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“Aashura”

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Aashura means
My beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam beloved devotees. The root word for Aashura is Ashr meaning ten. There are a few reasons why this day is called Aashura.

1. This is the tenth day of Muharram thus called Aashura.

2. Ten days are given superiority and this is the tenth day.

3. On this day, Allah Ta’ala blessed ten Prophets with His chosen bounties.

Worship on the Night Before Aashura

Hazrat Ali RadiyAllahu Anhu narrates that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam said, ‘Whosoever revives the night before Aashura with his worship, Allah will make him live as long as He wishes.’

The Fast of Aashura

The Prophet Muhammad (salalahaolalaihiwassalam) Migrated To Madinah sharif Found That The Jews Of Madinah Used To Fast On The 10th Day Of Muharram.They Said That it Was The Day On Which The Prophet Musa (Moses), Alaihe Salam, And His Followers Crossed The Red Sea Miraculously And The Pharaoh Was Drowned in its Waters. On Hearing This From The Jews, The Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam, Said,

“ We Are More Closely Rotated To Musa, Alaihi Salam, Than You, ”

…And Directed The Muslims To Fast On The Day Of ‘Ashura’.

( Hadith-Abu Dawood)

” Observe The Fast Of Aashura And Oppose The Jews.Fast A Day Before it Or A Day After.”

(Hadith : Baihaqi)

On the 9th and 10th of Muharram, one should fast. If it is not possible to fast on both days, then every effort should be made to fast on the 10th day of Muharram, as there is great reward for this fast. (Muslim Shareef).

1) RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam said: ‘Fast on the day of Aashura as this is

the day when previous Prophets also fasted.’ [Jame Sageer]

2) RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said: ‘Fast on the day of Aashura as

i am certain that Allah forgives the sins of the previous year.’ [Mishkat]

3) Hazrat Abu Qatadah RadiyAllahu Anhu narrates RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa

Sallam was asked about the fast of Aashura, he replied that this is compensation

for the sins of the previous year.’ [Muslim Sharif)

Good Deeds on Aashura

The following are some of the desirable acts one should do on the day of Ashurah:

1. To observe fast on this day.
2. To give as much charity as you can afford.
3. To perform Nafl Salat prayers.
4. To recite Surah Ikhlas 1000 times.
5. To visit and be in the company of pious Ulema.
6. To place a hand of affection on an orphan’s head.
7. To give generously to one’s relatives.
8. To put surma in one’s eyes.
9. To take a bath.
10. To cut one’s nails.
11. To visit the sick.
12. To establish friendly ties with one’s enemies.
13. To recite Dua-e- Ashura
14. To visit the shrines of Awliyas and the graves of Muslims.

Ashure ke din karne wale kaam:

1) Shab-e-Ashure ki nafil Namaz: Ashure ki raat me 4 rakaat nafil namaz iss tarteeb se padhe, Har rakaat me Sura-e-Fateha ke baad, Aayatul kursi ek baar aur Sura-e-Ikhlaas 3 baar padhe aur Namaaz se faarig hokar, 100 martaba Sura-e-Ikhlas padhe, Gunahoun se paak hoga aur jannat me behisaab niymatein milengi.

2) Ashure ke Roze: 9,10 ya 10,11 Muharram, 2 din ke roze rakhna chahiye aur agar na hosake tohAshure hi ke din Roza rakhe. Shahi Muslim me Abu Qadada Radiallaahu ta’ala anhu se marvi haiRasoolallah Swallallaahu alaihi wa sallam farmate hai ke “ Mujhe Allah azzawajal per gumaan hai keAshure ka roza ek saal qabl ke gunah mitadeta hai”.

3) Sadqa karna: Ashure ke din me 1 dirham ka sadqa 7 lakh dirham ke barabar hai.[Yani 1 rupiya sadqa karna 7 lakh rupiye ke barabar hai]

4) Risq me Us’at(Kushadgi): Jisne apne gharwalon aur Ahl-wa-Ayal per us’at ki Allah azzawajaluske poore saal me us’at aur barkat ata farmata hai.

5) Gusl karna: Jisne Ashure ke din Gusl kiya woh uss saal bimar hone se mehfuz rahega.

6) Surma lagana: Jisne Ashure ke din Surma lagaya woh uss saal Ankh dukhne se mehfuz rahega.

7) Mareez ki iyadat karna: Mareez ki iyaadat ko jana sunnath hai aur jo achchi tarha wazu karke sawabki niyyat se apne musalman bhai ki iyadat ko jaye toh jahannam se 60 baras ki raah door kardiya jayega.

8) Dushman se milaap karna: Sarkar-e-Madina Swallallaahu alaihi wa sallam ne farmaya,“Jo Shaks logon ke darmiyan sulah karega, Allah azzawajal uska mamilah durust farmadegaaur usse har kalima boolne per ek gulam azad karne ka sawab ata farmayega aurwoh jab lautega toh apne pichle gunahoun se magfirat ya fatah hokar lautega”

.9) Dua-e-Ashura padhna: 10vi muharram ko Dua-e-Ashura padhne se umr me khair-o-barkat aurzindagi me falaah-o-niyamath hasil hogi.note: Dua-e-Ashura in arabi see attachment.10) Khichda pakana: Ashure ke din Khichda pakana Hazrat-e-Nooh Alaihissalaam ki sunnath hai ,Jab tufaan se naja’at pakar Hazrat-e- Nooh Alaihissalaam ki kashti joodi pahad per ruki toh Ashure ka din tha,Aap Alaihissalaam ne kashti me se tamaam anaaj ko baahar nikala, aur fool (bada matar), gehoun, joo, masoor,chana, chawal, pyaaz 7 qism ka galla maujood tha, Aap Alaihissalaam ne unn saat cheezon ko ek hi handi me milakar pakaya tha.11) Ulama ki ziyarat karna aur Yateem bachchon ke sar per haath pherna: Hadis me hai, Jo shaks yateem ke sar per Allah azzawajalki raza ke liye haath pherta hai toh jitne baalon per uska haath guzrega har baal ke muqabil me uske liye nekiyan hai

Hazrat Abdullah bin Masood (Radi Allah Anhu), a Companion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) reports the following saying of the Messenger of Allah Ta’ala, “Whosoever prepares ample food and drink for his family on this sacred day and delights in feeding them generously, Allah Ta’ala will increase His provisions for that year and place much blessings and good therein.”

Imam Hussain (Radi Allah Anhu) and his companions were martyred on the tenth of this month.

Compassion Towards an Orphan

Allah’s beloved Rasool Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, ‘Whosoever strokes the head of an orphan with his hands (loves him and attends to his needs) on the day of Aashura, then for every hair, Allah will raise the status of that person in Jannah. [Ghunyatut Taalibeen]

Rasulullah ( Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) said :

” One Who Generously Spends On His Family On The Day Of Aashora, Allah Will increase (his provision) For The Whole Year.”

( Hadith : Baihaqi )

Virtues of Aashura

Khusoosiyat-e-Yaume Ashura: Ashura ke din bahut se batein maqsoos hai, unme se chand ye hai:

1) Ashure ke din hi Hazrat-e-Adam Alaihissalaam ko paida kiya gaya, Usi din unhe Jannat me dakhil kiya gaya, Usi din unki touba qubul ki gayi.

2) Ashure ke din hi Arsh, Kursi, Aasman, Zameen, Suraj, Chaand, Sitare, Aur Jannat paida kiye gaye.

3) Ashure ke din hi Hazrat-e-Ibrahim Alaihissalaam paida huye, Usi din unhe Aag se naja’at mili.

4) Ashure ke din hi Hazrat-e-Musa Alaihissalaam aur Aap ki ummat ko fira’oun se naja’at mili aur usi din fira’oun apni qaum sameth garq huwa.

5) Ashure ke din hi Hazrat-e-Isa Alaihissalaam paida huye aur usi din unhe Aasman ke taraf uthayagaya.

6) Ashure ke din hi Hazrat-e-Nooh Alaihissalaam ki kashti kohe joodi (joodi pahad) per ruk gayi.

7) Ashure ke din hi Hazrat-e-Yunus Alaihissalaam machli ke pet se nikale gaye.

8) Ashure ke din hi Hazrat-e-Yaqoob Alaihissalaam ki binaayi lautayi gayi.

9) Ashure ke din hi Hazrat-e-Yusuf Alaihissalaam gehere kunwe se nikale gaye.

10) Ashure ke din hi Aasman se zameen per sab se pehle barish nazil hoyi.

11) Ashure ke din ka roza MAHE-RAMZAN se pehle farz tha phir mansooq kardiyagaya aur Sarkar-e-Madina Swallallaahu alaihi wa sallam ne hijrat se pehle uss din ka roza rakha tha.

12) Ashure ke din hi Imam-e-Hussain Radiallaahu ta’ala anhu aur unke rufaqa ne maidane karbala me jaame shahadath noosh farmakar haq ke parcham ko sarbuland farmaya.

Dua-e-Ashurah – An insurance for a year’s Life

Hazrat Imam Zainul Abidain (Radi Allah Anhu) reports that who ever recites this dua( Dua-e- Ashurah) on the tenth of Muharram, any time after sunrise and before sunset, or listens to its recitation from someone else, Allah Ta’ala will certainly make it an insurance for a years’ life for him, by keeping death away from him. However, if one is to become the victim of death in that year, they will by some strange coincidence not remember to recite it.

Significant Incidents of the Day of Aashura (10th Moharram ul Haraam)

My beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallams beloved devotees. There are several prominent incidents which took place on the day of Aashura which have made their place in the glorious history. Here we list a few:

1.   On this day Allah Taala, according to the meaning most suited to Him, descended on the Arsh.
2.   It rained for the first time.
3.   Mercy was revealed for first time.
4.   Adam Alaihis Salaams repentance was accepted.
5.   Allah Taala elevated Idris Alaihis Salaam towards the heavens.
6.   Hazrat Nooh Alaihis Salaams ark rested at the mountain of Joodi.
7.   Hazrat Ibrahim Alaihis Salaam was born.
8.   Hazrat Ibrahim Alaihis Salaam was made His Khaleel by Allah.
9.   Hazrat Ibrahim Alaihis Salaam was released safe from the fire of Namrood.
10.   Hazrat Daud Alaihis Salaams repentance was accepted.
11.   Hazrat Sulaiman Alaihis Salaam recovered his kingdom.
12.   Hazrat Ayub Alaihis Salaam was relieved of his illness.
13.   Hazrat Musa Alaihis Salaam was born.
14.   Hazrat Musa Alaihis Salaam was victorious over the magicians.
15.   Hazrat Musa Alaihis Salaam successfully crossed the river and Firaun was drowned.
16.   Hazrat Yunus Alaihis Salaam was born.
17.   Hazrat Yunus Alaihis Salaam was freed from the belly of the giant fish.
18.   Hazrat Yaqub Alaihis Salaam regained his eyesight.
19.   Hazrat Yusuf Alaihis Salaam was freed from the well and also from confinement.
20.   Hazrat Isa Alaihis Salaam was born.
21.   Hazrat Isa Alaihis Salaam was raised to the skies.
22.   RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam was married to Ummul Mumineen Hazrat Khadijatul Kubra RadiyAllahu Anha.
23.    Imam Hussain RadiyAllahu Anhu attained martyrdom.
24.   The Day of Judgement will take place.

Aashura During the Days of Ignorance:
My beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam beloved devotees. When RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam saw the Jews fasting on the day of Aashura, he enquired as to the reason for it and they replied that this was the day when as Musa Alaihis Salaam was victorious over Firaun, who drowned along with his followers. So out of respect and as mark of celebration, we fast on this day.

..:: Sayings of the Great Scholars about Celebrating Mawlid ::..

Having read the words of those who had lived with the Holy Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam and had closely watched his every action, we shall now turn to some great scholars of Islam, whose writings are considered most authentic in Islamic affairs. Pay heed to these to dispel any doubts that you may have regarding the subject. All these great scholars firmly believed that celebrating Meeladun Nabi the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam is authentic and lawful.
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..:: Sayings of the Great Scholars about Celebrating Mawlid? ::..

1. After relating Abu Lahab relief on setting Thuwaibha free, Hazrat Maulana Shah Abdul Haq Dehlvi in his famous book Madarijun Nabuwwat says:

This event provides a clear proof to those who celebrate Meelaad Shareef by rejoicing and alms giving on the night of the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), People of Makkah gather on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal to is it the house in which the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) only because he was his nephew, he has been receiving, in spite of this being an idolater, the benefits of thus rejoicing in his grave every Monday, then how much more blessing will fall to the lot of him who acknowledges the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) as the beloved of ALLAH and His true Prophet, and celebrates Meelaad Shareef repeatedly.

As the poet says:

Dostaan Ra Kujaa Kunee Mahroom
Tu Keh Ba Dushmanaan Nazar Daree

How would you (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) leave out friends?
You, who feel great compassion, even for your enemies.

Ref:
1. Madarijun Nabbuwwat, Vol2, Page 34, Publisher: Ziaul Quran Publication
2. Madarijun Nabbuwwat, Vol2, Page 14/19

2. Due to the rejoicing he made at the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), Imaam Qastalaani says:

How would anyone of the Ummah the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) fare, who is a Muslim and is steadfast in his belief in the unity of Allah and rejoices at his (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) birth and who spends whatever he can afford for the love of him (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam)? I swear by my life, that Allah, out of His Grace, will not reward such a person but by entering him into the Gardens of Bliss. (Mawaahib-dunniyah by Imam Qastalani, Vol1, Page 27, Published in Egypt)

3. Imaam Qastalaani says:

May ALLAH bless a person who celebrates ˜Eid on the nights of the blessed month of the holy birth of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), so that it hurts them the most who have a serious disease in their hearts and who suffer from an incurable ailment on account of the blessed birth. (Mawaahib-dunniyah by Imam Qastalani, Vol1, Page 27, Published in Egypt)

Oppositions would have now found the required word Eid in such an authentic book. If they do not agree with the writings of Imaam Qastalaani, then they should condemn those who have called this book the best and of great virtue.

4. Imaam Qastalaani further says: How blessed is the month in which the Prophet of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born! How very superior and sacred! How very respected the nights (of the month) as though they are pearls shining bright throughout the ages! How full of light and pure the face of the one born! How blessed the Being (ALLAH) who made the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) a springtime for the hearts and his (Sallal Laahu˜Alaihi Wa Sallam) face a manifestation of splendor!

Yaqoolu Lanaa-Lisaanul Haali Minhu.
The tongue of the Prophet of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Speaks the truth. And the thing is that the voice of truth appears to be sweet to the listener

Wa Qaulul Haqqi Yazabu Lis Samee
And, O questioner! If you want to know about my attributes and my affairs, I would say this:

Fawajhi Waz-Zamaanu Wa sharu Wadee
My face and my age and the month of my birth is springtime in the month of Rabee-ul-Awwal.

Rabeeun Fi Rabee in Fi Rabee
He (Sallal Laahu˜Alaihi Wa Sallam) has likened his blessed face to springtime in respect of blessed beauty and splendor and that his face blossomed in springtime in the month of Rabee-ul-Awwal.

Ref: Mawaahib Ladunniyah by Imam Qastalani, Vol1, Page 73, Published in Egypt

5. Imam Sharfuddin Busairi in chapter 4 of Qasida Burda Shareef speck of the birth of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. The blessed day on which Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, was born is a praise worthy event. The birth of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, illuminated the entire universe. Some miracles and incidents, which took place at the time of birth, are mentioned in this chapter. These were signs of the greatness of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.

Abaana Mawliduhu Un Teebi UnSuriahi
Ya Teeba Mubtadaee Minhu Wa Mukhtatami

His birth distinctly showed his pure origin
The excellence! Of his beginning and his end.

Wal Jinnu Tah’tifu Wal Anwaru SaTiatun
And the jinn were shouting (at the appearance of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the NUR was glistening
Wal Haqqu YaZharu Mim Manauw Wamin Kalimi
And the truth (nubuwaat) appeared with these anwaar, and with their voices.

Ref: Qasida Burda Shareef, Chapter 4  Concerning the birth of Rasulullah SallallahuAlayhi Wasallam, Couplet 1/7

6. Ibne Jauzi has devoted a whole book to Meelaad, which is called Maulad-ul-Uroos. Allamah Ibne Jauzi says:

And whosoever rejoices at the birth of our beloved Mustafa (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), this rejoicing by him will turn the Fire away, and whosoever spends even a dirham on the occasion of the Meelaad of the Prophet of ALLAH (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) he (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) will intercede on his behalf and his intercession will be accepted. (Meelad-ul-Uroos, Page 9)

7. And, Ibne Jauzi has also written:

Ya Maulidal Mukhtaari kam Laka Min Sana.
Wa Madaaihin Talu Wa Zikrin Yuhmadu.
Ya Laita Toolad Dahri Indi Zikruhu.
Ya Laita Toolad Dahri Indi Mawlidu.

O Meelaad of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam)! You are mightily praised, and the praise is such that it is the loftiest and the remembrance is such that it is the most excellent; how I wish the remembrance of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) shall be with me for a long time! How I wish his (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Meelaad shall be with me for a long time! (Meeladul Uroos, Page 28)

8. In this regard, Hazrat Shah Waliyullah Dehlvi says:

“Following the ancient practice, I recited the Holy Quraan and distributed the things (food etc.) Of the Niyaaz (Faatihah) of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and made a public display of his blessed heir (Mooae Muboarak). While reciting (the Holy Quraan), Malaika (Angels nearest to ALLAH) came to attend the Mahfil-e-Meelaad and the blessed soul of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) showed much kindness to me (Shah Waliyul Laah) and my friends. I, thus, saw that Malaika (Angels nearest to ALLAH) and, with them, the whole group of Musalmaans, were ascending to high heaven (on account of the blessings of the Prophet) and this blessed condition was reflected (in the Mahfil-e-Meelaad). (Al Qaul al-Jalee, Page 74)

9. Hazrat Shah Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi (may Allah have mercy on him), in his book “Ma Sabata Minas Sunnah” referring to the night of the blessed birth, of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu âAlaihi Wa Sallam) says:

We would rather say that the night when the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born is definitely superior to Lailat-ul-Qadr. This is so because the night of the birth is the night when he was manifested and Lailat -ul Qadr was bestowed on him (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), and a thing which became blessed on account of him upon whom it was bestowed is more blessed than that which became blessed because of it being conferred upon him (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and because Lailat-ul-Qadr is blessed because on this night Angels descend, and the night of the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is blessed because of himself (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), and because Lailat-ul-Qadr is a blessing only for the Ummah of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and the night of his blessed birth is a blessing for all beings. Thus the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) is he who ALLAH Taala sent down as a mercy to all the worlds and it is through him that ALLAH completed His blessings on all His creations in all heavens and in all earth.” (Ma Sabata Min as-Sunnah, Page 82, Published by Qaiyyumi Press, Kanpur, August 1923)

10. Those calling themselves followers of Shah Waliyyullah’s family should also note the following statement of Hazrat Shah Waliyyullah Muhaddis Dehlvi. In his book, Ad Durrus Sameen, he says:

My dear father, Hazrat Shah Abdur Raheem Dehlvi (may ALLAH have mercy on him) informed me that he used to get food cooked on Meelaad days as a mark of rejoicing for him (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). One year it so happened that he could not afford anything except roasted grams, so he distributed those among the people, with the result that he had a vision of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) in his dream and saw that those roasted grams were lying before him (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and he (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) looked pleased”. (Ad Durrus Sameen, Page 3)

11. Haji Imdadullah Sahib Muhajir Makki (may ALLAH have mercy on him) says:

“The practice of this faqeer has been that I participate in Meelaad Shareef functions. In view of the fact that doing so brings blessings, I myself hold Meelaad every year, and find great solace and joy in Qiyaam (reciting salutations in a standing position)”

Ref:
1. Faislah Haft Masalah, page 5, published by Matbaa Majeedi, Kanpur, December, 1921
2. Faislah Haft Masalah Maa Taleeqat, page 111, published in Lahore.
3. Faislah Haft Masalah, page 5, published in Lahore 1986

12. In the fourth chapter of his book Ad Durrul Munazzam, Maulana Shaikh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Allahabaadi has recorded in detail incidents which manifested themselves at the time when the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was born. These include:

“A cluster of stars concentrated over the roof of his house at the time of the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wa Sallam); Angels hoisted flags on holy Baitul Laah and in the east and in the west; the whole atmosphere was filled with the voices of Angels and houries reciting salutations to him in the standing position and congratulating each other and rejoicing with abandon; animals also congratulated each other at the birth of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), the Kaâbatul Laah bowed in a manner of saluting, and the falsehood vanished and the light of truth spread light in all directions.

Ref:
1. Page 54, 72, 91; Mawaahib-Ladunniyah by Imaam Qastalaani
2. Page 57; Mauladul Uroos by Imam Ibne Jauzi
3. Page 3, 7, 26, Shawaahidun Nubawwah by Maulana Jaami
4. Page 55; As-seeratual Halbiyah by Allamah Ali Bin Burhaan
5. Khasaais-Kubra by Imaam Suyooti Vol. l, Page 45, 94
6. Zurqaani by Allamah Zurqaani Vol. 1, Page 112, 116.

13. Imam Abul Hussain Muahammad Bin Ahmad Place of Birth of Prophet Peace Be With Him is one of the Holy Places in Makkah Mukarramah. The soil of this place have an honor that it kissed the blessed body of Allahs Beloved Peace Be With Him very first and this is the place where the Birth of Prophet Peace Be Upon Him took place who is the blessing for whole universe. In the Month of Rabiul Awwal especially on the occasion of his Birth Day this place is open for all and sundry and people incessantly visits this place to attain ALLAH Mercy and blessing. (Rehlah Ibne Jabeer, Pg 60)

14. Ibn Kathir have stated:

“Iblis cried loudly four times, first when Allah declared him as cursed, second when he was thrown out, Third When Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) was born and fourth when Surah Fatiha was revealed.

Ref:
1. Al Bidaayah Wan Nihaayah, Vol 2, Page 166
2. Shawaahidun Nubuwwah by Maulana Jaami Page 51.

15. Shikeh Muhammad Bin Alawi al-Maliki said:

Holy Prophet Peace Be With Him due to importance of his Birthday use to avow it a great incident and use to pray to ALLAH Almighty as it was a great blessing for him also  Sarkar used to Salutations upon himself we too must celebrate Meeladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasllam, Cook food and do other adulations and praise to Almighty ALLAH by other ways of delight. (Asbaatul Mawlid Wal Qayam, Pg 24)

17. Hazrat Shiekh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi used to pray:

O Lord! I do not have such deeds that I can present in your mighty court. Wrongdoer influences all of my deeds. But there is an act of this Humbler just because of your mercy to present you and that is my salutations on your Beloved Prophet Peace Be Upon Him that I use to offer with honesty and integrity in standing position in the blessed gatherings of Mawlid Shareef. (Akhbarul Akhyaar, Pg 644)

18. Hadrat Shaykh Yousuf bin Ismael an-Nabhani said,

Only Pagans and Non-Believers are against celebrating Miladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. (Jawahirul Bâhar by Allama Yusuf Nabhani)

19. A scholar stated that he was blessed with the vision of Holy Prophet Peace Be Upon Him. He asked, Ya Rasool Allah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, Are you pleased about Muslims; who celebrate your birthday? He replied Those who love me; I love them too (Tazkiratul Waâizeen, pg 200, Published from Maktaba Habibia Quetta)

20. Ibn Kathir says regarding Shah Malik al-Muzzafar regarding whom Salafis spread deception by forging words of Ibn Kathir i.e. he was actually a Fasiq, cruel and Bidati ruler but in reality Ibn Kathir said:

He was a generous, mighty master, and glorious ruler, whose works were very good. He built Jamiya al Muzaffari near Qasiyun During Rabi ul Awwal he used to celebrate Mawlid Shareef with great celebration, Moreover, he was benevolent, brave, wise, a scholar, and just person. Sheikh Abul Khattab wrote a book on Mawlid an-Nabwi for him and named it At-Tanwir fi Mawlid al Bashir al Nazeer, for which he gave him 1000 dinars. His rule stayed till the Rule of Salahiya and he captured Aka and he remained a man worthy of respect.

Al-Sabt mentions that a person attending the gathering of Mawlid held by Muzzafar said:
He used to fill the table with 5000 well cooked goats, 10,000 chickens, 100-thousand bowls (of milk) and 30,000 trays of sweets. (Tarikh Ibn Kathir, Al Bidayah Wan Nihaya Volume 13, Page No. 174)

21. Imam Shahab-ud-din Abul Abbas al-Qastalani (Rahimuhullah) said:

When it is said that Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) was born at night time then the question arises which of the two nights is greater i.e. Night of Decree or Night of Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) birth?

The Night of Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam birth is superior due to 3 reasons

First: He (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) arrived (in this world) on the Night of Mawlid whereas Night of decree was granted to him (afterwards), therefore the arrival of Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam is greater than what has been granted to him, hence night of Mawlid is higher in virtue.

Second: If Night of decree is vitreous night because Angels descend in it, then Night of Mawlid has the virtue of Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) being sent to world. The Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam is superior to Angels, therefore night of Mawlid becomes superior.

Third: Due to night of decree, the Ummah of Muhammad (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) was given imminence, whereas due to Night of Mawlid all creations were given Fazilah, as Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) is sent as Mercy to worlds/creations (Quran 21:107), hence the blessing was made general for all creations.

Ref:
1. Imam Qastallani in Al Muwahib al Laduniya Volume 1, Page No. 145
2. Imam Zarqani in his Sharah of Al-Muwahib, Volume 1, Page Nos 255-256

22. Imam Qastallani (Rahimuhullah) also said:

May Allah have mercy on the one who turns the nights of the month of the Prophets birth into celebration in order to decrease the suffering of those whose hearts are filled with disease and sickness. [Al-Muwahib- Volume 1,
Page No 148]

23. Imam Jalal ud din Suyuti (Rahimuhullah) writes:

The reality of Mawlid is that people gather to recite Quran to the extent that is easy, also to discuss narrations which are regarding Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi wa Sallam), the signs which took place on his birth. Then dinning is arranged for them and they return without adding anything more to this Bidat al Hasanah. The one who arranges it gets Thawab due to honoring Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) and showing gratitude on his birth [Al Hawi
lil Fatawi, Volume 1, Page No. 292, Published by Maktaba al Asriya, Beirut,
Lebanon]

24. Imam Jalal ud din Suyuti (Rahimuhullah) answers why celebrating on birth supercedes the sorrow of Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) passing away on same date.

The birth of Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) is a great blessing for us and his death is very saddening for us too, however Shariah has ordered us to rejoice and thank Allah on blessings, whereas on calamity it has taught us to have patience while hiding it, this is why Shariah has told us to do Aqiqa on birth which is a form of being happy and thankful to Allah for giving us birth, but on death there is no concept of sacrificing an animal and even lamenting is forbidden. Hence in light of rulings prescribed by shariah one should rejoice in Rabi ul Awwal on birth of our beloved Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) [Al Hawi lil Fatawi, Volume 1, Page No. 298, Published by Maktaba al Asriya,
Beirut, Lebanon]

25. Imam Shams-ud-din Dimishqi (Rahimuhullah) writes:

It is proven that Abu Lahab punishment of fire is reduced on every Monday because he rejoiced on brith of Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) and freed the slave-woman Thawba Radi ALLAHu Taala Anha When Abu Lahab, whose eternal abode is hell fire and regarding whom whole surah of Tabad Yada (i.e. Surah Lahab) was revealed, he gets Takhfif in his Adhaab every Monday then Imagine the situation of a (momin) who has spent his life in rejoicing over birth of Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) and died as a Mawhid

Ref:
1. Mawrid as Sadi Fi Mawlid al Hadi by Imam al-Dimishqi
2. Imam Suyuti in Hassan al Maqsad fi Amal al Mawlid, Page No. 66

26. Shah Abdul Aziz Muhadith Dhelvi (Rahimuhullah) said:

The Barakah of Rabi ul Awwal is due to birth of Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) in this month, the more this Ummah sends Darud and Salaam and arrange for (sadaqa for the poor), more will they be blessed [Fatawa al Azizi, Vol
1, Page 123]

27. The great Mufasir and Sufi, Hadrat Ismail Hiqqi (Rahimuhullah) said:

To celebrate Mawlid is amongst the great tributes to Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi wa Sallam), but the condition is that it should be clear of evil things. Imam Suyuti has said: It is Mustahab for us to be happy on birth of Prophet (Salallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) [Tafsir Ruh ul Bayan, Volume 9, Page No. 52]

28. Shaykh al-Islam Imam Ibn Hajar al-Haytatami al-Makki Radi ALLAHu Taala Anho states in an-Neamatul Kubra, Page 6, Istanbul  Turkey)

All good is from Allah Taala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Taala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.

History of Mawlid an-Nabawi (SallallahoAlaihiwaSallam) Celebrations.

Another trick (Irony) that opposition use to attain is saying that some ignorant people have invent this all and It was never ever celebrated before in previous ages and etc. Let them have some glimpses of facts from the very true history.

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History of Celebrating Mawlid an-Nabi Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam

1. Hadrat Allama Mulla Ali Qari saying the routine of the people of Madina Munawwarah writes,

“The people of Madina Munawwarah (May ALLLAH have Mercy on them) used to arrange and attend mawlid gatherings with enthusiasm and sincerity on the occasion of Mawlid Sharif.(Mawrid ar-Riwa Fi Mawlid an-Nabawi, Page 29)

2. Ibne Jauzi says:

Fala Zaala Ahlul Haramain ash-Shareefain Wal Misr, Wal Yemen, Wash Shaam Wa Saairi Bilaadil Arabi Minal Mashriqi Wal Maghribi Yahtafiloona Bimajlisi Maulidin Nabiyyi Alaihis Salaatu Was Salaam Wa Yafrahoona Biqudoomi Hilaali Rabil Awwali Biharkati Maulidin Nabiyyi (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam).

People of Haramain Shareefain (Makkah and Madinah) and Egypt and Yemen and Syria and of the eastern and western cities of Arabia hold functions in celebration of the birth of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), rejoice at the sighting of the Rabi-ul-Awwal moon, bathe and put on their best dresses adorn themselves in various ways, put on scent, and give alms with great joy, and exert themselves in listening to the Milad of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). By doing so, they themselves attain to success, as it has been proved that by celebrating the Milad of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) much good accrues the whole year round: security and comfort, greater means of livelihood, increase in children and in wealth, peace in cities and contentment and peace in homes”

Ref:
1. Tafseer Ruhul Bayan by Shiekh Ismael Haqqi, Vol 9, Page 56
2. Miladul Uroos  Urdu Bayan-e-Miladun Nabi, Page 34-35, Published in Lahore.
3. Addurrul Munazzam, page. 100, 101
4. Al-Miladun Nabawi, Page 58

3. Gatherings of Miladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam was switched to Prose in 3rd-4th Hijri then 700 years back from today, A pious and virtuous person named Umer bin Mullah Muhammad Mousli Alaihir RaHma established it on regular basis. Following him the great commander Sultan Salahuddin Ayyub is dearly loved Sultan Arbal Malik Abu Saeed Muzaffaruddin celebrated Miladun Nabi officially. Ibn-e-Khalqaan Arabali Shafai was eyewitness of that festival. According to Tareekh-e-Maratuz Zaman billion of rupees were used to spend on those fastvities. In the Starting of 7th Century of Hijri Calender; Great Scholar named Abul Khattab Umer Bin Hasan wahâhia Qalbi Undlasi Balansi wrote a book on the topic Meeladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam named At-Tanveer Fee Mawlidis Sirajal Muneer. In 1207, He went to Sultan Arbals castle and presented his book on Mawlid to him, for which he was awarded thousand Gold Coins from Sultan. This was the status and respect of Mawlid Shareef in hearts of earlier leaders of Islam. Not only Sultan Arbal, King of Egypt celebrated the Mawlid Shareef; Allama Ibne Juzri Alaihir RaHma is one the eyewitnesses. For the celebration of this festival 1000 Mithqal of Gold was spent on it. Sultan Abu Hamu Musa Talamsani and earlier rulers of Aqsa and Undalas used to Celebrate Miladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Abdullah Tonsi Sum Talamsani has written the details of these festivals in his book Rahal Arwah.

Ref:
1. Sublul Huda Warrishaad Fee Seerah Khairal Ibaad by Muhammad Bin Ali Yusuf Damishqi
2. Addurul Munazzam Fee Hukmi Mawlidin Nabi Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam
3. Wafyatud Dayaan Anbaa Abnauz Zaman, Published in Cairo
4. Allama Muhammad Raza Misris Muhammadur Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam, Published in Lahore, Page 33
5. Ahsanul Maqsad Fee Amilil Mawlid
6. Anwarus Satiaa (1307 H), Pg 261, Published from Murad Abadi

4. Muslims use to celebrate gatherings of Meelad Shareef in large cities for-long (Seerah al-Halabiyah, Pg 80)

5. Dwellers of Makkah visits Birthplace of Prophet Peace be Upon him on eve of Meeladun Nabi every year and arrange great gatherings.
(Jawahir al-BiHar, pg 1222)

6. In Fuyozal Haramain, Hazrat Shah Waliyullah has pointed out,

The birth of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was celebrated by the people of Makkah who received blessings on account of it.

7. On the eve of Miladun Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam celebrations are observed in Makkah and dwellers of Makkah name this day as Youm al Eid Mawlid ar Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam. People use to cook food. Minister of Makkah and Commander of Hijaz with their army use to visit birthplace of Prophet Peace be Upon Him and recites Qasida there. Rows of shining candles are positioned from Haram al Makki to Birthplace and Shops and Houses in the way are also decorated. People use to recite Qasaid whole day at Birthplace. On the night of 11th Rabiul Awwal after Isha, Mehfil-e-Milad is organized. From Maghrib prayer of 11th Rabiul Awwal to Asar Prayer of 12th Rabiul Awwal, after every prayer Salutations of 21 tanks is presented.

Ref:
1. Al-Qibla  Makkah Mukarramah
2. Monthly Tareeqat  Lahore, January 1917, Pg 2/3

8. On the Eve of Miladun Nabi; whole Islamic world is observed to be delight and celebrating it. And it is celebrated till now with enthusiasm and integrity (Encyclopedia of Islam, Vol21, Page 824, Published By: Punjab University, Lahore)

9. Ibn Jawzi also wrote a complete book on Mawlid where he said:

In Haramayn (i.e. Makkah Mukarrama and Madina Munawwarah), in Egypt, Yemen rather all people of Arab world have been celebrating Mawlid for long. Upon sight of the moon in Rabi ul Awwal their happiness touches the limits and hence they make specific gatherings for Dhikr of Mawlid due to which they earn immense Ajr and Success. (Biyan al Milaad an Nabwi, Page No. 58)

10. Shah Waliullah Muhadith Dhelvi mentions one of his all time wonderful experiences as:

I took part in a gathering of Mawlid inside Makkah where people were sending Darood and Slaam upon Prophet (Peace be upon him) and mentioning the incidents which took place during the time of your birth (before and after) and those which were witnessed before you were appointed as a Nabi (such as Noor eliminating from Bibi Amina Radi ALLAHu Taala Anha, she seeing Noor, woman proposing to Syeduna Abdullah Radi ALLAHu Taala Anho on sight of Noor on his forhead etc) suddeny I saw Noor to have enveloped one group of people, I don’t claim that I saw this with my bodily eyes, nor do I claim that it was spiritual and Allah knows the best regarding these two, however upon concentration on these Anwaar a reality opened upon me that these Anwaar are of those Angels who take part in such gatherings, I also saw Mercy to be decending along with Anwaar of Angels. (Fayudh al Haramayn, Pages 80-81)

11. Sheikh ul Islam Imam Ibn Hajr al Haytami (Rahimuhullah) writes:

The gatherings of Mawlid and Adhkaar which take place during our time, they are mostly confined to good deeds, for example in them Sadaqat are given, Dhikr is done, Darud and Salam is sent upon the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) and he is praised. (Fatawa al Hadithiyyah, Page No. 202)

All good is from Allah Taala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Taala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His RasulAllah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen!

Permissibility of Celebrating Mawlid or Milaad from Quran & Hadith

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All Praise is due to Allah subHanuhu wa Taâala, Countless Durood and Salutations upon the best of creation Sayyaduna wa Habeebuna Qurrat Aeenuna Muhammadur Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam.

In present era we are suffering sects and scholars who imposes verdicts of Shirk and Bidâat on those who celebrate Mawlid an-Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam with great enthusiasm and integrity and due to which the simple and straight peoples who are less in knowledge of Qurâan and Hadith gets nervous whether they are following the TRUTH or not.

Here is proof from QURAAN al-Kareem and Sayings of Prophet Peace Be Upon Him which show beyond a shadow of a doubt that Celebrating Milad-un-Nabi Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam is absolutely Lawful.

..:: The Holy Qurâan Says ::..

قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا أَنزِلْ عَلَيْنَا مَآئِدَةً مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ تَكُونُ لَنَا عِيداً لِّأَوَّلِنَا وَآخِرِنَا وَآيَةً مِّنكَ وَارْزُقْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ
Issa son of Maryam submitted, O Allah our Lord, ’sends down to us a tray of food from the heaven so that it may be an occasion of rejoicing for us, for the first and the last of us and a sign from You, and provide for us and you are the best of Providers. (Surah Al-Maâidah, Verse 114)

The day when food is sent from skies is day of rejoicing (EID); then the day when soul of universe Peace be with him was born must be the rejoice for the day of rejoicing.

Look what ALLAH have said:

وَأَمَّا بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثْ
And publicize well the favors of your Lord. (Surah Al-Duha, Verse 11)

ALLAH himself commemorating Milad in Holy Qurâan as we do in our gatherings, Allah Says in the Holy Qurâan:

هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَكَفَى بِاللَّهِ شَهِيدًا
It is He Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth that he may make it prevail over all other religions And Sufficient is Allah as witness. (Surah Al-Fatha, Verse 28)

وَإِذْ قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ يَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ إِنِّي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكُم مُّصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيَّ مِنَ التَّوْرَاةِ وَمُبَشِّرًا بِرَسُولٍ يَأْتِي مِن بَعْدِي اسْمُهُ أَحْمَدُ فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُم بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ قَالُوا هَذَا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ
And remember when Issa son of Maryam, said, ˜O children of Israel, I am Allah’s Messenger to you, confirming the previous Book Tourat before me and conveying the glad news of the Messenger who will come after me, his name is Ahmad! ˜ But when Ahmed came to them with bright signs, they said, ˜this is an open magic. (Surah As-Saf, Verse 6)

لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ
Assuredly there has come to you a messenger from among yourselves, heavy upon him is your suffering; ardently desirous of your welfare, and to Muslims is most Kind and Merciful. (Surah Tauba, Verse 128)

لَقَدْ مَنَّ اللّهُ عَلَى الْمُؤمِنِينَ إِذْ بَعَثَ فِيهِمْ رَسُولاً مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ يَتْلُواْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِن كَانُواْ مِن قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُّبِينٍ
Undoubtedly, Allah did a great favor to the Muslims that in them from among themselves sent a Messenger who recites unto them His signs and purifies them and teaches them the Book and wisdom, and necessarily before that they were certainly in apparent error. (Surah Al-Imran, Section 17, Verse 164)

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاءٌ لِّمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۔۔۔ قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُواْ هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ
O people! There has come an admonition to you from your Lord, and healing of hearts, and guidance and a mercy for the believers. Say you, only Allahâs grace and only His mercy, on it therefore let them rejoice. That is better than all their wealth. (Surah Al-Yunus, Verse 57,58)

And this is what we do, we celebrate; we rejoice; we do spend our money to show gratitude to ALLAH Almighty on his greatest mercy and Blessing i.e. celebrations of Milad-un-Nabi because Qurâan Says:

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
And We sent not you, but a mercy for all worlds. (Surah Al-Anbiya, Verse 107)

..:: See in the light of Hadith ::..

Let us have the opinions of Prophet (Peace be with him) who himself celebrated his Birthday. See Muslim Sharif:

عَنْ أَبِى قَتَادَةَ الأَنْصَارِىِّ رضى الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- سُئِلَ عَنْ صَوْمِ الاِثْنَيْنِ فَقَالَ « فِيهِ وُلِدْتُ وَفِيهِ أُنْزِلَ عَلَىَّ
Abi Qatada Ansari (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allahs Messenger (may peace be upon him) was asked about fasting on Monday, whereupon he said: It is (the day) when I was born and revelation was sent down to me.

BOOK Reference:
1. Sahih Muslim, Book 6 “ Fasting, Vol 7, Page 323, Hadith 2807
2. Sahih Muslim, Vol1, Bubus Syam, Published by Qadeemi Qutb Khana Karachi
3. Sahih Muslim, Vol1, Page 7
4. Asadul Gaba fee Maarfatis Sahaba, Vol1, Page 21-22, Published in Lahore 1987

When Prophet (Peace be with him) is celebrating his birthday not yearly but every Monday then how it can be Shirk or Bidâat?

ورأت أمي حين حملت بى أنه خرج منها نور أضاء له قصور بصرى من أرض الشام
Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said: When my mother gave birth to me she saw a light proceeding from her which showed her the castles of Syria

BOOK Reference:
1. Ibn Hisham; Tafsir Ibn Kathir 4:360
2. Bayhaqi, Dalaâil an-Nubuwwa 1:110
3. Haythami, Zawaâid 8:221
4. Ibn al-Jawzi ˜al-Wafaâ
5. Qadi Iyad, ˜al-Shifaâ

أول ما خلق الله تعالى نوري
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) has stated, “The very first thing which Almighty Allah created was my Noor.

BOOK Reference:
1. Tafseer Nashyapuri Page 55 Vol 8
2. Tafseer Araais ul Bayaan page 238 Vol 1
3. Tafseer Roohul Bayaan page 548 Vol 1
4. Zirkaani Shareef page 37 Vol 1
5. Madarijun Nabuiwat page 6 Vol 2
6. Bayaanul Milaadun Nabi Li ibn Jauzi page 24
7. Mataliâul Musarraat lil faasi
8. Itr ul Wirda
9. Tafseere Husaini
10. Sharah Qasida Imali

Shareh al-Bukhari Imam Ahmad Qistalaani (Radi ALLAHu Taala Anhu) states in his most distinguished work Mustataab Muwahibul ladaniyaha that narration has been made by Hadrat Imam Zainul Abedeen (Radi ALLAHu Taala Anhu) who narrates from His father Hadrat Imam Husain (Radi ALLAHu Taala Anhu) who narrates from His father Hadrat Ali Mushkil Kusha (Radi ALLAHu Taala Anhu) that the Holy prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) has stated,

كنت نورا بين يدى ربى قبل خلق آدم باربعة عشر ألف عام
âlI was a Noor by my creator 14000 years before the creation of Hadrat Adam (Alaihis Salaam)

BOOK Reference:
1. Muwahibul ladaniyah pg 10 vol 1
2. Zirkani Shareef pg 49 vol 1
3. Jawahirul Biharul Nibhaani page 774
4. Anwaarul Muhammadiya pg 9
5. Tafseer Roohul Bayaan pg 370 vol 2
6. Hujjatullahi Alal Alameen

Pupil of Imam Malik and the teacher of Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal and Hafizul Hadith Abdul Razzak Abu Bakr Bin Hamman, the teacher of the teachers of Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim, in his Book Musannaf, has narrated from Hadrat Jabir bin Abdullah Ansari and his son (Radi ALLAHu Taala Anhum), that he asked the Holy Messenger of ALLAH Taala (Peace Be Upon Him)

روى عبد الرزاق -فيما قيل- عن جابر رضي الله عنه قال: قلت: يا رسول الله بأبي أنت وأمّي أخبرني عن أول شىء خلقه الله تعالى قبل الأشياء؟ قال: يا جابر إن الله تعالى خلق قبل الأشياء نور نبيّك من نوره فجعل ذلك النور يدور بالقدرة حيث شاء الله ولم يكن في ذلك الوقت لوح ولا قلم ولا جنّة ولا نار ولا ملك ولا سماء ولا أرض ولا شمس ولا قمر ولا جني ولا إنسي، فلما أراد الله أن يخلق الخلق قسّم ذلك النور أربعة أجزاء فخلق من الجزء الأول القلم، ومن الثاني اللوح، ومن الثالث العرش، ثم قسم الجزء الرابع أربعة أجزاء فخلق من الجزء الأول حملة العرش، ومن الثاني الكرسي، ومن الثالث باقي الملائكة، ثم قسّم الرابع أربعة أجزاء فخلق من الأول السموات، ومن الثاني الأرضين، ومن الثالث الجنّة والنار، ثم قسم الرابع أربعة أجزاء فخلق من الأول نور أبصار المؤمنين، ومن الثاني نور قلوبهم وهي المعرفة بالله، ومن الثالث نور أنسهم وهو التوحيد لا إله إلا الله محمّد رسول الله
O Prophet of Allah (sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam)! My parents be sacrificed upon you, what did the Almighty Allah first create? The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) replied: Allah first created my Noor (Light) of His Noor. This Noor traveled about according to the Will of Allah. At that time, there was no Heaven, Hell, Lawh (Divine Tablet), Pen, Earth, Skies, Sun, Moon, Jinn or Human Beings. When He decided to create, He divided that Noor into four parts. From one part He created the Pen, from the second, the Lawh and from the third, he made the Arsh (Throne). He divided the fourth part into a further four parts. From one, He created those Angels who carry the Arsh, from the second, the Kursi (Divine Chair) and from the third, He created the Angels. He again divided the remaining parts into a further four parts. From one, He created the skies. The second was used in creating the planets. From the third, Heaven and Earth were created. Once again, He divided the fourth part into a further four parts. From one part He created the power with which the believers see. From the second, He created in the hearts of the Believers the Noor of Marifat. From the third, He created Noor in the tongues of the Believers, so that they can read the Kalima of Tauheed.

BOOK Reference:
1. Muwahibul Ladaniyah page 9 Vol 1
2. Zirkani Shareef page 46 Vol 1
3. Seerate Halbia page 37 Vol 1
4. Mutali ul Musarraat Sharah Dalail Kheyraat page 610
5. Afzalul Qura by Imam Ibn Hajr Makki
6. Hujatullahu alal Alameen page 68
7. Anwaarul Muhammadiya Page 9
8. Aqidatush Shuhada page 100
9. Fatawa Hadithia page 51
10. Dalaail-un-Nubuwwat By Imam Baihaqi
11. Khamees by Allama Dayar Bakri
12. Madarij-un-Nabuwwat by Skaikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi

Abu Lahab was an uncle to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). The event, which Imaam Qastalaani has referred to, is this. When a maid of Abu Lahab (Abdul Uzza) named Thuwaibah informed him of a son being born to his brother Abdul Laah (may ALLAH be pleased with him), he (Abu Lahab) was so delighted at herring this that he pointed his finger to her in a manner which signified her emancipation for carrying the good news to him But when the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) declared his Prophet hood, he (Abu Lahab) did not accept him as a Prophet but became a most severe enemy to him and remained so all his life. In condemnation of him a whole Surah of the Holy Quraan descended.

لَمَّا مَاتَ أَبُو لَهَب رَأَيْته فِي مَنَامِي بَعْد حَوْل فِي شَرّ حَال فَقَالَ : مَا لَقِيت بَعْدكُمْ رَاحَة ، إِلَّا أَنَّ الْعَذَاب يُخَفَّف عَنِّي كُلّ يَوْم اِثْنَيْنِ ، قَالَ : وَذَلِكَ أَنَّ النَّبِيّ صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وُلِدَ يَوْم الِاثْنَيْنِ ، وَكَانَتْ ثُوَيْبَة بَشَّرَتْ أَبَا لَهَب بِمَوْلِدِهِ فَأَعْتَقَهَا
After his death, people of Abu Lahabs household saw him in a dream, and asked him how he had fared. To this, Abu Lahab said that after departing from them he did not meet with any good but was being given water every Monday from the finger with which he had indicated the emancipation of Thuwaibah, and this water lessened his torment.

BOOK Reference:
1. Sahih Bukhari, Vol1, Page 153, Hadith No 5101, Kitaabun Nikaah, Publisher: Darul Fikr  Berut.
1(b). Sahih Bukhari, Vol7, Book 62, Wedlock, Marriage (Nikaah), Hadith 038
1(c). Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Page 764.
2. Fathul Baari Sharha Sahihul Bukhari, Vol 9, Page 118 by Imam Ibn-e-Hajr Asqalani
3. Fathul Baari Sharha Sahihul Bukhari, Vol 9, Page 145 by Imam Ibn-e-Hajr Asqalani
4. Musannaf by Abdur Razzaq Sanani, Vol 7, Page 478
5. Umdatul Qaari Sharha Sahihul Bukhari by Allama Badruddin Ainee, Vol 2, Page 95

Allama Muhammad Bin Alawai Malki have stated in his work, Houl al-IHtifal Bi Zikri Mawlid an-Nabawi Ash-Sharif that Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam after announcing his prophet hood he did his Aqeeqa, not only this he also plunked on his mimber shareef and recited his Shajra, memorized the birth of Hadrat Adam and Status of Hadrat Ibrahim, Hadrat Esa, Hadrat Moosa Alaihimus Salam. He ordered few of his companions to recite his greatness; Many of Companions offered poems in the greatness of Syyeduna Rasoolullah, He was delighted hearing this and prayed for his companions.(Houl al Hatifal Bi Zikri Mawlid an-Nabawi Ash-Sharif, Published in Lahore 1987)


O Rabi ul-Awwal! Your joys surpass thousands of Eids
All in the universe are rejoicing, except Shaytan!!

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