Say, [O Muhammad], “If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people.” (Qur’an 9 : 24)
The true incidents about the islam and Muslim :
One Muslim journalist had been in the coffee shop in Paris. He saw a bearded man on the table next to him so he went up to him asked “Are you Muslim?”
The man smiled and said “No, I’m a Jew of Jordan. I’m Rabbi and doing PhD on Islam in Paris. I asked,” On which subject of islam are you doing your PhD in?”
“He was hesitant, then after a while he said, “I am researching on extremism of Islam.”
I laughed and asked him, “Where did your research reach?”
He took a long time and said, ‘My research is complete and now I am writing analysis report.’
I asked, “What is the research case-study ?”
He took a long sigh with a glance to the right and left , then said in a slow voice. I have come to the conclusion after spending 5 years on research that “Muslims love their Prophet more than Islam”.
A Muslim may tolerate insults against his parents, relatives or friends, but he cannot endure derogatory words against Prophet Muhammad pbuh.
“This answer was surprising for me, I kept the coffee mug on the table.
He sat down and said, “As per my research, Muslims fight, stand up together, get aggressive if the Prophet Muhammad pbuh is blasphemed, they get provoked.
Muslims might be sinner, lacking the good deeds or many flaws but they can tolerate any pain even if their mosque is hijacked, ban the publication of the Qur’an or ban their religion identity even if their families are killed but they may get offended if any single word against their prophet is said. This is my research study.
The day the love and respect of prophet Muhammad ends then islam and Muslims will end.
If you want to extinct islam you need to remove the Messenger of Allah from the heart of Muslims, the soul of Islam will end.
But I have been stunned since that day. I understand this Jewish Rabbi as my master, because I was only a name sake Muslim before meeting him, but he taught me the true Muslim identity in just two statements.
The love of Prophet Muhammad pbuh is the spirit of Islam and until the soul is established until then, the existence of Islam is also blessed.
On that day the soul will end, there will be no difference between us and the disbelieving people.
▪ Abdullah ibn Hisham reported: We were with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he was holding the hand of Umar ibn Al-Khattab.
Umar said to him, “O Messenger of Allah, you are more beloved to me than everything but myself.”
The Prophet said, “No, by the one in whose hand is my soul, until I am more beloved to you than yourself.”
Umar said, “Indeed, I swear by Allah that you are more beloved to me now than myself.”
The Prophet said, “Now you are right, O Umar.” (Bukhari)
There are three kind of love
1- Natural love as mother loves her child
2- Logical love as we don’t like something but we love for reason
3- Spiritual love as the requirements of faith.
Muslim should love Prophet Muhammad pbuh in all aspects more than any other.
Prophet Muhammad pbuh said:
“None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.” (Bukhari)
So as we can see our iman (faith) is incomplete unless we love the Prophet pbuh above all else. This can be attained by serious reflection on who he was and how he benefitted us. But it must also manifest in action, obedience, and true emulation of the beloved Messenger pbuh as Allah decreed – The best method for appreciating, honoring and proving the exalted standard character of the Prophet is to live life as per his teachings, practically demonstrating the sublime personality of the final Prophet to the entire mankind.
Michael H Hart confirmed : My choice of Muhammad ranking the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels.
May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his companions.