Doubt: The Hadeeth in which Shaytaan screamed during the Mawlid

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Reference: A personal question to the Shaykh

Question: Virtuous shaykh, how do we reply to a person who says:

“whoever becomes angry at Mawlid An-Nabee, and raises his voice in prohibiting it, he is upon the Madhhab of his great teacher: Iblees. He was the first person to become disturbed by the Mawlid”

He uses the following Hadeeth:

“Iblees – may the curse of Allaah be upon him – screamed four times:

  1. A scream when he was cursed
  2. A scream when he was exiled from Paradise
  3. A scream when the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) was born
  4. A scream when Faatihah was revealed”

(Rawdh Al-Unf 2/93)

Response: This Hadeeth has no basis to it, it has not been narrated with any known isnaad (chain of narration).

It is attributed to the Tafseer of Baqee Ibn Mukhallad, also al-Jilaani mentioned it in Al-Ghunya – however all of them mentioned it without any Isnaad (chain of narration).

Even if it was authentic, it does not contain an evidence for the Mawlid.

Even if Iblees did scream, his scream was only once at that time.

Does he scream every year? Where have these people understood this from?

So using this narration as an evidence to criticise anybody who forbids the Mawlid and then comparing them to Shaytaan – this is being obscene in argumentation.

The birth of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) makes every Muslim happy. but what is forbidden is celebrating the birthday because the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam did not celebrate it, and neither the Sahaabah nor Taabi’een.

So we disapprove of introducing something into the religion of Allaah which is not from it, and neither did the Prophet, Companions or pious generations do it.

Written by: Badr Ibn Alee Ibn Taamee Al-Utaybee

7th Rabee Al-Awwal 1438h

شبهة: الحديث المروي في صيحة الشيطان عند المولد

السؤال: السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

فضيلة شيخ ، كيف نجيب من يقول:

كل من غاظه مولد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، وعلا صوته بالتحريم فهو على مذهب أستاذه إبليس إبليس هو أول من انزعج من مولد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم،

ويستدل بالحديث:

جاء في الروض الأنف (2/ 93): أَنّ إبْلِيسَ – لَعَنَهُ اللهُ – رَنّ أَرْبَعَ رَنّاتٍ رَنّةً حِينَ لُعِنَ وَرَنّةً حِينَ أُهْبِطَ وَرَنّةً حِينَ وُلِدَ رَسُولُ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – وَرَنّةً حِينَ أُنْزِلَتْ فَاتِحة الْكِتَابِ

الجواب: وهذا حديث لا أصل له، ولم يروَ بإسناد معتبر، وينسبونه إلى تفسير بقي بن مخلد، وذكره الجيلاني في الغنية وكلهم ذكره بلا إسناد، ولو صح فليس فيه دليل على جواز المولد! وإبليس إن صاح فصيحته كانت في ذلك الحين! فهل هو يصح في كل عام؟ من أين لهم هذا؟

فالاستدلال به على ذم من أنكر الاحتفال بالمولد، وتشبيههم بالشيطان من الفُجر في الخصام، فمولد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يسركل مسلم، ولكن المنكر هو الاحتفال به ولم يحتفل به النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ولا الصحابة ولا التابعون، فنحن ننكر إحداث شيء في دين الله ليس عليه دليل ولا عمل النبي صلى الله وأصحابه والقرون المفضلة.

كتبه بدر بن علي بن طامي العتيبي 7 ربيع الأول 1438

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He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire.

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