We Can Celebrate Mawlid un-Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

We Can Celebrate Mawlid un Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam ?

Answer

Yes, it is permissible to commemorate the noble birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).

The Mawlid un Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam is a mercy to the universe. The birth of the Prophet [pbuh] is a portal of divine mercy in the history of man. The Qur’an describes the Prophet [pbuh] as a ‘mercy to creation.” This mercy is unlimited for it includes teaching and guiding man to the straight path as well as promoting both his material and spiritual well being. As such, this mercy was not limited to those who lived at the Prophet’s time, but extended throughout history. This is attested by the Qur’an which, describing the Prophet’s mercy, states:

"To them and to others yet to join them."
(Qur`an 62:3)

Commemorating the Mawlid un Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam is a manifestation of our love for him:
Commemorating the birth of Prophet Mohammed Mawlid un Nabi is the seal of prophets and Messengers, is among the best deeds and one of the greatest acts which brings us closer to Allah. This is because it is a manifestation of our joy and love for the Prophet which is one of the principles of faith. It has been authentically reported from the Prophet [pbuh] that he said: “None of you will [truly] believe until I am dearer to him than his father, son and all mankind” [Bukahri].

Ibn Rajab said that love for the Prophet [pbuh] is one of the principles of faith and is parallel to our love for Allah, the Majestic. Allah threatened those who give precedence to things which are naturally dear to them such as relatives, wealth, and homeland over their love for Him and His Messenger.

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