Ibn Rajab, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: “Loving the Prophet is inextricably linked to loving Allaah; Indeed Allaah has combined them in the Qur’aan and warned those who give precedence to anything such as relatives, wealth, land or anything else. Allaah says (that which translates as):
“Say, [O Muhammad], ‘If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein your fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allaah and His Messenger and Jihaad [i.e., striving] in His cause, then wait until Allaah executes His command. And Allaah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people.'” (At-Tawbah: 24).
Insha’Allah Shaykh Abdul Bary Yahya will be giving a seminar on the life of the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam this weekend. If you havent registered yet, do so at the following link: CLASS