Celebrating Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)'s birthday

Q: Someone sent me a link and said that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) celebrated his birthday because of what is stated in the link. Could you please calrify and tell us a way to explain to them why we cant celebrate Rabi ul awwal?

Did Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) fast on Mondays due to the fact that he (sallalallhu alaihi wasallam) was born on a Monday?

A: This does not amount to celebrating his birthday nor can it be proven that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam used to fast every Monday. By the way, celebration is a get together with a lot of feasts and fun, and fasting is going in the total opposite direction where there is absolutely no celebration.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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