This booklet is on Celebrating the Prophet’s -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam’s- Birthday and is based on the works of
a Numerous People of Knowledge.
Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah -Rahimullaah- said regarding the Mawlid of the Prophet SAW:
‘The Salaf as-Salih did not do this even though they could have done it and there was no prevention in doing so. If the Mawlid was good or seen as beneficial the Salaf -Radi Allaahu anhum- would have had more of a right to it than us because they were the greatest in love for the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and in respect for him, compared to us, and were more concerned for goodness.
Indeed loving him completely and respecting him is by following him -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, obeying him and following his commands, reviving his Sunnah outwardly and inwardly and conveying what he was sent with, striving upon that with the heart, hand and tongue, as this was the way of the foremost to embrace Islaam from the Muhajireen, the Ansar and those who followed them in goodness.’ From: ‘Iqtida’ as-Siraat al-Mustaqeem’ Vol.2 p.619