Episode 41: Islamic Holidays #4: The Birth of the Prophet
Celebrating the birth of our beloved Prophet ﷺ has been a custom of Muslim communities ever since the time of the Companions. To celebrate and commemorate his birth is to ultimately show thanks and gratitude to God for sending him ﷺ to us as a mercy. There is much to be thankful and happy for on this blessed occasion and over the ages it has served as a source of great spiritual outpouring from scholars and sages to the average pious Muslim.
The chapter of the Elephant (chapter 105)
“We have not sent you except as a mercy to mankind” (21:107)
“I am a merciful gift” (al-Dārimī & al-Bayhaqi)
Blog post on the legality of the Mawlid
Seera books in English
- Revelation: The Story of Muhammad
- Muhammad: His life Based on the Earliest Sources
- Seera of Shibli Nomani
Understanding the Muslim Mind
If we could take all of Islamic intellectual history, what sort of patterns and principles could we deduce? More importantly, if we found someone who actually knew all this information, what would they look like, think like, talk like, etc.?