As far as I've researched, the earliest record of yearly Mawlid of Nabi SAW (between 12-17 Rabi Ul Awwal) is during the 1100s initiated by the fatimids [1]. What I want to know is when they started doing the mawlid of Nabi SAW, is there any scholar who opposed this ? To summarize, my question is, what is the earliest known opposition of the Mawlid of Nabi SAW?

  1. Katz, Marion Holmes (2007). The Birth of The Prophet Muhammad: Devotional Piety in Sunni Islam
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    Define Mawlid. The Prophet PBUH used to fast a specific day a week because it was his birthday - that’s a Mawlid.
    – Shadi
    Dec 4 '17 at 2:15
  • AFAIK and my research, the earliest record of Mawlid is from the era of prophet Muhammad(صلى الله عليه وسلم ) and it is not initiated by the fatimids.
    – smali
    Dec 4 '17 at 6:14
  • @Shadi, i edited to mention it as the yearly mawlid
    – Noor
    Dec 4 '17 at 13:01
  • @Ali786, I've referenced my answer with an evidence, can you provide a reference for what you are saying so that I can insert it in my question
    – Noor
    Dec 5 '17 at 14:20
  • @Noor, No offence but, the book you have added in reference, is written in 2007 and not accepted worlwide.
    – smali
    Dec 9 '17 at 4:54

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