"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257
Idd-e-Milad un Nabi: A Time to Reflect on the Universal Role of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.)
Ya Ali Madad. On the auspicious occasion of our Holy Prophet Muhammad's birthday commemoration on Monday, April 10, 2006, let us first read the following tawil of the word 'Rahmah' and understand how the Holy Prophet is a treasure and centre of mercy in our personal worlds:
Ta'wil of word 'Rahmah' (Mercy, kindness, every bounty which is necessary for the soul):"It is mentioned in verse (21:107): "And We sent you not but as a mercy unto the worlds (personal worlds)". According to Imam Jafar as-Sadiq, by the worlds are only meant human beings and human beings are born in all times. Thus, the Holy Prophet is made the treasure and centre of mercy or the universal mercy for the cycle of Prophets as well as for the cycle of Imams. Therefore, the Holy Prophet, according to his own blessed words, is the chief of Prophets. If someone is truly the leader of his community, then he is the chief both in word and deed. That is, the true chief is the one who benefits the community in every respect." [Source: Tawil 385: A Thousand Wisdoms]
Thus, it is clear from the above tawil that the Holy Prophet, in his time, was an external mercy. However, at the level of soul and light, he is also an internal mercy for all human beings at all times through his light (Nur-i Muhammad). This is also the reason for reciting his name in all our prayers and dhikr.
In order to appreciate this great treasure of God, let us recite a bouquet of salwats to strengthen our knowledge (ilm) and faith (iman) in Allah, the the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s), Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.), the Chain of our Holy Imams (a.s.), and Ali Zaman, Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.).
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
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Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (1)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (2)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (3)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (4)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (5)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (6)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (7)
Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil 'Alamin
May Mowla enrich you with inspired knowledge (ilm-i laduni) through these spiritual and intellectual exercises. Ameen.
Peace, light, barakat, tayid and didar,
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2006