بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

FROM THE HISTORY PAGES

FROM THE HISTORY PAGES

Sent by: Sister Shabanah Sabeeh, Bangladesh

In this world if there has lived a personality who is perfect, faultless, complete in every regard of life, and absolutely ideal as a role model, it would indisputably be the Last and Final Prophet of Islam, Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam).

He lived his life as Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) wanted him to without any hesitation and served as a guideline for the Muslims today and for future generations till the Day of Qiyaamah (Resurrection) on how to live life according to Divine commandments and be successful in this world and in the Aakhirah (Hereafter).

He was sent with the responsibility of spreading Islam at the time of darkness when the people practiced idolatry and did not believe in Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa). However, his magnificent character and matchless personality persuaded the people to follow the right path prescribed by Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa).

Choosing Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) Over Everything
Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) was someone who always chose Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) over everything and anything. Whenever he was given any choice between Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) and the worldly desires, he would always choose the path of righteousness and the path prescribed by Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa). He faced a lot of challenges but never backed out because he always believed that the responsibility and orders he was given by Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) were much greater than his own comforts. The Quraan also confirms that Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) ordered everyone to choose Him in every step of our lives.

Kindness
There once lived a woman who used to throw garbage at Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) every day to take revenge for the idols she worshiped. Instead of changing the route Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) continued walking on the same street every day. He just prayed for her to realize the Truth.

One day, when he did not find her, he went to her house and found out that she was not well. He then went inside and asked about her health and offered to help her with everything until she was back on her feet again. The kind attitude of the Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) inspired her so much that she asked for forgiveness and embraced Islam. So, we must try to be as kind as our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was.

Mannerism
Once Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) was sitting with a group of people and a poor man came to him and gave him a bunch of grapes. He ate all of them without offering them to anyone. Later, when the poor man left one of the companions asked: “O Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam)! How come you ate all the grapes by yourself and did not offer to any one of us present?

The Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) smiled and said: “I ate all the grapes by myself because the grapes were sour. If I would have offered you, you might have made funny faces and that would have hurt the feelings of that poor man. I thought to myself that it’s better that I eat all of them cheerfully and please the poor man. I did not want to hurt the feelings of that poor man.”

Equality
Once after a long journey when Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) and his Sahaabah (Companions) laid off from their rides they decided that they will sacrifice a lamb for their dinner. One by one everybody started taking responsibility for work like:

One of the Sahaabah volunteered: “I will slaughter the lamb.”

Another said: “I will skin it.”

Third offered: “I will cook it.”

When responsibility of all tasks were taken, the Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) said: “I will gather the wood from the desert.”

The Sahaabah said: “O Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam)! It is not becoming of you to discomfort yourself as such. You just take rest. We will be honored to do all this on our own.”

The Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam): “I know that you are eager to do it all, but Allah isn’t pleased with the slave who distinguishes between himself and his companions, and considers himself better than others.”

Humbleness
Once on a very hot afternoon Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) was going somewhere when he saw an old woman carrying her luggage on her head. He went to her and carried luggage for her and asked about where she was going and why? She told him she was leaving town because there is was magician in town named as Muhammad.

Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) remained quiet and when they reached the destination the old woman said: ”O, kind person! At least tell me your name!”

Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad replied: ”I am the person because of whom you left the town.”

She was so shocked that such a kind person can never be a magician and so she embraced Islam.

Helping Others
Once Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) saw a crying salve while he was grinding grains. He became very anxious and asked him why he was crying. He replied: “I am sick. I cannot grind the grain. My master is very cruel and he will beat me if I do not finish my job.”

Listening to this, Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) moved forward and ground the rest of the grain saying:” “Always call me if you have any grain to grind. I will do it for you.”

Truthfulness
Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) was known as Saadiq (the one who is truthful) and Ameen (trustworthy). He faced a lot complications while spreading the word of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa) yet he never lied. Even when he was caught up in difficult situations where his truth could lead him to more difficulties, he still never lied and remained truthful.

Merciful
Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) was never a supporter of revenge and always showed mercy towards others. His enemies always criticized him and never comforted him but he still forgave them and prayed for them. Even when the people of Taif called the children to mock the Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam). They literally threw stones at him causing injuries to bleed but he remained silent and only prayed for them.

Modesty
Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) lived his life very simply, even after conquering Makkah al Mukarramah, he did not change his lifestyle and remained modest. Hadhrat Umar bin al-Khattaab said: “I entered the Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam)’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. His side had marks due to the mat that he lay on. Hadhrat Umar wept when he saw this, and the Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) asked him: “Why do you weep?”

Hadhrat Umar said: “O Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam)! Kings of Persia and Rome 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 Aakhirah?” (Bukhari)

Generosity
As mentioned earlier Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) liked to live simply and thus he had no desire to collect worldly possessions for himself. He always believed that whoever gives in the way of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa), He will raise the standards of those and will surely bless them.

Hadhrat Abu Zarr said that he was walking with the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) in the area of Harrah (Volcanic region) of Madinah al Munawwarah and we faced the mount of Uhud; the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) said: “O Abu Dharr!”

He said: “Here I am, O Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam)!”

The Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) 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 Allah) within a night or within three nights. I would keep a single silver piece of it to help those who are in debt.” (Bukhari)