Why My Love for the Prophet Muhammad (saw) Means I Will No Longer Eat Dates

Why My Love for the Prophet Muhammad (saw) Means I Will No Longer Eat Dates
This story begins with Ramadan and dates. However, at the heart, it's about affection for the Prophet Muhammad (saw) and how we decide to show that adoration.

We as a whole realize that Ramadan is an honored month loaded up with opportunities to gain gifts and leniency from Allah (S) just as take part in familial and public exercises. There are a large group of ways that individuals enhance and celebrate, yet seemingly, iftar is at the zenith. Regardless of what the scene (masjid, home, corridor, and so on.) or foundation of the host, each Muslim spread beginnings with dates for individuals breaking their quick.


I have a risky relationship with dates. By and by, For the most part, I discover the natural product unappetizing. It is wiped out sweet and now and then has net strands in the center. Each time I saw a plate of dates, I winced. In any case, I despite everything got one as the resonant sound of the adhan filled the air. Notwithstanding my repugnance for them, I went through years forcing them down and doing whatever it takes not to choke while crunching the occasionally hard skin between my teeth.

I overlooked my abhorrence since I was informed that the Prophet preferred them and If I cherished him, I would figure out how to like them as well. In this way, I stuffed them down.

Love for the Prophet Muhammad (saw) is a natural and excellent piece of holding fast to Islam. The Prophet stated, "None of you will have confidence till he cherishes me more than his dad, his youngsters and all humanity." Loving the Prophet can appear as though a thing covered in riddle as to precisely what it means or how one organizes and shows it. How would you feel such love? The previously mentioned hadith specifies individuals that we love, and we display our adoration for these individuals in various manners. Is our warmth for our dearest Prophet intended to be an amalgamation of those human loves or something one of a kind?

What's more, whatever our affection for the Prophet might be, should the manners in which we show it incorporate things that may cause us enduring and distress? At it's generally essential, must I eat dates in light of the fact that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) adored dates?

What is Love, True Love?

At the point when I solicited Imam Tariq Elamin from Masjid Taqwa in Chicago about adoring the Prophet, he highlighted an ayah in the Quran:

Ye have in fact in the Messenger of Allah a wonderful example (of direct) for anybody whose expectation is in Allah and the Final Day, and who connects much in the Praise of Allah. [Quran-33:21]

"The previously mentioned ayah guides us to a model character and conduct that will welcome us accomplishment upon the arrival of Judgment," clarified Elamin. "Allah lets us know in Quran 21:107 that Muhammad [saw] was sent as a kindness to all the universes (men/jinn, seen/concealed). What a gigantic demonstration of leniency, to be sent the response to a test that decides the goal of your spirit."

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Imam Tariq kept, "Cherishing Prophet Muhammad (saw) resembles a rancher adoring the downpour, realizing that his yields will never develop without it. It resembles the sailor adoring the breeze in his sails; he would be unmoving in the sea without it. We love the Prophet for being the character model of progress. Adoring the Prophet is to cherish goodness. It is to cherish strength, astuteness, genuineness, delicacy, persistence, courage, modesty, knowledge, and intelligence. Knowing his seerah (life/venture) permits us to know his character; As my non-Muslim auntie once stated, in the wake of perusing his history 'By what method can you not love this man?'"

"‏To love Muhammad is to adore him more than you love yourself," said Imam Inshirah Abdel-Jaleel, occasion organizer for The Muslim Connection. "I don't get this' meaning? To put his ways in front of your own wants. To comply with the orders and avoid restrictions; to treat each other with consideration and mercy, to need for your sibling that which you need for yourself, to separate from yourself from outrage and not return insidious for a shrewdness. This was his direction, and to cherish him is to obey him."

Giving the Best Love

In the same way as other Muslims, I attempt to follow the sunnah (methods for the Prophet) to the best of my abilities, realizing that there is consistently opportunity to get better. I hold his verified words and ways beyond a reasonable doubt and make every day expressions for him. In any case, one Ramadan iftar, I chose the date I forced down would be my last. I can cherish the Prophet and not love all that he enjoyed.

We all may tend to like a portion of indistinguishable things from our loved ones yet not all that matters. As people, we are honored with our own characters, proclivities and repugnances. I surely adored my folks and love my significant other and youngsters, yet we don't all like very similar things. The Prophet is the wellspring of direction from Allah (S) to pick up our Creator's adoration. Allah says:

State, [O Muhammad], 'In the event that you should adore Allah, at that point tail me, [so] Allah will cherish you and excuse you your wrongdoings. Also, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.'

Does our affection for Allah compare to any human love? No, and ostensibly, neither will our affection for His Messenger (saw). It is one of a kind and person. His is the face we will look for on Yawmul Qiyyamah (Day of Judgment), so how could our love for him be contrasted with another's? The above section shows an assurance from Allah that remaining attached to His Prophet is a pathway to incomparable love, an adoration more noteworthy than what we have for our folks and youngsters. Things being what they are, in what capacity can our affection for them be the equivalent or predominant?

My adoration for the Prophet Muhammad (saw) shows as veneration for and compliance to him that overrides fatherly, maternal or eros love for others. My satisfying every other person's needs and wants is dependent upon how they line up with those of the Prophet's. That is the manner by which I decipher cites about organizing my affection for the Prophet. We grasp his prophetic direction in our souls, complying with his required bearings and attempting to imitate him as much as could be expected under the circumstances while keeping up our self-governance and building up our characters.

Ideas of affection are wide and discretionary, leaving all of us to figure out what sentiments the object of our adoration starts and how we will exhibit it. Along these lines, how we love the Prophet Muhammad (saw) as individual disciples to his direction won't be solid. We will feel what we feel and act as needs be. I realize I love the Prophet of Islam. Furthermore, for me, dates aren't a showing of the amount I love the Prophet, so I leave them on the plate.