Salawat’us-Sharifah

In the Holy Quran, Allah, glory unto Him, vows by the Prophet’s life. Mentioning his great name next to His Own, the Almighty has required belief in his prophethood, as a precondition of being a worthy servant. Allah took offense in others raising their voices in the presence of His Beloved , cautioning against calling out his name like any other. What’s more, the Almighty has stated that He and the angels send their numerous blessings, salawat’us-sharifah, to the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him), ordering his ummah amply do the same.

In accordance with the ayah:

“Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O Believers! Send your blessings on him and salute him with all respect,” (al-Ahzab, 56) sending salawat’us-sharifah to that Great Being is a duty for all Believers, laid down by Allah, glory unto Him.

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Narrating the following is Ubayy ibn Kab (RadiAllahu Anhu):

“A third of the night had passed when the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon him) awoke from his sleep and said:

‘Remember Allah, people, remember Allah! Blown will be the first horn that will rattle the ground. Then will follow the second. Death will arrive with all its intensity; death will arrive with all its intensity…’

‘I send lots of salawat’us-sharifah, Messenger of Allah’,said I. ‘How often should I do it?’

‘As much as you wish’ he (Peace and blessings be upon him) replied.

‘Would it be right if I spared a quarter of my prayer for it?’ I again inquired.

‘Spare as much from it as you wish’, he advised. ‘But it will be better for you if you spared more.’

‘Then I will spare half ’, I proposed.

‘As you wish…But better if you spared more’, said he.

‘How about I spared two-thirds then?’

‘As you wish… But better if you spared more’.

‘How would it be then if I send salawat’us-sharifah in the entire time I spare for prayer?’ I then asked.

‘If you do’, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, ‘then Allah will rid you of all your troubles and forgive your sins.’” (Tirmidhi, Qiyamat, 23/2457)

Devotees of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), therefore, embrace the salawat’us-sharifah as a continuous chant, for they are means of increasing the love of the Prophet in a Believer’s heart. Appropriately following the Blessed Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) and making the most of the quintessential example he has provided doubtless comes through a grasp of the reality of the Quran and Sunnah, which in turn is possible only by virtue of drawing closer to the exemplary morals of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), and delving into the depths of his heart.

No mortal has succeeded in describing his (peace and blessings be upon him) essential attribute; his towering morals and disposition has eluded comprehension. The wise, those spiritual sultans, even the great Jibril (Alaihi Salaam), have all accepted being on his path as the greatest honor, begging by his door as the most indefinable bliss.

On another note, according to the manners of prayer advised by Islam, all prayers begin and end with thanking Allah, glory unto Him, and sending blessings to the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). There is an established conviction that Allah, glory unto Him, never turns down a salawat’us-sharifah, which, in essence, is a prayer and plea to the Almighty; the precise reason as to why prayers are adorned with it, both in the start and in the end. That is to say, squeezing in personal prayers amid two, whose acceptances are highly expected, is to ensure their acceptance as well.

“A prayer is left hanging between the earth and the skies,” states Omar  “and is not raised to Allah until blessings are sent to the Messenger of Allah .” (Tirmidhi, Witr, 21/486)

Therefore do not forget sending your blessings and peace to him (peace and blessings be upon him)…for you too stand in need of his intercession in the darkest of hours!

Peace & Blessings

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The Exemplar beyond Compare: Prophet Muhammad Mustafa ﷺ

The fascinating system that is the universe, owes its existence to the Light of Muhammad ﷺ. Flows of Divine Power perceivable throughout the universe and numerous patterns of beauty to be seen in full view are simply reminders, glimpses of that Light. As alluded to in the below excerpt from a hadith, the only reason the heartfelt repentance of Adam (عليه السلام) was accepted was because the dust from which he was created had a grain of the dust of the Prophet ﷺ:

“‘Lord…I ask Your forgiveness for the sake of Muhammad!’ pleaded Adam (عليه السلام) after realizing his error for committing the blunder that led to his expulsion from Paradise.

Then Allah, glory unto Him, asked:

How do you know Muhammad when I have not yet created him?’

‘When You created me,’ said Adam (عليه السلام) ‘and breathed into me from Your Spirit, I looked up and saw the words La ilaha ill’Allah Muhammadun Rasulullah inscribed above the pillars of the Throne. I knew there and then that You would only mention the most beloved of all creation next to Your Name.’

Thereupon Allah, glory unto Him, declared:

‘You have spoken the truth, Adam! Surely, he is the most beloved for Me of all creation! So implore me for his sake; and since you have, I hereby forgive you. Had Muhammad not been, you would not have been created!’(1)

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Submitting the name of Muhammad ﷺ as a means, a wasilah in his repentance, Adam (عليه السلام) was able to receive Divine Amnesty. The Muhammedan Light then proceeded forth, becoming temporarily embodied in Ibrahim (عليه السلام), whereby the fire of Nimrod was tamed to coolness and pleasance; and as a pearl enclosed in the wrapping that was of Ismail (عليه السلام), it induced the sending of a ram as sacrifice from the Heavens.

As can be seen, even prophets made the most of Divine Mercy through his name. There were even those like Musa (عليه السلام) who yearned to become simply a number among his ummah, just to reap the blessings of his adherence, as illustrated in a hadith narrated by Qatadah ibn Numan (May Allah be pleased with him):

“Musa (عليه السلام) once prayed:

‘My Lord…On the Tablets (2) You have given me, I see there is mentioned a virtuous nation brought forth from among man- kind, enjoining good and forbidding evil. Let them, oh Lord, be my nation!’

‘They are Ahmad’s nation!’ replied Allah, glory unto Him.

‘Lord…I see made mention in the Tablets a nation last to appear on Earth yet poised to enter Paradise first. Let them be mine!’ then pleaded Musa (عليه السلام).

‘They are Ahmad’s’, the Almighty responded once more.

‘The Tablets mention a nation who recite their Scriptures by heart, from memory, whereas those before needed their written Scriptures in front of them to read and would not remember a letter of it once their Scriptures had vanished. You have without a doubt given this nation, my Lord, a power to memorize and protect, of a kind You have not given any nation before. So let them be mine!’

‘They are Ahmad’s’, declared the Almighty once again.

‘My Lord,’ continued Musa (عليه السلام). ‘Mentioned there is a nation, who believe both what has been revealed to them and before them, who persevere against all kinds of deviance and the one-eyed impostor Dajjal. Please, let them be mine!’

‘But they are Ahmad’s’, stated Allah, glory unto Him.

‘The Tablets refer to a nation, my Lord, who are given a reward just for intending to do a good deed, even if they do not carry through with it, and if they do, are rewarded ten to seven hundred times in return. I beg to You to make them mine!’

‘They are Ahmad’s nation’, Allah declared.

Thereupon Musa (عليه السلام) put the Tablets he had been holding aside, and pleaded:

‘Then my Lord, make me member of Ahmad’s nation!’” (3)

Thus each ring of the chain of prophets, each a flame of guidance in their own right, were auspicious harbingers of the coming of Muhammad Mustafa (عليه السلام), sent as mercy to the entire realm of being.

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And At long last, in the year 571, on the Monday morning of the 12th of Rabiulawwal, the anxiously anticipated Light arrived at the world of manifestation to honor the entire extent of space and time, from the bountiful marriage of Abdullah and Aminah (May Allah be pleased with them).

Had the Blessed Prophet ﷺ, the epitome of all virtues, not made his honorable arrival to the world, mankind would have been left struggling in the throes of oppression and brutality until the end of time, leaving the weak captive at the hands of the strong. The pendulum would have swung in the favor of evil, at the expense of balance. Earth would have been a haven for oppressors and tyrants, a sentiment elegantly reverberated in the poem:

Messenger, had you not have come,
Roses would not have bloomed,
Nightingales would not have sung,
To Adam, the names would have forever remained unknown And left without meaning, Being would have been left to mourn…

Mawlana Rumi قدسسره, that great voice of Truth, propounds the degree of gratitude we ought to feel for the Noble Prophet ﷺ, who for a life time endured the most unthinkable of hard- ships to shatter the idols and overthrow oppression:

“You, who today enjoys being a Muslim; know that had it not been for the supreme effort of our one and only Ahmad ﷺ, and his resolve in smashing the idols, you too would have been an idolater like your forefathers.”

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References:

(1) Hakim, al-Mustadrak ala’s-Sahîhayn, Beirut 1990, II, 672/4228.

(2) Pages of the Torah.

(3) Tabarî, Jâmiu’l-bayân an tawîli âyi’l-Qur’ân, Beirut 1995, IX, 87-88; Ibn Kathîr, Tafsîru’l-Qur’âni’l-Azîm, I-IV, Beirut 1988, II, 259, (in the commentary of A‘râf, 154).

-An Excerpt from the book “The Exemplar beyond Compare”

 

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We need to realize that prayer upon the Prophetﷺ is a ladder and means of [spiritual] ascent to arrive unto Allah. That is because sending prayers upon himﷺ frequently engenders the Prophet’s love, and the Prophet’s love engenders Allah’s love, and Allah’s love for the servant attracts the servant to the Divine Presence—with or without an intermediary.

RasoolAllahﷺ Is Noor

Teri Nasle Paak me he bacha bacha Noor ka,
Too he Aine Noor tera sub gharana Noor ka.

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The Aqida (belief) of the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at is that the Prophet (Sall Al’laahu alaihi wasallam) is Noor (Light) and came to us in the form of a man. Even though he came towards us in a human form, he is “Afdalul Bashr” (The most superior human).

It should be noted that originality does not change by the changing of a garb. Hazrat Jibra’eel Ameen (Alaihis Salaam) is Noor but when appeared before Hazrat Maryam (RadiAllahu Anhu) he would appear to her in the form of human.

Concerning this Almighty Al’laah states in the Holy Qur’aan:

“Thus he appeared to her in the form of a healthy (well built) man” [Surah Maryam Verse.17]

  • It is in Mishkaat Shareef on the authority of the Second Khalifa of Islam Hazrat Umar Farooq(رضي الله عنه) . He states:

“Once we were in the Holy Court of the Prophetﷺ  and a man appeared.” 

The Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ   asked Hazrat Umar Farooq(رضي الله عنه) if he recognized the person and Hazrat Umar Farooq(رضي الله عنه)  said:“Almighty Al’laah and His beloved Rasoolﷺ   know better. The Prophetﷺ   said,

“It is Jibra’eel (Alaihis Salaam).” [Mishkaat-ul-Masabih Pg.11 – Bukhari Shareef]

It is obvious that the Sahaba referred to Hazrat Jibra’eel (Alaihis Salaam) as a man since they had seen him in the form of a human being. He had black hair, hands, legs, eyes, ears and a nose. All these are human qualities, yet it is obvious that he is not human but an Angel who is Noor, and just appeared to them in the form of a man.

It is a well known fact to the people of knowledge that in the Hadith it has been narrated on numerous occasions about how Hazrat Jibra’eel (Alaihis Salaam) presented himself in the Holy Court of the Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ  as a human.

On many instances he came in the form of Sahabi-e- Rasool Hazrat Dahia Kalbi (رضي الله عنه).

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  • The Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ  has stated,

“The very first creation which Almighty Al’laah created was my Noor.”[Tafseer Nayshapuri Pg. 55 Vol.8 – Tafseer Roohul Bayaan Pg.548 Vol.1 – Zurqaani Shareef Pg.37 Vol.1 – Madarijun Nabuiwa Pg.2 Vol.2 – Bayaanul Milaadun Nabwi Li ibn Jauzi Pg.24]

  • The Distinguished Sahabi-e-Rasool  Hazrat Jaabir(رضي الله عنه)  respectfully enquired from the Holy Prophetﷺ ,“O Prophet of Al’laah , my parents be sacrificed upon you. What is the first thing which Almighty Al’laah created before everything else?

The Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ  replied,

“O Jaabir ! Undoubtedly, before creating anything else, Almighty Al’laah created the Noor of your Nabi  from His Noor” [Mawahibul Laduniyah Shareef Pg.9 Vol.1 – Zurqaani Shareef Pg.46 Vol.1 –Seerat-e-Halbia Pg.37 Vol.1 – Sharah Dalailul Kheyraat Pg.210 –Hujatul’laahi alal Alameen Pg.28 – Anwaarul Muhammadiya Pg.9 -Fatawa Hadeethia Pg.51]

  • The annotator of Bukhari Imam Ahmad Qastalaani (Rahimahullah) in his most distinguished work “Mustataab Mawahibul Laduniyah” presents a narration on the authority of Hazrat Imam Zainul Abedeen (Alaihi Salaam)  who narrates from His father Hazrat Imam Hussain (Alaihi Salaam)  who narrates from His father Hazrat Ali Mushkil Kusha (Alaihi Salaam)  that the Holy Prophet ﷺ said, “14000 years before the creation of Hazrat Adam (Alaihis Salaam), I was a Noor (Light) by my Creator.” [Mawahibul Laduniyah Pg.10 Vol.1 – Jawahirul Bihar Pg.774 – Anwaarul Muhammadiya, Pg.9 – Hujatul’laahi Alal Alameen – Tafseer Roohul Bayaan Pg.370 Vol.2]

After examining the above mentioned sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ  it is as bright and evident as the sun that the Holy Prophet ﷺ referred to himself as being Noor and he did so in a very clear manner to his Ummah. Those who oppose and contradict the Nooraniyat of the Holy Prophet  are definitely against the Holy Prophet ﷺ .

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Now let us examine the Aqida (belief) of the Glorious Sahaba-e- Kiraam (Companions of the Prophet ) who are beacons of guidance for the Ummah.

  • Renowned Muhaditheen of the Ummate Muhammadiﷺ,  Allama Muhadith Baihiqi (rahimahullah)and Hazrat Allama Yusuf Nabhaani (rahimahullah) have explained the belief of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique(رضي الله عنه)  from one of his stanzas in praise of the Holy Prophetﷺ :

Muhammad Mustafaﷺ  is the Honest and is the One who invites towards righteousness; His Bright Light takes away darkness and destroys it like the radiance of the full Moon.” [Dalail-un-Nabuiwat, Pg.225 Vol.1 – Jawahirul Bihar Pg.96 Vol.1].

  • The fourth Khalifa of Islam Hazrat Ali Murtuza(رضي الله عنه)  states,

When the Beloved of Al’laah  used to speak then Noor (light) could be seen beaming from between his blessed teeth.” [Mawahibul Laduniyah Pg. 270 Vol.1 – Anwaarul Muhammadiya Pg.132 – Zurqaani Shareef]

  • After gaining victory and success in Ghazwa-e-Tabook when Rasoolullahﷺ  arrived in Madinatul Munawwara, Hazrat Abbas (رضي الله عنه) asked for permission from the Prophet ﷺ to present a few stanzas in his praise. Mercy unto the Worlds, The Holy Prophet ﷺ said, “My dear Uncle! Go ahead. Let Almighty Al’laah keep your tongue in good health (One worthy of praising).”
  • Two of these stanzas are being noted below. These have been recorded in the distinguished works of great Muhaditheen such as Imam Jalaludeen Suyuti, Muhadith ibn Jauzi, Allama Ibn Hajr, Allama Halbi, Allama Dahlaan Makki, Allama Nabhaani, Allama ibn Abdul Birr, Allama Haakim and Allama Sharistaani

On your blessed Birth the earth became bright,
Through the radiance of your light”
“So in that radiance and in that light
We attain and travel the path of guidance”

[Kitaabul Wafa Pg.35 Vol.1 – Khasaais-ul-Kubra Pg.97 Vol.1 – Jawahirul Bihar Pg.40 – Anwaarul Muhammadiya – Hujatul’laahi Alal Alameen Pg.222 – Mawahibul Laduniyah Pg.23 Al Bidaaya Wan Nihaaya Pg.258 Vol.2]

  • The blessed and distinguished Sahabi-e-Rasool Hazrat Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه) states,

When the beloved Prophetﷺ  used to smile, the walls would glow with his Noor (Light).” [Mawahibul Laduniyah Pg.271 Vol.1 – Anwaarul Muhammadiya Pg.133, Shifa Shareef Pg.39 – Commentary Shamai’l Tirmizi Pg.16 – Madarijun Nabuiwat (Persian) Pg.12 – Hujatul’laahi Alal Alameen Pg 689]

  • Sahabi-e-Rasool Hazrat Anas (رضي الله عنه) says,

“The entire Madinatul Munawwara became bright through the Noorof the Prophet (sall Al’laahu alaihi wasallam) on the day when he entered into the City (Madina).” [Tirmizi Shareef Pg.202 Vol.2 -Mishkaatul Masabih Pg. 547 – Ibn Majah Shareef Pg.119 – Tabaqaatibn Sa’ad Pg.221 Vol.1 -Mawahibul Laduniyah Pg.68 Vol.1 – Anwaarul Muhammadiya Pg.38 -Seerate Halabia Pg.234 Vol.2 – Jawahirul Bihar Pg. 60 – Khasaais-ul-Kubra Pg.471 Vol.1 -Madarijun Nabuiwat Pg.81 Vol .2]

Now, after examining all the narrations quoted by the Sahaba-e- Kiraam, it is very clear and obvious that they accepted the Prophet (salla Al’laahu alaihi wasallam)  to be Noor. In the light of Ahadith of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (salla Al’laahu alaihi wasallam)  it is clear that the claim of the deviants that they are also part of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaat is only a hoax and a fraudulent act as they do not accept the Prophet (salla Al’laahu alaihi wasallam) as Noor. The proper Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaat are those who accept the Prophet  as Noor and they are the ones who are known in the world as Sunni.

Those who reject the Prophet (salla Al’laahu alaihi wasallam) as being Noor, say that the Holy Prophet (salla Al’laahu alaihi wasallam) had wives, He had children, He used to eat and drink and it is for this reason that He is not Noor (In other words he possessed all human qualities). They do not accept our Prophet (salla Al’laahu alaihi wasallam) as Noor since he had wives and children, he (salla Al’laahu alaihi wasallam) ate and drank etc; but the Sahaba (RadiALlahu Anhum) of the Holy Prophet (salla Al’laahu alaihi wasallam) also saw that He had wives, children etc; but still they accepted him to be Noor.

  • The Imam-ul-Mufasireen of the Ummat-e-Muhammadiﷺ,  Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه)  has stated concerning the Tafseer of the Ayat:

“Undoubtedly came to you from Al’laah a Light (Noor) and a Bright Book.” [Surah Maaídah Verse.15]

He (رضي الله عنه) states:

“Verily came to you from Al’laah, a light” refers to the Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ .” [Tafseer ibn Abbas Pg.72 – Published Egypt]

  • Bibi Halima Sa’adiya (radi Al’laahu anha) was the one who was blessed with being the milk mother of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. She was the person before whom the Holy Prophet ﷺ used to eat and drink. Even believed that the Holy Prophet ﷺ was Noor and this has been explained by Allama Muhadith Ibn Jauzi and Qaazi Thanaul’lah Paani Pati (radi Al’laahu anhum) as follows:

“I never felt the need for a lamp in my house, when I fed the Holy Prophet ﷺ.”

She further says, “One day Umme Khula Sa’adiya said, ‘O Halima! Do you leave the fire burning for the entire night in your home’ and I replied by saying:

No! I swear by Almighty Al’laah that I do not keep the fire burning at all, but this is actually the Noor (light) of Hazrat Muhammadﷺ .’ [Bayaanul Milaadun Nabwi Pg.54 – Tafseer Mazhari]

The second nurse (milk mother) of the Holy Prophetﷺ  also believed that Huzoorﷺ  is Noor. This is obvious from one of the stanzas of the poem which she said at the time of the passing of the Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ :

“And you were definitely a Noor, A (radiant) sun, and you used to provide brightness in darkness and emptiness.” [Tabaqaat ibn Sa’ad Pg.333 Vol.2]

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After examining the beliefs of a few distinguished Sahaba-e-Kiraam (radi Al’laahu anhum), let us examine the beliefs of the Aunts (Paternal) of the Prophetﷺ :

  • Hazrat Allama Abdur Rahman Jaami (RadiAllahu Anhu)  narrates that Sayyida Safiya (rradi Al’laahu anha) the aunt of the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  says “On the eve of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad  I was present at his home. I saw that his Noor (radiance) became more powerful than the brightness of the lamp.” [Shawaahidun Nubuiwat Persian Pg 22]
  • After the Holy Prophet ﷺ journeyed into the hereafter, Hazrat Safia (radi Al’laahu anha) said the following stanza due to the sorrow and thought of the passing of The Holy Prophet ﷺ . From this, one may conclude that she also accepted him as Noor (Light).

I am weeping on the passing of the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ who was really Noor (Light).” [Tabaqaat ibn Sa’ad Pg.329 Vol.2]

It is obvious from the above mentioned narrations that Hazrat Safia (radi Al’laahu anha) always accepted the Holy Prophet  to be Noor.

  • The second aunt of the Holy Prophetﷺ , Hazrat Aatika (radi Al’laahu anha) also said that the Holy Prophet ﷺ was Noor. On the passing of the Holy Prophet ﷺ she said the following:

“O eyes! Tear in sadness on the loss of the Noor of the cities, Hazrat Muhammadﷺ  , (it is for him) for whom am I am weeping”  That Mustafaﷺ , who is Noor and who was sent with Righteousness and Guidance” [Tabaqaat ibn Sa’ad Pg.326/327 Vol.2, Published Beirut]

  • On the passing of the Prophetﷺ  the third aunt of the Holy Prophet  Sayyida Urwa (radi Al’laahu anha) pointed out what she believed.

This was recorded by ibn Sa’ad in his book Tabaqaat as follows:

Ah! Muhammad  is the Noor (Light) unto all cities, (so) let me continue praising you.” [Tabaqaat ibn Sa’ad Pg.325 Vol.2]

It is clear that even after knowing and living amongst the blessed wives and beloved children of the Holy Prophet ﷺ  and even after observing him eat and drink, the blessed aunts of the Holy Prophetﷺ   still believed that he is Noor (Light) and this was their clear and open belief (aqida).

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Let us now examine the belief of the Blessed and Respected Wives of the Holy Prophetﷺ  , who are known as the “Mothers of the Ummah”

  • Um’mul Mo’mineen Hazrat Sayyida Aisha Siddiqa (radi Al’laahu anha) was the one whom the companions of the Prophet (sall Al’laahu alaihi wasallam) went to when they needed guidance regarding any issue after the passing of the Prophetﷺ  . She states:

“It was the time of sahri and I was sewing something when the needle fell down. Just then the Holy Prophet ﷺ entered the room and due to the stream of light flowing from His blessed face, I found the needle.” [Khasaais-ul-Kubra Pg.156 Vol.1 Hujatul’laahi Alal Aalameen Pg.688 – Al Qaulul Bad’i Pg.147]

  • Mulla Ali Qaari and Allama Jalalud’deen Suyuti (radi Al’laahu anhum) narrated that Ummul Mo’mineen Aisha Siddiqa radi Al’laahu anha) says,

“In total dark nights, I used to put the thread into the eye of a needle with the help of the Noor (light) of the Holy Prophetﷺ .” [Shara Shifa Hashia Naseemur Riyaz Pg.328 Vol.1]

  • The cousin of the Holy Prophetﷺ,  Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas(رضي الله عنه)  says that the Holy Prophet  is Noor. He was always in and out of the house of the Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ .

The uncle of the Holy Prophetﷺ , Hazrat Abbas(رضي الله عنه)  also says that the Holy Prophetﷺ  is Noor. Those nurses who fed the Beloved Prophet ﷺ and saw him eating and drinking, those nurses in whose home the Beloved Prophetﷺ  lived, walked, ate and drank etc; also believed that the Holy Prophetﷺ  is Noor. Those blessed aunts of the Holy Prophetﷺ  who saw his wives, his children, and who saw him eat and drink and who observed the way he lived his life, all believed that he is Noor and not an ordinary human being.

  • Sayyida Aisha Siddiqa (radi Al’laahu anha) was the one that the Sahaba respected so dearly that after the Holy Prophet (sall Al’laahu alaihi wasallam) passed from this world, they queried from her the solutions to their problems.

Even though she was the respected and blessed wife of the Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ  she still accepted him ﷺ to be Noor.

  • Hazrat Imam Azam Abu Hanifa(رضي الله عنه)  states the following in the most praised court of the Holy Prophet ﷺ

“You are such a Noor that the full Moon is brightened by your Noor and you are with your beauty and elegance a shining sun.” [Qasidatun Nu’maan Pg.23]

Clear evidence from the sayings of the Sahaba-e-Kiraam, the Ahle Bait-e-Athaar (radi Al’laahu Anhuma), and from the books of the distinguished Muhaditheen have been presented. After examining them, it is as clear and obvious as the brightness of day that although they possessed knowledge of the eating, drinking, wives and children of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammadﷺ  they all still believed without any doubt that he is Noor.

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How to find a Murshid or Sheykh?

Shaykh Al-Sayyid Muhammad al- Alawi al- Maliki (rahmatullah ta’ala alayh) was asked by someone: when you do not have a Shaykh who can guide you to Allah, how do you find a Shaykh? The great Shaykh advised that if someone takes to the Salawat upon the Prophet ﷺ then this is his or her Shaykh. The Salawat will guide him to his Shaykh who will guide him to Allah and will grant him salvation on the day of judgement.

 

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