The month of Rabi al-Awwal has a prominent position among all the months of the year. On the twelfth date of this blessed month, Allah Almighty sent His beloved Prophet ﷺ to the world and through him removed the darkness of disbelief, polytheism, ignorance and misguidance. He enlightened the world with the light of faith by saying, You came to the world and ended all kinds of oppression forever, You proved to be a mercy to daughters, women and orphans and a blessing to the whole world. He taught to live with mutual love and affection and brotherhood.
Therefore, it is the moral duty of each of us to consider the day of the Prophet’s birth and this month as blessed and celebrate it as a joy. But the whole world should give a message of peace, harmony, love and brotherhood.
But this is a big question that how should we celebrate this great day?
In our Muslim society, processions are taken out on the occasion of birthdays with great fanfare, which is a prominent way of expressing love, but seeing the illegal actions of our young boys in these processions, it does not seem at all that those processions are They are enjoying the blessings of participating in Muhammadi, but the Muslim nation bows its head in shame due to their jumping and ugly actions.
Increase your prayers : Birth day has its own special blessings, that is why we should increase our worship in this month and especially on this day compared to our daily worship. Hadiths prove that it was the habit of the Prophet ﷺ to pray every week. used to fast on Mondays, when the Companions inquired the reason for it, he said: I was born on that day and the revelation was revealed to me from that day (Sahih Muslim, Kitab al-Siyam, 1/368).
This holy hadith proves two things, firstly, that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) celebrated his birth as a memorial and to preserve this memorial, he himself used to fast on Mondays, which makes us happy on his birth day. There is evidence that Monday comes once a week, so if we can celebrate the joy of your birth by fasting every week, then we can celebrate it once a year. It comes at least 52 times, while the date of 12th of Rabi’ul Awwal Sharif comes only once in two years. Along with all these, arrange fasts on the day of the Holy Prophet’s birth, and only once a year, the requirement of love is to keep fasts on Mondays every week for the love of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the companions of the Prophet. They also used to do this. Apart from this, on the day of the twelfth Sharif, we should frequently offer blessings on the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).
Organize a birthday party: On the twelfth day of Sharif, we should hold a Milad party in our homes, and take our families, children, elders, and women to sit in it, and also recite the blessed biography of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) to our children. Recite it so that our children know the blessed life of the Holy Prophet ﷺ, this will make the love of the Holy Prophet ﷺ sit in the hearts of the children and this love will lead to a better and successful future for them. They are also unfamiliar with the basic and important aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. Some do not even know the names of the parents of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. The caliphs do not even know the names of the Rashiduns, such young people are ahead in processions and gatherings and do not learn anything. It is a very sad place that the young class is ignorant of the important, fundamental aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet. He is also moving away from other Islamic orders, due to which he is involved in various evils, so in order to bring the new generation closer to the religion, first of all their hearts We have to inculcate the love of Prophet ﷺ, and the easiest way to do this is to take them to Milad gatherings and other Islamic events from childhood and encourage them to organize such gatherings. We pay a lot of attention to this. Should be given.
Decorate your exterior and interior: When a person gets some happiness or a happy occasion comes, then a person usually decorates his houses. He organizes cleanliness. He tries to celebrate this happy day in a different way. What can be a greater joy for a believer than the twelfth day, that in it, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is the benefactor of humanity in this world. I came. Therefore, we should also express this great joy by decorating our houses, decorate our streets and neighborhoods in the joy of the Holy Prophet’s arrival and put the flag of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi on the roofs of our houses. And going a little further from this decoration, we should also decorate our morals with the lovely teachings of the life of the Holy Prophet ﷺ so that our home is also bright and our morals are also bright. Teaches to purify the inner self. When the inner self is clear and bright, then the paths of the hereafter will be illuminated by this light. The life after this world will be bright.
Bring out Muhammadi ﷺ : Taking out a procession on the occasion of the birth of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), walking around the streets and roads while reciting duroodussalam and Naat-e-Pak is a way of expressing love and happiness. Work should not be done against the Sharia. Therefore, we should also take out a procession of Muhammad ﷺ in our own neighborhoods, and patrol the streets while reciting blessings and peace on him and Naat-e-Pak, etc., but remember that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) Celebrating and expressing this joy on the occasion of his birth is permissible in every way, which is in accordance with the Sharia and Islamic civilization, but it is with great regret that we have to say that un-Islamic things in our processions etc. with great speed. are increasing day by day, the use of dol baje, and DJ etc. is increasing day by day and the way in which the processions are jumping and joking today, it does not seem at all that this procession is It has been taken out in celebration of the birth of the Prophet (PBUH), so we have to make our processions more civilized. Rather, the respect for the Muhammadan Procession, peace be upon him, is that every person present in our Procession comes with ablution, that the love of the Holy Prophet is stirring in his heart, and blessings and peace be upon his tongue. There will be offerings of greetings and songs of holy verses, at that time our processions will be seen to be successful.
Do not desecrate food in procession: In today’s processions, food and drink items are thrown, some come in hands, some fall on the ground, even under some feet and some fall into drains and get wasted. And anchoring other things is definitely a reward, but to hang it like this, it is a desecration of the blessing of Allah, and as a Muslim, we should know that we have to account for everything in the world, so we have to do this. One should avoid wasting things, rather give food items in the hands of people, this method is correct and brings reward and reward.
In some places, when the procession takes place, the girls and women of the villages and neighborhoods come to the streets without veil, which sometimes becomes the cause of temptations, so our women should avoid it because the veil is a great slogan of Islam and Islam has always I have ordered the arrangement of veil, do not leave the house unnecessarily and if it is necessary to go out with veil, Islam does not allow veiling under any circumstances.
Distributing books: The best way to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet ﷺ may be to distribute books on the life of the Holy Prophet ﷺ among the people. Thin magazines containing Islamic teachings should be distributed among the people so that everyone can read it easily and If you think about it, this is the best way to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet. It is more effective and long-lasting. But if Islamic teachings are made public through books and pamphlets, it will have a greater impact and the money that is spent on meetings, processions and other activities, if even a little of it is saved and spent on religious Islamic literature, it will be a great benefit. May be. People invest huge sums of money in ostentatious and ostentatious works. But in important works like this, few people are able to spend or are not guided towards it, if their attention is directed towards such noble and useful works. So they will surely get the reward of continuous charity by taking part in such activities. All that is needed is to attract people towards it. If we celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet in these ways, we will benefit in both worlds. I will stay. May Allah bless us with good deeds, Amen.
By: Muhammad Ahmad Hasan Saadi Amjadi
Al Barakat Islamic Research and Training Institute, Aligarh