Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu alaihe Wassalam holds a special corner in the heart of every Muslim. We Muslims love him more than we love anyone else.We love him more than our most beloved family member.
We honor him, exalt him and we Love him. Love for Rasul Allah and putting him before the entirety of mankind is from the perfection of faith. The Prophet is reported to have said:
لَا يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى أَكُونَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَالِدِهِ وَوَلَدِهِ، وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ
“None of you will truly have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all of mankind.”
Ya Allah! I testify that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is your slave and Messenger. The best of people in character, and the greatest of creation. So O Allah: Increase Muhammad Salllalahu alaihe Wassalam in honor, may peace and blessings be upon him. O Allah send Your peace and blessings upon our Messenger, Muhammad. SAWv And upon his family and companions, all of them. And upon whomever follows their way of guidance till the Last Day.
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He was such that even the enemy of Islam were put in awe.Once Quraish sent its negotiator, ‘Urwah bin Mas’ud, in the treaty of Hudaybiyah. He was sent to the Prophet and then he remained observing the companions of the Messenger of Allah. So when he returned back to his people, he was from those who said:
“By Allah, I have visited kings. I have visited the Caesar (King of Rome), Chosroes (King of Persia) and Negus (King of Abysinnia) I swear by Allah I have never ever seen a King more honored by his people, to the degree the companions of Muhammad honour him. If he commands them to something, they hasten to fulfil his command. And when he did ablution, it was almost as if they would fight each other to get his water. And when he speaks they all lower their voice to hear him. They occupy themselves with looking at him out of their awe of him.”
Allah swt says about Prophet Sallalahu alaihe wassalam in Quran-
فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النُّورَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ مَعَهُ أُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ
So they who have believed in him, honored him, supported him and followed the light which was sent down with him – it is those who will be the successful.(Quran 7:157)
إِنَّآ أَرْسَلْنَـٰكَ شَـٰهِدًۭا وَمُبَشِّرًۭا وَنَذِيرًۭا
لِّتُؤْمِنُوا۟ بِٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ وَتُعَزِّرُوهُ وَتُوَقِّرُوهُ وَتُسَبِّحُوهُ بُكْرَةًۭ وَأَصِيلًا
Indeed, We have sent you as a witness, a bringer of good tidings and a warner. That you [people] may believe in Allah and His Messenger and honor him, respect the Prophet and exalt Allah morning and afternoon [Al-Fath,48:( 8-9)].
إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يُؤْذُونَ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ لَعَنَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ عَذَابًۭا مُّهِينًۭا
Indeed, those who abuse Allah and His Messenger – Allah has cursed them in this world and the Hereafter and prepared for them a humiliating punishment [Al-Ahzab, 57].
لَّا تَجْعَلُوا۟ دُعَآءَ ٱلرَّسُولِ بَيْنَكُمْ كَدُعَآءِ بَعْضِكُم بَعْضًۭا ۚ قَدْ يَعْلَمُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ يَتَسَلَّلُونَ مِنكُمْ لِوَاذًۭا ۚ فَلْيَحْذَرِ ٱلَّذِينَ يُخَالِفُونَ عَنْ أَمْرِهِۦٓ أَن تُصِيبَهُمْ فِتْنَةٌ أَوْ يُصِيبَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
[People], do not call upon the Messenger’s as you call one another—God is well aware of those of you who steal away surreptiously—and those who go against His order should beware lest a trial afflict them or they receive a painful punishment [Al-Nur,63].
Likewise Allah Most High has praised another group of people who lowered their voices behaving politely and reverently towards the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) saying:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَغُضُّونَ أَصْوَاتَهُمْ عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُولَئِكَ الَّذِينَ امْتَحَنَ اللَّهُ قُلُوبَهُمْ لِلتَّقْوَى
Truly those who lower their voices in the presence of God’s Messenger – they are the ones whose hearts Allah has tested for Taqwa
O Allah grant us to love, venerate and revere of our Beloved Prophet, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). And bless us all with your devotion, and devotion towards your Messenger Muhammad. And piety towards those You have ordered us to show piety towards in Your manifest Book, When You said:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ
O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.
Therefore, let it be our duty and obligation to venerate the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) and instill that into the hearts and minds of our sons and daughters. Having said that, let us invoke abundant salawat and salam on our Messenger all the time, for Allah has honored and revered in among the Exalted Assembly, for He Himself has sent salawat on him and likewise His Angels, and has made it an obligation on those who inhabit the earth, saying:
And with this, let us send our peace and blessings upon the seal of the Prophets and Messengers as we have been commanded to by the Lord of all the Worlds for He states in His manifest Book:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا
Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace.
“O Allah! Shower blessings on Muhammad, our master, in the number that is in Thy knowledge such blessings as may continue for ever eternal as Thy Kingdom”.
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