Ruling on Tabarruk from the Prophet’s grave and saying “Universe was created for the Prophet”

Question 7: Muslim brothers, I want you to enlighten me and answer a question that worries me a great deal about the beloved and chosen Messenger of Allaah, Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him, his family and Companions. Muslim brothers, I heard some Shaykhs in the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday) ceremonies saying that if it were not for Muhammad (peace be upon him), the heavens and the earth would not have been created, and that Allaah created him (the Prophet) before Aadam (peace be upon him) by thousands of years. They also say that Allaah (may He be Exalted and Glorified) has created the sun from the light of the Prophet’s forehead, the stars from the light of his teeth and many other similar things which I cannot recall. I also hear that “Laa ilaahaa illaa Allaah, Muhammad Rasool-ul Allaah” (There is no deity but Allaah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah) is written on the gate of Jannah (Paradise)…

Answer: First: Celebrating the birth of the Messenger (peace be upon him) is an act of Bidd‘ah (innovation in religion) that was neither observed by him (peace be upon him) nor by any of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs nor his Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet, may Allaah be pleased with them). It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Anyone who does an action which is not in accordance with this matter of ours (Islaam) will have it more here.