12th Rabiul Awal – The Paradox of LoVe

“We see nowadays, that it has become fashionable to claim to love the Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, and to sing elaborate praises to him and make exaggerated claims of all that we could do for him. Sadly, these claims stand void when it comes to practicing what we say. Allah ( s.w.t) says in the Quran:

“O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do.” (Surah As-Saff 61:2-3)

A paradox of ours is that we can spend thousands of rupees on a gathering the Prophet (s.a.w) never held, but we cannot feed seventy needy people or build one school for the poor. We can take out time to listen to people singing elaborate praises to the Prophet ( s.a.w), but we cannot take out time to learn the Sunnah way of Salah (Prayer). We can illuminate our homes and streets with lights commemorating the birth of the Prophet (s.a.w), but we cannot illuminate our lives with the two things he brought—the Quran and the Sunnah.

We sing excessive praises to the Prophet (s.a.w), but we forget that he taught us:

Narrated ‘Umar: I heard the Prophet saying, “Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a slave. So, call me the slave of Allah and His Apostle. ” [Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 55 :: Hadith 654]

We claim to sacrifice our lives for him, but we cannot sacrifice one un-islamic festival that has become a part of our weddings and which goes against the teachings he brought.

What kind of love is this?

(Written by Naureen.)


3 thoughts on “12th Rabiul Awal – The Paradox of LoVe

  1. …reminds me
    theres a mosque of some exclusive self-proclaimed lovers of the prophet who sing this aloud on their mosque’s speakers: “mustafa shaan-e-rehmat pe LAAKHO salaam, shama-e-bazm-e-hidaayat pe LAAKHO salaam……………………..”

    our mufti saahab often says in his wa’az:

    ” Huzoor S.A.W per laakh durood bhejo yaa karore, puhchta wohi hai jo unkay bataaye huay tareeqay per bheja jaaye” i.e., only the durood that we offer by saying “ALLAHumma salli alaa Muhammad wa alaa aali Muhammad, kama Sallayta alaa Ibrahima wa alaa aali Ibrahima, innaka Hameedummajeed” is the right way of sending peace on the Holy Prophet S.A.W.

    anyways, thanks for the healthy discussions admin.



  2. As-salaam alaikum, brothers i would like to add one more but very important topic of discussion that is always left behind by us,and is very commonly practiced throughout pakistan by none other but muslims(BY BIRTH),which is WEDDINGS!! which are being practiced totally against the sunnah and our religion and everyday new thing is being added in our marriages,we should discuss in it like spending money like nothing,men&women gatherings,music,dances,waste of food&money together,engagements before marriage and till marriage from engagments both boy & girl talk,chat,sms,meet as if they are married….so i would request anyone to come forward and explain us with daleel in the light of Quran & sunnah and i believe this is going to help so many that we can’t even imagine…and ofcourse Allah knows the best….Jazakallah khairan…..may allah help in increasing our knowledge which again is a Jihad too….salaam alaikum….

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