Monday, 22 September 2008

Resemble The Most Beautiful Creation of Allah

Such is the love of Allah the Almighty on His beloved prophet, Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa salam that if a person was to emulate him, Allah the Almighty would begin to love that person too.

Many stories have been related about people who have been granted salvation for merely copying the pious. In the time of Musa alayhis salaam, the accursed Fir’aun would send a jester to ridicule the prophet of Allah. This jester would dress up similarly to Musa alayhi salaam and would then mock him in front of many spectators. Soon after, Allah sent his punishment on the nation of Fir’aun (we shall soon discuss this in our Destruction of Nations series) in which his entire nation perished, apart from one man. When Musa alayhi salaam and the Children of Israel came out of the river Nile, they were amazed to find one survivor out of the wrong-doers – it was the jester! Thereafter Hazrat Musa alayhis salaam became upset and called out to Allah and said,

“"Oh Allah, out of all the people that abused me, that caused me harm, this Jester hurt me the most. He used to deride me in front of the people when I preached and he used to ridicule me. He used to copy my words, copy my speeches, imitate my actions and wear the same clothes as me so that he could make a fool out of me in front of the people. I hated him the most and you let him live?”

Allah the Almighty replied to Musa alayhis salam and said,

"The Lover (Allah the Almighty) does not punish that person who looks (by means of clothing, beard etc.) like the loved one (His Prophet)"

If this was the love Allah showed for a jester who did not even intend reward then what would be the result of a man who strives in his every action to emulate the Beloved of Allah, Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa salam? It is why Allah mentions in the Qur’an,

“Say (O Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa salam): If you want Allah to love you, follow me, then Allah will love you too.”

Infact, the person who upholds the Sunnah in a time of peril for the Ummah, Allah will reward him with the reward of 100 martyrs and the reward of one martyr is that before his blood gushes forth, all of his sins are wiped away.

We will now write a series of posts dedicated to the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam. We will discuss the virtues of various garments that can grant one salvation.

May Allah Ta’ala grant us to uphold the ways of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam to its fullest. Ameen.


Anonymous said...

Salamu alaikkum, beautiful post brother... loved this soo much >>> "The Lover (Allah the Almighty) does not punish that person who looks (by means of clothing, beard etc.) like the loved one (His Prophet)"

Jazakallah and keep posting

your brother from another mother

Anonymous said...


masha'Allah. may Allah Ta'ala make us of those who emulate rahmatul lil 'aalameen.


Anonymous said...


mashallah a really beautiful post. it okay if i use this article in the monoux prayer room?