Loving Prophet Muhammad SAW
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How to Love our Prophet Muhammad (ï·º)?
And as such we should praise Him, seek His help and seek His forgiveness
and seek refuge in a law from the evil which is within ourselves, and the evil which results from our deeds. For whomsoever a law has guided, none can misguide.
And whomsoever Allah has allowed to go astray, nun can guide
and I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah
who is alone and without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the last messenger of Allah.
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Indeed, the most truthful form of speech is the book of Allah.
And the best source of guidance was the guidance brought by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And the worst of all affairs are the innovations in religion.
For every innovation and religion
is a source of misguidance and all misguidance ultimately leads to the Hellfire
brothers and sisters.
We all know
the love of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a vital part of the deen of Islam.
It is so vital
that Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
had told his companions
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none of you has truly believed until I Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam become
so beloved to him, more beloved to him or her,
or people in general,
that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam should be most beloved to us.
when we try to translate that into action,
we have to do it, according to the guidance which Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam gave us. How do we love the Prophet sallahu wa sallam?
We know that he told us
we should not be excessive in our love.
That we should not imitate that
excessive love, which the Christians developed for Jesus. He told us lots of Rooney come out rotten nosara a submarine. Don't
and exceed in your praise.
Until you do as the People of the Book,
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as they did to Prophet Isa
don't do as they did.
What did the Christians do?
They praised him until he became for them God.
He became a law.
They elevated him to the point that he became a law
so he warned us not to do that.
Instead, he would insist, we just call him out the law was Zulu, a slave of Allah and His messenger.
So though we are obliged to love him, more than anyone in this world, that love should not exceed the bounds, which were set by a law
we should not elevate him to the status of divinity of God.
And unfortunately, we do have Muslims who have done that.
There are those who say, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was created from the light of Allah.
branch of this light the light of Allah, they call newer Mohammadi, the Mohammedan light
and it is from this light that creation came into being.
This is misguidance
people may say well we love Prophet Muhammad SAW Salam
but if you love him and you say that
then you have exceeded the limits
as Allah told them in the Quran, yeah Al Kitab Lata floofy Dini calm, do not
go to access in your religion or people of the book.
Allah had Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
statements, which would confirm his humanity
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Allah told him Prophet Muhammad Azam to say,
indeed, I am a human being like you basher.
The only difference is that I received revelation from Allah. That's what distinguishes me from the rest of you. Otherwise, I am like you. But we have people in the Muslim world who say no, he was not like us.
You have millions who believe that Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is alive in his grave. And if you say he died, they say you are Kaffir
that is the extreme they have gone through.
This is not just a few people in India and Pakistan.
Perhaps the majority of Muslims hold this belief.
It's serious. It's misguidance
because we asked them,
so what did the prophet SAW salams companions do? They prayed Salatu janaza for him and they buried him.
So they were wrong.
Even Omar himself
Omar Abdel hottub Allahu anhu. When he first heard word that problems asylum had died. He
his initial reaction was that same extreme, he came out and pulled out his sword and he said, anybody who says that Mohammed Salam has died, will face this.
He would kill them.
But it was Abu Bakar radiallahu anhu, who came in went into the room of the prophet SAW Salah missions room, lifted up the clock, saw him kissed him, put the clock back came out and push the Omar aside
and tell the people
any of you who are worshipping Allah, Allah is living
but any of you who are worshipping Muhammad
salatu salam, he's dead.
For those people who say no, he's still living there denying Abubakar who was the first Khalifa, the best of the oma. After Prophet Muhammad SAW salam, the best of the oma was Abu Bakar. And he said Prophet Mohammed Salam died.
But they say no, you say that you're a Catholic, very serious.
So, this is an extreme, an extreme which leads us to worshiping other than a law.
This is a bada.
we find those people praying to Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam
instead of only praying to Allah,
as a lot told us are the only as the job Lacan
call on me in prayer and I will answer you.
They will call on Prophet Mohammed salatu salam
and they commonly will put in the masjid
on equal level. Yeah, Allah. Yeah, Mohammed.
This is how you will know
that they have adopted this way of thinking. They equate calling on a law Yeah, a law
to calling on Mohammed Yeah, Mohammed, do this for me, do that, for me, intercede for me?
That is a bother. They say no, no, it's not a bother.
But the prophet SAW Selim had said, at da, who la vida,
de la, calling on someone in worship, is worship. It's the essence of worship, to call on them.
So, the prophet SAW Selim said that we should love him above any other human being. So how do we turn that now into the reality? Which Prophet Mohammed salatu salam wanted for us?
of loving Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, just like the essence of loving our parents,
is to obey them.
If you tell your parents I love you,
Mother, I love you, father. But every time they tell us to do something, you say, No, I can't do it. I'm too busy.
I can't find time.
I don't think so.
We have 1,000,001 excuses, never obeying them.
Do you think they will believe that you truly love them?
they will not.
fundamentally requires from us obedience. If you love that person, you will do whatever they ask you to do.
So that is the essence of loving the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that we do, whatever he asked us to do.
Whether it is
following his commands,
he told us to do this, or avoiding his prohibitions. He told us not to do that.
One or the other, we should obey Him.
It also involves following his example. But fundamentally,
love of Prophet Muhammad SAW Salam resides in obeying His commands.
And we can obey his commands
only if we know him. So there is something which precedes
It is an obligation to obey Him, but it's something which precedes it, and that is knowledge of Him. Because if we don't know who he was,
how can we OBEY Him? We don't know what he said what he did. How do we follow him.
So it is incumbent on each and every Muslim to
To know about Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. To know his life,
not just as a story, okay, as a child, you teach the children the story of the life of the prophet SAW Selim because that's their introduction. Their minds are not mature enough to understand obedience.
But once they mature, then that's what we have to focus on. That we know Prophet Muhammad SAW salams life
for them, guidance which is in it.
As a law said, Love God can Allah comfy rasulillah he was swattin Hashanah there is in the Messenger of Allah for you the best example. So when we study his Sierra, his life, his biography, we should study it, not as the children read the story.
We should now study it for the lessons of this era. What is it that prophet SAW Selim was teaching us in each and every stage of his life, he was the guide.
So we need to know those lessons. And I asked the last one to Allah, to give us the reality, of love of the prophets, a lot of a sudden, in following his guidance in knowing his life, and I asked the Lord to forgive us, for whatever ignorance has led us to the state we are in today where we really don't know him. We don't know about his life. We only say we love him. But we don't follow His commands. I asked him last month Allah to forgive our parents, those who have passed away from our relatives and friends,
for their negligence in this matter,
and that he helped us to be firm in our love of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and obedience to Him akula kolyada was stopped for law Lee welcome Melissa minimalism festival Pharaoh in who Allah for Rahim, Colin, Colin, Allah, Allah to seek His forgiveness, because he is the only one who can forgive.
It is said
the most effective way
of doing any
project, running any business.
Developing any program is to begin with the end in mind.
begin with the end in mind.
So, as Muslims,
where is the end?
The end of this life, the one thing that we are certain of
We're all going to die
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this is reality, every soul will taste death. That's the end.
how should we then live our lives it should be living a life realizing that that end is to come.
And when that end comes Prophet Muhammad SAW Salam has informed us that in the grave, when we are laid in the grave,
two angels will come to us Moncure and luckier and they will ask us three questions.
These three questions we need to know.
We need to know them in this life before we reach that point.
The first question is, man,
who is your Lord? The second question,
Omar Do you know and what was your religion?
And the third question, are men Dubuque, and who was your Prophet, your messenger?
Those are the three questions
Preparing for these three and of course I'm sure you understand that simply knowing the answer
mandra book you can say Allah, ma de nuke Islam, man Abu Mohammed Muhammad Rasul Allah. If a Kaffir
knows that now as we know it, is that going to benefit him in the grave?
Because he will not be able to answer.
If we have not lived
the answers to these three questions in this life, then we have lost
our era, the life to come,
is a tragedy for us
a calamity, the worst possible calamity.
So, man rock we need to know who was our Lord who is our Lord. How do we know that? How do we know who he is? We know it through the course.
And who received the Quran Mohamed Salah Salah, and who explained the Quran Muhammad Sallallahu sallam.
So when we talk about knowing Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam we means we need to know what he told us about Allah because the only way to know who Allah actually is remembering. You have 1 billion Hindus who believe that Allah is a cow.
You have 2 billion Christians who believe that Allah is a man.
You have another billion Buddhists who believe that Allah was a man.
So this is a serious matter.
We know who Allah is based on what Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has taught us through the Quran, which he delivered from last month, Allah to us and through the explanations of the Quran.
So it's not only to know the Quran, but also to know the explanations of Rasulullah Salallahu salam to the Quran.
So it takes us back to resume the loss of our Salah
Ahmad Enoch and what was your religion?
Where do we know that from? We know that from Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. In the Quran, do we have the five pillars of Islam the six pillars of Eman explained number? No.
It is from the Sunnah, that we know what are the five pillars of Islam
and the six pillars of he man so we have to go back to Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam to know
what Islam is.
to practice Islam
as was intended.
We need to know
what is behind the Pillars of Islam and the pillars of E man.
Again, simply knowing its Shahada shaitaan Salah
Zakah so Hajj we can run off these five But does that mean you know them?
Have we understood what was the goal of Salah
the goal of Hajj Oh, we just know its name. We know the rules, Salah you have to have to do
Salah you have to face the fibula you should cover your our
similarly Hajj, you have to wear a Haram. You have to go to Mecca, etc. These are the rules. But what was behind those pillars? What is behind those rules? What is the goal that was to be achieved? that most of us don't know.
And that's serious. That's a serious problem. Because if we don't know what the actual goal is, how can we achieve it?
So it is important for us to know it ourselves and to pass that knowledge on to our children to go back and find out what is the goal of the Shahada tan. What is the goal of Salah what is the goal of zakka and soul and Hajj? Because Prophet Muhammad's Assalam he summed up the goal of his whole message, all of Islam that he brought to us, he summed it all up saying, in the mobile studio Jemima Carmela flock, I was only sent to perfect for you the highest of moral character traits. It's about morality.
That was the essence of the message. He said, The essence of the message of Islam is morality, good character.
righteousness is good character. So each of the pillars of Islam and he man has at its root
principles, moral principles, character
examples that we should know. We need to go back and find out what was the goal of the pillars of Islam and he man
so we can achieve that essence which the Prophet sallallahu wasallam told us, and that's why he said, Dr. fee Kumar moraine intima Section B Hema lenta de la vida, I've left with you two things, if you hold on firmly to them, you will never go astray. It's our law book of Allah was so nutty. And my son now
we have to hold on firmly to the book of Allah, as understood by Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam as he taught it to us and to his Sunnah, which is the guide, explaining, directing.
I asked the last one to Allah, to bring us back to the reality of the deen
that reality, which would guide us and make us better human beings, the best possible human beings.
I ask Allah to make us sincere and striving for this goal, because our life in this world and the life in the next depends on achieving it. I asked a lot to make it easy for us, make it easy for our families, so that we as a society can be the best of nations
whom Allah has brought out for the rest of humankind to be guided to be their guide.
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So the law said, We are the best nation taken out as a guide to humankind ask Allah, Allah to make us that guide
to give us his blessing,
his knowledge, to give us wisdom in applying that knowledge and to forgive our deficiencies, our neglect
and make Islam again real in our lives. Beyond the ritual,
a true understanding
which will make a difference for our society.
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