Summary of Letter:
Respected Mufti Saheb
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
How can one generate the true natural love for Rasulullah i within oneself?
Summary of Reply:
Respected Brother / Sister
Walaikum Assalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
One of the companions of Rasulullah i was Hazrath Anas رضی اللہ عنہ. He was only ten years old when his mother left him in the service of Rasulullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. He served Rasulullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم for ten years. He loved his master dearly and Allah Ta'ala's Rasul صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم also loved him dearly.
Once Rasulullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said to him: "O my beloved son! If it is possible that you could commence the day or night in such a condition that your heart is free of malice for anyone, then do so!" (i.e. you should definitely try to acquire this). Thereafter Rasulullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: "This (keeping the heart clean of any malice) is from my Sunnah. The one who loves my Sunnah has indeed loved me. The one who loves me will be with me in Jannah."
This clearly indicates to us how to acquire the true love of Rasulullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. By loving the Sunnats of Rasulullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and practicing upon them one's love for him will increase.