The Prophet Muhammad Mustafa the Elect 1 and 2
- Paperback: 470 pages
- Publisher: Erkam Publishing (2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9944832103
- ISBN-13: 978-9944832106
Prophet Muhammad Mustafa the Elect – 1
Given that it is the Light of Muhammad which provides the reason for existence of all creation, it is impossible to do justice, solely through these humble words, to a life so unique and unblemished, of a man honoured by the Creator as the being His Beloved. Still, there await countless benefits for each and every person, depending on aptitude, in attempting to narrate the life of the Blessed Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, and pass on his characteristics to new generations. Thus, we will consider ourselves honoured if, through this work, we are able to receive so little as a glimpse of the exceptional character of the Prophet and to be able to emulate his great morals. Let it be known that we are far from making the absurd claim of having duly understood and explained the Noble Prophet. With respect to the magnificence of the Messenger of Allah, our words should much rather be taken as a flimsy ray of light piercing through a punctured felt covering a lamp.
Prophet Muhammad Mustafa the Elect – 2
Although Islam as a faith can be distinguished through the degree to which it is practiced, unfortunately in our day, this practice has lacked the spirit of Islam. The rituals are mechanically performed as if only a kind of social custom, while the spirit of Islam has been almost totally lost. This book aims to illuminate the spiritual radiance of Islamic worship and to clothe it in stories of the lives of the Prophets and their Companions and also in the lives of exemplary Sufis. In particular, many references to the poetry of Rumi, Yunus Emre and other Sufis aim to unite the passion of our spiritual practice with its ritual form. The chapters on paying charity and poor-due possess great beauty. The deep analysis they afford of the economic philosophy integral in Islam, abundantly demonstrates their inherent value in our grossly material world.