Loving the Prophet is a Basis of Faith

Love for the Prophet (peace be upon him) is one of the essentials of Muslim's faith. Iman or faith is incomplete without it. It is the foundation of our belief. No Muslim can claim to be a Muslim unless he loves the Prophet (peace be upon him) more than any other thing in the world.

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind."

From this one can realize that love of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is an essential part of faith. Allah has warned in the Holy Qur'an that voice should kept low in front of the Prophet (peace be upon him) lest the good deeds are deleted and the person does not know.

The Prophet (peace be upon Him) is not only dear to the followers of Islam but the whole universe loved him. There are hadiths that even the trees and stones used to greet him when he passed nearby them.

Jabir Bin Samura (may Allah be please with him) reported the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying: "I recognize the stone in Makkah which used to pay me salutations before my advent as a Prophet and I recognize that even now."

Let's take a look at the scene of the Battle of Uhad when the Prophet's (peace be upon him) life was endangered by the pagans. The battle had a mess and no one knew the whereabouts of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Some thought that he (peace be upon him) was martyred. This was the time in the battle when Muslims lost sight if the Prophet (peace be upon him) due to the complete chaos. At this Omar and some other companions of the Prophet (may Allah be pleased with them) lost their hearts and threw swords away saying that why to live now.

Similarly, Ibn Nazr (may Allah be please with him) said the same words and penetrated deep into the enemy forces and embraced martyrdom. After the battle was over his body had more than 80 wounds of swords, arrows, and spearheads.

When the news of martyrdom of many Muslims arrived in Madina people were worried about the Prophet (peace be upon him). A woman who heard the martyrdom of her father, brother, and son but each time she asked about the well being of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Knowing that Prophet (peace be upon him) is all right she came to him and after seeing his noble face she just said: "In your presence all the calamities are minor."

When the Prophet (peace be upon him) had to migrate to Madina pagans had decided to raid at his house at night while the Prophet (peace be upon him) is sleeping. Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) knew very well that his life is in real danger when he slept at his bed covered in his blanket, but he did it for the sake of the Prophet (peace be upon him). He used to say that he did not enjoy his sleep in the whole life as well as on that day.

 
 

 

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