Listed below are some useful ways to help create true love for our beloved Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam:
“1. Recite durūd (salāt-‘alan-Nabī) at least 300 times daily. You may read any formula of durūd as long as it is from an authentic source. The most virtuous is the Durūd Ibrāhīmī, though who are not able to read it 300 times may read a shorter one. An easy method is to recite the short formula ‘sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam’, and to read the longer Durūd Ibrāhīmī after every ten of the short durūd.
2. Increase the recitation of Durūd on Fridays because the reward increases manifold.
3. Try to recite the compilation of forty salāt and salām from authentic sources of hadīth published by the IDA as a booklet entitled ‘Salāt and Salām’ daily. If you are unable to read it daily, then read it at least once a week on Friday.
4. Study the sunnah of Nabī sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam, and aim to bring every sunnah into practice.
5. Read the sīrah of Nabī sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam.”