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?
9- Festivals of Eid Ul Fitr and Eid Ul Adha are not mentioned in the Quran then how we can create a new Eid?
I think these nine points are enough to prove that there is no place for Eid Milad Un Nabi in Islam and its a Bidah (invention) In Islam. If we really Love Prophet we should follow his teachings which is the Quran alone.
That is the real love !
CELEBRATING BIRTH DAYS OF MESSENGERS
Allah send peace upon the birth of different Messengers. Angels brought good news from Allah of a child to different messengers also to Mother of Isa and Moses. So there is nothing wrong with celebrating birth days of messengers but we do not know the accurate dates of birth of different messengers.
1-BIRTH, DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF YAHYA
19:15 And peace be upon him the day he was born, and the day he dies, and the Day he is resurrected alive.
2-BIRTH, DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS
19:33 “And peace be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the Day I am resurrected alive.”
19:34 Such was Jesus, son of Mary, and this is the truth of the matter in which they doubt.
Quran does not Prohibit Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentine Days and other festivals as long as they do not violate the commandments of Allah.
3:55 when God said, “O Isa, indeed I will Cause you to die (mutawaffeeka) and raise/exalt you (rafiAAuka) to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to God alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.
FIRST PROMISE: When God said, “O Isa, indeed I will Cause you to die (mutawaffeeka)
The Jews wanted to kill Isa and tried to even crucify him and take his life away because Deuteronomy 21:22,23 states that one who dies on the cross is an accursed. God replies to the plan of the Jews by saying they will not be able to kill Isa, God will cause him to die (meaning a natural death) quickly by natural causes not by the cause of crucifixion.
SECOND PROMISE: And raise/exalt you (rafiAAuka) to Myself
Meaning Isa will be raise/exalt in status towards God just like other believers and things raised/exalted in status towards God in the Quran. 43:32, 94:4, 6:83, 19:57, 6:165, 7:176, 56:3, 35:10, 24:36.
THIRD PROMISE: Purify you from those who disbelieve
This means that God will clear him of the false charges from the enemies such as legitimacy of birth and accursed death and would show that he was indeed a true Prophet of God.
FOURTH PROMISE: And Make those who follow you [in submission to God alone] above to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection
This basically means that precedence would be given to the followers of Isa those believers who followed him when he was alive and those who will follow his message of submission to God alone over the disbelievers till the Day of Judgment. (Muslims are of course included in the believers because they follow submission to God alone and believe in Isa as a Prophet/Messenger of God).
The man made title of Khayru-l-Khalq (Best of Creation) for Prophet Muhammad was invented through the Hadiths in order to worship him and get his intercession on the Day of Judgment.
THE WHOLE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED FOR PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SALAFI AQEEDAH)
Narrated by Umar bin al-Khattab Allah’s Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) said:
When Adam committed the error, he submitted (to Allah): O Lord, I beg You to forgive me through the mediation of Muhammad. Then Allah said: O Adam! How did you recognize Muhammad as I have not created him yet? He replied: O Lord, when You created me with Your divine hand and breathed Your soul into me, I raised my head and saw ‘la ilaha illallahu Muhammad-ur-rasulullah (“There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger”)’ inscribed on each pillar of the Throne. I discovered that with Your name, the name of only such a person can be associated who is YOUR MOST BELOVED OF ALL THE CREATURES. At this Allah said: O Adam, you have said it correctly. Of all the creatures I love him the most. Now when you offered your prayer through his mediation, I forgave you. And if Muhammad were not there, I would not have created even you.
Tabarani Mu’jam Al-Ausat Volume 006, Page No. 313-314, Hadith Number 6502