Undoubtedly, Islam is completely different from all other religions.
Up to the time of Prophet Isa (pbuh), Allah use to bestow physical blessings on the people. E.g. the food of the Israelites’ use to come down from the sky.
With the coming of Prophet Muhammad (saw) this form of physical blessings ceased, because there was no need for it. The Sahabas demonstrated this when the Arab rulers placed an embargo on the muslims’ and ran them out of their homes. They took up refuge in a nearby valley. Life was so hard that some of the muslims’ began eating stones and sand and though they were experiencing hardship they never complained to Prophet Muhammad (saw).
Did Allah favour the previous nations more than us? If you are on a journey and you have the option for using a highway and a side road to reach your destination, it is logical than you will take the highway because of the peace, comfort and luxury it offers. Islam came to establish the “highway”. What is this “highway”? The “highway” is darood.
Allah causes our sustenance to come from the sky. It is said that our provision hangs between heaven and earth. Additionally, Allah has said that HE and HIS angles continuously and constantly send a special gift to Prophet Muhammad (saw). A gift of salaat and salaam. What is the purpose of this gift and why is it being continuously and constantly sent? It is being sent for distribution to the world. This is one reason why Prophet Muhammad (saw) is given the title of “the mercy to the world”.
If you “connect” to Prophet Muhammad (saw) you will be able to receive from the “gift”. Through the institution of darood, every difficulty and hardship you are faced with will be extinguished.
In Islamic culture, whenever you are going to visit or request something from someone it is customary to present a gift to that person. This custom is evident in Darood Akseer-e-Azam. Whenever you recite this darood you are sending a gift to Prophet Muhammad (saw), and through this gift you ask Allah to grant you something, e.g.: protection or help.
Prophet Muhammad (saw) is reported to have said, “Whoever sends darood on me I beg Allah for him”. If you recite darood 1000 times every Friday, Allah will show you your status in the hereafter before you die.
Darood is the “highway” for the sincere believers, something that no other religion has. Something special from Allah for distribution.
Thursday, 15 May 2008
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّ حِيْمِ