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The Legality of Celebrating the Birth of the Prophet (s.a.w.) IV

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is extracted from “The Legality of Celebrating the Birth of the Prophet (s.a.w.)”, by Shaykh ‘Ali Juma’ah.
Uhud was one of the mountains which the Prophet (s.a.w.) bore witness to its love for him and the believers.  The Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “This is a mountain who loves us and we love it.”  This is recorded in both Swahih al-Bukhari and Swahih Muslim.
In fact, this very mountain answered with humility and obedience to the command of the Prophet (s.a.w.), who struck it with his blessed foot because Uhud shook when the Prophet (s.a.w.) and his companions were upon it.  It is authentically related from Anas (r.a.), that the Prophet (s.a.w.) ascended Uhud with Abu Bakr (r.a.), ‘Umar (r.a.) and ‘Utsman (r.a.).  It shook with them upon it.  The Prophet (s.a.w.) struck it with his foot and said, “Be firm Uhud, for there is no one upon you but a prophet, a swiddiq, and two martyrs.”  Uhud answered immediately with love and in obedience to it…

The Legality of Celebrating the Birth of the Prophet (s.a.w.) III

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is extracted from “The Legality of Celebrating the Birth of the Prophet (s.a.w.)”, by Shaykh ‘Ali Juma’ah.
The event of the tree prostrating to the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) occurred a number of times.  It is related from ibn ‘Abbas (r.a.) that a man from Bani ‘Aamir, who was known for medicine and healing, came to the Prophet (s.a.w.); he said, “O Muhammad, you say things; do you need me to heal you?”
The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) called him and asked, “Would you like me to show you a sign?”
The man had, beside him, a palm tree and another tree.  The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) then called a cluster of dates from it and it began to approach.  It was prostrating and then standing, prostrating and then raising its head until it was before the Prophet (s.a.w.).  The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) then said, “Return back to your place.”  It then returned.
The man then said, “I swear, by Allah, I will never deny anything that you say after t…

The Unique Birth

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is a transcript of discourse given by Mawlana Waffie Mohammed.  The video presentation of this discourse can be accessed at The Unique Birth.

Jesus (a.s.) was Sent in this world in a unique way.  He did not come through the usual process of conception as a normal human being.  Allah (s.w.t.) Sent the soul of Jesus (a.s.) into Maryam (a.s.), and, gradually, the body was formed.  That is why he was formed and fashioned without a male agent.  Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) also came into this world in a special way, albeit not like Jesus (a.s.).  He came into this world as a normal human being.  Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Allah (s.w.t.) Says:

Say: “I am but a man like yourselves ...” (Surah al-Kahf:110)
However, every human being upon conception, the foetus grows and forms, and it is only after four months then Allah (s.w.t.) Unites the soul with the body.  Only then will it be regarded as a perfect human being.  In the interim, it i…

The True Meaning of "an-Nabi al-Ummi"

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is a transcript of discourse given by Mawlana Waffie Mohammed.  The video presentation of this discourse can be accessed at The True Meaning of “an-Nabi al-Ummi.

One of the descriptions or attribute of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) is that he is an-Nabi al-Ummi.  Normally, the layman may translate it to mean “the illiterate Messenger”.  However, this is very far from the truth.  Although he did not attend any formal institution of learning, he gave to the universe a Book which cannot be surpassed.  Concerning the Qur’an, Allah (s.w.t.) Says:

Say: “If the whole of mankind and jinn were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support.” (Surah al-Isra’:88)
Do you then think that he was really “illiterate” as we interpret this word to mean?  Therefore, we have to understand what Allah (s.w.t.) Means when He Says:

“Those who follow the Messenge…

The Status of the Prophet (s.a.w.) in the Universe

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is a transcript of discourse given by Mawlana Waffie Mohammed.
Allah (s.w.t.) Says that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) is a Favour to the believers.  He Says, in Surah Ali ‘Imran:

Allah did Confer a Great Favour on the believers when He Sent, among them, a Messenger from among themselves ... (Surah Ali ‘Imran:164)
Allah (s.w.t.) has never described the other Messengers in this manner.  Even though He was so favourable to the Israelites that He sent a host of Messengers to them with great signs and miracles, and yet He never Referred to Jesus (a.s.), or any of them as a “Favour”.  Allah (s.w.t.) Says that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) was, is and will always be a Favour for the entire universe, up to and even after the Day of Judgement.  He will be the Chief Intercessor on that Day and he will even look for us to take us with him in the garden of Paradise.
It is because the Prophet (s.a.w.) is such a special creature in the universe and the Beloved…