In this Khutbah, Dr. Jasser Auda discusses the issue of celebrating the Prophet’s birth (peace and blessings be upon him).
He approaches the question by tackling two innovations (Bid`ahs) that people fall in when dealing with the occasion.
Two unacceptable innovations
On one hand, some wage a war on those who celebrate the occasion and forget such evils as monopoly and ignorance. They keep silent while Muslims suffer oppression everywhere.
On the other hand, some sing, read poems and dance in order to “drug” Muslims and not make them aware of their sad reality and their duty to change it.
Dr. Auda argues that to celebrate Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) appropriately, without falling in a Bid`ah, is achieved through celebrating his example and following into his footsteps
*This video is of Friday Khutbah addressed in Dec. 2016.