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  1. Nabeela

    Nabeela New Member

    Can i ask if anyone can list down the names of Shama'il Shareef books (in English) please?

    JazakAllahu Khayraan.
  2. Sister

    Sister New Member

    When I look at Shaykh Muhammad al Ya'qoubi, I’m reminded of the hayba they say Imam Malik possessed — an absolute awe-inspiringness that dares anyone to utter a single extraneous word. Shaykh Muhammad possesses such hayba, and so, when he describes and physically demonstrates with utter humility and love the way our Beloved SalAllahu Alaihi Wasallam would grasp a morsel with his fingers, and the way he would bring the morsel to his lips; the way he would carefully pick the food off his fingers, the way the Prophet SalAllahu Alaihi Wasallam would walk with a determined pace, and the way he would sit when he ate; seeing all of these things demonstrated with the seriousness and humility of Shaykh Muhammad made us pay attention all the more. This was because reading the Shama’il with Shaykh Muhammad was not like simply hearing a description of the Prophet SalAllahu 'alaihi Wasallam -- Shaykh Muhammad is the Shama'il!

    Shaykh Muhammad conveyed the knowledge of the Shama’il with great seriousness, but this does not mean that he was in any way stone-faced or cold. He was alive with the meanings of this text: sometimes somber, sometimes joking lightly with us, and sometimes breaking out into spontaneous song, out of love and longing for the Rasul SalAllahu Alaihi Wasallam. It was not until the khatm of the text approached that I began to somewhat fully understand the immensity of this blessing: here we were, simpletons, Westerners, many of us embarking on the path to sacred knowledge for the first time, hearing this mubarak text of the Shama’il of the Prophet in our own city, through the mouth of his own direct descendant…

    He is in the room but I’m convinced he isn’t. Its like he’s from a different era. Throughout his classes I was mesmerised by his deep insight and candour. His joy at discussing all the different aspects of RasulAllahs SalAllahu 'alaihi wasallam life is a joy to behold. It made me think at some points that he didn’t need any of us there. He would get the same joy at just teaching to an empty room – such is the love that he has for his grandfather, the Messenger of Allah SalAllahu Alaihi Wasallam.

    A simple but profound quote which will stay with me for as long as I live:

    "The greatest gift you can give the Prophet SalAllahu 'alaihi wasallam is following the Sunnah, having his adab and loving him. Do you want to be with him? Then love him" SalAllahu Alaihi Wasallam.

    May Allah Ta'ala make us the best of those who bless him and pray for him, the best of those who draw near to him and come to him, the best of those who love him and are beloved with him, and gladden us with him in the Courtyards of the Resurrection. Make him a guide for us to the Garden of Felicity without trouble, difficulty or discussion of the account, make him accept us and do not make him angry towards us, and forgive us and our parents and all the Muslims, the living among them and the dead.
  3. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    He :sas: ran with Sayyida 'Aisha :ra: and told her in such a beautiful manner that the win was to get even with her for the loss last race

    Allah u Akbar
  4. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    he ran with sayyida 'aisha radiyAllahu ta'ala anha. are there aHadith that he ran with others too?
  5. Shakil

    Shakil New Member

    shaykh Mohammed said at the shamail course.

    Rasulallah sallallahu alaihi wa alahi wasalam had no shadow because he sallallahu alaihi wa alahi wasalam was made from light.
  6. calltoallah

    calltoallah Active Member

    Here is a condensed recollection of the Prophetic beauty. It is paraphrased from a passage by Imam al-Ghazali, in Book 19 of his Revival of the Religious Sciences, Ihya Ulum al-Din.

    Translator - Abd al-Hakim Murad

    ‘The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was the mildest of men, but also the bravest and most just of men. He was the most restrained of people; never touching the hand of a woman over whom he did not have rights, or who was not his mahram. He was the most generous of men, so that never did a gold or silver coin spend the night in his house. If something remained at the end of the day, because he had not found someone to give it to, and night descended, he would go out, and not return home until he had given it to someone in need. From what Allah gave him [...] he would take only the simplest and easiest foods: dates and barley, giving anything else away in the path of Allah. Never did he refuse a gift for which he was asked. He used to mend his own sandals, and patch his own clothes, and serve his family, and help them to cut meat. He was the shyest of men, so that his gaze would never remain long in the face of anyone else. He would accept the invitation of a freeman or a slave, and accept a gift, even if it were no more than a gulp of milk, or the thigh of a rabbit, and offer something in return. He never consumed anything given in sadaqa. He was not too proud to reply to a slave-girl, or a pauper in rags. He would become angered for his Lord, never for himself; he would cause truth and justice to prevail even if this led to discomfort to himself or to his companions.

    ‘He used to bind a stone around his waist out of hunger. He would eat what was brought, and would not refuse any permissible food. If there was dates without bread, he would eat, if there was roast meat, he would eat; if there was rough barley bread, he would eat it; if there was honey or something sweet, he would eat it; if there was only yogurt without even bread, he would be quite satisfied with that.

    ‘He was not sated, even with barley-bread, for three consecutive days, until the day he met his Lord, not because of poverty, or avarice, but because he always preferred others over himself.

    ‘He would attend weddings, and visit the sick, and attend funerals, and would often walk among his enemies without a guard. He was the most humble of men, and the most serene, without arrogance. He was the most eloquent of men, without ever speaking for too long. He was the most cheerful of men. He was afraid of nothing in the dunya. He would wear a rough Yemeni cloak, or a woolen tunic; whatever was lawful and was to hand, that he would wear. He would ride whatever was to hand: sometimes a horse, sometimes a camel, sometimes a mule, sometimes a donkey. And at times he would walk barefoot, without an upper garment or a turban or a cap. He would visit the sick even if they were in the furthest part of Madina. He loved perfumes, and disliked foul smells.

    ‘He maintained affectionate and loyal ties with his relatives, but without preferring them to anyone who was superior to them. He never snubbed anyone. He accepted the excuse of anyone who made an excuse. He would joke, but would never say anything that was not true. He would laugh, but not uproarously. He would watch permissible games and sports, and would not criticise them. He ran races with his wives. Voices would be raised around him, and he would be patient. He kept a sheep, from which he would draw milk for his family. He would walk among the fields of his companions. He never despised any pauper for his poverty or illness; neither did he hold any king in awe simply because he was a king. He would call rich and poor to Allah, without distinction.

    ‘In him, Allah combined all noble traits of character; although he neither read nor wrote, having grown up in a land of ignorance and deserts in poverty, as a shepherd, and as an orphan with neither father nor mother. But Allah Himself taught him all the excellent qualities of character, and praiseworthy ways, and the stories of the early and the later prophets, and the way to salvation and triumph in the Akhira, and to joy and detachment in the dunya, and how to hold fast to duty, and to avoid the unnecessary.

    May Allah give us success in obeying him, and in following his sunna. Amin ya rabb al-alamin.‘
  7. Abu Zain'al'Abideen

    Abu Zain'al'Abideen New Member

    Salaam Alaikum,

    can anyone suggest a good english translation of the Shamail please......
  8. Abu Zain'al'Abideen

    Abu Zain'al'Abideen New Member

    Shamail (Translation)

    Salaam Alaikum,

    what would you suggest is a good english translation of the Shamail......
  9. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    attached are some notes from sh. muHammad ya'qubi's shamayil course. alaHazrat says so beautifully:

    farHat e jaan e mu'min pe be Had durood
    ghayz e qalb e Dalaalat pe lakhoN salaam

    some people will find solace in reading these notes and some people will not.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Apr 20, 2007
  10. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    insha Allah as soon as i find the book its in.
  11. boat

    boat Guest

    assalam alaikum Brother Aqdas

    could you post Imam Abdul Wahhab Sha'rani's writing regarding this?
    Thank you
  12. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    about referring to rasoolullah as bashar, imam abdul wahhab sha'rani writes quite excellently. will find and post insha Allah.

    of course, imam ahmad raza says in volume 6 of al atayan nabawiya fi fatawa ridawiya that whoever denies he is bashar, he is kafir.
  13. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    it was shaykh mujaddid alfi thani who talked about lateef and shadow.

    The `Aqeedah of Imam Rabbani Mujaddid-e-Alfi Thaani (radiyallahu ta'ala anhu)

    Imam Rabbani writes:

    "Indeed the Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) did not have a shadow. This is because in this world, the shadow of a being is always more fine than the actual being itself and in this universe, there is nothing more fine than the Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam), hence, how could it be possible that he possessed a shadow"? (Maktubaat Shareef)
  14. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran


    Lets make this section the most beautiful of all. After all it was the love of RasulALLAH :sas: that motivated Imam Ahmad RaDa Khan :ra: to do jihad with his pen and every part of his body.

    The seerah mubarikah, the Hilya mubarikah, the khuluq mubarikah, the Haal mubarikah was umimaginable!!!!!!

    Shaykh Ramzi of Toronto today in Jum'ah khutbah said, that, I think he said according to Imam Bajuri raHmatuAllah 'alaih that one of the meaning of the verse from Qur'an al-Hakim "innaka la'ala khuluqin 'Adheem" means you are ABOVE the best of excellence, taking the meaning of 'ala as above here. subHanAllah!!

    Shaykh Ramzi said that there are still people today who say that RasulAllah :sas: was a bashar! subHanAllah! Who is denying that he wasn't? ophcourse he was a bashar! but he is much more!

    Is there any Sunni Muslim (Barelwi) in the subContinent who worships RasulAllah :sas: ?
    Is there any Sunni Muslim (Barelwi) in the subContinent who says RasulAllah :sas: was not a bashar?
    Is there any Sunni Muslim (Barelwi) in the subContinent who says RasulAllah :sas: is God or partly God or part of God or has the powers of God independent of him?

    The wahabi deobandis come to the innocent Sunni Muslim of the village with false accusations that they have forgotten RasulAllah :sas: was a bashar like us, that they have given RasulAllah :sas: attributes of God, that they revere RasulAllah :sas: to the point of "shirk". They call them qabar-pujaris (grave worshippers)

    Shaykh Ramzi said these people who call RasulAllah :sas: a bashar only actually lack the reverence deserving of him. This lack of reverence is due to they have lack of reverence within their own family with their parents and grand parents and elder brothers and so on. So how can they give RasulAllah :sas: the reverence deserving of him?

    They get irritated when RasulAllah is revered in a way different to what they deem as right or even the limits or amounts they deem as right, astaghfirulAllah.

    The 'aqida regarding our Habeeb :sas: is very clear to every Sunni Muslim on earth from Morocco to Indonesia. It does not need clearing nor reformation.

    Shaykh Ramzi also advised that he have to read the Seerah Mubarikah of RasulAllah :sas: daily, and one of the books to have as Shaykh MuHammad al-Ya'qoubi HafizuhuAllah ta'ala said is the Shama'il of Imam Tirmidhi :ra:
  15. calltoallah

    calltoallah Active Member

    Hazrat Shah Wali Allah or Huzoor Mujaddid Alf al Thani said that the Prophet had no shadow because the shadow of a thing is always more lateef [fine] than the thing itself and since nothing is finer than the body of Huzoor alayhisalam it follows it is impossible for Aaqa alayhisalam to have a shadow!

    masha'Allah...I never thought of it like that before! Do you have a reference for this quote?
  16. :s1:

    thanks to brother Abu Nibras for making this section.
    Yes as Brother Aqdas says the inferences and knowledge of pir sayyid abdul qadir shah sahib are exceptional. i will insha Allah upload some of his lectures/talks/dars of Qur'an on here if i can.


    Hazrat Shah Wali Allah or Huzoor Mujaddid Alf al Thani said that the Prophet had no shadow because the shadow of a thing is always more lateef [fine] than the thing itself and since nothing is finer than the body of Huzoor alayhisalam it follows it is impossible for Aaqa alayhisalam to have a shadow!
  17. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    yes. this is a new section.
    thanks to asif for drawing attention towards this.
  18. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    does that mean virtues? as in shama'il tirmidi. or qualities?

    pir abdul qadir jilani said one fadeelah of rasoolullah sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam is what imam baihaqi writes in dalail an nubuwa volume 2.

    when he sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam walked on sand there would be no footprints. pir sahib said this is because rasoolullah 'alaihis salam is noor and noor has no weight or gravity.

    if by ur post u intented 2 start a thread...good idea. i think bro asif asked 4 this a few wks bak.
  19. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator


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