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amatullah
29-05-2005, 08:50 PM
As salaamu alaikum

When a person continually talks and thinks about a person or thing , know that the love of that person or thing has entered his/her heart.
This thread is dedicated to the discussion of the Beloved practises, incidents, inspirations, sayings etc of the Last and Final Messenger ( Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in whatever form ( poems, articles , contributions, thoughts....)

Anything that relates to our Beloved Prophet ( Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) may be discussed here insha Allah.

May Allah Ta'ala inculcate in our hearts the excellent Love of our Beloved Prophet ( Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his Sunnahs. May He make us amongst those who practise on the Holy Qur'aan and Sunnah at all times. Ameen.

Was salaam

amatullah
29-05-2005, 08:53 PM
MY BELOVED
-Anonymous

There was a time in my youth,
When Islam was only a custom.
They said "say La IIaha IIIa Allah,..
And pray, you'll go to Heaven."

Ah, how simple, no struggle in this,
Just a word, and simple act.
Thereafter I'm absorbed in this world again,
With my 'assured' place in Paradise intact.

But this was not to be my fate
For ALLAH chose to guide my heart.
I learnt of a man who struggled so hard
When his mission was from the start.

Spoke gently, kindness he knew.
Never fearing to say what's right,
His conviction in ISLAM was true.

The touch of his hand was as soft as silk
To comfort a crying child.
To mend his clothes, or do the chores,
Never complaining, he always smiled.

A living he made with his bare hands,
The same that held his mighty sword.
Valour shone from the edge of his blade,

His smell was always of musk,
And cleanliness he kept at his best.
Stark contrast with the heroes of today,
Who stink of beer and sweat.

He held the hands of his companions.
Unashamed to play with many children.
So modest, so humble, a perfect example,
That strangers could not recognise him.

His eyes slept little for nights were precious,
His prayers he treasured much greater.
To pray Tahajjud in the depths of night,
Seeking forgiveness, and nearness to his Creator.

He broke his tooth for me at Uhud,
And bled for me at Ta'if.
He cried for me, tears of concern,
Just so I could have this belief.

His enemies admired his teachings,
Uniting every religion, every clan.
Till ISLAM came to every corner of the world,
O, but indeed he was only a man.

To own a house, or build his wealth
Was not his main priority.
To establish ISLAM was more essential,
To bring us under a Higher Authority.

Don't you want him to plea for your case,
When before ALLAH-The Judge-you stand?
Don't you wish to be around his fountain,
A burning desire to drink from his hand?

So I love him more than all creation,
My Leader, my Humble Prophet.
Muhammad (SAWS) was a mercy to all mankind,
And to me, he is ... MY BELOVED!

ilm_seeker
30-05-2005, 02:14 PM
Rasulullah Muhammad :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw: :saw:

Abu Suliman
30-05-2005, 02:39 PM
BISMILLAH HIRRAHMĂ NIRRAHEEM

We have not sent thee except as a mercy to the worlds.” [Surah 21/107]

Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) rose like the midday sun from the horizon of Arabia and dissipated the intense darkness around the globe. His personality embodied the boldness of Musa (A.S.), the courteousness of Hăroon (A.S.), the patience of Ayub (A.S.), the grandeur of Sulaimăn (A.S.) and the humility of Isă (A.S.).

His leadership stands unparalleled in the annals of history. He despised the pomp of royalty, dutifully carried out the menial tasks of the family, he kindled the fire, swept the floor, milked the cows and mended his own shoes and garments.





HIS BEAUTIFUL FEATURES

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was neither tall nor short but of medium stature. His hair had a slight wave in it (neither straight nor curly). His eye lashes were long and his eyes extremely black. He had a broad chest with a well developed body. His palms were soft and fleshy. He had a thick beard, with a line of hair running from the chest to the navel. His teeth were like a set of pearls, beaming white. He always had a smiling countenance. His perspiration emitted a fragrance sweeter than musk. Ăyesha (R.A.) would frequently say “The women cut their hands off when they were enchanted and captivated by the beauty of Yusuf (A.S.), had they seen my beloved, they would have cut out their hearts.”

SIMPLICITY OF RASULULLAH (SALLALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM)

Anas (R.A.) states that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) frequently visited the sick, followed the Janăza, responded to the invitation of (even) a slave and rode on a mule.” [Ibn Măjah]

Ăyesha (R.A.) reported that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to mend his shoes, sew his cloth and work in the household just as any of you would do in your households. He was a man among men who patched his clothes, milked his goats and served himself.” [Tirmizi]

HIS CONCERN AND SACRIFICES

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “I have been subjected to harm (and suffering) in the cause of Allah, as no one else had been.” The brutal tortures and relentless persecutions reached such levels that the pathway of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was secretly laden with thorns, refuse and the intestines of animals was flung at him. He and his group of devout companions were denied a home, denied food, water and medicine for three years. The cry of infants and children echoed through the valleys of Arabia.

HIS MISSION

The mission of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is eloquently portrayed in a speech which Ja’far (R.A.) made to the ruler of Abyssinia in Africa.

He said: “O King! We were a people of ignorance, worshipping idols, eating the flesh of dead animals, committing abominations, neglecting our relations, doing evil to our neighbours and the strong amongst us would oppress the weak. We were in this state when Allah sent to us a messenger from amongst us, whose decent and sincerity, trustworthiness and honesty were known to us. He summoned us to the worship of one true Allah and to divest ourselves of the stones and idols which we and our forefathers had been ascribing to Allah. He ordered us to be truthful in speech, to fulfil all that is entrusted to us to care for relatives, to be kind to our neighbours, to refrain from unlawful food and the consumption of blood. He forbade us from engaging in shameful acts and false speech.”

MUHAMMAD (SALLALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM) THE GREATEST OF MANKIND

“Never has a man set for himself, voluntarily or involuntarily, a more sublime aim, since this aim was superhuman: to subvert superstitions which has been interposed between man and his creator, to render God unto man and man unto God, to restore the rational and sacred idea of divinity amidst the chaos of the material and disfigured gods of idolatry, then existing.”

“Never has a man undertaken a work so far beyond human power with so feeble means, for he, Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had in the conception as well as in the execution of such a great design no other instrument than himself, and no other aid, except a handful of men living in a corner of the desert. Finally, never has a man accomplished such a huge and lasting revolution in the world.”

If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the true criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)? The most famous men created arms, laws, and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their own eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislation's, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in one third of the inhabited world, and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs, and the souls. On the basis of a book, every letter of which has become law, he created a spiritual nationality which blended together peoples of every tongue and of every race. He has left us – as the indelible characteristic of this Muslim nationality – the hatred of false gods and passion of the One and Immaterial god.

The conquest of one third of the earth to his dogma was his miracle; rather it was not the miracle of a man but that of reason.”

His life, his meditations, his heroic reviling against the superstitions of his country, and his boldness in defying the furies of idolatry, his firmness in enduring them for thirteen years at Makkah, his acceptance of the role of public scorn and almost of being a victim of his fellow countrymen: all these and finally his migration, his incessant preaching, his wars against odds, his faith in his success and his superhuman security in misfortune, his forbearance in victory, his ambition, which was entirely devoted to one idea and in no manner striving for an empire, his endless prayers, his mystic conversations with god, his death and his triumph after death – all these.. (served) to affirm conviction which gave him the power to restore a creed.”

“Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?”

[Lamartine, Histoire de la turquire, Paris, 1854]

CONCLUSION

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “None of you has perfect faith until I am more beloved to him than his parents, his children and all the people.”

Real love for him will induce us to follow him in all walks of life. The Sunnah is the axle on which the Deen of Islăm rotates. A quality apple has the colour, taste and smell of an apple. If any one of these qualities is missing than the apple will be an imperfect one. Similarly we will only be real Muslims if we have a taste, colour and smell of the Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in our way of walking, talking, eating, behaving, our social, political and financial dealings.

In short, every aspect of life should be moulded according to his lifestyle. We judge a fruit by looking at its exterior. Likewise the manner in which a person conducts his life is a true reflection of his God consciousness and his love for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).

MAY ALLAH GRANT EVERY MUSLIM AN OPPORTUNITY OF DEVELOPING AN INTENSE LOVE FOR RASULULLAH (SALLALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM)

ĂMEEN.

VeiledOne
30-05-2005, 05:04 PM
You Must Know This Man



You may be an antheist or an agnostic; or you may belong to any of the religious denominations that exist in the world today. You may be a communist or a believer in democracy and freedom. No matter what you are, and no matter what your ideological and political beliefs, personal and social habits happen to be -- YOU MUST STILL KNOW THIS MAN.




ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA confirms:

"....a mass of detail in the early sources show that he was an honest and upright man who had gained the respect and loyalty of others who were like-wise honest and upright men." (Vol. 12)



GEORGE BERNARD SHAW said about him:

"He must be called the Saviour of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it much needed peace and happiness." (THE GENUINE ISLAM, Singapore, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936)



He was by far the most remarkable man that ever set foot on this earth. He preached a religion, founded a state, built a nation, laid down a moral code, initiated numerous social and political reforms, established a powerful and dynamic society to practice and represent his teachings and completely revolutionized the worlds of human thought and behavior for all times to come.




"HIS NAME IS MUHAMMAD" May Peace of God Be Upon Him (pbuh)

He was born in Arabia in the year 570 C.E. (common era), started his mission of preaching the religion of Truth, Islam (submission to One God) at the age of forty and departed from this world at the age of sixty-three.

During this short period of 23 years of his Prophethood, he changed the complete Arabian peninsula from paganism and idolatry to worship of One God, from tribal quarrels and wars to national solidarity and cohesion, from drunkenness and debauchery to sobriety and piety, from lawlessness and anarchy to disciplined living, from utter bankruptcy to the highest standards of moral excellence. Human history has never known such a complete transformation of a people or a place before or since - and IMAGINE all these unbelievable wonders in JUST OVER TWO DECADES.

LAMARTINE, the renowned historian speaking on the essentials of human greatness wonders:

"If greatness of purpose, smallness of means and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislation, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and souls....his forbearance in victory, his ambition, which was entirely devoted to one idea and in no manner striving for an empire; his endless prayers, his mystic conversations with God, his death and his triumph after death; all these attest not to an imposture but to a firm conviction which gave him the power to restore a dogma. This dogma was two-fold, the unity of God and the immateriality of God; the former telling what God is, the latter telling what God is not; the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other starting an idea with the words.
"Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images, the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is MUHAMMAD. As regards all the standards by which Human Greatness may be measured, we may well ask, IS THERE ANY MAN GREATER THAN HE?" (Lamartine, HISTOIRE DE LA TURQUIE, Paris, 1854, Vol. II, pp 276-277)

The world has had its share of great personalities. But these were one-sided figures who distinguished themselves in but one or two fields, such as religious thought or military leadership. The lives and teachings of these great personalities of the world are shrouded in the mist of time.

There is so much speculation about the time and place of their birth, the mode and style of their life, the nature and detail of their teachings and the degree and measure of their success or failure that it is impossible for humanity to reconstruct accurately the lives and teachings of these men.

Not so this man. Muhammad (pbuh) accomplished so much in such diverse fields of human thought and behavior in the fullest blaze of human history. Every detail of his private life and public utterances has been accurately documented and faithfully preserved to our day. The authenticity of the record so preserved are vouched for not only by the faithful followers but even by his prejudiced critics.

Muhammad (pbuh) was a religious teacher, a social reformer, a moral guide, an administrative colossus, a faithful friend, a wonderful companion, a devoted husband, a loving father - all in one. No other man in history ever excelled or equaled him in any of these different aspects of life - but it was only for the selfless personality of Muhammad (pbuh) to achieve such incredible perfections.




MAHATMA GANDHI, speaking on the character of Muhammad, (pbuh) says in YOUNG INDIA:

"I wanted to know the best of one who holds today's undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind....I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to this friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission.
"These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the great life."




THOMAS CALYLE in his HEROES AND HERO WORSHIP, was simply amazed as to:

"how one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades."



DIWAN CHAND SHARMA wrote:

"Muhammad was the soul of kindness, and his influence was felt and never forgotten by those around him." (D.C. Sharma, THE PROPHETS OF THE EAST, Calcutta, 1935, pp. 12)



EDWARD GIBBON and SIMON OCKLEY speaking on the profession of ISLAM write:

"'I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, AND MAHOMET, AN APOSTLE OF GOD' is the simple and invariable profession of Islam. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honor of the Prophet has never transgressed the measure of human virtues; and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion." (HISTORY OF THE SARACEN EMPIRES, London, 1870, p. 54)
Muhammad (pbuh) was nothing more or less than a human being. But he was a man with a noble mission, which was to unite humanity on the worship of ONE and ONLY ONE GOD and to teach them the way to honest and upright living based on the commands of God. He always described himself as, 'A Servant and Messenger of God,' and so indeed every action of his proclaimed to be.




Speaking on the aspect of equality before God in Islam, the famous poetess of India, SAROJINI NAIDU says:

"It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy; for, in the mosque, when the call for prayer is sounded and worshippers are gathered together, the democracy of Islam is embodied five times a day when the peasant and king kneel side by side and proclaim: 'God Alone is Great'... I have been struck over and over again by this indivisible unity of Islam that makes man instinctively a brother." (S. Naidu, IDEALS OF ISLAM, vide Speeches & Writings, Madras, 1918, p. 169)



In the words of PROF. HURGRONJE:

"The league of nations founded by the prophet of Islam put the principle of international unity and human brotherhood on such universal foundations as to show candle to other nations." He continues: "The fact is that no nation of the world can show a parallel to what Islam has done towards the realization of the idea of the League of Nations."
The world has not hesitated to raise to divinity, individuals whose lives and missions have been lost in legend. Historically speaking, none of these legends achieved even a fraction of what Muhammad (pbuh) accomplished. And all his striving was for the sole purpose of uniting mankind for the worship of One God on the codes of moral excellence. Muhammad (pbuh) or his followers never at any time claimed that he was a Son of God or the God-incarnate or a man with divinity - but he always was and is even today considered as only a Messenger chosen by God.




MICHAEL H. HART in his recently published book on ratings of men who contributed towards the benefit and upliftment of mankind writes:

"My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels." (M.H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY, New York, 1978, p. 33)



K. S. RAMAKRISHNA RAO, an Indian Professor of Philosophy in his booklet, "Muhammad, The Prophet of Islam," calls him the "PERFECT MODEL FOR HUMAN LIFE." Prof. Ramakrishna Rao explains his point by saying:

"The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes! There is Muhammad, the Prophet. There is Muhammad, the Warrior; Muhammad, the Businessman; Muhammad, the Statesman; Muhammad, the Orator; Muhammad, the Reformer; Muhammad, the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad, the Protector of Slaves; Muhammad, the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad, the Judge; Muhammad, the Saint. All in all these magnificent roles, in all these departments of human activities, he is alike a hero."
Today after a lapse of fourteen centuries, the life and teachings of MUHAMMAD (pbuh) have survived without the slightest loss, alteration or interpolation. They offer the same undying hope for treating mankind's many ills, which they did when he was alive. This is not a claim of Muhammad's (pbuh) followers but also the inescapable conclusion forced upon by a critical and unbiased history.

The least YOU could do as a thinking and concerned human being is to stop for a moment and ask yourself: Could these statements sounding so extraordinary and revolutionary be really true? And supposing they really are true and you did not know this man MUHAMMAD (pbuh) or hear about him, isn't it time you responded to this tremendous challenge and put in some effort to know him?

It will cost you nothing but it may prove to be the beginning of a completely new era in your life.

We invite you to make a discovery of this wonderful man, MUHAMMAD (pbuh), the like of whom never walked on the face of this earth.
Source (http://beautifulislam.net/intro/you_must_know_this_man.htm)

Noor ul Islam
31-05-2005, 10:49 AM
AssalaamuAlaikum,
Everyone can write loads and lods about our Holy Prophet May Peace Be Upon Him but I can just say that May we all be in his company on the Day of Judgement and in Jannah. May his love be in our hearts and in the hearts of our children till the day we die. No praise or description is befitted to him he is the Best of Humans and Greatest Benefactor of mankind.Wassallam

amatullah
01-06-2005, 05:18 PM
As salaamu alaikum

Have we ever pondered...?

*Our Beloved Prophet ( Peace Be Upon Him) , whilst on his deathbed and experiencing the pangs of death, asked Jibraeel (A.S) whether his followers will also go through the pangs of death. When Jibraeel (A.S) replied in the affirmative he ( Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was so grieved that he was prepared to take the pain of all his followers , just so that we could be relieved of our pain at the time of our death.

He couldn't stand the thought that any ummati of his will go through any pain, yet we cause him pain continously through our sins, through turning away from the Qur'aan and discarding the Sunnah. What pain must he be feeling?When just at the Roza Mubarak people shove, push and fight...what hurt must he be going through? Do we care???

If yes, let us make a firm intention to follow the noble example of our Beloved Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). He bled for us at Ta'if, broke his beloved tooth for us at Uhud, spent ages crying and making Dua for whom...us! How much durood do we recite?

May Allah Ta'ala grant us the realization and appreciation of the sacrifices and status of our Beloved Nabi ( Salallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the ability to practise on every beautiful Sunnah! May we drink from the Haude e Kawthar from the Blessed hands of our Beloved Nabi (Sallallahu layhi wasallam) on the Day when the sun will be above our heads , Qiyamah, and may we be with him ( sallallahu layhi wasallam) in Jannah! Ameen

Sadiq
02-06-2005, 02:13 PM
BISMIHI TA'ALA

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu AlaIkum Warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

How can one generate the true natural love for Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) within oneself?

SUMMARY OF REPLY:

BISMIHI TA'ALA

Respected Brother

Assalamu AlaIkum Warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

One of the companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was Hazrath Anas (R.A.). He was only ten years old when his mother left him in the service of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). He served Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) for ten years. He loved his master dearly and Allah Ta'ala's Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) also loved him dearly.

Once Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said to him: "O my beloved son! If it is possible that you could commence the day or night in such a condition that your heart is free of malice for anyone, then do so!" (i.e. you should definitely try to acquire this). Thereafter Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "This (keeping the heart clean of any malice) is from my Sunnah. The one who loves my Sunnah has indeed loved me. The one who loves me will be with me in Jannah."

This clearly indicates to us how to acquire the true love of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). By loving the Sunnats of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and practicing upon them one's love for him will increase.

(An-Noor: Ramadhaan 1416)



From the THE LETTERS (MAKTUBAT) of HADRAT MUFTI MAHMUD SAHEB (R.A) (http://www.alhaadi.org.za/Faqihul_Ummah/Letters_Index/letters_index.html)

Noor ul Islam
02-06-2005, 03:07 PM
AssalaamuAlikum
In our Hadith class we are doing the Shamail-e-Tirmizi. I cannot desribe the feeling I go through while reading about the details of Huzoor(saw). In this thread I can only present my feelings for him but words fail me in doing so.May we all be in his company in the HereAfter.Wassalaam

Travelleress
03-06-2005, 07:16 AM
As salaamu alaykum,

Following are the notes I made at the 'Al Mustafa' events attended by Shaykh Faisal Abdul-Razaq and Shaykh al-Yaqoubi. I thought they might be of some relevance. I have tried to sort them so that they make some sense insha'Allah. Any mistakes in the transcription are purely from me.

Wasalam


Introduction

Allah subhanahu wa t’ala has made seeking knowledge a most virtuous act of ibadah. There is a hadith which states: ‘Whoever goes forth to seek knowledge, Allah facilitates their journey to Jannah.’ The most virtuous type of knowledge is knowledge of the Deen that is, knowledge of Allah and His Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam. One of the benefits mentioned is that even the fish in the oceans seek forgiveness for those who are seeking knowledge. We ourselves cannot perceive this but the creation of Allah respond to His servants.

Allah has said in the Qur’an (meaning of the translation): Remember me, and I will remember you.’

Imam Qurtubi comments on this verse: ‘Any act of ibadah is an act of remembrance.’

So why is it unusual for the fish to seek forgiveness for someone seeking knowledge when this seeking of knowledge is an act of remembrance?


The Shamail Tirmidhi

Many traditional scholars recite from and teach from this book in Rabi al-Awwal. We are today following a noble tradition; this book has many benefits and blessings.

The season of Rabi al-Awwal is a special time. There are certain times which are more blessed and virtuous than other times; this is one of them. There is wisdom in this as once we know about the special times from Allah we can avail ourselves through them. For example, Jumu’a is the master of the week days and not all hours are the same either – the last third of the night is the most special with Allah.

Also, not all places are equal with Allah and neither are all people the same. So there is a Best of Creation of Allah. Believers are superior to non-believers. Among the Prophets, there is the Best of Prophets – Muhammad saAllahu alayhi wasallam.

Imam Tirmidhi mentions the date and month of his, salAllahu alayhi wasallam’s birth- the 12th of Rabi al-Awaal on Monday in the Year of the Elephant. He says that there is wisdom behind the fact that he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) was not born on a day or in a month that was already known to be of special significance. This is because if he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) was born in Ramadan, for example, people would have said 'Oh, he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) is special because of the month.' (etc...) And so the month of Rabi al-Awwal became special because of his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) birth; Mondays are now also special because of his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) birth. The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) use to fast on Monday to show gratitude to his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) birth. This has become a special Sunnah day to fast.

Places are also different in significance, for example, Masajid are superior to other places. Amongst them, is masjid al-Aqsa, then masjid Nabwi and then the most blessed is masjid al-Haram. The Imam mentions that the grave of the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) is the most sacred place more so than the Ka’aba because he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) is the Best of all Creation! (SubhanAllah!)

Imam ibn 'Ata 'illah (rahimullah) mentions that:

"Actions are lifeless forms but it is the presence of ikhlaas that gives them life. And the greater the sincerity with the action, the greater the life-giving spirit those actions are endowed with."

So how many actions started small but grew to benefit many other people?

This book is a book which received qabul from Allah because of the way the Ummah reacted to it. Imam Nawawi, for example, wrote his 40 ahadith book; his collection far supercedes the other books on hadith. Similarly, the Riyadh as-Saliheen has also received qabul and the 'ulema state that this is due to the tremendous ikhlaas he had. Imam Tirmidhi's book is one of the greatest examples of these books. (which have received qabul)

This is book is taken from the 'Sunan of Tirmidhi’; this book (Sunan of Tirmidhi) is from the six leading compilations of ahadith. Many scholars consider Imam Tirmidhi to be the successor of Imam Bukhari. Shamail Tirmidhi contains a particular type of hadith.

He collected 397 ahadith about the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam), all related to the seerah. Seerah is a generic term for any study on the life of the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). Imam Tirmidhi's book focuses on his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) habits, lifestyle etc. This makes the book special because when we know this we can implement it into our lives. This goes beyond fiqh.

There are two types of Sunnah: 1) Sunnah of ibadah and 2) Sunnah in matters of customs. We must do the first type but the second type gives us the chance to follow the Companions because they did these things. They wanted to know every little detail, though it wasn't required, but their LOVE for him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) drove them to do it.

For example, when eating there is certain fiqhi issues but the fiqh doesn't require us to eat a particular food. But the companions of the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) all copied his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) eating habits - even if they didn't like that certain food they would it. (SubhanAllah) It is this emulation which leads us to intense Love.

Imam Tirmidhi starts with physical features of the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam), then habits, then seeing him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) in dreams. The latter is one of the tested benefits of the book. Shaykh al-Yaqoubi has seen him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) five times in his dreams after having taught this book.

This is truly a special book.


The Physical Characteristics

Anas (radiyAllahu anhu) narrates, 'He was not too tall, neither too short. He (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) was of medium height, but closer to being tall then short.

However when the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) was in a group of people and there were some taller he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) would stand out and seem taller. The Best of all the Creation of Allah. If you want to know Allah, then know Him through His Names and Attributes. It is the same with the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam).

He was neither exceedingly white nor brown but of medium colour. But there seemed to come from him a light. A hadith relates that if the companions in a dark room at night and the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) came in the room would become light. His complexion has been described but his face was brighter -- Noor al-Muhammadiyah (salAllahu alayhi wasallam).

Have you ever noticed that with some people, they have a noor on their faces? They have good character; engage in a lot of dhikr etc. If that is the case of the followers of the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) then what of the Sayyid Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasallam)?

Aminah, his mother, said that when she gave birth to him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) a light came from her. Scholars mention there is wisdom why he was born at night and not in the day.

A hadith also mentions that his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) hair was neither straight nor curly but slightly wavy. he would comb his hair and apply oil to it so it looked beautiful - this is the Sunnah. We should also groom ourselves well.

The Sahaba mentioned that the light that came from him was even more luminous than the moon at night. In poetry the moon signifies beauty; the comparison was made to show his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) beauty.

Yusuf (alayhis salam) was described as beautiful. In the Qur'an the story is illustrated that the wife of the king tried to seduce him. When the friends of the wife saw him they cut their hands. (SubhanAllah!) The prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) was even more beautiful than him but Allah veiled his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) beauty because people would not have been able to withstand it. This veil also meant that people reacted to him in different ways, for example the differences in the reactions of Abu Bakr (radiyAllahu anhu) and Abu Jahl. The veil was removed from those who loved him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam).

Ali (radiyAllahu anhu) mentions that he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) had broad shoulders, strong feet and he concludes by saying "I have never seen anyone, before him or after him, that could be compared to him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam)." This statement was made by many people who went to visit him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). Ali (radiyAllahu anhu) was mindful of what he said, as were all people of that time so when they said something they meant it.

"I have never seen anyone one who is loved more than the way his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) companions love him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam)." This is what Abu Sufyan (radiyAllahu anhu) said before he entered Islam.

After Isra and Mehraj when the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) was at the Ka'aba telling the people what had happened, those of weak iman left their faith. A man went out and met Abu Bakr (radiyAllahu anhu) and told him what he had heard from the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) and Abu Bakr (radiyAllahu anhu) then said "I believe that and anything more that he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) says." Ali (radiyAllahu anhu) also said this.

Jabir (radiyAllahu anhu) said I once saw him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) on the night of a full moon and on that night he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) wore red clothing. The moon was full [the middle of the month: it is Sunnah to fast these days] and I looked at the moon then looked at his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) face, and then the moon and then his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) face again." He came to the conclusion that his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) face was more radiant and beautiful than the full moon.

His (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) walk: He (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) walked with a firm step, not displaying any sense of weakness. When he walked it was as if the earth was being rolled out in front of him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). His walk was smooth although the paths of Makkah were rough. If it was very hot in the day the clouds would come to shade him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) (SubhanAllah!); this was noticed even before prophet hood. The sahaba were walking with the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) and heard "Ashahadu anaka RasoolAllah" and the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) said that the rocks and trees were testifying to his prophet hood (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). (Ashahadu anaka RasoolAllah: I testify that you are the Messenger of Allah).

[On the day of 'Eid salah the rocks will testify about the person walking to the masjid and making takbir; this is why another route is taken on the way back from the masjid. After praying Fardh salah then it is better to move to another spot for the Sunnah as the earth will testify to the sajda that we make.]

Imam Tirmidhi stated that it is not possible to love the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) too much, no matter how much we love him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). What is even more brilliant? That none of us could ever regret showing love for the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam).

Abdullah ibn abbas (radiyAllahu anhu): The teeth of the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) were spread out. There were gaps between his teeth and when he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) smiled the sahaba would notice light coming from the gaps (salAllahu alayhi wasallam).


The Character of the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam)

He (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) would make everyone comfortable.

The prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) is a gift from Allah to us. "I am the response to the du'a of Ibrahim (alayhis salam)" states a hadith. It is mentioned in the Qur'an that Ibrahim (alayhis salam) made du'a outside the Ka’aba to send someone from amongst themselves to take care of his people. The 'ulema have mentioned that the greatest gift which can be received is the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam).

Think about the compliments that we are given, 'honesty', 'trustworthy' but this is only because of the way of life that we follow - that of the prophet Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). He (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) reached the pinnacle of everything through the perfection of his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) character, he dispelled darkness through his light, therefore it becomes incumbent on us to send blessings on him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam, salAllahu alayhi wasallam, salAllahu alayhi wasallam).

'Aisha (radiyAllahu anha) states that his (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) character was the Qur'an. Some tabi'in came to her after the prophet's (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) death asking about the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). She said "What can I tell you? He was all wonderful, all of him was beautiful. How can I select some qualities, I cannot answer your request!" Meaning, that to select some virtues would mean some things about him were better than some of his other characteristics but of course, everything about the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) was wonderful.

A group of people came to Zaid ibn Harith and his father and requested a description of the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). He (Zaid) said "What can I describe? I was his neighbour; I was close to him (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). When the revelation came I would write it own. He always showed kindness to me and made us feel at ease."

Now, imagine you are in the presence of the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam), you would be concerned about your adab and actions.

Zaid said, "Whatever we discussed he would discuss it as well, the dunya and the akhira."

However not in vain conversation, he would help them to identify the useful lessons they were discussing but he wouldn't stay out of it. The prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) would point conversation into a useful direction. When the sahaba spoke of food, he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) did also, telling them of its benefits, harms, uses etc. (because of this the sahaba knew about all aspects of life). He (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) would say "Use olive oil for it comes from a blessed tree." [In fact, all food mentioned in the Qur'an has amazing benefits and this is what he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) would eat.]

He (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) would speak to the worst of people, he would not cut them off, and he would treat them well. This is because we demonstrate our good behaviour not because of the other person but because of what and who we are so we behave well with everyone. He would treat everyone so that they felt they were the favourite companion of the prophet Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasallam); this is a miracle of the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). It is difficult for us to achieve. [Notice even the name that he (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) chose - Sahaba - (not disciples, not followers but companions) was special and made them closer and increased their love.]



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This following hadith is known as the 'Hadith of Mercy' and is traditionally the first hadith that a Shaykh will teach his student. "The one who is merciful would receive mercy from Allah. Be merciful to those on this earth so that He (Allah) shows mercy to you." The Imam states that we show mercy in our relationships with others proportionate to the amount of mercy we receive from Allah. The more you show mercy to the creation the more mercy you receive from Allah. The greatest proportion of mercy was the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam).

Ana (radiyAllahu anhu) said "I served the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) for 10 years [Many of the 'ulema have stated that those who do service for the scholars will become scholars themselves or their children will.] He never once told me oof! he never asked me why I did not do something."

Oof! is an Arabic expression which indicates a slight displeasure. In terms of our parents - don't ever say oof! to them, lower to them the wings of your mercy. "If the parents are pleased with you, then Allah is pleased with you and if the parents are displeased with you then Allah is displeased."

When we look at ourselves we see that we do not show mercy yet we wish others and Allah to be merciful to us and we don’t show kindness yet we wish others and Allah to show kindness to us.

Imam Shafi'i states two types of ibadah: 1) where we benefit and 2) where others benefit. The second type earns more reward. Allah has prescribed different ibadah to help us with our remembrance of Him. Allah never becomes bored with us (in terms of reward) if we do not become bored with Him (in terms of ibadah). The Imam says that this is why there are different types of ibadah to stop us from getting bored - we have reciting Qur'an, salah, dhikr, du'a, talks, fasting, tahajjud, charity etc. - and so we can be in a continuous state of ibadah resulting in a continuous state of reward.

Conclusion

There was nothing offensive about the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam). At all.

The prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) never even sneezed. One of the companions had a sneezing problem and he drank from the prophet's (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) cup and after that he never sneezed again. The prophet's (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) sweat smelled of sweet musk.

Imam al-Busiri said


"Yes! He is a man but not an ordinary man
He is a prophet, RasoolAllah!"
(salAllahu alayhi wasallam)

If Allah permitted the tongue of a person to utter 'La ilaha ilAllah' then who are we to dishonour that person?

Hasan ibn Thabit said


"No eye has ever seen anything more beautiful than you.
And no woman has given birth to a person better then you."

Travelleress
03-06-2005, 07:25 AM
Oh and the above was spoken by Shaykh Faisal... I missed Shaykh al-Yaqoubi speak!

amatullah
05-06-2005, 11:29 AM
JazakAllah Khair for the beautiful responses, I certainly benefitted Masha Allah. May we continue to cultivate the love of Our Beloved Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in our hearts, ameen.

QASIDAH BURDAH (Poem of the Scarf)

read the seven chapters with commentary at below-mentioned URL

http://www.alinaam.org.za/library/qasidah.htm

The reason for writing this poem

THE WRITER HAZRAT IMAAM SAALIH SHARA-FUD-DEEN ABU ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD BIN HASAN AL-BUSAIRI R.A. had become paralysed. His doctors and physicians gave up all hope of his recovery. Eventually in this state of complete helplessness and despair he composed this poem expressing the grandeur and excellence of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. Using this as his sole means of asking Allah Ta'aala to cure him from his illness. He isolated himself in a quiet place one Thursday night and with complete devotion, concentration and sincerity began reciting this poem. While reciting it sleep overcame him. He had a vision of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. He told Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam of his illness whereupon Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alyahi Wasallam passed his blessed hand over Imaam Busairi's body. Through the barakat and blessing of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, Allah Ta'aala granted him complete cure from his paralysis. When he awoke he found a scarf or shawl on his body which he had seen Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhl Wasallam place on his paralyzed limbs. This resulted in the poem being named "Qasidah Burdah" (The Poem of the Scarf).

In the morning when due to some necessity, he went to the bazaar, a pious dervish greeted him with salaam and requested him to recite the Qasidah which he had composed in praise of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. The poet said that I have composed many poems in praise of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, which one do you wish to hear? The dervish replied: 'The one which begins with, “A-mm Tazak-kurin.” (i.e. Qasidah Burdah).” Upon this request the poet became wonder struck and said, "I take an oath that no one knows about this poem. Tell me the truth, from whom did you hear about it?” The dervish replied, "I take an oath by Allah that I heard it from you last night when in a dream you had recited it to Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, whereupon Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam became attentive towards you and because of its blessings Allah Ta'aala granted you complete cure from your ailment".

When the poet gave this poem to the dervish his secret became known to all the people and its barakat and blessings too became general for all.

When this poem reached Baha-ud-deen the governor of the country named Taahir, he so highly regarded and respected it that he would stand while listening to it.

It is also narrated that Saaadud-deen Farouqi, who was a viceroy of Baha-ud-deen, had became blind. In a dream he saw a pious person who told him to take the Qasidah Burdah from Baha-ud-deen and place it on his eyes. In the morning he told Baha-ud-deen about this dream. The Qasidah Burdah was brought and with full sincerity and conviction Sa'aadud-deen placed it on his eyes. Through its barakat Allah Ta'aala granted him complete cure and restored his eyesight.

amatullah
15-07-2005, 09:50 PM
My Beloved Prophet, by Anonymous

There was a time in my youth,
When Islam was only a custom.
They said "say La Ilaha Illa Allah,..
And pray, you'll go to Heaven."


Ah, how simple, no struggle in this,
Just a word, and simple act.
Thereafter I'm absorbed in this world again,
With my 'assured' place in Paradise intact.


But this was not to be my fate
For ALLAH chose to guide my heart.
I learnt of a man who struggled so hard
When his mission was from the start.


The story of someone who had morals,
Spoke gently, kindness he knew.
Never fearing to say what's right,
His conviction in ISLAM was true.


The touch of his hand was as soft as silk
To comfort a crying child.
To mend his clothes, or do the chores,
Never complaining, he always smiled.


A living he made with his bare hands,
The same that held his mighty sword.
Valour shone from the edge of his blade,


His smell was always of musk,
And cleanliness he kept at his best.
Stark contrast with the heroes of today,
Who stink of beer and sweat.


He held the hands of his companions.
Unashamed to play with many children.
So modest, so humble, a perfect example,
That strangers could not recognise him.


His eyes slept little for nights were precious,
His prayers he treasured much greater.
To pray Tahajjud in the depths of night,
Seeking forgiveness, and nearness to his Creator.


He broke his tooth for me at Uhud,
And bled for me at Ta'if.
He cried for me, tears of concern,
Just so I could have this belief.


His enemies admired his teachings,
Uniting every religion, every clan.
Till ISLAM came to every corner of the world,
O, but indeed he was only a man.


To own a house, or build his wealth
Was not his main priority.
To establish ISLAM was more essential,
To bring us under a Higher Authority.


Don't you want him to plea for your case,
When before ALLAH-The Judge-you stand?
Don't you wish to be around his fountain,
A burning desire to drink from his hand?


So I love him more than all creation,
My Leader, my Humble Prophet.
Muhammad (SAWS) was a mercy to all mankind,
And to me, he is my Beloved!

tazkiyyah
25-07-2005, 11:52 AM
Very nice.

May Allah(swt) reward you with a visit and beverage at the hawdh al kawthar, and a home
in his proximity in Jannah!

Ameen

amatullah
26-07-2005, 06:24 PM
Very nice.

May Allah(swt) reward you with a visit and beverage at the hawdh al kawthar, and a home
in his proximity in Jannah!

Ameen

Ameen, Thumma Aameen!

Oh! How I wish!

Binte Abdullah (http://www.muhajabah.com/islamic_poetry/oh_how_i_.php)

Oh! How I wish I could have seen,
the Greatest Hero there has ever been.
As his sword with bravery did gleam,
as he did fight the Kuffar and Mushrikeen.

Oh! How I wish my ears could hear,
The Greatest Teacher to ever appear.
As he sat with his Companions so dear,
Beautifully preaching, with love and fear.

Oh! How I wish my Heart to emulate,
The greatest Mercy that ALLAH did ever create.
As he did demolish vice and hate,
As his kindness did reverberate.

Oh! How I wish my Character to be,
Like The Purest of mankind undoubtedly.
As he who played with children lovingly,
As he who was rarely seen unsmilingly.

Oh! How I wish for such determination,
As Him-the Greatest Illumination,
The truth he conveyed to the entire nation,
As he guided them with his motivation

Never could the sun outshine
This Beautiful Nabi of mine.
Oh! How I wish to be like HE
Noble Prophet MOHAMMED,upon Him May peace Be.

*Uzma*Amatullah*
28-07-2005, 11:18 PM
REMEMBER..

When becoming humiliated, remember the Prophet (Peace be upon him) in Ta'if.

When being starved, remember the Prophet (Peace be upon him) tying two stones to his stomach in the battle of Khandaq.

When becoming angry, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) control of anger on the martyrdom of his beloved Uncle Hamza.

When losing a tooth, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) tooth in the battle of Uhud.

When bleeding from any part of the body, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) body covered in blood on his return from Ta'if.

When feeling lonely, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) seclusion in Mount Hira .

When feeling tired in Salaat, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) blessed feet in Tahajjud.

When being prickled with thorns, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) pain from Abu Lahab's wife.

When being troubled by neighbours, remember the old woman who would empty rubbish on the Prophet (Peace be upon him) .

When losing a child, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) son, Ibrahim.

When beginning a long journey, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) long journey to Madinah.

When going against a Sunnah, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) intercession, (Ummati, Ummati, Ummati) (My Ummah).

When sacrificing an animal, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) sacrifice of 63 animals for his Ummah.

Before shaving your beard, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) face rejecting the two beardless Iranians.

When falling into an argument with your wife, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) encounter with Aisha and Hafsa.
When experiencing less food in the house, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) days of poverty.

When experiencing poverty, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) advice to Ashaab-e-Suffa (People of Suffa).

When losing a family member, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) departure from this world.

When becoming an orphan, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) age at six

When sponsoring an orphan, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) sponsor for Zaid ibn Haritha.

When fearing an enemy, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) saying to Abu Bakr in Mount Thour.

Whatever situation you may find yourself in, remember your role model, the best of creation: Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Whatever situation you may find yourself in, remember your role model, the best of creation: Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

Source: http://weneedtounite.com/remember.htm

amatullah
29-07-2005, 05:15 PM
REMEMBER..

When becoming humiliated, remember the Prophet (Peace be upon him) in Ta'if.

When being starved, remember the Prophet (Peace be upon him) tying two stones to his stomach in the battle of Khandaq.

When becoming angry, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) control of anger on the martyrdom of his beloved Uncle Hamza.

When losing a tooth, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) tooth in the battle of Uhud.

When bleeding from any part of the body, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) body covered in blood on his return from Ta'if.

When feeling lonely, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) seclusion in Mount Hira .

When feeling tired in Salaat, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) blessed feet in Tahajjud.

When being prickled with thorns, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) pain from Abu Lahab's wife.

When being troubled by neighbours, remember the old woman who would empty rubbish on the Prophet (Peace be upon him) .

When losing a child, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) son, Ibrahim.

When beginning a long journey, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) long journey to Madinah.

When going against a Sunnah, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) intercession, (Ummati, Ummati, Ummati) (My Ummah).

When sacrificing an animal, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) sacrifice of 63 animals for his Ummah.

Before shaving your beard, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) face rejecting the two beardless Iranians.

When falling into an argument with your wife, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) encounter with Aisha and Hafsa.
When experiencing less food in the house, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) days of poverty.

When experiencing poverty, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) advice to Ashaab-e-Suffa (People of Suffa).

When losing a family member, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) departure from this world.

When becoming an orphan, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) age at six

When sponsoring an orphan, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) sponsor for Zaid ibn Haritha.

When fearing an enemy, remember the Prophet's (Peace be upon him) saying to Abu Bakr in Mount Thour.

Whatever situation you may find yourself in, remember your role model, the best of creation: Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Whatever situation you may find yourself in, remember your role model, the best of creation: Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

Source: http://weneedtounite.com/remember.htm

:cry: :mash: insha Allah i will use this as an inspiration for the rest of my life , jazakillahu khairan 4 sharing. may Allah Ta'ala unite us all with our Beloved Nabi ( Sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) in Jannatul Firdous, ameen

seekeroftruth
14-12-2005, 05:32 PM
*bump thread*

amatullah
17-12-2005, 06:25 PM
http://askimam.org/fatwa/fatwa.php?askid=6ef45720b556a14c8e263182477de1ed

1. Rasulullah (Sallallahu-Alaihiwasallam) was certainly a human being as also mentioned in the Quran and Ahadith. Allah Ta'ala also refers to him as Noor (light) as his teachings were means of guidance and light for people. The explanation of Rasulullah being Noor and not a human being is incorrect.

2. Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] is alive in his blessed grave. This is also the condition with every Prophet. The earth does not consume them. Allah Ta’ala informs Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] about his Ummah through the angels. Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] is not Aalmul Ghayb and he is not like Allah who knows everything directly.

3. The love for Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] is an integral part of Islam. We are ordered to obey Allah and His Rasul [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam]. Love and obedience are closely linked. When a person loves someone, he obeys the person. Allah states, ‘Say (Oh Muhammad) if your fathers, your children, your brothers, your wives, your family, your wealth that you have accumulated and your business which you fear its loss and your houses which you love are more beloved that Allah and His Rasul [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam], then wait until Allah brings his order (punishment).

It is clear from this verse that the love for Allah and His Rasul [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] should supercede all love, including love for near ones and dear things. This is further explained in the following Hadith. Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘None of you can be a perfect believer until I am more beloved to you than his father, child and all of mankind.’ There are two types of love – natural and inculcative. The example of natural love is the love between the mother and her child. It is a love beyond any reason. That is the type of love an Ummati should have for Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] and that was the type of love the Sahaaba [radhiallaahu anhum] had for Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam]. They fully complied with the order of the Qur’aan and Hadith regarding the extent of the love for Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam]. Consider two incidents:

Incident One: One Sahaabi was taken as captive by the enemies and he was about to be killed. Abu Jahl asked him, don’t you wish that Muhammad be in your place? The Sahaabi replied, ‘I am fully aware of my condition. If I die, my wife will be a widow, my children will become orphans, I will be brutally killed inspite of being in this condition and this frame of mind I cannot bear even hearing that a thorn has pricked the mubaarak feet of Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam]. The pain of the thorn pricking Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] is more severe to me than the spear wounding my entire body.

Incident 2: A woman sacrificed her father, husband and three sons in a battle. They all became Shaheed. She was informed about each one of them. Upon hearing the news of the death of all her beloved ones, She replied, ‘Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji’oon’ but would ask about Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam]. When she finally seen Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam], she said, ‘O Prophet of Allah, every difficulty after seeing you is easy.’

The books of history are replete with such expressions of love. The second type of love is an inculcative one. One may love a person because of his outward experience, his character or his favours. Each one of these is fully found in the personality of Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam]. This brief forum does not allow us to discuss all this in detail. The most effective way of inculcating the love for Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] is to obtain authentic literature about Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] and study his life. When one understands the lifestyle of Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] and his mission, then one will truly appreciate Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] and his great position. That will help build love and the expressions of love will naturally die.

4. Your question is not clear.

5. Refer to 3 above.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

amatullah
12-01-2006, 03:17 PM
THREE EASY BUT VERY IMPORTANT SUNNATS (http://www.jamiat.org.za/isinfo/tsunnats.html)

SUNAN -E- THALAASAH

THREE EASY BUT VERY IMPORTANT SUNNATS

It has been proven from experience that by acting upon these three sunnats, which are very easy as far as amal is concerned, but are very important in this respect, that by acting upon them, one shall witness the blessings that will be achieved. Also, a desire to act upon the sunnah will enter ones heart and it will become easy to practice upon the entire sunnah INSHAALLAH!

THE FIRST EASY SUNNAT

Make a lot of Salaam (Muslim Greeting) and be the first to make Salaam -> Make a lot of Salaam means to greet each and every Muslim irrespective of whether you know him or not-> Be the first to make Salaam means we should always make an effort to beat the other person at making Salaam. Normally, most people make this mistake when making Salaam that they do not pronounce the 'HAMZAH' at the beginning i.e. they say 'SALAAM' instead of 'AS - SALAAM' and the second mistake is that they do not pronounce the vowel (harkat) clearly on the meem.

THE SECOND EASY SUNNAT:

Begin every 'good' action from the right and enter every 'good' place with the right similarly, begin every 'bad' action from the left and enter every 'bad' place with the left for eg. a masjid is a 'good' place so we should enter with the right foot - when leaving the masjid we should first take out the left foot - when wearing clothes we should begin from the right and when taking off our clothes we should begin with the left - when entering the toilet, we should enter with the left foot and leave with the right foot.

THE THIRD EASY SUNNAT:

Make a lot of ZIKRULLAH (remembrance of ALLAH TAALA). Immediately after those Fard Salaats in which there are no Sunnats to perform. i.e. FAJR & ASR. And 'AFTER' the Sunnats in the other Fard Salaats i.e. ZUHR, MAGHRIB & ESHA one should recite SUBHAANALLAH 33 times -> ALLHAMDULILLAH 33 times ALLAH - U - AKBAR -> 34 times. During the day recite one tasbeeh of KALIMA TAYIBA - one tasbeeh of ISTIGHFAAR - one tasbeeh of DUROOD SHAREEF with this intention that the love for ALLAH TA'ALA should increase in our hearts and the love for everything else besides ALLAH TA'ALA should come out of our hearts. When walking uphill, upstairs we should recite ALLAH - U - AKBAR --> when walking downhill we should recite SUBHAANALLAH and when walking upon flat ground we should recite LA - ILAAHA - ILLAH - LAH

ENDEAVOUR TO LEARN AND PRACTICE UPON THESE SUNNATS AND TEACH TO OUR CHILDREN

FROM THE TEACHINGS OF HADRAT MOULANA ABRARUL HAQQ DAMAT BARAKA TUHUM (HARDOI)

Arya
12-01-2006, 03:30 PM
"I am the servant of the Qur’an
While I am still alive.

I am the dust on the path of Muhammad,
the Chosen One."

(Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi)

Fatima M1
12-01-2006, 06:51 PM
After Asr Salaat on Friday, remain seated on your place and recite the following Durood Shareef Eighty (80) times.

Allahumma salli ala Muhammadinabiyil ummiyi wa ala alihi wasallimu tasleema

The reward for this is equal to eighty (80) years of worship, and forgiveness for eighty (80) years of sins. (Fazaail-e-Durood)

Fatima M1
12-01-2006, 06:53 PM
Practices on the day of Jumu'ah

http://www.jamiat.org.za/pjumuah.html

GenN
13-01-2006, 07:46 AM
Assalmu alaykum,

You MUST get this book. It's one of the best best books on Salaat alan Nabi, and it will help increase your love of the prophet :saw: 10 fold inshAllah.

you can get it from http://www.al-rashad.com/Dua-Remembrance/

get it, it's called Virtues of Salaat alan nabi :saw:

was salaam

mospike
13-01-2006, 08:02 AM
Hasan bin Thaabit (ra) the great poet of Rasullulah has written some of the best poems in praise of the Nabi (saw) master of both the worlds.
In one he says some of the following

Like you no other women has ever given birth to


its just too much for me, i cant even remeber the other parts

I LOVE RASULLULA (SAW) MORE THEN ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS WORLD!!!

Sadiq
13-01-2006, 08:34 AM
Hasan bin Thaabit, also said, which shaykh muhammad yacoqubi explained, saying, Its not that his poetry was great or powerful, because of the name of our beloved his poetry is great. SubhanAllah. Having his name makes his poetry great, not that his poetry is great for him....

"You, when you were born, the earth was lit.
And with your light so was the sky."

From poem by 'Abbas (radi Allah 'anhu).

A thousand times I wash my mouth
with musk and with rose water
And still, to speak your name
is absolute impudence

from 'Urfi: 16th Century

Adam was still dust and clay
Ahmad was a prophet then,
He had been selected by Allah
Utter blessings over him!

from 'Ashiq Pasha medieval poet

If my Lord would kindly grant it,
I would go there, weeping, weeping,
And Muhammad in Medina
I would see there, weeping, weeping...

from Yunus Emre

Iqbal turns to the person of the Prophet sallalhu alahi wasallam:

"There is a beloved hidden within thine heart...
By love of him the heart is made strong...
In the Muslim's heart is the home of Muhammad,
All our glory is from the name of Muhammad."

amatullah
07-02-2006, 05:34 PM
The Holy Quraan states: "Surely there is for you the best example in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam), for whoever seeks the pleasure of Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah often (much). [Surah Al Ahzab :21] " (http://www.inter-islam.org/RightsDuties/rightsdex.htm)

amatullah
07-02-2006, 05:41 PM
The Rights of The Prophet (Sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam)

Audio : Moulana Ahmed Ali, UK (http://www.inter-islam.org/Audio/ytc2k/ytc2k-11-01.ram)

amatullah
07-02-2006, 05:53 PM
The Biography of the Last Prophet: Muhammad (Sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) is presented at two levels: Level 1 is a simple summary of events, Level 2 has more detail than Level 1 and is a general account of events. (http://www.inter-islam.org/Seerah/seerahdex.htm)

amatullah
11-02-2006, 07:31 PM
Mercy for the Worlds by Sheikh Zulfiqar Ahmad (db) (http://www.tasawwuf.org/writings/sermons/mercy_worlds.htm)

Dua
11-02-2006, 08:56 PM
Asalaam Alaikum,
When our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is refered to as Lord of both the worlds, is this correct because I was thinking that this is the attribute of Allah (SWT)...? So I highly request if someone can clarify please?
Fi'Aman'Allah

amatullah
12-02-2006, 10:01 AM
Asalaam Alaikum,
When our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is refered to as Lord of both the worlds, is this correct because I was thinking that this is the attribute of Allah (SWT)...? So I highly request if someone can clarify please?
Fi'Aman'Allah

Wa alaikum salaam

I am not an 'aalimah but to my limited knowledge one can not refer to Nabi (Sallallahu 'alayhi wasalam) as 'Lord of both the worlds' as this is only the attribute of Allah. No doubt our Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is the best of all creation but we cannot address any claim of divinity to him as he was a human being and a messenger of Allah Ta'ala.

amatullah
01-03-2006, 06:10 PM
Muhammad, A Guidance to follow (http://www.alinaam.org.za/library/rasul/mguide.htm)

Muhammad, the Prophet, left behind him a legacy in the form of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. He stressed the urgent need to hold firmly to these two sources during his Farewell speech in the valley of Arafat. If people hold fast to them, they will never go astray.

The teachings he left for us if put into practice in their true spirit and proper way will bring a happy life in this world and besides the indubitable rewards that will be received by those who believed in them in the life after death.

In this sense, Islam is a worldly religion which cares first for the worldly affairs of humanity. The hereafter is merely a continuation of the worldly life. It is difficult to portend that man can be saved in the hereafter without being saved in this world. The safe way is to follow the way shown to us by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). When his wife, ‘Aishah, was asked by a companion about the Prophet’s daily conduct, ‘Aishah replied that the conduct of the Prophet is the Qur’an which is the guidance from Allah and Muhammad was given authority by Allah to interpret it. That is why his conduct is exemplary of human conduct. Islam as brought by the Prophet Muhammad is very much misunderstood as a religion of rituals only like prayers, fasting, almsgiving and pilgrimage. Thanks to the new developments in the world, Islam is now looked upon In a wider perspective than the narrow-minded view.

The increased interest in Islamic studies by Muslims and non-Muslims supported by the advanced printing technology, has begun to open the eyes of the world about the true teaching and intrinsic values of Islam.

Economy:

In the field of economic development, the goal is not material gain, but human welfare in general. Islam exhorts that the balance between the material and physical aspects, between the individual and societal needs, be maintained in order to narrow the gap between two opposite sides of human world. It is stated in the Qur’an:“Say, who is there to forbid the beauty which Allah has brought forth for His creatures, and the good things from among the means of sustenance. Say, they are for those who believe (in Allah) In this worldly life, to be theirs alone in the Hereafter on the Day of Resurrection …… Say, the only things my Lord forbids are the shameful deeds, be they open or secret, the sin, unjustified envy, the ascribing of divinity to aught beside Allah, and the attributing unto Allah of aught of which you have no knowledge”

So everyone is free to conduct any business he likes outside the harmful circle he has been warned not to indulge in. If he does not listen to this warning, he will be in trouble. Every good quality as precondition to a successful business is encouraged by Islam.

The Prophet himself was a businessman before he was appointed as a Prophet. His ability to run business prudently, by his fairness and truthful conduct in dealing with people had won him the heart of his employer, Khadijah who later offered him marriage. He advocated Muslims to follow the spirit of Prophet Daud (David) of hard work, earned his living from his own labour. He also said that faith of a Muslim is not complete If he is not good in his profession. He said: “If you leave matters to those who are not professional, you are waiting for the disaster”.

If he works in the production line, his products must be compatible with products of other companies or factories. In order to be marketable, it must suit the taste of buyers and their standards of living. In this regard, Islam teaches not to cheat in offering the product to the market. It must be shown as it is without any publicity it does not deserve. In the life time of the Prophet, he found many cases in market places where the merchants tried to cheat the customers. The Prophet said to them: “Whoever cheated are not from amongst us (Muslims)”.

Islam laid many regulations in the field of economy such as trade, leasing, business transaction, contract and others to prevent unfair dealing within the community and in the world of business at large. What is also prevented by Islam is a monopoly and exploitation -by one man or one group at the expense of the others.

Cleanliness:

The first thing in the religion brought by the Prophet Muhammad is the care of cleanliness. The concept of cleanliness in Islam covers physical and spiritual, mundane and religious domains.

Before performing any rituals, prescribed by Islam, one should cleanse his body, and his dress, his place of worship and his environment should be clean.

Before performing his prayers or starting for pilgrimage, one has to make his ablution (wudu’). If he or she is in a state of unclean after having had a lawful Intimate intercourse or post-natal period or other reasons, he or she has to take a complete bath by pouring clean water over the whole body.

In the case of daily prayer, every Muslim has to clean his/her private parts, face, hand, feet, mouth, nose and ears at least five times every day for the five daily prayers. This also reminds him/her to keep his/ her soul clean from unlawful deeds.

Cleanliness is not in the physical sense only. The body should be purified as well from evil doings that might harm his relationship with others and with God. He has to clean his mind from bad intentions or committing unlawful acts. He has to clean his heart from jealousy, hypocrisy and other evil desires. He has to embody hope, truthfulness, forgiveness, compassion, holiness, the sense of brotherliness, neighbourliness and other noble qualities.

He has to pay special attention to his diet against all unhealthy food medically and religiously. He has to keep his eyes, ears, tongue from evils. These are among the noble characteristics as exemplified by Prophet Muhammad.

To clean the wealth, Islam instituted the zakat system (way of purifying wealth). A person whose wealth has reached a certain point is obligated to pay zakat (alms) which is a duty enjoined by God and undertaken by Muslims in the interest of society as a whole.

For those able persons whose wealth does not reach the minimum rate point, he can also give voluntary contribution to the needy. This does not mean that the needy should always be receiving help from the able.

Prophet Muhammad said: "The upper hand (giver) is better than the lower one (receiver of help).”

If the receiver of zakat can grasp the spirit of the Prophet’s saying, he will try his best to be the giver instead of the receiver by endeavouring to better his life as encouraged by the teachings of Islam.

In Islam the possession of more wealth does not raise a man’s dignity, nor does poverty degrade him. It is true that wealth is necessary for man to live on this earth, but It is only a means, not the end. The end is happiness in life by attaining the higher values and not losing sight of in the pursuit of wealth.

Among the great virtues of Islam is the command to do good and the prohibition to do evil. The good should be preserved and the evil should be discarded. In short, Islam is actually composed of a series of commands and prohibitions. All the commands and prohibitions are for the good of humanity. Allah the Most Knowing, the Most Merciful, did not decree any law and regulations but for the good and benefit of his creatures.

The prohibition was decreed because of its evil implications to humanity. The evils were created to test the human conscience and challenge their freewill in choosing between right and wrong.

All the commands and prohibitions from Allah as transmitted through His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was intended to purify the human soul in order to live a pure and clean life adored by Allah and human genesis.

Orderliness:

One of the other teachings of Islam is about orderliness. Discipline, regulation, management, planning and all other terms relating to organisation are mostly. understood as alien to Islam. On the contrary, Islam exhorts people to live in orderliness and to put the right thing in the right place. The foundation of Islamic order rests on two main principles, the crucial -faith in one God (Allah) and the oneness of humanity. All the frame works were laid down in the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad applied himself to working out the essential details of that order.

One of the great values taught by Islam in this regard is to make use of the time left to humanity. The Qur'an and the Sunnah (Traditions) mentioned about time, day, week, month, year and century. People are lost if they did not spend the time available to them during this life for good things. It is a great loss if people have to waste the valuable time they have at their disposal for useless activities. It is true that life should be enjoyable but not at the expense of human resources and values which are essential for the continuation of their wellbeing.

Allah the Most Knowing had created time and space suitable for human activities for they can attain achievements in life. There are times for work, study, recreation, resting and even celebration. All are parts of activities in worshipping Allah and serving His cause. The Qur'an says that Allah had created day for earning and night for resting and enjoyment. He created the sun, the moon and all outer-space objects co that man on the earth can fix the time and arraflge the calendar. By having a standard time and standard calendar and the movements of astronomical objects, people are able to regulate their time table in choosing the right moment for them in doing business and carrying out their activities.

Islam prescribes certain times for the daily prayers, certain month for the obligatory fasting and certain time during life time for performing the haj pilgrimage which indicates that the religion brought by Prophet Muhammad places the life of Muslims in systematic order. For every move and occasion made by Muslims there is a rule governing it, be it in the form of advice, spiritual guidance or practical directive. If all these directives are followed and understood properly, people will have high discipline and a well-managed life.

Islam encourages people to think correctly before taking any action. This means planning. There are many verses in the Qur'an admonishing against doing things unthinkingly and jumping to conclusions.

The Prophet also showed good example in fulfilling promise and staying true to treaty, agreement or contract made between parties.

As a man of honour he always remained true to the principles agreed in the treaty, depicting his high discipline and inclination of doing everything in proper order.

Friendliness:

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a warmhearted and faithful friend. He loved his companions. He extended greetings to those he knew and to those he did not know. He treated all people around him with kindness and affection.

He was very courteous to all those who met him. He never contradicted anybody who is not opposed to the teachings of Islam. He treated equally the humble and the lofty. He claimed no distinction and lived amongst his companions as if he was not their leader.

Neighbourliness:

He regarded the neighbours as brothers and sisters because of their closeness and living in the same vicinity. He once smelt the aroma of the soup cooked by his wife. He told her to give some of it to the neighbours who also smelt it. He said it was not right for a Muslim to sleep with a full stomach after having had a good meal but let his neighbour starve. He laid the foundation for a friendly relation and cooperation among neighbours exemplifying that living as a neighbour one has one’s right and responsibility.

In regard to the rights of a neighbour, the Prophet said: “Help him if he asks your help; give him relief if he seeks your relief; show him concern if he is distressed and when he is ill; attend his funeral if he dies; congratulate him If he meets any good; sympathize with him if any calamity befalls him; do not block his air by raising your building without his permission and do not harass him.”

Goodwill:

He was a good exemplar to those who subscribe to a harmonious society. Islam exhorts people not to violate the rights of others and injure their interest, but should positively cooperate with each other and establish a mutual relationship and social cohesion.

To safeguard the unity and solidarity of the nation and to achieve the welfare and wellbeing of the community, Muslims have been enjoined to avoid mutual hostility, social dissension, backbiting one another, and hurting others with their hand or tongue.

Islam as brought by the Prophet Muhammad exhorts Muslims to visit the sick, to help the needy and assist the weak. Islam makes no discrimination on the basis of race, colour or language. Its appeal Is to the entire humanity.

Women:

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) brought changes for the betterment of women.

Woman is recognised by Islam as a full and equal partner of man in the procreation of humankind. He is the father, she is the mother, and both are essential for life. Her role is no less vital than his. By this partnership she has an equal share in every aspect; she is entitled to equal rights; she undertakes equal responsibilities, and in her there are many qualities and so much humanity as there are In her partner.

She is equal to man in bearing personal and common responsibilities and in receiving rewards for her deeds.

She is equal to man in the pursuit of education and knowledge.

Islam enjoined the seeking of knowledge upon Muslims, it makes no distinction between man and woman.

She is entitled to freedom of expression as much as man is. Her sound opinions are taken into consideration and cannot be disregarded just because she is a female.

Islam grants woman equal fights to contract, to enterprise, to earn and posses independently. Her life, her property, her honour are as sacred as those of man.

Islam has also given woman a share of inheritance. Before Islam, she was not only deprived of that share, but was herself considered as property to be inherited by man.

Statehood:

When Prophet Muhammad arrived at Madinah, he initiated the formation of an Islamic state. After establishing political brotherhood and the authority of the state of Madinah, he began negotiations with various tribes around the dy and made treaties with them.

When the Makkan unbelievers launched a series of attacks on Madinah, Prophet Muhammad was able to confront them, and when the Makkans were finally defeated in the battle of the Trenches (Al-Khandaq), he was able to make truce with them at Hudaibiyah for ten years. This treaty was a masterpiece of practical statesmanship on the part of Prophet Muhammad.

His diplomacy in sending and receiving envoys to and from the various chiefs of tribes and foreign rulers, his fairness In conducting judiciary, and his general pardon at the liberation of Makkah, was another proof of his lofty statesmanship.

The State he established in Madinah was not a matter of chance. It was the very nature of his mission that he would establish a state to enforce the way of Allah. People might accept a new faith but it would take time to change their habits, custom and way of life. And even If a small group of people succeeded In changing their way of life, there would be many others who would not let these people practise their belief and try to stop them by force. So the Islamic State became an urgent necessity to protect the Islamic way of life.

The State founded by Prophet Muhammad was invested with physical force, as every State must necessarily be, to fulfil its function of stopping aggression and oppression.

A democratic system In Islam is expressed through the term shura (council). The Qur'an says: “And those who respond to their Lord and keep up prayer and their affairs (of government) is by council among themselves and who spend out of what we have given them.”.

amatullah
01-03-2006, 06:31 PM
Mankind’s Debt To The Prophet [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] (http://www.alinaam.org.za/library/rasul/mdebt.htm)

Abu Suliman
01-03-2006, 08:05 PM
Love For The Prophet(Sall Allah Alahi Wa Sallam)by Shaykh Riyadh Ul Haqq
http://www.alkawtharacademy.org/library/download_audio.php?id=AKATG-0048

Abu Suliman
01-03-2006, 08:08 PM
http://www.inter-islam.org/DuroodSalaam/Salat-Salam.html

Abu Suliman
01-03-2006, 08:10 PM
http://www.inter-islam.org/hadeeth/stmenu.htm

Travelleress
03-03-2006, 12:00 AM
Ibn Qunfudh in Wasilat al-Islam (p. 145-146) wrote:

"Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq - Ja`far ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali ibn al-Husayn ibn `Ali ibn Abi Talib - would turn pale whenever he heard the Prophet mentioned while `Abd al-Rahman ibn al-Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr al-Siddiq would turn red and stammer and, as for `Amir ibn `Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr ibn al-`Awamm, he would weep until his eyes had no tears left in them."

Allahumma salli 'ala Sayyidina Muhammad

mussnoon
03-03-2006, 03:43 PM
بسم الله والصلاة ولسلام على رسول الله


Asalaam Alaikum,
When our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is refered to as Lord of both the worlds, is this correct because I was thinking that this is the attribute of Allah (SWT)...? So I highly request if someone can clarify please?
Fi'Aman'Allah

I have no knowledge, but this is the first time I heard Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu Ta'aala 'alaihi wa Sallam being referred to as that. I hope you're mistaken. The beloved is referred to as the Master of the two worlds, not the Lord.

والله ورسوله يعلمان

godilali
03-03-2006, 04:01 PM
I think it would be more appropriate to used the Arabic "rabb" for Allah and "sayyid" for Rasulullah :saw: to avoid confusion between master and lord.

Travelleress
28-03-2006, 12:12 AM
“A man came to the Prophet and said: ‘Messenger of Allah, I love you more than my family and my possessions. I remember you and I cannot wait until I can come and look at you. I remember that I will die and you will die and I know that when you enter the Garden, you will be raised up high with the Prophets. When I enter it, I will not see you.’ Allah then revealed: ‘Whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger, they are with those whom He has favored: the Prophets, the True Saints, the Martyrs, and the Righteous. Ah! What an excellent company.’ (4:69) The Prophet called the man and recited the verse to him.”

Tabarani and Ibn Mardawayh narrated it from `A’isha and Ibn `Abbas, and Qadhi `Iyad cited it in al Shifa’ as well as Ibn Kathir in his Tafsir (1:310) and al Baghawi in his.

May Allah make us of them, ameen.

bd_syed
29-03-2006, 08:17 AM
1. “ Mohammadur Rasulullah”- Mahammad (sm) is the Prophet/ Rasul of Allah. ( Sura Fatah- 29)

2. “ Wama Arsalnaka Ella Rahmatullil Alamin”- I have sent you as the benignancy (Rahmat) to this world. ( Sura Ambia- 107 )

3. “ He has sent his prophet ( Mohammad) with proper guidance and true religion for awarding supiriority over all religion, although the nonbelievers dislike that.” ( Sura Saffa-9)

4. “ I have sent you (Mohammad) to all the human being as the best messenger and warner , although most of the men do not know that”.( Saba-28 )

5. “I (Allah) have enlightened him { Mohammad (sm)} with storehouse of kindness and knowledge on my behalf”. ( Quran)

6. “ I have sent you as Prophet to the whole mankind and for this witness of Allah is good enough. A man who followed the prophet as if he followed Allah. ( Nisa- 80 )
7.Prophet Mohammad (sm) has said: a. “Awalu Ma Khalakallahu Noori”. - Allah has created my Noor at first. b. “Kuntu Nabian Wa Adama Bainal Maye Wattin”.- When Adam (Alaihessalam) is in Water and Mud (i.e When Adam was not Created) at that time I am prophet.
LOVE FOR ALLAH AND HIS PROPHET (pbuh)
1. “ Ahabbu Elaikum Minallahi” - Friendship/Love with Allah should be the greatest. ( Al Quran )

2. “If you love Allah , then you follow me, so that Allah also love you and excuse your sins.” ( Al Imran 31 )

3. “ He who will follow the order of Allah and Rasul (sm) , he will be the companion of those, to whom Allah has gifted blessings.” - ( Nisa 69 )

4. Prophet Mohammad (sm) has said , “ Greatest stage of Mohabbat (Love & respect) is to be satisfied to the wish of Allah. ( What ever thing happens is by the wish of Allah).” ( Al Hadis )

5. “ Al Marwu Maan Ahabba.” - Man will stay with him, whom he loves. ( Al Hadis )

6. In reply to a question “What is Iman (Belief)?” Prophet Mohammad (sm) has said, “Iman ( Belief) is the greatest Mohabbat (Love & Respect) with Allah and Rasul (sm). Nobody will be Kamil Mumin ( perfect believer) untill he will not Love Allah and Rasul more than the life, wealth, family members and everything of the world”. (Al Hadis)

7. Important aspects of ensuring Mohabbat (Love &Respect) for Allah are as follows:
a. Don’t be afraid of death ,rather always be ready for death.
b. To be ready to leave/sacrifice the most favorite thing even the friends & relatives for the Mohabbat (love) of Allah and to be interested to the favorite things of Allah leaving own favorite things.
c. To remain engaged in the prayer and Jikir ( Remembering) of Allah by heart (kalb) and tongue and never be reluctant to that in any circumstances. d. Keep Mohabbat (Love & respect) for the Kalam of Allah (Quran) and other thing closely related to Allah.
e. Maintain loneliness even staying with many people and keep concentration on Allah in every work.
f. To attain such a position, so that a feelings and pleasure is created for the Mohabbat of Allah. g. Have Mohabbat towards the pious men of Allah and be harsh and annoyed with Kafirs and Nafarmans (disobedient/Ungrateful).

So the only Word" Love- Love Love" for Prophet & Allah will guide you in right track.
Ameen

saufia
04-05-2006, 05:39 PM
Assalaam alaikum

Could somebody please give me translation of the parts in bold. JazakAllah.

__________________________________________________ __

Assalaamu alayka yaa rasul-lallahi.

Assalaamu alayka yaa khayra khalqil-laahi
Assalaamu alayka yaa khaleel-lalaahi.

Assalaamu alayka yaa Safwa-tallahi
Assalaatu wassalaamu alayka yaa nabiyal-laahi.

Assalaatu wassalaamu alayka yaa habeeb-allahi
Assalaatu wassalaamu alayka yaa shafeeal mudhnibeena indallahi.

Assalaatu wassalaamu alayka yaa man arsalahul-laahu ta’aala rahmatulil aalameena
Assalaatu wassalaamu alayka yaa sayeedal mursaleena wa imaamal mutaqeena wa qaaeedal ghuril muhajaleena.

Assalaatu wassalaamu alayka yaa sayeedu wuldi aadama ajmaeena
Assalaatu wassalaamu alayka yaa khaataman nabiyeena.

Assalaatu wassalaamu alayka yaa mubasharril muhsineena wa alaa jameeil anbiyaahi wal mursaleena wal malaaikatil muqarrabeena
Assalaamu alayka wa-alaa ahlika wa ahli baytika wa azwaajika wa as-haabika ajmaeena.

Wa saaira ibaadil-laahiS Saaliheena.

Assalaamu alayka ayyuhanabiyu wa rahmatul-laahi wa barakaatuhu yaa rasulalaahi inni ash-hadu annaka abdullahi wa rasuluhu wa ash-hadu annaka yaa rasulalahi qadbalightar risaalata wa adaytal amaanata wa naSatal ummata wa kashaftal ghummata wa jalaytaz zulmata wa jaahadta fee sabeelillahi haqa jihaadihi wa abadta rabbaka hattaa ataakal yaqeena.

Jazakallahu ta’ala annaa wa an waalideenaa wa annil-islaami khayra jazaahi wasalul-laaha taala lakal waseelata wal fadeelata wa darajatar-rafeeata wal maqaamal mahmuda wal hawdal mawruda wash-shafaata uzmaa fil yawmil mash-hudi nasalul-laaha* ta’ala ayyaghfirlanaa dhunubanaa wa li aabaaeenaa wa ummahaatinaa wa li-aqribaa-inaa innahu mujeebud-dahwaati wa huwa arhamur-raahimeen

edit: *it's nasalul-laaha NOT masalul-laaha

daaiyah_ilallaah
04-05-2006, 09:05 PM
sayeedal mursaleena wa imaamal mutaqeena wa qaaeedal ghuril muhajaleena.

The master of the messengers and te leader of the Allaah-fearing, and the one who will lead those who will appear on on the day of qiyaamah with the places of wushu shining


ajmaeena
all


khaataman nabiyeena
the seal of the prophets


mubasharril muhsineena wa alaa jameeil anbiyaahi wal mursaleena wal malaaikatil muqarrabeena
oh bearer of glad-tiding for those who do good and upon all the prophets and messengers and the close angels


wa-alaa ahlika wa ahli baytika wa azwaajika wa as-haabika ajmaeena.Wa saaira ibaadil-laahiS Saaliheena.
and upon your family and houshold and your wives and all your companions and all of Allaah's pious bondsmen.


qadbalightar risaalata wa adaytal amaanata wa naSatal ummata wa kashaftal ghummata wa jalaytaz zulmata wa jaahadta fee sabeelillahi haqa jihaadihi wa abadta rabbaka hattaa ataakal yaqeena.
certainly you passed on the meassage and fulfilled the trust and helped the Ummah and removed the grief and dispelled the darkness and you strove in the path of Allaah as it was due and and you worshipped you Rabb until death came to you.


Jazakallahu ta’ala annaa wa an waalideenaa wa annil-islaami khayra jazaahi wasalul-laaha taala lakal waseelata wal fadeelata wa darajatar-rafeeata wal maqaamal mahmuda wal hawdal mawruda wash-shafaata uzmaa fil yawmil mash-hudi masalul-laaha ta’ala ayyaghfirlanaa dhunubanaa wa li aabaaeenaa wa ummahaatinaa wa li-aqribaa-inaa innahu mujeebud-dahwaati wa huwa arhamur-raahimeen
May Allaah reward you on behalf of us and on behalf of our parents and islam in the best of manners, and may Allaah grant you the waseelah and the superiority and and the high rank and the maqaame-mahmood (praiseworthy station) and the pond where people will arrive, and the great intercession on the day that is to be witnessed (Day of Qiyaamah). We ask Allaah to forgive our sins and the sins of our fathers and our mothes and our relatives. Surely He is the Answerer of the Prayer and He is the Most Merciful of the merciful ones.

daaiyah_ilallaah
04-05-2006, 09:07 PM
The following are found mostly in the Book of Merits (manaqib) in Tirmidhi's Sunan:

http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.asp?HD=7&ID=117&CATE=24


1- Sayyidina `Ali said: "The Prophet was neither tall nor short. He has thick-set fingers and toes. He had a large head and joints. He had a long line of thin chest-to-lower-navel hair. When he walked he would literally lean forward, as if descending from a higher place to a lower one. I never saw anyone like him before of after him." Tirmidhi said: This hadith is hasan sahih. Imam Ahmad in his narration states: "He was large of head and beard."

2- Ibrahim ibn Muhammad, one of Sayyidina `Ali's grandchildren, said: `Ali would say upon describing the Prophet: "He was neither immoderately tall nor particularly short. He was well-proportioned among people. His hair was neither extremely curly nor straight, but slightly waved. He was neither stocky nor plump. There was roundness in his face. He was fair with redness in his complexion.
His eyes were very black and his eyelashes very long. He had a large back and shoulder-joints. His body was not hairy but he had a line of hair extending from the chest to below the navel. He had thick-set fingers and toes. When he walked he would lift his feet with vigor, as if walking down a slope.
When he turned towards a person he would turn with his entire body. Between his shoulder- blades was the seal of prophethood, and he himself is the Seal of Prophets. He was the most generous of people without exception, the most accepting and gracious of manners, the most truthful in speech, the softest of voice, and the noblest of company. Whoever saw him from a distance stood awed by him, and whoever shared familiarity with him loved him. Whoever described him said: I never saw anyone like him before or after him." Tirmidhi said: This hadith is hasan gharib and its chain is not linked back (to `Ali).

3- Hasan ibn `Ali said: I queried my maternal uncle Hind ibn Abi Hala, who was skilled at describing the Prophet's appearance, and told him that I longed to hear him describe me something of it to which I could hold on. He said: "The Prophet was magnificent and he was considered magnificent. His face shone pearl-like, similar to the full moon. He was taller than average, but smaller than a tall man. He had a large head. His hair was wavy. If it parted naturally he parted it, otherwise not. It reached past his ear- lobes when he wore it long.
He had a rosy complexion, a wide forehead, beautifully arched, dense eyebrows that did not meet in the middle. Between them there was a vein which thickened when he was angry. He had an aquiline nose touched with a light that raised it so that at first sight it seemed higher than it was. He had a thick, dense beard, expanded, not elevated cheeks, a strong mouth with a gap between his front teeth. There was sparse hair on his chest. His neck seemed (smooth and shiny) like that of a statue moulded in silver. His body was well-proportioned, stout and muscular, of equal belly and chest. He was wide-shouldered, big- jointed. When he disrobed his limbs emanated light.
There was a thread-like line of hair between his chest and his navel, but none on his breasts and belly other than that. There was hair on his arms, shoulders, and upper torso. His forearms were long, his palms wide, his fingers and toes thick-set and extended. The middle of his soles rose moderately from the ground. His feet were so smooth that water rolled off them.
When he walked he lifted his feet with vigor, leaned slightly forward, and tread gently on the ground. When he turned (to look), he turned his whole body. His gaze was lowered and he looked at the ground more often than he looked at the sky. He glanced at things rather than stared. He would ask his Companions to walk in front of him. He would always be the first to greet those he met with salam." Tirmidhi narrated it in his Shama'il but not in the Sunan.

4- Sammak ibn Harb narrated to Shu`ba a hadith he had heard from Jabir ibn Samura and he explained that the Prophet had a wide mouth and wide eyes, and that he had not fleshy heels. Tirmidhi said it is hasan sahih.

5- Jabir ibn Samura also narrated that he once saw the Prophet on a night of full moon wearing a red mantle. He said: "I began to look at him then at the moon. Verily he seemed to me more beautiful than the moon itself." Tirmidhi said: This hadith is hasan gharib. Its chain contains al-Ash`ath, whom some declared weak, however, al- Dhahabi declared him "fair and truthful in his hadith" (hasan sadiq al-hadith).

6- al-Bara' ibn `Azib confirmed the above by relating: "I have never seen someone whose hair reached to his ear-lobes and wearing red clothing, more handsome than Allah's Messenger. His hair reached his shoulders. He was very broad-shouldered, neither short nor tall." Tirmidhi said: hasan sahih.

7- al-Bara' ibn `Azib was once asked: "Was the Prophet's face like a sword (i.e. glistening like steel, or elongated)?" He replied: "No; it was like the moon (i.e. shining with light, and round)." Tirmidhi said: hasan sahih.

8- `Abd Allah ibn al-Harith ibn Hazm said: "I never saw anyone that smiled more than Allah's Messenger." Tirmidhi said: This hadith is hasan gharib. The same narrator also related: "The Prophet's laughter consisted entirely in smiling." Tirmidhi said: sahih gharib.

9- Ibn `Abbas said: "The Prophet's two front teeth were slighly spaced in between. Whenever he spoke, something like light would be seen issuing from between them." Tirmidhi narrated it in his Shama'il but not in the Sunan.

10- Anas ibn Malik said: "Allah's Messenger was well-proportioned, neither tall nor short, handsome of body, and his hair was neither curly nor straight. He was of tawny complexion. When he walked, he leaned forward slightly." Tirmidhi related it in the Book of Clothing (al-libas) and said it is hasan sahih.

11- Abu Hurayra said: "The Prophet was fair-skinned, as if he had been moulded in silver (i.e. completely unblemished, shining), and he had wavy hair." Tirmidhi narrated it in al-Shama'il but not in the Sunan.

12- Abu al-Tufayl, the last of the Companions to die, said: "I saw the Prophet and there is no one left on earth who saw him other than myself." Sa`id al-Jurayri said: "Describe him." He replied: "He was fair-skinned, handsome and engaging, and neither corpulent nor thin." Tirmidhi narrates it in his Shama'il but not in the Sunan.

[6] AL-QADI YUSUF AL-NABANAHI'S POEM OF PRAISE OF THE PROPHET, BLESSINGS AND PEACE UPON HIM

1. ana `abdun li sayyid al-anbiya'i
wa wala'i lahu al-qadimi wala'i

I am the slave of the Master of Prophets
And my fealty to him has no beginning.

2. ana `abdun li `abdihi wa li `abd al-`abdi
`abdun kadha bi ghayr intiha'i

I am slave to his slave, and to his slave's slave,
And so forth endlessly,

3. ana la antahi `an al-qurbi min
babi ridahu fi jumlat al-dukhala'i

For I do not cease to approach the door
Of his good pleasure among the novices.

4. anshuru al-`ilma fi ma`alihi li al-nas
wa ashdu bihi ma`a al-shu`ara'i

I proclaim among people the teaching of his high attributes,
And sing his praises among the poets.

5. fa `asahu yaqulu li anta salmanu
wala'i hassanu husna thana'i

Perhaps he shall tell me: "You are a noted friend
Of mine, an excellent beautifier of my greatness."

6. wa bi ruhi afdi turaba himahu
wa lahu al-fadlu fi qabuli fida'i

Yea, I would sacrifice my soul for the dust of his sanctuary.
His favor should be that he accept my sacrifice.

7. faza man yantami ilayhi wa la
hajata fihi bi dhalika al-intima'i

He has triumphed who ascribes himself to him
LNot that he needs such following,

8. huwa fi ghunyatin `an al-khalqi turran
wa hum al-kullu `anhu duna ghina'i

For he is not in need of creation at all,
While they all need him without exception.

9. wa huwa lillahi wahdihi `abduhu
al-khalisu mujalla al-sifati wa al-asma'i

He belongs to Allah alone, Whose purified servant he is,
As his attributes and names have made manifest;

10. kullu fadlin fi al-khalqi fa huwa
min allahi ilayhi wa minhu li al-ashya'i

And every single favor in creation comes from Allah
To him, and from him to everything else.

daaiyah_ilallaah
04-05-2006, 09:12 PM
Can we really be like the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)
Answered by Sidi Sohail Hanif

As salaam'alaykum,

I recently listened to the story about how the angel came down and cleansed the Prophet sallallahu'alayhi wa salaam's heart when he was a child.

That got me thinking... he's perfect and the best of all creation, right? And we're supposed to try and follow his way and be like him. But, my many shortcomings seem to get in the way.

Is it really possible to be like him, when he had that direct connection (through Jibreel alayhi salam) and his heart was purified? I know we have the Qur'an and Hadith, but we have such serious disadvantages in terms of language and the time we live in and ourselves, no angel contact, etc.

Can we really be more like him? Is it just a matter of dua' , reading books about him and striving? I'm still just me. That's the other thing, we all have certain dispositions and temperaments. I guess I'm unclear on what it means to be like him sometimes. Is it just making our actions in accordance to his actions? I just don't feel satisfied eating red grapes because he ate red grapes. Allah forgive me for minimizing these kinds of actions, but really, I'm concerned with making my opinions and my tastes (no pun intended) and sense of values and my heart in accordance with him. How do I do that? How do I change the way I think or feel about things or how I react to situations?




Assalamu alaykum

Allah Most High tells us in the Qur'an, 'I have not created men and jinn except that they should worship Me', and He says numerous times in the Qur'an that the universe was created for the truth and was not without purpose.

To explain this 'truth' and the required 'worship' he sent messengers who each brought teachings and guidance for their people. To believe and follow them was to be guided unto the Truth and to disbelieve and reject them was to turn away from one's own soul as one's soul was only created to follow the Truth.

The succession of prophets continued until a millennium and a half ago Allah Most High from His eternal wisdom sent to us his final prophet. A prophet who Allah Most High did not send except as a 'mercy to the worlds'(21:107) and who was adorned with a 'tremendous character'(68:4).

He was in his own words 'the foremost of the descendants of Adam' (Muslim). His tremendous rank with Allah is clearly apparent from his ascension into the heavens beyond the furthest lote tree to where neither angel nor prophet has gone. His unique position is clearly understood from the fact that the previous prophets were informed of him and were enjoined to follow him if he appeared in their respective times (from the Qur'an 3:81). He was therefore the ultimate manifestation of prophethood and the greatest expression of the Truth that is the raison d'etre of every single atom in the universe.

Exemplifying the Prophet is therefore a complete summary of everything that Allah expects of us. 'Certainly Allah conferred a benefit upon the believers when He raised among them a Messenger from among themselves, reciting to them His communications and purifying them, and teaching them the Book and the wisdom, although before that they were surely in manifest error.' (3:164)

Allah commanded us to obey him when he commanded us and to refrain from what he forbade us. 'Whatever the Prophet gives you accept it, and whatever he forbids you refrain from it.' (59:7) 'Whoever obeys the Prophet obeys Allah.' (4:80)

He expected us to emulate the Prophet and said concerning him, 'Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah and the latter day and remembers Allah much.'(33:21)

This verse in particular summarises the whole religion with miraculous brevity. It contains by means of subtle indication, in the words of the great Sufi and mujahid, Emir Abdul Qadir al-Jaza'iri, 'everything that every author has ever recorded from the rulings of the religion or of this-worldly affairs'. He goes on to explain this mentioning that this 'excellent example' has four aspects to it.

The first of these is the way Allah dealt with him. Sometimes he was given to, and sometimes withheld from. Sometimes harmed and sometimes benefited. Sometimes he defeated his enemies and sometimes they defeated him. Sometimes his prayers were answered and at other times they were not. At times Allah made it clear that his actions were as if they were Allah's actions, due to his being Allah's supreme vice-regent and at times he was told that he was incapable to act. From this aspect of his blessed life (Allah bless him and give him peace) we can gain deeper knowledge about Allah and his sublime attributes, especially Allah's complete lack of need for His creation and their complete and utter need for Him. We learn about Allah's wisdom in creation and that the next life is worth much more than this life.

The second aspect is his own dealings with Allah; his being the perfect slave. This was manifested by his extreme expression of neediness of his Lord, his reliance on Him in every matter, his contentment with Allah's decree and his complete gratitude for Allah's gifts to him and his patience in the face of tribulation. This aspect of his life summarises the many rulings of the sacred law; the rules of worship and the rules for living one's life and these are innumerable in detail.

The third aspect is the dealings of other people with him. Some believed in him while others disbelieved. Some hated and some loved. There were those who harmed him in word and deed with every painful matter short of death. He was wounded in battle, his face was struck, his tooth was broken, people who displayed friendship to him betrayed him and all of this did not increase him except in insight and determination. One gains from this aspect of his character an understanding of what previous prophets underwent and what callers to the truth in all times must necessarily undergo and how they should handle it with indifference and earnestness in attaining their goal.

The fourth aspect is his dealings with other people, which could be summarized by the word 'compassion'. Allah Most High said to him, 'Then maybe you will kill yourself with grief, sorrowing after them, if they do not believe in this message.' He was patient with them. They wronged him and he forgave them. They withheld from him and he gave to them. They were harsh with him and he put up with it. They cut him off but he never cut them off. He said, 'O Allah forgive my people for they do not know.' He repaid harshness with kindness emulating thereby the character and merciful attributes of his Lord Most High. One gains from this aspect the completion of noble character and the knowledge of dealing with people (siyasa lit. politics) in a way to attain religious and this-worldly objectives which are the only real way for the world to be run and flourish and the surest path to happiness in this life before the next.

Emir Abdul Qadir concludes, 'It is therefore incumbent on every seeker...to keep this verse in front of him in every place, and to observe it in every time as the situations that he finds himself in will never exceed these four aforementioned states.' (al-Mawaqif, 1)

One can conclude from the above that:


- It can be stated that emulating the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is the very purpose of our creation.

- This emulation is not just in matters of law and ritual acts of worship but rather includes character traits, one's spiritual relationship with Allah as well as knowing how to deal with people intelligently to enable the attainment of this-worldly and other-worldly objectives.

- Allah put us on the earth to test us with a test that would separate between people that follow their lusts, people that try to go straight but keep falling on their faces and people who are whole-heartedly dedicated. The nature of such a test is that it cannot be easy.

Therefore there must be struggle to perfect one's emulation, a struggle that were one to live for a thousand years one would keep struggling and striving to further improve oneself and thereby draw nearer and nearer to Allah. This is the wisdom behind Allah sending us a prophet who is like us but yet infinitely beyond us in every aspect of perfection; so that we would follow and yet never be satisfied with ourselves especially comparing our own imperfection to his perfection.

- Ultimately having the greatest prophet as our prophet gives us rise to the greatest hope. Being the last nation, the final stronghold and bastion of the Truth, in a time when we are being onset from every direction, hope is the greatest thing that we have. This most beloved of Allah's creation unceasingly prayed for our protection and guidance so our hope is that Allah will answer his prayers. We should therefore never despair and believe it farfetched for us to be able to follow his noble example. In the next world he is granted the supreme intercession which is for the sinners among the Muslims. Imam al-Busiri says,

Glad tidings to us, the group of Muslims, for surely we have
From the Divine concern an uncollapsable support
When Allah called our caller to him, the 'best of prophets'
We became the best of nations (Burda, 117-118)

To be like the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), in the above mentioned aspects, one has to make recourse to the teachings which he brought and ultimately one must seek out people who themselves have struggled and strived to emulate the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). Emulating someone that one can see and interact with is infinitely more effective, by complete consensus of the people of knowledge, than reading a book and applying it as theory.

Self trained people are usually susceptible to subtle defects in sincerity and find themselves clinging to nothing more than easily applied aspects of Islamic appearance, such as growing a big beard and using a miswak. Such people without a teacher can often become among the most diseased people in a community who know neither patience nor compassion.

These teachers, the sheikhs of the spiritual path, encourage people to fulfill a number of injunctions which include:

- Constant repentance. They say that this is the fuel that enables one to spiritually progress.
- Constant prayer on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). They mention that this can result in all forms of spiritual attainment and brings one's heart closer to the Prophet's heart which eases the following in his footsteps.
- To increase in love for the Prophet as he said, 'A man is with the one that one loves.' (Bukhari)
- To study sacred knowledge to know what actually is demanded of us by the sacred law and to apply it so that one's actions are in accordance with his (Allah bless him and give him peace).
- To constantly pray for guidance.
- To read books which inspire us to improve ourselves. This includes:


o Hadith collections such as Riyad al-Salihin which contain the basic etiquettes of Islam.
o Spiritual treatises such as the Ihya 'Ulum al-Din of Imam al-Ghazali (of which a number of sections have been translated into English), the books of Imam al-Haddad printed in English by Quilliam press, the Risala of Imam al-Qushayri (translated under the title 'Principles of Sufism') and other such books.
o Books that focus on the Prophetic character and greatness such as the Shifa of Qadi Iyad (translated by Aisha Bewley) and the life of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) such as Muhammad by Martin Lings.
- To pray for good company that uplifts and inspires one.

May Allah bless us and enable us to be like our Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in word and in deed so that whoever sees us it will be as if they see him. Ameen.

Sohail Hanif

daaiyah_ilallaah
14-05-2006, 03:40 PM
In the name of Allah, the inspirer of truth. All praise is to Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate, and all blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, his family, companions, and those who follow them.

Allah most high says "Allah and his angels send blessings on the prophet, o you who believe, send blessings on him and salute him with all respect." [Qur'an, 33:56]

The messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said "the one in whose presence I am mentioned and does not send blessings on me is a miser." [reported by Tirmidhi, who declared it well and rigorously authenticated]. The meaning of sending blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)
The great 19thCentury Shaykh al-Azhar, Imam Bajuri mentions in his supercommentary (hashiya) on the Sanusiyya in aqida,

"There are three meanings for salat ('sending blessings'):

The first is purely linguistic and it is prayer (du`a) in it's most general sense.

The second is purely legal and it is the spoken elements and physical actions that start with the saying Allahu Akbar ('Allah is most great') and ends with the greetings of peace (taslim), with specific preconditions. [f: Namely, the ritual prayer.]

The third is both linguistic and legal. According to the majority, it is mercy when attributed to Allah; and seeking forgiveness (istighfar) when attributed to any other than Him, whether angels and others…

As for the word 'salam', it's meaning is security. The purpose of this is to reassuring the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) about what he fears for his nation…Some have explained it as greeting, meaning, when attributed to Allah, that He address him with His beginninglessly eternal speech to indicate the loftiness of his immense rank." [Ibrahim al-Bajuri, Hashiya al-Bajuri `ala al-Sanusiyya, pg 7, Mustafa al-Babi al-Halabi]

Imam al-Sakhawi, in his Qawl al-Badi`, added that linguistically, the word salat ('sending blessings') returns to two meanings. The first is supplication (du`a) and seeking blessings (tabarruk). Allah's saying, "And pray for them, indeed your prayer is a source of tranquility," carries this sense. The second meaning is worship. It can also be used to mean seeking forgiveness (istighfar), blessings (baraka), recitation, mercy, and forgiveness. Therefore, the meaning of the word salat depends on the context, as well as the one offering it, and the one it is being directed to.

The ruling of sending the peace and blessing on him (May Allah bless him and give him peace)

Imam Haskafi mentions in his Durr al-Mukhtar concerning sending the peace and blessings on the prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace),

"It is obligatory once in a persons life, without any difference of opinion… and it is differed upon concerning it's necessity every time he is mentioned (Allah bless him and give him peace) the chosen opinion according to Tahawi is that it is necessary (wajib) every time he is mentioned and the opinion of the school is that is repeating it is recommended [f: that is, saying it once in a session is necessary, and repeating it every time the Prophet's name is mentioned is recommended]."

Ibn Abidin explains,

"sending of blessings on the prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is necessary once in each session [where his name is mentioned] ... and its repetition is recommended [if the prophet's name (Allah bless him and give him peace) is repeated]." [radd al-muhtar `ala al-durr al-mukhtar, 1:246, bulaq ed.] This was taken from the position verified by Imam Abu'l Barakat al-Nasafi in his al-Kafi and Imam Kamal ibn al-Humam in his Zad al-Faqir.

Places and time when the sending of peace and blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is recommended

Imam al-Haskafi mentions,

"it is recommended in all times, when possible."
Ibn 'Abidin adds,

"The scholars have specifically mentioned a number of places when it is recommended: · on Fridays during the day and the night before, in the morning and evening,

· upon entering the mosque and upon exiting,

. when visiting his blessed grave (Allah bless him and give him peace),

· when at Safa and Marwa,

· during the Friday sermon and other sermons [f: the khatib; as for those listening, they do not do so with their tongues, but within themselves],

· after replying to the adhan,

· when the call to commence the prayer is given (iqamah),

· in the beginning, middle and end of a supplication (du`a) [f: because the salat on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is accepted by Allah, and He will not reject that which is between it, out of His supreme generosity, as the scholars mention],

· after the du'a of qunut [in the witr prayer],

· when meeting and parting,

· during the ablution,

· when having forgotten something,

· when giving an admonition,

· when commencing and completing the reading of hadith,

· for all authors, students, and teachers,

· people getting married and people marrying others off,

· in letters,

· and before all important matters." [Radd al-Muhtar, 1:348, Bulaq]

What is the reward and benefit of the peace and blessings

Imam al-Sakhawi records numerous benefits and rewards of sending blessings on the blessed prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). These include:

1. Allah's sending blessings on the slave

Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, "He who sends blessings on me once, Allah sends him blessings ten times." [Muslim, Abu Dawud, & Tirmidhi]

Anas ibn Malik (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, "He who sends blessings on me once Allah sends blessings on him ten times and removes from him ten sins and raises him by ten degrees." [al-Nasa'i].

2. Forgiveness

Abu Kahil relates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, "O Abu Kahil, whoever sends blessings on me three times every day and three times every night out of love for me and longing for me, it is his right on Allah that He forgive him his sins for that day and night."

3. Sufficiency for one's worldly and other-worldly affairs for the one who makes all of his prayers blessings on the prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Ubayy ibn Ka`b relates: I said, "O Messenger of Allah, I send much blessings on you. What proportion of my prayer should I devote to you?" He said, "As much as you like." I said, "A quarter?" He said, "As much as you like, and if you increased it would only be better for you." I said, "Then a half?" He said, "As much as you like and if you increased then it would only be better for you." I said, "Then two thirds?" He said, "As much as you like and if you increased it would only be better for you." I said, "I'll devote all of my prayers to sending blessings on you." The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, "In that case it will suffice you from your worries and your sins will be forgiven. " [Reported by Tirmidhi who declared it well authenticated]

4. Attaining intercession of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Abu al-Darda' relates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, "Whoever sends blessings on me ten times in the morning and ten in the evening will have my intercession on judgement day." [Tabarani]

Imam al-Sakhawi mentions other benefits, including:

attaining the pleasure of Allah Most High and His mercy,
protection from His anger,
being shaded by Allah's throne on judgement day,
purification of the heart from hypocrisy,
and seeing our Beloved Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in one's sleep. [al-Qawl al-Badi' fi al-salat 'ala al-Habib al-Shafi', 203]
May Allah fill our hearts with love of His beloved Prophet. May He inspire our tongues to send much blessings on him (Allah bless him and give him peace) and guide us to lead our lives in accordance to his exalted and noble sunna.

And Allah alone gives success

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani & Sohail Hanif

--
Shaykh Abdal Qadir al Jilani says:

Seekers of this world are very numerous. Seekers of the hereafter are comparatively few. Seekers of the Lord of Truth (Almighty and Glorious is He), who are honest about their wish for Him, are the fewest of the few.

Sunni Student
15-05-2006, 11:26 PM
Is it not Possible for the Moderators to make this thread a sticky so we can easily add to it, and so every one can easily view and benefit from this great Thread

Sunni Student
15-05-2006, 11:28 PM
Qadi Iyad sites from Al Abbas Ibn Abdul Muttalib in his Ash-Shifa, Page 85-86 of English Translation:


"Before you came to this world,
You were excellent in the shadows and in the repository
in the time (of Adam)
when they covered themselves with leaves.
Then you fell through the ages -
not as a mortal nor a lump of flesh nor as a clot.
Rather as a drop which rode the ships -
and put a bridle on the idol
Nasr while its people were drowned
(in the time of Nuh).
The drop was transferred from loin to womb.
As the world proceeded, the next era appeared.
Then your guardian house contained loftiness from Khindif
underneath which were mountain ranges.
When you were born, the earth shone
and the Horizon was illuminated by your light.
We travel in that illumination
and in the light and the paths of right guidance.
O coolness of the fire of Ibrahim!
O cause of the protection in the blazing fire!"

Sunni Student
15-05-2006, 11:34 PM
Jazakumullah Khairan, thanks Mod's for making the thread a sticky!!!!!

Flora
07-07-2006, 11:40 PM
The way of Muhammad (saw)

By Shaykh Abdal Qadir as-Sufi (From his book, "The Way of Muhammad", published in 1975)

His name means the Praise Worthy.

Muhammad was forebearing, honest, just and chaste. His hand never touched the hand of a woman over whom he did not have rights. He was the most generous of men. Neither a dinar nor a dirham was left him in the evening. If anything remained and there was no one to give it to, night having fallen suddenly, he would not retire to his apartment until he was able to give this excess to whoever needed it. He was never asked for anything but that he gave it to the one who asked. He would prefer the seeker to himself and his family, and so often his store of grain for the year was used up before the end of the year. He patched his sandals and clothing, did household chores, and ate with his woman folk. He was shy and would not stare into people's faces. He answered the invitation of the slaves and the free born, and he accepted presents even if they consisted of merely a draught of milk, while because of hunger he would at times tie two stones around his stomach.

He ate what was at hand, did not refrain from any permitted food. He did not eat reclining. He attended feasts, visited the sick, attended funerals, and walked among his enemies without a guard. He was the humblest of men, the most silent without being insolent, and the most eloquent without being lengthy. He was always joyful and never awed by the affairs of this world.

He rode a horse, a male camel, a mule, a donkey; he walked barefoot and bareheaded at different times. He loved perfumes and disliked foul smells. He sat and ate with the poor. He tyrannized nobody and accepted the excuse of the one who begged his pardon.

He joked but he only spoke the truth. He laughed but did not burst out laughing. He did not eat better food or wear better clothes than his servants.

The conduct of this perfect ruler was untaught. He could neither read nor write, he grew up with shepherds in an ignorant desert land, and was an orphan without father or mother. He refused to curse his enemy saying, "I was sent to forgive not to curse." When asked to wish evil to anyone he blessed them instead.

If there was a bed, he slept on it. If not, he reclined on the earth. He was always the first to extend a greeting. In a handshake he was never the first one to release his hand. He preferred his guests over himself and would offer the cushion on which he reclined until it was accepted.

He called his companions by their surnames so as to show honour to them, and the children as to soften their hearts. One did not argue in his presence. He only spoke the truth. He was the most smiling and laughing of men in the presence of his companions, admiring what they said and mingling with them.

He never found fault with his food. If he was pleased with it, he ate it and if he disliked it, he left it. If he disliked it, he did not make it hateful to someone else. He ate what was in front of him on the plate, within his reach, eating with three fingers. He wiped the dish clean with his fingers saying, "The last morsel is very blessed."

One of his companion said about him, "Of all men, he was the most generous, the most open hearted, the most truthful, the most fulfilling of promise, then gentlest of temper, and the noblest towards his family. Whoever saw him unexpectedly was awed by him, and whoever was his intimate loved him."

He was sent to complete the noble qualities of character.

O Lord, bless the Chosen one with your perfect prayer of blessing. Your prayer is that which grants success in his business as befits his lofty worth. Then bless his noble family and glorious Companions and those who have followed them.

*BismikAllahumma*
10-11-2006, 06:12 AM
--->superb mashAllah:

http://www.masud.co.uk/ISLAM/misc/aftab.htm

Abdullah Ibn Adam
10-11-2006, 09:53 AM
Alhamdulillah, this thread is back. Mods, make it a sticky please again!

Neyzen
10-11-2006, 11:04 AM
As a Muslim, many of us would love to dream of Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w), and we claim to love him, but in reality we don’t practice many Sunnahs of this beloved person. I would like to share a story with you. InshaAllah we can derive some lessons from this story. May Allah grant us Jannah! Amin

During Ottoman Empire period, there was such a great poet called Nabi who perhaps one of the greatest of this time. One of the Ottoman Sultans offered to grant him any wish he had him. Nabi told him that he wished to visit Makkah and Madinah for he had such a deep love for those holy lands,so his wish was granted and he joined a group travelling there. Such journeys were made on camel at that time.

After a long journey, they finally arrived near Madinah. They wanted to go in Madinah in time for fajr, so they took a rest. Nabi who had such a great love for Rasulullah (s.a.w) couldn’t sleep. When he looked around him, he saw that people were already asleep, but he felt uneasy about this and wanted to wake them up. He decided to compose a Na’t with which he would wake them up. It went like this;


Beware of immodesty! Here where Allah's Beloved is!
To where the Divine gaze is directed; Maqam al-Mustafa this is!



On hearing it, people got up, they got ready to go into Madinah. As they entered Madinah, They could hear the same Na’t they had heard from Nabi. Everybody was surprised and asked Nabi, “Oh Nabi, how do they know it? “ Nabi said “I really don’t know” Nabi was puzzled, too. They immediately found the Muezzin of Masjidi Nabawi. They asked “What were you saying before Adhan?” Muezzin did hesitated to say anything initially. Nabi said “I just wrote them before coming here, I didn’t even meet you before, let alone telling you this Na’t. How do you know it? Muezzin asked “Is your name is Nabi?” Nabi said yes and then Muezzin told him that he had dreamed of Rasulullah (s.a.w) who told him that someone called Nabi from my ummah was coming to visit me from Istanbul. Welcome him with these beautiful verses.”



May Allah Grant us such a deep love for Rasulullah (s.a.w). Amin!



By Neyzen

*BismikAllahumma*
10-11-2006, 03:34 PM
Beware of immodesty! Here where Allah's Beloved is!
To where the Divine gaze is directed; Maqam al-Mustafa this is!



May Allah Grant us such a deep love for Rasulullah (s.a.w). Amin!





jazakAllah khair for sharing! and ameen to the dua.


Imam Malik r.a. sometimes used to walk barefoot in Madinatul Munnawwara out of respect and love for RasulAllah salAllahu alaihi wasallam.
subhanallah.

ummati
10-11-2006, 08:07 PM
THE STORY OF HAZRAT ANAS BIN MAALIK R.A
(http://www.yunuspatel.co.za/books-Ma-aarif-E-Mathnavi-52.php)
.................................................. .................................................. ...................

Once some guests came to visit Hazrat Anas Bin Maalik RA. He entertained them with a meal. The tablecloth became dirty and discoloured, due to some curry having fallen upon it. Hazrat Anas instructed the maid servant to cast it into the burning furnace. The servant did as she was commanded.

The guests were astonished at this command. When the tablecloth was thrown into the burning furnace, they awaited the appearance of smoke to indicate that the tablecloth was burning. But instead when the tablecloth was removed from the fire, it was still intact and had become clean.

They asked him:
"O Companion of Rasool, why did this tablecloth not burn in the fire?
And instead of burning, had become perfectly clean'

Hazrat Anas replied: "The reason for the tablecloth not burning is this that on various occasions Rasulullah cleansed his hands and lips with the cloth".

Now Moulana Rumi (RA.) says:
"O You, who have become frightened of the fire and punishment of Jahannam
It is most advisable that you draw near to such blessed hands and lips, by following the Sunnat.
When something material has been granted such honour by the lips of Rasulullah
You can imagine what honour he must have granted to his true Lovers"

Lesson from this Story


When a tablecloth was granted this honour by the wiping of his blessed hands one can just imagine what honour and nearness to Allah will be granted in both the worlds to those who follow the Sunnat diligently, which is a way of obtaining Divine proximity. May Allah grant us all the ability to follow the Sunnat and make us anxious to attain that great bounty from Him, Ameen!

Noor ul Islam
11-11-2006, 02:04 AM
AssalaamuAlaikum
Beautiful lesson. How lovely is it explained that by performing Sunnah you get close to those hands and lips of our ProphetSAW. SubhaanAllah what else doed one need.Wassalaam

Sadiq
04-12-2006, 10:20 AM
Great story here;

THE TEARS OF RASULULLAH ...

Suddenly, there was a
person said salaam.
"May I come in?" he asked.
But Fatimah did not allow him enter the room.
"I'm sorry, my father is ill," said Fatimah turned her body back and closed the door.
She went back to her father who had opened his eyes and asked Fatimah, "Who was he, my daughter?"
"I don't know, my father. It was the first time for me to see him," Fatimah said gently.
Then, Rasulullah looked at his daughter with trembled look, as if he wanted
to reminisce about every part of her daughter's face.
"Know one thing! He is who erases the temporary pleasure; he is who separates the companionship in the world.
He is the death angel," said Rasulullah .
Fatimah bore the bomb of her cry. The death angel came toward him,
But Rasulullah asked why Jibril did not come along with him.
Then, Jibril was called. Jibril was ready in the sky to welcome the soul of
Habibullah and the leader of the earth.
"O Jibril, explain me about my rights in front of ALLAH?" Rasulullah asked
with a weakest voice.
"The doors of sky has opened, the angels are waiting for your soul."
"All jannats open widely waiting for you," Jibril said.
But, in fact, those all did not make Rasulullah relieve, his eyes were
still full of worry.
"You are not happy to hear this news?" asked Jibril.
"Tell me
about the destiny of my people in future?"
"Don't worry, o Rasul ALLAH . I heard ALLAH told me: 'I make jannat haram
for every one, except the people of Muhammad are inside it," Jibril said.
It became closer and closer, the time for Malaekat Izrail to do his work.
Slowly, Rasulullah's soul was pulled.
It was seemed that the body of
Rasulullah was full of sweat; the nerves of his neck became tight.
"Jibril, how pain this sakaratul maut is!"
Rasulullah uttered a groan slowly. Fatimah closed her eyes, Ali sat beside
her bow deeply and Jibril turned his face back.
"Am I repugnant to you that you turn your face back o Jibril?" Rasulullah
asked to the Deliverer of Wahyu.
"Who is the one who could see the Habibullah in his sakaratul maut," Jibril said.
Not for a while, Rasulullah uttered a groan because of unbearable pain.
"O ALLAH, how greatest is this sakaratul maut. Give me all these pains,
don't to my people."
The body of Rasulullah became cold, his feet and chest did not move anymore.
His lips vibrated as if he wanted to say something, Ali took his ear close to Rasulullah .
"Uushiikum bis shalati, wa maa malakat aimanuku - take care the saalat and
take care the weak people among you."
Outside the room, there were cries shouted each other, sahabah held each
other. Fatimah closed her face with her hands and, again, Ali took his ear
close to Rasulullah's mouth which became bluish.
"Ummatii, ummatii, ummatii?" - "My people, my people, my people."
And the life of the noble man ended.

Could we love each other like him? Allahumma sholli 'ala Muhammad wa baarik
wa salim 'alaihi. How deep is Rasulullah's love to us.

http://qisas.com/stories/240

MuhammadAmin
04-12-2006, 10:55 AM
salams all

Okay I understand that we have to have love of Rasurullah salal lahu alhi wasalam, which should be higher than any other love.

I also understand that Rasurullah's love will be a means for intersession and shifa of him salala ho alyhi wasalam.

But can anybody explain to me the meaning of the hadiths where the Rasul of Allah salalho alayhi wasalam advised his beloved daughter to live by Islam and that he would not be able to help against Allah swt?

And also the hadiths where the messenger of Allah swt, salal laho alayhi wasalam also said that he is like other prophets and hes hould not be praised too much above others?

salams

ashiq_ar-rasul
04-12-2006, 11:01 AM
By the gate of your generosity stands a sinner, who is mad with love.

O best of mankind in radiance of face and countenance!

Through you he seeks a means [tawassala], hoping for Allah’s forgiveness of slips;

from fear of Him, his eyelid is wet with pouring tears.

Although his genealogy attributes him to a stone [hajar],

how often tears have flowed, sweet, pure and fresh!

Praise of you does not do you justice, but perhaps,

In eternity, its verses will be transformed into mansions.

My praise of you shall continue for as long as I live,

For I see nothing that could ever deflect me from your praise.

Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalânî, Dîwân

ridhwan
04-12-2006, 11:01 AM
Great story here;

THE TEARS OF RASULULLAH ...

Suddenly, there was a
person said salaam.
"May I come in?" he asked.
But Fatimah did not allow him enter the room.

:salam:

Dear brother is it not the case that the Beloved Daughter of Rasulullah :saw: Hadrat Fatima :anha: being the one present at the demise of the Prophet :saw: a Shi'ite notion?

Rather was it not at the home and presence of Ummul Momineen Hadrat Aisha :anha: where such an incident actually transpired?

wAllahu Aalam

ashiq_ar-rasul
04-12-2006, 11:02 AM
Blessed be Mustafa

Blessed be Mustafa, mercy for mankind,
God's light, the right way to find.

Blessed be the highest of the high,
The brightest star of prophecy's sky.

Blessed be the sovereign of Ka'aba and paradise,
Who is compassionate, merciful and wise.

Blessed be the hero on the night of his ascension,
The apple of the people's eye in heaven.

Blessed be the splendour of the next world,
Dignity, justice and grandeur of this world.

Blessed be his noble mind,
The most sublime of its kind.

Blessed be the source of knowledge divine,
Outstanding and the last in the Prophet's line.

Blessed be the point of Life's hidden unity,
And also the centre of its visible diversity.

Blessed be Nature's privileged one,
Who divided the moon and called back the sun.

Blessed be the blanket, rich in mystic quality,
Under which the food increased in quanitity.

Blessed be the sovereign, wise and high,
Whose rule extends from earth to sky.

Imam Ahmed Raza Khan

Abdullah Ibn Adam
02-01-2007, 07:38 PM
bump

Umme Hanzalah
05-01-2007, 11:36 AM
Hasan bin Thaabit (ra) the great poet of Rasullulah has written some of the best poems in praise of the Nabi (saw) master of both the worlds.
In one he says some of the following

Like you no other women has ever given birth to


its just too much for me, i cant even remeber the other parts

I LOVE RASULLULA (SAW) MORE THEN ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS WORLD!!!

Just to answer your query....

here it is:


و اَحسنَ منكَ لم تري قطّ عَيني
و اَجملَ منكَ لم تلد النسآء
خِلقتَ مبّراءً من كلِِّ عيبٍ
كَانّكَ قد خلِقتَ كما تشآء

"My eyes have not seen anyone more handsome than you.
nor has any women given birth to anyone more beautiful than you.

You have been created free from all faults
it is as if you have been created as you desire."

Hassan Ibn Thabit

Muaz bin jabal
07-01-2007, 09:53 PM
Sallal laho alaihe wasalam

Saamiah
18-01-2007, 03:00 AM
Sallal laho alaihe wasalam
adada kullizarratin alfa marratin.


Assalamualaikum

Someone has asked me about the poem sung by girls of Madina at Hazrat Muhammad salla laho alaihe wasallm 's arrival. Can someone help me find it?
Need both Arabic and translation in Urdu or English. JZK

abdallah87
29-01-2007, 09:34 AM
assalaam alaykum,

this is an excellent documentary on our Prophet Muhammad SAW..if u have dsl or high speed internet..do download it...

heres the link..

Legacy of a Prophet..

http://www.sunnitorrents.com/viewtopic.php?t=3597

Film Synopsis

His father died before he was born, and his mother died when he was only six. But sheltered by a powerful uncle, he made a good start in life, established himself in a profitable business and married well. And then, at the age of 40, he was transformed.

A man who could not read or write, he announced that he was the prophet of God.

His name was Muhammad, and in the next 23 years he would bring peace to the warring pagan tribes of Arabia and establish the new religion of Islam, which today has 1.2 billion followers.

Three years in the making, Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet travels in the footsteps of the prophet to the Arabian desert and the holy city of Mecca where much of Muhammad's story unfolded. "There are six to seven million Muslims here in America, where Islam is the country's fastest growing religion, but many Americans are completely unfamiliar with the life story of the remarkable man who founded this religion 1400 years ago," says producer/director Michael Schwarz.

This sweeping two-hour documentary goes well beyond the boundaries of the past. "Muhammad is 'history in the present tense,'" says co-creator/producer Michael Wolfe, a well-known Muslim author. "In it, we reflect on this 7th century story through the experiences of 21st century Americans who feel deeply connected to what Muhammad did, said and believed." A presentation of KQED/San Francisco, the documentary is produced by Kikim Media and Unity Productions Foundation. Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet was created and produced by Michael Wolfe and Alexander Kronemer, and produced and directed by Michael Schwarz. Noted actor André Braugher is the narrator. With some of the world's greatest scholars on Islam providing historical context and critical perspective, Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet tells of intrigue and faith, revolutionary ideas and bitter persecution, brutal war and brilliant diplomacy in an arid desert where tribal allegiance was often the only protection. Muhammad was orphaned as a child, but he was fortunate to be born into the powerful tribe of the Quraysh in the city of Mecca, a regional pilgrimage site and commercial crossroads. He became a successful trader based in this cosmopolitan center and married a woman who was a wealthy merchant. Yet as Muhammad prospered with the city, he saw that the poor were increasingly neglected and hedonism dominated the culture.

One day in the desert, while meditating in a mountain cave, Muhammad was struck by a revelation that changed his life and the world. Terrified by the force of the experience, he began to recite words that came to him, words he said were from God. These messages would continue throughout the rest of his life. Unable to write them, he would repeat them to his growing band of followers until they became part of their collective memory. Slowly these revelations began to form the book we now know as the Qur'an (or Koran). While people were shocked by these claims, "they acquired credibility because of the very nature of the words spoken," says M. Cherif Bassiouni, professor of law at DePaul University. How could an illiterate man make up language of such poetry and wisdom?

The new faith and ideas that Muhammad proclaimed as the Word of God, were a threat to the Meccan establishment. Muhammad's pronouncement that there was only one God, particularly threatened the very livelihood of the rich Meccans who profited from Mecca's role as Arabia's most popular pilgrimage center. Through years of harrassment and deprivation, and trading sanctions imposed against his people, Muhammad continued to preach and share revelations with his followers, calling on them to worship one God, to destroy idols and to practice charity. As the community faced growing hostility, he began to encourage Muslims to move across the desert and settle in the oasis town of Yathrib, later called Medina. When word of an assassination plot reached him, Muhammad barely escaped death and managed to join the growing Islamic community in Medina.

"Unlike Jesus or the Buddha, who seem to have been purely spiritual leaders with no temporal responsibilities whatever, Muhammad found himself now head of state," author Karen Armstrong points out. "Having transferred the Muslim families from Mecca to Medina, he now had to make sure they could survive there." Muhammad proved to be a strategically gifted military leader and a creative diplomat in the turbulent period that followed. A series of bloody battles between the Meccans and Muhammad's followers almost destroyed the nascent faith, but then the tide turned. Ultimately Muhammad was able to lead 100,000 Muslims back to Mecca for the Hajj, a pilgrimage that remains a cornerstone of the spiritual life of Muslims.

While recounting the story of Muhammad, a tale that was carefully passed down as oral history in the 7th century and subsequently recorded, the documentary also conveys what many American Muslims believe Islam teaches, and how their beliefs shape their lives. The documentary takes viewers into the homes, mosques and work places of some of America's Muslims to discover the many ways in which they follow Muhammad's example and interpret his life and his message today. Through these inter-linked narratives, the filmmakers connect past and present, prophet and follower, within an innovative film structure." Co-creator/producer Alex Kronemer says, "Many Muslims believe that if you want to understand who they are, the best place to start is with this story of Muhammad, because he established a model of behavior and values which Muslims strive to emulate today."

The American Muslims that the documentary introduces include recent immigrants, Muslims whose families have lived here for generations, and American converts like Kevin James, a Brooklyn fire marshal, who has a Jewish mother and a father who is Native American and African American.

"America is a racial nation," says James. "Either you're Black, you're White, you're Italian, you're Jewish, you're this, you're that. So coming from a mixed background, I've felt like, kind of in limbo." After a period of spiritual seeking, James discovered a kinship with Islam, in part because it shares religious roots with both Judaism and Christianity and in part because it preaches racial equity. His faith inspired his decision to become a firefighter he explains, "The Qur'an teaches you that the saving of one life is as if you've saved all of humanity."

A critical care nurse, Najah Bazzy is a second generation Muslim American who lives in Dearborn, Michigan. Her hometown has seen a massive influx of Muslim immigration as a result of the Gulf War. As she helps her colleagues understand and work effectively with their Muslim patients and her husband negotiate life with a teenage daughter, Bazzy says that Muhammad is her constant guide. "We live our lives through his examples, but he's not God," she explains. "Our reverence is to God. And our reference is to [Muhammad]. So how I walk, and how I speak, and how I carry myself, and how I treat my husband, and how I treat my mother and my father, and how I behave as a sister and a daughter and a nurse and a friend and a neighbor, that's all prophet Muhammad in action."

Although this documentary was well into production prior to 9/11, some of the American Muslim characters who help tell Muhammad's story were filmed after the attack. These sequences portray their reaction to this event, the aftermath they have experienced, and the controversial concept of jihad. Through a combination of commentary from Islamic experts and interviews with Muslim Americans, the program also addresses some of the difficult issues at the matrix of religious faith, cultural customs and Middle East politics, including women's rights and charges of anti-Semitism rooted in the historical conflicts of the 7th century.

Funding for Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet has been provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Arabian Bulk Trade, Sabadia Family Foundation, Irfan Kathwari Foundation, El-Hibri Foundation, Qureishi Family Trust, and many individual contributors.

Kikim Media draws on 25 years of experience in print and broadcast journalism to engage, entertain and inform its audiences. Its productions are guided by a fundamental commitment to fairness and accuracy and by its abiding conviction that a true story, honestly told, can change people's lives. The company was founded in 1996 by Michael Schwarz, whose work has been honored by some of the most prestigious awards in broadcasting, including three national Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award.

Unity Productions Foundation is a nonprofit production company whose mission is to develop balanced, fair and accurate journalistic material concerning the world's cultural and spiritual traditions in order to help increase understanding and tolerance. For more information visit the website:
Jazakallah

abdallah87
07-02-2007, 05:41 PM
salam here is another good presentation of the sayings of Muhammad SAWS..


http://www.qweb.name.qa/ppt/Muhammadpbuh.pps

walaikum salam

*BismikAllahumma*
07-02-2007, 05:58 PM
Assalamualaikum

Someone has asked me about the poem sung by girls of Madina at Hazrat Muhammad salla laho alaihe wasallm 's arrival. Can someone help me find it?
Need both Arabic and translation in Urdu or English. JZK

i think it's called 'Tala al badru alaina'

here's an arabic and english version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxbkozqcP68

This one's arabic and urdu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SscGn26Ihhw

..sorry i didnt find the lyrics.
waslaam

Sunni Student
09-02-2007, 03:31 PM
My First Poem dedicated to the Prophet [Peace be upon him]

I would like to thank a close friend for allowing me to use the opening line!



I won't loose hope O Beloved!



Laying in the valley as I cry myself to sleep,
Missing you O Beloved with every heart beat.

Time seems to have stopped
Due to my yearning for us to meet,

I wish I could be in your presence,
Bowing down to your feet.

O Master! please help me fulfill my need,
On that day when I will come to you with my plead.

That day when all others shall reject me,
I will have no where to go so I will search for you.

Alas I will be with the Exalted one,
The one I would give my life to see.

There will be one floating Boat,
On board will be those who you choose.

I am one who is drowned in sins.
Please don't let me be among those who you refuse.

O Leader! Take me on board too,
Make my only dream come true.

If you let go of me I will fall,
The Fire would be my abode.

Lost, Alone and separated from the one I love most out of all,
Struggling to carry the load.

Yet I shall have hope in you as you will stand up tall.
I will hopingly wait for your intercession followed by the call.

Back and forward you shall go,
Pleading to your Lord whilst your tears flow.

Until all the believers are free,
Which might happen to include me.

Abdullah Ibn Adam
09-02-2007, 05:01 PM
Very nice poet sidi.. Masha'Allah.

*BismikAllahumma*
10-02-2007, 01:39 AM
My First Poem dedicated to the Prophet [Peace be upon him]

I would like to thank a close friend for allowing me to use the opening line!



I won't loose hope O Beloved!



Laying in the valley as I cry myself to sleep,
Missing you O Beloved with every heart beat.

Time seems to have stopped
Due to my yearning for us to meet,

I wish I could be in your presence,
Bowing down to your feet.

O Master! please help me fulfill my need,
On that day when I will come to you with my plead.

That day when all others shall reject me,
I will have no where to go so I will search for you.

Alas I will be with the Exalted one,
The one I would give my life to see.

There will be one floating Boat,
On board will be those who you choose.

I am one who is drowned in sins.
Please don't let me be among those who you refuse.

O Leader! Take me on board too,
Make my only dream come true.

If you let go of me I will fall,
The Fire would be my abode.

Lost, Alone and separated from the one I love most out of all,
Struggling to carry the load.

Yet I shall have hope in you as you will stand up tall.
I will hopingly wait for your intercession followed by the call.

Back and forward you shall go,
Pleading to your Lord whilst your tears flow.

Until all the believers are free,
Which might happen to include me.


:cry: :jazak: for sharing

may Allah subhnahu wa ta'ala bless us with the intercession of our beloved Nabi. SalAllahu Alaihi wasallam
ameen

-plz make dua for the ummah !

Saamiah
12-02-2007, 04:14 AM
i think it's called 'Tala al badru alaina'



Jazakillah sis, i think so too. i think the second line is 'wajaba shukru lana'

what i want to know are there any more lines or is this it.

sallallahu alan Nabi.

The Deen
12-02-2007, 10:54 AM
Tala Al Badru Alayna
Min thaniyyatil Wadaaee
Wajabash Shukru Alayna
Mada'aa Lillahi Daee

mospike
12-02-2007, 10:57 AM
What does Tala Albadru mean in english

The entire song

The Deen
12-02-2007, 11:43 AM
Tala'al-Badru 'alayna,
min thaniyyatil-Wada'
wajaba al-shukru 'alayna,
ma da'a lillahi da'

O the White Moon rose over us
From the Valley of Wada'
And we owe it to show gratefulness
Where the call is to Allah

Ayyuha al-mab'uthu fina
ji'ta bi-al-amri al-muta'
Ji'ta sharrafta al-Madinah
marhaban ya khayra da'

O you who were raised amongst us
coming with a work to be obeyed
You have brought to this city nobleness
Welcome! best call to God's way

Tala'al-Badru 'alayna,
min thaniyyatil-Wada'
wajaba al-shukru 'alayna,
ma da'a lillahi da'

abuyahya
12-02-2007, 11:33 PM
واحسن منك لم ترى قط عينى وأجمل منك لم تلد النساء خلقت مبراء من كل عيب كأنك خلقت كما تشاء

Saamiah
13-02-2007, 01:29 AM
Tala'al-Badru 'alayna,
min thaniyyatil-Wada'
wajaba al-shukru 'alayna,
ma da'a lillahi da'

O the White Moon rose over us
From the Valley of Wada'
And we owe it to show gratefulness
Where the call is to Allah

Ayyuha al-mab'uthu fina
ji'ta bi-al-amri al-muta'
Ji'ta sharrafta al-Madinah
marhaban ya khayra da'

O you who were raised amongst us
coming with a work to be obeyed
You have brought to this city nobleness
Welcome! best call to God's way

Tala'al-Badru 'alayna,
min thaniyyatil-Wada'
wajaba al-shukru 'alayna,
ma da'a lillahi da'


sallallahu alaihi wasallam
adada kulli zarratin alfa marratin

Jazakillahu khairan kahteeran sis Deen this is what i needed!

The Deen
13-02-2007, 10:04 AM
Ameen.

May I ask you what zarratin means?

Aqdas
13-02-2007, 02:39 PM
he is the best creation that Allah has and ever will create. no man can be like him. he is physically and spiritually unique. he is the closest to Allah and therefore the most esteemed in the whole of creation.

imam ahmad raza khan says so beautifully [excuse the typos]:

خدا كى رضا ﭽاهتے ەيں دو عالم
خدا ﭽاهتا ھے رضأے محمد

the whole world wants to please Allah
Allah wants to please Muhammad [jalla jalaluhu wa sallAllahu 'alaihi wasallam]

he is free from any fault and deficiency and all greatnesses and qualities have been consummated in his person. he is for whom Allah created the universe and he is so unique that he does not even have a shadow.

when he walked upon the earth, he did not leave footprints even on sand and when he enters jannah, Allah Himself will come to greet him [as is befitting].

he is the one whose blessed saliva cured the sahaba and whose sweat they collected for barakah. he is the one about whom is said that it is kufr to disrespect even his sandals. he is the one with whom the best of creation after the prophets 'alaihim assalam, abu bakr, wanted to be buried and then 'umar.

he is the one who replies to our salams and does dua for us. he is pained when we are in agony and is ra'uf and raHeem for us. he is imam al-anbiya wa'l mursaleen.

he is our ideal. he is, as imam ahmad raza says,

farHat e jaan e mu'min
ghayz e qalbe dalaalat

he is the one who was taught the qur'an by the Creator and taught all that he knew not. he is the one we yearn for and whose shafa'ah we await.

the dust that touches his blessed body is better than the 'arsh. he is our mawlana [protector] and the remover of our difficulties [by the will of Allah]. he is the distributor of all the blessings of Allah and everything that we get is from him. he is the qasim. he is Ahmad. his is the nur from which all other creation was made.

he is the one for whom the stones of makka say assalatu wasslamu 'alayka ya rasulallah and on whom the sahaba called when in need.

loving him is iman and hatred for him is kufr. he is the one about whom shaykh mujaddid said i love Allah because He is the God of Muhammad. he is the one whose dhikr will always happen with the dhikr of Allah. he is the one whose dhikr IS the dhikr of Allah.

imam ahmad raza says:

كروں تےرے نام ﭙه جاں فدا نه بس ايك جاں دو جهاں فدا
دو جهاں سے بهى نهيں جى بهرا كروں كيا كروڑوں جهاں نهيں

subHanAllah! imam ahmad raza wants to forsake tens of millions of lives for him! sallAllahu 'alaihi wasallam.

blessings on him and his family and his companions.

Saamiah
24-02-2007, 06:16 PM
Ameen.

May I ask you what zarratin means?

Assalamualaikum i believe i should have written 'dharratin' (dhaal that comes after daal) meanig particle, my urdu takes over sometimes!

Sallu alaihi wa aalihi
Adada kulli dharratin alfa marratin

umsaamiah

abdulsamadrazzaque
08-03-2007, 02:00 AM
Thomas Carlyle in 'Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History,' 1840

"The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only."
"A silent great soul, one of that who cannot but be earnest. He was to kindle the world, the world’s Maker had ordered so."




A. S. Tritton in 'Islam,' 1951

The picture of the Muslim soldier advancing with a sword in one hand and the Qur'an in the other is quite false.



De Lacy O'Leary in 'Islam at the Crossroads,' London, 1923.

History makes it clear, however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.



Gibbon in 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' 1823

The good sense of Muhammad despised the pomp of royalty. The Apostle of God submitted to the menial offices of the family; he kindled the fire; swept the floor; milked the ewes; and mended with his own hands his shoes and garments. Disdaining the penance and merit of a hermit, he observed without effort of vanity the abstemious diet of an Arab.



Edward Gibbon and Simon Oakley in ‘History of the Saracen Empire,’ London, 1870

"The greatest success of Mohammad’s life was effected by sheer moral force."
“It is not the propagation but the permanency of his religion that deserves our wonder, the same pure and perfect impression which he engraved at Mecca and Medina is preserved after the revolutions of twelve centuries by the Indian, the African and the Turkish proselytes of the Koran....The Mahometans have uniformly withstood the temptation of reducing the object of their faith and devotion to a level with the senses and imagination of man. ‘I believe in One God and Mahomet the Apostle of God’ is the simple and invariable profession of Islam. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honors of the prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtue, and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion.”




Reverend Bosworth Smith in 'Muhammad and Muhammadanism,' London, 1874.

"Head of the State as well as the Church, he was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without the Pope's pretensions, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar, without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a police force, without a fixed revenue. If ever a man ruled by a right divine, it was Muhammad, for he had all the powers without their supports. He cared not for the dressings of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life."
"In Mohammadanism every thing is different here. Instead of the shadowy and the mysterious, we have history....We know of the external history of Muhammad....while for his internal history after his mission had been proclaimed, we have a book absolutely unique in its origin, in its preservation....on the Substantial authority of which no one has ever been able to cast a serious doubt."




Edward Montet, 'La Propagande Chretienne et ses Adversaries Musulmans,' Paris 1890. (Also in T.W. Arnold in 'The Preaching of Islam,' London 1913.)

"Islam is a religion that is essentially rationalistic in the widest sense of this term considered etymologically and historically....the teachings of the Prophet, the Qur'an has invariably kept its place as the fundamental starting point, and the dogma of unity of God has always been proclaimed therein with a grandeur a majesty, an invariable purity and with a note of sure conviction, which it is hard to find surpassed outside the pale of Islam....A creed so precise, so stripped of all theological complexities and consequently so accessible to the ordinary understanding might be expected to possess and does indeed possess a marvelous power of winning its way into the consciences of men."



Alphonse de LaMartaine in 'Historie de la Turquie,' Paris, 1854.

"Never has a man set for himself, voluntarily or involuntarily, a more sublime aim, since this aim was superhuman; to subvert superstitions which had been imposed between man and his Creator, to render God unto man and man unto God; to restore the rational and sacred idea of divinity amidst the chaos of the material and disfigured gods of idolatry, then existing. Never has a man undertaken a work so far beyond human power with so feeble means, for he (Muhammad) had in the conception as well as in the execution of such a great design, no other instrument than himself and no other aid except a handful of men living in a corner of the desert. Finally, never has a man accomplished such a huge and lasting revolution in the world, because in less than two centuries after its appearance, Islam, in faith and in arms, reigned over the whole of Arabia, and conquered, in God's name, Persia Khorasan, Transoxania, Western India, Syria, Egypt, Abyssinia, all the known continent of Northern Africa, numerous islands of the Mediterranean Sea, Spain, and part of Gaul.
"If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws, and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples, dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls.

"On the basis of a Book, every letter which has become law, he created a spiritual nationality which blend together peoples of every tongue and race. He has left the indelible characteristic of this Muslim nationality the hatred of false gods and the passion for the One and Immaterial God. This avenging patriotism against the profanation of Heaven formed the virtue of the followers of Muhammad; the conquest of one-third the earth to the dogma was his miracle; or rather it was not the miracle of man but that of reason.

"The idea of the unity of God, proclaimed amidst the exhaustion of the fabulous theogonies, was in itself such a miracle that upon it's utterance from his lips it destroyed all the ancient temples of idols and set on fire one-third of the world. His life, his meditations, his heroic revelings against the superstitions of his country, and his boldness in defying the furies of idolatry, his firmness in enduring them for fifteen years in Mecca, his acceptance of the role of public scorn and almost of being a victim of his fellow countrymen... This dogma was twofold the unity of God and the immateriality of God: the former telling what God is, the latter telling what God is not; the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other starting an idea with words.

"Philosopher, Orator, Apostle, Legislator, Conqueror of Ideas, Restorer of Rational beliefs.... The founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?"




Mahatma Gandhi, statement published in 'Young India,'1924.

I wanted to know the best of the life of one who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind.... I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the second volume (of the Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of that great life.



Sir George Bernard Shaw in 'The Genuine Islam,' Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936.

"If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam."
“I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity."

"I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.”




Michael Hart in 'The 100, A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons In History,' New York, 1978.

My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the secular and religious level. ...It is probable that the relative influence of Muhammad on Islam has been larger than the combined influence of Jesus Christ and St. Paul on Christianity. ...It is this unparalleled combination of secular and religious influence which I feel entitles Muhammad to be considered the most influential single figure in human history.



Dr. William Draper in 'History of Intellectual Development of Europe'

Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born in Mecca, in Arabia, the man who, of all men, has exercised the greatest influence upon the human race... To be the religious head of many empires, to guide the daily life of one-third of the human race, may perhaps justify the title of a Messenger of God.



Arthur Glyn Leonard in 'Islam, Her Moral and Spiritual Values'

It was the genius of Muhammad, the spirit that he breathed into the Arabs through the soul of Islam that exalted them. That raised them out of the lethargy and low level of tribal stagnation up to the high watermark of national unity and empire. It was in the sublimity of Muhammad's deism, the simplicity, the sobriety and purity it inculcated the fidelity of its founder to his own tenets, that acted on their moral and intellectual fiber with all the magnetism of true inspiration.



Philip K. Hitti in 'History of the Arabs'

Within a brief span of mortal life, Muhammad called forth of unpromising material, a nation, never welded before; in a country that was hitherto but a geographical expression he established a religion which in vast areas suppressed Christianity and Judaism, and laid the basis of an empire that was soon to embrace within its far flung boundaries the fairest provinces the then civilized world.



Rodwell in the Preface to his translation of the Holy Qur'an

Mohammad's career is a wonderful instance of the force and life that resides in him who possesses an intense faith in God and in the unseen world. He will always be regarded as one of those who have had that influence over the faith, morals and whole earthly life of their fellow men, which none but a really great man ever did, or can exercise; and whose efforts to propagate a great verity will prosper.



W. Montgomery Watt in 'Muhammad at Mecca,' Oxford, 1953.

His readiness to undergo persecution for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as a leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems that it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad.... Thus, not merely must we credit Muhammad with essential honesty and integrity of purpose, if we are to understand him at all; if we are to correct the errors we have inherited from the past, we must not forget the conclusive proof is a much stricter requirement than a show of plausibility, and in a matter such as this only to be attained with difficulty.



D. G. Hogarth in 'Arabia'

Serious or trivial, his daily behavior has instituted a canon which millions observe this day with conscious memory. No one regarded by any section of the human race as Perfect Man has ever been imitated so minutely. The conduct of the founder of Christianity has not governed the ordinary life of his followers. Moreover, no founder of a religion has left on so solitary an eminence as the Muslim apostle.



Washington Irving 'Mahomet and His Successors'

He was sober and abstemious in his diet and a rigorous observer of fasts. He indulged in no magnificence of apparel, the ostentation of a petty mind; neither was his simplicity in dress affected but a result of real disregard for distinction from so trivial a source.
In his private dealings he was just. He treated friends and strangers, the rich and poor, the powerful and weak, with equity, and was beloved by the common people for the affability with which he received them, and listened to their complaints.

His military triumphs awakened no pride nor vain glory, as they would have done had they been effected for selfish purposes. In the time of his greatest power he maintained the same simplicity of manners and appearance as in the days of his adversity. So far from affecting a regal state, he was displeased if, on entering a room, any unusual testimonials of respect were shown to him. If he aimed at a universal dominion, it was the dominion of faith; as to the temporal rule which grew up in his hands, as he used it without ostentation, so he took no step to perpetuate it in his family.




James Michener in ‘Islam: The Misunderstood Religion,’ Reader’s Digest, May 1955, pp. 68-70.

"No other religion in history spread so rapidly as Islam. The West has widely believed that this surge of religion was made possible by the sword. But no modern scholar accepts this idea, and the Qur’an is explicit in the support of the freedom of conscience."
“Like almost every major prophet before him, Muhammad fought shy of serving as the transmitter of God’s word sensing his own inadequacy. But the Angel commanded ‘Read’. So far as we know, Muhammad was unable to read or write, but he began to dictate those inspired words which would soon revolutionize a large segment of the earth: "There is one God"."

“In all things Muhammad was profoundly practical. When his beloved son Ibrahim died, an eclipse occurred and rumors of God 's personal condolence quickly arose. Whereupon Muhammad is said to have announced, ‘An eclipse is a phenomenon of nature. It is foolish to attribute such things to the death or birth of a human being'."

“At Muhammad's own death an attempt was made to deify him, but the man who was to become his administrative successor killed the hysteria with one of the noblest speeches in religious history: ‘If there are any among you who worshiped Muhammad, he is dead. But if it is God you Worshiped, He lives for ever'.”




Lawrence E. Browne in ‘The Prospects of Islam,’ 1944

Incidentally these well-established facts dispose of the idea so widely fostered in Christian writings that the Muslims, wherever they went, forced people to accept Islam at the point of the sword.



K. S. Ramakrishna Rao in 'Mohammed: The Prophet of Islam,' 1989

My problem to write this monograph is easier, because we are not generally fed now on that (distorted) kind of history and much time need not be spent on pointing out our misrepresentations of Islam. The theory of Islam and sword, for instance, is not heard now in any quarter worth the name. The principle of Islam that “there is no compulsion in religion” is well known.

zaidf
12-03-2007, 12:45 PM
any recommeded books on rasulallah (saw)?

abuyahya
19-03-2007, 12:33 AM
in what language?

zaidf
23-03-2007, 01:42 AM
english

Travelleress
23-03-2007, 11:20 AM
Ash Shifa of Qadi Iyad

http://kitaabun.com/shopping3/product_info.php?products_id=76

Alhumdulillah
27-03-2007, 09:24 PM
Allahumma Salli Wa Sallim 'Ala Muhammed.

O Allah! Bestow peace and greetings upon Muhammed. Ameen.

ammardiwan
30-03-2007, 04:33 AM
english

The following are awesome:


http://www.amazon.com/Muhammad-Life-Based-Earliest-Sources/dp/1594771537/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-1093880-0911312?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175229133&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Jurisprudence-Prophetic-Biography-Orthodox-Caliphate/dp/1575479648

hoopoe
30-03-2007, 09:30 PM
Assalamu 'alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu,
http://almiskeenah.blogsome.com/
from Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, during the month of Rabi'al Awwal.
wasallamu 'alaykum

alakhan
30-03-2007, 10:32 PM
AOA

Can anybody tell me when Our Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH (saw) went to Seria(Shaam) with Hazrat Khadija's goods, what was in goods? and how Our Beloved Prophet PBUH (SW) conduct his business and
second question what was our Beloved Holy Prophet PBUH (SW) was source of income after migration.

Is there anyone who can help me to answer this, reply to this or email me at no email allowed

I want to start some business but wants to start with those things and way which Our Holy Prophet PBUH DID.

AOA.

*BismikAllahumma*
11-04-2007, 09:15 PM
“If there was no miracle except the Seerah of the Prophet, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, then it would suffice as the greatest miracle!”


- Ibn Hajar

SubhanAllah!

Mureed of Babaji Sarkar
18-04-2007, 03:13 PM
(taken from one of my shaykh's books):-
My Master, may my soul be sacrificed for Him (SAW):

- The Beauty of the Heavens and the Earth
- The Master of both Worlds
- The Ocean of generosity
- The Perfection in patience and contentment
- The Best in lineage
- The Prince of paradise
- The Intercessor of all nations
- The Best of creation
- The Prophet of the Prophets
- The Bringer of glad tidings to the hopeless
- The Light of human consciousness
- The Ocean of peace
- The Helper of the helpless
- The Guide of those astray
- The Beloved of Allah the Almighty

Mureed of Babaji Sarkar
18-04-2007, 03:16 PM
This is the dedication to my shaykh's book 'Anta Habeebi Ya Rasoolallah' and 'Asma Al-Nabi Al Karim':

Hazrat Al-Aqdas Al-Akmal Al-Tayib Al-Athar Al-Akram Al-Ajmal Janabey sarwarey kayinaat fakhr-e-mojudaat, sayyidul kownayn, sayyidul mursaleen, Khataman Nabiyyeen, Rahmat al-lil alameen, Shafee il muznibeen, shafee il umam, shafee-il ummah, sahib al-joodey wal karam, asimul mutahhara nabiyyil khatam, rasool al akhir, sahib tejan al muqarabeen, rahatey quloobil mu'mineen, habeebey rabil alameen, masbahil muqarabeen, muhabbal ashiqeen, mehboob altalibeen alarifeen, saraj as salikeen, Ma'wana Wa Maljana Wa Sayyiduna Wa Sanadana Wa Nabiyyina Wa Rasoolina Wa Mowlana Wa Habeebina Wa Mahboobina, MUHAMMADanil Mustafa AHMADanil Mujtaba MUHAMMADanin Nabiyil Umiyyi HAZRAT MUHAMMAD AR-RASOOLALLAH salallahu alayhi wa alihi wa ashabihi wa barik wa salim

For the Urdu version, click http://darulehsan.net/learningcentre.php --> Literature (Urdu) ---> Anta Habeebi Ya Rasoolallah --> p4

Mureed of Babaji Sarkar
18-04-2007, 03:30 PM
Translated: 'This peace of work is dedicated to the exalted, the holy, the perfect, the pure, the sanctified, the blessed, the beautiful, the revered master of the universe, the pride of everything, the leader of both worlds, the leader of the Messengers (AS), the seal of the Prophets (AS), the mercy to mankind, the intercessor of the sinners, the nations and the Muslim Nation, the embodiment of grace and blessing, the absolute guardian, the last Messenger and Prophet (SAW), the crown of the near ones, the comforter of the true Muslims' hearts, the beloved of the Lord of the Worlds, the light of the near-ones, the friend of the devotees, the beloved of the seekers and the learned, the beacon light for the travelers on the path, our wealth, our supporter, our leader, our Messenger (SAW), our Prophet (SAW), our master adjudicator, our loved and beloved Muhammad (SAW), the unlettered Prophet, Hazrat Muhammad Rasoolallah (SAW), peace and blessings be upon him, his family and his companions, and grace and blessings be on them all.

*BismikAllahumma*
03-05-2007, 05:57 AM
Muhammad Rasool-Allah (salAllahu alaihi wasallam) is the Final Messenger of Allah, the seal of the Prophets and a mercy unto mankind. His name is Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Abdul-Muttalib ibn Hashim (salAllahu alaihi wasallam). He (salAllahu alaihi wasallam) is a descendant of the noblest Arab tribe of Quraish. The Arabs were the descendants of Ismaeel ibn Ibraheem (Alaihi salaam).

AbulAsad
05-05-2007, 01:00 PM
By Abul A`la Mawdudi

To arrive at a correct appraisal of the Prophet’s contribution to human thought, one has to view it in the background of the history of the world as a whole. That would reveal that this unlettered dweller of the desert of Arabia, who was born in the ‘dark ages’ some 1,400 years ago, was the real pioneer of the modern age and the true leader of humanity. He is not only the leader of those who accept his leadership, but also of those also who do not acclaim him as such: even of those who denounce him! The only difference being that the latter are unaware of the fact that his guidance is still imperceptibly influencing their thoughts and their actions and is the governing principle of their lives and the very spirit of modern times.
It was he [the Prophet Muhammad(s)] who turned the course of human thought from superstition- mongering, love for the unnatural and the inexplicable, and monasticism towards a rational approach, love for reality, and a pious and balanced worldly life. It was he who, in a world which regarded only supernatural happenings as miracles and demanded them for the verification of the truth of a religious mission, inspired the urge for rational proof and the faith in them as the criterion of truth. It was he who, in place of baseless speculation, led human beings to the path of rational understanding and sound reasoning on the basis of observation, experiment, and research. It was he who clearly defined the limits and functions of sense perception, reason, and intuition. It was he who brought about a rapprochement between spiritual and material values. It was he who harmonized faith with knowledge and action. It was he who created the scientific spirit with the power of religion and who evolved true religiosity on the basis of the scientific spirit.
It was he who eradicated idolatry, man-worship, and polytheism in all forms so thoroughly, and created such a firm faith in the unity of God that even those religions which were based entirely on superstitions and idolatry were compelled to adopt a monotheistic theme. It was he who changed the basic concepts of ethics and spirituality. To those who believed that asceticism and self- annihilation alone formed the standard of moral and spiritual purity—that purity could not be achieved except by running away from worldly life, disregarding all the urges of the flesh and subjecting the body to all types of tortures—it was he who showed the path or spiritual evolution, moral emancipation, and attainment of salvation through active participation in the practical affairs of the world around them.
It was he who brought home to man his true worth and position; those who acknowledged only a God incarnate or a son of God as their moral preceptor or spiritual guide were told that a human being like them, having no pretension to godhead, could become the vicegerent of God on earth. It was he who stressed the point that no person could claim holiness, authority, or kingship as a birthright and that no person could be born with the stigma of untouchability, slavery, or serfdom on his person. It was he and his teachings which inspired the thoughts of the unity of mankind, equality of human beings, true democracy, and real freedom in the world.
Leaving aside this realm of thought and moving a bit further, one will find countless practical results of the leadership of this unlettered person firmly impressed on the laws and ways of the world. So many principles of good behavior, culture and civilization, purity of thought and deed, which are prevalent in the world today, owe their origin to him. The social laws which he gave have infiltrated deep into the structure of human social life, and this process continues up to this day.
The basic principles of economics which he taught have ushered in many a movement in world history and hold out the same promise for the future. The laws of governance which he formulated brought about many an upheaval in political notions and theories of the world and continue to assert their influence even today. The fundamental principles of law and justice which bear the stamp of his genius have influenced, to a remarkable degree, the administration of justice in the courts of nations, and form a perpetual source of guidance for all legists to come. This unlettered Arab was the first person who set on foot for the first time practically the whole framework of international relations, and regulated the laws of war and peace. For no one had previously even the remotest idea that there could be an ethical code of war or that relations between different nations could be regulated on the grounds of common humanity.

* This article is part of the author’s book Towards Understanding Islam, “Chapter 3: The Prophethood.” Excerpted, with slight modifications, from: http://www.ymofmd. com/books/ tui/chp3. html

cheap cigarette
09-05-2007, 05:19 PM
very interesting thing

umm_madina
09-05-2007, 05:53 PM
AOA

Can anybody tell me when Our Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH (saw) went to Seria(Shaam) with Hazrat Khadija's goods, what was in goods? and how Our Beloved Prophet PBUH (SW) conduct his business and
second question what was our Beloved Holy Prophet PBUH (SW) was source of income after migration.

Is there anyone who can help me to answer this, reply to this or email me at no email allowed

I want to start some business but wants to start with those things and way which Our Holy Prophet PBUH DID.

AOA.


Assalamualikum,



Muhammad (saw) ,had no particular job at his early youth, but it was reported that he worked as a shepherd for Bani Sa‘d and in Makkah. At the age of 25, he went to Syria as a merchant for Khadijah - may Allah be pleased with her - . Ibn Ishaq reported that Khadijah, daughter of Khwailid was a business-woman of great honour and fortune. She used to employ men to do her business for a certain percentage of the profits. Quraish people were mostly tradespeople, so when Khadijah was informed of Muhammad , his truthful words, great honesty and kind manners, she sent for him. She offered him money to go to Syria and do her business, and she would give him a higher rate than the others. She would also send her hireling, Maisarah, with him. He agreed and went with her servant to Syria for trade.

http://www.al-sunnah.com/nektar/2.htm

All, the best in your business

wa'salam

Proud2baMuslim
15-06-2007, 08:38 PM
Here is the link for the english translation of the book"Uswa e Rasool AKram SAW", by hazrt Dr Abdul Hayee Aarifi Ra (Khalifa of Hakeem ul Ummat ra).
This book can be downloaded from http://fahmedeen.org/books/waysoftheprophet.pdf.

InshaAllah it will be beneficial for all of us for increasing the Love of Rasool Ullah saw and to turn our lifes totally according to Sunnah.

Proud2baMuslim
15-06-2007, 08:45 PM
want to share a verse of Hazrt Molana Shah Hakeem Mohammed Akhter SB Dbh..


Naqsh e Qadam Nabi Kay Hain Jannat Kay Raastey
ALLAH Say Milatey Hain, Sunnat kay Raastey...


~~~The Footprints Of The Beloved Of Allah,Nabi Muhammed (SAW) is the Road to Jannat....The Sunnats Of Rasool Ullah (saw) Connects with Allah Taala~~~

SubhaanAllaah

You can also listen it(In Urdu) http://www.divshare.com/download/492344-37f

Proud2baMuslim
16-06-2007, 02:59 PM
Pyaarey Nabi sallallaho alyhi wassallam ki Pyaare Sunnatain..

by Hazrt Molana Shah Hakeem Mohammed Akhter Sb Dbh. This book have Sunnats regarding our daily life... wuzu. Ghusl, Namaaz, For sleeping ,eating n all that..

http://www.introduction2islam.com/books/Pyaray_Nabi_Ki_Pyari_Sunnatain.pdf

Noor ul Islam
16-06-2007, 03:54 PM
AssalaamuAlaikum
It is a wonderful booklet. I have distributed many copy of this handy book of sunnahs and people found it quite beneficial. Wassalaam

*BismikAllahumma*
17-06-2007, 05:53 PM
Here is the link for the english translation of the book"Uswa e Rasool AKram SAW", by hazrt Dr Abdul Hayee Aarifi Ra (Khalifa of Hakeem ul Ummat ra).
This book can be downloaded from http://fahmedeen.org/books/waysoftheprophet.pdf.

InshaAllah it will be beneficial for all of us for increasing the Love of Rasool Ullah saw and to turn our lifes totally according to Sunnah.

Aslaamu alaikum

JazakAllah khair for this!!!

I was going thru my dad's urdu books and one of the books i found was uswa-e-husna in urdu... and Alhumdulillah i have started to read it. I'm only on the second chapter but mashallah its an amazing bk. make dua for me that i benefit immensely and mold my lifestyle into a life full of sunnahs of rasulAllah (salAllahu alaihi wasallam). ameen

jazakAllah khair for the english version once again...and also for all the other books u've shared.

waslaam

*BismikAllahumma*
17-06-2007, 05:56 PM
Pyaarey Nabi sallallaho alyhi wassallam ki Pyaare Sunnatain..

by Hazrt Molana Shah Hakeem Mohammed Akhter Sb Dbh. This book have Sunnats regarding our daily life... wuzu. Ghusl, Namaaz, For sleeping ,eating n all that..

http://www.introduction2islam.com/books/Pyaray_Nabi_Ki_Pyari_Sunnatain.pdf

WOW!! SUBHANALLAH!

EXCELLENT BOOK! jazakAllah khair.

plz make dua for me..that i follow every sunnat. ameen

waslaam

*BismikAllahumma*
17-06-2007, 06:02 PM
Salaam its me again! :D

sis noor ul islam and proud2bamuslim...can u guys or anyone else here recommend any really good books (and easy to read) in URDU that i should get from Pakistan. My cousin went to pk and she'll b coming back inshallah in september. so please..tell me some good book names...preferrably the ones u guys have and really benefitted from.

jazak Allah khair
ur sis in islam
waslaam

Proud2baMuslim
17-06-2007, 08:23 PM
Salaam its me again! :D

sis noor ul islam and proud2bamuslim...can u guys or anyone else here recommend any really good books (and easy to read) in URDU that i should get from Pakistan. My cousin went to pk and she'll b coming back inshallah in september. so please..tell me some good book names...preferrably the ones u guys have and really benefitted from.

jazak Allah khair
ur sis in islam
waslaam


Assalamualaikum wrwb sister.. JazakILLAHo Khaira!

do u want books related to women only?? or on any topic? i m going to share the books which really benefits me a lot!((well,, there is a lambeeee list ..smile))
1) Islaah e Khawateen by Hakeem ul Ummat RA
2)Muaarf e Masnavi by Hazrt Molana Shah Hakeem Mohammed Akhte sb dbh(it is available online in English)
3)Khawateen kay Tarbiat e Bayanat by Hazrt Peer Zulfiqar Naqshbandi sb dbh
4)if u are married than Misaali Maan & Tohfa e Dulhan by Bait ul Ilm Trust are best!
5)Ahkaam e Mayyat by Hazrt Dr Abdul Hayee Aarifi RA
6)Tareeqa Wassiyaat by Bait ul Ilm trust(( this one is wonderful!)
7)Namaz main Khushoo o Khuzoo paida karney kay tareeqay by Molana Arsalan bin Akhter
8)Mawaiz of Hazrt Molana Hakeem Mohammed Akhter sb dbh,, they are reallyy Superb!!
9)If u love poetry then the Kalam of Hazrt Molana Shah Hakeem Mohammed Akhter sb dbh(( his few books & Faizan e Mohabbet is available Online))

I think they are enough.. balkey more then enough( smile).. i cnt stop when some one asks me abt books.. me love to Read books, AlhamdLillah have a little Library~~ May ALLAH TAALA give us tofeeq to do Amal..Aameen.

Noor ul Islam
18-06-2007, 10:50 AM
AssalaamuAlaikum
Fadhail-e-Aamaal MAulana Zikiriyya
adhail-e-Sadaqaat
Fadhail-e-HAjj
Islahi Khutbaat(Maualana TAqi Usmani)
Masa`il-e-Behishti Zewar
Ashraf-ul-Jawaab(Hakim ul ummat)
Ikhtilaaf-e-ummat Aur Siraat-e-Mustaqeem(maulana Yousuf KAndhalwi)

Proud2baMuslim
18-06-2007, 11:24 AM
AssalaamuAlaikum

Ashraf-ul-Jawaab(Hakim ul ummat)
Ikhtilaaf-e-ummat Aur Siraat-e-Mustaqeem(maulana Yousuf KAndhalwi)


sister he is Moulana Yousuf Ludhiyanvi** Shaheed Ra..
would u plz tell me Asraful Jawab is abt Islaahi Letters??

veiled_sista
18-06-2007, 06:12 PM
Here is a beautiful poem about the prophet (peace & blessings be upon him):

Spring's Gift
by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf


I envy the sand that met his feet

I'm jealous of honey he tasted sweet

Of birds that hovered above his head

Of spiders who spun their sacred web

To save him from his enemies

I envy clouds formed from the seas

That gave him cover from the heat

Of a sun whose light could not compete

With his, whose face did shine so bright

That all was clear in pitch-black night

I envy sightless trees that gazed

Upon his form completely dazed

Not knowing if the sun had rose

Or if the sky was one with those

Who knelt, who prayed, and fasted too

Simply because he told them to

With truth and kindness, charity

From God who gave such clarity

His mercy comes in one He sent

To mold our hearts more heaven bent

I envy all there at his side

Who watched the turning of the tide

As truth prevailed and falsehood fled

And hope restored life to the dead

And men and women found their place

With aspirations for God's Face

I envy the cup that gave him drink

His thoughts that helped us all to think

To be one thought that passed his mind

Inspiring him to act so kind

For me this world is not one jot

If I could simple be a thought

From him to God throughout the ages

As revelation came in stages

I pity all who think it odd

To hear him say there is one God

Or he was sent by God to men

To hone their spirits' acumen

It's pride that blinds us from the sight

That helps good men to see his light

He taught us all to be God's slaves

And he will be the one who saves

Humanity from sinful pride

Muhammad has God on his side

So on this day be blessed and sing

For he was born to grace our Spring

With lilies, flowers, life's rebirth

In a dome of green like his on earth.

*BismikAllahumma*
18-06-2007, 06:37 PM
Here is a beautiful poem about the prophet (peace & blessings be upon him):

Spring's Gift
by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf


I envy the sand that met his feet

I'm jealous of honey he tasted sweet

Of birds that hovered above his head

Of spiders who spun their sacred web

To save him from his enemies

I envy clouds formed from the seas

That gave him cover from the heat

Of a sun whose light could not compete

With his, whose face did shine so bright

That all was clear in pitch-black night

I envy sightless trees that gazed

Upon his form completely dazed

Not knowing if the sun had rose

Or if the sky was one with those

Who knelt, who prayed, and fasted too

Simply because he told them to

With truth and kindness, charity

From God who gave such clarity

His mercy comes in one He sent

To mold our hearts more heaven bent

I envy all there at his side

Who watched the turning of the tide

As truth prevailed and falsehood fled

And hope restored life to the dead

And men and women found their place

With aspirations for God's Face

I envy the cup that gave him drink

His thoughts that helped us all to think

To be one thought that passed his mind

Inspiring him to act so kind

For me this world is not one jot

If I could simple be a thought

From him to God throughout the ages

As revelation came in stages

I pity all who think it odd

To hear him say there is one God

Or he was sent by God to men

To hone their spirits' acumen

It's pride that blinds us from the sight

That helps good men to see his light

He taught us all to be God's slaves

And he will be the one who saves

Humanity from sinful pride

Muhammad has God on his side

So on this day be blessed and sing

For he was born to grace our Spring

With lilies, flowers, life's rebirth

In a dome of green like his on earth.


subhanAllah. luv that poem!

jazaki Allah khair for sharing.


لا الله الا الله محمد رسول الله

also sis veiled sista...just wanted to let u know that in ur signature, the shahadah shud b written like this:



لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله

k waslaam

nayyerjigar
18-06-2007, 07:13 PM
:salam:

May Allah SWT convey our salaam to Rasul :saw:

One of the sahaba, Hassan ibn Thabit composed a short poem about Rasul :saw: and its simply amazing if u ponder over each word for a while and if you have read the Seerah of Rasul :saw: extensively.

"Better than you my eyes never saw
More beautiful than you no woman gave birth to
You were born free of any blemish
As you were born as you wished."

Hassan ibn Thabit, Diwan

umm_madina
18-06-2007, 07:30 PM
^^ Ameen.

How can anyone fall in love with someone of this world after knowing the beauty of Rasool (saw).....Suban-Allah!

Proud2baMuslim
18-06-2007, 09:45 PM
^^ Ameen.

How can anyone fall in love with someone of this world after knowing the beauty of Rasool (saw).....Suban-Allah!

Exactlyy.. SubhaanALLAH~~

The Deen
20-06-2007, 03:46 PM
:salam:

May Allah SWT convey our salaam to Rasul :saw:

One of the sahaba, Hassan ibn Thabit composed a short poem about Rasul :saw: and its simply amazing if u ponder over each word for a while and if you have read the Seerah of Rasul :saw: extensively.

"Better than you my eyes never saw
More beautiful than you no woman gave birth to
You were born free of any blemish
As you were born as you wished."

Hassan ibn Thabit, Diwan



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و اَحسنَ منكَ لم تري قطّ عَيني
و اَجملَ منكَ لم تلد النسآء
خِلقتَ مبّراءً من كلِِّ عيبٍ
كَانّكَ قد خلِقتَ كما تشآء

"My eyes have not seen anyone more handsome than you.
nor has any women given birth to anyone more beautiful than you.

You have been created free from all faults
it is as if you have been created as you desire."

Hassan Ibn Thabit

http://the-deen.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=953

umm_madina
21-06-2007, 01:16 PM
^^ Ameen.

How can anyone fall in love with someone of this world after knowing the beauty of Rasool (saw).....Suban-Allah!

Assalamualikum,

These are not my words, it belongs to a shaikh delivering a lecture...(just though I'd clear that up)....

Of course, Allah (swt) can put love in the hearts of those whomever he wishes but in the context of what the shaikh was saying, he refers to Prophet Muhammad (saw) as the most beloved and hence, his qualities and phyiscal attributes represents that....I guess that's understood.....

wa'salam

umm_madina
21-06-2007, 01:17 PM
From the biography of Imâm al-Qâd.î Yűsuf al-Nabhânî (rahmatullah alayh)

The Righteous Life and Blessed Works of the Poet of the Holy Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم the Pious Erudite Imâm al-Qâd.î Yűsuf al-Nabhânî (1265/1849-1350/1932) translated by Shaykh GF Haddad from Sa`âdatu al-Dârayni fîl-S.alâti `alâ Sayyidi al-Kawnayn (”The Bliss of the Two Abodes in the Invocation of Blessings on the Master of the Two Universes”)


1. Anâ `abdun li-sayyidi al-anbiyâ’i wa walâ’î lahu al-qadîmu walâ’î
I am the slave of the Master of Prophets And my fealty to him has no beginning.

2. Anâ `abdun li-`abdihi wali-`abdi al-`abdi `abdun kadhâ bi-ghayri intihâ’i
I am slave to his slave, and to his slave’s slave, And so forth endlessly!

3. Anâ lâ antahî `anil-qurbi min bâbi rid.âhu fî jumlati al-dukhalâ’i
I do not cease to approach the door Of his good pleasure among the novices.

4. Anshuru al-`ilma fî ma`âlîhi lil-nâsi wa-ashdű bihi ma`al-shu`arâ’i
I proclaim to all the science of his high attributes, And sing this science among the poets.

5. Fa `asâhu yaqűlu lî anta Salmânu walâ’î H.assânu h.usni thanâ’î
Perhaps he will tell me: “You are the Salmân Of my allegiance, the H.assân of my excellent homage!”

6. Wa-birűh.î afdî turâba h.imâhu wa-lahul-fad.lu fî qabűli fidâ’î
Yes, I would sacrifice my soul for the dust of his sanctuary! His favor should be that he accept my sacrifice.

7. Fâza man yantamî ilayhi wa-lâ h.âjata fîhi bi-dhâlika al-intimâ’i
He has triumphed who ascribes himself to him - Not that he needs such following,

8. Huwa fî ghunyatin `ani al-khalqi t.urran wa humu al-kullu `anhu dűna ghinâ’i
For he is not in need of creation at all, While they all need him without exception.

9. Wa-huwa lil-Lâhi wah.dihi `abduhu al-khâlis.u mujallâ al-s.ifâti wal-asmâ’i
He belongs to Allâh alone, Whose pure servant he is, As his attributes and names have made manifest;

10. Kullu fad.lin fil-khalqi fa-huwa min Allâhi ilayhi wa-minhu lil-ashyâ’i
And every single favor in creation comes from Allâh To him, and from him to everything else.

SubhanAllah!

http://www.sunnah.org/history/Scholars/al-nabhani.htm

alfatiha
03-07-2007, 02:33 AM
:salam:

not sure if this has been posted before

Poem of Muhammad (saw) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSYDcIgdkV4)

sufireader
18-07-2007, 05:42 AM
Ãyesha (R.A.) would frequently say “The women cut their hands off when they were enchanted and captivated by the beauty of Yusuf (A.S.), had they seen my beloved, they would have cut out their hearts.”

Hi l just thought l'd mention that the women in the above quote that you mentioned merely cut their hands (not cut their hands off) as they were doing some sort of kitchen work at the time, and forgot the knives in their hands when they all caught a glimpse of Prophet Yusuf.

Anyway, l think Prophet Muhammad was greatly loved even by rocks and furniture, it's as if the world had been waiting a very long time for his appearance.

I've noticed how a family situation turns bad after a close bereavement, even after the cat dies. People just go into a shell.

So imagine how everyone felt when the Prophet passed away.

That's why l personally don't care if Ali argued with Aisha (l'm not even sure if they did, l just read they did) or if Umar refused to even believe the Prophet could die. (Nobody actually mentioned these bad things, but l thought l would just mention it)

These are not real sins, this is how badly everyone missed the Prophet.

ZUBAYR
19-07-2007, 02:43 PM
ALHAMDULLILAH WE ARE FORTUNATE TO BE BORN IN SUCH A BLESSED DEEN WHAT MORE CAN WE ASK FOR NO WORLDLY GAINS CAN TAKE THAT AWAY FROM US.ALLAH HAS BLESSED US WITH THE GREATEST MOST SUPERIOR BEING IN THE UNIVERSE MOHAMMED (s.A.W.) AND THE HOLY QURAAN WHAT MORE DO WE NEED

sahih-baba
19-07-2007, 03:36 PM
ALHAMDULLILAH WE ARE FORTUNATE TO BE BORN IN SUCH A BLESSED DEEN WHAT MORE CAN WE ASK FOR NO WORLDLY GAINS CAN TAKE THAT AWAY FROM US.ALLAH HAS BLESSED US WITH THE GREATEST MOST SUPERIOR BEING IN THE UNIVERSE MOHAMMED (s.A.W.) AND THE HOLY QURAAN WHAT MORE DO WE NEED

PLENTY OF GRATITUDE TO ALLAH TA'ALA UNTIL WE DIE :cry:

Julaybib
20-07-2007, 12:00 AM
As Salaam Alaykum.

Bismillah Irahman Irahim.

Here is a few Beautiful words that I have extracted from the lecture in Urdu of Qari Tahir Hanif.This being the dawn of friday we are taught to remember our
Beloved Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wassalam abundantly, for there are many blessings derived from his remembrance on this blessed night. So I have translated a few words that I found deeply inspiring. From Qari Tahirs (db) lecture .Although it is difficult to translate exact words from urdu into English I hope you will find it beneficial and I pray that Allah forgives me for the inevitable mistakes I have made.



" How great are the Blessings that Allah has bestowed upon this Ummah.Our Prophet (saw) is The Greatest , The Book that Allah sent down to us is also The Greatest. Our Prophet (Saw) is The Leader of All the Prophets (as) and the book that Allah sent to us is the Leader of all the heavenly books of revelation.

The Prophet(saw) Is the Highest of all in rank and status, This Book (Quran) is the Highest of all in rank and status, this Ummah is the Highest of all in rank and status..

Yet it is our own misfortune that we have failed to appreciate these great blessings, our lives are far removed from the teachings of the Quran and our Noble Prophet (saw).

When Our Noble Prophet (saw) had not yet graced this world whilst he was still in the Womb of his Mother Sayidina Ameena (as) ,The Almighty showered the city of Makkah with the fragrance of Perfume.


The People of Makkah started asking the Grandfather of our Beloved (sallallahu aliyhi Wasallam, ) Abdul Muttalib , "what is this perfume that eminates from your house for its Fragrance has reached all of Makkah."

Abdul Muttalib told the Grandmother of our Prophet (saw) " Go and ask our Beloved daughter in Law from where she has acquired this amazing perfume, . For such a Beautiful fragrance cannot be found in any of the Bazaars or Markets of Medina , Makaah, Shaam or Yemen. She wears such a perfume that the whole house eminates a remarkable fragrance."

The Grand Mother, of our Prophet (saw) replied: " O Abdul Muttalib many a time I have summoned Ameena to ask her this very question. Yet when she arrives my tongue becomes sealed I am left completely awestruck in her presence and unable to utter anything , I signal to her with my hands that she should go back to her duties."

Abdul Muttalib Summoned her " O My Daughter Ameena come here I want to ask you something."

Imagine how great her status is she is carrying the Best of All creation, the Beloved Of Allah (saw) in her Womb.

He Asked" My daughter you are now a widow, why do you still choose to apply such a remarkable perfume?"

She Replied: " O my Father you ask About perfume, I have never in my life applied it
I have never been to the Market nor do I know from where you are supposed to Purchase it, and to date no one has ever given me perfume to apply."

The Grandmother Of the Prophet (Saw) spoke and said:" O Abdul Muttalib you are asking her about applying it. Ask her why she drinks it, for when she spits her Saliva eminates a remarkable fragrance."

Abdul Muttalib asked." My daughter you say that you have never applied perfume, yet where ever you go becomes fragrant and any room you enter is filled with perfume and becomes fragrant."


Sayyidina Ameena (as) Started crying and Said: " O my Father Do not ask me such questions after this day. I will tell you the reality of this matter, You only speak of perfume and its fragrance, I swear in the name of my Lord who created me. that when I go to the Well to fetch Water, The water rises out of the Well and straight into my bucket, if I tell you the truth of the Matter you will say that I have lost my mind, when I am walking the trees bow in front of me, the mountains call out to me and say " Blessings be upon you O Noble Mother Of the Leader (saw) of the prophets(as)". If a stone or pebble comes under my feet it turns Into dust. Do not ask me this question after today, for it seems that these are blessings that are preceding the arrival of the new Guest (saw)."

Qari Tahir (db) then state's ." Before the arrival of our Noble Prophet (saw) Allah fragranced all of Makkah, if today you and I lived our lives in accordance with teachings of the Quran and our Beloved (saw) would this fragrance from paradise not also enter our lives.

Instead we pay lip service we say we have great Love for Medina we have great affection for it, saying it is very easy acquiring it is difficult."




May allah remove the stench of hypocrisy in our hearts and may he fill our hearts with the fragrance of love for Our Noble Prophet sallallahu Alaiyhi Wassalam ameen.

*BismikAllahumma*
20-07-2007, 12:10 AM
^^^ SUBHANALLAH!!! That was sooooo beautiful.

i would love to hear that lecture in urdu....please please tell me where i can listen to it. JazakAllah khair for sharing that. subhanAllah subhanAllah.

Julaybib
20-07-2007, 12:31 AM
As salaam Alaykum.

Apologies for forgetting to post the link, Thank you for reminding me sister.

Well if you heard his father Qari Hanif Multani (db) you will be amazed by the son,
He has to be my new favourite speaker in urdu i have listened to this lecture several times and better still its on video I have posted a link on thew inspirational; stories section in the Story of Bilal. I tried posting it here it keeps going to the wrong section.
Being a technology dunce I dont have the patience to keep trying.

AllahIsGreat
23-07-2007, 07:54 PM
DEATH OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (pbuh), 632 CE

Asalaamu3alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

In the whole Seerah, to me and most muslims this is the most emotional part. The death of our Beloved Prophet. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.

Two months after performing the Hajj (Farewell Pilgrimage), Prophet Muhammad fell ill. He continued to lead the congregation prayers. After one of these prayers he invoked special blessings on the martyrs of Uhud, and then addressed the Muslims:


“There is a slave among the slaves of Allah (The One God) to whom God has offered the choice between this world and that which is with Him, and the slave has chosen that which is with God.”
Upon hearing this Abu Bakr (ra) wept as he understood that the Prophet was talking about himself and that the choice meant his imminent death. The Prophet continued:


“I warn you O Muslims to be good to the Ansar (the Helpers, i.e., those residents of Medina who helped the Emigrants from Mecca). They have performed their duty well. Muslims will increase in number but Ansar will dwindle and be as salt in a meal.
“Woe to the nations before you who worshiped the tombs of their prophets. I forbid you to do that. O people, the most unselfish of men to me in his companionship is Abu Bakr, and if I were to take from mankind an inseparable friend he would be Abu Bakr - but the brotherhood of faith is ours until God unite us in His presence. O my dear daughter Fatimah and O my dear aunt Safiyah, spend your efforts in the way of the hereafter for I will not be able to help you against the Will of Allah.

“I go before you and I am your witness. Your meeting with me is at the pool (a lake fed by the celestial river Kawthar where believers will quench their thirst on their entry into paradise.). I fear not for you that you will set up gods beside Allah (The One God); but I fear for you that you will rival one another in worldly gains.”

Soon after this sermon, his last in the mosque, the Prophet became so weak that he could not move. He then appointed Abu Bakr (ra) to lead the prayers. The Prophet spent the rest of his illness in the apartment of his beloved wife A’ishah (ra). On the early morning of twelfth of Rabi’ al-Awwal, the prophet’s fever abated and he went to the mosque, assisted by Fadl and Thawban, when Abu Bakr was already leading the prayer. Realizing that the prophet was approaching, Abu Bakr stepped back without turning his head, but the prophet pressed his hand on his shoulder to let him know to continue. The Prophet sat on the right of Abu Bakr and completed the prayer while seated. The apparent recovery of the Prophet overjoyed the Muslims. Anas (ra) is reported to have said that I never saw the Prophet’s face more beautiful than it was at that hour.

Within hours, the Prophet lost his consciousness. He opened his eyes again an hour later saying to A’ishah (ra): “No Prophet is taken by death until he has been shown his place in Paradise and then offered the choice to live or to die.” Among the last words he said were:


“With the supreme communion in Paradise, with those upon whom God has showered his favor, the prophets and the saints and the martyrs and the righteous, most excellent for communion are they.”
The Prophet’s last words were “O Allah, with the supreme communion.” He died in the evening of the twelfth of Rabi’ al-Awwal (June 8, 632 A.D.) at the age of sixty-three.

The news of the Prophet’s death was so hard upon close companions and Muslims that some of them refused to believe that he had passed away. (At the close of his death, he looked youthful as if in his forties and his face always shown a great radiance). Upon hearing this, Abu Bakr (ra) who was later to become the first caliph went to the mosque and delivered one of the noblest speeches:


“O People! If Muhammad is the sole object of your adoration, then know that he is dead. But if it is Allah (The One God) you Worshiped, then know that He does not die.”
He then recited the following verse from the Qur'an, 3:144, which was revealed after the Battle of Uhud:


“Muhammad is no more than an Apostle: many were the Apostles that passed away before him. If he died or were slain, will you then turn back on your heels? If any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah; but Allah (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with gratitude.”
The Prophet was buried the next day at the same place where he died. The place of his burial was decided by his saying as related by Abu Bakr (ra): “Allah does not cause a prophet to die but in the place where he is to be buried.”

The Prophet lived a most simple, austere and modest life. He and his family used to go without cooked meal several days at a time, relying only on dates, dried bread and water. During the day he was the busiest man, as he performed his duties in many roles all at once as head of state, chief justice, commander-in-chief, arbitrator, instructor and family man. He was the most devoted man at night. He used to spend one- to two-thirds of every night in prayer and meditation (Qur'an 73:20). All of his children died before his death except Fatimah (ra) who died six months after his death. All of the Prophet’s wives (known as Ummul Momineen, i.e., mother of the faithful) passed their widowhood during the remaining period of their lives.

The Prophet’s possession consisted of mats, blankets, jugs and other simple things even when he was the virtual ruler of Arabia. He left nothing to be inherited except a white mule (a gift from Muqawqis), few ammunition and a piece of land that he had made a gift during his life time. Among his last words were: “We the community of Prophets are not inherited. Whatever we leave is for charity.”

The Prophet’s actions and words were remembered and later recorded so that Muslims in future generations to the end of time could try to act and speak as he did. He has served as an example for all Muslims in all periods to modern times. He remains and will remain a model example for all of humanity.

Qur'an 33:56 ' Allâh sends His Salât (Graces, Honours, Blessings, Mercy, etc.) on the Prophet (Muhammad ) and also His angels too (ask Allâh to bless and forgive him). O you who believe! Send your Salât on (ask Allâh to bless) him (Muhammad ), and (you should) greet (salute) him with the Islâmic way of greeting (salutation i.e. A*Salaâmu 'Alaikum)'

verdana
28-07-2007, 06:34 AM
Here is a beautiful poem by Mawlana Jami:

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/1239/yarasultn3.jpg

Julaybib
28-07-2007, 06:55 AM
Salaams

I think you really need to understand persian to fully appreciate it. Although there is a very popular Shaykh Saadi Poem in Persian that i cant remember the words to it, the Pakistani shaykhs often recite it in their speeches.

verdana
28-07-2007, 06:59 AM
Salaams

I think you really need to understand persian to fully appreciate it. Although there is a very popular Shaykh Saadi Poem in Persian that i cant remember the words to it, the Pakistani shaykhs often recite it in their speeches.

I took courses in Persian.. and love poems by Jami.

o rawad dar jannat man dar jahannam kay rawast
o sagi ashabi kahf, mansagi ashabi too

and then this:

halim mim miskin ba dilaram ke guyaad :)

Julaybib
28-07-2007, 07:03 AM
Salaams

Reading those words I know understand your appreciation of the great Jami.

greenbird
30-07-2007, 04:13 PM
'They were wild men, bursting ever and anon into quarrel, into all kinds of fierce sincerity; without right, worth and manhood, no man could've commanded them. They called him a prophet, you say? Why, he stood there face to face with them; bare, not enshrined in any mystery; visibly clouting his own cloak, cobbling his own shoes; fighting, counselling, ordering in the midst of them: They must have seen what kind of man he was, let him be called what you like! No emperor with his tiaras was obeyed as this man in a cloak of his own clouting.'

(Thomas Carlyle in 'Heroes and Hero worship')

iqadeer
17-08-2007, 05:10 PM
Hafiz Ibn-e-Qayyim :rahim: said that the reason why Friday holds greater virtues for sending blessings upon Allah’s Messenger :saw: is due to the fact that Friday is considered to be the leader among all days and the holy personage of prophet Muhammad :saw: is the leader of the entire Allah’s creation therefore its relationship with sending blessings is unlike any other day.

poorguy
30-08-2007, 03:28 PM
Say: ‘If you love Allah then follow me: Allah will love you and forgive your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’ Surah Al Imran: ayah 31

*BismikAllahumma*
29-09-2007, 04:01 AM
When our Beloved RasulAllah :saw: felt sorrow, he prayed:

HASBI-YAL-LLAHU WA Ni'MAL WAKEEL.

I RELY ON ALLAH
AND ALLAH IS THE BEST OF HELPERS.

Springarden
02-10-2007, 08:41 AM
"and when their time to depart has come, none shall be given a respite for even an hour, neither shall death be hastened by an hour. On the other hand the righteous and pious will be glad to leave. for them death will be easy and the greatest object of their lives.
"Death is a bridge, whereby the loved ones reach their beloved."
These are the ones who made Allah the object of their devotion, adoration and obedience and Prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him, the model exemplar of their lives.Thus success and (the beloved ones) await them.."


May Allah with His Mercy gather us together with our beloved Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wassalam, and the great companions in Jannatul Firdaus, Ameen~

*BismikAllahumma*
10-10-2007, 07:10 AM
Hafiz Ibn-e-Qayyim :rahim: said that the reason why Friday holds greater virtues for sending blessings upon Allah’s Messenger :saw: is due to the fact that Friday is considered to be the leader among all days and the holy personage of prophet Muhammad :saw: is the leader of the entire Allah’s creation therefore its relationship with sending blessings is unlike any other day.

subhanAllah!

....and since Ramadan is the leader of the months,... then... i wonder how great it is to recite salawat on RasulAllah :saw: The LEader of creation, on Friday - the leader of the days, in Ramadan - The leader of the months.

SUBHANALLAH!

*BismikAllahumma*
10-10-2007, 07:11 AM
what the non-muslims said about Muhammad... (salAllahu alaihi wasallam):




They called him a fortune-teller BUT they knew he really wasn't!


They said he was making up poems BUT they had never heard poems like these!


They called him mad BUT they knew he had never acted mad before!


They called him a liar BUT they knew that they themselves called him the HONEST ONE!!!!


SubhanAllah!




WE LOVE U, YA RASULALLAH...WE REALLY DO!

Mureed of Babaji Sarkar
10-10-2007, 08:52 AM
:salam:

We all know of the 'Asma-ul-Husna' ... the names of Allah. Here's the 'Asma Al-Nabi Al-Kareem (SAW)':

http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26814

:ws:

Sadiq
10-10-2007, 04:49 PM
Kindness to Children

'The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) was a Mercy for the whole humanity. He was especially kind to children. 'This kindness was not confined to the children of his own family. It extended to all children, even to those belonging to Infidels. 'The manifestation of his tender feelings indeed embraced every child whoever he or she might be. Hazrat Abu Dawood (R.A.) records that whenever he rode back from a journey, he would give lift to a child on the way and whenever he saw children along a way, he would greet them with salutation. Books on Seerat have it that little girls of Medinah ran out of their houses to welcome the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) with joyous songs when he first entered the town. .'Do you love me, you little girls ?" he asked. .'Yes, we do, O Messenger of Allah!" was their reply. "So do I", said he in response.

In his family: 'The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) loved his children dearly. When Ibrahim, his last issue, passed away at a very tender age, his eyes became tearful. He himself led the funeral prayer for the infant. He was standing by the edge of the grave when the dead body was being lowered. 'The grief-stricken father was asked about his state of tearful sorrow. He said: 'Tears flow from the eyes, the heart is plunged in sorrow, but the tongue shall speak only that which does not displease Allah." (Bukhari).

While receiving his daughter, Hazrat Fatimah (Radi Allahu anha), he used to rise from his seat, kiss her on the forehead, and make her sit in his own place. His grand-daughter, Hazrat Zainab (Radi Allahu anha), was three days old when he saw her. He took her in his arms and cried out his warm affection: “Zainab resembles Khadeejah!" His love for his grandsons, Hazrat Hasan and Hazrat Husain (Radi Allahu anhuma) is proverbial. He used to carry them on his shoulders. When an onlooker once remarked: '.What a ride he is having!", Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) promptly said: "And how majestic is the rider!" (Tirmizi).

Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) showed utmost affection for Hazrat Husain (R.A.). He often held him in his arms, kissed him, and said: .'I love him, O Allah! And I love the man who loves him." At times he would say: "Husain is from me and I am from Husain. Whosoever loves Husain, Allah shall love him." (Mishkat). He often said: "Husain is mine and I am Husain's. May Allah love those who love him." (Tirmizi). ,

An Arab chief was surprised to see the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) kissing his grandsons. 'The chief remarked that never had he kissed any of his ten children. 'The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) remarked back: .'One who has no pity for others is himself not pitied by Allah." He also said: "If Allah leaves your heart barren of love, I cannot help you." (Bukhari).

Outside the family: 'The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) was so considerate, and thoughtful of the children that whenever an early fruit of the season was presented to him, he would invariably offer it to the youngest of the party. (Tabrani).

Besides his own affection, expression of love between the mother and her children deeply touched the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam). Once a poor woman with her two little daughters came to Hazrat Ayesha (Radi Allahu anha). Hazrat Ayesha (R.A.) had nothing to offer them except a date that happened to be left over. The woman divided the date into two pieces and gave one each to the children. In the meantime, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) came in. Hazrat Ayesha (Radi Allahu anha) narrated the story of the woman to him. He said: “A person who cherishes love for his children and does his duty to them, shall be saved from the fire of Hell.” (Bukhari).

When the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) intended to pray longer in congregation but heard a child crying, he would cut the prayer short because he was mindful of the pain the child’s crying might be causing to the mother. (Bhukari)

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Sadiq
10-10-2007, 04:50 PM
The Prophet (PBUH) Appearance

"The Prophet (saas) had a most handsome constitution. Some gave the smile of his beauty to that of the full moon, his nose was thin, his face was smooth, his beard was thick, his neck was the most beautiful.

If the rays of the sun fell on his neck, it appeared like a cup of silver mixed with gold, the place between his shoulders was wide."
Imam Ghazzali's Ihya Ulum-Id-Din

"The Messenger of Allah, was not excessively tall or short. He was not very pallid nor dark. He did not have curly hair or lank hair. Allah commissioned him at the age of forty. He stayed in Mecca ten years and at Medina for ten years and Allah the Mighty, the Majestic made him die when he was sixty. There were not twenty white hairs in his hair or beard, may Allah bless him and grant him peace."
Malik's Muwatta Hadith, Volume 49, Number1


Rasulullah (saas) was so clean, clear, beautiful and handsome
Tirmidhi


"The Prophet (saas) was neither tall nor short. He was handsome. His hair was neither delicate nor curly. He was neither very white, nor very brown."


Baraa bin Aazib (ra) relates:

"I never saw someone more handsome than Rasullullah. His hair reached his shoulders. The portion between his two shoulders was wide. He was neither very tall nor very short."
Tirmidhi Hadith


"When Ali (ra) described the Prophet (saas) he said:

'He was neither very tall nor excessively short, but was a man of medium size. He had neither very curly nor flowing hair but a mixture of both, he was reddish-white, he had wide black eyes and long eyelashes. He had protruding joints and shoulder-blades. Between his shoulders was the seal of Prophecy.

He had a finer chest than anyone else, was truer in utterance than anyone else, had the gentlest nature and the noblest lineage. Those who saw him stood suddenly in awe of him and those who shared his acquaintance loved him. Those who described him said they had never seen anyone like him before or since'."
Tirmidhi Hadith, Number 1524

Hassan (ra) says:

"He had great qualities and attributes, others also held him in high esteem. His blessed face shone like the full moon. He was slightly taller than a man of middle height, but shorter than a tall person. His blessed hair was slightly twisted. If his hair became parted naturally in the middle he left it so, otherwise he did not habitually make an effort to part his hair in the middle…Rasulullah (saas) had a very luminous complexion (color), and a wide forehead. His eye brows were of dense and fine hair …

... His neck was beautiful and thin, like the neck of a statue shaved clean, the color of which was clear, shining and beautiful like silver. All the parts of his body were of moderate size. His body was proportionately jointed…"
Tirmidhi Hadith,


Abu Huraira (ra) describes:

"The complexion of Rasulullah (saas) was white with redness in it. The blessed eyes of Rasulullah (saas) were extremely black. His eyelashes were long."
Tirmidhi Hadith


"His forehead was wide and the place between his eyebrows was bright like pure silver and eye-balls were black tinged with reddish hue. The hairs of his eye lashes were profuse. When he smiled or laughed, they (his teeth) shone like lightning. His lip was most beautiful. His beard was thick, his neck was most beautiful, neither long, nor short. If the rays of the sun fell on his neck, it appeared like a cup of silver mixed with gold. His chest was broad. It was even like a mirror and white like the moon light, his shoulders were wide. His palms were softer than wool."
Imam Ghazzali's Ihya Ulum-Id-Din


"He was innocently bright and had a broad countenance. His manners were fine. He had black attractive eyes. His hair glossy and black, inclined to curl, he wore long. His voice was very commanding. His head was well formed and set on a slender neck. His expression was pensive and contemplative, serene and sublime. The stranger was fascinated from the distance, but no sooner he became intimate with him, than this fascination was changed into attachment and respect. His expression was very sweet and distinct. His speech was well set and free from the use of superfluous words, as if it were rosary of beads. His stature was neither too high nor too small. He was singularly bright and fresh. He was always surrounded by his Companions. Whenever he uttered something, the listeners would hear him with rapt attention and whenever he issued a commandment, they vied with each other in carrying it out. He was a master and a commander."
Shaykh Safi ur-Rahmân al-Mubarakpoori


The Prophet (saas)'s appearance

"The blessed one had a beautiful appearance, his limbs were in perfect proportion, his body was well-formed, his forehead and chest and the distance between his shoulders were broad. His neck was slender and pure as silver, his shoulders, biceps and calves were large and thick, his wrists were long, his fingers also long, and his hands and fingers rather thick. His blessed skin was softer than silk.

On his perfect countenance were a well-proportioned head, curved eyebrows, a long nose and an oval face.

His eyelashes were long, his eyes black and beautiful, the space between his largish eyebrows was clear, though his eyebrows were close together.

That chosen Prophet (saas) was shining in appearance. In other words, he was neither light nor dark, but somewhere between the two, white like a red rose, light and limpid, and the light shone from his face. His teeth were as white as pearls and bright, and the light gleamed from his front teeth as he spoke. When he laughed, it was as if his mouth gave off rays like soft lightning.

His senses were exceedingly powerful. He could hear from a long way off and see further than anyone. In essence, he had a body formed in perfection and uniqueness, and blessed … Anyone suddenly seeing him would be consumed with love, and anyone speaking with him would feel great love in his heart and soul. The wise respected him in accordance with their degree. He greatly honoured his relatives. He would not, however, treat them better than those more worthy than them.

He treated his servants well. Whatever he wore or ate, he would give to them to wear and eat.

He was generous, beneficial, compassionate, forgiving, brave and mild. In speech, he kept to his word. In essence, his excellent morality, sharp powers of reasoning were greater than those of all other people and worthy of great praise.

In eating and apparel he contented himself with the very poorest degree and refrained from excess."

Ahmed Cevdet Pasa, Qisas al-Anbiya, (Stories of the Prophets) Volume I, Kanaaat Press, Istanbul 1331, p. 364-365


The Prophet (saas)'s hair

Anas bin Malik (ra) recalls :

"The hair of Rasulullah (saas) reached till half of his ears."Tirmidhi Hadith

Aisha (ra) reports:

"The blessed hair of Rasulullah (saas) was longer than those that reached the ear lobes, and shorter than those that reached the shoulders."
Tirmidhi Hadith


Baraa bin Aazib (ra) says:

"Rasulullah (saas) was of average height, and the portion between the two shoulders was wide. His hair reached his ear lobes."
Tirmidhi Hadith


Umm Haani, the daughter of Abu Taalib (ra) offers the following description:

"Rasulullah (saas) came to Mecca once after the hijrah (migration). His blessed hair had four plaits."
Tirmidhi Hadith

The grooming of the Prophet (saas)'s hair and beard

Hassan (ra) said:

"He had a thick, dense beard."
Tirmidhi Hadith


Anas bin Malik (ra) reports:

"Sayyidina Rasulullah (saas) often rubbed oil in his head…"
Tirmidhi Hadith

Simak bin Harb (ra) reports:

"Jaabir bin Samurah (ra) was asked a question regarding the white hair of Rasulullah He replied: 'When Rasulullah (saas) oiled his hair, it (white hair) did not show. When he did not oil it, it showed'."
Tirmidhi Hadith

Sadiq
10-10-2007, 04:58 PM
Beauty itself boasts about the beauty of the Messenger
The beauty of galaxies is only the dust of your feet
O Caravan of the desirous! Walk barefoot towards Madinah
The thorns on your way are softer than flowers.

Loving The Messenger:
by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad(db) (http://www.tasawwuf.org/writings/love_prophet/loving_messenger.htm)

-Aya-
19-10-2007, 04:55 PM
Assalamu Alaekum

The Prophet (saw): The Life of This World


Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri:

Allah's Apostle said, "The thing I am afraid of most for your sake, is the worldly blessings which Allah will bring forth to you." It was said, "What are the blessings of this world?" The Prophet said, "The pleasures of the world." A man said, "Can the good bring forth evil?" The Prophet kept quiet for a while till we thought that he was being inspired divinely. Then he started removing the sweat from his forehead and said," Where is the questioner?" That man said, "I (am present)." Abu Sa'id added: We thanked the man when the result (of his question) was such. The Prophet said:

"Good never brings forth but good. This wealth (of the world) is (like) green and sweet (fruit), and all the vegetation which grows on the bank of a stream either kills or nearly kills the animal that eats too much of it, except the animal that eats the Khadira (a kind of vegetation). Such an animal eats till its stomach is full and then it faces the sun and starts ruminating and then it passes out dung and urine and goes to eat again. This worldly wealth is (like) sweet (fruit), and if a person earns it (the wealth) in a legal way and spends it properly, then it is an excellent helper, and whoever earns it in an illegal way, he will be like the one who eats but is never satisfied."

Volume 8, Book 76, Number 435
Sahih Bukhari

-Aya-
19-10-2007, 04:57 PM
Assalaamu Alaekum

A life marked by modesty in all situations

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was a model of modesty. Most certainly, he was the best person to have ever walked on earth, but he did not press his position in any way other than to emphasize that his task was merely to deliver God's message to mankind. He did not seek for himself any privilege or special treatment. On the contrary, he was keen to always appear among his companions as one of them who had no special privilege. A stranger who found him sitting with them would not know which of them was God's Messenger until he had been informed by them. In manners, appearance and behavior, the Prophet was not distinguishable from his companions, except in always choosing the better, easier and more beneficial option.

Qudamah ibn Abdullah reports: "I saw the Prophet as he performed the duty of stoning the Jamrah (during his pilgrimage) on the day of sacrifice. He was riding a camel of normal color, which was neither too pretty nor bad looking." (Related by Ahmad, Al-Tirmidhi, Al-Nassaie and Ibn Majah.) This took place during the Prophet's pilgrimage, which was in the last year of his mission, when his authority as head of state was universally acknowledged throughout Arabia. At that time, rulers gave themselves magnificent appearance wherever they went. This has been a tradition everywhere. Today, when a ruler moves from one area to another in his own capital, he rides in a huge procession. In some countries, the streets along the route a ruler moves are blocked to all traffic until he has reached his destination. The Prophet chose a very ordinary camel and went among his people as one of them.

This was his habit, because we read several descriptions of how he went about. Needless to say, in each description the Prophet's companion concerned speaks about what he saw. Thus, Usamah ibn Zayd says: "I saw the Prophet (SAW) riding a donkey with a saddle placed over an article of clothing made in Fadak. He got Usamah to ride behind him when he went to visit Saad ibn Ubadah who was ill in his home in Al-Harith ibn Al-Khazraj's quarters." (Related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim and Ahmad.) Usamah, who was riding behind the Prophet on this occasion, describes how the Prophet went far to visit one of his companions because he was ill. There is nothing remarkable about the Prophet's riding and appearance, other than its being very modest. It is the type of mount that was available to all at the time. Not only so, but he also took Usamah behind him.

The Prophet was indeed most caring. If on this instance he visited one of the chiefs of the Ansar, he would visit anyone who was ill, as we can easily deduce from the following Hadith narrated by Anas: "A Jewish lad used to serve the Prophet. He fell ill and the Prophet went to visit him. He sat by the patient, near to his head. He then said to him: "Embrace Islam." The lad looked up to his father, who said to him: "Do as Abu Al-Qasim is telling you." The lad declared himself a Muslim. When the Prophet left him, he said: "All praise be to God who has saved this lad from the fire." (Related by Al-Bukhari, Ahmad and Abu Dawood.)

We note how the Prophet went to visit a servant of his, a young chap who did not believe in his message. Nothing stopped him from showing his care for the lad. The boy and his family were highly appreciative of the fact, as they well knew that he was the master and ruler in Madinah. When the Prophet told him to embrace Islam, he only did so because he cared for the boy. He did not wish the lad to meet his Lord as a non-Muslim, having known about Islam. No doubt when the Prophet asked him to embrace Islam, he was only concerned for the lad and his position in the life to come. He wanted for him what is best and this could only be achieved through his embrace of the Islamic faith.

The boy's father was also fully aware of the Prophet's feelings. Hence, he told his son to obey him. The boy had known the Prophet and his honesty, and he must have reported to his family on the Prophet's exemplary conduct at home and with his community. Hence, the father did not hesitate to order his son to follow the Prophet's guidance. When the boy declared himself a Muslim, the Prophet was delighted for his salvation.

It is when things are difficult that a leader's character appears at its clearest. When the Prophet and his companions marched to intercept the trade caravan belonging to the Quraysh, hoping to take it in compensation for their property the Quraysh had confiscated when they immigrated to Madinah, they were very badly equipped. They were over 300 people, but they had only seventy odd camels and two horses. They realized that they might have to confront a much bigger force, as they eventually did when the Quraysh raised an army and the two sides fought the Battle of Badr. How did they manage to march with such little amount of equipment? Abdullah ibn Massoud reports: "When marching for the Battle of Badr, every three of us were assigned one camel.

Abu Lubabah and Ali ibn Abi Talib shared one camel with the Prophet. When it was the Prophet's turn to walk, both of them said to him: "We will walk instead of you." The Prophet said to them: "Neither of you is stronger than me, nor am I less in need of God?s reward than you."

(Related by Ahmad and others.)

-Aya-
19-10-2007, 05:00 PM
Assalaamu Alaekum

The Explanation of the Meanings of the
Names of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Taken from 'Zaad al-Ma`aad' (1/88-97) of ibn al-Qayyim, rahimahullaah
Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem

"PIVOTAL QUOTE"

Muhammad: is a passive participle, whosoever is praised, possessing many praiseworthy qualities then he is Muhammad. And Muhammad (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) is praised more than any other person, and this is why - and Allaah knows best - he was called by this name in the Torah, due to the many praiseworthy qualities which he, his religion, and his nation possess such that even Moses wished that he would be from them.

Know that the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) has been called by many names and titles in the Qur`aan and Sunnah, each one of them describing a special quality of this exalted personality. And in understanding them and reflecting upon them, we can, by the permission of Allaah, increase in our love and following of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). This discussion is taken from 'Zaad al-Ma`aad' (1/88-97) of ibn al-Qayyim, rahimahullaah, summarised.

The names of the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) are of two types:

Those names that are specific to him and none of the Messengers before him had these names, like Muhammad, Ahmad, al-Aaqib, al-Haashir, al-Muqaffee, Nabi al-Malhama.
Those names and qualities that are not specific to him, and were shared by the Messengers before him, but are found in him in the most complete and perfect forms. Like: Messenger of Allaah, His Prophet, His Servant, Prophet of Mercy etc.
What follows is an explanation of some of them.

Muhammad: is a passive participle, whosoever is praised, possessing many praiseworthy qualities then he is muhammad. And Muhammad (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) is praised more than any other person, and this is why - and Allaah knows best - he was called by this name in the Torah, due to the many praiseworthy qualities which he, his religion, and his nation possess such that even Moses wished that he would be from them.

Ahmad: Derived, as is Muhammad, from the noun hamd (praise). A group of scholars said that it is a passive participle, meaning: his praising of Allaah is more than any other person's praise of him, and therefore he is the most deserving of being praised and the first. So in meaning Ahmad is similar to Muhammad except that the distinction is that he is Muhammad due to his possessing many praiseworthy qualities, and he is Ahmad due to his being praised in a more excellent way than the praise of any other. And this is the most complete meaning of this word, and the most extensive in commending him (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).

Also these two names stem from his character, and the praiseworthy qualities specific to him, and it is because of these that he is called Muhammad (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and Ahmad. And he is the one who is praised by the People of the Heaven, the People of the earth, the People of the world and the People of the Hereafter.

Al-Mutawakkil: (The One who puts his trust in Allaah). In the Saheeh of Bukhaaree from the hadeeth of Abdullaah bin Umru who said, "I read the description of the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) in the Torah: Muhammad is Messenger of Allaah, My servant and Messenger, I have called him al-Mutawakkil. He is neither rude nor harsh and he does not shout in the markets, and he does not return an evil for an evil, rather he overlooks and forgives. And I will not make him to die until I make firm the nation through him, causing them to say: there is none worthy of worship except Allaah." {1}

He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) is the most deserving of this name, because the trust he put in Allaah to establish the religion was a trust unequalled by any other.

Al-Maahee: (the destroyer/effacer). This has been explained in the hadeeth of Jubair bin Mut`am: "al-Maahee: the one through whom Allaah destroys and effaces unbelief." {2}

Disbelief was not destroyed and removed by any single person as completely as was done by the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). For indeed he was sent, and all of the inhabitants of the earth were in disbelief, except for some remnants of the People of the Book. Consisting of the worshippers of idols, the Jews who had the Anger of Allaah on them, the Christians who had been misguided, the atheist Saabi`een, the worshippers of the stars and the fire, and the philosophers who did not acknowledge the laws of the Prophets. And Allaah effaced them all through His Messenger until He established His religion and made it supreme over all others, and made it spread to the extent that the night and day spreads, and made his call as the rays of the sun in the various lands.

Al-Haashir: (the Gatherer). He is the one who gathered and united the people at his feet, and therefore it was as if he had been sent for this purpose.

Al-Aaqib: (The Last). He is the one who came at the end of the line of Prophets, and there is no prophet after him.

Al-Muqaffee: (). He is the one who was sent with the characteristics of the Messengers that had preceded him, and was their seal.

Nabi at-Tawba: (the Prophet of Repentance). It was by him that Allaah opened the door of repentance for the inhabitants of the earth , and Allaah forgave them with a forgiveness that was not given to the people before him. {3}

And the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) was the one who sought forgiveness from Allaah the most, to the extent that he would say, "My Lord forgive me and turn toward me, You are The Oft-Forgiving, The Oft-Returning" {4}, 100 times in a single sitting. And he used to say, "O people repent to Allaah, your Lord, for indeed I repent to Allaah 100 times in a day". {5}

And likewise the repentance of his (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) nation is more complete than the repentance of all the other nations, the most quickest in being answered, and the easiest to be obtained. For the repentance of the previous nations was of the most difficult matters, to the extent that the repentance for the worshippers of the cow amongst the People of Israa`eel was to kill those worshippers. {6} But as for this nation, then from the Kindness of Allaah to it is that he has made repentance dependant upon sorrow and abstaining (from the sin in question).

[B]Nabi al-Malhama: (The Prophet of Slaughter). He was the one who was sent with Jihaad to the enemies of Allaah, and no prophet before him did Jihaad to the extent that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and his nation fought Jihaad. And the like of the large wars that took place between him and the disbelievers were not seen before him. For his nation fought the disbelievers in lands to the ends of the earth.

Nabi ar-Rahma: (The Prophet of Mercy). He was the one whom Allaah sent as a Mercy for the universe. And Allaah was Merciful to all the people of the earth through him, both the believers and the disbelievers.

Al-Faatih: (the opener/conqueror). It was through him that Allaah opened the door of guidance after it had been closed, and opened closed eyes and deaf ears and sealed hearts. And through him Allaah conquered the lands of the disbelievers, and opened the doors of Paradise, and opened through him the ways of acquiring beneficial knowledge and righteous actions. And He opened through him both the doors of this world and the hereafter.

Al-Ameen: (the Trustworthy). He is the most deserving out of all creation for this name. For he is the trustee of Allaah of His revelation and religion. And he is the trusted one in the Heaven and in the earth. And this is why he was called al-Ameen before his Prophethood.

Al-Basheer: (the Bearer of glad tidings). He is the bearer of glad tidings for the one who obeys him of reward, and he is the Warner (an-Nadheer) of the one who disobeys him of punishment.

And Allaah called him his servant (Abd) in many places in His Book for example, 'Blessed be He who revealed the Furqaan to His servant'. {7}

It is established that he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "I am the Master (sayyid) of the children of Aadam [on the Day of Judgement] and I am not being arrogant." {8}

And Allaah called him an Illuminating Lamp (Siraaj Muneer). And all praise is due to Allaah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

FOOTNOTES:

{1} Related by Bukhaaree in chapter dealing with the tafseer of Surah Fath.
{2}The full hadeeth is, "I am Muhammad, and I am Ahmad, and I am al-Maahee through whom Allaah effaces disbelief, and I am al-Haashir through who the people are gathered at my feet, and al-Aaqib after whom there is no Prophet." Related by Bukhaaree in the chapter dealing with the tafseer of Surah Saff
{3} For example, a person who enters Islaam shall have all his sins forgiven provided he does not persist in them while he is a Muslim.
{4} Related by at-Tirmidhee in the chapter of du`aa (no.3430) and it is saheeh.
{5} Related by Muslim in the chapter of Dhikr and Du`aa.
{6} See Qur`aan (2:54)
{7} Qur`aan (25:1)
{8} Related by at-Tirmidhee in the chapter 'Excellence of the Prophet' (no.3618) and it is saheeh.

Salam2u
29-10-2007, 05:31 PM
Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem

A Selection of Prayers Upon The Blessed Prophet Muhammad
(Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)

Allahumma salli `ala sayyidina wa mawlana Muhammadin sahibit taji wal-mi`raji wal-buraqi wal-`alam. Dafi` al-bala'i wal-waba'i wal-qahti wal-maradi wal-alam. ismuhu maktubum marfu`um mashfu`um manqushun fil lawhi wal-qalam. Sayyidil `arabi wal-`ajam. Jismuhu muqaddasum mu`attarum mutahharum munawwarun fil-bayti wal-haram. Shamsid duha badrid duja sadril `ula nuril huda kahfil wara misbahiz zulam. Jamilish shyami shafi` il-umam. Sahibil judi wal-karam. Wallahu `asimuhu. Wa jibrilu khadimuhu. Wal-buraqu markabuhu. Wal-mi`raju safaruhu wa sidratu al-muntaha maqamuhu. Wa qaba qawsayni matlubuhu. Wal-matlubu maqsuduhu wal-maqsudu mawjuduh. Sayyidil mursalin. Khatimin nabiyyeena shafi`il mudhnibin. Anisil gharibeena rahmatil lil `alamin. Rahatil `ashiqeen. Muradil mushtaqeen. Shamsil `arifeen. Sirajis salikeen Misbahil muqarrabeen. Muhibbil fuqara'ay wal-ghuraba’ay wal-masakeen. Sayyidith thaqalaynay nabiyyil haramayn. imamil qiblatayn. Waseelatina fid darayn. Sahibi qaba qawsayni mahbubi rabbil mashriqayni wal-maghribayn. Jadd al-hasani wal-husayn mawlana wa mawlath thaqalayn Abil Qasimi MUHAMMAD dibni `Abdillahi nurinm min nurillahi yaa ayyuhal mushtaquna bi nuri jamalihi sallu `alayhi wa alihi wa ashabihi wa sallimu taslima.

Translation:

O Allah, send blessings and Peace upon our Master and Patron Muhammad, The Owner of the Crown and the Ascent and the Buraq and the Standard, The Repeller of Affliction and Disease and Drought and Illness and Pain. His name is written on high, served and engraved in the Tablet and the Pen, The Leader of All, Arabs and non-Arabs, Whose body is sanctified, fragrant, and pure, Illumined in the House and the Haram, The Sun of Brightness, the Full Moon in Darkness, The Foremost One in the Highest Fields, the Light of Guidance, The Cave of Refuge for Mortals, the Lamp That Dispels the Night, The Best-Natured One, The Intercessor of Nations, The Owner of Munificence and Generosity. Allah is his Protector, Gabriel is his servant. The Buraq is his mount, the Ascent is his voyage, The Lote-Tree of the Furthermost Boundary is his station, Two Bow-Lengths or Nearer is his desire, His desire is his goal, and he has found his goal, The Master of the Messengers, the Seal of the Prophets, The intercessor of sinners, the friend of the strangers, The Mercy for the Worlds, The rest of those who burn with love, the goal of those who yearn, The sun of knowers, the lamp of travellers, The light of Those Brought Near, The friend of the poor and destitute, The master of Humans and Jinn, The Prophet of the Two Sanctuaries, The Imam of the Two Qiblas, Our Means in the Two Abodes, The Owner of Qaba Qawsayn, The Beloved of the Lord of the Two Easts and the Two Wests, The grandfather of al-Hasan and al-Husayn, Our patron and the patron of Humans and Jinn: Abu al-Qasim MUHAMMAD Son of `Abd Allah, A light from the light of Allah. O you who yearn for the light of his beauty, Send blessings and utmost greetings of peace Upon him and upon his Family.

http://www.islam786.org/DUROOD_INSIDE%20PAGES.pdf

*BismikAllahumma*
30-10-2007, 05:10 AM
a nice naat in urdu:

Ay ISHQ-e-Nabi (s) merey dil mein bhi sama jaana:

http://www.faqirpublications.com/audio/cd115/aye_ishqe_nabi.mp3

*BismikAllahumma*
20-11-2007, 05:53 AM
Anyone who would describe him, said of him, that i never saw before or after him, the like of him. :saw:

:subh:




[source: from the documentary: Legacy of the Prophet :saw:]

yasirlone
20-11-2007, 08:35 AM
wa alaikum assalaam

none of you can be a believer untill he loves the prophet more than his parents his son and all human beings.

zinc
06-12-2007, 11:55 PM
To, Ya Rasool Allah:

As Salaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam)


Prophet Sulaiman (AS) (Solomon) and his Sahabi Tubbah Harreri visited Yathrib. (Tyeba/Medina)

Prophet Sulaiman (AS) ordered his Tahath (Throne) to lower down at a place called Yathrib and told his sahabi Tubbha Harreri that this is the place where the Prophet of the prophet’s is going to arrive.

Tubbha Harreri was surprised and replied: “This Prophet, Is He going to be higher in Status then you?”

Hazrat Sulaiman (AS) Replied: “If He was here, I would tie His Shoe Laces”

Tubbah Harrieri then requested Hazrat Sulaiman (AS) if he could stay here and wait for the King of all the prophet’s?

Hazrat Sulaiman (AS) Replied “Yes, if you so wish!”

The Sahabi of Hazrat Sulaiman(AS) started to build houses and asked the people around the caves, hills and huts to come and live there, when the people came and saw they were amazed to see all the houses that were build.

They saw all the houses were one story, except for one, that was two Story the people enquired; “Tubbah Harreri why is this particular one two story?”

Tubba Harreri replied: “After all it is for the one who will be High in Status then all of them, that is why it is double story and this house I have built is for him.”

These where the first settlements who started to live in Yathrib and Tubbah Harreri was patiently waiting for the arrival of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam)


As time went by Tubbha Harreri was now getting old and weak and the time had come for his farewell.

On his Death bed he wrote a letter saying: “Ya Rasool Allah! (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) I heard from my nabi that You are going to arrive here, my last moment has arrived and I must leave this world, I have built this House for You so please accept it”

Tubbah Harreri then gave this letter to his son and asked him to give this letter to the Nabi of the nabi’s, when he arrives.

So as time and centuries went by through each generation after generation of Tubbah Harreri they passed the letter on until it finally reached Hazrat Ayub Ansari (RA)

When the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) arrived at Yathrib, He was invited by the settlers to stay at their homes, but the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) replied: “I will stay where my camel will rest”

So the camel decided to rest at Hazrat Ayub Ansari’s door step.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) then asked Hazrat Ayub Ansari: “Would you like to give Me My “Imaanat” (Letter)

Hazrat Ayub Ansari was surprised to hear about the letter and Replied:

“Ya Rasool Allah only my father and I had the knowledge of this letter”

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) replied:

“I was watching him, (your forefather) when he was writing the letter”

Subhan Allah!
[MH39]

True Life
11-12-2007, 09:27 AM
^^can anyone confirm/approve the story above?

zinc
11-12-2007, 07:22 PM
Version 2

There was Asad ibn Karab who was the king of Yemen.

This powerful King on an expedition to Syria, on the way came to Yathrib and subjugated it.

Leaving his son behind as his representative, he went on. As soon as he left, the city rose in revolt and killed the Yemeni prince. On hearing of the revolt, the King returned and raged the city to the ground.

To help the city dwellers, some scholarly Jewish priests met the King.

They tried to impress upon him the importance of the city of Yathrib and its divinity.

They told the King that they had concluded interpreting prophecies and other divine signs that Yathrib was the city, to where the last Prophet would migrate.

From thence, this would be his abode from where he would direct his mission and this would be the last resting- place of the chosen one, until the ‘Day of Judgement’.

The city would be named ‘Tyeba’ meaning Sacred. Angels protect the city and whosoever tries to destroy it would be destroyed.

After that, they described the qualities of the last Prophet and the distinction his religion will enjoy until the Day of Judgement.

The King was an honest, noble and large-hearted man. Believing in the words of the learned priests, he took up the true religion of the time.

Later, he built a Palace in the town and given that to an heir with an instruction to the descendents that would occupy the palace at the time of the advent of the promised prophet.

He was advised to present himself before the Prophet and request him to kindly consent to live in the palace, since it was built for him.

Thence on an heir lived in the palace waiting for the promised one.

When the time came and the Prophet arrived, Hazrat Ayub Ansari was the occupant of this palace. On hearing the news of Hazrat Muhammad’s (PBUH) arrival, he rushed to the spot and invited the Prophet to occupy the palace.

Hazrat Ayub Ansari lived a few yards away from where Muhammad’s (PBUH) camel rested on the ground. The Prophet gracefully accepted the invitation. On the first occasion, Hazrat Ayub Ansari gave the letter of his ancestor king to the Prophet.

Whence it was written in the King’s own handwriting:

“I declare that Ahmed is the Messenger of God. If I were alive and met him I certainly would be his servant and cooperate with him”

(Wafah al-Wafah, part-I, Zuzbul Kulub).

It is noteworthy that, later, the King went to Mecca with a delegation of Savants and laid a cover on the Ka’aba made of Yemeni fabric, for the first time. From Then on, it became a custom to cover the House of the Lord, which continues until today (Kassasul Qur’än).

According to the letter, Hazrat Ayub Ansari wanted to give the whole house to the Prophet, but Muhammad disagreed. Then Hazrat Ansari requested him to occupy the first floor, but the Prophet keeping his companions’ comfort in the mind chose the ground floor

(Wafah al-Wafah). ;)

[MH39]

mosa707
15-12-2007, 06:18 AM
Assalamu alaykum,
One of the thing that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam used to do is to constantly turn the focus of sahabas radiallahu anhum from the dunya to the akhirah. We must also constantly talk about akhirah so that we have the same fervour for the hearafter like the sahaba radiallahu anhum.

zinc
17-12-2007, 10:55 PM
The Last Sermon Of Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam)

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah, 10 A.H. ( 623AD) in the Uranah valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca. It was the occasion of annual rites of Haj. It is also known as the Farewell Pilgrimage.

After praising and thanking Allah the Prophet (PBUH) began with the words:

"O People! Lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year I shall ever be amongst you again.

Therefore, listen carefully to what I am saying and take these words to those who could not be present here today."

"O People! just as you regard this month, this day ,this city as sacred ,so regard the life and property of every Muslim a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that he will indeed reckon your deeds."

"Allah has forbidden you to take usury, therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital is yours to keep.

You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequality. Allah has judged that there shall be no interest and that all interest due to Abbas Ibn 'Aal-Muttalib be waived."

"Every right arising out of homicide in pre-Islamic days is henceforth waived and the first such right that I waive is that arising from the murder of Rabiah ibni al-Harithiah."

"O men! the unbelievers indulge in tampering with the calendar in order to make permissible that which Allah forbade, and to prohibit what Allah has made permissible. With Allah the months are twelve in number. Four of them are holy, there are sucessive and one occurs singly between the months of Jumada and Shaban."

"Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will be able to lead you astray in big things so beware of following him in small things."

"O People it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under Allah's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well never to be unchaste."

"O People! listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, say your five daily prayers, fast during month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat .Perform Haj if you can afford it."

"All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a White has no superiority over a Black nor a Black has any superiority over a White except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly."

"Do not therefore do injustice to yourselves. Remember one day you will meet Allah and answer your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone."

"O People! No Prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore O People! and understand words that I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray."

"All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly."

"O Allah, be my witness, that I have conveyed your message to Your people."

As part of this sermon, the prophet recited to them a revelation from Allah, which he had just received, and which completed the Quran, for it was the last passage to be revealed:

This day the disbeliever's despair of prevailing against your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me (Allah)! This day have I perfected for you, your religion and fulfilled My favor unto you, and it hath been My good pleasure to choose Islam for you as your religion. (Surah 5, Ayah 3)

The sermon was repeated sentence by sentence by Safwan's brother Rabiah (RA), who had powerful voice, at the request of the Prophet and he faithfully, proclaimed to over ten thousand gathered on the occasion.

Towards the end of his sermon, the Prophet asked "O people, have I faithfully delivered unto you my message?"

A powerful murmur of assents "O Allah! yes!"arose from thousands of pilgrims and the vibrant words "Allahumma Na'm," rolled like thunder throughout the valley.

The Prophet raised his forefinger and said:

"O Allah bear witness that I have conveyed your message to your people."

Allah say’s in the Holy Quran:

Do not follow your own desires and deviate from the truth. If you twist or turn away, Allah is aware of what you do. (Surat an-Nisa', 4:135)

We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them as a game. We did not create them except with truth but most of them do not know it. (Surat ad-Dukhan: 38-39)

Did you suppose that We created you for amusement and that you would not return to Us? (Surat al-Muminun: 115)

Allah tells us in the following verse that those who do not believe in the Qur'an's verses are liars:

Those who do not believe in Allah's Signs are merely inventing lies. It is they who are the liars. (Surat an-Nahl, 16:105)

shajratutooba
03-01-2008, 06:12 AM
All thoughts return to you- my beloved my ideal Rasullullah Sallalahu allahi wasalam.

Diving deep into the realm of thought
when i find emptiness, confusion and doubts
making thinking a burden
my thoughts return to you
and i find peace.
Exhausting the faculties
of sight, hearing and feeling
when all seems meaningless
my thoughts return to you
and i find meaning.
My heart when loaded
with the burden of my sins
making it difficult to go on
my thoughts return to you
and I return to life.
Losing all my supports
with nobody to back me up
when I feel stranded
my thoughts return to you
and I feel so loved.
The temptations being too strong
the invitation to sin irresistible
when I am about to fall
my thoughts return to you
and I change my path.
The heat of sins so fiery
the world around all set
to melt away my imaan
my thoughts return to you
and I get that coolness back.

zinc
04-01-2008, 12:46 PM
"The turtle-dove sings its lament at dawn, and weeps.
My tears disturb her sleep and her tears disturb mine.
When she and I complain, we understand not each other.
But I know her grief and she knows mine."


Those who take hold of him have grasped a rope that shall never break.

All of them come and take from Allah's Messenger a handful of his ocean or a sip of his continuous rains.

For the superiority of Allah's Messenger has no limit that a speaker can express with his mouth.

Creation is, in truth, powerless to understand his secret. You will not see any near him or far, except it makes them bewildered.

As the sun appears small to the eyes from a distance, and yet exhausts their sight upon a second look.

Abu Suliman
04-01-2008, 11:52 PM
VIRTUES OF TAHAJJUD
by Moulana A.S. Chohan

RASULULLAH'S [SALALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM) IBADAH AT NIGHT

Hadhrat Mugheerah [radhiyallahu anhu] narrates, "Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam] stood in Salaah at night until his Mubarak feet would swell." The Sahaba inquired, "Why do you exert yourself to such an extent when Allah has forgiven your past and future errors?" Rasulullah [salallahu alayhi wasallam] replied, "Should I not be an appreciative servant [of Allah]. [Bukharie; Muslim]

Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam] is the most beloved creation of Allah Ta'ala. His actions, words and even his silence are regarded as deeds of worship in the Grand Courts of Allah Ta'ala. Although being sinless and privileged with Divine assurance of forgiveness, yet he exerted himself in standing for long hours in Tahajjud as a token of appreciation for the grace and mercy of Allah Ta'ala.

"Allah Ta'ala has forgiven your past and future errors" does not imply that Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam] was not sinless [Na'oodhu billah]. Ulama have given many explanations the easiest of which is, "The deeds of even the pious are regarded as a sin for those who are close to Allah Ta'ala [Khasaa'ile Nabawi]

"Should I not be an appreciative servant of Allah" signifies that when Allah Ta'ala has granted me so many favours and blessed me with forgiveness should I not then worship Him in gratitude. [Ibid]

Hadhrat Allie [radhiyallahu anhu] said,

"IBADAH PERFORMED TO ATTAIN JANNAH IS THE IBADAH OF A TRADER, IBADAH PERFORMED FOR FEAR OF JAHANNUM IS THE IBADAH OF A SLAVE, IBADAH PERFORMED IN APPRECIATION OF ALLAH'S BOUNTIES IS THE IBADAH OF A FREE MAN." [Mazaahir]

THE LENGTH OF NABIE'S [SALLALLAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM] IBADAH

Hadhrat Ataa [radhiyallahu anhu] relates, "I once requested Hadhrat Aaisha [radhiyallahu anha] to relate an admirable action of Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam]." She replied, "Which action of Rasulullah [salailahu alaihi wasallam] was not admirable?" Thereafter she said, "One evening Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam] returned home and slept with me in my sheet. A little while later he said, "Forget it, I will worship my Creator. Saying this he got up, performed Wudhu and engaged himself in Salaah. He began weeping [in Qiyaam] to such an extent that the tears began to flow onto his Mubarak chest. He then performed Ruku and Sajda while the tears flowed. He stood up from Sajda [for the second rakaah] and the tears still continued to flow. He persisted in this condition all night until Bilaal came out to call him for the Fajr Salaat. Hadhrat Aaisha said, "I asked, "Why do you cry so much when Allah Ta'ala has forgiven your past and future errors?" He replied, "Should I not be an appreciative servant.” Thereafter, he said, "Why should I not do so when these verses were revealed to me today and he recited "Inna fee Khalqis samawaat to the end of Surah Aali Imraan." [Khasaile Nabawi p 153]

Many Ahadith have prohibited one from exerting oneself more than one can bear. The reality of the matter is that man has been created specifically to worship Allah Ta'ala. Allah Ta'ala says, "I have only created Jinn and men so that they may serve Me." [51:56] When this is the original purpose of man's creation then any amount of labour exerted in worshipping Allah will be regarded as praiseworthy. Those Ahadith in which prohibition has been recorded refer to such laborious exertion which result in frustration. Frustration causes total negligence. Therefore it is related in a Hadith, "Perform Ibadah as much as you can bear." Allah Ta'ala will grant rewards so long as there is no frustration experienced when engaged in devotions to Him. In Rasulullah's [salallahu alaihi wasallam] case there is no question of frustration for certainly "Salaah is the coolness ofhis eyes. " Moreover Salaah is a sacred dialogue with Allah Ta'ala.

Another reason for the prohibition of unbearable exertion in devotions is that it may cause weakness which will hinder other important religious obligations. [Khasa'ile Nabawi]

Hadhrat Hudhaifah bin Yamaan [radhiyallahu anhu] relates that one night he performed Salaah with Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam]. After commencing the Salaah, Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam] recited,

"ALLAHU AKBAR ZUL MALAKOOTI WALJUBROOTI WALKIBRIYA'EE WAL AZMATIJI”

Translation: Allah is the Greatest! The Absolute Owner of Sovereignty, Omnipotence, Majesty and Magnificence.

He then recited Surah Baqarah [after Fatiha]. Thereafter he went Into Ruku. His ruku was as long as his Qiyaam [the standing posture]. In it he recited "SUBHANA RABBIYAL AZEEM-SUBHANA RABBIYAL AZEEM." He then lifted his head from ruku and stood [in Qaumal as long as his Ruku. He recited "LI RABBIL HAMD." Thereafter he performed Sajda. His Sajda was as long as his Qiyaam. In it he recited "SUBHANA RABBIYAL ALAA - SUBRANA RABBIYAL ALAA." He lifted his head and sat [in Jalsa] for as long as his Sajda. In this posture he recited "RABBIGH FIRLEE - RABBIGH FIRLEE."

Rasulullah [salailahu alaihi wasallam] completed this Salaah having recited Surah Baqarah, Aali Imraan, Nisaa, and either Surah Ma'idah or Anaam." [Shama'il Tirmidhi Baab Fi Ibadah]

Note: Evidently, it seems as though Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] recited these four Suras in four rakaats and this is corroborated by a narration in Abu Dawobd which states, "Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] performed four rakaats. In it he recited Surah Baqarah, Aali imraan, Nisaa, and either Surah Ma'idah or Anaam." [Abu Dawood - Mishkaat p.1071. However it is stated in a Hadith of Muslim Shareef that Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] recited Surah Baqarah, Nisaa and Aali Imraan in a single rakaat. [Muslim vol.1,p 264]. It becomes apparent that these two narrations refer to two separate occasions. [Khasail e Nabawee]

THE MANNER OF NABIE'S [SALALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM] RECITATION

Yahya bin Mamlak relates he asked Hadhrat Umme Salamah [radhiyallahu anha] about Rasulullah's [salallahu alaihi wasallam] Qiraat [recitation]. She described it as being clear with each word recited separately. [Shamail Thirmidhi Baab Fi Qiraah]

Note: Hadhrat Umme Salamah [radhiyallahu anha] may have explained the manner of Nabie's [salallahu alaihi wasallam] recitation verbally or she may have demonstrated it by actually reciting as explained in the next Hadith.[Khasail e Nabawi p 184]

adhrat Umme Salamah [radhiyallahu anha] said, "Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam] recited every ayah separately. He recited ALHUMDULILLAHI RABBIL AALAMEEN and paused. AR RAHMANI RRAHEEM and paused. MALIKI YAUMIDDEEN and paused." [Shama'il - Baab Fi Qira'ah]

Note: This Hadith elucidates the fact that Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] recited each ayah distinctly with extreme ease. [ref. Khasa'il e Nabawi p 185]

Hadhrat Qatadah relates, "I inquired from Hadhrat Anas bin Malik [radhiyallahu anhu] about Rasulullah's [salallahu alaihi wasallam] recitation. "He replied, "He would lengthen the letters of "Madd" [Shama'il Baab Fi Qiraah]

Note: It is only possible to lengthen the letters of Madd when one recites with composure and care. The commentators of Hadith have stated that there are several laws applicable to the Madd and these have to be given due consideration. Both, laxity and exceeding the bounds set by the Shariah are abhorred. [Khasa'il p.185]

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abi Qais relates, "I inquired from Hadhrat Aa'isha [radhiyallahu anha] about the recitation of Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam], did he recite softly or audibly?" She replied, "He recited both softly and audibly." I said, "All praise be to Allah who has granted ease in the matter." [Shama'il – Baab fi Qiraah]

Note: A narration of Tirmidhi elucidates the fact that the questioner intended asking about Nabie's [salallahu alaihi wasallam] recitation in Tahajjud Salaah. Hadhrat Aa'isha's [radhiyallahu anha] reply that Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] recited both softly and audibly may imply that in one night he chose to recite both softly and audibly, or on some nights he recited audibly and on others softly.

To perform Tahajjud in both modes are correct. However, considering the time of its performance, it is preferable to read in an audible tone, more so when it is intended to encourage others or to create vigour in ones devotion. On the contrary, if disturbing others or vanity is apprehended, soft recitation is preferable. [Khasa'il e Nabawee p 186]

NABIE'S [SALALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLLAM] REPETITION OF ONE AYAH

Hadhrat Aa'isha [radhiyallahu anha] relates, "Once Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] repeated one ayah the entire night in Tahajjudd."[Shama'il - Baab fi Ibadah]

Note: in one narration, Hadhrat Abu Zarr [radhiyallahu anhu] relates, "Once Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] remained standing in Tahajjud the entire night, repeating the following ayah until the break of dawn." [O ALLAH, IF YOU PUNISH THEM, THEY ARE YOUR SERVANTS, AND IF YOU FORGIVE THEM, YOU ARE THE MAGNIFICENT, THE WISE." I said, "O Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam], you repeated this ayah the entire night. You even recited it while performing Ruku and Sajda. Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] said, "I requested My Rabb to grant me SHAFAAH [intercession] on behalf of my Ummah, and it has been granted *INSHA ALLAH- on behalf of those who do not ascribe any partners to Allah." [Ibne Katheer vol.2]

This ayah will be submitted by Hadhrat Isa [alaihis salaam] in the Grand Court of Allah Ta'ala on the Day of Judgement. That day will be a phenomenon of Allah Ta'ala's attribute of Justice and Forgiveness. These two attributes were prevalent in the mind of Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] while reciting this ayah. [Khasail e Nabawi p 163]. Hence, Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] sought Allah Ta'ala's forgiveness on behalf of his Ummah. [Mazahir Jadeed vol 2]

NABIE'S [SALALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM] WEEPING

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Shikheer relates from his father, "I went to Rasulullah [salailahu alaihi wasallam] while he was performing Salaah. The sound like that of a boiling pot emitted from his chest because of his weeping. [Shamail Baab Bukaa]

Note: This was the result of Nabie's [salallahu alaihi wasallam] extreme humility. This condition prevailed upon Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] when Allah Ta'ala's attributes of Jalaali and Jamali [Exaltedness and Graciousness'] appeared together. [Khasaile Nabawee p 189]

May Allah Ta’ala through His infinite Grace and Mercy, accept this humble effort, and make it a means of Hidayah for this sinful servant, those who made this publication possible and the entire Ummah of our beloved Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam].

Wasalallahu alan Nabie yil Kareem wa ala Aalihee wa Ashabihee Ajma'een.

snm02020
07-01-2008, 02:54 PM
Assalamualikum,

Please read FAZAIL - E - DAROOD SHAREEFH BY MAULANA ZAKARIAH RAHMATULLAHIALIH

attached is the copy pdf file

snm02020
07-01-2008, 02:59 PM
Source: Fazail - e - darood maulana zakariah khandalvi rahmatullahialih;
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From the Qaā’id Qāsmiyyah of Hujjat al-Islām Mawlānā Qāsim Nānawtwī (may Allāh have mercy on him) the founder of Darul Uloom Deoband, I present before you a few verses of the famous Qaā’id Bihāriyah. It consists of over one hundred and fifty verses and to write all of them is difficult. If you wish to read all of them, refer to the original book. I am relating just over sixty couplets, which clearly display Mawlānā Qāsim Nānawtwī’s (may Allāh have mercy on him) profound and ecstatic love for the Noble Prophet (sallahualihi wassalam)
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Why should the nightingale of the garden not sing,
When every garden blossoms with spring?

It gives everything its due share;
To some a leaf, to some a flower and to others it bears fruit.

In happiness do the birds dance and sing.
The trees are applauding with their leaves.

You have put out the blazing heat of the fire, O Lord!
Your benevolence you do not even deny your enemy.

This is nothing, for the true joy is that of the lovers now rejoicing,
Whose hearts were once always filled with the pain of separation!

This is the status of the meadow, the tree of Mūsā ,
Where the light of Your splendour shines with brilliance.

Thus, the colour of henna is evident in the garden,
Even though the leaves are green.

Can Ṭūbā (tree of Paradise) ever reach the status of the tree of Ṭūr?
Can the abode of a stranger ever equal the abode of the beloved?

Why should there not be a difference between the earth and the sky,
When the earth bears the weight of everything and the sky is a weight upon everyone?

Indeed, a mere particle of dust from the path of Muḥammad  has belittled
The sun and stars of the sky, putting the night and day to shame.

Indeed, ‘Īsā  and Idrīs  are present in the heavens.
But the majesty of Muḥammad  the Chosen One does shine upon the Earth.

The heavens may contain everything, but none can compare to Aḥmad .
The Earth may have nothing, but our Muḥammad  is present therein.

O Qāsim, praise him alone and leave the praise of all others.
Why look towards the greenery, the garden and the spring?

O Lord, Who can possibly praise him adequately,
He who is showered with your special affection?

Had you not created him,
Never would this universe have been brought into existence.

How can our limited minds possibly comprehend his status?
How is it possible for our eyes to truly perceive the light from Allāh?

The light of our intellect is extinguished before the light of his splendour.
Our tongues are unable to duly express words in his praise.

If even the wings of Jibrīl  begin to burn at such heights,
How possibly can my thoughts reach such loftiness?

But if the Holy Spirit  assists me,
I shall also pen down a few couplets in his praise.

If Jibrīl  comes to my aid, I shall step forward,
Saying “O Leader of the Universe!”
You are the Pride of everything, the Essence of this world and for all time,
Leader of the Caravan of Messengers, King of the Righteous.

You are the scent of the flower, if all other Prophets are likened to flowers.
If they are compared to the sun, indeed you are then the very light of the sun.

The very spirit of life you are, if they are the life of all the creation.
Indeed, you are the pupil if they are likened to the eye.

Through your blessing was the universe created.
Wrong we are not in calling you the beginning of all life.

Everything was granted life from non-existence due to you.
Indeed your rank and spiritual progress were unparalleled.

All perfection has been placed in your being.
Your noble qualities are but a few in others.

No prophet has ever reached your status.
Even the great Prophets who worked miracles were unable to achieve your rank.

O Prophet of Allāh, all the Prophets take pride in calling themselves your follower.

The Hand of the Lord would not have touched the form of Adam
If your coming was not destined at the end.

Sayyidunā Mūsā requested the vision of Allāh
But Allāh Himself called you to His presence.

Can the pinnacle of Ṭūr possibly compare with the heights of your Nightly Ascension?
Has the Earth ever been comparable with the heavens?

How can the beauty of Yūsuf  reach your beauty?
Zulaykhā was entranced by his beauty whilst Allāh Himself called you to His presence.

Your true beauty was concealed in your human form.
Allāh alone knows your reality.

No angel or prophet could possibly infringe your seclusion with Allāh, nor would Allāh allow it. Indeed, you are his beloved and others are outsiders.

The moon never attained your beauty even for one night,
Even though it makes it appearance on countless occasions.

But how can I ever deserve this good fortune,
For I am sinful as much as you are most perfect.

But even my sins though they may be great in number,
Cannot reach the number of your perfect qualities, O Leader of Both Worlds, King of the Righteous.

It is not inconceivable that due to your proximity to Allāh,
The sins of your followers will be counted as virtues on the Day of Judgement.

The wrongdoings of your followers will be such
That forgiveness unlimited shall rain upon even the smallest of sins.

Relying upon you do I tread the path of obedience,
For the sins of Qāsim are most heinous, and he is surely one of evil ways.

If sins are apprehensive of the wrath of the Almighty,
Then upon your intercession are the lovers hopeful of pardon.

I have committed sins greater than mountains,
But I have heard you will intercede for the sinners.
So greatly esteemed you are by the Almighty,
That whilst mankind commit sins, the angels seek forgiveness on their behalf.

Allāh holds your supplication in such esteem,
That for your prayers does He change the affairs decreed by fate.

Sinful and bad though I am, I am still yours.
Yes, I am insignificant, but despite this, I am still your servant.

Indeed it is an insult that my name be attached to the dogs of your city,
But honour for me lies in my being attributed to your noble being.

You are the best of all the creation, and indeed I am the worst.
Whilst you are the leader of both worlds, I am nothing but a worthless servant.

For many days have I yearned to express my feelings to you,
If I could possibly find a way to your blessed presence.

But where the sky is even lower than the doorstep
How can the destitute Qāsim even pass by there?

Allāh has bestowed you with the most exalted status.
Leader of all has He crowned you.

Who is there to care for us if even you do not give us your attention?
Who else can we turn to, to listen to our grief?

The dog of Satan pursues me,
My lowly desires hang around my neck like a snake.

Amidst the waves of hope and fear do I cling to the ship of hope,
That I also be considered amongst the dogs of Madīna.

I pray my life passes with the dogs of Madīna,
And that the insects of your blessed city decompose my body after I die.

May the wind blow my ashes after I die,
And scatter them around the Blessed Grave of the Prophet .

But how can even the remains of Qāsim attain this rank,
That they reach your holy city even in the form of dust?

No hope does there remain for this either,
I solely desire that my heart burns with the love of Allāh and in your love.

May the arrow of your love pierce my heart,
Shedding it into countless pieces, filling my blood with the intoxication of your desire.

May such a burning fire of your love strike my soul,
That were its one spark to touch the sky, it would turn it to ashes.

May I cry profusely in yearning for you, making me weak.
Let my eyes shed fountains of tears until my eyes remain no more.

Let not the desire of being the greatest of all shaykhs remain,
Nor should my heart long for the adornment of this life.

The moon was split into two by the gesture of your finger.
May my heart also be cleft asunder in such a way.

Stay within your bounds and compose yourself.
Control yourself and think carefully before you speak.

This is the place where utmost respect is to be upheld, so remain quiet. Leave it to him and don’t persist in your request.

Leave everything else and just conferṣalātupon him and his family,
Pleasing him thereby and his pure household.

My Lord, confer upon him and all his family
Blessings that cannot be counted.

Julaybib
16-01-2008, 10:12 PM
Salaam.

Jazak'Allah khair.

saifullah linked
05-02-2008, 02:15 PM
I have taken this from the following website. There is plenty more like this to warm our Hearts with the love of Rasullulah Sallallahu alaihi wasalam.

http://www.islamicpoetry.org/viewpoem186.htm

Reflections of My Beloved Prophet
by Sumaira Maghrabi
USA


My role model, my revered prophet
The light of God's eye
It is by mimicking your actions that

I strive to live and die
If I can just be a mere fraction
Of the person that you were
My bounties, knowledge and goodness
Will indeed commence to incur

No single unbeliever (black nor white)
Can aid in your defamation
It is through God's eyes that you are
The key to human kind's salvation

O Prophet, my beloved prophet
The Seal of all who came before you
Your kindness, love and compassion
Cannot ever be surpassed nor eschewed

They have tried to denounce you
Yet your name is inscribed in the throne of God
Indeed they'll never know love will surpass hate
And their plan to vilify you is flawed

They can say whatever they want to say
They will unfortunately never know
The love and admiration for you that
Will ALWAYS and FOREVER continue to grow

saifullah linked
11-02-2008, 01:16 PM
Burda read by Hamza Yusuf with a very beautiful amature video clip of Masjidun Nabwi Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo6r8cCtcpQ&feature=related

Could not help myself typed out for readers benefit: Apologies for any mistakes.


I envy the sand that met his feet
I'm jealous of honey he tasted sweet
of birds that hovered above his head
of spiders who spun there sacred web
to save him from his enemies

I envy clouds formed from seas
That gave him cover from the heat
of a sun who light could not compete
With his who face did shine so bright
that all was clear in pitch black night

I envy sight less trees that gazed
upon his form completely dazed
Not knowing if the sun had rose or
if the sky was one with those
Who knelt and prayed and fasted to
simply because he told them to

With truce and kindness, charity
from God who gave such clarity
his mercy comes in one who sent
To mould our hearts more heaven bent

I envy all there at his side
who watch the turning of the tide
as Truth prevailed and falsehood fled
and hope restored life to the dead
and men and women found there place
with aspirations for Gods faiths

I envy the cup that gave him drink
His thoughts that helped us all to think
to be one thought that past his mind
Inspiring him to act so kind

For me this world is not one jot
if I could simply be a thought
from him to God throughout the ages
as revelation came in stages

I pity all who think it odd
to hear him say there is one God
for he was sent by God to men
to home their spirits acumen

It's pride that blinds us from the site
That helps all men to see his light

He taught us all to be Gods slaves
And he will be the one who saves
Humanity from sinful pride
MUHAMMAD has GOD on his side

So on this day be blessed and sing
for he was born to graze our spring
with lilies, flowers life’s rebirth
in a dome of green like his on earth

sunnisist84
11-02-2008, 01:57 PM
AssalaamuAlaikum,
Everyone can write loads and lods about our Holy Prophet May Peace Be Upon Him but I can just say that May we all be in his company on the Day of Judgement and in Jannah. May his love be in our hearts and in the hearts of our children till the day we die. No praise or description is befitted to him he is the Best of Humans and Greatest Benefactor of mankind.Wassallam

AMEEN

saifullah linked
18-02-2008, 02:10 PM
Western Scholars Discussed Muhammad (peace be upon him)




J.H.Denison:

In the fifth and sixth centuries the civilized world stood on the verge of a chaos. The old emotional cultures that had made civilization possible, since they had given to men a sense of unity and of reverence for their rulers, had broken down, and nothing had been found adequate to take their place… It seemed then the great civilization which it had taken four thousand years to construct was on the verge of disintegration, and that mankind was likely to return to that condition of barbarism where every tribe and sect was against the next, and law and order was unknown… The old tribal sanctions had lost their power… The new sanctions created by Christianity were working division and destruction instead of unity and order. It was a time fraught with tragedy. Civilization, like a gigantic tree whose foliage had overarched the world and whose branches had borne the golden fruits of art and science and literature, stood tottering… rotted to the core. Was there any emotional culture that could be brought in to gather mankind once more into unity and to save civilization- It was among these people that the man (Muhammad) was born who was to unite the whole known world of the east and south.



`John William Draper :

Four years after the death of Justinian, 569 C.E. was born at Mecca,in Arabia, the man who, of all men,has exercised the greatest influence upon the human race.



`Sir William Muir:

Our authorities, says Muir, all agree in ascribing to the youth of Mohammad a modesty of deportment and purity of manners rare among the People of Mecca… Endowed with a refined mind and delicate taste, reserved and meditative, he lived much within himself, and the ponderings of his heart no doubt supplied occupation for leisure hours spent by others of a lower stamp in rude sports and profligacy. The fair character and honorable bearing of the unobtrusive youth won the approbation of his fellow-citizens; and he received the title, by common consent, of Al-Ameen, the Trustworthy.



`James A. Michener:

He became head of the state and the testimony even of his enemies is that he administered wisely. The wisdom he displayed in judging intricate cases became the basis for the religious law that governs Islam today.. Forced now to fight in defence of the freedom of conscience which he preached, he became an accomplished military leader. Although he repeatedly went into battle outnumbered and out-speared as much as five to one, he won some spectacular victories.



`Stanley Lane-Poole:

The day of Mohammad's greatest triumph over his enemies was also the day of his grandest victory over himself. He freely forgave the Koraysh all the years of sorrow and cruel scorn in which they had afflicted him and gave an amnesty to the whole population of Mekka. Four criminals whom justice condemned made up Mohammad's proscription list when he entered as a conqueror to the city of his bitterest enemies. The army followed his example, and entered quietly and peacefully: no house was robbed, no women insulted. One thing alone suffered destruction. Going to the Kaaba, Mohammad stood before each of the three hundred and sixty idols, and pointed to it with his staff, saying, 'Truth is come and falsehood is fled away!', and at these words his attendants hewed them down, and all the idols and household gods of Mekka and round about were destroyed.It was thus Mohammad entered again his native city. Through all the annals of conquest there is no triumphant entry comparable to this one.



`Arthur Gliman:

In comparison, for example, with the cruelty of the Crusaders, who, in 1099, put seventy thousand Muslims, men, women and helpless children to death when Jerusalem fell into their hands: or with that of the English army, also fighting under the Cross, which in the year of grace 1874 burned an African capital, in its war on the Gold Coast. Muhammad's victory was in very truth one of religion and not of politics; he rejected every token of personal homage, and declined all regal authority: and when the haughty chiefs of the Korei****es appeared before him he asked:

"What can you expect at my hands?

"Mercy O generous brother!

"Be it so; you are free! He exclaimed



`H.G. Wells:

A year before his death, at the end of the tenth year of the Hegira, Muhammad made his last pilgrimage from Medina to Mecca. He made then a great sermon to his people… The reader will note that the first paragraph sweeps away all plunder and blood feuds among the followers of Islam. The last makes the, believing Negro the equal of the Caliph… they established in the world a great tradition of dignified fair dealing, they breathe a spirit of generosity, and they are human and workable. They created a society more free from widespread cruelty and social oppression than any society had ever been in the world before.



`Edward Gibbon:

His (i.e., Muhammad's) memory was capacious and retentive, his wit easy and social, his imagination sublime, his judgment clear, rapid and decisive. He possessed the courage of both thought and action; and… the first idea which he entertained of his divine mission bears the stamp of an original and superior genius.



`Thomas Carlyle:

These Arabs, the man Mahomet and that one century, is it not as if a spark had fallen, one spark, on a world of what seemed black unnoticeable sand: but lo! The sand proves explosive powder, blazes heaven-high from Delhi to Grenada: I said the Great Man was always as lightning out of heaven: the, rest of the men waited for him like fuel, and then they too would aflame.



`Annie Besant:

It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme.



` Prof. Nathaniel Schmidt:

The essential sincerity of Muhammad's nature cannot be questioned: and an historical criticism that blinks no fact, yields nothing to credulity, weighs every testimony, has no partisan interest, and seeks only the truth, must acknowledge his claim to belong to that order of prophets who, whatever the nature of their physical experience may have been, in diverse times, in diverse manners, have admonished, taught and uttered austere and sublime thoughts, laid down principles of conduct nobler than those they found, and devoted themselves fearlessly to their high calling, being irresistibly impelled to their ministry by a power within.



`G. Lindsay Johnson:

The ignorance displayed by most Christians regarding the Muslim religion is appalling… Mohammad alone, among the nations at that time, believed in one God to the exclusion of all others. He insisted on righteousness as the source of conduct, of filial duty, and on frequent prayers to, the Ever-living God, and of respect to all other peoples, and of justice and mercy to and moderation in all things, and to hold in great respect learning of every kind… Most of the absurdities which Christians would have us believe to exist in the Quran were never uttered by Mohammad himself, nor are they to be found in a correct translation of the work



`James A.Michener:

In all things Muhammad was profoundly practical. When his beloved son Ibrahim died, an eclipse occurred, and rumors of God's personal condolence quickly arose. Whereupon Muhammad is said to have announced, 'An eclipse is a phenomenon of nature. It is foolish to attribute such things to the death or birth of a human being'



`Jean L'heureux:

Islam had the power of peacefully conquering souls by the simplicity of its theology, the clearness of its dogma and principles, and the definite number of the practices which it demands. In contrast to Christianity which has been undergoing continual transformation since its origin, Islam has remained identical with itself.



`H.A.R. Gibb:

That his (Muhammad's) reforms enhanced the status of women in general is universally admitted.



`Annie Besant:

You can find others stating that the religion (Islam) is evil, because it sanctions a limited polygamy. But you do not hear as a rule the criticism which I spoke out one day in a London hall where I knew that the audience was entirely uninstructed. I pointed out to them that monogamy with a blended mass of prostitution was a hypocrisy and more degrading than a limited polygamy.

Naturally a statement like that gives offence, but it has to be made, because it must be remembered that the law of Islam in relation to women was until lately, when parts of it have been imitated in England, the most just law, as far as women are concerned, to be found in the world. Dealing with property, dealing with rights of succession and so on, dealing with cases of divorce, it was far beyond the law of the West, in the respect that was paid to the rights of women. Those things are forgotten while people are hypnotized by the words monogamy and polygamy and do not look at what lies behind it in the West-the frightful degradation of women who are thrown into the streets when their first protectors, weary of them, no longer give them any assistance…

"I often think that woman is more free in Islam than in Christianity. Woman is more protected by Islam than by the faith which preaches Monogamy. In Al-Quran the law about woman is more just and liberal. It is only in the last twenty years that Christian England, has recognized the right of woman to property, while Islam has allowed this right from all times… It is a slander to say that Islam preaches that women have no souls.



`Marquis of Dufferin and Ava:

It is to Mussulman science, to Mussulman art, and to Mussulman literature that Europe has been in a great measure indebted for its extrication from the darkness of the Middle Ages.



`Bertrand Russell:

Our use of the phrase 'the Dark Ages' to cover the period from 699 to 1,000 marks our undue concentration on Western Europe… From India to Spain, the brilliant civilization of Islam flourished. What was lost to Christendom at this time was not lost to civilization, but quite the contrary… To us it seems that West-European civilization is civilization; but this is a narrow view.



`E. Alexander Powell:

In their wars of conquest, however, the Muslims exhibited a degree of toleration which puts many Christian nations to shame



`A. M. Lothrop Stoddard:

The closer we examine this development the more extra-ordinary does it appear. The other great religions won their way slowly, by painful struggle, and finally triumphed with the aid of powerful monarchs converted to the new faith. Christianity had its Constantine, Buddhism its Asoka, and Zoroastrianism its Cyrus, each lending to his chosen cult the mighty force of secular authority. Not so Islam. Arising in a desert land sparsely inhabited by a nomad race previously undistinguished in human annals, Islam sallied forth on its great adventure with the slenderest human backing and against the heaviest material odds. Yet Islam triumphed with seemingly miraculous ease, and a couple of generations saw the Fiery Crescent borne victorious from the Pyrenees to the Himalayas and from the deserts of Central Asia to of Central Africa… Preaching a simple, austere monotheism, free from priest-craft or elaborate doctrinal trappings, he tapped the well-springs of religious zeal always present in the Semitic heart.

Forgetting the chronic rivalries and blood feuds which had consumed their energies in internecine strife, and welded into a glowing unity by the fire of their new-found faith, the Arabs poured forth from their deserts to conquer the earth for Allah, the one true God… "They (Arabs) were no blood thirsty savages, bent solely on loot and destruction. On the contrary, they were an innately gifted race, eager to learn and appreciative of the cultural gifts, which older civilizations had to bestow. Intermarrying freely and professing a common belief, conquerors and conquered rapidly fused, and from this fusion arose a new civilization – the Saracenic civilization, in which the ancient cultures of Greece, Rome and Persia were revitalized by the Arab genius and the Islamic spirit. For the first three centuries of its existence (circ. C.E. 650-1000) the realm of Islam was the most civilized and progressive portion of the world.

Studded with splendid cities, gracious mosques, and quiet universities where the wisdom of the ancient world was preserved and appreciated, the Moslem world offered a striking contrast to the Christian West, then sunk in the night of the Dark Ages.

Source:

http://www.parvez-video.com/muhammad.asp#sirwilliam

saifullah linked
26-02-2008, 08:54 AM
Dear Brothers and Sisters this will really boost your imaan.

Satellites witnesses a Miracle of Muhammed Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam


Rasullallah Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam directed sahabi to construct a mosque in sana'a, Yemen and gave him a few guidlines on how to position the mosque facing qibla. After 14 centuries from the event of the Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam) ordering the construction of a mosque Sana'a, Yemen, Satellites confirm his prophet hood. the line which is drawn from the mosque mehrab goes right to the middle of the ka aba. Subuhanallah pint point accuracy.


You can go to Google Earth and Verify for yourself. To download accompanying word file in Arabic with pictures: http://www.badongo.com/file/3189502. Any one spots a mistake in the translation please let me know, I am only Human

The white cylyndrical extruding shape is preseved from the old mosque which is now part of this new mosque. This is the Qibla indicator which you should draw your line from to pass throught the peak of mount deyan to the centre of the Kabah.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZAlLtbGSdM

shajratutooba
09-04-2008, 07:15 AM
Sending durood is one of the rights which Rasullulah (SAAS) has over us; the angels carry all the duroods one sends and even the states of our hearts at the time of sending these; it is just like sending gifts in differents sorts of wrappings-- the more we love a person the more carefully we wrap the gifts-- the state of our heart at the time of sending durood depicts the love we have for Allah's beloved Nabi (SAAS) . It is the wrapping of the gift. May Allah give us the tawfeeq to sends unending gifts wrapped most carefully and with the utmost affection to our Rasullulah (SAAS)
مولا يا صل وسلم داءما ا بدا على حبىبك خير خلق كلهم

aisha786
24-04-2008, 09:53 PM
the crown of creation set with richest gems, dimonds and rubiesin value beyond ken,unequalled in brilliance,unique of mankind.
thruthful by nature and most saintly refine,
all called thee trusty,the al-ameen.
most loving to childern, courteous to all,
to animals,tender alike to great and small.
never on earth a nobler soul has troud,
never on earth had another showed a truer way to god.

O sweetest flower that ever on earth did bloom,
martcherlers alike in divine beauty and perfume.
O whitest lily that human eye have seen,
O lovliest rose that in the worl has been,
all nature join in homeage, all men abore,
thee who brought light to a darksome world,
thee whose teachings are as a neckless of pearl,
which when worn does radiant beauty impart,
adding lustuer to body, to soul and to heart
rasool-allah! our dearest friend and guied,
may god's eternal blessing be with thee abide.

From the arabian deserts thou sounded the call
to the worship of god, the lord of all.
From the aradian deserts tho thaught mankind,
now the truest knowledge of god to find.
thy words flew as lighting the whole world around,
of truth and light they did fully abound,
and nations,acknowledge the power of thy way
did find and follow the most truthful way.
in the wake of thy words true piety did spring,
never on earth a better soul was born,
never the world did puer soul adorn.

Man was fast sinking in idoltery and sin,
when thy first mission did first begin.
then in place of darkness thou light did give,
and taught mankind the noblest way to live,
and reformed the world as never before,
and unique blessing on it did bestow.
Praise to Allah for this favour devine.
in sending thee the wicked world to refine.
search the world through we may from pole to pole,
while the great ocean of time does onward roll.

a more perfect prophet never can we find,
than he thank God, who gave islam to mankind.
rasool-allah!my homage i make to thee,
nabi-Allah! my love i tender thee,
my life my all, for thee i gladly give,
thy devine message shall with me forever live.
in my heart thy memory shall forever glow,
may Allah shower his choiest blessings on thee,
may Allah grant thee peace for all eternaty.

aisha786
24-04-2008, 10:07 PM
the crown of creation set with richest gems, dimonds and rubiesin value beyond ken,unequalled in brilliance,unique of mankind.
thruthful by nature and most saintly refine,
all called thee trusty,the al-ameen.
most loving to childern, courteous to all,
to animals,tender alike to great and small.
never on earth a nobler soul has troud,
never on earth had another showed a truer way to god.

O sweetest flower that ever on earth did bloom,
martcherlers alike in divine beauty and perfume.
O whitest lily that human eye have seen,
O lovliest rose that in the worl has been,
all nature join in homeage, all men abore,
thee who brought light to a darksome world,
thee whose teachings are as a neckless of pearl,
which when worn does radiant beauty impart,
adding lustuer to body, to soul and to heart
rasool-allah! our dearest friend and guied,
may god's eternal blessing be with thee abide.

From the arabian deserts thou sounded the call
to the worship of god, the lord of all.
From the aradian deserts tho thaught mankind,
now the truest knowledge of god to find.
thy words flew as lighting the whole world around,
of truth and light they did fully abound,
and nations,acknowledge the power of thy way
did find and follow the most truthful way.
in the wake of thy words true piety did spring,
never on earth a better soul was born,
never the world did puer soul adorn.

Man was fast sinking in idoltery and sin,
when thy first mission did first begin.
then in place of darkness thou light did give,
and taught mankind the noblest way to live,
and reformed the world as never before,
and unique blessing on it did bestow.
Praise to Allah for this favour devine.
in sending thee the wicked world to refine.
search the world through we may from pole to pole,
while the great ocean of time does onward roll.

a more perfect prophet never can we find,
than he thank God, who gave islam to mankind.
rasool-allah!my homage i make to thee,
nabi-Allah! my love i tender thee,
my life my all, for thee i gladly give,
thy devine message shall with me forever live.
in my heart thy memory shall forever glow,
may Allah shower his choiest blessings on thee,
may Allah grant thee peace for all eternaty.

ziamurtaza
25-04-2008, 07:36 PM
sallallahu alayhi wasallam

Naseema
26-04-2008, 01:14 AM
مولا يا صل وسلم داءما ا بدا على حبىبك خير خلق كلهم


Sallallahu alan Nabiyil ummiy....adada kulli dharratin alfa marratin

shajratutooba
28-04-2008, 04:03 PM
I have a maid who comes to help me in my household chores at times; whenver she comes I am put on alert as I keep worrying that I might be taxing her too much; try to help her too , try not to overload her with work, feed her in between and make her sit with me to eat and at the same time reflect that had it not been for Allahs mercy I could have been in her place or in a worse situation -- I then try to pay her as per her work and often give her more than my what my nafs suggests--- all this because I have heard that the beloved Rasulullah SAAS advised about those whom ones right hand possesses in his very last words-- it was meant as a parting advice-- to fulfill the rights of those who serve you. Subhanallah--- my maids rights were secured by someone fourteen hundred years ago --- subhanAllah== shouldnt I love and thank that mercy for humankind with every fibre of my self --- O Allah connect me to the dust which touches the feet of your beloved perchance I might be saved too --- from my own self---

sn_uk
29-04-2008, 08:45 AM
assalamu aleykum to all, please can anyone advice me good book about prophet Muhammed sallalahu alayhi wassalams life in english?
jazakumullahul khayran

shajratutooba
29-04-2008, 03:24 PM
Muhammad the Benefactor of Humanity by Nayeem Sidiqqui is a good one for starters.

sn_uk
29-04-2008, 05:42 PM
Muhammad the Benefactor of Humanity by Nayeem Sidiqqui is a good one for starters.

Jazakhallah, may Allah bless you and your family, ameen.

hafs
29-04-2008, 07:59 PM
:salam:

Adaab e Ishq e Rasool (S.A.W)
by: Hazrat Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (db)
I have translated it myself , it's just so beautiful I wanted to share it with you all ,the original is in urdu pg 37/38
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/adaab-e-ishq-e-rasool-saw

Fazaile durood shariff
Reading durood shariff once ten good deeds are recorded , ten sins forgiven and you are raised ten stations.
My Sheikh Shah AbdulGhani Sahib ra said when a person says
Allahuma salley aalaMuhammedin wa aliMuhammedin
Then Allah ta'alla's name has been read with Rasul Allah sallelahualeyhiwasalam's name . Then a person is between the two Karim . Both hands are holding sweets(ladoo)

DIL KO THAMA ON KEY DHAMAN KO THAM KEY
HATH MERAY DO NO NIKLAY KAM KEY

My Murshid Shah AbdulGhani Sahib ra said when a person reads durood shariff then he benefits from the pleasure of reading Allah swt's name and the pleasure of reading Huzoor sallelahualeyhiwasalam's name .
Durood shariff is two pleasures and the reciter is placed in between the two Karims .

Oh Allah you are kareem and your Nabi is also kareem , I am grateful that because of the barakat of Durood Shariff we are between the two Kareems.

So he whose boat is floating in between the two Kareem's , a boat which has Allah on one side and RasulAllah sallelahualeyhiwasalam 's blessed name on the otherside how can it ever sink?

There are two delights/pleasures in reading durood shariff ,
"do no ladoo miley " in other words we have Allah ta'alla's pure name on our tongue and Huzoor sallelahualeyhiwasalam's blessed name is recited at the same time .

When reading Durood Shariff imagine you are at the Grave of the Prophet Muhammed sallelahualeyhiwasalam , and the rain of Allah's mercy is falling on Sayyidul Anbiyya sallelahualeyhiwasalam ,imagine the droplets are also splashing on you .This is the method of reading durood shariff .

Alla-humma Salle Alaa Muhammadiw Wa-Alaa Aale Muhammadin Cama Sal-layta Alaa Ebrahima wa-Alaa Aale Ebrahima Innaca Hamiydum Majeyd, Wa Baric Alaa Muhammadiw Wa-Alaa Aale Muhammadin Cama Baaracta Alaa Ebrahima Innaca Hamiydum Majeyd

shajratutooba
30-04-2008, 03:35 PM
Jazakallah; may Allah swt reward you for the effort; hope I can find it in the market ?

Naseema
09-05-2008, 05:53 AM
Balagalula bi kamalihi

Kashafadduja bi jamalihi

Hasunat jamia khisalihi

Sallu alaihi wa aalihi

Julaybib
20-05-2008, 11:45 AM
Salaam.

Importance of Loving The Messenger:
by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmed (db)


Allah is perfect in all of His characteristics and He is the Master of all the treasures of heaven and earth. He is the merciful One, who bestows countless blessings upon mankind.

If Allah did not guide us, we would be misguided; if He did not give us hearing, we would be deaf; if He did not give us speech, we would be dumb; if He did not give us sense, we would be mad; if He did not give us legs, we would be lame; if He did not give us hair, we would be bald; if He did not give us sustenance, we would be in despair; if He did not give us beauty, we would be ugly; if He did not give us health, we would be sick; if He did not give us children, we would be barren; and if He did not give us honor, we would be dishonored.

Everything that man possesses is only due to the grace of Allah. It is indeed a great favor of Allah upon mankind that he sent among them His Prophet. The Messenger of Allah said, “Love Allah because He bestowed upon you favors and blessings, and love me for His sake” The meaning of this hadith is that we should love the Messenger of Allah because Allah loves him.

Love for the Messenger is the surest path to liberty;
Of settling in the Land of Tawheed.

Whoever loves the Messenger of Allah is in actuality valuing this immense favor of Allah, and whosoever recognizes the tremendous value of Allah’s favors is always given more. Allah said:

If you are grateful, I will add more (favors) unto you (14:7)

Allah bestows an even greater favor upon us when we realize the value of loving the Prophet. This greater favor is the muhabbah and pleasure of Allah. Hence, a connection with the Prophet means that we are establishing a connection with Allah. Allah says in the Holy Quran:

Verily those who plight their fealty to you do no less then plight their fealty to Allah. The Hand of Allah is over their hands (48:10)

A poet penned the following verses:

I will be yours if you but pledge loyalty to Muhammad,
What value is this universe? Even My Lawh and My Qalam will be yours.[1]

Those Companions (Sahabah) who swore allegiance to the Messenger of Allah actually swore allegiance to Allah. One time during battle, the Prophet threw a handful of dust towards the unbelievers as a way of rallying his troops behind him. Allah said in reference:

When you threw (a handful of dust), it was not your act, but Allah’s (8:17)
Proofs from the Holy Quran

1) Allah said:

The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves (33:6)

This is a spiritual affinity and not a physical one. The best commentary on this verse can be found in Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Qasim Nanotvi’s i book Abe Hayat.

2) Allah said:

Say (O Muhammad), ‘If you do love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful’ (3:31)

It is stated in the book Arais ul Bayan, that the Messenger of Allah a said: “If you claim to love Allah and are true in your claim, then follow me. I am the master of lovers, the crown of the truthful, the leader of the Messengers, and the guide of the seekers of truth. I will show you everything that is harmful on this path and all that will earn you salvation. I will teach you the rules of observation (of Truth), the secrets of attaining closeness (to Allah), and instruct you in righteousness, proper worship, and the best of etiquettes and courtesy so that they may assist you in your path, because Allah has revealed the signs of muhabbah to me. I am filled with the radiance (nur) of His closeness. Obedience to me is indeed showing gratitude for the love of the Beloved (Allah). When you show your gratitude this way, then Allah will advance you in true love and comprehension”

Our scholars (ulama) stated that the heart should be cooked in the fire of desire, and the lover’s spirit should come to a boil in this fire. Loving and following the Messenger of Allah should be as intense as this fire. For example, if a master orders his servant to fetch some groceries in the heat of the day, the servant will certainly fulfill his master’s wishes, but only to save his job. He will still complain to himself that the intense heat of the day is no time in which to ask someone to do such a task.

In another situation, a shaykh tells his student to go fetch groceries, but tells him to wait until the sun has set so that the weather is cooler. The student agrees, but still proceeds in the intense heat because of his strong devotion. This is called fellowship and obedience.

Fascinating is the love for the King of Madinah,
This is the stairwell leading to the Love of Allah.
He whose breast is scented with this love,
He possesses control over his destiny.

3) Allah said:

Say, if your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your tribe, the wealth you have gained, the commerce you fear may slacken and the homes you love are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger and the struggle in His way, then wait until Allah brings about His command. Allah does not guide the rebellious (9:24)

Islam is the perfect religion that understands people and their needs. This is why Islam does not order us to break kinship ties or ties with our elders and the community, such as is prescribed in other religions that permit monasticism. Islam rejects this theory of isolation from the world and holds that the way to Allah is not through jungles and caves, but through the streets and markets. Man’s destiny is much higher than that suggested by monasticism.

The world and its attractions are by no means forbidden, but what is forbidden is to become immersed in them to such a degree that they interfere with a person and his relationship with Allah and the Prophet. This world and all that it contains is to be forsaken if it proves to interfere with one’s love for Allah and His Messenger.

Your lover wants nothing from this world,
All that he wants are the imprints of your footsteps
Proofs from Hadith

1) Hadrat Anas narrated that the Messenger of Allah said:

He who has three things will be able to taste the sweetness of faith: he loves Allah and His Messenger a more than anything else; whomever he loves he loves only for the sake of Allah; and he loathes associating anything with Allah as much as he loathes being thrown into the fire.

• Hadrat Bilal was granted the blessing of reciting the Testament of Faith (Kalimah) upon his death because of his enormous sacrifices for Islam.

• A Sahabi saw a thief stealing a horse, yet he did not interrupt his prayer because the latter was more valuable.

• A Sahabi guarding an army patrol was reciting Surah al-Kahf in his prayer when he was struck repeatedly with arrows. He later said that he would have finished the prayer through the tremendous pain had he not been worried that he would faint and hence not been able to warn his sleeping companions.

• Shaykh Ibrahim bin Adham i used to say, “If the kings of this time were to find out how much peace and contentment this remembrance (dhikr) gives us, they would bring their armies to try and take it away from us.”

2) Hadrat Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah said:

No one among you is a believer unless he loves me more than his ancestors, his children, and all others.

Nowadays it is for the love of his wife and children that a man is willing to bear and sacrifice all. He is even willing to purchase Hell because of them, in that he is willing to engage in wrongful deeds.

In one narration, it has been recorded that the Prophet supplicated to Allah and asked to be united with his lovers. Hearing this, Hadrat Thauban said, “O Messenger of Allah, we are your lovers and we are here, so who is it that you are asking to be united with?” The Messenger of Allah said, “O Thauban - you have seen me; you have seen the revelation of the Holy Quran. You have seen angels descend from the heavens and you have enjoyed the honor of my company. Indeed your faith is very precious. Near the End time, however, there will be some people who will not have seen me and will only have read about me in books. These people will love me so much that if it were possible to buy just one glance of me by selling their children, they would do it. Thauban, these are the lovers whom I am praying to meet.”

3) In another hadith, Hadrat Umar asked the Prophet, “Is my faith perfect? You are dearer to me than everything except my own life.” The Messenger of Allah answered:

I swear by Him whose hand my life is in, no one can have perfect faith unless he loves me more than anything, even his own life.

Upon reflection, Hadrat Umar realized that he already considered the Prophet’s life more valuable than his own because he was ready to lay down his life in the service of his Prophet. Hadrat Umar trembled in awe and said, “Now you are dearer to me than even my own life.” The Prophet said, “Now your faith is complete.”

Love for the Prophet is the first condition of the True Deen,
Any deficiency in this will render everything incomplete.

An Arab bedouin asked the Messenger of Allah, “When will the Last Day come?” The Messenger of Allah in turn asked him, “What preparations have you made?” The bedouin replied, “I have neither many prayers nor many fasts, but I love Allah and His Prophet.” The Messenger of Allah replied:

A Man will be with whomever he loves.

The Sahabah said that this hadith gave them the most joy after having accepted Islam. If this is not true happiness for a lover, then what is?

On one occasion, Hadrat Thauban came to the Prophet very saddened. When questioned, he replied that his heart would become heavy whenever deprived of the Prophet’s company. He continued that he himself would be at a lower station in Paradise whereas the Prophet a would be at the highest stage. Hadrat Thauban then said, “What joy will there be in Paradise if we are deprived of your presence?” The Prophet was quiet and the Angel Jibril descended with the verse:

All who obey Allah and the Messenger are in the company of those on whom is the grace of Allah, of the Prophets (who teach), the Sincere (lovers of truth), the Witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (who do good). O What a beautiful fellowship! (4:69)

Julaybib
20-05-2008, 11:49 AM
Salaam.

Importance of Loving The Messenger: (continued).
by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmed (db)

Intellectual Proof

The Messenger of Allah said:

In the beginning Allah created my nur.

Hadrat Maulana Qasim Nanotvi i described this in his poetry:

Before everything, with the radiance of Allah,
The essence of the Messenger was defined.
Taking a portion from this essence,
The assembly of the universe was convened.

If one does not know the laws of right and wrong, he should turn to his heart for guidance. The heart will never approve of that which is wrong, except those hearts that have been rusted with evil and therefore cannot tell the difference. True guidance is received if the heart is truthful and enlightened, and then the believer can feel love for the Prophet. All of creation is immersed in love for the Prophet.

When sacrificing camels after the Prophet’s last sermon, the Sahabah were surprised to see that the camels were fighting with one another, inching their necks forward to be the first ones sacrificed.

My head under your foot at the time of slaughter,
O what a destiny! Indeed a place to fight for.

When animals came before the Messenger of Allah, they would tell him their desires and complaints. A camel once came to him and laid his head at his feet, moving his mouth as if saying something. The Messenger of Allah stroked the camel’s head in comfort, then looked up at the Sahabah and said, “Fetch this camel’s master. He is complaining that his master does not feed him sufficiently and overworks him.”

Prior to a pulpit being built for the Prophet, he used to deliver his Friday sermons leaning against the trunk of a date palm tree. When a pulpit was built and the Prophet started delivering his sermons leaning against the pulpit instead, the Sahabah were surprised when they heard loud wailing coming from the date palm. The Messenger of Allah walked over to the tree and caressed it gently as if in comfort, and only then did the tree stop weeping.

Trees were often seen bowing in greeting to the Prophet as he walked by, and they used to bend to shade him against the sun on particularly hot days. While gazing at Mount Uhud, the Messenger of Allah said:

This mountain loves us, and we love it.

Paper and ink would become exhausted but we would not be done detailing the debt that we owe the Prophet or the reasons for loving him.

mahmed
21-05-2008, 01:58 AM
Here is an English copy of Al Raheeq ul Makhtoom in pdf format. If some of you don't know this book was awarded as the best and the most profound book on Seerat un Nabi SAW in a contest for Seerat held in Medinah Munawwara some years ago. Its writer has admitted human inadequacies to round up such a saga of a life who is above all in the whole of universes, our beloved prophet SAW. I believe every sunni Muslim should read this book. There are no poetic referrences but from Hadith, Sunnah and Quran itself. No matter how many times I read it, I never feel satiated.......

P.S. I do have a copy translated in urdu as the book was originally written in Arabic but no matter how many times I try it would not upload, so you will have to take the trouble to pm me your e-mail addresses so that I could personally mail Urdu copy if anyone of you wants it.

hafs
23-05-2008, 02:28 PM
(Fazail Durood Sharif)

Ḥāfiẓ ʿIzzuddin Ibn ʿAbdus Salām (may Allāh have mercy on him) says, “Our conferring of ṣalāt is not an intercession for the Noble Prophet sallelahualayhiwasalam, for how can we possibly intercede on his behalf? The fact is that Allāh has ordered us to repay a benefactor for his sallelahualayhiwasalam favours, and there is no greater benefactor than our beloved Prophet sallelahualayhiwasalam. As we were incapable of repaying the Noble Prophet sallelahualayhiwasalam for his favours, Allāh pitied our weakness and taught us how to repay the Noble Prophet sallelahualayhiwasalam by ordaining the conferring of ṣalāt. Since we were incompetent of this too, we beseeched Allāh that He Himself should reward the Noble Prophet sallelahualayhiwasalam in a manner that befits His majesty.”

gulam-e-sahib
26-06-2008, 02:27 PM
As salaamu alaikum

When a person continually talks and thinks about a person or thing , know that the love of that person or thing has entered his/her heart.
This thread is dedicated to the discussion of the Beloved practises, incidents, inspirations, sayings etc of the Last and Final Messenger ( Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in whatever form ( poems, articles , contributions, thoughts....)

Anything that relates to our Beloved Prophet ( Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) may be discussed here insha Allah.

May Allah Ta'ala inculcate in our hearts the excellent Love of our Beloved Prophet ( Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his Sunnahs. May He make us amongst those who practise on the Holy Qur'aan and Sunnah at all times. Ameen.

Was salaam

http://www.geocities.com/islamicmiracles/muhammad_peace_be_upon_him.htm

zahirt786
14-07-2008, 10:51 PM
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (PBUH), who said:
A prayer performed by someone who has not recited the Essence of the Quran (1) during it is deficient (and he repeated the word three times), incomplete. Someone said to Abu Hurayrah: [Even though] we are behind the imam? (2) He said: Recite it to yourself, for I have heard the Prophet (may the blessings and peace of Allah be up on him) say: Allah (mighty and sublime be He), had said: I have divided prayer between Myself and My servant into two halves, and My servant shall have what he has asked for. When the servant says: Al-hamdu lillahi rabbi l-alamin (3), Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says: My servant has praised Me. And when he says: Ar-rahmani r-rahim (4), Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says: My servant has extolled Me, and when he says: Maliki yawmi d-din (5), Allah says: My servant has glorified Me - and on one occasion He said: My servant has submitted to My power. And when he says: Iyyaka na budu wa iyyaka nasta in (6), He says: This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall have what he has asked for. And when he says: Ihdina s-sirata l- mustaqim, siratal ladhina an amta alayhim ghayril-maghdubi alayhim wa la d-dallin (7), He says: This is for My servant, and My servant shall have what he has asked for.

zahirt786
16-07-2008, 03:53 PM
sorry but i just found out dat before hadith was not original but had bit added on for example to pray al fatiha behind imam is against the hanafi madhab Prophet (may the blessings and peace of Allah be up on him) say: Allah (mighty and sublime be He), had said: I have divided prayer between Myself and My servant into two halves, and My servant shall have what he has asked for. When the servant says: Al-hamdu lillahi rabbi l-alamin (3), Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says: My servant has praised Me. And when he says: Ar-rahmani r-rahim (4), Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says: My servant has extolled Me, and when he says: Maliki yawmi d-din (5), Allah says: My servant has glorified Me - and on one occasion He said: My servant has submitted to My power. And when he says: Iyyaka na budu wa iyyaka nasta in (6), He says: This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall have what he has asked for. And when he says: Ihdina s-sirata l- mustaqim, siratal ladhina an amta alayhim ghayril-maghdubi alayhim wa la d-dallin (7), He says: This is for My servant, and My servant shall have what he has asked for.

Saamiah
31-07-2008, 07:33 AM
Assalamualaikum, I was wondering if anyone can complete this poem by Moulana Jaami :rahma: (in the original farsi)

Naseema Janibe Batha Guzar Kun
Zeahwale Muhammad rah Khabar Kun.......

:jazak:

Naseema
24-08-2008, 04:29 AM
Sallallahu alayhi wassallam...


Mubarak tujhe ho ea arze Madina

Nabi ka shehar hai ye shehre Madina

Tera zarra zarra nishane Nabi hai

Fida tujh pe mai khake shehre Madina

Sister Khadijah
06-09-2008, 04:30 AM
translation?

Saamiah
09-09-2008, 08:10 PM
Sallallahu alayhi wassallam...


Mubarak tujhe ho ea arze Madina

Nabi ka shehar hai ye shehre Madina

Tera zarra zarra nishane Nabi hai

Fida tujh pe mai khake shehre Madina

Attempting translation:

Congratulations/Salutations be to you O Land of Madina,

The Prophet's city ,this city of Madina,

Your every particle is the mark of The Prophet,

May I be sacrificed for the dust of the city of Madina.

Correct me if I am wrong as I am still learning urdu.

Proud2baMuslim
09-09-2008, 08:23 PM
Attempting translation:

Congratulations/Salutations be to you O Land of Madina,

The Prophet's city ,this city of Madina,

Your every particle is the mark of The Prophet,

May I be sacrificed for the dust of the city of Madina.

Correct me if I am wrong as I am still learning urdu.


Awesome!:thumbsup:

MashaAllah! ;) :) :D

keep me in prayers pls.

ws

Naseema
11-09-2008, 06:02 AM
Attempting translation:

Congratulations/Salutations be to you O Land of Madina,

The Prophet's city ,this city of Madina,

Your every particle is the mark of The Prophet,

May I be sacrificed for the dust of the city of Madina.

Correct me if I am wrong as I am still learning urdu.


:mash: better than what I would've done.

by the way the poem is by Molana Akhtar (db).

Water
17-09-2008, 10:35 PM
SubhanAllah excellent thread.

keekee
18-09-2008, 09:08 PM
mashAllah; i started a thread almost exactly like this on two other forums, its great to read back.

Appearance of the Hallowed one

The birth of the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was an even of the greatest magnitude in human history. Allama Shibli Nu'mani (d. Nov 1914 C.E) has described it in poetic prose that seems to flow from the very depths of a devoted soul.To do justice to the author i venture to render it into english that follows the original as closely and as faithfully as possible...Translator.

More than once has this world of ours been visited be blooms of spring pregnant with new life; many a time has this abode of man been illuminated with a radiance that has dazzled the eyes. But now dawn the day, old hoary time had long been awaiting, the day for which an anxious glimmer of the stars had long since looked out.

For thousands of years, days and nights had followed each other in quick and unending succession, angels had sped far and wide to enforce divine decrees, the elements had intermingled into new forms, d ead and living; the sun and the moon had coursed along their paths of light; the wind and the rain had covered the earth with their blessings; in short, Nature had been unrolling its varied panorama only to set the stage for the advent of the auspicious day.

Divine souls with their serene breath, Ibraheem with his belief in one Allah, Yusuf with his angelic beauty, Musa with his staggering miracles, Isa with his power given by Allah to raise the d ead had all lived and toiled to lay at the feet of the last Messenger the fruits of their labours as tokens of homage.

Now dawn the day, the blessed day that heralds in an era of bliss and happy hopes. The biographers of the holy prophet peace be upon him relate in their own limited way the miraculous omens witnessed during the preceding night; fourteen minarets of the royal palace of Chosoroes of Iran are said to have fallen to the ground, the river Sawa ran dry and the sacred fire went out. Whatever the truth, who can doubt that the splendour of Iran, the brilliance of Byzantium, the glory of China, were soon to be laid low in dust!

The sacred fire may not have gone out; it is nevertheless, a historical truth that the fire of untruth and disbelief, the flames of paganism and the infernal furnace of misguided living, were shortly to find a cold grave. Magism was rent asunder, Christian doctrines dropped down lifeless like autumn leaves and the great temples where idols reigned were deserted and turned into dreary ruins.

The air rang with the call of one Allah; virtue beamed fresh and lovely like a garden of roses; divine guidance clothes the earth in a raiment of light; and morality put on on a heavenly brilliance like polished glass, when the orphaned son of AbdAllah, the darling child of Aamina, the uncrowned king of Arabia, Muhammad, in full glory and state descended from the heavenly abode of the holies to walk this earth of time and space.

A sun-like pinnacle over the nine ferments
Wherein the seven planets lie,
The last of the prophets and messengers divine;
like dust under his feet lay
Like prey by huntsmen bagged the two worlds
Hung to his steed;
Unlettered though, in tongue eloquent he spake
of what Adam to Messiah had said;
Like lemon, the first fruit of the spring
He bought in his wake beauty and bloom.
(May Allah perpetuate His choicest blessings on his soul)

keekee
18-09-2008, 09:10 PM
The world we live in is no longer a place of mercy.When mercy does not exist,people destroy each other.It is the foundation of our existence.The importance of mercy cannot be underestimated.
The concept of mercy pervades through Islam.At the centre of it is Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.He inspired a people who were in the darkness of ignorance to reach the heights of nobleness.

Regarding him,Allah Ta'ala states:

We have not sent you but as a mercy to mankind.
(21:107)

He is a mercy for Muslims,non-muslims,animals and all that exists in this world.His message is universal;it is for all ages and nations.His every word and action is a lesson for us.Upon migrating from Makkah to Medinah,what were his first words?

O people!Make the act of greeting common practice,provide food,maintain ties of kinship and pray while people are asleep-you shall enter Paradise in safety.
(Tirmidhi)
These are means of peace and harmony being spread amongst communities.

Therefore,we must endeavor to embody his character and become ambassadors of Islam.It is hoped that in this age of confusion the prophets character will be recognised as the guiding light that it is.

riyaz_ice
21-09-2008, 08:09 PM
Qoob naame Muhammad hai aye momino...
Jis pe Nuqta bhi Rab ko gawaara nahi !

Kahi Yasin kaha, kahi Twaha kaha...
Naam lekar Nabi ka pukaara nahi !!

Kantz
01-10-2008, 02:45 PM
Salam

My fave ....


Rindu kami pada mu
Ya Rasul

Rindu tiada terperi

Berabad jarak dari mu
Ya Rasul

Terasa dikau disini

Cinta ikhlas mu pada manusia
Bagai cahaya suarga

Dapatkah kami membalas cinta mu
Secara bersahaja

Assalaatu wassalaamu alayka ya Rasul Allah


Wassalam

Bint_Mas'ud
17-10-2008, 03:57 AM
MY BELOVED
-Anonymous

There was a time in my youth,
When Islam was only a custom.
They said "say La IIaha IIIa Allah,..
And pray, you'll go to Heaven."

Ah, how simple, no struggle in this,
Just a word, and simple act.
Thereafter I'm absorbed in this world again,
With my 'assured' place in Paradise intact.

But this was not to be my fate
For ALLAH chose to guide my heart.
I learnt of a man who struggled so hard
When his mission was from the start.

Spoke gently, kindness he knew.
Never fearing to say what's right,
His conviction in ISLAM was true.

The touch of his hand was as soft as silk
To comfort a crying child.
To mend his clothes, or do the chores,
Never complaining, he always smiled.

A living he made with his bare hands,
The same that held his mighty sword.
Valour shone from the edge of his blade,

His smell was always of musk,
And cleanliness he kept at his best.
Stark contrast with the heroes of today,
Who stink of beer and sweat.

He held the hands of his companions.
Unashamed to play with many children.
So modest, so humble, a perfect example,
That strangers could not recognise him.

His eyes slept little for nights were precious,
His prayers he treasured much greater.
To pray Tahajjud in the depths of night,
Seeking forgiveness, and nearness to his Creator.

He broke his tooth for me at Uhud,
And bled for me at Ta'if.
He cried for me, tears of concern,
Just so I could have this belief.

His enemies admired his teachings,
Uniting every religion, every clan.
Till ISLAM came to every corner of the world,
O, but indeed he was only a man.

To own a house, or build his wealth
Was not his main priority.
To establish ISLAM was more essential,
To bring us under a Higher Authority.

Don't you want him to plea for your case,
When before ALLAH-The Judge-you stand?
Don't you wish to be around his fountain,
A burning desire to drink from his hand?

So I love him more than all creation,
My Leader, my Humble Prophet.
Muhammad (SAWS) was a mercy to all mankind,
And to me, he is ... MY BELOVED!

Allahu Akbar! This is beautiful! May Allah ta'ala reward the author of this poem and all of us with increased love for His beloved messenger and the highest level of ittiba' sunnah. Aameen!

arius
07-11-2008, 06:37 AM
Just as reading Quran makes one know of tauheed as a subject, loving the Prophet makes one feel and drink on tauheed as an object. (Actually, both do both, because Quran has its own tajalliyat, which are also there on the blessed spirit of the Prophet).
Just as Quran is a guide to what is ungodly and what is Godly, the love of Prophet and recitation of Darood Shareef (and connection with a heart that is close to him) take one so close to him spiritually that one starts feeling the noor in him in one's own heart, and this noor is not only filled with God's rahmat, karam and lutf but is also an instant source of recognition and rejection of the ungodly and affirmation of the Godly.

beinalimit
09-11-2008, 08:19 AM
Jo Dilbar hain dilawar hain wohi meray pyamber hain

Audio is Attached but any body wants VDO, can download here Download_Video (http://www.tauheed-sunnat.com/a/download-file-3608.html)

holysoul
23-11-2008, 03:01 PM
Naqshe Qadam NABI k Hain Jannat K Raastay

ALLAH say milatain hain Sunnat k Rastay

Sajda99
07-01-2009, 05:49 PM
This is addressed to Miss_Muslim because she was asking a question about the concept of God in Islam. As Allah describes Himself in the Quran, we as muslims should believe in those attributes without trying to explain them or describe them in any form nor deny them. Allah speaks in the Quran in simple terms for everyone to understand, including the average muslims. So when Allah says He has hands, we are to believe that Allah has hands, but not like our own hands, and we do not try to further describe His hands, nor try to imagine them. In one hadith, the prophet (peace and blessings of Allah on him) says that Allah has 2 hands and they are both right. We are to believe in that without denying it or saying that there is something like them. Both of these are extremes and are not the proper creed. The brother IbnShafiq tried to deny that Allah has hands and said that saying this is kufr. Brother IbnShafiq, I warn you not to go to extremes, especially when denying this attribute of Allah is kufr itself. A simple question to everyone who says that Allah doesn't have hands is why would the prophet say that Allah had hands? was the prophet lying? (au'thubillah) Brother IbnIshaq, if you say that who says that Allah has hands is kufr, then be careful because the prophet (peace and blessings of Allah on him) said that Allah has hands. Sister Miss_Muslim, I must congratulate you for thinking and refusing the illogical answer that the brother was trying to force down your throat and accusing you of kufr when infact you were free of it. If it is true what the brother said that Allah does not have a form, then why didn't Allah or the prophet say so, not even in one verse or one hadith? I must warn brother IbnShafiq once more of not accusing those who say that Allah has hands of kufr, because again, the prophet (peace and blessings of Allah on him) is one of thos people who said that Allah has hands!
Allah knows best.

The Son Of Islam
08-02-2009, 02:10 AM
ASSALAMU ALAYKUM
Dear Brothers and Sisters I have just joined to your community
and I hope we shall be best friends and help one another to be near to Allah.
Thank you.

Abdullah Ali al Hanafi
12-03-2009, 09:50 PM
As salaamu alaikum

When a person continually talks and thinks about a person or thing , know that the love of that person or thing has entered his/her heart.
This thread is dedicated to the discussion of the Beloved practises, incidents, inspirations, sayings etc of the Last and Final Messenger ( Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in whatever form ( poems, articles , contributions, thoughts....)

Anything that relates to our Beloved Prophet ( Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) may be discussed here insha Allah.

May Allah Ta'ala inculcate in our hearts the excellent Love of our Beloved Prophet ( Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his Sunnahs. May He make us amongst those who practise on the Holy Qur'aan and Sunnah at all times. Ameen.

Was salaam

Sallallahu alayhi wasallam
may Allah bless our noble prophet muhammed

Haaji_Abubakr
17-03-2009, 08:40 AM
Allah huma salli 'ala Muhammad wa 'ala aalih Muhammad!

As-Sakina
18-03-2009, 06:54 AM
As Salâm Alaykum wa Rahmatullâh wa Barakâtuh


Allâhoumma salli `ala Sayyidinâ Muhammadin-il fâtihi limâ ughliqa
wal khâtimi limâ sabaqa
nâsiril haqqi bil haqqi
wal hâdy ila siratikal mustaqîm
wa 'ala alihi haqqa qadrihi wa miqdarihi-l-`adhîm.


Wa Alaykum Salâm wa Rahmatullâh wa Barakâtuh

AmatullahxXx
21-03-2009, 10:32 PM
Asalamualaykum.a few years ago my cousin in UK got me a cd pack called The Luminous Light, a record of a seerah program carried out in Leicester in 2004 by maulana Adam d.b and his students.it contained lectures by Shaykh Shuaib Desai, shaykh mahmud chandia,Shaykh Ahmed ali and maulana Suleman Moola. Does anyone have any idea if it did take place this year too?
CHECK OUT radioislam.co.za For a record of an inspiring and interesting Seerah Program in S.A .GUEST SPEAKER:maulana Ahmed suleman Khatani d.b.
>> the poem 4 hasan ibn thabit>>
wa ahsana minka lam tarakattuayni
wa ajmala minka lum talidinnisaau
khuliqta mubarra am minkulli aybin
ka anna khatwat khuliqta kama tasha' ur.

peacepro
07-06-2009, 11:54 PM
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam

True love is demonstrated more through action than proclamation.

We will never be able to outdo each other in our zikr and ibaadah-remembrances and worship but the dire need today is to convey the truth and inculcate this spirit in the hearts of those who are ignorant of our Beloved Master Muhammad(SAW).

We need to throw our energies towards removing their misconceptions and enlightening them about our Prophet(SAW).

One Heart changed towards the truth is a soul purified in the vast ocean of ignorant lives -
furthering the credibility of our personal achievement in this life .

uzaman901
19-06-2009, 11:11 AM
May our love for the Prophet SWAS also give us the courage to stand up against those who are too scared carry out his sunnah.

The Prophet SWAS was a man who changed the whole social structure emancipating women, liberating slaves, honouring men based on their integrity and quality rather than their status, elevated the poor and remained truthful and just even unto his enemies so much so that they continued to come to seek a just resolution...

ws.





Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam

True love is demonstrated more through action than proclamation.

We will never be able to outdo each other in our zikr and ibaadah-remembrances and worship but the dire need today is to convey the truth and inculcate this spirit in the hearts of those who are ignorant of our Beloved Master Muhammad(SAW).

We need to throw our energies towards removing their misconceptions and enlightening them about our Prophet(SAW).

One Heart changed towards the truth is a soul purified in the vast ocean of ignorant lives -
furthering the credibility of our personal achievement in this life .

True Life
19-06-2009, 06:06 PM
:salam:

Just received the following e-Mail and thought I would share it with you guys. "This is the place from where Prophet Mohammed Sallahu Alahi Wasallam acsended to the skies on Meraj Night."

Ibn_Adam
19-06-2009, 06:43 PM
:salam:

^ Is it the rock above which the Dome of the Rock is built?

farooqbinzarar
19-06-2009, 08:24 PM
subhANALLAH

True Life
19-06-2009, 08:36 PM
:ws:
^ Is it the rock above which the Dome of the Rock is built?I think so, someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Naseema
22-08-2009, 03:26 AM
:salam:
Alhamdulillah thumma alhamdulillah, Here we are entering the most blessed time of the year. May Allah :taala: shower His rahmah n noor on all of us.ameen

Naseema
22-08-2009, 03:48 AM
:salam:
Alhamdulillah thumma alhamdulillah,
here we are entering the most blessed time of the year. May Allah :taala: shower His rahmah n noor on all of us. Ameen



Noor e sunnat hai kon o makaan mei

Kya tajalli thi tere bayan mei

Jo chala tere naqshe qadam par

kamran hai wo dono jahan mei

Abd o sultan khare aik saf mei

Kya asr tha risalat ki shan mei

:saw: :saw: :saw:

noorani link
31-10-2009, 09:44 PM
O my beloved Allah, Nabi ﷺ made du’aa for the Ummat his entire life.

O Allah, especially in Hajjatul Widaa …with his 124 000 glorious companions

O Allah, how much Your Beloved Nabi ﷺ cried; that sinless Nabi

O Allah, for whom did he cry ? His Ihraam became wet with his tears

O Allah, the duas he made when attached to the Multazam,
the duas he made in the Hateem , the duas that he made under the Meezaabur Rahmah,
the duas he made after performing Salaah behind the Maqaam-e-Ibraheem

O my Allah, the duas he made after drinking Zam Zam,
the duas which he made on Safa and Marwa ,
the duas he made at Arafat – from Zuhr till Maghrib,
then the duas that he made at Mina and Muzdalifa

O Allah, all the duas of goodness, which he made for us,
bless us with that goodness, bless our parents with that goodness,
bless our wives and children with that goodness,
bless the entire Ummat with that goodness.

O Allah, protect us, our wives, children and families and the entire Ummah of Nabi,
from all the fitnahs, mischief and corruption he asked protection from
especially the fitnah of Dajjaal

Duas from Books written By Maulana Yunus Patel sahib Daamat barakat tuhum

umm suhan
31-10-2009, 11:30 PM
O Allah, all the duas of goodness, which he made for us,
bless us with that goodness, bless our parents with that goodness,
bless our wives and children with that goodness,
bless the entire Ummat with that goodness.

O Allah, protect us, our wives, children and families and the entire Ummah of Nabi,
from all the fitnahs, mischief and corruption he asked protection from
especially the fitnah of Dajjaal

Duas from Books written By Maulana Yunus Patel sahib Daamat barakat tuhum

amen ya allah thuma amen. may allah taala make us follow to all the sunnahs of the prophet.amen

Muawiyah123
27-11-2009, 06:39 PM
No comment

Sincere
29-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Who Created God

People with no inner spiritual life sometimes ask: If God created everything, who created God? The Prophet, peace be upon him, said that some people would ask this very question: "A day will certainly come when some people will sit with their legs crossed and ask: 'If God created everything, who created God?'" [Bukhari, I'tisam, 3]

At best, the question is based on perceived "cause and effect" relationships. Everything can be thought of as an effect and attributed to a prior cause that, in turn, is attributed to a prior cause, and so on. However, we must remember that cause is only a hypothesis, for it has no objective existence. All that objectively exists is a particular sequence of circumstances that is often (but not always) repeated. If such a hypothesis is applied to existence, we cannot find a creator of the first cause, because each creator must have had a prior creator. The end result is a never-ending chain of creators.

The Creator must be Self-Subsistent and One, without like or equal. If any created being "causes" anything, that capacity was created within that being, for only the Creator is Self-Existent and Self-Subsistent. Only the Creator truly creates and determines possible causes and effects for His creation. Therefore, we speak of God as the Sustainer, who holds and gives life to all of His Creation. All causes begin in Him, and all effects end in Him. In truth, created things are "0"s that will never add up to anything, unless God bestows real value or existence by placing a positive "1" before the "0".

In the sphere of existence, what we call causes and effects have no direct or independent influence. We may have to use such words to understand how a part of creation is made intelligible to us and available for our use. But even this confirms our dependence upon God and our answerability before Him. God does not need causes and effects to create; rather, we need them to understand what He has created.

Source:
“Who Created God?” – Fethullah Gulen

(As appeared in Friday Nasiha - Issue 476

Rahmaniyyah
06-12-2009, 03:58 PM
:salam:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D45BBdfk-Ug&feature=related

abumaria
12-12-2009, 01:22 PM
mashallah good video

iqbal.kuwait
04-02-2010, 02:44 PM
Asalamualikum
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islamimanihsan
10-02-2010, 05:26 AM
By Shaykh al-Islam Sidi al-Haj Ibrahim Niass
Stars of Guidance (Nujum al-Huda)
This epistle has been written by Shaykh al-Islam Abul Fayd Sidi al-Hajj Ibrahim ibn Abdullah Niass al-Maliki al-Ashaari Tijani (d. 1390/1975) of Kaolack, Senegal (may Allah be pleased with him), in order to confute the gossip of those who disown the preeminence of the Holy Prophet Sidna Mohammed ibn Abdellah (peace and blessing be upon him). The Shaykh entitled this epistle, “Nujum al-Huda” (Stars of Guidance), dealing with the superiority of our Holy Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) over all the Prophets and Messngers of Allah Almighty (peace be upon them).

“Kitab Nujum al-Huda” (Stars of Guidance)

Praise be to Allah Who Gave more merit to some Prophets (peace and blessings to all of them) than to others, Who Set off the Glamour of some, compared with other Messengers, and who made of Our Holy Prophet Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him), the Most Deserving of all, settling him at the Summit of Situations. According to the texts and to unanimous opinion, he is the Most Deserving, the Most Perfect Among Beings, the Chief of all Adam's (peace be upon him) children, and the Mercy of Mankind, even of those who received the Prophecies and the Divine Messages. Holy Greetings to his Family, his Companions, and his Nation which is the Best Nation Humanity has known, according to the religious texts and to verses of the Holy Quran.

After this foreword, I intend to say that, since quite a number of years, I listened to talks ascribed to Muslims, which I have ranked as senseless lucubration's, and had decided not to dip my pen for refuting them. Unfortunately they went a great deal and spread. Seeing that most of our contemporaries are uneducated, knowing of the Book but hopes, and what s****es their chiefs have embellished, although it is nothing more than errors and untrue statements pretending that not a single proof does exist so as to confirm Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) as the most deserving of all the Prophets, Holders of Truth, and Miracles, I feared that the ignorant masses would give ear to such insinuations, so I wrote this brief answer within reach of understanding of the contemporaries the carelessness of whom is well-known, and I have stated that in the Holy Quran the primacy among Prophets is mentioned as well as the Holy Prophet’s privileged place in comparison with the Prophets and the Messengers. This is clear as daylight and needs no proof.

As the saying goes, “How to believe in something, if the day requires proof?” As long as we deal with narrow-minded folks, our answer will keep within bounds of their brains, therefore bearing witness and reporting verses from the Holy Quran. We declare that the Holy Quran has mentioned that Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) was the Mercy of Mankind. It is proved that, on the Day of the Last Judgment, he will intercede on their behalf, and that he is the Chief of the Sons of Adam (peace be upon him). Adam and those who are after him will fall in under his banner on the Day of Resurrection. He is the Seal and the Leader of Prophets. His religion is the Best, his Nation perfect, and his Book the Most Valuable of all the Books revealed by Almighty Allah. He is the First to Arise from Earth. He is the First to Reach Heaven. He has got the Means. Allah Has Had regard for him more than for anyone else. He Has Enhanced his Glamour; He Has Opened everything for him, and Forgiven him everything. He Has Preserved his Family from blemish. He Set him in a night trip to the Heavens, swore by his Name, by his Time, by his Country, and granted him Profusion. His Verses are Eternal. His Religion has abolished the other religions. He has been the Messenger of the Whole Humanity.

Here are the items on what we have stated. According to the exegetes (interpreters), there is a difference between the positions of the Habib, our Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) and the others' position. You have some verses here which partly explain this statement. Let us first begin by the difference of position between him and the Sidna Abraham Al-Khalil (“Friend of Allah”, peace be upon him). Al-Khalil (peace be upon him) begs pardon by saying; “It is from Him that I beseech the forgiveness of my sin on the day of accounts” whereas in that respect the position of the Habib (“the Confidant of Allah”, peace and blessing be upon him) is the following, “Yes, We made you winner of a glamorous victory so that Allah forgives you the early beginnings of your sin and whatever of it that has lingered”. The Friend (peace be upon him) is in the situation of an applicant. He says, “Do not wail out on the Day of the Resurrection”; whereas He gave satisfaction to the Confident (peace and blessing be upon him) without a slightest request, “The Day when Allah will not lower the Prophet and his Companions”.

The Friend (peace and blessing be upon him) said, “Grant me a truthful tongue among the lowest”, meanwhile to the Confidant (peace and blessing be upon him) He said, “We have heightened your glamour”. Speaking of the Friend, he (Abraham, peace be upon him) says, “Spare me and my children from the worshipping of idols”. While for the Confidant (peace and blessing be upon him), “Allah wills to spare you the blemish, O people of the Prophet's household”. The Friend (peace be upon him) says, “God satisfies me”, whereas for the Confidant (peace and blessing be upon him), “O Prophet, Allah satisfies you”. The Friend (peace be upon him) says, “I walk towards my God who will lead me”; when for the Confidant (peace and blessing be upon him), “Glory be to Him who set His servant to journey by night”, and so on.

As for the Interlocutor (“Al-Kalim”; Moses, peace be upon him), he has come on earth for the meeting, while Sidna Mohammed the Confidant (peace and blessing be upon him) is meant by, “Glory be to Him who set his Servant in a night journey”. The Interlocutor's meditation happened on the Sinai, whereas the Confidant's meditation took place on the Throne and on top of Heights. Allah spoke to Moses (peace be upon him) by Divine inspiration, while He talked to Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him), verbally and obviously. God replied to the Interlocutor (peace be upon him), “You shall not see Me”. Speaking of Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) He says, “The heart was not mistaken about what it observed”. Moses (peace be upon him) fell on ground, thunderstruck, while the Confidant (peace and blessing be upon him), “The eye did not turn aside and never rebelled”. He related thus His words to Moses (peace be upon him), “What is it that you hold in your hand O Moses?”, while He kept secret His conversation with the Confidant (peace and blessing be upon him), reporting it vaguely by saying, “He revealed to His Servant what He Revealed”, and so forth.

According to Fakr ar-Razi, in his comment on the verse, “Those Prophets that we have distinguished from one another”, the nation is unanimous to consider that some of them are more deserving than the others and that Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him), is the most deserving of all. To back up this argument, there are many reasons,

The first one is this word of Allah Almighty “We entrusted you with a mission only out of Mercy for humanity”. So long as he is the Mercy of humanity, it is natural for him to be above it.

The second one is the word of Allah Almighty “We have heightened your glamour”. In relation to this subject, they keep repeating that Allah has coupled Sidna Mohammed's name (peace and blessing be upon him) with His name, in the quotation of the Profession of Faith (Kalimat Shahadah), in the call for prayer (adhan), and in the Witness Bearing Prayer (at-Tashahhoud) whereas not one Prophet has got the privilege of this coupled quotation.

The third one is that He coupled His obedience to his, “He who obeys to the Prophet obeys to Allah”. He coupled the Oath of Allegiance towards Him to the one towards the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). He said, “Those who swear allegiance on your behalf do it to Allah, the hand of God is above their hands”. He coupled His power to his own one, by saying, “Power is theprivilege (monopoly) of Allah and His Prophet”. He also coupled His satisfaction to his own one by announcing, “ Allah and His Prophet mostly deserve satisfaction”. He even coupled His consent to his own one, by saying, “O Faithful people! Consent to the call of Allah and of His Prophet”.

The fourth one is that Allah has ordered Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him), to hurl defiance for each chapter (Surah) of the Holy Quran by saying, “Bring only one Surah that is same”. The briefest Surah is the one of Al-Kauthar which contains only three verses. It seems that Allah challenged them every three verses. Since Holy Quran contains more than six thousand verses, it is logical that the miracle of Holy Quran should be not a single miracle but rather two thousand miracles and even more. If this is proved, we say that Allah, praise be to Him, has quoted the honor granted to Moses (peace be upon him) in nine verses, while the honor granted to Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him), is more extensive, owing to this great number of verses.

We owe the fifth argument to the fact that our Prophet's miracle (peace and blessing be upon him), is more prodigious (magnanimous), than the other miracles of the rest of the Prophets, which proves it's superiority; He said indeed, “The Holy Quran is to the Holy Scriptures what Adam is to the other beings”.

The sixth argument proves that the Prophet's miracle (peace and blessing be upon him) is the Holy Quran. This miracle, that finds its roots in words and voices, the nature of which is accidental (temporary) and not lasting like that of the other Prophets' miracles, and will keep on endlessly until the end of time, which is not the case for the other miracles.

The seventh argument, Allah, praise be to His name, referring to the Prophets, has said, “It is to them that Allah showed the Good Road, so follow their track”, thus ordering Sidna Mohammed to follow the steps of his predecessors, the matter of which is connected with principles of minor importance not with the basic principles of the religion and its details, because the religion of Islam has abolished the rest of religions. On another connection, Allah willed to say to Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him), “We have taught you the way of living of the Prophets' and their conduct, choose therefore the best of their virtues”, which implies that our Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) gathered up virtues that none among the Prophets did acquire, so is not he necessarily superior to them?

The eighth argument is the following, the Prophet Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) is sent to all beings, his duty was most important, and thus his merit shows up to be greater. Allah Almighty Has told him indeed, “We have sent you to all beings without exception.” His merit turns out to be greater more, and more especially because (in the beginning) he was alone, without any means, or companions or supporters. And, while addressing the world by saying, “O World of unfaithful people!” he set all in this world, in one instance, against himself. Therefore the difficulties awaiting him were numerous. Besides, when Moses (peace be upon him) was sent to the people of Israel, he had only PharaO and his people to fear, whereas Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) had to brave the whole world. In order to understand the unparalleled effort deployed by our Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him), imagine a man in a country where he has neither a friend nor a companion and whom you sent to give un-welcomed news to another strong and armed man, sure he would be reluctant to go and find that person, even if the latter is but one man. Now, ask the same person to give that un-welcomed news to someone in a remote countryside. It would be very hard for him to do so. As for Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him), he was charged with walking day and night during all of his life to free people that he knew not, or rather knew only because of their hate, and their harm and scorn. And in spite of all that, he did not seek relief from his duty. On the contrary, he hurried in front of them so as to fulfil to the letter his duty, the matter that brought him to endure much sufferance while spreading the divine religion. Allah said, “The first Companions of the Prophet have more merit than those who supported the religion later.” If this is said of the Companions, all the more reason, that the greatest merit should fall to the Prophet who suffered much more than the others.

The ninth argument is owed to the fact that the religion of Islam is the best of religions. It is then only logical that Sidna Mohammed would be the best Prophet. By the Will of Allah, the religion of Islam has abolished the rest of religions, thus, is not it the best, especially because the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) has said, “He who established a good custom shall have rewards as many as the number of times this custom would have been practiced by others until the Day of the Resurrection.” The religion of Islam has more rewards and credits than the other religions, by means of consequence; its establisher must be more deserving than other prophets.

The tenth argument is that as long as the nation that believes in the mission of Sidna Mohammed is the best, it is only natural for the Prophet of that mission to be the best. Hasn't Allah Almighty said, “You will be the best nation the world will discover”. Following the precepts of Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) is deserving of that praise from Allah. In another instance, Allah said to Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him), “Tell them, if you love Allah, follow me and Allah will bless you.” The merit of the follower overspreads implicitly from the followed person. Add to all those reasons, that the merit of Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) is shown also in the fact that he is sent to all the creatures, and that the great number of freed beings increases the value of the followed person.

The eleventh argument is that, from the fact that Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) is the latest sent of the Prophets, he is necessarily their superior, because it is unusual that one who is less deserving succeeds one who is more deserving.

The twelfth argument, the scale of the prophet's merit is established on the basis of the number of prodigies (extraordinary deeds) they have performed, which proves their sincerity and settles the honors owed to them. In that meaning, our Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) has been able to perform such a number of prodigies as to be ranked on top of the three thousand prophets at least. These prodigies are of different kinds, some consist in satiating a great number of beings with a small quantity of food, in quenching their thirst with some water. Other prodigies bear closely upon the science and the eloquence of the Holy Quran. Others are intimately connected with the Prophet's (peace and blessing be upon him) person itself, who is descended from the noblest lineage of the Arabs. In another respect, our Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) was most courageous. They recount his exploits of arms at battle, delivered by Ali (may Allah be satisfied with him), the Companion of the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him), to Amr ibn Abd-Ouid. Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) asked Ali (may Allah be satisfied with him), “How did you feel Ali? I felt very fine, I had the feeling that I could brave all the people of Medina! So, get yourself ready, Ali, because in that city, a man will revolt against you and will deliver a terrible attack to you”. There are also other wonders concerning the Prophet's (peace and blessing be upon him) good education, his generosity, his faithfulness, his eloquence and his devotion. The books of Hadith are full of those numberless prodigies and their details.

The Thirteenth argument, Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) has said, “Adam (peace be upon him) and the rest will fall under my banner on the Day of Resurrection”, which proves that Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) is above Adam (peace be upon him) and all his sons. The Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) also said, “Without any pretension at all, I am the best of the sons of Adam (peace be upon him)”. He said also, “Among the Prophets, I shall be the first one to trample down the grass of Heaven; before the others, my people too will be the first to trample it.” Anas has related that the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) declared, “I shall be the first to resuscitate on the Day of the Resurrection, I shall be the orator at the time when the risen from the dead shall have gathered, and their Savior when they shall have lost hope. I behold the Banner of Allah 's Blessing and I am his best servant among all the children of Adam (peace be upon him), with no pretension.” As for him, Ibn Abbas (may Allah be satisfied with him) relates that some of the companions were exchanging remarks about the Messengers of Allah. One of them said, “It is paradisiacal that Allah took Abraham (peace be upon him) for Companion”, a second one said, “Nothing is more wonderful than to see God speaking to Moses (peace be upon him)”, a third one said, “Jesus (peace be upon him) is the Spirit of Allah “, a fourth one said, “Adam (peace be upon him) was chosen by Allah to be the Father of all men”. Having heard their remarks, Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) turned to his Companions (may Allah be satisfied with him) and said, “I heard your remarks and your arguments. It is true indeed that Abraham (peace be upon him) is the Companion of Allah, that Moses (peace be upon him) heard the word of Allah, that Jesus (peace be upon him) is the Spirit of Allah, and that Adam (peace be upon him) was Chosen by Allah, but it is equally true that I am the Friend and the Favorite of Allah, and this is without pretension. I shall hold the Banner of the Blessing on the Day of Resurrection, without pretension, and shall be the first to bequest Allah 's forgiveness to mankind, also without pretension. And, I shall be the first to open the Gates of Heaven, and to make my way in, accompanied by the humble among the Faithful and this too without pretension. And I am the most generous of all beings, all without pretension.

Fourteenth argument, al-Baiha (may Allah be satisfied with him) who, accounting the merits of the Prophet's Companions (Sahaba), has related that Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be satisfied with him), having appeared at a distance, Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) said, “Here comes the Lord of Arabs” at which his wife Lady Aicha (may Allah be satisfied with her), the Prophet's wife, replied, “Aren't you the Lord (Sayyid) of the Arabs?”, to what Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) said, “I am the Lord of Allah 's creatures and he (Ali) is the Lord of Arabs”. This, once more, proves that Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) is above all Prophets (peace be upon all of them).

Fifteenth argument, Mujahid (may Allah be satisfied with him) tells that ibn Abbas (may Allah be satisfied with him) said that the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) asserted that he has been granted by Allah five privileges never beheld before by others preceding him and he counted the following privileges, “I am sent by Allah to all the inhabitants of earth without any distinction of color, whereas the Prophets ahead of me are commissioned to there own people; the whole earth was offered to me as a Chosen Land; Allah withstands me by startling my enemy wherever I go; He provided me the free disposal of the spoils which were Forbidden Fruit for my predecessors; and finally, I behold the Pardon of Allah which I keep as a privilege to those among my people who wouldn't have cast slur on Divine Unity. Beholding all these privileges, it is clear that Allah has granted him more merits than the others.

Sixteenth argument, in the connection with this, Mohammed b. Aissa al-Hakim Tirmidhi (may Allah be satisfied with him) said, “The wealth of every Emir depends on the importance and on the number of his subjects.” The Emir of a village should own a fortune equal to the importance of his village, and he who has possessed the Orient and the Occident is in need of much more than the fortune of an Emir of a village. The example is also good for the messenger of Allah whose duty is limited to a particular place on earth, for the volume of the spiritual values he has should be equal to the value of the place where he would carry on his duty. It is therefore necessary that he who is sent to all the beings of the Orient and the Occident should possess knowledge allowing him to be well informed of what (conflicts, or difficulties) the people of Orient and Occident are embroiled with. Thus, compared with other prophecies, the value of Sidna Mohammed's prophecy (peace and blessing be upon him) is the same as the value of both Orient and Occident together compared with some well-defined country. And so, it is most natural that he has great knowledge and such deep wisdom as no other prophet had before; Allah said indeed, “We have inspired him in all that We wished to inspire him”. In point of eloquence, Allah said, “You possess all the keys of speech”. The Holy Quran has become the general Encyclopedia of all books, and the people of Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) the best people earth has known.

Seventeenth argument, Mohammed Thirmidhi (may Allah be satisfied with him) has related in the book of prodigies that Abu Hurairah (may Allah be satisfied with him) has narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) has said, “ Allah Almighty has taken Abraham (peace be upon him) for Friend, Moses (peace be upon him) for Interlocutor, and me for Confidant”.

Eighteenth argument, Humam ben Munabah (may Allah be satisfied with him) has related in the concise book of traditions that Abu Hurairah (may Allah be satisfied with him) has narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) has said, “My example, as far as the Prophets, my predecessors, are concerned, is like the example of a man who builds houses and embellishes them though keeping the empty space of a brick at one corner of each house; admiring the architecture of these houses, the visitors asked the owner, “Why don't you place a brick in the empty space and thus your dwellings be perfect?”, and the man answered, “I am the brick in question”.

Nineteenth argument, Allah Almighty each time he addressed a prophet in the verses of the Holy Quran, called him by his name; such were the cases for Adam (peace be upon him), for Abraham (peace be upon him), or Moses (peace be upon him), but as for Sidna Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him), his name is preceded by, “O you Prophet” at each call, which, once more proves the superiority of the Prophet with respect to his predecessors

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biography of prophet muhammad pbuh

Prophet Muhammad (s) was born in 570 CE in Makkah (Bakka, Baca, Mecca). His father, Abdullah, died several weeks before his birth in Yathrib (Medinah) where he went to visit his father's maternal relatives. His mother died while on the return journey from Medinah at a place called ‘Abwa’ when he was six years old. He was raised by his paternal grandfather 'Abd al Muttalib (Shaybah) until the age of eight, and after his grandfather’s death by Abu Talib, his paternal uncle. 'Abd al Muttalib's mother, Salma, was a native of Medinah and he was born and raised as a young boy in Medinah before his uncle Muttalib brought him to Makkah to succeed him. Many years before Muhammad's birth, 'Abd al Muttalib had established himself as an influential leader of the Arab tribe ‘Quraish’ in Makkah and took care of the Holy sanctuary ‘Ka’bah’. Makkah was a city state well connected to the caravan routes to Syria and Egypt in the north and northwest and Yemen in the south. Muhammad was a descendant of Prophet Ismail through the lineage of his second son Kedar.

Ka'bah is the first house of worship built on earth for the worship of Allah, the One True God. It was re-built (raised from the existing foundation) by Prophets Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ismail (Ishmael). Allah is the proper name of the One True God, creator and sustainer of the universe, who does not have a partner or associate, and He did not beget nor was He begotten. Unlike the word god, the word Allah does not have a plural or gender.

Under the guardianship of Abu Talib, Muhammad (s) began to earn a living as a businessman and a trader. At the age of twelve, he accompanied Abu Talib with a merchant caravan as far as Bostra in Syria. Muhammad was popularly known as ‘al-Ameen’ for his unimpeachable character by the Makkans and visitors alike. The title Al-Ameen means the Honest, the Reliable and the Trustworthy, and it signified the highest standard of moral and public life.

Upon hearing of Muhammad’s impressive credentials, Khadijah, a rich merchant widow, asked Muhammad (s) to take some merchandise for trade to Syria. Soon after this trip when he was twenty-five, Khadijah proposed marriage to Muhammad through a relative. Muhammad accepted the proposal. At that time, Khadijah was twice widowed and forty years old. Khadijah (ra) and Muhammad (s) were the parents of six children - four daughters and two sons. His first son Qasim died at the age of two. He was nicknamed Abul Qasim, meaning the father of Qasim. His second son Abdullah died in infancy. Abdullah was also called affectionately as ‘Tayyab’ and ‘Tahir’ because he was born after Muhammad’s prophethood. The four daughters were: Zainab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum, and Fatimah (ra).

The Holy sanctuary Ka’bah was now filled with three hundred sixty idols. The original, pristine message of Prophet Ibrahim was lost, and it was mixed with superstitions and traditions of pilgrims and visitors from distant places, who were used to idol worship and myths. In every generation, a small group of men and women detested the pollution of Ka’bah and kept pure their practice of the religion taught by Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail. They used to spend some of their time away from this polluted environment in retreats to nearby hills.

Muhammad (s) was forty when, during his one of many retreats to Mount Hira for meditation during the month of Ramadan, he received the first revelation from the Archangel Jibril (Gabriel). On this first appearance, Gabriel (as) said to Muhammad: "Iqraa," meaning Read or Recite. Muhammad replied, "I cannot read," as he had not received any formal education and did not know how to read or write. The Angel Gabriel then embraced him until he reached the limit of his endurance and after releasing said: "Iqraa." Muhammad’s answer was the same as before. Gabriel repeated the embrace for the third time, asked him to repeat after him and said:


"Recite in the name of your Lord who created! He created man from that which clings. Recite; and thy Lord is most Bountiful, He who has taught by the pen, taught man what he knew not."
These revelations are the first five verses of Surah (chapter) 96 of the Qur’an. Thus it was in the year 610 CE the revelation began.

Muhammad (s) was terrified by the whole experience of the revelation and fled the cave of Mt. Hira [Qur'an 81:19-29]. When he reached his home, tired and frightened, he asked his wife: ‘cover me, cover me,’ in a blanket. After his awe had somewhat abated, his wife Khadijah asked him about the reason of his great anxiety and fear. She then assured him by saying: "Allah (The One God) will not let you down because you are kind to relatives, you speak only the truth, you help the poor, the orphan and the needy, and you are an honest man. Khadijah then consulted with her cousin Waraqa who was an old, saintly man possessing knowledge of previous revelations and scriptures. Waraqa confirmed to her that the visitor was none other than the Angel Gabriel who had come to Moses. He then added that Muhammad is the expected Prophet. Khadijah accepted the revelation as truth and was the first person to accept Islam. She supported her husband in every hardship, most notably during the three-year ‘boycott’ of the Prophet’s clan by the pagan Quraish. She died at the age of sixty-five in the month of Ramadan soon after the lifting of the boycott in 620 CE.

Gabriel (as) visited the Prophet as commanded by Allah revealing Ayat (meaning signs, loosely referred to as verses) in Arabic over a period of twenty-three years. The revelations that he received were sometimes a few verses, a part of a chapter or the whole chapter. Some revelations came down in response to an inquiry by the nonbelievers. The revealed verses were recorded on a variety of available materials (leather, palm leaves, bark, shoulder bones of animals), memorized as soon as they were revealed, and were recited in daily prayers by Muslims [Qur'an 80:13-16]. Angel Gabriel taught the order and arrangement of verses, and the Prophet instructed his several scribes to record verses in that order [Qur'an 75:16-19 and 41:41-42]. Once a year, the Prophet used to recite all the verses revealed to him up to that time to Gabriel to authenticate the accuracy of recitation and the order of verses [Qur'an 17:106]. All the revealed verses (over a period of 23 years and ending in 632 CE) were compiled in the book known as Qur’an. The name Qur’an appears in the revealed verses. The Qur’an does not contain even a word from the Prophet. The Qur'an speaks in the first person, i.e., Allah's commandments to His creation. Gabriel also visited the Prophet throughout his mission informing and teaching him of events and strategy as needed to help in the completion of the prophetic mission. The Prophet’s sayings, actions, and approvals are recorded separately in collections known as Hadith.

The mission of Prophet Muhammad (s) was to restore the worship of the One True God, the creator and sustainer of the universe, as taught by Prophet Ibrahim and all Prophets of God, and to demonstrate and complete the laws of moral, ethical, legal, and social conduct and all other matters of significance for the humanity at large.

The first few people who followed this message were: his cousin Ali, his servant Zayd ibn Harithah, his friend Abu Bakr and his wife and daughters. They accepted Islam by testifying that:


"There is no Deity (worthy of worship) except Allah (The One True God) and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah."
Islam means peace by submission and obedience to the Will and Commandments of God and those who accept Islam are called Muslims, meaning those who have accepted the message of peace by submission to God.

In the first three years of his mission forty people (men and women) accepted Islam. This small group comprised of youth as well as older people from a wide range of economic and social background. The Prophet was directed by a recent revelation to start preaching Islam to everyone. He then began to recite revelations to people in public and invite them to Islam. The Quraish, leaders of Makkah, took his preaching with hostility. The most hostile and closest to the prophet was his uncle Abu Lahab and his wife. Initially, they and other leaders of Quraish tried to bribe him with money and power including an offer to make him king if he were to abandon his message. When this did not work, they tried to convince his uncle Abu Talib to accept the best young man of Makkah in place of Muhammad and to allow them to kill Muhammad. His uncle tried to persuade the Prophet to stop preaching but the Prophet said: "O uncle, if they were to put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left hand to stop me from preaching Islam, I would never stop. I will keep preaching until Allah makes Islam prevail or I die."

The Quraish began to persecute Muslims by beating, torture and boycott of their businesses. Those who were weak, poor or slaves were publicly tortured. The first person to die by this means was a Muslim women by the name Umm Ammar (the mother of Ammar Ibn Yasir). The Muslims from well-to-do families were physically restrained in their homes with the condition that if they recant they will be allowed freedom of movement. The Prophet was publicly ridiculed and humiliated including frequent throwing of filth on him in the street and while he prayed in the Ka’bah. In spite of great hardships and no apparent support, the message of Islam kept all Muslims firm in their belief. The Prophet was asked by God to be patient and to preach the message of Qur’an. He advised Muslims to remain patient because he did not receive any revelation yet to retaliate against their persecutors. [Persecution]

When the persecution became unbearable for most Muslims, the Prophet advised them in the fifth year of his mission (615 CE) to emigrate to Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia) where Ashabah (Negus, a Christian) was the ruler. Eighty people, not counting the small children, emigrated in small groups to avoid detection. No sooner had they left the Arabian coastline, the leaders of Quraish discovered their flight. They decided to not leave these Muslims in peace, and immediately sent two of their envoys to Negus to bring all of them back. However, Negus allowed them to stay under his protection after he investigated Muslim belief and heard the revelations about Jesus and Mary (peace be upon them both), which appears in Chapter 19, entitled Mary, of the Qur’an. The emigrants were allowed freedom of worship in Abyssinia.

The Quraish then made life even more difficult for the Prophet by implementing total ban on contact with the Prophet’s family (Bani Hashim and Muttalib). The ban lasted for three years without the desired effect. Just before the ban was lifted, the Prophet was contacted by the leaders of Quraish to agree to a compromise under which they should all practice both religions (i.e., Islam and Idolatry). Upon hearing this, the Prophet recited a revelation (Chapter 109) he had just received and which ends with the words: "... For you your religion and for me mine." The ban was lifted when leaders of Quraish discovered that their secret document on the terms of ban, which they had stored in Ka’bah, was eaten by worms and all that was left were the opening words ‘In Your name, O Allah.’ The effects of the three-year boycott left the Prophet with more personal sorrow when he lost his beloved wife Khadijah (ra) and uncle Abu Talib soon after the ban was lifted.

After Khadijah's death in 620 CE, the Prophet married a widowed Muslim woman, Sawdah (ra) who was fifty years old. She and her husband had emigrated to Abyssinia in the early years of persecution. After her husband died, she came back to Makkah and sought Prophet’s shelter. The Prophet, recognizing her sacrifices for Islam, extended his shelter by marrying her. Later in the same year, the Prophet upon receiving the divine command in a dream, after approval of Sawdah, contracted marriage to A’ishah, the daughter of his dear companion Abu Bakr. She joined the Prophet in Medinah, completing the marriage contract. Sawdah and A’ishah (ra) were the only wives until he was fifty-six years old.

After the death of his uncle Abu Talib, the Prophet went to Taif (about 50 miles east, southeast of Makkah) to seek their protection. They flatly refused and mocked at him, and severely injured him by inciting their children to throw stones at him. Gabriel (as) visited the Prophet here suggesting that the angels were ready to destroy the town if he were to ask Allah for the punishment. Nevertheless, the Prophet declined and prayed for future generations of Taif to accept Islam [Taif]. It was on the return journey from Taif that the verses from Surah Al Jinn (Chapter 72) were revealed. It indicated that the Qur’an is a book of guidance to both the Jinns and Humankind.

Soon after the terrible disappointment at Ta’if, the prophet experienced the events of al-Israa and al-Miraaj (621 CE). In the Al-Israa, Gabriel (as) took the Prophet from the sacred Mosque near Ka’bah to the furthest (al-Aqsa) mosque in Jerusalem in a very short time in the latter part of a night. Here, Prophet Muhammad met with previous Prophets (Abraham, Moses, Jesus and others) and he led them in prayer. After this, in Al-Miraj, the Prophet was taken up to heavens to show the signs of God [More... The Dome of the Rock]. It was on this journey that five daily prayers were prescribed. He was then taken back to Ka’bah, the whole experience lasting a few hours of a night. Upon hearing this, the people of Makkah mocked at him. However, when his specific description of Jerusalem, other things on the way, and the caravan that he saw on this journey including its expected arrival in Makkah turned out to be true, the ridicule of the nonbelievers stopped. The event of Israa and Miraaj is mentioned in the Qur’an - the first verse of Chapter 17 entitled ‘The Children of Israel.’

In 622 CE, the leaders of the Quraish decided to kill the Prophet and they developed a plan in which one man was chosen from each of the Quraish tribes and they were to attack the Prophet simultaneously. Gabriel informed the Prophet of the plan and instructed him to leave Makkah immediately. The Prophet, after making arrangements to return the properties entrusted to him by several nonbelievers, left with Abu Bakr in the night he was to be assassinated. They went south of Makkah to a mountain cave of Thawr [see Qur'an 9:40], and after staying three nights they traveled north to Yathrib (Medinah) about two hundred fifty miles from Makkah. Upon discovery of his escape, the leaders of Quraish put up a reward of one hundred camels on him, dead or alive. In spite of all their best scouts and search parties, Allah protected the Prophet and he arrived safely in Quba, a suburb of Medinah [Qur'an 28:85]. This event is known as the ‘Hijra’ (migration) and the Islamic calendar begins with this event. The people of Aws and Khazraj in Medinah greeted him with great enthusiasm in accordance with their pledge made at Aqaba less than a year ago during the annual pilgrimage. One by one those Muslims (men and women) of Makkah who were not physically restrained, and who could make a secret exit, left for Medinah leaving behind their properties and homes.

To insure the peace and tranquility, the Prophet proposed a treaty defining terms of conduct for all inhabitants of Medinah. It was ratified by all - Muslims, non-Muslim Arabs and Jews. After his emigration to Medinah, the enemies of Islam increased their assault from all sides. The Battles of Badr, Uhud and Allies (Trench) were fought near or around Medinah. In these battles until the year 627 CE, the nonbelievers with encouragement from Jews and other Arabian tribes attacked the Prophet and Muslim community. The Muslims while defending their city and religion lost many men, which resulted in many widowed Muslim women and numerous orphaned children. In these circumstances, Prophet Muhammad (s) married several women during fifty-sixth year up to the sixtieth year of his life. He did not contract any marriage in the last three years of his life, following the revelation limiting the number of wives up to a maximum of four. This is the first time in the history of revealed scriptures that a limit on the number of wives was imposed and the terms of conduct were specified. The Prophet was instructed not to divorce any of his wives after this revelation [Qur'an 33:52]. All of the ladies he took as wives were either widowed or divorced, except A’ishah.

The Prophet married Umm Salamah (ra) in 626 CE. Her husband had died of wounds inflicted in the Battle of Uhud (625 CE). When the Prophet asked her for marriage, she replied: "O Messenger of God, I suffer from three shortcomings. I am a very jealous woman, and I am afraid this might cause me to do things that you dislike. Secondly, I am an old woman. Finally, I have many children." The Prophet answered: "Regarding your jealousy, I pray to God to remove it from you. As for your age, we are similar in age. As for the children, your children are mine." Thus it was that she agreed to marry the Prophet. The Prophet’s marriage contract with Umm Habibah (ra) was solemnized, by proxy, by Negus, King of Abyssinia, in 628 CE.

Two of his wives, Juwayriah and Safiyah, were prisoners of war. Both belonged to the family of the chief of their tribes and were set free by the Prophet; they then gladly accepted Islam and were pleased to become the Prophet’s wives. The Prophet’s marriages provided security to women who would have otherwise remained unmarried, unprotected, or felt humiliated. His marriages were also a means of transmitting important teachings of Islam. The Prophet's wives, called the "Mothers of the Believers,"[Qur'an Surah 33, Verse 6 and the last part of Verse 53] showed themselves as examples of proper Muslim womanhood. All his wives, especially 'Aishah, transmitted many ahadith (sayings, deeds, and actions) from Prophet Muhammad (s).

A year after the Battle of Allies (Trench), the Prophet and fifteen hundred of his companions left for Makkah to perform the annual pilgrimage (628 CE). They were barred from approaching the city at Hudaybiyah, where after some negotiations a treaty was signed allowing for them to come next year. This treaty facilitated exchange of ideas among the people of the whole region without interference. Many delegations from all regions of Arabia came to the Prophet to investigate the teachings of Islam, and a large number of people accepted Islam within a couple of years. The Prophet sent many of his companions (who memorized the Qur'an by heart) to new communities to instruct them about the practice of Islam. More than fifty of them were murdered by non-believers.

A few weeks after Hudaybiyah the Prophet sent letters to several kings and rulers (including the two superpowers - Byzantines and Persians) inviting them to Islam. Negus, the king of Abyssinia, and the Ruler of Bahrain accepted Islam, and Emperor Heraclius acknowledged Muhammad’s Prophethood. Among rulers who accepted Islam but without any initiative from the Prophet was Chakrawati Farmas, a Hindu King of Malabar (located on the southwest coast of India).

About two years later at the end of 629 CE, the Quraish violated the terms of the Treaty of Hudaybiyah by helping Banu Bakr in the surprise attack on Bani Khuza’ah who were allied with the Prophet. Some of Bani Khuzah’s men escaped and took shelter in Makkah and they sought redress. However, the leaders of Quraish did nothing. They then sent a message to the Prophet for help.

The Prophet, after confirming all the reports of the attack and subsequent events, marched to Makkah with an army consisting of three thousand Muslims of Medinah and Muslims from other Arab communities that joined him on the way totaling ten thousand Muslims. Before entering the city he sent word to citizens of Makkah that anyone who remained in his home, or in Abu Sufyan’s home, or in the Ka’bah would be safe. The army entered Makkah without fighting and the Prophet went directly to the Ka’bah. He magnified Allah for the triumphant entry in the Holy city. The Prophet pointed at each idol with a stick he had in his hand and said, "Truth has come and Falsehood will neither start nor will it reappear" [Qur'an 17:81]. And one by one the idols fell down. The Ka’bah was then cleansed by the removal of all three hundred sixty idols, and it was restored to its pristine status for the worship of One True God (as built by Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail).

The people of the city expected general slaughter in view of their persecution and torture of Muslims for the past twenty years. While standing by the Ka'bah, the Prophet (s) promised clemency for the Makkans, stating: "O Quraish, what do you think that I am about to do with you?" They replied, "Good. You are a noble brother, son of a noble brother." The Prophet forgave them all saying:


"I will treat you as Prophet Yousuf (Joseph) treated his brothers. There is no reproach against you. Go to your homes, and you are all free."
The Prophet also declared:


Allah made Makkah holy the day He created heavens and earth, and it is the holy of holies until the Resurrection Day. It is not lawful for anyone who believes in Allah and the last day to shed blood therein, nor to cut down trees therein. It was not lawful to anyone before me and it will not be lawful to anyone after me.
The people of Makkah then accepted Islam including the staunch enemies of the Prophet. A few of the staunchest enemies and military commanders had fled Makkah after his entry. However, when they received the Prophet’s assurance of no retaliation and no compulsion in religion, they came back and gradually the message of Islam won their hearts. Within a year (630 CE), almost all Arabia accepted Islam. Among the Prophet’s close companions were Muslims from such diverse background as Persia, Abyssinia, Syria and Rome. Several prominent Jewish Rabbis, Christian bishop and clergymen accepted Islam after discussions with the Prophet.

One night in March 630 CE, Angel Gabriel visited the Prophet and addressed him as: "O father of Ibrahim." A few hours later, the Prophet received the news of the birth of his son from his wife Mariah, and the Prophet named him Ibrahim. He was the only child born after the six children from Prophet’s first wife Khadijah. Ibrahim died when he was ten months old. On the day of Ibrahim's death, there was an eclipse of the sun. When some people began to attribute it to the Prophet's bereavement, he said: "The sun and the moon are two signs of the signs of God. Their light is not dimmed for any man's death. If you see them eclipsed, you should pray until they be clear."

The great change in Arabia alarmed the two superpowers, Byzantines and Persians. Their Governors, particularly the Byzantines, reacted with threats to attack Medinah. Instead of waiting, the prophet sent a small army to defend the northmost border of Arabia. In the remaining life of the Prophet, all of the major battles were fought on the northern front. The Prophet did not have a standing army. Whenever he received a threat, he called the Muslims and discussed with them the situation and gathered volunteers to fight any aggression.

The Prophet performed his first and last pilgrimage in 632 CE. One hundred twenty-thousand men and women performed pilgrimage that year with him. The Prophet received the last revelation during this pilgrimage. Two months later, Prophet Muhammad (s) fell ill and after several days died on Monday, 12 Rabi al-Awwal, the eleventh year after Hijra (June 8, 632 CE) in Medinah. He is buried in the same place where he died.

Prophet Muhammad lived a most simple, austere and modest life. He and his family used to go without cooked meal several days at a time, relying only on dates, dried bread and water. During the day he was the busiest man, as he performed his duties in many roles all at once as head of state, chief justice, commander-in-chief, arbitrator, instructor and family man. He was the most devoted man at night. He used to spend one- to two-thirds of every night in prayer and meditation. The Prophet's possession consisted of mats, blankets, jugs and other simple things even when he was the virtual ruler of Arabia. He left nothing to be inherited except a white mule (a gift from Muqawqis), few ammunition and a piece of land that he had made a gift during his life time. Among his last words were: "We the community of Prophets are not inherited. Whatever we leave is for charity."

Muhammad (s) was a man and a messenger of Allah (The One God). He is the last of the prophets [Qur'an 33:40] sent by Allah to guide man to the right path; Adam was the first Prophet. The Qur’an mentions twenty-five Prophets by name and provides a great insight of their mission, struggle and their communities. The Qur’an exonerates prophets from charges leveled against them in previous Scriptures. The Qur’an also mentions four previously revealed Scriptures: Suhoof (Pages) of Ibrahim (Abraham), Taurat ('Torah') as revealed to Prophet Moses, Zuboor ('Psalms') as revealed to Prophet David, and Injeel ('Evangel') as revealed to Prophet Jesus (pbuh). Islam requires belief in all prophets and revealed scriptures (original, non-corrupted) as part of the Articles of Faith. Muhammad (s) is greatly respected as the model of Qur’anic behavior. Muslims mention his name by adding "peace be upon him," a phrase used with the name of all prophets [e.g., Qur'an Surah 37: verses 79, 109, 120 and 130; also 33:56]. All sincere Muslims try to follow the Qur’an and the Prophet’s example to minute details. The account of every aspect of his life has been preserved (numerous daily accounts including his family life). Prophet Muhammad (s) has served as an example for all Muslims in all periods to modern times. He will remain a model example for all of humanity.

At the end of his mission, the Prophet was blessed with several hundred thousand followers (men and women) of Islam. Thousands prayed with him at the mosque and listened to his sermon. Hundreds of sincere Muslims would find every opportunity to be with him following five daily prayers and at other times. They used to seek his advice for their everyday problems, and listened attentively to the interpretation and application of revealed verses to their situation. They followed the message of the Qur’an and the Messenger of Allah with utmost sincerity, and supported him with every thing they had. The most excellent among them are Abu Bakr, 'Umar, 'Uthman, Ali, Talha, Zubair, 'Abdur Rahman ibn Auf, S'ad bin Abi Waqqas, S'ad bin Zaid, Abu 'Ubeidah, Hasan, Hussain, and several dozen others. They faithfully carried the message of Islam after the Prophet, and within ninety years the light of Islam reached Spain, North Africa, the Caucasus, northwest China and India.



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Allah: Allah is the proper name in Arabic for The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe. It is used by the Arab Christians and Jews for the God (Eloh-im in Hebrew; 'Allaha' in Aramaic, the mother tongue of Jesus, pbuh). The word Allah does not have a plural or gender. Allah does not have any associate or partner, and He does not beget nor was He begotten. SWT is an abbreviation of Arabic words that mean 'Glory Be To Him.'
s or pbuh: Peace Be Upon Him. This expression is used for all Prophets of Allah.
ra: Radiallahu Anha (May Allah be pleased with her).
ra: Radiallahu Anhu (May Allah be pleased with him).

Salman_Hanafi
16-03-2010, 09:35 PM
Assalamualikum

I was wondering what term or laqab all of you use when referring to the Beloved Messenger of Allah (Peace be Upon Him)....I say Huzoor Salallahu Alaihe Wassalam....There are many respectful references to Hazrat Muhammad being used these days...Here are i few i really love

Imam-e-Kainat (PBUH)....The Salafis in Pakistan use it..And i really love this...Its royal
Huzoor (PBUH)...
RasoolAllah...This commands authority (sounds like it)
Nabi Kareem Sallallahu Alaihe Wassalam....Simply beautiful

yusra_libra04
13-04-2010, 08:13 AM
Assalam-o-alaikum!

Baibars
08-05-2010, 12:00 AM
I just say Sarkar. I was brought up to say Huzur but I prefer Sarkar. The love of Sarkar S.A.S is truly intoxicating.

kite runner
29-06-2010, 11:11 PM
what do Imam-e-Kainat, sarkar and Huzoor mean?

Hubb-e-Ilahi
30-06-2010, 06:35 AM
Assalamulaikum

Here is a beautiful Nasheed

May Allah ta'la make it a cause to ignite love in our heart for our Beloved Prohpet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ameen !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEKWOVxUXTE

kite runner
30-06-2010, 08:39 PM
Assalamulaikum

Here is a beautiful Nasheed

May Allah ta'la make it a cause to ignite love in our heart for our Beloved Prohpet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam Ameen !!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEKWOVxUXTE

Mashallah great nasheed! Peace be upon the last and final messenger our beloved Prophet Muhammad

sussana
02-07-2010, 06:41 AM
Its really a good Nasheed. Thank you for sharing such a nice video with us. Jazak'Allah.

a_muslim
02-07-2010, 11:28 AM
Assalamualikum

I was wondering what term or laqab all of you use when referring to the Beloved Messenger of Allah (Peace be Upon Him)....I say Huzoor Salallahu Alaihe Wassalam....There are many respectful references to Hazrat Muhammad being used these days...Here are i few i really love

Imam-e-Kainat (PBUH)....The Salafis in Pakistan use it..And i really love this...Its royal
Huzoor (PBUH)...
RasoolAllah...This commands authority (sounds like it)
Nabi Kareem Sallallahu Alaihe Wassalam....Simply beautiful
:ws:

:subh:! I've noticed the Urdu language has many many different titles for Rasoolullah :saw:. Probably because it is a language made by Muslims using languages of the Muslims like main Arabic and Persian i think. Theres one's like "Taajdar-e-Madeenah", "Sarwar-e-Kaainat"...

I cant remember them now, i'll add them when i remember :insh:.

a_muslim
02-07-2010, 11:35 AM
what do Imam-e-Kainat, sarkar and Huzoor mean?
:salam:

Imam-e-Kainat is Urdu and can probably translated as "The Leader of the Worlds". Sarkar means "Leader" or "King" too, and for Huzoor i dont think there is an english equivalent for it, maybe something like "The Noble one" or something.

sussana
05-07-2010, 07:48 AM
This thread has admired me alot.. i just want to share words of Iqbal that: " ki MUHAMMAD (S.A.W) se wafa tu nay tu hum tere hain... ye jahan cheez hai kya loho qalam tere hain..."

saqfu
07-07-2010, 05:08 PM
This thread has admired me alot.. i just want to share words of Iqbal that: " ki MUHAMMAD (S.A.W) se wafa tu nay tu hum tere hain... ye jahan cheez hai kya loho qalam tere hain..."

can u read and understand urdu?

TAHIR-PATEL-17
02-08-2010, 04:57 PM
im cuckoo qadiyani lol.

1234
02-08-2010, 07:18 PM
what do u mean brother?

mariadin
09-08-2010, 07:48 AM
Assalamualaikum...

JZK for the beneficial thread..

ummitaalib
13-08-2010, 11:15 AM
Assalaamu 'alaykum

What a wonderful thread!! Even though all of us together cannot do justice I feel i must add so that insha allah i may be included amongst the ushshaaq of Nabi-e-kareem sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam...

Kaash ke Hashr ke din istarah uthu Yaa Rabb
Mustafaa agar yeh kehde, yeh ghulaam meraa hein.
Qabr mein Farishto se Aap yeh farmaade,
“Jaao use sonedo, ummati yeh meraa hein!”

ummitaalib
13-08-2010, 11:21 AM
another beautiful one:

Lafz be-bas, zubaan hein maazur
Mujse zikr-e-Rasool kyaa hogaa
Na kinaaraa ho jis samandar kaa
Woh samandar ubur kyaa hogaa

Naveed Khan
14-08-2010, 05:58 PM
Azan Azal se Tere Ishq ka Tarana Bani
Namaz tere nazary ka ek bahana bani
ada e deed sarapa niaz thi teri....Ilama Iqbal
kisi ko daikhtay rehna namaz thi teri

saad lakhani
14-08-2010, 07:09 PM
SUBHANALLAH. i love Iqbal's poetry

wafa
15-08-2010, 02:15 PM
Sayyiduna Ibn 'Abbas in Mishkat al-Masabih narrates that a few Companions (radiAllahu 'anhum) were sitting & mentioning the Prophets (blessings & peace upon them). They said that Allah had chosen Ibrahim ('Alaihi- salaam) as His intimate friend (Khalil). He spoke to Musa (Alaihi-Salaam), and Isa (Alaihi-Salaam) was the Word of Allah (Kalima) & His spirit (Ruh). Adam (Alaihi-Salaam) was the chosen one (Safi) of Allah. The Noble Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) came & said, "I heard your conversation. Indeed Ibrahim (Alaihi-Salaam) was the intimate friend (khalil) of Allah, Musa (Alaihi-Salaam) was the interlocutor (naji i.e kalim) of Allah & likewise, Isa (Alaihi-Salaam) was the Word & His spirit. Adam (Alaihi-Salaam) was the chosen one (safi) of Allah.
Listen carefully! I am the Beloved (Habib) of Allah & I do not boast about this. On the Day of Judgement, the banner of praise (liwa al-hamd) shall be in my hand, &beneath this flag shall be Adam (Alaihi-Salaam) & all other prophets, &I do not boast about this. On the day of Judgement, I shall be the first to intercede & the first whose intercession shall be accepted, &I do not boast about this. I shall be the first for whom the door of Paradise will be opened, & I along with destitute from my Ummah will be the first to enter Paradise &I do not boast about this. I am the most dignified with Allah amongst the first & the last & I do not boast about this."

A noteworthy point is mentioned in the footnotes of Mishkat al-Masabih with reference to Lam'at i.e the 'Beloved of Allah (habibullah) is the greatest title. It states, "The title Habibullah is comprehensive to intimate friendship (khulla), to being the interlocutor (kalim) of Allah & the chosen one (safi) of Allah, rather to more favours not granted to other Prophets (peace &blessings be upon them). It is being Loved by Allah with a degree of Love Exclusive to him". =)

(from 'the virtues of invoking blessings &peace on the Noble Prophet sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam' By Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya Khandlawi)

FAZZ
16-08-2010, 12:48 AM
Rasulullah Muhammad S.A.W ----- INFINITE TIMES

ragadia_sadiq
22-08-2010, 09:48 AM
Rasulullah Muhammad S.A.W ----- INFINITE TIMES

jaja kalla o khairun

taliba23
24-08-2010, 06:35 AM
jazakalla

shajratutooba
28-08-2010, 08:25 AM
What was the difference in the eyes seemingly so same

both saw the same image giving it a different name

Both looked so similar in form and function

Each judged according to its power of reflection.



One came forward with a haughty stance,

“The ugliest sight feeds my every glance

In words most elaborate I fail to explain

How every fiber of mine screams in pain.”

“Your heart does speak your eyes do not lie”,

The Prophet remarked with a deep sigh ( صلى الله عليه وسلم)





The other came forward in a humble pace

“My eyes do behold the most beautiful face,

Its eternal radiance does fix my gaze

Each fiber of mine with love is ablaze.”

“Your eyes do not lie your heart is not dark”,

Smiling, he passed the affectionate remark. (صلى الله عليه وسلم)*





The onlookers bewildered at the differing replies

Hesitantly approached with questioning eyes

“How could both responses be the truth;

One so respectful the other uncouth

Seeing the same face each saw a different sight

How could one say that both are right?



“For all I serve as a clean mirror he told;

Each in me, his own self does behold;

Both gazed at me and what filled each sight

was the form assumed by his heart's plight;

One's deep rooted bias and staunch pride

Took the form of ugliness difficult to hide

The others purity and unbiased reflection

Assumed the form of beauty and affection.



And remember this as a golden rule

By coated words you cannot fool

The one whose faith purifies his insight

Dark curtains do not turn the day into night.**








* The first person was Abu Jahal and the second was one of the blessed companions (RA) probably Hazrat Abu Bakr Asiddiq (RA).

** The hadith "
اتقوا فراست المومن فانه ينظربنور الله
be cautious of the insight of the mumin for indeed he sees with the noor of Allah .

ummitaalib
28-08-2010, 09:13 AM
beautifully said! Jazakillah shajratutooba

ZAYNAH18
31-08-2010, 12:21 PM
Salaam would you please help me in overcoming my confusion regarding a dream i had of our prophet Muhammad (saw)?

taliba23
01-09-2010, 04:23 AM
Salaam would you please help me in overcoming my confusion regarding a dream i had of our prophet Muhammad (saw)?

its better to ask dream interpretations from the ulamas

ZAYNAH18
01-09-2010, 08:15 AM
where can i find them?? my brother will ask his sheikh, however, it can take weeks.. i just thought i would find out as it would put my mind at ease. i just need to know if we can see the prophet in a photo..i had a dream somone sends me a photo and the prophet was in that photo..

NoumanWarris
05-09-2010, 10:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53yZyWXU_mI

noorani link
09-10-2010, 03:48 PM
MUHAMMAD :saw:

Our Dear Master , Most Exalted, Sublime,
Our Dear Beloved Prophet Prince of Mankind

Indeed you gave the true meaning to the saying "One of a Kind"

Indeed your name gave water to this baron tree
Indeed do I feel in your separation anguish and pain
Indeed by Allahs command joy and happiness in the same
Indeed do I feel hope and in that comfort in my sinful bruised heart
Your blessed name brings solace, touches the depths of my heart
Indeed your name blisters evils and whispers into the dark

Oh my beloved ALLAH, you who granted us this greatest of bounties
make his remembrance into actions that which you approve
and reunite us, with the one who thou wanted to please

noorani link
24-10-2010, 02:26 PM
120 Miracles and Qualities of Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in Jumuah Khutbah by Hadhrat Moulana Yusuf Motala saheb DB in Jame Masjid, Leicester, England, UK on 22/10/2010

Miracles and Qualites of Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) mentioned by Hadhrat Moulana Yusuf Motala saheb DB (Khalifah of Hadhrat Sheikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariya Khandhelvi RA and Sheikh-ul-Hadeeth: Darul Uloom Holcombe/Bury, Lancashire, England, UK) in Jumu'ah Khutbah at the first Jumu'ah in the new renovated Jame Masjid, Leicester, UK. Hadhrat did a short speech after which he did this lenghthy beautiful Khutbah in which 120 miracles + Qualities of Nabi (Salallhu Alaihi Wasallam) were mentioned. Therafter Hadhrat read namaz, did dua.

Khutbah Recording

http://www.inter-islam.org/

sudoku
02-11-2010, 02:46 PM
:salam:

His tears were shed during his long night vigils

His blood was spilt when he sought to show the path

Insults were flung whilst he prostrated before the Almighty

The few trials face by a lowly one as I compare as dirt to diamond

Oh Allah! Make me worthy of seeing a glimpse of your beloved’s face

Muhammad Rasulullah Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam

May my life be forfeit in lieu of his honour