MEELAD SHAREEF FUNCTION
The Holy Quran emphatically states: “Surely, Allah and His Angels send blessings upon the Prophet: 0 you who believe! Invoke divine blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.” Here Allah, the Mighty, the Wise, makes this important revelation that, He the great God, sends blessing along with His Angels to the Holy Prophet ﷺ, and He has further instructed us in His Infinite wisdom to honour the blessed Prophet ﷺ in a worthy manner.
For this reason Meelad Shareef Functions have been widespread throughout the Muslim world, bringing to light the value of sending daroods and salaams to the Best of the Created, Hazrat Muhammad Mustapha (ﷺ). Most surely, in the remembrance of Allah Taala and of His beloved Prophet ﷺ whose life and deeds are recounted on such occasions, is a source of inspiration and in it there are great blessings.
His ﷺ life and example are the best pattern for mankind to follow, and are the key to moral and spiritual progress. We are directed to this truth in the Holy Quran which the Meelad Shareef Function brings to our mind. Al-Quran states: “Certainly you have in the Apostle of Allah an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah, an the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.”
The advantages of a Meelad Shareef Function are many, all depending to what extent and in what form it is conducted. It has played an important part in the social life of Muslims and is observed on any happy occasion to mark the event. It is a commendable feature that such functions are held in the Muslim community on social occasions instead of un-Islamic practices.
Those participating should prepare for such a function by making wuzu and must sit in humility and respect. There should be no gossiping, laughter or any such thing done to cause distraction while the function is, in progress. The reading of Darood Shareef is highly recommended. All talks delivered should be based on Allah Taala and on the life and deeds of the Holy Prophet ﷺ and on the religion of Islam, free from personal aspirations and political views.
Meelad Shareef is a religious function with the aim and purpose of inspiring understanding of the great role the Holy Prophet ﷺ played in the Universe so that we may benefit our souls. Meelad Shareef Functions conducted in a proper manner delight the soul and exalt the mind into the realms of peace and happiness and of love for the greatest benefactor of humanity. Hazrat Muhammad (ﷺ).