Friday, July 12, 2024
No menu items!

Love Rasulullaah ﷺ more than Allaah Ta’aala

Fatwaa ID: 1143

Assalamu Alaykum,

Is it possible for a person to contain greater love for Rasulullah ﷺ compared to Allah? I’ve heard that it’s not possible, as your love for Rasulullah ﷺ is proportional to that of the love you have for Allah (if not greater) however I’ve only just heard this statement, and I’m not sure where it’s established from (whether it’s Qur’an, Hadith, etc)

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The love of Allaah Ta’aala must be dominant and above everything else, including the love for Nabi ﷺ. It is shirk to love Nabi ﷺ more than Allaah Ta’aala. Loving someone equal to Allaah Ta’aala or greater than Allaah Ta’aala is in reality taking them as a partner. Love for Nabi ﷺ must be the greatest after Allaah Ta’aala. The fine line is to ensure that we do not attribute to Nabi ﷺ that which is beyond him, such as the attributes of divinity.
In reality, love for Nabi ﷺ is love for Allaah Ta’aala. This love is manifested when we bring Nabi ﷺ into all aspects of our lives and strictly follow in his footsteps. Our heart, actions and tongue must all bear this love.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.