Love Him by Being Like Him – The Prophet as the Beloved

Love Him by Being Like Him – A Session with Shaykh Walead Mosaad

SeekersGuidance produced an online 12-day program in celebration of our Beloved Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) called Perfect Mercy. Scholars and artists gathered together from around the globe to commemorate our Master Muhammed, the Seal of the Prophets and the Best of Creation. Amongst the sessions was that of Shaykh Walead Mosaad. He reflected on his blessed name, how to love him, and being a community of peace.

How do you love the Prophet?

One type of love discussed is that of his outward experience as humans are drawn towards things that are aesthetically pleasing. His characteristics were beautiful. His speech was deliberate, accurate. He was careful not to criticize. His laughter was gentle and not abrasive. His walk was as if the earth was moving underneath him. His physical light was so much that you could not discern between him and the horizon. The sweet smell of musk lingered after three days. His inward characteristics were equally beautiful.

To embody and follow the way of the Prophet (the sunnah) is the way is a sign of faith (imaan). Trying to embody his mercy, his mannerisms and his way of dealing with others – this is love for our Prophet (peace be upon him). Shaykh Walead expands on this in more detail.

An Important Reminder about our Response to Offense

As a community, we are being tested and tried with several different challenges. We have an influx of information. But remember – at the time the Prophet came with his message – the state of people changed because of his mercy and gentleness, not by the sword.

Muslims must take solace in this: the prophet Muhammad cannot be hurt – he is beyond the reach of anyone trying to hurt him. Words do not affect him, his state or his legacy. Make your response dignified. Do not fuel rage, hatred and division. This is the exact environment the Prophet sought out to change. Do not further sow rancor.

The session was part of the grand celebration on the 12th of Rabi Al Awwal. Watch the full program.