Love of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)
Once Prophet came to Abu Bakr ’s House, and said “Oh Abu Bakr, Can we have some Privacy?” Abu Bakr replied, “Oh Beloved of Allah Taa’la. It’s only me, my wife and my two Children, apart from us, there is no one else.” The Prophet showed signs of Peacefulness; therefore, he said that the order for migration has been given. At that point, Asma tore her scarf into two pieces, one which she used to cover her head and the other to tie the Prophet ’s belongings. Abu Bakr told his wife to prepare the food, then turned to Asma and said, “Since you are small, then people will not have doubts on you, so deliver the food to us at the cave of Thaur.”
After a while, the Apostle of Allah Taa’la, and Abu Bakr set off for their journey. Asma ’s Grandfather, Abu Quhafah, who was blind then came in, he asked about Abu Bakr. The Children said, “He has gone.” Upon hearing this, he felt scared and said, “I hope he hasn’t taken all of his money.” Asma says, “I got some pebbles, put them where we kept our money and placed a cloth on top of it.
I put my Grandfathers hand on it and said, “There are many things my father has left behind. In reality, my father took with him Five Thousand Dirhams and left us with Allah Taa’la and his Messenger ’s name.” Asma – as ordered – began delivering the food to the cave of Thaur. On the second day, when she came to give the food, the Prophet noticed wounds on her face, she also seemed very unhappy. Seeing her in this state, the Messenger of Allah Taa’la, enquired saying, “What is wrong with you? Today you seem very unhappy.” Tears filled the eyes of Asma. Soon enough, the Noble Prophet became aware of this and asked, “Oh Asma, why are you crying?” She replied, “Oh Beloved of Allah Taa’la, yesterday on my return from here, I came across Abu Jahal. He gripped a strand of my hair and whilst pulling it fiercely, he said, “Asma!
Do you know where your Father and the Messenger are?” () Oh beloved of Allah Taa’la! I told him the truth that I know where you are. He asked regarding your whereabouts. In reply, I said, “I will not tell you under any circumstances.” He then threatened to beat me up and punish me, so I said, “Do what you want with me, I will not tell you!” Suddenly, he slapped me very hard and I fell to the ground. He then hit my head on a rock and my head began to bleed, I was in great pain. Abu Jahal forced me to stand up by pulling my hair; he threatened me again by saying, “Asma! I will hit you more – tell me quickly!” Oh beloved Apostle of Allah Taa’la, I replied by saying, “Abu Jahal” My life may be in your hands but I will never hand Muhammad over to you!” Subhanallah! There is a moment to stop and ponder over this small child with an immature brain, but still comprises such intense love for the Holy Prophet Muhammad [PBUH], that she is willing to sacrifice her own life for the beloved Apostle of Allah Taa’la! What is expected of those who claim to love the Holy Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]? A lover prefers his beloved above all things and persons if this is not the case.
The love is not sincere; it is therefore essential for those who claim to love the Prophet that they follow him in his words and deeds, carry out his commandments, give up everything he dislikes, and adopt his code of life, the Sunnah. May Allah Taa’la bless us with the true love and Tawfeeq to follow the Sunnah.