It is undisputable fact that we as Muslims love the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) more than anyone else. Hence, we are allowed to express this love in a any way that is permissible as that has great benefits for the entire Muslims in the present.
We are allowed to commemorate the event of the Prophet’s birth by studying his biography and morals and teaching them to others, both Muslims and non-Muslims. We are encouraged to make use of this occasion to introduce the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) example and life to non-Muslims.
Furthermore, Muslims are encouraged to perform optional good works that are always permitted in Islam. However, even better would be to seize the opportunity to educate ourselves and others about the great benefactor, the Messenger of mercy and express love for him by following in his footsteps.
On this, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, an Islamic scholar said the following:
Let me list some of the things we can do in order to use this occasion positively to enhance the cause of Islam, we can:
- Organize lectures, seminars in order to discuss the life and examples of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) to educate people of all levels.
- Include permissible forms of Islamic art, such as nasheeds, songs, and poems that freely express our love for the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
- Organize nasheed concerts.
- Arrange competitions in essay or article writing, lectures, nasheeds, et cetera.
- Organize a large scale campaign of feeding the poor and distributing foods to those in need.
- Use the event to include everyone, all groups of Muslims would be invited, regardless of their sectarian divisions.
- Organize outreach programs to educate our host communities about the mission of mercy that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) represents.
The above list can be expanded upon through brain storming and creative thinking.