Question from the floor : Are Arabs the only decendants of the Prophet ?
Shaykh Hishams says There is NO Race in Islam. Anyone can be the Decendands of the Prophet (saw) if Allah (swt) wants them to be. Eg Salman Alfarisi, a companion of our Prophet is not from Rasullulah's decendants, but Rasullullah (saw) says that " He is in My family. "
Its more important to be spiritually connected to Rasullulah (saw).
There are decendants of the Prophet all around the world. Shaykh Hisham have seen Spanish people and African people who are from the decendants of the Prophet (saw). Islam have spread far and wide. Even Shaykh Hisham comes from the decendants of our Prophet (saw). His mother is from the lineage of Saiyidina Hassan (r.a) and his father is from Saiyidina Hussein (r.a). He has never told us this before but since we ask, he tells us.
Shaykh says, those Arabs who proudly claim to be decendants of the Prophet (saw) but do not follow the teachings and sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saw) will make our Prophet (saw)more ashame and not proud.
Shaykh himself have seen arab men in Medina claiming proudly "I am the decendants of the Prophet" but on their wrist are Gold Rolex. Did Rasullulah (saw) teach us that Muslim men can wear Gold ?
Personally, I am happy to hear this... because, asides from the good and Alim Arabs I know, I also know of some Arabs in my country who are proud to be from our Rasul's lineage but do not behave as a proper muslim and look down on non-arabs. May Allah show them to the right path. I remember my first visit to the majlis Haul at Masjid Ba'alwie many years ago. The arabs wear nice and glittery jubahs and reserve the first few rows and do not let anyone sit there. No smile whatsoever to NON - Arabs. Tell me how do I respect them while Rasullulah (saw) have advised us to treat his family with respect ?
I am not pin pointing on the proud arabs only. Proudness takes place in many instances. And this is also a wake up call for me. I often am invited to majlis organised by Arabs. And when I go, sometimes, it did cross in my heart " selamat muka aku muka India, kalau tak diorang tak pandang aku agaknya." ....
You see, I also am guilty of this sin of feeling good that I have Indian blood eventhough I dont mean to be proud. Tsk. May Allah clean my heart.
This is good advise...There is NO Race in Islam....
To be continued.
(written in my own words )