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  • imported_MMS
    Re: A thread dedicated to the Mercy For The Worlds; Muhammad, peace be upon him.

    khazan ka sakht pehra hai
    ghamon ka gup andhera hai
    zara se muskura do gey
    to dil mein roshni hogi
    mere tum khwaab mein aao
    meri kismat jaga jao
    mujhe jalwa dekha dey na
    mujhe kalma parha dey na
    khazanay mein tumhare kya kami pyare nabi :saw: ho gi

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  • KeeKee
    Re: A thread dedicated to the Mercy For The Worlds; Muhammad, peace be upon him.

    An Ideal Personality
    by Hadhrat Imam Ghazali (RA)

    Prophet's Moral Teachings

    Islam had come to illuminate the lives of the people with the light of virtue and good manners, to create in them brightness of character, and to fill their laps with the pearls of good conduct. It made the stages that came in the process of achieving this great objective as an important part of the prophet hood. Similarly it declared all attempts to create disruption in these stages as an expulsion from the religion and equivalent tothrowing away the yoke of faith from one's neck.

    The position of morality is not like that of the means of pleasures and luxuries, from which indifference may be possible. But morality is the name of the principles of life which the religion must adopt and must care for the respect of its standard-bearers.

    Islam has enumerated all these virtues and principles and has encouraged its followers to make them parts of their lives, one after another.

    If we collect all the sayings of the holy Prophet about the importance of good moral character, then a voluminous book will be prepared, about which many of the great reformers will be ignorant.

    Before we enumerate these virtues and state their details, it will be proper if we quote some examples of how strongly and emphatically Islam has called upon the people to adopt good moral character.

    Usama bin Shareek says: "We were sitting in the presence of the Messenger of Allah so quietly as if birds were perched on our heads. Nobody had the courage to open his mouth. In the meanwhile some people came and asked: "Amongst the slaves of God who is the dearest to Him." The Prophet replied: "One who has the best moral character." (Ibn Haban)

    Another tradition has it: "They asked what is the best thing given to man ?" He replied: "Best moral character." (Tirmizi)

    The Prophet was asked: "Which Muslim has the perfect faith ?" He answered: "He who has the best moral character." (Tibrani)

    Abdullah bin' Amar has reported: "I have heard the Prophet as saying: 'Should I not tell you who amongst you is the most likeable person to me 1 And who will be the nearest to me on the Day of the Judgment 1' He repeated this question twice or thrice. The people requested him to tell them about such a person. He said 'He who amongst you has the best moral character.'"(Ahmed)

    In another hadith, he has said: "On the Day of the Judgement there will be nothing weightier in the balance of a momin than the goodness of character.

    Allah dislikes an obscene and a rude talker and the bearer of a good moral character reaches to the level of the observer of the prayer and fasting, on account of his character." (Imam Ahmed)

    There would be nothing surprising if such teachings were to come from a philosopher who was busy in his campaign of moral-reform. But the great surprise is that these teachings come from a man who strived for establishing a great new faith, when all other religions turn their attention first only towards the performance of worship and such other religious rites.

    The last Prophet gave a call for the performance of various Corms of worship and for the establishment of such a government that was involved in a long-drawn war with its large number of enemies. Inspite of the expansion of his religion and the immense increase in the various tasks of his followers, the Prophet informs them of the fact that on the Day of the Judgment there will be nothing weightier in their balance than their good moral character, then definitely this reality is not hidden from him that in Islam the value of morality is very high.

    The fact is that if the religion is the name of good conduct between man and man, then on the other hand in its spiritual sense it is also the name of the best relationship between man and his God, and in both these aspects there is the same reality.

    There are many religions which give this glad tiding that you may embrace any belief, your sins will be washed away and offering fixed prayers of any religion will cancel your mistakes.

    But Islam does not believe in this. According to it, these benefits will be available only when the axis and centre of belief is a conscious step towards virtue and payment of the compulsory dues, and when the proposed worship can become the real source of washing away the sins and generating the real perfection. In other words evil can be removed by those virtues which man makes his own and by which he is able to reach high and lofty standards.

    The holy Prophet has very forcefully emphasised these valuable principles so that the Ummah may understand it very clearly that the value of morality may not go down in its eyes and the importance of mere forms and shapes may not increase.

    Hazrat Anas has reported: "Allah's Messenger has said: 'A slave achieves, by means of the goodness of his character, great position and high honour in the Hereafter, though he may be weak in matters of worship; but on account of his wickedness of character he is thrown in the lowest recesses of the Hell." (Tibrani).

    Hazrat Ayesha narrates: "I have heard the Prophet as saying: 'Momin, by goodness of his character, achieves the high position of the one who observes fast and offers prayers." ( Abu Dawood).

    Ibn Umar is reported to have narrated: "I have heard the Prophet as saying: 'A Muslim who observes moderation in matter of worship, on account of the goodness of his character and decency achieves the position of that man who observes fast and recites Allah's verses during prayers in the night." (Ahmed)

    Abu Huraira has quoted the Prophet as saying: "A Momin's nobility is his religiousness, his tolerance is his intelligence, and his lineage is his goodness of character." (Hakim)

    Abu Zar has narrated: "Successful is the man who had purified his heart for faith, kept his heart on the right lines, his tongue was truthful, his self was content, and his nature was on the right path."(Ibn Haban)

    The Prophet's Excellent Example

    Mere teachings and commands of Do's and Don'ts do not form the foundation of good moral character in a society, because only these things are not sufficient for developing these good qualities in the human nature; a teacher may merely order to do such and such things and not to do such and such things, and the society becomes a moralist society. The teachings of good conduct which is fruitful requires long training and constant watchfulness.

    The training cannot be on the right lines if the example before the society is not such that commands full confidence, because a person having a bad moral character cannot leave a good impression on his surroundings.

    The best training can be expected only from such a man whose personality, by the force of its morality, would create a scene of admiration in the beholders. They would sing praises of his nobility and feel the irresistible urge to benefit from the example of his life. The world would spontaneously feell the urge to follow his footsteps.

    For nourishing and developing more and more excellent good character among his followers it is necessary that the leader must possess higher and nobler character and attributes than his followers.

    The holy Prophet himself was the best example of the good moral character, to emulate which he was giving a call to his followers. Before advising them to adopt a moral life by giving sermons and counsels, he was sowing the seeds of morality among his followers by actually living that kind of life.

    Abdullah Ibn Amar says: "The Messenger of Allah (p. b. u. h.) was neither ill-mannered nor rude. He used to say that the better people among you are those who are best in their moral character." (Bukhari)

    Anas says: "I served the holy Prophet for ten years. He never said 'Uf (expressing dissatisfaction), nor did he ever ask me why I did this or did not do that(Muslim)

    It is also reported by him: "My mother used to hold the Prophet's hand and used to take him wherever she wanted. If any person used to come before him and shake his hand, the Prophet never used to draw away his hand from the other person's hands till the latter drew away his hands, and he never used to turn away his face from that person till the latter himself turned away his face. And in the meetings he was never seen squatting in such a way that his knees were protruding further than his fellow-squatters." (Tirmizi)

    Hazrat Ayesha says: " If there were two alternatives, the holy Prophet used to adopt the easiest alternative, provided there was no sin in it. If that work were sinful, then he used to run away farthest from it. The prophet did not take any personal revenge from any body. Yes, if Allah's command were to be disobeyed, then his wrath was to be stirred. Allah's Messenger did not beat anybody with his own hands, neither his wife nor a servant. Yes, he used to fight in the wars in the cause of Allah." (Muslim)

    Anas has narrated: "I was walking with the Prophet. He had wrapped a thick chadar round his body. One Arab pulled the chadar so forcefully that a part of his shoulder could be seen by me, and I was perturbed by this forceful pulling of the chadar. The Arab then said: '0 Muhammed! Give me some of my share from the property which Allah has given you.' The Prophet turned towards him and laughed, and gave orders for a donation being given to him." (Bukhari)

    Hazrat Ayesha has reported that Allah's Messenger has said: "Allah is soft-hearted. He likes soft heartedness. And the reward which He gives for soft-heartedness does not give for hardness, nay, such a reward He does not give for any thing." (Muslim)

    In another tradition it is stated: "Softness in whichever thing it may be, will make that thing beautiful. And from whichever thing softness is taken out, it will become ugly." Jarir narrates that the Prophet has said: "The reward which Allah gives for soft-heartedness He does not give it for folly; and when Allah makes any slave His favourite, He gives him softness. Those families that are devoid of softness become deprived of every virtue." (Tibrani)

    Abdullah bin Harith has reported that he did not see anybody smiling more than the Messenger of Allah. (Tirmizi)

    Hazrat Ayesha was asked what did Prophet do at home? She replied:" He used to be in the service of his home people; and when the time of prayer came he used to perform ablutions and go out for prayer." (Muslim)

    Anas has narrated: "Allah's Messenger had the best manners of all the persons. I had an adopted brother, whose name was Abu Umair. He had a sick sparrow, who was called 'Nagheer'. Allah's Messenger used to be playful with him and ask him : '0 Abu Umair! what has happened to your Nagheer'. " (Bukhari)

    Of the habits and traits of the Prophet one trait was very well known that he was extremely philanthropic. He was never miserly in anything. He was very brave and courageous. He never turned away from Truth. He was justice, loving. In his own decision he never committed any excesses or injustice. In his whole life he was truthful and an honest trustee.

    The same Quran, the same Criterion, the same Yasin, the same Taha

    Allah has commanded all the Muslims to follow the excellent habits and the best traits of the Prophet and to take guidance from the holy life of the holy Messenger.

    "Surely there is in the person of Allah's .messenger an excellent example for you-for every person who has hope in Allah and the Hereafter and remember, Allah, reciting His name many times." (Ahzab: 21) Qazi A'yaz says that the Prophet was the most excellent-mannered, most philanthropic and the bravest of all. One night cause). They saw that the Prophet was coming from that direction. He had rushed before all others to find out what was the trouble. He was riding the horse of Abu Talha, without a saddle, and a sword was hanging from his neck, and he was comforting the people not to be afraid saying there was nothing to worry.

    Hazrat Ali says that in the battles when fighting started, we used to worry much about the Prophet, because nobody was nearer to the enemy in the fighting than the Prophet.

    Jabir bin Abdullah says that whenever anything was requested of him, he never said: No.

    Hazrat Khadija had told him when he was first blessed with the Divine Revelation: "You carry the loads of the weak people, you earn for the poor, and help a person if any trouble comes to him in following the Truth."

    Once he received seventy thousand dirhams. They were placed before him on the mat. He distributed them standing. He did not refuse a single beggar till he finished the entire amount.

    A man approached him and requested for something. He said: "At present I do not have anything, buy something in my name, and when we will get some money we will pay for it."

    Hazrat Umar stated: "Allah has not made it compulsory for you to do a thing on which you have no power or control." This saddened the Prophet.

    One Ansari said: "O Messenger of Allah! Spend and be not afraid of the straitened circumstances imposed by Allah."

    The Prophet smiled and his face shone resplendently. He said: "I have been commanded to do this only."

    The holy Prophet used to love his companions. He did not hate them. He respected every respectable man from any other nation, and he used to appoint him as a responsible officer over them. He used to be in search of his companions and gave them their shares. No companion thought that any other person was more respectable in the Prophet's eye than the companion himself.

    Any person who adopted his companionship or anybody who came to him for his need, he used to advise him to be patient, till he was satisfied. If anybody asked anything from him, he gave it to him or else talked to him so lovingly that he came back satisfied. The river of his kindness was flowing for every body. For his companions he was a guardian, and in matters of Truth all were equal in his eyes.

    He was good-looking, decent, humble and soft hearted. He was not a narrow-minded and a hard person. Quarrelling was not his habit. He never spoke obscene words. To condemn others or to praise some one excessively was beyond the pale of his character. He expressed indifference towards unnecessary things, but he was never given to pessimism.

    Hazrat Ayesha says that there was none who possessed a better moral character than the Prophet. Whenever his friends or his home people called him, he readily responded.

    Jarir bin Abdullah says: "Since the time I became a Muslim, the Prophet did not prevent me from entering (the house); whenever he looked at me, he smiled."

    He used to exchange repartees with his companions, mix up with them freely, and tried to be nearer to them. He played with their children and took them in his lap.

    Invitation from free men, male or female slaves, or poor persons were acceptable to him. He visited the ailing and invalid persons in the far-flung areas of Medina. He accepted the excuses of the really helpless people.

    Anas says that if any person who whispered anything into his ears, he never removed his ear from his mouth unless the whisperer himself withdrew his mouth. Whenever anybody held his hand, he never tried to withdraw his hand unless the other man withdrew his. He always used to be the first to salute anyone who met him or to be first to shake hands with his companions. He never stretched his legs in the midst of his companions so that they may not be inconvenienced.

    Whoever came to him was duly respected by him. Many times he used to spread his cloth for the visitor, and used to place the cushion which was in his use behind the visitor's back. If the visitor were reluctant to lit on the cloth, he used to insist.

    He gave new family names to his companions. In their honour, he used to call them by beautiful names. He never used to interrupt anybody's talk till the speaker either stopped or stood up.

    Anas narrates that if anybody brought a present to the Prophet he used to ask him to take it to a particular house Hazrat Ayesha says: "I was not jealous of any woman, nor did I feel any ill will towards Khadija, as I used to hear of her repeatedly from the Prophet. If any goat were slaughtered, he used to send it to her friends' house as a present. Once her sister asked for permission to come in. He was very pleased to see her.

    A woman came to him and spoke endearingly of Khadija and asked questions about her lovingly. When she went away, he said: "This woman used to come during Khadija's time. Good relationship is a sign of faith".

    He treated his relatives kindly, but he did not give them preference over better persons.

    Abu Qatawa has reported that when a delegation of Najashi came to the Prophet, he rose for serving them. His companions told him that they were sufficient to serve them. He replied:

    "They had honoured our companions, therefore I personally want to serve them."

    Abu Usama has narrated that once the Messenger of Allah went among his companions leaning on a cane and his companions stood up. The Prophet said: "Do not stand up. Do not adopt the system of these Non Arabs who stand up to pay respect to one another."

    He said:"I am a slave of Allah; I eat as other people eat, and I sit as other people sit." When he rode a mule, he allowed some one else to ride behind him. He used to visit poor invalids. He allowed the beggars to sit in his meetings. He mixed up freely with his companions. Where the meeting was over, he used to sit there.

    The Prophet once performed Hajj on a cheap Kajawa on the back of a camel on which an old, torn chadar was spread, whose cost could be at the most four dirhams. He said: "O Allah I This is my Hajj in which there is neither hypocrisy nor show."

    When Makkah was conquered and the Muslim soldiers entered the city, the Prophet was riding a camel and his head was bowed down in humility, so much 80 that it appeared that his head was touching a part of the kajawa.

    He was of a quiet nature. He never talked without necessity. And if anybody talked with a wry face, he used to be indifferent to him and ignored him.

    His smile was his laughter. His talk was straight and direct, in which there was no excess. His companions, in his honour and in following him, considered it sufficient to smile in his presence.

    His meetings manifested a spirit of tolerance, trusteeship, honesty, virtue and righteousness. Voices were not raised there and no back-biting was allowed therein.

    Whenever he opened his mouth to speak, his companions used to keep silent, as if birds were perched on their heads.

    When he walked, it was with a balanced gait. There was neither fright nor haste in his gait, nor was there laziness.

    Ibn Abi Hala says: "His silence was on account of tolerance, far-sightedness, estimation and thinking and contemplating."

    Hazrat Ayesha says that he talked in such a way that if anybody wanted to count the words, he could do so.

    The Messenger of Allah liked fragrance and used perfumes many times.

    The world was presented to him with all her allurements and amusements. Victories were won by his armies, but he was indifferent to luxuries and pleasures. He died in such a condition that his armour was pledged to a Jew.

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  • KeeKee
    Re: A thread dedicated to the Mercy For The Worlds; Muhammad, peace be upon him.

    Sall-Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam

    By Khalid Baig

    They were circumambulating the Ka'ba, when Ka'ab bin Ujrah asked Abdul Rahman ibn Abi Lailah: "Shall I not give you a precious gift?" A gift in the middle of that act of intense devotion? Abdul Rahman was a prominent tabayi, i.e. from the generation that came after the generation of the companions. Ka'ab, may Allah be pleased with him, was one of the 1400 Companions who were part of the Covenant of al Ridwan, a covenant to live or fall together to avenge the blood of Uthman bin Affan, Radi-Allahu anhu, who had been feared to have been murdered by the Quraish. To know this background is to get a clue to the special gift.

    While Muslims were stationed at Hudaybiyah, where the covenant took place, many delegations of Quraish had visited them. Among them was Urwah ibn Mas'ud al Thaqafi. It was he who reported the extra-ordinary relationship of the companions with the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam: "I have seen Caesar and Chosroes in their pomp, but never have I seen a man honored as Muhammad is honored by his comrades."

    The gift that Ka'ab gave to ibn Abi Lailah was the hadith that gives us the salawat (benediction) that we use in regular prayers. The companions asked the proper way of sending the blessings, when the verse requiring them to do so was revealed.

    "Lo Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation." [Al-Ahzab, 33:56].

    Then the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, taught them the exact words, as they themselves were revealed to him by Allah.

    A prophet of God is a unique person. He acts as the link between the people and their Creator. He is a human being, yet he speaks for God. The most difficult task for followers of a prophet has always been that of dealing with the prophet as a prophet. It is so easy to go to extremes. Make him divine, God-incarnate, Son of God. Or make him just another man, attributing all human weaknesses and sins to him. Religious literature of major religions in the world is testimony to these tendencies. It is a story of abject human failure in this matter.

    One must contrast that with the beautiful and delicate balance presented by Islam. Here the Prophet is the perfect human being, but he is not Divine. He speaks for God but he is not God. He is the object of our gratitude, ardent love and devotion, unswerving allegiance, and deference. But he is not the object of our worship. We ask Allah to send His blessings on him which at once makes two very important statements. First, he needs Allah's blessings. Second, we cannot bless him, only Allah can. It is not possible for those who always invoke Allah's blessings for the Prophet, to degrade him to the level of other human beings, or to elevate him to the level of divinity. The benediction, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, is a magic formula that fights both tendencies equally effectively. It also strikes at the roots of shirk, the tendency to associate partners with Allah. For we have met the perfect human being, the example to follow. And we found him to be a servant of Allah. Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

    For centuries Muslims lovingly added the benediction, whenever they mentioned the name of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. The hadith literature is a good example of this labor of love. For here the name of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, is mentioned repeatedly. Yet the muhadithun never tired of writing the benediction. That was at a time when every book was written by hand, and all its copies were also made by hand. It was never considered a burden or an unnecessary interruption. A brief recent statement from a professor of hadith at one Islamic religious school captures the spirit. "The merits of studying hadith are innumerable and those interested can read Ibn Abdul Bar's book on the subject," he said. "But it is sufficient to note that through this study we get plenty of opportunities for saying the benediction, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam."

    And so for centuries this practice has continued unabated throughout the Muslim world. Also, realizing the importance of a "worthy benediction" Muslims always used the Arabic expression in other languages, be they Urdu, Farsi, Bangla, or others. For the first time in history, we find a break from this practice, and this spirit, when reviewing the Islamic literature in English.

    Initially some one substituted "peace be upon him" for "Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam." But it is not even a proper translation. Then some one thought of abbreviating it to pbuh. It, of course, did not improve the translation or the readability. Others came up with innovations of their own. One Islamic text book in English notes in the beginning: "After using the name of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslims should write or say the honorific phrase, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam...Due to limited space this honorific phrase has been omitted.. but should be inserted when reading the book." Another book goes a little further by acknowledging the "long established and cherished tradition", but then announces bluntly: "To avoid interrupting the flow of ideas, especially for non-Muslim readers, I have not followed the customary practice." A majority of recent Islamic books published in the U.S. and U.K. by reputable Muslim organizations, though, do not feel the need for any excuse or explanation, whatsoever. They simply mention the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, as they would any ordinary person.

    It is time we moved beyond our hesitations, confusions, or inferiority complexes. This is the Ummah of the Last Prophet. In every language of the world, our Prophet is Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.


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  • KeeKee
    Re: A thread dedicated to the Mercy For The Worlds; Muhammad, peace be upon him.

    subhanAllah, :jkk: the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w was so beautiful in every way, and went through so much for us, but we are so deficient in following his beautiful example-:(

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  • imo_sa
    Re: A thread dedicated to the Mercy For The Worlds; Muhammad, peace be upon him.

    Heard a bayaan by Maulana Khatani about 2 weeks ago..
    He was saying how no single person's life as been so well documented as the prophet SAW...we don't even know the minute details of our own lives..

    In his bayaan, he mentioned so many things that we would consider trivial. I'm trying to get hold of that bayaan inshallah..

    He mentions the day, month, even the time that Rasoolullah SAW was born, the names of about the horses and camels that he rode. These are over and above details of what we already generally know of the life of the prophet SAW.

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  • KeeKee
    Re: A thread dedicated to the Mercy For The Worlds; Muhammad, peace be upon him.

    A Poem on Prophet Muhammad (s.a.a.w.) by Allama Iqbal

    He slept on a mat of rushes,
    But the crown of Chosroes lay beneath the feet of his followers;
    He chose the nightly solitude of Mount Hira,
    And founded a nation, law and government;
    He passed his nights with sleepless eyes,
    That his Millet might sleep on Chosroes throne
    In the hour of battle, iron was melted by the flash of his sword.
    At prayer time, tears fell like drops of rain from his eyes.
    In his prayer for Divine help, his Amen' was a sword,
    Which extirpated the lineage of kings.
    He inaugurated a new Order in the world,
    He brought the empires old to an end:
    In his sight the high and the low were one,
    He sat with the slave at table one;
    He burnt clear the distinctions of birth and clan.
    His fire consumed all this trash and bran.

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  • KeeKee
    Re: A thread dedicated to the Mercy For The Worlds; Muhammad, peace be upon him.

    Family Tree of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.a.w.)

    May peace and blessings be on all the Messengers of God. Prophet Muhammad is a direct descendant of Isma'il, the first son of Prophet Ibrahim(Abraham). Prophet Muhammad was born in Makkah as a fullfilment of the prayer of Abraham as explained in the following verses of the Holy Quran, a book of revelations from God to the Prophet.

    002.124 And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain commands,
    which he fulfilled: He said: "I will make thee an Imam to the Nations." He pleaded:
    "And also (Imams) from my offspring!" He answered: "But My Promise is not within
    the reach of evil-doers."

    002.125 Remember We made the House a place of assembly for men and a place of
    safety; and take ye the station of Abraham as a place of prayer; and We covenanted
    with Abraham and Isma'il, that they should sanctify My House for those who
    compass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in

    002.126 And remember Abraham said: "My Lord, make this a City of Peace, and
    feed its people with fruits,-such of them as believe in God and the Last Day." He said:
    "(Yea), and such as reject Faith,-for a while will I grant them their pleasure, but will
    soon drive them to the torment of Fire,- an evil destination (indeed)!"

    002.127 And remember Abraham and Isma'il raised the foundations of the House
    (With this prayer): "Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-
    Hearing, the All-knowing.

    002.128 "Our Lord! make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a
    people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of
    (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most

    002.129 "Our Lord! send amongst them an Apostle of their own, who shall rehearse
    Thy Signs to them and instruct them in scripture and wisdom, and sanctify them: For
    Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise."

    002.130 And who turns away from the religion of Abraham but such as debase their
    souls with folly? Him We chose and rendered pure in this world: And he will be in
    the Hereafter in the ranks of the Righteous.

    002.131 Behold! his Lord said to him: "Bow (thy will to Me):" He said: "I bow (my
    will) to the Lord and Cherisher of the Universe."


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  • KeeKee
    Re: A thread dedicated to the Mercy For The Worlds; Muhammad, peace be upon him.


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  • KeeKee
    Re: A thread dedicated to the Mercy For The Worlds; Muhammad, peace be upon him.

    GLIMPSE OF THE MAJLIS (gathering) OF RASULULLAH (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)

    Ali (Radhiallaahu Anhu) says that when Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) sat, he remembered Allah and when he stood, up he also remembered Allah. When he arrived at a gathering, he himself sat at the end of the gathering and never attempted to go forward and he commanded others to do the same. He fulfilled the rights of all those present in the gathering. Every person felt that he was the most honoured in the eyes of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam).

    Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) gave full attention to those that sat with him or presented any need to him until that person left. He never shunned any one who came to him with some need. He either fulfilled his need or kindly promised to fulfil the need later. His lofty character and smiling countenance was directed to all. Thus he was like a father to one and all and in turn treated all equally. Rasulullah's (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) gathering was one of patience, modesty, knowledge and trust. Voices were never raised nor was anyone degraded. Mistakes and faults of people were always concealed and never exposed.

    All were regarded as equal. If there was any distinction, it was on the basis of 'taqwa' (piety). Humility, respect of elders and kindness to the young was present amongst all. The needy were given preference and the travellers due consideration. (Shamaail Tirmizi Pg.22/23)

    RASULULLAH'S (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) APPROACH TO THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE MAJLIS (gathering)

    Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) always remained happy and smiling. He was soft natured and easily approachable. (i.e. He attended to everyone) He was neither ill-mannered nor severe in his temperament. He never shouted or spoke harshly. He neither engaged himself in fault-finding nor was he a miser. He discarded those things that he did not like. If anybody asked of an undesirable thing, he would not make him feel despondent but would rather remain silent.

    He kept himself away from three qualities: arguing and quarelling; pride and vain things (i.e. those things which have no Deeni nor worldly benefit) and he also discarded three things with regards to people. He did not disgrace or insult anyone nor talk bad of anyone (in his presence or absence), nor did he make an attempt to spy on anyone. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) only involved himself in those actions in which there was hope of reward. When he spoke, those present bowed their heads in such a manner, as if birds were sitting on their heads (i.e. they sat motionless) When he stopped talking, then only would others talk. In his gathering, no person would interrupt the speech of another. If anybody spoke, all would listen attentively till he completed. People paid full attention to the speaker and did not lose interest in his speech.

    If for any reason the Sahaba (Radhiallaahu Anhum) laughed, Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), would also laugh. When the Sahaba (Radhiallaahu Anhum) expressed surprise, he would do likewise. He exercised patience at the harshness and uncouth manner in which strangers would present questions to such an extent that the Sahaba (Radhiallaahu Anhum), used to bring such people to the gathering (so that they may benefit from their questions).

    Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) used to say: "If you see a needy person presenting his need, fulfil it." He did not like or accept anyone praising him unless it was by way of thanksgiving or appreciation. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) never interrupted the speech of anyone. However, if someone exceeded the bounds he would prevent him or leave that place. (Shamaail Tirmizi Pq.24)

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  • KeeKee
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    GLIMPSE OF RASULULLAH'S (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) DOMESTIC LIFE

    Ali (Radhiallaahu Anhu) says that when Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) entered the house, he divided his time into three parts: One part for the worship of Allah, the second for his wives and the third part for himself. However, his own time was further divided between himself and the people in such a way that the 'khawaas' (special people) can benefit the ‘awaam' (general people). [i.e. the special people were given time and they in turn benefitted the general masses by the advice of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)]

    Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) never withheld anything from the people. The manner in which the time was allocated is that those of special status used to enter with permission. Then Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) gave them time according to their status and position. Some came with one need, others with two and some came with many needs. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) was kept busy with them and he also occupied them in those things which served as 'islaah' (self rectification) for them as well as the Ummah. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) took regular reports (of the condition of the Ummah) from them and advised them accordingly. Rasulullah t used to say: "Those that are present should convey the message to those that are absent." He also used to say: "Convey to me the needs of those who are unable to convey their needs to me as Allah will keep the feet of that person firm, on the day of judgement, who conveys to a ruler the need of one who is unable to do so."

    These are the type of discussions that used to take place in the company of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). No other matters besides these were entertained. The Sahaba (Radhiallaahu Anhum) used to go to Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) with great fervour and enthusiasm and used to return spiritually or physically satiated. They used to taste of the advices and leave as shinning stars.

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  • KeeKee
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    Ameen :love:

    Laqad Kana lakum fi rasulilah ussawatun Hassanah!

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  • Safiyyah89
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    jazakullah KeKe for this great post:up:

    may allah(swt) reward u for ur effort:up:

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  • KeeKee
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    A sweet fragrance naturally emitted from the mubaarak body of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), as if he did not use 'itr. In a narration Sayyidina Anas (Radhiallaahu Anhu) says:

    'I did not smell anything more fragrant than the fragrant smell of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). Its fragrance was better than 'Amber and Musk'.

    Various other narrations testify to this. Many narrations are mentioned in the books of hadith, where it is stated that the perspiration of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) was used instead of 'itr. A narration from Sayyidina Umm Sulaym (Radhiallaahu Anha) is related in the Sahih Muslim and other kitaabs, that once while Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) was sleeping, sweat began to emit from his mubaarak body. She began collecting it in a small bottle. The mubaarak eyes of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) opened. He asked her what she was doing. She replied: 'We use this in our 'itr, it has the most fragrance'.

    Once Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) blew (made damm) on his palm and wiped it over the back and stomach of Sayyidina 'Uqbah (Radhiallaahu Anhu). It became so fragrant, and as he had four wives, every one of them put on so much 'itr, to equal that fragrance, but it could not overcome the fragrance Sayyidina 'Uqbah (Radhiallaahu Anhu) had.

    What should I do with the sweet smell of flowers O Nasim (fragrant breeze). The clothing is also hopeful of attaining a sweet smell.

    Sayyidina Abu Ya'laa (Radhiallaahu Anhu) and others relate that in whichever alley Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) passed, others, who passed later knew immediately that Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) had just passed there. Many other narrations are reported on this subject. Besides this Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) usually used 'itr. The author has written six ahaadith in this chapter.


    Anas (Radhiallaahu Anhu) says: "Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) had a 'Sukkah'. He used a fragrance from it"

    The Ulama give two meanings to the word 'Sukkah'. Some say it is an 'itr box, and say it is that box in which 'itr is kept. In this case it will mean he used the fragrance from an 'itr box. Some 'ulama say it is a mixture of various fragrances. The author of Qaamus and others prefer this meaning, and have also written the full recipe of how it is made.

    Shamaail Tirmidhi

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  • KeeKee
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