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Thursday, February 16, 2006

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First, I have already signed the same petition on another website. I think that we have to address the same newspapers involved in this manoeuvre as soon as possible. The following message has been sent to the Danish journalist- author of the famous caricatures on Prophet Mohamed PBUH.
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One must congratulate you for this unique event , which makes of you a famous person so close to Tasleema Nasreen and Salman Rushdie and so many others who have chosen an easy path to be so rich and famous in a short time...
The memory of Prophets should be above any blasphemy. There are so many interesting things in Arts , beauty of litterature , music, politics ..., to make fun with or to play with.
There is only one way to think of Prophets, because they are so special , and a gift from God to humans. Either you follow their path or forget about them.It is a huge path of freedom, do not cross somme shadowy lines. Only satan is able to see that special democracy which leads to fire and hell with the easiest mind . His democracy makes it possible for him to play with any mate, regardless of gender , race, colour of skin, religion or community. Unfortunately, as humans, we have not his power, but God- Allah - has granted us a mercy which allows us to save our souls in the right time. Not in a short time . Any mistake can be forgotten when we manage to respect others faith. Making fun with the image of someone of another time and area, dear to millions of people is a direct insult to those poeople.
But may be , you do not understand their anger...
May be , you know nothing of their Prophet, PBUH...
May be you feel that their religion is a threat for you...
Mahomet, Peace Be Upon Him, has been sent to humans as a mercy .
He taught us how to pray and seek refuge to Allah
O Allah, O Sufficer of the isolated and weak and Protector against terrifying affairs! Offenses have isolated me, so there is none to be my companion. I am too weak for Thy wrath and there is none to strengthen me. I have approached the terror of meeting Thee and there is none to still my fear. I beg for Your Mercy! Ameen
I wish you can understand and know what he is really.
Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) never lost temper nor sweared. If he didn't like something, he would say, "What is the matter with him ? Let there be dust on his forehead" which is of no harm. If this meant "sajdah" or prostration in the prayer then it is a prayer for becoming a praying man and prayer presents from evil and wicked things. So this is a prayer for reform
The Prophet's Way of Life, His Sunnah & Teachings
The Idea is, to put in our hearts, the Holy “ Prophet Mohammad's “
(Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) was more shy & modest man . If he did not like something ( he may not say so ) but he could see the effect of disliking on his face. (Bukhari & Muslim).
13.Hadith: (According to Aswad): was asked lady, Aaishah about the activities of the Holy "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) at home. She told him that he was occupied with them in the household work. (Bukhari).
14.Hadith: (According to Lady Aaishah): "The Holy "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) used to tie knots & repair his shoes, sow his clothes, and do all such household works just like an average person among you does". And he said, "he was one of the human beings (who did not live like a boss or lord at home). He would check for lice on his clothes (that they may not have come from someone else). He would milk the goat, do other household works as well as his personal work". (Trimizi)
15.Hadith: (According to Lady Aaishah): The Holy "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) never beat (or battered) anyone, neither a women nor a servant. But the Holy war of defense was an exception. He never took revenge and always forgave those who caused him trouble or harm. But when an Islamic law was broken (or "Haram" was committed) then he would do justice and give punishment according to law (or Shari'ah) (Muslim).
16.Hadith: (According to Anas): I was eight years of age when I became the Holy Prophet Mohammad's (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) servant and served him for 10 years. He never rebuked me even when I broke or damaged something. If his family said something strong, then he would tell them leave it & to forget about it. Whatever Allah has destined will happen".
17.Hadith: (According to Anas): I know the Holy Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) used to console & comfort the sick, & accompany the funeral procession. (Ibne Majah & Behiqi)
18.Hadith: (According to Anas): Whenever the Holy "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) shook hands with someone he would not pull out his hands until the other person did so. And he would not remove his attention from a person unless he did so (first). When he sat in a row, he did not put his legs beyond others. And he was not seen extending his legs in front of anyone. (Trimizi)
19.Hadith: (According to Companion Ali, as narrated by his son Imam Hussain): When the Holy Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) retired to his home, he would divide his stay there in three parts: one for worshipping Allah, one for his family, and one for himself. The last part he used to spend with his special companions (or Sahabah) so that the general public could benefit through them. Here, He favored with his company the (more) knowledgeable & their pious and spent his time with them according to their religious ranks & needs (that could be one or two or more). He spent his time with them & kept them occupied in such things as were good for them & the Muslim community, for example enquiring (and learning) the Islamic law or giving suitable & pertinent information. Everybody went there to learn & come out with food & guidance. This was the Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) special "majlis" or audience at his residence (Shamaile Trimizi). Hussain then asked his father concerning the Prophet Mohammad's (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) behaviors (when outside the home) among his companions. Hazarat Ali (RA) told, The Holy "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) was always polite, kind & merciful. People did not quarrel among themselves before him. When somebody talked to him, he would listen quietly until completion. He exercised patience when a rude or bad-mannered strange asked or said something. He did not stop a conversation so long as it did not exceed the limits (of Shari'ah). Otherwise, he would change the topic or stop him or leave the scene. This was the Prophet Mohammad's (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) general "majlis" or audience with his friends (Shamaile Tirmizi).
20.Hadith: (According to Abu Hurairah): Once the Holy "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) was asked to curse the polytheists. He replied, "I'm not sent to curse buy only as a merciful (to all nations)" (Muslim). He prayed even for his enemies. Seeking Allah's protection against one's enemies is a different matter & is also a prayer.
21.Hadith: (According to Lady 'Aaishah): In the story of Taif, the Holy "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) suffered more than in the battle of U'had from his enemies, the polytheists. The arch angel Gabriel came with the angel in charge of the mountains who saluted the Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) and said "O Mohammad ! I'm the angle of the mountains. Allah has sent me to obey your orders. If you wish, I can bring the two mountains together & cause them to die in between". But the "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) said, "No ! I'm hoping that Allah may produce from their progeny (Muslims) who work ship Allah alone & who do not make partners with Allah". The "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) was right & all the people of Tai (and Arabia) are Muslims now, thanks to Almighty God & His compassionate Prophet.
22.Hadith: (According to Ali): In a long story, there is mention of Jew in Medina who had loaned some money to Holy "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam). Once the Jew harassed & did not let the "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) go home from the mosque for "Zuhar" or after-noon prayer till next day. The people were angry but the "Prophet Mohammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) forbade any transgression. The next day, the Jew declared his Islam & recited the Holy Kalimah (of shahadat) & admitted that he was only testing him & found him exactly as was foretold in the Torah (Old Testament of Bible). (Behiqi & Mishkat)
If you read the above few Haidth everyday or listen to someone reading them, you can become very good, very soon inshallah.



Book: Islahi Nisaab
Author: Ashraf Ali Thanvi



KNOW OUR PROPHET - KNOW OUR PROPHET Sallah o alaihe Wasallam



Prophet Muhammad (s) was born in 570 CE in Makkah (Bakka, Baca, Mecca). His father, Abdullah, died several weeks before his birth in Yathrib (Medinah) where he went to visit his father's maternal relatives. His mother died while on the return journey from Medinah at a place called ‘Abwa’ when he was six years old. He was raised by his paternal grandfather 'Abd al Muttalib (Shaybah) until the age of eight, and after his grandfather’s death by Abu Talib, his paternal uncle. 'Abd al Muttalib's mother, Salma, was a native of Medinah and he was born and raised as a young boy in Medinah before his uncle Muttalib brought him to Makkah to succeed him. Many years before Muhammad's birth, 'Abd al Muttalib had established himself as an influential leader of the Arab tribe ‘Quraish’ in Makkah and took care of the Holy sanctuary ‘Ka’bah’. Makkah was a city state well connected to the caravan routes to Syria and Egypt in the north and northwest and Yemen in the south. Muhammad was a descendant of Prophet Ismail through the lineage of his second son Kedar. Ka'bah is the first house of worship built on earth for the worship of Allah, the One True God. It was re-built (raised from the existing foundation) by Prophets Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ismail (Ishmael). Allah is the proper name of the One True God, creator and sustainer of the universe, who does not have a partner or associate, and He did not beget nor was He begotten. Unlike the word god, the word Allah does not have a plural or gender. Under the guardianship of Abu Talib, Muhammad (s) began to earn a living as a businessman and a trader. At the age of twelve, he accompanied Abu Talib with a merchant caravan as far as Bostra in Syria. Muhammad was popularly known as ‘al-Ameen’ for his unimpeachable character by the Makkans and visitors alike. The title Al-Ameen means the Honest, the Reliable and the Trustworthy, and it signified the highest standard of moral and public life. Upon hearing of Muhammad’s impressive credentials, Khadijah, a rich merchant widow, asked Muhammad (s) to take some merchandise for trade to Syria. Soon after this trip when he was twenty-five, Khadijah proposed marriage to Muhammad through a relative. Muhammad accepted the proposal. At that time, Khadijah was twice widowed and forty years old. Khadijah (ra) and Muhammad (s) were the parents of six children - four daughters and two sons. His first son Qasim died at the age of two. He was nicknamed Abul Qasim, meaning the father of Qasim. His second son Abdullah died in infancy. Abdullah was also called affectionately as ‘Tayyab’ and ‘Tahir’ because he was born after Muhammad’s prophethood. The four daughters were: Zainab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum, and Fatimah (ra). The Holy sanctuary Ka’bah was now filled with three hundred sixty idols. The original, pristine message of Prophet Ibrahim was lost, and it was mixed with superstitions and traditions of pilgrims and visitors from distant places, who were used to idol worship and myths. In every generation, a small group of men and women detested the pollution of Ka’bah and kept pure their practice of the religion taught by Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail. They used to spend some of their time away from this polluted environment in retreats to nearby hills. Muhammad (s) was forty when, during his one of many retreats to Mount Hira for meditation during the month of Ramadan, he received the first revelation from the Archangel Jibril (Gabriel). On this first appearance, Gabriel (as) said to Muhammad: "Iqraa," meaning Read or Recite. Muhammad replied, "Icannot read," as he had not received any formal education and did not know how to read or write. The Angel Gabriel then embraced him until he reached the limit of his endurance and after releasing said: "Iqraa." Muhammad’s answer was the same as before. Gabriel repeated the embrace for the third time, asked him to repeat after him and said: "Recite in the name of your Lord who created! He created man from that which clings. Recite; and thy Lord is most Bountiful, He who has taught by the pen, taught man what he knew not." These revelations are the first five verses of Surah (chapter) 96 of the Qur’an. Thus it was in the year 610 CE the revelation began. Muhammad (s) was terrified by the whole experience of the revelation and fled the cave of Mt. Hira [Qur'an 81:19-29]. When he reached his home, tired and frightened, he asked his wife: ‘cover me, cover me,’ in a blanket. After his awe had somewhat abated, his wife Khadijah asked him about the reason of his great anxiety and fear. She then assured him by saying: "Allah (The One God) will not let you down because you are kind to relatives, you speak only the truth, you help the poor, the orphan and the needy, and you are an honest man." Khadijah then consulted with her cousin Waraqa who was an old, saintly man possessing knowledge of previous revelations and scriptures. Waraqa confirmed to her that the visitor was none other than the Angel Gabriel who had come to Moses. He then added that Muhammad is the expected Prophet. Khadijah accepted the revelation as truth and was the first person to accept Islam. She supported her husband in every hardship, most notably during the three-year ‘boycott’ of the Prophet’s clan by the pagan Quraish. She died at the age of sixty-five in the month of Ramadan soon after the lifting of the boycott in 620 CE. Gabriel (as) visited the Prophet as commanded by Allah revealing Ayat (meaning signs, loosely referred to as verses) in Arabic over a period of twenty-three years. The revelations that he received were sometimes a few verses, a part of a chapter or the whole chapter. Some revelations came down in response to an inquiry by the nonbelievers. The revealed verses were recorded on a variety of available materials (leather, palm leaves, bark, shoulder bones of animals), memorized as soon as they were revealed, and were recited in daily prayers by Muslims [Qur'an 80:13-16]. Angel Gabriel taught the order and arrangement of verses, and the Prophet instructed his several scribes to record verses in that order [Qur'an 75:16-19 and 41:41-42]. Once a year, the Prophet used to recite all the verses revealed to him up to that time to Gabriel to authenticate the accuracy of recitation and the order of verses [Qur'an 175:106]. All the revealed verses (over a period of 23 years and ending in 632 CE) were compiled in the book known as Qur’an. The name Qur’an appears in the revealed verses. The Qur’an does not contain even a word from the Prophet. The Qur'an speaks in the first person, i.e., Allah's commandments to His creation. Gabriel also visited the Prophet throughout his mission informing and teaching him of events and strategy as needed to help in the completion of the prophetic mission. The Prophet’s sayings, actions, and approvals are recorded separately in collections known as Hadith. The mission of Prophet Muhammad (s) was to restore the worship of the One True God, the creator and sustainer of the universe, as taught by Prophet Ibrahim and all Prophets of God, and to demonstrate and complete the laws of moral, ethical, legal, and social conduct and all other matters of significance for the humanity at large.

Written by Brother in Islam K h al i d B i n U m ar


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