Q: My locality had a whole weekend (13-15/2/2015) program in celebration of the moulood of Rasulllah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). I am aware of the “over importance” given to this as it is considered an innovated matter in the religion but do you know why this weekend in particular? Also the speaker mentioned that he would rather want to be seen to support Hussain (Radiyallahu Anhu) than Yazid. Can you also explain/clarify if delaying the athaan and jamaat salaah for other religious activities like lectures and naats etc is permissible. Then the masjid was heavily “decorated” with banners and flowers. Is this permissible? The people are known as Sunnis. Please advise.


A: We do not know the reason.

We do not know the speaker’s agenda and his level of deeni understanding.

If this is going to cause a disturbance to the regular musallees then this must be avoided.

It is a baseless practice.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)