Thus birthdays are not part of the sunnah of the Messenger

Celebrating the birthday of the Prophet ﷺ is an imitation of the Christians, because they celebrate the birth of the Messiah, peace be upon him. Thus imitating the kuffar is haram. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ has said, “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” [Narrated by Ahmad, 2/50; Abu Dawud, 4/314] He also said, “Be different from the mushrikin.” [Narrated by Muslim, 1/222, no. 259]

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What does Islam say about Milad?

First and foremost, the tradition isn’t Islamic, as it was performed by pagans, Christians and other religions as a traditional form of worship.

A birthday is an occasion when a person or institution celebrates the anniversary of their birth. Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with a gift, party, or rite of passage.

Many religions celebrate the birth of their founders with special holidays. A primary example of this is the Christmas ceremony itself. In the bible, the following verse explains this:
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)

Thus birthdays are not part of the sunnah of the Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, or of the Caliphs who succeeded him.

Since this is the case, then mawlid is a forbidden innovation, because the Prophet ﷺ has…

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