The Civilized Principles in the Prophet’s Biography

Allah (THE ALMIGHTY) had granted his Messenger (PBUH) both the beauty of appearance and the beauty of the morals. Whoever meets him can’t help but love him and whoever associates himself with him can’t help but feel intimate. He was honored by Allah (THE ALMIGHTY) when He praised the beauty of his morals in the holy Quran saying “And surely you are indeed of a magnificent character” (Al-Qalam: 4). His noble companions had discussed his benevolent character and his great traits, so let’s listen to what they said about him.

1)  His Generosity: he reached the ultimate in generosity which made the Arabs forget Hatem At-Taei who was before the ideal model of generosity. Jabir Ibn Abdullah narrated “No one had ever asked Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) anything unless he gave it to him. Once a man came asking him for charity. Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) gave him a flock of sheep filling the area between two mountains. The man then returned to his folk saying: Oh my people embrace Islam for Muhammad (PBUH) gives like someone who isn’t afraid of poverty”.

2) His Patience: He had unrivaled patience. Once a Bedouin caught hold of him and gave his cloak a violent tug leaving a mark on his neck. Then, the Bedouin said to him “load these two camels of mine, for you don’t give me anything from your property or from your father’s property. Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) was patient with him saying: the property is that of Allah (THE ALMIGHTY) and I am his slave I will ask you to pay me back for what you did to me on Judgment Day. The Bedouin said: No. Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said: Why?? The Bedouin replied: because you don’t return the bad deed for a bad deed. Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) smiled and ordered to load the Bedouin’s two camels, one with barley and the other with dates”.

3) His Shyness: which never stood between him and what’s right. Abu Saeid Al-Khudri narrated “the Prophet (PBUH) was more shy than a virgin in her separate room. And if he saw a thing which he disliked, we would recognize that in his face.

4) His Humor: which was so decent in a manner that doesn’t affect his solemnity. Nu’man ibn Bashir narrated “When Abu Bakr (Aisha’s father) asked the permission of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) to come in, he heard Aisha speaking in a loud voice. So when he entered, he caught hold of her in order to slap her, and said: Do I see you raising your voice to the Apostle of Allah? Allah’s Messenger (PBUH)  prevented Abu Bakr and so he went out angry. Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said when Abu Bakr went out: You see I rescued you from the man. Abu Bakr waited for some days, then asked permission of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) to enter, and found that they had made peace with each other. He said to them: Bring me into your peace as you brought me into your war. Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said: We have done so: we have done so”.

5) His Loyalty: which doesn’t differentiate between the living and the dead. Anas Ibn Malik narrated that when Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) was brought a gift to his wives he would say “take one to the house of so-and-so for she was a friend of Khadija (the Prophet’s 1st dead wife) and she loved her”.

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