The Beloved (pbuh) and prohibiting treachery

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
والحمدلله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء  والمرسلين
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate
All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers

“He has no faith who does not keep trust”

(Tabarani)

We are taught from a young age to be honest. Unfortunately, these values sometimes decline as we grow older and not just that, become one-dimensional. So, we think we are not treacherous if we are truthful most of the time. But we have obligations and a betrayal of these obligations is a form of treachery. What image did we give of the Messenger of Allah, and of Islam? Have we betrayed the trust of the message? Have we betrayed other Muslims? The Prophet (pbuh) said “Truly, Muslims live by their commitments.” (Al-Albany) How committed are we to “La ilaha ila Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah”?

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June 8, 2009 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and water in wudhu

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
والحمدلله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء  والمرسلين
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate
All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers

We all know how precious water is. Perhaps more so today, when everyday we read about people living with inadequate water supplies (More than 1.1 billion people lack access to safe water, and 2.6 billion lack access to basic sanitation), of anticipated water wars (UN figures suggest there are around 300 potential conflicts over water around the world), of oppressive water distribution regimes (i.e. where Israelis get 4 times as much water as Palestinians, two-thirds of the water consumed in Israel comes from the occupied territories, while nearly half of the Israeli water installations are located in areas that were not part of its pre-1967 zone) and so on. Living in wealthy countries, it almost seems as if these problems are very far away and irrelevent. For this reason, it is important to think of Allah’s Words:

وكُلُواْ وَاشْرَبُواْ وَلاَ تُسْرِفُواْ
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June 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm Leave a comment

The Beloved (pbuh): Visiting him and meeting with him

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

والحمدلله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate
All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers

It is an amazing experience to pray in the Prophet’s (pbuh) Mosque and to be in Madina. The feeling is indescribable. The last time I was in Madina was 6 years ago, on a school umrah trip, and my friends and I could all testify to the feeling one gets being in Madina. When I was there a few days ago, it was the same exact feeling. For my brother it was the first time, yet even he said he felt a strange sense of lightness. SubhanAllah, the Prophet (pbuh) made du’a for Madina to be as beloved as Makkah and more 1430 years ago, and Allah’s response to the du’a can still be felt today.
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May 19, 2009 at 9:25 pm Leave a comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and listening to others

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

والحمدلله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء  والمرسلين

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate

All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers


One of the disbelievers of Quriesh, Otba Ibn Rabi’a, came to the Prophet (pbuh) and offered him a number of  proposals, which showed a lot of disprespect to the religion. He told the Prophet (pbuh):
O Muhammad, I have some offers for you from your folks, so listen to me.”
The Prophet (pbuh) told the man,
Speak your mind, Abul-Walid.”
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May 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm Leave a comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and having a pure heart

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
والحمدلله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء  والمرسلين
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate
All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers

The Prophet (pbuh) once came out to the Mosque and said:

“Let no one among you convey to me what is said about me (in terms of what will give rise to bad feelings in my heart). For indeed I love to come out to you with a pure and clean heart (without having negative feelings about any of you as a result of knowing what you said about me)”
(Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)

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April 28, 2009 at 11:44 pm Leave a comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and mending discord

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

والحمدلله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate

All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers

The Prophet (pbuh) was once sitting with his companions (ra) when he asked them:

“Shall I tell you what is better than much prayer and charity?”

They said, “Yes.”

He said, “Mending discord. And beware of hatred – it strips you (of your deen).”

(Malik’s Muwatta)

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April 20, 2009 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and coping with change

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

والحمدلله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين

 In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate

All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers

 

 Life changes a lot. Sometimes these changes are sudden, sometimes we know they are coming, but all the same, they can be difficult to cope with. These changes can unnerve us. So how do we deal with them? Inevitably, there won’t be a one-size-fits-all approach because as we are all different, change will affect us differently and our ways of dealing with these changes will vary. However, there are some key things we can learn from the Beloved’s (pbuh) life.

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April 12, 2009 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

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