Increase Love for the Beloved Prophet ﷺ

To attain the righteous Path of Allah Taala, the primary condition is to possess pure and sincere love towards Beloved Prophet ﷺ. This should be contemplated again and again. On the Day of Resurrection, all will be helpless without the intercession of Prophet ﷺ. As his ﷺ ummah, we should contemplate over again and again that our Beloved Prophet ﷺ has undergone immense hardships and sacrifices for us.

Contemplating the above fact, increase the recitation of Salaam and Salawaat (Darood Shareef). Everyday send salutation whenever possible. Whether there is ablution or not, recite Salaam and Salawaat. This is the only way we can send a gift to our Beloved Prophet ﷺ, whereas, it is a means of infinite mercy for us!

Allah Almighty has said in the Noble Quran (meaning): Indeed, Allāh confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allāh to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allāh to grant him] peace. Sura Ahzab: 56

Abu Talha al-Ansari radiallahu anhu narrates (meaning): The Messenger ﷺ of Allah awoke one morning in high spirits with happiness gleaming from his face. They (the Companions) asked: O Messenger of Allah! You have awoken today in high spirits with happiness gleaming from your face. He ﷺ replied: Yes! A messenger came from my Lord and said: Whoever from your Ummah sends Salah (blessings) upon you once, Allah will record ten good deeds for him, erase ten sins from him, raise him (his position) ten degrees in status, and respond to him likewise (i.e. send Salah (blessings) upon him). Ahmad

The Messenger ﷺ of Allah said (meaning): Whoever sends Salah (blessings) upon me once, Allah will send Salah (blessings) upon him tenfold, erase ten sins from him, and will raise him (his position) ten degrees in status.” Nasa’i

It is also stated in Hadith that if any one of us greet him ﷺ, Allah returns his ﷺ soul to him ﷺ and he ﷺ responds to the greeting. Sunan Abī Dāwūd

There are several books of the pious scholars on Seerah and Sunnah. We should read them sincerely and in the intention to follow the Sunnah in our life. This is another means to increase the love of Beloved Prophet ﷺ. We should read the Seerah of Beloved Prophet ﷺ attentively and ponder on the incidents of the most blessed life on earth. The lessons in Seerah should be studied deeply to inculcate noble characteristics into our life in all aspects. Above all, we have know and follow the best way of worship from the life of our Beloved Prophet ﷺ.

All the styles and fashions that attract us in this world will be proved invalid and worthless when we leave this world. Only the love and following the Sunnah of the Beloved Prophet ﷺ will be found worthy! This will be the means of salvation and eternal success for us.
There is no doubt that the love of Beloved Prophet ﷺ is an integral part of Imaan (belief, faith). One who has no love towards Beloved Prophet ﷺ is completely unable to prove that he possesses the love of Allah Subhanu wa Taala. In a word, no love towards Beloved Prophet ﷺ is the clear proof of ‘no Imaan’ in one’s heart — such person is an unbeliever, completely out of the fold of Islam.

Most of our lifestyle doesn’t bear the proof that we are the righteous Ummah of Beloved Prophet ﷺ. Rather very unfortunately, our lifestyle bears proof that we follow others and follow whoever we think and believe show us the success-way for this worldly life. This is complete foolishness, because any lifestyle that shows only the success-way for this worldly life will deprive us from the afterlife’s success.

The Sunnah way is the road to success for both – this worldly life and the life hereafter. As a Muslim, it is incumbent upon us to remember this and only strive on this path by abandoning all other role models and paths.

Allah Almighty clearly states (meaning): And We have not sent you, [O Muḥammad], except as a mercy to the worlds. Sura Anbiya: 107

Allah Almighty has also stated (meaning): There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allāh an excellent pattern (An example to be followed.) for anyone whose hope is in Allāh and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allāh often. Sura Ahzab: 21

Indeed, there is no choice for a Muslim but to follow the Path of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. This is the path that leads to the pleasure of Allah Almighty. We need to develop and increase the love of our Beloved Prophet ﷺ and attain eternal success.

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