Monday, May 3, 2010
1.Habeeb(swallallahu alaihi vasallam) said that
those who increases durood on me will become rich.
നബി പറഞ്ഞു ഞാന് അല്ലാഹുവിന്റെ മിത്രം .എന്നില് സ്വലാത്ത് ചൊല്ലുന്നവന് എന്റെ മിത്രവും.അത് കൊണ്ട് മിത്രത്തിന്റെ മിത്രമകണമെങ്കില് മിത്രത്തിന്റെ പേരില് സ്വലാത്ത് പെരുപിച്ചു കൊള്ളുക.
3 .നബി പറഞ്ഞു :വല്ലവനേയും എന്തെങ്കിലും ആവശ്യം ഞെരുക്കിയാല് അവന് സ്വലാത്ത് വര്ധിപിക്കട്ടെ.അത് ധുക്കങ്ങളെയും ആധികളെയും അകറ്റും.ആഹാരം വിശാലമാക്കുകയും ചെയ്യും.ആവശ്യങ്ങളെ നിറവേറ്റും.
The Mawlid of the Prophet Muhammad @
Those who celebrate the mawlid,1 do so by asking Allah to grant blessings and peace on the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Allah says in the Qur’an :
Allah and His angels call down blessings on the Prophet.
You who have iman! 2 call down blessings on him
and ask for complete peace and safety for him.
As for those who abuse Allah and His Messenger,
Allah’s curse is on them in the dunya 3 and the akhira.4
He has prepared a humiliating punishment for them.
And those who abuse men and women who are muminun,5
when they have not merited it,
bear the weight of slander and clear wrongdoing. (Qur’an : 33. 56-58)
The best of those who ask for the blessings and peace of Allah on the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, are those who do so not simply out of obedience to Allah’s command – but out of love which cannot be measured :
Anas said that a man came to the Prophet and asked, “When will the Last Hour come, Messenger of Allah?” He said, “What have you prepared for it?” He said, “I have not prepared a lot of prayer or fasting or charity for it, but I love Allah and His Messenger.” The Prophet said, “You will be with the one you love.” [Al-Bukhari] (Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad : 2.2.2)
One of the best of the best of those who ask for the blessings and peace of Allah on the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was Shaykh Muhammad ibn Al-Habib, may Allah be pleased with him, who wrote the following Qasida :
The Qualities of Muhammad
Muhammad is the fountain-head of lights and darknesses and the source of their emergence from the presence of pre-endless-time.
So his light was the first of lights when He determined the manifestation of His names in the first world.
From him all things were clothed in their origination in existence, and their continuity is uninterruptedly from him.
The prophets and messengers have come from him one by one, and all the kings and all the creatures.
The relationship of the Seal and the Poles to his light is that of a drop to oceans of light and refreshment.
The sun and the moon and the stars have appeared from him, as have the throne, the tablet of forms, the footstool and the dynasties.
So witness the light which has spread through existence and do not see other-than-it, and you will soon arrive.
For he is the highest manifestation of Allah’s names and the perfect secret of the attributes.
So Allah chose him in His timeless knowledge and sent him to the whole of creation and to the other messengers.
After awakening him Allah conveyed him one night to the distance of two bow-spans until he achieved his desire.
The higher world rejoiced when he ascended, and the throne gave him security from fear.
He perceived the veils and the lights until he drew near and it was pro-claimed: ‘Draw near My Beloved, and set aside your shyness.’
‘Rejoice in the sight of Our lights and demand all you want and it will be given without delay.’
So the Chosen One returned with every noble quality and he informed the people about al-Aqsa and the paths to it.
Take refuge with him in every dilemma, oh my brother, and your speech among the people will become like honey.
Delight in hearing of his good character and qualities, and evoke his virtues, and be on guard against mistakes.
How many miracles have come from his hand? They have left the envious and all other spiritual teachings powerless.
The greatest of the miracles which were manifested for him is that Book which brought us deeds.
In every act there are benefits which come from it, whose number cannot be numbered, and which are not perceptible to the eyes.
The Book of Allah itself contains some of these benefits by which every one who is sick of heart is healed of his sickness.
No hero is capable of his mighty power, so the inability to praise him is the best of ways.
I have copied you in my praise and I have come to your compassion seeking intercession with Allah, so intercede on my behalf.
With Allah you are the greatest of creation in degree, so bring our hearts closer to what we hope for, oh my desire!
By your rank, created beings serve whoever seeks shelter with you, oh helper of every wali.6
O my support! I have sought shelter with you so do not leave me to my body and my self, but heal us of our ill feelings.
Nothing befalls the slave whose helper you are: on the level land and on the mountains you are my staff.
I have become confused about myself, so take me by the hand. For me there is no turning away from your first light.
May the God of the throne bless you as long as the sun of reality is manifested with the names and the acts.
And so with your family and Companions as long as the grass grows and the sky pours down abundant rain.
Then I ask for acceptance for all the Men of Allah as long as created beings give praise to the One Who is above identification with forms.
And unfold all blessings on our brothers, in this world and the next, and do not abandon us to our actions.
Forgive our parents all their mistakes, and the Muslims, by an outpour-ing from You – oh One before-endless-time!
(Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib)
It is clear that as well as asking Allah to grant blessings and peace on the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, the wise also ask the Prophet Muhammad to intercede on their behalf :
Abu Humayd said, “Abu Ja‘far, the Amir al-Mu‘minin,7 had a dispute with Malik in the Prophet’s mosque. Malik said to him, ‘Amir al-Mu‘minin, do not raise your voice in this mosque. Allah taught the people how to behave by saying, “Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet …” (49: 2) He praises people with the words, “Those who lower their voices when they are with the Messenger of Allah …” (49: 3) He censures people, saying, “ As for those who call out to you … (49: 4) Respect for him when he is dead is the same as respect for him when he was alive.’
“Abu Ja‘far was humbled by this. He asked Malik, ‘Abu ‘Abdullah, do you face qibla 8 when you supplicate or do you face the Messenger of Allah?’ He replied, ‘Why would you turn your face from him when he is your means and the means of your father, Adam, to Allah on the Day of Rising? I face him and ask him to intercede and Allah will grant his intercession. Allah says, “If only when they wronged themselves they had come to you and asked Allah’s forgiveness and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them …”’” (4: 63) (Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad : 2.3.3)
If anyone should ask you, “Is it permissible or necessary to celebrate the mawlid of the Prophet Muhammad,” may Allah bless him and grant him peace, ask them, “Is it permis-sible or necessary to breathe?” and tell them, “In the hadith of Anas, the Prophet said, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “Whoever loves me will be with me in the Garden.”
Hajj Ahmad Thomson
1 mawlid : or mawlud, a time, place and celebration of the birth of anyone, especially that of the Prophet Muhammad, who was born on the 12th Rabi‘al-Awwal/30th August 570 CE.
2 iman : belief, faith, acceptance in the heart of Allah and His Messenger. Iman consists of believing in Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers, the Last Day, the Garden and the Fire, and that everything, both good and bad, is by the decree of Allah.
3 dunya : this world, not as cosmic phenomenon, but as experienced.
4 akhira : the Next World, what is on the other side of death.
5 muminun : the plural of mumin, a believer, someone who possesses iman, who trusts in Allah (see note 5 ).
6 wali (plural awliya’) : someone who is “friend” of Allah, thus possessing the quality of wilaya, friendship, in particular with Allah, referring to the wali’s station of knowledge of the Real by direct seeing.
7 Amir al-Mu‘minin : the commander of the believers, a title usually given to the khalif.
8 qibla : the direction faced in the prayer which is towards the Ka‘ba in Makka.
THE NOBLE QUR’AN – a New Rendering of its Meaning in English by Abdalhaqq and Aisha Bewley, (Bookwork, Norwich, 1999).
Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad translated by Aisha Bewley (Madinah Press, Granada, 1991).
A Glossary of Islamic Terms by Aisha Bewley, (Ta-Ha Publishers, London, 1998).
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Miracles Attributed to
from his bed and from his entire house. People enquired about this mystery. His son-in-law said that the Aalim used
to recite Durood Shareef every Friday night in his house. The fragrance was as a result of the recitation to the
2. In another incident, a calligrapher died. His family members saw him, who was a great sinner, after his death in
their dream sitting in Heaven with full pomp and dignity. On enquiry, he said that he gained all these benefits
because he used to write Durood whenever the name of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to
3. Shaikh Zardaq (radi Allahu anhu) says that when the writer of the book of Durood Shareef died, for one month
the fragrance of flowers used to arise from his grave.
4. It is reported in "Rahhatul Quloob" that once there was a Sultan who became very ill. Six months passed by
without any cure in sight. A few people went to the Sultan and told him that Hazrat Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli (radi
Allahu anhu) had arrived in the city. The Sultan requested the great Saint to visit and and to make Du'a for his
health. Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli (radi Allahu anhu) visited the Sultan on his request for he knew that the Sultan was
very generous to his subjects and that he was also a very pious person. When Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli (radi Allahu
anhu) sat next to the bed of the Sultan, he assured the Sultan that he would recover very soon. Sheikh Abu Bakr
Shibli (radi Allahu anhu) then recited a few Durood Shareefs and passed his hands along the body of the Sultan. A
few minutes later, the Sultan awoke as if from a dream. He felt as if he had never been sick.
the world. After some years, people saw him sitting in the company of a great person, Hazrat Ibni Rashiq (radi
Allahu anhu). The people of the town were astonished and enquired about his presence. He disclosed that the Holy
Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) told him in a dream to associate himself with the meetings of Hazrat Ibni
Rashiq since in quite a large number of Durood Shareef was recited in his meetings.
6. One day a person from among the Bani Isra'il passed away. The people refused to bury him. They threw his body
on a rubbish heap. They all considered him to be a great sinner.
At that moment, Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) received the Revelation from Allah Ta'ala, "O Musa! One of my chosen
slaves has passed away. The Bani Isra'il have thrown his body on a rubbish heap. Command your people to retrieve
the body. Bath him and give him a proper burial".
What Hazrat Nabi Musa (alaihis salaam) saw that person, he immediately recognised him. Obeying the Commands of
Almighty Allah, Nabi Musa (alaihis salaam) then proceeded to give the person a proper bath and burial. Upon
completion of this task, he asked Allah Ta'ala the reason for such an unusual command. Allah Ta'ala said: "O Musa!
You are correct when you say that this person was a sinner. According to My Divine Command he was entitled to
punishment. However, one day, while he was reading the Taurah, he came across the name of My beloved Habeeb
Muhammad. He then kissed the name and sent salutations upon My Habeeb. It is due to this action of his, O Musa,
that I have blessed him with Jannah".
7. Hazrat Sufyan bin Aienna (radi Allahu anhu) says that Hazrat Khalaf (radi Allahu anhu) had a friend who was a
student of Islamic Law. One day, all of a sudden, he died and Hazrat Khalaf (radi Allahu anhu) saw him in his dream
on the same night. It was seen that this student of Islamic Law was sitting on the throne of honour, pomp and
dignity, clad in beautiful golden clothes.
Hazrat Khalaf (radi Allahu anhu) inquired about this exclusive and extraordinary honour. The student said that this
was all because of his loud recitation of Durood Shareef at the time when the Prophet's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
name was mentioned during the tuition of his Islamic Law studies. Allah Ta'ala counted the Durood Shareef as well
as the sins. Every Durood Shareef that was recited loudly was millions of times bigger and heavier than all the sins.
So the Salawat (Durood) won all this.
8. Hazrat Abi Sulaiman (radi Allahu anhu) says that he saw his father, who was a great sinner, in a dream after his
death. Much to his great surprise, his father was in an excellent position in Heaven. When Hazrat Abi Sulaiman (radi
Allahu anhu) inquired about that great reward, his father told him that it was all due to the recitations of Durood
Shareef over the name of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) at a time when the name was written
in the books.
9. Hazrat Kaab Ahbar (radi Allahu anhu), a great scholar of the Taurat says: "Allah revealed to Hazrat Musa (alaihis
salaam) saying, 'O Musa, if on this earth there were no such people to glorify and praise Me, I shall not cause one
drop of water todescend from the Heavens, and I shall not cause one seed to grow ...' and he mentioned several
other things and then said, 'O Musa, do you desire to be nearer to Me than speech is to your tongue, or thought is to
your heart, or nearer than your soul to your body, or nearer than your eyesight to your eyes?' Musa (alaihis salaam)
replied: 'Yes, indeed, O Allah!'. Allah Ta'ala said: 'Then recite much Salawat on the Rasool Muhammad (sallal laahu
10. It is written in "Nuzhat-ul-Majalis" that a man fell sick and was about to die. He was shivering and fearing the
tortures of the grave and the tortures of the Day of Judgement. All of a sudden, a pious man caught hold of his hand
and told him that he should be perfectly at ease as the Durood Shareef which he had recited in abundance during his
life time is certainly to come to his rescue. The man, thereafter, died very peacefully.
11. Once, a passenger bus travelling from Mir Purkhas to
heavy machinery tools. About 120 passengers were travelling in that bus and all but one of the passengers was badly
injured. That one man was reciting Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) at the time of
the collision. When the journalist and the members of the police team later interviewed this man, he disclosed that
he was constantly reciting Durood on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and Allah Ta'ala saved him.
A similar incident took place in a bus travelling from
12. Abu Hafs Samarqandi (radi Allahu anhu) writes in his book, "Rownaqul Majaalis": In Balkh there lived a merchant
of great wealth and substance. When he passed away, his two sons divided his estate among themselves equally.
Among the inheritance there were three hairs of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Each one took one. The
elder brother suggested that they cut the third one in half, each then taking one piece. This suggestion filled the
younger brother with distress and he exclaimed, "That shall never be done. The blessed hair of Rasoolullah (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam) shall not be cut". The elder then suggested, "Will you be satisfied that these three hairs come
to you as your portion of inheritance, while I take the rest of the estate?" The younger brother agreed to this with
great pleasure and satisfaction. The elder brother then acquired all that the father had left behind. The younger
brother had the three hairs. He kept those hairs on his person at all times. Very often he took them out, looked at
them and recited Salaat upon the Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
Not long thereafter, the elder brother had squandered and exhausted all his wealth, while the younger one became
very wealthy. After some time the younger one died, someone from among the saintly ones saw a dream wherein
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) appeared to him and said, "If there be anyone with any kind of need, let
him proceed to the grave of this person, sit down there and beg of Allah his need". (Qawlu Badee)
The same story is told in "Nuzhatul Majaalis", but with a slight addition. The story there says that when the elder
brother became a pauper and saw Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in a dream. He complained to
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) of great poverty. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) told him: "O
unfortunate one, you turned away from my hair and your brother accepted them and whenever he looked at them,
he recited Salawat on me. For this reason, Allah had made him most fortunate, both in this world and in the
Hereafter". When the elder brother awoke, he went forth and became one of the servants of his younger brother.
13. In "Nazhatul Majaalis", it is narrated that Hazrat Abu Haa'mid Qazwaini (radi Allahu anhu) said: A man and his
son were on a journey. On the way, the father died and his face was transformed to that of a swine. The son, seeing
this, cried bitterly and prayed to Allah. Soon the son fell asleep and saw a man telling him, "Your father used to
consume interest (usury) and it is for this reason you see his face thus. But rejoice for Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) interceded on his behalf because whenever he heard his holy name he recited Salaat on him. Through the
intercession of the Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), he has been made to return tohis original form".
14. Once while Hazrat Fareeduddin Data Ganj-e-Shakr (radi Allahu anhu) was explaining the excellence of Durood
Shareef, a few Faqirs came to him. They told him that they were travelling to perform the Hajj and that they had no
money for food and for the journey. The great Saint then offered them a few seeds of eaten dates upon which he
recited the Durood Shareef. When the Faqirs looked at the date seeds, they were surprised to see that it changed
into pieces of gold.
15. It is reported in "Al-Qolul Badi" that a lady once approached Hazrat Sheikh Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) and
asked him whether it was possible to see her deceased daughter in a dream or not. The great saint ordered her to
go home. Before sleeping, she was asked to read four Rakaah of Salaah and in each Rakaah, after Sura Fatiha, she
was to recite Sura Kaafirun once. She was told to continue reading the Durood Shareef after the Salaah till she fell
off to sleep.
When she did all this, that night, she saw her daughter in her dream. She was shocked to see her daughter in
terrible pain and anguish. She also saw that her daughter was locked by chains of fire and was completely
surrounded by fire.
She told Hazrat Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) about her dream and he advised her to give some Alms. After a few
days, Sheikh Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) himself dreamt of a young girl sitting on a throne and wearing a gold
crown. When she asked the great Saint whether he recognised her or not, he replied that he did not. She then said:
"I am the daughter of that woman who had related to you her dream". Sheikh Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) then
told her that according to her mother, she was in the pit of Hell and asked her how she reached that position.
The girl replied: "O Friend of Allah! About 70 000 others and myself were being punished by Almighty Allah by His
Justice. But one day, a lover of Nabi Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was walking by. As he passed by our
graves, he recited the Durood Shareef and then conveyed the Sawaab of the Durood Shareef to us. Almighty Allah
accepted the Durood Shareef. As a result of this, all of us who were in punishment were
d and granted Jannah".
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