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Mawlid Un’Nabi

 

12’ Rabi Awwal

 

‘We have not sent you, except as a

mercy to the Universe’ 

(21:107)

 

 

 

Asalatu Wasalamu Alika Ya Sayedi Ya Rasool Allah

Wa’ala Alika Wa’Ashabika Ya Sayedi Ya Habib Allah

Aozobillahe Mina Shaitan Nerajeem

Bismillah Arehman Ne Rahim.

Rabbi Zidni Ilman Kasirah.

 

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s we all are aware that Rabiul Awal is a blessed month due to the importance of the physical birth of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) and every single Muslim men and women, every single grain of sand on every planet, every single creature created by ALLAH (subhana wa ta’ala) is celebrating the coming of the best of the best creation within their own capacity by sending Durood and Salawat (Salutations) upon the Beloved Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam). However, I have also come across the fact that there is a group of people who accept the Beloved Prophet as a Last Prophet but have lots of objections against the fact of celebrating the blessed day of 12th of Rabiul Awal as Eid Milad-Un-Nabi and consider it either Shirk or Biddah or even argue that this wasn’t celebrated by the Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) himself or his beloved companions. Therefore, I thought it will be useful to write a very small article to demonstrate the importance of this day according to all the relevant references including Quran and Sunnah.

 

Before I write any further, I have a humble request from every reader to be in a state of Wudu (Ablution), send Durood (Salutations) on our Beloved Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalm) and make dua in the court of Allah (subhanao tala) to open your heart while you are reading this and guide you to the right path. I am sure as Allah is Rahim and Karim, HE will make your thoughts and believes rightly guided if you make a Dua. In addition, the main purpose of me writing this article is to try and clear the doubts in peoples mind and not to argue and curse anyone in any form. I pray Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) help me in this righteous deed and clear the misconceptions. Please don’t rush in reading this, if you start getting bored then leave it where you read until and continue later but please read it till the end.

 

SHIRK

First of all lets understand what is Shirk, its meaning and where does it apply. In this way we can see if it is right to call another Muslim a Mushrik (Polythiest) on the basis of Milaad/Mawlid. In the context of islam/sharia, the word SHIRK means to believe someone equal to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) in two ways. First is the physical appearance and worshiping and secondly to associate Allah’s attributes with someone else.

Now the meaning of the Kalmae Shada’a is very straight forward that:

 

“I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, the One alone, without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) is His servant and Messenger”.

 

This means that all Muslims believe that Allah is the only one to worship, the one alone and no one is like HIM.

Now let’s understand the attributes side of it. We can consider a Shirk is done if someone believes that the attributes of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) are also found in someone else under 3 conditions;

1)      It is personal;

2)      It is forever;

3)      It is unlimited.

 Now an example will help to understand this, as we know that one characteristic of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is Al-Baseer (The All Seeing). Now all the creations of Allah also have a characteristic of seeing through their eyes. This does not mean that as Allah can see and similarly HIS creations can see, therefore a characteristic of Allah found in others is Shirk. This has to be measured with above mentioned three conditions,1) seeing of any creature isn’t a personal characteristic but is granted by Allah 2) the creatures cannot see forever 3) creatures seeing is limited. Therefore, this means that seeing isn’t a Shirk.

 

Let us understand if Eid-Milaad-Un-Nabi is Shirk. The word Eid means “Happiness”, Milaad/Mawlid means the “Birth” or “Miracles that took place at the time of Birth”, Un means “Of” and Nabi means The Beloved Prophet Mohemmed Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam).  As the word Milaad means Birth so I hope all Muslims who testify the above mentioned Kalmae Shadat do not believe that there is also a Birth of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) Naozu Billah. Similarly, group of people (Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamat) who celebrates Eid Milaad Un Nabi , neither worship the Beloved Prophet nor have a Aqeedah (believe) that all the characteristics of Allah are also found in Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) in the same form and conditions as explained above. I will explain in detail later whether celebrating Happiness for this day is allowed or not.

 

BIDDAH

Bid'ah, literally means new innovations in Islam which are against sharia aur sunnah. In special terms it means carrying out actions which displease Allah ta`ala and HIS messenger or you can say anything which goes against Shariya. Now there are two types of Biddah.

 

1) Biddahe Sahi’yah 2) Biddahe Hassanah

 

Imam Nawawi writes that there are certain types of Bid’ah. Two of them are Bid’ah Sayyiah and Bid’ah Hasanah. Bid’ah sayyiah is a Bid’ah that opposes the Qur’an and Sunnah and Bidah Hasanah is a Bid’ah that is not against the Qur’an or Sunnah.

For example: To invent the Usool (principle) of Hadeeth, usool of Fiqh, usool of Tafsir etc.[Tahzeeb al Asma wal lughaat word Bid’ah by Imam Nawawi]

 

BID'AH SAYYIAH

Bid'ah say'iah is a new thing, introduced to and made part of the Deen (Islam) that has no origin what so ever from the Qur'an or the Sunnah of Rasoolallah (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) .

 

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim write that there was some companions talking and the Prophet was listening. One of them said: 'I will make prayers (Salaah) all night long.' The second said: 'I will fast (sawm) all the time.' The third said: 'I will never marry.' When our Prophet [May Allah bless Him and grant Him peace] heard them say this he said: 'I am the most God conscious of Allah (Ta`ala) than any of you. I pray (Salaah,) I fast (sawm) as well, and I do marry woman too. And who so turns his face from my Sunnah, cannot be of my Ummah'. [Mishkat Muslim, Bukhari chapter Ihtisam]

The reason why our Prophet sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam stopped them from doing what they wanted to do was because it was against Sunnah (his way). Whatever we do which is against the way of our Prophets (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) Sunnah is a Bid'ah Say'iah.

 

Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) stated: "On the Day of Judgement, some people will come to me when I will be standing by Haudh-e-Kauser (Well). They will be grabbed and taken towards the Hellfire. I shall say: "These are my people" but in reply I will be told: "These are the people who introduced innovations after you, so they are unbelievers."

[Bukhari & Muslim, Kitaab-ul-Haudh]

 

From the above Hadith we learn of the innovations from which we have been warned. Such innovations that make a person Murtad (a non believer) A few examples of innovations, which cause a person to become Murtad such as a person claiming to be a Prophet, deny giving Zakaat, Perform Haj at a place other than the Ka'ba, or to introduce any other new belief which is in opposition to Qur'an or Ahadith or Shariya.

 

BID'AH HASANA

Allah Ta'ala says in the Holy Qur'an:

 

"And we ordained in the hearts of those who followed him Compassion and Mercy. But the Monasticism which they innovated for themselves which we did not prescribe for them" (Surah Al Hadeed, verse 27)

This verse points out that when something new is invented to please Allah Ta'ala then it is permissible, and Allah Ta'ala gives reward for it. Those who do not fulfil the requirements then Allah Ta'ala will not reward them.

Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) stated:

 

"The person who introduced a good thing in Islam, shall obtain the reward for it and also the reward for those who adopt it. As for the one who introduces a bad thing (Bid'ah Sayyi ah) he will obtain the punishment for introducing it and also for those who adopt it, will also be punished." (Sahih Muslim in Kitaab-uz-Zakaat Tirmidhee chapter Eleven).

 

This Hadith gives proof of the fact that it is permissible to introduce a good act in Islam; also it gives permission to follow that deed with the intention of reward.

 

Even our Prophet’s (Sallallahu'alaihi wa sallams) companions introduced new things in Islam that the Messenger of Allah himself had not done, and our Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) did not stop them. If by doing something new without the permission of our Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) was Bid'ah then these people would not have done so. Yes it was important for them to remember that, not to start something new which would be against our Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) sunnah in any way.

 

There are many other examples, but I mention few.

 

Our Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) asked Bilal radiAllahu unho "What do you practice that from which you look forward to a lot of reward from Allah Subha Nahu Wata’ala. The reason being I heard your footsteps in Paradise. (junnaah") Bilal radiAllahu unho replied: "Whenever I do Ablution (Wudhu,) after it I always say a Prayer (Nafil Salaah") ["Bukhari, Kitab Tahajud"]

 

Few examples of Bid'ah Hasana.

 

v  Punctuation in the Qur'an

v  Names of Surahs written in the Qur'an

v  Mihrabs in the Masjid

v  Minarets of Masjid

v  Taqleed of the four schools of Fiqh

 

Is Eid Milaad Un Nabi A Bid’ah

Now I will come to the point where we need to understand whether Eid Milaad Un Nabi (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) is Bid’ah or not. As I have detailed the types of Bid’ah and their explanations which clears the concept of what Bid’ah is. Now I am sure lot of people will be thinking which category does Eid Milad Un Nabi (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) lies in.

Lets understand first what do Muslims do in Eid Milad Un Nabi (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam). Muslims do the following acts in this beloved day.

 

1.      Listen to the verses of Quran and explanation of the verses to understand what Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is commanding us including obeying ALLAH and Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam).

 

2.      Listening to the Miracles that took place at time of Birth of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam).

 

3.      Send Durood’O Salam (Salutations) on our beloved Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) and praising our beloved Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam).

 

4.      Thank Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) for making us Ummati (follower) of Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) and sending the Beloved Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) upon us.

 

5.      Listen and try to implement the Aswae Hassnah and Sunnah’s of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam).

 

6.      Do Zikar-e-Ilahi, Zikar-e-Nabi and make Dua.

 

 Now can I ask is there an act from the above mentioned list which wasn’t done at the time of Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam). All the above mentioned acts were used to be done at the time of our beloved Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam), however at different times and not in one gathering. We have collected all those things and do it on same day, not only in Rabiul Awal but once every month in a form of Khatam or Giyarvi Sharif. So it means none of the act is new in these blessed gatherings of Milaad Un Nabi (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) so it cannot be a Bid’ah.

To make it easy, I give an example from our day to day life. Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) sometimes used to eat meat, sometimes vegetables with salt and sometimes rice. So if we combine all these things together i.e. meat, vegetables, rice, spices and salt and put some colour in it and name it Biryani, so would you say that eating Biryani is Bid’ah. Our beloved Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) time there was no such thing called Biryani neither at the time of his companions.

Now I know you will be thinking that ok all the acts that you are doing in these blessed gatherings is fine but naming it as a Eid Milad Un Nabi (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam), celebrating the birth of the prophet is a Bid’ah as Prophet (sal allaho alehe waale hi wasalam) did not celebrate it himself neither did his companions, so why do you do this.  I will explain this but please remember the meaning of Milaad/Mawlid.

 

Quran

For the above statement let’s open the Quran, birth of Sayedina Hazrat Yahya (Alehe Salam)

"So peace (salam) on him the day he was born, the day that he dies, and the day that he will be raised up to life (again)!" [19: 15]

Similarly, Sayedina Hazrat `Isa (Alehe Salam)

"So peace (salam) is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"! [19:33].

The above two verses prove that ALLAH sent “Salam” on the birth days of Prophets. Then Allah mentions in the Quran

"Indeed, there has come to you Light and a clear Book from Allah." [5: 15]

Qur’anic commentators have concluded that the "Light/Nur" as mentioned here is the Holy Prophet (salla lahu alayhi wa’ale hi wasallam), and his birth is the turning point of a new cycle in the history of humanity: bringing the Divine message of Islam and the Holy Qur’an.

 

Now let us remember, what people said to Sayedina Hazrat Isa (Alehey Salam) that we want food of paradise should come to us. As it says in Quran:

 

"O Allah, send for us a heavenly table that we will eat from; and it will be a feast (Eid) for the first of us and for the last of us...." [5: 114]

 

That feast was held in honour of a heavenly table, sent down from paradise full of food: seven loaves of bread and seven fish, as mentioned in traditional commentary on that verse. For a table of food (Ma’eda), an `Eid was held. What then for the coming to mankind of one who would serve not their worldly needs, but one sent by Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) as the Intercessor for all nations? Does not this day deserve at least an annual memorial? So if these people can celebrate coming of heavenly food as a day of EID for all people of their nation and generations because they consider this as a favour upon them then why can’t we celebrate the coming of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) as He was the favour bestowed upon us by Allah, in Quran:

 

Certainly, Allah has shown a special favour to the believers by raising among them a (Prophetic) Messenger from among themselves who recites to them His revelations, and purifies them, and teaches them the Scripture and the Wisdom, although before (he came to them) they were in manifest error. [3:164]

 

Now let us understand the above mentioned verse. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is mentioning here a special favour to the believers by raising among us Prophet Muhammad (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam). Allah gave us life, he didn’t say it’s a special favour, he gave us parents HE didn’t say it’s a special favour even though we come to our death bed but we can’t stop loving our parents. HE gave us Haj, Zakat, Fasting but never mentioned that it’s a special favour. HE gave us everything that we needed and we asked for in our lives but The Rahim didn’t say it’s a special favour. However, when it comes to Muhammad ur Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam), ALLAH’s Beloved then HE mention in Quran that HE has sent him as a special favour upon us.

 

The favour is on Muslims and on all mankind as Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says in Quran:

 

"And we sent not you but mercy for all worlds." [Sura Al Ambiyaa, Verse 107]

 

Are we still not Happy and don’t want to celebrate the coming of this Mercy upon us which is also a special favour from Allah (subhana wa ta’ala)

 

Sunnah

Syedina Abbas (R.A) narrates that Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) said to his companions:

 

“I am the servant of Allah and the last of the Prophets, I was the Prophet when Adam (alehy salam) was between water and mud and I will inform you of all the events. I am the answer of the supplications of my father Ibrahim (alehy salam) and I am glad tiding of Eesa/Jesus (alehy salam). I am the vision of my mother Aamna (salam ullah Alehy). Syeda Aamna (R.A) saw a light emanating from her from whom she could see the castles of Sham/Syria from Makkah tul Mukarama”.  (Dalailul Nabuwa of Imam Bheaki, Musnid of Imam Ahmad).

 

The above Hadith explains the miracles that took place at the time of Birth of Rasool Allahe (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam).

 

Syedina Hassan Ibn Thabit was one of the companion of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam). He wrote poetries in praise of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) and explaining his Milaad/Mawlid and read in front of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) and in front of other companions in Masjide Nabvi, he said:-

 

Wa ahsanu minka lam tara qattu aini

Wa ajmalu minka lam talidin nissa'u

Khuliqta Mubarra' an min Kulli aibin

Ka-anna-ka qad khuliqta kama tasha'u

 

“Oh Beloved my eyes have not seen as Beautiful as You”

“Ya Rasool Allah! No mother has given birth to a child more beautiful then You”

“Oh Beloved! You have been created free from all defects”

“As if you were created according to your desires”

 

Now what did our Prophet say to Hassan bin Thabit, Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) praised him and prayed for him and said:-

 

“Oh Allah blessed Hassan bin Thabit with help of Jibrael”.

 

Let me give you a little bit background of Hazrat Hassan ibn Thabit, he was the companion who embrace Islam at the age of 60. Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) ordered a minbar/platform to be built for Syedina Hassan ibn Thabit (R.A) where he can stand and read his poetry. Prophet then blessed him more and married his sister-in-law Hazrat Sirin with him, who was sister of Ummil Momineen Hazrat Maria Al Qibtiyya (R.A).

 

 

My dear fellow readers, the poetry of Hassan ibn Thabit was more known and understandable in context of Shariya, Shirk,  Biddah to Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) than any other person/creation created by ALLAH. This also proves that this wonderful act was done in the presence of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam).

Hazrat Abu Qatada reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked about fasting Mondays and he said, "That is the day on which I was born and the day when I was sent - or when revelation descended on me." [Muslim]

 

Hazrat Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Actions are presented on Mondays and Thursdays, so I like my actions to be presented while I am fasting." (Muslim related it without mentioning fasting.) [at-Tirmidhi]

 

Hazrat 'A'isha said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to take care to fast on Mondays and Thursdays." [at-Tirmidhi]

 

This proves that Prophet celebrated his Birth/Milaad/Mawlid by fasting on the day he was born.

 

But remember, we do not celebrate the Birth the way Non-Muslims celebrate. We do not cut cakes or light candles. However, we do this very happily for our family members. Do you really know the background of cutting cakes and lighting candles?

It is said that the custom of placing candles on a birthday was started by early Greeks who used to place candles on the cake that they offered to Artemis - the Goddess of Moon. Lit candles made their round shape cake glow like the moon. Germans, who perfected themselves in the art of candle-making placed candles on the cake but for religious reasons. They used to place a big candle in the centre of the cake to represent ‘light of life’. The candle is marked with lines and numbers, usually 12, which would be burned every year.

 

Non-muslim Scholars also say that the custom of placing candles originated because people believed that Gods lived in the skies. They thought that lit candle helped to send signals and prayers to the god so that they could be answered more effectively. The other belief that people held was when a person makes a wish while blowing out the votive candle a signal or message was received by the god and the prayers would be answered. Person celebrating his or her birthday makes a silent wish while blowing out the candles on the cake. It is said if the person is able to blow out all candles in one breath it signifies that the wish would be answered and that the person would enjoy good luck in coming year. Another belief is that if a person reveals the birthday wish it does not come true. Many say the first true birthday cakes were made in Germany. Sweetened bread dough was shaped in the likeness of the baby Jesus and dressed in swaddling clothes to commemorate his birth. Many years later Germany started to use these cakes as a celebration of their young children’s birthday.

Have we forgotten what our prophet said about the resemblance with non-Muslims.

 

Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) came to Madinah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of 'Ashura'. He said, 'What is this?' They said, 'This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Musa fasted on this day.' He said, 'We have more right to Musa than you,' so he fasted on that day and commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day." [Reported by al-Bukhari, 1865] and ordered next year Muslims will fast two consecutive days so you don’t resemble Jews.

 

Now another objections is how come this is an Eid, there are only two Eids upon Muslims so why we call it Eid. I will explain this from the hadith of Beloved Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) said:

 

"O Muslims! Allah Ta'ala has made this day a day of Eid. So have a bath on this day, whoever has perfume should apply it, and use the Miswaak.“ (Ibn Majah).

 

So if a day of Jumma is also Eid/Happiness for Muslims which comes every week, in addition to two Eids so why we can’t be happy about the day, the month, the time when Allah sent upon us HIS special favour.

 

Love for Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam)

I shall ask every reader that if Celebrating Milaad/Mawlid is not against the ruling of Shariah and is all about loving Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) then what stops you from doing this act. I do accept that it’s not Fard in Shariah but if you are a true lover of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) then it is Fard and you will send uncountable salutations upon him on this month, you will try to mould your life the way our Beloved Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) told us to do. You will offer five times salah which is for Allah and is Fard upon us and is also a coolness of our Prophet’s (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) eyes. It is momins miraaj and a gift from our Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) after his journey to Allah (subhana O’tala). Let us look at Quran and Hadith about the Love of Muhammad ur Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam)

Allaah says that which translates as:

 

“And whoever obeys Allaah and the Messenger – those will be with the ones upon whom Allaah has bestowed favour of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of the truth, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent are those as companions.” (An-Nisaa’: 69).

 

 Hazrat Aa’ishah, (Radhi Allahu Hu Anhu), reported that a man came to the Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) and said: "O messenger of Allah! You are dearer to me than my family, my children and even myself. Sometimes I am sitting in my home and I remember you, and then I am overwhelmed with the desire to come and see you. When I think about your death and mine; I realise that when you die you will at the rank of the Prophets in paradise, but I fear that if I enter paradise, I will not be able to see you." Hazrat Aa’ishah, May Allah be pleased with her, continued: "The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) did not answer this man until Allah revealed this verse (given above)." (At-Tabari and others)

 

Hazzrat Anas bin Maalik, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that a man asked the Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam): "When will the (last) hour come?" He (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) replied: “What have you done to prepare for it?” The man replied: Nothing, except the love I have for Allaah and His Messenger. The Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) replied: “You will be (on the Day of Judgment) with those whom you love.” Anas bin Maalik, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: "We (his companions) never rejoiced at anything more than his words, when he said “You will be (on the Day of Judgment) with those whom you love.”’ Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, continued: "I love the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them both, and I hope to be with them (in the Hereafter) due to my love for them, even if I cannot do (the same amount of righteous deeds) as they do." (Bukhaari, Muslim and others). In another narration the man said (in response to the Prophets question of what he had done to prepare for the last hour): "I did not prepare for it with many prayers, fasting or charity."

 

Anas bin Maalik, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) said:

 

None of you will be a truly believer until I am more beloved to him than his father, his son and all of mankind. (Bukhaari, Muslim and others).

 

Dear Brothers & Sisters, if you and I will not celebrate the millad/mawlid of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) and do not do Zikar gatherings then it will only affect our lives, our duniya and aakhira. It will not affect the most Beloved Prophet of Allah Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) neither it will affect Allah. As Allah says in the Quran:

 

Warafana La Ka Zikrak

Did we not Exalt you in your fame. (94:4)

 

I think we all know the meaning and have better understanding of the above verse. I truly believe that today we all need to reflect our inner selves (Nafs) and ask ourselves a question if we really love our Master, our Leader, our Prophet, the Mercy on Man Kind, the one who should be our first role model in our lives to obey, Janab Syedina Muhammad ur Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam), in order to achieve love (Kurb) of Allah (Subhana O’Tala). Or have we forgotten how much our Beloved Prophet Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) used to love us, remember that Dua:

 

Allah Humagh Firli Umati.

Oh Allah! Forgive this Ummah

 

The time when most of us were not in this world even then there was someone who was worried about us and wanted us to be the best and dearer to ALLAH.

 

At the end I would like to Thank Allah (Shukar Alhamdu Lillah) for creating me as a Muslim and sending me in a Muslim family, making me Ummati of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) and giving me such wonderful parents who raised me and  educated me in Deen-e-Islam and made me a good Muslim. I would also like to thank the Ullemas and Ma’Shaaikh whose beloved gatherings gave me that much knowledge, love of deen, love of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) and courage to write this small article about the Biggest and Best Creation of Allah, Syedina Muhammad ur Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam). I am fully aware that there are lots of people who have more knowledge about the love of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam). The Quran and Hadiths are full of Zikar, Milaad/Mawlid, Rank and Respect of our Beloved Habib Ullah, Syedina Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) but this was my very small way of representing my love to Beloved. Another important reason behind writing this article was to use our fast and day to day media to spread knowledge, where people have no time for Islam but have time to Like and Comment on Statues and Pictures on Facebook or Tag each other in something funny. However, we have forgotten about our preparation of the day when our Face will be presented on the Day of Judgement and our Book will be read loud in front of all the creations of Alah (Subahana O’Tala), then we will only be Tagged as either Jannati (from Heaven) or Jhanumi (from Hell). We are ready to Tweet and Retweet about ourselves or about others, but when Allah asks us to come towards Salah then we have no time. We wish that everything should come to palm of our hand and we can control it but we have forgotten about the only controller of everything. We don’t want to adapt Sunnahs but are ready to quickly adapt the accents, fashion, looks of this world about which out Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) said:

 

Abu Musa Ashari (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who loves his dunya hurts his Akhirah, and he who loves his akhirah hurts his dunya. Therefore you should give preference to the one that lasts over the one that is to perish.” [Hakim in Mustadrak]

 

If you live in a rented house and are having your own house built will you spend a great deal of money, if any, on the rented house or will you try to save as much as you can for the construction of your own house? When one works for the everlasting next life they try to send whatever they have forward. That means that they compromise their life styles in order to spend their money in Allah’s path. They compromise on their leisure in order to put in more effort for their akhirah. They compromise on their desires so that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) fulfils their every desire in the Hereafter. In short, they try to maximize the return on whatever Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has given them in this world.

 

A look at the life of any of the Sahabah will show the practical application of this hadith. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) repeatedly calls this world a “deception.” Despite being warned, we act as though it will last forever. We spend two or three decades on acquiring the “education” that will only serve us in this life. We then spend the rest of our decades trying to enjoy this life as much as we can. But for the everlasting life that will begin with the blink of an eye we do not bother to prepare much.

 

Sufyan Thawri narrated that Eesa ibn Maryam (alaihis salam) said: “As fire and water cannot coexist within the same bowl; in the same way love of the akhirah and love of this world cannot coexist in the heart of a Momin.” [Dham ad-Dunya li Ibn Abi ad-Dunya]

 

I pray that Allah fill heart of every Muslims men and women with the love of Rasool Allah (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) and make us follow Seerat-al-Mustaqeem.  Let us all send Salutations on our Beloved Prophet (sal allaho alehy waale hi wasalam) as Allah command us to do so:

 

In Allaha Wa Malaekataho Yu Salluna Ala’n Nabi, Ya Ayu Hal Lazina Aamano Sallu Alehy Wa Salemu Tasleema [Al Ahzab:33]

Verily! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Nabee (Prophet). You who believe! Send blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.

 

 
Salman Qazi
 
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