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What should Muslims in the West do on the Occasion the Prophet’s Birthday?
What should Muslims in the West do on the occasion the Prophet’s birthday?


In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 


All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


Thank you for your good question. 


I do believe that Muslims in North America, Europe, and other Western countries should seize the occasions of Islamic events such as Ramadan, `Eids, and the Prophet’s birthday to raise awareness about Islam, Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him), and Islamic noble values and morals. 


On the occasion of the Prophet’s birthday, Islamic centers in the West may hold programs to introduce the Prophet’s morals and manners to the Muslim and other communities. 


Imams and scholars may focus on studying and teaching the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him). Special programs to raise awareness about Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) may be held too. 


Families should do their best to raise their kids on loving Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) and following his Sunnah. On the Prophet’s birthday occasion, parents may do some programs at home to introduce Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) to their kids through interesting means. 


Muslim communities in the West should seize these occasions to come closer and work together for the public benefit of their communities and societies at large. 


Finally, diverse ways of showing and celebrating love of Prophet Muhammad should never divide Muslim communities; this rather should bring them closer. 


Imams and scholars should always educate their communities and lead them to truly love the Prophet (peace be on him) and live the Sunnah. 


May Allah accept your and our good deeds, ameen. 


Allah Almighty knows best.