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What Can I Do to See the Messenger of Allah (SAW)?

Question: Can you please recommend any methods/salawat to read that could lead to seeing the Messenger (Allah bless him)?

Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.

The greatest things to attain closeness–and beholding–of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is:

  • deep love and yearning for him,
  • sending constant blessings upon him, with respect, love, and yearning,
  • having deep respect for everything ascribed to him (peace and blessings be upon him) and for his noble ways (sunna), and
  • sincerity in striving to follow that noble way, consistently, with excellence, outward and inward.

Rabi`a ibn Ka`b al-Aslami (Allah be pleased with him) relates that he would spend the night by the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) and then bring him his water for ablution and serve him in any needs. One night, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said to him: “Ask!” Rabi`a said, “I ask you for your close company in Paradise.” The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) replied, “Is there anything else?” He said, “No, this is all.” The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) replied, “So assist me against yourself with much prostration.” [Muslim and others]

Abu Hurayra relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “By the One in whose grasp is my soul, none of you believes until I am more beloved to him than their parents and children. [Bukhari] And Anas relates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “No one truly believes until I am more beloved to them than their family, wealth, and all people.” [Muslim]

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani

صحيح مسلم – (2 / 44)
ربيعة بن كعب الأسلمي قال
: كنت أبيت مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فأتيته بوضوئه وحاجته فقال لي سل فقلت أسألك مرافقتك في الجنة قال أو غير ذلك ؟ قلت هو ذاك قال فأعني على نفسك بكثرة السجود

صحيح البخاري – (1 / 29)
عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال
( فوالذي نفسي بيده لا يؤمن أحدكم حتى أكون أحب إليه من والده وولده

صحيح مسلم – (1 / 75)
69 – ( 44 ) وحدثني زهير بن حرب حدثنا إسماعيل بن علية ح وحدثنا شيبان بن أبي شيبة حدثنا عبدالوارث كلاهما عن عبدالعزيز عن أنس قال
: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا يؤمن عبد ( وفي حديث عبدالوارث الرجل ) حتى أكون أحب إليه من أهله وماله والناس أجمعين

 

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