In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

On the Ahadith (Traditions) of
Sayyidina Muhammad

Allah Most High commands the Believers in Suratul Hujurat
To not raise their voices above the Prophet lest their deeds become naught
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

His Companions sat silent and still as if atop their heads were birds
In esteem for the Holy Prophet, as they received his blessed words
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

Read about the Predecessors in the Shifa of Qadi `Iyad
Transmitting the Prophet's Ahadith and the respect for it they had
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

The Imams of Hadith memorized an ocean despite its vastness
They travelled, kept far from sin and put the Prophet's words into practice
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

Ahadith: a source for Creed, Spiritual Culture and Sacred Law
Their chains of transmission studied up to the Messenger of Allah
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

The Scholars are heirs of the Prophets, receiving knowledge they bequeath
Frequenting circles to learn Allah's Book and the Prophet's Ahadith
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

In such gatherings of Ahadith is the aroma of bakhur
Its connection to the Prophet taught by al-Habib Ahmad Mash-hur
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

"Ahmad is pleasant", as are the descriptions of him and his statements
The thing is recalled with the like thing, so he's recalled amidst fragrance
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

This world and the Heavenly world, the Intermediate realm and dreams
The Prophet's comprehensive speech is a fount of beneficial themes
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

When you recite the Ahadith, your prayers for the Prophet increase
With each "Allah's Messenger said, (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)"
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

Shaykhs like Shaykh `Abdul Jalil bin `Azum showed Ahadith can be read
By starting with "O Allah bless Sayyidina Muhammad who said"
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

For more, then with Khwaja `Abdul Rahman Chohravi you'll have found them
Ahadith with prayers for the Holy Prophet woven around them
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

O Allah bless and grant peace to Sayyidina Muhammad who said,
"In Your Name O Allah I live and pass on." before going to bed
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

May Allah Most High bless all those who've helped to preserve the Ahadith
To be with the Prophet under Allah's Throne gently shaded beneath
Allahumma salli wa sallim `alayh

Irshaad Ahmad Rashid
Shawwal 1440 A.H.
Toronto, Canada