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Durood upon the prophet 5

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

Today I have been thinking about the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. Today I have been thinking about how he used to be a shepherd when he was a young boy.

He used to tend towards the sheep and this required many qualities.

Vigilance

A shepherd has to be vigilant and be aware of any possible impending danger to his flock.

Defending the weak

This required protecting the sheep from stronger predatory animals which sought to devour them.

Care and compassion

Tending towards the sheep if they had pain or were pregnant or were about to deliver a baby lamb.

Endurance & Forebearance

The prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم would have had to have been patient, enduring the weather including the possibly at times hot Arabian sun beating down upon his noble face. The weather, the being secluded from other people and thus social interaction that is the isolation, the being away from food (as he would have no access to food besides that which he had brought himself) and many other factors cultivated his ability to be patient and endure. This becomes particularly relevant when we remember that for around 3 years of his adult life during his prophethood he and his followers were ostracized by his tribe, boycotted under a formal agreement amongst his tribe, the Quraish, that his clan would be ostracized.

Dealing with solitude

When one is alone, one often does not have to respond to the practical requests, orders or conversation of others. Naturally it often causes someone to think of things beyond the mundane and everyday, perhaps to engage in introspection, perhaps to contemplate. Later on in his life, the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم would go on retreats including in a cave in the mountain of Hira in his search and struggle for the truth.

 

How wonderful it would have been to have been with the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم during those times when he was alone tending to sheep.

How wonderful it would have been to have been able to speak to him, to engage in conversation with him.

How wonderful it would have been to have been able to help him with any need or request of his.

May Allah bless this noble and kind man.

Here are some pictures of people caring for their sheep.

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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.

 

  • Faatih

Jum’ah Mubarak

Asalamu ‘alaikum to all Muslim brothers and sisters, and a warm greeting to all readers from wherever you may be, from which part of the earth, of whatever colour, creed, rich or poor, young or old.

I wish to say “Asalamu ‘alaikum” to Muslims on this day.  “Asalamu”, or “salam” means peace and “alaikum”, means upon you (plural). So peace be upon to you.

Tonight is the holy and blessed day of Jum’ah or Friday night. In the religion of Islam each new day commences from sunset or “Maghrib”, thus what we know as Thursday sunset is actually the beginning of a new day Islamically, that is Friday night or in Arabic “lailatul jum’ah”, the night of Friday.

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May all of us ask Allah to send peace (salaam) and prayers (salawaat) upon our holy prophet in abundance. Tonight I myself intend to do this act of asking Allah the most high to shower peace and prayers upon the prophet  صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم , two thousand times. Not because I am amongst the pious far from it for I am a sinner, but because Allah has commanded us to love his noble prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and to love him earns the pleasure of Allah ta’ala (the most high).

May you all have a good and blessed Friday night (western calendar Thursday night) and Friday.

  • May Allah accept your du’as (supplications).
  • May Allah give you and your families and beloved ones happiness.
  • May Allah increase you and your families and beloved ones in Imaan (faith).
  • May Allah increase you and your families and beloved ones in health.
  • May Allah bless the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم

Peace be upon you all and please read Quran and do durood (prayers upon the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) in abundance.

  • Faatih

Ramadan, month of mercy and blessings

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22nd Rajab 1436

Asalamu ‘alaikum to all Muslim readers and a warm greeting to all non-Muslims,

From now I will be regularly posting messages on my blog to inform you of the date according to the Islamic calendar.

 

Today is the 22nd of Rajab 1436.

Rajab is the 7th month of the Islamic year. It is also one of the four sacred months in which the pre-Islamic Arabs for instance used to refrain from fighting.

It is in this month that the Me’raj took place.

 

The Me’raj is when the holy prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم travelled from Mecca to Jerusalem and then ascended to the heavens and is one of the miracles of his life. He صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم was a humble man who lived a simple life with little food and in a basic modest house, but this is one of the miracles which he was endowed with.

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I would like to greet all Muslim brothers and sisters on this day with “Salam”, the Arabic for peace and may Allah give you and your families goodness and blessings on this day and the same for myself.

 

– Faatih

 

 

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Son of Adam and his sins.

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This is a famous Hadith Qudsi.

 

A hadith is a statement attributed to the holy prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

A hadith Qudsi (holy) is a message of Allah but paraphrased by the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

There is always hope.

Allah is always ready to forgive those who sincerely seek forgiveness and are sorry and ashamed of what they have done and wish to walk the path of goodness.

Be you black, white, man, woman, rich, poor, young, old, clever, foolish or any one from the children of Adam your lord is ready to forgive you.

So grab this chance and seek his forgiveness.

 

– Faatih

 

 

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Prayer is not a spare wheel.

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Prayer is not a spare wheel which we pull out when we are in trouble.

 

Allah ta’ala (the most high) has told us that many turn towards him in times of great distress or emergency, as a last resort. When however their needs have been met after turning towards the creator for divine help they then forget about him and to thank him and worship him.

“And when adversity touches man, he calls upon his Lord, turning to Him [alone]; then when He bestows on him a favor from Himself, he forgets Him whom he called upon before.”

 

Quran, Surah Zumar, verse 9.

 

Man is quick to blame Allah for misfortunes he suffers but very slow to thank Allah for the much more numerous bounties his lord has given him, all the many good things he has been given in life by Allah.

Unless we pray regularly we will suffer from afflictions. Prayer is not only a duty but also a type of medicine which wards of evil. Just as any doctor will tell you that just taking medicine in times of sickness is not enough, but trying to lead a healthy lifestyle and preventing sickness is what is required, so is the same case with life. Just praying in times of need and then forgetting about it is not sufficient.

In the long term to prevent calamities one needs to be very prolific in worship including the 5 daily obligatory prayers, the other prayers such as Tahajjud (prayer in the final third of the night), reading Quran regularly, making of du’a (supplication), durood (sending prayers upon the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم).

 

– Faatih

 

 

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Unto Allah belongeth…

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