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Questioner: What is the ruling…[regarding] the birthday…celebrating the birthday of the Prophet?

Shaykh: Celebrating the birthday of the Prophet is also an innovation.

If it was [something] good, then the companions (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhum) would have done it; so where are they [who celebrate the birthday of the Prophet when faced] with this? Are they ignorant of this [fact]?

The important thing is, celebrating the birthday of the Prophet is an innovation.

Questioner: They claim they do so out of their love for the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).

Shaykh: I understand, they are celebrating Muhammad, his birthday, but I say this is an innovation; [it is] not permissible.

Questioner: May Allaah reward you with good, [and] may Allaah protect and preserve you, and may Allaah bless you; السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Shaykh: و عليكم السلام و رحمة الله و بركاته

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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