Imam as-Suyuthi (q.s.) Said the Mawlid Should be Celebrated

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuthi (q.s.) wrote, in al-Hawi li al-Fatawi, “The Mawlid of Prophet (s.a.w.) is a great Blessing for us and his passing away is very saddening for us too.  However, shari’ah has ordered us to rejoice and thank Allah (s.w.t.) on Blessings; whereas on calamity, it has taught us to have patience while hiding it.  This is why shari’ah has told us to do ‘aqiqah on birth, which is a form of being happy and thankful to Allah (s.w.t.) for Giving us birth, but on death, there is no concept of sacrificing an animal and even lamenting is Forbidden.  Hence, in light of rulings prescribed by shari’ah, one should rejoice in Rabi’ al-Awwal on the birth of our Beloved Prophet (s.a.w.).”


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