Celebrating the Mawlid in Rabee‘ al-Awwal – I as a tribute to the Prophet

Question 2: What is the ruling on celebrating the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday) in Rabee‘ al-Awwal as a tribute to the Prophet (peace be upon him)?

Answer: Paying tribute to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and respecting him should be expressed by belief in all that was revealed to him from Allaah; following his Sharee‘ah (Islaamic law) in beliefs, words, deeds and manners; and by shunning Bidd‘ah (innovation in religion). Among the newly-invented practices introduced into the religion is celebrating the Mawlid… read more here.

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