Saturday, January 4, 2014

Habib Jindan bin Novel at Masjid Muadz bin Jabal KL


Alhamdulillah was shukrulillah, we're grateful to have listened to his tausiyah at Masjid Muadz bin Jabal yesterday, in conjunction with 1st Rabi'ul Awal 1435 Hijri and hence the Mawlid Akbar organized by Darul Murtadza KL.  

The shaykh spoke about the greatness and uniqueness of Prophet Muhammad salallah alaihi wasalam who was an ordinary man but extraordinary at the same time. One whose akhlak was absolutely exemplary. Whoever sat with him would fall in love with him. 1435 years have passed since his hijrah. None of us met him. Nor our fathers. Yet we have gathered here this evening to honor him.

Habib Jindan related the incidents about trees honoring the Prophet and weeping out of love for him; and two companions honored with his prayers namely Anas bin Malik and Muadz bin Jabal. The Prophet prayed so that Anas's age and wealth be blessed. Indeed this was true. Anas became a wealthy man and was blessed with many children. During a drought, Anas upon seeing his orchard affected by the dry weather prayed for rain and rain did fall but only onto his orchard! 

The Prophet had a soft spot for Muadz bin Jabal too. Before Muadz left for Yemen, the Prophet accompanied the young man right to the borders of Madinah, taught him a prayer and prophesied that by the time he returned, the place which they were passing through would have become a garden. 

Habib Jindan said, we all have dry hearts. We are in need of rain of mercy. We need shafaat [intercessions] and blessings from Prophet Muhammad. We need rain of mercy in our hearts so that our hearts will be nourished with hikmah, taqwa, istiqamah, sabr, waraq, syuhud, tawadduk, mahabbah, ridha and yaqin. Pray Allah will fortify our hearts with those noble attributes. [Ameen]

Among the main characters of ahlul sunnah wal jamaah are that they love to conduct mawlid, they like Imam Al-Ghazali, they like Imam Al-Haddad, they like reciting wirid and ratib. The path of Prophet Muhammad salallah alaihi wasalam is not characterized by hatred or envy. He never branded anyone as kufur or syirik. Instead he made the kuffar embrace Islam and those who were mushrik were taught tawhid. He never ridiculed anyone. He never spoke any negative words.

Let's express our love for Rasulullah salallah alaihi wasalam through simple words and actions. Recite bismillah when eating/drinking; enter masjid with your right foot; walk and dress like him; be the first to say salam even to the young ones etc.

Leave this masjid with an intention to make the Prophet pleased with us. Do simple things like praying in congregations, begin with your right hand, honor your guests.

Habib Jindan bin Novel ended his tausiyah by praying so that we will be gathered with the one we all love -- Prophet Muhammad salallah alaihi wasalam.

This faqir apologizes for any errors and omissions.


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