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					                      In the name of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
          Islamic Circle of North America (Sister‟s Wing)
                                  Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH)

Central circular # 25/4
April 2004,
       “O Prophet! Truly We have sent thee as a Witness a Bearer of Glad Tidings and a
Warner. And as one who invites to Allah's (Grace) by His leave and as a Lamp spreading
Light. Then give the glad tidings to the Believers that they shall have from Allah a very
great Bounty.” (Surah Al-Ahzab, 45-47)
Assalamoalaikum Wa Rahmat-ul-Allahi wa Barakatuhu
       The month of Rabi-ul-Awwal is here and during this month we should try to avail
the opportunity to make the Seerat of Prophet Mohammad PBUH a part of our lives. He
has told us to implement humanity and good morals in every walk of life. His invitation
to Islam changed the people from within and the message of Allah spread far and wide;
the actions, thoughts, mind etc., In short, every aspect of life changed altogether. This
was the revolution that our beloved Prophet (PBUH) brought.
      “Now hath come unto you an apostle from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that
ye should perish: ardently anxious is he over you: to the believers is he most kind and
merciful.” (Surah At-Tauba, 128)
What is our position in the eyes of RasulAllah?
    It is narrated by Abu Hurairah ® that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said, “The
       people who love me the most from my Ummah are the ones who will come after
       me. They will want to sacrifice their house, wealth, everything just to see me.”
       (Muslim)
    It is narrated by Anas ® that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said, “I wish that I
       could meet my brothers,” the companions replied, “O Prophet of Allah, we are your
       brothers too.” He replied, “You are my companions, my brothers are those who will
       believe in me without seeing me.” (Ahmad)
If this is our place and status in the eyes of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) then let us
see how we can respond to such love and warmth.
It is narrated by Abu Hurairah ® that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said, “Whoever from
my Ummah held strongly to my Sunnah in times of turmoil, he will have the reward
equal to 100 martyrs.” (Mishkat)
Let us make a pact today that we will absorb all the light of guidance and leadership
from him and make ourselves model citizens of Islam.
Islam means total obedience to the Prophet (PBUH) and our success depends on it. Total
obedience to another person is achieved only when one loves the other person more than
anything else in this world. The actual spirit and foundation of this obedience lies in this
love and respect for him. The stronger these feelings are the stronger the submission will
be.
The Prophet (PBUH) has said that whoever loves my Sunnah actually loves me. (Hadith)
Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Qaraad narrated that one day, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was
perfiormaing the ablution and some of the companions were rubbing the water from his
ablution over their faces and over their bodies; The Prophet (PBUH) asked, “ What is
making you do this.” They replied, “The love of Allah and HIS apostle.” On hearing this
he replied, “Whoever is pleased with the fact that he loves Allah and HIS apostle, and in
turn Allah and HIS apostle love him then he should try to speak the truth when he talks,
when he is entrusted with something then he should not break the trust and should be
nice to the neighbors.” (Mishkat)
  How can we tell that we love Allah and the Prophet?
We can show our love by living our lives according to the commands given by Allah
(SWT) and by following the religion the Prophet (PBUH) has brought.
The Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said, “No one can be a m‟umin unless I become dearer
to him than his father, his sons and all the mankind.” (Bukhari, Muslim)
Our second kahlifa, „Umar (RA) was also present in that gathering. Narrated 'Abdullah
bin Hisham:
We were with the Prophet and he was holding the hand of 'Umar bin Al-Khattab. 'Umar
said to Him, "O Allah's Apostle! You are dearer to me than everything except my own
self." The Prophet said, "No, by Him in Whose Hand my soul is, (you will not have
complete faith) till I am dearer to you than your own self." Then 'Umar said to him,
"However, now, by Allah, you are dearer to me than my own self." The Prophet said,
"Now, O 'Umar, (now you are a believer)." (Bukhari)
Hazrat Umar ® then showed this love through his actions and all the humanity saw it
and heard or read about his love and devotion for the Prophet (PBUH).
 What was the spirit behind this revolutionary life of the Prophet (PBUH)?
Love and fear of Allah ------- with excellent and superior faith
Love with Allah‟s mankind and the connection with them ----- with good conduct
The Prophet (PBUH) used to stay up all night praying.
When Allah's Apostle (PBUH) occupied himself in prayer, he observed such a (long)
qiyam (posture of standing in prayer) that his feet were swollen. Ayesha said: Allah's
Apostle (PBUH) you do this (in spite of the fact) that your earlier and later sins have
been pardoned for you? Thereupon, he said: Ayesha, should I not prove myself to be a
thanksgiving servant (of Allah)? (Muslim)
The Prophet (PBUH) practiced what he preached, and through this he was able to spread
the message of Islam. He was concerned and anxious about his Ummah. He explained
this in the following words.
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "My example and the example of the people is that of a
man who made a fire, and when it lighted what was around it, moths and other insects
started falling into the fire. The man tried (his best) to prevent them, (from falling in the
fire) but they overpowered him and rushed into the fire." The Prophet added: "Now,
similarly, I take hold of the knots at your waist (belts) to prevent you from falling into
the Fire, but you insist on falling into it." (Bukhari)
He was a true example of the Qur‟an; everything he did and said was according to the
teachings of the Qur‟an. “I was sent for the completion of the conduct.” (Muwatta, Imam
Malik)
That revolution came into being because of the honesty and purity of his character.
According to Hazrat Ayesha ® Prophet (PBUH) conduct was the Qur‟an. The Qur‟an,
itself, is a witness to this testimony, it says;
       “And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character.” (Surah Qalam-4)
 The Ummah is also invited to ponder over this thought:
It is narrated by Abu Hurairah(RA) that the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) asked one day,
“Do you know who is poor? They (the Companions of the Prophet) said: A poor man
amongst us is one who has neither dirham nor wealth with him. He (the Prophet) said:
The poor of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with
prayers and fasts and Zakat but (he would find himself bankrupt on that day as he would
have exhausted his funds of virtues) since he hurled abuses upon others, brought
calumny against others and unlawfully consumed the wealth of others and shed the
blood of others and beat others, and his virtues would be credited to the account of one
(who suffered at his hand). And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then his
sins would be entered in (his account) and he would be thrown in the Hell-Fire.”
(Muslim)
  Where do we stand?
Today the entire Islamic world is in turmoil. Once there used be a time when 313 people
were enough to defeat the enemy but today even billions of Muslims are useless. They
have resources but they are not strong. We say that we love the Prophet (PBUH) but
then, why does it not affect us when we see his religion being oppressed. The Shariah
that the Prophet (PBUH) brought is no longer embedded in our day-to-day lives. The
garden that he worked hard on is in shambles now. The religion that Prophet (PBUH)
established by undergoing the turmoil and pains in the streets of Makkah, in Taif, in the
battlegrounds of Badr and Uhud are being wiped off from the face of the earth.
Does this upset us in any way???
Has the current situation of the Muslims put us in distress???
Come! ----- Let us take this mission of RasulAllah forward!!!!!
Come! ----- Let us adopt the conduct of RasulAllah and make it our own!!!!!
                                      “Our Mission”
The mission of the Prophet (PBUH) is our mission and i.e. to achieve the pleasure of
Allah SWT by following the rules and regulations laid down by Allah SWT and HIS
apostle (PBUH).
Humbleness, credibility and steadfastness are all different forms of truth. A truthful
person is the one who can distinguish between the right and the wrong. He is the one
who fulfills his duty with sincerity, honesty and integrity. We should try to remain
within the boundaries of this code of conduct.
                                 “Our Code of Conduct”
The mission of the Prophets (PBUH) was to spread the religion of Allah SWT among the
people. Since we are the descendants of the last Prophet,(PBUH) this responsibility has
automatically shifted to our shoulders, and now we are the Daee IlaAllah.
In the Qur‟an Allah SWT calls us,
 “Ye are the best of peoples evolved for mankind enjoining what is right forbidding what
                 is wrong and believing in Allah. (Surah Al Imran, 110)
Important points for the Spread of Religion
The Prophet (PBUH) said that he was sent to fulfill the persona of conduct.
A Daee has to be kind for the entire mankind, humble for the enemies and sympathetic
towards his partners.
"The Messenger of Allah (PBUH), “Every deen has an innate character. The character of
Islam is modesty."
    Modesty with Allah SWT is to block all thoughts, actions and deeds from entering
     the mind, heart and body that are considered haram, makrooh and disliked by
     HIM.
    Modesty with the people is to block all those detested actions and thoughts in our
     relationship, clothes, discussion and the way we interact with the people.
    Modesty with our self is to stop our self from abusing anything; food, earth, body
     and qualities; that is not in accordance with the command of Allah SWT. We
     should try neither to become HIS disobedient servants nor to misuse HIS
     blessings.
 Allah's Messenger (PBUH) said, "He does not belong to us who does not show mercy to
 our young ones and respect to our old ones.”
     Adopt the Islamic methods of living with others.
Respect the Knowledgeable and the Knowledge without any distinction
     Do not follow the path that leads to division among ranks and societies.
Mutual Brotherhood and love
The example of two M‟umins is like two hands that wash each other. You will find the
M‟umins in mutual affection as one body, that means if one part feels the fever the other
part will feel it too.


Try to bring out our Prophet‟s (PBUH) image in your character and spread the message
of Islam with as much devotion as the Prophet (PBUH) did. Let us pray that we are able
to fulfill our responsibility with the help of Allah SWT along the way. Ameen.
Wassalam
Dawah Department

				
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