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Rabi al-Awwal & Christmas

From Superstitions into Light

Rabi’ul-Awwal is the most significant month in the Islamic history, because humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muḥammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). Before the birth of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) not only the Arabian peninsula, but also the so-called civilized nations of Rome and Persia were drowned in the darkness of ignorance, superstitions, oppression and unrest. The Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) came with the eternal truth of Tawḥīid (Oneness of Allāh), the only faith which provides a firm basis for the real concepts of knowledge, equity and peace. It was this faith which delivered humanity from ignorance and superstitions and spread the light of true knowledge all over the world.

Islamic Celebrations

Thus the birth of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) was the most significant and the most remarkable event in human history. Had there been room in Islamic teachings for the celebration of birthdays or anniversaries, the birthday of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) would have undoubtedly deserved it more than the birthday of any other person. But that is against the nature of Islamic teachings. That is why, unlike Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism, there are very few festivals in Islām, which provides for only two ʿEids (ʿEidul-fitr and ʿEidul-Aḍḥā) during the whole year. The dates of these two ʿEids do not correspond to the birthday of any of the outstanding persons of Islamic history, nor can their origin be attributed to any particular event of history that had happened on these dates.

Both of these two ʿEids have been prescribed for paying gratitude to Allāh on two happy occasions every year. The first event is the completion of the fasts of Ramaḍān and the second event is the completion of Ḥajj, another form of worship regarded as one of the five pillars of Islām.

The manner prescribed for the celebration of these two ʿEids (festivals) is also different from non-Islamic festivals. There are no formal processions, illumination or other activities showing formal happiness. On the contrary, there are congregational prayers and informal mutual visits to each other, which can give real happiness instead of its symbols only.

No Birthdays

Islām has not prescribed any festival for the birthday of any person, however great or significant he may be. The prophets of Allāh are the persons of the highest status amongst all human beings. But neither the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) nor his noble companions observed birthdays or anniversaries. Even the birth day of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), the most happy day for mankind as a whole, was never celebrated by the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) himself, nor by his blessed Companions.

The Companions of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) remained alive after him for about a century, but despite their unparalleled and profound love towards the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) they never celebrated the birthday or the anniversary of the death of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). Instead, they devoted their lives promoting the cause of Islām, bringing his teachings into practice, conveying his message to the four corners of the world and establishing Islamic order in every walk of life.

The Origins of Christmas

In fact, commemorating the birth of a distinguished person has never been prescribed by any religion attributing itself to divine revelation. It was originally a custom prevalent in pagan communities only. Even Christmas, the famous Christian feast commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, finds no mention in the Bible or in the early Christian writings. It was only four centuries after the ascension of Jesus Christ that Christmas was recognized as a regular Christian feast.

“It is impossible to determine the exact date of the birth of Christ, either from the evidence of the gospels, or from any sound tradition. During the first three centuries of the Christian era there was considerable opposition in the Church to the pagan custom of celebrating birthdays, although there is some indication that a purely religious commemoration of the birth of Christ was included in the feast of Epiphany. Clement of Alexandria mentions the existence of the feast in Egypt about the year A.D. 200 and we have some evidence that it was observed on various dates in scattered areas. After the triumph of Constantine, the Church at Rome assigned December 25 as the date for the celebration of the feast, possibly about A.D. 320 or 353. By the end of the fourth century the whole Christian world was celebrating Christmas on that day, with the exception of the Eastern Churches, where it was celebrated on January 6. The choice of December 25 was probably influenced by the fact that on this day the Romans celebrated the Mithraic feast of the Sun-god, and that the Saturnalia also came at this time.”[1]

A similar description of the origin of Christmas is found in the Britannica Encyclopaedia with further details. Its following passage will throw more light on the point:

“Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church, and before the 5th century there was no general consensus of opinion as to when it should come in the calendar, whether on Jan. 6, March 25 or Dec. 25. The earliest identification of Dec. 25 with the birthday of Christ is in a passage, otherwise unknown and probably spurious, of the philos of Antioch (c.180), preserved in Latin by the Magdeburyg centuriators (i, 3, 118), to the effect that the Gauls contended that since they celebrated the birth of Lord on Dec. 25, so they ought to celebrate the resurrection on March 25. A passage, almost certainly interpolated, in ‘Hippelates’ (c. 202) commentary on Daniel iv, 23, says that Jesus was born at Bethlehem on Wednesday, Dec. 25, in the 42nd year of Augustus, but he mentions no feast, and such a feast, indeed, would conflict with the then orthodox ideas. As late as 245, Origin (hem. viii on Leviticus) repudiated the idea of keeping the birthday of Christ “as if he were a king Pharaoh”. [2]

These two quotes are more than sufficient to prove the following points:

  1. The commemoration of birthdays was originally a pagan custom, never recognized by a divine scripture or prophetic teaching.
  2. The exact date of the Birth of Sayyidina ʿĪsa is unknown and impossible to be ascertained.
  3. The commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ was not a recognized practice in the early centuries of Christian history.
  4. It was in the 4th or 5th century that it was recognized as a religious feast, and that, too, under the influence of the pagans who worshipped Sun-god.
  5. There was a strong opposition against commemorating birthdays by early Christian scholars like Origin, on the ground that it is originally a custom of pagans and idolaters.

Original Islamic Resources

In original Islamic resources we do not find any instruction about the celebration of birthdays or death anniversaries. Many Companions of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) passed away during his life-time. His beloved wife Sayyidah Khadijah (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanha) passed away in Makkah. His beloved uncle Sayyidina Hamzah (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) was brutally slaughtered during the battle of Uḥud, and yet, the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) never observed their birthday or their death anniversaries, nor did he ever advise his followers to celebrate his own birthday in Rabi’ul-Awwal.

What is Wrong with These Celebrations

The reason for abstinence from such celebrations is that they divert the attention of people from the real teachings of Islām towards the observance of certain formal activities only. Initially, these celebrations may begin with utmost piety and with a bona fide intention to pay homage to a pious person. Yet, celebration is ultimately infused with an element of merrymaking and rejoicing. It is generally confused with secular festivals and secular, and often sinful activities will gradually creep into it.

The Transformation of Christmas

The example of Christmas will again be relevant. This Christian feast was originally innovated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ and, of course, to remember his teachings. But once the occasion had been recognized as a feast, all the secular elements of public festivals crept in.

“For several centuries Christmas was solely a church anniversary observed by religious services. But as Christianity spread among the people of pagan lands, many of the practices of the winter solstice were blended with those of Christianity because of the liberal ruling of Gregory I, the great, and the cooperation of the missionaries. Thus, Christmas became both religious and secular in its celebration, at times reverent, at others gay.”

“Merrymaking came to have a share in Christmas observance through popular enthusiasm even while emphasis was on the religious phase. … In the wholly decked great halls of the feudal lords, whose hospitality extended to all their friends, tenants and household, was sailing, feasting, singing and games, dancing, masquerading and mummers presenting pantomimes and masques were all part of the festivities.” [3]

This is enough to show as to how an apparently innocent feast of reverence was converted into a secular festival where merrymaking and seeking enjoyment took preference over all the religious and spiritual activities.

Being fully aware of this human psychology, Islām has never prescribed, nor encouraged the observance of birthdays and anniversaries, and when such celebrations are observed as part of the religion, they are totally forbidden.

The Religion is Complete

On the last Ḥajj of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), Allāh clearly pronounces:

   “Today, I have completed the teachings of your religion.” [4]

All the teachings of Islām were communicated to the Muslims through the Holy Qur’ān and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). It is forbidden to add anything to them as a part of religion. What was not a part of religion during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) can never become part of it. Such additions are termed by the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) as Bidʿah or innovation.

Thus, the observance of the 12th of Rabi’ul-Awwal as a religious feast is not warranted by any verse of the Holy Qur’ān or by any teaching of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). Had it been a part of the religion it would have been clearly ordered or practiced by the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) and his blessed companions or, at least, by their immediate pupils. But no example of the celebration of the occasion can be traced in the early centuries of the Islamic history. It was after many centuries (according to Maulana Yusuf Ludhinavi it was in the year 604 A.H.) that some monarchs started observing the 12th of Rabi’ul-Awwal as the birthday of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) without a sound religious basis, and the congregations in the name of Maulood or Milad were held where the history of the birth of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) used to be narrated.

Disagreement About the Date

The observance of the 12th of this month as the birthday of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) is not only an innovation having no basis in the Islamic teachings, but the accuracy of this date as the real birthday of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) is also very much doubted. There are different dates suggested in different traditions, and the majority of the authentic scholars is inclined to hold that the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) was born on the 9th of Rabi’ul-Awwal. This difference of opinion is another evidence to prove that the observance of the birthday is not a part of the religion, otherwise its exact date would have been preserved with accuracy.

The life of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) is, no doubt, the most important source of guidance for all Muslims, and every Muslim is under an obligation to learn and study the events of his life, and to follow the practical example set by him in every sphere of life. The narration of his pious biography (the Seerah) in itself is a pious act, which invites the divine blessings, but the Holy Qur’ān and the Sunnah have not prescribed a particular time or method for it. This pious act should be performed in all the months and at all the times. The month of Rabi’ul-Awwal has not been designated by the Sharīʿah as a special season for holding such congregations to commemorate the birth or life of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). It is thus an innovation (Bidʿah) to restrict the Seerah meetings to the month of Rabi’ul Awwal only, or to believe that the meetings held in this month are worthy of more reward than the meetings held on any other date during the year. In fact, the Companions of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) used to commemorate the life of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) throughout the year, not only by studying and conveying his message to others, but also by following his way of life and acting upon his teachings in each and every branch of their activities; and this is exactly what a Muslim is required to do.

By this we do not mean that the Seerah meetings should not be held in the month of Rabi’ul-Awwal. The point is only that they should not be restricted to it, nor should it be believed that the Sharīʿah has laid any kind of emphasis on holding such meetings in this particular month.

Another point that should always be kept in mind while holding such meetings is that they must be in complete conformity with the rules of Sharīʿah. A Muslim is supposed to abide by the rules of Sharīʿah in all his activities, as such, meetings held in the memory of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) should be free from all acts forbidden by the Sharīʿah.

Contemporary Seerah Meetings and Sharīʿah

It is often observed, especially in Western countries, that Seerah meetings are held where men and women sit together without observing the rules of hijāb prescribed by the Sharīʿah. The teachings of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) are obviously against such mixed gatherings. How can a Seerah meeting bring fruits where such fundamental teachings of the Sharīʿah are openly violated?

In some meetings the Na’ts (poems) in the memory of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) are recited by women before the male audience, sometimes with music, which is totally against the instructions of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). It is clearly prohibited by the Sharīʿah to hold such meetings or to participate in them, because it is not only a violation of the Sharīʿah rules, but it is an affront to the sanctity of the Seerah of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). All other activities, often practiced on the twelfth of Rabi’ul-Awwal, like holding processions, constructing the mock tombs of the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) and illuminating buildings and roads are not warranted by any rule of the Sharīʿah. Rather they are based on conscious or unconscious imitations of certain other religions. No example of such activities can be detected from earlier Islamic history.

Real Message of Seerah

What is really important with regard to the Holy Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) is, first, to follow his teachings, and second to make his pious Seerah available to every Muslim; to preserve it in the hearts of the Muslims from childhood; to educate family members, encouraging them to run their lives according to it and to hold it as the most glorious example of the human conduct the universe has ever witnessed — and all this with utmost love and reverence, not manifested by formal activities only, but also through actual behaviour of following the Sunnah. This cannot be done by merely holding processions and illuminating the walls. This requires constant and consistent efforts and a meaningful programme of education and training.

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[1] Collier’s Encyclopedia 1984 ed, v. 6, p. 403

[2] Britannica, 1953 ed. v. 5, p.642

[3] Encyclopedia Britannica, 1953 v. 5, p. 643

[4] Al-Qur’ān, 5:3

About Mufti Taqi Usmani

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani is a Hanafi Islamic scholar from Pakistan. He served as a judge on the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan from 1981 to 1982 and the Shariat Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan between 1982 and 2002. He is an expert in the fields of Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh), economics and hadith. He also held a number of positions on the Shariah Boards of prestigious Islamic institutions, and is one of the most influential Islamic authors outside the Middle East.

20 comments

  1. This article has been translated in Bengali language by Muslim Media team.

    মিলাদুন্নাবি ও বড়দিন: ইতিহাস ও বৈধতা — মুফতি তাকি উসমানি – http://www.muslimmedia.info/2015/12/24/miladunnabi-and-christmas-history-and-legality-mufti-taqi-usmani

  2. Is'haq Ibn. Abubakar Ribe, Zamfara State, Nigeria.

    We dont know which one is right? are you cellebrating the birthday of prophet ISAh(A.S) or you are cellebrating his death and then raised after 3..days as you have claimed he did? Because you have no proof from the holy bible. However, for those that are cellebrating prophet Muhammad (SAW)’s birth day also has no proof from the holy Qur’an or Sunnah(HADITH) or doing it by sahabah of prophet(SAW). Do You think that you love prophet more then the companions? you better change you mind before you met with ALLAH. JAZAKALLAHU KHAIRAN MUFTI USMAN.

  3. DR.Fiaz Fazili

    CAN ANYONE WTH EVIDENCE EDUCATE ME-HISTORY OF ISLAMIC CALENDAR-MONTHS-REVIEW ON HISTORICAL EVIDENCES
    ————————————————————-
    All over the world Muslims love Prophet Muhammad [pbuh] intensely. Ask any Muslim about his or her love for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and he or she will answer, “Fidaaak Ya Rasool Allah. Sincerely yours, we believe what we tell ourselves Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is dearer to us than any wealth or riches, dearer than our own selves. He is dearer to us than any worldly temptation. Loving and Believing in him not means only sending salutations,but to be a practical examples of the those values for which our Prophet stood truly and were dearer to him. Without confining ourselves to a day,week or month on every opportunity from pulpits to displaying a responsible mannerism of a man on street, we need to contribute by becoming the brand ambassador of message of -the Prophet Muhammad –the greatest humankind in this universe.–HOW AND WHO CALACULATED EXACT DATE OF BIRTH OF OUR BELOVED—HOW ACCURATE WAS HE WHEN KUNAR MONTHS START BY PHYSICAL SIGHTING OF CRESCENT–AND THAT TOO RETRSOPPECTIVE- HOW IDI THEY KNEW WHICH MONTH WAS 29 WHICH WAS THIRTY –
    WHETER THE MONTHS WRRE CALLED BY SAME NAMES BEFOIRE HIJRJAH ,OR HIJRI CALENDARAND ISLAM OR DIFFERENT NAMES- HOW WAS BIRTHDATE CALCULATED AS PER LUNAR CALENDAR IN BACKDATE- WHEN ACTUAL MOON SIGHTING IS PHYSICAL- HOW DID THEY CALCULATE IN RETROSPECT BACK DATE- HOW DID THEY DETERMINE WHICH OR THE MONTHS WERE 29 OR 30 ..HOW ACCURACY IN THIS —?
    Caliph_’Umar,_Started_the_Muslim_Calendar,_639_CE—

  4. Assalamu alaikum. Undoubtedly, he may be a giant scholar, but, forgive me, Mufti sahib pales in comparison to the likes of Imam Suyuti (rah), who produced a credible and objective fatwa on this subject. I’d much rather take Imam Suyuti’s authoritative view on this issue. Besides, some the assertions Mufti Sahib makes seem incredibly weak, to say the least e.g. the date of the Prophet’s (saw) birth:

    1. Ibn-e-Ishaq (85-151 H): Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel. (Ibn Jawzi in Al-Wafa, Page 87)

    2. Allama Ibn-e-Hasham (213 H): Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel. (Ibn-e-Hasham in As-Sirat-un-Nabawiya, Vol. 1, Page 158)

    3. Imam Ibn-e-Jareer Tabari (224-310 H): Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel. (Tarikh-ul-Umam-wal-Muluk, Vol. 2, Page 125)

    4. Allama Abul Hasan Ali Bin Muhammad Al-Mawardi (370-480 H): Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born 50 days after the event of Ashab-ul-Feel and after the death of His father on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal. (Ailam-un-Nabuwwa, Page 192)

    5. Imam Al-Hafiz Abu-ul-Fatah Al-Undalasi (671-734 H): Our leader and our Prophet Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam), the Messenger of Allah, was born on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel. (Aayun-al-Asr, Vol.1, Page 33)

    6. Allama Ibn-e-Khaldun (732-808 H): Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel. It was the 40th year of Emperor Kasra Noshairwan. (Ibn-e-Khaldun in At-Tarikh Vol. 2, Page 394)

    7. Muhammad As-Sadiq Ibrahim Arjoon: From various turaq (chains) it has been established as true that the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on Monday 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal in ‘Aam al-Feel in the reign of Kasara Noshairwan. (Muhammad Rasoolullah, Vol. 1, Page 102)

    8. Sheikh Abdul-Haq Muhadath Dehlvi (950-1052 H): Know it well, that over-whelming majority of the experts of sayar and tarikh (i.e. biographers and historians) hold the opinion that the Beloved (i.e. the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born in ‘Aam al-Feel … It is well known that the month was of Rabi’ al-Awwal and its date was 12. Various scholars have shown their agreement with this (date). (Madarij-un-Nabuwwah, Vol. 2, Page 14)

    9. Imam Qastallani (Alaihir RaHma) said: Rasoolullah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam) was born on 12th Rabi ul Awwal and People of Makkah follow it, on this same day they visit (your place of birth).. It is famous that you were born on 12th Rabi ul Awwal, the day was of Monday, Ibn Ishaq and others have narrated this too (Al Muwahib al Laduniya, Volume 1, Page No. 88)

  5. It is rather interesting how Mufti Taqi Usmani who is named after the senior deobandi scholar Taqi Usmani failed to quote any of the Ayahs of rejoice in your Lords mercy.

    Further more such an esteemed senior scholar according to this website, one of the most senior outside arab also failed to discuss the ayahs in honour of the birth of Hazrat Isa AS.

    if one wishes to denounce something then surely a balanced argument should be presented not a distorted one sided opinion given.

    The Sahaba RA and the great Imams never celebrating is the opinion of this scholar. Those who celebrate not only celebrate based on the Ayahs of the Noble Quran but also on the Sunnahs of Sahaba and the senior Mujtahids. Just because Taqi Usmani or Shaykh Hatham or any other says it didn’t happen doesn’t mean it is an accurate statement.

    Millions upon millions celebrate this day and month all over the world to the extent one could argue that those who don’t celebrate are in a minority.

    I suggest you look up scholars such as Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Kathir famous wahabi scholars and read what they say also.

    Claiming to be Hanafis has been a long standing veil used by the Deobandis for years these are the very ppl who gave way to Apostates and Heritics such as Mirza Qadiani, so when Taqi Usmani speaks against Milad its nothing new he is simply following his elders.

    The very least a person who claims to follow Quran and Sunnah should do is speak the truth abs not hide the biggest reason for celebating Milad which is the Blessed Quran….jzk

    • Saeed Ahmed Umar

      In the light of the Quran you find the legitimacy of celebrating mawlid ! Are you on the same vein trying to say that the method of celebrating was not prescribed , so millions who according to you are a majority had to search for it from the christians and hindus !

  6. Masha Allah a very well written and informative article. Reading the article particularly about Christmas and the Milad reminded me of one of the sayings of the Prophet (pbuh) that the muslims will follow the footsteps of the people of the book before them. May Allah guide us on the straight path of the Quran and Sunnah and away from innovated practices. Ameen.

  7. What again is Rabi’ul-Awwal? Ah, yes, I found it there in the opening sentence. It is the most significant month in the Islamic history, because humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muḥammad. So, you don’t celebrate any prophet’s birthday, just Muhammad’s birthmonth. How very innovative of you.

  8. Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Raheem

    To compate Christmas and celebrating the Mawlid, the birth of Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alahai Wasullum in order to demonstrate that celebrating a birthday is prohibited is a false and conflating argument which is highly offensive to the purposes behind respectfully honouring the Best of Creation Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alahai Wasullum.

    Mufti Taqi Usmani presents a distorted and false representation of the aspects of celebrating in a Mawlid gathering, implying that the rules Sharia are not observed, this is a false blanket accusation which is entirely unjustifiable

    The fact is (not conspiracy) that the Saudi Wahabbi world view of Islam and Muslims is that Islam should be as dictated by their ideology and Muslims should fit into a certain clinical state – a state which outwardly puts forward an image of upholding the values of Islam for the benefit of Muslims worldwide – however the reality in actual fact is the same state – Saudi’s – are behind the scenes in
    League with the Americans, israeli’s, the new pharoah of Egypt and all the corrupt, despotic regimes in the Muslim world

    So forgive me Mufti Saab, if I don’t feel their is credibility to the ideas you put forward as the ideology driving those very ideas and the people behind them are happy to murder, maim and work against fellow Muslims

    • Saying “not conspiracy” before proceeding to highlight a ridiculous conspiracy theory does not change the fact that your argument has absolutely no objective basis. Mufti Taqi Uthmani is one of the most senior scholars in PAKISTAN, not Saudi Arabia. He is a giant HANAFI sheikh, not a Hanbali (like Saudis). Saudi Arabia was born only a few decades ago, yet the arguments he is mentioning are from 1400 years ago. To try and discredit the beliefs/practises of the early Muslims just because Saudi Arabia (which was born 1300 years after them!) also shares a particular belief/practice, is what is in fact “entirely unjustifiable”.

      Maybe you’re right…All of the Sahaba, the four imams, the four madhahib for hundreds of years until the innovation of this practice, were somehow agents of Saudi Arabia…a state that wasn’t even going to be born for another millennium.

  9. The Gog calling out the Magog.Never will we condone Muslims killing Muslims are inflicting harm on the innocents ,but this mans actions are a lacken to the skillet calling the pot black.This man has and is turning around and twisting the the teachings of Christ the Word of G-d to the word of satan.Condoning all that G-d warned man that was evil.this reversal of teachings is an action of the antichrist a setting of his will against the will of Christ who submitted to the Will of G-d (Allah).My Brothers and Sisters don’t be fool the emotional schisms of this Pope.Please read your Book,study the Word of G-d,G-d has not changed.

    • The word of God changed once the Roman empire got hold of it. The newest word of God is the Quran and you should embrace it.

      Whilst I know many Muslims don’t revere Jesus as much as they should, Muslims do not consider the teaching of Jesus as the work of satan. If any Muslims distance themselves from the prestigious status of Jesus, then they are greatly mistaken. Anyway, Muslims are encouraged by God to revere all the prophets with equal reverence.

      • friendlykamustaka

        According to the Qur’an, Jesus was neither killed nor crucified (Qur’an 4:157-158). Instead, Allah raised Jesus to heaven while he was still alive.

        How do you feel about muslims who are forced, through historical analysis, to concede that Jesus was indeed crucified on the cross:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XByo8uZtRD4

        Would you regard such muslims as apostates for stating something that clearly contradicts the Qur’an?

  10. “mehboob ki mehfil ko, Mehboob sajaatay hain”

    It is interesting that never would one find a terrorist to be one who celebrates the mawlid of Rasul Allah (saw).

    • ر سول صلیی اللہ علیہ وسلم سے محبت کرنے والے هی انکی اطاعت کرتے هیں.نبی کی محبت نبی کے بتاءے هو ئے طریقہ سے کریں اپنے شیطانی نفس کو محبت کا نام مت دیں

      • It’s nearly been a year. I guess you exploded sometime ago…

        • Have some shame!

          You say u love the Prophet only cos u celebrate the Milad!

          Every1 else who does not is most likely going to blow himself up!

          Look at what the media has done to u.

          No brains to think or have any compassion or room for disagreement.

          The Prophet (saw) said , ” O Ana’s! I will teach u special Sunnah of mine!

          ‘ do not hold a grudge against any1’ ”

          How confident u r that u will have a higher rank than some1 on the basis that u celebrate the Milad but not on his teaching!

          Wake up now, b4 u wake up in the grave, it will b too late then.

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