بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد الله و الصلاة و السلام على رسول الله

During the Texas Dawah Conference, Shaykh Yasir Fazaqa was telling us about this one time he had to travel out of town. He said that hemailbox was emailing his wife everyday, but on one occasion he chose to call her instead of emailing. His wife responded by asking why he didn’t send an email, and he was like ‘why do I have to send an email if I called you instead?’ She responded saying that when he calls her, she only gets to talk to him for a few minutes, but with an email, she can read it over and over for days.

Although I’m not married, I too have this feeling sometimes…except I get the feeling when going through my old AlMaghrib notes (sad, but true). The sweetness of taking notes in a seminar, reviewing those notes later on, and having those notes remind you of everything that happened in class is truly a blessing from Allah. Just today I was reviewing the notes of my favorite AlMaghrib seminar ever, Rays of Faith.

There were many gems in the seminar, but one story that Shaykh Waleed (hafithahullah) mentioned that really amazes me every time I read it is when he told us about the Prophet (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ) and Aisha (ﺭﺿﻲ ﷲ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ). The shaykh mentioned that one time the Prophet (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ) made dua for Aisha (ﺭﺿﻲ ﷲ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ) by saying: “O Allah forgive Aisha and her sins of the past, and her sins that she has currently done, and forgive anything that she may do in the future.” Aisha (ﺭﺿﻲ ﷲ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ) smiled when hearing this and the Prophet (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ) said “O Aisha, does this make you happy?” She said yes. He replied saying, “by Allah I make this dua for my ummah after every salaah”

It makes you think not only about how much we are supposed to love the Messenger of Allah (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ), but how much he loved us. Imam Malik (rahimahullah) would shudder when mentioning the name of the Prophet (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ) out of sheer respect. Sometimes people have a tendency to be cavalier when discussing the Messenger of Allah (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ), and in the process of doing so lose sight of the difficulties that he faced (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ) in conveying the message of Islam to us. Allah Azza Wa Jal says in the Quran:

“Surely Allah and His angels bless the Prophet; O you who believe! call for (Divine) blessings on him and salute him with a (becoming) salutation.” (Al Ahzab:56)

I pray that Allah Azza Wa Jal makes us all amongst those who develop a love of Allah and His Messenger (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ) in our hearts and that we are counted amongst the foremost in following his sunnah on the Day of Judgment. Ameen.

Useful Links:
sending salaawaat on the Prophet (ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ)

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