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The Beloved (pbuh) and the way he dressed

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

Salaam Alaikum

We all know Islam is a holistic system, and applies to all aspects of our lives. When we look at our example, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), we see that he is the epitome of modesty, yet always looked presentable- why? Because he is representing Islam. Unfortunately we sometimes see people in one of two extremes; blatant extravagance or careless scruffiness. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “One will not enter Paradise, if one has an atom’s weight of arrogance in his/her heart.”
A man then asked, “And if one loves his clothes to look good and his shoes to look good?”
The Prophet replied, “Allah is beautiful and loves beauty, arrogance is: rejecting the truth and looking down on people.”
(Muslim)

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February 24, 2009 at 11:07 am 1 comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and the Qur’an

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

Salaam Alaikum

Why we read about the Beloved (pbuh)

We all need a reminder every so often- I know I really really do. Sometimes when our eman is low, it is just inspiring to hear about the man and the prophet who was the beloved of God (pbuh). Allah has said that the Prophet (pbuh) was sent as a Mercy to all the worlds and thus the beloved of Allah is a mercy from the Almighty to humanity. Through his example, we see the difficulties and how he dealt with them; we see his compassion and mercy; we see his determination with the message; and we see his closeness to Allah. We encounter his mercy towards us when he prays for us without ever having met us, which should only make us think: If the Prophet (pbuh) has this much love towards his Ummah, and this much mercy, then how is the Mercy of Allah, which is infinitely greater than that of His beloved? And surely if he is named the Beloved, then this should make us want to be like him in order to gain closeness to Allah?

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February 24, 2009 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and being grateful

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

والحمدلله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate All Praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be on the Messenger of Allah

Whenever we complain about things in life, a small voice in our head should tell us “be grateful!” Many times though, we push that voice out; afterall, our problems are huge to us, they affect us directly and are personal to us. The issue is however, that we fail to see the bigger picture. Allah (swt) teaches us to be grateful. He says: “Therefore remember Me, I will remember you, And be thankful to Me, and do not be ungrateful to Me.” [Surat Al-Baqara, 2:152]

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February 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and selflessness

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) said:

“Teach your children 3 qualities:

Love of your Prophet

Love of his family

Reciting of the Qur’an, because those who recite the Qur’an will be on terraces of light on the Day of Judgment”

(Ad-Daylami)

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February 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm 1 comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and patience

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


Salaam alaikum everyone

We all know that patience is one of the most vital characteristics of the Muslim- so important that God sent a prophet, Ayyoub (as), solely to demonstrate the virtue in the face of the most trying situations. If we all recall, Ayyoub (as) was given blessings for 50 years, and they were all taken away from him- his children, his wealth and the love of the people. He was inflicted with a disease so horrible that no one wanted to be near him, except for his wife who took care of him. And still he did not complain, only saying “I have been blessed for 50 years- should I not at least bear with tribulations for that long?”

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February 1, 2009 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and truth

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

Salaam alaikm

Truth

The Prophet (pbuh) was the most truthful in speech, such that he never spoke a lie in his life. This was even true before he became a Prophet, and testament to that was the fact that the people of Mecca called him “the truthful one” (al-saadiq) and “the trustworthy” (al-amin). He (pbuh) said,

Verily, truthfulness leads to piety, and piety leads to Paradise. And a man continues to be truthful until, with Allah, he is written as a truthful person…

(Bukhari and Muslim)

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February 1, 2009 at 7:20 pm Leave a comment

The Beloved (pbuh) and gentleness

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) said:

“The heaviest thing that will be placed in the balance of the servant (of Allah) on the Day of Judgment will be good behavior. And Allah hates the obscene person and the person who uses bad language”

(Tirmidhi)

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February 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

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