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Archive for March, 2008

Talking Shoes

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Wednesday 26th March, 2008

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Rabi’ul Awwal Mubarak

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Friday 14th March, 2008

I intended to write a few words in relation to and in commemoration of 10031-001-09-1078.gifthe Holy Mawlid An-Nabi..sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, but then i stumbled across this & this and decided not to go into much detail as it has already been published by many, and it would be better to direct readers to those blogs rather than to write another.

When the month of Ramadan comes, we see in muslims throughout the world a change in their normal behaviour. They put on their topees, stop shaving for the month, attend taraweeh congregations etc which they wouldn’t do normally and won’t be doing after the Eid and sisters covering up, not applying much make up etc. But we do not hear any molvi’s or ORTHODOXed muslims restricting those people from taking part in the Ibadah of Ramadhan. We do not here scholars saying “you should be behaving in this manner all year round and not just in ramadhan, therefore don’t do it now or it’s pointless if you’re only going to do it during ramadhan and forget all about it after the month is over“.

No, we do not hear them say that! but when the month of Rabi’ul Awwal arrives you hear opposers of the mawlid make statements like “we should express our happiness and love for our prophet (s.a.w) all throughout the year, every minute every hour and every second of our lives”. This is not love they say, how can it be when they don’t do this at any other time of the year blah, blah, blah!!

From my personal experience i have seen sunni muslims hold mawlid gatherings all year round, i do not know many sunni masjids where a mukhtasar mawlid is not held after the Jumma Congregation, and in the month of rabiul awwal these blessed gatherings are a bit increased.

However, let us stop and think! and ask ourselves, are we following the examples set out by our beloved master (s.a.w), are we carrying out his orders, and are we following his advice..?? (the prophet (saw) said: seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave) by gaining knowledge can we then answer those questions to ourselves and know how to mend our ways.

Let us take our actions (whether it be in increasing our piety, trying to increase our love for the holy prophet s.a.w. or whether it be in praising the beloved Al-Habibullah s.a.w.) beyond the month of Rabiul Awwal and into the next month and the next. Inshallah.1bb61c38ef_thumb.gif

Al-Mawlid is practiced in different ways in different places with different intentions. My understanding is that it should be a practice of praising the beloved sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. Some can argue and ask what the benefits of such acts can be? My reply to such people would be that they have just found a reason to seek out whether there is any benefit in simply praising the prophet s.a.w. or not?

So lets make this a month to maximise the praise of the holy prophet s.a.w. the sweet and beautiful madani, in the manner he should be praised and in the way he deserves to be praised. In the best possible manner with the utmost love & respect.

Lets not make this month a time for just birthday celebrations, but a time to commemorate, honour and praise him, our beloved (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and his blessed and miraculous birth. And remind them of the days of Allah (Al-Quran). The days of Allah are Allah’s blessings and signs, and the prophet’s birth is a great bliss (Ruh Al-ma’ani).

Actually, celebrating the prophet’s birthday means celebrating the birth of Islam…….Qardawi.

Sending salawats on the prophet (saw) is already enjoined in the quran, praising the prophet (saw) is also an established tradition we have inherited from the time of the prophet (saw) himself, so no one can consider it a bid’ah or an innovation in the religion….read on here.

The opposers of mawlid will be busy this month holding lectures on the INJUSTICES FACED BY THE PALESTINIANS and what the ummah’s duties are in such times or how the west has re-initiated the crusade against Islam. may allah guide them to all that is good. ameen.

I leave you with this beautiful poem (by brother aftab malik), which i am seriously in love with.  O’ sweet and beautiful Madani

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The month of milad-un-nabi صلي الله عليه و سلم

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Monday 10th March, 2008

muhammadsaw.gifThe month of the Milad of Our beloved master Sayyidina RasulAllah Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam is here. A month to think about the life of our beloved Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam and relate it to ourselves. Are we following the examples set out my our master, are we carrying out his orders, are we following his advice..??

Actually this should be done every day every hour and every second of our lives. But we are only human and we forget, so let us take this opportunity to just stop and think throughout this month and try and mend our ways. Inshallah.

Lets also make this month, a month to praise the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam the way he should be praised, the way he deserves to be praised. In the best possible manner, with the utmost love & respect.

We should not look unto this month as a month to celebrate the birthday of the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam but as a time to commemmorate and honour him and his blessed and miraculous birth.

Thousands and millions round the world will be holding Mawlid gatherings and there will also be a minority but powerful numbers of individuals and groups prohibiting people from this blessed practice and saying that it is no different to any other birthday celebration ie like christmas.

Actually, celebrating the Prophet’s birthday means celebrating the birth of Islam……..Shaykh al-qardawi.

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?cid=1119503543944&pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar%2FFatwaE%2FFatwaEAskTheScholar

The shaykh also states,We all know that the Companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did not celebrate the Prophet’s birthday, Hijrah or the Battle of Badr, because they witnessed such events during the lifetime of the Prophet who always remained in their hearts and minds.Sa`d Ibn Abi Waqqas said that they were keen on telling their children the stories of the Prophet’s battles just as they were keen on teaching them the Qur’an. Therefore, they used to remind their children of what happened during the Prophet’s lifetime so they did not need to hold such celebrations. However, the following generations began to forget such a glorious history and its significance. So such celebrations were held as a means of reviving great events and the values that we can learn from them.

Sending salawaat on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is already enjoined in the Qur’an; praising the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is also an established tradition we have inherited from the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) himself; so no one can consider it a bid’ah or an innovation in religion.  

http://www.islamonline.net/livefatwa/english/Browse.asp?hGuestID=7UXmX9

The Qasida Burda is an all time favourite at mawlid gatherings

Qasida Burdah – In Arabic and English Section 1
Qasida Burdah – In Arabic and English Section 2
Qasida Burdah – In Arabic and English Section 3
Qasida Burdah – In Arabic and English Section 4
Qasida Burdah – In Arabic and English Section 5
Qasida Burdah – In Arabic and English Section 6
Qasida Burdah – In Arabic and English Section 7
Qasida Burdah – In Arabic and English Section 8
Qasida Burdah – In Arabic and English Section 9
Qasida Burdah – In Arabic and English Section 10

see here also.

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