What is the meaning of ImaanSahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.14 Narrated by Anas“None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children, and all of mankind."
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:Can you please clarify the meaning of Imaan,or isn`t it the part of imaan to love ourbelowed prophet ( Peace be upon him) Mohammad (S.A.W) who has shown us theright path of Islam to follow and worship one and only Almighty Allah (Subhanah)then why people talk about denial to love Prophet ( Peace be upon him) and reluctantto admit his miracle and says love only Allah (Subhanah) alone isn`t they are lackingin Imaan? Servant.
Answer: Imaan love prophet(
peace be upon him): In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek Hishelp and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is noneworthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is Hisslave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 21:
There is indeed the best example for you to follow in the Messenger of Allah,
for every such person looksforward to Allah and the Last Day
, and remembers Allah much.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisa verse 79-80:
We have sent you (OMohamed) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allah’s witness suffices for this.
Whoeverobeys the Messenger, in fact obeys Allah
, and whoever turns away from him, he will beaccountable for his deeds. Anyhow, we have not sent you (O Mohamed) to be a guardianover them.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 31-32:
O Prophet, tellthe people, “
If you sincerely love Allah,follow me.Then Allah will love you andforgive you your sins,
for He is All Forgiving, All Merciful.” Also say to them, “ObeyAllah and His Messenger.” And if, in spite of this, they do not accept your invitation,warn them that Allah does not love those, who refuse to obey Him and His Messenger.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 157:
(So, now mercy has been assigned to those) who follow this Messenger (Mohamed(saws)), the Gentile Prophet, whose mention they shall find in the Torah and the Gospelwith them. He enjoins them to do good and forbids them from evil; he makes pure thingslawful for them and impure things unlawful; he relieves them of their burdens and freesthem from the shackles (of rites and rituals) that bound them. For this reason, those alone