Without love of the Prophet none reaches Allah,
He who is not the Prophet's is not Allah's.
In whose eyes there is an absence of LOVE,
He shall never behold the beauty of the beloved.
Belief is incomplete without the Prophet's LOVE,
Any monotheist shall never a Muslim be.
Prayer, alms, fast and pilgrimage all done,
alas, then too, I can never be a Muslim.
Until I am sacrificed to the honour of Mustafa (صلى الله عليه وسلم),
God Witness - my belief shall never attain perfection.
(Extract from the booklet EXCELLENCE OF MEELAD-UN-NABI compiled from the Muslim Digest South Africa by Atif Sabri)