Eid Milad Un Nabi 12th Rabi Ul Awal In Islam

Islamic Month of Rabi Ul Awal 1434 and according to Gregorian Calendar Rabi Ul Awal 2013 has started two days ago. In this month many Muslims celebrates Eid Milad Un Nabi on 12th date of Rabi Ul Awal by claiming that it is the birthday of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.

People do too much decorations of lights on this day and go out to enjoy. but the question that is important here is should we celebrate Birthday of Prophet Muhammad SAW on 12th Rabi Ul Awal or not? to answer this question i will be sharing some important points below one by one:

1 It is not 100% confirmed that Prophet Muhammad SAW was born on 12th Rabi Ul Awal. we found different dates in the history. According to Abdul Qadir Jilani R.A Prophet SAW was born on 9th Rabi Ul Awal.

2 Rasool Allah SAW never himself told the date on which he was born.

3 Prophet SAW never celebrated his birthday.

4 Sahaba never celebrated birthday of Prophet SAW and not done anything special on 9th or 12th Rabi Ul Awal unlike many of us do.

6 Eid Milad Un Nabi which is declared third Eid by some people is a invention which was created centuries after Rasool Allah SAW. We find nothing like Eid Milad Un Nabi in Hadiths or even in books of four Imams.

7 In One Hadith Prophet SAW said i fast on Monday because i was born on this day. This Hadith clarifies that Sunnah way of Birthday is Fasting not creating new Bid'ahs which are done on 12th Rabi Ul Awal by some people.

8 some people says we are celebrating birthday of Prophet SAW in his love. If this is so why Sahaba not celebrated birthday of Prophet SAW? are we bigger lovers of Prophet SAW than Sahaba?

9 There are only two festivals Eid Ul Fitr and Eid Ul Adha told in the Quran and Hadith then how we can create a new one?

I think these nine points are enough to prove that there is no place for Eid Milad Un Nabi in Islam and its a Bidah (invention) In Islam. If we really Love Prophet SAW we should follow his teachings. That is real love.
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