Third treatise: Celebrating the Mid-Sha’baan Night : Warning against Bid’ah

All praise be to Allaah Who has perfected the religion for us and has completed His Favor upon us. May peace and blessings of Allaah be upon His Prophet and Messenger Muhammad, the Prophet of repentance and mercy.

Allaah (Exalted be He) says: This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islaam as your religion. Allaah (Exalted be He) also says: Or have they partners (with Allaah — false gods) who have instituted for them a religion which Allaah has not ordained? Moreover, it is reported in the Two Saheeh (authentic) Books of Hadeeth (i.e. Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) on the authority of `Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.

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Second treatise: Celebrating the Night of Israa’ and Mi`raaj : Warning against Bid’ah

All praise be to Allaah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah, and upon his family and Companions.

There is no doubt that Israa’ (Night Journey) and Mi`raaj (Ascension to Heaven) are among Allaah’s Great Signs that testify to the truthfulness of His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his great status in the Sight of Allaah (Exalted be He). They are also signs of Allaah’s Awe-Inspiring Power and His Exaltation above all His creation. Allaah (Glorified be He) says… read more here.

First treatise: Celebrating the Prophet’s birthday (Mawlid) and other events : Warning against Bid’ah

All praise be to Allaah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah, his family, his Companions, and those who follow his guidance.

There is a repeated question about the ruling on celebrating the Prophet’s Mawlid (birthday), offering special night prayer, sending peace and blessings upon him, and other practices done by people in this event.

The answer is that it is not permissible to celebrate the Mawlid of the Prophet (peace be upon him) or anyone else, as such a practice is a Bid`ah (innovation in the religion). The Prophet (peace be upon him) did not celebrate such an event and neither did the righteous Caliphs, the Companions or those who followed them in the best times of Islaamic history. They were the best with regard to knowledge of the Prophetic Sunnah, love to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and following the laws of Islaam. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.