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    The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

    To celebrate the birthday of the Prophet (saw) is indeed an innovation, not practised by any of the Salaf. It was invented much later around 600 years after the death of the prophet 9saw) as Ibn Katheer mentions.

    A definition of biddah:

    Imaam ash-Shaatibee (rahima-hullaah) mentions:
    "Linguistically bid’ah (innovation) means ‘a newly invented matter’.
    The Sharee’ah definition of bid’ah is: “A newly invented way [beliefs or action] in the religion, in imitation of the Sharee’ah (prescribed Law), by which nearness to Allaah is sought, [but] not being supported by any authentic proof – neither in its foundations, nor in the manner in which it is performed." [al-I’tisaam of ash-Shaatibee, 1/37]

    One of te best articles I have read so far regarding the celebration of the Prophet's birthday:
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...an-al-fawzaan/

    Another article by Bin Baaz:
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...aziz-ibn-baaz/

    Know dear brothers, that in Islaam tere are only two 'eids, not three:
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...n-aal-salmaan/

    Some people claim that the great Ibn Taymiyyah was for the mawlid. Is this true? click this link to find out:
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...he-prophetsaw/

    What about eating the food that is distributed on the milaad? Is it lawful to eat?
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...rthday-mawlid/

    Salvation, lies in following the sunnah and not in innovated practises that were not done in the time of the prophet(saw):
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...ng-the-sunnah/

    And just because majority of the people do it, it does NOT validate it (as we, and even them(!) admit, that it was not done during the lifetime of the prophet(saw)):
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...-the-majority/

    But is it good? Is it a good innovation?
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...a-misguidance/

    Know, that the sunnah is sufficient for you!
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...cient-for-you/

    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...on-the-sunnah/

    And there are many evil dangers of biddah!
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...id%e2%80%99ah/

    So follow the sunnah and avoid biddah:
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...voiding-bidah/

    As Imaam Abu Haneefah (rahimahullaah) said:
    “Adhere to the Athaar (narrations) and the Tareeqah (way) of the Salaf and beware of newly invented matters, for all of it is innovation.”
    [Reported by As-Suyootee in Sawn al-Mantaq Wal -Kalaam, p. 32.]

    It was narrated that Nooh al-Jaami’ said:
    “I said to Abu Haneefah (may Allah have mercy on him), ‘What do you say about the philosophical issues that people have innovated?‘ He said, ‘That is just the words of philosophers. you should adhere to the way of the Salaf, and beware of every newly invented thing, for it is an innovation (bid’ah).“ [ Al-Khateeb in Al-Faqeeh wal-Mutafaqqih.]

    Refuting the people of innovation is indeed a good deed:
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...id%e2%80%99ah/

    And know that there is great evil which comes about from practising biddah:
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...-the-religion/

    And know that all of the salaf warned against innovations:
    http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...th-innovation/
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    Round 10 begins

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      #3
      Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

      On Celebrating The Prophet’s Birthday ﷺ
      http://kondori.wordpress.com/

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        #4
        Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

        Yes, Christians invented the celebration of the birth of "Jesus" and so we should also do it for Prophet Muhammad pbuh. Neither person's birth date is known.

        Amazing.

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          #5
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          2nd Mawlid thread this year and counting...

          Praise be to Allah for the immense favour of sending us the Sayyidina Muhammad, A Mercy to the Worlds, endless blessings be upon him and his family and his companions.

          I can get into the debate or I can just spend that time trying to show my gratitude to Allah for the immense favour He granted us and send blessings on the Prophet :saw:. Hmm..I'll choose the latter.

          :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw:
          Last edited by Sunni Student; 03-02-11, 06:42 PM.

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            #6
            Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

            I will be celebrating proudly the birthday of the greatest creation of mankind which is our beloved PROPHET MUHAMMAD PBUH :up:

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              Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

              Originally posted by umar gul View Post
              I will be celebrating proudly the birthday of the greatest creation of mankind which is our beloved PROPHET MUHAMMAD PBUH :up:
              Not to sound rude, but, may I ask why?
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                Originally posted by TheAuthenticBase View Post
                Not to sound rude, but, may I ask why?
                Why not?
                صلى الله على حبيبه محمد و على آله و أصحابه و سلم
                Al-Muslimeen

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                  #9
                  Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

                  So someone gonna bomb this innovation procession or what?
                  46 & 2?

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                    #10
                    Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

                    In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

                    Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh


                    1) A person’s Iman is only complete once he loves Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم more than his parents, his children and all his belongings. It is narrated in Saheeh Al-Bukhari AND Saheeh Muslim that Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم has said,

                    15 - حدثنا يعقوب بن إبراهيم قال حدثنا ابن علية عن عبد العزيز بن صهيب عن أنس عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم (ح) . وحدثنا آدم قال حدثنا شعبة عن قتادة عن أنس قال قال النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم : ( لا يؤمن أحدكم حتى أكون أحب إليه من والده وولده والناس أجمعين )

                    “None of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him than his father, his children and mankind in its entirety.” (Bukhari 1/14 and Muslim 1/49)



                    It is firstly essential to discuss the issue of confining the mawlid to the month of Rabi al-awwal. It should be known that Allah Ta’ala has sent the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم with a complete way of life and made him a perfect example for the believers. Allah Ta’ala said,

                    لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ

                    “Verily for you in the messenger of Allah there was a good example...” (Al Ahzab, 21)

                    Any action which does not confirm with the prophetic way of life will be rejected in the court of Allah as the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم has said,



                    صحيح البخاري - (7 / 146 دار ابن كثير ، اليمامة - بيروت)

                    2550 - حدثنا يعقوب حدثنا إبراهيم بن سعد عن أبيه عن القاسم بن محمد عن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت

                    : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ( من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس فيه فهو رد )



                    “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (i.e., Islaam), it will be rejected” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari 7/146, Dar Ibn Katheer)

                    The celebration of the mawlid is an innovation in religion. Neither was it the practice of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم nor did the companions or tabi’een celebrate this occasion. The great scholar, Allamah Anwar Shah Al-Kashmiri (May Allah Ta'ala be pleased with him) has said,

                    العرف الشذي شرح سنن الترمذي - (2 / 82 مؤسسة ضحى للنشر والتوزيع(

                    وأحدثه صوفي في عهد سلطان إربل سنة ( 600 ) ، ولم يكن له أصل من الشريعة الغراء

                    “A sufi innovated it in the era of Sultan Irbil around the year 600 A.H, and it does not have any basis in our pure Shariah.”

                    Scholars state that the first person to introduce the innovation (bid'a) of celebrating the Milad was the ruler of Irbil, Muzaffar ad-Din ibn Zain al-Din. This was six centuries after the period of prophet hood.

                    Allaamah Muizzuddin Hasan Khwaarzimi (rahmatullah alayh) states in his book, Al-Qawl al Mu’tamad,

                    “The Ruler of Irbal, King Muzaffar Abu Saeed Kaukari, was an irreligious and prodigal king. He ordered the scholars of his time to act according to their opinions and discard the practice of following any school of law. A group of learned men inclined towards him. He (this king) organized Mawlood sessions during the month of Rabi al Awwal. He was the first king ever to introduce this practice.”

                    A ‘scholar’ by the name of Abul Khattab Umar bin Hasan bin Dihya Al Andalusi supported and assisted the king in this innovation.


                    Allamah Ibn Kathir (May Allah Ta'ala have mercy on him) has reported on the authority of As-Sabt about this person,

                    البداية والنهاية - (13 / 169دار إحياء التراث العربي)

                    قال السبط: وقد كان كابن عنين في ثلب المسلمين والوقيعة فيهم، ويتزيد في كلامه فترك الناس الرواية عنه وكذبوه


                    “Ibn Unain (Ibn Dihya) used to insult the Muslims and vilify them. He would make additions in his report and exaggerate. The people stopped narrating traditions from him and falsified him.” (Al-Bidaya wa al-Nihaya, 3/144-146)

                    Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani (May Allah Ta'ala have mercy on him) has commented on him,



                    لسان الميزان - (4 / 296مؤسسة الأعلمي للمطبوعات – بيروت)

                    وكان ظاهري المذهب كثير الوقيعة في الأئمة وفي السلف من العلماء خبيث اللسان أحمق شديد الكبر قليل النظر في أمور الدين متهاونا


                    “He was a follower of the Zahiri school of thought and often slandered the scholars and the scholars of the past. He possessed an evil tongue and was stupid, self-conceited, lacked insight in religious matters, and looked down upon religion.” (Lisan al-Mizan, 4/296)

                    From the afore-mentioned it becomes apparent which type of people innovated the celebration of the mawlid. The companions loved the Prophet the most yet they did not celebrate the mawlid. They remained alive after him for about a century, but despite their unparalleled and profound love towards the Holy Prophet (Peace and salutations be on him), they never celebrated his birthday. If the mawlid was a meritorious and divinely inspired act, then surely Rasulullah would have commanded the Ummah to celebrate it, or at least, either he or his noble Companions would have practiced on it. Since it cannot be substantiated by any action of theirs, it becomes crystal clear that celebrating the mawlid has absolutely no relationship with Islam and it is Bidáh (innovation).

                    Furthermore, there are numerous other vices which take place at a mawlid. Music, intermingling of sexes, squandering of wealth, omitting compulsory prayers etc. are just few of the many wrongs which takes place on such occasions. Moreover, the Celebration of the mawlid is an imitation of the Christians, who celebrate the birth of the Messiah (peace be upon him).

                    In light of the above, it will not be permissible to celebrate the mawlid even if a person beliefs that the Prophet is not present. Muslims should rather strive to revive the Sunnah and put an end to bid’ah (innovation); they should not do any action until they know the ruling of Allaah concerning it.

                    If gatherings are conducted at a random in which the love of Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم is discussed and people are encouraged to follow the Sunnah, then that is permissible on condition there is nothing un-Islamic in such gatherings.



                    This ruling is derived from the following narration of Saheeh Al-Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim,

                    6539 - حدثنا عمرو الناقد وإسحاق بن إبراهيم وابن أبى عمر كلهم عن سفيان قال عمرو حدثنا سفيان بن عيينة عن الزهرى عن سعيد عن أبى هريرة أن عمر مر بحسان وهو ينشد الشعر فى المسجد فلحظ إليه فقال قد كنت أنشد وفيه من هو خير منك. (متفق عليه)



                    Abu Hurairah narrates, “Umar once passed by Hassaan who was saying poetry in the Masjid. He glanced angrily towards Hassaan. Hassaan responded, “I used to say poetry and in the Masjid there used to be one who is greater than you (meaning Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم).” (Bukhari and Muslim)

                    And Allah knows best

                    Wassalam

                    Ml. Ismail Moosa,
                    Student Darul Iftaa

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                    Mufti Ebrahim Desai
                    Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah
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                      #11
                      Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

                      :salams

                      I don't see exactly how the mawlid celebrators can argue with the above post. Nabi :saw: perfected our religion for us and commanded us to not add anything to it. Mawlid celebrators would tell you that this act is compulsory, despite the fact that the salaf and tabi'een did not not practice it. Therefore, these two statements are contradictory. One cannot be true without the other being untrue.

                      So we can take the word of our Nabi :saw: who told us to not add anything to our deen or we can follow the ones who advocate mawlid celebration.

                      Allah Knows Best.
                      Allah will ask on the Day of Judgment: “Where are those who loved each other for the sake of My glory? Today, on a day when there is no shade but Mine, I shall shade them with My shade.”(Muslim)

                      "Zendagi Migzara..."

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                        #12
                        Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

                        Is it really needed to start copy pasting all the fatwas against Mawlid? You will get those for it and those against it.

                        I have an endless collection of such Fatwas. So lets not go down that road.

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                          #13
                          Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

                          Should Muslims not command the good and forbid the evil?
                          Allah will ask on the Day of Judgment: “Where are those who loved each other for the sake of My glory? Today, on a day when there is no shade but Mine, I shall shade them with My shade.”(Muslim)

                          "Zendagi Migzara..."

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                            #14
                            Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

                            Originally posted by MuslimSoljah View Post
                            Round 10 begins

                            *ring irng*
                            More like Round 275462

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                              #15
                              Re: The celebration Of The Birth Of The Prophet (saw) Is An Innovation

                              i guess it depends if split bidah into good and bad
                              The life of the heart is knowledge; so preserve it,
                              The death of the heart is ignorance; so avoid it.
                              Your best provision is true devotion; so provide it.
                              This advice of mine is enough for you; so heed it.
                              –Imam Al Ghazali

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