Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Mawlid - The Birth of the Best of Creation (peace and blessings be upon him)

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate.

May abundant peace and blessings be upon the Best of Creation, a Mercy to the Worlds, the Beloved Messenger of Allah, his family, companions, and those who follow him until the Day of Judgement.

We are now nearing the 12th of Rabi al-Awwal, the Mawlid. Insha'Allah this Wednesday Night-Thursday is a day to make much shukr to Allah for having sent us the best of examples, and for blessing us with Iman as members of the Ummah of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). I pray we all take advantage of this blessed time by reading extra Qur'an and worshipping Allah to our utmost abilities. Please remember myself and my family and loved ones in your prayers.

Please see this comprehensive list of articles and answers to questions on "The Birth of the Beloved of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) -- The need to love, venerate, and celebrate the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace)" - Courtesy of SunniPath.com

If readers have articles, poetry, and the like to share in light of the Mawlid, please feel free to post them here.

May Allah bless your every moment with His Good Pleasure, ameen.


  1. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Salaam 'Alaikum

    Jazakh Allah Khair for this post. Insha'Allah, more of us will start to blog on the Beloved aleyhi salatu wa salaam... we should do it all the time, subhan'Allah... not just now... so insha'Allah, we'll see more of these posts.

  2. Anonymous4:54 PM

    This is what some of the Muslims from the past had to say about the blessed of God (alayhi salat wa salam). These are taken from Schimmel's "And Muhammad is His Messenger".

    On Doomsday it will be called out:
    “He who has sung mevlût, shall
    God gives a license made of light-
    He who has sung mevlût, shall
    He shall go fast to Paradise,
    He shall turn to the left and
    What grace the Lord has shown to
    He who has sung mevlût, shall
    -Yunus Emre

    A pinch of his noble being
    was placed in Jesus’ breath,
    And from the radiance of the candle of his countenance
    Moses’ fire was lighted
    -Fakhr al-Din Iraqi

    Jesus is the companion of Moses, Jonah that of Joseph
    Ahmad sits alone, which means: “I am distinguished.”
    Love is the ocean of inner meaning, everyone is in it like a fish.
    Ahmad is the pearl in the ocean- look, that is what I show!

    When Muhammad was born, angels proclaimed it with high and low voices. Gabriel came with the good tidings, and the Throne trembled. The houris came out of heir castles, and fragrance spread. Ridwan [the keeper of the gates of Paradise] was addressed: “Adorn the highest Paradise, remove the curtain from the palace, send a flock of birds from the birds of Eden to Amina’s dwelling place that they may drop a pearl each from their beaks.” And when Muhammad was born, Amina saw a light, which illuminated the palaces of Bostra. The angels surrounded her and spread out their wings. The rows of angels singing praise, descended and filled the hill and dale.
    -Ibn al-Jawzi

    Muhammad, the lord of the two worlds and of men and jinn,
    Of the two communities, the Arabs and the non-Arabs,
    Our Prophet, who commands and prohibits- and not a single one
    Is more truthful than he in saying No or Yes;
    And he is the beloved for whose intercession one hopes
    In every horror and in hazardous undertaking.
    He has called [us] to God, and those who cling to him
    Are grasping a rope that cannot be severed.
    He surpassed the Prophets in bodily form and character,
    And they came not close to him in knowledge nor in kindness…
    -Imam al-Busiri

  3. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Muhammad was middle-sized, did not have lank or crisp hair, was not fat, had a white circular face, wide black eyes, and long eyelashes. When he walked, he walked as though he went down a declivity. He had the Seal of Prophecy between his shoulder blades… He was bulky. His face shone like the moon in the night of the full moon. He was taller than middling stature but shorter than conspicuous tallness. He had thick, curly hair. The plaits of his hair were parted. His hair reached beyond the lobe of his ear. His complexion was azhar [bright, luminous]. Muhammad had a wide forehead and fine, long, arched eyebrows which did not meet. Between his eyebrows there was a vein which distended when he way angry. The upper part of his nose was hooked; he was thick-bearded, had smooth cheeks, a strong mouth and his teeth were set apart. He had thin hair on his chest. His neck was like the neck of an ivory statue, with the purity of silver. Muhammad was proportionate, stout, firm-gripped, even of belly and chest, broad-chested and broad-shouldered.

    Hadith reported by Tirmidhi on the authority of Sayyidna Ali, may Allah be pleased with him. Taken from Schimmel's "And Muhammad is His Messenger"

  4. Wa'alaykum Assalam wa Rahmatullah,

    Umm Zaid, I think you're absolutely right. Insha'Allah, I'm going to aim to make the Rasul (Allah bless him and give him peace) one of the ongoing themes on the blog.

    Sidi Mohammed & Anonymous, Barak Allahu fi kum for your posts - the beautiful poem and the wonderful sayings of the awliya, may Allah have mercy on them.

    These are good reminders to us, of the magnitude of status of the Beloved of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), which we often forget or neglect...may Allah overlook our shortcomings and increase us in gratitude, ameen.

    Please keep these coming.

  5. Sunni Sister has posted on "Mawlid Blogging" where she links to a few posts on the topic across Blogistan.


  6. Anonymous11:16 PM

    Salaams to everyone,

    Interesting blog.

    I know some people disagree considering the 12th to be a day of celebration & regard doing so as Bid'ah.

    Personally I am open to suggestions from both sides of thought.

    One main thought that I always wonder is;
    If my dates serve me right. The Prophet (swt) had also passed away on this day. This is almost never mentioned when talking about the 12th. I personally consider this as a very strong point in not celebrating on the 12th (making a day he passed away on a celebration?). Also this just makes me think that it was Written so (that the Prophet swt pass away on this day for the simple logic of not making his birthday of significance since Islam never mentions celebrating birthdays)

    I guess reading Koran is good & even remembering the Prophet(swt) but to consider this day an eid, I don't know.

    Why can't everyday be considered a day to remember the Prophet (swt), why do all events have to relate specifically to the 12th? & why not have similar events on other days of the year?

  7. Hello,

    I hope you would not mind that I QUOTE your article with its references on http://talkaboutislam.com

    (I would not pretend those are my words. I would say clearly that YOU wrote this, and would leave a reference on the forums http://talkaboutislam.com/forums/ to your blog in the article.)

    If you do mind quoting your article, please email the webmaster at talkaboutislam.com and ask him to remove the article from the forums.

  8. Muhammad-Nur12:25 PM

    The Prophet, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: “My life is a great good for you, you will relate about me and it will be related to you, and my death is a great good for you, your actions will be exhibited to me, and if I see good­ness I will praise Allah, and if I see evil I will ask forgiveness of Him for you."

    In his (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) life and death are cause of mercy for us.

  9. Anonymous10:09 PM

    Mercy but not celebration
    (that's my point)

  10. Anonymous10:22 PM

    Is Mercy not a cause for celebration?

  11. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Salaam 'Alaikum

    Anonymous #1: I always remember his death at the same time. I have always been moved by the details of his last days. I posted an accounting (not overly detailed) of his last week on my blog, which our dear Salikah linked in another post.

    I always wondered too, then I thought maybe it's because it would make so many hearts ache with unbearable sadness and people want to be joyful when remembering him? Aleyhi salatu wa salaam. -- Salaams, Umm Zaid