Qualities of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)

  1. The qualities of the Prophet (S.A.W) differ from one another.
  • Patience differs from perseverance, while patience means to exercise some restraint in a difficult circumstance, perseverance means ability to accommodate hardship (endurance)
  • Foresight and wisdom are slightly different from each other. Foresight means to look far ahead in issues beyond what people what other people could immediately think of.
  • Wisdom on the other hand means the ability bestowed upon someone by God with which he solves problems considered by other people as unsolvable.
  • Firmness connotes sticking firmly to a known and accepted principle or idea.
  • Honesty requires a person to tell the truth even against himself or his beloved ones no matter the consequences.
  • Kindness means showing sympathy on someone without being unjust. It also connotes showing concern for peoples’ welfare. It differs with justice who refers to the ability of someone to treat people equitably without misled by love or hatred; friendship or enmity.
     2. How the Prophet practise them.
  • Patience: it is wrong on the refusal of his people to accept Islam and his patience persisting in calling to Islam.
  • Perseverance: when the Prophet (S.A.W) was stoned in Ta’if he preserved and prayed to Allah to guide his people. So also when the people Muslim fled from the battle of Uhud, the Prophet preserved and maintained his ground through he was hit by a non-Muslims as a result of which he lost his teeth.
  • Foresight: the foresight of the Prophet (S.A.W) in the treaty of Al-Hudabiyyah leads to the propagation of Islam, the Prophet against the wish of the senior Sahabah, like Umar, liberated the captives of Badr after which each one of them had tauten Muslim children how to read and write. This helped the Muslim community in getting people who could read and write during a period when such people were very rare.
  • Honesty: He arbitrates between the Quraysh on the Blackstone. He was known as Al-Amin because of his strong attribute of Honesty on most Safa.  The Quraysh confirmed his honesty on mount Safa. The Quraysh confirmed his honesty in mount Safa. The Quraysh also deposit their properties with him for safe keeping and returning them to their owner.
  • Wisdom: when the Prophet (SAW) posted fifty archers to guard the mountain path during the battle of Uhaud. The Muslims knew the wisdom when they were attacked from behind by the Quraysh after the archers abandoned their past. This shows that the Prophet (SAW) wanted to prevent the Quraysh army from the Mountain path to attract Muslims so also all the marriage of the Prophet one wisdom or the other.
  • Firmness: the Prophet firmly refused to waive the punishment of theft and instead carrying out the punishment despite the pleading of the Dan of the theft. The Prophet (SAW) went ahead to say that.
                 “By Allah if Fatima, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah should steal, I will not cut off her hand.
  • Sense of justice: during the battle of Uhud, the Prophet (SAW) stroked the belly of one of the Muslims while he was trying to straightened, the row of soldiers. The man complained that the Prophet (SAW) had maltreated him. In order for the Prophet (SAW) to remedy the inequality, he opened up his belly and asked the Muslim to take revenge. But the Muslim kissed the Prophet (SAW) instead.
  • Trustworthiness: Khadijah his first wife married him because of his trustworthiness. Her servant Maysara told her what he witnessed about the trustworthiness of Muhammad (S.A.W)
      3.Ways of demonstrating in our daily life.
  • Patience: practicing his religion in all aspects of life despite temptations that tend to keep someone away from the religion.
  • Perseverance: A Muslim can observe perseverance by accommodating hardship in observing some rituals in Islam like Hajj and fasting especially during summer when the sun is very hot in this part of the country and in the Holy land.
  • Foresight: A Muslim should always think first before he does something. He should think of the consequences of his action before he does it.
  •  Honesty: A Muslim should live a life of Honesty in dealing with people so that he can show that Islamic ethics are worthy of emulation by both Muslims should acquire wisdom.
  • Wisdom: A Muslim should acquire wisdom through studying of Al-Qur’an, Sunnah and the biography of wise people of Islam like the Sahabah and great Mujaddidun (reformers) and ‘Ulama’ scholars.
  • Firmness: A Muslim should not, because of fear or favor, change his mind on what is right.

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