Even Disbelievers Benefitted from the Mawlid of the Prophet (s.a.w.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Expressing happiness and celebrating the Prophet (s.a.w.) on his birthday causes even unbelievers, by Allah’s (s.w.t.) Favour and Mercy, to gain some benefit.  For example, every Monday, Abu Lahab, in his grave, is released from Punishment because he freed his handmaiden, Tsuwaybah (r.a.), when she brought him the news of the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) birth.  This hadits is mentioned in Imam al-Bukhari’s (r.a.) Swahih, in Kitab an-Nikah; in Imam ‘Abd ar-Razzaq’s (r.a.) Muswannaf; Imam al-Baghawi’s (r.a.) Sharh as-Sunnah; and Hafizh ibn Katsir ad-Dimashqi (r.a.) mentioned it in his books, Swirath an-Nabi, Mawlid al-Nabi, and al-Bidayah.

The hafizh, Imam Shams ad-Din Muhammad ad-Dimashqi (r.a.) wrote on this the following verse Surah al-Lahab:1, in his book, Mawrid as-Sadi fi Mawlid al-Hadi, “If this, a kafir who was condemned to hell eternally with ‘Perish the hands’, is said to enjoy a respite every Monday because he rejoiced in Ahmad, what then do you think of the servant who, all his life, was happy with Ahmad, and died believing in Divine Unity?”


In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Perish the hands of the Father of Flame!  Perish he! (Surah al-Masad:1)


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