Claiming to love the RasulAllah ﷺ‎ while not following his Sunnah

Simply claiming love for the Prophet without adopting his way, both inward and outward, is insincerity towards him and will not do much to improve our situation as an Ummah

Every year in the month of Rabi ul Awal, we see houses, buildings and mosques lit up with festive lights. Functions, seminars and conferences are held in remembrance of the glory of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ‎. Naats and nasheeds are sung in RasulAllah’s ﷺ‎ praise. Food is distributed in the neighborhood and amongst the poor. Our claim is that we love our Prophet ﷺ‎. But are we sincere to him?
At one point in time Pakistan was the second most corrupt country in the world. If I recall correctly, Nigeria, which happens to be a Muslim country as well, took the first place. There is disunity of epic proportions between Muslim countries. Oppression, corruption and dishonesty are rampant. There is a lack of able leadership across the board. Our nationalities, ethnicities and languages have taken precedence over our faith, a full 180 degree opposite of what the Prophet ﷺ‎ taught us.
Realize that every Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ‎ is important. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf once said that keeping a beard is one of the easiest Sunnah to follow because all you have to do is not shave. We forget that smiling, especially when not in the mood to, is a sunnah as well. Forgiving others and not holding grudges, not back-bitting, eating moderately, controlling one’s anger, not being wasteful, taking care of the environment, being modest and shy, humble and soft spoken are all Sunnahs.
Simply claiming love for the Prophet ﷺ‎ without adopting his way, both inward and outward, is insincerity towards him and will not do much to improve our situation as an Ummah. May Allah ﷻ‎ guide us and remove our delusions.

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