Mawlid Questions Answered
Each year questions are asked about the validity of celebrating the Mawlid.
Questions like :
- The Prophet (peace be upon him) and his Companions did not observe the Mawlid, why celebrate it now ?
- There is no mention of the word ‘Mawlid’ or ‘Milād’ in the Qur’ān and so it is obviously no part of Islam.
- The Mawlid is a bid’a (Innovation) and as the Prophet said, ‘every bid’a is misguidance’.
- If Mawlid celebrations were permissible, then the Prophet (peace be upon him) certainly would have instructed his Ummah to commemorate it.
A booklet was produced by the Islamic Centre in 2013 to answer the common questions raised against celebrating the Mawlid.
Download the main body of the booklet here in PDF format.