Thursday, 8 December 2016
Celebrating the Mawlid is an Ijma'
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Ustadz Fakhruddin Owaisi at-Tijani wrote, remembering the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) birthday is an act that all the ‘ulama of the Muslim world accept and still accept. This means that Allah (s.w.t.) Accepts it, according to the saying of ibn Mas’ud (r.a.) related in Imam Ahmad’s (r.a.) Musnad, with a sound chain, “Whatever the majority of Muslims see as right, then this is good to Allah, and whatever is seen by the majority of Muslims as wrong, it is wrong to Allah.”
There is no valid reason to reject the Mawlid. The ummah is to celebrate our Prophet (s.a.w.) with pride and joy, and not go into dispute about matters that create fitnah and confusion. We cannot prevent others from celebrating, leave everyone to their heart, and let us unify ourselves by keeping Allah's (s.w.t.) Command:
And hold fast, all together by the Rope which Allah (Stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah’s Favour on you; for ye were enemies and He Joined your hearts in love so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of fire, and He Saved you from it. Thus doth Allah Make His Signs Clear to you: that ye may be Guided. (Surah Ali ‘Imran:103)