Friday, December 01 2017 Written by Administrator  


A  Sister seeking clarification on her confusion, writes:

Since the inception of this month I have had very confusing feelings towards what the correct practices regarding the 12th Rabbi Ul' awaal are-if any??

I have known that it is bidah to celebrate Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam)  birthday in any form as he did not celebrate it himself.

I have recently received many messages and announcements of moulanas giving bayaans in Mallinson road musjid; Stanger musjid and hilaal musjid on the seerah of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Ml Khatani was giving a lecture earlier today at musjid hilaal on the Mubarak life of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). This confuses me as it coincides with the 12th celebrations. I do understand the importance of lectures especially when receiving information on our beloved nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Is this something we should acknowledge but not be a part off? or do we ignore every association with meelads during this month? 

As a layman and toddler in deeni knowledge it has caused much chaos I my mind. 

Kindly assist me on how to proceed as I'm very confused this year--Im aware its bidah and mostly practiced by barelwi Muslims yet it's being highlighted by some who aren't barelwi? 

Is highlighting seerah and having lectures ok?

Or does it fall under the banner of celebrating and acknowledging the 12th Rabbi Ul' awaal. 

Jazakallah khayr for your time and response.

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All functions, lectures and celebrations held in the month of Rabiyul Awwal with regard to Rasulullah‘s mubaarak Seerah are bid’ah. These seerah functions during the month of Rabiyul Awwal are recent developments. These moulanas have strayed from the Straight Path and are competing with the Barelwi Bid’atis on this issue. The different groups have their own styles of celebrations. But all are haraam.

The Deen is not their motivation. They are bereft of sincerity. They are out to  gain  followers. They despicably use the Deen for  objectives of the dunya and the nafs.

Listening to lectures on the Seerah is not bid’ah. But the functions of seerah arranged specifically for the month of Rabiyul Awwal are  acts of bid’ah. That is why they give prominence to the seerah  during the month of Rabiyul Awwal.

They have the whole year  for giving bayaans on the Seerah, but they opt to behave like dumb devils the  whole year, and  when Rabiyul Awwal  comes, they  stupidly jump on to the  bid’ah ‘seerah’ bandwagon in an attempt to compete with the Qabar Pujaari Barelwi Bid’atis  for who meelaad in Rabiyul Awwal is more important than the daily Fardh Salaat. In so doing, they acquit themselves like moron clowns for they are  the emulators of the grave-worshippers.

Stay far from these Bid’ah practices and these Bid’ati molvis who are experts in the satanic art of compromising and concealing the Haqq. It comes in the Hadith that Bid’atis are ‘THE DOGS OF THE FIRE’. They plunder and pillage the Shariah in the very name of Islam.  Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) described them as GHUTHA’ (Trash/Rubbish/Flotsam).

12 Rabiyul Awwal 1439 (1 December 2017)