Posted by: Dawud Israel | April 17, 2009

Virtues of Saying the Name “Muhammad” (salallahu alayhi wasalam)

Bismillah, alhamdulillah, wa salat wa salam ala Rasulullah

I’m back now…let’s see how long this lasts…

The following Hadiths highlight the unequivocal virtue of the name of our Prophet Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasalam, the Pride of the Universe.

Haytham ibn Hanash said: We were with Abdullah ibn Umar (radiallahu anhu). His foot became numb. A man said to him, “Remember the one whom you love most.” He said, “Muhammad.” And it was as if he had been set free from a hobbling cord.

Mujahid said: A man’s foot was numb and he was sitting with Ibn Abbas (radiallahu anhu). Ibn Abbas said to him, “Remember the person whom you love most.” He said, “Muhammad” and his numbness was cured.

-Taken from Al-Kalim at-Tayyib (The Noble Words: Remembrance and Prayers of the Prophet Muhamamd) by Imam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimullah)

I have since tried this and it does indeed work. So all you skeptics or Muslims who seem to afraid to have confidence in our Deen, should know that it does work. Have tawakkul (trust in Allah)!

I was reflecting on this and reasoned, it has to do with the status of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam. If you ever sit down to read Hadith…there is a barakah or a nur (I don’t know what to call it since its so strong) emanating from his (salallahu alayhi wasalam) words. He is, afterall, Habibullah- the Beloved of Allah- salallahu alayhi wasalam and occupies a rank higher than all of creation. In fact, any mention of his blessed name salallahu alayhi wasalam is automatically turned into a dua, as we are obliged to send prayers of peace and blessings upon him, salallahu alayhi wasalam. Such is the status of Khalqil Adheem- the Best of Creation.

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, Ameen.


  1. SalAllahu Alayhi wa salam

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