Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Light of Prophet (saw)

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّ حِيْمِ

We have recently witnessed the 12th of Rabi ul Awwal, the blessed birth date of our beloved Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (saw). As such there is something very special that we must know. Allah says in His Glorious Words;

‘there hath come to you from Allah a (new) light and a perspicuous Book’. (5:15)

According to the scholars and Masheikhs the ‘light’ that is mentioned in the above ayat is a reference to Prophet (saw). So Allah sent Prophet (saw) along with the Qur’an to mankind.

All Spiritualists believes that Prophet (saw) is nur (light). We see in the Seerah, for example that when the Prophets father, Abdullah (ra)was going to the residence of Amina (ra)to get married Qutaylah, the sister of Waraqah, was standing at the entrance to her house and when she saw Abdullah approaching she noticed that he had a brightened countenance and recounted that it seemed to shine from beyond this world. After a few days had passed she saw Abdullah and remarked to him ‘the light hath left thee that was with thee yesterday’. Later it would be noted that Amina was conscious of a light within her, and one day it shone forth from her so intensely that she could see the castles of Bostra in Syria.

Prophet Muhammad(saw)was existing in the form of light long before Adam (as) was created. Whenever Hazrat Moses (as) conversed with Allah his face remained shinning for a few days. Not so with Prophet(saw). His personality was always bright and shining. Allah confirms this in the beautiful ayat in Surah Noor;

‘Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. the parable of His light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed In Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a Blessed tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though Fire scarce touched it: light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light: Allah doth set forth parables for men: and Allah doth know all things’. (24:35)

‘Nurun ala nur’ – light upon light. This is what makes our beloved leader different and special. Prophet(saw)is a real reflection of the Light of Allah.

If you can, insha Allah, connect to Prophet(saw)spirituality you will see him as the source of light. Your tiny spark of light that is embedded in your personality can connect to the light of Prophet(saw)and it can grow and permeate all the cells your body.

All the Spiritual Tariqas (orders) goes back to Prophet Muhammad(saw)through their silsila (golden chain). He is the source of light, the direct Light of Allah is reflected on him and he is spreading it to the world;

‘and as one who invites to Allah’s (grace) by His leave, and as a Lamp spreading light’. (33:46)

He is so different and special that no matter how you attach yourself to him you will be blessed with brightness. Connect to him and strengthen your relationship with him and you’ll have no problems because on the Day of Judgement he will look for you, you won’t have to find him.

Make full use of this life because this is the only time you have the opportunity to recite the Words of Allah , worship Him and praise Him. The next stages are where you will reap the rewards for the work done in this world. Don’t destroy the good that you’ve done by backbiting, slandering etc. Build and store enough good for a pleasant journey.

Sheikh Bahauddin Naqshband (ra) has said that if anyone sees Prophet Muhammad(saw), that person will never enter hell. The body has 5 spiritual points and when activated you will begin to see different lights at each point. Each light takes you to a different Messenger. If you concentrate on the 5th point, which is at the top your head, you will see a green light. If you can see the green light you can connect to Prophet(saw).

Pay no heed to those who wish to discourage you. Do it silently and insha Allah you will benefit greatly. Connect to his blessed light. It sounds simple but it takes a lot of time. Those who have done it have no regrets. It’s something that has to be experienced because reason and logic cannot explain it.

May Allah make it easy for us and take care of our affairs in both worlds and may He cause our relationship with Prophet Muhammad(saw)to grow and become stronger insha Allah.

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