We Muslims aren't supposed to celebrate birthdays.. though some do. .The reason is because we have no evidence that the Prophet and or his companions celebrated these dates. which we take as a prohibition, while some do not. What i find interesting is that according to some scholars...(as i heard a student say) those people who do celebrate the birthdate of the prophet are actually celebrating his death date because the disbelievers back then took that date as a celebration but disguised it as a birth date celebrati to fool the people. (which is mentioned in this article about others and how they came to be celebrated) another thing i find interesting is the analogy to "idolatry and deity worshiping. another thing is that there is truth in that many pagan things were disguised later by others to be holy celebrations or feasts with no ties to deities.
at 9:27 AM on Oct. 9, 2009