Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Loving that which Allah Loves

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّ حِيْمِ

Allah says in His Holy Words;

‘Those of faith are overflowing in their love for Allah’. (2:165)

Who could be more of a true believer than Prophet Muhammad (pboh)? He is that one who ascended above all creation and was alone with his Lord.

Allah is Al Ghani- The Most Generous. He is reported to have said in a Hadith Qudsi,

“And if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a fathom's length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed”.

Allah out of His Love can bestow on anyone more than that person can possibly imagine. And if Allah says that those who posses’ true faith are overflowing in their love for Him you can imagine the relationship that He has with and Prophet .

The Words of Allah was preserved in Lawh Mahfuth. Thereafter it was taken out and was impressed in the heart of Prophet (pboh). There was no interference or tampering with it. Some people argue that if the Qur’an was in Prophet’s (pboh) heart why didn’t he tell the people? Why did he have to wait on angel Gabriel? The reason of this was that Prophet (pboh) never said anything out of his own desire. Even when he knew what was being revealed.

So dedicated and submissive he was that he is referred to as the slave of Allah . A slave is someone who doesn’t have the authority to say ‘I’. He doesn’t own his personality. Look at the status he has achieved because of the overflowing love he has for Allah . And this is what we need to develop; how to love Allah and how to dedicate ourselves to Him. And the only way to truly learn this is to get close to Prophet’s (pboh) personality. The closer you get the more chance you have to elevate yourself to your Lord.

In fact Prophet Muhammad is Sirat al Mustaqim. He is that one who can take you to Allah . He is the embodiment of physical love and if we should follow him, insha Allah, we will get closer to Allah . As Allah says in His Holy Words;

Say O Muhammad: “If ye do love Allah, follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful”. (3:31)

Unfortunately there are some who discourage others of getting close to Prophet (pboh). Don’t pay any heed to them, as arguments surrounding the personality of Prophet Muhammad (pboh) have been around for centuries and your input won’t lead to anything productive. Ignore them and silently carry on.

Demonstrate love for Allah by loving that which Allah loves. And there is no doubt that Allah loves His Messenger (pboh). And if Allah loves him so much what about us?

Keep in mind that our mission is to love Prophet Muhammad (pboh) and if we love him and follow him we would be on the right part. Make this resolution in this blessed month of Rabi ul Awwal and you won’t be left unrewarded. Anything you do for Prophet Muhammad (pboh) will bring always being reward.

May Allah enable us to recognize the greatness of Prophet (pboh) and allow us to get as close to him as humanly possible.

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