In Surah Al Ahzaab, Chapter 33 Verse 56 in the Al-Qur’an Al Kareem, Allah the Almighty reveals that He and His Malaikats [Angels] confers His and their Blessings upon the Blessed Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam constantly.
We, who are Prophet Muhammad’s Ummah [ Followers] are today prone to bickering as to whether we should or not celebrate the anniversary of his birth here on Earth?
Verily, Mankind is always in a state of loss. We tend to waste our precious remaining time living here on Earth on useless quarrel and will only realize our follies when our last breath is up.
I say this to you. Whoever admits to being an Ummah of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam, don’t waste your time pondering on useless questions. Just recite your Salawats upon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam as often and as sincerely as you can, while you still can.
When you are about to die and the Malaikatul Maut is already close to you, then it’s gonna be too late for you to ponder whether you should or should not glorify Muhammad al Mustafa, Sayyidul Mursalin?
Don’t you remember that ‘Tirmidhi narrated from ‘Amir bin Rani’ah (May Allah be pleased with him) that our blessed Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam (May Allah bless him and give him peace) said ‘He who invokes blessings upon me, the Angels send blessings upon him equal to that which he invoked, so let the worshipper invoke some, or increase upon that.’?
So why bother with the Doubters and Munafiquns who are only there to create problems for us in our remembrance of Prophet Muhammad al Mustafa whilst we still breathe?
Are we gonna be thrown into the Hellfire for glorifying Allah’s Messenger on his Maulid?
Surely, we won’t. So, go on and recite the Salawats upon Rasulullah as much as we can BUT do not go overboard or be excessive in such remembrances or celebrations.
The Prophet didn’t ask us to create effigies or build decorative chariots bearing replicas of his masjid or other symbols. He didn’t ask us to organize parades or mass gatherings as what you see taking place in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and many other countries where such things are done annually like nobody’s business.
The Prophet didn’t ask that we glorify him to such an extent that borders on deification or hero worship. Yes, he said that we are to love Allah and him to be above all other loves that we have BUT he also asked that we be moderate and rational in doing such acts of worship.
Use your common sense and do not exceed what is acceptable as our acts of ibaadah [worship]. Do not transgress.
It suffices to recite and understand the meanings of our Salawat upon our Prophet.