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A Question on Mawlid

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assalaamu alaikum I want to know if there is proof to celebrate moulood. If there is then which year was it initiated and by who and the view of the Shaafi scholars on it.

Country: South Africa


Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,

The issue of mawlid celebrations has been addressed previously. Please see:




Allah knows best.

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