celebrate the birthday of our beloved holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam)
with immense love and devotion. Allah Kareem's last and beloved holy Prophet's (SallAllahu
Alayhir wa Sallam) birthday celebrations include putting decorative lighting,
waving flags, while standing in respect with folded hands sending peace and
salutations, arranging celebratory gatherings about the holy Prophet's (SallAllahu
Alayhir wa Sallam) arrival in this world, greatness and excellences of his
distinguished blessed life, distributing sweets and drinks, to participate in
processions and rallies, and greeting Eid Milad-un-Nabi to each other,
emotionally and loudly to call out Yaa RasoolAllah! (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam),
these no doubt are all very auspicious and virtuous acts. While celebrating Eid
Milad-un-Nabi (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) along with these aforementioned good
deeds, make an effort to act upon the following suggestions as well during this
whole month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, especially from 1st Rabi-ul-Awwal to 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal
(in sha Allah).
1. In every Sunni Masjid and in every Sunni house recite either 12 Parts (Paras), or 12 Chapters (Surah), or 12 portions of Quranic chapter (Rukoo') of the holy Qur'an every day. And through its correct translation and interpretation by the authentic sunni scholars, try to understand its meaning and promise to act upon it.
2. Send peace and salutations (Durood-o-Salaam) on the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) as much as possible.
3. Keep a voluntary (nafil) fast on Monday. Once when the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) was asked about fasting on a Monday, said, "I keep fast on this day because I was born on this day, and the first revelation which came to me was on a Monday".
4. According to your capacity feed a few poor and needy people.
5. Pay the expenses for a poor person's wedding, or arrange clothes or some other necessities of life for any helpless widow or person.
6. Pay the expenses for a poor and deserving student's education, or pay expenses of at least one child in a religious school (Deeni Madrasah) until he becomes a true religious scholar (Aalim-e-Deen).
7. Make arrangements for any poor patient's medicine, or at least visit a sick person in your neighborhood or family.
8. Due to any worldly reason if anyone's relation is broken with any relative or Muslim brother then in rejoicing Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam), try to be the first to reconnect.
9. If we have any religious, social or human rights of anyone on us, then on this happiest occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam), we should try to do our best to fulfill it.
10. If a needy person has taken loan from us, then just for Allah and His Beloved's pleasure and for their sake, according to your ability and capacity, either forgive the entire loan or some portion of the loan, or at least increase the returning time of the loan.
11. Meet the non-Muslims whom you know, give them a small gift along with a small book by an authentic sunni scholar either of introduction to Islam or on virtues and excellence of the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). Or at least verbally inform them about the teachings of Islam and about the greatness of the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
12. Plant a tree in your house, town or estate, the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said, "When a Muslim plants a tree, till the time people will eat its fruits, and sit under its shade, till that time it will be continuous charity (Sadaqah Jaariyah) for that person." Nowadays planting a tree is also beneficial for the betterment of the environment.
Sincere Request: Please do not forget to take care of the banners, posters, flyers, badges and flags from being torn and thrown, also the tabarruk (food/drink) has to be respected. So be careful and try not to become the cause of disrespect in any way.
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From: Maulana Okarvi Academy (Al-Aalami)