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The Man Who Wanted to Go to Madinah

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is adapted from Signs on the Horizons by Shaykh Michael Sugich.
“When I first arrived in Makkah, I kept company with a friend from America who was living with his wife close to the Holy Mosque and studying Arabic at Umm Al-Qurra University.  One day, during Ramadhan, he mentioned that he had given money to a poor man to visit the mosque and tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) in al-Madinah al-Munawwarah.
When he said this, I thought, ‘What a wonderful thing to do – to send someone to Madinah.  I wish I could do that.’  For some reason I cannot explain, I developed an overpowering desire to send someone to visit the Prophet (s.a.w.).  I did not mention this to anyone but loved the idea of doing it and kept thinking about it.  A few days later, I made the lesser pilgrimage, ‘umrah, after the night prayer with a friend from England.  When we finished our rituals, we were relaxing in a circle in the mathaf between the Yemeni corner and th…

The Prophet's (s.a.w.) Elevated Status

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is the text of lecture given by Mawlana Waffie Mohammed.
There is no doubt of the fact that Allah (s.w.t.) Gave the Prophet (s.a.w.) an elevated status in the entire universe, both among human beings and with the other creatures.  Long before the universe was Created, Allah (s.w.t.) had already recorded the status of the Messenger and the Path he was to follow. Imam al-Ghazali (r.a.), in his book, Ihya’ ‘Ulum ad-Din, wrote that Allah (s.w.t.) recited Surah YaSin and Surah Thaha, fifty thousand years before He Created the universe.  If we should look at the meanings of these chapters, we would see that Allah (s.w.t.) Speaks about the mission of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) in the very beginning of both these chapters.  For example, in Surah YaSin, He Revealed the following:

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Ya Sin.  By the Qur’an, full of Wisdom ― Thou art indeed one of the Messengers.  On a Straight Way. (Surah YaSin:1-4)
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