Sunday, 16 December 2012
Islam: The Protected Faith
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is adapted from a swuhbah from Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the 19th October 2010.
If Allah (s.w.t.) is Pleased with us is a far more important matter than if we are pleased with Him. Allah (s.w.t.) is Displeased with us when He Looks into our hearts and finds something there besides Himself. Allah (s.w.t.) is Displeased with anyone who puts or welcomes other than Him, into his heart. Our intention in life is very important, for that is what we place before us. That is what we chase all your lives. It is very important that what we say and what we intend is the same. If it differs, that is hypocrisy. If we say that there is none but Allah (s.w.t.), in our hearts, we must really be in that state spiritually. It is very important to know what our Prophet (s.a.w.) brought, concerning our hearts.
The first people to raise their swords against Rasulullah (s.a.w.) when he began preaching were the Jews. Every prophet invited us to Allah (s.w.t.), their Lord, Lord of the Heavens. Not one prophet invited us to dunya. The prophet of the Children of Israel, Moses (a.s.), walked the true path. He called people to Allah Almighty. When Moses (a.s.), was Invited to a Divine Conversation at Mount Sinai, the first Commandment that Allah (s.w.t.) Gave him:
"O Moses! Verily I am Allah the Lord of the Worlds… (Surah al-Qaswasw:30)
Rasulullah (s.a.w.) also brought the same message. When the Jews drew their swords on Rasulullah (s.a.w.), Allah Revealed this ayat:
O Messenger! Proclaim the (Message) which hath been Sent to thee from thy Lord. If thou didst not thou wouldst not have fulfilled and proclaimed His Mission: and Allah will Defend thee from men (who mean mischief). For Allah Guideth not those who reject Faith. (Surah al-Ma’idah:67)
No one could touch him in his twenty-three years of preaching. Yet fifteen centuries later, the unbelievers are still denying the prophethood of Muhammad (s.a.w.). They have been trying to take away his prophethood. They have been trying to take away the Message that he brought but as in the ayat above, Allah (s.w.t.) will Protect Rasulullah’s (s.a.w.) honour and his honourable message from being tarnished by his opponents until Judgement Day.
Allah (s.w.t.) has Protected and Spread this message of Islam from its humble beginnings in the deserts of Arabia. The teachings of Judaism, which existed from before Rasulullah (s.a.w.) is practised by a mere handful today and they are concentrated mostly in Palestine, the Haram Sharif of al-Aqswa. Islam, from its weak and helpless beginnings, has spread to the four corners of the globe. The cry of La ilaha il Allah reverberates from East to West and from North to South.
The Jews are a proud ummah. They are the chosen ummah from which thousands of prophets had hailed from in the past. They viewed their cousins, the Arabs from the progeny of Ismail (a.s.) with disdain as no prophet has even been raised from amongst them. When an Arab was chosen as the Seal of Prophets, the Crown Jewel, it made them bitterly jealous. We must not be jealous of Rasulullah (s.a.w.). We must understand the wisdom of prophecy. One can never defeat the Truth. Many people have tried to stop the spread of Islam through the centuries. It has never been ever close to being wiped out. The Flag of Islam will always fly high; it will never fall. The flag of the unbelievers will be trampled on. That is an indisputable fact. We live without fear of the unbelievers.