Objection No.5: A particular date (12 Rabi-Awwal) has been designated for this remembrance. There is no evidence supporting this designation during the time of Sahaba (Companions), the tabiyeen (the generation that followed the companions) or taba-tabiyeen (the next generation). This designation is bida'a (innovation).
The element of showoff (riya) is commonly present in these gatherings. This is also true with the gathering of a marriage and such like other events. Then Mufti Sahib should also ban the gathering on the event of marriages. Deobandis also arrange annual congregations. Is it not a bida’at.
If someone does not attend these gatherings, he is looked down upon. This is totally false. In fact, Deobandis are minorities and when they see such a huge gatherings, which are not permissible according to their feelings, they get jealous.
Distribution of sweets is considered an indispensable part of the proceedings.