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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

O' Muslims be Muslims


I recently attended the event, 'O' Muslims be Muslims', it was aimed at the youth of today, mashallah they had a brilliant lineup, the speakers that attended were: Moulana Shamsuduha (Ebrahim college, Dewsburry madresa Graduate) Shaikh Rafiq Sufi.. (Bury Graduate) Moulana Zahir Mohammad (bury Graduate) and the most honourable Shaikh Riyadul Haq.

Here are some notes i made on the talks that were given. I hope they benefit others Inshallah, most importantly, if there are any mistakes, then they are from me, and please do not hesitate to correct me Inshallah.

1st speaker Shaikh Shamsuduha (Ebrahim College)

If we emulate the ways of the prophet s.a.w there is strong chance we will achieve what they had achieved

Allah s.w.t says: ‘Mohammad and those with him are severe towards the kufaar’
But they are the most ‘ruhama’ amongst one another.

Allah s.w.t declared he is pleased with the sahaba and we are also told that if we follow them Allah will also be pleased with us.

‘sabiqoon wal mujahidoon wal ansaar’ they were the ‘ridhwan’ of Allah, Allah utilised the sahaba sin for us to learn for example: zina, if this didn’t occur there would be no example of ‘rajam’ stoning, our prophet led their janazah salah, when sahabas asked ‘why are you leading janazah of those who have fornicated’ he said they have received their punishment in this world.

Allah looked at the hearts of his creation, and he chose Muhammad s.a.w and sent him as a messenger, he again looked at the heart of his people and he selected the sahaba r.a, and made them his ministers, who would strive for the deen with the beloved.

The sahabas were ‘hudal mustaqeem’ mullah ali Qari in his book mirqatul masabeeh states that the sahaba were the least pretentious in their actions, they walked barefoot, if no footwear was available, they prayed on the bare earth, if prayer mats were unavailable they were humble, they ate from any vessel, if necessary they would drink from leftovers, they had no ‘takaluf’ in these things. They did not speak, if it did not concern them. Similarly there recitation was recited with no melody or lengthening.
They were very high spiritually however, they did not dance or scream and they did not join circles of zikr nor did they make noise in the masjid.

Ibn masood says, said the tabioon, strived more but still the sahabas were much better why? Because they were not interested in the dunya, their qualities could not be matched, because they benefit by being in the presence of the prophet s.a.w ..It is said that one moment with the prophet s.a.w elevates a person spiritually so much so that even a life time of mujahidah couldn’t reach that level. Subhanallah.
How different would we be if we spent just a little time with the holy prophet s.a.w
But as the verse goes ‘Allah gives to whomsoever he wants’ Allah will take in to account that the sahabas saw the prophet s.a.w, however we can achieve great stations with very little effort.

It is said in a hadith to the nearest meaning that rasullah s.a.w said, if you do only 10% of good you will be destroyed, but a time will come that if you do just 10% that will suffice and you will be elevated. ‘My ummah is like the rain, I do not know whether the first of it is better or the last of it’

We never even saw the prophet s.a.w yet we still believe in his teachings, ibn masud says “no believer has possed faith better then the faith in the unseen”
A sahaba may be more virtuous but we can be with them in them paradise “whomsoever obeys Allah and his messenger will be raised amongst the shuhada the saliheen and the sidiqeen’

Abdullah ibn Abass was just 13 yrs old when the prophet s.a.w passed away he was the hibul hazizul ummah, the greatest scholar we have ever seen, can a 13 year old in this day and age give an opinion of how a state should be run?

Hazarat Ali r.a he was great in battle a just rular, a great scholar, a judge, first man to accept Islam, he was given tarbiyah by our prophet s.a.w himself. Prophet s.a.w said to him ‘you are to me as Haroon was to Musa accept that you are not a prophet’

Zaid ibn thabit was advised and encouraged by our prophet to learn different languages so he could write letters to different rulers of the world.

The story of Ali r.a and Muawiyah r.a their disputes are all in the books of history. When Ali r.a passed away, Zirar ibn Zamuah (Ali r.a’s right hand man. someone correct me if I am wrong)
Muawiyah r.a said to him, ‘describe Ali r.a to me’
Zirar due to the relationship between both of them refused and said ‘excuse me’
Muawiyah further said ‘I have not excused you’

Zirar then said, ‘by Allah he was foresighted, very strong (in the battle of khayabar he ripped out a castle door, and use it as his shield, and this door even 8 people found it hard to carry) knowledge gushed forth him, he felt estranged from the world, he was at ease with the night and its darkness, he was always in the state of ihtibaar (thought) he like clothing that was rough, food that was simple, when he smiled he displayed strong pearls, the powerful could not hope to corrupt him or accept any favours from him, I testify by Allah that during the night he was like a restless man bitten by a snake, or a grieving person, he used to raise his hands and say ‘lord! Lord! Oh world you deceive me to way with you, I have divorced you three times! Your life is short your assembly is lonely, O the little provision and the lonely road ahead’

When he finished muawiyah’s beard was wet with tears, people around him were crying so much that they were loosing their breath, muawiyah said “true, that is how Abul Hasan r.a was”

Muawiyah then asked Ziar, how are you? What state are you in? He said ‘my grief is like a mother who has lost her child, her tears shed, she grieves and her life is not settled’

Overall, we are liberated due to Islam, we can make the whole world Muslim if we take the chracter of our beloved nabi and embody and take in the universal characters of the sahaba.
May Allah give us the quality to emulate the ways of the pious, and may we be a good example to the people of Britain

Any shortcomings is from me alone, if I have noted something wrong feel free to correct me jazakallah khair.

Yes I know its long, inshallah I’ll post the other speakers notes up soon. Next inshallah will be Sheikh Rafiq Sufi's talk.

Amatullah -


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