Rehmatalil Alameen: Eid-Milad-un-Nabi

Posted on February 16, 2011
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Today is 12 Rabi-ul-Awal – and Eid Milad-un-Nabi – marking the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

I sit at the airport in New York awaiting my PIA flight to Lahore to be announced, knowing that the whole country will be decked up and glowing for the occasion. Cannot wait to be part of the festivities. On this, the birthday of the Rehmatulil Aalameen, I pray and wish for rehmat not only for the Prophet’s believers in Pakistan, but for all people in Aalameen. It seems to me that to personalize His (PBUH) rehmat as if it were only for the few who we think “got” the message right, is – it seems to me – to miss the entire message itself.

So, today, on this Eid Milad-un-Nabi, I pray in the name of the Rehmatulil Aalameen (PBUH) for rehmat for all aalameen, and for all people everywhere. May they – may we – be all blessed with peace.

To me part of the memories of Eid Milad-un-Nabi in Pakistan was always the amazingly powerful devotional poetry of the naat – and none better than from Muzaffar Warsi, who died recently. It is apt, then, to share one of his most famous naats on this auspicious day.

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30 responses to “Rehmatalil Alameen: Eid-Milad-un-Nabi”

  1. Sajjad Junaidi says:

    Ameen.

  2. Mohammed Amjad says:

    Good post.
    These guys who try to become the thekedar of even the Prophets. As if THEY will tell us what true Islam or true message of Prophet is. The prophet was rehmat for everyone, not one firqa or one maulvi or even one religion, but for all humanity.
    We all need to return to that message of humanity.
    Aameen.

  3. Rahman says:

    What hypocrisy. First you write a post on celebrating Valentine and then on Eid Milad un Nabi. What hypocrisy. Which side are you on. Liberals like you and Sherry Rahman and Salman Taseer mock at our religion and then act all Muslim yourself. You all deserve what you got. Was Salman Taseer not enough of a lesson for you liberals not to mess with Islam!

  4. Wishing all my Muslim friends a Happy Birthday of Prophet Mohammed(PBUH).
    May the Christians of our beloved country be able to live in peace like the Meesaq-e-Madina -Treaty of Arabia- among different religions within one country,Amen.

  5. Naveed says:

    @Rahman
    Your rant and threats are not worth responding to. SO I will not.
    But on the comment, the message of V-day and Milad e Nabi are the same: Love for all people. If you do not have that in your heart then you will never understand either of them.

  6. Rabia says:

    Thanks for a beautiful message. Peace for all!

  7. Kaasu says:

    Ameed. You may also want to correct the video tag on your post.

  8. Saif M says:

    @Rahman: You talk as if you own Islam or, as they say in Urdu, you got it in your jahaiz. People like you are an ugly stain on the fair name of Islam.

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