Friday, February 02, 2007

In the footstep of the chosen one

Al-Salaamu alaykum.

We have been blessed to sit and listen under the feet of Al-Habib Kadzim As-Saqqaf (may Allah preserve him and increase his rank) in Edinburgh University.. AlhamdulilLah..
The title of his talk is 'in the footstep of the chosen one'.. I'll try to share a little portion of what he said.. and may it benefit all of you as it had benefit us..
-RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam is perfect in his attributes.. kareem, raheem, manaan
- All the Rasool are the role model for us.. for eg Nabi Musa(Alayhi al-Salaam) in his perfection that he reached, he can cure people from sickness; andNabi Isa (Alayhi al-Salaam) raised people from dead.. as if Allah is saying that this is my people whom I give the power (as a manifestation of My power)
- If we follow these role model, we'll gain eternal happiness.
-Whatever area we're in.. we can follow the example from RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam.. ie if we're leader or a teacher or parents.. we can always follow him (SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam)
-All the recent discovery is a confirmation of Allah.. 'sanurihim ayatina fil afaqi wa anfusihim'.. al-afaq is what they can see in RasululLah's (sallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam) time.. but in our time it means the universe because we have the knowledge beyond what we can see (in term of the universe).. and the 'sin' in sanurihim it means the future ~ ie Allah will continue to show the signs in the universe and in ourselves..
-Eternal happiness (felicity).. the secret lies in our souls.. it will continue to be renewed from time to time.. in death, after death and hereafter..
-we can get the nafahat through attending gathering, through prayer and the qur'an.
-Mankind will always be tested with 1. intellect 2. feelings
- RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam is always in the state of happiness and redha with Allah even at Uhud when blood pouring from his face..
-Sayidina Bilal RadhiyalLahu 'anh.. even one day before his death.. he is very happy..because he is going to meet RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam
-Allah places strength in certain things.. for eg Zam-zam water..RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam said.. we get what we intend for when we drink Zamzam..Sayyidina Umar RadhiyaAllahu 'anh made the intention when he drinks Zamzam to release the thirst in Day of Resurrection..
- Abu Quhafah.. when he was in the prison far away from his homeland..everyday his father went to the edge of the city every prayer time and said 'al-salat'.. he heard it every time, and he prayed.. after three years they're gathered together.. it is because of the connection of their hearts.. And we have the ability to do the same.. but most of us switch it off.. like a person who have mobile phones.. he switched it off.. eventhough people give him sms and called him.. he will never get it.
-The best thing to follow RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam is his akhlaq.. A man used to insult RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam.. he even covered his face with cloth when he saw RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam.. but when he died, his son came to RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam to pray over his deceased father.. SAyidina Umar RadhiyaAllahu 'anh protested saying that this man always insulted RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam.. but it didn't have any effect on RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam. The son even asked for RasuluLah's (SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam) cloth to cover his father.. RasululLah SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam gave his rida' and even lead the janazah prayer..
-there's lots of hidden secret and treasure in Rasul's (SallaLlahu alayhi wa alihi wassalam) azkaar evenlike 'La Hawla wa la quwwata illa bilLah'..
InsyaAllah may all these benefit everyone of us.
May Allah forgive me for my mistakes in transmitting these. Please make du'a for me and my family.

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