On How to Remain Joyful while Organising a Mawlid

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

I am responsible for organising a mawlid. Sometimes I am so busy with the organisation that I am not actually joyful during the mawlid. What should I do?

You should make the preparations for the mawlid while in a state of joy and at the same time following the Sunnah. The preparations should not be excessive and there should not be any ostentation. While organising you should have love for the Prophet ﷺ in your heart and be conscious that you are following him. While busy with the organisation you should be bestowing prayers upon him.

Translator’s Note: these principles can be applied to anyone involved in organising or serving gatherings of knowledge or remembrance.