The Ruling Concerning Mawlid an-Nabawi – Saleh al-Fawzan

“In this book, Shaikh Saleh al-Fawzan has enumerated several reasons behind the prohibition of celebrating the Mawlid, and explicitly clarified the major doubts raised up by the proponents of Mawlid and this includes the claims that celebration of Mawlid is honouring the Prophet, Mawlid is celebrated by a large number of people in many towns and cities, commemorating Mawlid renews the memories of the Prophet, Mawlid is a Bidah Husna (good innovation) because it is a means of showing gratitude towards Allah for sending the Prophet, the saying of Umar, ‘What a good Bidah this is,’ celebration of Mawlid an-Nabawi is out of love for the Prophet and an expression of one’s love, which is permissible.”