In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful.
Alhamdilliaah, I've finished my 1st sem of degree in UTMKL, continuing my studies there after finishing my diploma last April. Exams were ok and very short since I only had 2 papers 2 sit for so I'm on a very early semester break.
I'm proud to say that I'm starting my break and also 2015 with the birthday of one of THE MOST and probably THE most influential man of all time.
Nabi Muhammad S.A.W
He was a man of the highest standards. Even before being a prophet, he was known as al-Amiin because of his truthfulness, never telling a lie. He asked a group of people if he was to say that an army was behind a hill, coming to attack, would that group believe him, everybody said yes for he never tell lies.
Orphaned at a young age, not being able to read or write, he strived in everything that he did which included him being a merchant under Saidatina Khadijah r.a who later became his wife. This led him to become not only a man who was regarded highly but also a family man.
One fateful night, he was chosen to spread the message of Islam not only in Arabia but to the whole World which included him sending letters to leaders of other empires. He was a man of peace. He went to Taif to spread da'wah but instead he got thrown rocks and faeces from the people there. The Angel Jibril (Gabriel) a.s offered him to crush them with the hills near them at the time but the Prophet (PBUH) said no. Instead he prayed for everyone did wrong to him. Don't get the wrong idea. Despite being a man of peace, he knows when to act. Our Prophet (PBUH) was also a captain or general in the ranks of an army. People nowadays, Westerners especially, consider him a warmongering man for starting wars but how misled are they for the Muslims, who started off with mostly, poor people and slaves, were the oppressed ones. Allah S.W.T gave permission to act and strike them. He was firm yet fought in the best of manners according to Islamic law.
Michael Hart, a WESTERNER who sees through clear eyes the history of our beloved Prophet (PBUH) ranked Nabi S.A.W as the Most Influential Person in History, having this to say.........
Mind you, he's not the only who thinks highly of our Prophet (PBUH). Some key figures in history including Mahatma Gandhi looked up to him................
Not only that even a certain footballer, despite not being Muslim, thinks highly of him....
|Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez|
Hopefully the quote is authentic. Pardon me if it's not.
How I wish to see our Prophet (PBUH) in my dreams. Literally. It is IMPOSSIBLE for Shaitan to take his form. So if you dream of our Prophet (PBUH), it IS him. My source told me that he will either smile at you OR turn away from you if you dream of him. Hopefully he will never turn away from us if we dream of him. Na'uudzubillaah. Imagine just having the chance to see him. The closest I got to him was when I went for 'Umrah in 2002. I saw his tomb in Masjid Nabawi. It might be the closest I could get but I'll take it.
His speech was soft and gentle like a mother stroking her child. And his mercy and compassion were most radiant when he smiled. He lived in modesty and despite not being wealthy, the Sahabah (close companions of Rasulullah S.A.W) said that he was always smiling. What a man. Such character.
His legacy lives on in the World that we live in despite the haters. His teachings/sunnah(s) are being practiced even till this very day. Giving Salaam, fasting on Mondays and Thursdays. Even wearing rings can be a sunnah but that does depend on how/why you're wearing them.....
|The ring I'm currently wearing almost everyday|
Every year, my friends, on the 3rd Rabi'ul Awwal of the Hijriyah calendar, we don't remember just the birthday of this great man who is the seal of the Prophets. We don't remember how he spent the last days of his life before he died. But we remember how he lived and what he did that even makes most non-Muslims give nothing but praises about him.
Try to reconnect and give Selawaat to him not only on this day but everyday. It serves as a reminder to us about a man who puts himself after a lot of things including us, his 'Ummah, his followers.
O, Rasulullah, how we miss you dearly.
Salam Maulidur Rasul to each and every one of my brothers and sisters of Islam all over the World.
Sollu 'Ala Rasulillah Habiibil Mustofaa.
Peace be upon the Messenger, the Chosen One.
See you guys on the flip side!!
P.S: Hope you guys have an awesome 2015! ;-)