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  1. As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 6 of Surat Fussilat of the Holy Qur'an (41:6), Allahu Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says:-- "SAY (O Muhammad) : I AM BUT A MAN LIKE YOU, WHO IS DIVINELY INSPIRED THAT YOUR god IS BUT ONE GOD." The catchy phrase in this verse (ayat) shows us that the Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, was a completely different sort of human being from anyone else, then and now. For none of us can say he is Divinely inspired as the Messenger was. Rather, as Sayyadi Busari, may Allah be Merciful to him, said in his Qasida al-Burda (Ode of the Prophetic Mantle):-- Muhammad is a human being, but not like humankind; He sis a ruby, while ordinary people are as stones. Just as a piece of iron when exposed and immersed in tremendous heat of fire annihilates its own identity and become lost in the colour and quality of fire, similarly the Messenger, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, in the Fire of Divine Love lost his own self- hood and attained to his highest degree of Khilafat or ambassador; and thus through him the attributes of Allah were made manifest. Thus his seeing, hearing, speaking and doing is that of the Divine's. That is why Allah say about the Prophet:-- "O My Beloved Prophet, you did not slay them, but Allah slayed them; and in no way did you throw when you threw, but Allah threw." (8:17) "The Prophet doesn't speak out of own volition, his speech is the speech of Allah." (53:3) "Truly, the ones who give bayah (allegiance) to you, in reality give bayah only to Allah; The Hand of Allah is above their hands." (48:10) From these verses, we can clearly see that through Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, the beautiful Names (asma) and Attributes (sifat) were manifested fully, that is why following him is made equivalent of following Allah Ta'ala. Thus the Qur'an declares: "He who obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah." (4:80) ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALAA SAYYADINA MUHAMMAD...AN-NABIYY UMMIYY, WA-ALAA AHLIHI, WA-ASHABIHI WA-SALAM, TASLIMAN-KASIRAA ABADAA.
  2. Martydom and Ayat 154 Of Surat Baqra..

    As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 154 of Surat Baqra of the Holy Qur'an (2:154), we read it where Allah Ta'ala says:-- "And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah: 'They are dead.' Nay, they are living, though you perceive it not." This Ayat is explained by/in Hadith (Abu Dawud, Kitab Jihad) wherein the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "When your brothers from Uhud were touched (by death), Allah placed their spirits in a green bird that drinks from the rivers of Paradise, eats its fruits and rests near golden candles hanging in the shadows of the Throne. When they saw that their food, drink and resting places were good, they said: 'Who will let our brothers know that we are alive in Paradise, and that we receive our subsistence, that they may not skimp in the struggle, and that they do not abdicate in the war?" Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, said, "I will let them know." And above quoted Ayat 154 of Surat Baqra was then brought down: "And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah...(2:154) In anycase if your rationale for life is that you eat and move around, they also eat. Whatever you/we eat of grain, fruit or meat, is a product of dust, you consume dust, while they consume Noor (Divine Light).
  3. Eminence Of Suratul-Fatiha.

    According to the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, all that is contained in the revealed Books is summed up in the Surat Fatiha of the Holy Qur'an (The Opening One), while this is in its turn contained in the formula BISMILLAHI-R-RAHMANI-R-RAHIM (In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful). The Fatiha constitutes the chief text of the ritual prayer; as for the formula, commonly called the basmala, it is the Formula of consecration pronounced before every sacred recitation and every ritual act. According to another tradition, going back to Sayyadi Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, the basmala is in essence contained in its first letter, ba, and this again in its diacritical point, which thus symbolizes Principal Unity. In the basmala, the interpretation of the 2 Names ar-Rahman and ar-Rahim as "the Compassionate" and "the Merciful", is only approximate as there is no real equivalent. Both names imply the idea of Mercy (ar-Rahmah: ar-Rahman corresponds to the Mercy which- to use a Qur'anic expression- "embraces all things", and expresses the plenitude of Being, its essential Bliss and the universal nature of its effulgence; ar-Rahim corresponds to Grace. As Rahman, Allah manifests Himself through the appearance of the world; as Rahim He manifests divinely within the world.
  4. Consider Ayat 4 Of Surat Qalam.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 4 of Surat Qalam of the Holy Qur'an (68:4), Allah Ta'ala, speaking about His Noble Messenger, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, says:-- "SURELY, YOU ARE UPON A TREMENDOUS CHARACTER (Khuluq azeem)" When Sayyada A'isha, may Allah be pleased with her, was asked about the character of the Messenger of Allah, she answered: "His character was the Qur'an." She said that because he was unique in character and that unique character had to bring together all noble character traits. Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, described that character as being "tremendous" just as He described the Qur'an in His words, "the tremendous Qur'an" (15:87). So, the Qur'an is his character, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. If a person in the Community of the Messenger who has not met the Messenger of Allah desires to see him, let him look upon the Qur'an. When he looks upon it, there is no difference between looking upon it and looking upon Allah's Messenger. It is as if the Qur'an takes the configuration of a corporeal form which is named Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Ibn Abd al-Muttalib. The Qur'an is Allah's Speech and His Attributes, so Muhammad in his entirety is the attribute of Allah, "So he who obeys the Messenger, has obeyed Allah"- (4:80), since "He does not speak out of caprice" (53:3)...Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam.
  5. Getting Our Acts Together.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In the Holy Qur'an, Allah Ta'ala says:-- "What! did you think that We created you only for sport, and that you would not be returned to Us?" [al-Mumineen, verse 115]. "What, does man reckon he shall be left to roam at will?" [al-Qiyama, verse 36]. These 2 Noble verses (Ayats) remind us all to get our acts together and call ourselves to account before the Divine Judgement catches up with us. In this regard, the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "A mindful person is he who takes his lower self [ego] under control, calls it to account, and performs good deeds for the world to come. A foolish person is the one who expects something good from the Almighty in vain, while following the desires of his lower self." [Tirmidhi, Qiyamah 25; Ibn Majah, Zuhd, 31].
  6. As-Salaam alaykum, Do you love Allah, the Lord of the Universe? Of course we do... Let us be permanently in that Loving condition. How can we do/achieve that? In that regards, consider this Noble verse or Ayat of the Holy Qur'an where Allah Himself says:-- "Say (O Muhammad): If you love Allah, then follow me. Allah will love you and forgive you your sins". (3:31) This Ayat is an order on our obligation to believe in, obey and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, and to leave what contradicts it in words and action/deeds. If we/you claim love for Allah, Most High Lord of the Cosmos, and if we/you desire His affection, "then follow me" in what has manifested from my Shari'a, my spiritual path and spiritual realities.. the Prophet was commanded to say to us all. Having done/observed that, "Allah will love you", ie He will be pleased and content with you and lift the veils from your hearts;..... "and forgive you your sins", ie all your faults. This Noble Ayat answers those from the Jews, Christians and others who resemble them among Muslims, who neglect the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, outwardly and inwardly, who claim that they are lovers of Allah and are the sole recipients of His love. However, Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, is the Real Beloved of Allah.
  7. As-Salaam alaikum, Ma'amar Ibn Ahmad al-Asbahani, may Allah be Merciful to him, narrated in his 40 Hadith collection on the authority of Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said:- The Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, censured us in his khutba. He said:-- "Oh Ummah of Muhammad ! A sage among the sages showed more understanding than you when his companions called him to pleasures and disobedience. He said, 'I am ashamed of my Lord to worship Him, hoping for Paradise as a reward, and therefore be like a bad labourer: if he is given his wage he works, and if he is not given it, he does not work. And I am ashamed of my Lord to worship Him out fear of the Fire and be also like a bad labourer: if he is fearful of his master he works, and if he is not, he does not work. I only worship Him for what He deserves, for He deserves to be worshiped.'
  8. As-Salaam alaikum, The Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, once observed: "You shall not enter Paradise and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I direct you to a thing which, if you do it, it will foster love amongst you? Give currency to 'Assalam alaikum' " [Sahih Muslim Book 1, Hadith 96 ]. Spreading of peace among one another is much more than the outward greeting of 'Assalam alaikum.....Peace be upon you'. This is just the beginning. When we are truly at peace within ourselves, then we will be spreading that peace to others. This is spreading peace outwardly from within us- for no one will love you except the one that you have given peace to in every one of your/our states. We must believe and feel that both our existence and the existence of whom we greet with 'Assalam alaikum' are by Divine cause.... we exist at His Pleasure, Allahu Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.
  9. Consider Ayat 28 of Surat Al-Kahf

    As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 28 of Surat Al-Kahf of the Holy Qur'an (18:28), Allah Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala says:-- "AND OBEY NOT HIM WHOSE HEART WE HAVE MADE HEEDLESS OF OUR REMEBRANCE, ONE WHO FOLLOWS HIS OWN LUSTS AND WHOSE AFFAIR HAS BEEN LOST AND WASTED." Indeed, every harm that enters upon a servant is caused by the heart's corruption. For corruption of the heart in turn brings about the removal of the heart's right upon Allah, the Exalted, and a diminution of its disgrace and rank in the sight of Allah. So, be cautious of mixing with people or a person who will cause wastage of time and corruption of the heart. When time is wasted and heart corrupted, all affairs of the servant become ruined.....
  10. Du'a For Good Fortunes.

    As-Salaam alaikum, It is my pleasure to share with you a copy of the attached Du'a/Supplication that came to us from Sheikh Salih Ja'afar, may Allah be Merciful to him, for your perusal and use. It is a supplication or Du'a that we can do to seek all kinds of good fortune from our Lord, Allahu Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, Use this Du'a.... you will be glad you did. Best Regards. dua-for-khayrat1.pdf
  11. Tips From The Qur'an.

    As-Salaam alaykum, It is my pleasure to share with you the following 5 tips from the Holy Qur'an; they are meant to assist us in living our lives in accordance with the Shari'a....as Muslims who believe in Allah, His Prophets and the Last Day. Here we go:-- (1) Respect and honor all human beings irrespective of their religion, color, race, sex, language, property or birth (17:70) (2) Always speak the Truth. Shun words that are deceitful and ostentatious (22:30) (3) Do not be a bragging boaster (31:18) (4) When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favorable view about him/her until you attain full knowledge about the matter. (24:12) (5) Avoid suspicion and guesswork. Suspicion and guesswork might deplete your communal energy (49:12)
  12. As-Salaam alaikum, Yes, indeed Ummul Mumineen Sayyada Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, the first wife of the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, was the first in accepting Islam as her religion. She was/is an image of faith, integrity, truth and good manners. About her, the Noble Prophet, alaihis-Salaat Was-Salaam, was pleased to have remarked:-- "She believed in me when no one else did; she accepted Islam when people rejected me; and she helped and comforted me when there was no one else to lend me a helping hand. And it is through her that Allah blessed me with children." May Allah continue to bless her and other ahl-bayt members. Allhumma Salli ala Sayyadina Muhammadin, wa ala ahlihi, wa ashabihi, wa-Zuriyatihi, wasallim.
  13. As-Salaam alaikum, Undoubtedly, Prophet Muhammad, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, is indeed UNIQUE among human beings. He is the most unique creation of the Creator.... there is none like him, and there will never be. There are numerous qualities that make him unique and are exclusive to him--- see 48 of them hereby attached in the file below as compiled by Sayyadi Jalaludden Suyuti, Rahimahullah. Yes, these unique qualities of the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, make us to love and respect him, even more than before. Find time to go over these superb qualities with which Allahu, Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala, adorned his Prophet... so beautiful... Best Regards. 53.-The-Uniqueness-of-Rasoolullah-Sallallahu-Alaihi-Wasallam.pdf
  14. As-Salaam alaikum, Undoubtedly, Prophet Muhammad, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, is indeed UNIQUE among human beings. He is the most unique creation of the Creator.... there is none like him, and there will never be. There are numerous qualities that make him unique and are exclusive to him--- see 48 of them hereby attached in the file below as compiled by Sayyadi Jalaludden Suyuti, Rahimahullah. Yes, these unique qualities of the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, make us to love and respect him, even more than before. Find time to go over these superb qualities with which Allahu, Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala, adorned his Prophet... so beautiful... Best Regards.
  15. As-Salaam alaikum, The Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "No Muslim suffers weakness, illness, sorrow, vexation or gloom-even the thorn that pricks him-without Allah thereby expiating some of his misdeeds." [bukhari (2), 7. 148-49]. The Prophet also said of a Muslim's satisfaction with destiny in good times and bad, "A believer is like budding grain: whenever the wind blows, it sways; and when the wind stops, it re-straightens: he bends with affliction. And a wicked man is like a sturdy cedar, standing aloft until Allah breaks it asunder whenever He wills." [bukhari 5644. S ]... the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, also said: "Whomever Allah wants good for, He afflicts somewhat" [bukhari 5645. S]... that is, because "Allah loves those who are truly patient." (3:146) Indeed, "how wondrous is the matter of the believer, for all that happens to him is good: If good befalls him he shows gratitude, and it is best for him; and if ill befalls him he shows patience, and it is best for him," observed the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, as reported in Sahih Muslim [ (14), 4. 2295].
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