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How Much Allah (swt) Loves His Prophet (s)

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

2 November 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia

As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillaahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Alhamdulillahi Rabbi 'l-`Alameen, wa ’s-salaatu wa ’s-salaamu `alaa ashrafi 'l-mursaleena Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina Muhammadin wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajma`een. Alhamdulillah `alaa kulli haal siwa al-ma`siyyat wa 'd-dalaal, narju'Llah an yaghfir lanaa dhunoobana jami`an wa yudkhilana faseeh al-jinaan.

For many years I have been coming to this country and, alhamdulillah, I see new faces and more and more people, making Awliyaullah happy, making Prophet (s) happy, and making Allah (swt) happy. Allah (swt) is happy with the one who makes His Prophet (s) happy! Allah (swt) showed Ummat an-Nabi (s) and even other nations, saai'ru ‘l-umam, kaan Muhammadan muhibban lillah w'Allahu mubibban lahu.

The point we are going to make shows how much Allah loves His Prophet (s). Allah wants the best for the Ummah of Prophet (s), and what did He do? He prepared a journey for him via Kun fayakoon. He ordered Sayyidina Muhammad (s) to come and visit Him, which here means for Prophet (s) to show love to Allah (swt) and for Allah to show love him. Allah (swt) anzal al-qur’an `alaa ‘l-habeeb al-Mustafa, sent down the Holy Qur’an with Sayyidina Jibreel (a) on Prophet Muhammad (s), and said in the Holy Quran:

إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللّهِ الإِسْلاَمُُ

The religion in Allah’s view is Islam (submission to His Will). (Surat Aali-`Imraan, 3:19)

It means that whatever orders come down in the Qur’an, Muslims must follow them; if they don't follow they are mistaken, but if they follow inshaa-Allah they will succeed in dunya and Akhirah. Anzal al-Qur’an m`a Jibreel wa anzal al-kutuba ‘s-saabiqa. But the most important issue for Ummat an-Nabi (s) is to appreciate what Allah gave them, what He did not give to other nations except those who accepted Islam. All the prophets, especially the five main ones, accepted Islam, as mentioned in the above verse, in which you find that Allah gave them Islam. From Sayyidina Adam (a) to Sayyidina Muhammad (s), every prophet came with his Ummah and Allah (swt) showed them whom they have to respect: the prophet who will come in the Last Days, who is called ‘Sayyidina Ahmad’ in the Holy Qur’an.

Allah (swt) did not only send him (s )the Holy Qur’an, but He invited him to the Divine Presence to be able not only to speak, but also to see what no one else can see. Sayyidina Jibreel (a) accompanied Prophet (s) to a certain limit, afterwhich he said, “I cannot go further,” and Prophet (s) continued alone. Allah (swt) wants to show Sayyidina Muhammad (s), “I created Jibreel for you so your Ummah can benefit and understand the Qur’an, My Holy Words.”

Allah gave him (s) what He did not give anyone else, malaa’ika amarahum bi 's-salaat `alaa an-Nabi (s), angels under the order, tashreefan li ‘n-nabi, to make salawaat on the Prophet (s) in every moment. Allah (swt) made a special taa'ifah mentioned in the Holy Qur’an that angels that will be under Prophet’s order.

When you travel and return home, will you run to greet your young child before your wife, your mother or anyone else? First you run to your child out of love. Allah has shown, “This is My Beloved, the one I love! I raised him and no one else from dunya all the way through Mi`raaj to My Divine Presence, and I ordered all My angels to make salawaat on him.” In our every salaat, in at-Tahiyyat we also make salawaat on Prophet (s), showing our love by mentioning his name, and Allah wants every `abd in all times to make salawaat on Prophet (s) in a special way.

Every Jannah that Allah created, from the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and until the eighth, Jannat al-Firdaws, He filled with angels. Do you think Jannah is empty? No! So why did Sayyidina Muhammad (s) stop at each Jannah? He stopped at the First Jannah, entered and prayed there, and at the Second Jannah he did the same, through the Eighth Jannah. In each of them, Allah (swt) ordered all the angels in Prophet’s (s) presence to make salawaat on him (s), demonstrating that salawaat on Prophet (s) is very important to Allah (swt). When you make salawaat on Prophet (s), Allah will give you ma laa aynun ra'at wa laa udhunun sami`at wa laa khatar `ala qalbi bashar, what no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and what never occurred to the heart of a human being.

Wa amarahum, and He ordered them to make salawaat on Prophet (s), who witnessed their salawaat tashreefan li ‘n-nabi, to honor him (s). When you study Physics at the university they mention the genius who defined the law of physics, correct? Similarly, Allah wanted to show Prophet (s), “All these angels are all for you!”

إنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ياأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

Verily, Allah and His angels send praise on the Prophet. O Believers! Pray upon him and greet him with a worthy salutation! (Surat al-Ahzaab, 33:56)

Allah created angels in Paradise for the sake of Sayyidina Muhammad `alayhi afdalu 's-salaatu wa 's-salaam. Do angels have names? Allah created countless angels, it never ends: He is creating more and more and ordering them all to make salawaat, but do they have names? Some say they have no names and some say they do, but in reality they have names, and Allah (swt) has mentioned some of them in the Holy Qur’an, such as: Sayyidina Jibreel, Sayyidina Mika`eel, Sayyidina Israfeel, Sayyidina Malik al-Mawt, Sayyidina Ridwaan (a), which means all these angels have names.

Similarly, when you go attend a gathering of important people, everyone introduces themselves. Did these angels introduce themselves to Prophet (s)? To honor Prophet (s) and the Ummah, Allah wants the Ummah to get the rewards He bestows by His order, “Yaa ayyuha ’Lladheena aamanoo, salloo `alayh!” from making salawaat with all the angels making salawaat on Prophet (s) in every single paradise!

May Allah swt forgive us, may Allah bless this gathering and bless Ummat an-Nabi (s), and keep us always in love with Prophet (s).

Wa ‘s-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

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