Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Excellence Of Selawat And Salam

"Undoubtedly, 
ALLAH and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet 
(the Communicator of Unseen News), 
O you who believe ! 
Send upon Him blessings, 
and salute him fully well in abundance." 
- Al-Quran Surah Al-Ahzab : 56

In a hadith qudsi ALLAH Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aala commanded Jibrail 'alaihis salam to love one HE Loves and Jibrail a.s. then would call ahlus sama' (the inhabitants of heavens), ordering them to love the person that THE CREATOR Loves.

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On the night of Isra' and Mi'raj, when Prophet Muhammad sollallaahu 'alaihi wasallam was ascending the sky, He saw an Angel who had a thousand hands, on each of his hands were a thousand fingers, and he was counting on them.

The Prophet s.a.w. asked Jibrail a.s. who the Angel was, and what was he counting?
Jibreel a.s. replied that the Angel had been appointed by ALLAH SWT to count the drops of rain to have fallen down the earth.

Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. turned to the Angel and asked if He knew the total amount of raindrops that had fallen from the day ALLAH SWT created this world.

The Angel replied, “O Prophet of ALLAH! I swear by my LORD who has chosen You (as a blessing) for mankind, verily I know the total amount of raindrops fallen on the earth till now.
Even to the extent that how many drops have fallen in the wilds, on prosperous lands, in the gardens, and in the cemetery too.”

When The Prophet s.a.w. said His surprise of the Angel's powerful mind, his intellectuality and the ability to remember, he replied, “O Prophet of ALLAH! Verily this ability to count proves futile when I try to count only one thing.”

When He s.a.w. asked,
The Angel replied, “When people of Your ummah gather at one place and send salawat and salam upon You, it is beyond my ability and capacity to count the rewards for it.”

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We are encouraged by the Holy Prophet s.a.w. to increase our selawat and salam  on Fridays.
Angels present themselves to Him: So-and-so's son, so-and-so of Muhammad s.a.w.'s ummah sent salam to Him.
There is no one who recites selawat and salam upon Him, except that their voices reach Him wherever they are.

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GOD's first Creation was the Nur of the Holy Prophet s.a.w.
Then HE Blessed Him with Prophethood, and the process of selawat and salam continued with Angels reciting them.
From the very beginning of creation, remembrance of the Holy Prophet s.a.w. has continuously occurred.
ALLAH S.W.T. shows infinite Love for those whom HE Loves.

When Muhammad was born, the whole atmosphere was filled with the voices of Angels reciting selawat and salam, congratulating each other: Whatever Angels did, was at ALLAH's Command.

The Holy Prophet s.a.w. fast every Monday, as a mark of gratitude for this day, as He was born on a Monday, 12 Rabi'ul Awwal, April 23rd, 571 years after the ascension of Prophet Isa (Jesus) a.s.

** Prophet Adam a.s.'s dowry to Hawa (Eve) radhiallaahu anhu is selawat and salam.

** Prophet Musa (Moses) a.s. had fainted due to thirst and hunger after walking in a desert under the afternoon sun.
GOD told him that the thirst on the Day of Judgement will be a million times more than what He a.s.felt then.

He was told by Jibrail a.s. to recite selawat and salam in abundance if He wished to get rid of thirst on the hottest Judgment Day.

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* Regular recitation of selawat and salam on Rasulullah s.a.w. has tremendous effect on our head.
To some, it purifies thoughts.
To others, it provides new found peace and tranquility.
It is leeway for individual gains.

* Regular recitation of selawat and salam lifts up the hearts, therapeutic for the mind.
Our selawat and salam is immediately accepted by ALLAH SWT.
No one can doubt its acceptance.
Before we realise, it provides avenue for easy problem solving and peace of heart.
Tragedies, troubles, ill-feelings and frustrations evaporates into thin air, as whoever recites his selawat and salam, HIS Gracefulness immediately Showers ten times HIS Blessings.

* Regular selawat and salam injects tranquility into our lives, our souls.
It reshapes those infested with turmoil.
Its benefits are countless and matchless, for 'the best of both worlds'.
Continuous recitation implants faith, depression unable to thrive and miseries unable to flourish.

We are very fortunate to be the chosen one.
We are chosen to accept the religion of peace.
In it, the selawat and salam drives away darkness from our inner soul. 
Selawat and salam works miracle.

* Regular selawat and salam develops positive forces in us.
The highest regard we reserve for Prophet Muhammad s.a.w., the love and esteem, there is the natural outcome of invisible motivational force that dissolves complication.
This is DIVINE's furnishing to mankind through Rasulullah s.a.w.

When that force is in us, "Indeed ALLAH bestowed a favour upon the believers when HE raised up a Prophet in their midst".
People from near and far, all with the same intention of honouring the one HE Loves, "Rasulullah s.a.w. has such nearness with His ummah."
The Prophet s.a.w. is nearer to the believers than their own lives.

The wisdom of the Prophet s.a.w. and all other Prophets, is stated as in The Pillar Of Believe.
He s.a.w. is closer to us than our own souls.

There are always people performing solah worldwide, in the entire twenty-four hour cycle, and sending selawat and salam on Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. is part of solah.
The continuity of solah revolving five times of prayer around the world, are constantly and permanently invoking blessings and greetings on the Prophet s.a.w ceaselessly day and night.

And indeed, He is alive in permanence.
ALLAH S.W.T. entitled Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. to return every single salam that is made to Him.

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"Verily, 
there has come unto you 
a Messenger (Muhammad s.a.w.) 
from amongst yourselves 
(i.e. whom you know well). 
It grieves Him that 
you should receive any injury or difficulty. 
He (Muhammad s.a.w.) is anxious over you 
(to be rightly guided, 
to repent to ALLAH S.W.T, 
and beg HIM to pardon and forgive your sins,
in order that you may enter Paradise 
and be saved 
from the punishment of the hell-fire),
for the believers 
(He s.a.w. is) full of pity, kind, and merciful.
But if they turn away, 
say (O Muhammad s.a.w.): 
"ALLAH S.W.T. is sufficient for me. 
Laa Ilaaha Illa Huwa
(none has the right to be worshipped but HE), 
in HIM I put My trust 
and HE is the LORD of the Mighty Throne." 
 - Surah AtTaubah: 128 - 129

8 comments:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Ummie, I enjoyed reading thru your this very enlightening posting.
I am not a Christian, am a Buddhist, though not a very good one....but I believe every religion is good.

I did study 'Religious knowledge' in my Form 5....as it was the easiest....scored a distinction too....to make up for my just a toe across the Equator maths results...ha ha.

Anyway, there are many similarities between the Koran and the Bible as the names are almost similar too.
And it is interesting to know, learn about Prophet Mohamad too.

Incidentally, I have read several books on religion and whence and how it originated.
Great posting, Ummi.
Have a nice day.
Lee.

Anonymous said...

Assalaamu Alaikkum Wa Rahmathullaahi Tha'alaa Wa Barakatuhu dear brother/sister... Please edit this blog and change the SAW to SallAllaahu Alaihi Wasallam. I am sorry if I am rude... You're telling the benefits of Salawaath and Salaam on SallAllaahu Alaihi Wasallam yet you seem to be missing the blessings by writing SAW. Please never ever shorten Salawaath after SallAllaahu Alaihi Wasallam's name... And JazakhAllaahu Khairah for the post

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