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April 10, 2011


Book: A Mercy to the Universe

by Umm Muawiyah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Allah says :

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

“And We have sent you (O Muhammad) not but as a mercy for the Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists).” [Surah Al-Anbiya (21) : 107]

So, how much do we know about our Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam), a mercy to the universe?

It is indeed a great blessing from Allah that He has preserved the life of His last messenger so that we can pretty much get a first-hand view of his mercy (and all his other great qualities for that matter).

We need to be grateful for this blessing. How? Well, we need to start reading about the Prophet’s (salallahu alaihi wasallam) life and then we need to model our life after his. It’s as simple as that.

We also need to read his biography (known as “seerah”) to our children, instead of fairy tales (“Once upon a time, there was a ferocious dragon who lived in Timbuktu. His name was Murphy.”)

There are many biographies of him out there, alhamdulillah. Here is a nice and simple one that I just came across:

A Mercy to the Universe by Shaikh Saeed Al-Qahtani (rahimahullah)*

[*He’s the one who compiled Hisnul Muslim (Fortress of the Muslim)].

[Oh and for more bedtime stories, you could try the story of Salman Al-Farisi (radiallahu anhu). Positively heartwarming story indeed.]

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. R
    Apr 11 2011

    What a timely post subhanallah! I am extremely grateful to Allah swt allowing my mouseclicks to end up on your blog! I was at a weekend course about the prophet pbuh and his life. It was as astounding, like the Shakyh – how can we claim to love him if we dont know him! Something to ponder over inshalah.

    Love, love, love your posts!
    p.s. How is YOUR ramadan preparation going?

    Love R.x

    • Umm Muawiyah
      Apr 18 2011

      Assalamu Alaikum.

      I thought the part about the mouse clicks was quite cute…

      Jazakillahu kheira.

      My Ramadan Prep has hit a wall. I’m currently trying to find something that will break the wall….


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