Are the statements of the Khulafa al-Rashidun about the blessings of Mawlid falsified?
۔ قال ابو بکر الصديق رضي الله عنه من انفق درهما علي قراءة مولد النبي صلي الله عليه وسلم کان رفيقي في الجنة
Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (Allah be pleased with him) said, “Whomsoever even spends a dirham on the recitation of the Mawlid of the Prophet (peace be upon him), that person will be with me in Paradise.”
۔ وقال عمر رضي الله عنه من عظم مولد النبي صلي الله علبه وسلم فقد احيا الاسلام
Sayyiduna Umar (Allah be pleased with him) said, “Whoever venerated the Mawlid al-Nabi (peace be upon him), it is as if he revived Islam.”
۔ وقال عثمان رضي الله عنه من انفق درهما علي قراءة مولد النبي صلي اللہ علیه وسلم فکانما شهدغزوة بدر و حنين
Sayyiduna Uthman (Allah be pleased with him) said, “Whoever even spends a dirham on the recitation of Mawlid al-Nabi (peace be upon him), it is as if he was present in the battlefield of Badr and Hunayn.”
۔ وقال علي رضي الله عنه وکرم الله وجهه من عظم مولد النبي صلي الله عليه وسلم وکان سيا لقراءته لا يخرج من الدنيا الا بالايمان ويدخل الجنه بغير حساب
Sayyiduna Ali (Allah ennoble his countenance) said, “One who venerated the Mawlid al-Nabi (peace be upon him), and was a cause for its recitation, will not leave the world but with Iman and will enter Paradise without accountability.”
People have also stated that this hadith was forged and that all of its chains were weak, but it is generally accepted for the scholars accepted it without objection. This is one of the strong reasons, and in saying this, it is learned that the hadith has a basis. On this basis, in al-Nemat al-Kubra, which was written by Ibn al-Hajar, the scholars accepted it without objection, therefore it is delusive to declare it falsified. And while the scholar has accepted it, its wide acceptance is proof that it certainly has a basis.