Should I Love Allah More than His Messenger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam


I am a person who suffers seriously from misgivings.

Shouldn’t we love Allah more than his noble messenger (peace be upon him)?

I am deeply afraid of losing my faith.


I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

You will not lose your faith (iman) by mere thoughts and misgivings. Rather, what makes a person an unbeliever is the denial of the very thing that brought them into faith, namely, the very testimony of belief itself.

Loving the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) is a Divine Command, an obligation, a sign of true faith, and in reality, a manifestation of your love of Allah Most High, “Say, ‘If you love God, follow me, and God will love you and forgive you your sins; God is most forgiving, most merciful.’” [Quran, 3:31]

Please also see:
What is the Ruling For Someone Who Has Thoughts of Disbelief Without Saying Them Aloud?
Passing Blasphemous Thoughts Leading to Despair
Satanic Whisperings (Waswasa) as a Trial from Allah: Punishment or Blessing?

And Allah alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan, and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.