I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah
and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah
Saturday 11 August 2007 / 1428H 27 Rajab‘O, ye who believe, say not (unto the Prophet); “Listen to us” But say “Look upon us” and be ye listeners.
Surah 2, 104
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(Salla lahu Alayhi Wa'ale hi Wasallam).
All Praise belongs to Allah (subhana hu wa ta’ala)
and peace and blessings upon the Seal of Prophets; Prophet Muhammad (Salla lahu Alayhi Wa'ale hi
(swt) revealed His complete book of guidance onto His most beloved Messenger; Sayyidina Rasulullah
(salla lahu alayhi wa'ale hi wasallam), bestowing on him complete perfection. The true essence of Islamic teachings
is to understand and follow the guidance of the Qur’an and Sunnah. The Glorious Qur’an is the divine word of Allah
(swt) and the Sunnah is the Path of the final and most elevated of all Prophets and Messengers; Prophet Muhammad Abu’l Qasim Salla La Hu alayi Wa'ale hi Wasallam.
The Most Praised
blessed name ‘Muhammad’ literally means the Most Praised or simply the Praised One.
The Seerah books on the Life and time of Prophet Muhammad (salla lahu alayhi wa'ale hi wasallam)
confirm that this name was unique and was never heard of before the birth of the Final Messenger.
to understand Islam, it is essential not only to study the Qur’an with tafsir - explanation and the Sunnah
- Way of the Prophet (saw), but also to read and follow the Seerah - The Life of Prophet
Muhammad (salla lahu alayhi Wa'ale hi Wasallam).
Allah (swt) loves Prophet Muhammad (salla lahu alayhi Wa'ale
hi Wasallam) more than the rest of creation and in Al-Qur’an, the beloved Prophet (saw) has been described as
Rahmat al Lil Alameen - Mercy onto the Universe.
The revelations of Allah (swt) further explain to mankind the qualities of the beloved Prophet of Islam as being a lamp that gives light - Siraj am Muneera.
He is described by Allah (swt) as a tremendous example for believers and the coming of Sayyidina Rasulullah
(salla lahu alayhi wa'ale hi wasallam) as a favour from Allah (swt) onto the believers.
Allah (swt) in many verses of the Qur’an has informed mankind of the respect that His beloved
Messenger (saw) must be given and even the way he should be addressed. This love, respect and obedience to our master; Prophet Muhammad (salla lahu alayhi wa'ale hi wasallam) is the way by which we can attain true
faith. Allah (swt) sent His greatest messenger as the example that we must follow.
The learned scholars therefore explain that the Sunnah - Way of the
Prophet (saw) includes all the Actions, Sayings, Habits, Qualities, Example, Character, Morals, Manners, Approval and
Disapproval of the Seal of all Messengers (salla lahu alayhi wa'ale hi wasallam) . The Perfection
of the beloved Prophet (saw) is the embodiment of Islam.
‘Whatsoever the Messenger giveth you, take it. And whatsoever he forbiddeth,
abstain from it and keep your duty to Allah’
(Surah 59, 7)
The love of the
blessed Prophet Muhammad (salla lahu alayhi wa'ale hi Wasallam) must exceed the love we have
for the entire creation. This love is referred to as Ishq-e-Rasool. This means;
Love of the Messenger
‘None of you has faith unless I am dearer to him than his father, his son
and all of mankind’. (Bukhari)
This is the love,
which should come second only to the worship, love, fear and dedication to Allah (swt). Allah (swt) has ordered the believers
to be obedient to Him and His Messenger.
for the Prophet (saw) is a journey of enlightenment and fulfilment and this can only be achieved through knowing the Messenger
of Allah (swt) completely and intimately. Every Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi Wasallam) is like a pearl,
which is priceless and should be treasured by all believers. These pearls are treasured by preserving each and every quality
and habit of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi Wasallam) through studying great
books of Hadith like ‘Shamaa-il Tirmidhi’.‘Shamaa-il Tirmidhi’
is the classical work of the great scholar of Hadith; Imam Tirmidhi.
The Shaam-il has been critically acclaimed through the passages of time
as being the most descriptive account on Prophet Muhammad (salla lahu alayhi wa'ale hi Wasallam).
The work has been compiled on the magnificent description of the Prophet from his perfect physical beauty to his morals, conduct
and also includes his habits and mannerisms. This book contains almost 400 hadith and is regarded as compulsory reading and
understanding for all that are hoping to know and be closer to the perfect Messenger of Allah Salla
lahu Alayhi Wa'ale hi Wasallam.
Ya Rabbi salli wa-sallim da’iman abadan,
khayr al-khalqi kullihimi.
blessed Prophet Muhammad salla lahu Alayhi Wa'ale hi Wasallam) ,
O Lord, Send peace and blessings continuously upon Your
the best of all creation.
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