About Prophet Muhammad

May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him, and on his Family, and his Companions.
Part 3
  • The Light of the Prophet ﷺ

    Ibn Jarir al-Tabari wrote regarding the quranic verse:
    {There has come to you a Light from Allah} (5-15):

    "He means by the Light: Muhammad, blessings and peace upon him, by means of whom Allah has illuminated the truth, brought forth Islam, and obliterated idolatry. Therefore he (the Prophet) is a light for those who have been enlightened by him and by his exposition of truth." (Tafsir Jami` al-Bayan, ch. 6-92)

     The Light of the Prophet, by GF Haddad

  • The Obligation to Know Sira and Imitate Its Central Character

    We are asked to know about our Prophet - the blessings and peace of Allah on the Prophet - , about his life, about his miracles, about his birth, about his manners, about his faith, about his signs (ayat wa dala'il), about his seclusions, about his worship, and is not this knowledge an obligation for every Muslim?

    What is better than acquiring knowledge of his life? This will make Allah happy with us because then we will be able to know the Prophet ﷺ better, and be readier to take him as an example for ourselves, to correct ourselves, and to imitate him and thus gain salvation in this life and in the next.

     Love Of The Prophet And Following His Example, by GF Haddad

  • His ﷺ Manners and Disposition (1.)

    { By the grace of Allah, you are gentle towards the people; if you had been stern and ill-tempered, they would have dispersed from round about you.} (Qur'an 3-159)

    By nature he was gentle and kind hearted, always inclined to be gracious and to overlook the faults of others. Politeness and courtesy, compassion and tenderness, simplicity and humility, sympathy and sincerity were some of the keynotes of his character. In the cause of right and justice he could be resolute and severe but more often than not, his severity was tempered by generosity.

  • His ﷺ Manners and Disposition (2.)

    …He had charming manners which won him the affection of his followers and secured their devotion. Though virtual king of Arabia and an apostle of Allah, he never assumed an air of superiority. Not that he had to conceal any such vein by practice and artifice: with fear of Allah, sincere humility was ingrained in his heart.

    He used to say, "I am a Prophet of Allah, but I do not know what will be my end."
    Bukhari, Sahih Bukhari, Ch. "Al-Janaiz"

    Excerpt from: "The Message of Mohammad", by Athar Husain.

     Description of Prophet Mohammed ﷺ

  • The Prophet's Knowledge of the Unseen

    The listing of the miracles in this chapter cannot be exhausted because of their large number and the fact that they took place at his hands in most of his states, whether they asked him questions or not, whatever circumstances dictated. These are the most numerous of his stunning miracles.

    Al-Qadi 'Iyad. said in al-Shifa': "His knowledge of the unseen counts among those miracles of his that are known categorically and definitely, coming to us through mass transmissions with a vast number of narrators and congruent meanings pointing to his familiarity with the unseen." (Qadi 'Iyad, al-Shifa' (p. 413-414))
    Sayyidi al-Qadi Yusuf al-Nabahani's Compendium 80 Hadiths ~

     80 Hadiths on the Prophet's Knowledge of the Unseen, by Sh. G. F. Haddad

  • On the Eloquence of the Prophet ﷺ

    The Prophet - the blessings and peace of Allah upon him -  said one day: ”Keep Allah (with you), and He shall keep you. Keep Allah (with you), and you shall find Him facing you. If you ask for something, ask Allah. If you seek help, seek it from Allah…”

    Al-Tirmidhi narrated from Ibn 'Abbas

     Forty Hadiths Illustrating the Superlative Eloquence of the Prophet, by GF Haddad

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This is an ancient, lonely tree (wilmân), perhaps 2000 years old if not older. It is said that Prophet Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah - the blessings and peace of Allah on the Prophet - , took a nap in its shade some 14 centuries ago.

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It Is Necessary to Love the Prophet ﷺ

Allah سبحانه و تعالى says in His Holy Book:

{Say: If your fathers, and your sons, and your brethren, and your wives, and your tribe, and the wealth ye have acquired, and merchandise for which ye fear that there will no sale, and dwellings ye desire are dearer to you than Allah and His messenger and striving in His way: then wait till Allah bringeth His command to pass. Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.}
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Abu Razia Ukaili once asked the Prophet - may Allah bless him and grant him peace: ”O Messenger of Allah, what is faith?

He said:
”The meaning of faith is your love for God and His Messenger more than your love for anything (else).”

Reward of Loving the Prophet ﷺ

Anas (r) said that a man came to the Prophet ﷺ 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 and fasting or charity for it, but I love Allah and his Messenger.” The Prophet - may Allah bless him and grant him peace - said, ”You will be with the one you love.”

The Prophet - may Allah bless him and grant him peace - also said, ”Whoever loves me will be with me in the Garden.”
Qadi 'Iyad, Ash-Shifa, p.244

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Realizing This Love

First, this is about following the example of the Prophet ﷺ in everything possible.
Second, sending prayers or blessings (salawaat ) on him (the blessings and peace of Allah upon him.)

This can be done in several ways. It is a service of love.

The Messenger of Allāh arose one morning in a very pleasant mood with signs of good tidings apparent on his face. They said, “O Prophet of Allāh , you are in a very pleasant mood with signs of good tidings showing on your face.” He said, “Lo, the angel (Jibrīl ) came to me, and said, ‘Are you not pleased, O Muhammad, that your Lord says:

No one of your nation (ummah ) invokes blessings on you except that I will bless him tenfold and no one from your nation asks Allāh to grant you peace except that I will grant him peace tenfold. The Prophet responded, ‘Yes, indeed.'”

 Hadith 1, Forty Ahadith on the Benefits of Sending Blessings on the Prophet (saws)

How to invoke blessings on Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

This invocation is firmly established in authentic hadiths, but ”there is no text that obligates a single manner, audible or silent, for sending blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him); the matter is open and capacious. When God Almighty legislates a matter in a general way and it may be executed and applied through various means, it must be left general and it is impermissible to restrict it to a certain manner without supporting proof.”
 Dar al-Ifta: The ruling for sending blessings upon the Prophet ﷺ

Say: ”Allahumma salli ‘ala sayyidinā Muhammadin wa āli sayyidinā Muhammad (O Allah, send blessings upon our master Muhammad and the family of Muhammad).”

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