A friend of mine posted an article titled “The Sunnah of Love” on facebook today which I believe is very fitting since we just dropped off my brother at the airport. He is getting married next week in Jordan and this is a beautiful reminder of the sunnah of the prophet Mohammed (SAW) and the love he had for Aisha (RA).
I love this part of the article:
You would have heard that the Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam mended his own shoes at times. What you may not have heard was how once as he was sitting in a room with ‘Aisha raḍyAllāhu ‘anha fixing his shoes, ‘Aisha happened to look to his blessed forehead and noticed that there were beads of sweat on it. Mesmerized by the majesty of that sight she remained transfixed staring at him long enough for him to notice.
The Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “What’s the matter?” She replied, “If Abu Bukair Al-Huthali, the poet, saw you, he would know that his poem was written for you.” The Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam asked, “What did he say?” She replied,
“Abu Bukair said that if you looked to the majesty of the moon, it twinkles and lights up the world for everybody to see.”
So the Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam got up, walked to Aisha, kissed her between the eyes, and said,
“Wallahi ya Aisha, you are like that to me and more.”
Big brother, I hope you follow the sunnah of the prophet in regards to love.
May Allah keep my brother safe on his journey through marriage and following the sunnah of the prophet.