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Feb 4, 2012



Lets see what the Wahabi's Imam has to say about Meelad:

Nawaab Siddeeq Hasan Bhopali who is the Imam of the Wahabis and their so called Shaikh-ul-Islam.

His writing is now presented so that his followers can contemplate on their beliefs. He writes
in ‘Ash-Shamamatul Anbariya’:

“He who does not feel joy at the Meelad of the Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) and
does not show happiness at this gaining of mercy, then he is not a Muslim”. He continues to

“What evil is there in the practice that if you cannot mention the Meelad every day, you do it
once a month? On any particular day, sit down and do zikr or mention the Seerah or the birth
of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam). Also, do not leave the days of Rabi-ul-
Awwal without this remembrance”.

Dear reader(s)! The leader of the Wahabis, Siddeeq Hasan Bhopali has laid a fatwa of kufr on
that person who does not show happiness at the Meelad. Now, the Wahabi and Deobandi
people can think for themselves about their belief in respect to Nawaab Siddeeq Hasan’s
evidence. ‘Ash-Shamamatul Anbariya’ is a book which has been certified by Molvi Ashraf
Ali Thanwi (Deobandi).


Dear reader(s)! As it has been proven from verses of the Qur’an, blessed ahadith, sayings
of the Khulafa and beliefs of the pious scholars of Islam, the Meelad Shareef is most
definitely a beneficial celebration. Even the Wahabi and Deobandi scholars have
supported it.

All the scholars and books that are mentioned in this article are Mustanad, that is, the
whole of the Muslim ummah agrees upon their writings. Hence, denying some of the text
is incorrect.

Also, the Meelad is an excellent means of propagating the religion of Islam and
propagation is a mandatory act. A question to put to the opponents of Meelad Shareef is
this: If the Meelad Shareef is an evil act and takes one away from Islam, then can you
point out one aspect of it that is un-Islamic and against the Shari’ah? All elements of the
Meelad Shareef are in complete accordance to the Shari’ah and its rulings. Lectures,
sending Durood and praising the Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) in poetry and
all components of Meelad Shareef are commendable in the Islamic law. Hence, the
Meelad Shareef cannot possibly be an un-Islamic practice.

May Allah (Subhanahu Wata'ala) show light to the opponents of Meelad Shareef and
May He enable the Muslim ummah to commemorate the Meelad Shareef until the Day
of Judgment.

May Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala forgive me If I have made a mistake at any instance *


Jazakallah for your time!


Muhammad bin Isma’il Bukhari narrates in Sahih Bukhari:

When Abu Lahab died, someone from his household saw him in a dream and asked him how
he was. Abu Lahab replied, “After parting from you, I am not given any good or relief.
However, because I released Thuwayba (Abu Lahab’s slave), I get water every Monday from
the finger with which I pointed for her to go free and I feel some comfort”.

Abu Lahab released Thuwayba after hearing that his brother’s wife, Aaminah (Radiyallahu

Shaikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith-e-Dehlwi writes in ‘Madarij-un-Nubuwah’:

“Abu Lahab was a kaafir and he receives a reward for showing happiness at the birth of the
Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam). It is evident from this that the celebrators of the
Meelad Shareef are indeed performing a useful act. Abu Lahab was a kaafir and is rewarded
simply because he released a slave, then what a great reward it will be for that Muslim who
spends his wealth for the Meelad Shareef”.

Muhaddith ibn Juzri writes in ‘Zarqani Shareef’:

“When Abu Lahab, the kaafir, was rewarded for showing gratitude at the birth of the Prophet
(Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) then what will be the merit of that believing Muslim who shows
immense love for the Meelad Shareef and also spends his wealth towards its enactment? I
swear by my life, his reward, by the eternal Mercy of Allah, will be that he will be entered
into heaven”.


As we are not scholars of Hadith and Tafseer, we cannot claim to understand the orders of the
Qur’an and Hadith by ourselves. For this reason, Allah (Subhanahu Wata'ala) selects from the
Ummah of His Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) people who are Masters of Islamic
knowledge and Islamic Law. Hence, when we need guidance with matters pertaining to Islam,
we need to refer to the writings of these pious Ulema (scholars). Let us now examine what the
scholars have said about the Meelad Shareef.

Allamah ibn Hajar Asqalani writes in Fathul Baari:

“Abdullah ibn Abbas (Radiyallahu Ta'ala Anhu) says that Thuwayba was the slave-girl who
was released by Abu Lahab when he heard about the birth of the Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi
Wasallam). He (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) was born on a Monday and Abu Lahab released
her on this day”.
Dear reader(s)! Abu Lahab was a kaafir whose kufr was to such an extent that a whole chapter
of the Qur’an was revealed for him alone. He thought of our Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi
Wasallam) as a normal baby and in the happiness of gaining a nephew, he released a slavegirl
for which his punishment is reduced.

Think! He was a kaafir and he is favoured by Allah (Subhanahu Wata'ala) due to being happy
at the Prophet’s (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) birth. How is it possible then that we, as
Muslims, will not be rewarded for celebrating the Prophet’s (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam)

He thought of the Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) as a normal baby and he was
favoured, we think of him as being the Best of Creation. How is it then possible that we will
not be rewarded?

He only showed his happiness once in a lifetime and his punishment is reduced, how is it
possible then that we will remain un-rewarded when we commemorate the Meelad Shareef at
least once every year? 
It is most definite that those who celebrate the Birthday of the
Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) will receive a great reward.


Allah (Subhanahu Wata'ala) says in the Holy Qur’an: 

 يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا
Oh Prophet! The communicator of unseen news. We have sent you as a present beholder and bearer of glad tidings and a warner.

 وَدَاعِيًا إِلَى اللَّهِ بِإِذْنِهِ وَسِرَاجًا مُنِيرًا

And an inviter towards Allah by His command and a brightening sun.

وَبَشِّرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ بِأَنَّ لَهُمْ مِنَ اللَّهِ فَضْلًا كَبِيرًا 

And give glad tidings to the believers that for them is great bounty of Allah.
 (Al-AHzaab, 45-47)

Allah (Subhanahu Wata'ala) says in the Holy Qur’an:


“And remind them of the days of Allah”
(Surah Number 14 - Ibraheem, Aayat Number 5)

The Mufassireen (commentators of the Qur’an) have said that in this verse, “days of Allah”
refers to those days on which Allah (Subhanahu Wata'ala) has bestowed favours upon the

Dear reader(s), 
The day on which the blessed Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) was born is most certainly from the “Days of Allah” 
as it is a day on which Allah conferred His Greatest favour upon the believers. Hence, the Meelad Shareef is co-ordinated,
as it is a great means by which Muslims can remember this day of Allah.



The Holy Qur’an says:

“Indeed Allah conferred a great favour upon the believers when
He sent amongst them an Apostle”
(Chapter 3, Aayat Number 164)
This is that beloved personality of Allah (Subhanahu Wata'ala) whose blessed coming had
been foretold by previous Messengers and was the answer to their prayers. The Qur’an
mentions Sayyidina Isa’s (‘Alaihis Salaam) prayer:

“O Allah our Lord, send down to us a tray of food from heaven so that it may be an occasion
of rejoicing for us, for the first and the last of us”
(Chapter 5, Aayat Number 114)

Dear reader(s)! 
The day on which supplements were provided for the Prophet Isa (‘Alaihis
Salaam) has been called an ‘Eid’ for those who have gone and also for those who are to come.
Then why shouldn’t that day be taken as an Eid when the Saviour for mankind, the intercessor
of the Day of Judgment, the bridegroom of Asra and the coolness to the eyes of Muslims
arrived to lift the burden of his ummah? Indeed the commemoration of the birth of the First
and Best of Creation, Sayyidina Muhammad-ur-Rasoolullah (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) is
an honoured practice.

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