Excellent Morals of Prophet mohammad,perfect role model

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Excellent Morals of Prophet mohammad,perfect role model

  2. Prophet’s Excellent Morals Sound Strong faith Fear of God Intellect & Sincerity Cleanliness knowledge Beauty Simplicity & Enjoin good Worship Asceticism ease and forbid evil Resolving Polite and Speech, brief Living Quran Forbearance disputes courteous and beneficial Kindness and Seeking the Altruism Sharing work Truthfulness compassion moderate way Honesty and Bravery and Bashfulness Smiling face Humbleness reliability courage and modesty Justice and Contentment Practiced what Forgiveness Generosity Fairness of heart he preached
  3. 1-Strong Faith and Dependence on God The Apostle believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believes in Allah His angels His books and His Apostles "We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His Apostles." And they say: "We hear and we obey; (We seek) Thy forgiveness Our Lord and to you is the end of all journeys. Baqarah,2:187 Say: "I do no more than invoke my Lord and I join not with Him any (false god).“ Jinn, 72:20 But if they turn away Say : "Allah is sufficient for me: There is no god but He: On Him is my trust – He is the Lord of the Throne (Of Glory) Supreme. Tauba,9:129
  4. Strong Faith and Dependence on God • In face of severe trials from the disbelievers, he always reminded companions that the end was for the believers, • He believed that the Will of God will come to pass. • During migration journey while hiding in a cave from the enemies, Abu Bakr looked at the feet of the pagans • He said, ‘O Prophet of God! If anyone of them looks down at his feet he would see us!’ • The Messenger of God (SAW) said: ‘O Abu Bakr! What do you think of two with whom God, the Exalted, is their Third?" (Muslim #1854)
  5. 2. Fearing God, being mindful not to trespass His limits • O Prophet! Fear Allah and hearken not to the unbelievers and the hypocrites: verily Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom. But follow that which comes to you by inspiration from your Lord: for Allah is well acquainted with (all) that ye do. Ahzaab,33:1,2 • Prophet (SAW) said,“ Sometimes, when I return to my family, I would find a date fruit on the bed. I would pick it up to eat it; but I would fear that it was from the charity, and thus, throw it back ." (Bukhari #2300)
  6. Fearing God, and Being Mindful of Him • Aisha said: ‘If the Messenger of God (SAW) saw dark clouds in the sky; he would pace forwards and backwards and would exit and enter his house. As soon as it rained, the Prophet (pbuh) would relax. Aisha asked him about it, and he said: ‘I do not know, it may be as some people said: • "Then, when they saw the (penalty in the shape of) a cloud traversing the sky, coming to meet their valleys, they said: ‘This cloud will give us rain! Nay, it is the (calamity) you were asking to be hastened! A wind wherein is a Grievous Penalty!24" (46:24)
  7. 3- Sound intellect and divine knowledge Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him: He was taught by one mighty in Power (Najm,53:3,4,5) Read! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful He Who taught (the use of) the Pen 6206 Taught man that which he knew not (Alaq,96:3,4,5)
  8. Sound Intellect & Divine knowledge • He had meaningful and inclusive utterances and traditions, • He had good manners, ethics and moral character, • He had knowledge of the Torah and Gospel and other Divine Scriptures, • He possessed knowledge of by-gone nations, • He had ability to strike examples and implement policies
  9. Sound Intellect & knowledge • He was an example to which his people could relate to in all branches of knowledge; acts of worship, medicine, laws of inheritance, lineage, and other matters as well. • He knew and learned all of this without reading or examining the Scriptures of those before us, nor did he sit with their scholars. • The Prophet had no formal schooling, and was without knowledge of the above before being commissioned as a Prophet, nor could he read or write
  10. 4. Sincerity • The Prophet (SAW) was sincere and honest in all his matters, as God had ordered him. • "Say, Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for God, Lord of the worlds. No partner has He. And this I have been commanded and I am the first (among you) of the Muslims." [6:162-163]
  11. Doing Things for the Sake of God • He always did deeds through which he would seek the pleasure of God. Say: I ask of you no reward for this, except that whoso will, may choose a way to His Lord. (25:57) • "The Prophet (SAW) resembled a prophet who was harmed by his people. He wiped the blood from his face and said: ‘O God! Forgive my people, for they know not!" (Abdullah bin Masood,Bukhari #3290) • Jundub b. Sufyaan said that the Messenger’s finger bled during one of the battles, and he said: "You are but a finger which has bled; which suffers in the path of God." (Bukhari #2648)
  12. 5- Love of Purification and cleanliness “And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure.” (Surah Tawbah 9:108) Keep your clothes clean." [74:4) And Allah only wishes to remove all blemishes from you Members of the (Prophet’s) Family and to make you pure and spotless. Ahzaab ,33:33 There are many meanings of purity and cleanliness in Islam: 1. Ritual purity- Ghusl or taking bath is compulsory after certain acts ,e.g., intimacy with spouse 2. Washing of body and clothes to remove dirt 3. Being in a state of Wudu or ablution 4. Keeping heart and other body organs clean of sins
  13. Cleanliness • A Muslim is required to be pure morally and spiritually as well as physically. • Prophet Muhammad (SAW) advised the Muslims to appear neat and tidy in private and in public. Once returning from an expedition he said: • "You are soon going to meet your brothers, so tidy your saddles and clothes. Be distinguished in the eyes of the people." [Abu Dawud) • "Don't ever come with your hair and beard disheveled like a devil." [Al-Tirmidhi]
  14. 6- Beauty • The companions knew the Prophet (SAW) to be the most beautiful of people. One companion said: • "The Prophet (SAW) was a person of average height. His shoulders were wide. His hair reached his earlobes. Once I saw him adorned in a red garment; I never saw anything more beautiful than him." (Bukhari #2358)
  15. Teaching people about beauty • Prophet (SAW) also carried the task of teaching people about beauty and reviving their sense and awareness of it. • He exemplified beauty of handsome appearance. The Prophet (SAW) used to wear the nicest clothes available to him. • He also liked perfume. `Aisha (RA) said, "I used to apply to the Prophet the best scent available" (Muslim). • The Prophet would prohibit any person who had eaten onions or garlic from getting inside the mosque.
  16. 7- Excelling in Acts of Worship • Strive together (as in a race) toward all that is good (Baqarah,2:148) • A’ishah (R) said that the Prophet of God (SAW) used to pray during the night until his feet would swell. • She asked, ‘Why do you do this, O Messenger of God, while God has forgiven your past and future sins?’ The Prophet (SAW) replied: • "Shall I not be a grateful slave (of God)?" (Bukhari #4557)
  17. 8- Asceticism in Worldly Affairs • Nor strain your eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to parties of them the splendor of the life of this world through which We test them: but the provision of thy Lord is better and more enduring. (Taha,20:131) Asceticism (Zuhd) means self-denying and to live a very simple life
  18. Asceticism in Worldly Affairs • There are many examples in the Prophet’s life which prove that he had no concern for the pleasures of this life. Abdullah b. Masood said: • "The Messenger of God (SAW) went to sleep on a mat. He stood up and he had marks on his side due to the mat that he had slept on. • We said: ‘O Messenger of God, shall we not make *a proper+ bedding for you?’ • He said: ‘What do I have to do with this world? I am only like a wayfarer upon a mount that stopped to take shade and rest under a tree, and then leaves it behind and continues on the journey." (Tirmidthi #2377)
  19. 9- Simplicity and Ease • Allah intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (Baqarah,2:185) • The Prophet (pbuh) always sought to make things easy for people. The Messenger of God (pbuh) said: • "I start the prayer with the intention of lengthening it, but when I hear a child crying, I shorten the prayer, as I know its mother would suffer from his screams!" (Bukhari #677)
  20. 10.Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil "Those who follow the apostle the unlettered prophet whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures); in the law and the Gospel; for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil: he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. (Araaf,7:157)
  21. Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil • If the Prophet (SAW) saw an act which opposed a tenet of the religion, he would reprimand it in a suitable manner. • Abdullah b. Abbas said: The Messenger of God (SAW) saw a man wearing a gold ring, so he reached for it, *and+ removed it…. He then said: • "Would one of you seek a burning charcoal and place it on his hand?!" • The man was later told, after the Prophet(SAW) left: ‘Take your ring! Make good use of it *by selling it+.’ The man said: ‘No, by God! I will never take it after the Messenger of God (SAW) cast it away.’ (Muslim #2090)
  22. 11- Resolving disputes So fear Allah and keep straight the relations between yourselves: (Anfaal.8:1) • Whenever a situation occurred which called for reconciliation, the Prophet (SAW) would hurry to resolve it. • Once when he heard that the people of Qubaa disputed with each other about a matter, the Prophet (SAW) said: • "Let us go to resolve the situation and make peace between them." (Bukhari #2547)
  23. 12- Living Quran • The Prophet (SAW) was a living example for all humans to follow. His wife Aisha was asked about his manners, and she said, • "His manners were the Qur’an."
  24. 13- Polite and courteous Say to My servants that they should (only) say those things that are best: for Satan doth sow dissensions among them: for Satan is to man an avowed enemy. (Isra,17:53) you shall speak unto all people in a kindly way Baqarah,2:83
  25. Polite and courteous • The Prophet (SAW) showed good manners and was courteous to all, even to children. • Once when the Prophet was in a gathering, a drink was brought to the Prophet (SAW) and he drank from it. On his right side there was a young boy and on his left side were elderly men. Feeling obliged by the respect of elders, and not wanting to hurt the feelings of the child, he asked the young boy: • "Do you mind if I give the drink to them?’ The young boy said: ‘O Prophet of God! By God! I would not prefer anyone to drink from the place you drank. This is my fair share. The Messenger of God (SAW) handed the boy the drink." (Bukhari #2319)
  26. Polite and courteous • Anas says: "I served the holy Prophet(SAW) for ten years. He never said 'Uf (expressing dissatisfaction), nor did he ever ask me why I did this or did not do that(Muslim) • Abdullah Ibn Amar says: "The Messenger of Allah (SAW) was neither ill-mannered nor rude. He used to say that the better people among you are those who are best in their moral character." (Bukhari)
  27. 14- Speech, brief and beneficial • And be moderate in thy pace and lower thy voice; (Luqman,31:19) • The Messenger of God (SAW) would make himself busy with the remembrance of God; • He would not talk in vain or loud. • He would lengthen his prayers and shorten the speech, and he would not hesitate to help and take care of the needs of a needy, poor or widow. (Ibn Hib’ban #6423)
  28. Speech • He (SAW) used to keep silent most of the time and speak only when it was necessary. • His laughing was like smiling. • When he spoke, his addressees would listen attentively. • `A’ishah said, “If a man intended to count the Prophet’s words during a speech, he could easily do so.”
  29. 15- Forbearance And Allah loves those who are firm an steadfast. (Ale Imran, 3:146) • Once some companions came to the Prophet (SAW) complaining about a tribe, namely the Daws, who refused to accept Islam, asking him to curse them. • The Prophet (SAW) raised his hands in prayer and instead said: • "O Allah guide the tribe of Daws and bring them to Islam!"
  30. Patience and Forbearance • Anas bin Malik said: • "Once, I was walking with the Messenger of God (SAW) while he was wearing a Yemeni cloak with a collar with rough edges. • A Bedouin grabbed him strongly. I looked at the side of his neck and saw that the edge of the cloak left a mark on his neck. • The Bedouin said, ‘O Muhammad! Give me *some+ of the wealth of God that you have.’ • The Messenger of God (SAW) turned to the Bedouin, laughed and ordered that he be given [some money]." (Bukhari #2980)
  31. 16.Altruism (Self sacrifice and serving others) give them preference over themselves even though poverty was their (own lot) (Hashar,59:9) And they feed for the love of Allah the indigent the orphan and the captive. (Dahr,76:8)
  32. 16. Altruism • Sahl b. Sa’d said: The Prophet (SAW) had more care for those around him than for his own self. • "A woman gave the Messenger of God (SAW) a Burdah (gown). • The Prophet (SAW) asked his Companions: ‘Do you know what a Burdah is?’ They replied, ‘Yes, O Prophet of God! It is a piece of woven cloth [similar to a shawl]. The woman said: ‘O Prophet of God! I have woven this shawl with my own hands, for you to wear.’ The Messenger of God (SAW) took it while he direly needed it. • After a while, the Messenger of God (SAW) came out of his home wearing it, and a Companion said to the Messenger of God (SAW): ‘O Prophet of God! Grant me this shawl to wear!’ The Messenger of God (SAW) said: ‘Yes.’ He then sat for awhile, and headed back home, folded it and gave it to the person who asked for it. • The Companions scolded him saying: ‘It was not appropriate for you to ask for his shawl; especially since you know he does not turn anyone down or send them away empty-handed! The man said: ‘By God! I only asked him to give it to me because I want to be shrouded in this shawl when I die.’ Sahl, the narrator of the Hadeeth said: ‘The shawl was used as a shroud for that man when he died." (Bukhari #1987)
  33. 17-Mercy and compassion Now has come unto you an apostle from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that ye should perish: ardently anxious is he over you: to the believers is he most kind and merciful. Tauba,9:128
  34. Kindness and Compassion • The Prophet was the kindest of people, and this was also apparent in his treatment of infants. • "The Messenger of God (SAW) performed Salah (prayer) while he was carrying an infant girl named Umaamah, daughter of Abul-Aas. When he bowed, he put her on the ground, and when he stood up, he would carry her again." (Bukhari #5650)
  35. Mercy and Compassion • Once when the Prophet (SAW) went to visit his grandchild he shed some tears. • "The Messenger of God (SAW) sat with the child while he was on his deathbed. The child’s eyes froze in their places like stones. • Upon seeing that, the Messenger of God (SAW) wept. Sa’d said to him, ‘What is this ‘O Prophet of God?’ • He said: ‘This is a mercy that God, the Exalted, places in the hearts of His slaves. Truly, God is merciful to those who are merciful towards others.’ " (Bukhari #6942)
  36. 18- Sharing work • The Prophet (SAW) was not a king who commanded his followers to carry out his orders. Rather he always carried out his own affairs and helped others in collective duties. • A’ishah was once asked about how the Prophet (SAW) behaved with his family. She said: • "He helped and assisted his family members with their chores; but when the call to prayer was heard, he would [stop everything and] leave to attend the prayers." • Al-Baraa bin ‘Azib said: • "I saw the Messenger of God (SAW) on the Day of the Trench carrying dirt [that was dug from the trench] until his chest was covered with dirt." (Bukhari #2780)
  37. 19- Truthfulness • When the Believers saw the Confederate forces they said: "This is what Allah and His Apostle had promised us and Allah and his Apostle told us what was true." And it only added to their faith and their zeal in obedience. Ahzab, 33:22
  38. Truthfulness • A’ishah (RA) said: • "The trait and characteristic which the Prophet (SAW) hated most was lying. A man would tell a lie in the presence of the Prophet (pbuh) and he would hold it against him, until he knew that he repented." (Tirmidthi #1973) • Even his enemies attested to his truthfulness. Abu Jahl once said: ‘O Muhammad! I do not say that you are a liar! I only deny what you brought and what you call people to.’ God, the Exalted, says: • "We know indeed that what they say certainly grieves you, but surely they do not call you a liar; but the unjust deny the verses of God." [6:33]
  39. 20- Seeking the Moderate Way Thus have We made of you an Ummah justly balanced that ye might be witnesses over the nations and the Apostle a witness over yourselves. 2:143 The Prophet said: “Be moderate. Practice religion commensurate with your physical strength. Offer prayers in the morning and evening and in some parts of the evening and in some parts of the night. Follow the middle course; you will reach the goal” (Bukhari).
  40. Seeking the Moderate Way • Ibn Masood relates that the Prophet (SAW) said,” Those who go to extremes in practicing their religion are doomed.” He repeated this three time. (Muslim) • Abu Huraira relates that the Prophet (SAW) said,” Religion is easy. No one indulges in extremism except the one who is taken over by it. Hence, be moderate and practice it in proportion to your capacity….” (Bukhari)
  41. 21- Smiling face • Abdullah bin al-Harith said: • "I have never seen a man who smiled as much as the Messenger of God (SAW)." (Tirmidthi #2641)
  42. 22-Honesty and Trustworthiness Allah commands you to render back your trusts to those to whom they are due; (Nisa,4:58) • The Prophet (SAW) was well-known for his honesty. • The pagans of Makkah -who were openly hostile towards him- would leave their valuables with him. • When he migrated to Medina, he ordered his cousin, Ali bin Abi Talib to postpone his migration for three days to return to people their valuables
  43. 23-Bravery and Courage Those to whom the people said, 'Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them.' So they increased in faith, and they said, 'Sufficient for us is Allah , and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs. ( Ale Imran, 3:173) Ali (R) reported, 'You should have seen me on the day of Badr! We sought refuge with the messenger of Allah (SAW). He was the closest among us to the enemy. On that day, the messenger of Allah (SAW) was the strongest one among us.’ (Ahmed #654)
  44. Bravery and courage • The Messenger of God (SAW) was the most courageous. • One night, the people of Medina were frightened and headed towards the sounds they heard during the night. • The Messenger of God (SAW) met them while coming back from the place of the sound, after he made sure that there was no trouble. He was riding a horse that belonged to Abu Talhah without any saddle, and he had his sword with him. He was assuring the people, saying: ‘Do not be frightened! Do not be frightened!" (Bukhari #2751)
  45. Wrestling with Rukaana • Rukaanah was a skillful wrestler. • Prophet (SAW) said to him, “O’ Rukaanah, will you not fear Allah and accept what i am calling you to?" • Rukaanah replied, "if you can prove that you are a true messenger, I will follow you." The prophet (SAW) said: “What would you say if I wrestle you down? Will that make you believe that I am a true prophet?" He replied, "yes.“ • Then the prophet (SAW) said: “Come on, i will wrestle you.” The prophet (SAW) wrestled him and defeated him three times. • Rukaana then became a Muslim. (Seerah by Ibn Kathir)
  46. 24-Bashfulness and Modesty • Abu Ayoub al-Ansari said that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: • "Four (traits) are from the practice of the Messengers; modesty, using perfume and siwak (tooth stick) and marriage." (Tirmidthi) • A’ishah (RA) said: "A woman asked the Prophet (pbuh) about the bath which is taken at the end of the menstrual period. The Prophet (SAW) said: 'Purify yourself with a piece of cloth scented with musk.' The Prophet (pbuh) felt shy and turned his face. A’ishah said: 'I pulled her to myself and told her what the Prophet (SAW) meant.' " (Bukhari #313)
  47. Haya or modesty • Faith consists of more than sixty parts; and bashfulness is a part of faith.” [Bukhari,Muslim) • Each religion has a distinctive moral and the Distinctive moral of islam is bashfulness.” [ibn maajah • “Allah is more deserving that you should be bashful before him.’” [Abu Dawood)
  48. 25-Humbleness And lower thy wing to the Believers who follow you. (Shua’ra, 26:215) • Anas bin Malik said:"Once, while we were sitting with the Messenger of God (SAW) in the Masjid, a man on his camel approached. After he tied it with a rope, he asked: ‘Who amongst you is Muhammad?’ • The Messenger of God (SAW) was sitting on the ground while he was leaning, with his Companions. • We directed the Bedouin, saying: ‘This white man leaning on the ground.’ The Prophet (SAW) did not differ nor distinguish himself from his Companions."
  49. Humbleness • He commanded people not to stand up for each other as the non-Arabs used to do to glorify each other. • Furthermore, he (SAW) said, “I am a servant (of Allah); I eat as a servant eats and sit as a servant sits.” • Prophet (SAW) said, “Do not excessively praise me as Christians excessively praised the son of Mary.” • Once a man entered on the Messenger of Allah (SAW) and stood in awe. Thereupon, the latter said, “Take it easy. I am not a king. I am a son of a woman from the Quraish ...”
  50. 26-Justice and Fairness Allah commands justice the doing of good and liberality to kith and kin and He forbids all shameful deeds and injustice and rebellion: He instructs you that ye may receive admonition. (Nahal,16:90) “O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity, and let not hatred of any people seduce you that ye deal not justly. Deal justly, that is nearer to your duty. Observe your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is informed of what ye do.” (Surah Maeda 5:8)
  51. Justice and Fairness • The people of Quraish were extremely concerned about a Makhzoomi woman who committed a theft. They asked Usama bin Zaid to ask the Prophet for clemency. Prophet gave this speech: • ‘People before you were destroyed because when the noble among them stole, they would let him go; and if the poor and weak stole they would punish him. By God! If Fatimah, the daughter of Muhammad stole, I would cut her hand off.’ (Bukhari #3288)
  52. 27- Contentment in simple lifestyle • • What is the life of this world but amusement and play? But verily the Home in the Hereafter that is life indeed if they but knew. (29:64) • Amr Ibn Al-Hareth (R) said that when the Prophet (SAW) 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
  53. Contentment in simple lifestyle • Umar bin Khattab (R) said, ‘I entered the Messenger’s house and I found him sitting on a mat. He had a leather pillow stuffed with fibers. He had a pot of water by his feet, and there was some clothes hung on the wall. His side had marks due to the mat that he lay on. • Umar wept when he saw this, and the Messenger (SAW) asked him: ‘Why do you weep?’ • Umar said: ‘O Prophet of God! Khosrau and Caesar enjoy the best of this world, and you are suffering in poverty?!’ He said: ‘Aren’t you pleased that they enjoy this world, and we will enjoy the Hereafter?’ (Bukhari #4629)
  54. 28- Forgiveness Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant. (Araaf,7:199) But indeed if any show patience and forgive that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs. Shura,42:43
  55. • DAY OF AQABAH • Aisha (R) reported, ‘I asked the Messenger of God (SAW): "Did you face a day harder and more intense than the Battle of Uhud?‛ • He replied: ‘I suffered a lot from your people! The worst I suffered was on the Day of al-’Aqabah when I spoke to Ali b. Abd Yaleel b. Abd Kilaal (in order to support me) but he disappointed me and left me. • I left the area while I was quite worried, and walked - when I reached an area called Qarn ath-Tha’alib, I raised my head to the sky and noticed a cloud that shaded me. • Gabriel (A) called me and said: ‘O Muhammad! God, the Exalted, has heard what your people have said to you - and has sent the Angel in charge of the mountains, so you can command him to do what you please.’ • The Prophet (SAW) said: ‘The Angel in charge of the mountains called me saying: ‘May God praise you and keep safe from all evil! O Muhammad, I will do whatever you command me to do. If you like I can bring the Akh-shabain mountains together and crush them all.’ • The Messenger of God (SAW) said: ‘It may be that God raises from among them a progeny who worship God alone and associate no partners with Him.’ (Bukhari #3059)
  56. Prophet (SAW) forgave his enemies • The people of the Quraish rebuked him, taunted and mocked at him, beat him and abused him They tried to kill him and when he escaped to Medina, they waged many wars against him. • When he entered Makkah victorious with an army of 10,000, he did not take revenge on anyone • He forgave all Even his deadliest enemy Abu Sufyan, who fought so many battles, was forgiven, and anyone who stayed in his house was also forgiven
  57. Forgiveness
  58. 29- Spending Generously • And give to the kindred his due and to the Miskin (poor) and to the wayfarer. But spend not wastefully in the manner of a spendthrift.)" [Isra, 17:26] • Safwan bin Umayyah came to the Prophet (SAW) and he gave him a herd of sheep that was grazing between two mountains. He said only a prophet could give this and became Muslim. He returned to his people and said: ‘O my people accept Islam! Muhammad (SAW) gives out generously like one who does not fear poverty.’ (Muslim #2312)
  59. Generosity • Al-Hakim narrated: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “ Allah is All-Generous and He loves generosity in sale, purchase and judgment.” • ‘The Prophet (SAW) was the most generous of people. He was most generous during Ramadan when he met Gabriel (SAW); he would meet him every night during Ramadan to practice and review the Qur’an with him. The Messenger of God (SAW) was so generous, that he was faster than the swiftest wind in this regard. (Bukhari #6)
  60. Generosity • Abu Dharr(RA) said: • ‘I was walking with the Prophet (SAW) in the Har’rah (volcanic region) of Madina and we faced the mount of Uhud; the Prophet (SAW) said: ‘O Abu Dharr!’ I said: ‘Here I am O Messenger of God!’ He said: ‘It would not please me to have an amount of gold equal to the weight of Mount Uhud, until I spend and give it out (in the sake of God) within a night or within three nights. I would keep a single silver piece of it to help those who are in debt. (Bukhari #2312)
  61. 30-He practiced what he preached • I desire not to do behind your backs that which I ask you not to do. I desire nothing but reform so far as I am able. My welfare is only in Allah. In Him I trust and unto Him I turn. (Hood,11:88) • Prophet (SAW) was always the first and foremost in obedience to the religion he brought, in worship to the Creator and in avoidance of the religious prohibitions
  62. He had all 6 of the essential attributes pertaining to Prophets • According to theologians, there are six essentials of Prophet hood common to all of the Prophets. They are: 1. Truthfulness, 2. Trustworthiness, 3. Communication of God’s commands, 4. Intelligence, 5. Infallibility and 6. Being free from all kinds of bodily and mental defects. History is a witness that the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, had all of these six essential attributes in a most perfect fashion.
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