The enemies of RasulAllah ﷺ masquerading as Muslims say that there is absolutely no evidence from RasulAllah’s ﷺ own practice regarding the celebrations of his blessed birth.
We present to such dishonest vermin, the following hadiith from Sahiih Muslim.
عن أبي قتادة الأنصاري رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم سئل عن صوم الاثنين فقال فيه ولدت وفيه أنزل علي
Reported on the authority of Abi Qatadah Al-Ansari that Rasulullah ﷺ was asked about fasting on Monday, so he (ﷺ) said “On it [Monday] I was born, and on it [Monday] revelation came to me.” (Sahiih Muslim)
This hadiith PROVES from RasulAllah’s ﷺ very own actions that it is reward-worthy to thank Allah for his noble birth, that it is permissible to thank Allah for various blessings, and that it should be done by actions that earn Allah’s Ridza.
Mawlid practices involving any of the established reward-worthy and praise-worthy practices of Islam, like recitation of the Quran, teaching RasulAllah’s ﷺ Sunnah and Seerah, distributing food to the poor, offering voluntary charity, praising RasulAllah ﷺ in poetry as was the practice of the noble sahaba, etc. – are all indeed immensely reward-worthy.
Memorize this hadith well and show it to any inwardly evil khariji wahabi pretending to be a defender of Tawhiid and Sunnah, and/or claiming to follow the Hanafi madhhab or a Sufi tariiqah on the outside.