As-Salam-o Alaykum dear Muslims,
Today, I received a message asking for the references from Qur’an or Prophetic Traditions or the lives of Sahabah about a few ancient and unchallenged faiths of Ahl-e-Sunnat wal Jama’at. In old days, no one was to object because we had educated scholars who were not only the students or professors of a subject but also the inventors of new subjects that were not known to the world before. Nowadays, we are deprived of educated scholars and those few we have are worthless as we do not knock their doors and ask their helps. Nowadays, we are far away from our books and those who read books are breaking our faith with their statements that are actually out of context. I have talked about two categories that are fooling Muslims in my previous post Fake Imposters.
The first question we are going to answer is the permissibility of Milad. I am just giving a brief answer so you can convince other that our faith is correct. For more details, you can read the books of Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadiri, especially Milad-un-Nabi. I am just going to copy the text of one or two Ahadith and I’ll put only the references of other Ahadith. If you are saying that there is no such reference in those books then you might have read them, and if you have read them, you can easily access them. In case you say that you neither have any hard or soft copy of those books, if you are reading this article online, you can read those books online in many languages. There are many websites dedicated to only those books.
Q: Did Holy Prophet ﷺ done anything special for his birthday (Milad) or the birthdays of other Prophets? Is there any reference of it? Does any of the reference comes from Sahihain (Sahih Bukhari or Sahih Muslim)?
A: Yes. See the Ahadith below in which it is clear that Holy Prophet ﷺ used to fast on Monday and Thursday.
“… Holy Prophet ﷺ was then asked about fasting on Monday, whereupon he said: It was the day on which I was born. on which I was commissioned with prophethood or revelation was sent to me. ….”
The text above is from Sahih Muslim.