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يتيما في السادسة، إنه الحبيب محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم

يتيما في السادسة، إنه الحبيب محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم

القرآن الكريم، رسالة الله عز وجل للبشرية، والذي يحمل في طياته حقيقة وجودهم والغرض

الحقيقي وراء خلقهم، كيف يعيشون كما يرضى لهم الله، وكيف يتعاملون مع بعضهم البعض.القرآن الذي تذخرآياته بذكرالأيتام، تارة بالتحذيرمن الإساءة إليهم، وتارة بالحث على الإحسان إليهم. هؤلاء المساكين الذين فقدوا أبا أو أما، الذين ينساهم الناس ويهملهم المجتمع بعد أن فقدوا من كان يقدم لهم العطاء والدعم العاطفي والجسدي والمادي.

وهاتان آيتان كريمتان تتحدثان عن الأيتام:

وَإِذْ أَخَذْنَا مِيثَاقَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ لَا تَعْبُدُونَ إِلَّا اللَّهَ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا وَذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَالْيَتَامَىٰ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَقُولُوا لِلنَّاسِ حُسْنًا وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَثُمَّ تَوَلَّيْتُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا مِنْكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ مُعْرِضُونَ ﴿٨٣﴾ سورة البقرة

وَاعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ وَلَا تُشْرِكُوا بِهِ شَيْئًا ۖ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا وَبِذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَالْيَتَامَىٰ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْجَارِ ذِيالْقُرْبَىٰ وَالْجَارِ الْجُنُبِ وَالصَّاحِبِ بِالْجَنْبِ وَابْنِ السَّبِيلِ وَمَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ مَنْ كَانَمُخْتَالًا فَخُورًا ﴿٣٦﴾ سورة النساء

وقد رفع الله سبحانه وتعالى من شأن الأيتام وجعلهم الأولى بالاهتمام والمساعدة من قبل المسلمين من أبناء المجتمع المسلم.

هؤلاء المساكين!

يعيشون بلا أم..

بلا أب..

بلا والدين..

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لكن، من بين العديد من الآيات التي تتحدث عن الأيتام، هناك آية بعينها من سورة الضحى تقول:

أَلَمْ يَجِدك يَتِيمًا فَآوَى 

(القرآن الكريم (٩٣: ٦)

وفيها يذَّكر الله سبحانه وتعالي الحبيب محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم بأنه يعتني به وهو اليتيم الذي مر بالعديد من الصعاب.

ولقد كان حبيبنا النبي محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم، سيد الخلق أجمعين وخاتم النبيين، الصادق الأمين يتيما وهو في السادسة من عمره، نعم بحضن أمه آمنة لست سنوات فقط و لم ير أباه “عبد الله” قط.

لطالما يبكي الأطفال!

لكن ، هل لك أن تتخيل اليوم الذي ماتت فيه آمنة أم النبي محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم؟

كم بكى؟

كم بكى ذلك الصغير اليتيم ذو السنوات الست؟

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جميعنا- أوأغلبنا- قد نشأنا بين والدينا، رأيناهم واستمتعنا بحنانهم خلال طفولتنا، بينما لم يحظ النبي محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم بذلك.

في اليوم الذي وافت فيه المنية أم النبي محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم، ترى، ما الذكريات التي جاشت في قلب الحبيب المصطفى؟ ماذا كانت الذكريات التي يحملها لها من طفولته؟ كيف تأثر عاطفيا ونفسيا؟ هل جالت بباله هذه الذكريات- ذكريات موت أمه- عندما مات ولده إبراهيم ذي الستة عشر شهرا؟

ترى، هل يتذكرها وهي تلعب معه؟ هل يتذكر كيف كانت تطعمه؟ تعتني به؟ تنظفه؟

حقا!

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا ﴿٥٦﴾ سورة الأحزاب

لذا ينبغي علينا كمسلمين الصلاة على النبي محمد مئات المرات يوميا، وعند الصلاة عليه فلنتذكر اخوتي ما مر به الحبيب المصطفى، فلنستشعر كيف مر الوقت على “محمد بن عبد الله” يتيم الأب الذي أصبح يتيم الأم أيضا.

ألم يفتقد أمه التي لن يراها ثانية؟

كم ذرف من الدموع؟

ما المخاوف التي جالت بخاطره من المستقبل المجهول بدون أب أو أم؟

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القبر الذي يعتقد أنه لآمنة بنت وهب أم رسول الله محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم

أيها المسلمون الذين أمرهم الله بحب الرسول محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم، المصطفى سيد الخلق أجمعين، أدعوكم أحبائي لتذكر هذا اليوم العصيب في حياة الحبيب المصطفى كلما صليتم عليه، تذكروا كيف كانت حياته وتضحياته.

هذا والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا محمد وعلى أزواجه الطيبين وعلى آله وصحبه وأمة محمد وعلى جميع الأنبياء ومن تبعهم إلى يوم الدين.

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Quran commentary series: 2c

The final part of the series of articles looking at the ‘basmallah’. The preceding two articles can be found by clicking on here for the first article and here for the second article.

 

In the preceding article, we looked at the name of Allah, its etymology, how it should be pronounced and touched very briefly upon its vast virtue and the benefits received from uttering it. Here in this final article on the ‘basmallah’, we will look at the words: ‘AR-RAHMAN’ and ‘AR-RAHEEM’

The ‘basmallah’ is as follows:

“Bismillahi Rahman ar-Raheem”

 

Which means ‘In the name of Allah the most beneficient, the most merciful’.

 

 

AR-RAHMAN

 

The ‘Ar’ in ‘Ar-Rahman’ is the Arabic definite article, ‘Al’ then merged with the following ‘Rahman’. Certain letters of Arabic which follow the ‘Al’ then see the dropping of the ‘L’ and the merging of the ‘AL’ sound with the first sound of the following word.

For example we do not say ‘Al-Shams’, (The Sun) but we drop the ‘L’ sound and make it ‘Ash-shams’.

These letters are known as the ‘Sun Letters’ or ‘Huroof as-Shamsiyah’ in Arabic.

The name of God in Arabic is said to be ‘Allah’. Allah has other names not just the oft-said ’99 names’ but more than that. These names are also called attributes, but they differ from Allah in some fundamental ways.

One of the names of Allah is ‘Al-Maalik’ which can mean ‘The Owner’.

We can say ‘huwa malik’, i.e. ‘he is the owner’ but we could never say ‘huwa Allah’ (he is God’)

The other names of Allah can also be used in the feminine form, so names of Allah such as ‘Maalik’ (The Owner, ) or ‘Rasheed’ (The Guide) but we can have females with the names ‘Malika’ or ‘Rasheeda’. This cannot be applied to the name ‘Allah’

‘Ar-Rahman’ and ‘Ar-Raheem’ are the two most commonly said names of Allah after Allah itself.

Some scholars have stated that this emphasizes the immensely benevolent and generous nature of Allah and is how we should think of him regularly.

‘Rahman’ has been mentioned 57 times in the holy Quran.

‘Rahman’ is derived from the root tri-lateral consonant form ‘R-H-M’ which in Arabic also means womb, and in Hebrew means ‘caring’ or ‘merciful’.

In Arabic the phrase ‘silaat ar rahm’ means the ‘ties of the womb’ and it is part of Islam to maintain family and blood ties, family unity and closeness is an important part of Islam and may Allah may make all of us have happy and united families. Ameen.

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There is a Hadith Qudsi (statement of Allah paraphrased by the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) which says:

 أَنَا الرَّحْمنُ خَلَقْتُ الرَّحِمَ وَشَقَقْتُ لَهَا اسْمًا مِنِ اسْمِي، فَمَنْ وَصَلَهَا وَصَلْتُهُ وَمَنْ قَطَعَها قَطَعْتُهُ

‘I Am Ar-Rahman. I created the RAHAM (womb) and derived a name for it from My Name. Hence, whoever keeps it (family ties), I will keep ties to him, and whoever severs it, I will sever ties with him.’.

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It is said with a ‘R’ then with a hard ‘H’ emanating from the throat then a ‘Man’ at the end.

The ‘H’ sound comes from the throat and would be akin to if someone has consumed something hot and spicy such as chilly and wants to relieve some of the pain.

Here is a video on how to pronounce the ‘H’ in ‘Rahman’.

 

It is said from the middle of the throat and one should feel the middle of the throat vibrating when it is said.

‘AR-RAHEEM’

‘Ar-Raheem’ is said to have the same meaning as Ar-Rahman, but whereas the benevolence and caring nature of ‘Ar-Rahman’ extends to the whole of creation, that of ‘Raheem’ is said to extend to the believers, those who are closer to Allah, those who love him and obey him as opposed to those who do not care about him or have open enemity towards him.

These two names of Allah are the ones said by Muslims the most after ‘Allah’ itself, for without them many things are not possible, for example prayer (salah) is not complete without it. For Muslims they thus should have at the forefront of their minds the benevolent and generous nature of the Most-High, and if He Himself is like this, generous and benevolent then surely they too should attempt to replicate this and be generous to the creation.

The prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم has been called by Allah as ‘Rahmatul lil ‘aalameen’.

 

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Those who follow the way of the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم will have to follow his way of being generous, caring. Sending prayers (salawaat/durood) on him also brings the pleasure of Allah and blessings upon the one doing so.

We pray that the benevolence of Allah the Most High continues to shower and increase upon mankind and upon the followers of the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and upon us and our families.

We affirm that Allah is ‘Ar-Rahman’, the Most Generous and ‘Ar-Raheem’ the Most Generous to the believers.

Whereas Allah is ‘Ar-Raheem’, the Shaytan (Iblis, the Devil) is in contrast ‘Ar-Rajeem’ (the thrown away, the rejected).

Iblis seeks our harm, to destroy our lives, our families, our marriages, problems in our work, conflict, hatred.

Allah tells us to respect our families, our spouses, our colleagues, refrain from conflict and abuse.

  • Faatih.

 

*This is the final part of the articles on the ‘basmallah’. The next article will focus on the first surah (chapter) of the holy Quran, Al-Fatihah.

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.

 

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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.

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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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Please read: Loving the prophet Muhammad.

 

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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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Please read: Loving the prophet Muhammad.

 

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