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Praise be to Allah alone, and may peace and blessings of Allah be upon the last Prophet, his family, his Companions, and those who follow his guidance. To proceed;

If there is any personality that has lived on the face of this earth who was exactly a paragon of good morals and supreme principles in dealing with others, that personality would undeniably be the personality of Muhammad (peace be upon him). Allah Almighty says addressing the noble character of His Prophet, Muhammad (peace be upon him:(

{وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلى خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ} (القلم:4).

{And indeed, you are of a great moral character} (Qur’an 68:4).

The following lines show the magnificence of the Prophet's character (peace be upon him) in dealing with his companions:

Generosity:

The Prophet (peace be upon him)  was the most generous person ever existed on earth. He preferred others over Himself and always fulfilled the needs of anyone who came to Him to ask for something. Ibn 'Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:

[كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أجود الناس، وكان أجود ما يكون في رمضان].

[The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was the most generous of the men; and he was the most generous during the month of Ramadan] (Sahih al-Bukhari 3554).

Consideration:

The Prophet (peace be upon him) was extremely humble and kind. He treated all Muslims equally, respected all and expressed his love for them. He used to ask the well-being of those who were absent and visit the sick. He used to be present in funeral ceremonies, accept their invitations, share their grief and offer his condolences.

Consultation:

The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to consult his companions and listened to their suggestions. Many of the incidents of the Islamic history demonstrate the principle of consultation adopted by the Prophet to deal with his Companions, as was the case in the Battle of the Trench when he welcomed and followed the proposal of Salman Al-Farisi (may Allah be pleased with him).

Humor:

The Prophet (peace be upon him) was the one with the finest sense of humor, but his sense of humor was not vulgar in any sense or anything that would debase or make fun of someone, rather it was fine. Also, his jokes were free of lies; because all his spoken words were truth,  as related by Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

["إني لا أقول إلا حقاً" ، قال بعض أصحابه: فإنك تداعبنا يا رسول الله؟! فقال: "إني لا أقول إلا حقا"].

 ["I only tell the truth" some of his Companions said: O Messenger of Allah, you joke with us? He replied: “Yes, I do. But I only tell the truth"] (Al-Aadab Al-Shar'iyah, 2/212).

Respect:

The Prophet treated everyone with great respect and considered nobility and honor to be owing to faith, piety, and good behavior. He was not interested in wealth or status, nor did he revere anybody for his riches or position. He never  accepted that any of his companions be mocked or despised.  He said:

[لاَ تَسُبُّوا أَصْحَابِي, لاَ تَسُبُّوا أَصْحَابِي, فَوَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَوْ أَنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ أَنْفَقَ مِثْلَ أُحُدٍ ذَهَبًا مَا أَدْرَكَ مُدَّ أَحَدِهِمْ وَلاَ نَصِيفَهُ].

[Do not abuse my Companions, do not abuse my Companions. By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if one amongst you would have spent as much gold as Uhud it would not amount to as much as one mudd of one of them or half of it] (Sahih Muslim 2540).

Defense:

Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that:

[كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَحْسَنَ النَّاسِ، وَأَجْوَدَ النَّاسِ، وَأَشْجَعَ النَّاسِ، قَالَ وَقَدْ فَزِعَ أَهْلُ الْمَدِينَةِ لَيْلَةً سَمِعُوا صَوْتًا، قَالَ فَتَلَقَّاهُمُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَلَى فَرَسٍ لأَبِي طَلْحَةَ عُرْىٍ، وَهُوَ مُتَقَلِّدٌ سَيْفَهُ فَقَالَ ‏"‏ لَمْ تُرَاعُوا، لَمْ تُرَاعُوا ‏"‏‏.‏]

[Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) was the (most handsome), most generous and the bravest of all the people. Once the people of Medina got frightened having heard an uproar at night. So, the Prophet (peace be upon him) met the people while he was riding an unsaddled horse belonging to Abu Talha and carrying his sword (hung over his shoulder). He said (to them), "Don't get scared, don't get scared."] (Sahih al-Bukhari 3040).

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