Some people say that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) fasted on Monday because that was the day on which he was born, and therefore, he used to celebrate his birthday in this way. Can a rule be derived from this, saying that birthdays can be celebrated by fasting?
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Seizing the occasion of the Prophet's birthday, what is the best way of introducing Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to non-Muslims? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Did the sahabah (Prophet's Companions) or the tabi`un (Successors) have the habit of commemorating the Prophet's birthday? If not, how can we legalize this today?Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholar, may Allah reward you for your effort. Could you give us the criteria that help in assessing whether a new practice is a bid`ah or not? There is much controversy about celebrating the Prophet's birthday, and some Muslims say that showing joy and happiness is an innovation or bid`ah.