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  1. 1. A Glimpse on the Manners of Prophet Muhammad
  2. 2. Doing Things for the Sake of GodThe Prophet (pbuh) wouldalways do deeds throughwhich he would seek thepleasure of God. He washarmed and abused when heinvited and called people toIslam; yet he was patient andHe wiped the blood andendured all of this, from hisface and said: rewardhoped for the ‘O God! ofForgive my peob. MasoodGod. Abdullah ple, for theyknowsaid: not!"(Bukhari #3290) www.knowmuhammad.org
  3. 3. SincerityThe Prophet (pbuh) wassincere and honest in all hismatters, as God had orderedhim. Allah, the Exalted, says:"Say, Indeed, my prayer, myrites of sacrifice, my livingand my dying are forGod, Lord of the worlds. Nopartner has He. And this Ihave been commanded and Iam the first (among you) ofthe Muslims." [6:162-163] www.knowmuhammad.org
  4. 4. Good Morals, Ethics and CompanionshipHis wife A’ishah was askedabout his manners, and shesaid,"His manners were theQur’an."The Prophet (pbuh) said:"God has sent me to perfectgood manners and to dogood deeds." (Bukhari &Ahmed) www.knowmuhammad.org
  5. 5. Allah, the Exalted, described theProphet (pbuh)saying:"And indeed, you are of agreat moral served theAnas b. Malikcharacter" [68:4] tenProphet (pbuh) foryears; He was with him day inand day out, bothwhen the Prophet (pbuh)traveled and when he"The Prophet (pbuh) did not swearwas a resident in Madeenah. Heat anyone, norwas knowledgeablewas he rude, nor did he curseof the Prophet’s manners. Heanyone. If he desiredsaid:to reprimand someone, he wouldsay: ‘What is wrong www.knowmuhammad.org
  6. 6. Politeness and Good MannersOnce when the Prophet was ina gathering, a drink wasbrought to the Prophet (pbuh)and he drank from it. On hisright side there was a youngboy and on his left side wereelderlymind if I give the drink to"Do you men. Feeling obligedby the respect of elders, andthem?’ The youngnot wanting to hurtof God! By God!boy said: ‘O Prophet thefeelingsnot the child, he askedI would of preferthe young drink from the place youanyone to boy:drank. This is myfair share.’ The Messenger of God(pbuh) handed theboy the drink." (Bukhari #2319) www.knowmuhammad.org
  7. 7. Love for Reformation and ReconciliationWhenever a situationoccurred which called forreconciliation, the Prophet(pbuh) would hurry toresolve it. Once when heheard that the people of"Let us go to resolve the situation and makeQubaa’ disputed with eachpeaceother about a matter, thebetween them." (Bukhari #2547)Prophet (pbuh) said: www.knowmuhammad.org
  8. 8. Ordering with the good and forbidding evilIf the Prophet (pbuh) saw an actwhich opposed a tenet of thereligion, he would reprimand itin a suitable manner. Abdullah b.Abbas said: The Messenger of Godpbuh saw a man wearinga burning"Would one of you seek a goldring20, so andreached for it, [and]charcoal he place itremoved it…. He then said: lateron his hand?!‚ The man wastold, after the Prophetpbuh left: ‘Take your ring! Makegood use of it [byselling it].’ The man said: ‘No, by God!I will never www.knowmuhammad.org
  9. 9. Abu Saeed al-Khudri said:I heard the Messenger ofAllah say: "Whoever of yousees an evil action, let himchange it with his hand; and ifhe is not able to do so, thenwith his tongue; and if he isnot able to do so, then withhis heart…" (Muslim) www.knowmuhammad.org
  10. 10. Love of PurificationA companion passed by theProphet (pbuh) while he wasnot in a state of purification.He greeted him with God’sname, but the Prophet (pbuh)did not return the greetinguntil he performed ablutionand apologized saying:"I disliked that I should www.knowmuhammad.org
  11. 11. Safeguarding and Minding One’s LanguageThe Messenger of God (pbuh)would busy himself with theremembrance of God; hewould not talk in vain. Hewould lengthen his prayersand shorten the speech, andhe would not hesitate tohelp and take care of theneeds of a needy, poor or www.knowmuhammad.org
  12. 12. Excelling in Acts of WorshipA’ishah said that the Prophetof God (pbuh) used to prayduring the night until his feetwould swell. She said, ‘Whydo you do this, O Messengerof God, while God hasforgiven your past andfuture sins?’ The Prophet(pbuh) replied: www.knowmuhammad.org
  13. 13. ForbearanceOnce some companions cameto the Prophet (pbuh)complaining about atribe, namely the Daws, whorefused to acceptIslam, asking him to cursethem. The Prophet (pbuh)raised his hands in prayerand instead said:"O Allah guide the tribe of www.knowmuhammad.org
  14. 14. Good AppearanceThe companions knew theProphet (pbuh) to be themost beautiful of people.One companion said:"The Prophet (pbuh) was aperson of average height. Hisshoulders were wide. Hishair reached his earlobes.Once I saw him adorned in ared garment; I never saw www.knowmuhammad.org
  15. 15. Asceticism in Worldly Affairs There are many examples in the Prophet’s life which prove that he had no concern for the pleasures of this life. Abdullah b. Masood said:"The Messenger of God (pbuh) went to sleep on a mat. He stood up and he had marks on his side due to the‘What do I have to do with this mat that he had slept on. Weworld? I am only like a said: ‘O Messenger of God, shallwayfarer upon a mount that stopped we not make [a proper] beddingto take shade and for you?’ He said:rest under a tree, and then leaves itbehind and continueson the journey." (Tirmidthi #2377) www.knowmuhammad.org
  16. 16. Amr’ b. al-Haarith said:"The Messenger of God (pbuh)did not leave any gold orsilver currency, or a slave,male or female, after hisdeath. He only left behind hiswhite mule, his weapons anda piece of land which hedeclared as Charity."((Bukhari #2588) www.knowmuhammad.org
  17. 17. AltruismSahl b. Sa’d said: The Prophet(pbuh) had more care for thosearound him than for his own self."A woman gave the Messenger ofGod (pbuh) a Burdah (gown). TheProphet (pbuh) asked hisCompanions: ‘Doyou know what a Burdah is?’ They‘O Prophet of God! I have woven this shawlreplied, ‘Yes, O Prophet of God! Itwith my ownis a piece of woven cloth [similarhands, for you to wear.’ The Messenger ofto a shawl]. The woman said:God (pbuh) tookit while he direly needed it. After a while,the Messengerof God (pbuh) came out of his home wearing it,and a www.knowmuhammad.org
  18. 18. The Messenger of God (pbuh)said: ‘Yes.’ He then sat forawhile, and headed backhome, folded it and gave itto the person who asked forit. The Companions scoldedhim saying: ‘It was notappropriate for you to askfor his shawl; especiallysince you know he does notturn anyone down or sendthem away empty-handed!The man said: ‘By God! I onlyasked him to give it to mebecause I want to beshrouded in this shawl when www.knowmuhammad.org
  19. 19. Strong Faith and Dependence on GodAlthough the Prophet (pbuh)and his companions facedsevere trials from thedisbelievers, he alwaysreminded them that the endwas for the believers, andthat the Will of God willcome to pass. When Abu Bakrand the Prophet hid in a caveafter they had left theirhomes in order to migrateto Madeenah, the www.knowmuhammad.org
  20. 20. "I looked at the feet of thepagans while we were in thecave [of Thawr]. I said, ‘OProphet of God! If anyone ofthem looks down at his feethe would see us!’ TheMessenger of God (pbuh) said:‘O Abu Bakr! What do youthink of two with whomGod, the Exalted, is their www.knowmuhammad.orgThird?" (Muslim #1854)
  21. 21. Kindness and CompassionThe Prophet was the kindestof people, and this was alsoapparent in his treatment ofinfants."The Messenger of God (pbuh)performed Salah (prayer)while he was carrying aninfant girl named Umaamah,daughter of Abul-Aas. When www.knowmuhammad.org
  22. 22. Simplification and EaseThe Prophet (pbuh) alwayssought to make things easyfor people. The Messenger ofGod (pbuh) said:"I start theprayer with the intention oflengthening it, but when Ihear a child crying, I shortenthe prayer, as I know itsmother would suffer from www.knowmuhammad.org
  23. 23. Fearing God, being Mindful to not trespass His LimitsThe Messenger of God (pbuh)said:"Sometimes, when I return tomy family, I would find adatefruit on the bed. I wouldpick it up to eat it; but Iwould fear that it was fromthe charity21, and thus, throwit back [on the ground]." www.knowmuhammad.org
  24. 24. Spending GenerouslyAnas bin Malik said:The Messenger of God (pbuh) wasnever asked for something whena person accepted Islam, exceptthathe granted that person what heasked. A man came to theProphet (pbuh) and he gave him aherd of sheep that was grazingbetween two mountains. The manIbn Abbas said:his people and said:returned to‘The Prophet (pbuh) was the most generous of people. He‘O my people accept Islam!was most generous during Ramadhan when he met GabrielMuhammad (pbuh) gives out(pbuh); he would meet him every night during Ramadhan togenerously like one who doespractice and review the Qur’an with him. The www.knowmuhammad.org Messenger ofnot fear poverty.’ (Muslim #2312)
  25. 25. Abu Dharr said:‘I was walking with the Prophet(pbuh) in the Har’rah (volcanicregion) of Madeenah and wefaced the mount of Uhud; theProphet (pbuh) said: ‘O AbuDharr!’ I said: ‘Here I am OMessenger of God!’ He said: ‘Itwould not please me to have anamount of gold equal to theweight of Mount Uhud, until IJabir b. Abdullahout (in thespend and give it said:‘The Prophet within a nightrefuse to give anything whichsake of God) pbuh did not orhe had three nights. I would for it.’ (Bukhari #5687)within to someone if he askedkeep a single silver piece of itto help those who are in debt. ‚ www.knowmuhammad.org
  26. 26. CooperationThe Prophet (pbuh) was not aking who commanded hisfollowers to carry out hisorders. Rather he alwayscarried out his own affairsand helped others incollective duties. A’ishah wasonce asked about how theProphet (pbuh) behaved withhis family. She said:"He helpedand assisted his familyAl-Baraa bin ‘Azib said:"I saw the Messenger of Godmembers with their chores;(pbuh) on the Day of the Trench carrying dirt [that wasbut when the call to prayerdug from the trench] until his chest was covered withwas heard, he would [stop www.knowmuhammad.orgdirt." (Bukhari #2780)
  27. 27. Truthfulness A’ishah said:"The trait and characteristic which the Prophet (pbuh) hated most was lying. A man would tell a lie in the presence of the Prophet (pbuh) and he would hold it against him, until he knew that he repented." (Tirmidthi #1973) Even his enemies attested to his truthfulness. Abu Jahl, who wasI only deny what you brought and what you call people one of the harshest enemies ofto.’ God, the Exalted, says: Islam, said: ‘O Muhammad! I do"We know indeed that what they say certainly grieves not say that you are a liar!you, but surely they do not call you a liar; but the www.knowmuhammad.orgunjust deny the verses of God." [6:33]
  28. 28. Aggrandizing the limits set by Allah, and Always Seeking the Moderate PathA’ishah said:"The Prophet (pbuh) was notgiven a choice between twomatters, except that hechose the easier of the two,as long as it was not a sinfulact. If that act was a sinfulact, he would be the farthestBy God! He never avenged himself. He only becamefrom it.angry when people transgressed the limits andboundaries of God; in that case he avenged [for thesake of God]." (Bukhari #6404) www.knowmuhammad.org
  29. 29. Pleasant Facial ExpressionAbdullah bin al-Harith said:"I have never seen a man whosmiled as much as theMessenger of God (pbuh)."(Tirmidthi #2641) www.knowmuhammad.org
  30. 30. Honesty, Trustworthiness and ReliabilityHonesty, Trustworthinessand ReliabilityThe Prophet (pbuh) waswellknown for his honesty.The pagans of Makkah -whowere openly hostiletowards him- would leavetheir valuables with him. Hishonesty and reliability wastested when the pagans ofMakkah abused him andtortured his companionsand drove them out of theirhomes. He ordered his www.knowmuhammad.orgcousin, Ali b. Abi Talib to
  31. 31. Another example of his honesty, trustworthiness and reliability is demonstrated in the Truce of Hudaibiyah, wherein he agreed to the article in the treaty which stated that any man who left the Prophet (pbuh) would not be returned to him, and any man who left Makkah would be returned to them. Before the treaty was concluded a manThe Messenger of GodAmr had named Abu Jandal b. (pbuh) said: managed to escape from the"O Abu Jandal! Be patient and ask God to grant youpatience. God will and rushed to and those who are pagans of Makkah surely help you join Muhammad (pbuh). Thepersecuted and make it easy for you. We have signed anagreement with them, andto certainly do not betray pagans asked Muhammad we honor his pledge and return www.knowmuhammad.orgor act treacherously." (Baihaquee #18611)
  32. 32. Bravery and courage Ali said:"You should have seen him on the Day of Badr! We sought refuge with the Messenger of God (pbuh). He was the closest among us to the enemy. On that Day, the Messenger of God (pbuh) was the strongest one among us." (Ahmed #654) As for his courage and bravery under normal circumstances - Anas b. Malik said:"The Messenger of God (pbuh) was the best of people and the most courageous. One night, the people of Madeenah wereHe was assuring the people, saying: ‘Do not be frightened! Do notbe frightened!" (Bukhari #2751) the frightened and headed towardsHe met up with people riding anight. with no saddle, and he sounds they heard during the horsecarried his sword,God (pbuh) might be a reason or need to use The Messenger of for there metit. He did notcoming back from the them while wait for others to investigate the source of www.knowmuhammad.org
  33. 33. Bashfulness and ModestyAbu Ayoub al-Ansari said thatthe Messenger of Allah (pbuh)said:"Four (traits) are from thepractice of the Messengers;modesty, using perfume andsiwak (tooth stick) andmarriage." (Tirmidthi)A’ishah said:"A woman asked the Prophet (pbuh) about thebath which is taken at the end ofthe menstrual period. The Prophet (pbuh) said: Purifyyourself with a piece of cloth scented with musk. TheProphet (pbuh) felt shy and turned his face. A’ishah said: Ipulled her to myself and told her what www.knowmuhammad.org the Prophet
  34. 34. Humbleness The Messenger of God (pbuh) was the most humble person. He was so humble that if a stranger were to enter the mosque and approach the Prophet’s sitting place while he was sitting with his Companions, one would not be able to distinguish him from his Companions. Anas bin Malik‘Who amongst you weMuhammad?’ The Messenger of said:"Once, while is were sitting with the Messenger of GodGod (pbuh) was sitting on the ground while he wasleaning, with Masjid, a man on his (pbuh) in the his Companions. We directed the Bedouin, camel approached. After he tiedsaying: ‘This white man leaning on the ground.’ TheProphet (pbuh) he asked: it with a rope, did not differ nor distinguish himselffrom his Companions." www.knowmuhammad.org
  35. 35. The Prophet (pbuh) wouldnot hesitate to help thepoor, needy and widows intheir needs. Anas b. Maliksaid:"A woman from thepeople of Madeenah whowas partially insane said tothe Prophet (pbuh): ‘I have toask you [your help] aboutsomething.’ He helped her www.knowmuhammad.org
  36. 36. Mercy and Compassion Abu Masood al-Ansari said:"A man came to the Prophet (pbuh) and said: O Messenger of God! By God! I do not pray Fajr prayer because so and so lengthens the prayer. He said: I have never seen the Messenger of God (pbuh) deliver a speech in such an angry state. He said: O People! Verily there are among you thosewho chase people away! If you lead people in prayer,shorten the prayer. There are old and weak peopleand those with special needs behind you in prayer. "(Bukhari #670) www.knowmuhammad.org
  37. 37. Once when the Prophet (pbuh)went to visit his grandchildhe shed some tears."The Messenger of God (pbuh)sat with the child while hewas on his deathbed. Thechild’s eyes froze in theirplaces like stones. Uponseeing that, the Messenger ofGod (pbuh) wept. Sa’d said tohim, ‘What is this ‘O Prophet ofGod?’ He said: ‘This is a mercythat God, the Exalted, placesin the hearts of His slaves.Truly, God is merciful tothose who are merciful www.knowmuhammad.org
  38. 38. Patience "Once, I was walking with the Messenger of God (pbuh) while he was wearing a Yemeni cloak with a collar with rough edges. A Bedouin grabbed him strongly. I looked at the side of his neck and saw that the edge of the cloak left a mark on his neck. The Bedouin said, ‘O Muhammad! Give me [some] of the wealth of God that you have.’ TheAnother example(pbuh) turned Messenger of God of his patience is the story of theJewishBedouin, laughedSa’nah. Zaid had given to the Rabbi, Zaid bin andsomething as heloan to the Messenger of God ordered that a be given [some(pbuh). He himself said, money]." (Bukhari #2980) www.knowmuhammad.org
  39. 39. "Two or three days prior tothe return of the debt, theMessenger of God (pbuh) wasattending the funeral of a manfrom the Ansar. Abu Bakr andUmar, Uthman and some otherCompanions were with theProphet (pbuh). After heprayed the funeral prayer hesat down close to a wall, andI came towards him, grabbedhim by the edges of his cloak,and looked at him in a harshway, and said: O Muhammad!Will you not pay me back myloan? I have not known thefamily of Abdul-Mutalib to www.knowmuhammad.org
  40. 40. I looked at Umar b. al-Khat’taab - his eyes wereswollen with anger! He lookedat me and said: ‘O Enemy of God,do you talk to the Messengerof God and behave towards himin this manner?! By the One whosent him with the truth, had itnot been for the fear of notentering the Heavenly Gardens,I would have beheaded youwith my sword! The Prophet(pbuh) was looking at Umar in acalm and peaceful manner, andhe said: ‘O Umar, you shouldhave given us sincerecounseling, rather than to do www.knowmuhammad.org
  41. 41. Zaid said: ‘Umar went with me, andrepaid me the debt, and gave meover it twenty Sa’a of dates. Iasked him: ‘What is this?’ He said:‘The Messenger of God (pbuh)ordered me to give it, because Ifrightened you.’ Zaid then askedUmar: ‘O Umar, do you know who Iam?’ Umar said: ‘No, I don’t - whoare you?’ Zaid said: ‘I am Zaid b.Sa’nah.’ Umar inquired: ‘TheRabbi?’ Zaid answered: ‘Yes, theRabbi.’ Umar then asked him: ‘Whatmade you say what you said tothe Prophet (pbuh) and do whatyou did to him?’ Zaid answered: ‘OUmar, I have seen all the signs ofprophethood in the face of the www.knowmuhammad.org
  42. 42. Umar, I hold you as a witness that Itestify and am satisfied that thereis no true god worthy of beingworshipped except God alone, andmy religion is Islam and Muhammad(pbuh) is my Prophet. I also holdyou as a witness that half of mywealth - and I am among thewealthiest people in Madeenah - Igive for the will distribute (the apportioned) wealth to some‘I said, then I sake of God to theMuslims.’ Umar said: Zaid and Umar returned to the Messengerof the Muslims.’ Both ‘you will notbe God (pbuh). Zaid said to him: ‘I bear witness that there is noof able to distribute your wealthto all the Muslims,being worshipped except God alone, andtrue god worthy ofso say, ‘I will distribute it to somethatMuhammad (pbuh) is the slave of God and His Messenger.’ Heof the followers of Muhammadbelieved in him, and witnessed many battles and then died in(pbuh).’ Zaid said:the Battle of Tabook while he was encountering the enemy –may God have mercy on Zaid.’ " (Ibn Hibban #288) www.knowmuhammad.org
  43. 43. great example of hisforgiveness and perseveranceis apparent when he pardonedthe people of Makkah after itsconquest. When the Messengerof God (pbuh) gathered thepeople; who had abused,"What do you think I will do to you?’ They answered:harmed and tortured him and‘You will only do something favorable; you are a kindhis companions, and had drivenand generous brother, and a kind and generousthem out of the city ofnephew!’he said:Makkah, The Prophet (pbuh) said: ‘Go - you are freeto do as you wish." (Baihaqi #18055) www.knowmuhammad.org
  44. 44. Patience The Messenger of God (pbuh) was the epitome of patience. He was patient with his people before calling them to Islam; for they would worship idols and do sinful acts. He was patient and tolerant with the abuse and harm the pagans of Makkah inflicted on him and hisHis patience was severely tested when he lost his Companions and sought theloved ones. His wife, Khadeejah, died during his reward of God. He was alsolifetime, as did all his children, save his daughter,Fatimah. anduncle Hamzah and Abu Talib passed away patient His tolerant with the abuse of the hypocritesas well. The Prophet (pbuh) was patient and sought www.knowmuhammad.org in Madeenah.
  45. 45. "We entered the house of AbuSaif - the blacksmith - withthe Prophet (pbuh). Abu Saif’swife was the wetnurse of hisson, Ibraheem. The Messengerof God (pbuh) lifted his sonIbraheem, and smelledand kissed him. After a whilehe went and saw his son again- he was dying. The Prophet(pbuh) started to cry.Abdurrahmaan b. Auf said: ‘OProphet of God, you too cry!’The Messenger (pbuh) said: ‘OIbn Auf, this is a mercy’ - theProphet (pbuh) shed more www.knowmuhammad.orgtears and said: ‘The eyes shed
  46. 46. Justice and FairnessThe Messenger of God (pbuh)was just and fair in everyaspect of his life and in theapplication of the religion.A’ishah said:‘The people ofQuraish were extremelyconcerned about a Makhzoomiwoman(i.e. the woman from the tribeof Makhzoom) who committeda theft. They conversed amongThey finally said: ‘Who dares to speak to theMessenger of God (pbuh) in can matter except Usamahthemselves and said, ‘Who thisb. Zaid, the on her behalf with man to the Messengerintercede most beloved youngthe Messenger of God (pbuh)?’of God (pbuh).’ So Usamah spoke to the Messenger ofGod (pbuh) regarding the woman. The Messenger of www.knowmuhammad.org
  47. 47. ‘O Usamah! Do you intercede (on their behalf to disregard) one of God’s castigations and punishments!’ The Messenger of God (pbuh) got up and delivered a speech, saying:‘People before you were destroyed because when the noble among them stole, they would let him go; and if the poor and weak stole they would punish him. By God! If Fatimah, the daughter of Muhammad stole, I would cut her hand off.’ (Bukhari #3288) The Messenger of God (pbuh) was just and fair and allowed others toThe Prophet (pbuh) said: ‘Go Ahead!’ The man said: ‘O Messenger of avenge themselves if he harmedGod, you are wearing a garment, and I was not when you poked me them. Usaid b. Hudhair said: ‘A man[i.e. you jabbed my exposed skin, so it is only fair I do the same to from the Ansar, was cracking jokesyou]!’ The Messenger of God (pbuh) raised his upper garment [to with people and making themexpose his side], and the Ansari [merely] kissed it, saying: ‘I only www.knowmuhammad.org
  48. 48. Fearing God, and Being Mindful of Him The Messenger of God (pbuh) was the most mindful person of God. Abdullah bin Masoud said: "[Once] the Messenger of God (pbuh) said to me: ‘Recite to me from the Qur’an!’ Abdullah b. Masood said: ‘Shall I recite it to you, while it was you to whom it was revealed?!’ The Prophet (pbuh) said: ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘I started to recite Surat an- Nisaa23, until I reached theUpon hearing this verse, the Messenger of God (pbuh)said: ‘That isthen if We Abdullah b. Masood said, ‘I turned verse:"How enough!’ brought from each nation a witness, andaround and saw the Messenger of God (pbuh) crying.’ "(Bukhari #4763) as a witness We brought you against these people!" (4:41) www.knowmuhammad.org
  49. 49. A’ishah said:If the Messenger of God (pbuh)saw dark clouds in the sky; hewould pace forwards andbackwards and would exit andenter his house. As soon as itrained, the Prophet (pbuh)would relax. A’ishah asked himabout it, and he said: ‘I do notknow, it may be as somepeople said: "Then, when theysaw the (penalty in the shapeof) a cloud traversing the sky,coming to meet their valleys,they said: ‘This cloud will giveus rain! Nay, it is the (calamity)you were asking to be www.knowmuhammad.org
  50. 50. Richness and Contentment of the Heart Umar b. al-Khattab said: ‘I entered the Messenger’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, and there was some clothes hung on the wall. His side had marks due to the mat that he lay on.‘Why do you weep?’ Umar said: ‘O Prophet of God! Khosrauand Caesar enjoy the best of this,world, and you are suffering Umar wept when he saw thisin poverty?!’ He said: ‘Aren’t you pleased that they enjoy this and the Messenger (pbuh) askedworld, and we will enjoy the Hereafter?’ (Bukhari #4629) him: www.knowmuhammad.org
  51. 51. Hoping for Goodness, Even for his EnemiesA’ishah said:‘I asked the Messenger of God (pbuh):"Did you face a day harder and moreintense than the Battle of Uhud?‛ Hereplied: ‘I suffered a lot from yourpeople! The worst I suffered was onthe Day of al-’Aqabah when I spoke toAli b. Abd Yaleel b. Abd Kilaal (inorder to support me) but hedisappointed me and left me. I leftthe area while I was quite worried,and walked - when I reached an areacalled Qarn ath-Tha’alib, I raised myhead to the sky and noticedThe Prophetshaded me. Gabriela cloud that (pbuh) said:‘The Angel in charge said: ‘O mountains called me saying:(pbuh) called me and of the‘May God praisethe Exalted, hassafeMuhammad! God, you and keep www.knowmuhammad.org
  52. 52. from all evil! O Muhammad, Iwill do whatever youcommand me to do. If youlike I can bring the Akh-shabain mountains togetherand crush them all.’ TheMessenger of God (pbuh) said:‘It may be that God raisesfrom among them a progenywho worship God alone and www.knowmuhammad.orgassociate no partners with