In the depths of the night
“And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with (complete) devotion.”
In the name of the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Allah.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was awesome. What a Prophet he was, and what a great man. Peace and blessings be upon him.
Speaking about the Prophet ﷺ is an emotional matter. His love is deeply entrenched into the hearts of Muslims.
His beauty is not restricted to his physical appearance, his kind words, his beautiful gentle character, his generosity, his helping the needy and orphan, his love and fear of Allah the Exalted, etc.
His worship was also his beauty.
قُمْ يَا بِلَالُ فَأَرِحْنَا بِالصَّلَاةِ
“Stand, O Bilal, and comfort us with the prayer.” he said.
(Abī Dāwūd 4986, sahih (authentic) - Al-Arna’ut)
After the first revelation in the cave, the Prophet ﷺ was going to go through a rigorous mission. A difficult lifestyle. His food would be scarce. His message would be mocked. His close ones would pass away. His tooth would be broken in battle. His life would involve toil.
إِنَّ لَكَ فِي النَّهَارِ سَبْحًا طَوِيلًا
Indeed, for you by day is prolonged occupation. (73:7)
But Allah gave him a beautiful gift. The gift of the prayer by night.
يَا أَيُّهَا الْمُزَّمِّلُ قُمِ اللَّيْلَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا … وَاذْكُرِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ وَتَبَتَّلْ إِلَيْهِ تَبْتِيلًا
O you enwrapped, rise up (to pray during) the night, except a little…And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with (complete) devotion. (Surah Al Muzzammil)
Through this gift, it will be a way of dealing with his difficulties, calling out to His Lord, receiving nearness to him, contemplating on the Quran and being healed.
This gift is available for every soul who wishes to.
فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ
So is there anyone to receive admonition? (54:15)
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