How can I be with the Messenger ﷺ ?

Habib Ali al-Jifri (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) gives us five ways we can be with the Messenger ﷺ

Allah points the believers to a great and noble matter: the honour of being with the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Allah says:

Those who obey Allah and the Messenger are with those that Allah has favoured – of the Prophets, the people of immense truthfulness, the martyrs and the pious. They are the best of company![1]

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him…[2]

The Day that Allah will not permit the Prophet and those who believe with him to be humiliated. Their Light will run forward before them and by their right hands…[3]

How can someone be with the Prophet?

  1. By loving him

Our Master  ﷺ said:

“A man is with the one he loves.”[4]

  1. By bestowing abundant prayers upon him

He said ﷺ:

“The closest of people to me on the Day of Judgement will be those that bestow most prayers upon me.”[5]

  1. By showing beautiful character

Our Master  ﷺ said (May Allah make us among those people he  was referring to):

“The closest of you to me on the Day of Judgement will be those of you most beautiful in character – those who are approachable and who easily get along with others and whom others easily get along with.”[6]

  1. By following him and showing obedience to him

Allah says:

Those who obey Allah and the Messenger are with those that Allah has favoured – of the Prophets, the people of immense truthfulness, the martyrs and the pious. They are the best of company!

  1. By looking after orphans

He said ﷺ:

“I and the one who takes care of an orphan will be like these two in paradise.”  [he said ‘these two’ while joining his forefinger and middle finger].[7]

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[1] Al-Nisa’, 4:69

[2] Al-Fath, 42:29

[3] Al-Tahrim, 66:8

[4] Al-Bukhari and Muslim

[5] Al-Tirmidhi and Ibn Hibban

[6] Ahmad, al-Tabarani, al-Tirmidhi and Ibn Hibban

[7] Al-Bukhari