Ignoring the Naysayers, Back by Popular Demand

In light of all the invitations that I have received lately to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, I thought it would be a good time to reprise the I Don’t Get Mawlid & Hadra series of posts. I don’t participate in these sort of events but I’m not going to knock those who do, there is a difference of opinion, and Allah knows best. I’ve always liked the quote by Maya Angelou that we are more alike than unlike, indeed.

And just so I’m not asked for the third time to delete this video, this mawlid celebration has nothing to do with the RIS Convention. It was a completely private affair between the individuals that took part.

From the Storehouse:

Mawlid & Hadra – I Don’t Get It

Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah on Mawlid

Deleted non-RIS Mawlid video

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Author: Ify Okoye

Muslim woman, RN, & rebel with a cause.

1 thought on “Ignoring the Naysayers, Back by Popular Demand”

  1. As salamu ‘alaykum,

    Masha Allah, thoughtful and fair comments (love the Maya Angelou quote).

    I used to hold some staunch anti-sufi views, I didn’t agree with celebrating the Mawlid and didn’t “get” the Hadrah either.

    I was advised by a wise teacher to do works and be in the company of people that make you feel close to Allah and make you want to be and help you in being meticulous in practicing the Shariah. Whatever works for you go for it.

    Liking the blog by the way, added ya to ma b’roll!

    Ma’salama

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