#CelebrateMercy -— Rabiʾ al awwal 1438: Loving the Prophet (ﷺ)
Lady ‘Ā’ishah related that a man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) saying: “O God’s Messenger, I love you more than myself, my wife and children. When I am at home and remember you, I cannot wait to come and gaze at you. Though when I remember my death and your death, I know that when you enter Paradise, you will be raised-up with the Prophets. But even if I enter Paradise, I am afraid I will never see you.” The Prophet (ﷺ) did not answer him until the following was sent down to him, “Whoever obeys Allāh and His Messenger, they are with those whom Allah has favoured, of the Prophets, the highest saints, the martyrs and the righteous. They are the best of company.” [4:69]
Subḥān’Allāh, the concern wasn’t if he would end up in heaven, but if he would be close to the Prophet (ﷺ) or not.