Something I borrowed from Facebook! I wouldnt take sides here, and Allah knows the best..
Q: is it not
tue that the companions of mohammad saw never celebrated his
birthday...and it was only after 400 years that people started
celebrating it....i want to the point answers.....please!!!
Thank you for all those messages telling me not to celebrate the Prophet's Birthday (pbuh).
Islam we have two feasts only - Eid ul Fitr and Eid el Adha. These two
feasts are not accompanied by any of the razzmataz associated with
other religions. The religions of Islam are simple. Muslims gather to
worship together in the morning, then they return home to spend the
free time with their families.... See more
addition to feasts, though, there are happy moments in our lives. We
rejoice at the birth of a child. We celebrate at a marriage. We are
pleased to congratulate our friends when they achieve something special
at work or on the sports field. These are not feasts. They are moments
What kind of Muslims would we be if we did not
feel happiness when thinking of our beloved Prophet? The Prophet's
birthday (pbuh) is NOT a feast. It is simply a time when we feel good
about Islam and are happy because of the gift of Muhammad (pbuh) to all
It is a shame that so many people spend so much time
telling us not to celebrate the Prophet's birthday (pbuh) - usually in
very harsh words and in a very judgmental way - but do not spend as
much time urging us to imitate his example in our own lives (pbuh).
us be quite clear: the Prophet's Birthday is NOT a feast. It is not a
time of worship and we should not get carried away by it. It IS,
though, a time of joy and happiness in the lives of Muslims. Who would
blame a poor family on this day if they buy a cake and celebrate
together? Who would deny a little happiness to those whose lives are
Islam is a MERCY to all mankind, not a set of rules to
weigh men down. I wish everyone today the joy of being Muslim and I
thank Allah Almighty for the gift of all Prophets and the message of
Mercy which they bring to the world. Peace and blessings of Allah be
upon them all.
I hope you, too, can enjoy your day without feeling guilty about being happy.