Project Ummah: Introduction

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful

I’ve just watched this very popular movie that I was urged to watch by its fans-My Name Is Khan. Most people don’t really see the meaning behind this story, not my classmates that is. They only focus on the first part of the film, romance, while totally ignore the second part-the part with the unfortunate reality of this life violence, hatred and misconception.It shows the treatment Muslims faced in America after the 9/11 attacks. Not a while back, I watched a story called slumdog millionaire, which portrays the life of Indians living in slums in India. Right after watching this movie, the news of Somalia facing drought reached me. Little bodies, just skin and bones and air, looking helplessly into cameras filming their suffering just to show us pampered individuals how lucky we are and also to move us to help them. Also the news of a women in Indonesia having an affair with her son as she thought it was okay as she was not doing it with other people, but her own son. What a warped understanding! Also Muslims youths worldwide indulging in drugs, alcohol, following the slacking lifestyle of non-muslims etc.

All these news set me thinking: what has happened to the ummah of Muhammad pbuh? The very ummah that he so cared for.

Below is a hadith to ponder upon regarding the last moments of our beloved Muhammad PBUH..

(368) Hadith Number 1.
Anas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu narrates: “The last glimpse I had of Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam was at the time of his last illness on a Monday morning when he lifted the curtain of his house (to take a look at his ummah performing the salaah). At that time his mubaarak face was shining and clear as if it was a page of the Mus-haf (Qur-aan). At that time the people were performing the (fajr) salaah behind Abubakr Radiyallahu ‘Anhu. The people began moving back (in happiness after seeing him, thinking that he would come to join them. Before this too on an occasion when Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam became ill, Abubakr Radiyallahu ‘Anhu led the salaah. When he was recovering he would come and join the congregational prayer). Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam made a sign to the people to remain in their places. Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam passed away on that day”.

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As an ummah, we must work together to preserve the ummah our beloved Prophet pbuh so cared for. We can’t let his efforts go to waste. The world is now  loaded with problems, every single one is related to us Muslims.

InsyaAllah, I will compile some of the problems in this world and their solutions. I ask all you dear readers some of your precious time to contribute to this list and maybe some ideas to solve them. Jazakumullah Khairan Kathiiran!!! I call it Project Ummah.

Thank you so much for spending time to read this meagre post of mine. I really hope you could contribute. You could leave your thoughts in the comments box. Syukran!!! Jazakumullah again.

May Allah bless our efforts in shaping a better ummah InsyaAllah.


Note: This was edited as the earlier story posted did not come from authentic sources and may have elements of Shiite in it.

Jazakallah to themiddlepath in prompting me to start the research on what really happened.

I apologise for the mis-information

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2 thoughts on “Project Ummah: Introduction

  1. the middle road

    Assalamu alaikum

    Allah ta’ala knows best but I do not think the story you have related regarding the passing of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam is correct.

    He passed away in the lap of his wife Aishah radiyallahu ‘anhaa and his last words were, “Allahumma ar-Rafeeq al-A’laa“.

    This is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari, the most authentic book after the Qur’an.

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