Why study the Seerah:
- This is an obligation that Allah has put upon us, we have to know this person. There are over 50 verses in the Qur’an that command us to take the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wasallam as an example.
لَقَدۡ كَانَ لَكُمۡ فِىۡ رَسُوۡلِ اللّٰهِ اُسۡوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَنۡ كَانَ يَرۡجُوا اللّٰهَ وَالۡيَوۡمَ الۡاٰخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللّٰهَ كَثِيۡرًا ؕ
“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.” [Chapter (33) sūrat l-aḥzāb: 21]
- Studying the Seerah is the No.1 way to increase our love for the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The sign of loving someone is to want to know more about them. So to study the Seerah is the sign of love and through studying the Seerah we increase our love.
- Understanding the Seerah also helps us to understand the Qur’an. By studying the Seerah the Qur’an gains meaning. Without the Seerah the Qur’an is without context, without context you’ll never appreciate the Qur’an.
- Studying the Seerah raises our hopes, lifts our spirits and blesses us with optimism. It increases & affirms our Imaan.
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