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Allah Loves His Prophet and All Who Love His Prophet (s)!

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

24 September 2012 Jakarta, Indonesia

Suhbah at Masjid Raya Pondok Indah

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Wa idha qaraat al-qur’ana fasta`idh billah min ash-Shaytaani’r-rajeem.

Nawaytu 'l-arba`een, nawaytu 'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu 'l-khalwah, nawaytu 'l-`uzlah,

nawaytu 'r-riyaadah, nawaytu 's-sulook, lillahi ta`alaa fee haadha 'l-masjid.

أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ

Atee`oollaha wa atee`oo 'r-Rasoola wa ooli 'l-amri minkum.

Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (Surat an-Nisa, 4:59)

O Prophet of Allah! Look upon us with a glance from yourself! You have honored us, yaa Allah, to be with the Prophet (s) in this life and the Next Life, and honored us to learn from awliyaullah!

Allah (swt) said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

Inna-Llaaha wa malaa'ikatahu yusalloona `ala 'n-nabiyy, yaa ayyuha ’Lladheena aamanoo salloo `alayhi wa sallimoo tasleema.

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

O brothers and sisters! Allah has ordered that when we begin to read the Holy Qur'an, we must seek refuge in Allah from Shaytan’s appearance. Whoever makes salawaat on the Prophet (s) even once in their life will be under the unlimited shafa`ah of Prophet (s) on the Day of Judgment. On the other hand, sins have limits, although anyone can commit a sin or two, or even kaba'ir, a major sin, but the Prophet’s (s) shafa`ah will save them as it is limitless!

Do you think everyone in this crowd today who is making salawaat on the Prophet (s) through qasaa’id and different ways of salaat `ala an-Nabi (s) is not obeying Allah’s Order? Yes, we are obeying Allah’s Orders and when you do so, it makes Allah so happy! Allah (swt) ordered us to perform the Five Pillars of Islam and to make salawaat on the Prophet (s), but He did not order His Angels to perform the Five Pillars of Islam. The Holy Qur’an taught us that Allah ordered angels to make salawaat on the Prophet (s), which means the angels’ faraa’id, obligations, are salaat `alaa an-Nabi (s) and they do not need to follow the Five Pillars because Allah gave them something else as they are already clean. We human beingswere given the Five Pillars--Shahadah, prayers, fasting, zakaat and Hajj--so that they may cleanse and polish us and present us clean to Allah (swt).

In at-Tahiyyaat, why did Salaat `ala an-Nabi (s) come at the end of prayers and not at the beginning? That is because Allah likes His Servant to be clean when he makes salawaat on the Prophet (s), because when you pray you are performing the five obligations of Islam. You make Shahadah in at-Tahiyyat, you make sawm as you do not eat or drink, you perform salaah (prayer), you make zakaat by devoting your time to Allah (swt) and leaving dunya, and you make Hajj by directing your face towards the qiblah, which is Ka`batullah. If you really focus on the Ka`bah when you pray, you can actually see it.

So after you perform all of these rites and you are cleansed, in the end you recite Salaat al-Ibraaheem, as Allah wants His Servants to make salawaat on His Prophet (s) when they are clean. Allah (swt) loves His Prophet (s) and anyone who loves Prophet (s)!

Sayyidina Muhammad (s) used to ask, “Yaa Rabbee! Give me love of You, and who loves You, let me love him!” It means anyone who loves Prophet (s) and who by making salawaat is clean, as love erases dirtiness from the heart. When the love of Prophet (s) is increased in your heart there is no more dirtiness; then Allah (swt) makes you recite salawaat, because it will go directly to Qaaba Qawsayni aw Adnaa! Awliyaullah are those who make salawaat, as Allah (swt) said:

أولياء الله تحت قبابي لا يعلمهم غيري

Awliyaa’ee tahta qibaabee, laa ya`lamuhum ghayree.

My saints are under my domes; no one knows them except me. (Hadith Qudsi)

This means Allah does not like anyone to harm a wali, either physically or through rumors and backbiting. He doesn’t like anyone to speak ill of His Awliya, as He said:

من عادا لي وليا فقد آذنته بالحرب

Man `adaa lee waliyyan faqad aadhantahu bi ’l-harb.

(Allah [swt] said) Whoever comes against my wali, I declare war on him.

(Hadith Qudsi; Bukhari, from Abu Hurayrah)

If this is for awliya, what then do you think about the one who comes against the Prophet (s)? If anyone comes against awliyaullah, Allah will declare war on them! “War” here means He will send them to Hellfire or do anything He Wills, such as give them cancer or other physical illnesses, suffering, accidents, earthquakes or tsunamis. What then do you think He will do to someone who comes against Sayyidina Muhammad (s)? What are Muslims ordered to do if a great hardship befalls them? They must go to the Ka`bah or Madinatu‘l-Munawwara; and if they cannot, let them go to their mosques and raise their hands and recite the du`a, “O Allah! You are the One Who can take our rights from the ones who are humiliating the Prophet (s)!” We ask Allah (swt)! Do you think He will refuse?

O Muslims! Go to Ka`bah, go to Masjid an-Nabi (s) in Madinatu’l-Munawwara, go to your mosques! Say, “Yaa Rabbee! `Alayk bi man haaraba Sayyidina Muhammad (s); `alayka bi ‘l-kuffaar, Take away the unbelievers who are attacking and harming the Prophet (s)!” If you do not believe that Allah (swt) will take them away, then your imaan is not complete. You must have certainty, as He will take them! Who is the Best of Judges, the Great Judge Who judges servants? Is there anyone greater than Him? No. It is just as we mentioned, express your case. If you sit in the masjid all day saying, “Yaa Rabbee, Yaa Rabbee, Yaa Rabbee!”

Allah will say, “Yaa `abdee, what do you want?”

And then you must say, “O Allah! `Alayk bihim man udhiyy an-Nabi (s), take our rights from those who are humiliating Your Prophet (s)!”

Is this not better then going on the streets? Whom are you addressing on the streets, presidents and kings? What can they do for you? This is a test for Muslims to see what they will do, will we make salawaat and ask Allah (swt), as He has the power to take care of those who harmed His Prophet (s) and may do with them as He did with `Aad and Thamood!

Prophet (s) said in a Hadith Qudsi:

أَنَا جَلِيْسُ مَنْ ذَكَرَنِي

Anaa jaleesu man dhakaranee.

I sit with him who remembers Me. (Ahmad, Bayhaqi)

Allah is saying, “I am his Jalees,” meaning, “The One sitting beside you,” as Shaykh Mustafa is my jalees here.

O Believers! Go and remember Allah! Say “Allah,” and “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah!” O Allah! We are remembering You and coming to You! We are reciting ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah’ and Your Beautiful Names and Attributes!

Allah (swt) says:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُدَافِعُ عَنِ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا

Inna-Llaaha yudaafi`u `ani ’Lladheena aamanoo.

Verily Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe. (Surat al-Hajj, 22:38)

So know that Allah will defend you. Don’t you think He will defend Prophet (s) if you ask him to? He will, but we must have strong faith in our hearts!

O Muslims! O mu’mineen! Allah knows what each one of you desires! He knows what you want from these demonstrations, and who is harmless and has good intentions, and who does not. So why do you want to create problems for yourself by going on the streets? Go to the masajid and remember Him! What happened when Jibreel (a) came with Surah Maryam and recited, “Kaaf.”

Prophet (s) said, “`Alimtu.”

Jibreel (a) said, “Haa.”

Prophet (s) said, “`Alimtu.”

Jibreel (a) said, “Yaa.”

Prophet (s) said, “`Alimtu.”

Jibreel (a) said “`Ayn.”

Prophet (s) said, “`Alimtu.”

Then Jibreel (a) said, “Saad,” and again Prophet (s) said, “`Alimtu.”

What was it that the Prophet (s) knew and Jibreel (a) did not? Every word in Holy Qur'an that begins with “Kaf” has an ocean of meanings behind it and the Prophet (s) knew every one! Every meaning is a hidden cave, Kahf, “The Cave,” which is Prophet (s).

فَأْوُوا إِلَى الْكَهْفِ يَنشُرْ لَكُمْ رَبُّكُم مِّن رَّحمته ويُهَيِّئْ لَكُم مِّنْ أَمْرِكُم مِّرْفَقًا

Faaoow ila ‘l-kahfi yanshur lakum rabbukum min rahmaatihi wa yuhayyi lakum min amrikum mirfaqa.

Betake yourselves to the cave. Your Lord will shower His mercies on you and dispose of your affair towards comfort and ease. (Surat al-Kahf, 18:16)

فَفِرُّوا إِلَى اللَّهِ

Fa-firroo ila’l-Allah.

Run (at once) to Allah. (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 51:50)

Run to the Cave of Muhammad (s)! Allah is raising the Prophet (s) higher and higher and no one can bring his name down!

وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ

Wa rafa`naa laka dhikrak.

And We raised up your remembrance. (Surat al-Inshiraah, 94:2)

The current massive street protests are like a child trying to do something and he burns himself; they are doing child’s play! Allah (swt) is saying, “We raised up Your Remembrance,” and therefore, who can bring Prophet (s) down? You will see on the Day of Judgment! Allah said, “My Saints are under My Domes; no one knows them except Me.”

Why does every masjid have a dome? Where is the best qubbah (dome) in the world? Ka`bah and Masjid an-Nabi (s). There is a dome in the heavens, and we as human beings need domes, as they represent the connection between heavens and earth. When someone is praying in a masjid, the heavenly Light that comes over the musaleen (those who are praying), comes down through the qubbah and covers the whole masjid; that is the connection, and why? When someone is sitting in their room praying, the heavenly Light comes straight over the middle of their head and goes through their system. From His `Azhamah and Generosity, Allah (swt) gave everyone a dome as a gift, saying, “Take your dome (head) and worship Me.”

Allah gave a dome to everyone. What differentiates us from each other? If our heads are taken away, all of us will look the same. What then differentiates us from each other? It is our dome from heavens. Allah said, “My Saints are under My Domes,” which means awliyaullah are between you. He owns these domes and He owns us. Thus, He knows who has perfected himself and made a connection from his dome to Qaaba Qawsayni aw Adnaa! That is why He said, “No one knows them except Me.”

Take a look at everyone here; we do not know them, but Allah (swt) knows how many awliya are among us, and each head is different based on its praise of the Prophet (s). The salawaat on Sayyidina Muhammad (s) will identify one head from the other. The more you praise the Prophet (s), the more your face will illuminate with Light and the higher your dome will be! Allah (swt), Sayyidina Muhammad (s) and angels can see that. So have a good, clean dome and polish it well. Those who don’t have dark domes.

Prophet (s) has been sent to all humanity. He said:

انما بعثت لاتمم مكارم الاخلاق

Innamaa bu`ithtu li utammimu makaarim al-akhlaaq.

I have been sent to perfect the best of conduct (your behavior and character). (Bazzar)

How are some people trying to humiliate the Prophet (s) with no reason? Allah will take our revenge!

Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-habeeb, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.

Everyone make this du`a:

Salaat al-Faatih

Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, allahumma salli `alaa Sayyidina Muhammadini ’l-faatihi limaa ughliqa wa ’l-khaatimi limaa sabaqa naasiri ’l-haqqa bi ’l-haqqi wa ’l-haadi ilaa siraatik al-mustaqeema wa `alaa aalihi haqqa qadrihi wa miqdaarihi ’l-`azheem.

According to awliyaullah, reciting this salawaat once is as if you read Dalaa’il al-Khayraat 800,000 times! Of course this doesn’t mean to stop reading Dalaa’il al-Khayraat, but this salawaat is equivalent to 800,000 readings! And it is said that whoever reads Surat al-Fatihah once, t is as if they read the Four Holy Books: az-Zaboor, at-Tawraat, al-Injeel, and the Holy Qur'an. And that doesn’t mean don’t ever read Holy Qur'an, but you must keep reading Surat al-Fatihah upon waking up, during travel, sickness, etc. Let us now recite it together:

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.

الْحَمْدُ للّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِين الرَّحْمـنِ الرَّحِيم مَـالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّين إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِين اهدِنَــــا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيم صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّينُ

Alhamdullahi Rabbi 'l-`Alameen, ar-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, maaliki yawmi 'd-deen, iyyaakaa na`budu wa iyyaaka nasta`een, ihdina ’s-siraata ‘l-mustaqeem, siraat al-ladheena an`amta `alayhim, ghayri ‘l-maghdoobi `alayhim, wala ’dh-dhaalleen. Ameen.

All Praise is due to Allah alone, the Sustainer of all the Worlds, the Most Gracious, the Dispenser of Grace, Lord of the Day of Judgment! You Alone do we worship, and to You alone we return! Guide us to the Straight Way, the way of those upon whom You have bestowed Your Blessings, not of those who have been condemned (by You), nor of those who go astray. (Surat al-Fatihah, 1:7)

Allahumma salli wa sallim wa baarik `alaa habeebika wa nabiyyika, Sayyidina Muhammad (s).

اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد الفاتح لما أغلق و الخاتم لما سبق ناصر الحق بالحق و الهادي إلى صراطك المستقيم وعلى آله حق قدره و مقداره العظيم

Allahumma salli `alaa Sayyidina Muhammadini ’l-faatihi limaa ughliqa wa ’l-khaatimi limaa sabaqa naasiri ’l-haqqi bi ’l-haqqi wa ’l-haadi ilaa siraatik al-mustaqeema wa `alaa aalihi haqqa qadrihi wa miqdaarihi ’l-`azheem.

O Allah! Bless our Master Muhammad (s), who opened what was closed and who is the Seal of what went before, he who makes the Truth victorious by the Truth, the guide to Your Straight Path, and bless his household as is due his immense position and grandeur.

So this is as if we read Dalaa’il al-Khayraat 800,000 times and read az-Zaboor, at-Tawraat, al-Injeel, and the Holy Qur’an. And again, this does not mean don’t read Holy Qur’an, but the reward that Allah (swt) will give from reciting Surat al-Fatihah is immense. Unlike us, Allah is Generous and keeps giving. Read Surat al-Fatihah before you leave for work, read Qur’an and Surat al-Fatihah before you sleep, and you will see how your life will change. And with your barakah, it is raining tonight and has been for several days.

Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-habeeb, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.

[Shaykh Mustafa makes du`a.]


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