12 Rabi ul awal – Eid Milad un Nabi
It is not permissible/allow to celebrate Jashn e eid milad un nabi(the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (SAW), nor the birthday of anyone else, becuase this is from the acts of bidah (self innovation) that is newly invented into the religion. Neither did Allah Messenger (Prescribed in Laws) (PBUH), nor the Rightly Guided Khalifas (Abubakr, Umar(RA), Utham and Ali [May Allah be pleased with all of them]), nor the Companions, nor any of their followers from the first three generations, celebrated this day – and they were the most knowledgeable of people concerning the Sunnah (the Prophetic guidance), and had the greatest love for Allah Messenger (PBUH) and were the foremost in following his Shariah. Bidah is not allow in Islam. but some scholar have different thinking about Jashn e eid milad un nabi.
Jashn e Eid Milaad un Nabi Celebration
Jashn e eid milad un nabi is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic holy prophet Muhammad which occurs on the 12th day of Rabi’ al-awal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. The Fatimids began celebrating Mawlid in the 10th century, and the Ottomans declared it an official holiday in 1588 hijri. The term/word Milad-ul-Nabi is also use in some parts of the world, such as Egypt, as a generic term for the birthday celebrations of other historical religious figures such as Sufi saints.
Rabi ul-Awal is a Islamic month and it is very special month because of the holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was born in rabi ul-awal month. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) was born 12 Rabi ul Awal in Mecca.
It is already know every Muslim and Non Muslim that our Prophet (P.B.U.H) is the best of all the Prophets who came and the last of them and the most perfect of them with regards to conveying the Message of Islam and advising the people. So if celebrating his milad was a part of the religion Islam. Allah- the Most Perfect chose, then the Messenger(SAW) would have most certainly explained it to his Ummaah, or he would have celebrated it by himself, or his noble Companions (R.A) would have celebrated it in past. But However, since nothing like this happened earlier, then we know that the celebration of milad has nothing to do with Islam whatsoever. Rather, it is from those Bidah which the Muhammad (PBUH) warned his Ummah from.