Wed. Apr 24th, 2019

Milad-Un –Nabi(SAW) and Prophet’s teachings

Celebrating in an event of happiness to express joy is quite human. That is why we find almost all religions and cultures of the world with such celebrations, allowing their followers to express and emanate their auspiciousness regarding any particular event. Same is the case with Muslims. Muslim Ummah celebrates a few occasions every year globally, marking their joy and gratefulness to Almighty Allah for endowing them with such blessings. Out of all Islamic months, the month of Rabi-Ul-Awwal holds the honor of being the month when humanity was endowed with the most valuable of all gifts from Almighty Allah, i.e. the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This happened more than 1400 years ago when humanity was passing through darkest of its periods. Ever since then, the fate of humanity in general and the fate of followers of Muhammad (SAW) in particular, had been miraculously turned towards positivity, as emanated from the great teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). In fact, Allah Almighty reveals to us in the holy scripture of Qur’an that: “We have sent him (Muhammad saw) as a source of mercy for the A’alimeen (humans, jinns and all else that exists),” (Surah 21.Al- Anbiya: Verse 107).Linguistic experts are of opinion that the word “Milad” is a derivative of “viladat”, meaning birth. It means “Milad” as a word is used to signify the time and place of a particular birth. The whole word as it is mentioned here “Eid-e- Milad-Un-Nabi (SAW)” signifies of celebration and joy for muslim umah in particular and the people propagating other religions in general, for getting blessed with the biggest honor from the Allah Almighty to them in form of last of the prophets, Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). Quran, the Holy Scripture according to which muslims are to live their lives, also contains the content that suggests praising and celebrating the day when prophets (PBUT) of the Almighty Allah are born. This verse of the holy Quran reveals the same as in case of Hazrat Yahya (A.S): “The peace is on Him the day when he was born and the day when he will die and the day when he will be raised alive.” (Sura Al-Maryam, Verse 15).
The above verse mentioned here is in connection with the complete Milad of Allah’s Prophet, Hazrat Yahya (A.S) as mentioned in great detail in the concurrent verses and chapter. Comprehensive Quran Learning leads us to conclusion that Milad of a prophet is deemed as a praiseworthy event by Allah Almighty Himself. Based upon such inferences, it is quite logical to conclude that Eid Milad-Un-Nabi (SAW) celebrated on 12th of Rabbi-al-Awwal should be an exceptional day of celebration for the followers of Almighty Allah’s last prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). Hadith (descriptive narrations from Prophet Muhammad -SAW) comes second to holy Quran for every muslim to take heed from. There are many ahadith that signify the importance of Eid Milad-Un-Nabi (SAW). For muslims, having true faith is incomplete unless they love and respect Prophet Muhammad (SAW) more than anything else, as evident from the following hadhith as well: “None of you becomes a believer until I am dearer to him than his children, his parents and all mankind.” (as reported by Bukhari and Muslim). That alone should serve a reason more than enough to express your joy and happiness for the greatest of gifts from the Almighty Allah to humanity as true muslims; so make the most of it this year as well.


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