Would You Believe?

 

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Would you believe if I told you he was more luminescent than the full moon on a starry night

that his face radiated to those in sight

Would you believe me if I told you he was of medium built but appeared as if towering high

that he was perfect in balance

neither short nor like a giant

Would you believe if I told you his hair was black, shiny,  and wavy

neither lanky, straight nor tight, and curly

Would you believe if I told you he was strong in strength and well-built in form

yet his heart was vast that could hold the pain of those out of the norm

Would you believe if I told you about his pure character

that he was Al-Amin the Trustworthy one amongst his companions

even those who were his enemies entrusted him with their possessions

Would you believe if I told you his smile was the most widely known in his community

yet he had experienced every loss imaginable from birth till death

Would you believe if I told you he was the most generous in giving

yet he owned little and had a simple way of living

Would you believe if I told you he was chosen by God to be His Messenger

yet he was an orphan, unlettered, who was searching for meaning

Would you believe if I told you he is the most praised one

Yet his life was devoted to praising The Only One

Would you believe if I told you that he prayed and cared for you

Yet you don’t know him but he chose you

Would you believe if I told you his character was the Quran

He embodied the word of God, steering to right and warning the wrong

Would you believe me if I told you his Mercy encompassed all of creation

Human, Jinn,  animals, plants, insects, mountains, the entire Universe feels his compassion

Would you believe me if I told you every Prophet was told about his coming

that he loved them all and considered them his brothers in belief

Would you believe if I told you he came and liberated the plight of women and gave them honor

while his people were torturing them and killing them at birth

Would you believe if I told you that none of his sons survived

Yet every muslim desires to name their child Muhammad

Would you believe me if I told you that he made everyone feel special

that he would turn his entire body to give you attention

be they a noble king, pauper, or a wandering wayfarer

Would you believe if I told you that he prayed for those who tortured him

all for the sake of His Lord that perhaps their next of kin will become believers

Would you believe if I told you that the angels were instructed to destroy his enemies

Yet he chose forgiveness for them and asked that they be spared

Would you believe me if I told you that light emanated from his mouth permeating from his heart

because his heart carried the Word of God in word and deed

he called to Islam and fulfilled our need

Would you believe if I told you that he cared for the ones who hurt him

that he never carried a grudge nor sought revenge to those who mocked him

Would you believe if I told you that he never instigated war

that he only fought with the Will of Allah in self-defense

Would you believe if I told you that he was fierce in fighting

that his face would turn red in anger only for the sake of His Lord

Would you believe if I told you God and His angels send peace and blessings on Muhammad

That He commanded us to do the same

O Allah send your infinite peace and blessings upon our Master Muhammad salalaaho alayhi  wasalam.

Would you believe if I tell you I see your tears

He has touched your heart and wiped your fears

Would you believe me if I tell you that I know you believe

Take a deep breath and say:

La ilaaha ilalah Muhammadar Rasul Allah, salalaaho alayhi wassalam

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Ya Rasul Allah (Oh Messenger of God)

Assalamu Alaykum Ya Rasul Allah

May peace and blessings descend upon thee

I am one of your followers,

One of your ummati.

I always wonder whether you know of me?

May peace and blessings descend upon thee.

Rumi said, “ What you seek is seeking you”

How I always wonder…If this is true?

Am I lucky enough to earn the love of you?

In God’s beautiful Plan, am I chosen to be from you?

I cannot perceive or understand how?

How has He blessed this honor to me

He made me a believer

though I have not seen you.

How could this be true?

Your Beloved Abu Talib was allowed to gaze upon you

Yet he did not have the status of following thee.

But how has God honored me?

I am nobody, merely a being wrapped in awe of thee

I have sins like the foam upon the sea

Yet I long to see your gaze upon me

But how could this be?

You said “you will be with the one you love”

That is the only hope I see

Ya Rasul Allah

May peace and blessings descend upon thee

I cannot get over this place you reserved for me

To be called a follower, from your ummati

Ya Rasul Allah

May peace be upon thee

Will you recognize me?

The only hope I have for me

Is my loving salawat upon thee

May peace and eternal blessings descend upon thee

I hope to see your face shine upon me

Hoping in a dream

or in reality…

 

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Ya Nabi Salaam Alaika (Oh Prophet, may peace be upon you!)

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HAJJ: ACCORDING TO THE SUNNAH (PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S WAY) AND THE TREMENDOUS BLESSINGS IN IT

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The biggest take that I have learned from my recent Hajj (Muslim Pilgrimage) experience is not to cut corners in life and to be patient and follow things through in its entirety without missing the essence and blessings of that experience.
Hajj is a journey of a lifetime that our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) took about 1433 years ago. Every single Muslim that performs Hajj is fulfilling the 5th pillar of Islam and following in his footsteps. However, many people do not realize the importance of Hajj and are not always mindful of sticking as close to the Sunnah (the way of the Prophet pbuh) as possible.
In our experience, many of the scholars amongst us were not fully knowledgeable about the optimal way of performing Hajj and found legal ‘loop holes’ in order to make things easier. These ‘loop holes’ or ‘easy ways out’ don’t necessarily invalidate the Hajj…

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Sha’baan: The Month of Muhammad (pbuh)

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Why reflect on Isra wal Miraj?

As we approach this time, here is a reminder about this day.

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Every event in the Prophet’s (pbuh) life has been an important lesson for us to learn from. Yet many of us take for granted the magnificent life and legacy of the one whose sole mission was to teach mankind the purpose of his life.

The journey of Isra wal Miraj was a miraculous journey in his life that not only brought enormous amounts of blessings to him but also to us. This journey was God Almighty’s wonderful response to the Prophet’s (pbuh) sad state in the year which is commonly known as “The year of great sadness”. This was a particularly sad time for Muhammad (pbuh) as his beloved wife Khadija (RA), who was his strongest supporter had passed away. Soon after, his Uncle Abu Talib passed on and left him completely alone, with no protection against the fierce Tribe of Quraish in Mecca.

With no one by his side…

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Who are American Muslims?

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