In India on this date many groups(anjumans) come on street with green flag doing madh-e-sahaba. As this is a birthday of prophet(s.a.w) why doing madh-e-sahaba?

I want to know why they do this. What is the purpose/significance of this?

One more side question why this day is also called barawafat?

  • What is Madh e Sahaba?
    – Ahmed
    Jan 17, 2016 at 7:32
  • Madh e sahaba means praising the sahabas .
    – Zia
    Jan 18, 2016 at 7:49

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Madh-e-sahaba is an urdu word, meaning praising sahaba, as of its translation suggests, their is nothing wrong in this, until or unless things are not being exaggerated, but at-least in pakistan these types of conferences are done on days other than maulud-ul-nabi, i.e:12 rabiul awal, so if someone is celebrating birthday of prophet or anyone, than it is separate question is it right or wrong. I believe it is wrong, and its copying of kuffar, which is not allowed.

Now to do this madh-e-sahaba, carrying some special colour flags and coming out in streets on specific day of year for this purpose, it is not the sunnah way, it is not encouraged in islam. Because it hurts people and their daily routines. It blocks the path ways, roads streets etc. SO it is not a good thing, and it is not needed to do so in anyway.

You must ask the people doing so why they do so, and let us know if they can provide some solid references, than we can answer accordingly.

  • 100% Agree with @Zia ul Rehman. and the word barawafat is actuall two words (bara + wafat), in english = 12 + death, Prophet Muhammad SAAW was died on 12th of RabbiulAwal so that's why it is also said as barawafat. Now question why do they celebrate, if this is the same day when Prohpet Muhammad SAAW died, So the answer is. some of people who say they believe in ONE GOD, but still asks for help from other dead people in Mazarat. That is the same kind of people.
    – MFarooqi
    Apr 14, 2016 at 20:40

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