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Al Laahu Rabbu Muhammadin Salla Alaihi Wasallama.

That I have been selected for standing in the ranks of those defending the honour of the Prophethood (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) is a matter of such privilege for me that transcendents even sovereignty over several kingdoms. I feel it is only through selection that the Originator of Grace has chosen me for praising the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). It is an honour for which, howsoever much one might feel elated, he would still be inadequate in giving thanks. Praising the Prophet is the habit of my Merciful Rabb.

The tongue of the Prophet prays thus for his eulogist Hazrat Hassaan (Radiyal Laahu Ta`a`la Anhu): "O Allah! Help him with the Holy Spirit (with Jibra`eel), the trustworthy`" There is countless evidence that Jibra`eel, the trustworthy, has been created for adoring the Prophethood. That Holy Spirit (Jibra`eel) even today helps the defenders of the - Prophet. We have been told that Allah Almighty`s pleasure is gained by doing good deeds and the Angels guard over those engaged in "good" acts.

This humble self is grounded on the earth and yet, Allah be praised, he is heavenly by virtue of his beliefs, and holds the same belief, as do resplendent and holy beings. Ask those who are all the time engrossed in remembering and praising the Prophet how tranquil they feel at heart and how altogether happy they are. They are convinced that this very love will be the cause of their redemption and this one fact will intercede on their behalf with the eternal Being. This dust from under the feet of the Prophet`s progeny has only one wish: he may be able to spend every moment of his life in remembering the king of Madinah, the true master (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam), and thus find a place in Paradise beside one of his slaves. I wish for nothing else.

Almighty Allah Himself says that He has made sublime the remembrance of the holy Prophet. When it is the Creator of the universe Himself who has made sublime the remembrance of His beloved, how can I dare contribute to the excellence of His beloved? Or what possible connection can my efforts have with the enhancement of the greatness of the Prophet? What possible addition

We humble beings can make to his honour and high stature? To do so is not within our power, the dwellers of the earth. This task is allotted to the dweller of the heavens, Jibr`eel, the trustworthy. And that is the way of the One and Only Creator of the earth and the heavens. Enough for us, his slaves, is the fact that we are the followers of the master. We can praise him only as much as it is possible for us to do so and only as we have been enabled to do so. And this humble self believes that why he should not dedicate to that personality for whom he has intense love and regard whatever capacity and capability for doing good has been endowed to him and that why he should not devote all his nights and all his days in the remembrance of him and in recounting his excellence. This little knowing person would like to be told if there could be a better duty to perform or any better way in which he could lead his life. He would also like to be told by Jaami and Roomi and Sa`di and Raazi why they dedicated all their lives to finding choicest words in praise of the Prophet.

Apart from always remembering the holy Prophet, this humble self has set before himself another duty: to wipe out the mischief-makers who commit acts of deviations and distortions while speaking about his master. I have only one tongue and only one pen, and I promise to myself, and to those who think like me that, Allah willing, I will devote, till my last breath, all the energy that has been given to me to wage an incessant war against all such wagging tongues who are unacceptably and unforgivably remiss in remembering my Prophet and in honouring his illustrious personality. He who doubts the greatness of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) is, surely, out of his senses and out of his perception. He who tries to find fault with his magnificence is, indeed, devoid of the essence of humanity. He does not know my Prophet at all.

The irony is that those who claim to be the supporters and followers of Islam have themselves levelled criticism against the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). Their ways are like those of Shaitaan. It was Shaitaan himself who was the first to deny the status and greatness of Prophethood. Namrood, Fir`aun, Abu Jahl, Waleed bin Mugheerah, all of them, had been cast in the mould of Shaitaan.

The Holy Qur`aan itself testifies to the fact that to level criticism against the Prophet is the way of the idolaters and the hypocrites, and to speak of the innocence and the holiness, and the truthfulness and the greatness of the Prophet is in line with Allah`s own tradition. It is said in the Qur`aan and reiterated in the Sunnat that concessions for certain considerations can be made in the performance of duties If for certain reasons Namaaz cannot be said in standing position, then it can be said while sitting or even through signs. But no concessions are allowed when it comes to paying due respect to the holy Prophet.

The Qur`aan is explicit on this. Almighty Allah Himself says to His beloved, "even if, because of your innate kind nature, you were to ask Me for forgiveness for those who are insolent to you, I will never forgive such men." The fault of insolence to His beloved is unforgivable in the sight of Allah.

Let us see how insolent have these people been Lo the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). Allah forgive us for saying so, and again Allah forgive us for saying so, these people believe that knowledge given Lo the Prophet is less than that given to Shaitaan the accursed, and they liken the Prophet`s knowledge to that given to the animals and the demented. Who are these people who recite the Kalimah of the Prophet and yet cast doubts on the Prophet`s excellence and his absolute truthfulness? Leave alone outsiders who do not subscribe to the Kalimah, even those who ostensibly claim to be the adherents of Islam and who incessantly preach Deen-e-Muhammadi are very careless about their utterances, and their utterances are nearer to insolence. They should realise what the demands of reverence are, and how far are they justified in saying what they say. Those who claim to having truth on their side are, in fact, engaged in destroying its very foundations. They are trying to cut the very branch on which they happen to be perched.

These people say things, which are most hurtful and most distressing. Have they no realisation how they themselves would feel if any of the leaders of their faction were to be made the object of criticism? They will, in all probability, lose their senses. Have they no grasp of the indescribable hurt, which is caused to the slaves of Allah`s beloved (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) when Allah`s beloved is criticised and downgraded? It is a matter of total love and total adoration. Mention the faults of the beloved before the lover and he will, surely, smash the snout of such a foul-mouthed person.