Our Beloved (pbuh) and humility

December 24, 2008 at 11:56 pm Leave a comment

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
والحمدلله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء  والمرسلين
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate
All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers

This week, there will be a little addition, which is a description of the Prophet (pbuh). When Al-Hasan asked his uncle Hind (may Allah be pleased with them) to describe the Prophet (pbuh), it was so he could have something to hold on to, and inshAllah with this intention we can also try to have something to hold on to. In the following weeks, there will also be an attempt to describe an incident or event in the life of the Prophet (pbuh) just so that we can always have him in mind. If anyone has any suggestions, please email me and may Allah reward you greatly.
After Hind ibn aby Haala (may God be pleased with him) described the Prophet (pbuh)’s physical appearance, Al-Hasan (may God be pleased with him) said to Hind, “Describe to me the way he spoke.”


Hind said,
“The Prophet of God, peace and blessings be upon him, was continually full of concern. He was constantly deep in thought. He had no rest, and would not speak without a reason. He would be silent for long periods of time. He would begin conversations, and end them clearly and distinctly and would speak in a way that combined many meanings in few words. He spoke with excellence, and there was no excess in it, nor unnatural brevity.
He was gentle by nature and not coarse, nor was he contemptuous of anyone. He would extol the favors he received, even when they were few and small. He never found fault with them. He never criticized the food or drink that was prepared for him, nor did he overly praise it. No one would stand against his anger when matters of the Lord’s truth were opposed, until he had triumphed, but he would never get angry for his own sake, nor would he ever seek to win such an argument.
He would gesture with his whole palm, to point. When he was astonished, he would make his palm face upwards. He used his hands frequently as he spoke, and would strike his left palm with his right thumb. When he would get angry, he would turn away and avert his gaze, and when he was full of joy he would lower his eyes. Most of his laughing was as smiling; when he did laugh, it was not loud, and he would show his teeth a bit like they were hailstones.”

Our Beloved (pbuh) taught us always to be humble. Although the Prophet (pbuh) was from a noble lineage, he said “I am the Prophet of Allah but I do not know what will be my end” (Bukhari). The fact that he was held in high estimation among his people and with Allah, made him even more humble. He would go to the lowest of tribes to call them to Islam, never differentiating. When people came to his gathering, he would make each person feel as though they were the most important person there, whether they were dignitaries or Bedouins. He would even ask about the woman who cleaned the mosque, and when he asked about her once they told him that she had died. He was so distressed about the fact that no one had told him because he wanted to pray for her.
And so, the Messenger of God (pbuh) has taught us:
“Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives Allah adds to his respect, and the one who shows humility Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people)”

– Muslim, Book 032, Number 6264

The easy bit inshAllah:
The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“Say grace (Bismillah); eat with your right hand; and eat what is close at hand””
– Bukhari and Muslim

As always, if anyone has any suggestions, please email me.
May we always be reminded of our Beloved, and may Allah aid us in emulating the characteristics of the Prophet (pbuh). And may we be of the people who are neighbors of the Prophet (pbuh) in Paradise, and who are given the pleasure of seeing God’s Face. Ameen.

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