- “And We sent not you (O Muhammad), but as a mercy for all worlds.” Surah Al-Anbia : 107
This post is devoted to Our Beloved Prophet On This Auspicious Occasion of Eid Milad un-Nabi
“Oh Lord, increase my marveling at You!”
I fell in love with the sweetness of this wonderful supplication of our Beloved Prophet (SA). How far can love reach? The Man of the highest illumination who ever lived asked His Lord to heighten His adoration towards Him! Allah the highest says in the Holy Quran:
“There has now come to you a Messenger from amongst yourselves; grievous to Him is your suffering; anxious is He over you; towards the believers, kind and compassionate.”
“He lowered unto the believers His wing of tenderness through mercy…” and “was the guardian of believers and nearer to them then their selves.”
The Prophet’s greatness does not lie in His superiority of knowledge, wisdom, intellect or insight in every field, over every person, but in His poverty, nothingness, humility, slave-hood and modesty. He was the supreme authority on all levels, but in reality He was the Jewel of all the Allah’s servants. The greatness of His heart demonstrates that poverty is our greatest wealth. The more Allah blessed and favored our Beloved Prophet, the more He became humble and submissive. Everyday He asked for forgiveness a hundred times and prayed repeatedly to His Lord: “Glory be to You, we have not been able to know You as Your knowledge requires, O Know One! Glory be to You, we have not been able to worship You as Your worship requires, O Worshiped One!”
All things begin with Him; all things are sealed by Him. He is the most dignified of men. He is the pride of humanity, the most Beloved and the most desired Prophet of Allah the Highest. But our most Beloved of hearts acted like any other person, this is the sublime secret of His being, the treasury of pure modesty. The eternal beauty of Allah is reflected in His tender heart in its fullest splendor. He never asked for anything, He never sought anything from His Lord.
As soon as He was born, He prostrated Himself and said: “My community, My community. On the heavenly ascension, Allah wished to endow Him with all the riches of Paradise in order to please Him, but He answered with only one word: “My community, My community.”
Does a greater beauty shine from a human heart?
The light of Muhammad (SA) is the essence of all creation. There is nothing closer to Allah’s Light than the reality of Muhammad (SA). Both illuminated and illuminating he cried out: “Oh Lord, show us things as they are!”
Prophet Muhammad (SA) encouraged equal treatment of slaves and kings.
Rulers gained humility, slaves gained honor, tyrants gained peace and beggars gained dignity. This revolutionary change of character, making simple, primitive people into the highest of saints, is certainly the most outstanding miracle of our Prophet Muhammad (SA).
Nobody impressed the whole of humanity so deeply. He is the key to divine knowledge, opening the eye of the heart which sees and hears the truth. He is the point where real human perfection starts, He is the goal of our all possible accomplishments. With Him we begin, with Him we end.
Allah hides Himself, His essence from His believers, but He lets us know and find His reality through the beauty and goodness of Muhammad (SA).
There are 70,000 veils between the servant and his Lord. These veils are screens for the truth.
In the words of Sheikh Abd Al-Qadir Al-Gilani:
“All created beings are a veil, with the exception of the Messenger of Allah (SA). For He is the doorway and means by which the goal is reached.”
Sheikh Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi said:
“All created beings have a shadow, with the exception of our Messenger (SA) for He is the first light, the source of light. The source of existence has no shadow. With this light we can see and understand Allah’s truth.”
In true humility, The Messenger of Allah says:
“My figure amongst the noble Prophets is this; a man builds a wall; he has finished it, except it needs one more brick; I am this brick. After me, there will be no more Messengers or Prophets.”
“Say of me: The Servant of Allah and His Messenger (SA), so that you do not fall into exaggeration that the people manifest with regard to my brother Jesus.”
For the perfect lover of the truth, He represents the satisfier of all our needs. To marvel at Him is the ascension of our souls. To hear of Him makes what is difficult easy, because Divine grace radiates on whoever contemplates Him. Sending Him salutations and blessings brings an immediate expansion of love in our hearts. Contemplating Him brings the greatest joy and illuminates the face of our soul. Wishing peace for His soul means true salvation, and touches the deepest interior of our hearts.