Episode 1: Praise of Prophet (pbuh) and Specialities | Lessons from The Seerah – Yasir Qadhi
Today insha Allahu ta’ala we will embark on a new series of lectures. A series of lectures concentrating on the life and times of the single greatest human being who has ever lived, ever walked on the face of this earth, Prophet Muhammad shallallahu alaihi wa sallam.
And so where the do we begin when it comes to describing the one whom Allah has chosen above the entire creation? How can we do justice to him when Allah ‘azza wa jalla Himself said, “Wa rofa’naa laka dzikrok.” (Surah Al Inshirah ayah 4)
Allah says, “We have raised up your mentioning and remembrance.”
Allah has raised up his mentioning and remembrance. And Ibn Abbas and other scholars they said, “Allah has raised up his remembrance such that whenever Allah is mentioned, the Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam is mentioned right after that.”
And how true this is, whenever Allah is mentioned, the Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam is almost always mentioned after that. Even in our shahadah “Laa ilaaha illa Allah, Muhammadun rasuulullah“, in the adhan, in the salah that we pray, in the Quran itself. There’s hardly a khutbah that we give except that we praised Allah, and we send salaat and salaam upon the prophet Muhammad shallallahu alaihi wa sallam.
When Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala Himself has called our Phophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam rahmatan lil ‘alamiin, you are the mercy to the entire world, you are the embodiment of rahmah, Allah has sent you, and through you, you would be given rahmah, and you are a rahmah, and you are the channel of Allah’s rahmah.
So he is rahmah, the Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam is rahmah. And he is sending his rahmah, and his message is rahmah, and his teaching is rahmah, and believing and acting upon what he has come with is a rahmah. He is everything associated with mercy, that is rahmatan lil ‘alamin.
And think about it, there is no human being who has been praised or is praised at this point and time, or who shall continue to be praised, more than our Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam. And think about it, no millisecond occurs on this earth except that there are not millions, not tens of millions, hundreds of millions of people around the globe, praising this one person shallallahu alaihi wa sallam, either by sending durud and salat and salam, or by giving a khutbah or lecture, or by saying the salah, ’cause you cannot pray any salah, you cannot pray any raka’ah, except that what do you do in that raka’ah; “Allahumma shallu ‘alaa Muhammad wa ‘alaa aali Muhammad.”
Think about it, there’s no second on earth that goes by except that hundreds of millions of people are praising this one human being. There is no person who is more praised than our Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam. As for his specialities, what is called in Arabic “khashaish” (characteristics), something that only he was given and no other human being was given.
And there are many books written by the early scholars about “khashaishun nabii” and about “shamaailun nabii“, which means that his characteristics and what is unique to him. Some of these, again this is all a summary, there’s so much more that can be said. Some of these, number one, he is the final Prophet of Allah.
No Prophet of Allah has obviously ever been the final Prophet, and there’s only one Prophet that can be the final, and Allah chose him to be the final Prophet.
And this is explicitly mentioned in the Quran, “Maa kaana muhammadun aba ahadin min rijaalikum wa laa kin rasulallaahi wa khaataman nabiyyiin,” and in another recitation “wa khaatiman nabiyyin,” and that is the seal and the end of the Prophet.
Of his specialities that no other Prophet has been given, is that he has been given the most powerful miracle, and that is the miracle of the Quran. There’s no miracle that compares to the Quran.
And one thing will demonstrate this for you, and that is that, look at any other miracle that you can imagine; the splitting of the Red sea, or the resurrection of Lazarus, Jesus Christ resurrected the dead by the permission of Allah, right. All of these miracles, we have no access to them, we didn’t see the splitting of the Red sea, you weren’t there when Jesus Christ called out to Lazarus, and he came out walking from the grave.
So how do, it’s not really a miracle for me and you, except that we believe in it? But the Quran is a miracle that I can hand to a non-Muslim. Here, this is a miracle of my Prophet. The Quran is a miracle I can recite and the people can hear. It’s a living miracle. It’s a miracle that all of humanity have access to.
Subtitle: NAK Indonesia
Indonesian Trancript: https://nakindonesia.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/pujian-untuk-nabi-muhammad