Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Prophets life after death (BY SAUDI SCHOLAR)

The Prophet in Barzakh

The Special Life of Our Prophet by Sayyid Muhammad ibn `Alawi al-Maliki

Translation and notes by GF Haddad ©

It is established that our Prophet possesses an isthmus-life that is greater and more perfect than that of any other, of which he himself told us. It is equally established that he is intimately connected with the Community, fully cognizant of their states, seeing their actions, hearing their speech, replying to their greetings, and the hadiths to that effect are numerous.

Among these hadiths is the narration of the Prophet from `Abd Allah ibn Mas`ud - Allah be well-pleased with him: "Verily, Allah has angels that roam the earth and convey to me the greeting of my Community." (Inna lillâhi malâ'ikatan sayyâhîna fi al-ardi yuballighûnî min ummatî al-salâm.)1

Also among these hadiths is Ibn Mas`ud's narration that the Prophet said: "My life is a great good for you, you will relate about me and it will be related to you, and my death is a great good for you, your actions will be exhibited to me, and if I see goodness I will praise Allah, and if I see evil I will ask forgiveness of Him for you." (Hayâtî khayrun lakum tuhaddithûna wa yuhaddathu lakum wa wafâtî khayrun lakum tu`radu a`malukum `alayya famâ ra'aytu min khayrin hamidtu Allâha wa mâ ra'aytu min sharrin istaghfartu Allâha lakum.)4

This hadith indicates that the Prophet knows about our actions because they are being shown to him, and he asks Allah forgiveness on our behalf for whatever wrong we may do. If this is the case, then it is permissible for us to use him as a means to Allah and ask for his intercession with Him. For he knows our case, and so he can intercede for us and supplicate for us, as he is the intercesor whose intercession is granted - may Allah send blessings and peace upon him and his Family, and increase him in honor and bounty.

Allah has informed us in the Qur'an that the Prophet is a witness over his entire Community. This assuredly requires that the actions of his Community be shown to him so that he may witness to whatever he saw and knew ...



Anonymous said...

I appreciate the dialogue you have shared. While a westerner by berth, I have developed sufficient critical thinking to undermine the paradigm I was born into. Basically, I don't subscribe to purely western beliefs and am more than enthusiastic to explore whatever comes my way. I have said many times: One person's terrorist is another's freedom fighter; but where will it end?" The current war in Irag is so completely misguided, and George W. is a lackey at best. I have experienced thus far in my life that the high teachings of the many different faiths hold the same: we are here to learn to love each other and to serve to that same end. I did not read the entirety of the post I am responding to, but just as a brother in arms, I sat a-ho in solidarity and empowerment for revolution from the current regims that cloud the world. You may want to check my blog at Peace, Love, and Om.

Just An Ordinary Man said...

Thanks for visiting this blog and sharing your comments. I really appreciate your stance regarding finding the truth. You are very true in saying that all faiths share the thoughs of morality. Its because the basis of all faiths is the same. Its only with the passage of time that new things were introduced that distorted the truth. But Islam being last of revealed faiths, we believe that it is still in its true form, Quran being the proof of it as it is same as was 1400 yrs ago while other books of previous religions were changed. Even though muslims are not best followers of islam, but still islam is the only choice for truth seekers. Do consider me alongwith you in your truth searching journey and you can ask any related questions. BEST OF LUCK !!!

Anonymous said...

Our hotel, the Dar al-Sa’adah, overlooked the Meccan Holy Mosque. Once while walking from the hotel to the Great Mosque, I longed to visit Sayed Muhammad ibn 'Alawi al-Maliki at his residence. He had taught various Islamic subjects from his home in Rusayfa, Makkah al-Mukarramah. I did not want to go there while the Sayed was not there, though.
I looked towards the Masjid al-Haram and imploring Allah, The God of the East and the West for direction, I said in Afrikaans: “Yaa Allah. Wys vir my ’n teken kanala.” (“O Allah, please show me a sign.”).
Suddenly, a deluge of spiritual rain fell from the heavens, its expanse covering the entire Masjid al-Haram.
Suleiman, Dawood and I, together with many of the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah males went to Maliki Street, Rusayfa that evening. Sayed Muhammad ibn 'Alawi al-Maliki was at home, sure enough.
That sign showed to me the status that the Sayed enjoyed in the Sight of God. May Allah, The One Who Loves His believing slaves, Always Watch Over Sayed Muhammad ibn 'Alawi al-Maliki and the people of his house.

One Wednesday evening in May 1997, al-Sayed Muhammad ibn 'Alawi ibn 'Abbas ibn 'Abdul 'Aziz al-Hasani al-Maliki al-Makki had said to us (in Arabic) in York Road, Woodstock: “Allah will grant all of you the Haj.”
“Insha-Allah,” some chorused.
“Amen,” rang from other members of the Jamaa’ah.

Allah, The One Who Provides for His Slaves from sources he never could imagine, Had Brought the words of the Sayed to fruition.

The Day of Wuquf, 9th Dhul Hijjah 1422 AH, was on Thursday, 21 February 2002. I had another Haj in a million, Alhamdu-lillaah.

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