The Prophet’s ﷺ Love for his Companions
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 9th February 2018 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
This talk shows how the Prophet ﷺ had a great impact on the Sahaba and how they loved him in return without any wealth influencing them. Given this love from the Sahaba and the Prophet’s ﷺ unique character, it would have been inconceivable that he wouldn’t requite this love. His love for them was both explicitly expressed and manifested by weeping. It was for all Muslims; regardless of age, family or tribe. This is shown by his love of the Ansar despite them being from rival tribes to his.
The Prophet’s ﷺ love was also shown towards the children and the weak, despite it being difficult to feign love for such people. Special focus is placed on his love of Usamah ibn Zayd, who was both a child and from slave descent. Examples of loving relationships with Abu bakr and Umar are also mentioned. Given his love for all Muslims, the talk makes us understand how stingy we are if we do not send salaat and salaam over the Prophet ﷺ.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
3:44 – The Prophet’s ﷺ great character
8:35 – Three empires that could not control the Arabs
16:46 – Description of the Prophet ﷺ in the earlier scriptures
23:25 – Examples of the loving relationship between the Prophet ﷺ and Abu Bakr and Umar
33:15 – Names of the companions who the Quraysh considered riff-raff
43:57 – The Prophet ﷺ weeping out of concern for the sahabah
52:30 – The Prophet ﷺ showing love to Usama ibn Zayd
1:03:16 – The Prophet ﷺ proclaiming love for the Ansar
1:12:30 – Being stingy by not sending salat & salaam to the Prophet ﷺ
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