Noble character and habits of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu alaihe wa Sallam.

Noble character and habits of Prophet Muhammad

Prophet Muhammad(Sayyedina Rasul Allah Sallalhu alaihe wa sallam ) is a perfect role model for us. Knowing about him increases our love towards him and emulating him perfects our deen. Here are few hadith on Noble character of Rasul Allah Sallalhu alaihe wa sallam. Lots of Blessing and Salawat on our dear Prophet.

  1. His Character was that of Quran :Rasulullah’s character was the Qur’an : Sa’d Radiallahu Anhu asked Sayyidah Aayesha Radiallahu Anha about the character of Rasulullah Sayyidah Aayesha Radiallahu Anha replied: ‘Do you not recite the Qur an? His character was the Qur’an.'(1)

2. He Had a sublime character : Sayyidah Aayesha Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the world has never witnessed anyone with more sublime character than Rasulullah . When any of his family members would call out to him he would say: ‘Labbayk.’ It was due to his sublime character that Allah revealed theverse: Indeed you are upon an exalted platform of sublime character. (2)

3. He was caring : Jabir ibn ‘Abdi’llah said :‘Never did Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) say “No” to anyone who requested something of him.!”(3)

4.He was the most generous : Ibn ‘Abbas said (may Allah be well pleased with him and his father):‘Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) was the most generous of humankind in charity, and he was at his most charitable in the month of Ramadan, until it was concluded. Gabriel would then come to him and present the Qur’an to him, and when Gabriel met him, Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) was more generous in charity than the winds sent with showering rain.”(4)

5. He gave more that what he recieved: Ar-Rubai’ bint Mu’awwidh ibn ‘Afra’ said:”I brought the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) a tray of ripe dates and fluffy cucumbers, so he gave me a handful of trinkets and gold!”(5)

6. He recompensed People with good: ‘A’isha ra said (may Allah be well pleased with her):”The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) used to accept gifts and provide recompense of greater value.”(6)

7. ‘He displayed courtesy with despicable People : Aisha said (may Allah be well pleased with her):”A man sought permission to come in to see Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) while I was in his presence, so he said: ‘What a disagreeable man he is!’ Then he gave him permission to enter, and when he came in, he spoke to him gently. After he had left, I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, you said what you said, then you spoke to him gently!’ He said: ‘O ‘A’isha, some of the worst people are those who have been granted gentle treatment for fear of their ill manners.’”(7)

8. He honored people by accepting any gift they gave: Anas Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah sallalhu alaihe wa sallam said: ‘If I were to receive the trotters of an animal as a gift I would certainly accept it. Similarly, if I were invited to a meal where it would be served I would honour the invitation.'(8)

9. He would always greet first :He always greeted first:Hind Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallalahu alaihe wa sallam would always be the first to greet.(9)

10. He rode a donkey and had no pride : Rasulullah sallalhu alaihe wa sallam used to visit the ill, attend funeral prayers, ride upon a donkey and accept invitations from
slaves when they invited him to a meal.(10)

11. His humility : Anas Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah entered Makkah Mukarramah upon conquering it, seated upon his conveyance with his head lowered in humility so that it actually touched the saddle.(11)

12. His tolerance and forbearance was unmatched: Narrated AbuHurayrah:The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to sit with us in meetings and talk to us. When he stood up we also used to stand up and see him entering the house of one of his wives. One day he talked to us and we stood up as he stood up and we saw that an Arabi (a nomadic Arab) caught hold of him and gave his cloak a violent tug making his neck red.AbuHurayrah said: The cloak was coarse. He turned to him and the Arabi said to him: Load these two camels of mine, for you do not give me anything from your property or from your father’s property.The Prophet (ﷺ) said to him: No,I ask Allah’s forgiveness; no,I ask Allah’s forgiveness;no,I ask Allah’s forgiveness. I shall not give you the camel-load until you make amends for the way in which you tugged at me.Each time the Arabi said to him:I swear by Allah,I shall not do so.He then mentioned the rest of the tradition.He (the Prophet),then called a man and said to him: Load these two camels of his: one camel with barley and the other with dates. He then turned to us and said: Go on your way with the blessing of Allah.(12)

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1.Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 6

2. Akhlaq an-Nabi/Abu ash-Shaykh, Vol. 2

3. Ash-Shama’il Al-Muhammadiyah 351

4.Ash-Shama’il Al-Muhammadiyah 352

5. Ash-Shama’il Al-Muhammadiyah 355

6.Ash-Shama’il Al-Muhammadiyah 356

7.Ash-Shama’il Al-Muhammadiyah 349

8. Sahih Bukhari : 2568

9.Sirat, Vol. 7, Page 33

10. (shamail)

11.Sirat,Page 36

12. Sunan abu Dawud 4775

Excrept also taken from book : The Sublime Conduct Of Nabi , a beautifully written book Sublime conduct of Rasul Allah(Amazon)

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