When the Noble Messenger صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم returned from the expedition of Tabuk in Madina, his uncle Abbas رضي الله عنه sought permission to recite some lines of poetry in his praise. He replied saying:
Recite, may your mouth remain fresh.
Thereafter sayyiduna Abbas began to recite his poetry, inside the Masjid, before the Beloved Messenger صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم and gathering of companions in which he mentioned the transition of our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم in the loins of the previous Prophets and how he blessed them all, thereafter he said:
The day you [the Prophet] were born the sun rose
over the earth and the horizon was illumined with your nur.
So we — in that radiance and that light
and paths of guidance — can pierce through
Many scholars of Hadith quoted these lines of poetry including al-Hafiz Ibn Kathir in his Mawlid, Suyuti in Husn al-Maqsid and al-Khasais al-Kubra, Qastalani in al-Mawahib, and Ibn Hajar Asqalani in Fathul Bari commentary of Sahih Bukhari. Recorded in Khasais al-Kubra, al-Bidaya wa an-Nihaya
This historically confirms:
- Mawlid upon the tongue of the blessed Sahaba (Alayhim ar-Ridwan)
- Permitted by the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم without any reproach
- Takes place in the presence of the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم
- Poetry (Na’at) in the masjid
- At Masjid al-Nabawi
- Witnessed by others
- Birth of the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم honoured explicitly
- Massively recorded and transmitted by elite Sahaba and Ulama of this Ummah.