Allaah’s month of Muharram

Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:
"The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: 'The best of fasting after Ramadaan is fasting Allaah’s month of Muharram.’"
[Reported by Muslim, 1982]

Muhammad pbuh Quotes in English

Amr Bin Abi Salma (Radi Allahu anhuma) narrates that I was child in the care of the Prophet of Allah . While eating I would put my mouth on every side of the dish. Rasul-Allah said, "After reading , eat from the right side and eat from that side of the dish which is nearer to you. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Wahshi Bin Harb (Radi Allahu anhu) narrates that the Prophet of Allah said, "Eat together and read , in this, there is blessing for you." (Masnad Imam-e-Ahmad, Sunan-e-Abi Dawood, Ibne Majah)

Abdullah Bin Umar (Radi Allahu anhuma) narrates that Rasul-Allah said, "When one eats then he should eat with the right hand and when one drinks then he should drink with the right hand. (Bukhari & Muslim)

Do Muslims Represent the Thoughts of Muhammad?

To answer this question you should compare between two periods in history; the period when the followers of Muhammad spread all over the world possessing most of it, and there is no question about this fact, and the present period in which the Muslims are a lot yet they are the most humiliated people on earth.

Unfortunately, one has to admit that the people of this period are completely away from the morals of Muhammad and his teachings and wisdom.

The Prophet, for example, forbad lying, bribery, adultery and robbery, and ordered applying justice, without oppressing others, being merciful, supporting orphans and being generous.

Last Messanger of God Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the mercy sent for all Muslims and all mankind, as it is stated in the holy Quran "And We (Allah) have sent you: but as a mercy for all creatures "[21:107].

If you read the sayings of Prophet Muhammad and his deed you will be sure that most Muslims today follow Muhammad only nominally.

Do Muslims accept others (non-Muslims)?

Last Messanger of God Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) concluded some conventions with the Jewish and hold talk with the Christians, this fact is mentioned in the Holy Quran as Allah says: "Invite (all mankind) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better" [16:125].

So how is it possible to argue others without meeting them and hold discussions with them in a way that is clearly mentioned by Allah: "in a way that is better", i.e.: with no aggression.

Trade has been held with the Jewish, the evidence for this is that the Prophet Muhammad died while his shield was pledged to a Jewish man, but all this is depending on not being a warrior against Muslims.

The astonishing thing is that fighting for Muslims has an exotic law that prevents them from killing old man , a child or a woman nor to burn a house or cut down any tree, even Last Messanger of God Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) punished some of his companions (Allah bless them) because they did not apply these rights . Even more than that, Muhammad says: [Who slander one of the people of the heavenly books will be revenged on the Day of resurrection with whips from fire

Consequently, if Muslims understand the thought of Last Messanger of God Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), they will deal with the non-Muslims in the same way the Prophet did.

In this series of articles, I will give you some examples of the treasures of the teaching of the Last Prophet Muhammad in order to realize how much does mankind lost by ignoring His teachings.

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Who is Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Introduction of Prophet Muhammad pbuh

The ideal Islamic character is completely found in Allah's last Prophet Muhammad; hence it is wise to take him as the suggested model of the Muslim behavior.

So, if you know Muhammad, you will find out how the real Muslim must be.

It is also mandatory to give some Basic Definitions of what is Islam? Who is the Muslim? What is the Concept of the "Prophet" for Muslims etc?

Literally, Islam" means the complete devotion to Allah and his doctrine.

Islam does not refer to specific nations or to specific races or to specific regions or countries or to a specific person and/or to a special period.

Hence, Islam is the complete devotion to our God, the Almighty Creator.

The fact that most people do ignore is that all the prophets sent by Allah are Muslims and this fact is stated many times by the Quran;

Noah is a Muslim prophet for his people

Abraham is a Muslim prophet for his people

Isaac is a Muslim prophet for his people

Jacob is a Muslim prophet for his people

Joseph is a Muslim prophet for his people

Moses is a Muslim prophet for his people

David is a Muslim prophet for his people

Solomon is a Muslim prophet for his people

And so on are all other prophets and Apostles.

It follows that the linguistic and legislative meaning of the word "Muslim" is:" the one who is devoted to Allah in his worship.

This word "Muslim" makes Muslims live in a completely global atmosphere not restricted to a specific nation or to a specific race or to a specific region or country or to a specific person and/or to a special period, not only that but Muslims considered all the prophets as brothers in their missions.

What is the Concept of the "Prophet" for Muslims?

The word "prophet" in the Arabic language is an adjective from an Arabic word which means news about something important that have honor and respect.

So Muhammad, for Muslims, is a prophet and messenger from Allah who charged him to declare the message of Islam to be the last heavenly messages to the earth; He is the mercy that Allah saved for His worshippers till the end of the life of this world.

Who is Prophet Muhammad pbuh?

Why does man claim prophet hood?
Any false prophet claims that he is a prophet sent by God in order to attain status, greatness, and power? The desire to enjoy status and power is usually associated with good food, fancy clothing, monumental palaces, colorful guards, and indisputable authority.

Is it possible that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) might have claimed prophet hood Do any of these indicators apply to Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)? Herein are few glimpses of his life that may help the smart answer this question.

The Simple Life of Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) (PBUH

If we compare the life of Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) (Pease be upon him) before his mission as a prophet and his life after he began his mission as a prophet, we will bring to a close that it is beyond reason to think that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) was a false prophet, who claimed prophet hood to attain material gains, greatness, glory, or power.
Before his mission as a prophet, Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) had no financial worries. As a successful and reputed merchant, Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) drew a satisfactory and comfortable income. After his mission as a prophet and because of it, he became worse off materially. To clarify this more, let us browse the following sayings on his life:

Muhammad's Food

Aa-'ishah, Muhammad's wife, was talking to her nephew about her life with her Husband.
She said, "O my nephew, we would sight three new moons in two months without lighting a fire (to cook a meal) in the Prophet's houses."
Her nephew asked, "O Aunt, what sustained you?"
She said, "The dates and water". And some of the Prophet's neighbors who had a "milk-giving" she-camel used to send the Prophet some of its milk every now and then."

Muhammad's Bread

One of Muhammad's companions, said, "The Prophet did not eat bread made from fine flour from the time Allah sent him (as a prophet) until he died."

Muhammad's Mattress

Aa-'ishah said, "The mattress of the Prophet, on which he used to sleep, was made of leather stuffed with the fiber of the date-palm tree."

What Muhammad has left when He died?

One of Muhammad's companions, said that when the Prophet died, he left neither money nor anything else except his white riding mule, his arms, and a piece of land which he left to charity.

Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) lived this hard life till he died although the Muslim treasury was at his disposal, the greater part of the Arabian Peninsula was Muslim before he died, and the Muslims were victorious after eighteen years of his mission.

Muhammad conducted his simple life duties

Despite his responsibilities as a prophet, a teacher, a statesman, and a judge, Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) used to milk his goat, mend his clothes, repair his shoes, help with the household work, and visit the poor and the sick people. He also helped his companions in digging a trench by moving sand with them. His life was an amazing model of simplicity and humbleness.

Did Muhammad like to be glorified?

Muhammad's followers loved him, respected him, and trusted him to an amazing extent. Yet he continued to emphasize that deification should be directed to Allah and not to him personally.

One of Muhammad's companions, said that there was no person whom they loved more than the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), yet he did not allow them to stand up for him as other people do with great personalities.

Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

A number of miracles were presented and performed by the Holly Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for the proof of his prophet hood. The greatest miracle was Holly Quran. A great book for guides of humanity and number of aspects. Starting in the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

History shows that Allah Subhan Tallah Send his messenger for guiding the people to every nation of world. Those messenger forward the message of Allah Subhan Tallah and educate them. For this purpose some times they used miracles by the permission and power of Allah Subhan Tallah. For example,

Moses contemporaries was a great magician. He defeat the great magicians of Egypt of his days.
Jesus contemporaries was a great physicians. His great miracle was raise the dead and cure the incurable disease.
The Arab great leader Prophet Muhammad was known their eloquence and the magnificent poetry. So the Arab leader Prophet Muhammad major miracle was the Holly Quran. A great Books, describing the right path for their peoples and defeat the Arab poets and orator of his days.
As the miracles of Holly Prophet concern, the Quran is a live miracle. All the previous miracles before the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) were limited in time and place and for specific people. But the Prophet miracle Quran is a universal and everlasting miracle. Previous religions witnessed it and future generation will need to accept it for their success life after death.

Besides this great miracles of the Quran the Prophet of Islam had performed may other physical miracles for proof his prophet hood. These are narrated below.

Splitting of the Moon
Food Multiplication
Water Multiplication
Crying of the stem of the Date-palm Tree
Supplication for Rain
Lights to guide Companions
Glorification of Allah by the Prophet's meals
The explusion of a liar's corpse by the Earth
The Speech of the Wolf
The Prophet's Night Journey to Jerusalem and Ascent to the Heavens
(1) Splitting of Moon

Almighty Allah says, (The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder.) (An-Najm 53:1)

According to Imam al-Bukharireported on the authority of `Abdullah who said,

The moon was cleft and asunder while we are in the company of Prophet, it became two parts when the Prophet said, Witness, witness (this miracle).

(2) Food Multiplication

According to Jabir. My father had died in debit and I was too my poor man. I could not pay my father debt. So I came to Holly Prophet and said, My late fatherleaving unpaid debts. And I have nothing expect the yield of his date palms; and their surrender for many years will not cover his debts.;Then the Holly Prophet went round one of the heaps of dates and invoked(Allah), and then he did the same with an other heap and sat on it and said, Measure (for them).

(3)Water Multiplication:

Reported by al-Bukhari,According to Abdullah reported: Once we were with The Holy Prophet (PBUH) on a journey, and we have found short of water. He said, Bring the water remaining with you; The people brought a utensil containing a little water. The Holy Prophet Place his hand in it and said Come to bless water and the Blessing is from Allah. I saw the water flowing from among the finger of Holy Prophet and no doubt, we heard the meal glorifying Allah, when it was being eaten (by him)

(4) Crying of the stem of the Date-palm Tree:

Reported by al-Bukhari According to IbnUmer. The Holy Prophet used to deliver his sermons while standing beside a trunk of a date-palm. When he had the pulpit made, he used it instead. The trunk start crying and The Holy Prophet went to it, rubbing his hand over hit.

(5) The Holly Prophet;s Night Journey to Jerusalem and Ascent to Heavens:

Almighty Allah says in Surate al-Isra, (The And We granted the vision (Ascension to the heavens) which We made you see (as an actual eye witness was only made as a trial for the people.) (Al-Isra' 17:60)

Ibn 'Abbas added: The sights which Holly Prophet was shown on the Night Journey when he was taken to Bayt-ul-Maqdis (i.e. Jerusalem) were actual sights, (not dreams). And the Cursed Tree (mentioned) in the Qur'an is the tree of Zaqqum (itself). (Reported by al-Bukhari)

Prophet Muhammad and Son Ibrahim Death

Ibrahim, the son of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Maria, died in the tenth year of the Hijrah. He was sixteen months old (eighteen months old in another account) and under the care of a nurse when he died. Upon hearing what had happened to his son, Prophet Muhammad immediately went to the house of the nurse, where he held Ibrahim in his hands, and tears flowed from his eyes.

He said, “The eyes send their tears and the heart is saddened, but we do not say anything except that which pleases our Lord. Indeed, O Ibrahim, we are bereaved by your departure from us.” Then he turned his face towards the mountain before his and said, “O mountain! If you were as sorrowful as I am, you would certainly crumble into pieces! But we say what Allah has ordered us: (We are the servants of Allah and we will return to Him; We thank Allah, the Creator of the Universe)”

While Prophet Muhammad was grieving for his son Ibrahim, Usama ibn Zayd started to cry. The Prophet warned him not to. Usama said, “I saw you crying.”

The Prophet answered: “I have not commanded you against sadness, but against raising your voice in grief.”

While preparing the grave for Ibrahim, Prophet Muhammad saw an opening between the clay and ordered the Companions to fill it in.

He filled the opening with sand and said:

“Tombstones are neither good nor ill, but they help appease the living. Anything that man does, God wishes him to do well.”

(Ibn-i Sa’d, Tabaqat v.1, p.131-144)

Death is an exemplary lesson in every way for the living ones. However, we tend not to contemplate death too much for we prefer the forget the things that can remind us of it. We do not regard death as an opportunity to realize the meaning of life for ourselves and for our loved ones. Every death experienced indeed is devastating if it is allowed to kill the beauty and divinity in the outlook of those who are still alive. Those who have lost their way in the darkness of mourning and fate are so greatly removed from the viewpoint of Maulana, who considered death to be the wedding night (night of reunion with Allah). Those who do not have the strength or maturity to bear the sadness fall into a contradiction when they recite amantu billahi… wa al-yawmi al-ahiri (I belief in Allah and in the Day of Judgment). On the other hand, for those who obey the order “Frequently mention death which dispels pleasure and makes it bitter,” life becomes more open to love, compassion, justice and sharing due to the fact that it does not become immured within material aspects. Therefore it becomes possible for us to protect ourselves from being devoured by certain people.

After his child had passed away, the humane, yet dignified and dependable attitude shown by the Prophet as a father – a father who had lost many of his children before – removed the banality of death and transformed it into a lesson. Even when experiencing the greatest of agonies, we can see that he still maintained a lofty level in his servitude to Allah: the heart grieves, tears drop, but the tongue does not rebel. This is the act of someone who knows their limits. This is the non-offending stance of the spirit in the position of consent; shaken, yet not aggrieved. This is the lament of the heart which turns into tears in the eye and into inna lillah on the tongues. Inna lillah wa inna ilayhi rajiun means “To Allah we belong and to Him we will return.” Only this can extinguish the fire within the hearts that has become a blaze.

The wailing and laments that bring people to rebellion and make the tongue an excuse for fire may change the status of this pain, the essence of which is peculiar to this world, and cause it to surround the afterlife. The humanity of silently crying versus the evil of hear-rendering laments… The choice is ours.

Prophet Muhammad invited the believers to goodness, which is the best form of servitude, and encouraged them to perform what is pleasant in words and deeds. “Allah who is beautiful and loves beauty” (Muslim, faith 147), revealed that the deeds become pleasant only with beautiful/reliable/correct words (qawl-i sadid) (Al-Ahzab, 70) and thus broadened our horizon from another perspective. Prophet Muhammad, whose heart was scorched with sadness for his son, encouraged his Companions to do their best when they had a task to perform. This understanding and sensitivity, which put forward the notion of looking into the future with hope and not becoming estranged from life even during an incident that could cause the color of life to fade, like death, led the Muslims to become the most prolific and profound craftsmen who made works throughout history that reflected this inner beauty. Thus, a new path was designated for people, granting them the grace of searching for beauty in everything they performed and realizing the beauty that lies within the universe. This prospect, which takes its principle from the tawheed that is in harmony with the beauty created by Allah, surrounds even the daily life and leads the aesthetic to acquire a divine quality that is reflected in all the beauty of the world.

Collection of Muhammad (pbuh) Hadith

God does not look at your forms and possessions, but He looks at your hearts and your deeds. (Muslim)

When one of you looks at someone who is superior to him in property and appearance, he should look at someone who is inferior to him. (Bukhari)

This world is the prison of the believer and the paradise of the unbeliever. (Muslim)

Whoever remains quiet attains salvation. (Tirmizi)

Anyone who safeguards for My sake what is between his jaws and what is between his legs, I will safeguard Jannah (Paradise) for him. (Agreed upon)

It is not allowable for a man to come in between two people without their permission. (Tirmidhi)

The distinguishing factor between kufr and Imaan is the deliberate neglect of Salaat (Prayer). (Muslim)

A Muslim has five duties towards another Muslim; to return a salutation (Salaam), visit the sick, follow funerals, accept an invitation and say 'God have mercy on you' when one sneezes. (Muslim)

He who believes in God and the Last Day should honour his guest; he who believes in God and the Last Day should not annoy his neighbours; and he who believes in God and the Last Day should say what is good or keep silent. (Bukhari)

There are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust. (Bukhari)

Seventy thousand of my people will enter paradise without being taken to account. They are those who do not use spells or take omens, but put their trust in their Lord. (Bukhari)

I and the one who takes responsibility for an orphan, whether his own kin or of others, will be in paradise thus," and he pointed his forefinger and the middle finger with a slight space between them. (Bukhari)

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Saying

Nikkah (marriage) is my Sunnat. (Ibn-e-Majah)

Whoever turns from my sunnah is not from me. (Bukhari)

When one of you is invited to a marriage feast, he should go to it. (Bukhari)

Among lawful things divorce is most hated by Allah. (Abu Dawud)

If any woman asks her husband for divorce without some strong reason, the odour of paradise will be forbidden for her. (Tirmidhi)

He who goes out in search of knowledge is in God's path till he returns. (Tirmidhi)

To learn the Knowledge of the Deen is fard upon every Muslim man and woman. (Ibn-e-Majah)

Anyone who shows the way to something good has the same reward as the person who does it. (Muslim)

The man who is most hateful to God is the one who quarrels and disputes most. (Bukhari)

None of you can truly be said to believe until he wants for his brother what he wants for himself. (Agreed upon)

Saying of Prophet Muhammad PBUH

It is better for a man to give a dirham as Sadqa during his lifetime than to give a hundred at the time of his death. (Abu Dawud)

When a man dies no further reward is recorded for his actions, with three exceptions: Sadqa which continues to be supplied, or knowledge from which benefit continues to be reaped, or the prayers of a good son to his dead father. (Muslim)

The best house among the Muslims is the one which contains an orphan who is well treated, and the worst house among the Muslims is the one which contains an orphan who is badly treated. (Ibn Majah)

The best sadqa is that a muslim man learns knowlege (of the Deen) and then teaches it to his Muslim brothers. (Ibn-e-Majah)

The Lord's good pleasure results from a father's good pleasure, and the Lord's displeasure results from the father's displeasure. (Tirmidhi)

One who cuts ties of (blood) relationship will not enter paradise. (Muslim).

Do not wear silk, for those who wear it in this life shall not wear it in the Hereafter. (Muslim)

Whoever eats or drinks from gold or silver utensils, is indeed filling his stomach with the fire of hell. (Muslim)

Assuredly the angels do not enter a house in which there are statues or figures. (Bukhari)

Announce your Nikkah (marriage). (Tirmizi)

Sahih Hadith, Sahih Tabrani, Sahih Muslim, Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Tirmidhi

Salaat is a pillar of the Deen. (Tabrani)

A man follows the religion of his close friend, so each of you should be very careful about whom he takes as a close friend. (Abu Dawud)

When any of you eats, he should eat with his right hand and when he drinks he should drink with his right hand. (Muslim)

Mention God's name, eat with your right hand and eat from what is next to you. (Bukhari)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) forbade that a man should drink standing. (Muslim)

The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry. (Bukhari)

When one of you becomes angry while standing, he should sit down. If the anger leaves him, well and good; otherwise he should lie down. (Ahmad)

God will not show mercy to him who does not show mercy to others. (Bukhari).

Sadqa given to a poor man is just Sadqa, but when given to a relative it serves a double purpose, being both Sadqa and a connecting link. (Tirmidhi).

If you spend (to help others), O son of Adam! I (God) shall spend on you. (Bukhari)

Hadiths of Last Messenger of God

The Prophet Muhammad (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

1. Spread the salaam amongst yourselves. (Muslims)

2. Before speaking the salaam should be said. (Tirmizi)

3. Those who are nearest to God are they who are first to give a salutation (Salaam). (Tirmidhi)

4. Fasting is a shield (from sins). (Tirmizi)

5. Cleanliness is a part of the Faith. (Tirmizi)

6. Actions depend on their intention. (Bukhari)

7. A Muslim is a brother of a Muslim. (Bukhari)

8. The one who recites the Quran and the one who listens to it have an equal share in the reward. (Bukhari)

9. The best of you is the one who learned and taught the Quran. (Bukhari)

10. Feed the hungry, visit the sick and free the captive. (Bukhari)