaare quick to condemn others and are lazy to study the literature of their own elders. Do we have to teach the Majlisul Ulama about their household matters also!
OUR ANSWER

6) This objection is not worth any consideration. If Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala gives Tawfeeq to someone that every Zikr he recites or listens to from the beginning to the end in a standing position, it is a good practice and we will not stop him. We will not tell him to only stand at the time that the Salaami is recited and to remain seated for the other Ibaadah . It is difficult for people to stand in a Meelad assembly from the beginning to the very end, so they stand up when the birth of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is being mentioned or when the Salaami is read.

Why did the Ulema of Deoband open a Darul Uloom in Deoband and not in Makkah? Why do South African Tableeghis have Ijtijma during the Easter holidays and not in the December holidays? Why did Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi write “Nashruteeb” in the Zikr of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and not write a separate book about the Zikr of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala only? Can someone prove Hurmat (prohibition) with these types of silly arguments?

OUR ANSWER

7) Majlisul Ulema’s spiritual guide, Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi,writes: “Mohammed Al Hazrami Majzoob was a possessor of amazing qualities and miracles. Once, he performed Jummah and gave Khutbah in 30 cities at the same time. He could be present in many cities in the same night”.(Jamalul Auliya, pg. 188,Maktaba Islamia, Lahore).

Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi believed and trusted this story, therefore, he has included it in his book, “Jamalul Auliya”. The presence of Mohammed Al Hazrami in many places was accomplished with his physical body. The physical world is a restricted place. Mohammed Al Hazrami was the servant of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He indeed achieved this station because of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). One can now imagine the powers and the station of the mubarak (blessed) Soul of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) who is the Master and Chief of all the Prophets Alayhimus Salaam. So the possibility of his soul being present in many places should not even be an issue of debate amongst Muslims.

If it was Shirk to believe that one person can be present in many places, then according to your own Fatwas, your elder, Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, is a Mushrik because he believed in the correctness of the story of Mohammed Al Hazrami. Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi mentioned the story in his book and did not refute it. This proves that this story is authentic according to him and correct in his view.

Moulana Qassim Nanotwi explains the meaning of this verse “An Nabi Yu Aula Bil Mu’menina Min Anfosihim ….” by saying: “Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has such nearness with his Ummah that even their souls do not have, because in this verse the word ‘Aula’ is in the meaning of ‘Aqrab’ (nearest).”(Tahzeerun Naas, pg.14, Darul Isha’at, Karachi).

According to the explanation of Moulana Nanotwi, the meaning of the verse will be “The Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is nearer to the Believers then their own lives”. Our lives are “present”. Nobody can deny this fact because if the life is absent then it would mean that we are dead. Our being alive proves that our life is “present”.I cannot seem to understand that when our life itself is “present” and the one who is nearest to us than our own lives, is regarded as being “absent”. src=”http://s1.images.proboards.com/rolleyes.gif” border=0> If someone believes that the Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is “present”,then he is a Mushrik! What logic is this? Will the Majlisul Ulema or any other D******i Aalim be able to prove that the one who is nearest to our lives is absent? Let’s see how much logic you can have behind your arguments.

Hazrat Haji Imdadullah Muhaajr Makki (radi Allahu anhu) writes: “Our Ulema fight in the issue of Meelad Shareef. The Ulema believed in its permissibility as well. When the side of permissibility exists, why then is there so much hardness on this issue? For us, it is sufficient to follow the people of Haramain (Makkah and Medina). At the time of Qiyaam one should not have the belief of Tawallud (that Rasoolullah – sallal laahu alaihi wasallam -is born now). The possibility of the arrival of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in the Meelad assembly is not wrong because the bodily world is restricted to time and place, but the spiritual world is free from both. So the arrival of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is not far from being possible”. (Shamaime Imdaadiya, pg.50,Madani Qutub Khana, Multan).

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THIRD OBJECTION

Meelad celebrations are declared as Haraam and an evil Bid’at because of the following reason: “Meelaad functions are regarded as being of greater importance than Salaat and performance of Salaat in Jamaat”.

OUR ANSWER

This is another false accusation. No Muslim ever regards the Meelad function as being more important than Salaat. It is almost 10 years that I am residing in South Africa and I have attended hundreds of Meelad fuctions. Alhumdullilah, I have always found that the Salaat arrangement had been made with Jamaat. Those who are not punctual with their Salaat will miss Salaat even if they are sitting at home or are gone to attend a Tableeghi Ijtima. Now, due to some people not reading Salaat, does this make the Meelad function Haraam?

It is strange that those who have never attended Meelad functions, to them no arrangement of Salaat is made and people don’t read Salaat at Meelad functions. You are giving testimony of an issue to a place in which you have not been present! Is this correct according to the Law of Shari’ah? This objection is just an excuse to stop people from participating in the Zikr (remembrance) of our beloved Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

Sometimes we observe in a Nikah (marriage) assembly that people get delayed due to some reason. Thereafter, some read their Salaat while others do not. Will one pass a Fatwa that Nikah functions are Haraam? If a person traveling by car from Johannesburg to Cape Town misses a few of his Salaah or misses the Jamaat, will one pass a Fatwa that traveling in a car from Johannesburg to Cape Town is Haraam? If an assembly of Nikah and travelling remains Halaal, why then does the Meelad function become Haraam? What criteria are you using?

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FOURTH OBJECTION

Meelad functions are declared Haraam because of the following reason: “Qawwali – Music at Meelad functions”.

OUR ANSWER

This is another baseless accusation. I have never observed any function of Meelad in which Qawwali is sung. If anyone has Qawwali with music in a Meelad function then he or she should be stopped and told that it is not correct. They should be advised to put a stop to such an activity, but should not be stopped from celebrating the Meelad function.

Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha are days of worship and collective happiness for the Muslims. Some people have made these days as occasions of merry-making. On Eid-ul-Fitr, people in Johannesburg get together at the Zoo Lake. Inter-mingling of ***es is seen openly. Women wear fancy make- up on their faces. Blaring music is played. No Mufti has ever issued a Fatwa that Eid-ulFitr or Eid-ul-Adha should be stopped based on the non-Shari’ activities, or that the days of Eid should not be celebrated anymore. Eid celebrations are not stopped although many Haraam activities have certainly mixed with the occasion. Why then should the Milad celebrations be stopped?
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FIFTH OBJECTION

Milad function is declared Haraam because of the following reason: “Reciting of verses which transgress the limits of legitimate praise, thus assigning a position of divinity to our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).”

OUR ANSWER

Here is another lie and false accusation. We believe that if anyone writes or says anything which proves Divinity to our Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), then that person is a Kaafir and Mushrik. Majlisul Ulama failed to furnish any proof of the blasphemous verse being sung. This is another accusation based on assumption. This type of baseless accusation are not suitable at all for those who claim to be learned.

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SIXTH OBJECTION

Meelad function is declared Haraam and an evil Bid’at because of the following reason:
“The congregation of various types of people such as fussaaq (open and rebellious sinners), immoral people with evil intentions, etc.)”

OUR ANSWER

Before I answer this objection, I would like to ask all the Ulema of Deoband – you say that the Prophet’s and the Awliya do not have Knowledge of the Unseen, since when do you have the Knowledge of the Unseen for you are able to see the good or evil intentions of people?

Can you say with certainty that not one amongst all those thousands of people who attend the Ijtimais an open sinner?I am sure that you cannot because this type of claim can only be done via Wahi (Revelation). Many sinners definitely attend the Ijtima. Why then you do not issue the Fatwa that Ijtima and partaking in the Ijtima is Haraam and an evil Bid’at?

If an open sinner recites Quraan,will you stop the recitation because the sinner is participating in the recitation of the Quraan? So if any sinner attends the Meelad function, why then does the Meelad function become Haraam and an evil Bid’at?

SEVENTH OBJECTION

Meelad function is branded Haraam, un-Islamic and an evil Bid’at because of the following reason: “Singing at these functions by young boys and girls”.

OUR ANSWER

First and foremost, to describe the beautiful recitation of praises of our beloved Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with the word “singing” discloses your hidden agenda. It is a psychological fact that if you describe something with a distasteful or vile term it will definitely not create any importance in the mind of people about what you wish to describe. Your job is to belittle all those things which lead towards the love of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

If Na-Baligh (immature) boys and girls read in Meelad functions, there is nothing wrong with that. Baaligha (mature) girls do not read at all in Meelad functions. If in any function a baaligha girl reads a Naat in front of the audience, that will not make the Meelad Haraam. Rather, people should be told about the illegitimacy of this act. The reading of Baligh boys in front of an audience is Ja’iz (permissable). There is no proof in Shar’iah against it unconditionally. Therefore, it should not be an issue of debate.

In many Darul Ulooms, Amard (young boys with no beard grown yet) study with adult men and they mix with each other. Sometimes, evil results of that mixing emerge as well. Why then do the Ulema of Deoband not close Darul Ulooms? If they do not wish to close their Darul Ulooms, why then do they ask us to stop the celebration of Meelad in which such danger does not even exist because young children are under the continuous scrutiny of their parents and guardians? Otherwise, explain the reason for your illogical objection!.

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EIGHTH OBJECTION

Meelad is Haraam and Bid’at because of the following reason:

“Inter-mingling of ***es at such gatherings”.

We may add that Majlisul Ulama published a very interesting ruling: “Even if it is possible to screen the females completely from the man, then too, it is not possible for them to emerge from their homes to attend these functions for the simple reason that the Shari’ah has decreed that they may not emerge from their homes for even Salaah in the Masjid”.(page 17)

OUR ANSWER

This is another false accusation. Women sit in Meelad gatherings separate from men with necessary Shari’ Hijab.

Necessary Shari’ Hijab (Pardah)

The Shari’ limit of Hijab for women is that they must cover the whole body besides the face, both hands and feet. Their hair must be covered and the clothes must not be so thin that the colour of the body may be seen. In the light of the Holy Quraan, Hadith and Fiqh it is not compulsory for woman to cover the face, hands and feet from a Ghair Mahram.
(N.B.: It is Mustahab for women to cover the whole face and not Waajib) For further reference consult “Tafseer Mazhari”, Vol. 6, pg. 493; “Tafseer Kabeer”, Vol. 23, pg. 203; “ Roohul Ma’aani”, Vol. 18, pg. 128; “Khazin”, Vol. 6, pg. 68; “Abu Dawood”, Vol. 2, pg. 211; “Mishkaat”, pg. 377; “Muslim”, Vol. 2, pg. 212; “Mu’atta Imam Malik”, pg. 708; “Quduri”, pg. 246; “Kanzud Daqa’iq”, pg. 424; “Mabsoot”, Vol. 10, pg. 152-153; “Badaai-us-Sanaai’”,Vol. 5,pg.121-122

If the women attend the Meelad functions with Shar’i Hijab, which they do, and sit separately from the men, surely this is not called “inter-mingling of ***es”. Even if in a Meelad function, inter-mingling of ***es does occur, the actual Meelad celebration still will not become Haraam or an evil Bid’at. In this case, if such a thing happens then the people should be taught the correct manners.

Allama Shaami (radi Allahu anhu) states: “One must not leave visiting the graves just because some illegal activities are taking place, for example, inter-mingling of ***es. Mustahabbaat (recommended acts) should not be left out because of this type of illegal activities. It is necessary for the people to visit the graves and stop the Bid’at”. (Fatawa Shaami: Kitabul Jana’iz – Discussion on visiting the graves)

Allama Shaami (radi Allahu anhu) has stated categorically that inter-mingling of ***es will not make any Mustahab act Haraam or avoided. There were idols in the Kaaba before Makkah was conquered, but Muslims did not leave out performing the Tawaaf (circumbulation) or Umrah because of the idols. Yes, when Almighty Allah gave them the power, they eventually destroyed the idols.

When people go for Haj, there is inter-mingling of ***es at the airport, in the plane, during Tawaaf, at Mina and at Muzdalifah, yet no one puts a stop to Hajj. In Meelad gatherings, at least men and women sit separately and women are with Hijab. In the Nikah assembly, inter-mingling of ***es occurs and most of the women do not come with Shari’ Hijab. Will the Majlisul Ulama issue Fatwas condemning Nikah gathering to be Haraam? If not, why then is your entire effort spent to make Meelaad functions Haraam?

Interesting Ruling

Please read the eight objection (above) on the ruling of Majlisul Ulama and then read the our answer. There ruling is totally baseless. I wish that Majlisul Ulama could give proof of their ruling that under no circumstances may a woman emerge from her home.

Ladies Ta’leem Becomes Haram

Women belonging to the Tableeghi Jamaat have ladies Ta’leem programmmes, which takes place sometimes during the day and sometimes during the evenings. The women emerge from their homes and gather at a particular house to have their programme. If, according to the Majlisul Ulama’s argument, they cannot emerge from their homes even for Salaat, how can they emerge from their homes for ladies Ta’leem? According to the Fatwa of Majlisul Ulama, ladies Ta’leem programmes should also be considered Haraam.
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NINTH OBJECTION

According to the Majlisul Ulama: “Salaat and its performance by Jamaat neglected in a mass scale”.

OUR ANSWER

To show how seriously they object to the Meelad function, the Majlisul Ulama are merely repeating their objections just to add more condemnation. Please refer to the detailed answer given under objection number 3 earlier in this thread.

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TENTH OBJECTION

Meelad is declared Haraam and an evil Bid’at because of the following reason: “Abstention from command of Amr Bil Ma’roof and Nahy anil Munkar when these becomes necessary at these funtions”.

OUR ANSWER

This is another baseles accusation. It seems that the Majlisul Ulama translate “light” into “darkness”. We regard Meelad functions as the best opportunity for “Amr bil Ma’roof” and “Nahy anil Munkar”. Our Ulema take full advantage of these functions and command “Amr bil Ma’roof” and “Nahy anil Munkar” (Commanding that which is Good and Forbidding that which is Evil).

The members of Majlisul Ulama do not attend Milad functions, so how then can they say “Amr bil Ma’roof” and “Nahy anil Munkar”is not carried out at these functions?
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ELEVENTH OBJECTION

Meelad functions are declared Haraam and an evil Bid’at because of the following reason: “Israaf or waste of money in unnecessary ventures”.

OUR ANSWER

People are served a meal at Meelaad functions. This is regarded as a waste of money by the Majlisul Ulama. On the ocassion of Walimah and Aqiqah, it is Sunnah to invite people for partaking in food. Why? Because it is an occasion of happiness. When the assembly of Zikr of the beloved Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) takes place, a Muslim is happy and joyful, therefore, he invites people to partake in the food provided, he gives charity and distributes sweat meats. To feed people after an important or virtuous deed is the practice of the Sahaba.
Shah Abdul Aziz Muhaddis Delwi (radi Allahu anhu) writes: “Imam Bihqi reports in ‘Sha’bul Iman’ that Ibn Umar narrated that when Hazrat Umar (radi Allahu anhuma) completed the study of Surah Baqarah with all its secrets and hints in twelve years, he slaughtered a camel, prepared lots of food and fed the Sahabah”. (Tafseer Fathul Aziz, pg. 86)

Thus, it is proven that one may feed the people after an important virtuous deed. Meelad is also an important virtuous deed in the eyes of the Believers. Therefore, the distribution of food and sweatmeats is not Israaf (waste).

We wish to remind you of the famous saying of Hazrat Ibn Umar (radi Allahu anhuma). Somebody told Hazrat Ibn Umar (radi Allahu anhuma) that there is goodness in waste. He immediately replied that to spend in goodness is not waste.

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TWELFTH OBJECTION

Meelad is declared Haraam and an evil Bid’at because of the following reason: “Soliciting public funds for the upkeep and organizing of these functions”.

OUR ANSWER

The Wahabi and D******i public do not contribute to Meelad functions at all. Why should there be a question of this nature? In most places, Meelad functions are arranged by individual families. They do not collect funds from anybody. In some places, certain organizations arrange massive Meelad gatherings and the members collect funds only from those people who believe in Meelad and thus, contribute happily. So, we ask, what is wrong with that? Don’t you collect funds for your Tableeghi Ijtima, which is, in our view, a waste of time and Muslim resources? Hundreds and thousands of Rands are spent just to erect the structure of the stage and tent, etc. Where does that money come from? Why does the Majlisul Ulama not issue a Fatwa against Ijtima because of the use of public money? Why is the entire effort made to make Meelad Haraam only?

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THIRTEEN OBJECTION

Meelad is declared Haraam and an evil Bid’at because of the following reason:
“Tashabboh bil Kufaar, the celebration of birthdays and anniversaries has no connection with Islam. This is an exclusive custom of the Kuffaar. Our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) did not celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Nor did the Sahabah or the great learned Jurists of Islam. Such celebrations have no basis in the Shari’ah. In upholding these innovatory customs, Muslims are in fact imitating the Kuffaar and this our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has strictly forbidden”.

OUR ANSWER

A. The Ulama of Deoband celebrated their hundred years anniversary of Darul Uloom Deoband in which they called Indhira Ghandi who was dressed in a Sarrie. She was seated on the stage while hundreds of Ulama were seated on the ground. Was this Islamic? Early Muslims did not celebrate hundred years establishment of Islam which was far more important that the establishment of Darul Uloom Deoband. According to you, our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) did not celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. If the Ulama-e-Deoband claim to be true followers of the Sunnah, why then did they celebrate the hundred year anniversary of Darul Uloom Deoband? Was this not a Bid’at?

According to you, every Bid’at is an evil Bid’at. Well, I suppose that it is permissible in the Shari’ah of Deoband that you may act upon evil Bid’ats sometimes or maybe there is exemption for Ulema-e-Deoband in Shari’ah as there is exemption for elite Brahaman Caste in Hinduism!

B. It is Sunnah to commemorate happiness. In order to explain this, I would like to quote a Hadith: “Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was asked about fasting on a Monday. He Sallal Laahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa Sallam replied, ‘I was born on that day and Wahi (Revelation) began upon me on that day’.” (Mishkat, Kitabus Sawm, Baab Sawmut Tatawwo)

It is now proven that to keep fast on a Monday is Sunnah because Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was born on that day. Two issues are proven from the above Hadith:-

1. To commemorate important things is Sunnah.

2. It is Sunnah to do virtuous deeds and express happiness on the birth of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). These virtuous deeds can be in the form of Badni Ibaadat (bodily worship), such as fasting and Nafil Salaah, or it can be in the form of Maali Ibaadat (worship by utilising one’s wealth for Deen), like charity, feeding and distributing sweatmeats, etc.

To brand Milad celebrations as being similar to the act of the Kufaar is an insult to Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and an expression of total ignorance.
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FOURTEENTH OBJECTION

Meelad is declared Haraam and an evil Bid’at because of the following reason: “MAINTAINING A CUSTOM WHICH WAS ORIGINATED BY IRRELIGIOUS PERSONS.It has already been explained else where in this article that the originators of Meelad custom were irreligious persons. Six hundred years after our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the irreligious ruler of Irbal, assisted by irreligious learned men, invented and established this custom. Thus, those who organize Meelad functions and those who participate in them are in reality assisting to establish a practise introduced by evil men. They are aiding and abetting in the fostering of a custom which is in total conflict with the Shari’ah of Islam. It is a great crime to maintain and encourage customs and practices which were brought into being by those who had no connection with the Deen, more so, when these customs and practices are a conglomeration of un-Islamic elements”.

OUR ANSWER

Some scholars have written that Meelad was invented in the 7th century by the king of Arbal, Abu Sa’eed Muzaffar. Those scholars have explained this with the reference of Haafiz Ibn Kaseer. But this not correct. Haafiz Ibn Kaseer has mentioned Abu Sa’eed Muzaffar in detail in “Al Bidaya Wan Nihaya”. He wrote that King Abu Muzaffar used to celebrate Meelad-un-Nabi with pomp and glory, but no where has he mentioned that the King was an inventor of Meelad.

We present a complete quotation of Haafiz Ibn Kaseer for a clear understanding. Ibn Kaseer writes regarding the events of the year 630 A.H.: “Amongst pious, generous and great Kings, there was a King, Abu Sa’eed Muzaffar. He used to celebrate Meelad in Rabi-ul-Awwal. His assembly of Meelad used to be one of its kind. He was brave, a thinker, pious, just and an Aalim of Deen. Sheikh Abul Khitaab Ibn Dahya wrote a book on the topic of Meelad titled ‘At Tanweer fi Moulidil Basheerin Nazeer’. On this, the King rewarded the Sheikh with one thousand Dinars. His government remained for a long time. He died while besieging Aka. His government and his character was excellent. Those people who attended the Meelad function arranged by King Muzaffar say that in his Meelad function there used to be 5 000 roasted sheep heads, 10 000 *****ens, 100 000 pieces of cheese and 30 000 pieces of sweat meats. Great Ulama and Sufis of that period participated in his Meelad assembly. His food table was open for people of all walks of life and from all areas. He used to give charity in all types of Ibaadah. He used to spend a lot on the Ibaadah of Makkah and Madina. He used to spend 30 000 Dinars in arranging water for Makkah and Madina. Charities which he gave secretly are hidden from us. May Allah send His Mercy upon King Muzaffar. He died in the year 630 A.H. in the fort of Arbal. He made a Wasiyat to be buried in Makkah but it was not carried out. He is buried in the neighbourhood of Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu)”.(Al Bidaya Wan Ni haya, Vol. 13,pg. 136-137,Darul Fikr, Beirut)

The following matters arise from the statement of Haafiz Ibn Kaseer:-

1. King Abu Sa’eed Muzaffar was not the inventor of Meelad celebrations,

2. He was a pious, brave, thinker, just, an Aalim-e-Deen and not an evil man,

3. Great Ulama and Sufis of that time participated in Meelad functions,

4. He was generous and hospitable,

5. Nowhere is it said that he used to spend Baitul Maal money to celebrate Meelad,

6. People like Haafiz Ibn Kaseer regarded King Muzaffar as one of the great kings amongst Muslim Kings.

Note that all the things which the Majlisul Ulama have mentioned about King Muzaffar are without any reference, therefore, making them unreliable.We have given our references in detail. You may check the original source.
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FIFTEENTH OBJECTION

Meelad functions are branded Haraam and un-Islamic because of the following reasons: “Reviling and branding as unbelievers and heretics those who do not participate in these functions”.

OUR ANSWER

This is another lie and baseless accusation. This objection has already been answered under the Second Objection earlier in our book. Please see the details there.
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SIXTEENTH OBJECTION

Meelad function is branded Haraam because of the following reason: “Regarding the distribution of sweetmeats as essential. This too, is a further transgression committed against the Law of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. This custom of distributing sweetmeats at these functions is regarded as compulsory. A gross falsity in the name of Islam”.

OUR ANSWER

This is another lie and baseless accusation. No Sunni Muslim believes, wrote or said that the distribution of sweetmeats is compulsory. If you are certain with your claim, why then are you hiding the proof? It seems that the D******i Ulama have qualified in a Masters Degrees in lying, deceiving and making false accusations. Remember, this is an issue of belief. You are unable to ascertain someone’s belief without that person uttering it or writing it. Why not show us who uttered or wrote that the distribution of sweetmeats is compulsory in Meelad functions?
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SEVENTEENTH OBJECTION

Meelad functions is branded as Haraam because of the following reasons:
“The belief that the soul of our Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) presents itself at the Meelad function. This factor has already been explained under the section dealing with Qiyaam, and it was shown there how crime of Shirk is resultant on this belief”.

OUR ANSWER

The answer to this objection has already been explained in the section of Qiyaam. It was shown how ignorant Mujlisul Ulema are about the teaching of their own Elders.

Alhamdulillah! Thus far, we have answered all the 17 objections of Majlisul Ulema which will provide the reader with the full knowledge of the deception of Majlisul Ulema. Beside these 17 objections there are some other issues which we feel needs to be explained as well. With the Blessings of Allah, we will elaborate on those issues.

 

 

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