Q-“How doe one inculcate love for the Messenger (saw) in his or her heart?
Ps: keen on simple solutions rather than complex rituals or waking up at 2 am to pray”
Shaykh Haroon steers this beautiful discussion on inculcating love for the messenger, the method the benefits and rewards. He uses his though provoking metaphors to stimulate our slumbering minds. An interesting one at 5:44… for tea lovers…
Length 14 Min
Shaykh Haroon Hanif answers a question at the Q&A session of the “Tafseer of the short Chapters of the Quran”.
Q:We often hear the terms “chains of transmission” the “golden chain” ect please would you enlighten me on why we need chains of transmission, why not a learned scholars opinion on its own rather than his teacher and their teachers ect…?
Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa answers questions on sending blessing upon the messenger (saw) and its benefits, he also enlightens us on the position of intercession in Islam.
Q: Why do we send blessings upon the Prophet (saw) does it benefit him given his rank with Allah, and do we get rewarded for it? I thought Islam cut out the “Middle man” and that we ask directly from Allah, so why this concept in some circles about some being able to Intercede on our behalf?? Is this erroneous understanding or erroneous belief?
Q: Are there others besides the messenger who can intercede on our behalf. Why do we need others to intercede for us?
Q: What differentiates people in their rank with Allah.
Q; What is the shortest version of sending blessing upon the messenger, is there a “best” version? Is there evidence that this was a practice amongst the companions?
…Perhaps it is time to contemplate on the states of our communities that we live in , and take so much from, often the distinction between apparency and reality is but a blur to most of us. It is time to break down the barriers to the attainment of true knowledge within our communities? People of knowledge tell us that the greatest barrier in these times is a deviance from the beautiful prophetic character that was the adornment of his great companions. To revive beautiful character that is the essence of this religion, requires the infusion of the truth into our communities. To connect with the truth one must disengage with apparency and engage with reality, only then can our current state of denial be replaced with self-realization.Achieving this requires knowledge, given the times we live in. We are in dire need of those who possess this light, the real inheritors of the truth, to enlighten us so we can grasp the present and plan for the future of our communities. Let us strive to recreate that atmosphere of excellence, to move from apparent light to the light of purity. After all, this was the mission of the final messenger… “I have been sent to perfect good character.” Muhammed (pbuh) Imam Malik : Muwatta 1614