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Celebrating moulood

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Q: What if I do not celebrate the mawlid but my mother and father celebrate the mawlid. Also my father is a sufi but I only follow Allah and his Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). People from the sufi masjid label me as a wahabi or a salafi. What should I do? They say I don’t love the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) if I do not celebrate his birthday. But the early Muslims did not celebrate his birthday and it’s not in the authentic saying of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

Bismillaah

A: The true lovers of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) do mawlid everyday. And the essence of mawlid is reading salawaat upon Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) at least 300 to 500 times daily, and reading about Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and his teachings from kitaabs such as as Fazaa’il-e-A`maal and Seeratul Mustafa.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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