Celebrating Prophet's birthday
Fatwa No: 81920

Question

What is the fatwa on reciting Mawleed un Nabi on day of Meelad un Nabi Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds; and blessings and peace of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and Companions. It is not permissible to celebrate the Prophet's birthday or any other's birthday. If such a celebration were a good thing, the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), his Companions, their followers would have done it before us. ( may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them all). This is a clear indication that every celebration of birthday is a bid'ah (innovation). Allah knows best.

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