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Loving Nabi ﷺ more than the other prophets

Fatwaa ID: 1997

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu Mufteen,

Is it wrong to say and believe “We love RasulAllah ﷺ more than other Prophets and Messengers (AS)?”

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

The imaan of a believer is incomplete until he loves Rasulullaah ﷺ more than anyone else, including the other prophets. Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

لَا يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى أَكُونَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَالِدِهِ وَوَلَدِهِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ
“None of you will be a (complete) believer until I am dearer to him than his father, his child and all of mankind.” [Bukhaari 15]

Accordingly, the above statement is not incorrect provided that it is not said to put down any of the other prophets. We respect, love and revere each and every prophet but Nabi ﷺ the most.

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

شرح الأربعين النووية المنسوب لابن دقيق العيد (ص 136)
“ﻭاﻟﺬﻱ ﻧﻔﺴﻲ ﺑﻴﺪﻩ ﻻ ﻳﺆﻣﻦ ﺃﺣﺪﻛﻢ ﺣﺘﻰ ﺃﻛﻮﻥ ﺃﺣﺐ ﺇﻟﻴﻪ ﻣﻦ ﻭاﻟﺪﻩ ﻭﻭﻟﺪﻩ ﻭاﻟﻨﺎﺱ ﺃﺟﻤﻌﻴﻦ” ﻗﺎﻝ ﺃﺑﻮ اﻟﺰﻧﺎﺩ: ﻫﺬا ﻣﻦ ﺟﻮاﻣﻊ اﻟﻜﻠﻢ: ﻷﻧﻪ ﻗﺪ ﺟﻤﻌﺖ ﻫﺬﻩ اﻷﻟﻔﺎﻅ اﻟﻴﺴﻴﺮﺓ ﻣﻌﺎﻧﻲ ﻛﺜﻴﺮﺓ ﻷﻥ ﺃﻗﺴﺎﻡ اﻟﻤﺤﺒﺔ ﺛﻼﺛﺔ: ﻣﺤﺒﺔ ﺇﺟﻼﻝ ﻭﻋﻈﻤﺔ ﻛﻤﺤﺒﺔ اﻟﻮاﻟﺪ ﻭﻣﺤﺒﺔ ﺷﻔﻘﺔ ﻭﺭﺣﻤﺔ ﻛﻤﺤﺒﺔ اﻟﻮﻟﺪ ﻭﻣﺤﺒﺔ اﺳﺘﺤﺴﺎﻥ ﻭﻣﺸﺎﻛﻠﺔ ﻛﻤﺤﺒﺔ ﺳﺎﺋﺮ اﻟﻨﺎﺱ ﻓﺤﺼﺮ ﺃﺻﻨﺎﻑ اﻟﻤﺤﺒﺔ.


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