Loving our Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)
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The love of the Prophet (ﷺ) is something obligatory upon every believing man and woman. In fact, one cannot be a believer if his heart is void of the love of the Prophet (ﷺ). But what does it mean to love the Prophet (ﷺ)? How does one know that he truly loves him?
Jumuʿah Khutbah delivered at Abu Huraira Center in Toronto. Date: January 25, 2013 (Rabi` al-Awwal 13, 1434).
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My dear brothers and sisters.
The love of the loss of Hannah, who was a Haida
and His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is one of the most important parts of our E man.
In fact, it is obligatory upon each and every single believing man and woman
to love Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And so the talk of today in sha Allah hota Allah is going to focus
on our love of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
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that it is a consensus, a unanimous agreement among the scholars of Islam, that loving Allah and His messenger is obligatory
upon each and every single, Muslim.
In fact, the loss of Hannah who had died in the Quran
has warned us
from loving other than Allah and His Messenger
such that our love for for Allah and His Messenger
must precede the love of everything else. Allah Subhana who would say it says
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If these things
are more Beloved, than Allah, His Messenger and jihad in his cars,
then wait for the command of Allah.
Wait for the command of Allah Subhana who were to Allah.
For verily, Allah Subhana, who Allah does not guide people who transgress.
And so in this verse, Allah Subhana, who Allah has warned us
the most beloved things to us in this life,
from allowing them to meet to be more beloved to us, than Allah, His Messenger and fighting jihad in his cause.
emammal Kotori, the great professor, the scholar of Tafseer, he said, commenting on this verse, he said, This verse is evidence that loving Allah and His messenger is compulsory.
And that this love
must take precedence over everything else. He says, this is a ruling on which there is no difference among the scholars.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
that no one will truly believe.
I mean the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is more beloved to him than his wealth,
and his son, and all of mankind.
And so this is the love that we must have for the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in our hearts.
Imam Ali radi Allahu Allah, the fourth halifa of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he was asked about
his love for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that he was more beloved to us, then our wealth, our children, our mothers, our fathers, and cold, cool water,
when one is thirsty,
this is a love that the companions had for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
but the question is, what does it mean to truly love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam?
How can we identify ourselves
as those who love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
Is it something that we can just claim? Or is it something that we have to prove?
In sha Allah, Allah, we will mention some of the signs
that prove the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
in our hearts
among the signs
is that we place the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
before everything, and anyone else
have we truly placed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in front of us before everything else before everyone else. Allah subhana wa tada has commanded us to do so in the Quran. In the beginning of Surah Surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you have Latina Amano, la toca de manera de la hora, Sula, what taco La Ilaha, Semyon Halim,
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that when we hear this command, we should pay attention and focus. Why, because either we are being commanded with something, or we are being forbidden from something.
And so lots of Hannah who Allah commanded the believers, oh, you who believe?
Do not put yourselves before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam before His Messenger
do not put yourselves before Allah and His Messenger, and fear Allah For verily, Allah is the one who is all hearing, and all knowing.
And so the question is, have we placed ourselves before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or how we allow the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam to be placed before us, meaning in our decisions, the decisions that we make,
do we make them based on our own opinions? Or do we make our decisions based on what Allah has decided? And what His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam has decided
among the signs that prove the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala or rather the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is having the proper adapt and etiquette and manners with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And this is understandable, while the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was alive. In fact, Allah Subhana, who attacked revealed an entire surah
which describes to us the manners that we must observe
when in the presence of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and that is suited to hoogenraad.
But after his death,
observing the proper adab with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam consists of praising him
sending Salaam upon him when we hear his name.
Not mentioning his name as Mohammed, rather referring to him as Rasulullah, the Messenger of Allah or the prophets
and other etiquettes and manners, such as
respecting the Hadith
of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when we hear it when we study it, and so on and so forth.
Among the signs that prove our love for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is believing in everything that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has informed us about,
whether we understand the wisdom behind it,
or we do not understand it.
And we find in the lives of the companions, many examples of this, among the most well known examples is that of Abu Bakar rhodiola, who is
the companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
when Allah subhana wa tada took his messenger to the heavens, in the famous event of Ellis rottweil Mirage, and he came back and informed his people about it.
And most of them ridiculed him
and mocked him and did not believe in his story.
So they came to Abu Bakr radi Allahu ang
and asked him, Do you believe in this? He said, Yes, I believe in it. And I believe in that which is more amazing than that.
That which is Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us regarding the heavens.
And so as a result of this incident,
Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah was given the title of us to do
the trustworthy one, the one who believed when everyone else do you not believe.
Among the signs that prove the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
is following following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, obeying His commands,
following his guidance
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commanded us in many different places in the Quran, to obey Allah and His messenger.
And Allah Subhana who had
mentioned that if we truly want to be loved by him, so Hannah, who would tada we should follow His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, called in kuntum to Habana la flutterby Rooney did como la jolla Villa kununu back home, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
say to them, if you truly if you truly love Allah subhana wa Tada. Then Follow me Follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so that Allah subhanho wa Taala can love you and forgive you, your sins.
Among the means, or the signs that prove the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is to defend him
and stand up for it.
And once again, this is understandable
during the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
In fact, we have many stories of how the companions defended the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and stood up for him in the face of ridicule in the face of various attacks.
Among these examples,
is Habib de robiola, who is
the companion that was captured after the Battle of better
and he was taken to Mecca
in revenge for the losses of coloration in the Battle of bedroom.
And while he was being crucified, and his blood was spilling,
the leaders of Qureshi asked him would you prefer if Mohammed was in your place, and you were allowed to go free?
What was his response?
He was being killed and tortured. Yet he said,
I will never feel safe nor secure among my family,
when even a small thoren is hurting,
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And so after this incident,
when Abu sufian
testified before the Roman Emperor,
regarding Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his followers
one of the things that he mentioned was that I had
I've never seen
one loving another
more than the love of the companions of Mohammed for Mohammed.
And also amongst the examples
are the companions who fought in the Battle of the battle.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was being attacked,
and they stood in front of him,
against the attacks of courage
and acted as a human shield before him,
sacrificing their lives
to the point where nine of the companions stood before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
taking on the attacks,
nine of them died, one after the other.
And so this is how
the companions defended the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and stood up for him
after his life,
we defend the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
by defending his son
defending his seerah his life,
defending his honor, and his respect,
from the attacks
of the kuffaar and the munaf Yoku
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us among those who love Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, that we should honor and respect the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
when he mentioned him
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So that you may believe in Allah and His messenger
the prophet and honor Him
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And so, the question is, do we honor the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do we respect him?
Do we show our love for him?
By specifying a particular date of the year, in which we show our love for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
My dear brothers and sisters, the month of
the third month of the Hijri calendar,
is a very significant month.
For it is the month in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born.
He was born during this month,
in a time when mankind was living in darkness, in ignorance,
in oppression, and unrest,
not only the Arabs, but also the so called civilized nations of Rome, and Persia.
And so he came with the light of the Quran
and he preached the message of Allah Subhana, who would tada and that
message was that oh feed of a loss of Hannah who with the haisla.
To believe in a lot as one, and to worship him as one.
And so without a doubt, this month
is a very significant month.
if it was permissible
to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries,
then without adult,
we would celebrate the birthday of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if that was permissible.
However, the reality is
that unlike other religions,
unlike Christianity, Judaism and all the other religions,
in Islam, we only have two festivals
and days in which we celebrate.
And these two days are the two days of aid or you don't fit or, and aid.
And neither of these two days
is attached to a particular birth
of any particular individual, whether it be the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wasallam, or other than him.
There are many evidences and proofs that we can put forward and arguments to prove that celebrating the birthday of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the molad or Mila Donnelly
there are many arguments and evidences that we can put forward to prove that it is forbidden in Islam. But I will just leave you with three insha Allah hota.
The first argument that we can mention
that this celebration did not take place in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Nor, after his death, in the time, the companions, nor in the generation that came after them, the tambourine, nor the third generation of Islam, the tuba today, these three generations were the best generations of Islam.
of the molad did not exist during these three best generations, nor do they exist after them.
It was not until the sixth or seventh century of the Hijri calendar that this celebration was introduced.
this celebration is an innovation
a bid, which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam warned us against innovations and bidders.
The second evidence or argument that we can put forth
the fact that the scholars of Islam
disagreed as to the exact precise date in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born.
The majority of them agreed that he was born in rugby.
But then the different some of them said that he was born on the eighth. Some said he was born on the 10th. Some said he was born on the 12th. In fact, others even said he was born on the 18th.
In fact, some scholars even concluded that he was born, not in the month of Robbie, I will rather in the month of Raja
so the fact that we cannot
come to an agreement regarding the exact date in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born, it makes complete.
It is completely illogical
to celebrate his birthday, on the 12th of Roby, as well as most or many Muslims do.
And so islamically and logically, we have disproven the permissibility of celebrating the birthday of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The third evidence or argument that we can mention here
that all the scholars of Islam
that the day in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away and met his Lord
was on the 12th of Roby. And
this is the date in which he died. And all the scholars unanimously agreed on that. They did not agree on the day in which he was born. But they did agree on the day in which he died.
And so we asked those who celebrate this day, does it not make more sense to make this day into a day of sorrow? rather a day in which we celebrate?
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. To protect us from falling into such types of innovations. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the love of his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a lot more filial muslimeen our Muslim at what Mina will mean at Allaha, even whom will work in the Kissimmee on Caribbean Mooji Buddha
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