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05 - Anta Maula Ya Habibi.mp3

Certainly the example of my houehold Ahl-ul Bait is the example of Noah's Ark, whoever boards it is saved and whoever misses it will perish.    
                                                                                                         - HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH)

Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) ( 570 -  8 June 632);
          Every Sufi order derives its roots from the spirituality of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). And considers him as the final link of the chain between ordinary human being and the Almighty Allah, which goes down through the able spiritual deputies of the Prophet, who carry the torch of divine light (Noor) in their heart that was ignited by the final Prophet (PBUH)

          This link was established between the Creator and the creation on the Night of Ascension (Mehraj), when Allah took His perfect creation Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to the journey above the seven skies and gives Him His Audience -- a status which was never given to any of His creation, even not to the angels at His service.

          The Sufi thoughts establish that the arrival of the Holy Prophet in this world was not an ordinary event rather it was the highest culmination of Allah's mercy upon the human being that He sends his Lover as "sufficient for the humanity and mercy for the worlds."

          Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Mecca on Monday, Rabi-al-Awwal 12, 53 BH, or December 9, 571 AD, 50 days after the attack of Abrah, the ruler of Yemen, with his army of elephants on Ka'aba (as described in Holy Qura'n in Surah Feel -- Chapter Elephant). He belonged to the clan of Hashim. Banu Hashim was a noble branch of the prestigious and influential tribe of Quraish. His father had died before his birth. He was nursed by Sobia and then by Halima Sadia, with whom he stayed for four years.

          When he was six-year-old, his mother Syeda Amna fell sick and died in Abwa, near Madina (then Yatrib). She was buried there. His grandfather brought him up for two more years, until he also died. Orphaned three times at the age of eight, he went to live with his uncle, Abu Talib.

He travelled to Syria to trade on behalf of Hazrat Khadija (R.A). He did good business. Hazrat Bibi Khadija (R) was informed about his honesty, personality, and his business acumen, she was very much impressed. Consequently, she proposed marriage and he accepted her offer. He married her when he was 25 years of age and she was 40.

          Since His early age, He remained pensive and withdrawn in temperament and always displayed an acute moral sensitivity. He avoided all kinds of luxuries, lust and whatever may fall in the purview of bad habits. He never lied, never even touched any sort of intoxicants, or passed near any game of chance. As a traditional brave and noble Arab, he was forced to take part in tribal wars but never had any one killed by his hands rather he opted for other difficult tasks like helping the injured or removing them to safer places. In his ordinary routine, he preferred to be alone and used a cave in nearby mountain called Hira for contemplation and meditation under the faith given by Prophet Abraham. He sought seclusion so as to reach the Divine Presence of Almighty Allah. In view of such qualities, the Arabs rightly knew him as the Truthful and Trustworthy (As-Sadiq Al-Amin).

          When he was 35 years of age, the Quraish tribe was renovating the Ka'aba -- the House of Allah. A dispute arose among them as to who should place the sacred Black Stone (Hajr-e-Asswad) in its place. The dispute among them heightened to a fierce proposition, when an aged man, taking the cognizance of the situation, advised them to put off the matter for the next morning and leave it to that whoever enters the Ka'aba precincts first and ask for his mediation. On next day, the first one who entered the Ka'aba was Muhammad (PBUH). He (PBUH) then resolved the dispute amicably by asking all the tribal notables to join hands to carry the Hajr-e-Asswad near its place and then He (PBUH) himself lifted the stone and fixed it in its place. Hence, a fierce battle among Arabs was avoided.

          In Hira, there appeared to Him the Arch-Angel Gebriel asking him to declare himself as the Messenger of Allah. (Sal-al-Allah-o-Alaih-e-was-Sallam). Since then he preached Islam. Allah Exalted revealed upon him the Final Book, the Holy Qura'n. For 13 years the Holy Prophet (PBUH) stayed in Mecca, calling the people to Allah's religion, preaching the belief in one transcendent but personal God, the last judgment, and social and economic justice. Allah, he asserted, had sent prophets to other nations throughout history, but, having failed to reform themselves, those nations were punished and perished by Allah. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) proclaimed the Qura'n revealed upon him by Allah, to be the last revealed Book and himself to be the last of the prophets, consummating and superseding the earlier ones.

          In public the Holy Prophet (PBUH) gave guidance needed for daily life and in private he used to give the special advice needed for attaining the state of Ihsan (perfect good character). That is why Abu Huraira (R.A) said in an authentic Hadith mentioned in Bukhari, "The Holy Prophet (PBUH) has poured into my heart two kinds of knowledge: one I have spread among people and the other, if I was to disclose it, they would cut my throat." The knowledge Abu Huraira referred to is the knowledge and the divine light he used to pour into the hearts of those who had exalted themselves by strictly obeying him. It was related to individual's own toil for seeking the nearness of Allah. And these were the orders and attainments of the Prophet that make foundations of Sufism, and it is believed beyond any shadow of doubt that this Noor, (Divine Light) commonly called as the 'Amanat', shall always remain in the heart of a person capable of carrying it till the Day of Resurrection. The Prophet's such "Sufi" followers were countless. Each one had his own peculiar status. But none of them was to the status of Abu Bakr Siddiq (R.A) who founded the Naqshbandia Order.

          The infidels of Mecca were unmoved to embrace the Islam. Instead those infidels tortured ruthlessly all those who did believe him and made their lives miserable. The new Muslims suffered all kinds of cruelty at the hands of the unbelievers. However, insisting on the necessity of social reform, Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) advocated improving the lots of slaves, orphans, women, and the poor and replacing tribal loyalties with the fellowship to the Islamic faith. This egalitarian and reformist tendency quickly aroused the enmity of the rich merchants who dominated Mecca. They persecuted some of His weaker followers.

          In 615 AD the Holy Prophet (PUBH) ordered 83 families to take refuge in Ethiopia. The king gave them refuge and became a believer in the Prophet (PBUH). They stayed there for five years and some of them returned to Mecca. In 619 AD, The Holy Prophet's (PBUH) uncle Abu Talib and his wife Khadija Kubra (R) died who were his staunchest supporters. As such this year is called year of sadness and grief in the Islamic history.

          A year and a half later, there came the Night of Ascension (Meraj). He was physically called to the Presence of Allah Exalted. He travelled accompanied by Arch-Angel Gebriel from Mecca to Quds (Jerusalem) where he had the Prayers in Masjid-al-Aqsa leading all the Prophets. From Quds, he ascended to the heavens. All the prophets at the different levels of heaven came to greet him. He ascended higher and higher to approach the Divine Presence, until Arch-Angel Gebriel stopped and said that he could not continue further, or he would be extinguished. So the Prophet (PBUH) continued alone. Driven by his love for Allah, He approached closer and closer, achieving the State of utmost closeness with Allah, seeing nothing except Him. Then Allah told him, "O Muhammad, come closer." He moved nearer, so nearer to Allah like the gap between "two ends of a (single) bow." [53:9]. At that time the Prophet (PBUH) was seeing nothing but Allah, even inside his own self." This is the perfect sign of Tawhid (Oneness of Allah), when nothing exists except Allah Himself.

          Sufis consider this stage as complete 'Fana-Fillah' (coalescence into the existence of Allah), which Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) achieved by the sheer blessing of Allah and any other follower can achieve this by truly toiling on the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through His able deputy of the time.
He returned from that Journey of the Meraj (Night of Ascension), and the first one to believe him was Abu Bakr siddiq (R). The infidels, hoping to ridicule him, asked him to describe Jerusalem. He described it in all its details, and the infidels were humiliated.

          Later, the Prophet went to the nearby town of Taif, where the local people, in their own thought put the highest degree of humiliation and miseries upon him. The infidels of Taif told their children to throw stones at him. The persecution made the Prophet so hurt and physically feeble that he could not walk and fell. Taifians thought they had killed him. Here Gabriel approached him and conveyed him the message of Allah: "If You wish, Allah will perish Taif like He had punished other non-believers of previous prophets." But the Prophet as called by Allah as the Mercy for Worlds said: "I will bring them about Islam."

          After returning to Mecca, persecution against the Prophet (PBUH) and his followers escalated. Then Allah sent him Ansar (helpers) from Yisrab (Madina), a city about 300 km to the north of Mecca. A delegation from Madina approached the Prophet (PBUH) and requested him to come to Madina and arbitrate into their local feuds. They offered him considerable authority. After careful negotiations, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) accepted the offer and asked his followers to emigrate from Mecca to Madina.

          The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) left Mecca just as his enemies had connived to murder him. He (PBUH) left at night with Hazrat Abu Bakr (R) leaving behind Hazrat Ali (R) to impersonate him in his bed.

          The Holy Prophet (PBUH) arrived in Madina eight days later on Monday Rabi-al-Awwal 1, 1 AH., or September 20, 622 AD. His flight became known as the Hegira (Arabic Hijra, migration) and marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar year.

          The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was given supreme authority in Madina, and he began to establish the ritual practices of Islam and to carry out social reforms. He (PBUH) soon converted Madina into the cornerstone of Islamic empire and the first ever social welfare state in the world. According to Qura'nic injunctions, He (PBUH) promulgated a complete code of life, envisaging every aspect of human conduct. He also specified the rights and relationships of the Muslims, Jews, and other groups of the world. The Meccans, meanwhile, persisted in their hostility, demanding the extradition of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his Meccan followers. They were supported in Madina by a group, referred to in the Qura'n as the hypocrites, who had submitted to Islam but were secretly working against it. This group in turn was aided by the three Jewish tribes that were residing in Madina.

          In 624, the first major battle occurred, in which the Muslims, despite their inferiority in numbers and weapons, soundly defeated the Meccans. In the next major battle, the following year, the Meccans had the advantage but were unable to achieve a decisive victory. A Meccan army of 10,000 besieged Madina in 627 but failed to take the city. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) meanwhile eliminated his enemies within Madina. After each of the battles he expelled Jewish tribes.

          In 630, the Meccan infidels, unable to conquer Madina despite their number of militarily expeditions and crippled by the severing of their trade routes, finally submitted peacefully to the Holy Prophet. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) treated the city generously, declaring a general amnesty. Tribal delegations arrived from throughout Arabia, and their tribes were soon converted to Islam. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), now the most powerful leader in Arabia, enforced the principles of Islam and established the foundation of the Islamic empire. He ordered the destruction of the idols in Ka'aba, the traditional place of pilgrimage in Mecca, which then became the holiest shrine of Islam. He granted Jews and Christians religious autonomy as "peoples of the Book," whose revelations anticipated Islam. On his last visit to Mecca, at the time of Hajj (the annual pilgrimage), he gave a sermon in which he summarised his reforms, declared the brotherhood of Muslims, and repudiated all distinctions of class, colour, and race.

          Soon after returning from the farewell Hajj, the Holy Prophet fell ill. He then moved to the house of his wife, Hazrat Ayesha. He was sick for 12 days. He ordered Abu Bakr siddiq (R.A) to replace Him as the leader (Imam) during the prayers.

          He passed away on a Monday, Rabi-al-Awwal, 12, 11 AH, June 7, 632 AD). He was given final ablution by his close relatives and wrapped in his nightgown. He was laid to rest at the same place where he passed away, in the house of Ayesha (R.A).

          The secret of Allah's strong support and pure guidance passed from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to his beloved friend and able deputy Hazrat Abu Bakr siddiq, who succeeded him as his political successor (Caliph).

          The Holy Prophet (PBUH) was the most generous and just among the people and the bravest. He was never afraid of anything in this world nor lured by any lust or temptation. He was the most modest of his person, the most sincere, and the most pious. He never spoke just to spend time. He preferred silence to speech and never showed pride, although he was the most eloquent speaker.

          Allah gave the Prophet (PBUH) mastery in all spheres of human conduct. "Truly you are of a magnificent nature." And "The Kindest and Most Merciful." - Qura'n.

          Prophet Muhammad is the founder of Islam, whose prophetic teachings, encompassing political and social as well as religious principles, became the basis of Islamic civilisation and have had an impeccable influence on the world history.

Some of the sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

"Allah says: 'O my Friend, had you been not there, I would not have created     skies and would not have manifested my Lordship."

"There was time when I was with Allah and no angel, dear one nor the prophets had access."

"The Shaikh among his tribe is just as the prophet among his nation."

"If the Faith of Abu Bakr is weighed against my nation, the pan of Abu Bakr's  Faith will be heavier."

"Allah said, whoever comes against one of My saints, I will declare war  against him."

"Allah's saints are under his cloak (attributes of Allah). No one knows them  except He Himself."

"Speak the truth, even detriment to you."

"Make everything easy and don't make it difficult. Give good tidings and don't  cause people to run

"Allah says: O Son of Adam, you will get what you have intended, and you will  be with the one whom
   you love more."

"Be austere in this world and Allah will love you. Be austere with what is in the  hands of people and the
   people will love you."

"The one who has the most perfect mind is the one who is most fearful of  Allah.

"Refrain except from good speech."

"Give back the Trust and don't betray it."

"When Allah loves someone, He will put him in difficulties."

"When Allah wants good for His slave, He will guide him to someone that  shows him the way."

"Forgive, and Allah will forgive you."

"Be merciful, Allah will be merciful with you."

"Allah manifests His epiphany on all His.


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