Have you ever wondered: What do the eminent scholars of Islām have to say about the commemoration of the Prophet’s birthday (Mawlid) ﷺ? Is the modern controversy regarding this subject really authentic?
'The Elite Stand in Honour of the Chosen One ﷺ' by Imām Ahmad Ridā Khān, may Allāh have mercy on him, is a treatise that emphatically answers these questions by elaborating on the favourable dispensation accorded to this practice by over a thousand years of Islāmic scholarship.
The celebrated author provides detailed evidence on the permissibility and benefit of Mawlid and Standing in Honour of the Prophet (Qiyām) from authentic books of Islāmic jurisprudence (Fiqh). Multiple legal edicts (Fatāwā) of mainstream imāms and scholars are also used in support of this stance.
In recent times, some have censured these meritorious acts simply because the Companions and their Successors (Tabi’īn) never celebrated the Prophet’s birthday ﷺ. In a masterful demonstration of scholarship, the author refutes this position of the critics using their own evidence and logic.
About the Author
Imām Ahmad Ridā Khān, (b. 1272 AH/1856 CE), alayhi ar-Rahman w'al-Ridwan, was a renowned Hanafī jurist, hadīth expert and theologian par excellence, recognized by scholars from the Islamic world to be a reviver of his era. He was a prolific writer whose legal edicts were gathered into twelve encyclopedic volumes and covered almost every science of his day.