Durood upon the prophet 3

In the name of Allah the most beneficient, the most merciful

All praise be to Allah and peace and prayers be upon his noble messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. This is the third in what will insha’Allah (God willing) be an almost daily practice of asking Allah to send peace and prayers upon the noble messenger, Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

Today I ask Allah to send peace and prayers upon his noble messenger, Muhammad and upon his noble family, wives and companions and upon his brothers the Anbiya (the prophets) and their followers, and the Islamic ummah.

 

What is “durood”?

Durood is the Islamic practice of asking Allah to send peace and prayers upon the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

I ask Allah to help all oppressed people through out the world be they Muslim or non-Muslim. Verily there is much suffering on this earth, as well as much joy for Allah has blessed mankind with many bounties. The fact that you have eyes to read this with, and time to sit and read this is also a blessing from Allah for there are those without sight, and those without time and Allah has blessed us to make us not one of those. May Allah help those without sight and give them vision, and may Allah help those without time struggling and striving to feed their families and give them time.

Today in my daily durood I want to speak about the father of the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. His father’s name was Abdullah which means the slave of Allah. ‘Abd means slave and Allah is the name of the creator of all of existence, our lord and master.

The blessed prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم was never able to see his father.

His father was a handsome man who many of the young women of Mecca and the tribe that lived there, the Quraish, were attracted to. However Abdullah, who was from a noble family of the Quraish ended up marrying another young woman from another noble family of the Quraish. That lady was Amina the daughter of Wahab. Wahab was the leader of a clan of the Quraish called the Banu Zuhra (Banu in Arabic means “sons of” or “children” and is the plural of ibn or bin which means son of). Abdullah married Amina when he was 24.  Upon marrying his bride he consumated the marriage.

Never on earth, never on any of the seven continents, or any of the islands in the many seas and oceans of this world that we live in, has there been a consumation as glorious and as noble as this. For it was this coming of a man and his wife that produced the best of creation, the one whom Allah has described in the Quran as “mercy to the worlds”, prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

Sadly a few months after the marriage Abdullah went on a trading caravan to Gaza, and upon his way back to Mecca he stopped off at Medina. He was sick, and it was in that city that the father of the best of creation, the father of the man described in the Quran as “mercy to the worlds”, the father of the man who is the beloved of Allah, the man who shed blood and tears to convey the message of the Master of the Universe to his creation, the man who exhorted people to truth, to feeding the orphans, to honesty in the marketplace, to respecting their wives, to mercy and compassion even to the animals, passed away.

Most of us have seen our fathers. The prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم however never saw his father and could only hear about him. We complain about many things, but we have been given this gift that even the best of creation did not receive.

A young Muslim boy.

A young Muslim boy.

Abdullah was known as a noble and honest young man. His newly wedded bride who was pregnant with a child was traumatized by the loss of her husband, months after she had married him. She herself died around  5 years later when the holy prophet was just a young infant. Thus it was that the young Muhammad  صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم was left in this world without a mother, without a father, without any parents.

 

 

Many of us would be distraught if we lost our fathers, what if we had never ever lied eyes upon him?

What if we had never spoken to him?

Never been able to smile at him or to see his smile upon us?

This was what happened to holy prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

There are many in this world like him. So always try to help the orphans.

Today I urge you to send durood upon the prophet, at least 100 if not 1,000.

When you send durood think of the holy prophet and how it must have felt to be without a father especially in a fierce martial society which prized lineage, masculinity and fatherhood.

 

 

 

Oh Allah please send peace and prayers upon our noble prophet.

 

All praise be to Allah the lord of the worlds and the master of existence. Peace and prayers be upon our noble prophet and upon his noble family and companions and his ummah (Islamic nation) and his brothers, the Anbiya (the prophets) and upon their followers. Peace be upon them all and may Allah make us all love our holy prophet and make us others love him. The one who does not love the prophet is not part of the ultimate love, the greatest love, the love of the Creator of the universe for the best of the creation, the beloved of Allah, Muhammad ibn Abdullah.

Peace be upon our noble prophet, the kind, soft, warm-hearted man inclined to mercy and forgiveness, the one who did not look at people’s forms and appearances, the one for whom the internal character of a person was much more important.

Peace be upon him and let us make durood for him day and night, every hour of the day and make others too love him and send peace and prayers upon him.

Ameen, thumma Ameen.

 

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