Our Prophet, the friend of Allah, the Lord of the Universes (P.B.U.H.), Was a symbol of continuous effort, incessant travail, pure dedication, and work, doubled with surety. When he turned to prayers, he concentrated all his attention thereon. and When he resolved to do a job, he did not leave a sign of relief until the job is accomplished. When he talked to some one, he turned to him completely, and he did not discontinue the talk until his addressee Was to do so.
The prayer was a consolation for his eyes and a soothing for his heart. He was not one of the votary mystics. He was very prompt to fulfill the rights of the people. He did not bid adieu to this world though he got the pinnacle of spiritual delights, but he managed very tactfully to accomplish all the worldly jobs in addition to his high performance in prayers.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) was patronizing his family members and other poorer on one hand, and was tackling, on other hand, all the significant affairs of the Ummah, and discharging all the political and official duties. He was sending his representatives to the emperors, inviting them to embrace Islam. In short, the superb services, rendered by our Prophet (P.B.U.H.) in any sphere of the life, have added golden episodes to the annals of the world History.
Three followers visited the house of Prophet(P.B.U.H.) and inquired with his wives (their sacred Mothers) about his prayer. When they were informed of his habits in prayer, one of them pledged to pass the whole night in God's service. The other follower undertook to perpetuate the fasting with no interruption of breakfast, and the third vowed to remain a celibate.
At this juncture, the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) arrived and inquired about their pledges. He admonished them saying: Listen from me. I have more respect for Allah than you, and even though, Observe fast and break it too. I go for prayers and sleep too. T marry the women too. One who swerved from my track, he shall be no more in my band.
This is the track of equanimity and moderation, we have been enjoined to our Prophet (P.B.U.H.) to remain on. He always showed a great concern about this, lest the people deviate from the way of moderation. As He (P.B.U.H.) was peerless in the performance of life works and in the unprecedented prowess and bravery, likewise he was second to none in prayer and obedience of Allah, as Allah Says :
"O the raiment clad: offer the service in night or abate a little portion thereof. Or add thereto and recite the Quran Methodically. Soon we pass on you a heavy order. Verily the night vigil is more impressive and more suitable for recital".
It is narrated by Abdullah bin Amr bin Aas (R.A.) that the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) said:
"The best fasting to Allah was the fasting of dawood (A.S.), the best prayer to Allah was the prayer of Dawood (A.S.) : He was sleeping till the half night and was offering prayers in one third part then sleeping in one sixth part of the night. Likewise, he was observing fast one day and breaking it another day."
The formulae, chalked out by the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) regarding application of moderation in every thing, were absorbed by his followers and complied with. They identified the core object of their Guide (P.B.U.H.) and always stuck to them.
Once Hazrat Salman Farsi (R.A.) visited the residence of Hazrat Abu Darda (R.A.). These were those two followers who were fraternized by the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) in Madina. Salman noticed the sign of dejection on the face of Umme Darda. When he inquired about the cause, he was appraised that Abu Darda had nothing to do with this world. Meantime, Abu Darda also came and arranged the food for his brother and asked him to eat alone, with the apology that he was fasting. When Salman declared not to eat without him, Abu Darda Participated him breaking the fast. When night crawled and Abu Darda wanted twice to stand for prayer, he was ordered twice by Salman to sleep. When the last hour of the night arrived, Salman told him to get up for prayer, and told him: You have some right for yourself: You have some right for your Lord: You have some right for your guest: and you have some right for your family. So you should fulfill the right of every person.
Then both came to the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) and told him all the story. The Prophet responded: "Salman uttered truth".
KHWAJA SHAMS-UD-DEEN AZEEMI
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MERCIFUL, THE BENEVOLENT
Dedicated to those scientists, who are inching towards the cognizance of the facts, spotlighted by Allah Almighty, in the wake of their intelligent observation for the top vertex of scientific achievement, which is not other than the "Disastrous end of the Universe". And this is probably during 15th century of Lunar calendar.
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