Rabi al Awwal

Love for Our Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

Have you ever wondered and thought about how your mother took care of you when you were a little baby? How much pain she took in order to feed you and to clothe you? Whenever you were sick, she stayed up all night. Always concerned about your physical and emotional health, your studies, and even your clothes. She will continue to be concerned for you all her life. For all of these reasons we love her, we respect her, and we miss her when she is not around!

But do you know that there is someone who loved and cared for us more than our mother. Who could that be?
Our Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w).
He was concerned for us from the day he received the first revelation in the cave of Hira. He gathered all of his courage to stand up on mount Safa and called people to ‘La ilaha illalah,’ meaning ‘There is no God but Allah.’ He did this in order to save people from the fire and punishment of Hell.
He bared a lot of hardships while receiving the Quran for 23 years, only so that we could all recognize Allah (s.w.t).
So that we may know the difference between what is right and what is wrong.
So that we may know what deeds could lead us to Jannah.
So that we may know what sins to avoid to save us from hell fire.
He faced all kinds of bullying, humiliation, hatred, torture, and was even forced to leave his beloved city because of all this.
But for whom? For no one but us!
Can anyone else go through all of this for us? Can your parents, uncles, aunts, or even friends take this pain for you to save you from the Hellfire?
No one, right? That is why we owe him a great deal of respect and all our love above everyone else.

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said:”By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children.

“Even Allah (s.w.t) says “If you want to love me then you have to love the Prophet (s.a.w) and follow him.”

We must know our Prophet (s.a.w) personally, his lineage, how he looked like, his likes and dislikes, His Sunnahs (way of life)!
What would you like to do for your Prophet (s.a.w) to show your love for him?