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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.

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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

Prayers upon the prophet

Today a spontaneous feeling of joy and love erupted in me as I thought about our beloved prophet, Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

 

Nearly every day I think about him, and most of all I think of him going to that cave in the mountain near Mecca, Jabal Nour (the mountain of light) and him walking up the mountain and staying in the cave and contemplating.

 

I wanted to share this love for our belove prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, the best of creation and the mercy to all mankinds.

 

Every day at least we should perform 100 durood (supplication for peace and blessings upon the prophet). When we perform our 5 times daily prayers (salah) , and even for the many Muslims who do not perform all 5 but pray here and there, we should remember the holy prophet when we ask Allah to bless him.

Here are pictures of Jabal Nour and the cave of Hira, remember and love your prophet oh Muslims. The love for Allah’s beloved will make the one who has the greatest love of all love you too and bring joy, blessings and happiness in your life.

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Men pictured walking up the mountain of light, “Jabal Nour” in Arabic.

Nearly every day, sometimes at night, sometimes in my prayers, sometimes whilst walking on the streets I think of him walking up that mountain heading towards that cave. When I walk sometimes in the streets and pay attention to my foot steps I think of his (the beloved of Allah’s صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) footsteps. I imagine his sandles, the sand and the pebbles and the perhaps cold Meccan nights and wind whilst he was there in the cave of Hira.

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The cave of Hira, where holy prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم used to sit and contemplate and where he received the divine revelation.

Oh Muslims remember your prophet, the orphan child, the one who was renowned for his honesty, the one who cared for the oppressed and the weak, the one who was mocked, humiliated and beaten. Remember him oh Muslims, and love him. Love him with a love which is greater than the love you have for the one you may have married and whom there is no guarantee you will be with forever, love him more than you love many others, for in times of distress when you turn to Allah for help it was he who struggled hard to teach this ummah (nation) how to gain the pleasure of Allah and his help.

Peace and prayers be upon the final messenger, Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and upon his noble family and companions and his ummah (nation) and all the messengers and their followers.

Ameen

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Loving the prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم , part 1

To love is to be happy, to be content. For love is to be pleased with something, something which gives us happiness. To love is to be healthy, for happiness gives us health whilst sadness and anger give us pain which causes illness. Love is the emotion which has made us who we are, for it was our mothers and our fathers who loved us. Who loved us so much that they made many sacrifices to raise us. Love is beauty. Love is a beautiful emotion, which beautifies human relations. One should always love. One should not hate unless that which is hated deserves to be hated. However ones heart in essence should be a heart which is filled with love, filled with happiness, filled with compassion. We love many things. Just as we love so does the One who created us, the supreme ruler of the heavens and the earth, the entire universe. In existence there are but two. The first. There is the creator, glory be to Him. The creator, the king of the universe has always been and will always be. He is the reality. There was nothing before Him. There is nothing independent of Him. He is the reality. Then the second of these two is that which the creator has created that is everything else besides Him. The creation.   Just as we love so does the One who created us. Who created the very act of love and love itself.   Besides Him there is nothing else besides creation, and besides creation there is nothing else but Him. So from this creation whom or what does He love? Does He love the Sun and the Moon before all else which are nought but glorified rocks or balls? Does He love atoms before all else? He loves the best of creation. The best of creation, صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, is the one who unlike the Sun can choose to do right or wrong, a being صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم with emotions, with feelings, with pain, with joy, with needs. So who is this one who is the best of creation and the blessed recipient of immense divine love? This one is none other then the noble messenger, the best of creation, the most noble of creatures, Muhammad ibn Abdullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.  muhammad-pbuh-calligraphyIs to love wrong? No, but to love is right. To love is noble. We should love. We must love. We cannot choose not to love. To love is to survive. A man who lives and does not love but bears emptiness or just hate is not living. This is not a true life. Life without love is not life. The love of the Creator is majestic and beyond comparison. His greatness is infinite. His love cannot be compared to our love, for He is the incomparable, the supreme, the majestic, the ultimate One. So how then if we love and He, the Almighty loves can we understand the magnitude of the Creator’s love? We can never come close to the love the creator has for His most beloved, the best of creation, the noble Messenger and mercy to the worlds, Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. However though our love is nothing compared to the immense and vast love of the Creator for His beloved Messenger we have been told to love the noble Messenger, صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

 

Continue reading ‘Loving the prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم , part 1’

Loving the prophet Muhammad Part 1

To love is to be happy, to be content. For love is to be pleased with something, something which gives us happiness. To love is to be healthy, for happiness gives us health whilst sadness and anger give us pain which causes illness. Love is the emotion which has made us who we are, for it was our mothers and our fathers who loved us. Who loved us so much that they made many sacrifices to raise us. Love is beauty. Love is a beautiful emotion, which beautifies human relations. One should always love. One should not hate unless that which is hated deserves to be hated. However ones heart in essence should be a heart which is filled with love, filled with happiness, filled with compassion. We love many things. Just as we love so does the One who created us, the supreme ruler of the heavens and the earth, the entire universe. In existence there are but two. The first. There is the creator, glory be to Him. The creator, the king of the universe has always been and will always be. He is the reality. There was nothing before Him. There is nothing independent of Him. He is the reality. Then the second of these two is that which the creator has created that is everything else besides Him. The creation.   Just as we love so does the One who created us. Who created the very act of love and love itself.   Besides Him there is nothing else besides creation, and besides creation there is nothing else but Him. So from this creation whom or what does He love? Does He love the Sun and the Moon before all else which are nought but glorified rocks or balls? Does He love atoms before all else? He loves the best of creation. The best of creation, صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, is the one who unlike the Sun can choose to do right or wrong, a being صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم with emotions, with feelings, with pain, with joy, with needs. So who is this one who is the best of creation and the blessed recipient of immense divine love? This one is none other then the noble messenger, the best of creation, the most noble of creatures, Muhammad ibn Abdullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.   muhammad-pbuh-calligraphy Is to love wrong? No, but to love is right. To love is noble. We should love. We must love. We cannot choose not to love. To love is to survive. A man who lives and does not love but bears emptiness or just hate is not living. This is not a true life. Life without love is not life. The love of the Creator is majestic and beyond comparison. His greatness is infinite. His love cannot be compared to our love, for He is the incomparable, the supreme, the majestic, the ultimate One. So how then if we love and He, the Almighty loves can we understand the magnitude of the Creator’s love? We can never come close to the love the creator has for His most beloved, the best of creation, the noble Messenger and mercy to the worlds, Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. However though our love is nothing compared to the immense and vast love of the Creator for His beloved Messenger we have been told to love the noble Messenger, صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

Prayers upon the prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم

Allah, lord of the worlds, lord of creation, lord of the universe, of the seen and the unseen, of the night and the day, of duality, of totality loves his beloved Messenger and sends prayers (salah) upon him صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

‘Indeed God and His angels bless the Prophet; O you who have faith! Invoke blessings on him and invoke Peace upon him in a worthy manner.

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Quran Surah (Chapter) 33, verse 56.

So if the Almighty sends prayers (salah) upon His Messenger, and so does His lofty assistants, the angels, how can we even get anywhere close to the prayers He bestows upon His noble messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم?

We cannot.

However we must do our best and send profuse prayers (salawat) upon the prophet.

Why should we love the prophet?

Why should we love the prophet so much?

Should we hate?

No, we should not hate. Hate no man. Hate no man in of himself. Hate the evil within him or the evil which he commits but not him in of himself for he may change.

Love.

Love your family. Love others.

Love your Lord, the One Who gave you countless blessings including your very existence, your consciousness, your ability to read this, your sight, your touch, your taste, your smell, your hearing, your family, your food, and many more blessings.

Love your Creator. Your Sustainer. Your Lord, Your Protector. Your Helper.

Love Him by loving that and whom He commanded you to love.

Love the one who shed his sweat, who shed his blood, who lost his loved ones, who was beaten, who was insulted, so that he could convey the message of the Creator to the whole of mankind.

Love Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, the one who has taught you about your Lord, who has taught you to love your Lord, who has taught you to love your parents, who has taught you to feed the orphans, who has taught you to give charity to the needy, the one who has been described as “rahmatul lil ‘aalameen” (mercy to the worlds).

Love him by sending salawat upon him.

Durood upon prophet Muhammad, the best of creation صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم

A follower of Allah, a worshipper of Allah must obey Allah and send prayers (salaam) upon the prophet. I, a humble, simple Muslim, send salawat (prayers upon him), this noble practice being known in Arabic as “durood”.

However when I do durood, I think about him, the beloved of Allah.

– I think of his birth and his mother giving birth to the best of creation and the mercy to the worlds and what a great day it was.

– I think of him, being an orphan and not knowing his father and I wonder who his father was and what he looked like.

– I think of him and how he the young Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم felt when he lost his beloved mother at such a young and tender age.

– I think of him being raised by his foster mother Halima.

– When I give durood, I imagine myself walking with him on the rocks of the Hejaz (western Arabia) when he was there as a young boy and being in the house he lived in with his foster mother.

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This is the house in which he spent his infancy. Where he lived with his foster mother. I imagine whilst giving durood, being in that house with him and how the young Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم felt like whilst living there.

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This is the outside of the house. I look at the ground, the bushes, the rocks and the hills and imagine the young Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم walking there as a young infant.

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This is part of the land where he صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم once used to live in. I imagine him, the best of creation there. I do not watch films made in America and India or other lands, nor do I watch heroes walking in these films, but I imagine the one who taught me and taught us all, to live our lives, to be noble, to be honest, to be just, to be kind, to be generous, walking in this area.

For it is these images, these rocks, these hills, this house which connects me to the life of the one who is loved by the One Who created love itself, Who created me, Who created you, Who created us, Who created all that is, was and ever will be.

When I do my 100 salawat (durood) every day upon the noble prophet, I imagine each stage of his life. His birth, his infancy, his life with his grandfather, his teenage, his life as a young man engaged in trade. He صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم managed trading caravans going from the Hejaz and beyond including it is said Syria. I imagine this. I imagine his footsteps walking on the sand, him breathing the air, the food which he may have eaten and he perhaps not being aware at that stage he was to become the greatest human being ever to walk upon this earth. The champion of the orphans, the hero of the oppressed, the defender of the weak.

At times my first durood is spent thinking about his birth, the second durood is spent thinking of how he was handed to Halima to be taken care of, the third durood is spent thinking of him as a young infant living in the Arabian interior with his foster mother, the fourth durood is spent on thinking of how he felt at the death of his father when he was six as the historians say. Each durood is spent thinking about a different stage, event or aspect of his life from his birth to his death.

I imagine being with him in Mount Hira.

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For it was this mountain, that he, the beloved of Allah used to ascend, walking until he reached a cave there. Whilst doing my durood I imagine walking there with him, or imagine him walking there. I imagine his footsteps, I imagine the stones and sand underneath his sandals, and wonder what those sandals looked like, that he used to walk up that mountain.

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For it was with those sandals he walked to the cave where he sought the truth. That cave where he slept, that cave where he rested and sat and contemplated deeply immersed in a quest, a search to know what was the Truth. I imagine being with him in that cave or imagine him in that cave. I imagine being his assistant, his servant and the great honour it would be. The honour, the happiness in helping him, in giving him food or attending to any need or problem of his. However he, صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, was there by himself in that mountain, in that cave.

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I imagine the cold nightly breeze as he either walked up the mountain or stayed in the cave.

I imagine many parts of his live, of him preaching the message, of him being rejected by his own people, his own kinsmen, his persecution. I imagine his migration to the city of Madina, of his battles, of him praying, of him teaching his companions (may Allah be pleased with them).

Oh Muslim. Oh follower of Allah. Oh slave of Allah. Obey Allah. Love His messenger.

He has told us to love his beloved messenger.

Love him.

Send durood and salwaat (prayers) upon him in abundance, plentifully. These prayers will help you. This love will help you. This love will give you blessing you in this life, with your family, with your work. Allah loves those who love the one whom He (Allah) loves.

Oh Muslim. Oh follower of Allah. Oh slave of Allah. Obey Allah. Love your family, your parents.

Allah has commanded you to love them.

Oh Muslim be a person whose heart, is a heart of love.

Oh Muslim know that loving the prophet and sending prayers upon him will cause no discomfort to you but you will see blessings, increase and reward in your own happiness, in your business, in your affairs.

Oh Allah please send peace and prayers upon the most noble of creation, upon our revered leader and teacher, upon the kind-hearted, soft, gentle orphan who became a prophet. Oh Allah you are the King of kings. The ruler of the universe. The knower of Allah that is known and that which is unknown. Bless Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. Bless his brothers, the prophets, bless Adam, Nuh (Noah), Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Isa (Jesus) bless all the prophets and their ummat (nations) and this ummah (this nation), the ummah of Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. Oh Allah you are the Most High. The Almighty. The All-Powerful. Bless the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and his family and companions. Make this ummah love the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and send profuse salawat and durood (prayers) upon him and love him with a passionate love. Oh Allah, I bear witness that Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم has indeed conveyed the message. Oh Allah, lord of the universe please shower him with honour and with divine blessings.

Ameen thumma Ameen.

– Faatih Adam.

To all readers, please copy this blog and send it to all your friends and family and tell them to do at least 100 durood upon the noble prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.



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