Shaykh Faraz Rabbani recounts the saying of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), “The joy of my eyes has been placed within the prayer.” Citing quotes from the companions, he highlights how the reality of the Prophet’s worship was not just in its outward form, it was in its inward reality, of being with Allah Most High—a consciousness which extended even into his sleep. Shaykh Faraz explains that the ultimate standard of outward beauty found in the Prophet’s example must be matched with the inward beauty he exemplified of presence with Allah. He reminds us that this is the essence of the sunna, to which every sunna is a means.
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