People are divided on the issue of celebration of Prophet Muhammad's [pbuh] birthday. Purists[ Salafis, Wahabbis etc and etc ] contend that this is an 'innovation', not done during Prophet's time....some young 'punks' amongst the Wahabis shout it down as heretical..[ click here ]
Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad aka TJ Winter and Shaykh Yusuf Hamza offer an explanation here on Mawlidurasul amongst the British Muslims as a way of Darul Daawah, nothing more nothing less:
Part 2, click here
Part 3 : Islam and Globalization, click here
We are 1.5 billion souls on this planet earth. There is no necessity to simplify people within the faith as heretical and non heretical over 'ranting' issues and finger pointing one another , let alone questioning people's aqidah on the basis of 'ranting' issues. The heart of the matter is the Qalb.
Personally I think TJ Winter aka Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad is a great contributor to Islam via his involvement in daawah and thru academia. As to the young 'punk' in this video above , I felt like 'pucking' listening to him, his oversimplification of people and their aqidah. Sadly we have many like him now in Malaysia.