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Honouring the Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him)

Honouring the Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him)

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Published by: Arfan Shah on Oct 22, 2011
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Honouring the Prophet (may Allahbestow peace and blessings upon him)
In the name of Allah, the most merciful, the most benevolent
By Arfan Shah (Sheikhy Notes)Allah has given us all and everything, he possess what we think we own, whether it be physical ormental. Allah (the Exalted) has guided us and some of us have turned our backs upon him. Allah (theExalted) has helped us when we do not help ourselves. Allah (the Exalted) gives us things that we donot show gratitude over. Allah (the Exalted) remembers us even though we have forgotten him.Allah (the Exalted) loves us even though we have no shown no loyalty to him. Allah (the Exalted) hasshown us the path, yet we continue to think we know better. Allah (the Exalted) has saved us whenwe do not deserve to be saved. Allah (the Exalted) whose praise is due from all creation. It is onlyAllah (the Exalted) can grant us forgiveness when we withhold it from others. Allah (the Exalted) ishe who people deny, yet his work is everywhere, in everything.Allah (the Exalted) is worthy of all praise, the king of kings and the most merciful of those who showmercy. How much has he honoured us by making us Muslims and gave us the most wonderful gift of Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him).
Yet we need to remind ourselves of the testification of Islam, ‘There is no
deity except Allah andMuhammad
is the Messenger.’ Current generations understand the hadith that everyone is born on
fitra/natural disposition. A set of scholars say that this is natural disposition is Islam. The naturaldisposition is to believe in one God and the addition that makes someone a Muslim is added whenwe learn the testification. The Islamic teachings are given to the child and then the child understandsin this world. When a child enters the world he learns about Prophethood.
Chapter one
FitraJust as every Prophet (upon them peace) has come and gone from this world; their job was to
uncover the fitra of the people which is, ‘There is no deity except Allah.’
And then their name wasadded to the testification. Why? If you did not accept the first part then you will not accept thesecond. And if you accept the first part you must accept the second because who else gave you thisinformation. So if you reject the Messenger how can you except Allah (the Exalted) because youhave rejected the Messenger!Arrogance must be left behind if people are to respect the Prophet of their time. I would like toreiterate this arrogance must be left in order to accept the Prophet (may Allah bestow peace andblessings upon him).
Abu Lahab, the uncle of the Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings be upon him) rejectedhim. Therefore he not only rejected the Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings be uponhim) he also rejected Allah (the Exalted). The definition of disbelief is to reject what the Prophet(may Allah bestow peace and blessings be upon him) came with, in addition to the condition that itshould deciecely proven.This is why the testification is so important because when you accept the Allah (the Exalted) as yourcreator then must accept who the creator has sent to warn you.To be a Muslim one must humble themselves before Allah (the Exalted) and to the Prophet (mayAllah bestow peace and blessings be upon him).Why? Simple, your belief is not complete withoutboth parts of this equation. The combination of monotheism and Prophethood.How many a nation has rejected their prophets? They came to them not desiring worldlyrecompense rather they sought to deliver the message to their people and save them fromeverlasting torment. Like the people
of ‘Ad, Thamud, etc.
 Whether you know it or not you have a lot of work to do.
Chapter two
DefamePeople who defame the Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings be upon him) do so withoutreason or right. How can you even think of critiquing
him? He’s a prophet
and he is not like us,Muslims do not defame their prophets like other religions do. Nor do we go to the other extremes of claims the Christians with their prophet. Nor do we believe that prophets could commit sins in themanner the bible describes some prophets.The Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings be upon him) has an elevated status and a holyplace in our hearts. He was the full moon in the darkness of the night of disbelief that lead humanityto the light when it was once in darkness.Our Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings be upon him) is pure and was the purest beingto ever walk the face of this earth and likewise are all the prophets.When we think of any Muslim we should always have a good opinion of them. So what about theProphets (upon them peace) we should only consider the authentic reports and avoid thosementioned outside Islamic sources. As we are unable to verify their reports.
Chapter three
PerfectionThere is no being on the earth who came after him whose whole existence was devoted to Allah (theExalted) like him. He is the ultimate example of human perfection on the face of the earth. How can I
say that? Look at his life and then look to the lives of those famous people and you’ll realise that the
is baseless. Then you’ll realise that a mere moment of hi
s life is better than their entireexistence. He (may Allah bestow peace and blessings be upon him) is the only being we can trulyfollow in every action which can be copied or mimicked.Purely because of the information that is available to us. Look at those recorded information, just toread it all would take a lifetime. And this also points to logical fact that all this material cannot beforged how could it? When we are speaking about the most truthful person. Due to the amount of material it would be impossible to forge it all. Look at the various collections of hadith of Bukhari
that runs into nine volumes, Imam Muslim’s collection runs into four volumes and so forth. So that
thirteen books of hadith but what about the remainder? What about the other collections? ImamMalik, Imam Ahmed, At-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, An-
Nisa’i, Ibn Hibban, Al
-Taylasi, Ibn AbuShaybah, Ibn Abi Dunyah, At-Tabarani, Al-
Tabari, Abu Na’yim, Al
-Hakim and so on (may Allah showthem all mercy). Bukhari is not the only the hadith collection and even the list here is not definitive.There is no being on this planet that has had so much written about him. From small details to legalrulings to sincere advise and admonishment. During his actions need to done with understandingand not just by reading words.Though we do not go to either extreme when we talk about the Prophet (may Allah bestow peaceand blessings upon him) which is something some groups are famous for. Just narrating what isthere is sufficient.
Chapter four
SpeechThe way the lover speaks about the love it is by the means of sweet words and sometimes whenthey talk to each other no else can comprehend the understanding they have. Majnun used to kissthe walls and the paws of a dog that travelled the streets in which Laila lived. This love isuncontrolled and passionate. It is intensive and pure. Of course your love for Allah comes beforeanything else and then your love of the Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him)should be next. Your faith will not be complete until you have realised this.When we talk about the Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) you talk as if youare in love and you are in love. You should
not say he is dead instead you’ll say he passed away
,using the etiquette. You will choose your words carefully. The manner in which you speak about himsays a lot and it is extremely important. So choose your words carefully and make your manner softand do not fall into the trap of Satan by defaming the prophet. This can cause someone to fall intodisbelief.

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