Reverence for the Prophet ﷺ
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 9th March 2018 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
“Verily, We have sent you (O Muhammad ﷺ) as a witness, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as a warner. In order that you (O mankind) may believe in Allah and His Messenger ﷺ, and that you assist and honour him ﷺ, and (that you) glorify (Allah’s) praises morning and afternoon.”
[Surah 48 : Verses 8-9]
Allah has instructed us to not only follow the Prophet ﷺ but to also respect and revere him. The companions were prime examples who fulfilled this obligation; in addition to their other qualities of believing, assisting, honouring and loving the Prophet ﷺ.
It is made clear that the Prophet ﷺ, due to his bashful nature, did not respond to instances of lacking reverence for him, but several examples from the Quran show Allah repeatedly responding on his behalf. Etiquettes for our own behaviour with others are also deduced from these verses, as well as the importance and impact on our deen that the respect and reverence of the Prophet ﷺ and the symbols of Allah have on us.
Several examples from individual sahaba showing their reverence and their sincere reactions to verses of reprimand are also mentioned.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
4:30 – How reverence is different from love
18:55 – The bashfulness and modesty of the Prophet ﷺ
27:02 – The Prophet ﷺ being inconvenienced by some companions remaining behind for too long
32:35 – Hadith on knocking thrice before turning away
40:32 – Umar and Abu Bakr reprimading their daughters
48:35 – Allah not tolerating lack of respect to the Prophet ﷺ
59:50 – The atmosphere around the Prophet ﷺ
1:10:45 – How Imam Malik would be affected by the name of the Prophet ﷺ
1:20:45 – Examples of muhadithun and their respect and love of hadith
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