Shari’ah Verdict Of Eid e Milad-un-Nabi

What is the ruling of the Islamic-Shari’ah on celebrating Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi in the month of Rabi-ul-Awal? According to the Shari’ah, is this a righteous action or a sinful one? And those Muslims who organize such celebrations will acquire sanctifications or damnations?

Celebrating Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi is a Moment of contentment and celebration of the Birthday of the holy Messenger (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ), it is definitely an occasion of joy on which the Muslim Ummah assembles and recites the holy Quran in huge bulks. They describe the wonders of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) that have been spread through Hadith and Quran and the unbelievable incidents and signs that were witnessed on very day of his birth. Food is distributed among the needy according to their hunger and they eat to their satisfaction. This commemoration of honoring the dearest Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) is Bidd’at-e-Hasanah which means “a positive innovation” and those organizing it will surely get sanctified. In such celebrations speech of pride and great-happiness is made and are shown the powers and prestige of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) at his birth.

Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) states: “In the reward of Almighty Allah, and his grace; – Therein let them exult.” That is better than what they collect. (Surah-e-Yun us, 10: 58)

Eid milad un nabi

In this particular stanza, Allah Almighty (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) orders us to be cheerful when we
obtain blessings and forgiveness from Him. Without confusion, the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) is the biggest mercy and blessing of Allah Almighty (عَزَّوَجَلَّ).

Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) also states in the holy Qur’an: “And we have sent (Muhammad) not only for you as a mercy but for the complete mankind, jinn’s and all that exists in the entire Universes). (Surah-e-Anbiyaa 21: 107)

So dear Islamic brothers reciting Naath-Sharif is a very best form of ibaadah (worship). The complete Quran is the Naath (praise) of the holy prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ). It is stated in Shan-e­ Habib-ur-Rehman all Muslim Ummah accept for a few disbelievers who don’t consider Naath-Sharif as “Mustahab”. The holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) himself heard his Naath-Sharif and made prayers for its narrator. Hazrat Hassan (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) usually penned stanza of Naath-Sharif and poetry specially restricting the “Kuffar” through it, and often presented himself before the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) and was invited on the “Mimbar”. He would often narrate Naath-Sharif and the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) made invocations for him, “Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) Help Hassan (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) through Roohul_Quds.”8.17- Mishkaat-Sharif, Vol-No 2, Baabus-Sher.

Dear brothers & sisters of Islamic Ummah this is enough to convince that narrating or citing the Naath-Sharif is such a great form of worship that “Mimbar-e-Rasool” was bestowed by the loving Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) to Hazrat Hassan (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) and that also in the presence of Sahaba. The writer of Qaseedah-e-Burdah Sharif was at that time hit by paralysis and no cure seemed to be helpful. Ultimately he wrote his famous Qaseedah-e-Burdah Sharif and narrated it his dream before the loving Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) by which he achieved the remedy from his illness and was rewarded with a shawl (Burdah) as a gift.

Surprising wondrous signs after birth of Prophet Muhammad

Milad-un-Nabi means “Birth of the blessed prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ).” Muslims may also use the words Mawleed-un-Nabi, Mawleed Al Shareef or Milaad Shareef. The holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) was born on Monday the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal at dawn, which coincides to the 20th April 570 A.D approximately.

Instantly after birth, the light personified, Noble Prophet Muhammad (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) prostrated to Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and narrated clearly: “I swear that there is none deserving of worship other than Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ). I am Muhammad, the last prophet of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ). O divine master of the Universe sanctify me and also those who pursue me.” Instantly Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) discoursed and replied: “I have sanctified you my dearest and your followers.”

The daughter of Abdul Muttalib (Safiya) states: “I have witnessed a great personified light shimmering upon earth the night the holy Prophet Muhammad (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) was born. That particular night, I observed six noticeable signs. The first among them was that the moment the holy prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) was born he bent down his head to perform a prostration. The second among them was that he rose up his blessed head and voiced openly and clearly: (لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہ اِنِّی رَسُوْلُ اللہِ) “None deserving of worship other than Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and I am the last prophet of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ)”. The third among them was a great personified light which was illustrated upon the universe. The fourth occurred when I desired to disinfect the holy child, I overheard words stating to me that voiced “Safiya do not unrest yourself, we have before now disinfected and purified him.’ The fifth sign among them was that he was born circumcised, and his navel cord was already cut. The sixth sign among them was I witnessed upon his back a strange mark which read the words: (لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللَّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوْلُ اللَّهِ) None deserving of worship except Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and Muhammad (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) is the last Messenger of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ).”

Safiya also stated, “When the holy prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) prostrated to Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ), he uttered some words in secret. I lowered my ear to his sanctified lips to hear what he was stating and I overheard him say: ‘Rabbi Habli Ummatiy, Rabbi Habli Ummatiy (Forgive my Ummah, Forgive my Ummah).”

We should specially focus on this particular point very carefully… Only our blessed prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) of matchless qualities started praying to Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) from the very brief moment he was born, pleading Him only for our well-being, for the well-being of his Ummah and his devotees. Still we are in drastic need of his blessings and mediation in this world and especially on the compensation day. We have become extremely poor in our prayers and in fulfilling of his beautiful ways, his lovely (Sunnah).