Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Come close | "Transform ritual to spiritual" - Shaykh Dr Muhammad Al-Ninowy


I know you can't spare half an hour or an hour to watch and listen. I know some of us are deaf, so someone needs to write for them to read and benefit. Some of you are like me - one who forgets what I hear easily, thus I have to write it, so that I could read it over and over.

In this video of a tausiyah by Shaykh Dr Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Ninowy as appeared on Umran TV English YouTube channel, the Shaykh said some key points as summarized below. 

Shaykh Ninowy said, if we love Prophet Muhammad salallah alaihi wasalam, then it's Mawlid every day. The world needs more rahmah (mercy), when we see our surroundings as needing more rahmah that means we are in need of more Muhammadan message or rahmah. When we see people not manifesting rahmah, that means they need more rahmah. When we celebrate mawlidun Nabi we are not just celebrating the birth of a person, we are celebrating the genesis of unconditional rahmatan lil alamin. So we attend majlis mawlid to connect with people with whom we have a relationship with their ruh/souls, because we have a need for the Prophet to be in our hearts. We put in our hearts many things but we don't put in our hearts the nur of Prophet Muhammad salallah alaihi wasalam. We need sirah of Prophet Muhammad to be in our homes, we need the remembrance of Prophet Muhammad to be with our children. We need the tranquility that comes with sirah of Prophet Muhhamad. The journey of Prophet Muhammad was to transform people from the rituals to spiritual. We don't just do sujud with our body. The point of solah is to have the heart sujud to Allah. Only then it would become a wholesome spiritual. The reason of sujud is to come close to Allah. The more we sujud the closer we get to Allah so that our batin is Rabbani and our zahir is Muhammadi. Our zahir (outer) and our batin (inner) must be aligned. We attend majlis zikir because our souls have a yearning, we need to rekindle our love and longing for Allah and His Rasul because our heart is dead with everything that concerns the dunya. The thing that illuminates the heart and revives the heart is not in the heart. Today, we talk, but we also need to walk the talk.

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