How Not To Celebrate Eid-el-Maulud –Ahmadiyya Leader

HOLDING rallies or marches is not the way to celebrate the date of birth of the Founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad, says world head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.

Muslims should, instead, use the occasion to highlight the peaceful and noble character of the Messenger, he said.

Ahmad said this while delivering the weekly Friday Sermon from the Baitul Futuh Mosque in South West London, on January 25, 2013.

He spoke about the grand status of the Prophet as explained by the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas of Qadian.

Ahmad said: “These days many Muslims are celebrating the date by holding rallies. However, true happiness and celebration cannot be gained by holding rallies or marches, but by spreading the true message of the Holy Prophet to the corners of the earth; by conveying his beautiful teachings to every single person in the world and by invoking salutations upon the Prophet.”

Commenting on rallies in Pakistan, Ahmad said: “At this time, extremist opponents of Ahmadiyya will be holding rallies in Rabwah and apart from insulting and cursing the Promised Messiah, nothing else will be done. The blessed character of the Holy Prophet will not even be discussed; instead they will abuse the Promised Messiah and use the filthiest language about his Jamaat. These are the people, who despite calling themselves Muslims, have moved far away from true Islam.”

It is of great regret that any so-called Muslim can celebrate the life of the Holy Prophet, who was the ultimate source of peace, compassion, mercy and tolerance by resorting to curses and hate-filled vitriol, Ahmad said.