Monday | December 11, 2017

LOVE FOR THE PROPHET SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM

         LOVE FOR THE PROPHET SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM

THE DUTIES OF THE UMMAH TOWARDS THE PROPHET (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) : To bring Imaan on the Nabuiwat and Risaalat of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is Fard. To accept fully whatever he (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) brought from Allah is Fard. Without Imaan in the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) no person is a Believer. Almighty Allah says, And those who did not bring Imaan on Allah and His Rasool, then verily we have kept ready for the unbelievers a raging fire. It is compulsory upon us to do what the Prophet commands and to abstain from that which he has forbidden.

The Holy Quran says, And take whatever the Prophet gives you and abstain from that which he forbids you. And fear Allah. Verily the punishment of Allah is severe. It is also compulsory upon us to follow the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in his practices and in his Sunnah.

The Holy Quran says, O beloved! You say, if you love Allah, then become obedient to me. Allah shall love you, and He will forgive your sins, and Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.

From the above mentioned verses of the Holy Quran, it is evident, how important it is for us to have true love for the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and to follow him. We should always heed the command of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and shun the commands of our desires. The commands of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) shall benefit our Imaan, and the commands of our desires shall lead us to destruction. We should thus be prepared to even sacrifice our lives in the love of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Hazrat Sahl ibn Abdullah Tastari (radi Allahu anhu) states as follows in his commentary on the above mentioned verse of the Holy Quran,That person who does not understand that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the Keeper of his life and in all conditions, the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) command is the authority, then under no circumstances has he tasted the sweetness of his (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Sunnat, because the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the Most exalted amongst the Believers.

SIGNS OF A ONE WHO TRULY LOVES THE PROPHET (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) : There are certain signs that are present in a person who truly loves the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). If one claims to love the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and he does not have these signs, then he is not sincere in his claim :

1. He follows the sayings and actions of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He practices the Sunnats of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He obeys all that he has commanded and abstains from all that which he has forbidden and he adorns himself with the morals taught by the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
2. He makes the zikr (remembers) the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in abundance. In other words, he reads Durood shareef in abundance. He studies and reads the Hadith Shareef. He always frequents the Meelad Shareef and other programmes held in the love of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
3. He had great desire to make Ziaarat of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as taught by Hazrat Bilal and Hazrat Abu Moosa (radi Allahu anhum) etc.
4. He shows great respect and reverence to Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This was the manner of the Sahaba-e-Kiraam (ridwaanullahi ta aala alaihim ajmaeen). They never spoke aloud in the Court of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and they never spoke before he spoke. They always remained with great respect when they were with him.
5. They should love all those who the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) loves, such as the Ahle Bait, Sahaba-e-Kiraam, Muhaajireen and Ansaar. To hate those who have enmity against these pious predecessors (such as the wahabis, shias, and all corrupt groups).

The Holy Quran announces, You will not find those who believe in Allah and the Last day, that they befriend them who have opposed Allah and His Rasool, even though if they be their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their relatives [Surah Mujaadila]

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