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Monday, May 27, 2013

PROPHET MOHAMMED (peace & blessings of ALLAH the Almighty be upon him)


Verses From The Holy Qur'an On


Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam

(peace & blessings of ALLAH the Almighty be upon him)

Bismillah HirRehman NirRaheeM: “Allah sends His Salaah-and-Salaam (Graces, Blessings, Mercy) on the Prophet (Muhammed), and also His angels (Angels ask Allah to bless and forgive him). O you who believe! send your Salah on (ask Allaah to bless) him (Mohammed), and greet him with the Islamic way of greeting (salutation, i.e. As_Salaamu ‘Alaykum)” [Quran: al-Ahzaab 33:56]


1. He is Nur (Sacred Light) (5:15)
2. Allah blesses him (33:56)
3. Mercy for all the worlds (21:107)
4. His name is Muhammed (Meaning the Most Praised One) (47:2)
5. Allah has exalted his Zikr (remembrance) (94:1-4)
6. His exaltation on the Night of Mi’raj: his heavenly ascent (53:8-9)
7. His Station of Praise (Al-Maqam al-Mahmud) (17:79)

1. If you want to gain the love of Allah, follow him (3:31)
2. Allah addresses him with love and affection (20:1) (36:1) (73:1) (74:1)
3. Allah says: Realize that My Prophetic Messenger himself is with you (49:7)
4. Allah describes him with His Own Attributes of Rauf (Most Kind) and Rahim (Merciful) (9:128)
5. Allah Himself praises him (33:45-47)
6. Possessor of Allah’s Grace (4:113)
7. He is a special favour of Allah (Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala) (3:164)
8. Allah does not punish people if he is in their midst (8:33)
9. Allegiance to him is allegiance to Allah (48:10)

1. Allah gave him Surah al-Fatiha and the whole Qur’an (15:87)
2. Totally inspired (53:3-4)
3. Allah revealed the Noble Qur’an on his blessed heart (26:192-197)
4. The first revelation he received (96:1)
5. Teaches the Holy Qur’an and Hadith Sharif (Wisdom) and purifies people (62:2)

1. He is the Final Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) (33:40)
2. Mentioned first among the greatest Prophets (‘Alayhimussalam) (33:7) (4:163)
3. A Prophet whom Allah appointed with proven prophecies (30:1-6) (48:1) (48:27) (61:13)
4. Given the knowledge of the unseen (3:179)
5. Nabi Ibrahim (‘Alayhissalam) prayed for his coming (2:129)
6. Foretold by Nabi ‘Isa (Jesus) (‘Alayhissalam) (61:6)
7. Allah asks all the Prophets to believe in him (3:81)
8. Confirms the previous (Prophetic) Messengers of Allah (37:37)

1. Worships only Allah (Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala) (72:19-20)
2. Puts total trust in Allah (Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala) (9:129)
3. Selflessly labours for Allah, asks for no reward (25:57) (42:23)
4. Rewarded by Allah (68:3) (108:1)


1. Most examplary character (33:21) (68:4)
2. Sadiq (Truthful) (33:22)
3. Final judge and arbiter (4:65) (24:51)
4. Honoured, Noble (69: 40)
5. Forgiving (7:199)
6. He is Burhan (Clear Proof) (4:174)
7. Brave: Commands Muslims in battle (3:121)

1. Established the correct Message of Islam (6:161-163) (39:11-12)
2. Preacher to all humanity (4:170) (25:1) (34:28)
3. He is Bashir and Nadhir (Bearer of glad tidings and a warner) (5:19)
4. Invites people to Islam (12:108)
5. Even the jinn respond to his call (46:29-31)
6. He brought the truth (17:81) (39:33)
7. He brought a new law (Shari’a) (7:157)
8. A perfect guide to be followed (7:158)
9. He calls you to that which gives you life (8:24)
10. Brings people from the darkness (of Ignorance) to the Light (of Islam) (65:11)
11. His religion prevails over all religion (48:28)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.     <!--[endif]-->His Family purified by Allah (Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala) (33:33)
2. His Companions praised by Allah (Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala) (48:29)
3. His Companions: The Muhajirin and the Ansar (8:74) (9:100) (59:8-9)
4. His Companions pledge allegiance to him (48:18)

1. Believe, honour and respect him (48:9) (61:11)
2. Love Allah and His Beloved Prophet more than anything else (9:24)
3. He is closer to the believers than their own selves (33:6)
4. Respect him (49:1-3)
5. Obey Allah (Ta’ala) and His Beloved Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam)
(3:132) (4:13) (4:59) (4:69) (4:80) (9:71) (24:52) (24:54) (24:56) (33:71) (49:14) (64:12)
6. Follow the Commands of Allah (Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala)
and of His Beloved Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) (33:36)
7. Whatever he gives you, take it (59:7)
8. The reward of believing in him (57:28)

1. Non-believers plot to kill him (8:30)
2. His persecution (22:39-40)
3. Commanded to fight alone for Allah (Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala) (4:84)
4. He led Muslims in prayer while in battle (4:102)
5. Allah asks him to seek peace (8:61)
6. Allah helped him in Jihad (33:9)

7. Allah made him victorious (110:1)

1. Living miracle: The Holy Qur’an (2:23) (17:88) (52:34)
2. Human miracle: he was the wasila (means) through whom people’s hearts were transformed (5:83)
3. Heavenly miracle: Isra’ and Mi’raj (his heavenly ascent) (17:1) (53:8-18)
4. Historic miracle: Hijra; escaped while surrounded (9:40)
5. The miracle of the Battle of Badr: Victory against all odds (3:123-125)
6. The splitting of the moon (54:1-2)

1. Allah appointed him as an intercessor to plead for people’s forgiveness (3:159) (4:64) (60:12)
2. An accepted intercessor (19:87) (20:109)
3. His supplication a relief for hearts (9:103)

Blessed Names of Prophet Mohammed (peace & blessings of ALLAH be upon him)
(Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam)

Here are 201 Names of our Master and Prophet, Mohammed,
Allah’s blessing and peace upon him.

O Allah, bless, sanctify and grant peace to one named Muhammad (the Praised One), Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
O Allah, bless, sanctify and grant peace to one named Ahmad (the Most Praised), Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
O Allah, bless, sanctify and grant peace to one named Haamid (the Praiser), Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
O Allah, bless, sanctify and grant peace to one named Mahmud (the Most Highly Praised), Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Aheed (name of the Prophet in the Torah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Wahid (Unique) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Maahi (the Effacer) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Hashir (the Gatherer) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Aqib (the Last in Succession) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
TaHa (Surah of the Holy Qu’ran) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
YaSin (Surah of the Holy Qu’ran) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Tahir (the Pure) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mutahir (the Purifier) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Taiyeb (the Good) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Saiyed (the Master) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Rasool (the Messenger) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Nabi (the Prophet) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Rasool ur-Rahmah (the Messenger of Mercy) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Qayim (the Straight One) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Jami (the Collector) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muqtafin (the Selected) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muqaffi (the Best Example) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Rasool al-Malahim (the Messenger of Fierce Battles) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Rasool ur-Rahah (the Messenger of Rest) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Kamil (the Perfect) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Iklil (the Crown) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mudathir (the Covered One) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muzzamil (the One Wrapped One) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Abdullah (the Save of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Habibullah (the Beloved of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Safiyuallh (the Intimate of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Najiyullah (the Confidant of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Kalimullah (the Speaker of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Khatim ul-Ambiya (the Seal of the Prophets) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Khatim ur-Rasool (the Seal of the Messengers) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muhyi (the Reviver) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Munjin (the Rescuer) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mudhakkir (the Reminder) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Naasir (the Helper) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mansoor (the Victorious One) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Nabiy ur-Rahmah (the Prophet of Mercy) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Nabi ut-Tauba (the Prophet of Repentance) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Haris Alaykum (Watchful over You) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Ma’lum (the Known One) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Shahir (the Famous) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Shaahid (the Witness) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Shaheed (Witnesser) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mashhood (the Attested) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Bashir (the Newsbringer) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mubashir (the Spreader of Good News) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Nadhir (the Warner) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mundhir (the Admonisher) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Nur (the Light) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Siraj (the Lamp) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Misbah (the Lantern) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon
Huda (the Guidance) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mahdi (the Rightly Guided One) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Munir (the Illumined One) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Da’a (the Caller) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Madu’u (the Called One) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mujib (the Responsive) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mujaab (the One responded to) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Hafiy (the Welcoming) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
‘Afw (the Overlooker of Sins) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Wali (the Friend) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Haqq (the Truth) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Qawiy (the Powerful) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Amin (the Trustworthy) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Ma’mun (the Trusted) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Karim (the Noble) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mukarram (the Honoured) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Makin (the Firm) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Matin (the Stable) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mubin (the Evident) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mu’ammil (the Hoped for) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Wasul (the Connection) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Dhu Quwatin (the Possessor of Power) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Dhu Hurmahtin (the Possessor of Honour) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Dhu Makanatin (the Possessor of Firmness) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Dhu ‘ Azzin (the Possessor Of Might) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Dhu Fadl (the Possessor of Grace) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muta’ (the One Obeyed) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muti’ (the Obedient) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Qadim Sidq (the Foot of Sincerity) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Rahmah (Mercy) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Burshra (the Good News) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Ghawth (the Redeemer) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Ghayth (Succour) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Ghiyath (Help) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Ni'matullah (the Blessings of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Hadiyatullah (the Gift of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
'Urwatu Wuthqa (the Trusty Handhold) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Siratuallah (the Path of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Siratumustaqim (the Straight path) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Dhikrullah (Remembrance of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sayfullah (the Sword of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Hizbullah (the party of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Al-Najm ath-thaqib (the Piercing Star) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mustafa (the Chosen One) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mujtaba (the Select) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muntaqa (the Eloquent) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Umiy (the Unlettered) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mukhtar (the Chosen) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Ajeer (Allah’s Worker) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Jabbar (the Compelling) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Abu Qasim (Father of Qasim) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Abu at-Tahir (Father of Pure) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Abu at-Taiyeb (the Good Father) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Abu Ibrahim (Father of Ibrahim) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mushaffa (the One Whose Intercession is Accepted) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Shaafi' (the Interceder) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Salih (the Righteous) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muslih (the Conciliator) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muhaymin (the Guardian) Sadiq (the Truthful) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Musaddaq (the Confirmer) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sidq (the Sincerity) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Saiyed ul-Mursalin (the Master of the Messengers) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Imam ul-Muttaqeen (the Leader of the God-Fearing) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Qayid ul-Ghur il-Muhajjilin (the Guide of the Brightly Shines Ones) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Khalil ur-Rahman (the Friends of the Merciful) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Barr (the Pious) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mubirr (the Venerated) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Wajih (the Eminent) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Nasseh (the Adviser) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Naasih (the Counsellor) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him
Wakeel (the Advocate) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mutawakil (the Reliant on Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him
Kafeel (the Guarantor) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Shafeeq (the Tender) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muqeem as-Sunna (the Establisher of Way) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muqaddis (the Sacred) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Ruh ul-Qudus (the Holy Spirit) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him
Ruh ul-Haqq (the Spirit of Truth) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Ruh ul-Qist (the spirit of Justice) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Kaaf (the Qualified) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muktaf (the Broad-shouldered) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Baligh (the Proclaimer) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mubaligh (the Informer) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Shaaf (the Healing) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Waasil (the Inseparable Friend) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mawsool (the One Bound to Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Saabiq (the Foremost) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Saa'iq (the Driver) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Haadin (the Guide) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muhd (the Guided) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him
Muqaddam (the Overseer) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Aziz' (the Mighty) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Fadhil (the Outstanding) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mufaddhil (the Favoured) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Fatih (the Opener) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Miftah (the key) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Miftah ur-Rahman (the Key of Mercy) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Miftah ul-Jannah (the Key to the Garden ) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
'Alam ul-Iman (He taught the Faith) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
'Alm ul-Yaqeen ( He Taught Certainty) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Dalail' ul-Khayrat (Guide to Good Things) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Musahih ul-Hasanat (the Verifier of Good Deeds) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Muqeel ul-'Atharat (the Forewarner of False Steps) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Safooh 'an az-Zallat (the Pardoner of Oppressions) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ush-Shafa'h (the Possessor of intercession) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Maqam (the Possessor of the Honoured Station) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Qadam (Owner of the Footprint) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Makhsoosun bil-'Azz (Distinguished with Might) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Makhsoosun bil-Majd (Distinguished with Glory) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Makhsoosun bish-Sharaf (Distinguished with Nobility) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Waseelah (the Possessor of the Closest Access) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib us-Sayf (the Owner of the Sword) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Fadeelah (the Possessor of Pre-eminence) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Izar (the Owner of the Cloth) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Hujjah (the Possessor of Proof) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib us-Sultan (the Possessor of Authority) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ur-Rida' (the Owner of the Robe) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ud-Darajat ir-Rafi' (thePossessor of the Lofty Rank) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ut-Taj (the Possessor of Crown) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Migfir (the Possessor of Forgiveness) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Liwa' (the Possessor of the Flag) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Mi'raj (the Master of the Night Journey) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Qadheeb (the Possessor of the Staff) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Buraq (the Owner of Buraq) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Khatam (the Owner of the Ring) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Shahib ul-'Alamah (the Owner of the Sign) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Burhan (the Possessor of the Evidence) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Bayan (the Possessor of Evident Proofs) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Faseeh ul-Lisan (the Good Communicatior) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Mutahhir ul-Jannan (the Purifier the Soul) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Ra'uf (the Kind) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Raheem (the Mercy-giving) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Udhun Khayr (the Good Listener) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Saheeh ul-Islam (the Completer of Islam) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Saiyed ul-Khawnain (the Master of the Two Universes) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
'Ayn ul-Na'eem (the Spring of Bliss) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
'Ayn ul-Ghur (the Spring of Beauty) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sa'dullah (the Joy of Allah) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sa'd ul-Khalq (the joy of the Creator) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Khateeb ul-Umam (the Preacher of Nations) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
'Alm ul-Huda (the Teacher of the Guidance) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him
Khashif ul-Kurab (the Remover of Worries) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Rafi'ur-Rutab (the Raiser of Ranks) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
'Izz ul-'Arab (the Might of the Arabs) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib ul-Faraj (the Possessor of Happiness) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahibul Waqt Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
Sahib –uz Zamaan Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him.
O Allah, O Lord, for the honour of Your Prophet, Al-Mustafa, and Your Messenger, Al-Murtada, Purify our hearts from every characteristic which keeps us away from Your Presence and Your Love, and have us pass away following his way and in his community, longing to meet You, O Owner of Majesty and Nobility.
And the Blessings and abundant peace of Allah be upon our master Muhammed, his family and his Companions and praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.

  1. MdShafiqM on November 14th, 2010 3:27 pm

    SUBHANAALLAH. Blessed are the families, neighbourhoods, places, countries where the divine name of the Messenger of ALLAH, the Last Holy Prophet: for mankind: ‘MOHAMMED’(p.b.u.h.) flourish, are held high in respect, love, honour, reverence and keeping up the values/ teachings.


  2. MdShafiqM on November 14th, 2010 3:31 pm

    The deep, secret of the sacred meaning of the divine name “Mohammed” (s.a.w.), the reverence it carries amongst mankind, are reasons to explore … can well be stretched for explanation to the greatest extents, volumes after volumes are already there, as but a proof of the reality.

    The imbibed beauty of how the child/person named “Mohammed” seeks blessing throughout life and hereafter is but a myth; the knowledge of the name is universally known, appreciated, admired and adored by followers of Islam and various scholars, which has remain a fact. Change your name to one of your names to “Mohammed” and you realize how you seek the greatest blessings, the name carries; from ALLAH-the-All-Mighty, for all the specialties the greatest of soul had. In essence that is the truth of the reality that parents prefer their children too to have gifted humane values in them and correspondingly evade the curses of the devil that the other so to say meaningless names carry in comparison.

    Muhammed, Mohamad, Mohammed, Mohamed, Mohammad, Mohamet, Mahmoud, Mehemet, Mehmet, Ahmad, Ahmet, Amad, Amed, Hamid, Hamad, Hammed

    When you assemble the number of people in all times, out number any other name except ALLAH.

    How fitting and miraculous the name is, we realize when we study, with an open mind, unbiased about mankind’s Last Holy Prophet: MOHAMMED (p.b.u.h.), that we too may be granted the mercy and rewards that he (s.a.w.) was showered with.

    Praise be to ALLAH-the-All-Mighty for having blessed mankind with “MOHAMMED” (may peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him) as His Messenger, and the Last of the Prophets. (may peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon all the Prophets of ALLAH-THE-ALL-MIGHTY).
MdShafiqM on November 14th, 2010 3:32 pm

Those who lack the basic knowledge and value or the fundamental reasons of living up to the name “Mohammed” or falter or fail to carry it with dignity throughout their life in social responsibilities, must refrain from using it, else the curses that follow too are multiple and manifold in their effects and have correspondingly found to have lasted adverse effects, for generations after generation, in reality, from the evil spell that they get exposed to, is incalculable. Carelessness, misuse or misinterpretation that may occur from any individual or section of the society in the matter, has a great concern and fear that the believers live with which has in present times well understood than ages before and for which most disbelievers are taken a back or found to be bewildered at, when they see the displeasure, disgust, depression and the ill effects that follow.

In fact those who cannot live up to, or are incompetent or ignorant to value the blessed divine name “Mohammed”, the name must be snatched away from them and for many a generations, as a penance, so that they learn to use this blessed name first. The leniency, generosity or may be it is a form of negligence of the masses, that anyone what no reason uses the name or uses it to blasphemy the name and community, consciously or unconsciously, is a matter not addressed, the awakening for which is much awaited. This negative attitude to unconscious, silent or remaining unconcerned, are well reasons of the heavy price mankind is paying for. The matter must well be understood and well calculated from that stand point, most unfortunately though, it’s the failure of those in power to lead and act to educate the  our lives and property get destroyed, followed with the miseries that last for ages, as to why we have general masses that are knowingly or unknowingly are trapped in the negativity that crop up.

When we learn and conclude the reasons of the uncontrollable causes and affects of such curses or under the spell of which earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, wild fires, floods, wars, man made and natural disasters, we would learn the truth of their occurrence for the curses they carry from ALLAH-the-ALL-MIGHTY is but the disregard, dishonor, they have committed towards His, beloved Prophet: MOHAMMED (p.b.u.h.).

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    Oct 29, 2010 - Baby names are a clear indicator of the vibrant palette of humanity that is... Comments ... MdShafiqM on November 14th, 2010 3:27 pm. SUBHANAALLAH.Blessed are the families, neighbourhoods, places, countries where the ... the Last HolyProphet: for mankind: 'MOHAMMED'(p.b.u.h.) flourish, are held ...

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    Feb 14, 2011 - Leave a Comment ... (5) MdShafiqM says: ... salam,those who celebrate prophet mohammads(pbuh)birthday they are doing kufur,may allah guide them. ... disregard ….. toward our Last Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of ALLAH be ... The last Prophet of Allah Almighty Muhammad (Allah's Grace & Peace ...

    5. MdShafiqM says:
    There are millions of forms / ways of thanks-giving to ALLAH-the-Almighty in return to the innumerable of His blessings; on mankind, world & the universe. The greatest of the gifts is undoubtedly remains: Our Last Holy Prophet: MOHAMMED (may peace & blessings of ALLAH-the-Almighty be upon him). In joy every element: animate & inanimate things of the whole universe, do express to Our Only One Lord God: ALLAH, in ways which are beyond human perception or understanding; which believers know it for sure. So any form of devotion; through which we convey our “gratefulness” to ALLAH-the-Almighty, must be honored & welcomed; so long as it does not fall in the purview of “shirk”. Alhamdulillah; “Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi” celebrations brings to us so much of joy; increases brotherhood; adds to the knowledge of those who are unfortunate; invites all in the neighborhood (in cosmopolitan societies) and increases their bondage and assures each other in the wedlock of “peace” : which is the true essence of “Islaam”; and the very purpose of being blessed with the “Greatest of the Prophets (s.a.w.).

    7. MdShafiqM says:
    There is every reason for all believers to celebrate every moment of their existence in Islaam. The best way Muslims do is by thanksgiving through their prayers …. sending “durud” etc. Those who do not have that spirit are void of “Emaan” and there is no need for them to find fault with those: who out of gratefulness to ALLAH-THE-ALMIGHTY celebrate each moment of their life and on every occasion that they get hands on; out of the greatest of joy; individually and socially. Long live those who find ways, means and opportunities of celebrating “Eid Milad un Nabi”; ALLAH surely will bless them in the world and the hereafter; that being the very purpose for which ALLAH created mankind and universe.
    All the problems faced by mankind/ muslims are due to the disrespect, dishonor, disregard ….. toward our Last Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him); and towards those innocent souls who out of their sheer enthusiasm are targeted by the foolish lot; often of their very brethrens.
    Those who do not respect their “nabi” have all failed before and are ever failures in all their endeavor. May ALLAH relieve us mankind from this curse.
    September 12, 2009 at 5:40 am
    (8) MdShafiqM says:
    MashaAllah !!!!
    Ministry of Culture celebrated Prophet Birth, & holds Al Borda Award contest : The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)had held the 6th edition of Al Borda (poetry contest) at the National Theatre in Abu Dhabi.The ceremony included a key word from clerics, religious songs in praise of the Prophet and light will be shed on the Prophet’s course. The event will also include open Al Borda contest (informal and formal poetry competition) on themes of Prophet Course and Islamic values.

    Prophet Mohammed (pbAuh)
    Perfect Role Model
    For Every Muslim/ Believer

    All praise belongs to Allah, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, Knower of the seen and unseen, Sustainer of the perfect balance of the Universe and all its inhabitants. He Alone we worship and His Aid Alone do we seek. He Alone turns in kindness to the servant who has as many sins as there are grains of sand on any beach and drops of water in any ocean. His Mercy outweighs His Wrath and His Justice will always prevail. Entirely dependent are we on His Everlasting Grace and forever do we yearn in this life to attain His Pleasure and earn His Love. Such is the Supreme Achievement.
    May the most perfect peace and blessings be upon His Beloved Emissary, the Seal of the Prophets, a Mercy to the Worlds. His birth will be forever marked in the history of the Earth as its happiest moment, and his death will be marked as its most mournful. He is the perfect example, and any who strive with might and main to align their life in accordance with his sunnah will reap the benefit of this struggle, by the Will of Allah, both in this life and the Next. On the Day when our every sin and shameful deed will be displayed before all of creation and its Creator, it will be his intercession that we will yearn for, and he –out of his overwhelming mercy and love for his nation- will refuse the sweetness of Jannah until every member of his ummah is removed from the Hell they placed themselves in. It is due to the barakah of his beloved presence on this Earth that any of us weep for the sake of Allah and that imaan has entered any of our unworthy hearts.
    Amma ba’d.
    Imagine the following scenario: You have a shirt which you simply love. It fits you perfectly, looks great, falls just right, it’s your favourite colour and is made out of your favourite material. No other shirt you own comes close to this one. You decide that you want another made, so you give it to a tailor and tell him, “Here’s my favourite shirt. I want you to make me the exact same one.” When you return to retrieve it he gives you a shirt that’s the wrong colour, too short and made of polyester. You don’t like polyester. Naturally you’re not going to be pleased. You’ll probably tell the tailor, “I’m not paying you for this. It’s nothing like my favourite shirt. Take it back and make it again.”
    Such will be the case on the Day of Judgment. Allah subhaanahu wa ta ‘aala created His favourite being, His perfect creation, His beloved Messenger Muhammad ibn ‘Abdallah salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim, and He commanded us to follow in his blessed example. He is the perfect mold, the perfect design for us to shape our lives after. Everything about him salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim, from the way he wore his hair to the way he made du’a to the way he sat while he ate, each aspect of his internal and external self was made to perfection by Allah subhaanahu wa ta ‘aala earning him the title of Habibullah, the beloved of Allah.
    When we stand before Allah subhaanahu wa ta ‘aala on that fateful Day, we will be measured and judged against the model of our beloved Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim. Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala will show us our heart, point out the spot of envy on it and ask us about it. Such a spot was never found on the heart of the Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim. He subhaanahu wa ta ‘aala will look at our limbs and see how often we made wudu. If they are shining with nur like the limbs of our beloved Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim He will be pleased with us, by His Grace and Mercy. But if our limbs are dark and dry, devoid of the barakah of wudu, then He is Most Just and may well carry out His Justice.
    Now imagine- if you would refuse to pay a few dollars to the tailor who messed up your shirt, why should Allah subhaanahu wa ta ‘aala pay us Jannah for a body and soul soiled with anything other than sunnah? It’s no different, except in one way: the tailor may say he wasn’t given enough time and may thus receive a second chance at making the shirt, but we will not be given such an opportunity. We were given a lifetime, which is nothing but time, and told to groom ourselves in accordance with the perfect example. If we want Allah subhaanahu wa ta ‘aala to purchase our souls for Jannah, then we should eat, drink, sleep, walk, talk, breath and live the sunnah of our beloved Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim.
    We know now, as we did before, that following the sunnah of the beloved Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim is of utmost importance. Now how do we turn that knowledge into action? One of the biggest and most powerful driving factors in any action has been, still is and always will be love. Clichéd as it may sound, the proof is all around us. Anyone who is married or has seen a sibling or close friend get married has witnessed the power of love. An ordinary man becomes completely lost in his woman. He wants nothing more than to be by her side every moment of everyday. Should she desire something, he is ready to swim the seven seas to bring it for her. Should she dislike something, he wants nothing to do with it. She fills his mind and heart, as he thinks about her morning and night, and desires no human’s company more than hers.
    Such should be the love every Muslim pours upon our beloved Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim. How can we help it? How can we not be obsessive in our love for the Messenger of Allah, salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim? The rest of creation understands who he is. The tree from which he used to deliver khutbahs wept in agony over separation from the beloved of Allah, salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim. The clouds above couldn’t resist keeping their course in line with that of the beloved Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi sallim, moving when he moved, stopping when he stopped, to shade him from the heat of the burning sun. Each drop of water that fell from his blessed skin while he made wudu cries out in bitter longing for reconnection with that sweet taste. Should all the beauty in the world be gathered together it would cower in shame before the beauty and perfection of our Prophet, Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim.
    As if his perfection and status before Allah subhaanahu wa ta ‘aala is not enough to make us deeply in love with him salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim, we have his love for us as another inspiration. He salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim used to worry about us. He would fear for us and our deen. Thoughts of you and I would fill his blessed mind with concern and compassion. So much so, that he salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim would raise his perfect hands before Allah ‘azza wa jal and would weep to Him, would cry to Him… he would beg Allah and plead with Allah to keep us firm on the Path to Him. He who is most beloved to Allah, who would be gifted the very heavens had he asked for them, cried to Allah saying, “Ummati! Ummati!” He cried for disobedient, neglectful servants like you and I, so that we would stay on the path of Islam and hold fast to the message he brought to us from our True Beloved subhaanahu wa ta ‘aala. Tears of worry would stream down his beautiful face and fill his beard out of concern that we might stray from the perfection of Laa ilaaha ilAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah.

    As servants of Allah, we now plead to Him that He grant us the ability to hold firmly onto the rope of sunnah and to continue climbing to Him no matter what we may face in this temporary world. Oh Allah, please let us not disgrace our beloved Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim on that Day. Let us not be a cause for his having to delay entrance into Jannah. Ya Allah, please fill our limbs and hearts with the nur of sunnah, so that we may become more beloved to You. Ya Allah, let us be among those who weep to you in the predawn hours, as it is so beloved to You that You made it fard upon our Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim. Ya Razzaaq, we have strayed from the sunnah of Your Messenger. We have abandoned that which so many ‘ulema spent their lives protecting and spreading. We have become the distant servants Your beloved Messenger feared we would become. Ya Allah, please rectify our condition. Ya Muqallib al quloob, empty our hearts of the love of this world and fill them with love for You, Your Messenger, his companions and all the rightly guided who ever lived and will ever live until the Day of Judgment. Ya muqallib al quloob, make firm our hearts on Your Deen. Ya Dhal Jalaali w’al Ikraam, we are helpless creatures. Our lives and souls lie in Your Beloved Hands. If You do not help us and save us from ourselves, we will truly be lost. Ya Samee’u Ya Tawwaab, we ask You, we beg You, we plead to You that You grant us the gift of sunnah… that You fill our every cell, from the follicles of our hair to the blood running through our veins, from the corners of our souls to the depths of our hearts with the sunnah of Your beloved Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallim, so that You may have reason to smile upon us on that Day, and purchase our longing souls for Jannat al-Firdous, so we may spend our Eternity in Your Beloved Company. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammad, wa ‘alaa aali sayyidina Muhammad, wa barik wasallim. Wa aakhiru da’waana anilhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘aalameen

Mohammed / Muhammad the most common baby name in England / U.K. / London
Mohammed / Muhammad is the primary transliteration of the Arabic given name, مُحَمَّد, from the triconsonantal root of Ḥ-M-D; Praise; hence Praised, or praiseworthy,or most praiseworthy in the whole of Universe.The best or perfect of all creations of Allah the Almighty. It is the name of the prophet of Islam, Last Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him) sent for all Mankind. Throughout the Muslim world, it is popular to name a male child after him. This name and its variant transliterations are among the most popular names in the world.
According to the sixth edition of The Columbia Encyclopedia (2000), Muhammad is probably the most common given name [in the world], including variations.[2] It is estimated that more than 150 million men and boys in the world bear the name Muhammad[citation needed].
Muhammad was the most common baby boy name in England and Wales in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and the second most popular in 2007 and 2010, combining

LONDON: In a sharp jump in just one year, Muhammad has emerged as the most common first name given to baby boys born in London in 2012. The name was also second most common among new born male babies across UK and Wales the same year-Harry being the most common second year in a row.
Interestingly in 2011, Daniel and Oliver were the top two names given to new born male children in London. Muhammad (spelt this way) was ranked third (658) in London with Mohammed (spelt like this) ranked as the eight commonest name in London given to 634 male children.
Across England and Wales, Harry and Amelia were the most popular first names given to babies maintaining the top spots from 2011.
In 2011, Mohammed (with this spelling) was ranked 19th most popular baby name while Muhammad (spelt this way) was ranked 22.
Over the total of 729,674 registered births in 2012 there were more than 28,000 different boys' names and over 36,000 different girls' names.
Interestingly three different spellings of the name Muhammad are listed in the top 100 names for boys.
The most common is Muhammad, which is in 19th place on the table. Mohammed comes 26th and Mohammad is in 60th place.
Overall the name was given 7,139 times in 2012, just 29 behind Harry-which took the top spot.
Despite this variation, those in each top 10 accounted for 13% of all given names.
Britain's Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the most popular first names for babies born in England and Wales in 2012 on Monday. In particular, it examined the 100 most popular first names for boys and for girls and compared the ranks of those names with the ranks in 2011 and 2002.
Experts say Asian names have become very common in London specially because of the city's swelling migrant population. Indians have become the largest foreign-born group in London. Nearly 9% of all foreign-born residents in London are now Indian.
In sheer numbers, this means 2.63 lakh persons born in India are now living in London.
London had about 3 million foreign-born residents in 2011 (37% of the total London population and 40% of the total foreign-born population of England and Wales).
London's foreign-born population increased by 54% since 2001, accounting for 105% of the total population increase, as the UK-born population decreased in the decade.
Moreover, London concentrates a large proportion (40%) of the entire foreign-born population of England and Wales.
Between 2001 and 2011, the total resident population of England and Wales increased by 14%, by about 1 million residents.
However, the UK-born population in London actually declined, by 1% (about 50,000 residents). This means that the entire growth of the London population can be accounted for the by increase in the number of residents that had been born outside of the UK.
ONS had looked at the top five non-UK born mothers' countries by number of births (Poland, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nigeria).
Courtesy: The Times of India; Kounteya Sinha, TNN Aug 13, 2013, 07.06AM IST

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Technology of the Heart
ALLaHuMMa that the Peace and Blessing of AllaH accompany and fulfill you wherever you are. AllaH Is The Sweetheart ~ The Most Generous and The Most Merciful

Haqiqat e Mohammedi - Reality of the Praiseworthy Master

In the Name of Allah the Sweetheart, the Most Compassionate, the Most Beautiful Lover

and in praise of His beloved Mustafa the Chosen Light and His Mystery

Honour that is worthy of his Praiseworthy Station

Allah says in the Revealed Scripture:

O My noble Messenger! Indeed you have been sent as a pure witness and a bearer of joyous news and a compassionate warner.

That you, O humanity, may believe in Allah and His Messenger and honour him and respect the Prophet and exalt Allah morning and afternoon. - 48; 8, 9.

Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet... so they who believe in him, honour him, support him and follow the light which is sent down with him - it is those who will be truly successful.-  7; 157.

The above Signs of the Quran is a testimony and proof that honouring and respecting the Messenger is essential and this is one of the key for being spiritually successful in real sense. It should be noted that giving of the due honour and respect to any person depends on realizing his haqiqat, his reality, his true status. We can not render respect and honour unless we know that person's real position and status. Thus it is of utmost importance to recognize the haqiqatand status of him in the first place.

The cognition of the Messenger Muhammad, may Divine peace and blessings saturate his noble soul, has two aspects, one is his outward manifestation as a human being and another is his inward qualities illumed by the divine qualities bestowed by Allah. From his human side, even though he might have human characteristics which needed to eat, physically move etc comparable to ordinary people, yet from spiritual reality or haqiqat he was the locus of the manifestation of the loftiest divine qualities.

In short, when Allah the Most High wanted to manifest Himself and hence brought forth the creation, He created the best of His manifester (khalifa) Muhammad, who was created by the Light of the Divine Countenance and from the light of Muhammad all other creation was created. So in the next to the Absolute Divine Realm or Alam-e-Lahut, Messenger Muhammad is the only perfect mirror of God. The sacred tradition (hadith qudsi) thus conveys, the Divine declares:

I have created Muhammad from the Nur of My Divine Countenance. Had I not created you O my beloved Messenger, I would not have created the heavens and if you were not created then the qualities hidden in My Essence would not manifest in their glory.

Every Purpose has a Final Culmination and Purpose of Creation has the Zenith in the Person of Muhammad the Messenger

In the pre-eternity Allah was a Hidden Treasure Who longed to be known and loved. And Adam and his progeny is bestowed with the full potential of knowing Him, His gnosis and loving Him. Thus humanity is the zenith of creation, and then logically among the humanity there has to be a human being through whom this original Divine Will is to manifest and that human being, that perfection in whom the Divine Qualities will reflect more perfectly than others in full human humbleness and yet in the most exalted acceptance by God Himself is the person of Muhammad the Chosen Messenger.

The Messenger of Allah is the most beautiful pattern and empowerment for the holy way of life. (33:21)

This is the secret why he is called the Seal because through him the Divine Will is sealed. About himself the Prophet said," I am the First of the Divine Informer (Nabi) to be created and last to be sent among humanity and there is no other Prophet after me."

The Prophet himself also said, "Before anything Allah has created my light." In another tradition he is recorded to have said: "I am the (reflection of the) Light of God and everything else is from (reflection of) my light."

Metaphysically speaking, this "light" which was created before anything else was created, could well be understood as the Divine Will or Consciousness regarding the culmination of perfect humanity through whom the ultimate guidance will be dispensed both through his Sunnah, his character, his Way and Legislation or Shariah and every possible role that a human being may partake in this world as a preparation for the next.

Those who harmonize their whole being with the Messenger of Allah are harmonizing and unifying with Allah. (4:80)

O My beloved Messenger, proclaim to humanity, "If you truly love Allah, follow me intimately and Allah will love you intensely, forgiving and throughly erasing all your negativity. Allah most High is ceaselessly forgiving and infinitely merciful." (3:31)

From mystical perspective, before the existence of time, Allah created His best of creation, Muhammad and in him made manifest all of His Beautiful Names and Qualities in such mystical fashion that between Ahad (Indivisible Oneness) and Ahmad (Celestial name of Muhammad) there remained only the veil of a Meem (representing makhluk or sentient being and creative manifestation).

The poet has said thus:

O heart lift Ahmad's veil of meem,

And Behold how Ahad alone reigns supreme.

When his excellency Messenger used to focus on his human zahiri (outward) manifestation, he used to say:

"I am human being like you."

But when he used to focus on his batini haqiqat (inward realities), he used to say: "I am not like any one of you, I dwell with my Lord at the hearts of veiled nights and He nourishes me." (Bukhari and Muslim)

In another reference it is said that the body of the Prophets are like the angels.

There are many recorded incidents by the closed companions of the Prophet that even his perspiration had perfume like qualities and was used to heal terminally ill patients. The Prophet also could see what was in front of him as well as what was behind him, both in light and in darkness. There were no shadow of his body and no insects or fly would ever sit on his body. Thus even though he was a human being in human form, yet he was an unparalleled human being.

The Quranic Proof that Prophet is a Light Sent to Humanity

The Messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace, is the Light of Allah, something a believer can say because the Qur’an affirms it in the verse

"There has come to you a Light from Allah, and a Manifest Book" (Qur’an 5:15).

in which the word Light has been explained by a number of classic Qur’anic exegetes as follows:

(Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti:) "It is the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)" (Tafsir al-Jalalayn, 139).

(Ibn Jarir al-Tabari:) "By Light He means Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), through whom Allah has illuminated the truth, manifested Islam, and obliterated polytheism; since he is a light for whoever seeks illumination from him, which makes plain the truth" (Jami‘ al-bayan, 6.161).

(Fakhr al-Razi:) "There are various positions about it, the first being that the Light is Muhammad, and the Book is the Qur’an " (al-Tafsir al-kabir, 11:194).

(al-Baghawi:) "It means Muhammad, or, according to a weaker position, Islam" (Ma‘alam al-Tanzil, 2.228).

And Qurtubi (Ahkam al-Qur’an , 6.118) and Mawardi (al-Nukat wa al-‘uyun, 2.22) mention that interpreting Nur as "Muhammad was also the position by [the Imam of Arabic grammar Ibrahim ibn Muhammad] al-Zajjaj (d. 311/923).

All of which shows that the Prophet, is a light from Allah, according to the Qur’an . This is the interpretation of the earliest exegetes, for al-Tabari was the sheikh of the salaf (early Muslims) in tafsir; while explaining Nur as "Islam" is an interpretation that came later.

The outcome of divine attributes require a logos or determining order that governs them, an illuminatory law that renders them and the states of their inhabitants transparent and intelligible, an ultimate standard

Shaykh Nuh Ha Meem Keller writes: "The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is both the ‘Light of Allah’ and ‘a human being’, and the inability to join between the two aspects is a lack of understanding of the greatness of al-Haqiqa al-Muhammadiyya, the ‘Muhammadan Reality’. 

To gain an idea of their point of departure, we may note that the entire universe has been created by Allah in order that His names and attributes might be manifest, that is, in order that He might be known, for He says,

"Nor did I create men and jinn, except to worship Me" (Qur’an 51:56).

(al-Baghawi:) Mujahid [ibn Jabr al-Makki (d. 104/722)], said this means ‘except to know Me’ which is a sound interpretation, since if He had not created them, they would not have known His existence and His oneness (Ma‘alam al-tanzil, 5.230).

Now, the divine names, such as, al-Rahman ‘the All-merciful’, al-Karim ‘the Most Generous’, al-Rafi‘ ‘He-Who-Raises’, al-Khafid ‘He-Who-Lowers’, al-Sabur ‘the Most Patient’ al-Muntaqim ‘the Avenger’, and the others, entail and comprise the existence of the entire spectrum of human conditions - but particularly, ultimately, eternally, and at their fullest manifestation—the outcomes of paradise and hell. 

These outcomes in their turn entail a logos or determining order that governs them, an illuminatory law that renders them and the states of their inhabitants transparent and intelligible, an ultimate standard. This is what we call the Shari‘ia or ‘Sacred Law’, inseparable in principle from its divine origin, for it is one with Allah’s speech, the Qur’an , and the sunna, His act of inspiration to the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). Part of the Law is that "none of you shall enter paradise by his works" (rather through Allah’s mercy), but the levels within it do correspond to works whose qualities and conditions are given in the revelation.

From the point of view of manifesting the divine attributes and names—their ultimate outcomes consisting in the destinies of human beings, without which they would remain unmanifest—the appearance of the Islamic Shari‘a, in its final and perfected form at the end of human history, is the raison d’être, or ‘reason for being’, of the whole created universe; and ontologically prior to it in the timelessly preeternal knowledge of Allah Most High. 

And the focal point of this light of lights, the head of the whole matter of its appearance, and the site of its manifestation—in a sense the résumé of all created being and occasion for its appearance—is the al-Haqiqa al-Muhammadiyya, or ‘Muhammadan Reality’ the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), whose consciousness was identical with this Shari‘a. 

We cannot ever claim to know all of the Prophet’s perfections (Allah bless him and give him peace), only that Allah describes him in His book as ‘light’; while at the same time, he had to be a human being, in order that the Sacred Law could be manifest, and the imperative of obeying it be binding on every human being. And Allah knows best." 

Witnessing requires Presence and Observance (Hazir and Nazir)

O My noble Messenger, Indeed you have been sent as a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner. (48:9)

In the Quran Allah confirms that on the Day of Judgment for each community, there respective Prophet will be their witness and Prophet Muhammad will be witness for all of them.This is found in Surah Ahzab verse 45 and Surah Muzammil verse 15. These verses tell us that all human beings who have appeared on earth from the beginning and those who are currently present and those who will come until the Day of Judgment, Prophet Muhammad will be a witness to all of their faith and actions.

But for a person to be a witness, he needs to be present and observe the actions and here we are talking about not only outward actions, but also inward state of heart (for faith is an inward function). So the gnostics of Allah have proved from this point that the Prophet is bestowed the quality of hazir and nazir (omnipresent and omni-visionary) by Allah, the owner of all Power and Glory.

From haqiqat the Prophet's qualities expands and cover the entire creation. In the Quran Allah says:

O My noble Messenger, indeed I have sent you as mercy for all the worlds.

In another place Allah tells us the nature of His mercy:

"Indeed My mercy is encompassing everything in the creation."

Prophet himself declared, "I am mercy extended (to entire creation)."

"I am Divine Light (Nur) and every created things are from my Light."

From the above statements and verses make us understand that Haqiqat e Muhammadi is to found in the entire creation as how sap of the tree is found within its branches. Just as without water no tree can be alive, similarly without the light of divine mercy of the haqiqat e Muahmmadi no created being can subsist. If the inner light of his haqiqat leave any matter, it is annihilated in that very instant.

Allah Glorious is He, the Creator doesnt work without medium. As an example it can be said: He distribute the sustenance of creation through the parents or someone else. He provides visible light on earth through the sun, Similarly his showering of mercy upon the entire creation is not without a medium and that medium is Rahmatallil alamin Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa, sallalahu alayhi wa sallam. Thus Prophet Muhammad is the Sun of Mercy, he is the distributor of rahmah.

In the Sacred Tradition on the tongue of the Prophet Allah speaks: "The most favorite act for my servants are those which are made mandatory for them, through which they may draw near Me. After which when My servants draws near further through their supererogatory acts, then I love them with a special love and in that condition I become his hearing through which he hears, I become his eyes through which he sees, I become his hands through which he grasp and his legs through which he moves." (Bukhari)

From the above mentioned hadith, it is clear that even an ordinary human being when he, she receives the love of Allah, the tajalli (manifestation) of Allah becomes his hearing, seeing, grasping, moving. So when the Messenger who is bestowed the title of Habib Allah, there can be no doubt that it is the verytajalli of Allah was his seeing, hearing, grasping and moving.

In reality, from his haqiqat Prophet Muhammad is beyond the limitations and constrictions of time and space. Yet it must also be emphasized that Prophet Muhammad and any other creation or being has no power of its own, except, they are only bestowed capability through the Divine Power. Thus whether its Prophet Muhammad or any other great Messengers of God, their miracles, their extra ordinary achievements were gifts from God and God alone, and they can never boast any favor or divine gifts as their own.

This is also acknowledged by Prophet himself when he said, "I am the most dear beloved (habib) of Allah, but I have nothing to brag about it. I will carry the banner of praise on the Judgement Day and Adam and every other Prophet will be under that banner but I have nothing to boast about it. And on the Day of Judgment I will be the first intercessor and mine will be the first to be accepted, and yet I have nothing to boast in it; I will be the first to knock at the Door of Paradise and it shall be opened for me and I and my meek faithfuls will enter into it but this is not a matter of pride for me. Among the first and the last generations of people I am the most honoured, yet I have nothing to brag about it."

To testify this truth about Prophet's humanity, Allah says in the Quran:

O Messenger of Mine, say: I do not control any benefit or harm for my own soul except as Allah please; and had I known the unseen I would have had much of good and no evil would have touched me; I am nothing but a warner and the giver of good news to a people who believe. (Qur'a; 7; 188)

In this above verse the Prophet's own ability is denied but at the same time Allah's supreme ability is affirmed.

As for the Prophet being a bashar or ‘human being’, there is no doubt of this, because it is Qur’an and ‘aqida. Yet the Qur’an does not simply state that he is a human being, but rather says,

"Say: I am but a man like you who is divinely inspired that your god is but One God" (41:6)

The important qualificatory phrase in this verse shows us that the Prophet was a completely different sort of human being from anyone else, then or now. For none of us can say he is divinely inspired as the Messenger of Allahwas. Rather, as is said in a poetic ode to the Prophet which is often sung at gatherings after singing the Qasida al-Burda [Ode of the Prophetic Mantle] by al-Busayri:

Muhammad is a human being, but not like humankind; 

He is a ruby, while ordinary people are as stones.

Ya RasulAllah ..

Just as when a piece of iron when exposed and immersed in tremendous heat of fire annihilates its own identity and become lost in the color and quality of fire, similarly Messenger Muhammad in the fire of Divine Love lost his own selfhood and attained to his highest degree of khilafat or ambassador and thus through him the attributes of Allah was made manifest. Thus his seeing, hearing, speaking and doing is that of the Divine's. That is why Allah says about the Prophet:

O My Beloved Prophet, you did not slay them, but Allah slayed them; and in no way did you throw when you threw, but Allah threw. (8:17)

The Prophet doesnt speak out of his own volition, his speech is the speech of God. (53:3)

On the incident of his companions giving allegiance to him it was revealed:

Truly the ones who give bayah (allegiance) to you, in reality give bayah only to Allah; the Hand of Allah is above their hands. (48:10)

Through Prophet Muhammad, the beautiful names (asma) and attributes (sifat) were manifested fully, that is why following the Prophet is made equivalent of following Allah. Thus Allah declares:

He who obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah. (4:80)

"First existence Allah created from His Light is the light of Hazrat Muhammad, and from the Prophetic Light, everything else is created," this hadith testifies that from haqiqat the Prophet occupies the center stage. "I have not sent you except as a mercy to all worlds" (21:107) - this verse of the Quran reminds us that just as in the world we have hierarchy to reach the top, if we are to meet the head of state, we must go through various other offices first, similarly to reach Allah's divine mercy and help, one must go through the central reality of creative world, that is Prophet Muhammad. For this reason the Prophet as mentioned, "Unless benediction is said upon me, no supplication reaches to the Supreme and is suspended between the heaven and the earth, thus at the beginning and at the end of your supplication read benediction (durood) upon me." (Tirmizi)

That is why Allah declares in the Quran the important act of sending benediction and blessings upon the soul of the noble Prophet:

Indeed Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O faithful lovers! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation. (33:56)

By the bestowal of Allah, the Prophet had within himself manifest the Divine attributes which are supernatural from ordinary human standard and some of these mysterious attributes of him are mentioned here citing from the traditions. The blessed Prophet has said:

Allah has folded the entire earth in front of me. So I can simultaneously observe everything from its east to its west. (Collection of Muslim)

Allah has placed this worldly manifestation in such a mysterious way in front of my eyes that whatever that will be created until the Day of Judgment, I can see them as if they are right on top of my palm. (Tibrani)

Displaying his middle and index finger the Prophet once mentioned, "I and the Day of Judgment are sent side by side like this." (Muslim)

From these above mentioned hadith it is apparent that from the subtlety of his haqiqat space and time boundaries are made null and void and everything is made present simultaneously. Allah's mystical manifestation (tajalli) was his power of hearing and seeing. That is why he said: "I can see what you can not see, I can hear what you can not hear." (Ahmad and Tirmizi)

The Prophet also said, "He who has seen me in true vision, soon afterwards will also meet me in awakened state and the arch deceiver can not emulate my form." (Bukhari and Muslim) This hadith is verified by countless saints and friends of God who have met him not only in veridical dreams and true visions while in sleep and half-awakened state, but also in full awakened state with their fully conscious mind. There are many recorded incidents where the Prophet have paid visit to saints while they are fully awake and have conversed, have embraced, have shaken hand with him. Allah, Allah, Allah.

Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti, Shah Waliullah and many other truthful friends and saint of Allah have testified that they had the honor to meet the Prophet both in their sleep and awakened state. Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti have written in his book 'Tanwirul halak" with citation of many hadith and sayings of truthful saints that

"... it is proved to be true that the Holy Prophet is alive both with his body and his soul and he exercise his actions anywhere anytime between the earth and higher realms (alam e malaqut).

He is now present as he was before his apparent death. He is only veiled from the eyes of common man, just as the jinns and angels are veiled even though they have bodies. Whenever Allah removes veil from His servants eye in order to show them His signs, they can see them in their real forms. There is nothing prohibited in this, neither it can be reduced to vision that is metaphysical only."

In Surah Waqiah and also in Surah Qaf it is said that at the moment of death the angels are nearer, but ordinary people can not see them, but when Allah removes the veils from the eyes, subtler realities are made visible.

Then when the soul at death reaches the throat (of the dying person) and you are that moment looking on and our angels are nearer to him, but you do not see.. (56:83-85), Certainly you were heedless of it, but now We have removed from you your veil, so your sight today is sharp. (50:22)

The understanding of the difference of subtle body and gross body is necessary here. While the gross body is time and space bound, that doesnt apply to subtle body. Just as the atom which belongs to the subtle realm within this physical universe and thus a tiny atom may conceal power equivalent of atom bomb, similarly the abilities concealed within subtle bodies are unimaginable to ordinary mind.

Every Muslim within their prayer recites inwardly the prayer where they send their salutation to the Prophet by saying "As salamu Alaika Ayyuhan Nabi'yu 'Wa rahmatullahi Wa barka'tuhu" Peace be upon you, Oh Prophet, and Allah's mercy and blessings. This salutation, in reality is received by the Prophet in real time, which is made possible by Allah's bestowing him His divine attributes. This in no way is associationism (shirk) but acknowledgement of Allah's quality upon His beloved habib. For example, the quality of Life, al-Hayy is a divine attribute which Allah bestows temporarily as life to other souls, so when we say the Divine attribute of life is bestowed on soul, we dont say we are making equivalent or associating, but we say that each soul is bestowed by God this particular attribute.

Abdul Haq Dehalvi has said, "The reason for saying the salutation to the Prophet in the salat is because the haqiqat e Muhammadi is present in every single drop of creation and existence including the very body of one who prays. The truth that he attends to every salaam to him is testified by his saying, "Any person who send benediction upon my soul, Allah arranges it to reach my soul and I reply" (Abu Dawud).

Shaykh Nuruddeen Aliyyul Halabi in his analysis wrote, "The Prophet after his veiling from the world is raised to the highest station of Paradise, yet his mortal body is present in his grave uncorrupted. Because of the highest station that is bestowed of him, which in rank and honour is so vast and wide, thanks to the generous bestowal of Allah that his soul and his body may move freely anywhere in the heaven and earth. His subtlety is so subtle and so penetrating that wheresoever he may be called upon, he may answer. He can be found if someone seeks him with God, if someone send him salam by his grave, he will answer him. Every seeker in his seeking will find him present, every contemplator in his contemplation will find him present, and every gnostic will find him in his heart."

The Haqiqat e Muhammadi Summarized

Wadhifatus Salatul Mashishiyyah or the Litany of Sidi Abdas-salam ibn Mashish, may Allah be pleased with him, who was the Spiritual Pole of his time and one of the greatest of gnostic, summarizes the inner reality of the Messenger or haqiqat e Muhammadiya in the most beautiful and concise form. I present it here (partially) with a hope that it may help us understand that mystery which ultimately cannot spoken truly even though our words might exhaust towards that endeavour:

In the Name of Allah, The Universally Merciful, The Singularly Compassionate

Oh Allah, Blessings and peace in all matters, revealed and concealed on him from him are split open the secret hidden in his sublime essence, and stream forth the lights of his full moons enfolded in the heavens of his sublime attributes and in him rose up the Truths from Him to him and descended the science of Adam from Him in him and on him so He rendered the entire creation unable to comprehending that which was entrusted to him of the Secret and before him understanding is diminished and for each person his own inability suffices and that Preserved Secret has not been grasped by any one of us in its existence nor will any one subsequently reach His Pre-Existent Witnessing.

Magnified is the Prophet whose blossoming beauty beflowers the gardens of the Mulk and the Malakut and the pools of the Jabarut overflow with the dazzling lights of his secret bursting forth and there is no thing that is not linked to him and by his effulgent secret are all things encompassed because were it not for the intercessor in every ascent and descent the intercession, as it was said, would have disappeared.

A blessing worthy of You, from You to him that is an unceasingly and constantly renewed creation abundantly pouring out upon him and unimpaired peace which is this blessing in its flowing and its grace as befits him and on his Family, suns of the heaven on high and his Companions and their Followers and those who came after.

Oh Allah, truly he is Your secret encompassing all secrets and Your Light encompassing all lights and Your Guide who guides to You by You and the Leader of the Caravans who rides Your worlds to You and Your Supreme Veil raised up between Your Hands.

Thus for those who arrive, no one arrives other than to his invincible presence nor is any bewildered one guided other than by his shining light.

Oh Allah, connect me to his spiritual lineage, and ascertain me by his soaring degree and cause me to know him with real knowledge so that by it I witness his eternal pre-existence and I become his mirror by his love and his consent and so by his realisations and I am saved from the welling up of the springs of ignorance and I drink without stint from the overflowing springs of his reality.

… O Allah, make my absorption in him laudable and praiseworthy before You.

O Allah, make the Supreme Veil (Sayyidina Muhammad) the life of my spirit in unveiling and direct witnessing since the order is a mercy and a kindness from You.

Oh Allah, make his Spirit the Secret of my truth in taste and in state and his Truth the congruence of all my worlds in the confluence of my ways now and forever more.

Allah and His radiant angels send continuous blessings upon the sublime soul of the Prophet, o noble believers, so you as well should humbly and constantly request Divine Benediction for him, saluting him repeatedly with utmost love and respect. (33:56)

Oh Allah, blessings and peace from us on him the most gracious of blessings and the most perfect peace for truly we can not grasp his exalted degree nor do we comprehend that which befits him of respect and magnification.

Benedictions of Allah the Most High and His Peace and His Greetings and His Mercy and His Grace on Liege-lord Muhammad Your Bondsman and Your Prophet and Your Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet and on his Family and His Companions, peace, to the number of the even and the odd and the Complete and Blessed Words of our Lord and Sustainer.

Allaaah! Allaaah! Allaaah!


This post is shared in response to this email from a brother A. A., may Allah grant him success, about the Reality of the Prophet, sallalahu alayhi was sallam:

One of the main differences I have observed between the Spiritual orders / tareeqas 

& the neo-reformist ideologies is on the reality of our beloved Prophet sallalahu 

alayhis salam.

While the neo-reformist section claims that our prophet was no more than a human 

messenger who is no more & can no longer help people, the various tareeqas 

elevate our prophet & other awliyas to a different level.

True that the Quran has stated "Say not about the shaheed that they have died. 

Nay they are living & enjoying provisions with their lord". But I have heard quite 

often about the claims that our Prophet is Noor & that he was the first to be created 

& everything else was created from that Noor etc etc. That our Prophet can help 

people by the permission of Allah etc. They also attribute the "helping" nature or the 

power to recommend/pray for the awliyas also.

I wanted to know the truth behind this. Dear brother, do you have any material / talks / books which elucidate this?

So in reply to this above message, I have compiled this post from materials that Allah has made available to me. You may read the previous post related to this as an introduction:

 Preventing and Hindering People from the Path of God - Common Methods used in Our Time.

as-salatu wa-s-salamu alayka ya rasulullah

as-salatu wa-s-salamu alayka ya habiballah

Heartfelt and profound greetings to your sublime soul

O incomparable Prophet, O uniquely beloved one of Allah.

How did Prophet Muhammad celebrate Eid? An Occasion of Joy and Thanks Giving

Eid means celebration, festival. Eid al-Fitr is the Celebration of Breaking the Fast after Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr as occasion of holy celebration and thanks giving was originated by the Messenger, may profound peace and blessings of Allah saturate his noble soul. It is observed on the first of the month Shawwal the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims undergo a month long period of fasting.

According to islamic tradition, these festivals were initiated in Madinah afte the migration of Mohammed (sallallaho alaihe wasallam) from Mecca and nascent Islamic state was born. Its reported:

When the Prophet arrived in Madinah, he found people celebrating two specific days in which they used to entertain themselves with recreation and merriment. He asked them about the nature of these festivities at which they replied that these days were occasions of fun and recreation. At this, the Prophet remarked that the Almighty has fixed two days [of festivity] instead of these for you which are better than these: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Since then both the festivals are celebrated by Muslims or all school of thoughts irrespective of region or race. Eidul Fitr is the festival when Muslims offer special prayers and thank Allah for the successful end of the month of fasting and prayers. A saying of the Prophet says that the Eidul Fitr is a reward from Almighty Allah (swt) who is pleased with his slaves following their month long fasting.

The holy Prophet advises the Muslims to celebrate Eid by offering prayer, thanks giving Almighty Allah, and forgiving each other.

Regarding Eid-ul-Fitr, the Messenger said, “When the month of Ramadaan is over, and the night of Eid-ul-Fitr has arrived, that night is called the Night of Prize. Then, in the early morning of Eid-ul-Fitr Allah Ta’ala will send His angels forth to visit all the towns and cities on the earth below. Once they have made their descent, they will position themselves at the entrances to all the streets and alleys. There, in a voice that is audible to every being created by Allah Ta’ala, apart from the jinn and humankind, they will issue a proclamation saying, “O Community of Muhammad, come forth into the presence of a Noble and Generous Lord, who will grant you gifts in abundance and forgive your terrible sin!”

Then when the believers have emerged and presented themselves at their place of prayer, Allah Ta’ala will say to His angels, “O My angels, what is the recompense of the hired labourer, once he has done his job?” The angels will reply, “Our Lord and our Master, You will pay him his wages in full!” So Allah Ta’ala will say, “I now call upon you to bear witness, O My angels, that I have conferred My acceptance and My forgiveness as the reward for their fasting and night vigil during the month of Ramadaan.” Allah Ta’ala will then say, “O My servants put your requests to Me now, for this I swear by My Might and My Majesty, you will not ask Me this day, in this gathering of yours for anything connected with your life hereafter, without My granting it to you; nor for anything connected with your life in this lower world, without My attending to your need. By My Might and My Majesty, I will not put you to shame, nor will I expose you to disgrace amongst those who are faithfully committed to observing the laws (of Shariah). Now you may depart, knowing that you have been forgiven. You have won My approval, and I am well pleased with you.”” [Ghunyalit Taalibi Tareeqal Haq, Vol. 3]

The practice of the greatest Sunnah is showing Mercy

It was Eid day, the day of celebration and a day of rejoicing. There was an air of festivity in the streets of Madinah. All the people, both young and old were dressed in their best clothes, especially for this special day of Eid.

As it was time for early morning Eid prayers everyone made their way to an open piece of land on the outskirts of the city. The Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, arrived and led the prayers. After they had finished they all greeted each other and everyone was walking back home. The children running and playing in excitement, smiling and laughing, without a care in the world.

As the Prophet walked back home, he suddenly became aware of a little boy (Zuhair Bin Saghir) sitting by himself on the side of the path. The little boy was crying and looked very sad. The Prophet of love and mercy bent down and patted him on the shoulders and asked 'why are you crying?' 'Please leave me alone' sobbed the little boy. The boy didn't even see who was talking to him, such was his overwhelming sadness.

The loving Prophet ran his fingers through the boy's hair and very gently and kindly asked him again why he was crying. This time the boy said, 'My father was martyred fighting, and now my mother has married again and my stepfather does not want me to live at home any more. Today is Eid and everyone is happy. All the children have new clothes and nice things to eat, but I don't have any clothes except what I am wearing. I have no food and I don't even have a place to live.'

The Prophet said to him, 'I know how you feel, I lost both my mother and father when I was a little boy.' The boy was surprised to hear that it was an orphan who was comforting him, and when he looked up to his great surprise it was the Prophet Muhammad, the most beloved person in the whole world - and he immediately jumped up to his feet out of love and respect.

The Prophet said to him 'If I were to become your new father and Ayesha you new mother, and Fatima your new sister, would that make you feel better?' 'Oh yes, that would be the best thing in the world!' The boy started smiling. The Prophet took him home and gave him new clothes and good food on this beautiful day of Eid. The boy indeed had a wonderful Eid that day.

Later on Zuhair Bin Saghir, who was a companion of Prophet said, “I was hungry and thirsty. Messenger of God fed me. I was an orphan, but now, Prophet Muhammad is my father and Hazrat Aisha is my mother. I am no longer an orphan.”

Some one asked the Prophet Muhammad, what actions are most excellent? He replied, To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured.

How did the Prophet & his companions celebrate Eid?

“Adorn the eids (the Eid-ul Fıtr and the Eid-ul Adha) with La ilaha illa allah, Allahu Akbar, Al-hamdu lillah, Subhana allah.” (Ebu Nuaym)

 “There are among the narrations many that strongly encourage thanks and remembrance of God at festival times in order to prevent heedlessness from prevailing and deviation into the illicit. Then at such times this may transform the bounties of joy and happiness into thanks (shukr) and make the bounty continue and increase it. For thanks increase bounty and dispel heedlessness.” (Badiuzzaman Said Nursi- from the Risala-i Nur Collection/The Flashes)

We learn about the Sunan (traditions) of Eid from various narrations:

• The Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, used to recite Takbeer during the night of Eid from sunset on the last day of Ramadan until the Imam came to lead the Eid prayer in the morning.

• They raised their voices in supplication and remembrance of Allah in the marketplaces, mosques and homes, but the women did so inaudibly.

• The Prophet would not go out on Eid al-Fitr until he had eaten an odd number of dates. (Ahmad and Al-Bukhari) In Al-Muwatta, it is recorded from Sa’id Bin Al-Musayyib that the people were ordered to eat before they went out for prayer on the day of breaking the fast.

• They performed Ghusl (ritual bath) and wore their best clothes and applied perfume. Ibn Al-Qayyim writes: “The Prophet (peace be upon him) had a special (Yemeni) cloak that he would wear on the two Eids and Jumu’ah.”

• The Prophet would take his wives and daughters to the two Eids, and after he prayed and gave a Khutbah, he went to the women and reminded them of Allah, and ordered them to give charity. (Al-Bukhari) Umm ‘Atiyah reports: “We were ordered to go out with the single and menstruating women on the two Eids in order to witness the good and the supplications of the Muslims. The menstruating women would be separate from the others.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

• The Prophet and his Companions paid Zakat Al-Fitr before the Eid prayer, or even a day or two in advance.

• After the Eid prayer, they dispersed by a route that was different from the one they took to approach the Musalla.

The Islamic Tarbiyah (upbringing) imparted by the Prophetic traditions is not restricted to the outward aspects of worship, it goes deeper and teaches us the correct spirit of celebration.

Sheikh Muhammad Al-Jibaly writes: “The major part of the celebration is not eating or drinking – rather, it is a prayer that brings Muslims together to remember Allah’s bounties and celebrate His glory and greatness. The Eids and their celebration in Islam carry a distinctive meaning and spirit. They are completely different from the celebrations in other nations and cultures. For other nations, a holiday is a chance to immerse in worldly pleasures, or to involve oneself in prohibited acts to the utmost.

Not so for Muslims! For Muslims, the Eid is an occasion to increase in good deeds. Each Eid marks the conclusion of an important worship, and the determination to continue in obedience and submission to Allah. In moments of extreme pleasure or sadness, a Muslim never forgets his Lord’s greatness, might, glory, and watchfulness. A Muslim’s actions are always controlled by this continued remembrance and awareness.

Thus the Eid is not an occasion to take a vacation from Islamic responsibilities and commitments, nor to waste time and money in extravagance. It is not ‘fun for the sake of fun’. Rather, it is controlled and directed rejoicing that is of ultimate and definite benefit for the Muslim. The Eid is a chance to multiply good deeds by bringing happiness and pleasure to the hearts of other Muslims, by helping and supporting the poor and needy, and by getting involved in pastimes that emphasize the strong and serious Islamic character.”

Ibn Hajar writes in Fath Al-Bari, “It is related that the Prophet said that day: ‘Let the People of other religions of Madina know that our religion is spacious [and has room for relaxation] and I have been sent with an easy and straightforward religion.”’

There are several instances where the Prophet permitted Ayesha, may Allah be pleased with her, to indulge in suitable recreation on Eid.

Ayesha said: “The Messenger of Allah, entered the house and I had two girls who were singing about the battle of Bu’ath [a 120-year battle between the tribes of Aws and Khazraj that ended with the advent of Islam]. The Prophet (peace be upon him) lay down on the bed and turned his face to the other direction.

Abu Bakr entered and spoke harshly to me, ‘Musical instruments of the Satan in the presence of the Messenger of Allah!’ The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, turned his face to him and said: ‘Leave them.’ When Abu Bakr became inattentive I signaled to the girls to leave. It was the day of Eid and the Africans were performing with their shields and spears. Either I asked him or the Prophet asked if I would like to watch them [I don’t recall now]. I replied in the affirmative. At this the Prophet made me stand behind him and my cheek was against his. He was saying: ‘Carry on, O tribe of Arfidah,’ until I tired. The Prophet asked: ‘Is that enough for you?’ I replied: “Yes,” so he said: ‘Leave [then].’”

May Allah grant that we become increasingly more mindful of the gifts and blessings of Allah, we become more grateful and also to offer our compassion and mercy to those near us through acts of charity, goodness and love. Eid Mubarak to you all.

♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

Those unto whom We (Allah) gave the Scripture (Quran) rejoice in that which is revealed unto thee (Mohammed).  And of the clans there are who deny some of it.  Say: I am commanded only that I serve Allah and ascribe Him no partner.  Unto Him (Allah) I cry, and unto Him (Allah) is my return.

--The Glorious Quran; 13; the thunder, 36.

♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

And if thy Lord (Allah) willed, all who are in the earth would have believed together.  Wouldst thou (Mohammed) compel men until they are believers?

--The Glorious Quran; 10; Jonah; 99.

♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

And thou (Mohammed) wilt see and they (disbelievers) will see,
Which of you is demented.

--The Glorious Quran; 68; the pen; 5, 6.

♥*☆*♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥*☆*♥

If good befalleth thee (O Mohammed) it afflicteth them, and if calamity befalleth thee, they (disbelievers) say: We took precaution, and they turn away well pleased.

--The Glorious Quran; 9; the repentance; 50.

♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

Or say they: He (Mohammed) hath invented it?  Nay, but they will not believe!
Then let them produce speech (Quran) the like thereof, if they are truthful.

--The Glorious Quran; 52; the mount; 33, 34.♥**♥ 

♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

Lo!  We (Allah) sent thee (O Mohammed) with the truth, a bringer of glad tidings and a warner.  And thou wilt not be asked about the owners of hell-fire.

--The Glorious Quran; 2; surah-al-baqarah; 119.

♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

And they indeed wished to scare thee from the land that they might drive thee forth from thence, and then they would have stayed (there) but a little after thee.

--The Glorious Quran; 17, the children of Israel, 76.


♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

We shall make thee read (O Mohammed) so that thou shalt not forget

 --The Glorious Quran; 87; The Most High, 6.