Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Eid Milad un nabi - an apology to Non muslims

Dear Non-muslim brethren

I apologize to you for all inconvenience caused due to the popular misnomer "Eid Milad un nabi". We all faced lot of problem in the form of heavy traffic Jam, disruption of smooth flow of traffic, noisy environment, blocking of road etc. You would have seen hundreds of hooligan type teenagers / youth carrying green color flag and relic of kaba on the road. You would have heard / read that  all this mess is because muslims are "celebrating" birth day of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) today which is 12th of Rabi-ul-awwal according to Hijri calendar.

Let me clarify to you :
1. On the scale of fact, 12th of Rabi-ul-awwal is NOT at all birth day of Prophet Muhammad. On the scale of ignorance and emotion - it can be any day.

2. Ibn e Ishaq - the famous historian was the first person to popularize this claim without any proof.

3. Neither Quran nor the book of Hadees says that Prophet Muhammad was born on this day.

4. Historians have held different views [2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 10th, 17th, 22nd] regarding date of birth of Prophet.

5. But, most important point is that word of Prophet Muhammad clearly rubbishes the claim of people regarding 12th Rabiulawwal being his birth day.

6. It was narrated that Abu Qataadah al-Ansaari (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was asked about fasting on Mondays and he said: “That is a day on which I was born and on it my mission began – or Revelation came to me.” Narrated by Muslim, (Book #006, The Book of Fasting, Hadith #2606).

So what is sure from islamic source is that he was born on MONDAY. Year and month of birth is agreed upon by all. So why they are waiting. We have calendars in place that can tell century old date and day. You will be surprised to know that if you track MONDAY will NEVER come on 12th Rabiulawwal.
Time and again experts have confirmed that 12th Rabiulawwal can NOT be date of birth because it never falls on MONDAY. It can fall on 2/3  9/10th  16/17 of the month [1 day + or - can happen because of moon position.]

Neither Prophet Muhammad nor sahaba and their subsequent generations ever believed or celebrated 12th as birth day. How and why this fabricated tradition was started - is beyond the scope of this article.

Conclusion: FACT and ACADEMIC RESEARCH never conclude that 12th Rabiulawwal is the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

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