The Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu Ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) is the highest, most perfect human being. He is the First to be created, the First to be mentioned, the First to be honoured. When Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) ordered the Pen to write, it asked, "What shall I write?" and Allah said, "Write LA ILAHA ILLALLAH." The Pen wrote "LA ILAHA ILLALLAH" for seventy-thousand of Allah's years and then it stopped. One of Allah's days is equal to one thousand of our years. Then Allah ordered it to write again, and the Pen asked, "What shall I write?" and Allah answered, "Write Muhammadun RASUL-ALLAH." And the Pen said, "O Allah, who is this Muhammad that You have put Your Name next to his name?" Allah said, "You must know that if it were not for Muhammad I would not have created anything in Creation." So the Pen wrote Muhammadun RASUL-ALLAH for another seventy-thousand years.
Every year at the time of 12th of Rabi 'al-Awwal, Muslims around the globe commemorate with profound love and abounding joy the birthday of our Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu Ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam. In keeping with Allah's Subhanahu wa Ta'ala's Way, His Sunnah of recollecting the birthdays of the prophets as special events in the history of mankind, Muslims have found unique Islamic forms of worship to express their joy, their gratitude and their connection to the birth of the Master of Humankind and Jinn, Sayyaddina Muhammad al-Mustafa Salla Allahu Ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam.
His greatness reflects the Greatness of His Creator, and his purity outshone that of angels, mankind and spiritual beings. His advent on this earthly sphere was accompanied by extraordinary signs and miraculous occurrences, harbingers of the inestimable effect our perfect leader, the Most Beloved Prophet of Islam Salla Allahu Ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam the Guide of the believers, was to have on history.
In every Muslim country today, we find people celebrating the Most Beloved Prophet's birthday. This is true of the following: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait, the Emirates, Saudi Arabia (not officially, but in the majority of homes), Sudan, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Djibouti, Somalia, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaidjan, Uzbekistan, Turkestan, Bosnia (former Yougoslavia), Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, and most other Islamic countries. In most Arab countries it is a national holiday. All these countries, O' Nations of Islam, are celebrating that event.
How is it that today a minority is coming and making up a ruling that it is haram? And who are these scholars who spoke against Mawlid, in comparison to the huffaz (hadith masters) and scholars of the Community such as Abu Shama, 'Asqalani, Suyuti, Sakhawi, Haytami, Shawkani, and al-Qari, all of whom declared Mawlid praiseworthy ? How can any of the "Salafis" declare haram something that even the strictest of their scholars, Ibn Taymiyya, allowed under certain conditions, and which Ibn al-Jawzi and Ibn Kathir encouraged, each of them by writing a booklet entitled Mawlid and consisting of poems and passages from the sirah?
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