Muhammad ﷺ – The True Role Model for Mankind

Text of lecture given by Maulana Dr. Waffie Mohammed

at the Union Road Mosque, Rio Claro, on Sunday 21st February 2010.

Allah says in Surah Baqara; “and whatever good you send forth for your souls before you, you shall find it with Allah”.

The true believer will want to live for the sake and die for the sake of Allah, so that when the Day of Accountability arrives they would have sent a lot of good before them.  It is important for us to try to understand the different ways that we can compute good and send it to Allah, while He bestows upon us health and understanding.

Allah sent Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as The Model for mankind.  In connection with this He says in Surah Saba’;

“We have not sent You but as a universal Messenger to men, giving them glad tidings, and warning them (against sin), but most men understand not” 

Before our beloved Prophet’s coming Allah sent Messengers to all the past nations.  They all gave the same message and they all knew that someone was to come.  As a result when what was decreed came to pass and Prophet Muhammad ﷺ came into this world Allah said;

“For you were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, you became brethren; and you were on the brink of the pit of fire, and He saved you from it.” 

And we can see this at the time of Prophet that Bilal (ra) an African slave became a brother in faith side by side with the wealthy  Abu Bakr and Umar (ra).

Allah says about the mission of Prophet ﷺ that ‘He favoured the believers by sending him.’  The Prophet ﷺ is therefore a blessing and favour to us all, even up to this very day.  The blessings began flowing to his person from the time Halima took him.  But all these miracles were not really his mission.  Through Allah’s mercy He allowed some of His servants and followers of Prophet to perform ‘miracles’.  The Prophet ﷺ never emphasized his blessings; instead he focused the attention of the people on The Book (Holy Qur’an).

Once Moses (as) wanted to see Allah, something which Allah said to him was impossible, but that he should look at the mountain and if he could bear what would happen to the mountain then it would be possible for him to see his Lord. After a while Allah caused some of His Divine Vibrations to descend on a mountain and the mountain crumbled to dust.

The Holy Qur’an contains divine vibrations as it is the Word of Allah, and indeed it is very powerful. Whatever may be the power contained in it; Allah impressed it in the heart of the Prophet and through the passage of time it was put in his mouth as the Book to be read.  His person was so strong that he was the recipient of the Qur’an with all its powerful vibrations.

We need to forget the argument of whether it’s proper to ‘celebrate’ Mawlid un Nabi or to stand for the tazeem and all the other issues that satan uses to divert our focus.  Try to understand the reason why our beloved leader ﷺ came, and what he brought with him and how we can use it to our benefit.  Aspire to get close to your Lord.

What is your mission in life?  To get wealthy, to build a huge house, or to buy an expensive car?  Pharoah had more than you and Qarun had more than you and look how their end was miserable.

One of the greatest gift Allah has given us through the Prophet is contained in this ayat.

“Allah and His angels send blessings on the prophet: O ye that believe! send ye blessings on him, and salute Him with all respect.”

Allah, Who is free from compulsion testifies in His Holy Words that He constantly and continuously sends blessings on His Habibullah, since from the beginning of time.  Could you imagine how much blessings is that?  And what happens to all of it?  It goes to all those believers who do the same, i.e. those who send blessings on our beloved leader.  This is indeed a special blessing.  One Sheikh wrote “Har dard a ki dawaa hai sallay alaa Muhammad – Darood is the cure for all aliments”.

No other Messenger has a darood and it is one of the gateways of accessing Allah’s blessing, physical as well as spiritual.  Make a resolution to aspire to get closer to Allah and His Habib .  Understand the Book and the relationship between the Message and the Messenger; and on that Day instead of you going out to look for help, the Messenger will be searching for you as he will be doing for all his followers.

We beg Allah to forgive us, to guide us and to bless us and may He always convey blessings on our beloved Prophet Muhammad and upon his blessed family members, his blessed companions and all his followers for all eternity.

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