بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين سيدنا ومولانا محمد وآله وصحبه أجمعين وبعد
From the galaxy of Ambiyaa and Rasuls, the greatest Nabi and Rasul is Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and from all the ummats, the greatest ummah is the ummah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).
In the Mubaarak Hadith, the ummah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has been named “Al-ummatul marhoomah” (the ummah which has been blessed with Allah Ta‘ala’s special and divine mercy). The shariah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has cancelled the shariah of every Nabi, and it is only the shariah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) that will be accepted by Allah Ta‘ala till the end of time.
Allah Ta‘ala declares in the Qur’aan Majeed:
إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّـهِ الْإِسْلَامُ
The only religion that is acceptable by Allah Ta‘ala is the religion of Islam.
From this verse of the Qur’aan Majeed, we conclude that the religion of Islam is complete, perfect and all-comprehensive. It provides man with guidance in all spheres of life, and is the only solution to end all problems and create peace and happiness in the world. However, the critical question that arises is, “When the Muslims have the formula to fulfil every need and solve every problem, then why are Muslims facing difficulty in different parts of the world?”
The answer to this question is that the difficulties and hardships are on account of not fully adopting Islam and not adhering to the Mubaarak way of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in all departments of life.
The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) were an embodiment of Islam and reflected the true beauty of Islam wherever they went. Hence, their noble character, just dealings, sublime conduct and beautiful lifestyle was itself an invitation for the kuffaar to accept Islam. Through observing the beauty of Islam in their lives, the kuffaar would feel compelled to accept Islam.
If the ummah once again beautifies their lives and character with the Mubaarak teachings of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then the spectacle that was witnessed in the glorious era of the Sahaahah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) will once again be seen in the world.
Currently, the deeni decline of the ummah is on account of many factors, among which the key factors are: (1) The weakness of Imaan, (2) The disunity of the ummah, (3) The breakdown of hayaa (shame and modesty), (4) The degeneration of Islamic values through adopting the culture and lifestyle of the kuffaar.
Hence, in order to rekindle within the hearts of the ummah the flames of love for Allah Ta‘ala, love for deen and the sunnah, and love for the Muslims, which are the core elements of success in the ummah, the need was felt to commence a series in which these vital aspects will be briefly discussed. This series will be called “The Orchards of Love”.
May Allah Ta’ala accept this humble effort and make it a means of the sunnah coming alive in the entire ummah. Aameen