Some questions raised concerning the Milaad
Although the Prophet was born on the 12th of Rabi ul-awwal he also died on the same date. How then can the 12th of Rabee’ul-awwal be a happy day?
The prophet did not pass away on the 12th Rabi ul Awwal as some people say however if that was the case mourning for someone’s death should not be more than three days, except for a woman, who has lost her husband
How can there be an Eid Milaad-un-nabi when there are only two Eids (Al-Fitr and Al-Adhaa)?
Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an:
Prophet Isa [May Allah bless him and grant Him peace] prayed to Allah Almighty “Oh Allah, our Lord, send down to us a tray of food from the Heavens so that it may be an occasion of Eid for us for the first and the last of us.” (Al-Maa’idah, 114)
Imam Hakim writes that the Prophet [May Allah bless him and grant Him peace] said “Friday is also an Eid day”. Once, in the Prophet’s time Eid came on Friday and the Prophet [May Allah bless him and grant Him peace] said “Allah has given you two Eids today”.
(Mustadrak, “Jum’ah” by Imam Haakim and summary by Imam Dhahabi).
From the reference above, it is proved that the term “Eid day” does not specifically apply to the two Eid days (Al-fitr and al-adhHaa), but instead, it could be used for any Islamic holy day. This means that we can refer to “Milaad-un-Nabi” as “Eid-Milaad-un-nabi”
- Evidence of Milaad-un-Nabi from the Qur’an
- Some other evidences of Milaad
- Fatwa of Scholars for Milad
- Some questions raised concerning the Milaad
- Books on Milaad-un-Nabi