Dear Anti-Maulid, I advise you go through this.

Engr Almuntasir Ibrahim Alhussaini has this to say:

“Bismillah wassalatu ala ashrafi khaliqillah

In my humble opinion I think people are really

exaggerating when it comes to condemnation of

Maulid celebration not because they want to do

justice but simply because of religion politics and

their personal persuations. And if I were to do

justice to those who support it I would simply take

the stand of great men like Ibn Taimiya or Ibn Hajr

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Al-athqalani.

Basically, Maulid is not fard (mandatory/obligatory)

muslims do not observe salatul eid on it…Maulid is

all about glorifying the Prophet SAW by Reading his

sira (Biography and history), Reading Quraan and

Hadeeth of the messenger of Allah, Reading poets

and praises about the messenger of Allah

s.a.w…Anything contrary to that or to the

fundamental teachings of Isalm is not Maulid and

should be boldly condemned and rejected.

Even thou I am just a plain ignorant, I expect

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anyone claiming something is Haram or Bidaa to

have some knowlege of Usulul Fiqh (the science of

analysis of the origins, sources, and principles upon

which Islamic jurisprudence is based) and also to

know what is Bida’a and what is Sunnah (in the real

context).

For Instance,

An opposer might quote the Hadith:”If anyone

introduces in our matter something which does not

belong to it, will be rejected”—Sahih Muslim

And a supporter might say Prophet Muhammad

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SAW said what means: “The one who innovates a

good innovation in Islam has its reward and a

reward similar to those who follow him in without

lessening their reward. The one who innovates an

innovation of misguidance would be sinful for it and

has sins similar to those who follow him in it–until

the Day of Judgment”—Sahih Muslim

To avoid confusion or injustice we refer to the

science of usulul-fiqh, In the scale of Usulul deen

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under the chapter regarding orders and prohibitions

there is a Principle wich says:

ﺇﻧﻤﺎﻳﻨﻜﺮﺍﻟﻤﺘﻔﻖ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﻻﻳﻨﻜﺮ ﺍﻟﻤﺨﺘﻠﻒ ﻓﻴﻪ

1-“Rebuking an opinion is reserved for what is

agreed upon, and not where there exists

(legitimate) differences.”

ﺍﻟﺘﺮﻙ ﻻ ﻳﻔﻴﺪ ﺍﻟﺤﻜﻢ ﺑﺬﺍﺗﻪ

2- Meaning, that the Prophet or his companions

(ra), leaving something does NOT make its absence

forbidden ( a ruling in itself) unless it was clearly

addressed by revelation as being forbidden or

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disliked.

Therefor, the scholars of Islam like an-Nawaiy and

al-hafidh Ibn Hajar and others said that innovation

(Bidaah) is of two types one that does not comply

with Qur’an and Sunnah and that is rejected, and

one that complies with Qur’an and Sunnah which is

accepted in Islam such as Mawlid celebration,

Ramadan Tafseer, Musabaqa, Waazin Kasa

etc….these are all innovations nor the Rasul SAW

nor the Sahabas nor the Tabi’um did them but we

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are now practicing them because they are not in

contradiction with the fundamental teachings of

Islam some have even become a necessity.

A Bad bidaas/Sunnas is anything that contradicts

the fundamental teachings of islam both in Aqida

and Ibada like saying Quraan is a creature, Aqida of

khawarij (Claiming that committing a kabair sin

removes one from Islam, Claiming a new revelation

or a new form of salat or siyam or hajj other than

what is in the Sunna…..And a lot more.

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Now, Lets Move to Expressing Happiness on

Maulid day.

A good place to start would be SURAT yunus Allah

SWT says: ‘In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy

– in that let them rejoice, it is better than what they

accumulate (Yunus: 58)”. Allah commanded us to

rejoice in His mercy, and the Prophet MUHAMMAD

SAW was the GREATEST of all His mercies, as

Allah says (that which translates as): “And We have

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not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a MERCY

to the worlds.” (Al-Anbiyaa’: 107)…If you still doubt

that MUHAMMAD SAW is the Mercy of Allah to the

worls then you really need to work on your Imaan

honestly.

Imam al-Baihaqi transmits from Anas RA that the

Noble Prophet s.a.w performed his own Aqiqa in

the period after the proclamation of Prophethood.

This was in spite of the fact the his grandfather,

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Abdul Muttalib ra, had already performed the Aqiqa

on the seventh day after the birth, and Aqiqa is

done only once and is not done a second time.

From this it is understood that the Noble Prophet

s.a.w did this to show his GRATITUDE to Allah

Ta’ala for causing him to be born, having made him

“the mercy unto all the worlds”.

When I think of why the Sahaba didn’t celebrate

Mawlid the answer is very clear: they didn’t need

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to. They had the Prophet saw there with them as a

living, breathing reality. Their hearts were filled with

love for him. We on the other hand have our daily,

hectic lives and are centuries away from his

presence. And just like the Sahaba didn’t hold large

conferences because they didn’t need them for

imaan boosters or to sell Islamic wares. And just

like they didn’t send their children to schools based

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on modern/western theory, And just like they didn’t

hold annual ramadan tafseer, musaqa or WAAZIN

KASA because they weren’t necessary the same

holds for Mawlid gathering. A need arose among

the Ummah generations after the Prophet saw

passed in order to REVIVE our love for him. Just as

a need has arisen for many other practices common

amongst the Muslims these days.

The Prophet s.a.w himself glorified his birthday,

due to his reply when asked why he fasted on

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Mondays: “I was BORN on this day and started

receiving the revelation on it.” (Sahih Muslim).

So how on earth would you want us to claim that

the day Prophet S.A.W was born is insignificant?

Apparently the prophet s.a.w wouldnt have

mentioned it at all if it is insignificant to him……

(wa ma yantiqu anil hawa in huwa illa wahyun yuha)

Allah’s greatest favor on mankind was the birth of

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the Holy Prophet saw and in pure Maulid gathering

we show our thanks to Allah by reciting Qur’an,

dhiker, teaching about the Prophet, saying salat and

salam on the Prophet which has great rewards!! and

every good muslim knows that all these activities

comply with the Qur’an and Sunnah ANY act

contrary to these is not Maulid and be rejected

entirely.

In conclusion let me state it clear to you that No

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event in human history compares with the day in

which MY MASTER MUHAMMAD s.a.w came into

this world. If that is not worth celebrating then???

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