عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، عن الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: “يَنْزِلُ ربُّنا تباركَ وتعالى كلَّ ليلةٍ إلى السماءِ الدنيا ، حينَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ الليلِ الآخرِ ، يقولُ : من يَدعوني فأَستجيبَ لهُ ، من يَسْأَلُنِي فأُعْطِيهُ ، من يَستغفرني فأَغْفِرَ لهُ .” صحيح البخاري
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: "Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?" Sahih al-Bukhari 1145 In-book reference : Book 19, Hadith 26
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Trust that there is benefit in the matter according to the perfect knowledge of Allah. The Prophet (sallAllahu alyhi wasallam) had to leave his beloved city of Makkah; nonetheless it was for a great benefit. When we believe in Allah’s justice and wisdom we know for certain that He does not decree except what is good.
Appreciation of blessings is complementary to patience. One can appreciate his own condition more when comparing it with others whose afflictions are greater than his own. The believer praises Allah that his affliction was not greater than it was and for whatever is left to him that could have been taken away.
He acknowledges that the remaining blessings are far greater than what he lost. Undoubtedly, this attitude is the source of much forbearance and peace of mind.
Allah has blessed man in countless ways that cannot compare to the limited problems he faces. These blessings are sufficient to instill in a believer gratitude to Allah, acceptance of His decree and patience to endure it.
The Prophet (sallAllahu alyhi wasallam) taught this du‘aa’: “O Allah, make not our affliction in our religion and make not the world our greatest concern or the sum of our knowledge.” (At-Tirmidhi)
With all the happenings and disputes around the world, one thing that really emerged on this is that people have now increased the awareness of knowing our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
It is not to deny the fact that this beautiful act of Muslims around the world speaking about who the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was is just so heart warming to see and read.
If only we have spoken about this like him before. subhan'Allah.
I know a lot of people have written facts about our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, Alhamdulillah, the hashtag #WhoIsMuhammad has been really drastically doing well, may Allah Azza Wa Jall accept all our efforts. Amin.
With the stories of the lives of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum, with their struggles with the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, one thing that you would really realize is how humble, forgiving and caring [to the Muslims] he was. I will share bits of three things about him today. in sha Allah.
1) There were moments that he Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam would sit with the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum that when someone from a different land comes to see him, he Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam would be hard to recognize because of the simplicity he had, because he sat with them in a way that he was one of them. Such was Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
2) And who can forget the time when he Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was in Taif? When the people of Taif threw stones at him that in that description, it was said that only his feet were not covered with blood due to the intense throwing of stones at him.
I know, if this would have happened these days, it would anger everyone who loves him but look at how the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam responded to the cruelty he was shown and given, he responded with a du'a that was so sincere that it moved mountains and made JIbrail Alaihi Salaam descend from the heavens together with the angel assigned in the mountains to offer the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam something and this was if he wanted him [the angel of the mountains] to crash the people of Taif, he was given the opportunity to revenge but look at how he Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam responded, “Even if these people do not accept Islam, I do hope from Allah that there will be persons from among their progeny who would worship Allah and serve His cause.”
Allahu'akbar! Such was Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
3) Have you ever cried for people whom you have never met nor seen? Our blessed Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam did this for you.
Remember that hadith where he cried for nights asking Allah Azza Wa Jall to save his Ummah that they don’t go to the struggles/punishments of the grave and such? That only after Jibrail Alaihi Salaam descended to reassure him made him stop from weeping for us? Subhan'Allah.
After nights of crying and praying, he came out and Abu Bakr Radiyallahu Anhu saw him and he was so pale yet he refused to eat which made Abu Bakr put an ample of food to his mouth just so he gets to eat. All of this because he Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam wanted and cared for you so much.
How could you care so much for people who didn’t even know you nor have you ever seen them? Such was Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam
These might be just ample tidbits about the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam but my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, these three tidbits bear such impact in their stories and I pray we all realize the impact that there is in these stories.
The best way we could defend his name is by acting upon what he taught us, enjoining the good and refraining from what is evil and most of all, we all have to be tolerant and forgiving even if we could revenge.
I know it hurts us when someone speaks bad about him but we know who he really was and we know Allah Azza Wa Jall honored him with the best thing ever, he was the seal of the Prophets, he the Best of all His Creations, He was a MERCY to ALL MANKIND.
He was Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
Stories were taken from:
• Sahih Muslim, Kitab ul Jihad • Sahih Muslim, Hadith 0397
يقولُ اللهُ تعالَى : “ما لعبدي المؤمنِ عندي جزاءٌ ، إذا قبضتُ صفِيَّه من أهلِ الدُّنيا ثمَّ احتسبه ، إلَّا الجنَّةَ “ صحيح البخاري
Allah says, “I have nothing to give but Paradise as a reward to my believer slave, who, if I cause his dear friend (or relative) to die, remains patient (and hopes for Allah’s Reward).” Sahih al-Bukhari 6424 In-book reference : Book 81, Hadith 13 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 76, Hadith 432
قَوْله: إِذَا قَبَضْت صَفِيّه ـ هُوَ الْحَبِيب الْمُصَافِي كَالْوَلَدِ وَالْأَخ وَكُلّ مَنْ يُحِبّهُ الْإِنْسَان، وَالْمُرَاد بِالْقَبْضِ: قَبْض رُوحه وَهُوَ الْمَوْت، والْمُرَاد بِاحْتَسَبَهُ: صَبَرَ عَلَى فَقْده رَاجِيًا الْأَجْر مِنْ اللَّه عَلَى ذَلِكَ. الحافظ ابن حجر رحمه الله