Ramadan Gems 2019 – Night 8 – Sending Peace and Blessings Upon Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Nouman Ali Khan delves on the importance and stature of our Noble Prophet ﷺ in the life of a Muslim and the benefits we can derive from the recitation of Durood on him.
Every time we are performing a good deed, we are elevating the status of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Iman is prevalent within us when we love, respect and honor our beloved Prophet ﷺ.
“Indeed, Allah confers blessings upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace.”
[Surah Al Ahzab, Verse 56]
In this lecture, we can see a discussion on the following topics:
- Blessings and meanings of sending Salat upon Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
- What does it mean when Allah sends His Salat upon Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
- What are the occasions on which we are to send Salat on the Prophet ﷺ.
Allah Salat on the Rasulullah ﷺ has the following meanings:
- To mention the name of Rasulullah ﷺ to exalt his honor in front of the angels.
- The Mercy of Allah.
- To raise his ranks higher and higher in Jannah.
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Today I want to share with you some glimpses of how Allah azza wa jal elevated the status of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
In his book,
you hear praises of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam on the tongues of the companions and you hear them on the mouths of believers. And there are people who write Nasheed out of the love of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and the people that tell retell the accounts of the greatness of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but no praise and no telling of the accounts of our messenger. And no accolades are ever going to compare to how Allah Himself praises His messengers of Allah Allah.
Allah azza wa jal says about him. What a final look at the clock, we elevated for you Your mentioned.
Now that is remarkable because in that I didn't just say that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be mentioned what a foreigner the croc, we we elevated your mention, we elevated your mention and I'll explain in a minute what that means. But he said we elevated your mentioned especially for you for your sake. We do things for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, and in this ayah Allah is Allah azza wa jal is doing something for the sake of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Can you imagine even in this ayah the honor that Allah has given to our messenger RNA saltwell Sam, you know the lukka is mocha dumb for the Arabic speakers it's mentioned especially for
you we have elevated your mentioned
since the coming of our messenger Allah is Salatu was Salam. There are so many people who love him. And there are so many people actually also who hate him. They say filthy things about him. Nowadays, the internet is filled with things accusations and filth. regarding our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding what he said regarding what he did regarding his family life, there are all kinds of filthy accusations and this did not start now. This was even happening. At the time of the profits on the long run. He was hidden. The kinds of things they say have already been said. They were being said when he was still alive or they sought to sell them. But when a law called him, the
son said Raja Munira then Eliza did something remarkable. insulting or trying to insult our messenger and a slot to a salon is as useless as trying to spit at the sun it'll only come back on your own face. It's pointless. You can't touch it you can get angry all you want it's light will still shine even on you. Even on you the messenger and he thought was Salam is a is a is a creation of Allah is a being beyond reproach beyond criticism. And when Allah so just the way the glimpse that I want to share with you today is something Allah says all the time in the Quran. Yeah, you have Latina amanu. And when he says yeah, you have Latina Ahmed, who often he tells us what to do or
tells us what not to do. Yeah, you handed in Amanita cola. Yeah, you handed in Avenue, you know,
Latina Avenue, and Lata punarnava Poonam Varna there are so many I art in which Allah will tell us those of you who believe do this, those of you who believe Don't do this. And every time he tells us something to do and not to do, the model of it, is what's better for us. And the first example of it is Rasulullah himself. Salallahu alaihe salam. So when Allah tells us have Taqwa of Allah, yeah, you have the denominator kala, Hakuna kolon sadita the biggest example of the dako of allies who the Messenger of Allah so Allah Who are the phenom, so when we try to develop a less consciousness, we are trying to actually emulate our messenger on a thought was Salam. But in this one place that we
recite every time and we hear it every single day and especially on Jamal, Allah azza wa jal didn't just say, yeah, you Hello, Dina hermano, he said, in namaha, mala kata who use aluna and unabie no doubt about it, it is a lie himself. And in addition to a lot all of his angels when I can, when I can, and the angels outnumber us by a lot. There are way more angels that are created than human beings. And all of them all of the angels have Allah and Allah azza wa jal himself, they and then he says, You soluna Allah Navy sent blessings upon the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. And then he says, Yeah, you had the Rena amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam artissima those of you who believe since
Allah was upon him. In other words, when we say something Allahu alayhi wa sallam, we are actually following the Sunnah of Allah Himself. And we are following the Sunnah of the angels.
That's actually what we're doing. Now what does it mean that Allah azza wa jal sends His blessings upon the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Salah he is actually the as some linguists describe, is to speak good if someone is to speak highly of someone, Allah as origin describes that for now and forever. You know how he says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's in the past tense and it's called, you know, may Allah sense a lot. But when he said you soluna Allah nebby Allah is describing as though a gel that continuously one of the things Allah does is continues to describe the goodness and actually send blessings upon the messenger and the subtle Salaam and when the angels of Allah
see that they follow the Sunnah of Allah. And when we are told that Allah does this, and as a result, all of the angels do this, then we're told to do it. Yeah, you Hello Dina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam with a steamer. Now, some of them are comedy. What does it mean that alesund Salawat upon the profits in the long run, he was alone. What does that mean for us in this life? what it means for us in this life is that we ask Allah azza wa jal to further his mission. When a large there's a blessing of Allah azza wa jal on the Prophet slice, and I'm in the unseen in the hero. And there's another blessing of Allah on the Prophet sites, and I'm in this world. And the blessing of Allah and
the prophet in this world is that his name will be mentioned over and over again, he will be his son that will be followed over and over again. A law tells us whoever does something good and leaves an example behind. Then, if somebody else followed your example, you did something good, and somebody else your child, follow your example. Their good deeds will also go to you, you will be rewarded and you will be you will get their award also. Now, if based on that, what do we understand every single one of us every Salah we make every day can we make every letter of the Quran that we recite every person that goes to Hajj, every human being that is fasting since the coming of Rasulullah
sallallahu sallam, every time Allah His name is mentioned on anyone's tongue. Every time somebody is kind to an orphan, every time somebody hugs their mother, everyone, every time someone guards their eyes, every time someone does a good deed, or stays away from a bad deed, who gets rewarded even more, our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his status keeps on elevating and elevating and elevating. Every time we're doing something good. We're actually only enhancing the status of our messenger on a subtle Salaam, aka the croc you saloon and maybe and then you look into the word you saloon and Salah you find something remarkable. You find and this is a I pray that Allah makes this
easy for me to explain to you the word Salah in Arabic actually was used, like they used to use it for meat and they used to use it for wood for the lamb, you know, from Alaska, and they used to use it in the meaning of you know, when they have a stick and it's hard, they would put it in the fire so they can bend it and make it soft. So when Allah does Salah on someone, what that means is a less creating a softness for them, unless creating a softness the part of the meaning of a less ending Salawat upon the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is Allah is creating a softness and a love for our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the hearts of people. So when we send solo ads upon the
messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we're actually also asking Allah to make our hearts softer and softer and softer for our messengers on the love Harley, you sell them because when those hearts are soft for a loss messenger, then a man is safe.
When the heart has love for Allah, His Messenger, then a man is safe. When the heart doesn't have love for Allah's Messenger then you can't have a man Where did I get this from? How can he man faith you would think faith is belief in Allah. Belief in a Loki we believe in the Prophet we follow the Prophet know Allah azza wa jal wants love of our messenger Elisa to some respect for our messenger Elisa to Salaam. And that's Iman, Allah azza wa jal told us in Soto gerat he says what rasulillah You had better no in your companies unless messengers from the LaGuardia send them no you'll see your own comfy Cassie remain an umbrella term. If he followed you in most of your just the way you
do things if he started following you instead of you following him, all of you would be harmed. All of you would be harmed you know your preferences are only going to bring harm and his preferences for you will only bring good and then what did I say when I can Allaha Baba la como de man. However Allah made eemaan something beloved to you. Allah put the love of Iman in you think about this ayah was the ayah talking about Allah was the i o talking about the angels was talking about another love of gender or the love of Allah know the I was talking about the message the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Allah says Allah made eemaan beautiful in our hearts in that ayah you know what
that means? Eman is only beautiful in our hearts. When in our hearts there is a love and respect and an elevation Elevation for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That's actually our relationship with Him. And so when he sends the Salawat upon him and all of the angels sencillo out upon him
Then we joined them. Yeah you Hello Tina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam Otis Lima. This is actually an honor that we get, we get to do something Allah Himself does. We get to do something Allah Himself does so caught on with Allah, when we when we engage in this act of worship, think of it and what act of worship is there? What Command of Allah is there that Allah so just as I do it, therefore you do it? None?
None? And what what commandment of allies in the Quran? What condition of allies in the Quran that says if you do this, then I will love you, except for who? You have been qumola tell them follow me. The Prophet is told to Lahore zone tell them follow me lovingly, follow me step by step, Allah will love you as a result.
Follow me in a love of love you as a result a lot. You know, we can love a love but how do we know Allah loves us? And how do we enhance the love of a love for us a lot, so it just says, But tell them tell them but to be Ernie qumola follow me and allows them will love you. upon Allah. That's the status allows that we just gave to his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the elevation that he offered him, that is the messenger that we believe in Anisa to Islam. So now having said a few of these things I want to share with you one last bit that is tied to this discussion. I wanted to make it maybe a separate discussion, but inshallah I'll include it in today's discussion with you. And
that is, you know, even in Medina, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was there. Some people were, you know, with him from the beginning, and they understood what it means to be in the company of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi salam, but some people were new Muslims. Some people became Muslim, because everybody in the tribe was becoming Muslim. So they kind of joined in, but they didn't really understand what does it mean to be a Muslim and there's an incident that occurs, the IR regarding witches in Salta, Nyssa. There are two people who have a dispute. And they're both Muslim, and they have a dispute. And one of them come they about water there was there
was the shared property and there was water and one garden was getting the water the other garden was not getting the water. And the prophets lie Selim solved the dispute. And he said, Look, you just water your garden. And when you're done, give the rest of the water to him. Just share, learn to share, resolve the issue. The person one of the one of the two did not like that decision. He didn't like the decision. He said, Oh, you prefer him? Hmm. Because he's related to you because one of them the way it was related to him, so a lot of them. He said, Do you prefer him because he's related to you? Is that why? I don't think you're I don't think you're being fair. You see, people
can be very religious in some things, but when it comes to money,
things change. Is he is he you see it all the time. You have people that maybe Mashallah, every day, the recitation of Quran fudger in the machine, you know, or shine the machine and Salawat and Vicar and all of it, but when it comes to business, don't be quoting out of Quran I'll cut you off.
Don't touch my money.
So everything is okay you know that I buy data Okay, which is okay, but as soon as you start talking about a I don't know if that's how that way back off, okay? I don't need a football from you. When it comes to money people got you know, then Islam, let's put it on the side. Other than that, Mashallah Allah Al Hamdulillah? You know, Subhana Allah when the messenger gave this verdict, he thought that he's missing out on some of his wealth, he should get more water, so he didn't like the decision. And Allah azza wa jal said something the likes of which you don't find in the Quran.
He said, Follow Rebecca. He said, No, no, no. I swear by your master.
Allah swears by himself. In the Quran, Allah swears by time. Allah swears by the fig and by the olive. Allah swears by the morning and by the evening, Allah azza wa jal swears by the sun by the moon in this ayah Allah did not swear by one of his creations, who did he swear by himself? this oath of Allah is different from any other oath Waterpik he swears by himself and even when he swore by himself, he didn't say what law he said what a pika. Even when he swore by himself, he put the messenger RNA he slept with Salaam right next to his name. I swear by your master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even when he takes an oath by himself, he honors His Messenger Elisa to
some and puts his name next to his what a beaker. But what is this oath about? Why did Allah say he swears by himself he swears by your master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam law you
listen to this carefully. He's Allah swears by himself. They have no Iman they have no faith. They have no faith. If Allah azza wa jal said they have no faith, it would have been enough. Now you've known me with Alec. They don't believe that's good enough for us. That wasn't good enough. They offended the Messenger of Allah. This person didn't like the decision of Allah as the origin
As Kevin said, revealed to the Prophet sighs I'm swearing by myself your master, they have no faith. They can have no possibility of human that person may have prayed, that person may have given charity, that person may have done all kinds of good deeds, but they are uncomfortable with the word of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam they didn't like the decision of the Messenger of Allah, Allah loves him. And that was enough for a lot to say there is no emotion inside this person. There's no emotion inside them. Had you heard the McAfee Masha jobina whom they will have no faith whatsoever until they allow you meaningless little loss of love sallallahu Sallam to be the decision
maker over anything that comes up between them. Whenever an issue comes up between them, they must turn to use a lot more to sell them and make you the decision maker. You would imagine a lot would say they have no faith until they make a lot of decision maker. They make the Quran the decision maker no hitter you are on Hector you hakima Angela Lake Hector you hakimullah FEMA shantala we know how to you hockey muka FEMA shadowbane home until they make you some Allahu alayhi wa sallam, the decision maker over everything that comes up between them, you must decide. And until they decide they turn to you first. If they don't turn to you first, Allah swears by himself. They have no
emotion. They have no EMA. And then he says, Okay, fine. You know, you've seen these shows on TV where they have like a judge and they have a case. And they usually get the judge that with a spicy personality and the yell at people and then afterwards like, Yeah, I don't think she was very fair. I don't think Judge Judy was very nice to me, etc. You know, I really think I should have gotten $500 or whatever. You know, the judgment happens. And then people are not happy about the judgment. They'll go with the judgment. Fine. Here, take the money. Fine. I'll go along, but I'm not happy about it. Right? That happens, right? So it's possible that somebody makes the messenger sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam, the decision maker. Fine, fine. That's what the prophet said. riseup son. That's what Quran says. That's what the teachings of and he says, fine. I'll go along with it. But
not that happy though.
Somebody passes away. And there's a dispute about inheritance. Hmm. The daughter should get this one that the son should get this much the father should get this much, etc, etc, etc.
And now there's you know, but I know but I but I really love this house. nominee, just get half of it to him.
I don't even like him. And they didn't even like it. Who cares who like to this is the verdict given by a lot of his messengers a lot more. That's their decision. That's it. But no, I I don't know. That's sitting well with me. Fine, fine. Fine. We'll do it. And after you do it, you're complaining. You know, it wasn't fair. That was supposed to be my house. That was supposed to be my car. I can't believe they're driving. It makes me upset all the time. What did LSA Allah said not only do they make you the decision maker, from Balaji doofy unfussy him how to Jemima called eight, then they do not find inside of themselves deep inside themselves any discomfort over the decision you made.
They're not even allowed to feel uncomfortable about the verdict of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And if they feel a little uncomfortable, Allah swears by himself, they have no faith.
That's how serious it is. To show reverence and art when Allah says he sends a lot upon His Messenger. So a lot more of them. You have to understand the gravity of what that means. today. People are sitting and talking and somebody says the profit slice and I've said this, or he said that, and somebody says in the in the gathering, I know there's a hadith like that, but I feel that let's not finish that sentence. There's already a formula as you do for unforeseen college I'm in mockolate and then Allah if as if that wasn't enough in the ayah, Allah azza wa jal adds more and he says, will you suddenly Moses Lima, and they give themselves in complete submission before the
verdict of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam and they are at complete peace with what Allah's Messenger has decided for them. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Man when we say was a Salatu was salam alayka yo Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Salawat are the blessings on the prophets like Selim, Selim doesn't just mean that we send Salaam to him. It also means that we are at complete peace with whatever wisdom he gave us, whatever verdicts he gave us, whatever judgments he gave us. So it becomes very important for a believer This is the last thing I'll share with you two things, two very important things. Before we speak on behalf of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And we say the prophets always said this, therefore we should do this before you speak like that. You better know what you're talking about. You better know what you're talking about. You better
I've heard some video on YouTube. And now you're an expert on the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, you better not have googled something and found something. And now you decide to tell somebody else because you didn't even verify You don't even know the background, you don't know the entire conversation, you know nothing, you know nothing. And now you're saying, This is what the prophet said, you better be careful, you and I better be careful, attributing something tell us a little loss on the long run, you send them without understanding the entire context. Because if we tell someone, this is what the prophet said, I thought it sounds awesome. And that's not what he
actually meant. That's not what was actually being said, there was a completely different context. I just won't give you a long example. I'll give you one smile, just to make it make sense of it for you. You know, sometimes friends are talking to each other. And they're joking around with each other. And one friend says to the other man, I hate you. I hate you, man. So he says this one said he hates him.
So here's a quote, I recorded it.
That's literally what he said. And he goes to Joe Cortez, did you say you hate? I hate you? Yeah, I did. But he's my friend. We were joking around the same words I hate you could just be a joke. It could actually be I want to kill you. I never want to see you again. could it mean different things? Yeah. Until you know the full story. Just the words are not enough for you to say I know what was meant, you understand. But you know what we do today with the words of our profits on the lohani usnm. This draft this tradition that we have been given, in which not only did our scholars preserve what the prophet said, I think it's not to say them. But when he said it, who he said it to, how was
it understood? What was the full background? What was the complete story, when that's all been recorded? All we care about is Google find the statement of the prophets. I said, Oh, doesn't matter what was going on. I know what it means. And I'm going to slap somebody else with it. This is a disrespect of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And if you find yourself that somebody is quoting a Hadith, or telling you the Prophet said this, and they said to Sam, and you don't know, you don't know if they're using it correctly. You don't know if they're using it incorrectly the right thing for you to do.
Say Nothing. Just don't say anything. Walk away from that conversation. Okay? I don't know any better. Just say something a lot harder than he was. Hello. Maybe they're right. Maybe they're wrong. We don't know yet. But if it is from our messenger or risotto Salaam, I have no discomfort in my heart, I'm going to let my preferences go. Because Allah azza wa jal commands that we should be at complete peace. This is actually what it means. When we send Salam upon the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam complete peace inside of ourselves, deep inside of ourselves. What it also means is that when something comes up, you will not have to learn to ask ourselves one important question,
what would the Prophet alayhi salatu salam in the situation? What would he do? What would he say? What would he want me to do? If he was watching me right now? How would I behave? How would I be? How would I be responding? How would I be feeling what words would be coming out of my mouth? Would I be in this gathering? What I've been in this situation, what I faced the difficulty, or what I run from it, what would I do if the prophet SAW Selim was here? And if he was in this circumstance, what would he do this because you have chemo coffee machines rabina home, you have no faith until you make him the decision maker. So that thought process of putting yourself in that circumstance, if
the profits, if I had the ability to call with Linda Lovelace and ask his opinion on this, what would it be? And you ask yourself that question, your life will change. Your life will change, my life will change. So many of the decisions we make we don't even think about us Allah sallallahu sallam, but that will change because we send Salawat upon him. So a lot upon our messenger RNA Santo Salam are not just about praising him, and not just about earning good deeds, but it's a show of our loyalty to the most beloved messenger of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam, may Allah enhance our love and our loyalty total pseudolus and a lot more on Instagram, and every time we send some a lot of
money melasma was an increase our commitment to him barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato