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 ۩

Invoking Blessings Upon Beloved Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam


Know, o friend, that invoking blessings and peace upon the Blessed Prophet (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) is like answering the Bestower of bounties invitation, Who spreads His blessings freely and has laid the table of His bounties on him (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) whom He honored with Ascension. When you invoke blessings and peace upon the Blessed Prophet (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) and mention a blessed attribute of his, concentrate and reflect on the one (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) you praise so that you may grow in zeal to call peace and blessings upon him (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) over and over again.

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (qaddas Allah sirrahu)

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

We ask of You whatever He (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) asks."



The world, the heavens, and all creatures accompany him (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) and say in the tongues of their behavior and dispositions, "Yes, O Lord, accept his (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) prayers, We ask what he (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) asks of You, together with everything we have - our eyes, ears, tongues, hands, legs, hearts, minds, as the manifestations of Your Names; we ask of You whatever He (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) asks."

Beddiuzaman Said Nursi (alayhi rahma)

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

Allaah


Look how the reasons for their descent (helplessness, poverty and weakness) have become the reasons for their ascension due to their being enlightened by the light brought by that luminous person: Sayyidina Muhammad (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam)
Without his (salla Allahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) presence, the universe and everything in it (including humanity) would have been rendered worthless and meaningless. Had it not been for that wonderful, superior person who makes known the universe and its Creator, this beautiful universe would not have existed, for we could not have understood its meaning. How truthful is He Whose words are true, and for Whom is the sovereignty of creation, in His declaration: But for you, I would not have created the worlds.

Bediuzaman Said Nursi (alayhi rahma)

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, January 15, 2017

Absoluteness and Limitation With the Messenger of Allah ﷺ


Allah ﷻ has delimited His Prophet ﷺ with his humanity, and He ﷻ ordered him ﷻ to declare: "Say (O Muhammad): Have ye thought: Whether Allah causeth me (Muhammad) and those with me to perish or hath mercy on us", [Quran 67:28].
He ﷻ ordered him ﷻ to say: " nor know I what will be done with me or with you", [Quran 46:9], and also:
"Say thou: I possess no power over benefit or hurt to myself save as Allah willeth; and had I knowledge of the unseen I would have amassed ample good, and evil would not have touched me", [Quran 7:188].
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Then Allah ﷻ has delighted us by sharing some aspects of the nondelimitative nature of his spirit ﷺ:
He, The Exalted and Glorified, told us: "And he ﷺ speaketh not of his own desire", [Quran 53:3]
One time, He ﷻ ordered him ﷺ to tie one or two stones around his stomach to lessen the pangs of hunger. At another time, He ﷻ allowed His Prophet ﷺ to feed an entire army out of one single measure of food (Sa`) [1].
He ﷻ also ordered him ﷺ to declare, "I remain with My Lord, and He ﷻ feeds me and give me to drink"
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After the Messenger of Allah ﷺ declared that he ﷺ does not have knowledge of the unseen, Allah ﷻ made him ﷺ to stand up addressing the people after the morning prayer till mid-day, and then from the Zuhr prayer till late afternoon, and from the afternoon prayer and till sunset. In his speech, he ﷺ informed people of what will happen of what was, and what will be; what happened and what will happen till the coming of the Hour [3].
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And after he ﷺ declared that he ﷺ does not know what will will be done with him or us [4], he ﷺ informed us that the Guardian of Heaven told him ﷺ, "I was ordered not to open (the Gates of Heaven) to anyone before you (O Muhammad!)"
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And after he ﷺ told his daughter Fatimah, radya Allahu `anha, the mother of the believers 'Umm Salamah, radya Allahu `anha, and his uncle al-`Abbas, radya Allahu `anhu, to work and that he ﷺ cannot benefit themnwith anything, he ﷺ informed all of us that we will admitted to Paradise only with Allah's mercy and not with our deeds.
And Allah, the Exalted, informed us that His Prophet ﷺ is that mercy; the one that no one will enter Paradise except for its sake: "And We have not sent you, O Muhammad, except as a mercy for all the Worlds". [Quran 21:107].

-Shaikh Saleh el Din Tijani R.A
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[1]- Arabic word "Sa'" refers to one unit of weight.
[2]- As instructed in [Quran 6:50] and [Quran 7:188].
[3]- Per the Hadith of Huzayfa Ibn al-Yaman (r.a.a.).
[4]- As instructed in [Quran 46:9‏]

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Salawat Sharif by Shaykh Muhammad Al Qandusi


A Prayer upon Habib Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam inspired to Shaykh Muhammad al-Qandusi (Allah have mercy  him)

اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى ﭐلنَّبِيِّ الْمُعَظَّمِ الَّذِيْ تُجِيبُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَتَكَلَّمَ السَّائِلُ بِجَاهِهِ , سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلِّم , صَلَاةً تَنْصُرُنَا بِهَا عَلَى الظَّلَمَةِ بِنَصْرِكَ الْطَامِّ الْمُطَمْطَم وَتُغْلِقُ بِهَا عَنَّا أَبْوَابَ الشَّرِ وَتَفْتَحُ لَنَا بِهَا أَبْوَاب الْخَيْرِ بِسِرِّ فَضْلِكَ الْخَاصِّ الْمُكَتَّم ، يَا مَنْ خَصَّ أَهْلَ الْفَضْلِ بِالْفَضْلِ وَعَلَّمَ الْإِنْسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَم خَصِصْنَا بِفَضْلِكَ وَعَلِّمْنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ عِلْماً وَاَكْرِمْنَا بِنُورِ الْفَهْم وَاسْتُرْنَا بِسَتْرِكَ الْجَمِيل يَا مَنْ أَظْهَرَ الْجَمِيلَ وَسَتَرَ الْقَبِيح

'O Allah, send prayers and peace upon the revered Prophet by whose rank You respond to the supplicant before he asks, our master Muhammad, and upon his Family and Companions—with a prayer by which You help us against the oppressors with Your wave-filled flood of victory, and by which You shut for us the doors of evil, and by which You open for us the doors of goodness—by the secret of Your special hidden grace, O You who favored the Virtuous with virtue and taught man what he did not know, favor us with Your favored grace and teach us inspired knowledge from You, and honor us with the light of understanding, and conceal us with Your beautiful concealment, O You who has manifested what is beautiful and concealed what is ugly! ...'

Courtesy :Sidi Abdul Aziz Suraqah

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