The man who never wrote an autobiography, yet has more written about him than any man in the world. He had friends. The people that were with him. They were walking around him to try to serve and protect him. When he used to say something they used to harken to what he used to say, when he commanded they used to compete to fulfill the command.
A Bedouin once urinated in the Prophet’s musjid, and people got up to punish him. The Prophet (S.A.W) said, “Leave him alone, and throw a bucket of water over his urine. You are here to make things easy, not to make things difficult.” [HADITH AL-BUKHARI ON THE AUTHORITY OF ABU-HURAYRAH]
He (S.A.W) neither hit nor insulted a woman. The man who stopped people from burying their daughters alive. He (S.A.W) with the religion of Islam, raised the status of women from below the ground, so high that paradise lies at her feet. The Prophet (S.A.W) cooked his own food, cleaned his own clothes, and took out his own trash.
The one who taught us to respect all religions. The man who preached that everyone is equal no matter race, gender, wealth and social status. A funeral procession passed in front of the Prophet (S.A.W) and he stood up. When he was told by the people that it was the coffin of a Jew, he (S.A.W) asked, “Was he not a human being?” [AL-BUKHARI BOOK #23, HADITH #399]
The man who preached to feed the hungry, free the captives and visit the sick. A woman used to throw trash at him when he passed by her house. He went to visit her when she was ill. He was insulted and provoked but ordered his followers never to insult or provoke others.
The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) would make dua for every single member of the Ummah after every salaah he performed. He (S.A.W) would say, “Oh Allah. Forgive my Ummah for their sins- that which they have done in the past and in the future, what they have hidden and what they have made public.”
The man who cried for you and i and loved you and i over 1400 years down the line, without even having knowledge of our existence. Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) said, “I wish I could meet my brothers.” The Sahaba (R.A) asked, “Aren’t we your brothers?” He (S.A.W) replied, “You are my Companians, but my brothers are those who will believe in me without having seen me.” [SAHIH AL-JAAMI #7108]
He prayed while others slept. While others ate, he fasted. While they would laugh, he wept. Until he breathed his last. The more we find out about him, the more we love him! The more they attack Islam, the more people are embracing Islam!
This is MUHAMMAD, THE MESSENGER of ALLAH (S.A.W).
Don’t forget to recite as much Durood as you can!
Love and Duas,