Allah Aswajal sent us a man from among us who lived with us and showed us the path of attaining eternal love. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ did not only teach us how to love our Creator, but also how to love other creations. He is the light that brightens the darkness, the epitome of mercy, the paragon of virtues. In Surah Al-Ahzab, verse 21, Allah Aswajal. mentioned,
لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَة ٌ لِمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرا
“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have an excellent example for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and (who) remembers Allah often.”
(Surat al-Ahzab, 33:21)
Today, some of those who claim to be his followers have deviated from the path of love and mercy that was shown by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. There are those who claim to be following the footsteps of Rasulullah ﷺ. but their actions run contrary to the tenderness shown by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ . They commit atrocities in the name of Allah Aswaja, The Most Merciful and in the name of His beloved Messenger ﷺ. They manifest the faith through the prisms of hate and enmity.
We need to reclaim and rekindle the narrative of love and mercy that our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. taught us. We need to revive the sunnah through expressing tenderness and mercy, in manifesting our faith.