BISMILLAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHEEM
(In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)
All praise is for Allah. Darood (Blessings) and Salaam (Peace) on Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN NABEE YIL UMMEE WA ALIHI WA BARIK WA SALLIM
ASTAGHFIR ULLAHA ALLAZI LA ILAHA ILLA HUWAL HAYYUL QAYYUM WA ATUBU ILAYH
WAW - THE ARABIC LETTER
The Arabic Letter Waw () is equivalent to the letter 'W' in the English alphabet.
It is letter number 26 in the Arabic character set.
Waw () in Arabic numerology, which is known as Abjad, has the value of 6.
This article is about the spiritual meaning of the letter Waw ().
THE LETTER WAW
14 And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,
[Quran: Al Buruj Chapter 85]
Wadood - Loving is one of the Attributes of Allah.
WADOOD - LOVING
In the case of Ibraheem () :
124 And remember that Ibraheem was tried by his Rabb (Lord) with certain commands which he fulfilled; He said: "I will make you an Imam to the nations." He pleaded: "And also (Imams) from my offspring!" He answered: "But my promise is not within the reach of evil-doers."
Baqara Chapter 2]
What were these certain commands which Ibraheem () fulfilled ?
Because Allah is Al Ghafoor ul Wadood And He is the Forgiving, the Loving.
Allah tested Ibraheem's () love for his Rabb. And when Ibraheem () gave up that which he loved most for the sake of Allah, Allah restored his son and reciprocated that Love.
The moral is that Love is shared between two. If the Love of one is not reciprocated by the other it becomes a trial. When the other responds with Love, it becomes bliss.
A good example of the effects of love are described beautifully in the book Layla and Majnun by Nizami. Layla and Majnun as a story is wonderful from a worldly point of view. But if we consider this book from a spiritual point of view we find that all the Messengers of Allah () and Awliya Allah () went through the same process. They gave up everything for the sake of Allah's Love.
And after trying them, Allah returned, or bestowed His Love on them.
96 On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness will (Allah) Most Gracious bestow Love
[Quran: Maryam Chapter 19]
That means we have to believe and be loving towards others for the sake of Allah. Everyone one of us, is His creation. Allah Himself will reciprocate our love for others. Another word for Love in Arabic is Hubb.
31 Say, (Muhammad, to mankind): If
you love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you
your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
[Quran: Al Imran Chapter 3]
In the case of Muhammad , Allah bestowed on him the Title:
56 Allah and His angels send blessings on the Nabee (Prophet): You that believe! send blessings on him and salute him with all respect.
[Quran: Al Ahzab Chapter 33]
FROM WADOOD TO WOOD
What do we call these Blessings mentioned in the above reference (Chapter 33 Verse 56) ?
We call these Blessings Darood .
In the word Darood there is the word Wood - Love.
Waseet is an intercessor.
Muhammad,Rasool Allah said:
.......'So they will come to me and I will ask the permission of my Rabb (Lord), and I will be permitted (to present myself) before Him. When I see my Rabb (Lord), I will fall down in (prostration) before Him and He will leave me (in prostration) as long as He wishes, and then it will be said to me, 'Ya Muhammad! Raise your head and speak, for you will be listened to; and ask, for you will be granted (your request); and intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.' I will then raise my head and praise my Lord with certain praises which He has taught me, and then I will intercede......