A Day in Ramadan with the Prophet

A Day in Ramadan with the Prophet 

For a people enjoined and assured with the divine decree: “You have a good example in God’s Messenger for whoever hopes for God and the Last Day, and remembers God oft” (Qur’an, 33:21), the life of the Prophet Muhammad during the month of Ramadan, the most sacred month on the Islamic calendar – as with his daily life during all other times of the year – demands great importance.

Just as Muslims are required to pray how he prayed, fast how he fasted, and turn to their Creator with utmost sincerity and devotion, they are instructed to make it their life’s endeavor to live as he lived, emulating him in each and every facet of their humanly existence.

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Are You a SHADOW or BODY ?

 

Are You a SHADOW or BODY ?

 I recently became acquainted with a concept: “Regenerating the Sunna.” Not imitating the Sunna, but realizing it, bringing it to fruition, actualizing it. The concept implies not merely remembering the actions of Prophet Muhammad, but living and experiencing those behaviors in the here and now. It does not refer to remembrance of the Sunna through longing, but its manifestation as an aesthetic excitement within the body that breathes in the present moment. It brings to the agenda the reinvigoration of recollections as life and as being.

Generating Sunna: To give whole-hearted spirit to the Prophetic stance of the past, notwithstanding the ‘modern’ habits flashing by. Carrying (over) the Sunna to the here and now. Reconstructing the codes of a Muhammedan spirit and stance here and now.

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SaLaWaT

Resim

SALAWAT

Salawat is the prayer (dua) of a muslim servant wishing for having access and transmission to the belief, acts (amal), ahlaq (Moral, Conduct or Ethics. The practice of virtue) and spiritual states (hal) of Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam from Allah jalla jalaluhu.

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PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S RELATIONSHIPS WITH HIS FAMILY AND RELATIVES

 

PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S RELATIONSHIPS WITH HIS FAMILY AND RELATIVES

 

Prophet Muhammad set up principles based on the Quran to create an order in social life. A few of these principles include the brotherhood of all Muslims, helping one another and solidarity amongst people as well as putting up a shared stand against injustice. Along with these, there are other practical examples that the Prophet modelled himself and encouraged all Muslims to emulate. Some of these are equal treatment of all Muslims regardless of whether they are advantaged or disadvantaged, rich or poor, materialization of a Muslim brotherhood between Ansar and Muhajir as an institution of mutual solidarity and continued support, encouragement for helping each other, exchanging gifts and spreading salam (saying ‘peace be upon you’). All of these measures and principles are geared towards the creation of a generally harmonized and peaceful society.

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Love like a Knot

Love like a Knot

Prophet Muhammad is an example for people of every social status and walk of life. Spouses leading a family life with their wives and children can also gather a great deal of lessons and examples from his life. The Prophet received with patience and a warm disposition any possible jealousy, rivalry, and trying behavior coming from his wives. He never resorted to reproach or violence. He treated his wives in a very warm and sincere fashion, seeing them as his confidants and those with whom he shared his pain and his joy. He gave his wives’ dowry to them at the time of their marriage and conversed with them both as a group and individually, consulting them on matters concerning them. He displayed affection towards each and every member of his family and all his wives, in addition to those close to his family, complimenting them and showing them respect. He was always good towards his wives and responded with understanding when faced with their jealousy, and he helped them with household duties. Continue reading “Love like a Knot”

Health and Free Time

Health and Free Time

As reported by Ibn Abbas, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:

Health and free time are two great blessings the benefits of which most people are deceived about.”

This hadith invites us to consciously make use of the “time” that starts with our birth and ends with our death in the best way. It focuses our attention on the two important blessings which we possess and use selfishly, unaware of their value or destiny: Health and free time. Is it not meaningful that of all the blessings that flow through our hands these two were brought to the fore? We are speaking of two important values that act as springboards in the development of physical and spiritual values. Without health there are many forms of worship that we cannot perform and we encounter difficulties in our social life. If we do not have any free time in which to be on our own, we cannot proceed on the spiritual journey. Continue reading “Health and Free Time”