Muhammad the Prophet of Mercy


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  • Muhammad the Prophet of Mercy




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    Free People

    I am teaching you words:

    Guard (the Commands
    and Prohibitions of) Allah, He will guard you.

    Guard (the Rights
    of) Allah, you will find Him before you.

    When you ask, ask
    Allah.

    When you seek help,
    seek it from Allah.

    Know that if people gather
    together to benefit you with something, they will not benefit you except with
    something that Allah has destined for you.

    And if they gather
    together to harm you with something, they will not harm you except with
    something that Allah has destined for you.

    The pens have been
    lifted and the pages have dried
    .1

    This is the human dignity that Prophet Muhammad r protected and fought
    for. In word and action,
    he r broke all idols within the heart2 to
    liberate souls.

    You belong to Allah
    Alone, and to Him you shall return.

    No one has power over you. (All
    power belongs to Allah.
    )3

    No one can forgive your sins.

    Benefit or harm you.

    Cause you to die or live.

    Provide
    for you
    from
    the heavens or the earth.

    No one can except your
    Creator
    U: (To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens
    and the earth. He gives life and causes death. And you have not besides Allah
    any protector or helper.
    )4

    Other than Him are
    helpless beings:
    (They have taken besides Him gods that create
    nothing, while they are created, and possess not for themselves any harm or
    benefit, and possess not (power to cause) death or life or resurrection.
    )5

    He U Alone hears. He U
    Alone responds: (Verily, those
    on whom you call besides Allah cannot create (even) a fly, even though they
    gather together for the purpose. And if the fly snatched away a thing from
    them, they would have no power to recover it from the fly. Weak are (both) the
    seeker and the sought.
    )6

    Prophet Muhammad r
    instilled these beliefs, which have the power of freeing and purifying the
    souls from any form of Shirk that may pressure people into subjugation
    to, fear of, or hope in someone or something other than Allah.

    It is forbidden to lower, humble, or demean oneself. “Anyone
    who sits before a rich man and humbles himself before him for some worldly
    gain, one-third of his religion is forfeited
    .”7

    Any burdens, confessions,
    or needs should be poured out, in private without mediators, to the Sole Source of Support:

    -   Ask Allah of His
    Bounty. Truly, Allah
    U loves to be asked.8

    -     Let each of you ask his Lord all his needs,
    even ask (to mend) the straps of his shoes when torn.
    9

    -     If only you rely on Allah with due reliance, He will provide you
    with sustenance as He provides birds. They go forth hungry in the morning and
    return satisfied in the afternoon
    .10

    -     Any servant who says every morning and evening, ‘In the name of
    Allah with Whose Name nothing on earth or in heaven can cause harm, and He is
    the All-Hearing, All-Knowing’ nothing will harm them
    .
    11

    -     Shall I teach you a word which is one of the treasures of Paradise:
    There is neither might nor power except with Allah
    .
    12

    The Messenger of Allah r entered the Masjid one day where he r saw there a man from the Ansar called
    Abu Umamah
    t.

    He r
    said, “What is the matter that I see you sitting in the Masjid at a time
    other than Salah time?

    Abu Umamah said, “Worries
    and debts I am burdened with, O Messenger of Allah
    .”

    He r said, “Shall I teach you words which, when
    you say them, Allah will remove your worry and settle your debt?

    Abu Umamah said, “Yes,
    O Messenger of Allah
    .”

    He r
    said, “Say in the morning and evening,
    ‘O Allah, I seek refuge in You from anxiety and grief. I seek refuge in You
    from inability and sloth. I seek refuge in You from cowardice and miserliness.
    And I seek refuge in You from being overcome by debt or subjugated by men
    .’”

    Abu Umamah said, I did that and
    Allah removed my worry and settled my debt.
    13

    Filled
    with these feelings of closeness, reliance, and support, the followers of
    Muhammad
    r lived in this New World free, with no fear of – or for – anything.
    People who bowed to Allah
    U with humility and stood with their heads
    raised before everything else.

    (It
    is You we worship and You we ask for help.
    )14


    1 That is, the pens inscribing fate have ceased writing; all destinies are
    already inscribed and decided. Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas: Sunnan At-Tirmidhy, Book
    of Sifat Al-Qiyamah wa Ar-Raqa’iq wa Al-Wara‘, Hadith no. 2440; similar
    versions of the Hadith are also reported by Ahmad (2537, 2627, 2666).

    2 All forms of material or spiritual bondage, not
    just images worshiped as gods.

    3
    Translated meanings of
    Al-Baqarah 2: 165.

    4
    Translated
    meanings of At-Tawbah
    9: 116.

    5
    Translated
    meanings of Al-Furqan
    25: 3
    .

    6
    Translated
    meanings of Al-Hajj 22: 73.

    7 Reported by At-Tabarani in As-Saghir and Al-Baihaqi in Shuab
    Al-Iman
    .

    8
    Narrated by ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ud: Sunnan At-Tirmidhy, Book of Ad-Da‘wat (Supplications),
    Hadith no. 3494.

    9
    Narrated by Anas bin Malik: Sunnan At-Tirmidhy, Book of Ad-Da
    wat, Hadith no. 3536.

    10
    Narrated by ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab: Sunnan At-Tirmidhy, Book of Az-Zuhd (Renunciation),
    Hadith no. 2266; similar versions of the Hadith are also reported by Ibn Majah
    (4154) and Ahmad (200, 348).

    11
    Narrated by ‘Uthman bin ‘Affan: Sunnan At-Tirmidhy, Book of Ad-Da
    wat, Hadith no.
    3310; a similar version is also reported by Ibn Majah (3859).

    12
    Narrated by Abu Musa: Sahih Al-Bukhary: Book
    of Al-Qadar
    (Predestination), Hadith no. 6120; similar versions of the Hadith are also
    reported by
    Al-Bukhary
    (2770, 3883, 5905, 5930, 6838) and Muslim (4873, 4874, 4875).

    13 Abu Sa‘id Al-Khudry: Sunnan Abu
    Dawud, Book of Salah
    , Hadith no. 1330.

    14
    Translated meanings of Al-Fatihah 1: 3.

     

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