Love for the Messenger Muhammad, ﷺ,
'Hubb al-Rasul min al-Iman,'
*[A5] Hardback - 128 pages,
by Shaykh Nur al-Din 'Itr [d.1442h],
Translated & Annotated by Usman Ali,
Published by Heritage Press.
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Love for the Messenger Muhammad ﷺ, by the late Muhaddith al-Sham Shaykh Nur al-Din ‘Itr, may Allah have mercy upon him. The book is a translation of his Arabic treatise entitled Hubb al-rasul ﷺ min al-Iman, Love for the Messenger ﷺ is a part of faith.
Having true love for the Messenger ﷺ is a divine command, while cultivating this love such that he ﷺ becomes more beloved to one than one’s own self was described by the Prophet ﷺ as the hallmark of true faith. None displayed this love for him ﷺ more than the best of generations, the Companions. Their love was described by the Commander of the Faithful ʿAlī, may Allah be pleased with him
, who said, ‘The Messenger of Allah ﷺ was more beloved to us than our wealth, children, fathers, mothers and more beloved to us than cool water at the point of thirst.’
So how do we attain such love? What can we do to increase our love for him ﷺ? How would those closest to him express their love for him? And what did the Messenger ﷺ instruct us to do regarding this most significant of matters? The author Shaykh Nūr al-Dīn ʿItr, may Allah have mercy upon his soul, the foremost hadith authority of Greater Syria in his era, outlines the true meaning of sincere love for the Prophet ﷺ in light of the Words of the Merciful and those of His Elect ﷺ.
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With wonderful anecdotes of the love expressed by the family and Companions of the Messenger ﷺ, this book provides a path to attain, increase and perfect one’s love for the Mercy to the Worlds ﷺ.
With extensive commentary from translated excerpts from numerous classical works of prominent Muslim scholars and imams such as; al-Nawawī, al-Baghawī, al-Rāzī, Mullā ʿAlī al-Qārī, and ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Nāblusī, as well as modern greats such as; Shaykh ʿAbd Allāh Sirāj al-Dīn and Sayyid Muḥammad ibn ʿAlawī al-Mālikī and others. It is an indispensable manual for every Muslim and student of Islamic spirituality who would like to further his love and connection to the Prophet of Islam ﷺ.
About the Author :
Born in 1937, Dr. Nūr al-Dīn ʿItr first graduated from the Khusrāwiyyah—in Ḥalab al-Shahbāʾ (1954). From there he would go directly to Azhār for his university and graduate studies. Before his final return to Syria, he spent the years between 1965-1967 as a professor in al-Madīnat al-Munawwara. Dr. Nūr al-Dīn was in the 82nd year of his affiliation with the Sunnah of Allah’s Beloved Messenger ﷺ when he passed away in September 2020.
One of the diminutive booklets, highlighting the most accessible narratives of the Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ, that he published in his later years—and loved to liberally distribute by hand wherever he would go, was recently rendered into English as; Loving the Messenger of Allah [Heritage Press: London (2014)]. Two others being his, How to Perform Hajj and Umrah According to the Four Sunni Schools of Law (2013) and Muhammad ﷺ Messenger To Mankind (2019). Allah Bless his repose, give him comfort, accept his years of indefatigable service, and unite him with his Beloved ﷺ on the mountain tops of Your highest Farādīs.
Part One :
---Defining the Love of the Messenger, ﷺ,
------Motives for Loving,
------Love of Perfection,
------Love of Immense Generosity,
------Love of Allah and His Messenger, ﷺ, is above all else,
------The Various Forms of Love,
------The Role of Reflection,
------The Reality of Love,
Part Two :
---Recognising and Instilling Love of the Messenger, ﷺ,
------Indicative Signs and Factors Engendering Love,
------Emulating the Messenger of Allah, ﷺ,
------Love of the Noble Qur'an,
------Love for his Sunnah & Reading his Words,
------Love of his Biography & Characteristics,
------Profusely Mentioning him & Revering him Whenever He is Mentioned,
------Profusely Yearning to Meet Him,
------Profusely Invoking Blessings and Peace Upon Him.
Part Three :
---The Love of the Community of the Companions as a Whole,
------The Love of all the Companions for the Prophet, ﷺ,
------Love during the Battle of Badr,
------Love during the Battle of al-Raji,
------Love during the Battle of Banu Mustaliq,
------Love during the threat of war at Hudaybiyyah,
------Loving Allah and His Messenger, ﷺ, & acquiring Their Love in Return,
------The Battle of Hunayn and the Love of the Ansar,
------The Companions Vying in the Love of the Messenger of Allah, ﷺ,
------The Companions' feelings of Love for the Messenger of Allah, ﷺ.
Part Four :
---The Love of the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs for the Messenger, ﷺ,
------Abu Bakr the Veracious' Love,
------'Umar ibn al-Khattab's Love,
------'Uthman ibn 'Affan's Love,
------'Ali ibn Abi Talib's Love.
Part Five :
---Notable Instances of the Companions' Love for the Messenger, ﷺ,
------Abu Ayyub al-Ansari's Hospitality,
------Sawad ibn al-Ghaziyyah Kissing the Prophet's, ﷺ, abdomen,
------Umm 'Ammarah Sacrificing herself for the Prophet, ﷺ,
------Seeking Solace with the Prophet, ﷺ, during great Calamities,
------Yearning for the Messenger of Allah, ﷺ.
Part Six :
------The Hallmarks of True Love for the Messenger, ﷺ,
*Dimensions : 21.5 x 15.3cm.