Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) – The Best Example for All Humanity

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Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) was the final prophet in the long chain of prophets sent by Allah Almighty to guide people to the right path i.e. the path of Islam. Not only was he a messenger of Islam but also an epitome of etiquette and an embodiment of perfect mannerisms. Even the bitterest enemies of his couldn’t help but admit that he was Al-Sadiq Al-Amin i.e. the truthful and the trust worthy.

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Let’s take a brief look at the beautiful personality of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and some of his outstanding qualities which are an example for all mankind, irrespective of religion to becoming a better person.

“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have an excellent example to follow for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.”  (Al-Quran 33:21)

Exemplary of Morals, Manners, and Ethics

“And verily, you (Muhammad) are on an exalted (standard of) character.”[ Al Quran 68:4 ]
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Prophet Muhammad was courteous and showed affection to all. He never cursed anyone despite the ill manners of his enemies. He used to help women, children, and elderlies in their daily chores. He was known throughout Makkah as a man of high ethics.

He used to say, 
“The best amongst you are those who have good manners and characters.” (Bukhari)

Epitome of Mercy

“And we (Allah) have not sent you (Muhammad) except as a mercy to the worlds.” [ Al Quran 21:107 ]
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Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) was an epitome of mercy. Even in the times of war, used to emphasize on showing mercy to the enemies; to their captured, young, women and weak, despite the brutalities of his enemies in return.

At one point he said,
“He who does not show mercy, will not be shown mercy.” (Bukhari)

Personification of Humbleness

“And the servants of The Most Gracious are those who walk on earth I humbleness, and when the ignorant address them, they say: ‘peace’.” [ Al Quran 25:63 ]

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Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) used to mix among the needy and helped them as one of them. Those who did not know him as the Prophet could not tell him apart from the crowd. He prohibited people to stand up for him out of respect, neither did he ever wore anything to appear higher in rank than the rest of his people.

He said,
“Allah has revealed to me that you must be humble and none should boast over one another.” (Muslim)

Mediator of Forgiveness

“Keep to forgiveness (O Muhammad), and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant.” [ Al Quran 7:199 ]
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There was no amount of harshness or aggression against him that was too great to be forgiven by him. Even at the height of abuse and mistreatment that he received from people for calling them to the right path, he forgave them by saying, 
"My Lord, forgive my people; they do not know what they are doing" (Bukhari)

Embodiment of Gentleness

“So speak to him gently; perhaps he may remember or fear Allah.” [ Al Quran 20:44 ]
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Prophet Muhammad was always gentle and courteous in his dealings with everyone. On numerous occasions, he told his followers to be kind to animals as well. He taught his people to be kind and gentle by saying,
“You must be gentle. Verily, gentleness is not in anything except that it beautifies it, and it is not removed from anything except that it disgraces it.” (Musnad Ahmed)

Promoter of Equality

“Indeed the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you.” [ Al Quran 49:13 ]
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Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) practiced and emphasized on equality greatly. He never took up a privilege, nor did he ever made a distinction for himself but instead worked like a commoner. In his last sermon, he said, 
“There is no superiority for an Arab over non-Arab, nor for a black over a white man; except through piety.” 

Reformer of Charity

“O believers, give of what we (Allah) have provided for you” [ Al-Quran 2:254 ]
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Accounts of the Prophet’s (ﷺ) generosity are beyond words. There were times when all he had at home was a date and he preferred giving it in charity and starve himself and other times when he and his people were starving for days but gave away whatever little food that came their way to the much needy. Our beloved prophet (ﷺ) would not rest until the alms have been justly distributed.

He said, 
“Whoever believes in Allah and the last day, let him be generous to his neighbors.” (Bukhari)

All in all, Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) was truly the best of men the world would ever see. If all of us would start following in his footsteps we can make this world, a utopia of peace prosperity for all.

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Author: Syeda Sumayya Tariq

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