Middletown Islamic Center

Middletown Islamic Center



Wisdom of the Week (April 14, 2017):

Love for the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Sayyidina Anas RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anhu said that: The Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, said:
    "None of you will be considered believers until I am more beloved to him than his children, his father and all people." (Bukhari and Muslim)

The one with complete faith surely will know that the Prophet (SAW) has right on him more than the right of his father, his son and all the people because the Prophet (SAW) saved his followers from the Hellfire and guided them to the straight path.

For this reason Allah (SWT) put condition on his love to follow His Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by saying on behalf of His Prophet (SAW):
    "Say: if you love Allah, then follow me Allah will love you and forgive you your faults, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful" (3:31)

And love for him (saw) is wajib in Quran and the Sunnah.

In the holy Quran Allah (SWT) said:
    Say, [O Muhammad], "If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people." (9:24)

And Allah will never promise severe punishment for someone unless he left some wajib or done something prohibited. From this we know that his love (SAW) is wajib.

And in the Sunnah there are many Hadeeths that talk about the importance of his (SAW) love, such as the Hadeeth above.

The best proof for loving our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) is not just performing obligatory actions such as praying, fasting but also following his Sunnah by applying it in our daily lives through: eating, drinking, sitting, walking, sleeping, dealing with family, spouse, children, friends, relatives, communicating with others with manners and behaviors and staying away from everything he ordered to stay away from, such as backbiting, gossiping, swearing, etc.