Monday, September 17, 2012

Prophet Mohammad

Assalamo Alaikum my Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, and to all non Muslim may Allah guide you all the right direction of your LIFE. Today the Muslim ummah are being tested by their faith and patience, may Almighty Allah guide them to be more patience and follow the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). 

I will continue how our beloved Prophet kind toward his enemies:

One day, the Prophet was sleeping alone under a tree when Dasur, a hostile horseman, arrived by his side. Awakened by the noise, the Prophet opened his eyes and saw a sword, drawn and glistening over his head.

"Who will save thee now?" cried the wild horseman in apparent exultation.
"Allah," was the calm and confident reply of the Prophet (SAW).

The hostile man was awe-struck by the extra-ordinary answer and the sword dropped down from his hand. 

The Prophet got up, seized the sword and said to Dasur: "And who will save thee now?"
 "None" replied the idolatrous warrior.
"No, thee too will my Allah save. Now, take your sword and leave!" said the Prophet.

The astonished warrior turned to go, but did not proceed far when he retraced his steps, came up to the Prophet and embraced Islam.

The battle of Badr was won by the Muslims and a number of the enemy soldiers were taken prisoners by the Prophet. These prisoners were from among those bitterest enemies of the Prophet who, for fourteen long years, had been dogging his footsteps with unrelenting rigor. The prevailing customs at that time were unanimously in favor of either their execution or reducing them into slaves.

But the Prophet (SAW) treated them in an entirely different manner. He exhorted his disciples to entertain the prisoners hospitably and the faithful obeyed their Prophet's words with cheerful alacrity.

"Blessing be on the men of Madinah," said one of these prisoners in later days;  "They made us ride while they themselves walked a foot; they gave us wheaten bread to eat when there was little of it, contenting themselves with dates."

The ethical and religious history of the world presents perhaps but one instance about living up to the idealistic saying:   " LOVE THY ENEMY"

Abdullah bin Ubay was very well known among the Muslim as the "chief of the Hypocrites," and his deep-rooted enmity towards Islam was beyond the shadow of doubt. But he, apparently, used to repeat the Muslim formula of faith and called himself a Muslim. His son, also named Abdullah but a sincere Muslim, on his father's death, came to the Prophet and asked him two favors on behalf of the deceased:
  1. "Firstly, to grant his own shirt for a shroud, and, 
  2. Secondly, to perform the funeral service in person."
For the arch enemy that was Abdullah, such a treatment is asked - a treatment that should be accorded to friends only! But the Prophet's heart was too generous to begrudge a favor even upon a bitter enemy of Islam. He granted both requests and gave his shirt to enshroud the deceased.

When he made ready for the funeral prayers, Umar tried to dissuade him, emphasizing that Abdullad had been a great enemy of the faith. But the Prophet said that he must say prayers over the deceased's body as requested.

On this, Umar further remonstrated, inviting the Prophet's attention to the Quranic verse which says:
"If you should ask forgiveness for them even seventy times, God will not forgive them."
Surah Al Taubah, 9:80

The Prophet said:   "Then I would ask forgiveness more than seventy times" 

Just imagine how our beloved Prophet love his enemy, even oneday he is praying in Makkah some  Quraish put intestine in his back, he never fight them back. He is the best example for all humanity. 

Note: For those who want to know more about our Prophet Muhammad (SAW), his teaching , his character, how he treated to all his wife, and his compassion toward the enemy of Islam. The books are available from any Islamic center, or you can order through the internet. May Allah continue guiding you in the true faith. Ameen.

Prophet Mohammad

Assalamo Alaikum brothers and sisters in Islam, and to all readers! Today I speak the continuation from yesterday about the character of our beloved prophet (SAW), what is His mission, His teaching to His ummah, and to all humanity. 

I love to share a Jewish Rabbi who converted to Islam, listen properly what he is saying may Allah bless and guide those who are knowledgeable in their books, and searching the truth. Ameen

Jewish Rabbi Converts to Islam

My topic about Forgiveness:
Forgiveness is a moral quality which relates to doing good to others. According to Islam any evil act must be requited by punishment proportionate to the amount of wrong committed. This is really a very just and necessary restriction.  But the Holy Qur-an furnishes a guiding rule as to the occasions of forgiveness. The Prophet gave many examples on how he forgave his enemies:

1. Thumamah, one of the bitterest enemies of the Muslims and who had inflicted all types of humiliation on the Muslims, was captured and brought before the Prophet in the mosque of Madinah. He was asked to say something in defense. Instead of defending himself, he said that:
  1. The Prophet of Islam was the worst man,
  2. The religion of Islam was the worst religion, and
  3. The state of the Muslims was the worst of the states.
His word did not infuriate the Prophet. The Prophet gave him personal service for three days. Everyday asking him to give his opinion about Islam, on the third day when this recalcitrant infidel repeated his original opinion he was let off by the Prophet. The faithful were rather angry and apprehensive that he would re-start his reign of terror, murder and plunder against the Muslims.

Towards the evening the refractory rebel was seen coming back, brandishing his sword and naturally creating fear in the minds of the weak Muslims.

The Prophet was then holding his last prayer session in the mosque. When he hear about it, he ordered that the man should be allowed to come without any hindrance. When the man came up, he wanted to know exactly the place where he had stood to make those wild allegations about Islam and the Prophet of Islam.

When informed, he stood on that very spot and then narrated that while he was going away from the Prophet's court his heart was maligning him for having abused and maltreated a person who had been so forgiving and kind to him.

He then narrated that he had cleansed his body and, with a clean mind, came up and wanted now to declare unto humanity that:
  1. The Prophet of Islam was the best of human beings.
  2. The religion of Islam was the only religion of peace, and
  3. The state based on Islam would be the best of states.
Then Thumamah embraced Islam.

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Response on the mockery of the Islam and Prophet Mohammad (SAW)

By: Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan

Assalamu Alaikum! My dear brothers and sister in Islam, and to all the readers! Today I am talking about the response on the mockery of the Islam and Prophet Mohammad (SAW).

First of all listen our brother Ustadh! the way he delivered his respond: I agree with him. As what in my understanding and opinion may Allah forgive me if I'm wrong, but I want to clarify to all Muslim that we are being chosen by Allah to show to all humanity a humble servant of Allah and not to engage hatred toward non Muslim because of one mistake that you cannot forgive. 

But, how about killing an innocent non Muslim? do you think Allah (SWT) happy for what you did? cursing human being created by Allah (SWT).

The Holy Quran Says:
On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone slew a person - unless it be for murder   or for spreading mischief in the land it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our Messengers with Clear Signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
Surah Al Maidash, 5:32

To the Muslim ummah! I agree that we need to protest but not to fight and kill somebody, Prophet Mohammad (SAW) teach us how to be a good to everyone, he is the best example, and we need to obey and follow his example. I agree we need to depend our religion, depend our Prophet (SAW) but not to kill someone or engage war from non Muslim. This is the work of evils.

Allah said in the holy Quran:
"Laqad kaana lakum fii him uswatun hasanah." 
Certainly there is for you in  them (Prophets) a good example.
Surah Al Mumtahinah, 60:6

Prophet said:
"Bu-ith tu li utam-mima makaarimal akhlaq."
I was sent to perfect human conduct and moral.

Allah's Messenger (SAW) said:
"The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger."

Fellow Muslim, I advice you and myself to fear Allah (SWT). Allah says:
"O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not but in a state of Islam."

We need to have a knowledge of Islam, Faith, and good character, and teach this knowledge to the children.

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