Seven Rights of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam

1.Bring Imaan on Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

Every Muslim should believe that Muhammad Ibn Abdullah is the Rasul and messenger of Allah Ta’ala. We must also believe that He is the final messenger of Allah Ta'ala.

2. Love Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

It is reported in the Hadith,

None of you can be a true believer until I am more beloved to him than his parents, children and mankind.

3. The Love for Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam should be with Azmat (respect and) honour.

A person should not love Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam as one loves his family members, wife, children. The love for Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam should be with respect and honour as explained in Surah Hujurat.

O you who have Imaan! Never raise your voices above the voice of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam literally and figuratively) and do not speak to him loudly as you speak loudly with each other, lest your deeds be laid to waste without you realising it.

4. Obey and follow the teachings of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

Every facet of our lives should be in accordance to the Sunnah of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam. We should analyse a single aspect of Deen such as our Salaah. How many Sunnats are there in Salaah? How many of these Sunnats do I practise upon in my Salaah? If we love Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam we will follow the Sunnats of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam throughout our lives.

 

5. Remember Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam (by reciting Durood Sharif excessively).

A person always thanks his benefactor. There are in-numerable favours of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam upon the Ummat. However, we did not know the manner of thanking Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam, therefore Allah Ta’ala taught us Durood Sharif.

Also, we should always study a Kitaab on Seerat at all times.

6. Have the Fikr (concern) of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

If a person experiences heart pains he is immediately concerned about his health thus he starts exercising, keeping healthy, eating healthy foods, dieting etc. Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam was concerned of the A'khairat (hereafter). Is this our concern as well?

Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam is reported to have said, A single baked or unbaked home will not remain upon the surface of the earth except Allah Ta'ala will enter the Kalimah of Islam into every home.

What effort have we made in this regard? 

7. Visit Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam is reported to have said,

Whoever visits me after my demise; it is as though he has visited me whilst I am living.

May Allah Ta'ala grant us all the ability to fulfil the rights of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Ameen!