Love and Veneration of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him
By Sheykh Prof: ‘Abdullah ibn Saalih Al-Khudayri and Sheykh Prof: ‘Abdelateef ibn Muhammad Al-Hasan
Episode 1: Introduction
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
All perfect praises be to Allah, The Almighty and peace and blessing of Allah be upon the chosen Prophet, his household, his companions and all those who followed his footsteps.
Our dear reader, have you ever seen a Muslim individual who does not love the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him?
Have you ever known a lover who does not give Mahr (i.e. dower) and does not do serving (i.e. for his beloved)?
Can love be sound along with disobeying the beloved and keeping away from his way?
There are still many questions that really concern the lovers. Such treatise comes to you to answer such questions in an interesting journey with the witnesses of the Noble Quran, proofs from the honorable Sunnah of the beloved Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and from life of the lovers who accompanied the beloved Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, throughout all of his life, may Allah be pleased with them.
Such treatise includes two great researches to guide the one who has truthful love for his Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, to the reality of such love and its great meaning. It also explains what may achieve, correct, purify, develop, and keep the love of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, firm, in addition to some instructions that warn against all that can undermine and weaken such love and even destroy it and make it just a claim that has no evidence and is free from proofs and if one was to refer it to the judge, he would get nothing at all from it.
We ask Allah, The Almighty, to make us and you among those who hold truthful love for Allah, The Almighty, His Messenger, and those who fulfill its (i.e. loving the Prophet) duties and guard themselves against what may breach it and thus their Lord guide them to the ways of peace and make them inherit Al-Firdaws (i.e. Paradise). They will abide therein eternally.
Peace and blessing of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad, his household, companions, those who are truthful in loving him until the Day of Resurrection. All perfect praises be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.