Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Habibullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, Juma'ah Mubarak

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Juma’ah Mubarak

Alhumdulillah Allah Ta’ala, has blessed us with another Juma’ah, another opportunity to reap all the rewards and benefits He so generously promises. Angels festoon the skies; some industriously recording, others offering Salam on our Esteemed Master, the most loved of all creation, SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, and others directly presenting Salawaat and Salam coming from the hearts and tongues of the zillions of faithful seekers across the globe, to our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. And all the while the 70,000 Angels constantly visiting The Messenger of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam add to the perfumed breeze one always feels around the Blessed Abode.

Rasulullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, knowing the excellence of Juma’ah would begin preparing for it the night before. He would say, “The night before Juma’ah is a white night and Juma’ah is a bright day.” SubhanAllah, may we all bask in the brightness of this day, so everything about us glows with brightness. Ameen.

Imam Ghazzali, Rahmatullahi alaihi, says, “Only that believer is graced with the blessings and benefits of Juma’ah who looks forward to it anxiously and eagerly, and wretched is the negligent one who is least interested in it and who does not even know in the morning what day it is.”

May we all, regardless of where we are tune our hearts to all that Juma’ah offers us, by submitting the maximum in our religious duties during this auspicious time. So many narrations emphasize the importance of abundant Durood Shareef during these precious hours of Juma’ah, as said by Rasulullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam here in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah all those centuries ago: “Confer Salaat upon me excessively on Fridays.” “Confer Salaat increasingly upon me during the day of Juma’ah and during the eve of Juma’ah. Whoever does so, I will be his witness, I will intercede for him on the Day of Qiyamah.” “Confer Salaat upon me excessively on each Juma’ah, who confers the most Salaat will be closest to me.” “The one who confers 1000 Salaat upon me on Juma’ah will not die until he sees his abode in Jannah.”

The courtyards are alive around Haram on the eve of Juma’ah. Families regard it as picnic time, children frolic about in the open air. The smooth marble transformed into an ideal surface for various games. May the playful squeals be interpreted as jubilant Dhikr! Insha’Allah the unseen hearts are engaged in songs of praise. Inside just prior to Adhan for Maghrib, sufrahs are laid and spread with dates, yogurt, bread and Zamzam, while the aromatic smell of the green Arabic coffee fills the air.

I share the following from “The Key to Arriving at The Door of The Messenger” by Shaykh Muhammad Sadiq Alawi, Volume 2. Published by Dar al Hawa 2006 Damascus. See also Durood 4 post.

The Glad Tidings of Goodness, a salutation attributed to Shaykh ‘Abdul Qader al-Jilani Rahmatullahi alaihi. The introduction to this Durood, expounding its virtues is so powerfully beautiful. In part: “In a narration related about the Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, when he was taken to His Lord, Mighty and Majestic is He, the Most Grand said to him, Majestic and Supreme is He. ‘Whose is the Earth, O Muhammad?’ And he SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said to Him, ‘Yours, O Lord.’ Then He said to him, ‘For whom are the heavens, O Muhammad?’ The Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam replied to Him, ‘For You, O Lord.’ Then He said to him, ‘For whom is the Pedestal (Kursi) O Muhammad?’ The Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, replied, ‘For You, O Lord.’ Then He said to him, ‘For whom are you, O Muhammad?’ At which the Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam prostrated, and modesty prevented him from saying anything. So the Majestic said to him, Majestic and Supreme is He, ‘You are for the one who sends salutations upon you, and so increases in honour and reverence.’”

According to Shaykh ‘Abdul Qader al-Jilani Rahmatullahi alaihi, The Glad Tidings of Goodness Salutation opens seventy doors of mercy, and displays wonders on the road to Paradise. It is better than freeing a thousand slaves, or sacrificing a thousand animals, or having spent a thousand gold coins in charity, or fasting a thousand months. Within it is an enclosed secret. By it, sustenance is made easy, character made pure, needs fulfilled, ranks are raised, sins wiped out, defects veiled, and despicable people made great.

The following is part of The Glad Tidings of Goodness Salutation, Insha’Allah, the remaining section will be posted next Juma’ah.

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all the Worlds. O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to the believers of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

And give glad tidings to the believers. (2:223)
And that Allah does not waste the wage of believers. (3:171)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to those who remember, of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

Therefore remember Me and I will remember you. (2:152)
O you who believe! Remember Allah, with frequent remembrance, glorify Him morning and evening. He it is Who sends His blessings on you, as do His angels, that He may bring you forth out of utter darkness into the light; and He is Merciful to the believers. Their salutation on the day that they meet Him shall be, Peace, and He has prepared for them an honourable reward. (33:41-44)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to those who labour of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

I do not waste the labour of any labourer among you, whether male or female. Whoever does right, whether male or female and is a believer such will enter the Garden, where they will be nourished without measure. (40:40)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to those who turn back [to their Lord] of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

He is always forgiving to those who turn back [to Him.](17:25)
They shall have whatever they will in the presence of their Lord. That is the reward of those who are active in goodness. (39:34)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to those who repent, of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

Truly Allah loves those who repent, and He loves those who purify themselves. (2:222)
And He it is who accepts repentance from His servants, and pardons evil deeds. (42:25)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to those who are sincere, of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

So whoever hopes for the meeting with his Lord let him do righteous work, and him give no one any share at all in the worship due unto his Lord. (18:110)
Devoting the religion sincerely to Him. (7:29)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to those who perform the ritual prayer, of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

And establish the ritual prayer. The ritual prayer helps to prevent indecency and reprehensible behaviour. (29:45)
Enjoin what is right and fair and forbid what is wring and unfair, and endure with patience whatever may befall you; surely that is true constancy. (31:17)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to the humble minded, of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

And seek help in patience and prayer, though truly it is a hard except for the humble minded, for those who know that they shall meet their Lord and that unto Him they are returning. (2:45-46)
[There are signs for] those who remember Allah, standing, sitting and on their sides, and who reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth: “our Lord, You have not created us in vain. Glory be to You! So guard us against the torment of the Fire.” (3:191)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to those who endure with patience, of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

Surely the patiently enduring will be paid their wages in full without reckoning. (39:10)
Such are those whom Allah guides, and such are those endowed with understanding. (39:18)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to the fearful, of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

But for him who fears the standing before his Lord there shall be two Gardens. (55:46)
But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord, and forbade the lower self to follow passion. Surely the Garden will be his final place of rest. (79:40-41)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to those who are truly devout of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

And My mercy embraces all things, so I shall prescribe it for those who are truly devout, and who pay the arms due, and those who believe in Our Signs; those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet. (7:156-157)
Theirs will be a double reward for what they have done, and they will dwell secure in lofty halls. (34:37)

O Allah grant blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings and the conveyor to those who are humble, of what Allah the Magnificent has said:

And give good tidings to the humble, whose hearts fear when Allah is mentioned. (22:34-35)
And those who give that which they give with hearts afraid, because they are about to return to their Lord. (23:60)

Juma’ah Mubarak! May it be the beginning of a renewed effort to increase your efforts in offering Durood. Ameen.

All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. Ameen.

 

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  • Habibah Reply
    June 14, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    MashaAllah beautiful.!

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