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The Benefits of Sending Peace & Blessings on Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe, so should you send blessings  on him and send peace upon him in the best possible way – The Holy Qur’an

In this three part lecture series, Shaykh Amer Jamil gives a beautiful and detailed description of the benefits in keeping our tongues moist with salawat.


Photo credit: Wajahat Mahmood

We are grateful to iSyllabus UK for making this recording available. For more information on Shaykh Amer Jamil and his work, please visit iSyllabus UK.

Resources on sending blessings on Prophet Muhammad for seekers:

Salawat – If You Love It, This Is For You

“Intensely Beautiful” Salawat

SalawatThis brief montage of video clips on sending salawat on the Prophet, peace be upon him, has been described as “intensely beautiful” by Youtube users. Shaykh Ahmad Saad on reciting Surah Yusuf, verse 88 before starting salawat; Shaykh Yahya Rhodus on how to use your imagination while reciting salutations upon the Prophet; Shaykh Gibril Haddad on composing your own salawat and Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on salawat on the Day of Judgement. Our special thanks to Brother Dawud Israel for his efforts.

Resources for seekers:

Perfect Beauty: The Prophet ﷺ Described

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani teaches from Imam Munawi’s work – a complete description of the appearance, character, conduct and habits of the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him and his folk)–al-Rawd al-Basim (the Smiling Garden).

This work is based on Imam Tirmidhi’s famous work al-Shama’il (the Prophetic Description), but is much more detailed: Tirmidhi’s work has slightly more than 400 hadiths; Munawi’s text is almost 1,100 hadiths.

His Physical Appearance

Habib Ali al-Jifri suggested to Shaykh Faraz that he teach this work and so in this first lesson, Shaykh Faraz begins with the first chapter, on the Physical Appearance of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace).

Commemorating the Beloved Messenger Muhammad ﷺ

A brief lecture by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani during the month of Rabi Al-Awwal on commemorating the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and rejoicing in him being sent as a Mercy to mankind.

Study the life of the Prophet – Free online courses

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  – A mercy to mankind

muhammad-calligraphySeekersHub offers many opportunities to study the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him). We offer courses in Hadith, Prophetic conduct, and the blessed biography. The Seerah (biography of the Prophet) is offered in two parts, covering his life in Mecca in one course and his life in Medina in another course.
It is said that there are some specific benefits of studying the biography of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
Here are just a few examples:

  • It helps us to increase our love for the Beloved (peace be upon him and his folk)
  • Seerah helps us to better understand the Quran
  • It can be source of optimism in our own lives
  • Learn the miracle of the Seerah
  • It can be seen as a method for the revival of the Ummah
  • It is an obligation upon all of us

Meccan Dawn Life of the ProphetWe pray that you gain benefit and closeness to the beloved of Allah by learning with us.
If you don’t have time for a course, you may also find benefit from the numerous articles that can be found on SeekersHub about Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
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The Prophetic Message of Mercy, by Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a mercy and blessing to us in this life and in the hereafter, in ways that are seen and ways that are unseen. Reconnect your heart to this beautiful, Divine constant, with this reminder from Shaykh Faid Muhammad Said.

Rabi-al-Awwal – Love and Praise The Beloved!

The blessed month of Rabi-al-Awwal is upon us once again. Celebrate and be joyous with SeekersHub:

Winter’s Spring – The Miracles of Rabi al-Awwal – by Sidi Yousaf Seyal

 

by Sidi Yousaf Seyal, Zaytuna College Student and Seeker of Knowledge

It is finally that time of the year again – Rabi al-Awwal, the birth month of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (may God’s prayers and peace be upon him). It is in this month that the Muhammadin light was brought forth to this world to restore the original purity of mankind, the worship of One Deity alone.

Upon his birth, the Muhammadin light manifested so powerfully that it enlightened the heavens and extinguished the great fire of Persia, a fire that had not cooled for a thousand years! His birth was a sign in itself, a sign that indicated his uniqueness and greatness. Because his birth was a sign, everything about him was too. His mere presence attracted those around him and his speech was inspired by God Himself. Only the ignorant and arrogant were blinded to the light of God in him; the light of ‘La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah’.

Prophetic Mercy

However, it is important to note that the Muhammadin light did not dull after his passing. It was carried on by his Companions and those who came after them until this day. His light was mercy, a universal mercy shining onto every creature, world, and realm; therefore, his light was preserved for mankind to benefit from until the end of time. Because this light still remains, so do his signs. His light, mercy, and signs are carried by those who have sacrificed the pleasures of this limited world for the limitless pleasures of the next by treading the Muhammadin path, a path seeking both the love of God and His Prophet; these are the awliya – the friends of God.

Heirs of the Beloved Prophet

I have found through my own personal reflection that the special property of the Prophet was mercy. The heirs of the Prophet inherit Prophetic properties; therefore, the heirs of the Prophet are merciful. To confirm this, God says in respect to the Prophet: “And we have not sent you but as a mercy to the worlds” (Quran 21:107), and the Prophet said: “…the religious scholars are the heirs of the prophets” (Imam Ahmad, Tirmidhi, and others). It has also been said, “Whoever wishes to see the gatherings of the Prophet, then he should look towards the gathering of the saints”.

Reflections

A few interesting things have struck me this Winter’s Spring:

dew-1-1396984-mRabi’ in Arabic means ‘spring’. This year, Rabi’ al-Awwal came around in the heart of winter, and the Prophet said, “Winter is the spring of the believer…”. We know that crops and fruit come to life in the spring, whereas the winter is deprived of such blossom and plantation. It is as if this month is speaking to us and saying, “The Prophetic mercy is universal for all times and places. Sending prayers upon him is like nourishing a plant that grows throughout every season, and its roots only go weak when it is no longer nourished with his remembrance. Continue to remember him regardless of your circumstance and situation for indeed, his remembrance will only bring you light and life.”

2) The first day of Rabi’ al-Awwal fell right after the first day of New Year’s Day. This is a reminder that our new year should begin with the remembrance of the first of creation, the Prophet, as he himself said: “I was created whilst Adam was still between water and dirt.” Let us commit ourselves to sending an abundance of prayers upon him this year.

3) Interestingly, it snowed on the first day of Rabi’ al-Awwal. As we all know, rain is a sign of acceptance and mercy, and prayers are answered during the time of rain. The Prophetic mercy is a type of rain that exceeds beyond the earth and extends into the heavens.

Revisit the Sirah

Many, if not all, of my teachers have advised me to read a book on the Prophetic biography and characteristics in this month. If this is difficult, then at the very least, every one of us should increase prayers upon the Beloved Prophet. Sending prayers upon the Beloved Prophet brings ease to the mind and joy to the heart. Most virtuously, the Beloved Prophet himself replies to the one who prays upon him; this alone should suffice for the true lover.

Closing Supplications

May Allah instill in us love of His Beloved Prophet, may He bestow us with knowledge of him, and may He allow us to embody his character in all of our affairs. May we be close to the Beloved Prophet in this world and in the next! O God, do not deprive us of meeting with him on the Day of Rising, grant us his intercession, allow us to drink from his river, enter us into the Gardens with him, and grant us a place near him in Paradise. Let him be happy with us, allow us to honor him in all of our affairs, and make us his heirs. O God, embody our internal state with ‘La ilaha illa Allah’ and our external state with ‘Muhammad Rasul Allah’.

And God knows best.

Merry Mawlid!

The MicroMolvi,
Yousaf Seyal