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Unformatted text preview: us. So much so that Khadijah may Allah be pleased with her - said to the Prophet when he first received revelation,"Allah shall never subject you to any indignity, for you always maintain your ties with those of your kin, and you are always generous in giving; you are diligent, and you pursue what others regard as a lost cause; you calm the heart of your guest, and you lend your support to those who seek justice and redress." As a matter of fact, Allah's words in his praise are something we will continue to recite until the Last Day, "And indeed, you (O Muhammad ) are on an exalted standard of character!" The Prophet's character in its entirety was the Qur'an. When he recited, "Be good, for Allah loves those who are good" he was good to the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the noble and the weak. When he heard Allah's words, "Forgive and overlook..." he forgave and overlooked. When he recited, "Speak well to the people..." he spoke well to all. If the Prophet really is our example, then let us study his life carefully, and in particular how he would deal with others, rectify their faults, bear their harms with patience, tire himself at their service, and call them to guidance. One day he was seen helping a poor person, the next making peace between two Muslims, the next calling the disbelievers to Islam, and so on, until he grew old and his bones became weak. `A'ishah may Allah be pleased with her said while describing the Prophet , "Most
89 Purify your intention for the sake of Allah 16 of his prayers, when he grew old, he offered sitting." Can we guess why? She explained, "Because the people had completely exhausted him." The Prophet was so eager to improve his character that he would pray to Allah, "O Allah, just as you have beautified my physical being, beautify my character." (Ahmad, Sahih) He also would say, "O Allah, guide me to the best of manners, for none guides to them except You. Protect me from bad manne...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
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