This important book is titled ‘Mahabbat-e Rasul awr uss ke taqaazey’, meaning ‘Love of the Messenger (peace be upon him) and its Demands’.
The book delves into the definition of love, the nature of loving Allah Almighty, and the nature of loving the sublime Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him). The book focusses on its primary objective of understanding the demands of this love with special emphasis on the blessed pillar of Islam ‘the Prayer (al-Salat)’ and the physical, prophetic Sunnah ‘the Beard (al-Lihyah)’. The book provides a concise, scholarly and decisive discourse in relation to the beard, its significance and rulings relating to it. Themes discussed among others include the beard of the sublime Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him), his Companions, and other Prophets of God; the ruling regarding the beard and its description; the symbols of Islam; the Prophet’s love for the beard; understanding the concept of Sunnah; etc.
The book also includes twenty endorsements and appraisals of the book and the discourse contained within it by various scholars and Imams.
“Though this book of the Islamic thinker and commentator of the Qur’an, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, is concise, yet it is an overflowing ocean of realities. By creating waves of silent love, it has resulted in the merciful deeds of the Prophet (peace be upon him) being firmly established upon every breath, so that every continuing breath of life falls within the love of the Beloved.”
– Allama Shaykh (Pir) Muhammad ‘Alauddin Siddiqui
“This book of the Islamic preacher and author of numerous books, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, is the heartfelt voice of every true Muslim. For the claim of loving the Prophet (peace be upon him) is only true when his teachings and sayings are fully acted upon.”
– Shaykh (Pir) Sayyid Maroof Hussain ‘Arif Naushahi Qadri
“Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada has discussed in a very easy and effective manner those obligations, necessities and prophetic practices which are required to be acted upon in order to be blessed with the love of the Messenger (peace be upon him), and by which a person can turn his claim of love into an established reality. The manner of writing is one of preaching and counsel. It is hoped that those who study this book will be affected by the heartfelt passion and the depth of feeling of the author, thereby become those who rectify.”
– Allama Muhammad Qamar-uz-Zaman Azmi
“In my hands is the concise book (referred to as a booklet by the author) of the exceptional religious scholar of the present age, the commentator of the Qur’an, and the well-known scholar who has served immensely in the field of education, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada. By its size, the book is indeed a booklet, but in terms of its content, references, research, the variety of themes, and the depth of subject, it is for sure a substantial publication.”
– Allama Muhammad Shahid Raza Naeemi OBE