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Noor Al Islam, Nº: 151 – 152 13th year, March + April 2012

Noor Al Islam, Nº: 151 – 152 13th year, March + April 2012

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Nº: 151 – 152 13th year, March + April 2012 – Rabih 1 + Rabih 2 1433H

 

GIFTED MERCY

The most Exalted One and the most Great has outlined a magnanimous mission for His

Glorious Messenger (p.b.u.h) in accordance with this Qur’anic verse: “We have sent you

only as mercy to the worlds.” The Master of Messengers identified himself with this radiant

statement: “I am the gifted mercy,” a shining label that was attached to both his honorable life

and mission, a lighthouse for his most supreme Jihad during his holy lifetime and a binding

call from him that obligates every Muslim across the centuries to follow in his footsteps.

We recollect this shining statement in its description of the fact about the Prophet of mercy

and Imam of guidance (p.b.u.h) as we welcome the anniversary of his holy birth, this

fragrant occasion for which the heart of every believer yearns, one who is overwhelmed by

love for the Chosen One (p.b.u.h).

This precious occasion, in its symbolism and indication, is not looked at as being only the

anniversary of a great man whom Allah Almighty treasured in order to seal prophecies and

messages that save humanity, but because with him, it witnessed the birth of a nation that

extends across the generations, one which Allah, Glory to Him, made “the best nation sent to

mankind” so long as it upholds its religion and adheres to the guidance of its Prophet (p.b.u.h).

Love for the revered Prophet (p.b.u.h) and his pure Ahl al-Bayt (a.s) and the acceptance

of their mastership is by itself a creed, a divine imposition and a criterion for the extent

of true commitment and piety. Showing elation and excitement on this merry occasion

and celebrating it in an appropriate and suitable way, while remembering the merits of

the Messenger (p.b.u.h) and his honorable characteristics, is desired and needed. But what

is the most persisting and interesting on this occasion and at all times is remembering the

divine way of the Prophet (p.b.u.h), applying with it the realistic and constructive teachings

in various aspects of our private and public life and on all levels and fields, individuals and

societies, regimes and States. It is only thus that we become worthy of being affiliated with

this Prophet (p.b.u.h) and with the religion which he brought in order to save humanity from

misguidance, ignorance and oppression. It is only then that we win the goodness of this life

and that of the life to come based on the logic of the comprehensive mercy which stamps

the message of Islam and the way of its Great Prophet (p.b.u.h).

“Those who show mercy to others are shown mercy by Allah.” “Show mercy to those on

earth, you will receive mercy from the One in the heavens.” Do we find this creed to be that

of the Muslims as they treated each other in the past and as they do so during the critical

phase through which we are now living? Undoubtedly, there are bright areas along this level

of Islam’s history and in the life of the Muslims, especially among the sincere ones who

prefer to obey Allah Almighty and His Messenger (p.b.u.h) over anything else.

But rarely do we find this to be the conduct and action of most of those who control the

destiny of the land and of the Almighty’s servants in the past and at present from among

those who hold the reins of power, or those who monopolize the public and private riches, or

even by the Takfiri and abrogating groups that proliferate these days. We are still witnessing

more beheadings, curtailing the livelihood for the simplest reasons. These heinous actions

have now become a quite common scene in the reality which we live. What is the most

absent from such tragic practices are the tolerant teachings of Islam and the way of the

Prophet of mercy (p.b.u.h).

May Allah Almighty guide everyone to the light of His love and pleasure.

 

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