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Friday Sermon Slides May 14 th 2010. SUMMARY. May 14 th , 2010. Surah Al Ala and the tradition of the Holy Prophet ( pbuh). May 14 th , 2010. . Chapter 82, Verse 2. Glorify the name of thy Lord, the Most High. Glorify Allah. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • SUMMARY

  • Surah Al Ala and the tradition of the Holy Prophet ( pbuh)

  • Glorify the name of thy Lord, the Most High Chapter 82, Verse 2Tafseer e Kabeer, which Hudhur called a treasure of knowledge, is the detailed Urdu commentary of most Surahs of the Holy Quran,byHadhrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him)Glorify Allah

  • Chapter 33, Verse 22Glorify Allah

    Verily you have in the Prophet of Allah an excellent model,

  • Glorify Allah: The blessed model of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)

  • Glorify Allah: The blessed model of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)

  • Glorify Allah: The blessed model of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)

  • Glorify Allah: The blessed model of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)God has many attributes through which He extends His kindness to us.

  • And as a Summoner unto Allah by His command, and as a Lamp that givesbrightlight Chapter 33, Verse 47

  • Glorify Allah: The blessed model of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)O Messenger! conveyto the peoplewhat has been revealed to thee from thy Lord;. Chapter 5, Verse 68Hudhur (aba) said without doubt the Holy Prophet fulfilled this task with the objective to extol the name of his Lord. He carried on with his Tabligh with gentleness, wisdom and steadfastness and in every sense of the word honouredTasbihof God

  • Who creates and perfects

  • Who creates and perfects

  • Who creates and perfectsIn medical field doctors make discoveries after long and arduous research, however God gave the cure for spiritual ailments 1400 years ago in the perfect Shariah and pious people in every age availed of it. In the latter-days, the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) informed us of the cures for the new ailments.

  • GuidanceAnd Who designs and guides Chapter 82, Verse 4

  • *Hudhur explained that it is traditional that we recite this Surah in the firstrakah(one unit of Salat) of Friday Prayers as well as the Eid Prayers, in line with the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). Surah Al Ghashiyah is recited in the secondrakah. It is also traditional that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) read Surah Al Ala in the firstrakahof Witr Prayer, Surah Al Kafiroon in the second and either Surah Al Ikhlas or all the last three Surahs of the Holy Quran in the thirdrakah.*In his detailed Urdu commentary comprising of most Surahs of the Holy Quran entitledTafseer e Kabeer, which Hudhur called a treasure of knowledge that must be availed of,Hadhrat Musleh Maud (may Allah be pleased with him) explains that Glorify the name of thy Lord, the Most Highsignifies to praise and extol our Lord Who, in His quality ofRububiyyat(to sustain and nurture) is Most High and Whose grandeur is over and above everyone elses. It is the responsibility of a believer, who accepts that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) was the last law-bearing Prophet and whom God made a perfect example, to extol Gods name in the world.*Each person who is associated with the Prophet in the true sense should follow his blessed model, as God states in the Quran: Verily you have in the Prophet of Allah an excellent model(33:22). In terms of glorification of God, the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) had the most supreme model, yet in his humility he would pray to God, make me remember You and make me grateful to You.

    *A Hadith relates that once the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) came to the mosque and facing the Qibla, he went intosajdahposture.The duration of hissajdahwas so long that it caused great concern. To the extent that it was thought that he had passed away. When a companion went near the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) he rose fromsajdah. When he was asked why hissajdahwas so long, he replied, Jibraeel had come to me with the glad-tiding that whoever invoked Durud (salutations and blessings) on me will have mercy shown to him and whoever will invoke peace on me will have peace given to him and I was prostrating in thankfulness of this.Hudhur explained that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) used to extensively glorify God and was grateful to Him at every small bounty and blessing that was given to him.His diet was most frugal, at times he would have nothing to eat and other times he would simply eat dry bread. Yet he would express extreme gratefulness to God and glorify Him

    *Hudhur explained that Traditions relate that before Surah Al Ala was revealed, the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) had taught another prayer for thesajdahposture of Salat. However, after the revelation he taught to read,Subhana Rabbiyal aala(Glory to my Lord, the Most High) as well as taught to readSubhana Rabbiyal Azeemduringraku.Hadhrat Javeria relates that once when the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) left at the time of morning Prayer she was sitting on the Prayer mat. When he returned home, she was still on the mat doingTasbih. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) enquired what was she doing since morning and she replied that she had been doingTasbih. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said since he left he had only repeated four phrases three times but if they were to be compared with Hadhrat Javerias entireTasbih, they would be weightier. These phrases were: Holy is Allah according to the number of His creation, Holy is Allah according to the pleasure of His Self, Holy is Allah according to the weight of His Throne and Holy is Allah according to the ink [used in recording] His words. Hudhur said while this demonstrates the spiritual levels of his blessed wives that they had attained with the help of his holiness, it also illustrates the supreme level of concentration and focus of his ownTasbihthat entailed him repeating these phrases three times over a long period of time. Clearly he had the most elevated insight into the Greatness of God and did hisTasbihin view of that. After the victory of Makkah, as he entered the city on camel-back, his head was bowed down and even in triumph the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said the following prayer in utter humility: Holy are You O Allah, all glorification and praise is Yours. O Allah, forgive me.*Hudhur said such was the magnificent and blessed model of the Holy Prophet in every aspect of gratefulness to God and in HisTasbih. It is for us to aspire to follow this blessed model. His model draws the attention of theummahto the fact that we should not rely on worldly means, rather we need to doTasbihof the Lord. Hudhur said there are others who sustain and nurture us in this world, like children are nurtured by mothers and later in life one is sustained by ones superiors and the government. However, their quality of sustaining and nurturing is full of flaws. No matter how sincere a mother is in looking after her baby, her nurturing is far from perfect. Similarly there is weakness in the care provided by ones superiors etc. They wish to be praised by their subordinates but do not quite fulfil the import of the praise and of course false praise leads to hypocrisy. However, our Lord, the Most High is free from all flaws and is Holy. *By virtue of HisRahmaiyyat(quality of being Gracious) He provides the means of sustaining us and by virtue of HisRaheemiyyat(quality of Mercy) He blesses us incredibly and also listens to our prayers. In short God has many attributes through which He extends His kindness to us. It is for a believer to practiceGlorify the name of thy Lord, the Most Highand doTasbihof the Perfect Lord and to partake of His benevolent attributes and to avoid His chastisement.

    *Hudhur said we should pray to God for protection against all evil; indeed one who does sincereTasbihis taken in Gods refuge. The Holy Quran has called Salat a form ofTasbih,it is therefore essential to be regular in it. Hudhur explained that in extolling Gods name in the world we have the supreme example of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) who truly honoured summoning people to God. The Holy Quran states:And as a Summoner unto Allah by His command (33:47)*andO Messenger! conveyto the peoplewhat has been revealed to thee from thy Lord;(5:68). Hudhur said without doubt the Holy Prophet fulfilled this task. It was his objective to extol the name of his Lord, the Most High from the very beginning, but the revelation of this verse enhanced it further. He carried on with his Tabligh with gentleness, wisdom and steadfastness and in every sense of the word honouredTasbihof God. Even in times of difficulty he moved onwards while doingTasbihand instilled this spirit in his Companions through his power of holiness and they too gave great sacrifices.*Explaining the second verse recited at the start of the sermon, Who creates and perfectsHudhur said God has created man in a form with all necessary powers and strengths and has made him with progressive matter. As a child grows and develops all these powers and strengths are enhanced according to the environment in which the child is growing. Some have mental and physical weakness but generally speaking this is not the case. In other words, man has been given the capacity to become a reflection of Gods attributes. The most perfect model of such a reflection was the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) to whom God revealed the last and perfect teaching according to the evolutionary stage man had reached at the time. The most perfect model of such a reflection was the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) to whom God revealed the last and perfect teaching according to the evolutionary stage man had reached at the time. The most perfect model of such a reflection was the Holy Prophe