Celebrating Mawlid from Qur’an al-Karim & Ahadith!!

All Praises is due to Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala, Peace and Blessings be upon the most perfect of creations, His Beloved Habeeb, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam his Noble Family and the Illustrious Sahaba Ridwanullahi Ta’ala Alaihim Ajma’een and all the pious servants of Almighty Allah!!

In present era we are suffering sects and scholars who imposes verdicts of Shirk and Bid’at on those who celebrate Mawlid an-Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam with great enthusiasm and integrity and due to which the simple and straightforward people who are less in knowledge of Qur’an and Hadith get nervous whether they are following the Truth or not.

Here are ample proofs from Qur’an al-Kareem and Ahadith of Beloved Prophet Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him which shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that Celebrating Milad-un-Nabi Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam is absolutely Lawful.

..:: The Holy Qur’an Says ::..

ﻭَﺁﻳَﺔً ﻣِّﻨﻚَ ﻭَﺍﺭْﺯُﻗْﻨَﺎ ﻭَﺃَﻧﺖَ ﺧَﻴْﺮُ ﺍﻟﺮَّﺍﺯِﻗِﻴﻦَ ﻣَﺂﺋِﺪَﺓً ﻣِّﻦَ ﺍﻟﺴَّﻤَﺎﺀِ ﺗَﻜُﻮﻥُ ﻟَﻨَﺎ ﻋِﻴﺪﺍً ﻷَﻭَّﻟِﻨَﺎ ﻭَﺁﺧِﺮِﻧَﺎ ﻗَﺎﻝَ ﻋِﻴﺴَﻰ ﺍﺑْﻦُ ﻣَﺮْﻳَﻢَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻬُﻢَّ ﺭَﺑَّﻨَﺎ ﺃَﻧﺰِﻝْ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻨَﺎ >Eisa, the son of Maryam, said, “O Allah, O our Lord! Send down to us a table spread from heaven, so that it may become a day of celebration for us – for our former and latter people – and a sign from You; and give us sustenance – and You are the Best Provider Of Sustenance.” [Surah Al-Ma’idah, Verse 114] >

The day when food is sent from skies is day of rejoicing (EID); then the day when soul of universe Peace be with him was born must be the delight for the day of rejoicing.

Look what Allah has said:

ْﻭَﺃَﻣَّﺎ ﺑِﻨِﻌْﻤَﺔِ ﺭَﺑِّﻚَ ﻓَﺤَﺪِّﺙ >And abundantly proclaim the favours of your Lord. [Surah Al-Duha, Verse 11] >

Allah himself commemorating Milad in Holy Qar’an as we do in our gatherings, Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala Says in the Holy Qur’an:

ﺑِﺎﻟﻠﻪِ ﺷَﻬِﻴﺪًﺍ ﻫُﻮَ ﺍﻟَّﺬِﻱ ﺃَﺭْﺳَﻞَ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻟَﻪُ ﺑِﺎﻟْﻬُﺪَﻯ ﻭَﺩِﻳﻦِ ﺍﻟْﺤَﻖِّ ﻟِﻴُﻈْﻬِﺮَﻩُ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺍﻟﺪِّﻳﻦِ ﻛُﻠِّﻪِ ﻭَﻛَﻔَﻰ >It is He Who has sent His Noble Messenger with the guidance and the true religion, in order to make it prevail over all other religions; and Allah is sufficient as a Witness. [Surah Al-Fatha, Verse 28] > >ُﺟَﺎﺀَﻫُﻢ ﺑِﺎﻟْﺒَﻴِّﻨَﺎﺕِ ﻗَﺎﻟُﻮﺍ ﻫَﺬَﺍ ﺳِﺤْﺮٌ ﻣُّﺒِﻴﻦٌ ﻭَﻣُﺒَﺸِّﺮًﺍ ﺑِﺮَﺳُﻮﻝٍ ﻳَﺄْﺗِﻲ ﻣِﻦ ﺑَﻌْﺪِﻱ ﺍﺳْﻤُﻪُ ﺃَﺣْﻤَﺪُ ﻓَﻠَﻤَّﺎ ﺍﻟﻠﻪِ ﺇِﻟَﻴْﻜُﻢ ﻣُّﺼَﺪِّﻗًﺎ ﻟِّﻤَﺎ ﺑَﻴْﻦَ ﻳَﺪَﻱَّ ﻣِﻦَ ﺍﻟﺘَّﻮْﺭَﺍﺓِ ﻭَﺇِﺫْ ﻗَﺎﻝَ ﻋِﻴﺴَﻰ ﺍﺑْﻦُ ﻣَﺮْﻳَﻢَ ﻳَﺎ ﺑَﻨِﻲ ﺇِﺳْﺮَﺍﺋِﻴﻞَ ﺇِﻧِّﻲ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻝ >And remember when Eisa the son of Maryam said, “O Descendants of Israel! Indeed I am Allah’s Noble Messenger towards you, confirming the Book Torah which was before me, and heralding glad tidings of the Noble Messenger who will come after me – his name is Ahmed (the Praised One)”; so when Ahmed came to them with clear proofs, they said, “This is an obvious magic.” [Surah As-Saf, Verse 6] > >َﺭَﺅُﻭﻑٌ ﺭَّﺣِﻴﻢٌ ﻟَﻘَﺪْ ﺟَﺎﺀَﻛُﻢْ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻝٌ ﻣِّﻦْ ﺃَﻧﻔُﺴِﻜُﻢْ ﻋَﺰِﻳﺰٌ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪِ ﻣَﺎ ﻋَﻨِﺘُّﻢْ ﺣَﺮِﻳﺺٌ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻜُﻢ ﺑِﺎﻟْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨِﻴﻦ >Indeed there has come to you a Noble Messenger from among you -your falling into hardship aggrieves him, most concerned for your well being, for the Muslims most compassionate, most merciful. [Surah Tauba, Verse 128] > >ْﻣُّﺒِﻴﻦٍ ﻟَﻔِﻲ ﺿَﻼﻝٍ ﺃَﻧﻔُﺴِﻬِﻢْ ﻳَﺘْﻠُﻮﺍْ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻬِﻢْ ﺁﻳَﺎﺗِﻪِ ﻭَﻳُﺰَﻛِّﻴﻬِﻢْ ﻭَﻳُﻌَﻠِّﻤُﻬُﻢُ ﺍﻟْﻜِﺘَﺎﺏَ ﻭَﺍﻟْﺤِﻜْﻤَﺔَ ﻭَﺇِﻥ ﻛَﺎﻧُﻮﺍْ ﻣِﻦ ﻗَﺒْﻞُ ﻟَﻘَﺪْ ﻣَﻦَّ ﺍﻟﻠﻪُ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺍﻟْﻤُﺆﻣِﻨِﻴﻦَ ﺇِﺫْ ﺑَﻌَﺚَ ﻓِﻴﻬِﻢْ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻼً ﻣِّﻦ >Allah has indeed bestowed a great favour upon the Muslims, in that He sent to them a Noble Messenger (Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) from among them, who recites to them His verses, and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and wisdom; and before it, they were definitely in open error. [Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 164] > >ْﺧَﻴْﺮٌ ﻣِّﻤَّﺎ ﻳَﺠْﻤَﻌُﻮﻥَ ﻓَﺒِﺬَﻟِﻚَ ﻓَﻠْﻴَﻔْﺮَﺣُﻮﺍْ ﻫُﻮَ ﻭَﺷِﻔَﺎﺀٌ ﻟِّﻤَﺎ ﻓِﻲ ﺍﻟﺼُّﺪُﻭﺭِ ﻭَﻫُﺪًﻯ ﻭَﺭَﺣْﻤَﺔٌ ﻟِّﻠْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨِﻴﻦَ — ﻗُﻞْ ﺑِﻔَﻀْﻞِ ﺍﻟﻠّﻪِ ﻭَﺑِﺮَﺣْﻤَﺘِﻪِ ﻳَﺎ ﺃَﻳُّﻬَﺎ ﺍﻟﻨَّﺎﺱُ ﻗَﺪْ ﺟَﺎﺀَﺗْﻜُﻢ ﻣَّﻮْﻋِﻈَﺔٌ ﻣِّﻦ ﺭَّﺑِّﻜُﻢ >O mankind! The advice has come to you from your Lord and a cure for the hearts – and guidance and mercy for believers. Say, “Upon Allah’s munificence and upon His mercy – upon these should the people rejoice”; that is better than all their wealth and possessions. [Surah Al-Yunus, Verse 57/58] >

And this is what we do, we celebrate; we rejoice; we do spend our money to show gratitude to Allah Almighty on his greatest mercy and Blessing i.e. celebrations of Milad-un-Nabi because Qur’an Says:

َﻭَﻣَﺎ ﺃَﺭْﺳَﻠْﻨَﺎﻙَ ﺇِﻼ ﺭَﺣْﻤَﺔً ﻟِّﻠْﻌَﺎﻟَﻤِﻴﻦ >And We did not send you (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) except as a mercy for the entire world. [Surah Al-Anbiya, Verse 107] >

..:: See in the light of Ahadith ::..

Let us have the opinions of Prophet (Peace be with him) who himself celebrated his Birthday. See Muslim Sharif:

ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ- ﺳُﺌِﻞَ ﻋَﻦْ ﺻَﻮْﻡِ ﺍﻼِﺛْﻨَﻴْﻦِ ﻓَﻘَﺎﻝَ « ﻓِﻴﻪِ ﻭُﻟِﺪْﺕُ ﻭَﻓِﻴﻪِ ﺃُﻧْﺰِﻝَ ﻋَﻠَﻰَّ ﻋَﻦْ ﺃَﺑِﻰ ﻗَﺘَﺎﺩَﺓَ ﺍﻸَﻧْﺼَﺎﺭِﻯِّ ﺭﺿﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ ﺃَﻥَّ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻝَ ﺍﻟﻠﻪِ -ﺻﻠﻰ >Abi Qatada Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (may Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him) was asked about fasting on Monday, whereupon he said: It is (the day) when I was born and revelation was sent down to me. >

References:

1. Sahih Muslim, Book 6 – Fasting, Vol. 7, Page 323, Hadith 2807 2. Asad al-Gaba fi Ma’arfat as-Sahaba, Vol. 1, Page 21-22, published in Lahore 1987 3. Sunan al-Kubra lil Bayhaqi, Vol. 4, Page 286 4. Musannaf Abd ar-Razzak, Vol. 4, Page 296, Hadith7865 5. Sunan Abi Dawood, Vol. 7, Page 255, Hadith 2428 6. Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 49, Page 195, Hadith 23200

When beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) is celebrating his birthday not yearly but every Monday then how it can be labeled as Shirk or Bid’at?

Beloved Prophet Muhammad SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam himself commemorated about his birth in numerous Ahadith. Few of them are presented below.

ﺃﺭﺽ ﺍﻟﺸﺎﻡ ﻭﺭﺃﺕ ﺃﻣﻲ ﺣﻴﻦ ﺣﻤﻠﺖ ﺑﻰ ﺃﻧﻪ ﺧﺮﺝ ﻣﻨﻬﺎ ﻧﻮﺭ ﺃﺿﺎﺀ ﻟﻪ ﻗﺼﻮﺭ ﺑﺼﺮﻯ ﻣﻦ >Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him) said: “When my mother gave birth to me she saw a light proceeding from her which showed her the castles of Syria” >

References:

1. Ibn Hisham; Tafsir Ibn Kathir 4:360 2. Bayhaqi, Dala’il an-Nubuwwa 1:110 3. Haythami, Zawa’id 8:221 4. Ibn al-Jawzi ‘al-Wafa’ 5. Qadi Iyad, ‘al-Shifa’ 6. Musnad Ahmad 4:127