Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) reflects upon the blessing of a connection to the Chosen One ﷺ
Your connection to the Chosen One ﷺ and your knowledge of his prophethood, his greatness and his station in the sight of Allah is a blessing. The more you thank Allah for this blessing, the more he will increase you in the blessing that is Muhammad. Your knowledge of his prophethood, his greatness and his station in the sight of Allah will then be increased. The more you thank Him, the more He will increase you.
He says: If you are grateful, I will surely increase you (14:7).
This increase has no limit and it will take you to the Abode of Goodness and more: For those who excelled is goodness and more than that. No darkness or abasement shall cover their faces. They are the people of the Garden and they will abide therein forever (10:26).
May Allah make us among them. The Prophet is more compassionate to the believers than they are to their own selves (33:6).
Do you know Who is saying this, the sweetest of statements? When will you surrender the reins to him? When will you give him priority in your affairs and the affairs of your family? How can we not reflect upon following him, remembering him, praising him? Let the hearts and souls respond because the call is addressed to them.
He said to the Ansar, and it is a message to anyone who gives support to him in any time: “Have patience (sabr) until the time when you meet me, for I am waiting for you at the Pool (hawd).”