Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih al-`Uthaymeen
Rights of the Prophet are the most important, after the rights of Allah. There is no human who has more rights than the Prophet. Allah said, what translated means: “Verily, We have sent you (O Muhammad) as a witness, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as a warner. In order that you (O mankind) may believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that you assist and honor him (Muhammad)…” [48:8-9]
Therefore, love for the Prophet should be more than one’s love for himself, his children, family and worldly possessions. The Prophet said, what translated means: “None of you will reach belief till I become dearer to him than his children, parents and all humans.” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim].