Thursday, January 13, 2011

In the Messenger of Allaah U have a Fine Role Model'{Q}& Ibn al-Qayyim's beautiful description


Messenger of Allaah [peace be upon him] said about it: -
"There is nothing heavier in the Scales
(on the Day of Judgment) than
 good character."
And the Prophet [peace be upon him] was our role model and the premier example of a man who displayed the finest possible character. 
About him, Allaah, the Exalted, has said:-
"Verily, in the Messenger of Allaah you have a fine role model."

[Soorah al-Ahzaab 33:21]
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have Mercy on him) summarized the extent of his noble manners by saying:
The Prophet  [peace be upon him] 
 used to greet the children when he passed by them.  Sometimes, a little girl would take him by the hand and he would allow her to lead him wherever she wanted. 
 Prophet  [peace be upon him] used to lick his fingers after eating. 
He[peace be upon him] would be in the service of his family when at home. 
Never would he become angry because of something personal. 
He[peace be upon him] used to repair his own sandals and mend his own torn clothes. 
He would milk his goat himself for his own family. 
He would feed his own camel. 
He used to eat with his servants, sit in the company of the poor people,
and personally take care of the needs of widows and orphans. 
He would be the one to initiate the greeting when meeting people. 
 He would respond to the humblest of invitations. 
He [peace be upon him] lived a very modest lifestyle, a man of soft manners, naturally kind, easy to get along with, having a pleasant smile on his face, gracefully humble, extremely generous but not wasteful, soft-hearted and gentle in his dealings with each and every Muslim, lowering the wings of humility to the believers, bearing their companionship in such a
gentle way.
In a time when the West pushes its deficient values and misguided moral codes on the cultures of the world, it is imperative that Muslims realize the completeness of the guidance of the Messenger of Allaah (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace), and realize that our true honor and distinction among the nations, as well as our success in the Hereafter, lies in embracing his guidance, in all affairs of belief and action.
[1] Found in: Jaami' at-Tirmithee (2002); Sunan Abee Daawood (4766); Musnad Ahmad (6/442,446,451-452); Musnad at-Tayaalisee (1071); al-Muntakhab min Musnad 'Abd ibn Humayd (204); Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan (481); al-Musannaf (25711) of Ibn Abee Shaybah; al-Adab al-Mufrad (270); as-Sunnah of Ibn Abee 'Aasim (783); Shu'ab al-Eemaan (7638-7640); Mu'jam as-Sahaabah (2/251); Sharh as-Sunnah (3496); Sharh Mushkil al-Aathaar (5190); al-Jaami' li Akhlaaq ar-Raawee (815); ash-Sharee'ah (898); Taareekh Dimashq (57/94-95); on the authority of Aboo ad-Dardaa' (may Allaah be pleased with him).
Authenticated in: Jaami' at-Tirmithee (3/536); Kashf al-Khafaa' (100); Silsilatul-Ahaadeethis-Saheehah (876).
[2] Madaarij as-Saalikeen (3/111-112) .
My ' Salaams ' To You All ...

                        Y a s m i n.                           
   "Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah"   
' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone.
 [Al-Hasan Al-Basree]

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