Virtues of Milad-Un-Nabi(SAW)
[ December 25, 2015 ]
The Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) remind muslims of their duty to follow the words and deeds of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) . In order to maintain the flavor of faith in the Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW’s) teachings special prayer meetings are held to send Salat (reciting durood or sending blessings) on the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as the same is is an indivisible part of a muslim’s life.
This is due to the influence of the Salat. How can the personality, upon whom the salat is recited, not capture their hearts? While the above technique is of a personal nature, the second is of a social nature. Islamic scholars well aquatinted with the life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) speak on the life of Prohet Muhammad (SAW) in huge assemblies of muslims. This helps them in installing love of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) within the community as they say ‘ We have assembled here to fulfill this objective. The third way is not much difficult, yet it has to be explained. It is to enliven one’s heart with the love of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in special ways and remember him at all times. This stage cannot be attained by reading books or listening to speeches. It is necessary to live with the spiritual guides and enlighten oneself. But if that is impossible, then we adopt the present method (i.e. gathering and speaking on the life of Prophet Muhammad-SAW). The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has said “I have been sent to perfect the best of manners”. It is for this vey reason that scholars should present the character of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in and outside mosques so that the muslim ummah can follow that example. The believer should be able to integrate Sunnah into his life at all costs.
Special gatherings of zikr and programs are arranged in mosques on 12th Rabi-Ul-Awwal , as the importance of specific days attached to prophet Muhammad (SAW) are special and established by holy Quran.
When someone presented a watermelon to Hazrat Ba Yazid Bustami RA, he refused to eat it saying, ‘I have no knowledge of how the Prophet has eaten it’. How unfortunate that we are not to have such joyful moments in life! We are unable to lead a virtuous life and deal kindly with each other. Our predecessors followed the Sunnah vehemently and with commitment. They always enquired about how the Prophet’s would deal with a matter. Hazrat Maulana Rumi (RA) was very fond of children. One day as he was walking through a street, he happened to see some children playing. They said Salam to him. He took a long time to receive the Salam from each one of them. A child far away called “Hazrat, please don’t go. Accept my Salam too”. Maulana Rumi waited for the child to come and give Salam. Someone asked the great Persian poet, “Were you waiting for a mere child”? The poet replied “If such an event had occurred in front of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) , he would have also done the same”. We celebrate Milad-Un-Nabi and we rejoice to show gratitude to Almighty Allah as Almighty Allah says that the biggest favor and mercy for the worlds (not only to the mankind) is prophet Muhammad (peace and abundant blessings be upon him) and commands us to publicize and rejoice his favors. Special gatherings of zikr and programs are arranged in mosques on 12th Rabi-Ul-Awwal , as the importance of specific days attached to prophet Muhammad (SAW) are special and established by holy Quran.
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