The Truth of Muhammadiya (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM)

 

صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلٰی حَبِیْبِہٖ سَیِّدِنَا وَمَوْلٰناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِہٖ وَاَصْحَابِہٖ وَبَارَکْ وَسَلَّمَ

Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi refers to an incident when a man once asked Hazrat Ali (May Allah Please with Him) about the reality of the world. Hazrat Ali (May Allah Please with Him) answered that explaining the reality of the world is against Ali’s dignity. The man asked Him to state the reality of Muhammadiya (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM). Hazrat Ali (May Allah Please with Him) answered that it was not in His power to explain the reality of Muhammaddiya (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM). The man was confused and said, ‘Oh Ameer-ul-M’omeneen! when I asked you to explain the reality of the world you said that it was against your dignity to explain, and when I asked you to state the reality of Muhammadiya (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM) you answered that it was not in your capacity to explain the reality of Muhammadiya (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM). Hazrat Ali (May Allah Please with Him) narrated, ‘Oh seeker! listen to what has been stated in Holy Quran:

وَاِنّْ تعدُّوْانِعْمَتُ اللہ لَا تُحْصُوْھَا

Translation: And you cannot count the blessings of Allah.

‘Allah acknowledges His countless blessings to be very little, so it is against the honour of Ali to elucidate the blessings which Allah acknowledges to be very little.’ He further states, ‘And you asked about the reality of Muhammaddiya (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM) and I answered that it was not in my power to do so, because Allah acknowledges His millions and billions of countless blessings to be very little. And of all the attributes of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM), Allah acknowledges even one attribute to be the greatest.

وَاِنَّکَ لَعَلیٰ خُلُقٍ عِظیْمٍ

So, it is not in Ali’s power to do justice in explaining even one of the attributes of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM).

Sayyidi Sultan Ul Awliyaa Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi states that we learn how to express our gratitude for the greatest favour that has bestowed upon us in the light of the Holy Quran and Hadith and that is by sending Unlimited Darood and Salutations in abundance on the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM). Recitation of Darood and Salutations is the evidence of the love for the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM) and the acknowledgement of the greatness of the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM). Sayyidi Shaykh further explains that being deep in love and having great respect for the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM) is not only a part of ‘belief’ and in fact our belief is incomplete without it.

Sayyidi Shaykh Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi Al Naqshbandi

“Recitation of blessed Darood is such a worship that not only reforms the spiritual aspects of a person but also beautifies the apparent personality of the person. A person who wants to be close to Allah and the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon HIM) must recite Darood and Salutations profusely”

صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلٰی حَبِیْبِہٖ سَیِّدِنَا وَمَوْلٰناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِہٖ وَاَصْحَابِہٖ وَبَارَکْ وَسَلَّمَ