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The Origins Of The Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) Birthday Celebration FREE Booklet (2020 Edition)
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Please see attached a brief but strong discussion surrounding the practice that is referred to as the “Eid Milad an-Nabee” that is practised by millions of Muslims worldwide. They regard this to be an integral of their Islamic faith. So in this book, we ask the very important question: “Is there any basis in Islam for this celebration? Has Allaah, the Most High, legislated this practice? Did the Prophet (salallāhu ‘alaihi wassallam) institute his own birthday celebration? What about the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs after him? And what about the four well-known Imāms? If they did not start this practice, then who did, and is it correct?” All of these questions and many more besides are answered. Please read this book, download it, print it and spread it. There are many Islamic principles discussed in this book that a Muslim is obligated to know.
May Allah make this booklet a source of nearness to Allah for the author, the reader and the disseminator.
One of the most talked-about, hotly-debated and controversial subjects of discussion amongst Muslims for a long time has been whether or not it is permitted to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet (salallāhu ‘alaihi wasallam). In this short booklet, we hope to shed light on this practice that has been celebrated by a body of Muslims for centuries.
To enable oneself to eventually come to a conclusion in this subject, we must be certain of the fact that the earlier one goes back in history, the purer the religion gets until we reach the era of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger (salallāhu ‘alaihi wasallam), to whom the Messenger (salallāhu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “I have left you upon clear proof, its night is like its day, no one deviates from it except that he is destroyed – and whomsoever amongst you lives for long will see great differing and controversy. So cling to what you know from my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Orthodox Rightly-Guided Caliphs after me. Bite on to that with your molar teeth!”
So when Muslims differ and fall into controversy, they must return to clinging to the Sunnah of the Prophet and the Sunnah of his noble Rightly-Guided Companions. So this brief booklet has been compiled in light of this principle.
19 December 2013
“A Must for Muslims – All Muslims should have a copy and most importantly share the sweetness of truth to other less knowledgeable Muslims. This increases Iman and Knowledge as all Muslims should do rather than follow blindly and disregard the Quran and Sunnah. This book is clear, specific and goes back to Quran and Sunnah as instructed by Allah. May Allah bless and preserves such knowledge for Muslims and humanity.”
3 December 2013
“Every Muslim should have this. This erases doubts that some Muslims have as far as birthdays are concerned. Our beloved Prophet (salallāhu ‘alaihi wasallam) nor any of the Salaf celebrated his (salallāhu ‘alaihi wasallam) birthday, then who are we to do so? The same goes for our own birthdays.”