Prophet's Birthday Celebration is Sinful

All praise be to Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful.

Eid-Milad is one of those things that divide the Muslim community. Many people firmly believe that it is a day of great importance and must be celebrated with zeal and vigor. while many others claim it to be bidaah, an innovation.

Before coming to the point whether we should or should not celebrate it we must know some important facts:

1. Quran doesn't mention anything about it.

2. Prophet sallalhu-alaihi-wasalam never commanded anyone to celebrate it, during his lifetime or after his death.

3. Prophet sallahu-alaihi-wasalam in fact commanded his ummah not to exaggerate about him as the Christians had exaggerated about the son of Maryam.

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).

4. Prophet sallahu-alaihi-wasalam commanded his ummah too fast on Mondays, (and it can be any Monday of the year) as his birthday was on Monday. he didn't ask for any celebration, rather an act of worship that would benefit only the worshipper.

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).

5. No shabah(May Allah be pleased with them) ever celebrated or even thought about it. they were most close and loved Prophet salallahu-alaihi-wasalam more than any other human could love. yet they never celebrated it!

6. Abu-Bakar Siddique never did it. Umar Radiallahu anhu didnt celebrate it! Uthman radiallahu anhu never thought about it!

7. Ali may Allah be pleased with him, was the foster son, cousin, and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad Sallahu-alaihi-wasalam, Did he celebrate it?

8. None of his wives knew about it. None of his daughters knew about it.

Are we trying to claim that our love for him(saw) is greater than the love of Sahabah? 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.

9. None of the imaams -Abu Haneefah, Maalik, al-Shaafi, Ahmad, Al-Hasan al Basri, Ibn Seereen; did this or commanded others to do it. 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.

It has become the sign of one's love for the Prophet sallahu-alaihi-wasalam. But can it be possible that his family, shahbah, all the best generations and the great scholars of Islam were unaware of it? it was celebrated by those people who came much later after the Prophet's time. How could they know its importance but not those who lived with Prophet Sallahhu-alahi-wasalam?

What the Qur'an 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]

In the first Aayah, it is clearly explained that love is just a claim, the proof for this claim is in the actions of following what Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him taught us. The second aayah reaffirms the importance of obeying Allah and his messenger. Allah aza wajal ended the aayah with a stern warning, that whosoever disobeys Him, are described as kaafirs and Allah does not love 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 evilest 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.


  1. Please let me know where can I get all the above information in Hindi and Urdu ?

  2. May Allah bless and keep you safe to say truth

  3. May Allah grant us guidance and also grant us forgiveness. Ameen

  4. I have a question for you and please let me have your answer ASAP. The question is, the place you are residing at and God forbid the President passes away. Will the sitting Committee rush to have an election for the next President or will they wait till the President is buried and then take the decision

  5. What is mawlid?

    Mawlid is to hold a gathering in which a scholar/orator narrates miracles of mawlid and collectively people thank Allah for sending his beloved to this duniya
    That is the essence of mawlid celebration.

    We do not believe that it must only be done on Rabi UL Awwal it can be celebrated at any time during year also lights Flags etc are bid'ahs of duniya not bid'ahs in deen so in conclusion "Mawlid is a sunnah of The prophet Muhammad (saw) and the companions Ra."

    Mawlid was celebrated by 30000 sahaba Ra.
    Here is the reference for the hadiths of mawlid mentioned by Pir Saqib Shaami (hh)
    In his mawlid lecture and it is the incident about which Ibn Hajar Al asqalani ra said that this mawlid naat took place in the presence of 30000 sahaba Ra

    The hadiths found in the following books of hadiths

    -mustadrak al saheehain (this book is on the sharait of Bukhari and Muslim and saheehain here refers to Bukhari and Muslim)
    valume 3 page 369 Hadith number.5417.

    -Siyar a'lam al nubala lil dhahabi, volume 2 page 102

    -majma al zawaid lil haithmi volume 8 page 217

    -almu'jam al Kabeer lil tabarani, volume 4 Page 213 hadith number 4167.

    -hiliyatul awliya li abi nuaim volume 1page 363

    -al istiaab li ibni ab dal barr
    volume 2 page 477 hadith number 664

    -Safwa tussafwa li ibn jawzi volume 1 page 53

    -alisaaba lil asqalani volume 2 page 273

    -al mughni li ibn Quddama volume 10 page 1776

    -alkkhasais al kubra li suyuti volume 1 page 66

    Reference from 6 more books of hadiths can be provided but this should be sufficient for sincere seekers of the truth.

    Those who were asking for reference we hope they don't ask us to buy the books for them as well because if we buy the books for them they will then ask us to teach them Arabic because they can only read hadith in English

    Jazakallah hu Khaira wa Khairan kaseera

    A gift by
    Allama Pir Saqib Shaami (hh)


    مولوی کیا ہے؟
    مولل کو ایک اجتماعی منعقد کرنا ہے جس میں ایک عالم / مسٹر مولوی کے معجزے اور مجموعی طور پر لوگوں کا ذکر کرتے ہیں اللہ تعالی کا شکریہ ادا کرنے کے لئے اس کے دوست
    یہ مولوی جشن کا حصہ ہے.

    ہم اس پر یقین نہیں رکھتے کہ یہ صرف ربیع الا الاول پر کیا جانا چاہئے، یہ بھی سال کے دوران کسی بھی وقت جھاڑیوں کی لائٹس کو بھی روشنی میں رکھا جا سکتا ہے وغیرہ دین میں بولی نہیں بولتے ہیں. آخر میں اختتام میں "مولل نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کا سنت ہے. محمد (ع) اور ساتھیوں را.

    مولل 30000 صاحبہ را کی طرف سے منایا گیا تھا.
    یہاں پیر ثاقب شاامی (ہہ) کی طرف سے ذکر شدہ مولوی حدیث کے لئے حوالہ ہے.
    اپنے مفہوم لیکچر میں اور یہ واقعہ ہے جس کے بارے میں ابن حجر ال عاقلانی نے کہا کہ یہ مولوی نعت 30000 صحابہ را

    حدیثوں کی مندرجہ ذیل کتابوں میں پایا گیا ہے

    -اسلامرق الحینین (یہ کتاب بخاری اور مسلم کی شریعت پر ہے اور یہاں صحیح بخاری بخاری اور مسلم سے مراد ہے)
     حدیث 3 صفحہ 369 حدیث نمبر 5 417.

    سیرۃ البلبل للہ اللہ، حجم 2 صفحہ 102

    - الزمہ ال زواید لیل حتی حجم 8 صفحہ 217

    -لمواجم ال کبیر لیل ٹیبانیانی، حجم 4 صفحہ 213 حدیث نمبر 4167.

    -لیلیٹول اللیا لی ابی نوایم حجم 1 صفحہ 363

    سب سے پہلے اس کے اندر ابنی ابال بار بار
    حجم 2 صفحہ 477 حدیث نمبر 664

    -فافی طوفافی بن بن جوزی حجم 1 صفحہ 53

    -الیساا لیل اسکلانی حجم 2 صفحہ 273

    -ال مغوی لی بن قودامہ حجم 10 صفحہ 1776

    بالکاسس ال کوبرا میں سوئیوی حجم 1 صفحہ 66

    حدیث کی 6 کتابوں سے حوالہ دیا جاسکتا ہے لیکن یہ سچائی کے اخلاقی طلباء کے لئے کافی ہونا چاہئے.

    جو لوگ ریفرنس کے بارے میں پوچھ رہے تھے توقع رکھتے ہیں کہ وہ ہمیں ان کے لئے کتابوں کو خریدنے کے لئے بھی نہیں کہتے ہیں کیونکہ اگر ہم ان کے لئے کتاب خریدتے ہیں تو پھر ہم ان سے عربی سیکھیں گے کیونکہ وہ انگریزی میں حدیث پڑھ سکتے ہیں.

    جازکلا ہؤ خیرہ و خیران کیسیرا

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