Where To Even Begin Describing Muhammad? by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

Muhammad ﷺ. Where shall we commence? If you want to describe the most beautiful of creatures that God, Sublime and Majestic, has commissioned and issued to the Universe…from where are you going to begin, asks Shaykh Ahmed Abdo.

The Messenger of God ﷺ is the most beautiful in his physical appearance and absolute excellence in his inner character. What words can do justice to him? His honour and nobility with God speaks for itself.

In Whose hands will the keys of the Garden reside?
The doors of the Garden shall open up for no one other than this man Muhammad ﷺ
The Garden shall open for the entirety of his Ummah, his nation, prior to anyone else.
His nation shall  encompass the horizons and cover the North, South, the East and the West when other prophets will come with large  numbers, some with few, and others with no followers at all.
His Heart is such that whatever came across it would find itself transformed…

We have heard of men and women falling in love, but who has heard of a love between a man and a mountain? The followers of Muhammad ﷺ know this tale, for the Messenger of God ﷺ was such that everything thing fell in love with him; he ﷺ was loved by the Mountain Uhud and his ﷺ Noble heart reciprocated.

The Noble Prophet ﷺ personifies Islam; and Islam rectifies and transforms where it truly enters. This is primarily reflected in the change and transformation that took place in the 6th century Meccan society rectified by advent of Islam. Muhammad ﷺ transforms;  it is because of Muhammad ﷺ and his Noble Heart that Islam transforms.

Where are the followers of Muhammad?

It is easy to say that we follow him; but the challenging and most earnest question is what is our proof? Not for others to know, but for your own selves. Do you love him? Do you know him? The first thing is to try and strengthen our connection and love for the Messenger of God by getting to know him and becoming mesmerised by his Noble character and Beauty ﷺ.
Come and fall in love, for the path is love, the destination is love and one shall be with whom one loves.

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We are grateful to Daar Ibn Abbas for the video. Cover photo by Islamicdesktop.

Follow the Way of the Companions

Green-Dome-Red-Bkg.pngIn the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. It is reported by that Abd Allah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) said,

“Whoever seeks to follow, let them follow the way of those who have passed away. Those were the Companions of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him): they were the best of this Community; they had the most righteous hearts; the deepest knowledge; and were the least complicated. The were a people whom Allah chose for the company of His Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and for the transmission of His religion. So imitate their habits and their ways–for they were the Companions of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), and were indeed on upright guidance, by Allah! By the Lord of the Kaaba!” [Abu Nu`aym, al-Hilya]

Do we even know about their way, their lives, their habits, their efforts, their commitments?

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حدثنا محمد بن أحمد بن محمد، حدثنا أحمد بن موسى بن إسحاق، حدثنا موسى بن سفيان، حدثنا عبد الله بن الجهم، حدثنا عمرو بن أبي قيس، عن أبي سفيان، عن عمر بن نبهان، عن الحسن، عن عبد الله بن عمر، قال: من كان مستناً فليسن. ممن قد مات، أولئك أصحاب محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم كانوا خير هذه الأمة، أبرها قلوباً، وأعمقها علماً، وأقلها تكلفاً، قوم أختارهم الله لصحبة نبيه صلى الله عليه وسلم ونقل دينه، فتشبهوا بأخلاقهم وطرائقهم فهم أصحاب محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم كانوا على الهدى المستقيم والله رب الكعبة. يا بن آدم صاحب الدنيا ببدنك وفارقها بقلبك وهمك، فإنك موقوف على عملك، فخذ مما في يديك لما بين يديك عند الموت، يأتيك الخير.