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It is truly only fitting that we constantly remind the people of the “permissibility” and “reward” of commemorating the birth of Prophet Muhammad peace & blessings be upon him. PDF Print Email
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Friday, 01 June 2018 02:31

It is truly only fitting that we constantly remind the people of the “permissibility” and “reward” of commemorating the birth of Prophet Muhammad peace & blessings be upon him. If commemorating the birth of the Prophet was impermissible then why wouldn’t the Scholars at the time of its occurrence warn others from it? Imams Al-HafiDh Ibn Hajar Al-AsQalaniyy and Imam As-Suyutiyy, the first living in the 8th century and the latter lived in the 9th, both mentioned that doing this act is permissible. What were there proofs?

Imam As-Suyutiyy mentions in his book,”HuSnul MaQsid, fil^amalil Mawlid” (The Good Endeavour of celebrating the birth of the Prophet) that he deduced a proof from the following Hadith: Imam Muslim Narrated that the Prophet peace be upon him was asked, as to why is it sunnah to fast Mondays. To which the Prophet peace be upon him replied which means:”It is the day I was born.” Meaning, since it is the day the Prophet was born, the Great Mercy to the one who follows him, we perform an act of worship in this day to express our thankfulness to Allah, by doing an act of worship, namely fasting. So the Prophet peace be upon him accepted the concept of Al-Mawlid, as we learn through this Hadith.

Also In his book Al-Hawee, he mentioned in his treatise of Mawlid An-Nabiyy a quote for Imam Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalaniyy, that was a great Scholar of Hadith, who memorised more than 100,000 ahadeeth of the Prophet ﷺ along with its Sanad, that means: [ “Justifying the Mawlid, I deduced a proof from the Hadith, narrated by Ibn ^Abbass that when the Messenger of Allah arrived in Al-Medina, he saw the Jews fasting. When the Prophet asked about the reason, they replied this was the day Allah granted victory to Musa over Fir^aun. The Prophet replied we are more deserving of Musa. So then the Prophet ordered the Muslims to fast this day every year, as a sign of our thankfulness to Allah. Thus, the Muslims every year commemorate the birth of the Prophet peace be upon him, by performing acts of worship as a sign of their thankfulness to Allah.” ]

If commemorating the birth of the Prophet was indeed sinful, were are all the quotes from the Scholars who lived in the 8th century forbidding it, in the 9th century, in the 10th century, in the 11th etc... all of sudden within these past 250 years the Muslim world has had a breakthrough and recently found out something is Haram, which none of the scholars from the time of its happening had the knowledge relating thereof? Scholars who memorised more than 100K Hadith, were mistaken and people that can put a few Arabic words together that have Bid^ah in it, are correct? Does this make sense? Really?