Oh, Muhammad! (ﷺ)
Love is that bridge,
through which it must pass everyone
who believes in the boundless
and eternal world.
From the video "Call of Mahdi"
I was born into a Muslim family. But I was not particularly interested in Islam. This is the format of society. But I listened with great interest to what the elders say about Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
As a little girl, I heard my mother and grandmother talking to each other with trepidation about Allah, how we can love Him and that He is always with us. But they also said that there’s no need to mention Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be with him) in the worldly vanity. At that time, I could not understand the essence of what I heard, so fear and misunderstanding arose. But interest in the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) remained somewhere inside, in such, so to speak, sleep mode.
Years passed, thanks to Allah, I met the primordial Knowledge. In Anastasia Novykh's book "Sensei of Shambhala" I learned more about how the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) lived and attained holiness. Inside, everything shook up.
There was a great need to learn as much as possible about this Great Personality.
And here's a gift — ALLATRA TV aired the video "Call of Mahdi", where I fully received answers to many questions that I had. I have come to know and feel the beauty and simplicity of Islam and the Greatness of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Inside, everything just started singing. Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) became very close to me.
Time passed. My inner demand grew, and one day I came across the book “The Life of Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources” by Tahiyah Al-Ismail. What a blessing and gift from Allah it was when I started reading the book and felt Love for the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Between the lines came understandings about the path of the Great Prophet (peace be upon him). I was very inspired by his great Love for Allah and service to Him alone. The steadfastness of the Prophet (peace be upon him) on the spiritual path has been an example to me.
Two weeks of reading the book flew by in incredible joy and Love for the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The Love of Allah intensified, because by reading and feeling how the Prophet Loves Allah, I, myself began to strive to Love Allah as he did.
Everything came together at the internal level into a single puzzle: what difficulties he experienced physically and mentally; he experienced the betrayal of relatives and the machinations of enemies. But the Love of Allah gave him the strength to overcome all this.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that "with every person there is a shaitan." When he was asked if he had a shaitan with him, he replied: "Yes. But Allah gave me the strength to deal with him and he obeyed me."
Source: Muslim "Munafiqun", Ahmad ibn Hanbal "Musnad"
Throughout his whole life, the Prophet (peace be upon him) communicated with people with great Love and care. By his example and deeds, he helped people build a world of kindness and love. In my understanding, this is the "Creative Society" — a project that is being implemented today by people around the world.
Now my heart has become huge, and I know that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the dearest and closest friend who is always there, and I love him very much.
Aina, participant of ALLATRA IPM