The Truthful Love

Have you ever known a lover who does not give Mahr (i.e. dower) and does not do serving for his beloved?
Can love be sound along with disobeying the beloved and keeping away from his way?
Have you ever seen a Muslim who does not love the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him?
The answer will be “No”. But, the Truthful Love has signs and proofs. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: «None of you truly believes until I become dearer to him than his children, his parents, and all of mankind» (Agreed upon).

Truthfull LoveI love the Prophet? Then I should express this love by following him, and by following his Sunnah in word and deed, so that his Sunnah is the path I follow in my whole life, and I put his words before any other words and put his command before everything else. Allah, the Almighty says:

{قُلْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ}

‘Translation’ { Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”} [Al-i-Imran:31].

Those who don’t follow Prophet, they don’t love him even if they swear by Allah on their love for him.

There are manifestations of negligence practiced towards the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, among them are:
– Turning away from Sunnah of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, outwardly and inwardly. This clearly appears in changing the acts of worship into just habits and forgetting to expect the reward from Allah, The Almighty, or neglecting in following and revering the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and the pure hearty love for him, forgetting his Sunan (recommended acts by him) and neglecting in learning them or searching for them, not regarding the Sunnah highly and disdaining it inwardly.

– Rejection of the Saheeh (Sound) Hadeeths of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, with the least argument such as going against the intellect or not matching up to current life stream, or they are not applicable, or being arrogant in accepting Hadeeths and interpreting texts and changing their meaning for this purpose.

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