Friday, 5 March 2010

Maulud Within Maulud In Old Mekah Mawlid al-Nabi

Maulud within Maulud
Mawlid -Milad un Nabi

Irbad ibn Sariya and Abu Umama
Allah be well-pleased with both of them
said that the Prophet
(may Allahs blessings and peace be upon him)
“I am the supplication of my father Ibrahim, and the good tidings of my brother `Isa. The NIGHT I WAS DELIVERED my mother saw a light that lit the castles of Damascus so that she could see them.”


The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: "When my mother gave birth to me she saw a light proceeding from her which showed her the castles of Syria". 
 ورأت أمي حين حملت بى أنه خرج منها نور أضاء له قصور بصرى من أرض الشام  
Ibn Hisham; Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol. 4, Page 360. 
Bayhaqi, Dala’il an-Nubuwwah, Vol. 1, Page 110. 
Haythami, Zawa’i, Vol. 8, Page 221. 
Ibn al-Jawzi ‘al-Wafa’. 
Qadi Iyad, ‘al-Shifa’. 
Musnad Ahmad Vol. 4, Page 127. 
Abu Nu’aym reports from Abdullah bin Abbas ( رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ ) who narrated that the mother of the Apostle (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sayyidah Amina (رضئ الله تعالى عنها) used to state :
  لما خرج من بطني فنظرت اليه فاذا انابه ساجد ثم رايت سحابة بيضاء قد اقبلت من السماء حتى غشيته فغيب عن وجھي ، ثم تجلت فاذا انابه مدرج في ثوب صوف ابيض وتحته حريرة خضراء وقد قبض على ثلٰثة مفاتيح من اللؤلوء الرطب واذا قائل يقول قبض محمد على مفاتيح النصرة ومفاتيح الربح ومفاتيح النبوة ثم اقبلت سحابة اخرٰى حتى غشيته فغيب عن عيني ثم تجلت فاذا انابه قد قبض على حريرة خضراء مطوية واذ قائل يقول بخٍ بخٍ قبض محمد على الدنيا کلھا لم يبق خلق من اھلھا الادخل في قبضته 

(When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was born, he fell straight into prostration. Then I saw a white cloud from the sky appearing and covering the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) such that he disappeared from me.  When the cloud appeared, I saw that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was covered in a white woolly shawl and there was a green mat spread on the floor. Within the hands of the Apostle (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) there were three keys made of diamonds and there was an unseen voice heard saying, ‘The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) has grasped the key of giving victory, the key of giving benefit and the key of Prophet-hood.’ Then I saw another cloud which enclosed the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) such that he disappeared from my view and it became illuminated. I saw that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is holding a folded piece of green silk in his blessed hands and an unseen voice was heard was saying, ‘How great! How great! The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) has grasped the all worlds; all the creation has entered into his grasp, with none left out.’”
Musnad Ahmad, narrated from Ibn Mas’ud( رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ ), (Published Al-Maktab al-Islami, Beirut), Vol. 1, Page 386.
Sunan al-Darimi, the chapter on Ma U’tiya al-Nabiyyu Min al-Fadl, (Published Dar al-Mahasin li al-Taba’ah, Cairo), Vol. 1, Page 30.
Al-Khasais al-Kubra, the chapter on Ma Zahara Fi Lailat Moulidi, (Published Markaz Ahl Sunnat, Gujarat), Vol. 1, Page 48 
Hadhrat Abbas ( رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)composed poetry praising the birth of The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in which the  following couplets were mentioned.  "When you were born, a light rose over the Earth until it illuminated the horizon with its radiance. We are in that illumination and that original light and those paths of guidance and thanks to them we pierce through". 
Majmua'al-Zawaid, the Hadith book of Ali Ibn Abu Bakr al-Haythami (735-897 AH).  
Ibn Sayyid al-Nas narrated it with his Isnad through al-Tabarani.  
Al-Bazaar mentioned it in 'Minah al-Madh, Pages 192-93. 
Ibn Kathir wrote it in al-Sira al-Nabawiyya (Edition - Mustafa Abd al-Wahid 4:51). 
Ali Al-Qari wrote it in his 'Sharh al-Shifa' (1:364). 
Ibn Hajar mentioned it in 'Fath al-Bari'. 
Ibn al-Qayyim ( Salafi scholar and famous student of Ibn Taymiyya) mentioned it in Zad al-Ma'ad.

Umro Bin Wahia Kalbi has narrated this Hadith in his book 'At tanweer fi Mauludil basheer an-nazeer'  that Hadhrat Abu Darda (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)narrates that "I went to the house of Aamer Ansari (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) along with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Hadhrat Abu Aamer (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was narrating the events of the birth of The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to a gathering of his relatives and children and was repeating; "this was the day and this was the day".  The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said, O'Aba Amer (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), Allah(سبحانہ و تعا لی) has  opened the doors of His mercy for you and the angels are praying for your absolution (Maghfirah).  Whoever does this act of yours, he would also get the Salvation like yours". [ Shaykh ul Islam Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti has  narrated this Hadith in his book "Siblul Huda fi Mauludil Mustafa  صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم " ) 
Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said that "one day at my home I had gathered people and was describing about the birth of The Holy Prophet  (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and the people were feeling over joyous and were invoking the praise of The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) himself came to our gathering and said "My intercession for you ( حلّت لكم شفاعة ) has become legitimized."
Imam Suyuti in his book "Siblul Huda"
Ahmad Bin Hujr Al-Makki in his book "Maulud al-Kabeer"
Abul Qasim Mohammad Ibn Osman in his book "Addurul Munazzam"

Maulud Within Maulud
In Old Mekah
FOR centuries, the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, upon him blessings and peace, was celebrated in and around the actual house in Mekah where he was born. Since the Arabic words for "birthday" and "birthplace" are one and the same,
it was literally a
"Maulud within Maulud"
In his book Akhbar Makka the third-century historian of the Mother of Cities, al-Azraqi, mentions as one of the many places in Mekah in which the performance of salat is desirable the house where the Prophet was born (mawlid al-Nabi).

The Noble House
(located in what became known as Suq al-Layl, Shuaab Bani Amir, Shuaab Ali and Shuaab al-Mawlid, present-day Qashshashiyya Street in Mekah), belonged to his father Abd Allah by inheritance from his father Abd al-Muttalib, then passed on to the Prophet himself. It is said that the Prophet passed it on to his cousin Aqil ibn Abi Talib in whose hand it remained even after the conquest of Mekah.

Aqil's son sold it to Muhammad ibn Yusuf the brother of al-Hajjaj. He expanded it and the house became known as al-Bayda' and Dar Ibn Yusuf.
When al-Khayzaran the mother of the caliphs Musa al-Hadi and Harun al-Rashid performed pilgrimage, she brought out Ibn Yusuf from the house and turned it into a mosque, after which the house became known as Zuqaq al-Mawlid.

The Quranic scholar al-Naqqash (266-351) mentions this Birthplace Mosque as a place where dua by noon on Yawm al-Ithnayn (Mondays) is answered.

Ibn Jubayr (540-614) in his Rihla ("Travels") states:
"This blessed place (the Birthplace Mosque of the Prophet) is opened, and all men enter it to derive blessing from it (mutabarrikin bih) on every Monday of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, for on that day and in that month was born the Prophet."

The 7th-century historians Abu al-Abbas al-Azafi and his son Abu al-Qasim al-Azafi wrote in their Kitab al-Durr al-Munazzam:

"Pious pilgrims and prominent travellers testified that, on the day of the mawlid in Mecca, no activities are undertaken, and nothing is sold or bought, except by the people who are busy visiting his noble birthplace, and rush to it. On this day the Kaabah is opened and visited."

The Salaf turned the birthplace of the
Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم into a Mosque

Abū al-Walīd al-Azraqī (d. 250 H) in his books of Akhbar Makkah wa ma ja’ fiha min aathaarin (The Reports of Makkah and What Relics are Therein, pg. 158), in the mention of the locations in which it is commendable to pray in Makkah and what lies therein of the relics of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and what is venerable from them cites:
The house, in which the Prophet (s) was born, is the house of Muhammad bin Yūsuf, the brother of al-Hajjāj bin Yūsuf. ‘Aqīl took the responsibility at the time the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) migrated. The Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) says on the year of the Farewell Speech, when it was said to him, “Where shall we live O Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم),” asked “has ‘Aqīl left for us a shade (shelter or house)?” And the house remained in he and his son’s custody until his son sold it to Muhammad bin Yūsuf after which he moved in and is call ‘al-Baydā,’ which is known [even] today as “ibn Yūsuf.” And this household remained until (the Abbasid queen) al-Khayzurān (d. 173 AH), mother of the two khalīfs, Mūsa and Hārūn made hajj and changed it into a place of worship and evicted them from the house and bought it from the foundation to the alley which runs by the house, for which it is called the Alley of the Birthplace of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
Muhammad bin Jarīr at-Tabarī (224-320 H) said is his Tārīkh, from Ibn Ishāq relates:
The Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was born on Monday in the year of the Elephant. And it is said that he (pbuh) was born in the house related to ibn ‘Aqīl. Indeed the Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) granted it to ‘Aqīl bin Abī Tālib and it did not leave the care of ‘Aqīl until his death. His son sold it to Muhammad bin Yūsuf, the brother of al-Hajjāj bin Yūsuf, who sold it and built his house to what it is referred to as ‘the house of ibn Yūsuf’ and this household remained therein until al-Khayzurān ejected them and made it into a place of worship.
[Muhammad bin Jarīr at-Tabarī,  Tārīkh al-umam wal-muluk (History of Nations and Dynasties), p. 156.]
According to Wahhabis, although they claim to follow the salaf, they say: “It is not permissible for Muslims to build Masjids or to offer Salah (Prayer) at the places trodden by the Prophets as this is a means to Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship).” [Fatwa of Ibn Baz]

This Evil Wahhabi Cult
 changed the Blessed House

into a Cattle Market

Bayt al-Mawlid
When the Wahabis took Mecca in the 1920s they destroyed the dome on top of the house where the Prophet(s) was born. It was then used as a cattle market before being turned into a library after a campaign by Meccans.
Eradicating the House of his Mawlid
You tried and continue to try – as if it were your goal in life – to destroy the last remnant of the historical vestiges of the Messenger of Allah , namely the noble place where he was born. This house was razed then changed into a cattle market, then some pious people used ruse to transform it into a library which became “Maktabat Makka al-Mukarrama.” You began to pry at that place with evil stares and vengeful threats, trying to entrap it with the official departments. You openly requested that it be destroyed and have shown hostility to the authorities, pressing them hard to effect such destruction after the decision taken to that effect by the organization of your major scholars a few years ago. I have an explicit taped recording of this decision. But the Custodian of the Two Sanctuaries, King Fahd – the prudent and wise man who is aware of next-worldly consequences – ignored your request and froze it indefinitely. Alas, for shame! Such disrespect and disloyalty against this noble Prophet by whom Allah brought us out and yourselves and your ancestors into light! What shamelessness in his presence the Day we come to drink from his blessed Basin!...”

[Excerpt from Nasiha li Ikhwanina ‘Ulama’ Najd by Shaykh as-Sayyid Yusuf al-Rifa‘i]Read more:Here

The famous eighth-century historian
Ibn Battuta
relates in his Rihla that on every Jumua after the salat and also on the birthday of the Prophet, the door of the Kaabah is opened by the head of the Banu Shayba the doorkeepers of the Kaabah while on the Maulud, the Shafii head judge of Mekah, Najm al-Din Muhammad ibn al-Imam Muhyi al-Din al-Tabari, distributed food to the descendants of the Prophet and to the people of Mekah.

The house is described in full by the ninth-century historian Taqi al-Din al-Fasi in his book Shifa' al-Gharam bi-Akhbar al-Balad al-Haram.
The following description consolidates eyewitness accounts by three 10th-century authorities:
the historian Ibn Zahira from his Jami al-Latif fi Fadli Makkata wa-Ahliha; al-Haytami from his book al-Mawlid al-Sharif al-Muazzam; and the historian al-Nahrawali from al-Ilmam
bi-Alam Bayt Allah al-Haram:
Each year on the twelfth of Rabi al-Awwal, after salat Maghrib, the four qadis of Mekah (representing the Four Sunni Schools) and large groups of people including the jurists and notables of Mekah, Shaykhs, zawiya teachers and students, magistrates and scholars, leave the Mosque and set out collectively for a visit to the birthplace of the Prophet, shouting out zikir and tahlil (a statement that there is no god but Allah).

The houses on the route are illuminated with numerous lanterns and large candles, and a great many people are out and about. They all wear special clothes and they take their children with them.

Inside the birthplace, a special sermon for the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet is delivered. Hereafter the doa for the (Ottoman) Sultan, the Emir of Mekah, and the Shafii qadi is performed and all pray humbly.

Shortly before the Isyak prayer, the whole party returns to the Great Mosque, which is almost overcrowded, and sit down in rows at the foot of Maqam Ibrahim.
In the mosque, a preacher first mentions the tahmid (a statement that all praise only be to Allah) and tahlil. Once again the doa for the Sultan, the Emir, and the Shafii qadi is performed, followed by the Isyak prayer.

A similar description is given by al-Diyarbakri (d 960) in his great Sirah entitled Ta'rikh al-Khamis fi Akhbari Anfasi Nafis.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-Makki (909- 974) in the beginning of his commentary on al-Busiri's Hamziyya poem mentions:

"the present well-known mosque that was the house where the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, was born."

Muhammad Labib al-Battanuni in the year 1327/1909 in his book al-Rihlat al-Hijaziyya described the house in similar detail as others before him and the fact that "al-Khayzaran turned it into a mosque and it remains thus to our present day".

Knowledge and upkeep of the hallowed birthplace of the Prophet
is mass-transmitted.

From Abbasid times the Muslims upkept the Birthplace Mosque for centuries, each king and prince of Egypt, Yemen, Syria and the Ottoman Sultans buttressing it and lavishing upon it gifts and precious ornaments from East and West until:
... the Hijaz was overrun by zealots 200 years ago, at which time the Mosque was destroyed and its endowments dispersed.

This act was committed in ignorance of the explicit hadith,
"Do not raze the vestiges of the past for they are the adornment of Madina",
as narrated from Ibn Umar by al-Tahawi in Sharh Ma'ani al-Athar.

Dr Muhammad Said al-Buti
wrote in his preface to Sayyid Yusuf al-Rifai's book Advice
to our brothers the scholars of Najd:

"I truly do not know if the Islamic World ever concurred in its indignation over a single matter in its entire history the way it does today over what is being perpetrated by the brethren who are in charge of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and by its scholars in the evisceration of Makka and Madina and their vicinities of all the historical remnants connected with the life of the Messenger of God, upon him blessings and peace, both as a private person and as a Prophet, and, subsequently, their perpetrating deeds that violate Islamic Law and violate the method which the pious Predecessors used to follow."

Years later, King Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud gave the vacant land to the Amin al-Asima at that time, Shaykh Abbas ibn Yusuf al-Qattan,
who built upon it the library known as

Maktabat Makkat al-Mukarrama

"The library"


The renovated mosque of Mu-hammed bin Abdul Wahab Najdi
at Old Diriyyah


Quote, Arab News
Saturday, 3 January 2015 | 12 Rabi'ul Awwal 1436 AH

“Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has warned against celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (peace be upon him), saying that it is a superstitious practice that was illegally added to the religion.

It is a bida (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, the sheikh said in his Friday congregational sermon at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh.(Najd)

The sheikh said that those who urge others to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet 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.”

He said Almighty Allah has said: “Say: ‘If you do love Allah, follow me: Allah will love you and forgive your sins.’” Muslims have a duty to believe in the Prophet (pbuh) as the servant and messenger of Allah, who was sent as a guide to the entire universe, Al-Asheikh said.
It is the duty of Muslims to love and respect him. They should also defend him against those who misinterpret his teachings, the atheists who deny him, and those who abuse or mock him. These are the duties of Muslims who truly love the Prophet (pbuh), the sheikh said.
He said that Almighty Allah states in the Holy Qur’an: “Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that you have gained; the commerce in which you fear a decline; or the dwellings in which you delight, are dearer to you than Allah, or His messenger, or the striving in His cause, then wait until Allah brings about His decision, and Allah guides not the rebellious.” Here


Wahhabi Evil Destruction:

The Nobel House of Lady Khadija (RA) and the 
Holy Prophet (PBUH)
destroyed by the Wahabis

The Nobel House of Hazrat Khadija R.A. ^used to be; and where Hazrat Fatima Zahraa R.A. was born; and where all the children of Rasulullah Sal’am were born except Hazrat Ibrahim A.S. up to the Hijrat Rasulullah Sal’am lived here.
The Ulama are of the opinion that second to the Holy Masjid, this place is the most virtuous in Makkah.

...and Now:

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The Nobel House of Lady Khadija (RA):

(Public Toilets)

Shame on YOU "muslims"!
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“The reason why it has not been demolished”

Shaykh Saalih al-‘Usaymi said:

“The fact that this dome has remained for eight centuries does not mean that it has become permissible, and being silent about it does not indicate approval of it or that it is permissible. Rather the Muslim authorities should remove it and put it back as it was at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

They should remove the dome and the adornments and engravings that are found in the mosques, above all the Prophet’s Mosque, so long as that will not lead to an even greater fitnah.

If it would lead to an even greater fitnah, then the ruler should postpone the matter until he finds an opportunity for that.

[Bida’ al-Quboor, Anwaa’uha wa ahkaamuha (p. 253).]

Source: Here


‘Not one of you has faith until I am dearer to him than his father, his child, and all mankind’

...continue to Part2