This is a lecture delivered by Shaykh Abdur Raheem Limbada, a senior lecturer of Hadith at Darul Uloom Bury. The title is “Martyrdom of Hussain ibn Ali” He talks a little about Muharram, the day of Ashura and Ahlul Bayt as well.
This discourse provides a comparative insight and contemporary description of the many ways in which the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is a mercy to the Muslims, non-Muslims and to the whole of mankind.
The Prophet (ﷺ): A Mercy for the Worlds – Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq
As the state of humanity sank deeper into the world of darkness during the sixth century there had never been a greater need for a benefactor and saviour; a saviour who would emerge to rescue mankind from the moral and spiritual decadence that was spiralling humanity towards eminent disaster.
The fiercely independent Arabs, who had previously been ungovernable and were not ruled by any of the super powers of that time, were amazingly overwhelmed and defeated by the sheer force of this one man’s personality, compassion of character and mercy. Decades of enmity and hatred fell apart and transformed into love, compassion and brotherhood.
Living in a world full of temptations and desires, it can be very easy for us to lose track and fall for its glamour. There comes a time when we can no longer ourselves control our inner self, rather we turn our attention to Shuyookh (spiritual leaders) who have mastered this field and received guidance from their pious Ulama (scholars). This chain goes back all the way to Rasulullah (S.A.W).
They work on helping us purify our hearts and spiritual body. This undoubtedly will also have a good effect on our exterior and one will slowly but surely feel the difference!
By Mufti Ismail Menk