Tafsir / The Prophet Muhammad

“Mercy to the Worlds: The Prophet Muhammad”

“The Mercy to the Worlds: Tafsir of Surat al-Anbiya’ Verse 107” *** The Creator of the heavens and the earths emphatically declares for all to know until the end of time: {And We have not sent you but as a mercy to the worlds}. Commentary: قوله تعالى: { وما أرسلناكَ إِلا رحمة للعالَمين } قال … Continue reading

The Prophet Muhammad

“Tafsir Surat al-Qalam Verse 4: The Prophets Character…not Just Morals”

“The Prophet’s Grand Level of Character: Making Connections from surat al-Qalam Verse 4” *** Allah (swt) vindicates and clearly states regarding the status and veracity of His beloved in surat al-Qalam: {and you [o Prophet] are on a khuluqin `azim}. This verse in summarised meaning is given by Imam al-Tabari (d. 310/923) as follows: يقول … Continue reading

Tafsir / The Prophet Muhammad

Imam al-Baydawi on the Exalted Status of the Prophet

“Tafsir: 94:4 – Imam al-Baydawi on the Elevated Status of the Prophet” *** Imam al-Baydawi (d. 685/1286)1 comments on verse 4 of Surat al-Sharh regarding the exalted status of the Prophet (saw): Arabic text: {وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ} بالنبوة وغيرها، وأي رفع مثل أن قرن اسمه باسمه تعالى في كلمتي الشهادة وجعل طاعته طاعته، وصلى عليه … Continue reading

Tafsir / The Prophet Muhammad / الفتاوى العطائية (al-Fatawa al-'Ata'iyya)

“The Prophet’s Sublime Character” – Tafsir of Surah al-Qalam Verse 4

“The Prophet’s Grand Level of Character: Tafsir of Surat al-Qalam Verse 4” *** Allah the Majestic states regarding His beloved in the noble verse of surat al-Qalam: { وإِنك لعلى خلق عظيم } فيه ثلاثة أقوال.أحدها: دين الإسلام، قاله ابن عباس.والثاني: أدب القرآن، قاله الحسن.والثالث: الطبع الكريم. وحقيقة «الخُلُق»: ما يأخذ به الإنسان نفسه من … Continue reading

The Prophet Muhammad

“Shaykh Salih Uthaymin and Tabarruk…shirk?”

“Seeking Blessings through the Messenger of Allah” – Shaykh Salih al-`Uthaymin (Allah have mercy on him) *** Imam Ahmad b. Hanbal is reported to have said when asked by his son `Abd Allah regarding wiping the platform on which the noble feet of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) touched: … Continue reading

The Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet as (λόγος) Logos

The Prophet Muhammad as the Logos (λόγος) of Creation. Imam al-Busiri writes in the Qasidat al-Burda (‘The Ode of the Prophetic Mantle’): و كيف تدعوا الى الدنيا ضرورة من * لولاه لم تخرج الدنيا من العدم [wa kayfa tad`u ila al-dunya darurata man * lawlahu lam tukhriji al-dunya min al-`adami] How can the necessities of … Continue reading