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The Parents of the Prophet (s.a.w.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is taken from Shaykh ‘Ali Juma’ah, on the parents of the Prophet (s.a.w.).There are those who say that the parents of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) are polytheists, mushrikin, and that they are in hell fire.  Love of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) is amongst the greatest acts by which one draws near Allah (s.w.t.).  It is enough to cite by way of review, the hadits of the Prophet (s.a.w.), “By the One in Whose Hand Lies my soul, none of you truly believes until I become more beloved to them than their parents, offspring, and all of humanity.”  This love is also counter to the feeling of wanting to harm and insult the object or person of one’s love.  Therefore, there is no doubt that negative talk regarding the parents of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) hurts him as Allah (s.w.t.) has Stated:

… but those who molest the Prophet will have a grievous penalty. (Surah at-Tawbah:61)
And also:

Those who annoy Allah and His Messenger ― Allah …

The Obligation to Increase in Love of the Prophet (s.a.w.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is compiled from various sources by Ustadz Fakhruddin Owaisi at-Tijani.
Is there evidence for the celebration of Mawlid, the Prophet's (s.a.w.) birthday, in the Qur'an and the sunnah?  What do the a’immah and scholars of the Four Schools say, and what about the contemporary Salafi “scholars” who forbade it on the grounds that it is an innovation, such as al-Albani, ibn Baz, al-Jaza’iri, Mashhur Salman and ibn al-‘Utsaymin?  What about those who celebrate Mawlid, but forbid people from standing at the conclusion of Mawlid for sending swalawat, blessings and salutations, on the Prophet (s.a.w.)?  And what about the objections of some to using the phrase, “as-Salamu’Alayka Ya Rasulullah,” “Peace upon you, O Messenger of Allah,” and their claim that one cannot call the Prophet (s.a.w.), with the term, ‘ya,’ or ‘O’?
In Islam, there are two days of celebration, ‘Iydayn; ‘Iyd al-Adhha and ‘Iyd al-Fithr.  Other celebrations, such as Maw…

Muhammadan Perfection

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is an article by Ustadz Fakhruddin Owaisi at-Tijani.
The purpose of this existence was Allah’s (s.w.t.) Desire to Create Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).  It was Allah’s (s.w.t.) Eternal Love for Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.), which was His Love for the image of His Own Perfection.  The Qur’an Testifies that Allah (s.w.t.) has been Praising Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) forever.  This Praise and Love for Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) was not due to any dependency or need of Allah (s.w.t.) for Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).  Rather, it was because Allah (s.w.t.) had Eternally Decided to Manifest His Own Perfection, Beauty and Glory through the Creation of the being of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.), then, is the most perfect, most complete and most beautiful Creation of God.  He is also the greatest Sign of God, and the complete Pathway to Him.  Many scholars of tafsir have contended that the Qur’anic term, ‘Swirath al-Mustaqim.’ the Str…