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On the Anniversary of Prophet Mohammad`s Birthday
Author : Dr. Ali Al-Qudah
Date Added : 07-04-2024

 

All perfect praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all worlds. I send prayers and peace in a manner befitting the status of the Prince of the Prophets, the Leader of the Messengers. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah, the Guide of the righteous, and I bear witness that Mohammad: our master, prophet, and beloved is the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets and Messengers.

 

Peace be upon you, O Messenger of Allah. You are the fulfillment of the prayer of your father Ibrahim: "Our Lord, send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in Might, the Wise." You were indeed this divine call, and how magnificent it is...

 

And you are the glad tidings of your brother Isa (Jesus), when he said: "O Children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad."

 

You are the vision of your mother Amina. When she gave birth to you, she saw as if a light radiated from her illuminating the palaces of Sham (Greater Syria). You were that light illuminating in a night whose sky was clear, waters were sweet, and air was pleasant. Amina bint Wahb gave birth to the best of Allah's creation and the elite of His messengers, Mohammad, peace be upon him. She spread this happy news throughout the universe.

 

May Allah's blessings be upon you, O source of guidance, as gentle breezes blow and nightingales sing their melodies.

 

What can I say about you, O Messenger of Allah, when Allah took the covenant of the prophets, Saying (What means): "And [mention, O Muhammad], when Allah took the covenant of the prophets, [saying], 'Whatever I give you of the Scripture and wisdom and then there comes to you a messenger confirming what is with you, you [must] believe in him and support him.' [Allah] said: "Have you acknowledged and taken upon that My commitment?' They said, 'We have acknowledged it.' He said, 'Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses." 

 

What can I say about you, O Messenger of Allah? My example and yours are like that of a desert Arab who had lost his way in the desert. When the moon rose, he found guidance in its light and said: What shall I say to you, O moon? Should I say that Allah elevated you? Indeed, Allah has elevated you. Should I say that Allah illuminated you? Indeed, Allah has illuminated you. Should I say that Allah honored you? Indeed, Allah has honored you. And what can I say to you, O my master, O Messenger of Allah? Should I say that Allah elevated you? Indeed, He has elevated you (And We have raised high your mention). Should I say that Allah illuminated you? Indeed, He has illuminated you (There has come to you from Allah a light and a clear Book). Should I say that Allah honored you? Indeed, He has honored you (O Prophet, indeed We have sent you as a witness, a bringer of good tidings, and a warner, And one who invites to Allah, by His permission, and an illuminating lamp).

 

Hello on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Prophet of Allah, Mohammad (peace be upon him), the Messenger of guidance and the true religion, a mercy to the worlds. Allah chose him from among the best of humanity and favored him over all His creation, to reconstruct history, rectify the conditions of human life, and fill the earth with the abundance of his light. Thus, he became like a luminous planet among the stars in the sky. He liberated humanity from the worship of its desires to the worship of its Lord, from prostrating to creations to prostrating to their Creator, who created mankind from clay equally, nurtured gardens from paradise, made rivers flow from rocks, and turned green trees into fire (So why do they not believe?).

 

 

On the birth of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him), the flowers of paradise bloomed with glad tidings and peace before the flowers of transient debris in the world of mortality. The wings of the purified angels encircled the inhabited House, glorifying and praising their Lord, welcoming the precious pearl in a secure corner and the moon born in the house of Allah and the treasured gem from the valleys of Mecca. It is greeted by the care of its extended shade in the sanctuary of Allah, where birds and animals found safety when security was lost among human beings.

 

Welcome to this noble orphan, the rich in poverty, rich in treasures of goodness in his message, an orphan and the entire humanity in his care. He is the call of Ibrahim and the glad tidings of Isa... A tree from the desert that shaded the universe and an illiterate sent as a teacher to readers and writers. The foundations of the unjust palace were cracked at his birth, a warning to the oppressors, the dominance of Byzantium. Before the light of monotheism, the fading glow of Zoroastrianism in the house of fire disappeared, and the waves of floating disbelief drowned in the tears of the oppressed...

 

 

That is our Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) who demolished the idols of stone in the K'aaba, and Bilal stood on it to dismantle with his call to prayer the idols of humans... What say you about the Lord of the Worlds!

 

He (Allah) has molded his (Prophet Mohammad`s) nature from the glory of the noble Arabs and their genuine fruitful branch. It is not surprising that the son of the desert carries in it a heart wider than its expanse, a soul purer than its skies, and a generosity that kindles fire at the doors of tents during the nights to guide the stranger to shelter, when he finds guidance in the fire. Yet, the son of the desert, with all this generosity, has a fury that erupts like a volcano when it is meant to accept humiliation. He elevates his independence above his life, and he does not compromise the dignity of his blood to protect his honor. You see him advancing, with the back of a horse as his throne, the roar of the lion as his melody, the clang of the spear as his anthem, and his courage seeking victory as its pursuit. He lifts oppression from his land and repels tyranny from his sanctuary.

 

 

O people!

 

This is the Prophet of God, the beacon of creation, and the source of light that illuminated the earth with prostrations... Crowds used to flock to his door, and armies and soldiers would submit to his command. The spoils were plentiful and abundant. Then Ibn Abbas would enter upon him, and behold, he would be praying in a single garment, wrapped around him, seeking protection from the extremes of the earth's heat and cold... His food was barley, his constant companion was vinegar, his provision was contentment, and his mount after Al-Buraq was a camel... He would prefer to lay on a mat on his side, even though he could have the silk of Paradise... Walking beside him would be the poor and needy, and if he wished, he could have been greeted by the shining moon... He abandoned the luxuries of the world, content with simplicity and submission to God...

 

O protectors of Islam, O guardians of al-Aqsa, if you seek peace on earth, follow Mohammad, and ease the burden of the United Nations.

 

May peace and blessings be upon our Master Mohammad, his family, his companions, and all those who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Judgment. Praise be to Allah, The Lord of all The Worlds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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