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					   The Dawn of Blessings


This booklet was written by Shaikh-e-Tareeqat Ameer-e-
Ahl-e-Sunnat, founder of Dawat-e-Islami Hazrat Allama
Moulana Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri Razavi              ‫ﮐ‬

in Urdu.The translation Majlis has translated this booklet
into English. If you find any mistakes in the translation or
composing, please contact the translation Majlis on the
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CONTENTS


  EXCELLENCE OF DUROOD SHAREEF .................................. 3
  THE DAWN OF BLESSINGS ............................................... 4
  MIRACLES ...................................................................... 4
  THE NIGHT GREATER THAN SHAB-E-QADR ....................... 6
  EID OF EIDS ................................................................... 6
  ABU LAHAB AND MILĀD .................................................. 6
  HOLY PROPHET                ‫ﻋ‬               GETS PLEASED WITH
    THOSE WHO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH .............................. 8
  FLAGS IN THE HAPPINESS OF MILĀD ................................. 8
  PROCESSION WITH FLAGS ................................................ 9
  REWARD OF CELEBRATING MILĀD ................................ 13
  DAWAT-E-ISLAMI AND MILĀD-CELEBRATION ................ 15
  (1) CURE FOR SINS ...................................................... 15
  (2) THE DIRT OF HEART WAS REMOVED ....................... 16
  (3) RAIN OF NOOR (LIGHT) ......................................... 18
  (4) ONE CAN BEHOLD THE PROPHET EVEN TODAY ......... 19
  12 MADANI FLOWERS ABOUT CELEBRATING MILĀD ....... 20
  ATTAR'S LETTER ABOUT CELEBRATING MILĀD .............. 24
  INTENTIONS ABOUT CELEBRATING MILĀD ..................... 32
  18 INTENTIONS OF CELEBRATING MILĀD ...................... 33



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             EXCELLENCE OF DUROOD SHAREEF


T   he Prophet of Rehmah, the Intercessor of Ummah, the
    Distributor of Nemah              ‫ﻋ‬           said, ‘Allah
sends one hundred mercies on the one reciting Durood
Shareef ten times on me.' (At’targheeb wat’tarheeb, V2, P322)

                ‫ﻋ‬                                       ‫ﻋ‬

As soon as the month of Rabi-un-Noor Shareef comes,
springtime prevails everywhere. The lovers of the Holy
Prophet become excited and delighted. Every true Muslim
whether young or old expresses their heart-feeling.

        Nisaar teri chahal pahal par hazaar eidain rabi-ul-awwal
     siwa’ai iblees ke jahan mein sabhi to khushian mana rahay hain

 We sacrifice thousands of Eids on the beauty of Rabi-ul-Awal
       Everyone is rejoicing in the world except satan

When the darkness of disbelief and idolatry prevailed
everywhere in the universe, a light shone in the sacred house of

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Sayyidatuna Amina           in Makka-tul-Mukarrama, which
brightened the entire universe. The Holy Prophet, the most
generous, the Noor incarnate         ‫ﻋ‬        for whom the
troubled humanity was anxiously waiting, came as a mercy for
all the worlds.
 Mubarak ho ke khata-mul-mursaleen              ‫ﻋ‬   tashreef la’ai aa’e
    Janaab-e-rehma-tul-lilaalameen          ‫ﻋ‬       tashreef lai aa’e

   Congratulation! The last Prophet        ‫ﻋ‬                has come
Congratulation! The mercy for all the worlds            ‫ﻋ‬      has come


                   THE DAWN OF BLESSINGS
The Holy Prophet            ‫ﻋ‬          came into the world on the
   th
12 of Rabi-un-Noor Shareef at the time of dawn and changed
the dark night of miseries, difficulties, troubles and tribulations
into the bright and auspicious morning of happiness.

                Musalmaano subh-e-baharan Mubarak
         Wo barsaatay anwaar sarkaar        ‫ﻋ‬      aa’e
      Congratulation on the arrival of the blessed morning
    Our Lord          ‫ﻋ‬         has come showering Noor (light)


                              MIRACLES
As soon as Allah’s        Noor (light)        ‫ﻋ‬        arrived
                       th
on the earth on 12 Rabi-un-Noor, the dark clouds of
oppression and disbelief disappeared. An earthquake struck
the palace of Kisra, the Iranian king, fourteen spikes fell off,
the flame which had been continuously blazing for one

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thousand years in Iran was extinguished, river ‘sava’ got dry,
the Ka’ba began to sway and idols fell on their heads.

              Teri aamad thi ke baitullah mujray ko jhuka
           Teri haibat thi ke har buth thar thara kar gir gaya

             Upon your arrival, the Ka'aba swayed
            Every idol fell tremblingly, it was afraid


                ‫ﻋ‬                                        ‫ﻋ‬

Beyond doubt, the Holy Prophet         ‫ﻋ‬      was sent as a
mercy and indeed, the day when Allah's      mercy descends
is the day of happiness. Allah    says in the Holy Qur’an,
Para 11, Sura Yunus, Verse 58:




Say- you, 'Only Allah’s'      grace and only His mercy, on it
   therefore let them rejoice. That is better than all their
                           wealth.

Allah-o-Akbar      ! The Quran is itself ordering us to rejoice
over Allah's mercy, and Allah's       greatest mercy is in the
form of the Holy Prophet          ‫ﻋ‬         as clearly stated in
the Holy Qur’an, Para 17, Sura Al-Ambiya, Verse 107:




     And We sent you not, but a blessing for all worlds.

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           THE NIGHT GREATER THAN SHAB-E-QADR
Sayyiduna Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi ‫ﻋ‬                   says,
‘Indeed, the night of the birth of the Holy Prophet
        ‫ﻋ‬          is greater than even Shab-e-Qadr which is one
of nights given to the Holy Prophet              ‫ﻋ‬         . In fact,
the night whose greatness lies in the arrival of the Holy
Prophet            ‫ﻋ‬         is more sacred than the night whose
greatness lies in the arrival of the angels. (Masabat bisunnah, p289,
Karachi)

                              EID OF EIDS
Alhamdu-Lillah         ! The 12th of Rabi-un-Noor is the Eid of
all the Eids for Muslims. Indeed, if the Holy Prophet
         ‫ﻋ‬         had not come into this world, there would be
no Eid and no Shab-e-Bara’at. In fact, all the glory and
greatness of the world as well as the here-after is due to the
blessed arrival of the Holy Prophet         ‫ﻋ‬       .
       Wo jo na thay to kuch na thaa, wo jo na hoon to kuch na ho
               Jaan hain wo jahaan ki, jaan hai to jahaan hai

           Without him was nothing--without him is nothing
              He is the essence, without soul is no being


                      ABU LAHAB AND MILĀD
After the death of Abu Lahab, some of his family members had
a dream in which they saw him in trouble, they asked how he
was treated after death. He replied, 'I did not get any goodness
after leaving you, however, I get water from my index finger
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because I freed my slave girl, Suwaiba, with its gesture. (Bukhari,
V1, P153, Hadith No. 5101)

                 ‫ﻋ‬                                 ‫ﻋ‬

                      MUSLIMS AND MILĀD
Commenting on the foregoing narration, Sayyiduna Sheikh
Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi ‫ﻋ‬            states, “In this incident
there is credible evidence for those who celebrate the birth of
Holy Prophet           ‫ﻋ‬         and spend their wealth on this
occasion. Abu Lahab, who was a staunch disbeliever, was also
given a benefit because of rejoicing and freeing his slave girl,
Suwaiba for breastfeeding, upon hearing the news of the
blessed birth of the Holy Prophet                 ‫ﻋ‬          now
imagine, how great reward the Muslim spending his wealth
whole-heartedly on this occasion will attain. However, it is
necessary to avoid songs and music in Milād gatherings.”
(Madaari-jun-nubuwwat, V2, P34)

                 ‫ﻋ‬                                 ‫ﻋ‬

           CELEBRATE MILĀD ENTHUSIASTICALLY
Dear Islamic Brothers! Mark the blessed birth of the Holy
Prophet            ‫ﻋ‬         enthusiastically. Even a staunch
disbeliever like Abu Lahab was also benefited due to expressing
happiness over the birth of the Holy Prophet          ‫ﻋ‬        ,
we are Alhamdu-Lillah        Muslims, Abu Lahab rejoiced over

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the birth of a nephew, not that of the Prophet of Allah
        ‫ﻋ‬           , still he was benefited. If we celebrate
Milād with love and honour, how can we be deprived of
reward?
         Ghar Amina ke syede abrar          ‫ﻋ‬             agaya
   Khushiyan mana’o ghamzado ghamkhaar            ‫ﻋ‬               aagaya

In Amina's          house, Prophets' King             ‫ﻋ‬       has come
Rejoice, O, the troubled, your comforter          ‫ﻋ‬            has come

                ‫ﻋ‬                                         ‫ﻋ‬

  HOLY PROPHET      ‫ﻋ‬       GETS PLEASED WITH
         THOSE WHO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH
An Islamic scholar says he saw the Holy Prophet             ‫ﻋ‬
in his dream and asked, ‘Ya Rasool-Allah              ‫ﻋ‬        ,
do you like Muslims' celebrating your birth every year?’ The
Holy Prophet           ‫ﻋ‬        replied, ‘I get pleased with the
one who gets pleased with me.’ (Tazkira-tul-wa’izeen, P600)

             FLAGS IN THE HAPPINESS OF MILĀD
Sayyidatuna Amina                   says, when Holy Prophet
          ‫ﻋ‬         was born ‘I saw that three flags were hoisted,
one in the east, one in the west and one on the roof of the
Ka’ba. ’ (Khasais-e-kubra, V1, P82)
         Ru-hul-ameen nein ghaara ka’bay ki chatt pay jhanda
             Ta arsh urra pharaira subh-e-shab-e-wiladat


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      Rooh-ul-Ameen erected a flag onto the roof of Ka'aba
       That will fly up to the Arsh on the Blessed Morning

                   PROCESSION WITH FLAGS
While migrating to Madina, when the Holy Prophet
         ‫ﻋ‬          reached a place, near Madina, known as
‘mo’za’ai ghameem’, Bareeda Aslami along with seventy
horsemen from the tribe of bani Sehm chased the caravan with
the intention of capturing the Holy Prophet               ‫ﻋ‬
but they themselves got captivated by the love of the Holy
Prophet          ‫ﻋ‬            and embraced Islam. They said, ‘Ya
Rasool-Allah            ‫ﻋ‬                 , we will welcome you in
Madina with flags.’ Therefore, the horsemen took off their
turbans, placed them on the top of their spears and moved to
Madina. (Wafa ul wafa, v1, p 243, Beirut)

               ‫ﻋ‬                                  ‫ﻋ‬

        A WAY TO PROTECT YOUR IMAAN (FAITH)
Sheikh-ul-Islam Allama ibn’e Hajar Makki ‫ﻋ‬            writes in
‘Ann-e-ma-tul-kubra’ (page 24) 'Sayyiduna Junaid Baghdadi
  ‫ﻋ‬      said, 'The faith of the one attending the Milād-Ijtima
reverently will remain safe.' In’shaa-Allah

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       THE FAMILY THAT USED TO CELEBRATE MILĀD
There was a pious person whose name was Ibraheem living in
Madina-tul-Munawwara. He was a true lover of Holy Prophet
        ‫ﻋ‬         . He always earned Halaal money and used to
    1
save half of his earnings for the celebration of the birth of the
Holy Prophet           ‫ﻋ‬       .
When the month of Rabi-un-Noor Shareef would come, he
used to celebrate Milād enthusiastically, abiding by the
commandments of Shariah. He would distribute a lot of food
among the people for the Esaal-e-sawaab of Holy Prophet
        ‫ﻋ‬        . He would spend his money in good ways. His
wife was also a great lover of the Holy Prophet        ‫ﻋ‬        .
She would also co-operate with her husband with heart and
soul in this righteous deed. After a few years, his wife passed
away but he continued the process of celebrating Milād.
One day, Ibrahim called his son and made his will, ‘Dear son! I
will die tonight; I have 50 dirhams and 19 yards of cloth. Use
the cloth for my shroud and spend the money in any good
way.” Having said these words, he recited the Kalima and his
soul left his body.
The son buried his father according to his will but he was
rather confused about spending the money his father left.
When he slept that night, he had a dream in which he saw that

1Would that we would also save either 12% or at least 1% of our income for
the celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet     ‫ﻋ‬        and spend it
on the promotion of religion.

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the Day of Judgement had occurred and everyone was
extremely frightened. The fortunate people were going
towards Heaven whereas the unfortunate ones were being
dragged into Hell. He stood shivering with fear as to what his
destination would be! Meanwhile, an announcement was
made, “Let this young man enter Heaven”.
Therefore, he entered the Heaven happily where he wandered
fearlessly. After visiting seven Heavens, when he reached the
gate of the 8th Heaven, he was told that only those who
celebrated the birth of the Holy Prophet        ‫ﻋ‬       in the
world are allowed to enter this Heaven. Upon hearing this, he
envisioned that his parents would be there. A voice was then
heard, ‘Let this young man enter; his parents want to meet
him.’
Therefore, he went in and saw his mother sitting near the
stream of Kauser. Nearby, there was a throne on which an
honourable lady was sitting. There were also some other chairs
on which many venerable ladies were sitting. He asked an
angel, “Who are they?”

    The angel replied, “The one sitting on the throne is
Sayyidatuna Fatima Zahra            and other ladies on the
chairs are Khadija-tul-Kubra, Aisha Siddiqa, Sayyidatuna
Maryam, Sayyidatuna Asia, Sayyidatuna Sara, Sayyidatuna
Hajira, Sayyidatuna Rabia and Sayyidatuna Zubaida        .”

He became very happy and resumed walking and saw an even
more faith-refreshing scene. He saw a very big throne on

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which the Holy Prophet              ‫ﻋ‬        was seated. Around
the throne, there were four chairs upon which the Khulafa-e-
Rashideen (caliphs)             ‫ ﻋ‬were seated. At the right side,
there were golden chairs upon which the Prophets                ‫ﻋ‬
were sitting and at the left, the martyrs were seated. The young
man saw his father Ibrahim amongst a crowd near Holy
Prophet          ‫ﻋ‬        .
Ibraheem hugged his son happily. The son asked, 'Dear father,
how did you attain this status?' Ibrahim replied,
“Alhamdu-Lillah         I have been blessed with this status due
to celebrating the birth of the Holy Prophet        ‫ﻋ‬        ”.
 On the morning, he sold his house and prepared a feast with
the money he got by selling his house along with his father's 50
dirhams. He invited Islamic scholars and pious Muslims and
served them. As he was no longer interested in the world, he
decided to stay in a Masjid and spent the rest of his 30 years
worshipping Allah       . After his death, someone saw him in
a dream and asked what had happened to him. He replied,
“With the blessings of celebrating Milād Shareef, I have also
got the same status which my father has in the Heaven.”
(Tazkira-tul-wa’izeen, Urdu, P321)

 Baksh day mujh ko Ilahi       ! Behr-e-Milād-un-Nabi      ‫ﻋ‬
               Naama-e-A’maal isyaan se mera barpoor hai

           Almighty    , forgive me for Milād's sake
          Though my book of deeds is replete with sins




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             REWARD OF CELEBRATING MILĀD
Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi ‫ﻋ‬             says, ‘Those
rejoicing at the night of the birth of The Holy Prophet
        ‫ﻋ‬       will enter Janna-tun-Naeem with the mercy of
Allah     .
Muslims have always been celebrating the birth of the Holy
Prophet          ‫ﻋ‬        by cooking feasts, inviting guests and
giving Sadqah (alms) in abundance. They express their
happiness, spend whole-heartedly, hold congregation for the
celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet             ‫ﻋ‬      ,
decorate their houses and Allah        showers His blessings on
them due to these blessed deeds.’ (Ma sabata bis’sunna, P290)

                   JEWS EMBRACED ISLAM
Sayyiduna Abdul Wahid bin Ismail ‫ﻋ‬          narrates that a
great lover of The Holy Prophet lived in Egypt. He used to
celebrate the birth of the Prophet of Allah  ‫ﻋ‬
with full zeal and zest.
A Jewish family lived in his neighbourhood. When the month
of Rabi-un-Noor Shareef came, the Jewish woman asked her
husband “Why does our Muslim neighbour arrange such a big
feast during this month?” Her husband replied, “In this
month, his Prophet            ‫ﻋ‬       was born, therefore, he
does so to celebrate his Prophet’s        ‫ﻋ‬        birth and
Muslims honour this month a lot.” Upon hearing this, the wife


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said, “It is a nice thing that Muslims do by celebrating the birth
of their Prophet            ‫ﻋ‬       every year.”

When the Jewish lady went to sleep that night, she had a
dream in which she saw a beautiful and stunning saint; there
was a crowd of people around him. She walked forward and
asked someone about the noble saint. The man replied, “He is
the last Prophet of Allah          ‫ﻋ‬              ”. He has come
to meet and bless your neighbour for celebrating his birth.”
The Jewish woman then asked, “Will he              ‫ﻋ‬        talk to
me?” The man replied, “Yes”. The woman then called the Holy
Prophet           ‫ﻋ‬       . The Prophet of Allah          ‫ﻋ‬
replied, “Lab’baik” (I am here). Impressed by Holy Prophet's
reply, she said, “I am not a Muslim, still you replied to me.”

The Holy Prophet           ‫ﻋ‬        said, “Allah      has told
me that you are going to embrace Islam very soon.” Upon
hearing this, she spoke spontaneously,' You are a Merciful and
highly Well-mannered Prophet, the one disobeying you will
never succeed and the one trifling with you will confront
humiliation.' Then she read the Kalima. When she awoke from
her dream, she embraced Islam from the bottom of her heart.
On the morning, she decided to spend all her savings on the
celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet       ‫ﻋ‬      by
serving people with meal. When she got up, she saw that her
husband was busy preparing a feast. She asked him in
astonishment, “What are you doing?” He replied, “I am making
arrangement for a feast in the happiness of your embracing

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Islam.” She asked, “How did you get to know?” He replied,
“Like you, I also beheld the Holy Prophet       ‫ﻋ‬          last
night in my dream and I have also embraced Islam.” (Tazkira-tul-
wa’izeen, P598)

        Aamad-e-Sarkaar             ‫ﻋ‬        se zulmat hui kafoor hai
                Kya zameen kya aasmaan har samt chaya noor hai

His         ‫ﻋ‬         arrival has removed darkness from everywhere
                There is light from earth to sky everywhere


        DAWAT-E-ISLAMI AND MILĀD-CELEBRATION
Alhamdu-Lillah        ! Dawat-e-Islami, a worldwide non-
political movement for the preaching of the Quran and
Sunnah, has a unique way of celebrating Milād. Huge Ijtimas
of Milād are held in many different countries including Karachi
where probably the biggest Ijtima of the world is held every
year. These are extrmely blessed Ijtimas which have caused
Madani revolution in the lives of thousands of sinners who
have now adopted the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet
        ‫ﻋ‬       .

Listen to four blessed incidents.

                            (1) CURE FOR SINS
A lover of the Prophet says: On the occasion of Eid-e-Milād-
un-Nabi          ‫ﻋ‬        (1426 A.H.) once a friend of mine
who was extremely fond of latest fashion and did not say salah
attended the Ijtima-e-Milād held at Kakri ground, Baab-ul-
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Madina, Karachi. At the time of welcoming Subh-e-Baharan
(the dawn of blessing), everyone was reciting Durood and
Salaam, he got very impressed, he felt hatred for sins and
made a firm intention to say salah regularly and grow beard.

Alhamdu-Lillah          , actidng upon his intentions he has not
only started saying salah regularly but also has grown his
beard. He had a bad habit that is inappropriate to be mentioned;
he also got rid of it with the blessing of attending the Ijtima. In
other words, the patient suffering from the lethal disease of sins
has found the cure.
               Maang lo maang lo unka gham maang lo,
               chashm-e-rehmat nagah-e-karam mang lo
 Ma’siyyat ki dava la jaram maang lo, maangnay ka mazza aaj ki raat hai

               Ask for his grief, mercy and blessings,
           It is a sacred night, ask for the cure for sins


           (2) THE DIRT OF HEART WAS REMOVED
The gist of a written statement given by an Islamic brother
from North Karachi is presented: During the first week of
Rabi-un-Noor Shareef, some lovers of the Prophet, making
individual effort, invited me to attend Ijtima-e-Milād being
held at Kakri ground, Baab-ul-Madina, Karachi. It was my
good fortune that I assured them of my participation in the
Ijtima. When the night of the 12th came, I kept my promise
and sat on the bus with all the other Islamic brothers who were
also leaving for the Ijtima-e-Milād. A lover of the Holy

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Prophet had some sweets called ‘cham cham’ which he divided
approximately into thirty small pieces and distributed them
equally among the brothers. I was really impressed by his
affectionate way. Anyway, we reached the Ijtima-e-Milād. That
was the first time that I saw such a beautiful and spiritual
Ijtima in my life.
The sound of Na'at and Salam was echoing in the atmosphere
and people were chanting slogans enthusiastically "Marhaba
Ya Mustafa           ‫ﻋ‬       ". I felt as if the spirituality of the
Ijtima was gradually cleaning the dirt of my heart. Alhamdu-
Lillah        I joined the Madani environment of Dawat-e-
Islami forthwith. By the grace of Allah           , now I wear a
green turban and have grown my beard. I am presently
rendering my services as the Alaqai Nigran of Dawat-e-Islami
in an area for spreading Sunnahs.
      Ata-e-habeeb khuda            ‫ﻋ‬              Madani Mahol,
              Hai Faizan-e-Ghous-o-Raza Madani Mahol
                Yahan sunnatain seekhnay ko milain gi,
             Dila’ai ga khauf-e-khuda        Madani Mahol
               Yaqeenan muqaddar ka who hai sikandar,
                Jissay khair se mil gaya Madani Mahol

            A favour of Allah     is the Madani Environment,
       Benevolence of Ghos and Raza is the Madani Environment
  Verily, fortunate is the one who has joined the Madani Environment

                ‫ﻋ‬                                        ‫ﻋ‬



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                   (3) RAIN OF NOOR (LIGHT)
On the occasion of Eid-e-Milād-un-Nabi                 ‫ﻋ‬
(1417A.H.), the procession of Dawat-e-Islami (Nazimabad,
Karachi) started after Sala-tuz-Zuhr. There were a large number
of participants who were rejoicing ardently chanting different
slogans enthusiastically. The procession stopped at many places
for presenting call towards righteousness. Everybody listened
quietly. After the Bayan (speech) finished, a person stood up
and told the Nigraan.
“During the Bayan, I saw with my own eyes that Noor (light)
was being showered to everyone including the child Mubaligh
(preacher), I am not a Muslim, please revert me to Islam.’ The
participants chanted slogans more enthusiastically. Seeing the
greatness of the Madani procession and blessing of Dawat-e-
Islami, the devil lost his senses. After embracing Islam, the
new-Muslim went to his home to invite his family members to
Islam as well. Due to his cordial spiritual invitation, his wife,
three children and his father, all embraced Islam.
     Eid-e-Milād-un-Nabi         ‫ﻋ‬        he har koi masroor hai
         Haan magar Shaitaan bima’ rufaqa barra ranjoor hai

On Eid-eMilādun-Nabi         ‫ﻋ‬     , every one is in high sprit
        But satan with his accomplices is in low sprit


               ‫ﻋ‬                                     ‫ﻋ‬



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    (4) ONE CAN BEHOLD THE PROPHET EVEN TODAY
A lover of the Holy Prophet states “we attended (probably the
biggest) Ijtima-e-Milād held by Dawat-e-Islami at Kakri
ground, Baab-ul-Madina, Karachi. During conversation, an
Islamic brother said, ‘The Ijtima-e-Milād of Dawat-e-Islami
used to be very touching earlier but it’s not so impressive
anymore.’ Upon hearing this, another Islamic brother said,
‘My friend! You are wrong! The Ijtima is still the same, how
can the Prophet’s            ‫ﻋ‬        zikr change, our hearts and
mentality have changed! Even today, if we listen to Na’at
Shareef whilst engulfing ourselves in the love of Prophet
         ‫ﻋ‬         instead of criticising, In’shaa-Allah       we
will get a lot of blessings.’ The first Islamic brother's baseless
objection could make a participant lose his interest in the
Ijtima and go home but second Islamic brother's reply was
very appropriate. Anyway, plucking up the courage, I sat in
between the lovers of the Holy Prophet and began to listen to
Na'ats fondly.
    The time of dawn approached and all the Islamic brothers
stood up to welcome the dawn of blessing. The participants
were in a state of ecstasy. The calls Marhaba (welcome) could
be heard from every direction. Durood and Salaam was being
recited upon the Prophet            ‫ﻋ‬       . There were tears in
the eyes of the lovers of the Prophet. People were weeping
everywhere in the Ijtima. I was also in an ecstatic state. With
my sinful eyes, I saw droplets falling on the Ijtima. It was as if
the Ijtima was being showered with mercy. I closed my eyes

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and began to recite Durood and Salaam. Suddenly, the eyes of
my heart opened and, truly speaking, I saw the beloved whose
Milād we were celebrating; I beheld the Holy Prophet
         ‫ﻋ‬        . Alhamdu-Lillah       my heart got spiritual
peace.” Really, the Islamic brother was right when he said that
the Ijtima-e-Milād held by Dawat-e-Islami is always touching
but these are our hearts that have been changed. If we remain
attentive, then even today, one can behold the beloved
Prophet           ‫ﻋ‬       .
     Koi aaya paakay challa gaya, koi umar bhar bhi na paa sakka
      Ye barray karam ke hain faislay, ye barray naseeb ki baat hai

 Someone came and got immediately, whereas someone could
 never get, these are sacred decisions which are predestined


    12 MADANI FLOWERS ABOUT CELEBRATING MILĀD
  BY: AMEER-E-AHL-E-SUNNAT HAZRAT ALLAMA MOULANA MUHAMMAD ILYAS
                      ATTAR QADIRI      ‫ﮐ‬

MADINA 1: Decorate your homes, Masajid, shops and vehicles
with flags in the happiness of the birth of The Holy Prophet
         ‫ﻋ‬       ® Illuminate your home with at least 12 bulbs.
Arrange an Ijtima-e-Zikr-o-Naat on the 12th night, and at the
time of dawn, welcome the dawn of blessings with tearful eyes
raising your flags in hands and reciting Durood and Salaam.

If possible, keep fast on the 12th of Rabi-un-Noor Shareef
because our Holy Prophet          ‫ﻋ‬     would celebrate his
birthday by fasting every Monday. Therefore, Sayyiduna
Qatada           says that the Prophet        ‫ﻋ‬        was

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asked as to why he fasted on every Monday. The Holy Prophet
         ‫ﻋ‬        replied, ‘I was born on this day and the
revelations descended on me on the same day.’ (Sahih Muslim,
p591, Hadith no 198, Beirut)

    The commentator on Sahih Bukhari, Sayyiduna Imaam
Qastalaani ‫ﻋ‬            says, ‘One of the main tried and tested
benefits of celebrating the birth of The Holy Prophet
        ‫ﻋ‬         is that, the year will be peaceful and every wish
will be fulfilled sooner. May Allah‘s           mercy be upon the
person who celebrates the nights of this month like Eid.’
(Mawahi-bulla-dunya, V1, P27)

MADINA 2: Nowadays, models of the Ka’ba and dolls doing
Tawaaf are displayed at some places. This is a sin. In the pre-
Islamic era of ignorance, there were 360 idols in the Ka’ba. After
our Prophet           ‫ﻋ‬         conquered Makkah, he removed
all the idols from Ka’ba. Therefore, even models containing
idols (dolls) should not be displayed. Plastic flowers can be
placed instead, (It is permissible to display such a picture in
your house, Masjid etc. in which the face of the people doing
Tawaaf-e-Ka’ba is not recognizable. However, it is impermissible
to display such a picture in which the people’s faces are clearly
recognizable.)

MADINA 3: It is not permissible to erect such decorated gates
containing the pictures of peacocks and other birds.



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   Read the following two Hadiths in the condemnation of
making images of living things:
     The angels of mercy do not enter the house in which there
is a picture or a dog. (Sahee Bukhari, v2, p409, Hadith 3322, Beirut)
Whoever makes the picture (of a living thing) will be punished
on the Day of Judgement until he puts a soul in the picture,
and he will never be able to do so. (Sahee Bukhari, v4, p422, Hadis42)

MADINA 4: Some people play music in the name of celebrating
the birth of the Holy Prophet         ‫ﻋ‬       . By Sharia, it is a
sin to do so. Following are two hadith of Prophet        ‫ﻋ‬
in this regard.

The Holy Prophet          ‫ﻋ‬          said, ‘I have been ordered
to break the drum and the flute.’ (Firdos-ul-akhbar, v1, p483, Hadith
1612, Beirut)

    Hazrat’e Dahaak       ‫ﻋ‬         narrates that music spoils heart
and displeases Allah          . (Tafseeraat-e-Ahmediya, p603 Peshawar)

MADINA 5: You can play Na’at cassettes but take care at the
time of azan and salah. Further, make it sure that the sound of
Na'at does not disturb the sick etc. Don't play cassettes of
Na'ats in the voice of any woman.

MADINA 6: It is not permissible to decorate the roads or streets
etc. in such a way that causes any kind of worry or distress to
passers by or drivers.

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MADINA 7: Women's coming out of their homes without
purdah (veil) to watch illuminations is a shameless and Haram
act. Further, doing so even with purdah and the resultant
intermingling of men and women is also extremely regretful.
Moreover, it is also not permissible to use electricity illegally.
Therefore, contact the electricity department and use
electricity legally by paying its bill either in advance or later on.

MADINA 8: In the Milād Shareef procession, try to remain in
the state of wuzu as long as possible. Offer salah with Jamat. If
there is no Shari compulsion, offering salah with jamat in the
masjid is wajib even during the procession. The lovers of the
Prophet are not expected to miss the jamat.
MADINA 9: Avoid riding horse-cart and camel-cart etc. during
the procession as their urine or dung can make people’s clothes
impure.
MADINA 10: During the procession, distribute booklets and
pamphlets, as many as possible, published by Maktabat-ul-
Madina. Further, give fruits etc. in the hands of people instead
of throwing. Fruits and other things are disrespected if they are
thrown on the floor and people walk over them. Wasting the
bounties of Allah by crushing under feet is a sin.

MADINA 11: Chanting inflammatory slogans can result in any
unpleasant incident and can sabotage your prestigious
procession. Your own safety lies in remaining calm and
peaceful.


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MADINA 12: Neither get emotional nor try to retaliate even in
case of light stoning as it will cause dispersion in your procession,
which is the desire of the enemy.

         Ghunchay chatkay phool mehkay har taraf aa’ee bahar
   Ho ga’ee Subh-e-Baharan Eid-e-Milād-un-Nabi            ‫ﻋ‬

 Springtime has prevailed everywhere on the Blessed Morning


       ATTAR'S LETTER ABOUT CELEBRATING MILĀD
(It is a Madani request that this letter should be read out every
year as a reminder in the last weekly Ijtima of Safar-ul-
Muzaffar everywhere. Islamic brothers and sisters can make
appropriate amendments.)

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Sage-Madina Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri Rizvi              ‫ﮐ‬
says Salam from the bottom of his heart to all the lovers of the
Holy Prophet on the delightful occasion of Milād celebration.

        ‫ﻋ ﮐ‬                           ‫ﮐ‬                       ‫ﻋ‬

            Tum bhi karke unka charcha apnay dil chamka ’o
Oonchay mein ooncha Nabi ka jhanda        ‫ﻋ‬      ghar ghar mein layra o

                Brighten your heart praising him
              Wave the Prophet's flag at every home



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MADINA 1: On the first night of Rabi-un-Noor, make this
announcement three times in all the Masajid.

   “Congratulations to all Islamic brothers and sisters. The
moon of Rabi-un-Noor Shareef has appeared.”

           Rabi-un-Noor umeedoon ki dunya saath lay aaya
              Duaoon ki qabooliat ko hatho hath lay aya

         The world of hopes has come in Rabiun-Noor
          All the prayers will be answered very soon

MADINA 2: Men's shaving their beard or trimming it less than
a fist-length is Haraam. Islamic sisters' indulging in
immodesty is also Haraam. In reverence of the birth of The
Holy Prophet            ‫ﻋ‬        , Islamic brothers should try to
let their beards grow from the 1st to the 12th of Rabi-un-Noor
Shareef and Islamic sisters should try to observe veil. With the
blessing of doing so, Islamic brothers should make the
intention of having a fistful beard permanently and Islamic
sisters should make the intention of observing Shari Pardah,
preferably wearing a Madani Burqa’ (a long loose piece of
clothing worn over the dress covering a woman from head to
feet.) (Man's shaving his beard or trimming it less than a
fist-length and woman's indulging in immodesty is Haraam. It
is wajib (necessary) to repent of these sins and give them up)

        Jhuk gaya Ka’ba sabhi bhut munh ke bal aunday girray
           Dab daba aamad ka tha, ahlawa sahlan Marhaba



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               The Ka'abe bent, all the idols fell
              Upon your arrival, Marhab! Marhaba

MADINA 3: One of the ways of acting persistently upon Sunnah
and other good deeds and refraining from sins is to fill in the
booklet of Madani Ina'amaat practicing Fikr-e-Madina and
hand it in to the relevant responsible Islamic brother/sister.
Say In’shaa-Allah      raising your hand.

         Badliyan rehmat ki cha’een boondian rehmat ki aa’een
          Ab muradain dil ki pa’een aamed-e-shah-e-Arab hai

        The clouds and drizzle of blessing have come
       Desires will be satisfied now, Marhaba Marhaba


MADINA 4: All the lovers of the Prophet including Nigraan and
Zimadaar should travel with a Madani Qafila (caravan) for at
least three days. Islamic sisters should give Dars from Faizan-
e-Sunnat for at least thirty days in their home (only to family
members) and then make the intention to continue it after
Rabi-un-Noor Shareef as well.
                Lootnay rehmatain Qafilay mein chalo
                Seekhnay sunnatain Qafilay mein chalo

            For getting blessings, travel with Qafila
            For learning Sunnah, travel with Qafila

MADINA 5: Display 12 flags or at least one flag in your Masjid,
house, shop, workplace etc. for the whole month. Buy some
flags and display them on buses, wagons, trucks, trolleys, taxis,
rickshaws, horse and carriage etc.

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Hoist flags on your cycle, scooter and car. In’shaa-Allah
the whole city will look green. Usually, there are big pictures of
living things or filthy couplets are written on the back of big
trucks. It is my wish that the sentence “I Love Dawat-e-Islami”
clearly be written at the back side of trucks, buses, wagons,
rickshaws, taxies and cars etc.
Make efforts in this regard by meeting and persuading the
transporters and bus or truck owners and get my sincere
prayers.

                         PRECAUTION
If the flag has a picture of a Na’lain Shareef (shoe image of
Holy Prophet             ‫ﻋ‬      ), make it sure that it neither
tears nor falls on the ground.
Further, as soon as the month of Rabi-un-Noor Shareef ends,
remove the flags immediately. If there is a chance that the flags
might be disrespected, use simple green flags (without the shoe
image of Holy Prophet                ‫ﻋ‬        ). (Sag-e-Madina
displays a simple green flag at his home)
   Nabi          ‫ﻋ‬      ka jhanda laykar niklo dunya mein chaa ja’o
Nabi         ‫ﻋ‬        ka jhanda aman ka jhanda ghar ghar mein layra’o

   Rule the whole world with Prophet's             ‫ﻋ‬         flag
             Wave, at every home, this sacred flag

                 ‫ﻋ‬                                     ‫ﻋ‬


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MADINA 6: Illuminate your home with 12 light strings or at
least 12 bulbs; further, make a lot of illuminations in your area
and Masjid (but using electricity illegally for this purpose is
Haraam, therefore, use electricity legally by paying its full
bill). Decorate all your area with green flags and bright lights.
Display big banners (12 metres long or whatever size is needed)
on the roof of your house, Masjid and roundabout etc. but
make it sure that people's rights are not violated.
Don’t erect flags in the middle of the road as this will obstruct
traffic. Do not decorate any such place where the way gets
narrow, Muslims are disturbed and their rights are violated.

       Bait-e-Aqsa, baab-e-ka’ba, barmakaan-e-Amina
            Nasb parcham ho gaya ahlawa sahlan Marhaba

            Flags have been erected on Bait-e-Aqsa,
    The roof of the Ka'aba and the house of Amina

MADINA 7: Every Islamic brother should distribute as many
booklets or different pamphlets published by Maktabat-ul-
Madina as possible among the participants of procession;
Islamic sisters should also get the booklets etc. distributed. In
the same way, make your contribution to the promotion of
religion by distributing booklets etc. throughout the year on
different occasions such as Ijtima, wedding, death etc. Persuade
also others to do the same.
              Bant kar madani rasail deen ko phailaiay
              Ker ke razi Haq ko haqdare jina ban jaiay


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             Spread religion distributing booklets
            Get deserving of Heaven pleasing Allah

MADINA 8: If possible, buy 12 booklets 'The Dawn of Blessings'
and 112 pamphlets titled ‘12 Madani flowers on celebrating the
birth of The Holy Prophet         ‫ﻋ‬       from Maktabat-ul-
Madina and gift them especially to the organizers of Milād
gatherings.
During the month of Rabi-un-Noor Shareef, give 1200 or, if
not possible, 112 or at least 12 rupees to a Sunni Alim (only
adults should do so). To give this money to your Masjid Imam,
mu’azzin or servants is also right; it would be excellent to do so
every month. It is better to give the money on Friday because
the reward of every good deed is increased 70 times on Friday.

Alhamdu-Lillah         ! The cassettes of Bayans (Islamic
speeches) released by Maktabat-ul-Madina have played a vital
role in the reformation of many people’s lives. Even some of
you may also have joined Dawat-e-Islami by listening to a
bayan cassette. Distributing these cassettes to people is a great
service to Islam and is a means of great reward. Therefore, if
possible, sell 12 bayan cassettes a week or at least 12 every
month.
Wealthy Islamic brothers should also make their contribution
to the propagation of religion by distributing the cassettes of
Bayan for free. Distribute as many Bayan cassettes as you can.
On the occasion of weddings, gift a booklet or a bayan cassette
with the wedding card. Do the same on the occasion of Eids

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instead of gifting Eid card. People send me expensive Eid cards
because of which my heart burns instead of getting happy.
Would that people spend their hard-earned money on the
promotion of religion instead of Eid cards! Further, the
glittering powder on these cards also causes great problems.

             Unke dar pay palnay waala apna aap jawaab
     Koi Ghareeb Nawaaz    ‫ﻋ‬         to koi Data         ‫ﻋ‬         lagta hai

    Those trained by the Prophet                 ‫ﻋ‬           are matchless
Someone becomes Ghareeb Nawaz            ‫ﻋ‬           and someone Data      ‫ﻋ‬


                ‫ﻋ‬                                              ‫ﻋ‬

MADINA 9: In big cities, every area (alaqai) Nigraan should
hold glorious Sunnah-inspiring Ijtimas at different Masjids for
the first 12 days of Rabi-un-Noor Shareef (Responsible Islamic
sisters should hold Ijtimas at homes). If possible, everyone
should attend the Ijtima with green flags in Rabi-un-Noor.
Lab par Naat-e-Rasool-e-akram                ‫ﻋ‬          haathoon mein parcham
     Deewaana sarkaar           ‫ﻋ‬                ka kitna pyara lagta hai

    The lover of Prophet             ‫ﻋ‬                reciting Na'ats and
          Holding flag in his hand looks very beautiful

MADINA 10: Take bath on the evening of the 11th or at the 12th
of Rabi-un-Noor Shareef. If possible, buy everything new, for
example, white clothes, turban, bandana, cap, shawl, Miswaak,
handkerchief, slippers, tasbeeh, Itr (perfume), watch, pen, Qafila


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pad etc. (Islamic sisters should also buy new things according to
their needs)
              Aa’ee na’ee hukoomat sikka naya challay ga
             Aalam nein rang badla subh-e-shab-e-wiladat

   A new coin will be used as a new government has come,
    The world is changing, the blessed morning has come


MADINA 11: Spend the 12th night in an Ijtima-e-Zikr-o-Na’at
and welcome the 'The Dawn of Blessings' with tearful eyes at
dawn, raising your flags and reciting Durood and Salaam.
After Sala-tul-Fajr, say salaam and congratulate each other on
this occasion of Eid and continue to do so for the rest of the
day.
      Eid-e-Milād-un-Nabi           ‫ﻋ‬           to Eid ki bi Eid hai
    Aaj to hai Eid-e-Eidaan Eid-e-Milād-un-Nabi              ‫ﻋ‬

 Beyond all doubt, Eid-e-Milādun-Nabi                    ‫ﻋ‬         is the
                      Eid of All the Eids

MADINA 12: Our Holy Prophet                          ‫ﻋ‬  would
celebrate his birth by fasting on every Monday. Keeping this in
mind, you should also fast on 12th Rabi-un-Noor Shareef and
participate in the Madani procession carrying green flags.
Remain in the state of Wudu as long as possible. Recite Na’ats,
Durood and Salaam and walk properly with your gaze lowered.
Don’t commit any inappropriate act due to which others may
criticise your procession.



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          Rabi-ul-awwal Ahl-e-Sunnat tujh pai kyun na ho qurbaan
  Ke teri baarween tareekh who Jaan-e-Qamar            ‫ﻋ‬           aaya

 Rabi-ul-awal, why should the Ahl-e-Sunnah not sacrifice their lives for
 you, As the beloved Prophet         ‫ﻋ‬      came on your 12th date?


           INTENTIONS ABOUT CELEBRATING MILĀD

The first Hadith of Bukhari Shareef says
Meaning ‘actions are dependant upon intentions’ (Sahih Bukhari,
V1, P5)

Remember! Whenever you perform any good deed, you must
have the intention of gaining reward for it from Allah           ,
otherwise, you will not gain any reward. Likewise, it is
necessary to have the intention of gaining reward while
celebrating Milād. When making the intention of gaining
reward, the action must be according to Shariah and must be
performed with sincerity. If someone celebrated Milād
showing off, using electricity illegally, forcing people to give
money, hurting other Muslims without Shari’ permission,
violating public rights, playing Na’ats etc. with the loudspeaker
which can cause distress to the ill or sleeping people, then even
the intention of gaining reward will be considered invalid in
the afore-mentioned cases; and the person doing so is a sinner.
The more good intentions you make, the more reward you will
gain. 18 intentions are presented but they are not complete,
you can add according to your situation. A person with
knowledge of intentions can increase these intentions as many

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as possible. To begin with, you can make the following
intentions:

         18 INTENTIONS OF CELEBRATING MILĀD

1. Acting upon the Quranic commandment
   “And publicise well the favours of your Rab” (Sura Duha,
   Verse 11) I will publicise the biggest blessing of Allah .
2. I will make Milād illuminations to gain the pleasure of
   Allah     .
3. I will wave flags following Hazrat Jibreel            ‫ﻋ‬   who
   placed 3 flags on the day the Prophet           ‫ﻋ‬         was
   born.
4. I will wave green flags because the dome of the Prophet
           ‫ﻋ‬      Masjid is green.
5. I will show the greatness of the Prophet       ‫ﻋ‬        to
   the non-Muslims by celebrating Milād (upon seeing
   illuminations and green flags, the non-Muslims will
   certainly be inspired and will think that the Muslims love
   their Prophet         ‫ﻋ‬        a lot).
6. I will annoy satan by celebrating Milād enthusiastically.
7. In addition to outer decoration, I will decorate my inner
   self as well by repenting of sins.

8. I will attend the Ijtima-e-Milād on the 12th night, and


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9. I will participate in the procession on the 12th of Rabi-un-
   Noor Shareef and will remember Allah                and His
   Prophet           ‫ﻋ‬       .

10. I will behold Islamic scholars, and

11. The pious, and

12. I will gain blessings by being close to the lovers of the
    Prophet.

13. I will wear turban in the procession, and

14. I will remain in the state of Wudu as long as possible, and

15. I will perform my Salah with Jama’at in the Masjid during
    the procession.

16. I will distribute booklets, pamphlets and cassettes or VCDs
    of bayans etc. published by Maktaba-tul-Madina during
    the Ijtima-e-Milād and procession.

17. Making individual efforts, I will persuade 12 brothers to
    travel with the Madani Qafila.

18. I will recite Durood, Salaam and Na’at during the
    procession observing Qufl-e-Madina of the tongue and
    eyes.

               ‫ﻋ‬                                 ‫ﻋ‬



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Oh Allah        ! Enable us to celebrate the birth of Your
beloved Prophet          ‫ﻋ‬         whole-heartedly with good
intentions and grant us entry into the Heaven without being
held accountable due to the blessing of celebrating the blessed
day of Your Prophet's        ‫ﻋ‬        birth.

Baksh day hum ko Ilahi       ! Behr-e-Milād-un-Nabi           ‫ﻋ‬

          Nama-e-A’maal isyan say mera bhar poor hai

        Almighty   , forgive me for Milād's sake
      Though my book of deeds is replete with sins


                             ‫ﻋ‬
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                                            Was’salaam ma’al ikraam
                                       th
                                  17 Safar-ul-Muzaffar 1427 A.H


               ‫ﻋ‬                                      ‫ﻋ‬




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