Category: Prophet Muhammad(SAW)


Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you one of the great sunnah’s of the Prophet Muhammad(SAW). It is to wear a turban. This may be simple, but every sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad(SAW) is extremely important for many reasons but the big reason is due to the prediction our Prophet(SAW) has made that has surely come to true. Since I, myself, have witnessed this.

The prediction was:

” No devout Muslim would ever dare to go against the teachings of the Qur’ân and Sunnah, but it is regrettable to note that some of the liberal elite tend to raise the slogan that the Book of God (i.e. the Qur’ân) is enough and that there is no need at all for the Sunnah of the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of God be upon him. Slogans like this are raised mainly by people who want to get rid of the Islamic Law (Arabic: Sharee’ah) completely. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, himself was well-aware that such ill-natured opinions would arise and hence gave a clear warning of this as reported by Al-Miqdam ibn Ma’di Karib, one of his Companions: “I have indeed been given the Qur’ân and something similar to it besides it. Yet, the time will come when a man leaning on his couch will say, ‘Follow the Qur’ân only; what you find in it as halaal, take it as halaal, and what you find in it as haraam, take it as haraam.’ But truly, what the Messenger of God has forbidden is like what God has forbidden.” (Reported by Abu Dawud and Darimi.)

 

Now back to the Sunnah of the Turban. Here are some hadiths which relate the benefits and importance of this Sunnah.

It is reported in one hadith that Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: “Wear the turban as it is a sign of Islam and it distinguishes between a Muslim and a Kâfir.” (Ainee)

“Adopt the turban as it will increase your forbearance.” (Mustadrak of Hâkim)

“Some of Allah Ta’âla’s angels stand at the door of the Masjid and seek repentance on behalf of those wearing white turbans.” (Al Maqaasidul Hasanah pg.466)

“The turban distinguishes the Muslims from the Mushriks (polytheists).” (Ibid)

“Allah Ta’âla causes his mercy to descend on the people wearing turbans on the day of Jumu’ah and his Angels make du’â for such people.” (Dailami)

Insha’Allah we all can take upon ourselves and try do one more sunnah then usual because that action could be the very action to lead us into the Path of Allah(SWT). Insha’Allah we all ask Allah(SWT) for forgiveness, guidance, protection, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

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Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you one of the great character traits that the Prophet(SAW) had: Gentleness.

Right now we live in a time where the concept of Islamaphobia and the wrong idea of Islam is spreading like wildfire. It is up to us as Muslims to really start implementing the characteristics and moral principles instructed to us by Allah(SWT) and the Prophet(SAW). Our actions will speak louder than words, and what better actions are the ones none other than the Prophet(SAW).

The gentleness of the Prophet(SAW) just radiated from him. He was always cheerful and gentle and never wanted to cause harm.

The Prophet(SAW) smiled so often and even described it as a charity, and psychologists now a days even tell us that a smile has so many powerful an positive psychological effects. (Look it up yourself. It is truly amazing)

Here are some hadiths talking about the gentleness of the Prophet(SAW):

Abdullaah Ibn Haarith said, ‘I never came across a person who smiled as much as the Prophet(SAW). The Prophet(SAW)  regarded smiling with a brother as an act of charity. (Tirmidhi)

Aisha stated that, ‘The Prophet(SAW) never used foul language and never entertained people with obscene jokes. He was well behaved when he entered the market places. His habit was not to repel evil with mutual evil. He was forgiving and could grant pardon.'(Tirmidhi)

Husain  the grandson of the Prophet(SAW) asked his father, Ali , about the Prophet’s conduct. Ali replied, ‘He was always cheerful, gentle and mild. There was no rigidity or coarseness in his conduct. He was neither a faultfinder nor a boisterous person and he steered away from any kind of futile engagement.’ (Tabarani)

Prophet Muhammad(SAW) smiled so spontaneously that each one of the Companions, as they gathered around him during their visits to his house, thought to be the favorite Companion. Jareer Ibn Abdullah said, ‘I have not seen the Prophet, since I embraced Islam, without a smile on his face. I saw him smiling when he could not see me and he was smiling in my presence.’ (Bukahri)

Insha’Allah we all can incorporate this small thing in our lives and really show the world what Islam truly is. Insha’Allah we ask Allah(SWT) for peace, forgiveness, guidance, protection, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you some hadiths that convey how sending praises(Durood) to the beloved Prophet Muhammad(SAW) is a great blessing for us. As we all know, Prophet Muhammad(SAW) is a man with the best of character and is the man who will testify for us on the Day of Judgement. So it is beneficial for us to send Durood towards are beloved Prophet Muhammad(SAW).

Here are some hadiths about the benefits of Durood:

Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who sends a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah rewards him ten times and ten good deeds are recorded in his book of good deeds”. (Tirmidhi)

Abdullah ibn Masood (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that  Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “On the Day of Qiyamah, the closest to me from among the people will be those that have read the most amount of Durood”. (Tirmidhi: Kanzul Amaal)

Abu Talha (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that he once entered the Court of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and noticed that the Habeeb of Almighty Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was in a state of great joy and happiness. When he inquired as to the reason for this, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied that, “Why should I not be happy and joyous? At this very moment Sayyiduna Jibra’el Ameen (alaihis salaam) has brought me a message. Almighty Allah has declared, ‘O Muhammad! Are you not pleased with this, that if any of your followers sends a single Durood upon you, I and My Angels (Malaa’ikah) send ten blessings upon that person, ten of his sins are pardoned and ten good deeds are recorded in his favour. He who sends Salaams upon you, I send Salaams upon him, so therefore, notify your Ummah of this good news and tell them that it is now left to them to either increase or decrease the recital of the Durood Shareef'”. (Nisaai)

Abdullah ibn Masood (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that, “I read my Salaah in the Masjid when Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Sayyiduna Umar (radi Allahu anhuma) were present. When I had completed the Salaah, I began to praise Almighty Allah. Thereafter, I began to read the Durood Shareef. When I started the Du’a, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) exclaimed, ‘Ask, and you shall receive, you shall receive!'”. (Tirmidhi)

Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “On the Pillars of the Arsh of Almighty Allah are written the following words, ‘He who desires to meet Me, I bless him. He who asks from Me, I grant him. He who reads the Durood upon my Habeeb (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) desiring My closeness, I pardon his sins, even if it be more than the foams of the ocean'”. (Dalaa’ilul Khayraat)

Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “There is a purifier and a refinement for everything. For the heart of a Muslim, a means of purification and refinement is through the recital of the Durood Shareef”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “O my followers! Your recital of the Durood Shareef is a protector for your Du’as. It also achieves for you the Pleasure of Almighty Allah and it purifies your actions”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

There are many different Durood’s, but I linked one. Find out online about the other Durood’s.

There are many more hadiths on the benefits of Durood, but even with this much we can see how beneficial for us in this dunya(world) and in the Ahkirah(Hereafter) reciting the Durood is.

Insha’Allah that we turn to Allah(SWT) and ask for his forgiveness, guidance, protection, and to enter us all into Junnah al Firdaus.