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Praise is to Allah. We bear witness that there is only one God who has no partners beside Him, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.

Praise is to Allah who blessed us with the guidance of His prophets and messengers. Praise is to Allah whose Mercy encompasses everything. Praise is to Allah who knows our needs and answers our calls and brings peace to our hearts.

Praise is to Allah who breathed into us of His Spirit and placed the light of His guidance in our inmost being. Whomever Allah guides, no one can misguide, and whomever Allah misguides, no one can guide. We put our trust in Allah and seek His forgiveness, aid, and support.

A man once came to the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and asked him about the hereafter. The Prophet asked him, “And what have you prepared for that time?” The man replied, “Nothing, except that I love Allah and I love you.” The Prophet (p.b.u.h) answered him, “You are with the ones you love.”

Dear friends the guidance of Islam is the guidance of love. The innate, natural and ancient religion that is Islam is the religion of love. The Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) came to guide us to love and to make clear the love that is at the core of all religions. Our purpose as human beings is to consciously manifest Allah’s love in our lives. This is the most significant meaning that can bring purpose to us and transform our lives. When we reflect upon the history of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and the spread of his message we will realize that Islam could not have taken root in the world without the love that filled the heart of the Prophet and was clearly manifest in his way of relating and interacting with people that brought out their own deep and profound love for him. Without this mutual and abiding love, none of us would be here today. Without this love Islam would not have been possible.

Today, it seems that we too often hear and read much that is harsh and heartless about Islam and not enough that is loving and beautiful. There seems to be too many messages of prejudice, literalism, legalism, violence, and oppression. The superficiality, ugliness and darkness that are too prevalent in today’s Islamic discourse are nothing like what the Prophet brought us.

I would like to share with you part of the first sermon ever given by the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) in Medina. This is what he had to say to his companions,

Love that which Allah loves! Love Allah with all your hearts! Grow not weary of hearing the Word of Allah. Do not stop remembering Him. Do not let your hearts grow hard toward Him. For verily, Allah has preferred His Book above all of Creation

 Indeed, Allah has endowed it with guidance to the best of deeds, and made it an example for the elect of His servants, and filled it with righteous discourse, and has made clear in it what is lawful and unlawful for you.

So, serve Allah alone, and associate with Him no other. Be ever conscious of Him. Be truthful to Allah in what you utter from your mouths. Let the Spirit of Allah be the source of love between you. Amen

Translated a Na’at this time in praise of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).  Urdu iby AHMED SHAMIM

We drift away in space like sound
Who listen to us like pray of words?

No dream, no wish, no desire whatsoever
Heart too is like beggar’s yearning forever

Sand but sand is fate of town perhaps
Not a soul or a sound in any place

No reflection of sound on life’s desert
Heart looted like that of the loyal souls

Hearts fill with poison as lips chuckle
Blazing wind blows like gentle breeze

Who will see his face in a stone?
Who cares now see his ideal’s face

Futile word, fake written script
Like footmarks in barren desert

Heart was never unfair or tyrant
Why then people meet like torment

What do eyes see, but pitiable sight?
Rhythm of song is like flowing plight

What has Farat for the eyes except sand?
The thirsting perished like words of pray

May that truth descend again as infinity?
May cave Hira’s fragrance hover eternity

Heart’s desert echo for Zamzam again
O, Prophet (p.b.u.h) shower your blessings again

Thy radiant persona has the piety of world
Thy face is evident reflection of almighty Allah

Thy love made flowers blossom in sand
Sunshine as clouds covered deserted land

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