Celebrating the advent of the Messenger of Allaah with musical songs

Question 444: Many Muslims celebrate the Prophethood of our Messenger (peace be upon him) with musical songs just as the Jews and Christians do i.e. they mention Allaah (Exalted be He) while music is played. What is the ruling on this practice?

Answer: Muslims should express their love for the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) by following him, emulating his Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet), and being guided by his guidance. Allaah (Exalted be He) says: Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم to mankind): “If you (really) love Allaah then follow me (i.e. accept Islaamic Monotheism, follow the Qur’aan and the Sunnah), Allaah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”... read more here.