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A Poem of Love: A Saint Praising Prophet Muhammad (s)

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

12 January 2013 Fenton Zawiya, Michigan

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Kalimataan khafeefataan `alaa ‘l-lisaan thaqeelataan fi ‘l-meezan. SubhaanAllah wa bi-hamdihi subhaanAllahi ‘l-`Azheem istaghfirullah.

Only a few minutes for Allah (swt), to give our endless--may Allah (swt) make it endless--love and respect to the Prophet (s), Sayyidina Muhammad, `alayhi afdala ‘s-salaatu wa ‘s-salaam. It is the month of his birth. Today is the first day and as we know, his birth is the birth of Islam. His birth in dunya is the birth of Islam, but, his Light was the first to be created, and from that is the birth of all Creation!

He was and still is the Prophet of all prophets,

The beacon of the universe and paradises,

The ocean of beauty and majesty,

The sky of happiness and love!

He is the perfect servant of Allah (swt)!

He is the servant!

He is the jewel!

He is the gem!

He is the mirror of Divine Reflections to bring the light of Heavens on this dark Earth!

He is the one who is with everyone, as Allah (swt) said:

وإعلموا أن فيكم رسول الله

W `alamoo anna feekum rasoolullah.

And know Allah's Messenger is in you. (Surat al-Hujuraat, 49:7)

Know that the Prophet (s) is within you!

He is the one who will intercede for humanity!

He is the one who can stand in front of Allah (swt) by Allah's permission!

He is the means for all Creation!

He is the intercessor for all Creation!

He is the light that Allah dresses him with, light upon light!

He is the illumination that illuminates the universe!

His secrets are in Heavens!

His secrets are in The Presence!

His secrets are in The Divine!

His secrets are like an abundant river!

His secrets dominate Creation because he is Muhammad Rasoolullah (s)!

He is the one who has been brought to The Nearness:

The Nearness that no nearness can reach,

The Nearness that revealed to him what he was wandering for or asking for,

The Nearness that Jibreel (a) was unable to proceed to,

The Nearness of all nearnesses that no one can understand!

His level no one can understand!

His level no one can reach!

His level neither angel nor human nor jinn can understand!

He is what he is: only his Lord knows who he is!

As for us, we say, “He is the jewel of jewels, light of lights, the beacon of beacons, the secret of secrets, the ocean of oceans, the heaven of Heavens, the door to the Divine, the way of every seeker, the struggle of every gnostic!

He is the one whom Allah created as mercy for all humanity!

He is the mercy and the mercy is he!

He is the gifted mercy!

He is the undescribed mercy!

He is the joy! Rejoice, O human beings, in that mercy of his!

Allah (swt) gave him what He did not give anyone, dressed him with what He did not dress anyone, loved him as He did not love anyone!

He was, and still he is, and forever will be there for every human being, for every angel, and for everyone who believes in Allah (swt).

He is the honored one, and for him humanity was honored, as Allah said:

وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ

Wa laqad karamnaa Bani Adam.

We have honored the Children of Adam. (Surat al-'Israa, 17:70)

Allah (swt) honored human beings for the honor of the leader and the light, the Prophet of humanity and Creation! May Allah (swt) dress us with the endless dresses that He dressed His Prophet, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), and keep us with him in dunya and Akhirah, forever, and make him intercede for every sin we have done, for every lie we have lied, for every imperfection we have made, and for every mischief we have produced, for what we know and don't know, as You said, O Allah:

قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَى أَنفُسِهِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِن رَّحْمَةِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

Qul yaa `ibaadiya ’Lladheena asrafoo `alaa anfusihim laa taqnatoo min rahmatillahi inna ’Llaha yaghfiru ’dh-dhunooba jamee`an innahu huwa ’l-ghafooru ’r-raheem

(Say to them, O Muhammad!) Despair not of the mercy of Allah for Allah forgives all sins, for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surat az-Zumar, 39:53)

“Don’t lose hope of Allah” means, “Don’t lose hope in Muhammad (s)!”

Yaa Rabbanaa! O Allah! Make us at his threshold, at his feet, under his feet, sincere slaves to You, and sincere believers in Your Prophet (s)!

We congratulate the Muslim world for the birth of the Holy Prophet (s), because his birth is the birth of love, the birth of beauty, the birth of paradises, the birth of everything and the light of whatever Allah created from the light of Muhammad Rasoolullah!

On this night, may Allah dress us with the beauty of Rabi` al-Awwal and the beauty of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) and make us smiling, sharing, and praying with everyone!

As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.



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