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The Nature Of The Final Message

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إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ ونستغفره ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا ومن سيئات أعمالنا مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلَا مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

قال الله تعالى يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلا وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ

وقال تعالى يَاأَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ وَالأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا

وقال تعالى يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلا سَدِيدًا يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزًا عَظِيمًا

فإن أَصْدَقُ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى وَأَحْسَنُ الْهَدْيِ هَدْيُ مُحَمَّدٍ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَشَرُّ الأُمُورِ مُحْدَثَاتُهَا وَكُلُّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ وَكُلُّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلالَةٌ وَكُلُّ ضَلالَةٍ فِي النَّارِ

أَمَّا بَعْدُ

All thanks and praise is due to Allah, we seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil within ourselves and the consequences of our evil deeds. Whoever Allah guides will never be led astray, and whoever Allah leads astray will never find guidance. I bear witness there is no God but Allah, alone without any partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger.

Allah the Exalted said, “O you who have believed, fear Allah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims in submission to Him.” (3:102)

And the Exalted said, “O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah , through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Verily, Allah is ever watching over you.” (4:1)

And the Exalted said, “O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice. He will then amend for you your deeds and forgive your sins, and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly attained a great attainment.” (33:70-71)

Verily, the most truthful speech is the Book of Allah, the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad, and the worst affairs are newly invented matters. Every newly invented matter is a religious innovation, and every religious innovation is misguidance, and every misguidance is in the Hellfire.

Editors Comment:-

The following passages are outstanding in explaining the level of Muhammed peace be upon him as the final Messenger who is global and universal and its wisdom behind it.As a human I cant express its beauty but so complied from that seerah book itself.It has so much insight and wisdom which is beloved to me than the whole world and everything the same inshaAllah can be felt by everyone if they really understand it.Today we also fin Mobile phones that are far superior in processing power than a worstation or supercomputers 1 and 2 decades respectively and also replaces devices such as camera,mp3 player,ipod,scanner,note taking tools,E-book readers which can hold thousands of ebooks,web browsing pc and laptops and includes many many devices and softwares in just by carying one device.This is just an humanly example but the highest examples belong to Allah subhanawath’ala.Please read it twice and contemplate the wisdom and benefits of the article.

The Nature of the Final Message

The Prophethood(salallahu alaihiwasallam ) of Muhammad (salallahu alaihiwasallam )had the unique characteristic of being global and eternal. Allah (subhanawatha’ala) was capable of sending a warner to every village and a guide in every age. Now if the towns are always in need of warners and the ages in need of guides, then why were they substituted by a single man? The truth is that this substitution resembles the brevity which contains many meanings in just a few words. The Prophet hood of Muhammad (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) was a complete substitution for the sending of an army of Prophet’s (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) distributed throughout the ages and the wide world. In fact, it filled the need for sending an angel to every person who lived and will live on this earth for as long as people look forward to guidance and salvation. (Home work or brain work to all :Come up with an anology similar to this. Because many are working in different fields)

How is that? On a dangerous ground a sincere advisor may tell you: “Close your eyes and follow me,” or, “Do not ask me about anything which arouses your attention.” Safety may be in obeying him, thus you would prefer to walk behind him until you cross into a safe territory. In this case he is your appointed guide, who thinks and sees for you and who takes you by your hand. If he dies, so do you. However, if at the beginning a wise person comes to you, maps the itinerary, warns you of the dangerous places, shows you in detail what stages and difficulties you have to pass through and walks with you for a while in order to give you practical guidance in what you have learnt, then, in this case, you would be your own guide capable of relying on your own sight and reasoning. The first case is suited to children and simple-minded people, but the second case is to be applied when dealing with people of understanding.

□       When Allah (subhanawatha’ala) sent Muhammad (salallahu alaihiwasallam )   to guide the world, He ensured that the message contained the principles which would open doors for intelligent people to understand what was and what would be. The Qur’an which He sent down on the Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam )’s heart is a Book from the Lord of the Worlds to all living people to guide them to goodness and inspire them with uprightness. Muhammad (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) was not a leader of tribes, people who were good because he was good, and when he died they faded away. He was a force of goodness which played a role in the moral world similar to the role played in the material world by the discover}' of steam and electricity. His appointment as Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam )   represented a stage in the evolution of the mankind. Before that, people under the guardianship of their keepers were like confined children. Then they grew' up and became capable of bearing responsibility themselves. So Allah's message came to them, through the agency of Muhammad (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) , and explained how they should live on earth and return to heaven. Thus whether Muhammad (salallahu alaihiwasallam )       remained or went away, it would not take anything away from his real Message which opened eyes and ears and sharpened perceptions and minds, and it was all contained in his huge legacy of the Qur'an and Sunnah.

□       He was not sent to collect a set of people around him but to forge a link between creation and the truth by which their existence would be meaningful; between them and the light by which they would see their goal. So those who recognize the truth in their lives and walk among people with a light, have definitely acknowledged Muhammad (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) , have taken shelter under his banner, even if they have never seen nor lived with their guide.

0 mankind! Verily, there has come to you a convincing proof [Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) Muhammad (salallahu alaihiwasallam )] from your Rabb, and We sent down to you a manifest light [this Qur'an]. So, as for those who believed in Allah and held fast to Him, He will admit them to His Mercy and Grace [l.e. Paradise], and guide them to Himself.

So if you see children ignoring their teacher’s lessons or clinging to his clothes while he is alive or holding onto his belongings after he is dead, then know that he is unworthy children*. He is not fit to be addressed by the teaching of the Message, let alone standing firmly on its path.

       In the Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam )'s mosque in Madinah I saw throngs of people seeking proximity to his grave and longing to spend their lives beside it. If the Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) came out alive and saw them he would abhor the sight of them and hate to be near them. Their shabby appearance* their lack of knowledge, their idleness and negligence, make their relationship with the Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) of Islam weaker than the web of a spider.

       1 said to them: “what do you gain from being near the Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) and what does he gain from you?"

       Those who understand his Message and live it beyond the sands and seas know the secret of the Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) better than you. It is a spiritual and mental proximity above which forms the only bond between Muhammad (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) and those who are related to him. So how could sick spirits and feeble minds be related to him who came to deposit the good health of religion and the world in the spirits and minds? Is this proximity the sign of love and the means of forgiveness? You will never love for Allah's sake unless you first know Allah (Subhanawatha’Alaa ). The natural sequence is that before anything else you should know who is your Rabb and what is your faith. When you know this with a clean mind you will appreciate with a grateful heart the kindness of the one who conveyed the Message of Allah to you an bore hardships on your account. That is the meaning of the Hadith: “Love Allah (Subhanawatha’Alaa ) for the bounties He provides you with and love me for the love of Allah "; And the meaning of the Qur’anic verse:

(Say [O Muhammad (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) to mankind]: IF you [really] love Allah (Subhanawatha’Alaa ), then follow me; Allah will Love you and forgive you of your sins. Allah often is oft-Forgiving, All-Merciful.) (Qur'an 3: 31)

□ Then again, the Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) of Islam  did not appoint himself as a “gateway” for forgiveness and blessings. He never did so for a single day, because he was never implicated in swindling. He tells you either to go with him or go along with someone else, and let us all stand before Allah and pray to Him :

(You [Alone] we worship, and you [Alone] we ask for help [for each and everything]. Show us the straight path; The path of those whom you have favoured; Not the path of those who deserve your anger nor of those who go astray.) (Qur’an 1: 5-7)

So if this Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam ) is pleased with you, he will pray to Allah for you: and if you are pleased with him and acknowledge his great work and status in your heart, then pray to Allah (Subhanawatha’Alaa ) for him likewise. You will be participating with the angels, who recognize his greatness and pray for his increased reward:

(Look! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet (salallahu alaihiwasallam ). You who believe! Ask for blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.) (Qur'an 33: 56)

اللَّهُمَّ صَلّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلَى ءَالِ مُحَمَّدٍ, كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَ عَلَى ءَالِ إِبْراهِيمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ. اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلَى ءَالِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا

بَارَكْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاِهيمَ وَ عَلَى ءَالِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ.

 

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