|أحمد محمد لبن Ahmad.M.Lbn|
مؤسس ومدير المنتدى
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|موضوع: The Virtuous Prophet الإثنين 12 فبراير 2018, 9:07 pm|| |
The Virtuous Prophet
When the messenger of Allah settled in the Madinah, a man of the Ansar brought him a young boy, saying, “O, Prophet! Anas is a good boy. He will serve you from now on.” From that moment, Anas started to serve the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) in both, his journeys and his stays, and the more he served him, the more Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) loved him. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was very compassionate and merciful with young Anas. One day, he sent him to run an errand.
Anas went out and found all the young boys playing in the marketplace. He joined them and spent the whole time playing and didn't run the errand of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Time passed and the Prophet (Peace be upon him) went out to the market. He saw Anas playing. He went towards him and held him by his nape, Anas was so scared but the Prophet said laughingly, “Did you go to where I told you?” “I'll go right now, dear Prophet”, replied Anas. He went quickly and Prophet Muhammad didn't shout at him. Actually, he never shouted at him throughout the time he served him in. He never asked him, “Why did you do so?” or “Why didn't you do so?” When anyone of his family blamed him, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) used to say, “don't blame him. If this was destined to happen it would have happened.” Indeed, the Prophet’s morals were always the best.
Towards the weak ones, Prophet Muhammad was very compassionate. He loved children greatly, to the extent that, he used to go to perform his prayers carrying one of his Companions' children. He used to pray with the child on his shoulders; when bowing, he would put him on the floor and when standing, he would carry him again.
One day, some men entered and saw Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) sitting with Al-Hassan Ibn-Ali in his lap. He was hugging him and kissing him tenderly. The men did not like what the Prophet (Peace be upon him) was doing. One of them said, “I have 10 children, yet, I never kissed any of them.” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) looked at him and said, “He, who is never merciful, can never be dealt with in mercy.” Another Bedouin said, “Do you kiss your boys? We never do.” “ No-one can help you when Allah has plucked the mercy out of your heart”, replied Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
He (Peace be upon him) was very merciful and compassionate. He used to place Osama Ibn-Zayd, the son of his slave, on one of his thighs, and on the other he placed Al-Hassan. Then, tenderly he would hug them and say, “O, Lord! Have mercy on them for I always have mercy on them.”
He always felt compassion for animals and urged all Muslims to do the same. He was kind with his she-camel (Al-adbaa) and his mule (Doldol). Once, he said to his companions, “One day, while in his way, a man got very thirsty. Finding a well, he went down and drank. When he came out again, he saw a dog panting out of thirst. It was extremely thirsty to the extent that it was eating the moist dust. Seeing the dog in that state, the man said, 'That dog is as thirsty as I was.’
So, he went down the well again, filled his shoe with water, held it in his mouth, and brought it to the dog. At that moment, Allah thanked him and forgave him.” “ O, Prophet! Does this mean that we are all rewarded for being kind to our animals?” asked the companions. “You are rewarded for being kind to anything alive”, replied the Prophet (Peace be upon him).
When it came to the weak ones, he was always compassionate. He used to ask his companions to care for them. One day, a man came to him complaining that he cannot perform the prayer in (jama’a) because the Imam used to pray for a long time and being weak, he couldn't stand or bow for a long time. “Sometimes I think about leaving the prayer because the Imam prays for a long time”, the man said. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) flamed up with rage.
He was sent as a compassion for all people, and he can never accept that the weak ones, who are willing to pray in (Jama’a), suffer. So, he said to the people, “O, everyone! You have different abilities and endurances. Hence, if anyone was to be the Imam, he is not to pray for so long. Among you, are the ill, the weak, and those who have duties to perform.”
The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was also very generous. Whenever he met any needy, he used to send him to Belal, his warehouseman, who immediately gave him food and clothes. One day, he found with Belal a bundle of dates. “What's that, Belal?” he asked. “I saved those dates for you and your guests, dear Prophet”, replied Belal. “Aren't you afraid that those dates might turn to flames that torture you in Hellfire? Spend them for the sake of Allah, Belal, and be sure that He will never leave you needy.”
He always gave beggars lovingly and he never shouted at them, even when they harmed him. Once, he was walking with his servant, Anas Ibn-Malik, dressed in a thick-edged garment. Suddenly, a Bedouin came towards him and pulled his clothes harshly causing him pain in his neck saying, “O, Muhammad! Give me some of Allah's wealth that you have.” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) did not get angry; instead, he turned to him laughingly and ordered his people to give him some money. The man was thankful to him and left satisfied.
Moreover, he never turned any beggar down and never left any needy without helping him. One day, he went out having only 10 dirhams. He bought a garment for 4 dirhams, wore it, and went out again. On his way, he met one of the Ansar. The man came towards him and said, “Dear Prophet, give me a garment, may Allah give you a better one in paradise.” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) immediately took off his garment and gave it to him.
He went back and bought another one. Now, he was left with only 2 dirhams. On his way, he met a slave-girl crying. “Why are you crying?” asked Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). “My master gave me 2 dirhams to buy them flour, but I lost them”, replied the girl sobbingly. He immediately gave her the 2 dirhams that were left with him and was about to leave, yet, he saw her crying again. He called her again and said, “Now you have the two dirhams, why are you crying then?” “I'm afraid they might beat me”, replied the girl.
He decided to walk home with her. When they arrived, he greeted her masters saying, “Assalamu alaykum.” They all knew his voice, yet, no one greeted him back. He said again, “Assalamu alaykum”. Yet, again they kept silent and didn't reply. When he said it for the third time, they answered in joy, “Wa Alaykum assalam.” “Didn't you hear me the first time?” he asked. “We did, yet, we wanted to listen to more greetings from you”, they said lovingly. Then, they went on asking him about the reason of his visit. “What made you bear the difficulty of coming to us, dear Prophet?” they said. “Your slave-girl was afraid you might beat her”, he (Peace be upon him) replied. Hearing his words, the girl's lord set her free saying, “Because you walked her back home, I'll set her free for the sake of Allah.” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) left overwhelmed by happiness saying, “Allah has blessed the 10 dirhams. By them, He gave His Prophet a dress, He gave one of the Ansar another, and He set a slave free. Thanks to Allah who bestowed all of these blessings upon us.”
He once passed by a man from the Ansar, blaming his brother. The latter's modesty prevented him from doing things that would increase their profit. “Leave him, for modesty is a part of faith (Iman)”, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said to him. One day, while Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was sitting among the people, a man came and started asking him some questions.
- “What's Iman?” the man asked.
- “Iman is to believe in Allah, His angels, the day you will meet Him, His Messengers, and the Resurrection”, replied Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
- “What's Islam?” the man asked.
- “Islam is to worship no one but Allah, the only God, to perform the prayers, to pay the Zakat, and to fast in Ramadan”, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said.
- “What is Ihsan (Perfection)?” the man asked again.
- “Ihsan is to worship Allah as if you do see Him, and to know that if you don't see Him, yet He sees you”, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) answered.
- “When will the Day of Judgment be?” the man asked.
- “None but Allah knows”, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) replied.
Suddenly, the man disappeared and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said to the companions, “This was Jibril (Gabriel). He came to teach people their religion.”