TO BE CONTINUE
Meeladi: If that’s the case then we are really committing a serious mistake, if our righteous predecesso rs did not celebrate this Eid then why should we do?
Muwahhid: May Allah bless you… Finally you have understood my point.
Meeladi: Well I have certainly understood your point, but can you explain one thing to me, people who celebrate Eid-Milaad -un-Nabi they do so with a good feeling and intention and there is a hadith: ‘Actions are but by intentions ’
Muwahhid: My dear brother! Bid’ah is actually that action that is done with good intention but the action itself is wrong and hence rejected. For an action to be accepted by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, not only good intention but also compliance with Sunnah is a preconditi on, otherwise the action is just a ruin. You find this condition mentioned over and over again in the Noble Quran.
Meeladi: So, is there no reward at all for Eid Milaad-un- Nabi?
Muwahhid: Brother! When it is not part of Islam to begin with, then how can it be a source of reward… this is a bid’ah… addition in Deen is not a negligible sin. You are asking about reward, whereas on the day of resurrecti on (Yawm al-Qiyaama h) these people ( innovator s) will not even be offered water from the Haud al-Kawthar , Rasool Allah Sal Allaho Alyhe Wasallam himself will not allow these people to come close to him.
Listen! There is a hadith, Rasool Allah Sal Allaho Alyhe Wasallam said: “I am your predecesso r at the Lake-Fount (Kauthar), and whoever will come to it, will drink from it, and whoever will drink from it, will never become thirsty after that. There will come to me some people whom I know and they know me, and then a barrier will be set up between me and them. I will say those people are from me. It will be said, ‘You do not know what changes and new things they did after you.’me. It will be said, ‘You do not know what changes and new things they did after you.’ Then I will say, ‘Far removed (from mercy), far removed (from mercy), those who changed (the religion) after me! “
Meeladi: Indeed, it’s a serious matter. You have really frightened my by mentioning this hadith. It is so kind of you that you have guided me to the right way. Insha’ Allah I will guide my family and friends too so that they should repent from all the Bid’ahs and deviations and preserve on Kitaab-o-S unnah.
Muwahhid: May Allah enable us all to do good deeds. Aameen.
* * * Rasool Allah Sal Alaho Alyhe Wasallam said: “Whoever among you lives (for a long time) will see many difference s. I urge you to follow my Sunnah and the way of the rightly-gu ided khaleefahs who come after me. Hold on to it firmly. Beware of newly-inve nted matters, for every newly-inve nted matter is an innovation (Bid’ah) and every innovation is a going astray.”
[Ahmad & Tirmidhi]