The Annual, Memorable, Honourable and Blessed Multicultural Mawlid Concert, Celebrate Al-Mawlid the Birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, the One Who exists without a place. To Allah belong the endowments and proper commendations. May Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam and his kind Al and Companions and protects his nation from which he fears for it.
On the 12th of Rabi^ ul-‘Awal of every year an honored and glorified memory shines over the whole world. This occasion is the Honorable Birth of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam. How can one not celebrate this birth that has changed the face of history. This birth was one of the best gifts that one can ever receive. It is because of this Prophet may Allah raise his rank that we became Muslims. What is better than becoming a Muslim is to remain steadfast to Islam and die as a Muslim. We thank Allah for this birth and for making us among the followers of this Prophet. This event is commemorated by Muslims all over the world who join together for such rewardable deeds as reciting from the Qur’an, chanting Islamic praises, telling the story of the Prophet’s birth, teaching Religious Knowledge, slaughtering animals to feed to the poor, and gathering to thank and praise Allah and ask Him to exalt the honor of Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam. Only those who have darkness in their hearts deny the permissibility of celebrating this birth, and forbid others from doing so. It is absolutely not unlawful (haram) to celebrate the birth of the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, rather it is a rewarded deed. In fact it is the habit of the hundreds of millions of Muslims all over Asia, Africa, Europe, India, Bangladesh, Fiji, Indonesia, Yemen, Turkey, Pakistan, and the Americas. Only those who do not love the Prophet say that such celebrations are unlawful (haram).
The honorable, knowledgeable, and righteous ruler: al-Mudhaffar, the King of Irbil (city in the country of present day Iraq), initiated this practice about 900 years ago, and he was praised by Muslim scholars of Islam--among them the Egyptian hafidhs: Ibn Hajar al-^Asqalaniyy and Jalal ud-Din as-Suyutiyy. The famous scholar of hadith, Abul-Khattab Ibn Dihyah, wrote a book for the king especially to be read during the Mawlid celebration, and there are no great Muslim scholars who dispraised this innovated celebration.
The basis for commemorating honorable events repeatedly every year is evidenced in the Sunnah of the Prophet. As related by al-Bukhariyy, when the Prophet emigrated to al-Madinah he found the Jews fasting, so he asked them why they fasted on the 10th of Muharram (the first month of the Islamic calendar). They told the Prophet that they do so to commemorate the day in which Allah saved Prophet Moses (Musa) and the Tribes of Israel (Isra’il) from the tyranny of the Pharaoh. It was revealed to the Prophet what the Jews said was true, so Prophet Muhammad told them: "We are more deserving of Moses (Musa) than you." He said this because Prophet Moses (Musa) was Muslim. Prophet Muhammad ordered the Muslims to fast the 9th and 10th of Muharram, and this Sunnah is still practiced today.
To celebrate the birth of the Prophet by doing rewardable deeds-- that can be done on any day of the year--is considered an innovated practice because this was not done at the time of the Prophet. Although this innovation was praised by the Muslim scholars of Islam, some people consider any innovation an innovation of misguidance. Those who consider any innovation an innovation of misguidance have been misled, because there are two sahih hadiths which support celebrating such an event. Imam Muslim related, through the route of Jarir Ibn ^Abdullah that the Prophet said:
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The ICPA CREW working hard before, during and after. What a SUCCESS! #Multicultural_Mawlid_Concert_2016
The ICPA Chanting Band at the #Multicultural_Mawlid_Concert_2016
The ICPA Chanting Band displayed an outstanding live performance at the #Multicultural_Mawlid_Concert_2016 singing "O doves of Al Madinah - يا حمام المدينة"
A special thanks to brother Shuhrat and the rest of the Uyghur group for their beautiful performance in the Multicultural Performance segment at the #Multicultural_Mawlid_Concert_2016
The Muslim Kids Club were a great highlight at the #multicultural_mawlid_concert_2016. A colorful performance that was awaited by many.
A special thanks to brother Adam Ali, The Producer and Director of the performances at the #Multicultural_Mawlid_Concert_2016
Prince Nasser Ibni Tengku Ibrahim, Son of HRH Prince ^Abdullah Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, The Regent of Pahang State, a guest to Darulfatwa Australia - المجلس الاسلامي الاعلى في أستراليا, and attendee at the #Multicultural_Mawlid_Concert_2016, placing two Pieces of Hairs of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). beside him, The Chairman of Darulfatwa - Australia, Dr. Sheikh Salim Alwan
A part of the final Multicultural Performance segment. A Beautiful song in praise of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), chanted by brothers and sisters of different ages and backgrounds, at the #Multicultural_Mawlid_Concert_2016
Nawbeh group introducing the two pieces of the hairs of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ... A very beautiful part of the #Multicultural_Mawlid_Concert_2016
ICPA Kids Club performance #Multicultural_Mawlid_Concert_2016
A message from the Prime Minster of Australia to the Muslim community on the occasion of Al-Mawlid. رسالة من رئيس الوزراء في استراليا الى الجالية الاسلامية لمناسبة المولد النبوي الشريف