The Love for Rasulullah SAW - Other Stories
Story one (1)
'Umar RA once said to Nabi SAW : "O Nabi of Allah, you are dearer to me than anybody else in the world except my ownself."
Nabi SAW replied: "Nobody can be a perfect Mu’min until I am dearer to him than even his own self."Umar RA then said: "Now you are dearer to me than my ownself."
Nabi SAW replied: "Now, O’ Umar."
The 'Ulama have given two meanings to the last words of Nabi SAW namely:
(b) "Why is it that it is only now that I am dearer to you than your own self? This should have been so long ago."
Suhail Tastari (Rahmatullah alaih) says: "No one can have enjoyment of the Sunnat until he takes Nabi SAW as his Master and considers himself as Nabi's SAW slave."