Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) - The most Humble and Modest
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was characterized by impeccable qualities from which we can learn a lot and improve our lifestyle to a considerable extent if were to follow his Sunnah. All of us as individuals think of ourselves as being superior to the other. This ultimately gives rise to ego and hence promotes feelings of negativity towards one another. The Holy Prophet (PBUH), despite having a huge following, was humble to the core and never posed himself as being superior to his companions or any other mankind.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did not like to be treated like a person of great power or following similar to kings/rulers. He forbade people from standing up in his presence or from kneeling down to him in respect. He lived in a simple house and ate simple food. Despite being a Prophet and a person of significant following, he never used his influence to live a life of ease. He lived a life not of affluence but of humility and modesty.
As narrated by Abu Hurairah:
“Whoever is made wealthy by Allah and does not pay the Zakat of his wealth, then on the Day of Resurrection his wealth will be made like a bald-headed poisonous male snake with two black spots over the eyes. The snake will encircle his neck and bite his cheeks and say, ‘I am your wealth, I am your treasure.’ ” (Bukhari: 1403)
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was an exemplary husband and father. Despite having multiple wives he gave all of them their due rights, treating them equally. Moreover, he helped out with the chores in his house. He repaired his shoes and clothes himself. In addition to being a good husband and father he was also a good man. He treated all women with respect.
Once Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was travelling with his Companions and when it was time to have the food prepared, he asked them to slaughter a sheep.
A man said: I will slaughter it, another one said: I will skin it out. A third said: I will cook it. So the Messenger of Allah [pbuh] said: I will collect wood for fire. They said: “No. We will suffice you that work.” “I know that you can do it for me, but I hate to be privileged. Allah hates to see a slave of his privileged to others.” So he went and collected fire-wood. (Khulasa As- Siyar p.22)
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was always good to the poor and needy. He never treated servants/slaves badly. He treated them as equals. So much so when he was gifted a slave, Zayd ibn Harithah, by his newly wed bride Khadija (RA), he became so attached to him that he treated him like an adoptive son. Zayd (RA) later on became one of Muhammad’s (PBUH) closest companions.
As narrated by Abu Huraira, the Prophet (PBUH) said:
“The one who looks after and works for a widow and for a poor person, is like a warrior fighting for Allah’s Cause or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all the night.” (Bukhari: 6006)
– Islam religion has spread all over the world.
– Prophet Muhammad was the founder of the religion of Islam.
– Prophet Muhammad was born in 570 AD in the city of Mecca in Arabia.
– When Mohammad Saheb was 6 years old, his parents died.
– After the death of his parents, he was brought up by his uncle.
– His uncle’s name was Abu Talib and his aunt’s name was Fatima bin Asad.
– Prophet Muhammad was calm and serious from childhood.
– He used to be very sad about the atrocities, lies, and deception happening in society at that time.
– He wished for a clean and good society where there is no falsehood and tyranny.
– He used to get so worried about this that he used to meditate often in a mountain cave named Hira located in the desert and think about how to make a good society.
- The religion of Islam started in Arabia and the foundation of Islam was laid in Arabia itself.
- The new religion of Islam was first laid by Prophet Muhammad.
- Starting from Arabia, the religion of Islam spread almost all over the world.
- At the beginning of Islam, Muhammad became a means.
- The message sent by Allah was conveyed to Muhammad by an angel.
- Whatever the angels used to come and tell to Mohammad Saheb, let them get the thing written in books by other educated people.
- The book written by him is known as the name of the Quran in today’s time.
- The Quran is the foundation of the religion of Islam.
- In the early days of Islam, Muhammad had to face a lot of opposition
- Mohammad Saheb was of a very calm nature. He used to talk to his opponents with a lot of love, which was the reason why even his enemies used to become friends.
- Prophet Muhammad was the founder of the religion of Islam, he established the religion of Islam.
- He was serious about a better society since childhood.
- For this, he often used to sit alone for hours and contemplate in solitude.
- He used to get so lost in contemplation that he forgot to even food.
- The place where he used to meditate was named Hira mountain cave.
- In this mountain cave, the angels of God came and met him. His angel’s name was Jabaril.
- The angel said to Muhammad you are the prophet of Allah, Allah has chosen you. And go and tell the message of Allah to the people.
- In this way every day he used to go to that cave and used to memorize the verses told by the angel Jabaril and used go and tell them to the people.
- Through angel Jabreel, this message was brought directly from heaven (from Allah) to Mohammad Saheb in the present world and Mohammad Sahab used to bring it to the people. Mohammad Saheb was not educated, whatever he was told, he used to remember everything.
- So he memorized the verses he had heard and started getting them written by well-read people. And the work of writing this lasted for about 23 years, this written book is called Quran in Islam religion.