I’m not going to share with you examples of love in those times of comfort. That’s easy to claim love. I would like to share with you perhaps four examples during times of difficulty. During times of war for example is when you see the true love that a person has for another, when it’s either your life or his.
When A woman from the tribe of dinah was given the news that her husband, brother and father had been killed after uhud, she said what happened to the prophet of Allah (ﷺ).They said Alhumdillah, he (ﷺ) is well. No, point him (ﷺ)out to me so that I can see him (ﷺ)with my own eyes. When she saw him (ﷺ) she said every calamity in life is small so long as you (ﷺ) are okay.
Why all of this love now we ask, what was it that they saw in him(ﷺ) that call was this obsession dear brothers and sisters? what did they see? what did they hear?
They saw in him (ﷺ) a human being who was a perfect embodiment of all of the values that he (ﷺ) called towards and invited them to be good people then they saw in him (ﷺ) the best of them all.
He (ﷺ) commanded them to be generous. They saw in him (ﷺ) the most generous of Allah’s creation describing him (ﷺ) like the wind that blows and scatters money… he (ﷺ) commanded the Muslims to be compassionate and gentle. you look at him (ﷺ)and you would think Allah had sent him (ﷺ) for no other purpose other than to pass a gentle caring hand over the head of the orphan and to support the widow to give encouraging advice to those who were let down, to respond to the invitations of the downtrodden in society and to eat from their food even if it was about to go off, he (ﷺ) would not break their hearts and visit those who were handicapped and disabled you would think Allah had sent him(ﷺ) for no other reason other than to be compassionate and kind. ~Shaykh Ali Hammuda Shaykh Ali Hammuda
Waraqa Ibn Nawfal (Ra) looked at as the knowledgeable man, the one who understands scriptures. He’s the nobleman of the family. His interaction with khadiza (ra) and propthet (Saw) really predates, the incidents that we all know of, at that point Ayesa (Ra), she says in the hadith in which she mentions or where she gives some context about whom waraqa (ra) was. She says he was a man who became a Christian in the days of ignorant.
So he used to write from the Gospels in Hebrew and he would write as long as a Allah (Swt) allowed him to write. So she says and then he became an old man and helost his sight so Waraqa (Ra) became blind towards the end of his life.
When the prophet (saw) had come to him at that point he was already blind, he was in his 90s and he was already blind, okay. And this is where we have the famous incident that takes place, right .where Khadijah (ra) would take the prophet (saw) Waraqa (ra) to contextualize what had happened in hera, it was common for the people to go to Hera Cave and Khadijah (ra) has a particular relationship, the prophet (saw)has a particular relationship. and he understands especially understands what it… is what it is that would denote prophethood or denote something that is special.
Tell me what you have seen, so at that point the prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam tells him everything that he saw in the cave of Hera.
So this is Namus that Allah has sent to musa (a.s) the word Namus means the one who bears secrets and he’s referring to gibreel alehissalaam that this is gibreel alayhis-salam the same angel that Allah sent to Moosa (A.s). He actually confirms to the prophet (Saw). You are the prophet of this people.. Like i knew it was coming. You are the nabi.
Waraqa (ra) can see he knows the way that this has gone down for all of the prophets that came before including the one whom he follows Issa (a.s), jesus peace be upon he knows how this goes.
literally the last mention of Iesa (A.s) on Islam and the Quran is very beautiful. Iesa (A.s) is telling his people about the coming of the Prophet (saw).
How beautiful is it that the first person to confirm the prophethood of the prophet (ﷺ) is the last follower of Isea (A.s) in Mecca subhanAllah. The first person to tell him you are a prophet. You’re the one is following the Bushra of Issa (A.s); the glad tidings of Jesus peace be upon him and handing that off to the prophet (ﷺ).- Shaykh Omar Suleiman