Monday, 15 December 2008

The best of men

AL TIRMIDHI NARRATED IN HIS BOOK THE MUHAMMEDAN CHARACTERISTICS ON AUTHORITY OF AL HASSAN IBN ALI THAT AL HUSSEIN HAD SAID THAT HIS FATHER WAS ASKED ABOUT THE WAY THE MESSENGAR OF ALLAH CONDUCTED HIMSELF WITH HIS COMPANIONS AND THOSE WHO SAT WITH HIM,SO HE SAID,
"THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH SALLAHU ALAYHI WA SALAM HAD ALWAYS BEEN CHEERFUL,EASY GOING AND DOCILE. HE WAS NEVER ROUGH,HARSH OR BLATANT AND NEVER USED FOUL LANGUAGE.HE NEVER WAS A FAULTFINDER AND NEVER ARGUED (FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUING).HE NEVER PAID ATTENTION TO ANYTHING THAT WAS NOT HIS CONCERN.HE NEVER DISAPPOINTED ANYONE THAT SOUGHT HIS HELP AND NEVER DISMISSED ANYONE THAT WANTED ANYTHING FROM HIM EMPTY HANDED. HE ABSTAINED FROM THREE THINGS ARGUING,BEING EXTRAVAGANT AND ANYTHING THAT DID NOT CONCERN HIM.HE FURTHER REFRAINED FROM DOING THREE THINGS TOWARDS PPL;HE NEVER BELITTLED ANYONE NEVER CRITISED ANYONE AND NEVER SEARCHED FOR ANYONES FAULTS.HE WOULD NEVER SPEAK UNLESS WHEN HE ANTICIPATED A BENEFIT FROM SPEAKING.WHEN HE SPOKE HIS COMPANIONS WOULD LISTEN ATTENTIVELY.THEY TALKED ONLY WHEN HE FINISHED TALKING AND WOULD NOT TALK OVER HIM.
HE WOULD LAUGH ABOUT WHAT THEY LAUGHED ABOUT AND WOULD WONDER WHAT THEY WONDERED JE WAS ALWAYS PATIENT WITH THE STRANGERSTHAT APPROACHED WITH ROUGHNESS,THEREFORE HIS COMPANIONS WOULD BRING STRANGERS TO HIM SO THEY COULD BENEFIT FROM HIS ANSWERS TO THEIR QUESTIONS.HE WOULD NEVER ACCEPT A COMPLIMENT EXCEPT FROM SOMEONE WHO WAS RETURNING A FAVOUR DONE BY THE PROPHET BY SAYING JAZAK ALLAHU KHAYRUN.

FURTHERMORE THE PROPHET WAS THE MOST KNOWLEDGABLE THE MOST PIOUS THE MOST ABSITENENT FROM THE LUXURIES OF THIS WORLD THE MOST JUST THE MOST TOLERANT.

HE HAD APPROACHED HIS COMPANIONS SO DEARLY THAT EVERYONE OF THEM THOUGHT THAT THE PROPHET LIKED HIM THE MOST.
HE WAS THE MODEST OF ALL PPL AND NEVER STARED ANYONE HE ANSWERED THE INVITATION OF ANYONE WHETHER IT BE A FREE MAN OR A SLAVE AND ACCEPTED ANY GIFT THAT WAS OFFERED TO HIM WHETHER IT BE A SIP OF MILK OR A RABBITS THIGH MOREOVER HE WOULD PRAY FOR THE ONE WHO HAD GIVEN THE GIFT AND WOULD EAT FROM IT.HOWEVER HE NEVER ACCEPTED CHARITY HE WOULD ALWAYS VISITE DTHE SICK ESPECIALLY THE SICK AMONG THE POOR PPL WHOM NOBADY WOULD LOOK AFTER OR PAY ATTENTION TO.
HE WAS ALWAYS POLITE WITH HIS COMPANIONS AND ALWAYS MISSED THE ONE WHO WAS ABSENT FOR A WHILE.
HE ALWAYS LOOKED AFTER HIS RELATIVES AND KINFOLK AND NEVER GAVE ANY OF THE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT HE NEVER SHUNNED ANYONE REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY MIGHT HAVE DONE HE HAD SLAVES AND MAIDS YET NEVER GAVE HIMSELF PREFERENCE OVER THEM IN TERMS OF FOOD AND CLOTHES.

HE WAS THE LAST PERSON TO GET ANGRY AND THE QUICKEST TO BE PLEASANT AND FORGIVING HE WAS THE KINDEST GENTLEST AND THE MOST BENEFICAL OF THE PPL FOR THE PPL.
THIS SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TAKE THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH SALLAHU ALAYHI WA SALAAM AS HIS EXAMPLE OR ROLE MODEL HIS MORALS ARE MORE THAN WHAT ONE CAN MENTION IN ONE SPPECH ONLY ALLAH CAN LIST HIS HONORABLE PROPHETS VIRTUOUS CHARACTERISTICS.

ALLAH SAYS "AND VERILY,YOU O MUHAMMED ARE ON AN EXALTED(STANDARD OF)CHARACTER."

MAY ALLAH GIVE US JUST SOME OF THESE BEAUTIFUL CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR BELOVED PROPHET IF NOT ALL OF THEM AND LET US BE A GOOD EXAMPLE TO MANKIND AND OF OUR WONDERFUL AND PERFECT RELIGION ISLAM SO WE CAN CALL PEOPLE TO THE TRUTH AND BE GUIDED UPON THE STRAIGHT PATH AMEEN.

(Taken from the book - Selected Friday Sermons)

1 comment:

Umm Travis said...

You're it!

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