Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Question: Assalam aleykum

Some discussion has recently arisen concerning a festival slogan, “You are the Beloved of the Universe”, intending thereby the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his folk). Some object to this, and claim this is not so since the universe includes Satan among other devils, as well as sinners, etc, or that it is, in fact, Allah who is the Beloved of the universe. How would one respond to such objections?

Answer: [Assalam alaykum]

Evil Has No Significance

Indeed, the devils and some who reject faith come out openly in enmity to God (Most High) and to His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him), as well as enmity toward His commands and transgression of His limits. Yet, what significance do they have in relation to the entirety of the universe? Moreover, they will eventually show reverence towards Allah and His messenger on the Day of Judgement.

The Beloved in this World and the Next

The term “beloved of universe” is thus appropriately applied to Allah and to His Chosen Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him and his folk), who will occupy the Praiseworthy Station on the Day of Judgement, where he will be praised by the first and the last. And he was loved by animals and inanimate objects as well, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him and his folk.

Translated by Mahmoud Hamed

Habib Umar bin Hafiz  is a descendant of the Prophet (upon him be Allah’s peace and blessings). Born into a family of scholars, Habib Umar, pursued the sacred sciences from a young age, including Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, ‘Aqeedah, Arabic, and Spirituality. In 1994, he established Dar al-Mustafa, an educational institute in Tarim, Yemem.

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كثر لغط في الآونة الأخيرة بشأن عنوان اتخذه مهرجان بعنوان ( أنت حِبُّ الأكوان ) ويقصدون الرسول عليه الصلاة والسلام . والسؤال كيف نرد على من يقول أن الرسول ليس هو حب الأكوان بحجة أن الكون يحتوى على الشياطين وإبليس والعصاة وما إلى ذلك، وأن حِب الأكوان يكون فقط لله عز وجل لا غير؟
يتظاهر الشياطين والكفار ببغض الحق عز وجل ورسوله والمعاندة لأوامره والتعدي لحدوده، ولكن ما نسبة أولئك إلى مجموع أصناف الكائنات ؟ ثم مصيرهم إلى تعظيم الله ورسوله في المعاد والقيامة ، فيصح أن يقال في الحق تعالى ( حب الأكوان ) وفي رسوله المصطفى محمد وهو عليه الصلاة والسلام في المقام المحمود يوم القيامة يحمده الأولون والآخرون وقد أحبته الجمادات والحيوانات فصلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه ومن والاه.

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