It’s that time of the year again, the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday)! To celebrate or not to celebrate?
I’ll get real, you know, I’m not going to solve this problem now, but I want to talk about something that is very important.
We all need to remember that no matter what discussion we’re in to never ever disrespect one another. And this, for me, is really more important than the topic of the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday).
I believe that most of those that celebrate the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday), do it out of love for the Prophet Muhammad. But in the opposite is also true. Those who don’t celebrate, they don’t celebrate also out of love for the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Spread Love and Respect
I think when it comes to these sorts of discussions, we need to start spreading love and respect for one another. And this is the key.
You know, it really breaks my heart to see that when it comes to the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in his name, we start to disrespect one another. We start to really abuse one another in such a foul way that he (peace be upon him) would never have approved of.
Our beloved Prophet was a man of love, unity, and bringing the hearts together. You know sometimes I ask myself, the way that we carry on would this have had pleased him?
We live in a time now where we need to start focusing more on respecting one another, loving one another, and bringing hearts together.
We don’t have the luxury to sit down and argue about this, that, and the other, and spreading hate amongst one another.
We’re living in a time where we need everyone to get involved, we need everyone to come on board to spread the love.
Yes, while you and I may disagree on two, three things, let’s say a hundred things… but have we forgotten that we agree on over a million? We agree on the oneness of Allah, we agree on the greatest man to ever walk the earth Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Our beloved Prophet should be a reference point for us to bring our hearts together, to be united, not a means to divide, definitely not a means to cause tension amongst one another…
And yes by all means if someone wants to get involved in the scholarly debate and he wants to really know is it a yes or no, then that’s fine. But to jump onto the internet and to start disrespecting one another, start making jokes of one another, start doubting the other person’s faith because he does or he doesn’t… This is definitely unislamic, this is most certainly not from the Sunnah.
I really hope we can start learning to respect one another, to start having some mutual love for one another, and to think good of the other person regardless of what they do.
We should have positive thoughts of our brothers and sisters.