Published on 30th May,
Holy Prophet of Islam ('s)
Peace be upon you, O messenger of Allah and the Mercy of Allah
and blessings be upon you.
the blessed night that Prophet Muhammad ('s) was born, Mecca was showered with
light. The angels descended in groups, the stars shed tears of joy in a
twinkling way at the earth. It was as if the whole universe had
become an eye and was looking and crying happily at
Mecca and the house of Hazrat Amina, the
mother of the Holy Prophet.
The newly born child was coming to this house at a time when
his father Hazrat Abdullah had
passed away some months before but on that night joy and happiness
appeared in the house of Amina bint Wahb.
The Almighty favoured this house with a man who
was going to
create a mighty transformation in the
history of mankind. At the rising of day
break (Fajr), seventeenth of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the year of elephant,
the Holy Prophet descended from the heavenly
kingdom. With his appearance, the accursed
shaitan was filled with sorrow and unhappiness.
The chains of ignorance and misguidance had been unlocked with
the arrival of the Holy Prophet ('s).
His able hands shattered the cage of
oppression, injustice and ignorance. On that auspicious night,
a baby had set foot on this earth whose coming had
been foretold by all the previous Prophets.
The Jewish and Christian scholars were anxiously waiting for
his arrival. He had been named as "farqalith"
in their holy books. Farqalith is a Greek word. It means that his
doctrine and aim will be remembered in a
pleasant and nice manner. He will be eulogized and praised.
It is in the same context of Ahmad and Mohammad. The followers
of the Holy Book were knowing him as they were knowing his
children's (Baqarah: 147).
At the dawn of his
birth, every idol on this earth fell
from its place. The Sassanian King of Fars
called Kasra shivered and its fourteen pillars
cracked, the Sareh lake, which had been being worshipped for years
by them, became dry. The fire temple of Fars, which
had been burning for thousands of
years, became extinguished.
The Almighty created him with an adorned face and nurtured him
with the best of character. Everybody was
shedding tears of joy and happiness while
looking at him. Even his enemies would cry happily in secret.
They enjoyed and relished hearing his voice.
From the same childhood, the effects of
greatness were radiant in his luminous face.
During his ('s) adolescent age, he was so honest and trustworthy
that he ('s) was given the title of "Mohammad-e-Amin".
Everybody accepted his arbitration and judgment.
On one of these occasions, the Holy Kaaba had broken down and
the repair and renovation, the time had come to put the Hajar-ul-Aswad
(the Black Heavenly Stone) in its place. Every tribe wished
that the honour and fame of installing and fixing the Hajar-ul-Aswad
in its place should be registered for their clan. They withdrew
their swords and became prepared to stage a blood bath and combat.
An aged man was amongst them. He told them to sit patiently so
that an arbitrator would give his verdicts.
All of them accepted. He said that the first
person who entered from the door of Masjid-ul-Haram would be
the arbitrator and his judgment would be final and
binding upon all of them. Everybody looked
anxiously at the gate. Suddenly, Mohammad
('s)b. Abdullah entered. All of them became happy. They got up and
expressed satisfaction and said that everybody
accepted Mohammad Amin. Whatever he says will
be accepted by us. The Holy Prophet ('s) spread his Aba (men's loose sleeveless cloak)
on the ground and put the Black Stone amidst it. He took one
representative from every tribe. He took one corner
of the Aba and brought it near the Holy Kaaba. The Holy Prophet ('s) picked up the
Hajar-ul-Aswad with his own hands and put it in its place. In such
a way, the Holy Prophet ('s) prevented a big
war and blood bath and everybody was
He was the most tolerant, patient, courageous, compassionate
and generous amongst the people. He was
benevolent towards the poor and the indigent
people. He would never refuse nor deny the need and want of
any needy person. If he was incapable of
fulfilling their needs, he would speak
affably with them. He would caress and encourage them by soft
and pleasant words.
The Jewish Revert
He would not reply badness and evil with the same answer.
Rather, he would overlook it and forgive
them. It is narrated that a Jewish person
was staying near the house of the Holy Prophet ('s). The Holy Prophet ('s), along with his companions
decided to visit the sick Jewish neighbour.
When the people informed the Jewish person
that the Holy Prophet ('s) wished to meet him, he was filled
with shame and prudishness. He covered his eyes with his bedclothes
so that his eyes would not look at the eyes of the Holy Prophet
('s). The Holy Prophet ('s) sat near his bed. He ('s)
patted him and spoke with him softly . He ('s) asked him about
his health. The Jewish man was filled with
shame and he repented from his past
misdeeds, recited the Shadatain and became a Muslim.
Qualities of the Prophet Muhammad ('s)
He ('s) would observe the bonds of relationship with his
He ('s) would never refer
or choose them over others.
He ('s) would befriend the one
whose piety to the Almighty was more.
He ('s) would never oppress or treat anybody unkindly.
was always smiling and cheerful.
was always the first person to say salaam and wish
others. Nobody could precede him in these actions.
He ('s) had divided his
time into three portions.
One portion was for the Almighty.
Another portion was for his family members and the third part was for his own self.
divided the section pertaining to his own self with the
section pertaining to their needs and problems.
He ('s) would give remedies
to the helpless people. During the nights, he
('s) would give food to the poor people
without letting anybody know it so that
the poor people would not recognize him ('s).
If enmity had arisen between two people, he
('s) would make
friendship and peace between them.
('s) gatherings and Majlis, voices
would never be raised, would anybody abuse
or say indecent words to the others.
He ('s) would respect and honour the old
people as well as the children.
He ('s) was always cheerful, soft natured and
In behaviour and
ethics, he ('s) had
reached to such a lofty position so that amongst the people he
('s) was unparalleled and incomparable in social etiquettes.
He ('s) would always say
that a Muslim is having a right and moral obligation over the
other Muslim. This right prevents him from back
biting his Muslim brother.
He ('s) would accept their invitations.
He ('s) would reply to their letters and if anybody would
die, he used to participate in their burial
processions and ceremonies.
He ('s) would say that
if anyone was in a position to give loan but evades and parries
from this work, the said person has done an
injustice towards the Muslims.
He ('s) would accord special attention towards cleanliness
and hygienic matters.
('s) would always
brush his teeth. He ('s) would say that if one brushes
his teeth before offering Salat, then the rewards
and Sawab of that Salat would be seventy times more.
He ('s) would always
keep short his nail fingers.
He ('s) would always comb
his hair and keep it tidy.
He ('s) would always take
a bath and use sweet odour
('s) would never spit
on the roads and would always advise the people
from refraining with such works.
He ('s) would always say that one should
not commence eating food till he has become hungry, as the stomach
is the house of every ailment. His food was very little.
('s) would think and
ponder deeply. He would never speak unless replying or whenever
the need arose. Whenever he spoke, he would always speak the
truth and nothing but the truth.
He ('s) was full and comprehensive of the best qualities of
goodness and worthiness.
('s) married Lady Khadija ('a) at the age of twenty-five.
He attained prophet hood at the age of forty when he was worshipping
the Almighty in the Hara Cave.
He ('s) was very kind and generous.
He ('s) would grieve and express sorrow at the
disbelief and idol worshipping of the people.
His ('s) grief
was so much that the Holy Quran says.
"We have not revealed the Holy Quran to you that you
may be successful."
When he ('s) had become disappointed and discouraged from the
guidance of people, he ('s) felt very
heavy and the Almighty would pacify and sooth him ('s)
"Therefore, let not their speech grieve you, surely we
know what they do in secret
and what they do openly."
When the Almighty wishes to say about the great affection and
fondness of the Holy Prophet ('s)
towards his people. He says:
"Certainly an Apostle has come to you from among
yourself, excessively solicitous
respecting you, to the believers (he is ) compassionate merciful".
The Almighty introduces the Prophet
('s) as a universal
example and pattern to follow for the entire
humanity. It says;
"Certainly you have
in the Apostle of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes
in Allah and the latter day and remembers
The Holy Prophet ('s) is to be obeyed from every aspect in
this world and the Hereafter. On various
occasions, the Holy Quran reminds the people
and associates the obedience of the Almighty with that of the
Holy Prophet ('s).
"And whatever the Apostle gives you, accept it, and
from whatever he forbids you, keep
back and be careful of (you duty to) Allah, surely Allah
is severe in retribution".
The Holy Prophet ('s) devoted and spent his whole life in
the way of the Almighty. He ('s) would endeavour
and struggle in his path and all of his ('s)
thinking and meditation was for the Almighty.
Fatema Zahra ('a)
The Holy Prophet ('s) had only one daughter. She was Hazrat
Fatema Zahra ('a). Of course, he ('s) had other children who had expired during
childhood. He ('s) would advise and enjoin the people about the
rights of his daughter Fatimah as Zahra
He ('s) would always say;
"Fatima is a
of my own self. Anybody whoever injures and tortures her has persecuted
and tormented me. And anyone who torments me has tormented the
Almighty. And anyone who makes Fatima happy and cheerful has made me joyful and happy."
If the Holy Prophet
('s) would recommended and enjoined upon
the people about Sayyeda Fatima ('a), it
was not from his own self, these
instructions and enjoinment were from the side of the Almighty.
"Say: I do not ask of you any reward for
it but love for my near relatives"
We hope that with our love and friendship for the Household of
the Holy Prophet ('s), we express our
share of thankfulness and gratitude to the
kind and affectionate Prophet of Islam.
We hope to remain with you till our next
conversation. May The Almighty hasten the re-appearance of Imam
Courtesy: Naba Organization
Islamic Occasions Network