Quranic Proofs for Mawlid

This a fundamental dhikr of the Believers which must be often reminded to the soul, as the Prophet (SAWS) said that everything has its polish and the polish of hearts is dhikr, and whatever one loves, one makes frequent mention of, to the point that he advised one of the Companions to make his whole du`a consist solely in invocations of blessings and salutations upon him.

Those who have not yet laid the foundation of love in their hearts cannot build upon it through increase. They are floundering at the station mentioned by Allah Most High when He addressed the desert Arabs, saying “The wandering Arabs say: We believe. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Ye believe not, but rather say `We submit,’ for the faith hath not yet entered into your hearts” (49:14).

Zayn al-Din Sha`ban ibn Muhammad al-Athari (d. 828) relates that after Abu al-`Abbas Ahmad ibn Mansur al-`Abid died in the Mihrab in the mosque of Shiraz he was seen in dream by Abu `Abd Allah Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Saffar who asked him: “What has Allah done with you?” He replied: “He forgave me, crowned me, and entered me into Paradise.” Al-Saffar said: “I asked him: ‘Because of what?’ He said: ‘Because of the abundance of my Salat on the Messenger of Allah (SAWS).’”

And he reported from the Hafiz Rashid al-Din: “There was in Misr a man by the name of Abu Said al-Khayyat who did not mix with people nor attend the gatherings. Then he began to attend the gathering of Ibn Rashiq assiduously. The people expressed surprise and asked him why, whereupon he said: ‘I saw the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) and he said to me: Attend his gathering, for truly he invokes abundant Salat on me.’”

And he narrated from Abu `Abd Allah Ahmad ibn `Ata al-Rudhabari, from Abu al-Qasim `Abd Allah ibn Muhammad al-Marwazi that he said: “I used to rehearse hadith with my father during the night and so a pillar of light could be seen at the place where we used to meet. It was asked what is that light and they said: ‘It is their Salat on the Prophet (SAWS) when they meet.’”

Imam Shams al-Din al-Sakhawi listed the infinite benefits of invoking blessings and salutations of peace on the Imam of the Prophets and Messengers in his valuable treatise, al-Qawl al-Badi` fi al-Salat `ala al-Habib al-Shafi` of which many excerpts are mentioned in the collection of fatwas on Mawlid posted at http://sunnah.org/ibadaat/index.htm . Al-Sakhawi also authored a monograph on Mawlid titled Subul al-Huda.

Abundant blessings and greetings of Allah upon our Master Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.

 

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