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A companion of the Prophet (saws) , Khalid bin Waleed narrated the following:
A Bedouin came one day to the Prophet and said to him, “O, Messenger of Allah! I’ve come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this life and the Hereafter.” The Prophet responded “Ask what you wish!”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like to be the most learned of men.”
The Prophet replied, “Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men.”
The Bedouin said, “I wish to be the richest man in the world.”
The Prophet replied, “Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the world.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like to be the most just man.”
The Prophet replied, “Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you will be the most just of men.”
The Bedouin said, “I want to be the best of men.”
The Prophet replied, “Do good to others and you will be the best of men.”
The Bedouin said, “I wish to be the most favored by Allah.”
The Prophet replied, “Engage much in Allah’s praise, and you will be most favored by Him.”
The Bedouin said,“I’d like to complete my faith.”
The Prophet replied, “If you have good manners you will complete your faith.”
The Bedouin said, “I wish to be among those who do good.”
The Prophet replied, “Adore Allah as if you see Him. If you don’t see Him, Know that He sees you. In this way you will be among those who do good.”
The Bedouin said, “I wish to be obedient to Allah.”
The Prophet replied, “If you observe Allah’s commands you will be obedient.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like to be free from all sins.”
The Prophet replied, “Bathe yourself from impurity and you will be free from all sins.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like to be raised on the Day of Judgment in the light.”
The Prophet replied, “Don’t wrong yourself or any other creature, and you will be raised on the Day of Judgment in the light.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like Allah to bestow His mercy on me.”
The Prophet replied, “If you have mercy on yourself and on others, Allah will grant you mercy on the Day of Judgment.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like my sins to be very few.”
The Prophet replied, “If you seek the forgiveness of Allah as much as you can, your sins will be very few.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like to be the most honorable man.”
The Prophet replied, “If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like to be the strongest of men.”
The Prophet replied, “If you put your trust in Allah, you will be the strongest of men.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like to enlarge my provision.”
The Prophet replied, “If you keep yourself pure, Allah will enlarge your provision.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like to be loved by Allah and His messenger.”
The Prophet replied, “If you love what Allah and His messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones.”
The Bedouin said, “I wish to be safe from Allah’s wrath on the Day of Judgment.”
The Prophet replied, “If you do not lose your temper with any of your fellow creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of Allah on the Day of Judgment.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like my prayers to be responded.”
The Prophet replied, “If you avoid forbidden actions your prayers will be responded.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like Allah not to disgrace me on the Day of Judgment.”
The Prophet replied, “If you guard your chastity, Allah will not disgrace you on the Day of Judgment.”
The Bedouin said, “I’d like Allah to provide me with a protective covering on the Day of Judgment.”
The Prophet replied, “Do not uncover your fellow peoples faults, and Allah will provide you with a covering protection on the Day of Judgment.”
The Bedouin said, “What will save me from sins?”
The Prophet replied, “Tears, humility and illness.”
The Bedouin said, “What are the best deeds in the eyes of Allah?”
The Prophet replied, “Gentle manners, modesty and patience.”
The Bedouin said, “What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah?”
The Prophet replied, “Hot temper and miserliness.”
The Bedouin said, “What alleviates the wrath of Allah in this life and in the Hereafter?”
The Prophet replied, “Concealed charity and kindness to relatives.”
The Bedouin said, “What extinguishes hell’s fires on the Day of Judgment?”
The Prophet replied, “Patience in adversity and misfortunes.”
(Related by Imam Ibn Hambal)

We place our hand upon our heart when we speak his most beautiful name, Muhammad, because he is the true human heartthe essence of our own mystical heart, hidden far behind the heart of life throbbing within the human breast. He is not in the desert of Arabia, but in the heart. Love him and you will love all persons abundantly. Fail to love him, and you will fail to love anyone truly. Love him who is the perfection of human love, and you will overflow with love for Allah, Who is the Source of love. Disappear with ecstatic love into the Prophet of Allah, and you will disappear into Allah in mystic union … – Atom from the Sun of Knowledge, by Shaykh Nur al-Jerrahi, may his secret be sanctified
Salawat are the prayers of angels and humanity praising and invoking blessing upon the Prophet Muhammad, may he be exalted to the highest station of peace. Through this offering we bring blessings upon ourselves and upon all creation, for the entire creation is linked to the soul of Muhammad, the Center Pole of Light at the Heart of Manifest Being, the Crown of Creation, and the Ocean of Mercy for All the Worlds. We beseech Allah to offer him the peace and blessings so that they originate from the Source of All Blessedness. Whenever we mention the holy name of the Prophet we invoke blessings upon him: salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallim, ‘Blessings and peace be upon him.’ – Invitation to Union, by Shaykha Fariha al-Jerrahi, may Allah ever increase the Divine Love residing in her heart
The Prophet Muhammad, upon him be blessings and peace, would constantly bless his devoted lovers and visitors with his loving attention, especially when they came to his house to be in his holy presence. As his community grew, there were more and more people who longed to be close to him. He was too gentle to turn people away or to close even slightly the door of his generosity, even when he might have to sacrifice his privacy and family life. This continued until one day, Allah Most High, in His Love for Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, revealed through the Holy Qur’an that the lovers should always carefully honor the sanctity of his home. With this merciful protection of the tender humanity of the Prophet, upon him be blessings and peace, God also revealed to humanity the principle of salawat. This revelation gives us unconditional access: salawat are the perfect vehicles with which to express our love for the Prophet, and to commune intimately with his divine radiance at any time.
wa malaikatu yusalluna ala-n-nabi
Allah and His angels send continuous blessings upon the sublime soul of the Prophet,
ya ayyuha-lladhina amanu sallu ‘alayhi wa sallamu taslima
O noble believers, so you as well should humbly and constantly request Divine Benediction for him, saluting him repeatedly with utmost love and respect.
– Transliteration of Holy Qur’an 33.56 and English interpretation from Atom
Shortly after these words from the Source of Love were revealed through the heart of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, he mentioned to one of his companions, “An angel came to me and said: �No one invokes blessings on you once, but God invokes blessings on him tenfold.�” The spiritual inheritors of the Prophet, the great shaykhs, emphatically reconfirm the understanding brought in this and other oral traditions. As Shaykh Muzaffer Ashki al-Jerrahi transmits, “…benedictions on the Messenger represent the highest form of prayer and are the cause of our salvation…” (Irshad) The full depth of the significance of salawat is actually inconceivable:
…The venerable Abu Hurayra and Ammar ibn Yasir…were present when other Companions asked the meaning of blessings in the verse of the Holy Qur’an: “Allah and His angels bless the Prophet…”The Messenger told them: “That is secret knowledge. Only Allah knows the meaning of the blessings. Had it been permitted to me to tell the secret, I would have told it to you.”- Hadith
This book is an initiation into the mystery of salawat. It is a compilation largely of salawat which Shaykh Muzaffer lovingly transmitted to his dervishes. With gratitude we offer them back to his soul like a bouquet of the sweetest roses. With gratitude to Shaykh Nur al-Jerrahi and all the wise men and women who guide us into complete disappearance into the Prophet of Love, may we offer salawat in abundance, sharing their radical healing and enlightenment with all beings.
To be drawn into the Light of Allah and not be blinded,
O brothers and sisters, repeat with longing and with love:
as-salatu wa-s-salamu alayka Ya Rasulallah
as-salatu wa-s-salamu alayka Ya Habiballah
Heartfelt and profound greetings to your sublime soul,
O incomparable Prophet and uniquely beloved one of Allah.
Via-Darwesh Munir

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Abducted by the tribe of Banî Qayn, the young Zayd ibn Harithah was brought to the Ukaz Festival to be sold. Eventually buying him for four hundred dirhams was Hakim ibn Hizam, who then offered him to his aunt Khadijah RA. Upon seeing the young boy for the first time, the Blessed Prophet SAW said: “Had I been the owner of this slave I would have certainly emancipated him!” “In that case he is yours”, said Khadijah RA, hearing her husband’s words. The mercy of all worlds, the Noble Messenger SAW then immediately set him free from slavery. [Ibn Hishâm, Ibn Saad]
Agonized by the abduction of his son, Zayd’s father was in the meantime looking for him everywhere. After a long search, by some information passed on to him by the returning pilgrims, he found the traces of his son in Mecca, to where he immediately set out with his brother. Finding the Prophet SAW not long after, he informed the Prophet SAW of his intention to take his son back and of his willingness to pay the required ransom, appealing to him to be merciful and quoting a reasonable price. But the Blessed Prophet SAW had something else in mind. “Can we not find another solution for this?” he asked them. “What other solution is there?” they replied, thinking the only way for them to regain custody of Zayd would be through paying his ransom out of the slavery they supposed he was still in. “Let’s call Zayd here and leave him free to decide between me and you”, said the Messenger of Allah SAW. “If he chooses you, then you may take him without paying anything. But if he prefers me, you have to understand that by Allah, I can tell someone wanting to stay with me to leave!”
Both Zayd’s father and uncle were elated with the suggestion of the Prophet SAW, commending him for his kindness and generosity, confident that Zayd would choose them, after which they could leave Mecca with him without having to pay any ransom. The idea that he might choose to stay never crossed their minds. But the words of Zayd proved them wrong: “I swear by Allah, I will not prefer anyone over you! You are like a father and mother to me. My preference is to remain here with you.”
When his father and uncle showed their disappointmentsover his choice, Zayd said: “I have seen such extraordinary things from him that I could never possibly prefer anyone over him. I will never leave him.” Moved by Zayd’s loyalty, the Prophet SAW took him by the hand to the Kaabah where he proclaimed: “My fellow people! Bear witness that Zayd is now my son, he shall inherit me and I shall inherit him.” Zayd was thus officially adopted by the Prophet SAW. The great honor conferred upon the young Zayd was a reason for relief and happiness for both his father and uncle as they returned to their hometowns with their hearts at ease. [Ibn Hishâm, Ibn Saad]
Zayd’s brother Jabala ibn Hârithah RA narrates another version of the story: “I went to the Messenger of Allah SAW to ask him to send Zayd with me. ‘He is here. If he wants to go with you I will not stop him from doing so,’ he said. But Zayd did not accept my request, telling him: ‘I will never prefer anyone over you.’ Much later I understood that my brother Zayd had greater wisdom than I.” [Tirmidhî]
[The Prophet Muhammad Mustafa the Elect SAW – Osman Nûri Topbaş]

Posted: December 25, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Prophet

Shaykh Abu ‘Abdullah al-Bakki said in Sharh al-Hajibiyya:
“Both the spelling and form of this name [Muhammad] contain subtle spiritual allusions. With regards to its spelling, the letter mim may be said to represent the mim in the loftiest Malakut [sovereign realm] while the ha’ is for the life [hayat] and protection [hifz] that the Exalted Pen had written for him; and the [second] mim represents the inner Malakut in the outward Mulk [dominion], followed by the letter dal, which represents permanence [dawam] and connection that efface any imagined individuation and severance…With regards to the form of this name, it takes the appearance of man: the first mim is the head, the ha’ is the arms, the second mim is the stomach, and the dal is the two legs.”

Do you want to see the Prophet ﷺ?

Posted: December 19, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Prophet

Shaykh al-’Adawi also recorded that Imam al-Yafi’i stated in his book “Bustan al Fuqara” that the Prophet Muhammad (alayhi salat wa salam) stated that, “Whoever prays this salawat upon me on Friday 1000 times, “Allahumma Salli ala Sayyidina Muhammadin in-Nabiyy il-Ummiyy wa ‘ala aalihi wa sahbihi wa Sallim” then he will see either his Lord or his Prophet or his dwelling place in heaven during his sleep, and if he does not, then let him repeat that for two Fridays or three or five.” Shaykh Abdullah al-Khayyat ibn Muhammad al-Fasi wrote in his book that he tried this practice but did not see anything, so then he said he sent salawat purely out of love for the Prophet (sal Allahu `alayhi wa salam), and he saw a dream of glad tidings that he saw himself in the Garden

Salawat

Posted: November 5, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Prophet

Salawat.

Poem In Praise Of The Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him By Shaykh Yusuf Nabhani (Allah have mercy on him).