Book Name:Tazeem-e-Mustafa صَلَّی اللّٰہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلَّم

and flowers decay and fall down. In the same way, reverence for the Beloved Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is like the root of the plant of faith. Without this, the plant of faith cannot flourish and its fruits and flowers (good deeds) are wasted. Therefore, in order to continue having good deeds and to increase the tree of faith, consider the respect of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم as compulsory. The blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم have mentioned such stories of the reverence for Beloved Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم whose examples are impossible to find. Let’s listen to a few parables of devotion to Beloved Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم of these great lovers:

 

1.         It has been narrated that the blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم would knock on the door of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم with their nails due to great respect and reverence. (Sharh Shifa by Mulla ‘Ali Qaari, vol. 2, pp. 71)

2.         Likewise, in the year of the Treaty of Hudaybiyah, the Quraysh sent Sayyiduna ‘Urwah Bin Mas’ood رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ (who did not embrace Islam at that time) to the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, he saw that when the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم performed Wudu, the blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم would move forward so quickly to take the water of Wudu that it seemed as if they would start fighting with each other. When the Holiest Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم gargled and spat the water out or cleaned his blessed nose, the blessed companions would take them into their hands (as sacred relics) and would rub it on their faces and bodies. Whatever the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would order them to do they would immediately obey. When he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم spoke, they would remain silent before the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and as a token of respect they would not look at the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم by raising their eyes. Sayyiduna ‘Urwah Bin Mas’ood رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ went back to the people of Makkah and said to them: O group of Quraysh!        I have been to the courts of Caesar and Kisra and Najjashi, but by      Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! I have never seen any king with such glory and dignity and significance among his nation as I have seen (Sayyiduna) Muhammad (Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم) among his blessed companions.

(Shifa, vol. 2, pp. 38)