In Soorah Maryam (part 16) the Holy Qur’aan speaks about Hazrat ‘Ieesaa and Hazrat Yahya (Alaiehimus Salaam) thus:
(Salaam) salutations be on the day they were born, and the day they
departed salutations this world, and the day when they will be raised
I would ask the propagandists at the “Honey Dew”, if ALLAAH’s salutation be on days when
Hazrat ‘Ieesaa and Hazrat Yahya (Alaiehimus Salaam)
were born and departed and will be raised up, should they not be then counted among the
“Days of ALLAAH”. All men of Faith believe these days to be the “Days of ALLAAH”.
be to the thinking that refuses to acknowledge the importance of the
day of the birth of ALLAAH’s Prophets. Even of the greatest of all
Prophets, Hazrat Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaiehi wa Sallam), as the “Days
of ALLAAH”, and would not believe in expressing joy and giving thanks
in remembrance of ALLAAH’s greatest grace and mercy! And this after
having seen that Allaah, as the Qur’aan says, sends His salutations on
the day when Hazrat ‘Ieesaa and Hazrat Yahya (Alaiehimus Salaam) were
born. May ALLAAH Ta’alaa protects us from such deviations and such
Excerpt- ISLAAM’S FIRST EID- Hazrat Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi
proves that the birthdays of Prophets (peace be upon them) are declared
Blessed days by Allaah Kareem and Prophets themselves. It is for this
reason that Prophets’ birthdays are very important and significant
Every nation remembers birth or death of
their guide/leader and arranges public meetings / gatherings so that
successive generations of their people become aware of their leader and
benefit from his life, personal traits and achievements. Such occasions
help people in many ways, particularly in doing good deeds and remain
People also celebrate and remember important events of their
history and show happiness and pride for their past achievements. The
annual pilgrimage of Hajj is also a remembrance and celebration for all
Muslims of the world who gather at Makkah al-Mukarramah, Mina, Arafaat
and Madinah al-Munawwaraa and show their solidarity towards Islaam.
and Ahadees are full of the remembrance of the births of Prophets like
Hazrat Aadam ( علیھ السلا م ), Hazrat Moosa ( علیھ السلا م ), Hazrat
Ieesaa ( علیھ السلا م ), Hazrat Yahyaa ( علیھ السلا م ), etc.
Similarly, we have been commanded by Qur’aan and Ahadees to celebrate Meelaad Un Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
It is in Qur’aan –
اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ جَعَلَ فِيكُمْ أَنبِيَاءَ
– Remember and express with gratitude the gracefulness of Allaah
(سبحانہ و تعا لی) that He sent Prophets among you (Al-Maa’ida – 20).
the above Quraanic verses Allaah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has commanded people
to celebrate the births of Prophets who were sent for the guidance of
their nations. Therefore, the celebration of the Birth of Prophet
Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), as a show of gratitude and
happiness towards Allaah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is mandatory by the whole
world as he was sent as mercy for all the worlds in this Cosmos.
It is in Quraan –
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
Meaning – We have not sent you (O’Prophet – صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)
except for the mercy on all the worlds] (Al-Ambiyaa-107).
It is in Quraan –
قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا
– Say O’Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) for Allaah’s (سبحانہ و تعا
لی) mercy and beneficence (O’Believers) you celebrate the happiness.
It is in Quran –
وَسَلَامٌ عَلَيْهِ يَوْمَ وُلِدَ وَيَوْمَ يَمُوتُ وَيَوْمَ يُبْعَثُ حَيًّا
Meaning – And Salaam is on Him the day when he was born and the day
when he will die and the day when he will be raised alive.”