Fatwaa ID: 1143
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
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