Happiness for the Prophet (s.a.w.) is a Divine Obligation

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

To express happiness for the Prophet (s.a.w.) coming to us is an obligation Given by Allah (s.w.t.) through the Qur’an, as Allah (s.w.t.) Says:

Say: “In the Bounty of Allah and in His Mercy ― in that let them rejoice …” (Surah Yunus:58)

This Order came because joy makes the heart grateful for the Mercy of Allah (s.w.t.).  And what greater Mercy did Allah (s.w.t.) Give than the Prophet (s.a.w.) himself, of whom Allah (s.w.t.) Says:

We Sent thee not, but as a mercy for all creatures. (Surah al-Anbiya’:107)

Because the Prophet (s.a.w.) was Sent as a Mercy to all mankind, it is incumbent not only upon Muslims, but upon all human beings to rejoice in his person.  Unfortunately, today too, there are some people who reject Allah’s (s.w.t.) Order to rejoice in His Prophet (s.a.w.).  We are asked to know about our Prophet (s.a.w.), about his life, about his miracles, about his birth, about his manners, about his faith, about his signs, ayat wa dala’il, about his seclusions, about his worship, and is not this knowledge an obligation for every Muslim?  What is better than acquiring knowledge of his life?  This will make Allah (s.w.t.) Pleased with us because then we will be able to know the Prophet (s.a.w.) better, and be better placed to take him as an example for ourselves, to correct ourselves, and to imitate him and thus gain Salvation in this life and in the next.


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