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  1. Examining Ayat 57, Surat Zariyat.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In ayat 57 of Surat Zariyat of the Holy Qur'an (51:57), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "No sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me." This establishes the fact that Almighty Allah is free of needs and by definition beyond the concerns of whether man worships or serves Him or not. Man, however, for his/our own sake, needs to establish a relationship to Allah. This relationship is that of Abudiyyah (servitude)... says the Qur'an:-- "I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve Me" (51:56). Hidden, but discernible in this unique relationship of abject servitude, only to Allah, is the secret of the ultimate freedom of man from all other bondage(s). This servant of Allah, His sincere bondsman, is free of all earthly gods and goddesses... be they of power, wealth, beauty or race, or color. We must only serve Allah Ta'ala and turn to Him for guidance in all our endeavors.
  2. The Prophet's Guardians.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Ali Ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Holy Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, once said that "for every Prophet there were 7 selected guardians (Nujaba' ruqaba), but I have been given 14 instead." When asked as to who they were, he replied: "I myself, my two sons [Hassan and Hussein], Jafar, Hamza, Abu Bakr, Umar, Mus'ab Ibn Umair, Bilal, Salman, Ammar, Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud, Abu Dharr and Miqdad." [Tirmidhi, vol. 11-Bab Manaqib Ahl-Bait]. The secret implied in this of this Hadith is that for every Prophet, it is necessary to have some persons in his company, such that there should be some to acquire some share of wisdom from him, while others receive from him a portion of giving instruction. Others also may take to science of jurisprudence, holy war (Jihad), and other religious matters. The reason behind all this being that every perfection which the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, acquired could thereby be represented in a most distinguished manner.
  3. As-Salaam alaikum, The abbreviated Letter Qaf opens Surat QAF of the Holy Qur'an (chapter 50) ... a number of commentators say that Qaf is a mountain that surrounds the world. In Qisa su'l-anbiya, Sayyadi Ali Ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, was reported as saying: "The earth, as soon as Allah created it, cried out and said, 'O Lord, will You place upon me sons of Adam who commit sins and cast filth upon me?' and it rocked violently. Then Allah fastened it down with mountains and steadied it, and He Created a huge mountain of green emerald-- whence comes the greeness of the sky-called mountain Qaf, encircling the whole earth; and this is that by which Allah swore, saying, " QAAF. By the Glorious Qur'an " (50:1) And Wahab Ibn Munabbih said:-- "Dhu'l-Qarnayn came to mountain Qaf and saw small mountains around it. 'What are these?' he said. 'They are my veins' it replied: 'When Allah Wills that a land should quake, He orders me and I let one of my veins throb and there is an earthquake in the adjoining land.' Dhu'l-Qarnayn said: 'O Qaf, tell me something of the Majesty of Allah.' 'The Majesty of our Lord [Allah] surpasses all description and conception.' 'Tell me the least thing thereof that can be described.' 'Lo, said Mountain Qaf, 'Beyond me, for the distance of 500 years journey, lies a land of snow-mountains which crush against one another and, beyond that, similar mountains of hail: were it not for snow and hail, the world would be consumed by the heat of Hell-fire."
  4. Examining Chapter 112 Of The Qur'an.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Reciting Surat Ikhlas (chapter 112) of the Holy Qur'an is compared to complete recitation of one-third of the entire Qur'an. Reciting it is a means of blessings for the reciter. Note that Allah Ta'ala sent the Qur'an in 3 parts:-- (1) A third of it is comprised of Legal Rulings. (2) A third comprises of exhortations of promises and warnings. (3) A third comprises of discussing Allah's Names and Attributes... and Surat Ikhlas brings together within it those Names and Attributes. The Surat mentions 2 Names of Allah which together indicate all the Attributes of Perfection. They are not mentioned in any other ayat/verse: "al-Ahad" and "al-Samad". These 2 Names indicate the Oneness of the Sacred Being who possesses all the attributes of perfection. Allah is Ahad-- His Singularity of Existence cannot be shared by another entity. Allah is Samad-- His Dignity and Sovereignty reaches the extent where all other things in existence depend for all their needs.. Allahu Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala....
  5. As-Salaam alaikum, Allah Ta'ala says in the Holy Qur'an:-- "Say: If you love Allah, then follow me. Allah will love you and forgive you your sins." (3:31) The Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, is the embodiment of all spiritual virtues. He more directly manifests the attributes of Allah Ta'ala than any other creature. He thus lives most fully in the state of Ihsan. The path of human perfection on which the Prophet walked, the path of love, is that of doing the good and beautiful in all things in this life. This is the path that leads, should Allah will, to Paradise where ultimately the lover of Allah will dwell beside Him-- just as we read in Surat Qamar of the Holy Qur'an:-- "...the righteous will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers.. in an assembly of Truth, in the Presence of A Sovereign Omnipotent." (54:55) One of the ways in which Prophet Muhammad, alaihi salaat was-salaam, acts as a role model for us, Muslims, and all others, is in the relative simplicity of his lifestyle and his lack of concern with material wealth and possessions. This simplicity of life gives to many after him in the Ummah (Community) their ascetic character, which led some to a life of voluntary poverty (faqr) or renunciation. And as we know, Faqr, is to burn one's nafs and desires, breath, inward, soul and heart in the love of Allah Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala.
  6. As-Salaam alaikum, May I have the pleasure of sharing with you a copy of the attached brief, but incisive file ( description of/on) Sincerity in our relations with Allah Ta'ala. It is from one of the greatest 'Ulama of the Muslim Community... Sheikh Abdulqadir al-Jilani. It beautifully speaks for itself, find time to read it. You will be glad you did. Many Regards. 93.-Wisdom-from-Huzoor-Ghaus-e-Azam-Radiallahu-Anh-Part-1.pdf
  7. Why Do Muslims Send Peace and Blessings Upon the Prophet?

    As-Salaam alaikum, Indeed, Sir... Salaat ala Nabiy is a momentous affair!! Al-Tabarani related on the authority of Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, saying:-- "The Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:- 'Whoever sends upon me one prayer, Allah will reciprocate it by sending 10 prayers upon him. Whoever sends upon me 10 prayers, Allah will send 100 prayers upon him. Whoever send prayers upon me 100 times, Allah will bestow upon him relief from hypocrisy and Hell-Fire, and grant him the companionship of the martyrs on the Day of Judgement." Relief from hypocrisy reflects completeness in faith (Imaan) and relief from Hellfire reflects an individual's refraining from disobedience. Companionship of the martyrs in Paradise reflects the attainment of Allah's immense satisfaction with them. ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALAA' SAYYADINA MUHAMMADIN, WA ALAA AHLIHI.. WA-ASHABIHI, WASALLIM, TASLIMAN KASIRAA ABADAAA.
  8. Truth Is One.

    As-Salaam alaikum, "My Heart has become capable of all forms, For gazelles, a meadow, and for monks a monastery, A temple for idols, a pilgrim's Ka'aba. The tablets of the Torah, the Book of the Qur'an. I profess the religion of love, and whatever the direction taken by its mount. Love is my religion and my faith." Muhiyidden Ibn Arabi. Does this mean all regions are equal? No, it means it is all one Truth. We are told and understand why it begins and ends with Muhammad Rasulullah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam's life, love and light that give rise to everything.
  9. As-Salaam alaikum, A line in Imam Muhammad al-Busayri's Qasidat al-Burda reads:-- "Wa Kullu Min Rasulullahi Multamisan".... that is 'Everything is taking [something] from the Messenger of Allah'.... Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. What is Kullu? It must refer to everything other than Allah.... masiwallah... whatever is not Allah is extracting from the noor and wisdom of the Noble Prophet, alaihi salaat was-salaam, from the light that Allah Ta'ala put in his heart. Everything: Angels, Heavens, Kursee, 'Arsh is taking from the Prophet. That is why Imam al-Busayri said: 'Wa Kullun min Rasulullahi Multamisaan'... he did not limit it to mankind. We may link this, for further understanding, to ayat 4, Surat Qalam of the Holy Qur'an ( 68:4) where Allah said:-- "WA INNAKA LA'ALA KHULUQIN AZHEEM".... that is "You are of the most exalted character". When Ummil-Mumineen, Sayyada A'isha, may Allah be pleased with her, was asked about the character of the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, she answered, "His character was the Qur'an." And the Qur'an is Allah's Own Words.... not created. The Prophet is created, but his Khuluq, character, was dressed in an uncreated way. That is why we say Noor an-Nabi... his light was the first to be dressed with the reality of the Holy Qur'an. Let us take something from the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, copying from his Compassion, Forgiveness, Generosity, Modesty, Justice.......
  10. As-Salaam alaikum, Somewhere in his Qasidat al-Burda, Imam al-Busayri, may Allah be Merciful to him, said:-- "WA KULLAN MIN RASULULLAHI MULTAMISAN..." that is "Everything is taknig [something] from the Messenger of Allah"...Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. What is 'KULLUN'? .. It must refer to everything other than Allah... masuwallah... whatever is not Allah is extracting from the noor and wisdom of the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, from the Light that Allah Ta'ala put in his heart. Everything: angels, Heavens, Kursee, 'Arsh is taking from the Prophet, alaihis-Salaat Was-Salaam. That is why Imam Busayri said: "Wa Kullun min Rasulullahi Multamisan"... he did not limit it to mankind. We may link this to ayat 4 of Surat Qalam of the Holy Qur'an (68:4), for further understanding, which reads:-- "WA INNAKA LA'ALA KHULUQIN AZHEEM.....YOU ARE OF THE MOST EXALTED CHARACTER". When Ummil Mumineen, Sayyada A'isha, may Allah be pleased with her, was asked about about the character of the Messenger of Allah, she answered: "His character was the Qur'an." And the Qur'an is Allah's Own Words... not created. The Prophet is created, but his Khuluq, character, was dressed in uncreated way. That is why we say noor an-Nabi, 'his light' was first to be dressed with the reality of the Holy Qur'an. We should... We must endevour to take something from the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, copying from his Compassion, Justice, Forgiveness, Modesty, Generosity.......
  11. Patience: Key To Happiness.

    As-Salaam alaikum, We have read it in the Holy Qur'an that:-- "And Allah is with those who show patience" (2:103). Says Sayyadi Muhasibi, may Allah be Merciful to him, "Sabr [patience] is to remain unmoved before the arrows of the Divine Decrees". Others would change the phrase "Divine Decrees" to/with "affliction", but the meaning remains the same. Perfect patience is to accept whatever comes from Allah Ta'ala, even the hardest blow of fate. Some of our Masters of old divide patient people into 3 classes, namely: the mutasabbir, who attempt to be patient; the sabir, who is patient in afflictions; and the sabur, who is perfectly patient under any condition. In otherwords, to be patient before Allah's Orders is a most excellent thing.. an excellent duty.
  12. Patience: Key To Happiness.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Says Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, in ayat 103 of Surat Baqra (2:103) of the Holy Qur'an:-- "And Allah is with those who show patience" Patience or Sabr is ''to remain unmoved before the arrows of the Divine Decrees'', says Sayyadi Muhasibi. And that is to say we should be accepting whatever comes from Allah Ta'ala, soft and hard 'blows' Afflictions in life for a Mumin (Islamic Believer) are indispensable to his/her spiritual development; it is the salt of the faithful, and when the salt lacks, the faithful becomes relatively rotten.
  13. Zikr and Nourishment.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Ayat 205 of Surat A'araf of the Holy Qur'an (7:205) reads:-- "And remember your Lord by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and in awe/reverence without loudness in words, in the mornings and evenings; and be not among the neglectful." And the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "He who remembers his Lord and he who does not remember his Lord are like the living and the dead." [Bukhari ]. The body is a system that needs nourishment in every respect, the comparison between the living and the dead in above Hadith is made because the soul receives tremendous nourishment during Zikr, while the heedless person goes deeper into loss without replenishing himself.... that is why we pray 5 times daily.... this is the minimum the body requires to maintain our standard of morality.
  14. Consider Ayat 216 Of Surat Baqra.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Ayat 216 of Surat Baqra of the Holy Qur'an reads:-- "BUT IT MAY HAPPEN THAT YOU HATE A THING THAT IS GOOD FOR YOU, AND IT MAY HAPPEN THAT YOU LOVE A THING WHICH IS BAD FOR YOU. Allah KNOWS, AND YOU KNOW NOT." That is to say, [He knows, and you do not know] what is in the best interest of your religion...... and your worldly life, for Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) has kept concealed from His Creatures the things that are to their advantage. He has charged them with servitude to Him, by requiring fulfillment of the Commandments and Observance of the Prohibitions [of the Sacred Law], submissive resignation to that which is foreordained [maqdur], and contentment with the Divine Decree in every respect, whether it be in their favor or to their disadvantage. He has appropriated the consequences and the benefits unto Himself exclusively, Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala. It is therefore necessary for the servant to be constantly engaged in worshipful obedience to his Master, to be content with whatever Allah Ta'ala has allotted to him, and to harbor no doubts about Him. ...after Sayyadi Abdulqadir al-Jilani: in his "Al-Ghunya Li Talib Tariq al-Haqq (Sufficient Provision For Seekers Of Path Of Truth)".
  15. Thought Of Ayat 43, Surat Furqan?

    As-Salaam alaikum, Ayat (verse) 43 in Surat Furqan of the Holy Qur'an (25:43) reads:-- "HAVE YOU SEEN THE PERSON WHO HAS MADE HIS DESIRES HIS GOD?" This Noble ayat suggests that there are 2 gods in our existence, and we must be aware of same: (one is the true God- ie Allah Ta'ala and the second is our inner-self, who others call the ego, which rules over a person by enslaving him/her in desires). We must get rid of this duality and find the One True God, Allah... the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe... and the best way to find and stick to that is by following the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, in belief, word and action/work always. Best Wishes.
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