Dua, Durood, Sunnah 11/11/11
by, 11-11-2011 at 06:18 AM (1579 Views)
I had an idea earlier this week to post a dua, durood and a sunnah every Friday night. This way I can memorize the dua and include it in my duas for the week, memorize the durood and include that durood in my durood recitation for the week and learn the new sunnah and practice upon that new sunnah for the week - insha'Allah. I make dua Allah swt grant me steadfastness on this with ease and honor, ameen. So here is this weeks dua, durood and sunnah:
The dua was taken from Hazrat Thanvi's Munajaat e Maqbool, the dua itself can be found in Surah Baqarah. The durood was taken from Shaikh ul Hadith Moulana Zakariyya Kandhlawi's book Virtues of Salaat Alan Nabi salallahu alayhi wa sallam. The sunnah here was found in Uswai Rasool e Akram salallahu alayhi wa sallam. I was thinking for a while about what sunnah I should start with this week. I thought first on miswak, then I went to something in the wudhu, but I read this passage in the book and I could not leave it alone. I had to incorporate it. The sunnah here is referring to how Rasoolullah salallahu alayhi wa sallam lived. The author has cited this from Moulana Thanvi's book Nashrut Teeb Fi Zikr An Nabi Al Habib salallahu alayhi wa sallam - an excellent book. I highly recommend this book. Everyone should have this book even if its just to keep in the home for blessing purpose. The author writes here that the perspective Rasoolullah salallahu alayhi wa sallam had of himself in this world was that of a traveler. He did not have association with worldly pleasures and comforts. He lived in the world as a foreigner, someone just passing through, someone on travel, a wayfarer. He did not live in the world as if it was his home and destination.
I thought to incorporate this today to remind me and the reader about this aspect of the life of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam. Let us also adopt this perspective that we are in this world just as a traveler, someone who is passing through, this is not our home, we are foreigners here, our real home is elswhere and that is where we are headed to. Let us detach our hearts from this worldly life and its snares, its pleasures and comforts. Break your heart from this world, it is not your home! You are just passing through here, soon you will be at your destination. You are a fool if you have thought of this world to be your home and your destination.
We have all taken some sort of travel, we are taking the bus here, train there, we take the car to work etc, along the way how much do we care about our comforts and pleasures? Sometimes I am standing on the bus while the person next to me is sitting down. What does it matter if you are standing on the bus or sitting on the bus when you know that the bus ride is only for a short while? What does it matter if the train car is comfortable or not, you know when your stop comes you are getting off and once you get home you will find your comfort. Many times we are driving home from work and we are hungry - but does it really matter? We know that once we get home we will have a good meal, warm our feet, get comfortable in our home. Our gaze is focused on our home and getting there quickly and safely. Along the way on a travel you have to endure some sort of difficulty, adopt patience, you know you are on a travel things cant be perfect like at home. This world is just a place we are passing through, we will encounter difficulties and hardships, we have to endure those with patience and keep our gaze focused on our home, the hereafter.
So let us live in this world with the same type of perspective - we are just passing through in this world, we are on a travel. This is not our home, it is just a place we are passing through. Our home is the hereafter, jannah, paradise, with the pious people. Let us keep our gaze focused on that and try to work good deeds so we can enjoy the everlasting comforts and pleasures there.