Love for the Messenger Muhammad
Shaykh Nur al-Din Itr
Hardback, 128 pages
Having true love for the Messenger ﷺ is a divine command, and cultivating this love such that he ﷺ becomes more beloved to one than one's own self was described by the Prophet ﷺ as the hallmark of true faith. None displayed this love for him ﷺ more than the best of generations, the Companions.
Their love was described by the Commander of the Faithful 'Ali (a.s.), who said, 'The Messenger of Allah ﷺ was more beloved to us than our wealth, children, fathers, mothers and more beloved to us than cool water at the point of thirst.'
So how do we attain such love? What can we do to increase our love for him ﷺ? How would those closest to him express their love for him ﷺ? And what did the Messenger ﷺ instruct us to do regarding this most significant of matters?
The author Shaykh Nur al-Din 'Itr (r.a), the foremost hadith authority of Greater Syria in his era, outlines the true meaning of sincere love for the Prophet ﷺ in light of the Words of the Merciful and those of His Elect ﷺ.
With wonderful anecdotes of the love expressed by the family and Companions of the Messenger ﷺ, this book provides a path to attain, increase and perfect one's love for the Mercy to the Worlds ﷺ. With extensive commentary from translated excerpts from numerous classical works of prominent Muslim scholars and imams such as; al-Nawawi, al-Baghawi, al-Razi, Mulla 'Ali al-Qari, and 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, as well as modern greats such as; Shaykh 'Abd Allah Siraj al-Din and Sayyid Muhammad Ibn 'Alawi al-Maliki and others. It is an indispensable manual for every Muslim and student of Islamic spirituality who would like to further his love and connection to the Prophet of Islam ﷺ.
1: Defining The Love of the Messenger ﷺ
2: Recognising and Instilling Love of the Messenger ﷺ
3: The Love of the Community of the Companions (a.s.) as a Whole
4: The Love of the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs for the Messenger ﷺ
5: Notable Instances of the Companions' Love for the Messenger ﷺ