19 December 2009

Thoughts on Hijra

Driving into Medina at dusk. Jan 2009

The Islamic New Year (two days ago) is marked by the emigration of the Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him) from Mecca to Medina. (People unfamiliar with the story can google it, so I'm not going to get into it.)

These are a few of my lame thoughts on the story:
  • Sometimes the right thing to do feels horrible.
  • Making a choice to practice your religion usually requires sacrifice.
  • Faith requires action.
  • You can't pray to God to make everything better without taking any action. Seriously, if the Prophet couldn't pray the Meccans nastiness away...neither will you.
  • Sometimes what you build yourself is better than what you leave behind. (I <3>
  • Different people will end up in the same place, following the same path, for completely different reasons...make sure your reason is legit.
  • People need good friends. Friends who will share when you have nothing, support your decisions even when they are inconvenient for them.
اللهم صلى على محمد وعلى آل محمد
كما صليت على ابراهيم وعلى آل ابراهيم،
وبارك على محمد وعلى آل محمد كما باركت على ابراهيم
وعلى آل ابراهيم فى العالمين انك حميد مجيد .

اللهم صلى وسلم وبارك عليه
عدد ما خلقت ،
وعدد ما رزقت ،
وعدد ما احييت ،
وعدد ما أمت.

اللهم صلى وسلم وبارك عليه
في كل وقت وحين ،
وفي كل ملة ودين ،
وفي العالمين الى يوم الدين

اللهم صلى وسلم وبارك عليه
عدد من صلى عليه ،
وعدد من لم يصلى عليه

اللهم صلى وسلم وبارك عليه
بالعدد الأعظم
الذى لا يعلمه إلا أنت
و استأثرت به فى علم الغيب عندك.

اللهم صلى وسلم وبارك عليه
كما تحب أن يصلى عليه ،
وكما ينبغي أن يصلى عليه ،
وكما أمرت أن يصلى عليه .

اللهم صلى وسلم وبارك على النبي الأمي ،
سيدنا محمدالمختار ، وعلى آله الأطهار ،
وأصحابه الأخيار .

اللهم بلغ عنا نبيك وحبيبك أفضل الصلاة والسلام

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your thoughts are right on target. I have one correction though. Prophet Muhammed pbuh could really have had Allah swt go away with the Quraishans, but he chose not to. Every prophet had this one surely granted wish by Allah. For instance Noah couldn't deal with his people anymore and asked Allah to "remove" them. Muhammed pbuh chose to delay his granted wish to the Day of Judgement, in order to help his people (us isA) to enter Paradise. The peoples of every other prophet will ask their prophets for their "shafa3a" but the prophets will redirect them to Muhammed pbuh because they have already used up their wishes. That brings us to one of your points, choices require sacrifice. I hope that's clear.