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Attitudes and Lessons Derived from the Biography of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)- 3

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1/22/2015
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His Treatment to His Family:

Regarding his treatment to his family, it indeed involved all the noble manners. He (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was very humble, and was always at the disposal of the needs of his family. He valued the status of a woman as a human being, a mother, a wife, and a daughter. Once a man asked him and said, "O Allah's Messenger! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?" The Prophet (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said, “Your mother, then your mother, then your mother, and then your father.” He further said, “He who sees either of his parents or both of them, but does not show kindness to them, and dies, he will enter the Hellfire, and may Allah expel him from His Mercy.”

The Prophet (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) would take the vessel that his wife drank from and put his mouth in the place where she put her mouth and drink therefrom. He used to say, “The best of you is the one who is best to his wife, and I am the best of you to my wives.”

His Mercy:

Regarding the attribute of mercy, he (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) indeed said, “The merciful ones are shown mercy by Ar-Rahman (the Most Merciful). Be merciful to those on earth, and you will be shown mercy from the One Who is above the heavens.”

Our noble Prophet had the largest share of this great character. This is evidently shown in his attitude to all: young, old, relative and non-relative. Of the manifestations of his mercy and compassion is that he used to shorten the prayer and would not lengthen it when he heard the cry of a child.  Abu Qatadah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said, “Sometime I stand up to lead the prayer with the intention of prolonging it. Then I hear the crying of an infant, so I shorten the prayer from fear that I would make it burdensome for his mother.”

An example of his compassion for his Ummah and his eagerness for them to embrace the religion of Allah is when a young Jewish boy who was in the service of the Prophet (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) fell ill, the Prophet (praise and peace be upon him) went to visit him. He sat down by his head and said to him, "Embrace Islam." The little boy looked at his father who was sitting beside him. He said: "Obey Abul-Qasim (i.e., the Messenger of Allah), May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him”. So, he embraced Islam and shortly after, he passed away. Thereupon, the Prophet (May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) stepped out saying, "All praise is due and belongs to Allah Who has saved him from Hell-fire."






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