The "third way" on Mawlid

With Mawlid un nabi, I know that some people are not sure on its validity. But something strange happens at this time of the year every year:

Some people celebrate mawlid and get on with it.

Then there are some people who dont celebrate it who get on with it.

Both of these groups are trying to act on Islam on the way they consider the the best way to follow the Qur'an and sunnah with sincerity. Both can be deeply admired as long as you are willing to understand the reasons for their views and actions.

But then there is a third way, that I dont get - those that get a pain in their stomach when mawlid is celebrated (with the performing of ibadat, lets not pretend that its because someone might do something that is considered unislamic behaviour).

A person who falls into this third group needs to ask himself why spend so much time and effort to try and stop fellow Muslims from doing ibadat. It's like doing the devils work.



If there was a "Thought For The Month" section on The Revival - this post should defo be on it.

I like this explanation a lot.



I was wondering what this 'third way on Mawlid' is, lol. 

This 'pain in the stomach' feeling must be a result of being very concerned about what everybody else seems to be doing. Its just as important to be concerned about oneself and begin to rectify our own personal flaws.

What i've found is that a lot of people have many misconceptions regarding Mawlid. Thinking that 'Mawlid' is Bidah, is a whole different issue, but what happens during and inside this celebration is another topic that should be addressed.

People think that there's a lot of Haraam that's going on, and that people celebrating Mawlid might be doing certain things that they're not supposed to, so this is what needs clearing up. More emphasis needs to be placed on what occurs and why.

If people are feeling ever so strongly about not celebrating Mawlid, they need to acknowledge that there are people who will disagree with their opinions and vice versa. People who don't celebrate Mawlid and who are very concerned about their fellow Muslim brothers and sisters need to talk to the celebrators of Mawlid and ask them what really goes on.