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On The Permissibility of Mawlid, With Conditions, by Shaykh Salek Bin Siddina

Shaykh Salek Bin Siddina recites a poem of Muhammad bin Hasan al Khadim on why celebrating the birth of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is permissible but with conditions. The video is in two parts, with live English translation. Our thanks to the Blessed Tree for these recordings. [cwa id=’cta’] Resources for seekers: Ever Been […]

‘Tis The Season…For Mawlid Wars? – Ustadh Salman Younas

The month of Rabi` al-Awwal is here, which can only mean that some of us will witness renewed debates on the practice of celebrating the birth of the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), writes Ustadh Salman Younas. [cwa id=’cta’] To make things easier for everyone, I’ve mentioned a handful of leading classical scholars […]

Can I Go to My Non-Muslim Sister’s Birthday?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum, My non-Muslim blood sister has invited me to her birthday. Is it allowed for me to go? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. Birthdays are social—not specifically religious—customs. As such, it is permitted to participate in them, if […]

Innovation (Bid`a) and Celebrating the Prophet’s Birthday (Mawlid)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the concept of a “praiseworthy innovation” (bid`a hasana). How can an innovation be praiseworthy? Is the mawlid (celebration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad) from this? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. The […]