Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the perfect example of an honest, just, merciful, compassionate, truthful and brave human being. Though He was a man, He was far removed from all evil characteristics and strove solely for the sake of Almighty Allah. Moreover, in all His actions and dealings He was ever mindful and fearful to Almighty Allah. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) 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 honour him, exalt him and we Love him. Love for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and putting him before the entirety of mankind is from the perfection of faith. The Prophet (SAW) is reported to have said: “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 (SAW) is your slave and Messenger, The best of people in character, and the greatest of creation. So O Allah: Increase Muhammad (SAW) in honour, may peace and blessings be upon him. O Allah send Your peace and blessings upon our Messenger, Muhammad (SAW) And upon his family and companions, all of them. And upon whomever follows their way of guidance till the Last Day. He was such that even the enemies 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 (SAW) and then he remained observing the companions of the Messenger of Allah. So when he returned back to his people, he 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 fulfill 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.”Almighty Allah says in Quran, “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. 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 (Quran). 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).
Let us invoke abundant Salawat and Salam on our beloved Prophet all the time, 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.
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 (SAW). And bless us all with your devotion, and devotion towards your Messenger Muhammad (SAW). Allah says in the Quran, “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 (SAW) 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 beloved Prophet all the time, 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.