Stories from Prophet Muhammad (SM)

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-11)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Prophet, ma peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, was the most merciful of people as stressed in the Qur'anic verse which describes him in the words:"To believers he is most kind and...

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-10)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.How far, then, can the virtues of the Shari'a be said to be an indication of the greatness of the Messenger? We would answer that they indicate his greatness not in respect of the origin of...

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-9)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."Soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as the will love Him lowly with the believers, mighty against the rejecters" (5: 54)And the Prophet, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon...

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-8)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.But in spite of this extreme gentleness, in the right place and at the right time, he stipulated severe retribution for offenders and criminals.The Prophet, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, also...

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-7)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.True virtue in the individual or society or in government rests on right use of all the contrasting elements of human nature in the right time and place. It is not to be found in any...

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.An admirable tradition narrates this incident from the life of the Prophet. A polytheist, 'Abdullah bin Sa'd bin Abi Sarh, apostatized after embracing Islam and defamed the Prophet, may peace and the blessings of Allah be...

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.C. The Prophet's submission to right is the third of his unique traits. Addressing Umar bin al- Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, who wanted to deal forcefully with a Jew who had come to...

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-4)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.B. Humility, modesty and altruism are among the rarest of personal attributes among the great and eminent if they also enjoy supreme authority. The Prophet, despite the high solemnity of his state and the freely given...

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.A. Our Prophet, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, combined in a single personality the highest degrees of spirituality through diligent worship of Allah with the highest degree of industrious struggle and...

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The First PillarAs to the first pillar, psychological and personal moral qualities, the authentic biographies of the Prophet teach us that he was the very pattern of excellence, the noblest exemplar. Before he was called to...

The Perfect Model for Humanity (Part-1)

In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The MercifulGreat and sublime achievements can he manifest in different fields of human action, and so there are great figures in science and philosophy, in public service and generosity, in war, etc. But in whatever field, the greatness...

The Prophet (SM) Companions Recall His Actions

Abu Ayyub al-Ansari said that one day they were in the company of the Prophet when food was placed befare him. There was a great blessing on the food which they ate first but less blessing on the food which they ate last. When the...

The Prophet(SM) Companions Recall His Qualities

The character of the Prophet as remembered by his Companions, radi Allahu 'enhutn:Anas ibn Malik said that the Prophet Muhammad (SM) was of medium build and had a noble bearing. He had slightly curly hair and a fair complexion. Ibrahim ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn...

The Prophet (SM) Humility

The Prophet (SM) was very modest and shy. If he was offended by someone's remarks in a gathering he remained silent. His displeasure showed only on his face. Once he had made up his mind, he used to get things done as he had decided....

The Prophet (SM) Trustworthiness

Though they collected booty from their battles, the Muslims did not become wealthy. Nor was there any change in the Prophet(SM) lifestyle. He did not begin living a life of comfort and luxury. Whatever was in the Prophet (SM) house was always shared out among...

The Prophet's (SM) Character

The Prophet (SM) had a special love for children. He caressed and kissed them. He gave fruit to the youngest ones. He always greeted the children whom he met on his way. In the time before Islam, women were ill-treated. But the Prophet granted them...

The Praphet's (SM) Good Deeds

When someone asked 'A'isha about the conduct of the Prophet (SM), she said that his actions mirrored the Qur'an. AII that the Qur'an preaches could be seen in his conduct The Qur'an itself testifies that the Prophet conduct was the best The Prophet was very...

The Prophet's (SM) Family

Khadija was the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (SM). After Khadija's death, the Prophet married 'A'isha, the daughter of Abu Bakr Siddiq (Ra) and Sauda bint Zam'ah. Later on, he married Zainab bint Khuzaima, Umm Salma, Zainab bint Iahsh, Juwairya, Umm Habiba bint Abu...

The End of the Prophet's (SM) Life

In the tenth year after the Hijre, the Prophet (SM) went to Makka to perform Hajj. From miles around people flocked to Makka, wanting to be led in the Pilgrimage by the Prophet (SM) himself. For the first time in hundreds of years the true...

The Battles of Hunain, Ta'if and Tabuk

Ta'if was the home of the Thaqif tribe. Hunain, a plain between Makka and Ta'if was where the Hawazin tribe lived. Both thesetribes, known for their skill in archery, were proud and braveo They deeply resented the Muslim conquest of Makka and they planned to...