In the verse I have recited at the beginning of my khutbah, Allah the Almighty (swt) says, “O Prophet! Indeed We have sent you as a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner, and one who invites to Allah, by His permission, and an illuminating lamp.”
In the hadith I have read, our beloved Prophet (saw) introduces himself as follows, “I am Muhammad, and Ahmad (praised one), and Muqaffi (the Last Prophet); and I am also Hashir (the final Prophet in the presence of whom the dead will be resurrected); and the Prophet of repentance, and the Prophet of mercy.”
Loyalty implies value and worth for individuals, as well as peace and happiness for society. The finest examples of loyalty, as in other areas, are represented by the Prophet Muhammad for humanity.
It is the Messenger of Allah (saw), the guidance of our life from whom we learn the Qur’an and Sunnah. It is through him (saw) that we learn loyalty, kindness, friendship, and affection. He (saw) is the one who brought mercy-laden justice and wisdom-laden morality to all of humanity. He (saw) is the one who showed us the deeds that lead to paradise. He (saw) is the one via whom our hearts are connected. He (saw) is the one thanks to whom our world gains meaning and our life gets blessed.
In today’s world, where values are degenerated and disloyalty is rampant, our only way out is to communicate our Prophet’s (saw) advices to all of humanity. So, let us make an effort to understand our Prophet (saw) better. Let us tightly embrace the greatest legacy of the Messenger of Allah (saw), the Qur’an, and the Sunnah, which illuminates our path. Let us purify our nafs with his good morals. Only then will our day be the ‘Asr al-Sa’adah (Age of Bliss) again. Only then, inshallah, will our world be full of peace, and our Afterlife paradise.
 Ahzab, 33/45, 46.
 Muslim, Fadha’il, 126.