why do we celebrate eid milad un nabi

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New Delhi: People across the country today celebrated Eid Milad-Un-Nabi – the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad – the founder of Islam, also believed to be a messenger of God by Muslims. His birthday falls on 12th Rabi\’ ul-awwal, the third month of the Muslim lunar calendar, corresponding with December 2 this year. Several places across the country were well-lit, including streets, mosques, shrines and residential areas, with colorful lights. The Prophet\’s life and sayings, as reflective in the
Hadith, continue to influence the lives of believers in more ways than can be counted.

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His birth date also known as Mawlid, however, has been a matter of contention. The legality of Mawlid has been the subject of intense debate and has been described as \”one of the most polemical discussions in Islamic law by Muslim scholars\”. While 12th Rabi\’ al-awwal is the accepted date among most of the Sunni scholars, Shi\’a scholars regard 17th Rabi\’ al-awwal as the accepted date. Mawlid is recognized as a national holiday in most of the Muslim-majority countries of the world except Saudi Arabia and Qatar which are officially Wahhabi/Salafi.

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It is also one of the favourite days for poets around the world, especially Sufi poets, who write about their love for the Prophet. They pour out their love for the icon in beautiful verses in their native languages, adding even more colour to their love for the Prophet. hide{display:none;}. show{display:block;} SHOULD WE CELEBRATE EID MILAD UN NABI SAW? As we all know that our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH was born in Islamic month of Rabi Ul Awal. Prophet Muhammad PBUH was sent as a blessing for all mankind to show right path to humanity for success in this world and in hereafter.

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On 12th date of Rabi Ul Awal many Muslims specially in Subcontinent celebrates Eid Milad Un Nabi as birthday of Prophet Muhammad SAW. The question is should we Celebrate Eid Milad Un Nabi SAW? to know that we will have to look back in the history that whether Prophet SAW himself celebrated his birthday? Or His Companions celebrated his birthday?? the answer is simply no. Prophet SAW or his Sahaba never celebrated their birthdays. There are only two Eids in Islam according to Quran and Sunnah that are Eid Ul Adha and Eid Ul Fitr.

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Eid Milad Un Nabi is a new invention whose no reference is available in Quran or Hadith. Prophet Muhammad SAW has clearly prohibited to invent any new thing in Islam and called it bidah. Rasool Allah SAW said Every innovation is a misguidance and every misguidance goes to Hell fire. The sad fact of today s Muslim Ummah is that many of us has started doing many new works in name of Islam that are no where present in Quran or Hadith but the important things about which Quran and Hadith have guided us again and again are not followed by us.

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