Celebrating Mawlid is a Bid’ah introduced by those who came after the best centuries in virtue and righteousness. It is said that the first to introduce this Bid’ah were the rulers of Egypt from al-‘Ubaydiyyun, who were Shiites, as reported by a group of historians.
Safiyyah bint Huyayy ibn Akhtab (رضي الله عنها) was a descendant of Prophet Haroon (عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ), and this is why the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) consoled her by saying that she was the daughter of a Prophet (referring to Prophet Haroon (عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ)). And in this context only the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said that her Uncle was a Prophet (referring to Prophet Musa (عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ)).
Going to a person whose righteousness is known to you, and asking him to make du’aa for you is permissible, but it is befitting that you should not make a habit of requesting the righteous person to make du’aa (supplication) for you whenever you see him.
Making a habit of this was not from the practice of the salafs (رضي الله عنهم), and in addition, this action also contains a degree of reliance upon other people’s supplication.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not tell anyone among his Sahaabah to ask anyone to make du’aa’ for them.
It is obligatory upon whoever is seeking beneficial knowledge that he memorizes the book of Allaah and ponders over it. Similarly, he should memorize from the sunnah [the ahadeeth of the Prophet (peace be on him)], as much as he can, and reflect upon them.
Furthermore, he should learn Arabic and grammar to the extent that he can express himself correctly and understand the Qur’an and Sunnah well as also the writings of the Salaf.
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: “This Khutbah is a Knot between the Islamic system and Faith”
Shaykh Muhammad Naasir al-Deen al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) said: “This is the same khutbah that the pious predecessors would begin their lessons, books and various affairs with”
They want to merge all of the people together and that there would not be anything to differentiate between an atheist and an evil heretic, and a person who is upright, or one who is an innovator, rather they want all the people to remain beneath the umbrella of the name of Islaam so that the Muslims will remain united, they claim!
So we say to them, the Muslims will not be united except upon correct ‘aqeedah (creed and belief). ‘Aqeedah is what united the Companions when they had been divided.