Monday, March 9, 2009


Today is the day Muslims throughout the world observe the day Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. was born. There have been many opinions regarding this observance. Some say that it should be seen in an optimistic and positive light and therefore, should be continued while there are others who think that such celebration is improper. So much has happened in the Muslim world either locally or globally and a lot has changed since our Prophet's passing. Like any other society or community in this world, I believe Muslims need to find a common ground on which they can work towards reaching greater heights instead of finding faults due to dissimilar interests or opinions. More than 1430 years have passed since Prophet Muhammad made his migration from Mecca to Medina and since then, there have been countless disagreements (and bloodshed) about this and that. It's time we put aside our differences. Granted, we can never see eye to eye on every single issue that comes up but we should never let false pride, arrogance and ego take precedence over our unity and harmony. Our beloved Prophet risked everything when he tried to bring the people together and he did succeed. The foundation has already been laid so it is our responsibility to build over the foundation and make it stronger instead of breaking it down into pieces. May this day and this day onwards bring us together as it should be.