Durood upon the prophet 4

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.

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.

Today I am thinking about the clean air during the time of the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. I live in London and in parts of the city, the air is unclean, not noticeable to most but I can feel it especially when I contrast it with parts of London further away from the centre where I can feel the cleaner air.

The prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم lived in a time and a society where man was more in tune with nature and his environment. The air was cleaner and the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم himself went to retreat himself in the Jabal Nur (mountain of light) which contains within it the cave of Hira.

Jabal Nur, the moutain where the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. received the first revelation.

Jabal Nur, the moutain where the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. received the first revelation.


On the Jabal Nur overlooking Mecca.

On the Jabal Nur overlooking Mecca.


Being away from the town, up in the higher altitude with the cleaner air, the tranquility, the being away from the hustle and bustle of Mecca, a trading town must have been quite calming.

I think everyone should have a time when they can simply isolate themselves and have time to themselves preferably in a pleasant, quite, clean location. Solitude is one of the most beautiful things one can experience at times including the calming effect it has on the soul. The suspension, albeit temporarily, of the helter-skelter, toing and froing of daily life, and just cleansing your mind of constant internal chatter, stress.





I would like all of my readers, be they Muslim or non-Muslim to have at least a couple of minutes every day of their day (as it’s normal for most at night before they go to sleep) where they can rest, mentally relax, de-stress, put aside their daily concerns, chores, tasks to do instructed by their manager and so forth.

Take time out, relax, de-stress, and just empty your mind of worries, cleanse it.

May you all have a wonderful day.

All praise be to Allah and peace be upon his messenger and family and companions and his brothers the prophets and their followers.

  • Faatih

2 Responses to “Durood upon the prophet 4”

  1. 1 ImaanCentral.com January 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    A food4thought reminder. Subhanallah. In this time of digitalisation people have forgotten the Solitude. We are connected even when we are free. We never spend a minute with self. To introspect, to have a bird eye view of where life is heading. And when we don’t do that.. Time flies and we don’t realise where we end up with after years. And then suddenly in the midlife crisis we realise we spent the most productive years of our life in either worldly goals or wasting in other activities and not knowing where this life was taking us.

    But then its too late to change anything.

    We will asked about our life then especially about our adulthood and how we spent it

    We need to introspect. We need to give time to ourselves and go in Solitude to fund answers even if for 5 mins a day.

    JazakAllaho Khair for the amazing reminder.

    May Allah give us all the will to introspect our lives and lead a healthy, productive and pious life.

    • 2 faatih January 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Thank you ImaanCentral for your very thoughtful and profound message. Digitalization and social media have made people focus more on their phones and internet rather than face to face contact let alone spending time by themselves to unwind, release and just de-stress. Yes, this life goes by very quickly and if not used constructively and also partly to help others leads us to ruing all the time that we have wasted.

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