We see our little ones, the twinkling stars of tomorrow, idealizing Superman, Spiderman, and Batman who are heroic in evil practices, spreading western ideologies and culture. But we, as parents, siblings, mothers, and wives, fail to teach ourselves and our younger future Ummatis that our Rasoolullah (sa) is indeed the greatest man to walk upon this earth. Subhan’Allah!
A loving father, a caring husband, a great leader and a beloved of Allah (swt) – that’s who he was. Allah (swt) created us to idealize him and to be his Ummati. Do you know that 1400 years ago, He passed away praying and crying for us: for his Ummatis?
The heart yearns to be Rasoolullah’s (sa) follower. O Allah, make me a follower of my beloved Prophet (sa). He was my Prophet (sa) who gave me one of the greatest gifts: the Sunnah. This man, as a teenager, was known as as-Sadiq, al-Ameen; he secluded himself in the Cave of Hira, witnessing the society around him drowned in immoral, immodest and indecent behaviour, filled with bloodshed, vengeance and oppression of women. This loneliness, this shelter from the world of delusions, this concern and this Dhikr gave him the ultimate gift for all of us: the Quran.
Ironic is the fact that we harbour shame and guilt, feeling reluctant to face our teachers, friends and parents after receiving a poor report. Are we ready to take a poor report in front of Allah (swt) and our Prophet (sa) on the Day of Resurrection?
Beautiful is the fact that he was the teacher of the entire nation and the student of none except my beloved Allah (swt). When the first revelation came, He did not know how to read or write but Allah (swt) taught him: “Iqra.”
He faced persecution and opposition; yet He stayed firm. He strived and achieved His ultimate goal. How many incidents should I quote to make your hearts shiver and eyes cry tears of blood, upon hearing the way my beloved Rasoolullah (sa) cried for his Ummatis?
My dear readers, he didn’t pass away while worrying about his material wealth, his wives, or his family. His real wealth were us: his Ummatis. What have we done to ourselves? We’ve degraded us as his currency. Imagine! When our book of deeds is presented before Allah (swt), in the presence of our beloved Prophet (sa), what would be our feeling? Would we rejoice at a great report or regret the numerous actions we performed? Ironic is the fact that we harbour shame and guilt, feeling reluctant to face our teachers, friends and parents after receiving a poor report. Are we ready to take a poor report in front of Allah (swt) and our Prophet (sa) on the Day of Resurrection?
My dear fellow readers! You aren’t ordinary human beings. You’re his Ummati. You’re Ashraf-al-Makhlooqat.
Today, as you read this article, make an intention to believe in the philosophy taught by Rasoolullah (sa). Aim to obey him because it is next to obeying Allah (swt). Change yourself and follow the priceless eternally beautiful Sunnah. Love him because on the Day of Qiyamah, you’ll be with those whom you loved in this world.
As a parent, think about this: do you really want yourself and your beautiful Ummatis of tomorrow to be raised in the company of Spiderman, Superman or Batman? Would it not be better to raise them in the company of the one man (sa), who continues to inspire, by telling them about his life and his teachings?
Change yourself and follow the priceless eternally beautiful Sunnah. Love him because on the Day of Qiyamah, you’ll be with those whom you loved in this world.
Let me end with the following Hadeeth:
Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-As (rta) reported: The Prophet (sa) recited the Words of Allah, the Exalted, and the Glorious, about Ibrahim (as) who said: “O my Rabb! They have led astray many among mankind. But whosoever follows me, he verily, is of me.” (14:36) and those of Isa (Jesus) (as) who said: “If You punish them, they are Your slaves, and if You forgive them, verily, You, only You, are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (5:118). Then he (sa) raised up his hands and said: “O Allah! My Ummah, my Ummah,” and he wept; Allah, the Exalted, said: “O Jibreel (Gabriel)! Go to Muhammad (sa) and ask him: “What makes you weep?” So Jibreel came to him and asked him (the reason of his weeping) and the Messenger of Allah (sa) informed him what he had said (though Allah knew it well). Upon this Allah said: “Jibreel, go to Muhammad (sa) and say: ‘Verily, We will please you with regard to your Ummah and will never displease you.’” (Muslim)