Answering Salafis: Celebrating Mawlid is Sunnah of the Companions

HADITH ON TRUE BELIEVERS CELEBRATE THE MAWLID (BRITH) OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (ALAIHISWALATHU WA SALAM):

In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
It was narrated that Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (R.A) said: Mua’wiya (Radiyallahu ta’ala Anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) went out to a circle -meaning ,of his companions- and said: ‘What are you doing?’
They said: ‘We have come together to pray to Allah and praise Him for guding us to His religion, and blessings us with you’.
He said: ‘I ask you ,by Allah, is that the only reason?
They said: “By Allah,we have not come together for any other reason..
He (Nabi Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam) said:I am not asking you to swear an oath because of any suspicion; rather Jibreel (A.S) came to me and told me that Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, is boasting of you to the angels.(Sahih).
Reference: Sunan an-Nasa’i Vol 6Hadith 5428, Darussalam Publications (Saudi-Salafi publications)

Comments: From this Hadith we can perceive that, Sahaba gathered together to Praise Allah and Thank Allah, which was not directly commanded by Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam), their main purpose of their gathering was to recite Zikr and to thank Allah for granting them the blessings to be with Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam).

Some people misguided by devil, are deprived of such blessed gatherings (Zikr and Mawlid Majlis) where Angels attend and Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala is Proud of them.
This is the Al Jamah, (Quran 4:69) the Creed whom Allah is Happy with and they are happy with Him.


THE PEOPLE OF ALLAH AND THOSE WHO OPPOSE THEM:

Quran 58:22 You will not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day having affection for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even if they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred. Those – He has decreed within their hearts faith and supported them with spirit from Him. And We will admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally. Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him – those are the party of Allah. Unquestionably, the party of Allah – they are the successful.

THE PEOPLE WHO DISAPPROVE MAWLID AND SLANDER THOSE WHO CELEBRATE THE PRAISE OF ALLAH, ARE NORMALLY SEEN AS VIOLENT PEOPLE AND ARE FOLLOWERS OF EXTREMIST DOCTRINES:


It was narrated that Abu Hurairah and Abu Sa’eed both bore witness that the Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “No people sit in a gathering remembering Allah,. But the angles surround them, mercy covers them, tranquility descends upon them and Allah remembers them before those who are with Him” Sahih , Hadith Number 3791

Their heart is not peaceful and they are people of harsh words and behavior!

So stay away from them and stick to the tranquil and peaceful Jamah lead by peaceful and soft hearted Imams and Pious Scholars!

THE HYPOCRISY OF THOSE WHO SLANDER MUSLIMS FOR CELEBRATING MAWLID:
The strayed groups who oppose celebrating Mawlid and call it a “Bidha (false Innovation), we saw hypocrisy and double standard in them. They claim they follow religion as the Sahaba followed. But in the above Hadith we can understand from conscience (Ijmah) and Analogy (Qiyas) that Mawlid is an established Sunnah by the Companions.
1- The deniers of Mawlid,  teaching Islam as formal courses (this is not practiced by  any Prophets and Companions)
2- Never in Islam, Sahaba and salaf gave diplomas and degrees of Islamic Knowledge (i.e PhD MSc etc)
3- Those who deny Mawlid Sharif, they are conducting their own way of “commemoration” of their scholars and anniversary of their institutes.
4- Establishment of Islamic colleges and Universities. Sahabas and Thabieen did not do it . 
5- Transliteration of Quran is forbidden according to the understanding of Sahaba and Salaf , but those who claim Mawlid is Bidha ,is busy engaging in Haram as per the understanding of Sahaba!
6- The Salafi TV Channels and Dawah videos are  filled with Hollywood Sci Fi Film Clips and Music, while they accuse others for committing Shirk and Bidha! 
There are many, but this is enough for anyone to identify the attackers of Muslims, who are filled with hypocrisy and double standard!
MAWLID IS A GOOD PRACTICE COMBINED OF MANY SUNNAH:
Sahih Bukhari: Book 2 Hadith 11 Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: A man asked the Prophet , “What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?” The Prophet replied, ‘To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know (See Hadith No. 27)
Mawlid is a get together that promote this Sunnah of feeding the people and greeting and integrating the Ummah through the Love of Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam and Companions.
Jarîr relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever initiates a good practice (sunnah hasanah) in Islam and is emulated by others in doing so will get the reward of it and the reward of all those who act upon it without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And whosoever initiates an evil practice (sunnah sayyi’ah) in Islam and is emulated by others will bear the sin of it and the sin of all those who act on it without their burden being diminished in the least. ” [Sahîh Muslim: (1017)]
As a matter of fact, all Khalifas and Main body (Scholars,Imams and Awliya Allah) celebrated Mawlid Nabi past 1400 years.

Approximately there were 13 Mujaddid after Sahaba.  None of them gave a verdict against Celebrating Mawlid and doing Zikr Halqa as this were practiced by majority Muslims for past 1400 years. And Suni Tariqah are there more than 1200 years.
And all Mujaddid whom Allah sent to guide the Ummah,they must be from same creed , means all 13 Mujaddid from 13 centuries must  be from same creed and aqidha (belief), and no Mujaddid or scholar of such level did not rule against Mawlid and Zikr and against Sufi Tariqah!

Sunan Abu Dawud 4278 Narrated AbuHurayrah (R.A): The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Allah will raise for this community at the end of every hundred years the one who will renovate its religion for it.  
I challenge any Wahabi/Salafi /other strayed sect scholar to bring at least a single evidence to prove a  Mujaddid or such high level Imam or scholars made verdicts against Tariqah/Sufi Zikr and Mawlid. 
This Hadith about “Allah sending Mujaddid” for Islam, refute Wahabi claim that they only follow Salafu Salih! (i.e Quran and Hadith). Wahabi reject following Imams and Shaykhs. But the Hadith says, Allah Subhana Wa ta’ala sending a great Imam (Mujaddid) in every century. Such Mujaddid must be followed!
In the Mawlid, other things included are: Reading History and biography , reciting Salawat Ala Nabi, 
Quran 4:59 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.
FOLLOWING IMAMS:
TO THOSE WHO SAY: ‘DO NOT FOLLOW IMAMS’
It was narrated that Tamim Ad-Dari (R.A) said: “The Messenger of Allah(Peace and Blesisngs of Allah be upon him) said: “Religion is Sincerity (An-Nasihah).
They said: To whom, O Messenger of Allah?’.
He said: “To Allah, to His Book, to His Messenger , to the Imams of the Muslims, and to
their common folk” (Sahih)
Sunan An-Nasa’i 4202,4203,also in 4204-4025 (narrated from Abu Hurairah (R.A)
So we follow those Imams ,Scholars and Shaykhs who are given the authority through an unbroken Silsila (Chain).
On the authority of Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daree (ra):
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The deen (religion) is naseehah (advice, sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (ﷺ) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” 40 Hadith Nawawi 7. [Sahih Muslim]
So this is a real challenge for salafis and others who reject Mawlid. Show us a single “MUJADDID” who ruled Fatwa against Mawlid, Sufi Tariqah and Zikr Circles!

Wa Salamun Alal Mursaleen

Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
Explained by: Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani
*Representative of the Naqshbandi Tariqah

 

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