Shaykh Nur Al Din Itr
Having true love for the Messenger ﷺ is a divine command, while cultivating this love such that he ﷺ becomes more beloved to one than one’s own self was described by the Prophet ﷺ as the hallmark of true faith. None displayed this love for him ﷺ more than the best of generations, the Companions. Their love was described by the Commander of the Faithful ʿAlī (RA), who said, ‘The Messenger of Allah ﷺ was more beloved to us than our wealth, children, fathers, mothers and more beloved to us than cool water at the point of thirst.’
So how do we attain such love? What can we do to increase our love for him ﷺ? How would those closest to him express their love for him? And what did the Messenger ﷺ instruct us to do regarding this most significant of matters?
The author Shaykh Nūr al-Dīn ʿItr (RA), the foremost hadith authority of Greater Syria in his era, outlines the true meaning of sincere love for the Prophet ﷺ in light of the Words of the Merciful and those of His Elect ﷺ.
With wonderful anecdotes of the love expressed by the family and Companions of the Messenger ﷺ, this book provides a path to attain, increase and perfect one’s love for the Mercy to the Worlds ﷺ. With extensive commentary from translated excerpts from numerous classical works of prominent Muslim scholars and imams such as; al-Nawawī, al-Baghawī, al-Rāzī, Mullā ʿAlī al-Qārī, and ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Nāblusī, as well as modern greats such as; Shaykh ʿAbd Allāh Sirāj al-Dīn and Sayyid Muḥammad ibn ʿAlawī al-Mālikī and others. It is an indispensable manual for every Muslim and student of Islamic spirituality who would like to further his love and connection to the Prophet of Islam ﷺ.