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Monday, April 12, 2021

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus - The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Door to Allah - Al Maqasid 4/12/2021

“If the noble Prophet ﷺ is content with you, it is a sign that Allah the Exalted is content with you.”
On the last eve of Jumu'a before Ramadan, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus translates a beautiful poem by a great Moroccan scholar Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib. The poem, which he wrote when he came into the presence of the Prophet ﷺ, teaches us the etiquettes that we should have when visiting the Prophet ﷺ.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib (نحن في روضة الرسول)
نحن في روضة الرسول حضور * طالبين الرضى وحسن قبول
جئنا يا خير مـن إليه الملاذ * بانكسار وذلة وذهول
فاسأل الله فينا كل عناية * لننال المنى في وقت الحلول
لك قدر عظيم ليس يضاهى * ورساله تفوق كل رسول
أنت باب الإله في كل خير * من أتى فاز بالرضى والوصول
كل سر في الأنبيا قد أتاهم * من علاكم مؤيدا بنقول
قد تشفعت في أموري إلاهي * بانبي المشفع المقبول
كل من حط رحله بكريم * نال أقصى المنى و كل السول
قد شكرنا الإله في كل وقت * حيث من بزورة للرسول
وكذاك لكل من في بقيع * من صحاب كذاك نسل البتول
وكذاك لكل زوج و بنت * وابن منجي الانام يوم الحلول
وكذاك لكل من في أحد * من شهيد كذاك عم الرسول
قد طلبنا بهم تمام السلامه * في مسير لأرضنا والدخول
وطلبنا النجاة في يوم حشر * وسلاما من كل فظ جهول
Nahnu fi Rawda (We Are Present In the Rawda)
“Nahnu fi Rawda” is a beautiful poem written by the great sage Shaykh Muhammad Ibn al-Habib, a Moroccan scholar and the guide of the Darqawi spiritual path. The Rawda, literally a meadow or garden, refers to the blessed resting place of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace, where the author composed this piece.
After speaking about being in the presence of the Prophet (saws) and what he is seeking, the author says that he has come to the Prophet’s grave in a state of brokenness and dejection, seeking the intercession of the Prophet on the Day of Judgement when he is being resurrected and judged.
The Shaykh continues by speaking of the immense rank of the Prophet Muhammad (saws), so high that even all the other Prophets attained what they know only thought the Prophet Muhammad (saws). He compares him to being the door that leads to Allah, and that he is requesting intercession through him.
He then goes on to say that he is confident that his prayers will be answered, because anyone who comes (literally, everyone who throws down his saddle) in the court of a generous person, will be given everything he seeks.
Then, Shaykh Ibn al-Habi says that he has been thanking Allah every moment for this opportunity to visit the Prophet (saws), as well as his Companions who are buried in Jannat al-Baqi, the graveyard in Medina. He is also thankful to have visited the Prophet’s grandchildren, the descendants of Fatima al-Batool (meaning the one totally devoted to Allah’s worship), the martyrs at the battle of Uhud including Hamzah, the uncle of the Prophet, as well as the Prophet’s son Ibrahim, who he refers to as “the son of the rescuer of humanity on the Resurrection.”
He closes by asking for a safe journey back to his homeland of Morocco, and sends prayers and blessings on the Prophet Muhammad (saws)and his family and followers.

Diwan: 1. Song Written Before the Prophet (peace upon him) | Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib 


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