It is said that a shaykh once told a man who asked to become his student that until he had had the experience of loving something, he would not accept him. “Go and love your donkey” he said. And once the man had developed that loving relationship with his donkey, he became a student.
Of all the paths to Allah, love is said to be the highest. That longing for the Beloved is what the Sufis are known for and our guide encouraged us to love and to open that longing. And what better examples of human beings to practice that love with than the Prophet, pbuh, the highest example of a perfect human being, and/or his inheritors.
In this video, it marked 3rd anniversary of the passing of our beloved guide, Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal, one of the Muhammadan inheritors we were blessed to sit with, to learn from, to love. They spent a short time together celebrating the spiritual line by committing themselves anew to understanding who the Prophet was and is and to fall in love with this Secret of Allah.