How To Love The Prophet PBUH?

Prophet Muhammad PBUH is the last prophet sent by Allah to guide humanity. There will be no other prophet in the world after him. Loving the Prophet s.a.w comes as a natural feeling for all Muslims. The love that the Muslims have for the Prophet PBUH flows within the heart of every believer of Islam. Sahabas love for the prophet is visible in Quran and hadith. As mentioned in the Hadith:

None of you has genuinely believed (complete sound faith) until I am more beloved to him than his father, son, and humankind.

(Narrated by Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim)

A profound love for the Prophet will make a better Muslim. This love will occupy your mind and make you a firm believer in Allah and his Prophet. Loving the Prophet will lead us to observe his beautiful teachings and become a pious people. In this post, we will guide all the Muslims on how to love the Prophet PBUH. 

How Can You Increase The Love And Honor For Prophet PBUH?

 Prophet Muhammad is the cornerstone of the Islamic creed. It is essential to understand the relationship between Muslims and the messenger. There are multiple reasons why Muslims must love Prophet Muhammad PBUH. One of the primary reasons to love him is that he is the last messenger of Allah. He is the last messenger that Allah sent to humanity. He brought the world the final message from Allah. Quran is the divine guidance that leads a human to eternal paradise. If you accept the Message of the Quran, then you must hold the Prophet in your highest regard.

How To Express Our Love For The Prophet PBUH?

Prophet Muhammad PBUH is worthy of our respect and love. The love of Prophet Muhammad in Quran and Hadith is evident and guides us to keep him in our highest regard. Here is how you can express your love for Prophet PBUH.

1. Make Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Your Role Model

It is part of human nature to follow in the footsteps of people you envy and respect. Prophet Muhammad PBUH is someone we admire as his excellent character has captured the hearts of many. All s.w.t has declared in Quran,

Indeed, in the Messenger of Allah, you have an excellent example for whoever has hope in Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah often.

(Surah Al-Ahzab, 33:21)

In this verse, Allah s.w.t has mentioned that Prophet s.a.w is the role model for every believer of Islam. Believers’ best example. All the aspects of the Prophet’s life are in the form of sayings and his actions. He is also a great example of spiritual excellence. As believers, we must follow his conduct and follow in his footsteps to become better humans.

2. Follow Prophet Muhammad PBUH Footsteps

This hadith has emphasized the importance of moral values, a pillar of Islam. It is best to follow the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w if you want to become a moral and virtuous person. The Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad teaches us to practice virtue and show mannerisms while interacting with others. Prophet Muhammad love for us is unconditional, and it is evident in Hadith and Quran. He has set an excellent example for us by leading a simple and pious life. If you want to express your regard and love for him, you must follow in his footsteps.

3. Sending blessings to Prophet PBUH

If we love someone, then we tend to think about them frequently. Our love for Prophet s.a.w leads us to utter words of remembrance and love for the Prophet s.a.w. It is a great idea to send peace and blessings to the Prophet PBUH by reciting the Salawat. If you want to increase your love for the Prophet, you should explore more about his life. This can be seen in the Hadith:

“The people who will be nearest me on the Day of Resurrection will be those who send their peace and blessings upon me more often.”

(Narrated by Imam Tirmizi)

4. Exploring The Life Of Prophet PBUH

Exploring the life of Prophet PBUH allows us to increase our respect and love for him. If you want to show your love towards the Prophet, you should read about him. Here are the best books that have ample knowledge about him. 

  • Ash-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya; The Portrait of the Prophet (by Imam At-Tirmizi, trans. Muhtar Holland, Fons Vitae, USA)
  • Muhammad The Best of Creation s.a.w; A glimpse of his blessed life (Sayyid Muhammad ibn Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani, trans. Amjad Mahmood)
  • Proofs of Prophethood (By Shaykh Abdel Haleem Mahmoud, trans. Aisha Bewley, Dar Al Taqwa Ltd, UK)

Lessons That Allah Teaches Us

Here are some lessons that Allah teaches all the Muslims:

1. You Must Have Etiquette

The most crucial part is that you must have etiquette with the messenger of God. It will mean having correct behavior with Allah too. Every person has a different level of understanding. You must try to understand the hadith correctly and get the best out of it.

2. Sunnah Is The Revelation

As the Messenger of Allah is not physically present in our life right now. How can we have the correct etiquette with him? It means that a Muslim must have correct etiquette with the Sunnah. Allah says this about his Prophet (P.B.U.H). “And He doesn’t speak of his desires; he speaks revelation.”

3. Don’t React To Sunnah Negatively

The love for Prophet Muhammad in Quran is very much evident. You must not react to any Sunnah negatively. Some people take things negatively as they don’t understand the Hadith very well. Even if you are shocked or unable to understand anything, you must not react like the people of Banu Israel.

 Reasons To Love Prophet Muhammad

Allah sent Prophet Muhammad ‘as a mercy to the worlds’. Here are solid reasons for loving Prophet Muhammad:

1. He Was Handsome

Many Muslims wonder what Prophet Muhammad looked like. We can find the details of his appearance in the book of Shama’il. One of the most popular books is Shama’il al-Tirmidhi. The descriptions from this book make one thing very clear: he was very handsome. 

One must know that he was someone extraordinary. Some compared him with the sun while others with the moon. He will stand out among other people like the stars in the morning sky. One of his companions said: ‘I have never seen anyone like him, before or since.

2. Perfection of Character

All the virtues are blended in Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). He is honest, courageous, loyal, and kind. Moreover, he doesn’t only outshine people in his appearance but also has an ocean of good qualities.

3. Loves All The Muslims

One day Prophet Muhammad was standing in the graveyard with his companions. He expressed his desire to see his brothers. The companions asked him which brothers? One of them asked: “Are we not your brothers?” He replied: ‘’You are my companions. My brothers are those who have not come yet’’.

He has called all the Muslims, his brothers and sisters. On the Day of Judgment, you will be able to reach the Prophet’s cistern, al-Kawthar. If you are a true believer, you will eagerly find him waiting for you. 

He will be happy to see you and offer a special fragrant drink from Paradise. The best part is that this drink will quench your thirst forever. Now the question arises, how will he recognize us? This is what the answer is: ‘’your face, hands, and feet will be shining because of wudu. (Ibn Majah 150)

4. Spent His Life In Spreading Islam

Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) has called all the Muslims his brothers and sisters. He will be happy to meet us all on the Day of Judgment. The best thing is that he has dedicated his life to spreading the message of Islam. Even though he had to endure countless struggles, he didn’t shy away from doing his duty passionately.

5. Reserved A Special Gift For The Muslims

Every Prophet of Allah comes with a special gift, a very supplication granted to them. All the Prophets have used their unique gifts. However, Prophet Muhammad has not done that yet. He keeps it with him, and do you know the reason why? He will like to supplicate to Allah on everyone’s behalf on the Day of Judgment.  

One day everyone will be thinking about themselves and their sins. But Prophet is one such person who will be thinking of his Muslim brothers and sisters. ‘’He will intercede for you if you died as a true believer without associating anything with Allah’’. (Muslim 199) (Bukhari 4476).

Wrap Up

Whatever we have discussed above is just a tiny glimpse of our Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). To love him truly, we must follow the examples set by him. We can study his biography and learn more about his sayings. Without that, our faith will remain incomplete!

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