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Bid'ah - Innovation in Islam

Source : IslamicAcademy.org / 10 Apr 2013

“Wa sharrul Umoori Muhdathaatuhaa, Wa kulla Bid'atin dhaialah, wa kulla dhalatin fin-naar" Al-Hadith (Sahih Muslim). Translation of the above Hadith:“Every innovation is a misguidance and every misguidance goes to Hell fire.”

 

Sayings of the Prominent Scholars about Celebrating Mawlid

Source : Roohaani.com / 2 Feb 2013

1. After relating Abu Lahab’s relief on setting Thuwaibha free, Hadrat Maulana Shah Abdul Haq Dehlvi in his famous book Madarij an-Nabuwwah says:

“This event provides a clear proof to those who celebrate Milad Sharif by rejoicing and alms giving on the night of the birth of the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam), People of Makkah gather on 12th Rabi al-Awwal to is it the house in which the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born.

 

Celebrating the Prophet’s Birth An Innovation of Guidance

By Attahawi / 23 Jan 2013

Among the great innovations of guidance is the annual celebration of the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) birth(Mawlid un-Nabiy).

This event is commemorated by Muslims all over the world who join together for such reward able deeds as reciting from the Qur’an, chanting Islamic praises, telling the story of the Prophet’s birth, teaching Religious Knowledge, slaughtering animals to feed to the poor, and gathering to thank and praise Allah and ask Him to exalt the honor of Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

 

If you don’t like the Mawlid, watch out!

By Hamza Yusuf / 15 Jan 2013

The birthday of the Prophet, God’s peace and blessings be upon him, is a great blessing for our community and, indeed, for all believers. So if we know the day, it should renew our joy manifold times. The Mawlid (his birthday) has traditionally been a time to reflect on – and be grateful for – our Prophet, peace be upon him, and his life, miracles, and the sacrifices he made on behalf of his community. Most of our scholars have considered celebrating the Mawlid as a good practice based upon the sound hadith, “Whoever establishes an excellent practice (sunnah hasanah) in Islam has its reward and the reward of those who act upon it.” This hadith, as some less perspicacious have thought, does not contradict the narration of Lady Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, in which she relates that the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “Whoever introduces something in this matter of ours that is not from it will find it rejected.”

 

Prophet Muhammad Lives!

By Asme Fahmi | MuslimVillage | 26 May 2012

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be transported back in time to the blessed era of the Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him (pbuh)? For many Seerah junkies, it would be a dream akin to an Alice in Wonderland adventure – falling into a rabbit hole which leads you to the time of desert-dwelling sahabis trading in a Makkan marketplace, where poetry was echoed in the air and caravans would set off across the desert for months on end.

 

On celebrating the Prophet's birthday [pbuh]

By Dr. Abdullah bin Bayyah | Translated by Suhaib Webb

Background:

The celebration of the birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is an issue of controversy amongst the scholars. Thus, there were some who considered it a disliked innovation, a few even saying it reached the level of prohibition, and there were others who considered it a praiseworthy innovation.

 

Dispelling myths about Mawlid

 

There are three types of bid'ah - obligatory, forbidden and desired.

Al-Hafiz Abu al-Khair as-Sakhawi, may Allah have mercy upon him, stated in his book of Fatwas: “None of the pious predecessors, who lived in the first three centuries of Islam, used to celebrate Mawlid [the way it is celebrated today]. People started commemorating it later.

 

Mawlid celebration in Dagestan

Every year Muslims in Russia celebrate birthday of Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] showing their respect and honor for the Messenger of Islam.

In this video, Muslims in Dagestan gather to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] in village Chirkey, Russia.

 

 
 

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