Wednesday 12 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1445 - 27 September 2023
Is Celebrating Prophet's Birthday Allowed in Islam?

Celebrating the Prophet’s birthday is forbidden and is to be rejected for a number of reasons: 1- it is not part of the Sunnah of the Messenger or of the Caliphs who succeeded him. 2-Celebrating the birthday of the Prophet is an imitation of the Christians which is extremely haram. 3- Celebrating the birthday of the Prophet is also a means that leads to exaggeration and excess in venerating him. 4- Observing the innovation of the Prophet’s birthday opens the door to other kinds of bid`ah and being distracted by them from the Sunnah.