12th rabbi ul awwal??

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    ovomer salam from pakistan!

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    what do you know about 12th rabbi ul awwal??
    is it sunnah to celebrate it?
    it is a common practice in pakistan to celebrate this day. i dont have seen any proof of its authenticity!!
    wasalam.
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    Many people consider it obligatory, and a mark of love and respect to the Prophet (saw), to celebrate his birthday as an important day in the Islamic calendar. It is believed that such celebration of the birth of the Last Prophet (saw), Rahmatul-lil-Alameen (Mercy to Mankind) is worthy of rewards from Allah (swt) and the Prophet (saw)’s companionship on the Day of Judgment. thats all what i know
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    From what I know, this is bid'ah.

    Mawlid al-Nabi (the Prophet’s birthday)

    Why some people accept and some unaccept the celebration of the prophet ( )? What is your opinion?


    Praise be to Allaah.

    There is nothing in the Qur’aan to say that we should celebrate the Mawlid or birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The Prophet himself (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do this or command anyone to do it, either during his lifetime or after his death. Indeed, he told them not to exaggerate about him as the Christians had exaggerated about Jesus (upon whom be peace). He said: “Do not exaggerate about me as the Christians exaggerated about the son of Maryam. I am only a slave, so say, ‘The slave of Allaah and His Messenger.’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari). What has been reported is that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) made the day of his birth a day of worship, which is different to celebration. He was asked about fasting on Mondays, and he said: “That is the day on which I was born and the day on which I was entrusted with the Mission or when I was first given Revelation.” (Reported by Muslim, al-Nisaa’i and Abu Dawood).

    Moreover, we know that the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) were the people who loved the Prophet most. Was it reported that Abu Bakr, who was the closest of people to him and the one who loved him the most, celebrated the birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? Was it reported that ‘Umar, who ruled for twelve years, or ‘Uthmaan, did this? Was it reported that ‘Ali, his relative and foster son, did this? Was it reported that any of the Sahaabah did this? No, by Allaah! Is it because they were not aware of its importance, or did they not truly love the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? No one would say such a thing except one who has gone astray and is leading others astray.

    Did any of the imaams – Abu Haneefah, Maalik, al-Shaafi’i, Ahmad, al-Hasan al-Basri, Ibn Seereen – do this or command others to do it or say that it was good? By Allaah, no! It was not even mentioned during the first and best three centuries. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in a saheeh hadeeth: “The best of mankind are my generation (or my century), then those who come after them, then those who come after them. Then there will come a people who will not care if their testimony comes before their oath or vice versa (i.e., they will not take such matter seriously).” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, Muslim and al-Tirmidhi). The celebration of the Prophet’s birthday appeared many centuries later, when many of the features of true religion had vanished and bid’ah had become widespread.

    Thus this celebration became a sign of one’s love for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? But can it be possible that the Sahaabah, the imaams and the people of the best three centuries were unaware of it, and it was only those who came later who were aware of its importance?! What the Qur’aan tells us is that love of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is demonstrated by following the guidance he brought. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Say (O Muhammad): ‘If you (really) love Allaah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    Say: ‘Obey Allaah and the Messenger.’ But if they turn away, then Allaah does not like the disbelievers.” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:31-32]

    The first aayah explains that love is just a claim, but the proof of sincerity is following what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) brought. The second aayah reaffirms the importance and necessity of obeying Allaah and His Messenger. Hence Allaah ended the aayah with a very stern warning in which those who refuse to obey are described as kaafirs, and Allah does not love the disbelievers. We ask Allaah to keep us safe from that. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us of the danger of not obeying him, and the danger of adding to what he brought. The celebration of Mawlid or his birthday is indeed an addition to what he brought – as all the scholars agree. He said: “The best of speech is the Book of Allaah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The most evil of things are those which are newly-invented (in religion), and every innovation is a going astray.” (Reported by Muslim and al-Nisaa’i).

    We ask Allaah to protect us from bid’ah and to bless us by helping us to follow. Allaah knows best. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad.



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    bro i don't know excatly maybe ShahnazZ is right ALLAH KNOWS BEST!
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    Yes it is Biddah(innovation). We didn't dont have any example in Sahaba, Tabeen or Taba Tabeen life. Not even in weak or fabiracated Hadiths. Biddah is the thing which means you do something and you think it benificatory to do. For example if Fajr Salah you offer 4 raka Fardh instead 2, then it is Biddah. You may think iam offering extra Salah and it is good but this is not good.

    ahih Muslim Hadith 1885 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah

    That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said in a sermon: “The best speech is that which is embodied in the Book of Allah, the Al Quran; and the best guidance is the guidance given by me, Mohamed (saws). The most evil affairs are the innovations (bida), and every innovation (bida) is an error.”



    Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4515 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib

    That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: “If anyone introduces an innovation (bida in religion), he will be responsible for it. If anyone introduces an innovation (bida) or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (bida), he is cursed by Allah, by His Angels, and by all the people!”
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    ovomer salam from pakistan!

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    brother latifabonu, assalamo alaikum,
    please dont say i dont know!!!!
    the whole life of our beloved and respected prophet saw and his companions is infront of us. did you hear any celebration of this kind in their lives?
    please search and think over it and do tell us please! and also try to see the way of celebration this day in Pakistan (my Country).
    wasalam.
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    :salam2: ,

    This topic is being discussed in multiple threads here on TTI, so Insha'Allah I hope we can read them before we post fatawas or offer our own opinion.

    I would like to share the refutation of Mawlid Un Nabwi by great muhaditeen
    Shaykh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee while debating someone. It is 6 parts audio. After hearing all of it, I highly doubt anyone will have any questions regarding permissibility of this celebration.

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    May Allah subhaana waa ta'ala guide us all. Ameen

    Wasalamalaykum waa rahmatullahi
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    Jazakallahu khairan for sharing BrotherInIslam7
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    Waa BarakAllahu Feeki.

    Walaykumsalaam waa rahmatullahi
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    Iam from Pakistan as well. And i agree Bralvi and Sufis celebrate this. I think you have seen that Madni channel. If we try to correct them we labeled as Wahabis or Ahle Hadiths
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    BrotherInIslam7 Jazakallahu kahyr for those vids. I havent watched it yet, but when i have time I plan too Bi`thnilllah.
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    I was listening to Sheikh Hussein Ye, in his lecture he said - (the essance is as follows)

    If someone sins he hides it for everyone else - if people commit bidah they do it openly.

    I think due to ignorance people fall in traps of bidah - and the scholars who advocate bidah should remember that they have to answer to ALLAH Almighty - what will they reply?
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    Waa Jazakum.
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    assalam o alaikum brother,
    a very nice effort in educating the matters of deen. the vid was worth its purpose. jazak allah khairan.
    just check out the line under "brotherinislam7" i think it should have been "LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH"
    HOPE U DON'T MIND MY INTERFERENCE.
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    CELEBRATING PROPHET'S BIRTHDAY

    :salam2::salam2:
    our sincere thanks to BROTHERINISLAM7 AND SHAHNAZZ the great material on the topic- for all the ummah.
    keep up the good work.
    allah will surely reward u for ur efforts.
    :jazaak:
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    Okay..but it is okay to read Yassin as a gift for Rasullulah right?
    Or am I wrong?
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    You can send blessings upon him everyday. But singling out a special day for marking his birthday would be considered bidah.

    It should just be just like a normal day like how you spend everyday.

    Regarding the gift in my opinion I believe its not permissible.
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    :salam2: bro im sister :hijabi: i read this in one forum thats why i remember that and i wrote when i readed this first time i was shocked realy coz its not allowed in islam to celebrate the birthdays so sorry plz forgive ur little sister bro :girl3:

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