A scholar was asked,
When is ‘Id?’
The day that I die, gaze upon the beautiful and illuminated face of the Messenger of Allah and finally get to say, ‘I lived and died just for this one moment where I could look at your beauty and say al-Salatu wa al-Salam ‘alayka Ya Rasūlullāh ﷺ
Ramadan Mubarak – May this Ramadan consume you with Allah’s Mercy, His Happiness and His Forgivness. May the love for Qur’an and Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) be the path upon which you walk.
The divine wisdom of ‘Aqsa’ prayer was to unfold the secret of first and last;
All the Prophets prayed behind him, though they had actually lived in the past
– Imam e Ishq o Mohabat A’la Hadrat رحمه الله –
“There are among the narrations many that strongly encourage thanks and remembrance of God at festival times in order to prevent heedlessness from prevailing and deviation into the illicit. Then at such times this may transform the bounties of joy and happiness into thanks (shukr) and make the bounty continue and increase it. For thanks increase bounty and dispel heedlessness.”
– Badiuzzaman Said Nursi- from the Risala-i Nur Collection/The Flashes –
Of what use is the fast as a means of conquering God’s enemy and abating appetite, if at the time of breaking it one not only makes up for all one has missed during the daytime, but perhaps also indulges in a variety of extra foods? It has become the custom to stock up for Ramadan with all kinds of foodstuffs, so that more is consumed during that time than in the course of several other months put together.
It is well known that the object of fasting is to experience hunger and to check desire, in order to reinforce the soul in piety. If the stomach is starved from early morning till evening, so that its appetite is aroused and its craving intensified, and it is then offered delicacies and allowed to eat its fill, its taste for pleasure is increased and its force exaggerated; passions are activated which would have lain dormant under normal conditions.
– Hujjat’ul-Islam Imam al-Ghazzali (rahimahu Llah) –
Fasting is a hidden form of worship; no one can come to know about your fast until you tell it to others. Allāh sūbhanahu wa ta’ala likes hidden worship, more than any kind of worship.
Treat Ramadan like you would any dignitary visiting you.
Prepare for it so that you could reap all the blessings that it brings.
– unknown –
Dhu’n-Nun al-Misri, may Allah be merciful to him said:
Rajab is for abandoning destructive things, Sha`ban is for performing much acts of obedience, and Ramadan is for the expectation of noble miracles.
Whoever does not abandon destructive things, does not perform acts of obedience, and does not expect noble miracles, then he is among the charlatans worse than rubbish.
He may Allah be merciful to him, also said:
Rajab is the month of planting the seeds, Sha`ban is the month of watering them, and Ramadan is the month of harvesting. One can only harvest what has been planted as one can only reap what is sown. Whoever forfeits the planting of seeds and tending to them will regret when the day comes for harvesting. His conjectures will fall far below the evils of his ending
– Sultan al-Awliyah Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir al-Jilani in his al-Ghunyat Talibi Tariq al-Haqq –
When the door of fasting is opened in the month of Ramadan, the soldiers that carry the lights of divine majesty descend with their chains and restrain the mouths of the lower selves, thereby preventing them from their worldly foods and increasing their yearning for the beauty of the foods of Paradise.
—Shaykh Muhammad al-Qandusi
May Allah bless you all with wonderful days and nights of ibadah and acceptance
Hum Furrqat Mein Bhi Wasl Ke Lamhe Dhoondh Hi Lete Hain Savera
Yaad-e-Madina Ko Hum Saansoon Ki Mala Mein Piro Dete Hain
– Written by Abidah/Savera @ 11.12.2016
If He ﷺ The Beloved Is In Your Heart
It’s Mawlid Everyday
– Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Hafizu Llah –
My the spirit of Ramadan stay in our hearts
illuminate our souls from within
He ﷻ drew you ﷺ ever close that night
To a nearness never granted before
Zam Zam you ﷺ purified that night
To purity it never possessed before
Buraaq quivered in awe that night
Awe like this it never felt before
You ﷺ lit up all the heavens so bright
By your ﷺ light never created before
He ﷻ expanded and filled your ﷺ chest with light
To reach a station never traversed before
You ﷺ surpassed all others in flight
To Majesty ﷻ never witnessed before
You ﷺ entered the sacred sphere that night
To His ﷻ prescance no being ever felt before
You ﷺ saw and did not swerve in sight
At vision of Him ﷻ never seen before
He ﷻ enveloped you ﷺ in closeness that night
At two bows length never reached before
You ﷺ spent tender moments during that night
In a proximity never experienced before
Creation stood ‘still’ in submission that night
For no Beloved had been loved like this before
– Tahir Mukhtar –
Salām upon you O soul of the universe,
Salām upon you My Nabī My Light.
Sal Allāhū Taala Alahie Wa Aalihi Wa Baarik Wa Sahabihi Wa Sallam
Mawlid un Nabī Mubarak to all
The cosmos rejoices
The skies lit in glory
For the first-created
For all worlds a mercy!
Hadhrat Uthmān ibn Abī al-Ās said: “My mother related to me:
I was there the night Āmina bint Wahb gave birth to the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ. Everything I laid eyes on inside the house was filled with light. Truly I was looking at the stars approaching me and I was saying surely they are going to fall on me!
– Bayhaqi –
ہو نہ يہ پھول تو بلبل کا ترنم بھی نہ ہو
چمن دہر ميں کليوں کا تبسم بھی نہ ہو
يہ نہ ساقی ہو تو پھرمے بھی نہ ہو، خم بھی نہ ہو
بزم توحيد بھی دنيا ميں نہ ہو، تم بھی نہ ہو
Ho Na Ye Phool To Bulbul Ka Tarannum Bhi Na Ho
Chaman-e-Dehr Mein Kaliyon Ka Tabassum Bhi Na Ho
Ye Na Saqi Ho To Phir Mai Bhi Na Ho, Khum Bhi Na Ho
Bazm-e-Touheed Bhi Dunya Mein Na Ho, Tum Bhi Na Ho
If this fair flower (Muhammad) blossom not, the nightingale will not sing,
Nor rose‐buds make the garden of era smile welcoming in the spring,
If he is not the quencher, then nor jar nor wine will be,
Nor in this world will Tawheed (Oneness of God) shine, Nor your heart beat in you!
(salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)
– Allama Iqbal rahimahu Llah –
The scholars have said that all supplications are accepted by Allah just before the time of Fajr because it was during this time that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم was born
He is Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn ‘abd al Muttalib ibn Haashim ibn ‘Abd Manaf ibn Qusayy ibn kilab ibn Murrah ibn Lu’ayy ibn Ghaalib ibn Fihr ibn Malik ibn Nadr ibn Kinanah ibn Khuzaymah ibn Mudhrikah ibn Ilyas ibn Mudar ibn Nizaar ibn Ma’add ibn Adnan [salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam].
He is Abu’l Qasim, the master of the descendants of Aadam ‘alayhi sallam.
Imam Zarhuni rahimahu Llah said I saw the Noble Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in my dream and mentioned the gatherings of Mawlid to him ﷺ. He ﷺ replied,
We are happy with those who are happy because of us.
– Seerah Shamiyah –
If Abu Lahab’s (by name cursed in the Qur’ān) punishment is reduced every Monday due to expressing happiness at hearing the good news of the Prophet ﷺ blessed birth by freeing Thuwayba (the one who brought the good news) then what do think will be the reward for those who believe in the Prophet ﷺ and express happiness at the time of his blessed birth?
“If my sin is too grave
to be forgiven,
Yet I have hope that God
will grant me refuge.
I will place my hope, when the Protector appears
in all His might,
In Muḥammad, the dispeller of sorrow and cares
In both abodes.
When I humble myself before him to ask
for the most precious gift of intercession,
What I ask for will be nothing to him
but a paltry thing.
And when the pious man presents himself
with his good deeds,
I will present before him
my repentant tears.
I will cling to the door
of the Prince of Prophets,
For he who holds tight to the key of the door of God,
For every virtue, benefit and favor,
comes from Him.
I will hold tight to a rope of praise for him,
which will avail me on a day
When bonds of lineage and kinship
are of no avail.
So for the sake of the Messenger of the words,
be gracious to us,
And do not increase the humiliation of his people
and their disgrace.
O my Lord, through Muḥammad you made
the Muslims’ beginning beautiful,
So complete Your grace and grant them
a good end.”
– Written by Nahj al-Burdah by Aḥmad Shawqī (d. 1932) –
Celebrate this month, the birth of the most beloved to Allah – RasulAllah (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the best way you can. He (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is the Father to the believers and His wives are the Mothers of the believers. Don’t hesitate to celebrate, to sing for Him, don’t let this golden chance of remembering Him and getting the energy of month go away. Celebrate in the best way. He (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is our Prophet. He (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is the most perfect one among all the creatures on the face of earth. Love Him (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Send blessings upon Him (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
— Sayyidina Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi hafidhahu Llah –
There are people who enter this month having never seen the Prophet (ﷺ) but will exit this month having seen him ﷺ.
– Shaykh Habib al-Jifri hafizu Llah –
by the station of the Beloved ﷺ in Your sight,
make Rabi al-Awwal a month of relief for the suffering of the Ummah.
The month of Rabi al-Awwal is the month in which al-Nūr (Light), al-Burhān (clear proof of Allah), al-Ni’mat al-Kubra (the biggest blessing), al-Ihsān al-‘Azīm (the greatest favour), Our Master, Sayyiduna Muhammad ﷺ was born. A month when the lovers rejoice and remember the Prophet ﷺ arrival and events building up to and the miracles of their blessed birth.
Send as many salutations on the Prophet ﷺ as you can in the blessed month. It is through the Prophet ﷺ we received Islām, Imān, Qur’ān and all the other blessings of Allāh.
When al-Ḥusayn radi Allahu ‘anhu was martyred, the world stood still for seven days and the stars collided with one another. He was killed on the Day of ‘Ashūra’ [10th of Muharram] and there was a lunar eclipse on that day and the horizon was a blood-red color for six months after that. The redness of the sky continued after that, even though such a thing had never been seen before. It was also said that not a single stone was overturned in Jerusalem on that day except that fresh blood was found beneath it.
~ Imam Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī (Rahimāhullāh) Tārīkh al-Khulafā’, Pages: 184–188. –
Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali has saud the following:
‘Servants of God! The month of Ramadan has resolved to leave, and only a little of it now remains. Those among you who have done well in it, let them see it through till its end. Those who have fallen short, let them finish it with goodly actions. Enjoy the remaining few days and nights that are left of it. Bid it farewell with righteous deeds that will testify in your favour before the All-Knowing King. See it off by parting with it with the purist greeting of peace…
O month of Ramadan, be gentle! The tears of the lovers are streaming down at your departure and their hearts torn asunder at the pain of separation. Perhaps standing to bid you farewell may quench the flames of yearning that burn within. Perhaps a few moments of repentance and abstinence may mend of the fast all that has pierced it. Perhaps one cut-off from the caravan [of fasters] may find divine acceptance along with them. Perhaps one who was deserving of the Fire will be set free. Perhaps one shackled by sins will be liberated. Perhaps the sinner shall be shown mercy to by the Protecting Master.’1
Salamun ‘alayka ya shahr al-siyam wa’l-qiyam. Salamun ‘alayka ya shahr al-tilawati wa’l-qur’an. Salamun ‘alayka ya shahr al-barakah wa’l-ihsan. Salamun ‘alayka ya shahr al-ghufran wa’l-ridwan. Salamun ‘alayka ya shahr al-Ramadan. Salamun ‘alayka.
From: Lata’if al-Ma‘arif (Riyadh: Dar Ibn Khuzaymah, 2007), 486-7.