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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Portrait of A Prophet, v.2

Bismillah, Alhamdulillah wa-Salaatu wa-Salaam 'ala Rasulillah

In the Most Holy name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful to Whom all praise and gratitude ultimately belongs and may the peace and blessings of Allah eternally be upon His Messenger, Muhammad, his family and companions. Indeed, the best speech is the speech of Allah azza wa jall, al-Qur'an. And the best guidance is indeed the guidance of the Messenger of Allah, salallahu 'alayhi wa salaam, the (authentic) Sunnah. Indeed, the worst of affairs is bid'ah, that is, innovations or newly invented matters in the Deen. The Deen has been completed and perfected by Allah Himself and has been fully explained in words and actions by our beloved Rasul salallahu 'alayhi wa salaam. Any inclusion or exclusion in terms of principles, rulings or actions in or away from the Deen is a bid'ah; every bid'ah is a misguidance and every misguidance is already in the Fire. I pray that we strive firmly upon the sirataal mustaqeem (the pure and straight path) and that said path be made clear before the sight of all who seek it. Ameen.

In approaching this topic for the second time, and carefully so, I aim to have expounded on the reason we, Muslims, love Muhammad to the extent that he, salallahu 'alayhi wa salaam, comes second only to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and why all of humanity should admire him above everything else in creation. This hour talk delivered by our respected Brother Jalal ibn Sa'eed beautifully recapitulates the story of our beloved prophet, salallahu 'alayhi wa salaam, showcasing example after example of Muhammad's unsurpassed merciful, forgiving, charitable, kind, just and trustworthy nature, salallahu 'alayhi wa salaam.Concluding the reason he, salallahu 'alayhi wa salaam, is indeed the greatest man humanity has known, and the greatest man humanity will ever know.

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