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Did Prophet Muhammad (SAW) Celebrate His Birthday?

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Answered by: Maulana Abrarul H. Hasib 


Did Prophet Muhammad celebrate his birthday?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Rasul Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam celebrating his own birthday is not substantiated or established in the Qur’an, Hadith, from any Sahabah (RA), Tabi’een, nor any Taba Tabi’een. No example has been found in their lifetime of celebrating His (SAW) birthday. 

This Bid’ah (innovation) came into existence by the command of Muzaffar Uddin in the year 604 AH, who was extravagant and wasn’t a practising Muslim king. [1] 

Hence, celebrating His (SAW) birthday is merely baseless, innovation and not proven from Rasul Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Abrarul H. Hasib 

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Fatawa Darul Uloom Zakariyya, Vol. 1, Pg. 266, ZamZam Publishers. 

[1] Aap Ke Masa’il Awar Un Ka Hal, Vol. 1, Pg. 445, Maktabah Ludhyanwi. 

[1] Fatawa Uthmani, Vol. 1, Pg. 105, Maktabah Ma’ariful Quran.

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