عن شهر بن حوشب قال: قلت لأم سلمة، رضي الله عنها، يا أم المؤمنين ما كان أكثر دعاء رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، إذا كان عندك؟ قالت: كان أكثر دعائه: “يا مقلب القلوب ثبت قلبي على دينك" ((رواه الترمذي، وقال: حديث حسن)).
How do you establish or deepen your love for the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?
a) Be around the company of lovers (those who love Rasulullah ﷺ)
b) Invoke abundant prayers (Salawat) upon him ﷺ. It is recommended to recite at least x300 Salawat per day.
However you should recite it with your heart present and when it is present, it will make your heart connected to him ﷺ.
When your heart is connected to him ﷺ, it will keep you strong and free from any type of anxiety.
c) Serve the Ummah (global community) of the Prophet ﷺ and by doing so you have a shared love with Rasullulah ﷺ.
d) Magnifiy and honour the Sunnah (Do not underestimate or undervalue it)
Your own sins should distract you enough from focusing on the faults of others.
Stay conscious of your flaws.. the greatest men who lived done more for Islam than you and I could imagine, yet they still saw their sins higher than mountains and always felt like they could do more in terms of their good deeds. So take lesson and remember it’s healthy to realise what you do not know, and what you still can and need to do.
“If you see that one of you has slipped, correct him, pray for him and do not help shaytaan against him (by insulting him)” - Umar ibn Al Khattab