Feels Sad Because He Didn’t Live at the Time of the Prophet
Fatwa No: 448672

  • Fatwa Date:12-10-2021 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 6, 1443
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Question

SheikhAssalamu AlaikumSometimes i feels very sad because of i cant live with prophet generation.is this kind of thoughts good or bad?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

This thinking indicates – Allah willing – that you love the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).

However, it is more appropriate and more beneficial for you to be content with what Allah has predestined and chosen for you than to be preoccupied with this thinking because you do not know if you were at that time what you would have done.

You should thank Allah that you are born a Muslim following the religion of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).

You should strive to do good deeds so that this will be your means to being gathered with him in the Hereafter.

Your love in your heart for him  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) should incite you to act according to his Sunnah, support his Sharee’ah, and follow his guidance, as Allah Says (what means): {And if you obey him, you will be [rightly] guided.} [Quran 24:54] Allah also Says (what means): {… and follow him that you may be guided.} [Quran 7:158]

Allah Knows best.

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