The Blessing of Melaad Shareef-Abu Lahab & the Celebration of his Nephew's Birth


       The Benefits of Celebrating the Holy Birth Maulood/Meelaad/Milad

Allamah Imaam Haafiz Ibne Hajar 'Asqalaani

[Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] narrates:


At the time of the Holy Prophet’s [Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam] birth, the slave-girl of Aboo Lahab, Suwaiebah came and informed him,

“At the house of your brother Abdul Laah a son 

[Prophet Muhammad- Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] was born.”

Abu Lahab was so happy to hear this that he signaled with his finger and said to his slave girl who bought the good news,

“Suwaibah, go you are free from today." Every Muslim knows Aboo Lahab was a staunch nonbeliever.  An entire Soorah Lahab/Masad 

[Chapter number 111 -] of the Holy Qur'aan openly condemns him but read on to the benefit he received for rejoicing in the birth of the holy Prophet 

[Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam]

"After Abu Lahab died his uncle [Hazrat Abbaas] saw him in a dream in a very bad state. When asked what he had endured, Aboo Lahab said,

“After I left you all, I did not receive any goodness/benefit. But yes,on every Monday I do receive water through this finger [the index finger] by which my punishment is decreased, because with the sign of this finger I freed Suwaiebah the slave girl." 

[Bukhaari Shareef]

The same Hadees is copied by Allamah Imaam Badr-ud-deen Aienee Hanafee in Umdatul-Qaari summary of Bukhaari, Vol 2, pg 95.

Bear in mind, Abu Lahab was an infidel. We are true Muslims, he an opponent. We are devotees; he rejoiced the birth of only his nephew but not as a Prophet of Allaah.  We celebrate the birth of a Prophet of Allaah Almighty. When an infidel receives so much benefit on celebrating this happiness than think how much benefit we, the devotees, will receive?


This hadees is also recorded in these [Takhrij-Zarbehaq 1/11/2014 updated]

Masnad Ahmed: Hadees 25953 under the heading of لو كانت تحل لي لما تزوجتها قد أرضعتني وأباها ثويبة مولاة بني هاشم فلا تعرضن علي أخواتكن ولا بناتكن and again in Hadees 26865 with matan of

ابنة أخي من الرضاعة وأرضعتني وأبا سلمة  ثويبة فلا تعرضن علي بناتكن ولا أخواتكن

Al-Sunnan Al Kubra [li Nisai]: Hadees 5394/5395

Al Nisai’ al-Sughra : Hadees Nob 3287/3284/3285/3286

Sunnaan Ibne Majaah: Hadees 1939 Under the heading of [ ابنة أخي من الرضاعة أرضعتني وأباها ثويبة فلا تعرضن علي أخواتكن ولا بناتكن]

Saheeh Muslim: Hadees Nob.1451[2634], 1451[2635] under the same matan

Saheeh ibne Hibban: Hadees Nob, 4110 [4199], 4111[4200], the matan of hadees is إن زينب تحرم علي وإنها في حجري وأرضعتني وإياها ثويبة فلا تعرضن علي بناتكن ولا أخواتكن ولا عماتكن ولا خالاتكن ولا أمهاتكن

اطراف الحدیث

Saheeh al Bukhaari Sharif :

Hazrat Imaam Ibn Ḥajar al-ʿAsqalānī or Ibn Ḥajar was born in Cairo in 18 February 1372 and died in 2 February 1449 he was a classic Islamic scholar and polymath "whose life work constitutes the final summation of the science of Ahadees." He authored some 150 works on Ahadees, history, biography, tafsir, poetry, and Shaafi'i jurisprudence, the most valued of which being his commentary of Saheeh al-Bukhari, titled Fath al-Baari.

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