The Noble Companions (عَلَیْہِمُ الرِّضْوَان) of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ)

Khane kabba - DawateisalmiThe spiritual Companions (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْھا), of the Holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) are those great personalities of the world, who are exceptional and better than anyone other than the Prophets and Messengers of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) God. By their accomplishments they acquired the gratification of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) God and His holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ).

“You are the finest of humans ever dignified for humankind, you advise well and outlaw immoral, and you trust in Allah.” [3:110]

The Associates of the holy Prophet of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) God are disseminated completely over the nirvana of Islam like the dazzling stars on the sky. They were personalities who eagerly acknowledged to the statement of the holy Prophet (peace be upon him) when he presented the directive of the wholeness of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) God. They did not embrace Islam with any greedy cause or gaining anything. It is not hard to comprehend from a debate of the situation dominant at the onset of Islam that it was a very demanding era for the Muslims. To preach Islam in those days meant to draw inconvenience and hardship of oneself. Although those startled souls, the associates of the holy prophets, known as “Sahabah”, endorsed Islam without any concern of strain and barbarity. No one could prosper obtaining such divine character in loyalty and ability as these few prosperous ones. By abiding all types of embarrassments and unacceptable horror in the path and passion for the spiritual message and zeal to virtuous path, they set patterns which will present a guide line for the seekers of truthfulness and justice.

When we interpret the life experiences of the holy Associates, we feel a desirous to pursue their precedent. We feel a very strong desire to be from in our faith and to organize the picture of Islam. We have to admit that had not Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) caused those remarkable people; our holy religion would not have come to us in its pure form. Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) had created those dignified Associates of our holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) to shield our articles of faith. Next to the lives of the messengers of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ). It is the lives of these wise advisers which play as the finest models for us. The aspect in which the holy Associates went onward with the Islamic developments, the efforts they made in supporting the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ), and the passion and spirit with which they headed for circulating the note of Islam, carry a good lesson for all human beings of the world, particularly the Muslims. For a long time now there has been a perception that the biography of those beacons of Islam should be bestowed to our children for rectifying the evil of our current civilization.

In a Hadith the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) stated, “The tribes of Israel dispersed into seventy- two sections. My Ummah will disperse into seventy-three sections. All of them will be in the Fire of Hell, excluding one: the one on which I am upon, and my Companions.” [At-Tirmidhee Shareef].

Isam - DawateislamiAll this should correspond as testimony that the factual comprehension of Islam is that of the “Sahabah” (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْھا) and all those who followed their avenue, in principle. They are the very best genesis of Islam and they accepted the holy Quran (Koran) and Sunnah the best.  Why should we not be contented to those who trusted in the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ), supported him, and struggled with their lives and riches to make the Word of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) infinite, guarded and inherited to us our Religion? Who is more worthy that we address for them and publicize of them in the best aspect and think of them with the best reflection?

We ask Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) to permit us to comprehend practically the lives of the Associates and to make our lives mirror theirs. As Ibn Taymeeyah states: “Whoever will read their biographies with wisdom and understanding he will come to know the rewards bestowed by Almighty Allah(عَزَّوَجَلَّ) upon them and he will definitely understand that these are the very best among humanity after the Prophets.

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Muslim: A man of his word

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In the Arabic dictionary, the word Muslim is an up rooted expression of Islam.

“Muslim” and “Islam” come from the identical root: which means; “to abide in peace”; “renounced in compliance”; and this straightaway bond between two individuals, one being supreme to the other or in charge of issues. Why are so many people transforming into Islam and why it has become the speedily flourishing religion in the world today. It is necessary to re frame the meaning of the words from the Arabic language to portray an exact view of what is “ISLAM” & “MUSLIMS” are.

A Muslim’s primary objective is to “build a fraternity (ummah)” were fortune is equally allotted. “Prostrations while praying were formulated to correspond… hard egotism … guiding to put away their self-esteem and greed “For Muslims it is obligatory to give zakat—alms to the poor. Fasting in the month of Ramadan reminds them of what is life for the needy, who can’t eat or drink whenever they desire to do so.

Honest intention is the vital solution to the triumph or omission of the Muslim. All actions taken must be for the welfare of Allah and not for showing off or drawing attention to himself or herself. If there is even a bit of self-esteem or advertisement for the people rather than doing for Allah, then the whole action will be jilted by Allah on the Doomsday. This is because Almighty Allah loves chastity of intentions and so does wants chastity in deed.

Islam is a religion defined by the holy prophet Muhammad & a gift for the Muslims from Allah, The Originator and Strengthener of all that exists. As such, it is for Him Alone to order and direct His creation and He Alone is the only one not answerable to any one for what He will accept and what He will reject. It is also for Him Alone to decree what is good and what is bad and He is surely the One to show the right track to everyone in all things.

Muslims should understand that Islam delivers a perfect and comprehensive way of living, justifying a Muslims life entirely from the start till the end and from the rise until demise. Islam is always vigilant to prompt that it is not a religion of hollow words services; preferably it is a global way of life that must be practiced regularly by the Muslims to be in Islam.

There are other directives and laws which affect virtually all aspects of a Muslims personal, family and civil life. Matters which are diet, clothing, children, marriage, divorce, responsibilities towards parents, personal hygiene, personal relations, business relations, fighting in defense of Islam, relations with non-Muslims, and much much more.

In judgment, we are made to perceive that ISLAM is a sure way of life for the Muslims. Everything is concluded in Islam from rise to demise and live in the complete compliance to the Will of the One Who Created man in the first place.

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Non-Muslims inquire, “What about Muslims as extremists?” And of course the answer is simple; “If you are at peace with Allah and doing what He has ordered and staying away from what He has disallowed, how could you be an extremist?” This is a mis perception of both the meaning of the word, “Muslim” and a gross mis perception of what Muslims are all about.

As the Sufi poet Rumi tells us: “Look for the soul—you become the soul. Hunt for the bread—you become the bread. Whatever you look for—you are.”   Let us look for peace.