Unformatted text preview: them, if only you can make them feel that they are the most beloved of all to you! The Prophet was an expert in this. Whoever reads about the life of the Prophet will find that he would deal with everyone in an excellent manner. Whoever he met, he would be very welcoming and cheerful, such that the person would think that he was the most beloved of all to him, and therefore, the Prophet would also become the most beloved of all to that person. 39 Who is the most beloved to you? 7 The shrewdest of the Arabs were four, and `Amr bin al-`Aas was deemed one of them due to his wisdom, sharpness and intelligence. When `Amr embraced Islam, he was the leader amongst his people, and whenever he met the Prophet , he would always find him very warm and cheerful.Whenever he entered a gathering where the Prophet was sitting, he would be warmly welcomed. When the Prophet would call him, he would use the names that were most beloved to him. By experiencing such excellent treatment, he felt certain that he was the most beloved of all to the Messenger of Allah . One day, he decided to confirm his feelings, so he approached the Prophet and sat next to him. He said, `O Messenger of Allah, who is the most beloved to you?' He said, "A'ishah." `Amr said, "No. I mean, from the men, O Messenger of Allah. I do not mean from amongst your family." He said, "Her father." `Amr said, "And then?" He said, "Umar bin al-Khattab." `Amr said, "And then?" The Prophet then began to mention a number of people saying,"So-and-so and so-and-so..." in accordance with how early they had embraced Islam and the sacrifices they had made. `Amr then said, "I then remained silent, fearing that he may rank me last!" 40 Who is the most beloved to you? 7 Notice how the Prophet managed to capture `Amr's heart by exercising his outstanding skills. In fact, the Prophet would rank people according to their worth. Sometimes, he would even leave what he was doing to tend to other's needs, just to...
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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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