Tuesday

Ikhlaqun-Nabi (P.B.U.H) Part-1

As Islamic teachings are distinguished among that of all other religions due to their comprehsiveness so is the sacred life of the Final Messenger of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) among that of other Prophets. Every aspect of life of Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) is safe and complete. Not only the teachings but a set example of each and every single practice are the marked features of life of Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH). In Quran it is stated as
" And verily O Muhammad (P.B.UH) you are on the exalted (standard of) character ". (Al-Qalam,V:4)
Every purity and quality one can imagine of can easily be found in the character of Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH). The generosity, magnificence, chastity, morality infact everything that is reflected from his life is at its highest standards. Following is brief overview to some of qualities of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.UH)'s character.

1. Truthfulness (Sidq)
Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) always spoke truth. In his routine dealings, business, trade and everything else he always held the high standard of truthfulness. That was why he was known by the noble name "Sadiq" meaning "Truth speaking person" since his childhood days. His worst enemies also admitted his truthfulness. Once Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) called the people of Quraish while standing on Mount Safa. Hearing him all the chieves of the tribe gathered underneath the mountain. Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) uttered " if i say that forge of your enemies is behind this mountain, would you accept it ?". All the chieves called out one voice " Yes, because always you speak truth! ".

2. Honesty and Trustworthiness (Amanat-o-Dyanat)
Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) was renouned of his honesty and trustworthiness since the days of his childhood. The people of Makkah used to call him "Ameen" meaning "trustworthy". Quresh-e-Makkah were so much inspired of his honesty that they kept their money and wealth in his trustiship because they knew that Muhammad (P.B.U.H) would always keep their trust and amanat secure and responsibly. It was his honesty and trustworthiness that became the base of his marriage (Nikah) with Hazrat Khadijah (R.A). Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) always made true promoises and commitments. His trade companion Abdullah narrates that once we had a commitment of business issue, partially it was done and I said that I would complete on return from home, I forgot on reaching home, after three days I remembered my promise and rushed back to Rasulullah (P.B.U.H). I found him sitting, waiting for my return at same place where I made the contract with him.
In short companions and rivals of Rasulullah (P.B.U.H) were all admirers of his honesty and Trustworthiness.

3. Justice and Fairplay (Adl-o-Masawaat)
Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.UH) always holded the right standards of justice for everyone without discrimination of relatives, unknown, wealthy or poor. Even the rivals also had firm trust in his Justice and fairness. Uptill he lived in Makkah, the residents there always took their disputes and conflicts to Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) for the final verdict. In Madina, jews and other enemies also gave the decisions of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.UH) the first and final priority. A well known example of his Justice and fairplay unto himself is that when a lender came to Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) and started demanding his debt return with insane behaviour. Hazrat Umer (R.A) stood to calm him down furiously. Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) stopped Hazrat Umer (R.A) and said the golden words: " Umer (R.A)! it might have been more reasonable that you had advised me of returning th debt and of patience to him (lender) ".Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) considered all humans equal. He never gave any superiority to any body in accord with his race,caste,color or creed. In his last Sermon of Hajja-tul-Wada, Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.UH) said : "Among you no arab has superiority over a non-arab nor a non arab over an arab, neither a fair over dark nor does dark over any fair. The standard of superiority among you is Taqwa (God fearing) only".