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Love for our Beloved صلي الله عليه و سلم

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Thursday 5th April, 2007

How does one love sayyidina rasulullah صلي الله عليه و سلم ? How does one express their love for him.? Does a person actually have to prove that he loves rasulullah صلي الله عليه و سلم physically.? Isn’t this love a personal thing in the heart, which is not something that is visible..??

The reason why i mention this is, when it comes to the month of rabi’ul awwal muslims throughout the world practice mawlid, celebrations of joy and they rejoice in the remembrance of our beloved صلي الله عليه و سلم . When asked about it, it is usually replied that they are doing it out of love for our prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم.

While the opposers of mawlid are busy trying to guide people away from such practices. One of their excuses is that to actually love the prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم is to adhere to his sunnah strictly, otherwise it is nothing more than lip service.

Yes, it is a fair point! but how does anyone know if a person sincerely loves the prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم or not.? Have they cut open their hearts to see what is inside….and if the person means what they say..??

Can the opposers of mawlid prove that, when they hold gatherings where anti-mawlid talks are being held and taught that it is out of sincerity, or is it simply to guide people away from those groups and get them to join their’s..??  can they prove that when they go door to door asking people to come to the mosque, that it is sincerely out of goodness and for the cause of dawah and not with the intention to brainwash them to become like them..??

The love for sayyidina rasulullah صلي الله عليه و سلم must be sincere and not just a show, otherwise it’s not really love is it.? A person can physically be a saint but that is in no way proof of his love for our beloved صلي الله عليه و سلم. One can strictly adhere to the sunnah of our master صلي الله عليه و سلم but can he really say that he is doing this out of love for him.?

9 times out of 10 you will find people applying the sunnah in hope of rewards from Allah. Its not a bad thing, but its not out of love for rasulullah صلي الله عليه و سلم is it.?

No one has ever said that you do not have to do anything other than just love the prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم offcourse you must obey the commandments of allah, follow the sunnah of sayyidina rasulullah صلي الله عليه و سلم , command good and forbid evil, and this love must be both internal and external but that does not mean that if a person doesn’t do all these things, his love is automatically fake, or does it.?

Sahih Al-Bukhari : Volume 5, Book 57, Number 37

Narrated Anas:  A man asked the Prophet about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, “When will the Hour be?” The Prophet said, “What have you prepared for it?” The man said, “Nothing, except that I love Allah and His Apostle.” The Prophet said, “You will be with those whom you love.” We had never been so glad as we were on hearing that saying of the Prophet (i.e., “You will be with those whom you love.”) Therefore, I love the Prophet, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, and I hope that I will be with them because of my love for them though my deeds are not similar to theirs.

Read here for…….the neccessity, the rewards, the signs, the meaning, and what is related from the salaf concerning love for our beloved prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم ,and the obligation of faithfulness to him صلي الله عليه و سلم



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