Explaination and Meaning of Muhammadur Rasulullah


This statement expresses the belief that Muhammad صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ, was sent as a Messenger by Allah.

So, we believe in what He reported as truth, we obey him in whatever He commanded. We abstain from whatever he prohibited, and we worship Allah in the manner He prescribed.

Abul-Hasan Ali An-Nadwi says in his book An-Nubuwwah:

“The first concern of all the Prophets in every age and in every environment was to correct the belief of people regarding Allah. To correct the relationship between the servant and his Lord, to call towards the dedication of religion purely to Allah. And to single out Allah to be worshiped and believe that He is the Sole Dispenser of benefit and harm.

The only One Who has the right to beworshipped, supplicated, and resorted to, and in Whose Name [ Alone] animals may be sacrificed. Their campaigns were concentrated and directed against paganism during their own eras, which was exemplified in the worship of idols (in human and animal forms), and ‘saints’ and other human beings (considered to be holy or to have a divine power) from among the living and the dead.”

 

Allah addressed His Messenger صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ, in the Qur’an:

قُلْ لَا أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي نَفْعًا وَلَا ضَرًّا إِلَّا مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَلَوْ كُنْتُ أَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ لَاسْتَكْثَرْتُ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ وَمَا مَسَّنِيَ السُّوءُ ۚ إِنْ أَنَا إِلَّا نَذِيرٌ وَبَشِيرٌ لِقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ
Surah Al-A’raaf
Further tell them: “I have no power to acquire benefit or avert any harm from myself, only that happens which Allah wants. Had I possessed the knowledge of the unseen I would have acquired many benefits to myself; and no harm would have touched me. I am no more than a Warner and bearer of good news for the true believers.”

 

And the Prophet صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ, said:

“Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians did to (Jesus) the son of Mary, for I am only a servant, so say [He is] the servant of Allah and His Messenger.”
Bukhari

The exaggeration referred tin the Hadith is excessive praise, so we may not supplicate him instead of Allah, as the Christians did with Jesus, the son of Mary, falling thereby into the worship of Jesus along with Allah. Instead, He صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ instructed us to call to him “Muhammad, the servant of Allah and His Messenger.”

As for his praise [the kind of] which is mentioned in the Qur’an and Sunnah, it is his due right.

True love of the Prophet صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ lies in obedience to him, by supplicating Allah alone, and not supplicating anyone else, even a Prophet or a saint.

The Prophet صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:

“When you ask, ask from Allah, and when you seek help, seek the help of Allah.”
(Reported by Tirmidhi as a good and authentic Hadith)

 

When something happened that caused him concern or grief, the Prophet صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ used to say:

“Oh Everliving and Everlasting (Allah), in Your Mercy I seek help.”

(Reported by Tirmidhi as a good and authentic Hadith)

May Allah have mercy on the poet who said about true love:

If your love was true you would have obeyed him,
Verily the lover is to the beloved obedient.

And among the signs of true love for him صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ is to love the call to Tawhid (Islamic Monotheism) by which he commenced his mission.

And also to love those who call for Tawhid and dislike Shirk (associating partners to Allah) and all those who call people towards it.

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