A man asked the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم , “What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?”

The Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم replied,

“To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know”
[Sahih Bukhari]

Charlie Hebdo front cover: Prophet Mohamed cartoon published in first magazine edition since Paris terror attacks

This is a time of using our intellect and professional etiquette as taught to us by the Prophet Pbuh.

The cartoon drawing they depict as being of Muhammad is an act of how small their brains are. And why?

Baraa bin Aazib (Radiallahu anhu) relates that:

“Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) was a man of a medium build, (slightly tall, as explained before); he had broad shoulders (from which we may gather that he had a wide chest); he had dense hair which reached his ear-lobes; he wore a red striped lungi (a cloth worn around the legs) and shawl. I never saw anybody or anything more handsome than him”.

Our Prophet Saws Phuh was man of smart intellect , love and compassion for all mankind. His teachings, ways and methods have touched people around the world. He was a man of distinction, honesty and integrity and he loved his ummah. This man taught us how to care for our parents, our wifes and children. This man taught us to never engage in Adultry. This man taught us via the Quraan that drinking alcohol is forbidden as excess alcohol can cause the mind to become corrupt and out of control, leading to rape.
This man taught us to help our neighbour no matter what their race. This man taught us how reach out to the poor and needy by giving zakat from our wealth, an obligation on every earing Muslim throughout the world. Just imagine, if all of humanity gave just 2.5% a year, how famine could be resolved.
This man taught us that the Quraan warns about killing and suicide, the outcome being of hell. This man taught us to keep clean and pure at all times. This man taught us to show no pride. This man taught us to stand up for justice. This man taught us sit with the poor and needy. This man told us to help others and think about others. This man taught us about being humble. This man taught us to lower our gaze….

The list is endless. The pictures that are shown around the world of the Prophet Pbuh are a result of very low intellect. They can make these pictures, but the cartoon publicists are of very low intellect and are only proving their madness, they have nothing else better do but to  look for free publicity and looking for ‘cheap thrills’, not how you and I behave.

The cartoons they show, is that the Prophet Pbuh?
No. It’s not.
The cartoons are indication of their very low intellect and how they want us to react. More than ever before, lets show our real intellect in dealing with these type of people and show more unity than ever before, spell out beautiful hadith that the Prophet Pbuh taught us, and let the Non Muslims who do want to know more about this man, to be shown the amazing beautiful character of the Prophet pbuh, such that they will think:

“How can such a man with such values and teachings ever promote terrorism and hatred?”

Now, that’s for you and I to deliver to not only the Non Musims, but to the entire Ummah too…

Let’s do it . Are you ready?

Will leave you with this beautiful hadith as a starter!

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said,

 

“Whoever relieves the hardship of a believer in this world, Allah will relieve his hardship on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever helps ease someone in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and in the Hereafter. Whoever covers the faults of a Muslim, Allah will cover his faults in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah helps the servant as long as he helps his brother. Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise, for a people do not gather together in the houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and studying together, except that tranquility will descend upon them, mercy will cover them, angels will surround them, and Allah will mention them to those with Him. Whoever is slow to good deeds will not be hastened by his lineage.”
Source: Sahih Muslim 2699

Almost everyone today is aware of at least a few advantages of being physically fit; one should also know that Islam also encourages those who take care of their health and body. The Prophet (saw) (on the authority of Abu Hurayrah) is reported to have said:

“The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, while there is good in both.”

While there are many kinds of strength, the obvious type is physical strength. A great Muslim mind from our history, ibn Taymiyya, also thought the Prophet was talking about physical strength. He wrote that it was preferable and more virtuous for a Muslim to have the ability to properly perform their prayers. A contemporary scholar of our times, Salih al-Fawzaan had the following to say about physical strength and its relation to our belief and actions:

“The believer who is strong in his belief, body, and actions is better than the weak believer, the one who has weak belief, or a weak body or weak actions. That is because the strong believer is productive and accomplishes things for the Muslims, and thus they benefit from his physical strength, actions, and his strong belief.

“So this hadith is an encouragement to have strength, as Islam is the Religion on strength, the Religion of honor, the Religion of Islam.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

“There are angels who take turns in visiting you by night and by day, and they all assemble at the dawn (Fajr) and the afternoon (`Asr) prayers. Those who have spent the night with you, ascend to the heaven and their Rubb, Who knows better about them, asks: `In what condition did you leave My slaves?’ They reply: `We left them while they were performing Salat and we went to them while they were performing Salat.”’
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Riyad as-Salihin, The Book of Miscellany
Book 1, Hadith 97

Narrated ‘Ibn Abbas (ra):

Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “There are two blessings in which many people incur loss. (They are) health and free time (for doing good)”.[Al-Bukhari]

May Allah help us to be making good use of time & wealth & also bless our efforts both here & in hereafter. Ameen

Narrated by Anas ibn Malik(Radhiallaho anho)

Allah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) disapproved the drinking of water while standing.


Sahih Muslim Number 5017

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