Sunday, January 4, 2015
Saudi Grand Mufti Declared Prophet's (PBUH) Birthday Celebrations "Haram"
Saudi Arabian Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh declared the birthday celebrations of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) as heresy and superstitious and urged Muslams not to involve in Bid'h (A sinful religious innovation). He urged Muslims to follow Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) teaching as described in Sunnah to express true love of Messenger of Allah Almighty. He said the birthday celebrations were heresy and 'superstitions' which was illegal in the religion, Arab News reported. He said that expression of love to Muhammad Mustafa Ahmad Mujtaba (PBUH) should not be organising one night ceremonies to recite poems and verses as that were prohibited in Islam. it is noteworthy to mention here that Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al Sheikh iis performing his duties a head of seven-member Islamic Scholar Authority. He added "If we want to show our sincere love to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) then we should back our words in deeds all the time rather than in one night". During his Friday's cogregational sermon at the Imam Turki Binthat Abdullah Mosque in Royath, the top Islamic cleric, warned Muslims that organising such events was a Bid'ah (A sinful religious innovation) that fawned to Islam after the first three centuries when the companions and successors of companions lived. The statement forth on the day when a section of Muslims in the sub-continent primarily in Pakistan and India as well as some parts of Arab States were celebrating "Eid e Milad e Nabi" (PBUH) on 12th of Rabi ul Awal (Islamic Calender).