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Monday, March 9, 2009

Maulidur Rasul

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From Mr. Wiki

Mawlid (Eid Milad an Nabi) (Turkish: Mevlid) (Qur'anic Arabic: مَوْلِدُ آلنَبِيِّ‎ mawlidu n-nabiyyi, “Birth of the Prophet” Standard Arabic: مولد النبي mawlid an-nabī, sometimes simply called in colloquial Arabic مولد , mawlid, múlid, mulud, milad among other vernacular pronunciations) is a term used to refer to the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which occurs in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. The origins of the observance can be traced back to the Fatimid dynasty in eleventh century Egypt, four centuries after the death of Muhammad as a Shia ruling class festival.

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Today is the day. A few of people didn't celebrate it. And they ask me so many question about it. I'm not good in this but what can I do it's just do a research and give you my opinion in that.

In this country we call it Maulud Nabi or Maulidur Rasul. According to historians, the Fatimides were the first to celebrate the Prophet's birthday. Qalqashandi, in his book Subh Al-A`sha, says that the Fatimides used to make a huge celebration in Egypt and distribute large amounts of sweets for the occasion. Actually, the Fatimides used to celebrate the birthdays of other members of the Prophet's family and they also celebrated Christ's birthday.

However, all of these celebrations were stopped in 488 upon an order from Caliph Al-Musta`li billah appointed as prime minister Al-Afdal Shahindah, son of Commander-in-chief Badr Al-Jamali, a powerful man who conformed to the Sunnah as stated by Ibn Al-Atheer in his book Al-Kamel, volume 8, page 302.

Someone ask me about the celebration. Should we celebrate Prophet's birthday or not?

I don't know what to say but in my view this is good to celebrate Prophet's birthday for us to remember him or to remind us the days of Allah SWT. Celebrating such a religious occasion is recommended especially nowadays for youth have become forgetful of these religious occasions and their significance because they have indulged in other celebrations.

Celebrating such a great event should be done through reading more about the Prophet's Sunnah and life, building mosques, religious institutes and doing other forms of charity work that remind people of the Prophet's life and his struggle.

Therefore, it is permissible to celebrate the Prophet's birthday as an expression of our love to him and our endeavor to follow him as an example provided that these celebrations do not involve any of the prohibited things. Some prohibited things are improper intermingling between men and women, behaving improperly at mosques and partaking in innovations such as worshiping at tombs and other things that violate the teachings of Islam. If such previously mentioned violations surpass the religious benefit realized from these celebrations, then they should be stopped in order to prevent harm and wrongdoing as indicated in the Syariah.

So what do you think?

"The days of Allah' are Allah's Blessings and Signs, and the Prophet's birth is a great bliss." (Al-Alusi's Ruh Al-Ma`ani)


Salam
skullsplitter
Salam Maulidur Rasul.

9 comments:

CAHAYA said...

Selawat dan Salam ke atas Nabi Junjungan Muhammad SAW. :)

Thanks for sharing. Good info. Semoga kita guna peluang yang ada utk muhasabah diri dan 'mencari'.

Salam Maulidurrasul.

zara said...

Salam Maulidur Rasul to you too.

Often when it is a good thing to celebrate, moreover if it is related to Islam, there will be a lot of issues or school of thoughts that comes with it sieving through its pros and cons which might end up of not doing it...but when it comes to New Year or when it comes to other non-religious celebration, it seems that everyone agree to celebrate it, even if it means nothing. Weird eh.

We are still far behind His Perfect Creation, yet we demand perfection. Sigh...

MariaFaizal said...

A good piece of info.Thanks for sharing.Couldn't agree more with Cahaya & Zara - well said !

Salam Maulidur Rasul Adik Skull (Haih...)

:D

Skullsplitter said...

Cahaya : Setiap celebration nih bukan sekadar Selawat dan Salam tapi dlm masa yg sama kita mengingatkan diri kita tentang betapa hebatnya perjuangan Rasulullah dulu dan jadikan teladan buat kita sendiri terus berjuang sepertinya. Bagaiman berjuang untuk diri? Tepuk dada, tanya selera. =)

Salam Maulidurrasul.

skullsplitter

Skullsplitter said...

Zara : Why all of this happen? It's because of us. Many peoples in this world will fight for something not really important. All I can say, everyone in this world like fiestas so much but when it comes to the religious things, we try to hide, try not to talk about it and mostly try to show how good they are in this religious thingy, and it's because of so many mazhab we have. Everyone love to say no before they say yes.. They don't want to think before they spill. At the end of day, we just regret with what we said before. It's a human being. We just look at something with eyes, actually we can see everything with brain. =)

skullsplitter

Skullsplitter said...

Kak Maria : No problem Kak! Just want to share and maybe we can learn something from that. =)

skullsplitter

zara said...

Yup, definitely true Ed. And I hope we can make a change to it..in our own way..all in the name of Allah The Almighty.

CAHAYA said...

Perjuangan diri mungkin boleh mula dengan 'kosong'. Dan lepas itu, mencari.

Skullsplitter said...

Zara : InsyaAllah. I hope so. Let's pray for a better life we have in a way to Allah SWT.

Cahaya : Bukan mungkin Cahaya. Itu semestinya. Back to zero. When do we learn how to walk, how to eat etc? From the zero. Free your mind, ponder and learn from the mistake. Find Him. InsyaAllah.

skullsplitter