Full hadith with exact references abd explanation:
Imam al-Nasa'i narrated that Hadrat Sayyiduna Ameer al-Mu'awiyah (may Allah be pleased with them) said,
The Messenger of Allah came to a circle – meaning of his Companions – and said, “What has made you sit together?” They said, “We sat to pray to Allah and to praise Him for guiding us to His religion, and for blessing us with you.” He said, “By Allah, nothing else made you sit together?” They said, “By Allah nothing else made us sit together!” He said, “Know that I did not make you swear on this because I doubted you, but because Gabriel came to me and informed me that Allah (Azza wa Jall) is proudly showing you off to the angels!”
1. Sunan an-Nasa'i, Vol. 6, Book 49, Hadith 5428
2. Sahih Muslim, Book 40, Hadith 2701
3. Jaami' Tirmidhi, Hadith 3326
4. Musnad Imam Ahmad, Hadith 16488 and more 5 authentic references.
The above hadith is one of the clearest evidences for the permissibility of the Mawlid, and clearly shows the companions gathering together to thank Allah (Most High) and give thanks for blessing them with the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). Are the Mawlid gatherings not what is being described in the hadith ?
The honourable Companions/Sahaba (May Allah be pleased with them)of Prophet Muhammad celebrated the birth and the life of Prophet Muhammad every moment of their lives. Their sitting in the company of the Prophet , seeing him, listening to him, praying behind him, talking to him, traveling with him, imitating him was their way of celebrating the Milad Sharif. Muslims today, including those who oppose Eid Milad un Nabi do not live like the Sahabah. Therefore, we all need to be reminded again and again about the honours, the life and the message of Prophet Muhammad . Eid Milad un #Nabi
is an occasion that reminds us of the honours and the life of Prophet Muhammad . This is the best occasion to create awareness about #ProphetMuhammad
(sal allahu alehi wasalam). Yes, the #Sahaba
Sharif. The only difference between their celebration and our celebration is that they celebrated every day and every moment but we only #celebrate
on occasions and events.