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Mawlid al-Nabi that the Qura’n tells is bounty, mercy, favour, and grace of God and legitimate to be celebrated for its deserving reward

 

 

By Ghulam Ghaus, New Age Islam

14 Jan 2014

The term “Milad al-Nabi” or “Mawlid al-Nabi” has Arabic roots and means “the birthday of the prophet”. The legitimacy of Mawlid celebrations has been majorly endorsed by the most fundamental sources of Islamic law: the Qura’n and the Hadith. The history of Mawlid celebrations of any one of the prophets goes back to the time immemorial. A particularly strong endorsement was expressed when God, Almighty sent peace on the birthday and death-day of the prophet Yahya (pbuh). God Almighty says:

"The peace is on Him (the prophet, Yahya) the day when he was born and the day when he will die and the day when he will be raised alive." (Sura Al-Maryam, Verse 15)

Here God Almighty gave the way to the Mawlid of Yahya (pbuh) by sending peace on him. It is the same way as today mainstream Muslims have adopted to practice the Mawlid celebrations. Just the same way, the Quran tells us, the prophet Jesus (pbuh) celebrated his own birthday:

"And the same peace on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I would be raised alive." (Sura Al Maryam, Verse 33)

Though the practice celebrated by God Almighty and the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) has been an apple of discord among Muslims in the last few decades, the mainstream Muslim intellectuals, Jurists (Fuqaha) and scholars over time have come to celebrate it as part of the mental and emotional furniture of Muslim community. The birthday commemoration of the prophet, particularly among the Sufi orders worldwide, is not a departure from the mainstream but a living testimony that the contemporary Muslims are still faithful to the Qur'anic injunction:

“Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace”. [33: 56] 

The Milad al-Nabi or Malwid is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the world. For example, sweets are distributed, stages are put up, Youth come out dressed in their best and take out rallies on foot and on two-wheelers, carrying flags, raising slogans, reciting songs of peace and blessing upon the prophet (pbuh). The festival is observed with all fanfare. There is an atmosphere of bonhomie and people can be seen exchanging gifts and distributing food to the needy and poor. The day is celebrated with the offering of prayers by thousands in mosques being decorated with lights. Though different in ways of celebration in different parts of the globe, the overall intention is to reflect on the meaning of the prophet’s life, message and what he calls on us to do. In other words we Muslims celebrate “the days of Allah” as guided in the holy Quran: 

“And We certainly sent Moses with Our signs, [saying], "Bring out your people from darkness into the light and remind them of the days of Allah."Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful” (14:5)

In this verse God Almighty orders his prophet Moses (pbuh) to remind his nation of the days of Allah Almighty. "The days of Allah" are the days when Allah Almighty bestowed his great rewards upon his creatures or some great event took place. As the Holy Quran testifies this explanation:

“And [recall, O Children of Israel], when Moses said to His people, "Remember the favour of Allah upon you when He saved you from the people of Pharaoh, who were afflicting you with the worst torment and were slaughtering your [newborn] sons and keeping your females alive. And in that was a great trial from your Lord”. (14:6)

Hence it means that emancipation of the people of Moses (pbuh) from Pharaoh is the day of independence and the favour of Allah, the 10th of Muharram. The Jews of Madinah celebrated it as a special day on which they fasted in gratitude for salvation. Similarly the birth day of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is also the day of Allah, the day of independence because he emancipated the whole world from the darkness of ignorance, oppression and brought them to the light of guidance. There is no longer any way of doubt now that for Muslims the advent of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the favour and ‘the day of Allah’ that deserves to be celebrated.

The mention of the prophet’s birthday in the Qur'an is more exalted, closer to the angelic realm where God Almighty said:

"Indeed, there has come to you Light and a clear Book from Allah." [5: 15]

The widely approved Qura’nic exegetes have concluded that the "Light" as mentioned here is the beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his birth is believed to be the turning point of a new cycle in the history of mankind and the source of the Divine message of Islam and the Noble Qur'an.

The legal status of the Mawlid –al Nabi can also be ensured by the words of the Quran where the Prophet Jesus (pbuh), during his supplication on behalf of his disciples, said;

‘Isa, the son of Maryam (Jesus, the son of Mary) said: ‘O Allah, our Lord, send down to us from heaven the table spread (with bounties) so that (the day of its descent) becomes (‘Id) a festival day for us, and for our predecessors (as well as) successors, and that (spread table) comes as a sign from You, and provide us with sustenance, and You are the Best Sustainer.’ (surah Maidah: 114)

Here the day that the heavenly table descended causes a festival (Eid) for those living in the contemporary era of the prophet Jesus (pbuh), his predecessors and successors. The Quran exegetes have elaborated it saying that here the Eid for his successors include all mankind who would come till the last day. For a heavenly table of food, an Eid was held. What then for the coming to mankind of one who would be a mercy to the whole world. Can we not celebrate at least his annual commemoration?

To remove every doubt I must quote God Almighty to demonstrate that the Mawlid celebration is permissible:

“But call to mind the blessing of Allah upon you when you were enemies (one to another). Then He created the bond of love amongst your hearts, and by His blessing you became brothers” (3:103)

 God Almighty said:

“O Children of Ya‘qub (Jacob)! Recall those favours that I bestowed upon you, and that I exalted you above all the people (of your age)”. (2:47)

God Almighty said:

“Say: ‘(All this) is due to the bounty and mercy of Allah (bestowed upon you through raising Muhammad [blessings and peace be upon him] as the exalted Messenger). So the Muslims should rejoice over it. This is far better than (all that affluence and wealth) that they amass.’ (Surah Yunus:58)

In the verses mentioned above God Almighty orders us to enjoy on his grace and mercy. By grace, bounty, mercy and favour, God means the prophet Muhammad (pbuh). We realize that each favour of Allah Almighty is great mercy for us. Even our existence is also a mercy of Allah Almighty. As for the advent of the prophet, it is the greatest mercy and favour of God Almighty to us and hence we ought to enjoy the Mawlid observance.

Let alone Muslims, even the non-Muslim who rejoices on the birth day of the Holy Prophet would not be severely punished.  Imam Bukhari (ra) narrates that the punishment of Abu Lahab would be made easy in the hell on Monday. This is because when the prophet was born, he rejoiced and freed his handmaid indicating by his finger.  So as a reward of happiness on Milad al-Nabi (pbuh) he would be given water by his finger. (Saheehul Bukhari Vol. 2, Page 764)

Islam perpetuated the significant memories by means of the stories mentioned in the holy Quran. For instance, it prescribed the laws of fasting and the pilgrimage. The fasting rituals during the month of ‘Ramadan’ commemorate the memory of revelation of the Quran in it. Just the same the pilgrimage (Hajj) rituals are performed to commemorate the actions of Hajrah, the prophets Ismai’l and Ibrahim (peace be upon them). The idea that the canonical Islamic rituals are the acts of commemoration is tabled into the debates over the legitimacy of the Mawlid al-Nabi.

The word Zikra’a (commemoration) emphasizes an informative model where the listeners learn about the didactic dimension of the prophet’s biography; his noble characters, generosity towards Muslims and non-Muslims together inspiring with his words, 'I have come to perfect noble character’. His noble character is the subject matter of the holy Quran. In the worldly affairs, the Prophet's character is an unprecedented example for us to adopt moderation in spirit, justice, generosity, dignity, moral excellence, humility, bravery moral excellence, sympathy for others and constant fear of the Lord. Such commemoration features in the modern discussions of the Mawlid celebrations.

The numerous proofs we have quoted justifies the birthday commemoration of the prophets. According to the classical, traditional and many of the highly regarded modern scholars, it is not only permissible but also praiseworthy and recommended and has its deserving reward. They believe it to be a moral and social bridge linking Muslim groups who may be light years away on account of doctrine but neck to neck in their race to honour and celebrate the birthday of the Prophet (pbuh).

To sum up I quote the Hadith "The Prophet (pbuh) said whoever innovates something good in Islam will have its reward and the reward of all those who act according to it and whoever innovates something evil will have its sin and the sin of those who act according to it." (Muslim Shareef)

A similar point is also encapsulated for the acceptability of Mawlid al-Nabi that Imam Abu-Shamah, the Sheikh of Al Hafiz Al Nawawi, said:

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

A regular columnist for New Age Islam, Ghulam Ghaus is an Alim and Fazil (Classical Islamic scholar) with a Sufi background. He has completed the classical Islamic sciences from a Delhi-based Sufi Islamic seminary Jamia Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Zakir Nagar, New Delhi with specialization in Tafseer, Hadith and Arabic. He completed his Alimiat and Fazilat respectively from Jamia Warsia Arabic College, Lucknow and Jamia Manzar- e- Islam, Bareilly, U.P. He has graduated in Arabic (Hons) and is pursuing his M.A in Arabic from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.


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  • The entire wahabiyat and deobandiyat consider  celebration of mawlid Nabi to be bidat. and therefore they bomb participants of Juluse Muhammadiya


    By Talha@gmail.com - 11/20/2018 10:31:52 AM



  • Suicide attack at Afghan religious gathering kills over 50

    Dozens of people were wounded in the attack, health ministry spokesman says, which targeted top clerics in Kabul, gathered at a wedding hall to mark Prophet Muhammad's birthday.


    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقی - 11/20/2018 10:27:34 AM



  • Congrats on this auspicious occasion of Mawlid Nabi
    By Sarwar - 11/20/2018 6:08:10 AM



  • I missed some points in the last comment that goes this way: 

    15. Shaykh 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 beloved Prophet have supremacy on everything in this universe because everything in this universe through HIS foundation got providential.” [Houl al-Ihtifaal bil Mawid an-Nabawi Ash-Sharif, Pg 8-9]

     16. Hadrat Shah Ahmed Saeed Mujaddidi said:

    “As Beloved Prophet used to say Salutations upon himself we too must celebrate Mawlid an-Nabi SallAllahu Alaihi Wasllam, Cook food and do other adulations and praise to Almighty Allah by other ways of delight.” [Isbaat al-Mawlid wa al-Qayam, Page 24]

     17. Hadrat Shaykh Abd al-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 standing in the blessed gatherings of Mawlid Sharif.” [Akhbar al-Akhyaar, Page 644]

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

    “Only Pagans and Non-Believers are against celebrating Mawlid an-Nabi SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam.” [Jawahir al-Bihar]

     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 Aalihi wa Sallam, Are you pleased about Muslims; who celebrate your birthday?” He replied “Those who love me; I love them too” [Tazkirat al-Wa’izeen, Page 200, Published from Maktaba Habibia – Quetta]

     20. Ibn Kathir says regarding Shah Malik al-Muzzafar regarding whom so-called 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 al-Awwal he used to celebrate Mawlid Sharif with great celebration, Moreover, he was benevolent, brave, wise, a scholar, and just person. Shaykh 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 chickens, 100-thousand bowls (of milk) and 30,000 trays of sweets." [Tarikh Ibn Kathir, al Bidayah wa an-Nihaya, Vol. 13, Page 174]

     21. Imam Shahab al-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 Fadhilah (Superiority), 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.

    References:

    1. Imam Qastalani in al-Muwahib al-Laduniya, Vol. 1, Page 145

    2. Imam Zarqani in his Sharah of Al-Muwahib, Vol. 1, Page 255/256

    22. Imam Jalal al-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, Vol. 1, Page 292, Published by Maktaba al Athriya, Beirut - Lebanon]

    23. Imam Jalal al-Din Suyuti (Rahimuhullah) answers why celebrating on birth supersedes 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. Hence in light of rulings prescribed by Shariah one should rejoice in Rabi al-Awwal on birth of our beloved Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam). [Al Hawi lil Fatawi, Vol. 1, Page 298, Published by Maktaba al Athariya, Beirut - Lebanon]

    24. Imam Shams al-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 Thuwaiba 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 torment 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 Mawhid

    References:

    1. Mawrid as Sadi fi Mawlid al Hadi by Imam al-Dimishqi

    2. Imam Suyuti in Hassan al-Maqsad fi Amal al-Mawlid, Page 66

    25. The great Mufasir and Sufi, Hadrat Ismail al-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 (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam). [Tafsir Ruh al-Bayan, Vol. 9, Page 52]

     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 Aalihi wa Sallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do well... Ameen!!


    By Ahmad - 1/19/2014 3:53:17 AM



  • Dear Brother Ghulam Ghaus, you have written well but left so many important points that might help your article make some other brothers understand your beautiful article. I have found the link of this article on your facebook and want to participate in your debate session.

     From the perspective of the Prominent Scholars about Celebrating Melaad, I start my talk.

    Having read the words of those who had lived with the Holy Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam and had closely watched his every action, we shall now turn to some great scholars of Islam, whose writings are considered most authentic in Islamic affairs. Pay heed to these to dispel any doubts that you may have regarding the subject. All these great scholars firmly believed that celebrating Mawlid Sharif of the Holy Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam is authentic and lawful.

     Sayings of the Prominent Scholars about Celebrating Mawlid

    1. After relating Abu Lahab’s relief on setting Thuwaibha free, Hadrat Maulana Shah Abdul Haq Dehlvi in his famous book Madarij an-Nabuwwah says:

    "This event provides a clear proof to those who celebrate Milad Sharif by rejoicing and alms giving on the night of the birth of the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam), People of Makkah gather on 12th Rabi al-Awwal to is it the house in which the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born. 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 Aalihi wa Sallam) as the beloved of ALLAH and His true Prophet, and celebrates Milad Sharif repeatedly.” [Madarij an-Nabuwwah, Vol. 2, Page 34, Publisher: Zia al-Quran Publication]

     As the poet says:

    دوستاں را کجا کنی محروم

    تو کہ با دشمناں نظر داری

    How would you (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) leave out friends?

    You, who feel great compassion, even for your enemies."

    2. Due to the rejoicing he made at the birth of the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam), Imaam Qastalaani says:

    "How would anyone of the Ummah the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi 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 Aalihi wa Sallam) birth and who spends whatever he can afford for the love of him (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi 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.” [Mawahib al-Ladunniyah by Imam Qastalani, Vol. 1, Page 27, Published in Egypt]

     3. Imaam Qastalaani further states:

    "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 Aalihi 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, Vol. 1, Page 27, Published in Egypt]

     Oppositions would have now found the required word "Eid" in such an authentic book. If they do not agree with the writings of Imaam Qastalaani, then they should condemn their own leaders and scholars who have called this book the best and of great virtue.

    4. Imaam Qastalaani further says that How blessed is the month in which the Prophet of ALLAH (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi 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 Aalihi wa Sallam) a springtime for the hearts and his (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) face a manifestation of splendor!

    يقول لنا لسان الحال عنه

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

    وقول الحق يعذب السميع

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

    فوجهي والزمان وشهر وضعي

    My face and my age and the month of my birth is springtime in the month of Rabi al-Awwal.

    ربيع في ربيع في ربيع

    He (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi 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 Rabi al-Awwal.

     Reference: Mawaahib al-Ladunniyah by Imam Qastalani, Vol. 1, Page 73, Published in Egypt

    5. Imam Sharf al-Din al-Busairi, in chapter 4 of his Qasida Burda Sharif speaks of the birth of Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

    The blessed day on which Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, was born is a praise worthy event. The birth of Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, 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 Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

    أبان مولده عن طيب عنصره

    His birth distinctly showed his pure, good origin,

    ياطيب مبتدإ منه ومختتم

    Oh, the excellence, of his beginning and his end!

    والجن تهتف والأنوار ساطعهٌ

    And the jinn hailed and the lights shone,

    والحق يظهر من معني ومن كلم

    And the truth appeared from the meaning and its word.

    Reference: Qasida Burda Sharif, Chapter 4 - Concerning the birth of Rasulullah SallAllahuAlayhi Wasallam, Couplet 1/7

    6. Ibne Jauzi has devoted a whole book to Milad, which is called "Mawlid al-Uroos". Allamah Ibne Jauzi says:

    "And whosoever rejoices at the birth of our beloved Mustafa (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam), this rejoicing by him will turn the Fire away, and whosoever spends even a dirham on the occasion of the Milad of the Prophet of ALLAH, He (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) will intercede on his behalf and his intercession will be accepted". [Mawlid al-Uroos, Page 9]

    7. And, Ibn Jauzi has also written:

    "O Milad of the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi 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 Aalihi wa Sallam) shall be with me for a long time! How I wish his (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) Milad shall be with me for a long time!” [Mawlid al-Uroos, Page 28]

    8. In this regard, Shah Waliullah Dehlvi says:

     

     

     

    "Following the ancient practice, I recite the Holy Qur'an and distribute food etc. Of the Niyaaz (Faatihah) of the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) and made a public display of his blessed hair (Moo'e Muboarak). While reciting (the Holy Qur'aan), Mala'i A'la (Angels nearest to Allah) came to attend the Mahfil-e-Milad and the blessed soul of the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) showed much kindness to me (Shah Waliullah) and my friends. I, thus, saw that Mala'i A 'la (Angels nearest to Allah) and, with them, the whole group of Muslims, were ascending to high heaven (on account of the blessings of the Prophet) and this blessed condition was reflected (in the Mahfil-e-Milad)." [al-Qaul al-Jalee, Page 74]

     9. Hadrat Shah Abd al-Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi (may Allah have mercy on him), in his book "Ma Sabata min as-Sunnah" referring to the night of the blessed birth, of the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) says:

    "We would rather say that the night when the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born is definitely superior to Lailat al-Qadr. This is so because the night of the birth is the night when he was manifested and Lailat al Qadr was bestowed on him (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi 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 Aalihi wa Sallam) and because Lailat al-Qadr is blessed because on this night Angels descend, and the night of the birth of the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) is blessed because of himself (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam), and because Lailat al-Qadr is a blessing only for the Ummah of Muhammad (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) and the night of his blessed birth is a blessing for all beings. Thus the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi 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 Waliullah's family should also note the following statement of Shah Waliullah Dehlvi. In his book, "Ad-Durr as-Sameen", he says:

    "My dear father, Hadrat Shah Abdur Raheem Dehlvi (may ALLAH have mercy on him) informed me that he used to get food cooked on Milad days as a mark of rejoicing for him (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi 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 Aalihi wa Sallam) in his dream and saw that those roasted grams were lying before him (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and he (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) looked pleased". [Ad-Durr as-Sameen, Page 3]

    11. Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki (may ALLAH have mercy on him) says:

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

    References:

    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

    12. In the fourth chapter of his book "Ad Durr al-Munazzam", Mawlana Shaykh Abd al-Haq Muhaddith Allahabaadi has recorded in detail incidents which manifested themselves at the time when the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi 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 (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam); Angels hoisted flags on holy Baitullah and in the east and in the west; the whole atmosphere was filled with the voices of Angels and houres 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 Aalihi wa Sallam), the Ka'batullah bowed in a manner of saluting, and the falsehood vanished and the light of truth spread light in all directions."

    References:

    1. Page 54, 72, 91; Mawaahib al-Ladunniyah by Imaam Qastalaani

    2. Page 57; Mawlid al-Uroos by Imam Ibne Jauzi

    3. Page 3, 7, 26, Shawahid an-Nubawwah by Mawlana Jaami

    4. Page 55; Seerat al-Halbiyah by Allamah Ali Bin Burhaan

    5. Khasaa'is al-Kubra by Imaam Suyooti Vol. l, Page 45, 94

    6. Zarqaani ala al-Mawahib by Allamah Zurqaani Vol. 1, Page 112, 116.

    13. Imam Abul Hussain Muahammad Bin Ahmad known as Ibn-e-Jabeer Andalusi 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 Rabi al-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 Ibn-e-Jabeer, Page 60]

     14. Ibn Kathir has 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.”

     References:

    1. al-Bidayah wa al-Nihaayah, Vol. 2, Page 166

    2. Shawaahid an-Nubuwwah by Mawlana Jaami, Page 51


    By Ahmad - 1/19/2014 3:46:36 AM



  • dear Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 1/18/2014 6:24:54 AM
    if there is something about the date of birth is in the Quran why there is a dispute over the date of birth among the Muslim scholars.
    i think mr truth is a believer in the Quran. he is not like me. he has not seen that truth too. does it mean your iman is stronger than him. i don't know if Mr Observer and Mr Mohammed Yunus has seen or not? why is calling you liar?
    now you are telling to Truth "you must learn Arabic" does it mean one who doesn't know the Arabic he can understand nothing. why is the Truth of Quran is so obscure, it is available only to you and mohammed yunus and your sect only?
    it seems you are picking the date of birth based on some stupid ghaussy(new term for you derived from your name) science i am forgetting the exact name. like poets hide their dates behind some poetry.
    you are calling the book of lies(according to some Muslim moderate scholars) sahi shareef. Islamic sciences(if can be called) are full of contradictions.


    By rational mohammed yunus - 1/18/2014 9:28:15 AM



  • Dear Truth, you must learn Arabic to understand it. I am pasting here Arabic text here reminding you of the earlier comment where I said that I read the Arabic text first and then check its translation. 

    Read the following Hadith in its Arabic text:

    "من سن في الإسلام سنة حسنة كان له أجرها وأجر من عمل بها من بعده لا ينقص ذلك من أجورهم شيئا، ومن سن في الإسلام سنة سيئة كان عليه وزرها ووزر من عمل بها من بعده لا ينقص ذلك من أوزارهم شيئا" صحيح مسلم الزكاة كتاب الزكوة باب الحث على الصدقة (1017)

    See the above underlined words that are differently translated in the different translations; however they have the same meaning. Here you might be either shocked or very happy that the Hadith did not use the Arabic word ‘Bidah’ itself but even defined the Bidah.

    The Arabic words mentioned in the Hadith “من عمل بها من بعده are the exact definition of Bidah (here specifically Bidah Hasanah). Ask any Wahabi/Salafi/ or puritanical scholar of any sect, he will tell you. 


    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 1/18/2014 8:24:49 AM



  • You are caught Ghouse Sb. I will reiterate my earlier comment but with slight modifications. FIrst,thank you for copy-pastinig it (if only you had done it earlier!). 
    Now coming to the hadith. The Hadith says e who sets a good precedent in Islam,  it does NOT SAY The Prophet (pbuh) said whoever innovates something good in Islam" This proves that you have put your own words in the Hadith, which again proves that you are not totally honest. You too bear in mind that you will also have to face Allah in the heareafter. There is a difference of chalk and cheese between "one who sets a good precedent" and one who "innovates" (which is known as bidat). 
    You have played with words and you know that. that is why when I used to do search using control + f to find the hadith i could not find it. And I am waiting for your earth-centric solar system article. Please write.  

    By Truth - 1/18/2014 6:50:28 AM



  • Dear Truth see that Hadith in its full English text.
    Book 5, Number 2219:
    Mundhir b. Jarir reported on the authority of his father: While we were in the company of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) in the early hours of the morning, some people came there (who) were barefooted, naked, wearing striped woollen clothes, or cloaks, with their swords hung (around their necks). Most of them, nay, all of them, belonged to the tribe of Mudar. The colour of the face of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) underwent a change when he saw them in poverty. He then entered (his house) and came out and commanded Bilal (to pronounce Adhan). He pronounced Adhan and Iqima, and he (the Holy Prophet) observed prayer (along with his Companion) and then addressed (them reciting verses of the Holy Qur'an): '"0 people, fear your Lord, Who created you from a single being" to the end of the verse, "Allah is ever a Watcher over you" (iv. 1). (He then recited) a verse of Sura Hashr: "Fear Allah. and let every soul consider that which it sends forth for the morrow and fear Allah" (lix. 18). (Then the audience began to vie with one another in giving charity.) Some donated a dinar, others a dirham, still others clothes, some donated a sa' of wheat, some a sa' of dates; till he (the Holy Prophet) said: (Bring) even if it is half a date. Then a person from among the Ansar came there with a money bag which his hands could scarcely lift; in fact, they could not (lift). Then the people followed continuously, till I saw two heaps of eatables and clothes, and I saw the face of the Messenger (may peace be upon him) glistening, like gold (on account of joy). The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: He who sets a good precedent in Islam, there is a reward for him for this (act of goodness) and reward of that also who acted according to it subsequently, without any deduction from their rewards; and he who sets in Islam an evil precedent, there is upon him the burden of that, and the burden of him also who acted upon it subsequently, without any deduction from their burden."


    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 1/18/2014 6:36:44 AM



  • “But call to mind the blessing of Allah upon you when you were enemies (one to another). Then He created the bond of love amongst your hearts, and by His blessing you became brothers” (3:103)

    Here God says to remember the blessing of Allah. For a believer in Islam nothing can be more blessing of Allah than the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.


    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 1/18/2014 6:30:44 AM



  • Dear Rational, 
    But the Quran is not silent about this truth that there were and are many in this world who can never realize the truth even if it comes to them. To understand the Quran, one needs to have faith, intelligence or at least sincerity. I think you must adopt any one of them first before looking for the validity of the birthday. 

    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 1/18/2014 6:24:54 AM



  • Dear Truth, You have accused me of being liar saying "Ghouse Sb has been proven to be a liar. He has invented a hadith, which is not there".
    I do not know your real identity but what i can say to you is recommend you that one day you will be accountable to God. Please do not accuse me of being liar. The Hadith that i mentioned in my article is clearly mentioned in Muslim Shareef. If you are unable to find it, it is your problem. 
    One more thing that i must do for you is call you to meet me and then i will show the Hadith in Muslim Shareef and in many of authenticated Hadith books. 


    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 1/18/2014 6:10:49 AM



  • Ghouse Sb has been proven to be a liar. He has invented a hadith, which is not there. Had it been there, as Ghouse Sb is suggesting, then I would have found it. But it is not there. THere you go you have commistted the double sin of biddat as well as lying. 
    Another point, please write your promised article which will prove from the Quran, and the Hadith that Earth is the centre of the Solar System.Please, I beg you. Rational Yunus has also asked you to write on the validity of the Prophet's birthday, which i also reiterate. Please write on these, but first on Earth being the centre of the solar system.. thiank you. 
    Dear Rational, I can't help you in that. If anythign Islamic does not go down your throat, then it is neither your fault, if your intention is truly to udnerstand, or God's fault. It is neutral, it is naught, nothihng, zero, 'maya'. take care

    By Truth - 1/18/2014 4:45:03 AM



  • ghauss saheb
    The Quran is silent about the birth of hz mohammed, his parents and child hood. The Quran is silent on the date of birth of prophets because it is not important. Ahadith as usual are not clear on exact date. it is quite possible you are not celebrating the birthday of hz Mohammed.
    i am waiting for your clear proofs from the Quran and Ahadith on birthday issue. one more worth promised article is pending.


    By rational mohammed yunus - 1/17/2014 10:37:51 PM



  • dear Truth - 1/17/2014 9:43:03 PM.
    without vising those sites you can't know what they are saying about Islam. you are responding to them only because you visited their sites. you have already committed the sin of raising their rankings. how come you are closing the doors for others, are you only the smart person who can keep your iman intact others not.
    Christian beliefs are equally absurd. here we are discussing Islam not Christianity.
    so do you think a just born child can speak about his prophet-hood? hz Mohammed was skeptical of his prophet-hood for quite a long time.  yes you have a reply in the form of miracle. but miracles are fabrications to fool the people.
    and remember i lost my beliefs in the compnay of Muslims not by visiting their sites. however they provide enough material to ponder upon their and yours beliefs.

    my every comment doesn't originate from faithfreedom.org or answering-islam.com. even if i don't visit their site i have enough from books i read to question the every religion.

    By rational mohammed yunus - 1/17/2014 10:27:18 PM



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