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    Question ID: 32146Country: India

    Title: About the my doubts on the happenings in the country BRUNEI.

    Question: Dear aalims, I am an employee in brunei (an Islami nation). In BRUNEI the government observes the Rabiul Awwal 12th as a National Holiday and Celebrates the birth of Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) grandly and conducts many Grand functions (so called Majlises) On the special day. Im asking that BRUNEI being an Islamic nation, is doing all these things correct ? Are there place for these type functions In our RELIGION? Please clarify that im in confusion. Please reply

    Answer ID: 32146

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 889/563/L=1432) Celebrating Eid Milad al-Nabi (صلى الله عليه وسلم) on 12th of Rabi al-Awwal is not proved from Sahaba, Tabiyeen, Tabe Tabiyeen and Ayimah Mujtahidin (رحمهم الله); hence it is unlawful and innovation to celebrate this day as festival: ومن جملة ما احدثوه من البدع مع اعتقادهم أن ذلك من أكبر العبادات وإظهار الشعائر ما يفعلونه في شهر ربيع الأول من المولد وقد احتوى على بدع وحرمات حجة (المدخل: 2/3)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India