What prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam used to do on the day he was born?


What prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam used to do on the day he was born?




BY Allama Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer 


 The different attributes defined and  assigned by Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam to different time slots are indeed source of inspiration for us.We do Hajj on 9th Zil hajj because it was declared Hajj day by him . We search Lailatul Qadar in odd nights of  last decade of Ramadan because of his guidance .




Similarly we fast on 9th of zilhajj and 10th of Moharram because he did that .We celebrate Eid ul Fitar on 1st of Shawwal and  Eid ul Azha on 10th of Zilhajj because of his commands .Did he declare his birth day as eid?the answer is that Nabi salal laho aliehi wasalam used to fast on Monday and did that because he was born on that day .It was narrated from Abu Qataadah al-Ansaari radi Allahu anhu  that the Messenger of Allaah salal laho aliehi wasalam was asked about fasting on Mondays. He said: “On that day I was born, and on it the Revelation came to me.” (Narrated by Muslim, 1162. ).So birthday of prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam is the day of fasting and Ummah should fast on this day .As there is difference of opinion on the date of his birth some say it is 9th and some say its is 12th.So to be more precise and to get closer to sunnah we should fast on Mondays and celebrate eids on 1st of Shawwal and 10th of  Zilhajj.