The Prophet’s – Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam – Rights over Us
Some have exaggerated the status of Rasul Allah – Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam – attributing to him things that are only befitting of Allah.& Others sought to show their love by holding bithday parties, what is known as Mawlid An-Nabi for the Prophet – Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam.& This is not how someone should show his love, for it is a form of worship unauthorized by the Sunnah or the practice of the early Muslim generations.& And whatever is not authorized by the Shariah is rejected by Allah.
Love can only be expressed by following the Messenger of Allah – Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam – everyday of our lives.
Do you know why Allah – Subhaanahu wa Ta ‘Aala – sent Muhammad – Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam?& Allah sent him to be obeyed and imitated, a living example of the Quran.& Rasullualah& has rights over us, and these rights include the following.
He must be loved more than our family, children, more than oneself.& He – Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam – said, “One of you shall not believe until I am more beloved to him than his children, parents, and all of humanity.”& This was how the Companions, male and female were.
Ali ibn Abi Talib said, “By Allah, he was more beloved to us than our wealth, more than our children and fathers and mothers, more than cold water when dying of thirst.”
Rasul Allah – Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam – must be respected and revered.& Allah states [O you who believe, Do not put yourselves forward before Allah and His Messenger And fear Allah.& Verily Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.]& al Hujarat 1.& The Arabic La-tuqaddimu means do not walk ahead of.This happens when someone is hasty in matters of religion, deciding contrary to the decision of Allah and His Messenger.
We must pray constantly for our Prophet – Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam.& & Everything we know in Islam came to us through him.& & Jibraeel came to Rasul Allah - Sal Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam – as he was climbing the mimbar and prayed, “Perished be he to whom you are mentioned to and he does not pray for you.& Say ameen.”& & And the Prophet – Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam – said, “Ameen!”
Dear brothers and sisters, is it not time we started learning more about our Prophet – Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam.( Muhammad Al-Shareef).