Celebrating 12 rabbi ul awal?? A misconception….

Muhammad(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is our last and final prophet. Allah has descended the Quran(the holy book for Muslims) to us by him.

“Verily, this Qur’aan guides to that which is most just and right” [al-Isra’ 17:90]  “Say: It is for those who believe, a guide and a healing” [Fussilat 41:44]

This is our good fortune that we are his ummati. So proud of that, Alhamdulilah(All praise is to Allah). The point that i want to discuss is that whether to celebrate the day our Prophet(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was born or not? Is it right from the perspect of islam and what it actually means ?  I have seen many people around celebrating Eid Milad un Nabi(Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam). I have always been wondering is it right? I have never heard a single anecdote or a single minute incident in which my Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam) has celebrated this day. Nor has ever any of his companions i-e the sahaba (R.A) . Then how come people like us are celebrating it with such enthusiasm? Sahabas were at the highest levels in their faith and obligations to the greatest Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam) . They never did anything on this day. Never once. I acknowledge that many of us beleive that it is the day of happiness that this day Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam) has been given to all the mankind as a benefactor . True.  Is that a reason of celebration? Was that the reason unknown to many of the Sahabas( companions of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam))? Nobody celebrated Eid Miladun Nabi(Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam) not even the four imams (IMAM SHAAFEE,Imam Maalik,Imam Abu Abdullah Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Hambal,Imam Abu Hanifa). I think they found it so true that they followed the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad Sallal Laho Alaihi Wasallam step by step. They didn’t get mislead by making innovations like us. They were so happy that they were a part of his (Sallal Laho Alaihi Wasallam’s) Ummati that they celebrated all their lives by being his(Sallal Laho Alaihi Wasallam) followers.  Where do we stand among all these great leaders of islam? I don’t think anywhere near the line. So, when they didn’t do it. Why us? Half of the Pakistan celebrates it because it’s been going on for ages. The reasons for these celebrations are however either unauthenticated or the blind following of the forefathers.  Nobody looks deeply into the Faith. They wants to keep on going as they are going. There is not a single sahih hadith that makes celebrating Milad permissible.  May Allah guides us & enlighten us with the true meaning of Islam. Ameen. Jazak Allah.

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