الاثنين، 31 مارس، 2014

Prophet Muhammad, a Simple Man

Prophet Muhammad, a Simple Man

 

Despite his position as leader, Prophet Muhammad never behaved as if he was greater or better than other people. He never made people feel small, unwanted or embarrassed. He urged his followers to live kindly and humbly, releasing slaves whenever they could and giving in charity, especially to very poor people, and the orphans, without waiting for any reward.


Prophet Muhammad himself was never greedy. He ate very little and only simple foods. He preferred never to fill his stomach. Sometimes, for days on end, he would eat nothing but raw food. He slept on a very simple mattress on the floor and had almost nothing in the way of home comforts or decorations.


One day, Hafsah, his wife, tried to make him more comfortable at night by folding his reed mat double - without telling him - to make it softer for him. That night he slept peacefully, but he overslept and missed the pre-dawn prayers. he was so distressed and never slept like that again.


Simple living and contentment were the key teachings in the Prophet's life: "When you see a person who has been given more money and beauty than you, look then to those who have been given less." thinking this way will make us thank allah for his blessings, rather than feel deprived.


People used to ask his wife, Aishah, the daughter of his first and most loyal companion Abu Bakr, how he lived at home. "like an ordinary man," she would answer. "he would sweep the house, stitch his own clothes, mend his own sandals, water the camels, milk the goats, help the servants at their work, and eat his meals with them; and he would go to fetch what we needed from the market."


He seldom had more than one set of clothes, which he washed himself. He was a home-loving, peace-loving human being. "When you enter a house, ask god to bless it," he would say. He greeted others with the phase: As-salamu alaykum - which means: "may peace be upon you" - for peace is the most wonderful thing on earth.
 
He was a firm believer in good manners, always greeting people kindly, and showing respect to elders. he once said: "the dearest of you to me are those who have good manners."
 
All his recorded words and actions reveal him as a man of great gentleness, kindness, humility, good humour and excellent common sense, who had a great love for animals and for all people, especially his family.


Above all, he was a man who practiced what he preached. His life, both private and public, was a perfect model for his followers.

Bisharat Prophet peace be upon him for the believers in Crisis

Bisharat Prophet peace be upon him for the believers in Crisis
What we, Muslims, need today is a change of understanding; we need to step out of our time and place and see our situation in light of the laws that Allah placed for his creation, and the guidance that he sent his Messenger (pbuh) with. "And don't be weak in the pursuit of the enemy; if you are suffering (hardships) then surely, they (too) are suffering (hardships) as you are suffering, but you have a hope from allah (for the reward, i.e. paradise) that for which they hope not, and allah is ever all-knowing, all-wise." (Holy Qur'an, 4:104)
 

In this verse we can see the glad tidings given to the true believers in the hardest of moments. we may think at times there is no exit for the Ummah (nation), but we have to remember that allah, the almighty, has promised victory to this Ummah, a victory he will bring when he wants, due to his wisdom.


Our situation is one of weakness and we know it will change to one of strength. Imam Ahmad was quoted as saying that the falsehood will not be manifest over the truth until our hearts leave the truth. We are certain, when we fulfill the conditions of victory, that the truth will be manifest over the falsehood. We know it is near. by allah, it is close, as even the day of judgment is referred to as "tomorrow."

The following are three dire situations from the Prophet's seerah (biography) during which he reassured and gave glad tidings to his followers.


The Prophet (pbuh) in Ta'if

When the harm and plotting of Quraish increased, after the death of the Prophet's uncle and wife, he headed to ta'if hoping that he might find in that trip greater attentiveness and support for his message. Instead, they turned him away in a very impolite manner. They encouraged their boys to stone him. They stoned him until his noble feet were bleeding.


The Prophet (pbuh) turned his face towards makkah with fresh determination to resume his earlier plan to expose people to Islam and communicate his message in a great spirit of zeal and matchless enthusiasm.


Zaid Bin Harithah, his companion, said to  the prophet (pbuh) : 'how dare you step into Makkah after they (Quraish) have expatriated you?' the Prophet (pbuh) answered: Allâh will surely provide relief and he will verily support his religion and Prophet.'"


The Prophet (pbuh) with Abu Bakr during the Hijrah (their way to Madinah after leaving Makkah).

The notables of Makkah convened an emergency session to determine the future course of action and explore all areas that could help arrest the prophet and Abu Bakr. They decided to block all avenues leading out of Makkah and imposed heavy armed surveillance over all potential exits. a price of 100 camels was set upon the head of each one. Horsemen, infantry and tracers of tracks scoured the country.

Once they even reached the cave where the Prophet (pbuh) and Abu Bakr were hiding. When he saw the enemy at a very close distance, Abu Bakr whispered to the Prophet (pbuh): 'what, if they were to look through the crevice and detect us?' the Prophet (pbuh) in his god-inspired calm replied: 'silence Abu Bakr! what do you think of those two with whom the third is Allah?'

It was really a divine miracle; the chasers were only  few steps from the cave.


The Battle of the Ditch

It was the winter season, the air was cold and there was a food crisis in Medina, which was about to come under a brutal siege, and there is nothing more deadly to the spirit of resistance than despair, for if the besieged were to be exposed to its violent bouts, the way of humiliating surrender would be the only alternative.


For this reason, the Prophet (pbuh) strove hard to arouse the moral strength of his men to the highest pitch so that they'd feel certain that the trial which faced them was just a passing cloud which would soon disperse, and thereafter islam would resume its march and people would enter into it in large numbers, and the strongholds of tyranny would crumble before it and no plots would come from them nor would any evil be feared from them. it is a rule of politics that this wide hope should accompany the stages of ceaseless effort.


Another illustrious preternatural example went to the effect that an obstinate rock stood out as an Immune obstacle in the Ditch. The Prophet (pbuh) took the spade and struck, and the rock immediately turned into a loose sand dune.


So when the confederates swept down upon Medina and laid a tight siege around it, the Muslims didn't give up in despair but faced the bitter reality with unshakeable hope in a noble future. "and when the true believers saw the clans, they said: this is that which Allah and his Messenger promised us. Allah and his Messenger are true. And it increased them only in faith and acceptance." (Holy Qur'an, 33:22).


As for the weaklings, the doubters and the sick of heart, they made fun of the promises of victory and thought them to be the desires of deluded people, and they said to the prophet's companions: 'he tells you that he sees from Yathrib the palaces of Heerah and the city of Kisra, while you are there digging the ditch and you cannot pass stool (for fear).'


About them Allah says, "and when the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease (of doubts,) said: Allah and his Messenger promised us nothing but delusion!" (Holy Qur'an, 33:12).


Twelve or thirteen years later, the Prophet's promise about persia came true. Maybe it should be noted here that the hypocrites of today are also telling us that allah has promised us nothing but delusion. Allah says, "Allah is predominant over his affair, but most of the people do not know." (Holy Qur'an, 12:21)

Simplicity in the life of Muhammad peace be upon him

Simplicity in the life of Muhammad peace be upon him

If we compare the life of Muhammad (pease be upon him) before his mission as a Prophet and his life after he began his mission as a Prophet, we will conclude that it is beyond reason to think that Muhammad (pbuh) was a false Prophet, who claimed Prophethood to attain material gains, greatness, glory, or power.
 
 
Before his mission as a Prophet, Muhammad (pbuh) had no financial worries. As a successful and reputed merchant, Muhammad (pbuh) drew a satisfactory and comfortable income. After his mission as a Prophet and because of it, he became worse off materially. To clarify this more, let us browse the following sayings on his life:
 
 
- Aa'isha (may Allah be pleased with her) , Muhammad's wife, said, "o my nephew, we would sight three new moons in two months without lighting a fire (to cook a meal) in the Prophet's  houses." her nephew asked, "o aunt, what sustained you?" she said, "the two black things, dates and water. And  the Prophet (pbuh) had some Ansar neighbors (from the supporters) who had a "milk-giving" she-camel and they used to send the Prophet some of its milk." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).
 
 
- Sahl Ibn Sa'ad, one of Muhammad's companions, said, "the Prophet (pbuh) did not see bread made from fine flour from the time Allah sent him (as a Prophet) until he died." (Al-Bukhari and Al-Tirmithi).
 
- Aa'isha said, "the mattress of the Prophet (pbuh), on which he slept, was made of leather stuffed with the fiber of the date-palm tree."  (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).
 
 
Amr Ibn Al-Hareth, one of Muhammad's companions, said that when the Prophet (pbuh) died, he left neither money nor anything else except his white riding mule, his arms, and a piece of land which he left to charity.( Al-Bukhari and Mosnad Ahmad).
 
 
Muhammad (pbuh) lived this hard life till he died although the Muslim treasury was at his disposal, the greater part of the arabian peninsula wasMuslim before he died, and the Muslims were victorious after eighteen years of his Mission.
 
Is it possible that Muhammad (pbuh) might have claimed Prophethood in order to attain status, greatness, and power? the desire to enjoy status and power is usually associated with good food, fancy clothing, monumental palaces, colorful guards, and indisputable authority. Do any of these indicators apply to Muhammad? a few glimpses of his life that may help answer this question follow.
 
 
Despite his responsibilities as a Prophet, a teacher, a statesman, and a judge, Muhammad (pbuh) used to milk his goat, mend his clothes, repair his shoes, help with the household work, and visit the poor and the sick people. He also helped his companions in digging a trench by moving sand with them. His life was an amazing model of simplicity and humbleness.
 
 
Muhammad's followers loved him, respected him, and trusted him to an amazing extent. Yet he continued to emphasize that deification should be directed to Allah and not to him personally. Anas, one of Muhammad's companions, said that there was no person whom they loved more than the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), yet he did not allow them  to  stand up for him  as other people do with great personalities.
 
 
Long before there wasn't any prospect of success for Islam (in the eyes of the polytheists)  and at the outset of a long and painful era of torture, suffering, and persecution of Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers, he received an interesting offer. An envoy of the pagan leaders, Otba, came to him saying, "...if you want money, we will collect enough money for you so that you will be the richest one of us. if you want leadership, we will take you as our leader and never decide on any matter without your approval. if you want a kingdom, we will crown you king over us..."
 
 
 
Only one concession was required from Muhammad (pbuh) in return for that, to give up calling people to Islam and worshipping Allah alone without any partner. Wouldn't this offer be tempting to one pursuing worldly benefit? was Muhammad (pbuh) hesitant when the offer was made? did he turn it down as a bargaining strategy leaving the door open for a better offer? the following was his answer: {In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful} and he recited to Otba the verses of the Quran 41:1-38. the following are some of these verses:
 
"A revelation from (Allah), the most gracious, the most merciful; a book whereof the verses are explained in detail; a Quran in Arabic, for people who know, giving good news and warning, yet most of them turn away, so they do not listen." (quran, 41:2-4)
 
On another occasion and in response to his uncle's plea to stop calling people to Islam, Muhammad's answer was as decisive and sincere: "I swear by the name of Allah, o uncle!, that if they place the sun in my right-hand and the moon in my left-hand in return for giving up this matter (calling people to Islam), i will never desist until either the almighty Allah makes it triumph or i perish defending it."
 
Muhammad (pbuh) and his few followers did not only suffer from persecution for thirteen years but the unbelievers even tried to kill Muhammad (pbuh) several times. On one occasion they attempted to kill him by dropping a large boulder, which could barely be lifted, on his head.

Another time they tried to kill him by poisoning his food.
 
 What could justify such a life of suffering and sacrifice even after he was fully triumphant over his adversaries? what could explain the humbleness and nobility which he demonstrated in his most glorious moments when he insisted that success is due only to god's help and not to his own genius?
 
Are these the characteristics of a power-hungry or a self-centered man?

السبت، 29 مارس، 2014

1- Muhammad (peace be upon him) in his prayers.



1- Muhammad (peace be upon him) in his  prayers.
 
- From Muhammad's sayings:

- The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "can i tell you what makes Allah remove all the sins and forgive us?", they said: yes, then he said: "the proper ablution, to make more visits to the Mosques and waiting for the prayers." Narrated by Muslim.

- Abu Abd Al-Rahaman Abdullah Ibn Massoud (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: I asked the Prophet (peace be upon him), which action is the best to be done for Allah? ha said: "to perform the prayers on its time", i asked and what else ?, he said: "to treat parents with kindness", i said: and what else?, he said: "the holy war (Jihad)".Agreed upon by scholars.
 
 
From Muhammad's life:

- Aisha (may Allah be pleased wih her) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was praying all the night until his feet was injured. i said to him: why are you doing that, though Allah has forgiven all your deeds? he replied: " i would like to be a thankful slave", agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Al-Sahihain.
 
 
2-Muhammad (peace be upon to him) talking to Allah:
 
From Muhammad's sayings:

Abu Bakr Al-Siddeeque (may Allah be pleased with him ) reported that the Prophet thought him to say this while praying :"say: Allah; i did a lot of injustice upon myself but you are the only one who forgives faults so forgive me and have mercy on me as you are the most merciful)) agreed upon.
 
From Muhammad's life:

- Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him ) reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said at distress: "There is no God but Allah the great clement, there is no God but Allah the almighty, there is no God but Allah; the God of the sky and the earth and the great throne) agreed upon.
 

- It is reported by Ibn Massoud (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said in his prayers : " I pray for your mercy, forgiveness, the safety From any sin, the gain From any charity, wining the heaven and to be saved From the hell", narrated by Al-Hakim Abo Abdullah and he said a correct Hadith according to Muslim.
 

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was praying eleven prostrations (she means at night), and he kneeled in one of the prostrations equal to one's reading fifty verses From the Quran .Then he prayed two prostrations before Al Fagr prayers then he slept on his right side until it was called for Al Fajr prayers. Narrated by Al-Bukhari.

1-Muhammad (pbuh) as a teacher From Muhammad's sayings:



1-Muhammad (pbuh) as a teacher
From Muhammad's sayings:

Bin Mas'ud (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet said, "do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases. (the first is) a person, whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously; (the second is) the one whom Allah has given wisdom (the holy Quran) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others."

 
Sahl Bin Sad (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet said," if one man is been guided on the right path (i.e. converted to islam) with your help, it would be better for you than everything on earth"
 
Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Allah makes the way to paradise easy for those who search for knowledge."
 
From the Muhammad' life:
Abi Nagieh Al-Irbad ibn sariyah (may Allah be pleased with him )reported: One day the Prophet (peace be upon him) gave us a lengthy exhortation From which the hearts were afraid and the eyes shed tears; he said: "I enjoin you to fear Allah, and to hear and obey ; and for those who will live after me will see great disagreements. You must then follow my sunnah and that of the rightly-guided caliphs. Hold to it and stick fast to it. Avoid novelties, because every novelty is an innovation, and every innovation is an error.
 

2- Muhammad (pbuh) while eating
 
From Muhammad's sayings:

'Umar Bin abi Salama (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet said, "mention the name of Allah and eat with your right hand, and eat From what is nearer to you."
 
From Muhammad's life:

"Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him)reported:
"The Prophet never criticized any food; he used to eat if he liked it, and didn't if he disliked it."
 
3-Muhammad(pbuh)while drinking:
 
From Muhammad's sayings:

Ibn Abass (may Allah be pleased with him) reported :
The Prophet (pbuh) said :"do not drink (all water)once like camels, but drink twice and thrice and mention the name of Allah before you drink , and praise Allah when you finish."
 
From Muhammad's life:

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet used to take three breaths(outside the vessel) while drinking.
 
 
4- Muhammad (pbuh) with illness:
 
From Muhammad's sayings:

Ibn Abbass (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: (who visit a patient who did not die yet and said at his presence seven times: I pray Allah the almightily to heal you From illness, unless Allah relieve him From this sickness). Narrated by Abu Dawood and Tirmithy and said a good Hadith. In addition Al Hakim said a correct hadith according to Bukhari.
 
From Muhammad's life:

- Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that when the Prophet (peace be upon him) fall ill, fatima (may Allah be pleased with her) said: what a disaster, oh my father! after that he said: " your father will not suffer after now". When he died she said:" oh my father, Allah fulfiled your prayer, oh my father the heaven is his resort, we mourn him to jepril. When he was buried Fatma (may Allah be pleased with her) said: Did how you dare to throw dust on the Prophet (peace be upon him)?!. Narrated by Al-Bukhari.
 
 
5- Muhammad (peace be upon him) traveling.
 
From Muhammad's sayings:

- Gaber (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) told the Ansar (the citizens of al-madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhâjirûn) and the -Muhajireen(immigrants; those who migrated From Makkah to Al-Madinah)  when he intended to invade: " There is among your brothers who doesn't have money or any tribe, so each one of you helps two or three men , as there is no one that can help them except you". Narrated by Abo Dawood.
 
- From Muhammad's life:

- The Prophet peace be upon was always joining the group that he is walking with From the back just to be able to help the weak and to pray for them. Narrated by Abo Dawood by a good ascription.
 
 
6- Muhammad(peace be upon him) walking:
 
form Muhammad's sayings:

- The Prophet (peace be upon him) says: "the one who passes by our Mosques or markets carrying an arrows, has to hold it to avoid the injury of any of the Muslims". Agreed upon by the scholars

الجمعة، 28 مارس، 2014

1. Muhammad (peace be upon him) as a trustworthy (and honest).

1. Muhammad (peace be upon him) as a trustworthy (and honest).

 

 

 

From Muhammad's sayings:

 

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "the signs of a hypocrite are three:

1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.

 

2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise).

 

3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest. (if you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it.)"agreed upon.

 

- Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) reported : Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said: "the claimants would get their claims on the day of resurrection so much so that the hornless sheep would get its claim From the horned sheep." Narratedby Muslim.

 

 

- Umar Ibn Al-khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: when it was the day of Khaibar a party of companions of the Prophet (pbuh) came there and said: so and so is a martyr, till they happened to pass by a man and said: so and so is a martyr. Upon this the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) remarked: (nay, not so verily i have seen him in the fire for the garment or cloak that he had stolen From the booty)) .Narratedby Muslim.

 

 

 

From Muhammad's life:

 

- Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "whoever carries arms against us, is not From us; and whoever cheats us, is not From us" Narratedby Muslim. and, in another narration of Abu Huraira: the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) passed by a food container, entered his hand in it and his fingers found it wet, then he (the Messenger) said: "what is this, o the owner of the food?" he (the man) said: it is From the sky (rain) came to it, o Messenger of Allah, he (the Messenger) said: "don’t you make it above the food so people can see it! whoever cheats us, is not From us)).

 

 

 

2. Muhammad (peace be upon him) as a truthful person.

 

 

 

From Muhammad's sayings:

 

-Abdullah Bin mr Bin Al 'aas (may Allah be pleased with them both) reported: the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "four (characteristics) whoever has them will be a pure hypocrite, and whoever has one of them will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless he gives it up: whenever he is entrusted, he betrays; whenever he speaks, he tells a lie; whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous; whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting, unjust manner." agreed upon.

 

- 'Abdullah Bin Mas'ud (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (pbuh) said: "truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth till he is written before Allah, a truthful person. Falsehood leads to Al-Fajur (i.e. wickedness, evil-doing), and Al-Fajur (wickedness) leads to the (hell) fire, and a man may keep on telling lies till he is written before Allah, a liar." agreed upon.

 

 

 

 

 

From Muhammad 's life:

 

- Abu Sufyan Bin Harb (may Allah be pleased with him) reported in his long speech in the story of heraclius, heraclius said: what does he order you to do (means the Prophet – peace be upon him)? Abu Sufyan said: ((he tells us to worship Allah and Allah alone and not to worship anything along with him, and to renounce all that our ancestors had said. He orders us to pray, to speak the truth, to be chaste and to keep good relations with our kith and kin)) agreed upon.

 

 

 

3-Muhammad (pbuh) the speaker

 

 

 

From Muhammad’s sayings:

 

- Abu-Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet peace be upon him said: “and the good word is Al Sadaqa (considered as a charitable donation)”. agreed upon by the scholars.

 

- Iben-Omar (Omar’s son), may Allah be pleased with them both, reported that the Messenger of Allah pbuh said: “if they were three then no two are to hold secret counsel excluding the third person”. agreed upon by the scholars.

 

-This was also Narrated by Abu-dawoud with the addition of: Abu-Saleh said: “i said to iben-omar: what if they were four? he answered: then this will not harm you.

 

- And Narratedby Malek, in the book of Al-Mawtaa, reported by Abdullah Bin-Dinar who said: “ Ibin-Omar and i were at the house of Khaled Bin-oqbah which was in the market, when a man came and wanted to speak alone with him and no one was with BIn-Omar but me. Iben-Omar called a third man so we became four and told us (the new person and i): "walk further behind, because i heard the Messenger of Allah pbuh saying: “no two are to hold secret counsel excluding the third person”".

 

 

From Muhammad’s life:

 

- Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (pbuh) used to repeat a word three times so it would be understood From him, and if he came upon some people and greeted them, he would greet them three times. Narratedby Al-Bukhari.

 

 

4-Muhammad (pbuh) the wise patient man:

 

From Muhammad’s sayings:

 

-Iben-Abbas (Abbas’s son), may Allah be pleased with them both, reported : the Messenger of Allah pbuh told Ashaj Abdulqais: “you have two characteristics that Allah loves: the patience (endurance) and the tolerance”. Narrated by Muslim.

 

 

 

From Muhammad’s life:

 

-Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported:I was walking with the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) and he had a thick najrani garment, when a Bedouin approached him and pulled him From his collar very hard, i saw the Prophet’s neck and saw that the garment had bruised it From the harsh pull. Then the bedouin said: ay Muhammad order me some of Allah’s money that you have. The Prophet turned towards him and laughed then ordered him an endowment. Agreed upon by the scholars.

 

5-Muhammad (peace be upon him) the companion:

 

From Muhammad’s sayings:

 

- Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her,reported that the Prophet pbuh said: “Allah is kind and loves kindness in everything”. agreed upon by the scholars.

 

-And she also reported that Allah’s Messenger pbuh said: “Allah is kind and loves kindness; he gives on kindness what he doesn’t give on violence and what he doesn’t give on anything else”. Narrated by Muslim.

 

From Muhammad’s life:

 

- Abu-Huraira may Allah be pleased with him, reported that: “a Bedouin urinated in the mosque, so a group of people went towards him to stop him roughly when theProphet pbuh told them: “let him and pour over his urine a bucket of water, because you were sent as facilitators not as complicators”. Narrated by Al-Bukhari.

 

 

 

 6-Muhammad (peace be upon him) the modest:

 

From Muhammad’s sayings:

 

- Ayyadh Bin-Himar, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Allah informed me that you should be modest so no one would be proud against each other and should not mistreat each others”. Narrated by Muslim.

 

From Muhammad’s life:

 

-  Reported by Al-Aswad Bin-Yazeed that Aysha, may Allah be pleased with her was asked: what does theProphet (pbuh) used to do at home? she said: he used to be serving his family, and when the prayer time arrives he used to go out (to the mosque) for prayer. Narrated by Al-Bukhari.

 

 

7-Muhammad peace be upon him kind to everyone around him even to animals

 

From Muhammad’s sayings:

 

-Reported by Iben-Omar, may Allah be pleased with him, that he passed by youngsters From Quraish, who had tied up a bird and were throwing arrows at it, they had promised the bird’s owner to give him any arrows that missed the bird. but when they saw iben-omar approaching they ran away. Iben-Omar asked: who did this! Allah damns who did this! the Messenger of Allah pbuh damns who uses anything with a soul as an aiming target. Agreed upon by the scholars

 

From Muhammad’s life:

 

- Reported by Iben-Masoud, may Allah be pleased with him,: we were with the Messenger of Allah pbuh traveling when he went to relief himself, we saw a bird with two chicks, so we took them. The bird started trembling and the Prophet (pbuh) came and asked: “who grieved this bird with its children? return its children to it”. He also saw an ant village that we’ve burnt and asked: “who burnt this?” we replied that it was us, he then said: “No one should torture with fire but the god who created fire”. Narrated by Abu-Dawoud with a good line of narrators.

 

 

8-Muhammad peace be upon him the merciful man:

 

From Muhammad’s sayings:

 

- Reported by Abu-kutada Al Harith, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “when i get up for prayer i want to take my time in it, but when i hear a child crying i hurry up in my prayer in the fear of disturBing his mother (who is praying behind me)”. Narrated by Buckhari. 

 

 

 

From Muhammad’s life:

 

- Abu-Sulaiman Malek Bin Al-Huwaireeth, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: we visited the Messenger of Allah pbuh when we were kindred young men, and we stayed with him for 20 nights. The Messenger of Allah pbuh was merciful and kind, and he thought that we missed our families so he asked us about our families and whom we left behind From them. Each of us answered, then he said: “go back to your families and stay with them and teach them (the religion), order them to apply all the teachings of islam and to pray each prayer in its time. The Prophet then added, "pray as you have seen me praying and when it is the time for the prayer, one of you should make the prayer announcement (athan) and the eldest of you should lead the prayer.. agreed upon by the scholars

 

 

 

 

 

 9-Muhammad ( peace be upon him) the ascetic:

 

From Muhammad’s sayings:

 

- The Messenger of Allah pbuh said: “the dead is followed by three: his family, his money and his deeds; two would return and one would stay: his family and money would return, and his deeds would stay”.

 

- Al-Mustowred Bin-Shaddad, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah pbuh said: “this life is in the  life after the same compared with  what you get out of the sea  when you put your finger in it, see how much remains!”. Narratedby Muslim.

 

- Abu-Abbas Sahal Bin-Saad Al-Sa’edi, may Allah be pleased with him, Narrated that a man came to the Prophet (pbuh) and said: ay Messenger of Allah lead  me to do something to gain Allah's love  and the people's too. he said: “renounce worldly pleasure and Allah would love you, and renounce people's properties and they would love you”. A good saying Narrated by Iben-Majah and others with good backgrounds.

 

 

 

From Muhammad’s life:

 

- Al-Nu’man Bin-Basheer, may Allah be pleased with them both, reported that Omar Bin-Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, mentioned when talking about the life of the people in this world: "i’ve seen the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) would stay a whole day suffering From hunger and would not find even the worst of dates to fill his stomach. Narrated by Muslim.

 

 

- Reported by Amr Bin-Al-Hareth the brother of Juwairiya Bint-Al-Harith, the mother of Momineen (wife of the Messenger pbuh), may Allah be pleased with them both, said: the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) did not leave, when he died, a dinar, nor a Dirham (money currencies) nor a slave male or female, not a thing, except his white mule which he used to ride, and his weapon and a land that he left as a charity for the travelers in need. Narrated by Al-Bukhari.

 

 

-Abdullah Bin-Al-Shikh’air, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: i approached the Prophet pbuh while he was reciting From the Quran: {the mutual rivalry (for piling up worldly things) diverts you} when he said: “the son of adam would say: my money my money! and what would you get oh son of adam From your money but what you have eaten and ended, or wore and worn, or given as charity and be with it?!”. Narrated by Muslim.

 

- Reported by Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her,: the family of Mohammed (pbuh) never felt filled (had enough) From the bread of wheat two consecutive days until he died. agreed upon by the scholars.

 

- And in another Narration: The family of Mohammed pbuh never had enough From the food of wheat for three consecutive nights since they arrived to Al-Madeena until he died.

 

-Reported by urwa, that Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, used to say: oh my nephew (my sister’s son), by Allah, we used to watch the crescent moon pass to the next crescent moon to the next: three crescent moons in two months and not a fire would be started in any of the Messenger of Allah’s, pbuh, houses. i asked her: oh aunt, so how did you live? she answered: by the two blacks: the dates and the water, but the Messenger of Allah, pbuh, used to have neighbors From Al-Ansar (the citizens of Ml-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the immigrates) who used to have a cattle and sent theProphet (pbuh) From its milk and he sent it to us to drink. agreed upon by the scholars.

 

 

10-Muhammad (pbuh) bedding farewell :

 

From Muhammad's sayings:

 

Umar Ibn Al-Khattab narrated:

 

"I sought permission of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) to perform Umrah. He gave me permission and said:"my younger brother, do not forget me in your supplication. "

 

He (Umar) said: he told me a word that pleased me so much so that i would not have been pleased if i were given the whole world."

 

 

 

In another narration he (the Prophet)said: "my younger brother, share me in your supplication."

 

 

 

From Muhammad's life:

 

Abu-Sulaiman Malek Bin Al-Huwaireeth, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: we visited the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) when we were kindred young men, and we stayed with him for 20 nights.The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) was merciful and kind and he thought that we missed our families so he asked us about our families and whom we left behind From them. Each of us answered, then he said: “go back to your families and stay with them and teach them (the religion), order them to apply all the teachings of Islam and to pray each prayer in its time. The Prophet then added, "pray as you have seen me praying and when it is the time for the prayer, one of you should make the prayer announcement (athan) and the eldest of you should lead the prayer.. agreed upon by the scholars

 

 

 11-Muhammad(pbuh) the grateful :

 

 

From Muhammad's sayings:

 

Osama Ibn Zaid (may Allah bless both of them) narrated: "the Prophet said: "if someone makes you a favor and you said to him "may Allah reward you handsomely.", you praised him very well"

 

 

 

From Muhammad's life:

 

Sa'd Ibn Abuwaqqas (may Allah bless him) reported:

 

"We went out with the Prophet (peace be upon him) From mecca towards Medina. when we were near Azwra', he got down his camel then raised his hands, and made supplication to Allah for a time, then he prostrated to Allah for a long time. this he did three times.

 

He then said :" i begged Allah for intercession to all my followers, he gave me a third of them, so i prostrated thankful to Allah. Then i raised my head and begged him again for intercession to all my followers, and he gave me another third of them, so i prostrated thankful to Allah. then i raised my head and begged for intercession to all my followers again and he gave me the remaining third, so i prostrated to thank Allah for all that."

 

 

 

 

 

12-Muhammad (pbuh) being justice:

 

 

 

From Muhammad's sayings:

 

 'Abdullah .B. 'Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported, that the Prophet (pbuh) said:" behold! the dispensers of justice will be seated on the pulpits of light beside god :( the dispensers of justice are) those who are justice in their rules, regarding their families and every single detail in their life."

 

 

 

Jabir B. Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "beware oppression, because it turns into darkness on the day of resurrection, and beware penny-pinching because  it destroyed those who lived before you, as it incited them to shed blood and commit incest."

 

 

 

From the life of Muhammad(pbuh):

 

An-Nu'man Bin Bashir (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

 

That his father took him to the Prophet and said, "i have given my son a slave." the Prophet asked, "have you given all your sons the same like you did with him?" he replied: "no". The Prophet said, "take back your gift then."