Loving the Messenger (pbuh) is a sign of having faith. To love the Prophet (pbuh) is to love Allah (swt). Appreciating his example and his vital contribution to our Deen is an essential part of being Muslim.
There are numerous ahadith which tell us that loving the Prophet (pbuh) leads to completion of faith.
The Prophet (pbuh) said "None of you will have (perfect) faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind." (Bukhari)
This is the perfect time for us to increase our love for the Messenger (pbuh) of Allah. Not only is it the month in which he was born but there abounds much vilification and attacks upon his noble character. Now is the time to stand in defence of his honour.
We have collected some ways we can express our love for the Prophet (pbuh).
Allah says in the Quran: “Indeed, in the Messenger of Allah you have an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.” (33:21)
When Aisha (ra) was asked about the character of the Prophet (pbuh) she replied: “Verily the character of the Prophet (pbuh) of Allah was the Quran.” (Muslim)
In order to love him though we must first understand why he is deserving of our love. It is therefore important to learn about Muhammad (pbuh) through his Seerah (life story), understanding the tests and trials he experienced and how he dealt with these.
Sending peace and blessings upon him will increase our love for Rasul Allah. A simple formula is to say “Allah humma sallee ‘ala Muhammad”.
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Whoever sends blessings upon me, Allah will send blessings upon him tenfold”.
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “You will be with those whom you love (on the Day of Judgement).” (Bukhari)
This includes the acts of worship the Prophet (pbuh) loved such as fasting Mondays and Thursdays, as well as the people he loves such as Abu Bakr (ra) and Khadijah (ra).
By using our automated donation platform, you can give charity to the causes that the Messenger (pbuh) loved.
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