PROPHET Muhammad (saww):
CELEBRATING EID AL-MILAD
‘Eid’ means festival and
‘Al-Milad’, which originates from ‘Wiladah’ in Arabic, is in
reference to the birth of Prophet Muhammad (saww). There are a lot
of arguments going on about celebrating ‘Eid al-Milad’. Some Muslims
Scholars – particularly those of Wahhabi School of Thought have
condemn this openly and have declared it as ‘Bid’ah’ meaning
innovation; whereas others, who are in majority, and popularly
referred to as Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah insist that there is nothing
wrong in celebrating this great day. The Shia’hs believe and support
the celebration of Eid al-Milad too.
the objectives of celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad (saww)
To remember the
historical events, which took place during his birth time-
of his noble Seerah (character) in all aspects of life & revive his
Send Salawaat upon
him as commanded by Allah (SWT) as many times as possible and earn
its spiritual rewards-
Take this as an
opportunity to convey others about the message he (saww) brought for
the entire mankind
It is proven in the Holy Quran that celebration
of Milad of noble and God-fearing personalities is a praise-worthy
Allah (SWT) says:
“Certainly We sent Moses with
Our signs: Bring your people out from darkness into light and remind
them of Allah’s (holy) days. There are indeed signs in that for
every patient and grateful (servant)”.
In this verse Allah (SWT)
orders Prophet Musa (as) to remind his nation about the days of
Allah, the Almighty. "The days of Allah" are those days in which
great events took place or Allah; the Almighty bestowed His great
favours and rewards to His creatures.
The example is then cited
in the verse that follows:
Moses said to his people: ‘Remember Allah’s blessings upon you when
He delivered you from Pharaoh’s clan who inflicted a terrible
torment on you, and slaughtered your sons, and spared your women and
in that, there was a great test from your Lord”.
Emancipation of the
nation of Prophet Musa (as) from Pharaoh is a day of Allah. The
birthday of Prophet Muhammad (saww) is also, without any doubt, a
day of Allah, because Prophet Muhammad (saww) emancipated the whole
world from the darkness of ignorance and brought them to the light
certainly favoured the faithful when He raised up among them an
apostle from among themselves to recite to them His signs and to
purify them, and to teach them the Book and wisdom, and earlier they
had indeed been in manifest error”.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (saww)
celebrated his own Milad by way of fasting. When the Prophet of
Allah (saww) was asked about the fast of Monday. He (Allah's Grace
and Peace be upon him) said:
"I took birth and the Quran
was revealed upon me in this day."
(Mishkat Sharif, Page 179)
This narration proves
that to celebrate Milad al-Nabi is a tradition of the Holy Prophet
(saww) on every Monday. Secondly it is lawful to fix a particular
day for Milad al-Nabi (saww). Thirdly it is an act of Sunnah to
worship (fast) whilst celebrating Milad al-Nabi (saww).
On the joyous occasion
of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (saww), we extend our heartiest
greetings and felicitations to Imam al-Hujjah (AJ) and to all
Muslims. EID-E-MILAD MUBARAK.