The life of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) is full of life lessons for you and me to follow. If followed correctly, it guides helps us draw closer to Allah’s mercy. This article is all about lessons from Prophet (peace be upon him) – his manners, etiquette, and more.
5 lessons from the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)
Remembrance of Tawhid (the Oneness of God)
Throughout his life, the Prophet (peace be upon him) reiterated the existence of One God and man’s sole dependence upon Him. If you reflect over it, his own life proved to be an example. The Prophet (peace be upon him) lost his immediate family at a very early age. He grew up realizing that people were not to be depended upon.
There are many other instances when he emphasized the Oneness and remembrance of Allah. On one occasion, he said that:
“There is no group that remembers Allah, except that the angels encompass them, mercy covers them, and tranquility descends upon them: and Allah remembers (mentions) them before those who are with Him.”
Jami` at-Tirmidhi: Vol. 6, Book 45, Hadith 3378
The remembrance of God, or Tawhid (the Oneness of God), lies at the core of Islam.
Actively connecting with the Quran
The Prophet (peace be upon him) was a living example of the Quran. He practiced and connected with the Quran. If we are to truly follow him, we must adopt this practice in our day-to-day life. When we connect with the Quran, it guides and illuminates our lives. It gives us truth and knowledge.
“Blessed be he who humbles himself before Allah without having any deficiency, and who humiliates himself without poverty.”
Tanbih al-Khawatir: Vol. 2, pg. 66
The Prophet (peace be upon him) was given the choice to be a king prophet or a slave prophet. He chose the latter.
By doing so, he established himself at the pinnacle of humbleness and humility. There are innumerable stories and instances and a number of stories that testify his humble character.
“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.”
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 589
The Prophet (peace be upon him) was so generous when it came to giving. However, he also made it easy for you to give in charity if you have limited financial means. He said that smiling is a form of charity, remove a harmful object from a traveler’s path is a charity, putting a morsel of food in your wife’s mouth is charity.
Come to think about it, Islam values selflessness above any and everything.
Fulfilling the rights of neighbors
“Anyone who believes in God and the day of judgment should not harm his neighbor. Anyone who believes in God and the day of judgment should entertain his guest generously and should say what is good, or keep quiet.”
Sahih Bukhari: Vol. 8, book 73, no. 47
We talk about the rights of parents, children, spouses. Do you know that your neighbors have rights over you? The Holy Prophet taught us to be kind to our neighbors and to ensure that we help them wherever possible.
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