Loving the Final Messenger of Allah (PBUH)
By: Sh. Omar Subedar
Claiming to love a person is very easy however proving that love can sometimes be a challenge. Today, as Muslims, it is very easy for us to declare our love for the Prophet pbuh yet this declaration is sometimes put to question when analyzing our way of life and our daily practices. When we observe a total contradiction between our lifestyle and the lifestyle of Allah’s final Messenger we should ask ourselves: Am I really true to my word? Is love just expressed by fixing a day to celebrate the birthday of the beloved, sing a few songs in his praise and discuss a couple of events in his life or is there more to it? The worldly renowned scholar, Qadhi Iyaadh writes in his acclaimed book ‘Ash- Shifa’:
You should know that when a person loves someone, he gives preference to him (over all things) and prefers what he likes. Otherwise, he is untrue in his love and is simply a claimant.
A person who has true love for the Prophet, pbuh, is he upon whom the signs of love manifest.
The first sign of love is that... [click here to read the rest]