Milad Sharif Jaaiz hai

Rauza SAWDear Readers, in the previous email, we provided the proofs from Quran and Hadith over the legitimacy of Celebrating the Blessed Birth (Mawlid Sharif) of Beloved and Blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). Now let us examine the Aqidah (belief) of the Glorious Ashaab al-Kiraam (Noble Companions) in this concern, who are the guiding beacons for us.

What Does the Glorious Companions Believe?

هاجرت إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقدمت عليه منصرفه من تبوك، فأسلمت، فسمعت العباس بن عبد المطلب يقول: يا رسول الله إنى أريد أن أمتدحك، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: قل، لا يفضض الله فاك
When the Noble Messenger (Allah give him peace and blessings) returned from the expedition of Tabuk in Madinah, his uncle Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) sought permission to recite some lines of poetry in his praise. He replied saying: “Recite, may your mouth remain fresh”.

Thereafter Sayyiduna Abbas began to recite his poetry, inside the Masjid, before the Beloved Messenger and gathering of companions in which he mentioned the transition of our Prophet Muhammad (Allah give him peace and blessings) in the loins of the previous Prophets and how he blessed them all, thereafter he said: 


وأنت لما ولدت أشرقت الارض ونارت بنورك الافق
فنحن في ذلك الضياء وفى النور وسبل الرشاد نخترق
“…The day you were born the sun rose over the earth and the horizon was illumined with your noor.
So we – in that radiance and that light and paths of guidance – can pierce through”


1. Kitaab al-Wafa, Vol. 1, Page 35
2. Khasais al-Kubra, Vol. 1, Page 97
3. Insaan al-Uyoon, Vol. 1, Page 96
4. Jawahir al-Bihaar, Page 40
5. Anwaar al-Muhammadiyah, Page 62-84
6. Hujjatulahi Ala al-Alameen, Page 222
7. Muwahib al-Laduniyah, Page 23
8. Al Isti’aab Mustadrak, Vol. 3, Page 327
9. al-Bidaya wa an-Nihaya, Vol. 2, Page 258
10. Kitaab al Mallal wan Nahal, Vol. 2, Page 240
11. Majma’ al-Zawaid, Vol. 8, Page 217
12. Talkhees al-Mustadrik, Vol. 3, Page 327
13. Subl al Huda war-Rishaad, Vol. 5, Page 469
14. Sharh al-Shifa (Mulla Ali Qari), Vol. 1, Page 364
15. Ibn Kathir’s Mawlad al-Mustafa, Page 29-30, Published in Lahore 1958

This has been stated in distinguished works of great Muhaditheen such as Mulla Ali Qari, Imam Jalal al-Din as-Suyuti, Allamah Ibn Hajr, Allamah Halabi, Allamah Dahlaan Makki, Allamah Nabhani, Allamah ibn Abdul Birr, Allamah Haakim, and Allamah Sharistaani. Also, Ibn Jawzi, Ibn Kathir and Ibn al-Qayyim have recorded it in their works.

Flags in happiness of the blessed birth of the Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam):

Sayyidatuna Aamina Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha said,


ورأيت ثلاثة أعلام مضروبات علما في المشرق وعلما في المغرب وعلما على ظهر الكعبة فأخذني المخاض فولدت محمدا صلى الله عليه وسلم
When the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) was born, I saw that three flags were hoisted: one in the east, one in the west and one on the roof of the Ka’bah.” [Khasais al-Kubra, Vol. 1, Page 82, Published from Dar al-Kutub Ilmia, Berut – Lebanon]

Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) and His Companions entered Madinah Munawwarah carrying flags:

While migrating to Madinah, when the Beloved and Blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) reached a place near Madinah, known as Mauda-e-Ghamim, Buraydah Aslami along with seventy horsemen from the tribe of Bani Sahm chased the caravan with the intention of capturing the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) but he himself got captivated in the love of the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) and embraced Islam. He said,


لا تدخل المدینة الا ومعك لواء، فحل عمامة ثم شدھا في رمح ثم مشی بین یدیه صلی الله علیه وسلم
Ya RasoolAllah! We will welcome you in Madinah with flags. Therefore, the horsemen took off their turbans, placed them on the top of their spears and moved to Madinah. [Wafa al-Wafa, Vol. 1, Page 243, Published by Dar Ihya at-Turath al-Arabi, Beirut – Lebanon]

Noble Companion of Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) recites his Mawlid and Praises Him:

Hadrat Sayyiduna Hassan Ibn Thaabit (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) said:


وأحسن منك لم تر قط عيني
Wa Ah’sanu Minka Lum taraqattu Aienee
I haven’t seen the lovely personality like you

وأجمل منك لم تلد النساء
Wa Ajmalu Minka Lum Talidin Nisa’u
And no mother have given birth to such a wonderful personality

خُلِقْتَ مبرءاً من كل عيب
Khuliqta Mubarra’am Min Kulli Aie’bin
You are created free from every fault

كأنك قد خُلِقْتَ كما تشاء
Ka’Annaka Qud Khuliqta Kama Tasha’u
You were created, as you wanted to be


1. Tafseer al-Aaloosi, Chapter 2, Vol. 7, Page 422
2. Tafseer Rooh al-Ma’ani, Vol. 2, Page 34

And witness how the Beloved Prophet of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala rewarded him? Hadrat Aaisha (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) narrates that Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) built a pulpit for Hadrat Hassan (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) in Masjid al-Nabawi Sharif, and Hadrat Hassan use to Recite his praise standing on that pulpit giving answers to mushriks on behalf of Sayyiduna Muhammadur Rasoolullah (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam). For this act of Hadrat Hassan, Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) said


إن روح القدس لا يزال يؤيدك ما نافحت عن الله ورسوله
“Verily Ruh-ul- Qudus would continue to help you so long as you put up a defense on behalf of Allah and His Messenger (Peace and Blessings be upon Him).”


1. Sahih Muslim, Kitab Fada’il as-Sahaba, Hadith 6550
2. Sunan al-Kubra lil Bayhaqi, Vol. 10, Page 237, Hadith 19442
3. Mau’jam al-Kabir lil Tabarani, Vol. 4, Page 35, Hadith 3504
4. Musannaf Abi Shayba, Vol. 6, Page 173
5. Dalail al-Nabuwwah, Vol. 5, Page 75
6. Sunan Abi Dawood, Vol. 14, Page 357

Mawlid Gathering at the Time of the Noble Companions (Radi Allahu Anhum Ajma’een):

Imam al-Nasa’i narrated that Hadrat Sayyiduna Ameer al-Mu’awiyah (may Allah be pleased with them) said,


إن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم خرج على حلقة يعني من أصحابه ، فقال: ما أجلسكم؟, قالوا: جلسنا ندعو الله, ونحمده على ما هدانا لدينه ومن علينا بك، قال: آلله ما أجلسكم إلا ذلك، قالوا: آلله ما أجلسنا إلا ذلك، قال: أما إني لم أستحلفكم تهمة لكم، وإنما أتاني جبريل عليه السلام, فأخبرني أن الله عز وجل يباهي بكم الملائكة
The Messenger of Allah came to a circle – meaning of his Companions  and said, “What has made you sit together?” They said, “We sat to pray to Allah and to praise Him for guiding us to His religion, and for blessing us with you.” He said, “By Allah, nothing else made you sit together?” They said, “By Allah nothing else made us sit together!” He said, “Know that I did not make you swear on this because I doubted you, but because Gabriel came to me and informed me that Allah (Azza wa Jall) is proudly showing you off to the angels!”


1. Sunan an-Nasa’i, Vol. 6, Book 49, Hadith 5428
2. Sahih Muslim, Book 40, Hadith 2701
3. Jaami’ Tirmidhi, Hadith 3326
4. Musnad Imam Ahmad, Hadith 16488
5. Sahih Ibn Hibban, Hadith 820
6. Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith 7331
7. Musannaf Ibn Abi Shayba, Hadith 28894
8. Tabarani, Mu’jam al-Kabeer, Hadith 16079
9. Riyad as-Salihin, Book 16, Hadith 1450

The above hadith is one of the clearest evidences for the permissibility of the Mawlid, and clearly shows the companions gathering together to thank Allah (Most High) and give thanks for blessing them with the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). Are the Mawlid gatherings not what is being described in the hadith?


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In Aminah’s home, the King of Prophets has come;
Rejoice, O the grief-stricken, your comforter has come!!



About Muslim Saleem

Muslim Saleem (born 1950) is a great Urdu poet, writer and journalist and creator of massive directories of Urdu poets and writers on different blogs. These directories include 1. Urdu poets and writers of India part-1 2. . Urdu poets and writers of India part-II 3. Urdu poets and writers of World part-I 4. Urdu poets and writers of World part-II, 5. Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh, 6. Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad, 7. Urdu poets and writers of Shajahanpur, 8. Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri Origin, 9. Urdu poets and writers of Hyderabad, 10. Urdu poets and writers of Augrangabad, 11. Urdu poets and writers of Maharashtra 12. Urdu poets and writers of Tamil Nadu, 13, Urdu poets and writers of Karnataka 14. Urdu poets and writers of Gujarat, 15. Urdu poets and writers of Uttar Pradesh, 16. Urdu poets and writers of Canada, 17. Urdu poets and writers of Burhanpur, 18. Urdu poets and writers of West Bengal 19. Female Urdu poets and writers, 20. Hindu Naatgo Shuara etc. These directories can be seen on :- 1. 2, 3., 4. 5. 6 7. (Life) Muslim Saleem was born in 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh in India, brought up in Aligarh, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University. He is the son of the well-known Urdu poet Saleem Wahid Saleem. He has lived in Bhopal, India since 1979. (Education): Muslim Saleem studied right from class 1 to BA honours in AMU schools and University. He completed his primary education from AMU Primary School, Qazi Para Aligarh (Now converted into a girls school of AMU). He passed high school exam from AMU City School, Aligarh and B.A. Hons (Political Science) from Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. Later, Muslim Saleem did M.A. in Arabic from Allahabad University during his stay in Allahabad. (Career) Muslim Saleem began his career as a journalist in the Urdu-language newspaper Aftab-e-Jadeed, Bhopal. He is multilingual journalist having worked on top posts with Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi), Central Chronicle (English), National Mail (English), News Express (English) and most recently as the chief copy editor of the Hindustan Times in Bhopal. At present, Muslim Saleem is English news advisor to Directorate of Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh. (as on December 1, 2012). (Works and awards) Muslim Saleem has been appointed as Patron of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society. He is the author of Aamad Aamad, a compilation of his poetry published by Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academi. Several of his couplets are well known in the Urdu language. He won the Yaad-e-Basit Tarhi Mushaira, a poetry competition, in 1982. In 1971, Muslim Saleem was awarded by Ismat Chughtai for his Afsana “Nangi Sadak Par” at AMU Aligarh. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Urdu-language publications Shair, Ahang, Asri, Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and other periodicals and magazines. His work in service of the Urdu language was recognized in a special 2011 edition of the periodical Abadi Kiran, devoted to his work. Evenings in his honour have been organised in a number of cities. Muslim Saleem is currently compiling a massive database of poets and writers of the Urdu language, both historic and currently active. (Translation of Muslim Saleem’s work in English): Great scholar Dr. Shehzad Rizvi based in Washington has translated Muslim Saleem’s ghazal in English even though they have never met. Dr. Rizvi saw Muslim Saleem’s ghazals on websites and was so moved that he decided to translate them. (Praise by poets and writers) Great poet and scholar of Urdu and Persian Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi has also written a number of poetic tributes to Muslim Saleem. Dr. Azmi and Muslim Saleem are yet to meet face to face. Beside this, great short-story writer and critic Mehdi Jafar (Allahabad, Bashir Badr (Bhopal), Jafar Askari (Lucknow), Prof. Noorul Husnain (Aurangabad), Kazim Jaffrey (Lahore) and a host of others have written in-depth articles defining Muslim Saleem’s poetry. (Muslim Saleem on other websites) Muslim Saleem’s life and works have been mentioned on Wikipedia,, and several other website. In fact, has given credit to Muslim Saleem for lifting a number of pictures and entries from Muslim Saleem’s websites and blogs. (Address): Muslim Saleem, 280 Khanugaon, VIP Road, Bhopal-462001 Mobiles: 0 9009217456 0 9893611323 Email: Best couplets: Zindagi ki tarah bikhar jaayen…… kyun ham aise jiyen ki mar jaayen kar di meeras waarison ke sipurd…. zindagi kis ke naam mar jaayen rooh ke karb ka kuchh mudaawa no tha doctor neend ki goiyan likh gaya wo dekhne mein ab bhi tanawar darakht hai haalanke waqt khod chuka hai jaden tamam My Facebook url is!/pages/Muslim-Saleem/176636315722664?sk=info Other blogs
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