Many sectarian Muslims celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad by decorating the mosques and houses with lights and other decoration. These sectarians waste money on this event they claim that they are showing love of Prophet Muhammad. On this day they commemorate Prophet Muhammad more than Allah. But the question that is important here is should they celebrate Birthday of Prophet Muhammad on 12th Rabi Ul Awal or not?
To answer this question here are some important points below one by one;
1- It is not 100% confirmed that Prophet Muhammad was born on 12th Rabi Ul Awal. We found different dates in the history. According to Abdul Qadir Jilani Prophet was born on 9th Rabi Ul Awal.
2- Prophet never himself told the date on which he was born.
3- Prophet never celebrated his birthday.
4- Sahaba never celebrated birthday of Prophet and not done anything special on 9th or 12th Rabi Ul Awal unlike many of us do.
6- Eid Milad Un Nabi which is declared third Eid by some people is an invention which was created centuries after Prophet’s death. We find nothing like Eid Milad Un Nabi in Hadiths.
7- In One Hadith Prophet said i fast on Monday because i was born on this day. This Hadith only mentioned Fasting. It does not say invent Bid’ahs which are done on 12th Rabi Ul Awal by some people.
8- Some people say we are celebrating birthday of Prophet in his love. If this is so why Sahaba not celebrated birthday of Prophet?