The memories of Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him), is renewed (everyday) by the Muslim:
• He remembers the Prophet whenever his name is pronounced in the Adhan (the call to prayer), Iqamah and Khutbah (Friday sermon).
• Every time he pronounces the Shahadatain (the two testimonies) after ablution.
• Every time he sends Salaat (salutations) upon the Prophet in his prayer and upon his mention.
• Every time he performs a good deed – an obligatory or a recommended deed which Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) has prescribed.
By performing these acts, a Muslim remembers Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) and the rewards of his actions reach the Prophet similar to that of the person who performs the act...
In this way, a Muslim always revives the memories of Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) and is tied to it night and day - throughout his life by performing that which Allah has prescribed in the Sharee'ah - not only on the day of Mawlid.
As far as Bidah and contradiction to the Sunnah is concerned, it only distances and disassociates him from the Prophet (Peace be upon him).
Moreover, Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) is way above such innovative celebration. Allah has (rightly) praised and honored him in His Saying, "(We have) Raised high your fame." [Soorah ash-Sharh (94): 4]
Allah did not mention the Prophet in the Adhan and Iqamah except with his status of being the slave of Allah and this is enough honor, love and memories for the one who wants to remember the Prophet.
Allah, the Exalted, did not take give importance to the birth of the Prophet in the Qur'an but he remembered him through mentioning his Prophet-hood,
"He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves." [Soorah al-Jumu’ah (62): 2]
The argument that the celebration of Mawlid an-Nabawi was innovated by King Malik Adil - who was a knowledgeable person – with the intention of achieving ‘closeness to Allah.'
Bidah cannot be accepted from anyone; whoever it might be. A good intention does not make an evil deed permissible, and his being acknowledgeable and just person does not make him free from errors.
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