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Knowledge which is learnt during the gatherings of Mawlid

Question:

What do the pious scholars of shari’ah say: There are many different things we learn whilst attending the gatherings of Mawlid, how can we use these to improve our daily lives?

Answer:

There are countless blessings and benefits in attending gatherings celebrating the Mawlid of the Beloved Prophet ﷺ. Implementing the knowledge regarding the sirah and character of the Prophet ﷺ which is given is enough to help us through the trials and difficulties we face in our day to day lives.

As an example, let’s take the excellent quality of ‘patience’ which has been mentioned numerous times in the Holy Qur’an and reflected throughout the life of the Beloved Prophet ﷺ. Allah ﷻ mentions the importance of ‘patience’ in the following verses:

“Be patient, your patience is Allah’s gift” (Sural Al-Nahl:127).

“So Messenger! Be patient in a beautiful manner” (Surah Al-Ma’arij:70).

“Be patient, like the strong-willed messengers were patient” (Suraj Al-Ahqaf:35).

‘Patience’ is half of our iman (belief), hence anyone who instils this quality within themselves will be rewarded without any accountability. Such gatherings also encourage us to follow the prophetic qualities of honour, respect, helping others, trying to understand the greater responsibilities and aspirations a Muslim should to. Emphasis is given to self-retrospection, enabling us to instil the blessed practices of our beloved Prophet ﷺ. This will help us in staying on the path which Allah ﷻ has called us upon and it will grant us success and happiness in this world and the next.

If we act upon the lessons given at such gatherings, we can improve ourselves, our families, and society. The blessings of attending mawlid gatherings are clear and one should have a firm intention to act upon the lessons that are given.

And Allah ﷻ knows best.

This Fatwa is written by Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Munir Al-Azhari