In our previous meditation we discussed how Surah an-Nasr was the foretelling of how Rasulullah (SAW) would conquer Makkah and reclaim the Kabbatullah and, through this, remove all of the idols and the shirk from the house of Allah (SWT). We also looked at how much inayatallah Rasulullah (SAW) had and how even a small amount of inayatallah in our own hearts can remove the greatest amount of shirk.

In this meditation, we will look at the meaning of the first ayat of Surah an-Nasr:

The help that we receive from Allah (SWT) is inayatallah and the care of Allah (SWT) that we receive is according to how much care for Allah (SWT) that we have in our hearts. As Rasulullah (SAW) was the perfection of creation, his care for Allah (SWT) was perfect and the help that Muhammad (SAW) received was infinite.

This led to the greatest victory, the conquest of Makkah and the reclaiming of the Kabbatullah.

Surah an-Nasr was revealed during the final hajj of Rasulullah (SAW), which took place about eighty days before Muhammad’s (SAW) shahadat. Therefore, we can see that in this ayat, Allah (SWT) is relating to the greatest victory for Rasulullah (SAW) that he (SAW) would ever experience during his entire lifetime.

This victory was giving Rasulullah (SAW) Makkah and Kabbatullah.

Once in our lifetime, it is compulsory that, if we are able to, we visit Makkah. Likewise, each day we turn towards the Kabbatullah five times to pray to Allah (SWT). By giving Rasulullah (SAW) Makkah and Kabbatullah, Allah (SWT) had given Rasulullah (SAW) the very heart of Islam.

Furthermore, not only has Allah (SWT) given the heart of Islam to Rasulullah (SAW), Allah (SWT) has given the heart of every Muslim to Rasulullah (SAW). Just as the Kabbatullah is the house of Allah (SWT), our heart is the Baitullah within us where our love for Allah (SWT) lives.

This is why Allah (SWT) says: ‘Wanamo anna fikhum’ to tell us that Muhammad (SAW) is within us. Rasulullah (SAW) is not around us, by us or with us, but is within us, as our heart, the Baitullah within every Muslim, has been given to Muhammad (SAW).

This is why we have so much love and honour for Muhammad (SAW), as our heart has already been given to love our prophet (SAW). This is why the love and acceptance of Muhammad (SAW), who has been given our heart, is always connected to, and is as natural as, our love for Allah (SWT), as it has been given to Muhammad (SAW) by Rasulullah (SAW).

It is this love for Rasulullah (SAW) that is also our greatest victory. It is this love that leads us, amongst many things, towards the Quran Majid (that was revealed to Rasulullah (SAW)), towards salaat (for which the mehraj of Rasulullah (SAW) took place), towards charity (as who is as generous as Rasulullah (SAW) towards Allah (SWT) than the one who sacrificed one hundred camels on his final hajj) and who towards al-Kawther, which was given to Rasulullah (SAW) and from which we will, in sha Allah, drink from on the day of Judgment.

By giving Rasulullah (SAW) the Kabbatullah in Makkah and the Baitullah within each Muslim, this love is also that which will save us. This love ensures that whenever we ask from Allah (SWT), we take the wasilo of His (SWT) rasul, Muhammad (SAW) and how can a request with that wasilo be denied? This love will ensure that Muhammad (SAW) is our intercessory on the day of Judgment and how can we not enter Jannat if Rasulullah (SAW) is our intercessory?

This is why the conquest of Makkah and the reclaiming of the Kabbatullah is the greatest triumph for Rasulullah (SAW), as it is also the greatest victory for his (SAW) ummah, that ensures Muhammad (SAW) is the master of the Baitullah within us and this love draws us closer to Allah (SWT) and helps us both in this world and the next.

May Allah (SWT) always keep the Baitullah within us pure and clean, with the love and obedience of Allah (SWT) protected by our natural love for Rasulullah (SAW). May our heart guide us towards good and all that Rasulullah (SAW) has taught us, so that we can stay close to Muhammad (SAW) in this world and receive his intercession in the next. Aamin.

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