CHOOSING MUHAMMAD MUSTHAPHA AS A ROLE MODEL PART II

BISMILLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHEEM
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE MOST GRACIOUS THE MOST MERCIFUL

Eternal praises and appreciations are due to Allah, The Glorious Lord, for making His beloved servant a role model for those who yearn for His pleasure and eternal bliss. The peace and salutation of Allah be enshrouded on our beloved Muhammad Musthapha ﷺ, the savior for humanity, the bearer of good and remarkable examples, the light of guidance and truth and the relieving mercy to the world. The peace and blessings should thus encompass his household, his exalted companions and the entire mankind endeavoring on the path of perpetual bliss, Amin.

Some towering examples (moral) of our Beloved Muhammad Musthapha ﷺ
Respected reader! May Allah be pleased with you; haven followed us from the beginning with a curious mind that is incapable of taking a dogmatic stand in trying to find out more on the topic Muhammad Musthapha as a role model. With a little expatiation, let’s now indulge into looking at some of the towering examples of our Beloved Muhammad ﷺ:

1. The Generosity of the Prophet of Allah ﷺ
The Prophet ﷺ is always notable for his outburst of wild generosity, with a constant emphasis that is Allah, glory unto Him, who gives and the owner of all. The confirmation of his generosity is reflected in the encounter between him, the Prophet ﷺ and Safwan Ibn Ummaya in Safwan’s pre-Islamic era. Safwan accompanied the Messenger of Allah in the campaigns of ‘Hunain’ and ‘Thaif’, observing the noticeable wonder with which Safwan was gazing at a particular batch of the war spoils gathered at ‘Jiranah’, the Noble Messenger asked him: “Do you really like them?”
And when Safwan replied in the positive, the Prophet said: “Take them it’s all yours!” thereupon, unable to hold back his excitement, Safwan exclaimed!
“No heart other than a Prophet’s can be that generous”, before following it up with the Word of Faith and becoming Muslim. [1] Once he returned to his people, he was quick to declare: “Run, my people, to accept Islam for Muhammad donates without the tiniest fear of poverty and need!”

2. The piety of the Prophet of mercy ﷺ
The Prophet of honor was indisputably the most pious of all men to have ever lived on the scene of the earth. Common to comprehend this was his utmost cry and prayer to Allah to be granted with piety, that is, with ‘taqwa’:
“Allah grant me piety and refine it for you are the one to refine it, you are its Helper and Lord”.[2]

3. The Prophet’s life of abstinence
The Prophet of Allah had forsaken the world and all of its pleasures with the deepest sense of submission to the will of Allah, the Almighty. Days would go by without there being fire lit, in the Prophet’s house for cooking; and more often than not he would sleep on an empty stomach.[3] The companion, Umar radiyallahu anhu once arrived at the prophet’s house. He looked around the Prophet’s room, only to discover the room was empty except for a straw mattress woven with date leaves, against the wall which the Prophet was laying. The dry straw had left its imprints on the Blessed Skin of the Prophet ﷺ. In a corner there stood a cup made out of leather. That was it which was the entire wealth of a man, to whose will, the entire Arabian Peninsula had surrendered. Umar (R.A) let out a deep sigh and was overwhelmed with tears by the touching sight. “Why are you crying?” asked the Prophet ﷺ. “Why will I not cry?” replied Umar (R.A). “The Ceasors and Khousraus swim in deeply worldly pleasures while the Prophet of Allah sleeps on a parched mattress. But the Prophet of Allah ﷺ in his intelligence has a way of consoling the distress. He did so to his friend Umar, saying: “Do not cry Umar, wouldn’t you want them to have the world and all its pleasures and for us the Hereafter?” ﷺ

4. The ‘Zuhud’ of the Prophet ﷺ
The Prophet of Allah is also known for his Zuhud (total abstinence from the world and it’s pleasures) and remarkable anticipation of the pleasure of Allah in his final abode, in the Gardens of ‘Jannah’. A confirmation of this is given in the poetry of Imam-al-Buusiri Rahmatullahi alaihi:
“And the rocks of ‘shummi’ yearned to be for him, pieces of gold
He looked at the request with a humiliating eye.” [4]

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