Allah In the name of the Most Affectionate, the Merciful.
YOUR ALLAH ALMIGHTY SAYS:
“Lo! We have sent you (O Muhammad Peace and Blessings be Upon Him ) as witness and a bearer of good tidings and a Warner, that mankind may believe in Allah and His Messenger, and may honor him, and may revere him and may glorify Him at early dawn and at the “close of day”
[ SURAH 48: Verse 8-9 ]
Oh Muslims! Note that your ALLAH Almighty says hear clearly that there are three aims of sending to you the faith of Islam and revealing to the Prophet the Holy Quran.
First, that people should believe in Allah and His Prophet.
Second, that people should respect the Prophet.
Third, that people should worship Allah Almighty.
LOYALTY TO ALLAH USELESS WITHOUT LOVE FOR THE PROPHET:
Oh Muslims! Note the beautiful order in which these three important things have been mentioned. In the beginning Allah has mentioned the belief in Himself and in the end He has mentioned His worship and between these two He has mentioned His beloved Prophet. The reason is that belief without respect of Prophet Peace and Blessings be Upon Him is no use. There are many Christians who have written Prophet’s greatness and refuted the allegations of the
non-believers or given lectures, but because they have no belief in Allah, their writings and lectures are only an appearance but not reality. Had they a real attachment to the Prophet in their hearts they would have Started believing in Allah Almighty. Unless one holds the Prophet in the highest degree of affection, there is absolutely no reward for a life-time of loyalty to Allah. There are many yogis and others who have renounced all joys and spent their lives in praying to all. The are many amongst them who assert that there is no deity but Allah ( LA ILAHA IL LALLAH ) and they utter these words again and again but since they do not respect the Prophet their worship is not acceptable to Allah.
Allah Almighty has said about such people:
“And We shall turn unto the work they did and make it scattered motes”
[ SURAH 25: Verse 23 ]
About such people He says:
“Toiling, weary, scorched by burning fire”.
[ SURAH 88 : Verse 3-4 ]
May Allah protect us! Oh Muslim, is the respect for the Prophet a basic requirement of belief and salvation or isn’t it ? Say that it is, and definitely, it is.
YOUR ALLAH ALMIGHTY SAYS
“Say (O Prophet): If your fathers, and your sons, and your brothers, and your wives, and your tribe, and the wealth you have acquired, and merchandise for which you fear that there will be no sale, and dwellings you desire are dearer to you than Allah and His
Messenger and striving in His way: then wait till Allah brings His command to pass.
Allah does not guide the wrong-doing folk”.
[ SUHAH 9 : Verse 24 ]