We can in reality not repay the Prophet (ﷺ) for the blessings bestowed upon us through him (ﷺ). Case in point is that we ask Allah to bless him and grant him peace. This is so, since we are nothing really and can do the Prophet (ﷺ) no favors at all. Even the most mundane of material things has its connection with the Muhammadan light and his reality (ﷺ).
The tremendousness of the Prophet (ﷺ) is partially seen when we consider that human beings’ worth and very definition is in relation to him (ﷺ) – since he is the perfect human (ﷺ).
Everyone has something upon which their heart flutters, for some it is sports and their favorite team or whatever they love the most of these temporary concerns, but for Muslims it must be Allah and His Messenger (ﷺ) and their mention.
An interesting thing the (original) Arabs said was that the higher you are in character and worth, the more vitriol people will try to throw at you.
(As mentioned): Consider the case of Labid and Hassan ibn Thabit (RAA) two poets who are Mukhadhrameen (lived to a full age in Jahiliya then became Muslims and both were master poets). They would have known falsehood and would have known a fib if they saw it in the Qur’an. Additionally, Labid (RAA) did not recite a single word of poetry after becoming Muslim.
(As mentioned): The Wajib are those acts we do in which Allah shows His Love for us, and the Nawaafil are our declaration of love for Allah.
(As mentioned): The dreams of Allah which are granted to many righteous people are a spiritual vision, other than the seeing Allah with the eyes in the Akhirah.
(As mentioned): Consider that, sight itself is for seeing the Prophet (ﷺ) in the first instance, and Allah the Exalted later on in Jannah. So see how Islam defines the importance of our senses in terms of what is really important, not in terms of base naturalism.
(As mentioned): The normal ways that knowledge comes to people had been lifted from the person of the Prophet (ﷺ) (like having a father who taught him, literacy, school or being around the experts constantly) – thus the magnitude of the challenge of the Qur’an is increased manifold.
When the enemies of Islam call the Prophet (ﷺ) as crazy or a liar, if leveled against us the common Muslim, they may perhaps have a point if we engage in bad behavior; but against Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) they have nothing, since he is the most truthful, most intelligent of all people (same with accusations of the Qur’an being poetry, etc., these are all totally off the mark).