Beauty That Never Fades

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  • The beauty that never fades is the beauty of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.

(Shaikh Muhammad ibn Yahya an-Ninowy)

Siraajam Muneeraa

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  • The sun is described as siraajaw wahhaajaa (a burning lamp): “Wa ja’alnaa siraajaw wahhaajaa And made [therein] a burning lamp.” (78: 13) The Prophet  sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam  is described as siraajam muneeraa (an illuminating lamp): “Wadaa’iyan ilallahi bi idhnihi wa siraajam muneeraa And one who invites to Allah , by His permission, and an illuminating lamp.” (33: 46) Thus if you get close to the sun it burns you, but not if you get close to him, sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.

  • When walking in darkness, you put the lamp in front of you. Thus the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam must be in front of you and be your Imam. Keep his sunnah in front of you: it will illuminate you; otherwise you are walking in darkness.

  • He is ahead of us at all steps in the akhirah: at the hawd, at the sirat, and in Jannah.

(Shaikh Muhammad ibn Yahya an-Ninowy)

Jannah is More…

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  • Thawban radiyallahu ‘anh was sad at the though of not being with the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam in Jannah. Jannah is thus more than just the hoor, the food and the drink.

  • Umm Umarah radiyallahu ‘anh requested from the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, “As-aluka muraafaqataka fil Jannah – I ask you for your companionship in Jannah.

(Shaikh Muhammad ibn Yahya an-Ninowy)

Reserve Your Seat in Jannah

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  • You reserve your seat in Jannah through increasing your salawat on him.

(Shaikh Muhammad ibn Yahya an-Ninowy)

Loving Rasulullah (saw)

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  • Qul in kaana aabaa-ukum wa abnaa-ukum wa ikhwaanukum wa azwaajukum wa ‘asheeratukum wa amwalun iqtaraftumoohaa wa tijaaratun takhshawna kasaadahaa wa masaakinu tardawnahaa ahabba ilaykum minallahi wa Rasoolihi wa jihaadin fee sabeelihi fa tarabbasoo hattaa ya’tiyallahu bi amrihi wallahu laa yahdilqawmal fasiqeen -Say, [O Muhammad], “If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people.” (9: 24) Therefore, not loving him is fisq.

  •  “Laa yu’minu ahadukum hattaa akoona ahabba ilaihi miw waalidihi wa waladihi wan naasi ajma’een – None of you truly believes until I become more beloved to him than his parents, his children and all of mankind.” (Sahih Bukhari) Our love for our children and fathers is emotional and passionate, not logical. Our love for him should be like that.

  • He sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam loved you. You need to send some love back.

(Shaikh Muhammad ibn Yahya an-Ninowy)