From the benefits of studying the seerah (Part 6)
Developing love for the companions of the Messenger (SAW)
When we read the seerah, we read about the giants that walked the face of this earth before us! Those inspirational males and females that believed in the Messenger (SAW) and supported him and defended him!
We learn about those individuals that were made a means Islam to reach us today and those people that our shariah has described as the best of all people…
With regards to the companions of the Messenger (SAW), we see a statement from a mighty companion, Abdullah bin Masood (RA), in which he says:
“‘Indeed Allah looked into the hearts of the servants and found the heart of the heart of the Muhammad (SAW) to be the best of the hearts of His servants and so He chose him for himself and sent him as a messenger. Then He looked into the hearts of His servants after Muhammad (saws) and found the hearts of the Companions to be the best of the hearts of the servants. So He made them ministers of His Messenger (saws) fighting for His Deen. So whatever the Muslims hold to be good then it is good with Allah and whatever the Muslims hold to be evil it is evil with Allah.” [Reported by Imam Ahmed RH)
May Allah Almighty cause immense love to enter our hearts towards the companions of the Messenger (SAW) and cause us to be inspired by them throughout our lives. Ameen.
May Allah gather us with them in Jannah, Ameen.