As-Sakhawi said:

❝Celebrating the noble Mawlid has not been conveyed from anyone of the Salaf As-Salih from the first three excellent generations, rather it was invented after them.❞

[Subal Al-Huda Wa Rashad Fee Seerat Khair Al-Abaad By Muhammad Bin Yusuf Salih, (Page: 439) | Rasil Fee Hukm Al-Ihteefal Bil-Mawlid An-Nabawi, (2/444) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath al-Anbiyya]