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Durood upon the prophet 2

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 second 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.

The first was yesterday, to read click on this link.

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.

May Allah bring peace to the war-torn land of Syria where I myself once studied.

May Allah bring peace to the blood-ridden land of Syria where the holy prophet himself صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم was said

The monastery of the monk Bahira who is said to have spoken to the prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم when went there as a young boy.

The monastery of the monk Bahira who is said to have spoken to the prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم when went there as a young boy.

 

The prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم was said to have gone there as a young boy with his uncle Abu Talib. We should strive to think about this day. How was the weather that day in the hot desert land of southern Syria? How was the young Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم faring that day with the grown man, the orphan boy with no father and no mother? Let us imagine being with the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم on that day. There are many things we do not know e.g. what they ate, what they wore and other things, but we can imagine how the beloved of Allah, the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم was travelling far, far away from his home.

This land which he صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم once visited is now a land of much suffering. Let us pray for peace there and not just there but in all lands where there is such war be it in the middle east, Africa, Europe, Latin America. Let us pray for peace for all. Whether it be for victims of war, or the victims of crime in big urban cities, the victims of domestic abuse such as the wife being abused and beaten by a violent husband. Let us pray, and let us ask Allah to send peace through out the world.

 

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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Durood upon the prophet 1

From now on I will make regular, if possible daily durood upon the prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

 

What is “durood”?

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

The prophet is in no need of this as through the hard work he put in, the blood he shed, the tears that came forth from his eyes and the efforts which he exerted he is the beloved of Allah.

Love, the mother of all emotions.

Love is one of, if not the most powerful of all emotions. From it emanates warmth, radiance, passion manifesting itself in actions which at times result in a blessed union of a man and woman having a child and giving existence to a human being. It is an emotion that many crave, that many yearn for, others feel that they are denied a true form of love. It is the emotion for which many is the very centre of their lives and the pursuit of which is an elusive, painful journey with the hope that one day they can attain true love. However the greatest love of all is the love of the All-Powerful, the All-mighty, the one who is capable of all and can bestow to any supplicant any request of theirs.

He, Allah, is the greatest, and is greater than great. “Greatness” itself is something relative and is based on comparing, while He Himself is beyond comparison, beyond the finite borders of “greatness”. However just as His power is the greatest, his knowledge is the greatest, thus also His love is the greatest.

So whom does He, the King of kings, the Emperor of Emperors, the Lord of lords, the One and only love?

Who or what is the recipient of the love of the Almighty, the creator of the entire universe and that beyond?

The answer is the man known to humanity as the prophet who was sent the Quran, the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم who told his people to worship the Creator alone and none besides him, to love their parents, to help the orphans, to aid the needy, to adhere to truthfulness in the market, to  not lie, to not cheat, the man whom the world knows as Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

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Allah said in his revelation to mankind, when He the Lord of lords, the King of Kings, the Emperor of emperors rather than not communicating with the weak and limited entity we know as the human race – rather than being like the monarchs of this world who seek not to address those not as high as them, when He instead chose to speak to us –  the following verses:

 

Indeed, Allah and His Angels send blessings upon the Prophet. O you who believe! Send blessings on him and greet him (with) greetings. (Quran, Surah: 33, verse: 56)

Thus this is an action which He, the Almighty Himself does and has allowed us to emulate Him in doing. We are not capable of doing many things which He alone Himself is doing, but we are capable of doing this.

So my Muslim brothers and sisters please be profuse and abundant in sending peace and prayers upon our noble prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

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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Hadith of the prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

 

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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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Please read and do the same for this blog too: https://faatih.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/loving-the-prophet-muhammad-part-1/

 

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.

 

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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.

Sirat un Nabi online.

 

Mohar Ali was born in 1932 in Khulna in Bengal. Studying at Dhaka University, he obtained a degree in History in 1952 and Masters in 1953. In 1963 he obtained a PhD from SOAS, University of London, and in 1964 studied law at Lincolns Inn, London.

Between 1954 and 1976 he worked as a university lecturer in Bengal, becoming a professor, and moved in 1976 to Saudi Arabia to teach Islamic history at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh for 12 years, followed by 7 years of teaching at the Islamic University of Madinah. He worked then as a researcher at King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an in years 1415-16 AH. He also worked at Dhaka University in 1965-69, at the official Historical Document Centre in 1966-71, and the chief editor for the Historical Society magazine. His university teaching career lasted for more than 40 years. Mohar Ali died in London on April 11, 2007.

Professor Ali was a specialist in Islamic history – in particular the history of Bengal. His book, History of the Muslims of Bengal, is considered an important reference in the history of the propagation of Islam in the region and its cultural and political effects. It also deals with the struggle of Bengali Muslims against the British colonial rule, and the Islamic influence on Bengali architecture and literature.

His other books deal with the Islamic rule in India in the 19th century, Islam and the Modern world, the history of the Indian subcontinent, the Bengali reaction to Christian missionaries, in addition to articles in specialist magazines and conference participation in Bangladesh, Pakistan, the UK and the US.

Professor Ali won the King Faisal International Prize For Islamic Studies in 2000.

While most of his books and essays are in English, he has translated Jawhart al-Bukhari from Arabic into Bengali and published a word for word English translation of the Qur’an in addition to Arabic essays such as Orientalists’ Claims concerning the Glorious Qur’an.
He has also written books in response to the Orientalists’ approach to the biography of Muhammad and their theories about the Qur’an: Sirat Al-Nabi and the Orientalists and The Qur’an and the Orientalists (2004).

Below are two links to the professor’s work on the life of the holy prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his family.

The first link contains 538 pages in pdf format.

http://www.islam4all.com/Biography-1.pdf

The second link contains 496 pages.

http://www.islam4all.com/Biography-2.pdf

Please use this free links to learn about the life of the holy messenger of Allah, Muhammad ibn Abdullah and also to learn scholarly refutations of Orientalist theories.

JazakumAllah khair.

– Faatih.

Maghrib (sunset) from professor Ali’s country, Bangladesh. A time when Muslims pray and thank their creator and read from the Quran as well as calling for peace upon the holy prophet.



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