Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysRamadan · 8 years ago

What is the celebration of Mawlid?


oh, the celebration of the prophet's birthday. i never knew there was a name for that day.

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    It is Bidah and to celebrate it is forbidden.

    Celebrating the Prophet’s birthday (al-mawlid) is an innovation, and doing special acts of worship on this day such as saying tasbeeh and tahmeed, observing i’tikaaf, reading Qur’aan and fasting is an innovation for which a person will not receive any reward, for these are all rejected.

    It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2550; Muslim, 1718.

    According to a version narrated by Muslim (1718) he said: “Whoever does an action that is not in accordance with this matter of ours will have it rejected.”

    Al-Faakihaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

    I do not know of any basis for this mawlid in the Qur’aan or Sunnah, and there is no report that any of the scholars of this ummah, who are examples in matters of religion and adhere to the path of those who came before, did this. Rather it is an innovation (bid’ah) which was introduced by those who have nothing better to do, and it is a means for them to have fun and eat a lot.

    Al-Mawrid fi ‘Aml al-Mawlid, quoted in Rasaa’il fi Hukm al-Ihtifaal bi’l-Mawlid al-Nabawi, 1/8, 9

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Islam is flexible plus the people who celebrate don't mean it as part of religion but rather as a display of affection. Otherwise imagine how many bid'a things we do today, Quran recitation competitions, Quran learning competition, the national day, graduation, marriage anniversaries...etc

    Will Allah awj throw us in hell fire for these trivial reasons without us incorporating them into religious belief? Will Allah awj throw us in hell for being happy on the day the prophet was born when the prophet himself fasted every Monday because he was born on a Monday. It makes me wonder how rigid people are in the head to make Islam such a rigid religion that cares not for your intention but only judges what is on the outside and quickly makes the call of shirk and innovation.

    Everything is lawful until proven prohibited, I want to know if the prophet directly prohibited people from celebrating his birthday.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    how does the devil get upset about mawlid? mawlid started in indo/pak centuries after islam where was it b4.its an much money wasted.why not give that money to charity

  • Peach
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Mawlid is the birthday of the prophet (pbuh) and celebrating it is Bidah.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Prophets Birth Day ...should NOT be celebrated.

    It is wrong because HE never celebrated his own birthday, nor his companions birthdays nor his daughters, nor his grandchildren's, nor his wives birthdays... and then when he died, his companions, wives, children, grandchildren NEVER celebrated his birthdays or there own...

    so what makes you think that we should celebrate it?

    Muhammad (saw) said on his very last sermon that "today I have perfected this religion for you"

    so we are SHOWN and TAUGHT everything. If celebrating Birthdays were halal and right then Muhammad (saw) would have done it too.


  • 8 years ago

    Eid Mawlid al nabi is the celebration of the Prophet s.a.w. birthday.

    It is accepted as permissible by the majority of Muslims except for the wahabis.

    It is a national holiday in every Muslim country except for saudi Arabia.

    The devil was the first one to get upset at mawlid.

    Even Abu lahabs punishment will be lightened because he celebrated mawlid (sahih hadith)

    It involves distributing food, singing praise of the Prophet, speaking about his life and other such things.

    The same people who seem to have a problem with it, dont seem to have a problem with destroying his house and building a museum over it, or destroying Abu Bakr r.a. house and building a kfc over it.

    Source(s): Quran and hadith
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It is celebrated by Shias and South-Asian Sunnis whose knowledge of Islam is LIMITED.

  • Super
    Lv 4
    8 years ago


  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Muslims send blessings to Muhammad(pbuh) every day, and on that day the whole Muslim community comes together and sends him blessings together.

    Some people consider it an innovation.

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