Honoring the Prophet by Honoring Dignity and Truth

Khutbah by Shaykh Amin Kholwadia, Eid Al-Fitr 1442 (May 13, 2021)

So these are the noble dignified values of our civilization, the Muslim Civilization, which finds itself steeped in the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – the most dignified and most honorable human being that Allah has created. And the way he treated human beings, the way he had respect for other human beings, whether they were friends or foes/enemies, people who were his companions and people who hated him, it was the same.

The Universal Message of Ramadan

 

“The beauty of Islam is that Islam recognizes the value of human beings, and so there must be some benefits to fasting.”

“Anyone and everyone who fasts will be able to become closer to Allah through fasting.”

“These people who say you should not recite the Quran if you don’t understand it, they neither learn what the Quran means, nor recite. They become bone-lazy.”

“The Arabic of the Quran is beyond the Arabic of the Arabic-speaking people.”

This talk delivered May 11, 2018 at Masjid Annoor, Knoxville

 

The Ni’mah of Focused Worship

On this twenty-seventh night, Shaykh Amin defines the most valuable ni’mah from Allah upon His slaves, namely the taufiq to worship Him. He elaborates on the etymology of Ramadan as the name of a month, a state of purification and ultimately an attribute of Allah (S).

“Allah (S) through the Prophet (S) guided this ummah to collectively recite the Quran and listen to it, collectively, in a jama’ah.”

“The sahaba’s understanding of fadl was… that I was given the taufiq to do more ‘ibaadah.”

Receiving Laylatul Qadr

Shaykh Amin expounds upon how one must prepare to receive the Night of Power, a night defined by the barakah that Allah (S) puts into the recitation of the Quran.

“The prophetic mind is always in a state of du’aa. As Anwar Shah Kashmiri (Rahimahu Allah) has said… if you want to understand the mind of the Prophet (S), understand his du’aas.”

“…it is through ‘ibaadah that the ummah managed and regulated its years…”

“This is the night you’re in conference with Allah (S).”

Lessons in Tauheed from Surah Taha

Shaykh Amin zooms into the verses of Surah Taha describing the first conversation between Allah (S) and Musa (A).

“Allah is saying here… that sometimes you face a situation you believe is useful, but I have the power to make it detrimental. And sometimes you face a situation that you believe is detrimental, but I have the power to make it useful. Believe in Me, not in the utility of the picture in front of you, your circumstances, the objects of utility in front of you, although you (must) follow the ‘adab of Musa (A), that if it’s detrimental, you take precautions…”

Reflections on Surah Al-Israa and Al-Kahf

Delivered on the thirteenth night of Ramadan. Shaykh Amin shares amazing insights into time. He relates the verses pertaining to the Mu’jizah of RasulAllah SallAllahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam on his Night Journey and Ascension, as well the karaamah of the Companions of the Cave mentioned in Al-Kahf, to the verses of Al-Qadr.

“Every Muslim who goes through Ramadan, every day in Ramadan, is a living proof of the miracle that is Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam.”

 

Muhammad RasulAllah

This talks builds upon the previous night’s (see Preparing for the Journey Home).

“You have someone who does not know how to read and write, and centuries before he came, he was already written (about)…. in the books of the People of the Book… So, RasulAllah (S) is not only Rasul for the people of Makkah and Madina, and for the jazeerah and for the Arab, and for the Muslims who came afterwards, he is also a Rasul for everybody who came before him.”

Delivered at Darul Qasim the night of Ramadan 7, 1437