Friday, 9 March 2012

 If Rasulullah (saw) is alive today. What will his advice to you to improve your ability?

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam was extremely merciful upon the ummah. He said "You all are about to fall into the fire and I am holding your backs and preventing you from falling into it". Rasulullah's Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam favour upon the ummah was that he showed men and women the way to lead their lives. The Prophet Muhammad was a perfect example of an honest, just, merciful, compassionate, truthful, and brave human being. Though he was a man, he was far removed from all evil characteristics and strove solely for the sake of God and His reward in the Hereafter. Moreover, in all his actions and dealings, he was ever mindful and fearful of God. For this We sent a Messenger to you from among you to recite Our Signs to you and purify you and teach you the Book and Wisdom and teach you things you did not know before(Surat al-Baqara: 151). When i read about our prophet Mohammed, peace is upon him, I wish I had existed as a companion at that time and now when I think of different problem plaguing our world and our condition as Muslims today around the world, I wonder what Rasulullah (saw) would have done or said, if he were alive today. It is all very well saying we wish we are with Rasullulah (saw) during he's time but could we have taken all that the companions (ra) took the hardship, suffering etc. Verily, Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. Send blessings upon him and salute him with a worthy salutation". (Qur'aan - 33:56) Remember that Allah never places a burden greater than a people of a particular era, can bear. I am sure we would have been created in the same mound as the companions. However, this thread is not so much about wishing to live in Rasulullah's time. It only seeks answers to today's multi-issues, especially as it affects us as Muslims. As well as verses from the Qur'an, statements from the Prophet (saw)'s companions that have come down to us also contain a great deal of information about the Prophet (saw). Many details, such as his relations with his family and the believers around him, details of his daily life, his physical appearance, the feelings of awe he inspired in those who saw him, the food he enjoyed, his clothes and smile are all described by Islamic scholars with the term "outward form" (shamail). The term comprises such ideas as "character, temperament, behavior and attitudes." Even if the concept of "Shamail" originally had a broader meaning, it became more specific over time and eventually became a term used to describe the details of the kind of life the Prophet (saw) led and his personality traits. Every detail of the character and manner of this chosen servant of Allah, whom He favored over all beings, is at the same time a reflection of his superior morality. The main intention for the composition of this chapter on the outward form of the Prophet (saw) is to examine those of his features that have been described in sources that have come down to us, and for us to draw inspiration from them for our own lives. 
Let us look at what Allah Almighty commands the Muslims in the Noble Quran: “Invite (all) to the way of the Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: For the Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.  (The Noble Quran, 16:125)". So imagine if a Muslim looks good and smells good, and talks with wisdom and beautiful preaching to both Muslims and non-Muslims.  Wouldn't he or she be the best example to Mankind? The Qur'an on Muhammad's (saw) Persona  Indeed there is for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern (Qur'an 33:21) The Qur'an gives us a glimpse of Muhammad's (saw) personality in various verses. With Allah's grace, you behaved with them with a kind heart. If you were vengeful or hard hearted, they may have abandoned you. (Qur'an 3:159). If Rasulullah saw is alive today. What will his advice to you to improve your ability? We can overcome a lot of the attitude that are afflicting the Ummah. His simplicity, it would mean that we don't have to compete with the Jones’; we'd have more time for ibadah and dakwah. If we ate the simple foods that he did, we won't have to worry about weight problems, won't have to go out of our homes all the time to get fancy ingredients for fancy dishes. His Tolerance, we won't get into unnecessary arguments with people over trivial matters. There's so much that we can change in our lives and if we do, the Barakah of the Sunnah will enter our homes and we'll notice the peace and contentment, insha-Allah. We should follow the akhlak of Rasulullah (saw).  Rasulullah(saw) said, "I leave you with two things. If you abide by them you will never be led astray, and that is the Quran and hadith." Meaning that, Al Quran and the hadith form the basic guidance in the lives of Muslims. A person will always be safe if he follows them. Thus, never forget the Quran and hadith. Although, Rasulullah (saw) most often recited the following du'a, "Oh Allah, our Lord, grants upon us the happiness in this world and happiness in the hereafter and protects us from the torture of the hellfire." As good Muslims, we should follow the habits of Rasulullah (saw). Thus, we are to recite the du'a most often recited by him. The du'a is short, simple and complete. Try to recite it after every prayer. Let's learn from this life and tread the virtuous road. Remember true success is not about having lots of friends. In fact, it is about passing Allah's tests. Happiness is not about showing off our generous part. In fact, it's about the attitude of our heart. On another occasion the Qur'an addresses its listeners in the following fashion. Among you is a Messenger who is distressed by your difficulties. He is anxious for your welfare, and is generous towards the believers. (Qur'an 9:128) And Muhammad (saw) is the bearer of glad tidings and mercy as well as a warner and have we not sent you as a mercy unto the worlds. (Qur'an 21:107) And have we not sent you but as a bearer of glad tidings and a warner unto all mankind (Qur'an 34:28) The Qur'an extols Muhammad's (saw) high character. Verily you are of a high and noble character. (Qur'an 68:4) In addition, talks about the qualities one would acquire by following him. ‘Prophet Mohammad (saw) is an exemplary model (for all of you)’ (Al-Ahzab – 21). He is the origin as well as an icon of humanity and of all creations.   In other words, he is a perfect human being. Like him there is none. He represents various facets of humanity at various stages of his life. Sometimes, he shows utmost humility of a desperate human being and on other occasions, pointing his finger towards the moon splits it into two, which was witnessed by all Quraish. It is in Quran - 'The Hour (the Day of Resurrection) came near and the moon was split.  And if they see any sign, then turn their faces and say this is magic perpetual'. (Al-Qamar -1-2). One of the most important aspects of our Iman is utmost respect of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) and deep rooted love for him in our hearts. We should be careful while describing about prophets, As-hab-e-Rasulullah (saw), prominent Imams and Sufi Shaikhs of Ihsan and Awliya Allah. They are all virtuous and stand tall in Islamic Ummah.  We should not rebel against their authorities in religion. If we do not keep these things in mind, we are sure to be doomed on the Day of Judgment. May Allah help us all to adhere to the Qur’aan and Sunnah. May Allah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon His family and companions.


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