Summary of Letter:

 Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

How can one generate the true natural love for Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) within oneself?

Summary of Reply:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Brother / Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

One of the companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was Hazrath Anas (R.A.). He was only ten years old when his mother left him in the service of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). He served Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) for ten years. He loved his master dearly and Allah Ta’ala’s Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) also loved him dearly.

Once Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said to him: “O my beloved son! If it is possible that you could commence the day or night in such a condition that your heart is free of malice for anyone, then do so!” (i.e. you should definitely try to acquire this). Thereafter Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “This (keeping the heart clean of any malice) is from my Sunnah. The one who loves my Sunnah has indeed loved me. The one who loves me will be with me in Jannah.”

This clearly indicates to us how to acquire the true love of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). By loving the Sunnats of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and practicing upon them one’s love for him will increase.