Mufti warns celebration of 12th Rabi ul Awwal as Bida

Muslims across the world celebrate the birthday of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh warns celebration as illegal. The celebration of the prophets birthday has been mentioned as “sinful”. This news has been published in leading newspapers of Saudi Arabia.

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Addressing at the Friday congregational sermon at the Imam Turki Bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh, Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has warned all the Muslims against celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (PBUH).

He declared the celebration as superstitious practice that was illegally added to Islam.

According to a report published in today’s Arab News quoted him saying “It is a bidath (a sinful religious innovation) that crept into Islam after the first three centuries when the companions and successors of the companions lived.” Instead, it is obligatory for Muslims to follow the Prophet’s teachings as contained in the Sunnah.

He further said that those who urge others to celebrate the birthday are evil and corrupt. “The true love of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) is manifested by following in his footsteps and supporting his Sunnah … that is how the love for the Prophet (PBUH) is expressed,” reported Arab News.

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