The Rights of Muhammad (PBUH)

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  • Belief: To believe in his Prophet hood and to believe that he was sent by Allah as a messenger to mankind.

“So believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Qur’an which We have sent down.” (64:08)

  • Obedience: To obey him in what he has commanded and abstain from what he has prohibited.

The Prophet said, “All my nation will enter paradise except those who would refuse.’ They asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, who would refuse?’ He replied, ‘Whoever obeys me will enter paradise, whoever disobeyed me has in fact refused.” (Bukhari)

  • ‘Ittibaa’: To emulate his example, and follow his Sunnah (way).

“Say, “If you should love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins.” (3:31)

  • Love: To love him with respect and admiration, more than loving one’s self and family.

“None of you believes until I become more beloved to him than his parents, children and all of humanity.” (Ibn Majah)

  • Reverence: To honour and respect him.

“…So they who have believed in him, honoured him, supported him and followed the light which was sent down with him – it is those who will be the successful.” (7:157)

  • Seal of Prophets: He is the final messenger; there are no prophets after him.

“Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets.” (33:40)

  • Tasleem and Salawaat: Sending peace and blessings upon him at the mention of his name.

The Messenger of Allah said, “The miser is the one in whose presence I am mentioned but he does not supplicate for me.” [At- Tirmidhi].

  • Defence: To defend his honour and reputation and that of his family and companions.

  • Correct Information: To share the truth about him and to spread correct knowledge.

“Whoever tells a lie against me (intentionally) then let him occupy, his seat in Hellfire.” (Bukhari)

  • Learning more about him: We can only do the above by learning about him, finding out who he was, what was his message, and what was his mission.

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