In the name of Allah most gracious most merciful
Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatuallahi wa barakatuhu
Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him Used To Fast On Monday Which Was His Day Of Birth As Well
Muslim (Book #006, Hadith #2603)
Abu Qatada al-Ansari (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) was asked about his fasting. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) felt annoyed. Thereupon 'Umar (Allah be pleased with him) said: We are pleased with Allah as the Lord, with Islam as our Code of Life, with Muhammad as the Messenger and with our pledge (to you for willing and cheerful submission) as a (sacred) commitment. He was then asked about perpetual fasting, whereupon he said: He neither fasted nor did he break it, or he did not fast and he did not break it. He was then asked about fasting for two days and breaking one day. He (the Holy Prophet) said: And who has strength enough to do it? He was asked about fasting for a day and breaking for two days, whereupon he said: May Allah bestow upon us strength to do it. He was then asked about fasting for a day and breaking on the other, whereupon he said: That is the fasting of my brother David (peace be upon him). He was then asked about fasting on monday, whereupon he said: It was the day on which I was born. on which I was commissioned with prophethood or revelation was sent to me, (and he further) said: Three days' fasting every month and of the whole of Ramadan every year is a perpetual fast. He was asked about fasting on the day of 'Arafa (9th of Dhu'I-Hijja), whereupon he said: It expiates the sins of the preceding year and the coming year. He was asked about fasting on the day of 'Ashura (10th of Muharram), whereupon be said: It expiates the sins of the preceding year. (Imam Muslim said that in this hadith there is a) narration of Imam Shu'ba that he was asked about fasting on monday and Thursday, but we (Imam Muslim) did not mention Thursday for we found it as an error (in reporting).
*Note:It Was Monday ,the day which was important for Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and not the date.If Birthdate comes on Saturday then one does not fast thinking its for birthday. The Importance is given to the day not to the date.The day is important for reasons as birthday,day when prophethood was commissioned or revelation was sent.
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 2430
Narrated byUsamah ibn Zayd The client of Usamah ibn Zayd said that he went along with Usamah to Wadi al-Qura in pursuit of his camels. He would fast on Monday and Thursday. His client said to him: Why do you fast on Monday and Thursday, while you are an old man? He said: The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) used to fast on Monday and Thursday. When he was asked about it, he said: The works of the servants (of Allah) are presented (to Allah) on Monday and Thursday.
*Note:On Monday and Thursday deeds are presented to Allah subhanawatala.
For the love of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and also for the reasons presented nawafil [optional] fasting can be practiced.
Christians Celebrate The Birthday Of Jesus [Isa alai salaam] On A Specified Date.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 9.422 Narrated byAbu Said Al Khudri
The Prophet said, "You will follow the ways of those nations who were before you, span by span and cubit by cubit (i.e., inch by inch) so much so that even if they entered a hole of a mastigure, you would follow them." We said, "O Allah's Apostle! (Do you mean) the Jews and the Christians?" He said, "Whom else?"
Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him Nor His Companions Celebrated His Birthday Though They Were The Best Of Generation.
Sahih Muslim HadithHadith 6159 Narrated byAisha
A person asked Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) as to who amongst the people were the best. He said: Of the generation to which I belong, then of the second generation (generation adjacent to my generation), then of the third generation (generation adjacent to the second generation).
Allah knows best