Friday, 3 September 2010

Without love for Muhammad (saw) faith cannot be complete

 This is one of my faverit topic and I can talk about it all night couse I love the prophet he makes my faith complate.

No other prophet has asked for -dua for his own  family although he is already supposed to be next to Allah swt in rootbaa-in everySalat we have to pray for him

 At one level it seems clear why the faithful should love the Prophet: he is their teacher, guide and leader and it is impossible for him to teach, guide and lead them if they don't love him. But there is a deeper meaning in the principle that, love for the Prophet is essential for iman.

Love of the Prophet is love of all the beauty and nobility of character, truthfulness, justness, humility and inner strength of which man is capable and which the Prophet as al-Insaan al-kamil (the Perfect man) possessed in the utmost degree. Love for the Prophet means to acknowledge, cherish and glorify all the potential of goodness and greatness that God has created within Man.

It also means love of humanity, not just in regard to its potential for perfection but also despite its general inability to realize that potential and despite all kind of imperfections and weaknesses from which it suffers. For the Prophet is not only the Perfect Man but also the Representative Man who on the day of judgment will represent mankind and plead on their behalf for their imperfections and weaknesses before the throne of God.  

 "Without love for the Prophet it is difficult to find God;

    He who is not of the Prophet's cannot be of God.

    Without love for Muhammad faith cannot be complete;

    To be a Muslim it is not enough to believe in God.

    Daily prayers, charity, fasting and hajj are fine;

    But despite these I cannot be among the faithful.

    Unless I am ready to be sacrificed for the honour of Muhammad;

    God is witness - my faith cannot attain perfection."

Love of the Prophet breathes life into our practice of religion. Without it our religion reduces to an empty adherence to a set of dead rules and rituals.

("Soul of iman, essence of the Qur'an and life of religion - all these are love of Muhammad, the Mercy to All Creation.")

 Send Darud and Salute Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alaihi Wasallam.

 No other prophet has asked for -dua for his own  family although he is already supposed to be next to Allah swt in rootbaa-in everySalat we have to pray for him

ALLAH by Himself send Salat) to His Habib Hazrat Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi Wasallam) and the angels also send (ask ALLAH to bless and forgive him). And ALLAH order us believers also to send Salat and Salute to Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alaihi Wasallam). In the matter of Salute it should be concern that there is no authentic Hadith stating of Milad (Saluting from your house by standing) in Islam.
    "Allah sends His Salat (Graces, Honour, Blessings, Mercy) on the Prophet {Muhammad (saw)}, and also His angels (ask Allah to bless and forgive him). O you who believe! Send your Salat* on (ask Allah to bless) him {Muhammad (saw)}, and (you should) greet (salute) him with the Islamic way of greeting (salutation i.e. As-Salamu Alaikum)"
    [(33) Surah Al-Ahzab; V: 56]

   We as Believers are commanded by Allah Subhanawataala to send salawat to Prophet Muhammad and his Aal (relatives and people) in every prayer and as many times a day as possible. He (PBUH) has reaffirmed this commandment by saying that we should send salawat to him and his Aal (family) as many times as possible.


    In one word, the commandment comes from the Quran. It is given directly and indirectly:


Allah Subhanawataala says in the Quran:

Surah Al-Ahzab, Chapter #33, Verse #56)

Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect.

Indirect: Allah Subhanawataala COMMANDS us in the Quran numerous times, to obey Him (Subhanawataala) and His Rasool (pbuh) starting with Surah Al Imran and many other Surahs, some are quoted below:

    Surah Al-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #32)

  Say: “obey Allah and His Messenger.: But if they turn back, Allah loveth not those who reject Faith.

Surah Al -Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #50)

“‘(I have come to you), to attest the Law which was before me. And to make lawful to you part of what was (Before) forbidden to you; I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord. So fear Allah, and obey me.  (I.e. Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him)

Surah Al-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #132)

 And obey Allah and the Messenger. That you may obtain mercy.

Thus the irrevocable message of Allah for the Believers is:

    Obey me and obey the Rasool (peace be upon Him)

And then the promise of Jannah with obedience to Allah and His Rasool (PBUH):

Surah an-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #13)
Those are limits set by Allah. Those who obey Allah and His Messenger will be admitted to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to abide therein (for ever) and that will be the supreme achievement.

And then the punishment fro disobedience of Allah and His Rasool (pbuh):

    Surah an-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #14)
 But those who disobey Allah and His Messenger and transgress His limits will be admitted to a Fire, to abide therein: And they shall have a humiliating punishment.

And then a reminder that he who obeys the Messenger obeys Allah!
 He, who obeys the Messenger, obeys Allah. But if any turn away, we have not sent thee to watch over their (evil deeds).

And then a Warning:

    Surah Muhammad, Chapter #47, Verse #33):

    O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the apostle, and make not vain your deeds!

In Summary:

We have to remember the reason Allah Subhanawataala created us was to worship him; He made the process pleasant by placing us in a beautiful dunya and providing us with beauty around us.

He prescribed the format for worship through a series of messengers, the last one being Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings upon him, who then instructed us how to pray by showing us physically how to pray. He taught us what to say in prayer and the Durood or the blessings to him and his family and his followers are part of the prayer both obligatory and extra.
He (pbuh) was sent as a mercy to mankind

He (pbuh) was sent as a mercy to mankind

So the equation goes as such for the Believer:

    We believe in One God and we believe Muhammad PBUH to be his last Rasool (pbuh), we believe in the Quran to be the authentic word of God revealed to mankind via Prophet Muhammad pbuh.

    We are commanded in the Quran (the direct words of God) to worship him, and to obey Him (God Almighty) and to obey his Rasool (Prophet Muhammad pbuh).

    If one disobeys the Punishment is outlined, if one obeys Allah Subhanawataala the benefits and rewards are outlined (see the ayahs quoted above).

    Thus when Prophet Muhammad shows us how to pray we obey him and pray the way he has shown us how to pray, We do not devise other ways, neither adding nor subtracting.

The only thing that stands between acceptance of and carrying out obedience to Allah and His Rasool (Pbuh) is a strong arrogant Nafs, strengthened by the whisperings of the Shaitan who has vowed to prove that the children of Adam are stupid and disobedient.

    The Rasool (peace be upon him) follows and obeys Allah Subhanawataala in everything.

Thus he is given to us as a human role model who demonstrates to us that no matter what your weaknesses, or strengths, with your daily ups and downs, family and professional life, you can still obey Allah Subhanawataala and live a full and rewarding life.

    If we are Believers, then the commandments of Allah Subhanawataala are the law of our lives, and we must struggle to live by them no matter what the circumstances.

! Narrated 'Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Laila: Ka`b bin Ujrah met me and said, "Shall I not give you a present I got from the Prophet (saw)?"Abdur-Rahman said, "Yes, give it to me." He said, "We asked Allah's Messenger (saw) saying’s Allah's Messenger! How should one (ask Allah to) send As-Salat upon you and the Ahl-al-Bait {the members of the family of the Prophet (saw)}, for Allah has taught us how to greet you?' He said, Say Allahumma salii 'ala Muhammadin wa 'ala ali Muhammadin, kama sallaita 'ala Ibrahima wa 'ala ali Ibrahim, Innaka Hamidun Majid. Allahumma barik 'ala Muhammadin wa 'ala ali Muhammadin kama barikta 'ala Ibrahima wa 'ala ali Ibrahim Innaka Hamidun Majid" '[meaning: - O Allah! Send Your Salat (Graces, Honour and Mercy) on Muhammad and on the family or the followers of Muhammad, as you sent Your Salat (Graces, Honour and Mercy) on Abraham and on the family or the followers of Abraham, for You are the Most Praiseworthy, the Most Glorious. O Allah! Send Your Blessings on Muhammad and on the family or the followers of Muhammad as You sent Your Blessings on Abraham and on the family or the followers of Abraham, for You are the Most Praiseworthy, the Most Glorious].
    [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 4/3375 O.P.589]

Praise is to Allah.

It is prescribed for everyone who hears the adhan and call to prayer to repeat after the muezzin, and when he has finished repeating the entire adhan, he should send prayers and blessings on the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), then recite the words narrated in the Saheeh hadith from Jabber ibn ‘Abd-Allah, who reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever says when he hears the call to prayer, ‘Allaahumma Rabba haadhihi’l-da’wat il-taammah wa’l-salaat il-qaa’imah, aati Mohammedan al-waseelata wa’l-fadeelah, wa’dahu maqaaman mahmoodan alladhi wa’adtahu (O Allah, Lord of this perfect Call and the Prayer to be offered, grant Muhammad the privilege and also the eminence, and resurrect him to the praised position that You have promised), will be granted my intercession on the Day of Resurrection.” (Reported by, al-Bukhari, 579). There is no phrase in this du’aa’ like “al-darajah al-‘aaliyah al-rafee’ah (the high and elevated status),” so this should not be said. The conjunction “wa” in the phrase “al-waseelata wa’l-fadeelah (the privilege and also the eminence) is by way of explanation; Wasilla is the status higher than the rest of creation. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) explained it in the hadith narrated by ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas, who said that he heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: “When you hear the muezzin and say something like he says, then send blessings on me, whoever sends blessings on me, Allah will send blessings tenfold on him. Then ask Allah to grant me al-Wasilla, for it is a status in Paradise that only one of the slaves of Allah will reach, and I hope that I will be the one. Whoever asks for al-Wasilla for me will be granted intercession.” (Reported by, Imam Muslim, 577).

The “praised position” (maqaam mahmood) is intercession before Allah so that He will start to judge between His slaves, and no one will be granted this except Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). This is mentioned in the words of Allah addressed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) (interpretation of the meaning):

“Perform al-Salah from mid-day till the darkness of the night (i.e., the Zuhr, ‘Asr, Maghrib and ‘Isha’ prayers), and recite the Qur’an in the early dawn (i.e., the Morning Prayer). Verily, the recitation of the Qur’an in the early dawn is ever witnessed (attended by the angels in charge of mankind of the day and the night).

And in some parts of the night (also) offer the Salah (prayer) with it (i.e., recite the Qur’an in the prayer), as an additional prayer (tahajjud – optional prayer) for you (O Muhammad). It may be that your Lord will raise you to maqaaman mahmoodah (a station of praise and glory, i.e., the highest degree in Paradise).” [Al-Isra’ 17:78-79]

It is called al-maqaam al-mahmood because all of creation will praise Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) for that status, because his intercession will ease their distress on that terrible day by setting the process of judgment in motion. And Allah knows best

    Please send Darud Sheriff (Darud-e-Ibrahim; mentioned in Hadith) most of the time.
    The more you send Salat to Prophet (saw), more you get closer to him.
    There is a special group of Angels, whose work is to collect Salat and present it to Prophet (saw) with that person's name and his/her parents name. Then Prophet Muhammad (saw) pray to Allah for that person and his/her relatives (especially parents).

    When you go to Medina at the Prophet's mosque (Roza Sheriff) then give Salaam!


Our love for the Prophet can be expressed by glorifying and blessing him. A verse in the Holy Qur'an mentions the three aspects under the single term salat `ala an-nabi.

The Arabic phrase salat `ala has three meanings:

1) Turning to someone with love and affection.

2) Glorifying or praising someone.

3) Blessing or favoring someone.

In the above verse all three meanings can be applied so that the verse can be translated as follows:

"Undoubtedly, God and His angels love, glorify and bless the Prophet. O believers! You (too) love, glorify and bless the Prophet and salute him with all due respect." (33:56)

How do God and His angels love, glorify and bless the Prophet and how can we do the same?

The least way in which God loves the Prophet is that He makes His beloved anyone who follows him, as it is said in the Qur'an:

"Say (to mankind O Muhammad), If you love God, follow me (and) God will love you..." (3:31)

God alone knows how else he loves the Prophet.

The way God glorifies the Prophet is that He has given him the name Ahmad or Muhammad, which means the Glorious, the Admirable, that He has been giving it to mankind the good news of his coming through earlier prophets (3:81, 7:157, 61:6) and that He raises his mention among those on earth and those in heaven, as He says: "We have raised your mention" (94:4)

God blesses the Prophet by continually raising his station. The least of God's blessing on the Prophet is that He has made him the leader and representative of all mankind.

Angels love the Prophet as the completely faithful servants of a king would love those whom the king loves. They glorify the Prophet by singing his praises in heaven and they bless him by asking God to bless him more and more.

The least of the ways the believers can love the Prophet is to love him the way all people love their leaders. The best way they can love him is by being willing to sacrifice all that they have for his name's sake.

The way the believers can glorify the Prophet is to praise him through poetic and prose expressions, in writings and in speeches, on radio and on television [and now on the Internet], in the gatherings of Muslims and in the gatherings of non-Muslims.

The way the believers can bless the Prophet is by reciting one of the several forms of durud that are traditional and that pray to God to keep blessing the Prophet more and more.
"Love, glorify and bless him and salute him with all due respect."

For another, love and admiration for the Prophet and their expression cannot by themselves lead to disobedience. Indeed, as we have seen earlier, they are necessary for iman, which in turn is necessary for true obedience.

The first fear does have some basis. In fact, the Prophet himself cautioned us against following the footsteps of the adherents of other religions who exaggerated in praise of their prophets, raising them to the level of God and thus falling into shirk, the most deadly sin of all. But it would be a mistake to fight shirk by putting cold water on the fire of our love and admiration for the Prophet. For that would be like destroying shirk by destroying iman, which is clearly a very unwise strategy.

Islam isn't about what we think is right and what we don’t is wrong!!

And Allah Knows Best!

May ALLAH Hedayah all of us
"Have fun praying and getting ready for the Day of Judgment coz that day will NOT be fun :) P.S.: don’t forget to make dua for me.


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