“…The most truthful speech is the Book of Allah. The best way is the way of Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam).The worst of affairs are the novelties; every novelty (in the deen) is an innovation, every innovation is misguidance & every misguidance is in the Fire.” An-Nasaa’e. “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (Islam) that is not part of it, will have it rejected.”(Bukhari).

Maulud  Nabbiyy (celebration of the birthday of the prophet) began 400 years after his demise  by the kufaars; Fatimid Shia (Banu Ubeyd) rulers in Egypt. It is now celebrated by many ignorant & unsuspecting Muslims throughout the world. It was never done by HIM, his COMPANIONS & the BEST GENERATIONS that followed. The so called hadith “whoever celebrates my birthday will be forgiven” is a pure FABRICATION.

Abu Qataadah al-Ansaari (radiallahuanihu): Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) was asked about fasting on Mondays & he said: “On (that day) I was born & on it Revelation came down to me.” Muslim. The prophet fasted on the day of the week he was born not fast or celebrate annually. Copy the Prophet by fasting on every day of the week you were born & not celebrate paganism annually. Can I fasting on my birthday & on mawlid nabiyy?

This hadith has been deliberately misinterpreted by deviants, to mean a special day called Mawlud nabbiyy in Rabiul awwal every year (to hold a procession, a feast, a festival or a special prayer etc.).No one is sure of his date of birth, but we know his date of death for sure as (12th Rabiul awwal). Are you surprised? So, celebrating mawlid is like celebrating his death. It has suddenly become an emotional act of worship & celebration by ignorant Muslims around the world. In fact, it is a public holiday in many Muslim countries; directly copying the Christian holiday of Christmas (so called birthday of Jesus (as); their god). The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) ; “You would follow the ways of

those who came before you step by step, to such an extent that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would enter it too.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, (do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said, “Who else?” (Bukhari). Those who falsely claim celebrating Mawlid is correct should also be prepared to celebrate Christmas (supposed birthday of Jesus) & that of Musa if they are sincere. Afterall,

  1. We make no distinction between any of them (Prophets)……” (Q2:136)
  2. The Messenger of Allah said, “I am the closest of the people to Jesus the son of Mary in this life and in the Hereafter….”. “…He also said, we are closer to Musa than the Jews…”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Worship in Islam, is defined as anything we do with the intention of getting closer to Almighty Allah or getting reward from Allah. Imam Ahmad, Sh. Ibn Tammiyah & all other great & competent scholars derived from the Islamic Sharia that: “ With regard to all acts of  WORSHIP  in terms of TIME, PLACE ,TYPE, NUMBER, FREQUENCY or MANNER etc. of doing them, it  is based on the principle of  “TAWQEEF” i.e. ALL ACTS OF  WORSHIP INCLUDING (DUA,DHIKR etc.) ARE FORBIDEN UNLESS SANCTIONED BY THE QURAN & AUTHENTHIC HADITH; THERE IS NO ROOM FOR OPINIONS, EMOTIONS & INNOVATIONS.THE REVERSE IS ALSO TRUE. ALL INNOVATIONS IN WORLDLY AFFAIRS ARE PERMITTED EXCEPT WHERESPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED BY THE QURAN & AUTHENTIC SUNNAH. All innovations in the Deen are prohibited. The worst of affairs are the novelties; every novelty (in the deen) is an innovation, every innovation is misguidance & every misguidance is in the Fire.” An-Nasaa’e. This is a principle every true & sincere Muslim must MEMORISE. There is no such self-contradictions & incompatibles like “GOOD BIDI’A” or “GOOD SHIRK” or “GOOD KUFR” in Islam. There is no such thing as Bid’ah Hasanah (“Good Innovations”)

    Scholars have deduced from the Quran & Sunnah that For Allah to accept our deeds 3 conditions must be satisfied. (1) Tawheed Say, “I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.” Q 18 :110. (2) Sincerity…Tameem Ad-Dari reported: The Messenger of Allah, (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Salam) “Religion is sincerity or sincere goodwill.” We said, “To whom?” The Prophet said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of the Muslims, and their common people.”. (3) Mutahaba (Total Compliance) “Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day’, & remembers Allah much”.Q33: 21. Allah says: “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah . . .” [4:80] [8:24] .”…So take what the messenger assigns to you & abstain from that which he forbids you …” (59:7).”If you do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you & forgive you your sins …” (3:31).

    Abu Dharr (radiallahuanihu) : Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam): “There is nothing by means of which one may draw close to Paradise & move far away from Hell but it has been explained to you. (Tabarani). The scholars have divided these teachings of the prophet into 4 categories 1) Sunnah Qawliyyah; verbal Sunnah; doing what he commanded 2) Sunnah fihinliyyah (doing what he did 3) Sunnah Takririyyah: doing what he was silent about or approved of. 4) Sunnah tarkiyyah (abandoning what he did not do inspite of the need for it e.g. he commanded adhan for all the other prayers but not for the eclipse prayer and not for the eid prayers inspite of the need for it. For instance, he observed nawafil like (tahajud & taraweeh) sometimes individually & sometimes in Jamah. However, he never observed Tahiyaat-ul-masjid (2 rakah of greeting the masjid) & rawatib (nawafils before or after obligatory salah) in jammah. Prophet also said that salah in Jamah is more rewarding than individual salah. Can we conclude from all these put together that we can observe Tahiyaat-ul-masjid (2 rakah of greeting the masjid) & rawatib (nawafil before or after obligatory salah ) in jammah  because  the prophet did that with (tahajud /taraweeh)  & because the reward of salah in jamah is greater ? No one will agree to this. Why? because the prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) never prayed them that way. Doing that becomes an innovation in the deen. No, we cannot do it because the prophet never did it that way. So, it is Sunnah not to do what the prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) did not do (in the deen). Don’t show once a year emotional love based on innovations to the prophet; true love lies in obeying & following his SUNNAH every second of our life.Read the Global award winning book on the life of the Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam):“The sealed nectar; Ar Raheeq Al Makhtum by Sh. Saifur Rahman al-Mubarakpuri & imbibe it into your life. Download it  for “FREE”now 1.57MB pdf.

    “Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day’, and remembers Allah much”.33: 21

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