Sorayah A asked 5 months ago

Salam imam,
I had a question regarding mufti menk. I listen to his podcasts a lot and watch his videos because I believe he is a good Muslim leader for us youth. But recently I have come across people saying that he is not a good muslim. Claiming he is from a different sect and does not celebrate the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)  birthday. As a Sunni, I do celebrate his birthday because he was a mercy given to humanity. My questions are:
1). is Mufti Menk a suitable Muslim to learn from?
and
2). What does Islam say about celebrating the prophets birthday?
 
Jazakallah Khair.