Series : ICIS Legality of Mawlid un Nabi (PBUH) in the Light of Quran and Sunnah
Serial : 0631
Place : Lahore Pakistan
Date : 2004-04-10
Series ICIS Sitting 04 History of Mawlid un Nabi (PBUH) Celebration and the Concept of Biddah
In this final part of the four parts set, the subject of celebration in islam in general is discussed. Together with weather Islam approves of ancient celebration of those events that took place under the commandments of Allah in the time of various Prophets (AS). Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri gives countless evidences and arguments from the two primary sources of Islam the Quran and Hadith.
Proceeding further Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri gives an avalanche of references on Mawlid-un-Nabi (SAW) from classical and traditional scholars, who have written full fledged books on the subject of Mawlid-un-Nabi (SAW), such as Imam Abd-ur-Rahman knows as Iman Ibn Jawzi (al-Uroos), Imam Jazari (Mawlid Ibn Jazari), Imam Jalal-ud-Din Sayuti (al-Husnai Maqsad fi Amalil Mawlid), Imam Sakhawee (al-Fakhr-ul-Alavi fi Mawlid-an-Nabavi) with an endless list of scholars of high calibre who are regarded as the propagators of the true Islamic faith.
He then goes on to discuss a topic which is very well known and unfortunately due to the lack of traditional and classical knowledge is misinterpreted. It is concept of Biddah. He explains and describes the literal and technical defination of the word Biddah from the original Arabic and classical authorities. He starts by quoting the statement of Imam Shafi’i qouted by Imam Baihaqi, which gives the division of the two types of Biddah, Biddah Hasana and Biddah Sayyiah. Finally he quotes the statement of the Holy Prophet (SAW) taken from Sahih Muslim, which advocates the division of the two types of Biddah.
Concluding he states that if all constituent elements of Mawlid-un-Nabi (SAW) such as poems of praise, salutations, Qiyam, etc which are supported by the Quran, Hadith and authorities of Islam, then how can the wholesome be declared as Biddah?