Let’s Live Up to his Standard ﷺ

Written on 01/17/2021


إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ لِلَّهِ ، نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ

وَنَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُورِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا

مَنْ يَهْدِهِ ٱللَّهُ فَلا مُضِلَّ لَهُ، وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ 

وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا  ٱللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ

وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ  

 

قَالَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَى؛ (أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ)

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِۦ

وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا  وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ  

(3:102 Quran)

 

وَقَالَ تَعَالَى؛

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا النَّاسُاتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ

وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالاً كَثِيراً وَنِسَآءً  ۚ 

وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَآءَلُونَ بِهِۦوَالْأَرْحَامَ  ۚ 

إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيباً

(4:1 Quran)

 

وَقَالَ تَعَالَى؛

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلاً سَدِيداً

يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ  ۗ

وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزاً عَظِيماً

(70-71 :33 Quran)

 

فَإِنَّ أَصْدَقَ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى

وَأَحْسَنُ الْهَدْيِ هَدْيُ مُحَمَّدٍ ﷺ  

وَشَرُّالأُمُورِ مُحْدَثَاتُهَا وَكُلُّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ 

وَكُلُّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلالَةٌ  وَكُلُّ ضَلالَةٍ فِي النَّارِ

 

أَمَّا بَعْدُ

 

All praise is due to Allah SWT, Lord of the worlds, The Cherisher, The Sustainer. 

May peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, his noble family, his companions and all those who follow their guidance till the Day of Reckoning.

 

My dear respected brothers & sisters;

 

Sending peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad  is a great form of ibadah and has many benefits.

 

Allah SWT commands the believers in the Quran to send peace and blessings on the Prophet Muhammad .

 

Allah says:

 

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلَٰٓئِكَتَهُۥ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى ٱلنَّبِىِّ ۚ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ صَلُّوا۟ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا۟ تَسْلِيمًا

Indeed, Allah confers blessing 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. 

(Quran 33:56)

 

InshaAllah we will mention today some benefits of sending salawat or durood upon out beloved Prophet .

 

Allah SWT fulfils our needs.

Ubai bin Ka’ab RA narrated; ‘I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I supplicate often, so how much of my supplication should I devote to you?’ He  replied, ‘as you desire’. I said, ‘a quarter of it?’ He  said ‘as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you.’ I said, ‘half of it?’ He  said, ‘as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you.’ I said, ‘two-thirds of it?’ He  said again, ‘as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you.’ Finally I said, ‘and if I dedicate my supplication in its entirety to you?’ He  said, ‘then your needs will be satisfied, and your sins forgiven.’

(Sahih Musnad Ahmed)

 

Allah SWT sends blessings on us.

The Prophet Muhammad  said: “Whoever sends blessings upon me, Allah will send blessings upon him tenfold”.

(Sahih Muslim, 384).

 

The Prophet  returns our greetings.

Abdullah ibn Mas’ood RA said: The Messenger of Allah  said: “Allah has angels who go around on earth, conveying to me the Salaam of my Ummah.”

(An-Nisa’i)

 

Abu Hurayrah RA narrated that the Messenger of Allah  said: “There is no one who sends Salaam upon me, but Allaah will restore to me my soul so that I may return his Salaam.”

(Abi Dawood Sahih) 

 

Just imagine this great miracle dear brothers snd sisters. Each of us actually has a direct link, almost a conversation, with Muhammad . Without going to Madinah, without having to wait for the day of Qiamah or going into Jannah; the same Muhammad  we have been hearing and learning about since our childhood actually returns each of our salam. SubhanAllah!

 

Forgiveness for our sins. 

Anas Ibn Malik RA reported that the Messenger of Allah  said: “Whoever sends blessings upon me once, Allah… will erase ten sins from him, and will raise him ten degrees in status.”

(An-Nisa’i Sahih)

 

Being closer to the Prophet .

Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood that the Messenger of Allah  said: “The closest of people to me on the Day of Resurrection will be those who sent the most blessings upon me.”  

(At-Tirmidhi, 484)


Imam Nawawi (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated, “Nearest to me” signifies “those who are most entitled to my intercession”.

 

Acceptance for our dua.

Umar Ibn Khattab RA said, “Dua is suspended between heaven and earth and none of it is taken up until you send blessings upon your Prophet ”.

(At-Tirmidhi)

 

May Allah SWT allow us to be amongst those who frequently send peace and blessings upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad .

 

أَقُولُ قَوْ لِي هَذَا، وأَسْتِغْفِرُاللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ لِي وَلَكُمْ

وَلِسَائِرِالْمُسْلِمِينِ ، فَاسْتَغْفِرُوهُ ، إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

 


Second khutbah:

 

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ، وَالصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ 

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ  قَالَ؛ بَلِّغُوا عَنِّي وَلَوْ آيَةً

 

Al-‘Irbad ibn Sariyah RA reported: The Messenger of Allah  prayed with us one day. Then, he  faced us and delivered an eloquent sermon that brought tears to our eyes and by it shook our hearts. It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, it is as if this is a farewell address. What do you instruct for us?” The Prophet  said, “I advise you to fear Allah, listen, and obey, even if an Abyssinian slave is put in charge of you. Whoever lives after me will see many conflicts. You must adhere to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the righteous, guided successors. Hold firmly to it as if biting with your molar teeth. Beware of newly invented matters, for every new matter is an innovation and every innovation is misguidance.”

 

My dear respected brothers & sisters;

 

These are difficult times for people of true faith. Fitnah is widespread, including against our beloved Prophet .

 

Now more than ever, we should turn to the Quran and the true teachings of Muhammad ; let our actions, our character be of the highest standard as we are living standard bearers of the religion of Muhammad 

 

Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy upon him) reported: The Messenger of Allah  said, “I have been sent to perfect good character.”

Source: al-Muwaṭṭa’ 1614

 

Therefore, let anyone who has any dealing with a Muslim feel good and impressed with our honest and merciful character. Do not cause people to turn away, do not let our Prophet  and our religion be tarnished with dishonesty, argumentative speech and poor character. 

 

Let not our actions be the cause of fitnah against Muhammad . Very sadly many Muslims even carry the name Muhammad but commit the worse of crimes. May Allah SWT forgive us.

 

Any action we do or any decision we make, ask ourselves this question:

“Is this something the Prophet  would do?” If the answer is no, but we still do it, we have no one else to blame but ourselves.

 

May Allah SWT give us tawfiq to perfect our characters and be true followers of Muhammad . Ameen.

 

 

Dua: 

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِلْمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ

وَالْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ اْلأَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَاْلأَمْوَاتِ

إِنَّكَ سَمِيْعٌ قَرِيْبٌ مُجِيْبُ الدَّعَوَاتِ

 

رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَآ إِن نَّسِينَآ أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ
رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَآ إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُۥ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا ۚ 
رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِۦ ۖ وَٱعْفُ عَنَّاوَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا وَٱرْحَمْنَآ ۚأَنْتَ مَوْلَىٰنَا فَٱنْصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ


رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا 

وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَالْخَاسِرِينَ

 

رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً 

إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ


رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً 

وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

 

عِبَادَ اللَّهِ؛ 

إنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ  وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ  

وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ ۚ

يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ

(Quran 16:90)        

 

فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ يَذْكُرْكُمْ، وَاشْكُرُوهُ عَلَى نِعَمِهِ يَزِدْكُمْ  

وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ، وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ

  

وَأَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ

 

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