Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Obligatory Prayer Or Salawat Sharif?



Imam anNawawi (radiyAllahu `anhu) was once asked, while at a Masjid in Damascus, "does sending peace and blessings upon the Prophet sallAllahu `alayhi wasallam receive a greater reward than the Obligatory Prayers that God the Most High has ordered us to perform?"
Imam anNawawi went silent for a few minutes and then replied, "the prayers upon the Prophet sallAllahu `alayhi wasallam (are greater in reward)".
The questioner asked, "how did you arrive at this? For verily God the Most High has obligated this obligation upon His servants; how can something else be greater (than this)?"
So the Imam replied, "Yes, He obligated upon you five prayers in a day and he obligated you with sending prayers and blessings upon the Messenger of God sallAllahu `alayhi wasallam with His Saying, 'Verily God and His Angels send their peace upon the Prophet; O you who believe, send upon him your peace and peaceful salutations.' So this is an obvious obligation, for you are between two obligations, the obligation of prayer and sending peace upon the Prophet sallAllahu `alayhi wasallam."
So the questioner went silent for a short while, then said, "then they are equal."
"No," said the Imam, "an obligation ordered upon you by God does not compare to an obligation that God and His Angels and His servants perform, too; it is greater than the obligations that you perform by yourself."
--- From the book, The Safeguarding Path to God in the time of the Dajjal and the Mahdi" of Hasan alWakil

اللَّهُمَّ صَل عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ ۞ الفَاتِحِ لِمَا أُغْلِقَ ۞ وَالخَاتِمِ لِمَا سَبَقَ ۞ نَاصِرِ الحَقِّ بِالحَقِّ ۞ وَالهَادِي إِلَى صِرَاطِكَ المُسْتَقِيمِ ۞ وَعَلَى آلِهِ حَقَّ قَدْرِهِ وَمِقْدَارِهِ العَظِيمِ ۩

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mawlid!

On Doomsday it will be called out:
"He who has sung Mawlid, shall come!"
Allah gives a lisence made of light -
He who has sung Mawlid, shall come!
He shall go fast to Paradise,
He shall turn to the left and right -
What grace the Lord has shown to him!
He who has sung Mawlid, shall come!

Yunus Emre (may Allah have mercy on him)

اللَّهُمَّ صَل عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ ۞ الفَاتِحِ لِمَا أُغْلِقَ ۞ وَالخَاتِمِ لِمَا سَبَقَ ۞ نَاصِرِ الحَقِّ بِالحَقِّ ۞ وَالهَادِي إِلَى صِرَاطِكَ المُسْتَقِيمِ ۞ وَعَلَى آلِهِ حَقَّ قَدْرِهِ وَمِقْدَارِهِ العَظِيمِ ۩

Monday, January 16, 2017

Send My Salam To My Selim


During the time of Sultan Selim Han , there was a man named Mehmet who used to be rich , but due to some unfortunate events , he had lost all his wealth and was filled with debts. One night , he got up for tahajjud prayer , and after praying 2 rakkat and asking Allahu Taa'ala for relief , he felt asleep.
That night he saw the prophet in his dream alayhe salam. The prophet alayhe salam told him not to feel sad , and instructed him to go tomorrow morning to Sultan Selim rahimahullah , and ask him for a bag with gold telling him . "O Mehmet . Send my salam to MY SELIM and tell him to give you a bag of gold coins . If he asks you of the reason why , tell him that every night he sends 100 salawat to my soul , but last night he felt asleep without sending salawat. And for this he should give a bag of gold"
So , the man got up and went straight awat to meet the sultan . He asked for money , and the Sultan asked why, to which Mehmet replied:I saw the prophet in my dream and he alayhe salam said:
"O Mehmet . Send my salam to MY SELIM and tell him to give you a bag of gold coins ........ "
The Sultan immediately took a bag of gold coins (100 coins)and gave it to Mehmet and immediately ordered : -Say it again . What did my beloved alayhe salam say?
"O Mehmet . Send my salam to MY SELIM and......."
But the Sultan immediately took out another bag and gave it to the man and asked again with a loud voice. Say it again , what did my beloved call me?
"O Mehmet . Send my salam to MY SELIM and...."
But the sultan was in a state of ectasy and would not stop asking to repeat and for each repetition he gave a bag of gold , 17 in total , till the main vezier Hasancan interfered, to whom the Sultan replied:
O Hasancan. My beloved called me MY SELIM and to hear these words i would sacrifice all my sultanate and everything i have

اللَّهُمَّ صَل عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ ۞ الفَاتِحِ لِمَا أُغْلِقَ ۞ وَالخَاتِمِ لِمَا سَبَقَ ۞ نَاصِرِ الحَقِّ بِالحَقِّ ۞ وَالهَادِي إِلَى صِرَاطِكَ المُسْتَقِيمِ ۞ وَعَلَى آلِهِ حَقَّ قَدْرِهِ وَمِقْدَارِهِ العَظِيمِ ۩