Friday, 6 January 2017

Remembering the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) Birthday: An Act Scholars Have Accepted & Still Accept

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Remembering the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) birthday is an act that the scholars of Islam have accepted and still accept.  This means that Allah (s.w.t.) Accepts it, according to the saying of ibn Mas’ud (r.a.): “Whatever the Muslims see as right, then it is good to Allah, and whatever is seen by the Muslims as evil, it is evil to Allah.”  This hadits was recorded by Imam Ahmad (r.a.), Imam Hakim in his Swahih, Imam Abu Dawud ath-Thayalisi in his Musnad, Imam ath-Thabarani (r.a.), Imam al-Bazzar (r.a.) in his Musnad, Imam Abu Nu’aym (r.a.), Imam al-Baghawi (r.a.), and Imam al-Bayhaqi (r.a.) in his Kitab al-‘Itiqad.  How then can someone declare the belief of the vast majority of Muslims a bid’ah?

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