HISTORY SEEMS TO BE STRANGE

History shown to us seems to be strange
Most of the renowned Muslim figures were from those who have suffered
Many of the Muslim figures and leaders were from the poor group of people
Quite a number of them were orphans
Rasulullah, his name is famous, he was an orphan
He was also poor, and his enemies were everywhere
He was like a nomad, seeking refuge
But his success in bringing up the truth was unparalleled
Sayidina Ali, he was poor since childhood
He was not that handsome either
But his knowledge was abundant, he was remarkably pious and devout
His crusade was incomparable
His sacrifices and service for Islam were extensive
Imam Syafie, his name is famous
An imam mujtahid who was unmatched
His knowledge was abundant which become our heritage
His was significantly pious and devout during his lifetime
But who is he?
He was an orphan, his mother was poor
His life was like a nomad, moving everywhere
That was where his success that brought knowledge and piety
Look at the fifth mujaddid, Imam Ghazali
A renowned Sufi , a fiqh scholar and a philosopher
His knowledge is still being used to this date
He was a poor person
His father died before his adulthood

Knowledge Generate Civilization
Knowledge should be sought
Do not ignore and do not neglect
Once knowledge is obtained , it should be practiced
It will generate progress
Knowledge of faith , knowledge on development
These two knowledge should be intergrated
So that development achieved is rooted with faith
That was commanded by God
Knowledge is an asset
Its worth is better than money
With knowledge, one can achieve wealth
But with wealth, it does not bring knowledge
Without knowledge, there is no progress
How can we develop the nation
With knowledge, there is progress
With knowledge, the nation can advance
Progress needs to be developed
Development needs knowledge
A nation without any progress , they will forever be a disgraced nation

ABU SOFWAH

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ALLAH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, RASULULLAH PBUH VERY BEAUTIFUL

Divine and cheerful greetings for all our revered readers.

When we say something which is beautiful and nice, of course we would be interested to see its beauty, regardless whichever point it comes from. However, have we ever realized that behind all that beauty, certainly it would have originated from Allah the Supreme Creator.

The reality, of course, it is Allah Most Divine who created all those kinds of beauty. And if the beauty is quite beautiful to look at, then to have it all, the more beautiful it will be. Because it is a creation of Allah who is Most Beautiful, let us work together to have Allah within our hearts. Having Allah means we have everything in life. Having Allah means we have the beauty of life with Allah.

Among the beauty of life is when we are able to feel that we are we are having conversations with Him while we are praying. The reality is that we are together with Allah in the same ceremony. God invites us to converse, to relate stories, to worship, to grieve, to moan and to express our love with Him. Allah Most Magnificent with all His splendor and greatness!

Rasulullah pbuh is very beautiful. He is beautiful because he is the one who connects our souls to Allah during our prayers. He makes us feel the yearning for his physique, the yearning for his leadership and love. Although we are not able to see him physically but we are very confident that his spirit as the Prophet for the End of Time is still leading his people.

He is also extremely beautiful because, as the Messenger for the people of the final era, he always weeps and prays for our salvation in this world and in the hereafter. How kind Allah is for creating a miraculous creation that is to create a Prophet for the End of Time, who leads with his soul and he even deeply mourns for the fate of his followers.

 

 

 

AN INSIGHT ON BEAUTIFUL POLYGAMY IN ISLAM

What is Polygamy?

Polygamy is a way of life in a family as commanded by God. For Allah and Rasul, life as a family is polygamy. While monogamy is the last choice. To have one wife is meant only for the people who are too weak to be fair leaders. Polygamy is actually needed by both men and women.

Woman who loves God absolutely requires polygamy. This is because between the responsibility towards God and responsibility towards her husband, polygamy is the way for her to fulfill it. That is submission towards God, love with God and sacrifice for God will be most practical when our lifestyle is polygamy. Polygamy provides many great deal and wide opportunities for one to demonstrate that one’s life is only for the sake of God. Whoever prays in the real sense of the word will surely never miss this opportunity. This is because a prayer states that life is only for God.

Polygamy trains women to say:

God, the match whom You bestow upon me, this husband of mine, I am blessed to have him so that I can be more thankful to You. So, I will prove it to You, that a husband is a leader and a wife is an obedient follower. This leader who can lead more than one wife, I will share all the pleasures I receive from my husband and this household with another woman who also needs it. For the sake of obeying Your commands O Lord, so that my love for You is verified and also for the sake of getting Your acceptance O Lord. And so that the Prophet’s Sunnah is my Sunnah too. That is polygamy is helping woman to free herself from the nafs ammarah. That is polygamy is the most effective cure to obtain God’s love. The hardships in polygamy is indeed needed to cleanse the heart from the evil and filthy nafs. Whoever wishes to die as someone who brings along a protected heart, will certainly choose polygamy as a way of life. With regards to this protected heart, Allah has revealed in Al Quran, meaning:

” On that day ( Day of Reckoning ) wealth and children will not be of any use unless you bring along a protected heart.” ( As Syu’ara: 88-89 )

What do men need polygamy? Yes, it is for the men to say, ” For the sake of God, I will demonstrate that a man is capable of marrying 4 women, to lead them to God, to totally fulfill the love and care and their welfare, to provide many children and to make them feeling satisfied and contented with all these. With the condition that You care to be with me throughout my entire life, O Allah. O Lord, You are Most Just, please make me into a leader who is fair and just.”

God, whenever there exist a man and women who possess the hearts mentioned earlier, then they will be united in a marriage so that a harmonious and beautiful polygamy will take place as what You meant. Al Quran and Hadith will then be practiced as a way of life. Then, appear a live and moving Al Quran and Hadith, implementing an Islamic way of life. The Pillars of Faith and the Pillars of Islam become alive within the pillars of life of human. And it is the beginning of Islamic resurgence on God’s earth. Amin, O Allah.

ABUYA ASHAARI MUHAMMAD AT TAMIMI

 

RASULULLAH SAW, THE SOURCE OF ALL BLESSINGS: THE SECRETS OF OUR BELOVED PROPHET’S BIRTHDAY

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The birth of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH is the largest historical event , the most greatest thing that ever happened in this world. No other history of such magnitude, more important  and more magnificent than this, either before or after it. It is a history that has changed the character and civilization of human beings. Thus, the history of the Prophet PBUH is an extraordinary event, it contains the secrets and things that are implicit in every thing that is related to it, right to one full stop or dot, even more so for one letter and one word. It contained the mysteries of God that we should examine and highlight. Let’s extract the secrets and insight behind his birth date as follows:

BEFORE DAWN, ISNIN (MONDAY), DAY 12th ( TWELVEth) , RABIUL AWAL, YEAR OF THE ELEPHANT

BEFORE DAWN

Rasulullah’s arrival is a blessing to all.
Before dawn means darkness has ended and light means Allah’s blessing is emerging.

ISNIN ( Monday) is an Arabic word meaning TWO

At the Prophet’s moment of birth, religious belief and faith among human beings have been ruined due the absence of Apostles and Messengers.
There are only TWO that recognize God:
God’s divine being Himself and Rasulllah SAW. This is the significance of Prophet’s birthday to be on a Monday (Isnin).
A Muslim’s faith is only valid when he declares that he accepts and affirm both God and the Messenger.

THE NUMBER 12

If we refer to night, it indicates the peak of darkness, meaning that at the time of his birth, all negative things were at their peak.

If we refer to daylight, it is the day with maximum sunlight. Meaning his arrival is with God’s blessing for the whole universe, not only for mankind, in fact it is for the animals, the trees, the stones and all His creations.
With the grace, blessings and light, all beings are protected and should not be mistreated anyway we like.

If we refer to the moon ( month), is is the greatest month in the year. Meaning that the Prophet is the final and the greatest among the Messengers. The earlier Messengers were sent to specific groups and time whilst Rasulullah SAW is sent for all ethnics, for eras till the end of time.

If we refer to the stars, there are 12 which indicates it is the brightest star among the thousands of stars. Meaning that the Prophet’s birth brings a complete syariah, guidance, blessing, complete both for this world and Hereafter. His teachings are the most perfect compared with the teachings of the earlier Messengers.

RABIUL in Arabic meaning Spring

The Prophet’s arrival is the role model with divine and magnificent attributes like a beautiful and gorgeous flower in the early days of spring.

THE YEAR OF THE ELEPHANT

It is referred to Abrahah and his army on elephants from Yemen. When he was attacking the Holy Kaabah, he confiscated properties including herds of goat belonging to the Prophet’s uncle, Abu Talib and his grandfather Abdul Mutalib. Finally, Abdul Mutalib confronted Abrahah demanding him to return all the goat as they belong to him. As for Kaabah, it does not belong to him but Allah.
Here, it clearly shows the secret of Rasulullah SAW’s family. They worship the religion of Prophet Ibrahim. Meaning that the Prophet’s lineage is protected, pure and looked after by God Himself.

MAWLID AT-TAMIMI

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Let us tell the story on our Prophet
He is Rasulullah SAW, the savior for mankind both in this world and Hereafter
Even though we have narrated frequently about him
Perhaps we should narrate certain aspects which has not been mentioned
Even if we tell similar stories again and again, it should not matter
As we may recollect the parts we have forgotten
We will remember better

Prophet Muhammad SAW, an extraordinary person incomparable to anyone
Those before and after him among mankind
Even among other Messengers and other Prophets previously told
His soul is angelic, his physique is human
He is the most intelligent being with the most pure soul
Amongst those before and after him
As such God gave him the title ” fathonah”
In fact he is the most ‘fathonah’ among His Messengers
His knowledge is not from his mental capacity
Even though he is the most intelligent person
He received knowledge which God revealed into his heart
It’s named Wahyu, he learned directly from God
The reason for him to have no need to write and have to read the way others do
This is the reason for his knowledge being remembered forever
If the knowledge originated from the mind, he may have forgotten
His knowledge encompasses both the world and Hereafter

{ O Allah, fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from the blessings and grace. O Allah send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace}

His trust (in God) is exceptional
The reason why he kept no leftovers at night for the next day meal
He gave to those in need instead
As he was confident, if he was still alive the next day, God will provide his needs.
He killed no one
Even though there were times, he should kill the enemy
But he simply refused to kill
He took the main path that was to give forgiveness
For this, the person became a Muslim in his hands
His bravery is extraordinary, unmatched by anyone
He was willing to walk pass his enemies by himself
His enemies did not disturb him, in fact they were amazed

{ O Allah fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace }

His love and care was truly obvious
Especially towards the poor and needy, the orphans and widows
Those who did wrong, he forgave them
Even though he was not asked to do so
Once there was a slave who was going to be punished by his master
The prophet took off his own shirt getting ready to be beaten
To replace the slave, making the slave master feel embarrassed
Consequently, the slave master freed the slave
Once Rasulullah SAW bought a slave and then freeing him..
His generosity is unmatched
Like a gush of strong wind
No one is be able to match him
And not once he refused to help anyone in need
Even though he was forced to be temporarily in debt

{ O Allah fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. Oh Allah send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace }

If someone gossip or belittle him
He kept silent, he did not react
His joy is without laughter, with a mere smile
Only obvious on his facial expression
In fact, he never belittle anyone or reveal their faults
Even if they were his enemies

Rasulullah ate very little, just enough to avoid hunger
He never ate alone, even when he was hungry
Minimally, he ate together with another person
Instances when he did not fancy some food
He did not say anything bad about the food
If he was angry with someone, he hid his anger
To the extent that his anger went unnoticed
He never showed distasteful feelings towards another being
For that reason he was willing to eat with someone who had severe skin problems all over his body

{ O Allah fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. Oh Allah send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace}

His patience was exceptional
Towards all the trial and tribulations God placed upon him
He was pleased. The reason God gave him the title ‘Ulul Azmi’
incomparable with anyone else.
In fact he is the Head ‘Ulul Azmi’ among all the Messengers.
From his hands, born were the exceptional students ( mureed
They were given the title Sahabat ( Companions)
Hundreds of thousands of them, exceeding one hundred thousand in numbers
This did not happen among the earlier Messengers
All the Companions are granted Paradise
As their sins have been forgiven by God
Due to the grace being his Companions
The Companions are considered as stars in the sky
While Rasul is considered as the full moon

{ O Allah, fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. Oh Allah, send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace}

His soul is never goes to sleep even when his eyes were asleep
Indicating that his soul is always alert
The reason why he remained with his wudhu even when he was asleep
He respected human beings befitting their status
Even if they were unbelievers
At times he laid down his headgear for his guest to sit on
As a respect for his guest.
He did not condemn or curse any of God’s creatures
Even among the animals
Also he has never done any misdeeds.
Not even against the main
If he looked at a lady, his eyes were gazing downwards
He is extremely shy
His shyness is worse than the most shy teenage girl.
If he was passing by, no ladies were allowed to be in front of him

{O Allah, fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. Oh Allah, send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace}

His acts of worship were plentiful especially during the night.
Till his legs became swollen
He liked to serve his wives and family
Not because he was being requested by his wives.
But he did them voluntarily
As he was searching for ways to please his Lord
He is the best among all husbands
No one else is able to do what he did

{O Allah, fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah, send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace}

In fact, he did serve his own enemy
There was one heart rending story
A blind person who hated him .
The Messenger served his needs without his knowledge
Right till the prophet’s death
He was replaced by Sayidina Abu Bakar who took over to serve the blind person.
The blind man felt a difference from the previous person
Who are you? Sayidina Abu Bakar replied, ” I am Abu Bakar”
replacement for the Messenger serving you, the Messenger has died“
The blind person was shocked
It turned out that the person he hated most was serving him.
He died in his shock
But he had sufficient time to recite the syahadah, he ended as a Muslim

{ O Allah, fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace}

If he were among his Companions or friends
He gave priority for his friends
In fact he served his companions
Anyone who associated with him, felt satisfied with him
Everyone felt being respected by him
Even though they came from different tiers in the society

Let us continue with the story on our prophet
So that it is detailed
The story and the news
He is an extraordinary human being, the love of his Lord
So that we can see he is a special human being
He did not eat until he was hungry
He stopped eating before he felt full
Unlike a normal person
He did not like a meal with too many dishes
Anything that he liked was because of his Lord
Even when he was angry, it was because of his Lord
Not due to his personal reasons

{ O Allah, fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah, send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace }

When he passed away, there was no wealth left behind
He did not miss any congregational prayer
Except once in his lifetime.
That was during his illness that led to his death
He did not strive for his daily needs
But at every mealtime, his subsistence was provided for
But for his followers, they are being asked to strive
Especially those with families
He did not receive any wages
He did not even ask for any wages
For all the efforts in his struggle

But the present religious teachers, they accept wages
From their missionary efforts
The same way as the many religious teachers with worldly desires
In fact there are religious teachers requesting for payment from their missionary work and teachings.

{ O Allah, fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah, send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace }

Fear of God was clearly seen on his face.
He married a rich widow, Khadijah was her name
Her entire wealth was surrendered to him.
But the Prophet sacrificed all the wealth.
And the Prophet, as a friend, he was the best friend among friends
If he was at home, he was the best father
If he was with his wife, he was the best husband
If he was leading the people, he was the best leader

{ O Allah, fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from the blessings and grace. O Allah send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace.}

If he speak, his voice was loud and clear
His muscles stretched with pressure
If he speak, it was like pearl
Deeply touched by those who listened to him
If he was giving a speech or an oratory, there was no laughter among the audience
As the audience felt remorse listening to him
Unlike the current religious teachers
If they talk, the audience respond with laughter
As the things they say come from their tongue
Not from their heart
The Prophet, whatever he said, it was simple and direct, unlike anyone else
He spoke with short words
But compiled in them were vast knowledge

{ O Allah, fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah, send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace }

As said by hadis ‘ jawa miul kalim’
His words were brief but precise.
His words were brief but very meaningful
His words were brief but satisfying and making the soul trembles
Unlike many others who give empty lengthy talks
Time is wasted, their words do not touch the souls

Let us continue with the story on our Prophet
The Prophet disliked wasteful journeys
He did not speak on anything meaningless
Even though it was not sinful

{ O Allah fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah, send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace }

If he laugh, it was without any noise
His remorse can be seen on his face
Fear of his Lord was clear on his face.
He showed his jubilant when his friends were rejoicing
He showed his sorrow over the sorrow among his friend
Rasulullah cried easily
For the fear of his God
Rasulullah acknowledged that God loves him
His attributes are magnificent
God glorifies him.
In fact he is the most righteous (taqwa) among all other mortals
Those before and after him

{O Allah fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah, send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace }

It seemed he was not listening to what God said about him
God said,” His attributes, are magnificent”.
No one is able to match him
But he was not prideful, he remained feeling like a servant
He was able to maintain his feelings of fear for his God
Feelings of subservience was constantly within his heart
In fact, it has never been apart from his feelings
Whether God glorifies him, it is God’s prerogative
But he continued to feel subservient towards his God.
Being humble with his God constantly
Clearly obvious in his life

{ O Allah fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah, send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace }

He wore the robe with the traditional head gear
His favourite colour was white and green
At times he used black attire as well.
Only once a while
His favourite food was milk and dates
Meat as the accompanying dish
This was what strengthen his physique
Thus a short summary
Globally known story on our prophet
Those not mentioned, do seek to learn more about them.

{ O Allah fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace }

In the history of of our Prophet, it has been narrated
Many miraculous things happened in his hand
The physical and spiritual
The greatest miracle is the Al Quran and Al Hadis
Permanently protected till the end of time.
For learning and guidance for all human bengs
For the safety of all humans both in this world and Hereafter
But what has been mentioned will be sufficient
For those with lack of time to do in-depth study
If one’s personal character resembles our Prophet
That person can be a role model for others to follow
If he is a leader, God’s blessings is with him
What more if he is the leader God has promised for mankind
However what has happened at this end of time
Those who tell stories about the Prophet
They forget who they are
They glorify the Prophet
But they themselves have no dignity
The reason for most of what they say have no effect on others
One who talks a lot about the Prophet without emulating his attributes
Even if he is a leader
Not many wish to follow him
His words seldom become a reality
He does not fulfill his words
In fact others gossip and condemn him behind his back
In fact his own family members give no respect due to him
That’s all there is.

{O Allah fill his sacred tomb with fresh fragrance from blessings and grace. O Allah send peace and blessings upon him together with Your grace.}

Abuya Ashaari Muhammad Attamimi

WE LONG FOR YOU, O RASULULLAH

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This longing feeling,
how do we express it to you O Rasulullah
it has been years since you left us
we are your followers in this final era

In any struggle, it has been a tradition
separation is simply unavoidable
We weep deeply for your departure
Your spiritual presence is much awaited for

Your steadfastness O Rasulullah in facing hurdles
it helps to build up our courage, and intensify our longing
dawn will surely shine, Islam will return with glory
with Divine’s promise it will be a reality

O Rasul, O Habibulllah
We long for you O Rasulullah
O Rasul O Nabiullah
Please help us, your followers in this final era

Longing is bitter
and yet it is filled with sweetness
please connect your spirit with our soul
and help us to get through this longing