Peculiarities of Mustafa ﷺ (Episode – 02)

Soul of Iman

The devotional love to the Beloved Nabi صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ is the soul of Iman. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ has said: ‘لَا يُؤْمِنُ اَحَدُكُمْ حَتّٰى اَكُوْنَ اَحَبَّ اِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَّالِدِہٖ وَوَلَدِہٖ وَالنَّاسِ اَجْمَعِين’ None of you can be a (perfect) Muslim until I become dearer to him than his parents, children and whole mankind. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 1, pp. 17, Hadees 15)

Ba-hukm-e-Ahadees Iman yeh hay

Kay ho sab say berh ker mahabbat Nabi ki

The method to enhance the devotional love for the Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ

Although the love for the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ exists naturally in the heart of every Muslim; however, it is a great blessing to enhance it by making efforts. A method of achieving the everlasting wealth of the devotional love for the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ and its enhancement is to know the excellence, perfection and specific qualities of the Holy Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. By its blessings, an everlasting candle of the love of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ will be lit in the heart which will illuminate our world together with the grave and Aakhirah, اِنْ شَآءَ اللہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

‘Ishq-e-Sarkar ki ik sham’a jala lo dil mayn

Ba’d mernay kay lahad mayn bhi ujala hoga

Let’s study the excellence, perfection and specific qualities of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ with the intention of enhancing devotional love for him. But please wait! Before that, recite Salat-‘Alan-Nabi once.

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب! صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Peculiarities of Mustafa صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ

1. The Holy Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ has been created before all Ambiya and sent in the world after all. (Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah, vol. 1, pp. 33)

Fath-e-baab-e-Nubuwwat pay bay-had Durood

Khatm-e-daur-e-Risalat pay lakhaun Salam

The extraordinary awe

2. The Holy Nabi صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ has said: ‘نُصِرْتُ بِالرُّعْبِ مَسِيرَةَ شَهْرٍI was assisted through awe for a distance of one month’s journey. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 1, pp. 133, Hadees 335) It means that the enemies who come to fight me, my awe dominates their hearts even when they are far from me at a distance of a month, though they fight by being awed. This Prophetic miracle has not been given to any (other) Nabi. (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 8, pp. 9)

Jis kay aagay khinchee [کِھنچی] gerdanayn jhuk ga`een

Us Khuda-daad shaukat pay lakhaun salam

Having multiple names

3. Having multiple names is proof of one’s nobility and superiority. (Al-Khasaais-ul-Kubra, vol. 1, pp. 132) Imam of Ahl-us-Sunnah, Imam Ahmad Raza Khan رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ has said: Allah’s names cannot be counted as His majesty is infinite. The names of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ are also in abundance as the higher number of names is because of one’s grandeur and superiority. More than 800 (blessed names) are mentioned in Mawahib and Sharh Mawahib (i.e., in the book ‘اَلْمَوَاھِبُ اللَّدُنِّیَّة بِالْمِنَحِ الْمُحَمَّدِیَّە’ of ‘Allamah Ahmad Bin Muhammad Khateeb Qastalani رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ, (volume 1, page 36) and its Sharh (explanation) written by ‘Allamah Muhammad Bin ‘Abdul Baaqi Zurqaani رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ (volume 4, page 171) and Faqeer (i.e. Imam of Ahl-us-Sunnah رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) has found almost 1400 blessed names and it is impossible to count all of the blessed names of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 28, pp. 365)

Hoor-o-ghilmaan-o-jinan kyun na haun mayray mushtaq

Hay wazifah mayra asma-e-Rasool-e-‘Arabi

4. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ has seen Sayyiduna Jibra`eel عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام in his real shape. (Unmoozaj-ul-Labeeb fi Khasaais-il-Habib, pp. 30)

Firishtaun mayn afzal kiya yoon Khuda nay

Kay kertay thay Jibra`eel khidmat Nabi ki

Description of lengthy topics in concise words

5. The Holy Nabi صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ has said: ‘اُعْطِیْتُ جَوَامِعَ الْکَلِم’ I have been given Jawami’-ul-Kalim [جَوَامِعُ الْکَلِم]. (Sahih Muslim, pp. 210, Hadees 1167)

Jawami’-ul-Kalim is that speech which is brief in text and yet having so much details in meanings. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has gathered for the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ so many topics in a sentence or two which were written in various heavenly books before him. (‘Umda-tul-Qaari, vol. 10, pp. 294)

Mayn nisar tayray kalam per, mili yoon to kis ko zaban nahin

Woh sukhan hay jis mayn sukhan na ho, woh bayan hay jis ka bayan nahin

6. The other Ambiya عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَام were sent to a particular nation but the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ has been sent towards all creation, humans, jinns, angels, animals and all non-living things. As the obedience to the Rasool (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) is Fard (obligatory) for a human, likewise it is necessary for every creation. (Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 1, pp. 61)

Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has said in the Holy Quran:

وَ مَاۤ اَرْسَلْنٰكَ اِلَّا كَآفَّةً لِّلنَّاسِ بَشِیْرًا وَّ نَذِیْرًا

And O Beloved Prophet, We have not sent you except with such Prophethood that encompasses entire mankind, as a giver of glad tidings and warning.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 22, Surah Saba, Ayah 28)

The Holy Nabi صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ has said: ‘اُرْسِلْتُ اِلَى الْخَلْقِ كَافَّةً I have been sent towards all creation. (Sahih Muslim, pp. 210, Hadees 1167)

Jis kay ghayray [گھیرے] mayn hayn Ambiya-o-malak

Us Jahangeer-e-bi’sat [بِعْثَت] pay lakhaun salam

7. In the state of sleep, the blessed eyes would sleep but the sacred heart would stay awake. (Al-Khasaais-ul-Kubra, vol. 1, pp. 118)

Dil-e-pak baydaar aur chashm khuftah [خُفْتَہ]

Nirala tha ‘aalam mayn sona tumhara[1]

8. When the Beloved and Blessed Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ would speak, the rays of blessed Noor would emerge from the blessed spaces between his blessed teeth. (Mishkat-ul-Masabih, vol. 2, pp. 362, Hadees 5797) This Noor was also visible during the day but in the night, a needle could be found with the help of the blessed Noor of the blessed teeth. (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 8, pp. 62)

Hay chamak tayray durr-e-dandan [دُرِّ دَنْدَاں] mayn jaysi Ya Nabi

Motiyaun mayn kab hay aysi aabdaari [آبداری] Ya Rasool



[1] The same case was with the other Ambiya عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَام. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 492, Hadees 3570)

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