Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fwd: Praiseworthy qualities of Prophet (PBUH)

Some praiseworthy qualities and noble manners that are acquirable: the consensus of scholars is that the person who has them is virtuous and even someone who has just one of them is highly respected. Some of these qualities have been described as being part of the qualities of Prophethood, but are more commonly known as being "of good character". A good character is comprised of having a balanced attitude, and the qualities of the self which is that of moderation not extremism.

The perfect example of being well balanced is exemplified by the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, Allah praises him for this quality saying,

"Surely, you (Prophet Muhammad) are of a great morality." 68:4

Lady Ayesha, wife of the Prophet, Mother of Believers, may Allah be pleased with her, described him saying,

"His character was that of the Koran, He was pleased by that which it finds pleasing and angered by that which it finds hateful."

The Prophet, praise and peace be upon us, informs us

"I was sent to perfect the code of finest ethics."

Anas observed and described him saying, "Of all people, the Messenger of Allah had the best character."

The scholars of Islam concur that these noble qualities were within him from the instant of his creation. He neither acquired nor learned them, rather he received them through the generosity of His Lord as a special gift.Similar qualities are found Jesus, Moses, John and Solomon and all the other prophets of Allah. When one reflects upon their life from the time of their childhood and continuing throughout their Prophethood they are easily recognizable. These qualities were inherent within them and when they were created they were given both knowledge and wisdom.

Allah speaks of Prophet John saying, "'O John, hold fast to the Book' and We bestowed on him judgment while yet a child." 19:12.

Scholars of Islam tell us that when Prophet John was a child Allah gave him knowledge of His Book. Mamar tells us that when John was only two or three years old the children asked him why he didn't play with them, he politely replied, "Was I created for playing games?"

Allah also says to Prophet Zachariah, "Allah gives you glad tidings of John, who shall confirm a word from Allah." 3:39.

 When Prophet Jesus was three years old,Prophet John bore witness that Jesus was the word of Allah and His created spirit.As Lady Mary was about to give birth Allah tells us, "He (Jesus) called to her from below: 'Do not sorrow, look, your Lord has provided a rivulet below you.'" 19:24.

Scholars have said the "he" refers to Prophet Jesus. Prophet Jesus spoke when He was still in the cradle saying,

"I am the worshiper of Allah. Allah has given me the Book and made me a prophet." 19:30.

Allah says of Prophet Solomon, "We made Solomon to understand it, and to both (David and Solomon) We gave judgement and knowledge." 21:79.

Solomon was given judgment when he was still a child. Reflect for a moment upon the well known stories of the woman who was about to be stoned, and the story of the disputed infant – Prophet David concurred with his judgement. At-Tabari said that he was twelve years of age when he became king. There is a similar story of

Prophet Moses who, when he was an infant grabbed the beard of pharaoh. The scholars of Islam explained the words of Allah

"Before this We gave Abraham his virtue, for We knew him." 21:51.

Allah guided him when he was young. Ata's son said that Allah chose him before He created him. It is also said that at the time of Abraham's birth, Allah sent an angel to him with the command to bear witness to Allah in his heart and to remember Allah with his tongue.Prophet Abraham replied,

 "I have done so." Note, he did not say "I will do so."

This is the virtue given to him. It has been reported that Prophet Abraham sought proof in the planet, the moon and the sun when he was fifteen months old. Later at the age of sixteen Allah tested his faith as he was cast into the fire by the unbelievers. And that his son Prophet Ishmael was tested by his willingness to be sacrificed when he was seven years old and praise be to Allah (Al Hamdulillah), he, despite his young age was strong in faith.

It has been transmitted that when, as a child, Prophet Joseph was cast into the well by his brothers Allah revealed to him,

"You shall tell them of what they did when they are not aware (it is you). 12:15.

The preceding are but a few examples, there are many others.Lady Amina, peace be upon her, daughter of Wahb, mother of the Prophet,praise and peace be upon him, said that when she gave birth to him he spread his tiny hands out to the earth and lifted is head heavenwards.The Prophet, himself, praise and peace be upon him, tells us, "As I was growing up Allah made idols and poetry loathsome to me. I was not tempted by any of the practices of the 'Time of Ignorance' except on two occasions and Allah protected me from both, and I was never tempted by them again."

All the prophets had complete mastery over their affairs and the blessings of Allah encompassed them and the light of faith shone within their hearts enabling them to achieve their goal. They were able to achieve their goal because Allah had chosen them to be His prophets and endowed them with noble qualities,none of which were attained through either learning or discipline. Allah says,

"And when he was full grown, and reached the perfection of his strength, We gave him judgment and knowledge."


There are people who have been created with some of these qualities, but not all of them. A person may be born with some of them and by the Favor of Allah it is made easy for him to complete them. No doubt you have seen children gifted by Allah with excellent manners, cleverness, honesty,truthfulness or generosity, and then there are others who have the reverse.It is understood that people can acquire and complete the qualities they lack.This achievement is acquired through self-discipline, hard work and by balancing elements that need to be balanced. There is a difference of opinion regarding the aforesaid. Each of us is eased to that for which he has been created. The early generations of Muslims differ whether or not the qualities of one's character are inherent or acquired.

Al Hasan Al Basri said, "In a worshiper of Allah a good character is inherent and a natural disposition."

The Companion, Saad AbiWaqqas' son reported that the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, said,

"The nature of a believer can have every kind of imperfection except that of treachery and lying."

The Caliph, Omar said, "Courage and cowardice are natural qualities which Allah places wherever He wills."

Praiseworthy qualities and noble attributes are numerous. However, it is our intention not to mention their basic principals but indicate to them, and if Allah wills, we will verify and establish the fact that the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, had all of these qualities.


Mujhe jannat say zyada masjid mein bethna acha lagta hai 

kyun ke jannat mein mera nafs khush hoga, 

jab ke masjid mein mera rabb khush hoga

.    Jab tum namaz na padho to matt socho ke waqt nahi mila, Balke ye socho ke tumse kaunsi galti hui ke, ALLAH ne tum ko apne saamne khada karna pasand nahi kiya.............

.    Har koi chahta hai k mujhey KAMIYABI mil jaye, lekin jab masjid sey din main 5 dafa awaz ati hai "HAYYA ALAL FALAH",, "Aao Kamiyabi ki Taraf".... to us taraf janey ki hum zehmat nahi kertey... afsos k jis cheez ko wo sari zindagi har jagah talash kar k bhi hasil nahi ker saka, wo to khud usey apney paas bula rahi hai ....... 

Zuni Ayesha

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