Mawlid Un-Nabi – Birthday of the Prophet (saw) 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“You have indeed in the Messenger of God a beautiful pattern of conduct for anyone whose hope is God and the Final Day.” (Al-Ahzab 33:21)

Alhamdulillah! This is Rabi a-Awwal, by the Lunar calendar the month of the blessed birthday (Mawlidd Un-Nabi) of the Prophet Muhammad (the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

According to Sunni scholars, the Prophet’s birthday is observed on 12th Rabi al-Awwal, which falls this year on Monday,  January 13, 2014, and 17th Rabi al-Awwal (January 18th this year) according to Shia scholars.

Since the best historical estimate is that the Prophet (saw) was born in March or April of 570 CE, he would be  1444 years old this year.

It is celebrated as a time to read the Qur’an, fast, pray, and remember the life, teachings, and example of the Prophet (saw) with good deeds.

When praising the Prophet (saw), we are warned, however, not to exaggerate in his praise. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Do not overpraise me as Christians overpraised Jesus, son of Mary. Say [when referring to me], ‘Servant of Allah and His messenger.’

Servant of Allah and His messenger!

Surely that is a title that needs no embellishment. And so, may Allah bless you all, gentle readers, and guide you to the best of his noble qualities on the straight path of love, compassion, mercy, generosity, and kindness.  Amin!

The Names of the Prophet (saw)

In the same way that Muhammad(un) rasul Allah(Muhammad is the Messenger of God) follows La Ilaha ill Allah, the names of the Prophet (saw) flow from those of God and are a ladder that leads to Him. The Prophet (saw) has even been honored by God by having some of the Divine Names such as Ta Ha and Nur also bestowed upon him. The chanting of the litanies of the names of the Prophet (saw) is an important practice in Sufism and on a more external level in the everyday activity of many pious Muslims.

Not only is the Prophet (saw) called Muhammad, the most praised one, but he is also Ahmad, the most praiseworthy of those who praise God. He is Wahid, the unique one; Mahi, the annihilator of darkness and ignorance; and Aqib, the last of the prophets. He is Tahir, the pure and clean one; Tayyib, he who possesses beauty and fragrance; and Sayyid, prince and master of the universe. He is, of course, Rasul, messenger, but also Rasul al-Rahmah, the messenger of mercy; and Khatim al rusul, the seal of prophets. He is Abd Allahl, the perfect servant of God, but also Habib Allah, the beloved of God; and Safi Allah, the one chosen by God. He is both Nasir, the victorious helper of men, and Mansur, the one who is made triumphant in this world.

The Prophet (saw) is Muhyi, the vivifier of the dead hearts of men, and Munji, he who delivers man from sin. He is Nur, light, as well as Siraj, the torch that illuminates the path in man’s life;Misbah, the lamp that contains the light of faith, and Huda, the guide to God and paradise. He isDhu quwwah, the possessor of strength; Dhu hurmah, possessor of sacred reverence; andDhu makanah, the possessor of integrity. He is both Amin, trustworthy, and Sadiq, truthful. He is Miftah, or key to paradise, and Miftah al-rahmah, the key to God’s mercy. The love of the Prophet (saw) is in fact both a sign of the love of God and the gate to that Mercy from which the very substance of the universe was created.

- From Islamic Spirituality, edited by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Ya Haqq!

Note:  For a list of Major Events in the Life of the Prophet (pbuh), click HERE.

Ya Haqq!

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4 Responses to Mawlid Un-Nabi – Birthday of the Prophet (saw) 2014

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  3. aspari says:

    Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh ……………..

    Setiap yg melaksanakan maulid , selalu berkata karena cintanya yg sangat besar kpd Nabi SAW. Sekarang kita bertanya , kalau dibandingkan para sahabat Nabi SAW , apakah kecintaan kita berada di atas kecintaan para sahabat kepada Rasulullah SAW.. Toh mereka tidak pernah merayakan maulid , bahkan setelah Nabi SAW wafat , para sahabat tak buat itu maulid , tahlilan untuk Nabi SAW , baik yg 7 hari , 40 hari , 100 hari , haulan. Anehnya lagi sekarang acara maulid , saat baca marhaban diledakkan mercun / petasan , saat Ustadz-nya datang / pulang juga diledakkan mercun / petasan , AJARAN APA LAGI INI !!!!….

    Padahal , semasa Nabi SAW hidup beberapa anak beliau ada yg meninggal dunia lebih dahulu , bahkan Siti Khadijah yg sangat beliau cinta dan sayangi dan beberapa sahabat beliau juga ada yg meninggal ketika beliau masih hidup. Tolong tunjukkan riwayatnya atau dalilnya ( Al-Qur’an maupun As-Sunnah ) yg mendukung bahwa kegiatan ini ada dilakukan oleh Nabi SAW dan para sahabat beliau.

    Saya pernah bertanya kepada ulama/ustadz yg melakukan tahlilan / haulan / maulidan . Mereka beralasan itukan dan inikan baik. Sekarang kita bertanya , ini itu baik menurut siapa , karena Rasulullah SAW tentu lebih tau mana yg terbaik buat ibadah umatnya dan para sahabat ( utamanya Khalifatur Rasyidin ) lebih tahu mana dengan kita, , mana-2 yg baik untuk mempertebal ke-Imanan / ke-Islaman kita ketimbang umat-2 yg datang kemudian , apalagi kita yang ke-Imanan dan ke-Islamannya masih terlalu rendah , berani-2 bilang ini itu baik……

    Apalagi Allah SWT dlm firmanNya di Surah Al-Maidah ayat 3 , menyatakan Islam itu sudah sangat sempurna , jadi jangan ditambah-2in. Masih banyak perintah Allah dan RasulNya yg belum kita laksanakan. Untuk apa pula kita cari-2 tambahan yg lain , yg Nabi tak memberikan contohnya.

    Syukran……

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