Say: If you wish Allah to love you then follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Allah will love you and Forgive you your sins. Indeed, Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Quran 3:31]
With Moulood-un-Nabi, we commemorate the birth of the Final Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), who was born in the month of Rabi’ul’Awwal, over fourteen hundred and fifty five years ago in the city of Makkah. Allah sent him as kaaf fatan lin naas / a guide to humanity and as rahmatan lil ‘aalameen / a mercy unto the worlds.
We should to realize that every moment of the Prophet’s life; whether private or public; whether in the mosque or in the street, whether with family or strangers; each aspect of his life serves as an example. Allah thus reminds us the Qur’an [33:21] that the Prophet is uswatun hasanah, the best example.
Ali bin Abi Talib describes the Prophet in the following tribute: "Prophet Muhammad is the Seal of Prophets, the most generous and the bravest of all. His speech was the most reliable. He was the keenest and the most attentive to people’s trust and was very careful to pay people’s due in full. The Prophet [pbuh] was the most amenable and the most yielding
companion, seeing him unexpectedly you respect him and venerate him. He who has acquaintance with him will like him. He who describes him says: ‘I have never seen such a person neither before nor after.’ " [Ibn Hisham; Jami' At-Tirmidhi]
We commemorate the Moulood of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)… - to remind us of his noble mission - to increase our knowledge of the history of the Prophet and those around him, - to appreciate his struggle in implementing the Deen-ul-Islam, - to encourage all of us to implement the example (sunnah) of the Prophet in our daily lives.
So, in commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), we celebrate his life, appreciate his sacrifices, and consider his impact; while we commit ourselves to implement and manifest his noble life example in our times.