اﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﻋَﻠَﻰ أَزْوَاﺟِﻪِ وَذُرﱢﻳﱠﺘِﻪِ كَمَا ﺻَﻠﱠﻴـْﺖَ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ وَﺑَﺎرِكْ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﻋَﻠَﻰ أَزْوَاﺟِﻪِ وَذُرﱢﻳﱠﺘِﻪِ كَمَا ﺑَﺎرَكْتَ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ إِﻧﱠﻚَ ﺣَﻤِﻴْﺪٌ ﻣَﺠِﻴْﺪٌ
O Allah, shower Your mercy upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and his wives and his offspring, as You showered Your mercy upon the family of Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam), and shower Your blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and his wives and his offspring, as You showered Your blessings upon the family of Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Indeed You are praiseworthy and most glorious.
Hadhrat Waa’il (Radhiallahu Anhu) Has His Hair Cut.
Hadhrat Waa’il bin Hujar (Radhiallahu Anhu) says: "I once visited Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) when the hair on my head was extremely long. While I was sitting with him, he uttered the words, 'Zubaab, Zubaab' (Meaning something evil). I thought that he was referring to my hair. I returned home and immediately had my hair cut. The next day when I went to visit him again, he said, 'I was not referring to your hair when I uttered those words yesterday. Anyway, it is good that you had your hair cut." (Fazaail Aamaal)
This action of this Sahaabi reflects the true love he possessed for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) within his heart. No sooner did he doubt that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was displeased with him on account of his long hair, he immediately had his hair cut. One can well imagine that if this was the level of the love they possessed, that just a mere doubt of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)’s displeasure would make them uneasy, could it have been possible for them to disobey the command of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) or go against his mubaarak sunnah.
يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّمْ دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ
The element which really expedites one’s progress in this path is the element of love for Allah Ta‘ala. It needs to be developed and enhanced. This could be done by us pondering over the favours of Allah Ta‘ala.
When we partake of our meals, we should ponder over the numerous bounties of Allah Ta‘ala that are contained within one meal. So many systems work together in order for one morsel to come to us. At times, the ingredients for one morsel may have come from 6 different countries. Then the food is served to us with so much of respect and love. Together with that we enjoy the different varieties of food in one meal, more so in the Month of Ramadhaan. When we ponder over all these favours and our not being deserving of them, the love of Allah Ta‘ala will increase in our hearts.
عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال قال رجل يا رسول الله إني أقف الموقف أريد وجه الله وأريد أن يرى موطني فلم يرد عليه رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم حتى نزلت فمن كان يرجو لقاء ربه فليعمل عملا صالحا ولا يشرك بعبادة ربه أحدا (الكهف) – رواه الحاكم وقال صحيح على شرطيهما والبيهقي من طريقه ثم قال رواه عبدان عن ابن المبارك فأرسله لم يذكر فيه ابن عباس (الترغيب و الترهيب 1/75)
Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that on one occasion a man presented himself before Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and said: “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), I stand to carry out a certain action, seeking the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala and with the intention that people should also see my condition (i.e. in doing good deeds).” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) did not give him any reply, until the following verse was revealed: “Whosoever desires to meet his Lord (in the condition that Allah Ta’ala is pleased with him), then he should do righteous works and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord.”
Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned:
“I had arranged approximately sixteen to seventeen nikaahs (i.e. two of mines, my sister's, my childrens' and my grand childrens'). In every marriage Allah Ta'ala blessed me with His grace to such an extent that one could not tell (on account of the simplicity) whether it was a nikaah or two rakaats of nafl salaah. Nikaah is an ‘ibaadat which unfortunately people have converted into a calamity. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/93)
Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:
I wish to inform you of an extremely important issue that has been addressed by the Ulama. The foundation of our Deen and its preservation lies in recognizing the works of the pious predecessors (Sahaabah, Taabi’en, A’immah Mujtahideen etc.), revering them and showing utmost respect to them. On account of them being the foundation upon which the Deen rests (due to them conveying the Deen to the coming generations) and due to these personalities being the means through which Deen has reached us, we should exercise extreme caution when discussing them and ensure that no disrespect is shown to them at any time. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 1/270)