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Jan 9, 2014

The Glorious Companions Commemorating the Blessed Birth [Mawlid an-Nabawi Sharif]

Dear Readers, previously, we provided the proofs from Quran and Hadith over the legitimacy of Celebrating the Blessed Birth (Mawlid Sharif) of Beloved and Blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). Now let us examine the Aqida h(belief) of the Glorious AsHaab al-Kiraam (Noble Companions) in this concern, who are the guiding beacons for us.

What did the Noble Companions Believe?

هاجرت إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقدمت عليه منصرفه من تبوك، فأسلمت، فسمعت العباس بن عبد المطلب يقول: يا رسول الله إنى أريد أن أمتدحك، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: قل، لا يفضض الله فاك
When the Noble Messenger (Allah give him peace and blessings) returned from the expedition of Tabuk in Madina, his uncle Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) sought permission to recite some lines of poetry in his praise. He replied saying: “Recite, may your mouth remain fresh”.

Thereafter Sayyiduna Abbas began to recite his poetry, inside the Masjid, before the Beloved Messenger and gathering of companions in which he mentioned the transition of our Prophet Muhammad (Allah give him peace and blessings) in the loins of the previous Prophets and how he blessed them all, thereafter he said:

وأنت لما ولدت أشرقت الارض ونارت بنورك الافق
فنحن في ذلك الضياء وفى النور وسبل الرشاد نخترق
“...The day you [the Prophet] were born the sun rose over the earth and the horizon was illumined with your noor.
So we – in that radiance and that light and paths of guidance – can pierce through”


1. Kitaab al-Wafa, Vol. 1, Page 35
2. Khasais al-Kubra, Vol. 1, Page 97
3. Insaan al-Uyoon, Vol. 1, Page 96
4. Jawahir al-Bihaar, Page 40
5. Anwaar al-Muhammadiyah, Page 62-84
6. Hujjatulahi Ala al-Alameen, Page 222
7. Muwahib al-Laduniyah, Page 23
8. Al Isti’aab Mustadrak, Vol. 3, Page 327
9. al-Bidaya wa an-Nihaya, Vol. 2, Page 258
10. Kitaab al Mallal wan Nahal, Vol. 2, Page 240
11. Majma' al-Zawaid, Vol. 8, Page 217
12. Talkhees al-Mustadrik, Vol. 3, Page 327
13. Subl al Huda war-Rishaad, Vol. 5, Page 469
14. Sharh al-Shifa (Mulla Ali Qari), Vol. 1, Page 364
15. Ibn Kathir’s Mawlad al-Mustafa, Page 29-30, Published in Lahore 1958

This has been stated in distinguished works of great Muhaditheen such as Mulla Ali Qari, Imam Jalal al-Din as-Suyuti, Allamah Ibn Hajr, Allamah Halabi, Allamah Dahlaan Makki, Allamah Nabhani, Allamah ibn Abdul Birr, Allamah Haakim, and Allamah Sharistaani. Also, Ibn Jawzi, Ibn Kathir and Ibn al-Qayyim have recorded it in their works.

Flags in happiness of the blessed birth of the Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam):

Sayyidatuna Aamina Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anha said,

ورأيت ثلاثة أعلام مضروبات علما في المشرق وعلما في المغرب وعلما على ظهر الكعبة فأخذني المخاض فولدت محمدا صلى الله عليه وسلم
“When the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) was born, I saw that three flags were hoisted: one in the east, one in the west and one on the roof of the Ka'bah.” [Khasais al-Kubra, Vol. 1, Page 82, Published from Dar al-Kutub Ilmia, Berut – Lebanon]

Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) and His Companions entered Madinah Munawwarah carrying flags:

While migrating to Madinah, when the Beloved and Blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) reached a place near Madinah, known as Mauda-e-Ghamim, Buraydah Aslami along with seventy horsemen from the tribe of Bani Sahm chased the caravan with the intention of capturing the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) but he himself got captivated in the love of the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) and embraced Islam. He said,

لا تدخل المدینة الا ومعك لواء، فحل عمامة ثم شدھا في رمح ثم مشی بین یدیه صلی الله علیه وسلم
Ya RasoolAllah! We will welcome you in Madinah with flags. Therefore, the horsemen took off their turbans, placed them on the top of their spears and moved to Madinah. [Wafa al-Wafa, Vol. 1, Page 243, Published by Dar Ihya at-Turath al-Arabi, Beirut – Lebanon]

The Noble Companion of Beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam recite his Mawlid and Praise Him:

Hadrat Hassan Ibn Thaabit (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) said:

وأحسن منك لم تر قط عيني
Wa aH'sanu Minka Lum taraqattu 'Aienee
I haven’t seen a lovely personality like you

وأجمل منك لم تلد النساء
Wa Ajmalu Minka Lum Talidin Nisa'u
And no mother has given birth to such a beautiful personality

خُلِقْتَ مبرءاً من كل عيب
Khuliqta Mubarra'am Min Kulli 'Aiebin
You are created free from every fault

كأنك قد خُلِقْتَ كما تشاء
Ka'Annaka Qud Khuliqta Kama Tasha'u
You were created, as you wanted to be


1. Tafseer al-Aaloosi, Chapter 2, Vol. 7, Page 422
2. Tafseer Rooh al-Ma'ani, Vol. 2, Page 34

And witness how the Beloved Prophet of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala rewarded him. Hadrat Aaisha (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) narrates that Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) built a pulpit for Hadrat Hassan (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) in the Masjid al-Nabawi Sharif, and Hadrat Hassan use to eulogise the Prophet (Salallaho alaihi wa sallam) standing on that pulpit giving answers to the polytheists on behalf of Sayyiduna Muhammadur Rasoolullah (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam). For this act of Hadrat Hassan, the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) said

إن روح القدس لا يزال يؤيدك ما نافحت عن الله ورسوله
"Verily Ruh-ul- Qudus would continue to help you so long as you put up a defense on behalf of Allah and His Messenger (Peace and Blessings be upon Him)."


1. Sahih Muslim, Kitab Fada'il as-Sahaba, Hadith 6550
2. Sunan al-Kubra lil Bayhaqi, Vol. 10, Page 237, Hadith 19442
3. Mau'jam al-Kabir lil Tabarani, Vol. 4, Page 35, Hadith 3504
4. Musannaf Abi Shayba, Vol. 6, Page 173
5. Dalail al-Nabuwwah, Vol. 5, Page 75
6. Sunan Abi Dawood, Vol. 14, Page 357

Mawlid Gathering at the Time of the Noble Companions

Imam al-Nasa'i narrated that Hadrat Sayyiduna Ameer al-Mu'awiyah (may Allah be pleased with them) said,

إن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم خرج على حلقة يعني من أصحابه ، فقال: ما أجلسكم؟, قالوا: جلسنا ندعو الله, ونحمده على ما هدانا لدينه ومن علينا بك، قال: آلله ما أجلسكم إلا ذلك، قالوا: آلله ما أجلسنا إلا ذلك، قال: أما إني لم أستحلفكم تهمة لكم، وإنما أتاني جبريل عليه السلام, فأخبرني أن الله عز وجل يباهي بكم الملائكة
The Messenger of Allah came to a circle – meaning of his Companions – and said, “What has made you sit together?” They said, “We sat to pray to Allah and to praise Him for guiding us to His religion, and for blessing us with you.” He said, “By Allah, nothing else made you sit together?” They said, “By Allah nothing else made us sit together!” He said, “Know that I did not make you swear on this because I doubted you, but because Gabriel came to me and informed me that Allah (Azza wa Jall) is proudly showing you off to the angels!”


1. Sunan an-Nasa'i, Vol. 6, Book 49, Hadith 5428
2. Sahih Muslim, Book 40, Hadith 2701
3. Jaami' Tirmidhi, Hadith 3326
4. Musnad Imam Ahmad, Hadith 16488
5. Sahih Ibn Hibban, Hadith 820
6. Musnad Abi Ya'la, Hadith 7331
7. Musannaf Ibn Abi Shayba, Hadith 28894
8. Tabarani, Mu'jam al-Kabeer, Hadith 16079
9. Riyad as-Salihin, Book 16, Hadith 1450

The above hadith is one of the clearest evidences for the permissibility of the Mawlid, and clearly shows the companions gathering together to thank Allah (Most High) and give thanks for blessing them with the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). Are the Mawlid gatherings not what is being described in the hadith?

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May we be sacrificed at this Merriment O blessed month of Rabi' al-Awwal!!
Your joys surpass thousands of 'Eids; All in the world are rejoicing, except Shaytan


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