The Innovation of al-Mawlid an-Nabawi

The innovation of al-Mawlid an-Nabawi (the Prophet ﷺ birthday) was celebrated for the 1st time in history during the era of the Fatimiyeen Shi'ah al-Ubaydiyeen, Then it was also followed by the birthday celebrations of Ali then Fatimah then Hasan then Husain then the Khaleefah that was present in that era, so there were 6 parties.

They were Shi'ah who claimed to be from the lineage of Fatimah the daughter of Muhammad ﷺ but in reality this ascription was a lie and a slander.

None of the companions from Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman Or Ali celebrated the Mawlid nor did Taabieen nor did the 4 imaams celebrate it neither Banu Umayyah nor Banu Abbaas celebrate it.

This is an Ubaydiyyah or Fatimiyyah Shee'eyyah innovated celebration.

They say we are celebrating to remember and revive the remembrance of the Messenger of Allah. But when did the Muslims forget the Messenger of Allah? In the Adhaan he is mentioned in the Salat he is mentioned upon entering the masjid he is mentioned in a lesson how many times is he mentioned? A lot so we are not in need of this "remembrance"

Do you believe that this Mawlid is a righteous action which gets you closer to Allah or something futile? Obviously they will say the first one.

So then if it was a righteous action then why did the Messenger of Allah not legislate it? Why were the companions who were the best of people unaware of this righteous action? 

Imaam Malik (179h) the Imaam Daar il-Hijrah said "whoever innovates a innovation and sees it to be good then he has accused Muhammad ﷺ of concealing and not conveying the message"

Notes from Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaami's رحمه الله Q&A

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