Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
(Taken from the sohbat by Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Lefke – Cyprus)
So we entered the holy month of that Glorious Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam)- Rabiu l-Awwal. It is the day & night that the inhabitants of earth & Heavens celebrate.
We should show respect for it, should recite a good many of Salatu Salam. May we not be lazy, say 1000 Salawat! Or say 500, or 300x, or 100x say “Allahumma Salli ala Muhammadin wa ala ‘aly Muhammadin wa Sallim”. Recite this. Allah Almighty grants 10 thawabs in return for 1 Salawat.
The Master of Creation was born in this holy month- Rabiu l-Awwal. May it be mubarak for all of you. O Lord, may You make us reach many more years- may You make us gather under the flag of Your Beloved (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) in dunya as well as in akhirah O Lord. May our hearts be pure & our faces enlightened. May we be happy & joyful.
Focus on Salawat al-Sharif, the troubles will be lifted from us. Recite 1000x, recite 10,000 if you like. No matter how much you recite on the Glorious Prophet, it is still little. It is little. He is the Glorious Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). He is the Great Prophet on whom Allah Almighty sends Salatu Salam. Allah Almighty & the angels, the Great Angels, “‘Inna Allaha Wa Mala’ikatahu Yusalluna `Ala An-Nabiyi” (33:56). Allah (jj) & His angels send Salatu Salam on that Glorious Prophet. “Ya ‘Ayyuha Al-Ladhina ‘Amanu Sallu `Alayhi Wa Sallimu Taslimaan”. O you who believe! Send your Salat on him. Even if you have nothing else, say it & have no fear.