An amazing speech on this subject by Shaykh Muhammad Bin Yahya Al-Ninowy
For those who can understand Urdu, this will sooth your hearts, Insha’Allah!
Poem written by the great Lover of the Beloved Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala ‘alayhi wa’alihi wa’sallam), Imam Ahle Sunnat Ahmad Raza Khan Barelwi (Rahmathullahi Ta’ala alay).
Lyrics can be found here: http://yasayyidi.wordpress.com/2007/12/03/qasida-e-miraj
In 2007, Mawlid was celebrated by Sunni Muslims on March 31st. It was celebrated by Shi’as on April 5th. In the Gregorian calendar, the standard calendar of Western countries, the date moves each year, because the Islamic calendar is lunar, while the Gregorian is solar. In Arabic, Mawlid means “birthday” and Mawlid An-Nabi is one of the formal names given to the specific day to celebrate Muhammad, or in Shi’a Islam, the family of Ali in particular.
Mawlid is the day when Sunnis and Shi’as mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. In fact, the 12th of Rabi’ul’Awwal, or 17th for Shi’as, is traditionally believed to be the date of Muhammad’s death. It was arbitrarily fixed as the date to celebrate his birth, in 1207, when Muzaffar ad-Din Gökburi, brother-in-law of the famous Saladin.
This year Isam Rasheed documented some of the celebrations in Adhamiya, where the Abu Hanifa Mosque is located. Because of the location of the Abu Hanifa Mosque, or Imam Adham Abu Hanifa Mosque, Sunnis from all over Baghdad, and even many provinces in Iraq used to travel to Adhamiya for the celebrations.
This year, due to insecurity and on-going sectarian violence, it has become difficult for even Sunnis in Baghdad to make it to Adhamiya. Despite all of these difficulties Iraqis such as Qusay Al-Adhamiy and Waleed Tarek would not let the celebrations occur without the proper festivities. They each helped pay for the festivities in their area of Adhamiya by donating time and money.
Is the Shaykh reciting some words of praise in Urdu? Mash’Allah!
This is a tribute to all those who are suffering because of oppression, famine, etc. The track is from Ashiq-e-Rasul‘s album Sultan of Madinah (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam), titled Intercession.
(For those that say the current traditions Mawlid was invented centuries after the passing away from this world of the Holy Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam), should look at this piece, especially the dates)
The beginning of the celebration of the Meelad Shareef in its present form lies with the ruler of Irbil, Sultan Muzaffar whose full name is Abu Said Kukabri Ibn Zain al-Din Ali Ibn Baktagin, who is counted among the great Sultans and generous leaders. He was responsible for many other noble works as well. Among the many monuments set up by him was the Jami Muzaffari, which he had constructed near Mount Tasiyun.
Ibn Kathir (radi Allahu anhu) writes about Sultan Muzaffar as follows: “Sultan Muzaffar used to arrange the celebration of the Meelad Shareef with due honour, glory, dignity and grandeur. In this connection, he used to organise a magnificent festival. He was a pure-hearted, brave and wise Alim and a just ruler. May Allah shower His Mercy on him and grant him an exalted status. Sheikh Abu al-Khattab Ibn Dhiyah also wrote a book for him on the Meelad Shareef entitled ‘al-Tanwir fi Mawlid al-Bashir al-Nadhir’ (Enlightenment on the Birthday of the Bearer of Good News, the Warner). For this book Sultan Muzaffar awarded him a gift of one thousand dinars. Sultan Muzaffar remained the ruler until his death, which occurred in 630 A.H. in the city of ‘Akka when he had the Europeans under siege. In short he was a man of piety and noble disposition”.
Sibt Ibn al-Jauzi (radi Allahu anhu) wrote in “Mir’at al-Zaman” that Read the rest of this entry »
So why are dreams 1/46th forty-six parts of Prophethood. Because Dreams marked the onset of Revelation (al-Bukhaari, 3; Muslim, 231). The first Wahy (revelation) came down for Six Months. And Wahy (revelation) lasted 23 years. So the first Wahy being 6 months ( beause 2 six months = 1 Year) 2 x 23 years = 46 months. Thus Dreams are 1/46th part Prophethood. So now you know why 46th is mentioned but not explained before by anyone one on the net, this i found out while listening to Shaykh Muhammad Yaqubi’s CD The Perfect_Mirror_Seeing_the Prophet(pbuh)_in_Our_Dreams : Proofs and Interpretations (audio CD). The Shaykh tells about describes over ninety ways the Prophet (sal Allahu `alayhi wa salam) appears in people’s dreams, giving the interpretation of each dream: If you see the Prophet (sal Allahu `alayhi wa salam) from ‘The good dream of a man who is salih is a forty-sixth part of prophecy’
1. One of the most tried and tested means of gaining the vision of the Noble Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam) during sleep, and even during wakefulness, is intense love for him, and occupying one’s thoughts with him night and day, along with faithful conforming with his noble sunnah, and frequent prayers of benediction (salawat) upon him in a continuous fashion, and complete uprightness on his way (istiqama) and great yearning towards seeing him (saw), and supplications for him, and carrying the cares of the Beloved (alayhi salat wa salam), namely, calling to Allah in secret and in public; and continual application of all of the foregoing, and the absence of despair and hopelessness in the mercy of Allah, the Generous Bestower, for He deals in a steady manner but does not neglect anything, nor does He ruin the hopes of anyone who supplicates Him and hopes in Him, and it might be that He has hidden the treasures within the “late” response to one’s supplication.
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In the battle of Uhud, one of the eyeballs of Sayyida Qatadah bin Noman (Radi Allah Ta’ala Anhu) was plucked out and fell on his cheek. He was in great pain and agony. The Sahaba decided to free him from the pain by cutting off his eye completely. One of the Sahaba advised that he be taken to Holy Prophet (Sallal Lahu Alaihi Wa Salam). Holy Prophet (Sallal Lahu Alaihi Wa Salam) put the eyeball back into its place with his blessed hand. He prayed, saying: “O! My Allah! Make his eye beautiful.” Sayyida Qatadah’s (Radi Allah Ta’ala Anhu) eye was more beautiful than the other one. He used to see more clearly with that eye.
Durood Shareef (from Dalail ul Khairat)
This Durood Shareef should be read 1000 times daily for success in this life & the Hereafter.
“ALLAHUMA SALLE ALA SAI-YE-DE-NA WA-MAU-LA-NA MUHAMMADIN A-DA-DA MAAFI IL-MILLAH-HE SA LA TAN DA-A-E MA TAMBE DA -WA –ME MOL KILLAH”.
O’Allah shower blessings upon Muhammad (Sallal Lahu Alaihi Wa Salam)our master in the number that is in Thy knowledge, such that those blessings may continue forever eternal as Thy Kingdom.
For those that think reading Naats and Salat o Salaam (standing up or sitting down) is just a “Barelwi” thing, should re-evaluate their views and broaden their horizon by watching these two clips.
Praising the attributes of the Sweet Holy Prophet (Sallal Lahu Ta’ala Alaihi Waleihi Wa Salam) is a trademark of the Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’ah.
Somali Hadra/Mawlid in Lefke with Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqni
A Grand Mawlid and Zikr in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with Al-Sayyid Muhammed Bin Alawi Al Maliki (R.A)
“Innallah ha wa Malaa’ika ta hu’u Sallu’na alanNAbi. Yaa Ayyuhallazeenaa Aamanu Sallu alayhi wassal’limu Tasleema.”
Allhumma Sulay Ala Syeyedena Wa Maulana Muhammadeon Wa Ala
Aaley Wa Ashabihi Wa Asuladihi Wa Azwajihi Wa
Zureyatihi Wa Ahli Byietihi Wa Us Harihi Wa Ansarihi Wa
Ashyaeehi Wa Mohebihi Wa Ummatihi Wa Aa Laeena
Ma Aa Hum Ajmaeena Ya Arhamar Rahemeen
Allahumma Sulay Wa Sulym Ala Suyedena
Muhammadin Qad Daqat Helati Adrikni
Ya Rasool Allah
Allahumma Sulay Ala Suyedena Muhammadin Fi Aauwali Kalamina.
Allahumma Sulay Ala Suyedena Muhammadin Fi Aausati Kalamina.
Allahumma Sulay Ala Suyedena Muhammadin Fi Aakhary Kalamina.
Assalaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Rasulallah
Assalaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Habiballah
Assalaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Khaataman nabiy yeen
Wa alaa ‘aalika Wa As Haa Be Ka Ya Rahmatal Lil ‘Aalameen
Assalamu’alaika Yaa Rasul’Allah
Assalamu’alaika Yaa Kheerata’llahi min khalqihi
Assalamu’alaika Yaa Habib’Allah
Assalamu’alaika Yaa Sayyida’l Mursaleen wa Khaatami’n Nabiyyeen
Assalamu’alaika wa ‘alaa aalika wa as’haabika
Waahli baytihi wa ‘alan Nabiyyeen-a wa saairi’s saaliheen
Ya Rasool’Allahi Unzur Halaana
Ya Habib’Allahi Isma’a Qalaana
Innani Fi Bahr e Hammim Mugraqun
Khuzyadi Sahillana Ashkalaana
Ash-hadu annaka ballaghta’r Risalah
Waaddayta’l amaanah wa nasahta’l ummah
Fajazaak’Allahu’annaa afdhala maa jazaa Rasulan ‘an ummatihi