The Virtues of the Ummah of Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam]
By Shaykh Mufti Ashiq Ilahi Madni (r.a)
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Allaah has showered tremendous bounties on the Ummah of Rasulullaah p. Allaah has taken numerous services from this Ummah. Allaah has used them for the service of this Deen, for the preservation of the Qur’aan, for printing and publications, for the narration of the Ahadeeth and Sunnah practices of Rasulullaah p and for compiling commentaries on them. Allaah has also inspired the Ummah to participate in Jihaad, has shown them the manner of giving Da’wah and blessed them with wisdom and the ability to give good counsel. Allaah has made them a means of spreading His Deen throughout the world and has decreed that they should remain in existence until Qiyaamah. Together with being the last of all nations, this Ummah is also the best of all nations. They will enjoy a high standing in the Aakhirah, will be the first nation to enter Jannah and will even have the honour of interceding on behalf of others.
After reading about the many virtues of this Ummah in the Qur’aan and Ahadeeth and reading them so often, Allaah has inspired me to compile them into a booklet so that it would be beneficial for the Muslim public Inshaa Allaah. Together with the inspiration, Allaah also gave me the courage to commence this work and made it easy for me. In this way, I was able to think of the verses of the Qur’aan and the Ahadeeth referring to the virtues and features of this Ummah. All praises are due only to Allaah. By the grace of Allaah, this booklet was prepared in just a few days and titled “The Virtues of the Ummah of Rasulullaah p”.
An appeal is made to all Muslims to read this booklet and to also read it to others. Together with this, they should also thank Allaah for the tremendous bounties He has blessed us with by including us in the Ummah of our master Hadhrat Muhammad p. We should appreciate this great bounty by forsaking sin and give priority to fulfilling the Faraa’idh, Waajibaat, Sunan and Mustahabbaat. We should make Dhikr in abundance and recite Durood (send salutations) on Rasulullaah p, because of whom we are receiving these bounties. In every condition we should live a life befitting of the title of the best of nations.
The booklet is now in the reader’s hands and the request is that every person who benefits from it should make good du’aas for the parents of the author, his teachers, his mentors, the publishers and for every person who assisted in the publication.
All assistance comes from Allaah and on Him is all reliance.
Muhammad Aashig Ilaahi Bulandshahri