Friday, May 21, 2010

Draw Muhammad Day

assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Muhammad(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam) was the best of Allah's creation to walk this Earth. He is the leader of all the prophets and messengers, the first one to enter paradise, and the only one of the prophets allowed to make intercession for his ummah! What an honor. A mercy sent to mankind, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon our leader and guide.

There is no way one can be a Muslim and not accept the prophethood of Muhammad(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam), there is no way one can have faith and not love and respect Muhammad(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam), and there is no way one can have faith and not feel anger when such a person is insulted by anyone,anywhere!

What humiliation has this ummah come to when it doesnt stand to defend the honor of its Prophet!? what kind of followers are we? Wallahi, if we only knew what the sahaba did and how they reacted when the prophet(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam) was defamed,insulted, or attacked in any way. They put thier life on the line. Now, we dont even say or do anything when the book of Allah is being flushed down a toilet or being used as target practice by the enemies of Allah! So how can we stand to defend when our leader and perfect guide is drawn! We are not even mentally affected.

After all this, we dare to ask why Allah hasnt given us victory and establishment on the land? After this, we wonder why the muslims are suffering and are in such a humiliating state?! I swear by the one who raised the skies without any pillars, that Allah will never help a people who cannot even help themselves! Allah will never help a people who dont turn back to the Quran and Sunnah! Allah will never help us until we change what is within ourselves.

Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن تَنصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ

O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm. [Surah Muhammad:7]

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ ۗ وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ سُوءًا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ ۚ وَمَا لَهُمْ مِنْ دُونِهِ مِنْ وَالٍ

Verily! Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allah). But when Allah wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector.[Surah ar-Ra'ad:11]

Oh Allah help us! Oh Allah help us when we are truly deserving of your victory! Oh Allah dont destroy us for what the foolish among us are doing!

We need to revive our love for the prophet(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam) for how can one feel anger and upset for someone being insulted who they dont know, have never met or lived with? We can know and live with the prophet(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam) by studying and learning his seerah. After all, studying seerah is ibadah!

Here is one example of a blind man who went to defend His master(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam):

A blind man had a female slave who had borne him a child (umm walad) who reviled the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and disparaged him, and he told her not to do that but she did not stop, and he rebuked her but she paid no heed.

One night she started to disparage and revile the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), so he took a dagger and put it in her stomach and pressed on it and killed her. There fell between her legs a child who was smeared with the blood that was there.

The next morning mention of that was made to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he assembled the people and said: “I adjure by Allaah the man who did this to stand up.”

The blind man stood up and came through the people, trembling, and he came and sat before the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). He said: O Messenger of Allaah, I am the one who did it. She used to revile you and disparage you, and I told her not to do it but she did not stop, and I rebuked her but she paid no heed. I have two sons from her who are like two pearls, and she was good to me. Last night she started to revile you and disparage you, and I took a dagger and placed it on her stomach and I pressed on it until I killed her.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Bear witness that no retaliation is due for her blood.”

This is from Sunan Abi Dawud(hadith no. 4361) and that it is a saheeh(authentic) hadith.

SubhnaAllah! just look at how this blind man reacted for the prophet(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam)and what he did! Now, he didnt ask permission or think twice if what he was doing is allowed! But his love and sincerity towards the Messenger(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam) led him to do that! Any sane muslim wouldnt think bad about this incident and if they do then subhnaAllah they should double check their faith and creed.Truly this man wasnt blind but rather it is us who are blind and hardhearted. May Allah soften our hearts!

This is not the time or place to discuss the ruling on one who insults the prophet(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam) but before we even get to that, we should first revive our love for the prophet(SalaAllahu alayhi wassalam) and teach our children and instill in them the love for the leader of all mankind(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam)and his beloved companions, the best to walk this Earth after the prophets and messengers. We should teach them the seerah and read to them inspirational stories of the sahaba and how they were with the prophet(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam).

And our final call is all praise is due to Allah, the lord of the al 'Alameen.And peace and blessings be upon the final messenger.

The Ruling on One who insults the prophet(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam)



by Umm Abdullah

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