The Prophet [PBUH]’s attributes and manners | By Muhammad Awais 


The Prophet [PBUH]’s attributes and manners

HEART of every Muslim is filled with the love of the Last Prophet (PBUH). Love and respect of a person depends on the benefits, we get from him. As the Prophet is the greatest benefactor of humanity, every Muslim has the deepest love for him.

Every deed of his life is followed by every individual of Muslim Ummah. Highest love for the Prophet is made a test of our faith.

Allah All-Mighty has described and explained the status of the Last Prophet in Qur’an:“Say, O Prophet, to mankind): “if you (really) love Allah then follow me, Allah will love you…”(3:31).

In a Hadith, the Prophet said, “None of you has faith unless I am dearer to him than his father and his son and all mankind.”

In the Quran itself good example of the life of the Last Prophet has also been mentioned. Quran says: “And verily, you (0! Messenger) are on an exalted standard of character.” (68:4)

Someone asked Ayesha (R.A) about the noble character and manners of the Prophet, she answered, “Have you not read the Qur’an.

His character is a complete explanation of Qur’an.” It means that whatever is commanded and prohibited in the Qur’an, its practical example is present in the manners of the Prophet.

In other words the deal and perfect example of good manners and character which Qur’an demands from mankind, was present in the person of the Last Prophet in its highest degree.

The Prophet (PBUH) combined both perfection of creation and perfection of manners. This impression can be deduced by the bliss that overwhelmed their hearts and filled them with dignity. No other man in the whole world has been so honoured and beloved.

Those who knew him well were fascinated and enchanted by him. They were ready to sacrifice their lives for the sake of saving a nail of his from hurt or injury.

Being privileged by lots of prerogatives of perfection that no one else had been endowed with, his Companions found that he was peerless and so they loved him. Here has mentioned a brief summary of the versions about his beauty and perfection.

To encompass all which is, admittedly, beyond our power. Describing the Messenger of Allah [PBUH], who passed by her tent on his journey of migration, Umm Ma ‘bad Al-Khuza‘iyah said to her husband:“He was innocently bright and had broad countenance. His manners were fine. Neither was his belly bulging out nor was his head deprived of hair.

He had black attractive eyes finely arched by continuous eyebrows. His hair glossy and black, inclined to curl, he wore long. His voice was extremely commanding. His head was large, well-formed and set on a slender neck.

His expression was pensive and contemplative, serene and sublime. The stranger was fascinated from the distance, but no sooner he became intimate with him than this fascination was changed into attachment and respect.

His expression was very sweet and distinct. His speech was well set and free from the use of superfluous words, as if it were a rosary of beads.

His stature was neither too high nor too small to look repulsive. He was a twig amongst the two, singularly bright and fresh.

He was always surrounded by his Companions. Whenever he uttered something, the listeners would hear him with rapt attention and whenever he issued any command, they vied with each other in carrying it out. He was a master and a commander.

His utterances were marked by truth and sincerity, free from all kinds of falsehoods and lies.” [Za’d Al-Ma’ad 2/45]

Ali bin Abi Talib (R.A) describing him said: “The Messenger of Allah [PBUH] was neither excessively tall nor extremely short. He was medium height among his friends. His hair was neither curly nor wavy. It was in between. It was not too curly nor was it plain straight.

It was both curly and wavy combined. His face was not swollen or meaty-compact. It was fairly round. His mouth was white. He had black and large eyes with long haired eyelids.

His joints (limbs) and shoulder joints were rather big. He had a rod-like little hair extending from his chest down to his navel, but the rest of his body was almost hairless.

He had thick hand palms and thick fingers and toes. At walking, he lifted his feet off the ground as if he had been walking in a muddy remainder of water. When he turned, he turned all.

The Prophethood Seal was between his shoulders. He is the Seal of Prophets, the most generous and the bravest of all. His speech was the most reliable.

He was the keenest and the most attentive to people’s trust and was very careful to pay people’s due in full.

The Prophet [PBUH] was the most tractable and the most yielding companion, seeing him unexpectedly you fear him and venerate him. The contemporary world is passing through a period of utmost confusion and unrest.

The human values of morality have disappeared. Materialism has dominated the humanity. The satisfaction of heart is in the love of the last Prophet [PBUH].(crux from Raheeq Ul Makhtoom).

—The writer is a religious teacher.

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