Why We Recite the Maulids
In the following discourse, M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.) explains the purpose and benefit of observing these maulids – to honor the wise ones who are our helpers and to praise Allah for sending them to guide us.
As-salämu ‘alaikum. May the peace of God be with all of you. May His benevolence and His blessings be with you all.
My very precious children, jeweled lights of my eyes who are born with me, my children who are mingled with the love of my heart and my eyes, it is said that last month was designated as the month of our precious Prophet Muhammad (Sal.), the Chosen Messenger, the Mustafär-Rasül, and this month has been designated as the month of Qutb Muhyiddïn ‘Abdul-Qädir al-Jïlänï (Ral.). It has been this way since some time after ‘Umar ibnul-Khattäb (Ral.), when the ancient Arab astrologers, the nujumis, divided the year into twelve months and established the nujum calendar. This method has been passed down from generation to generation over the last 1,400 years.Read the Full Discourse