Some of the Prophet’s Manners & Characteristics

Prophet’s Manners

Prophet’s Manners & Characteristics  : A concise article introducing the biography of the Prophet of God (Allah), stressing his knowledge, reputation and manners among his people.

Through selected situations, it shows how excellent his intellect was, and how wise he was.

His ethics are covered by indicating that he was named as Al Amin (the faithful).

The article also highlights an important part of meeting Waraqah bin Nawfal bin Asad bin Abdul Uzza,

the cousin of his wife Khadeeja (may Allah be pleased with her), who was a Scripture scribe in Hebrew. 

Some of the Prophet’s Manners & Characteristics

  1. Sound Intellect: The Messenger (e) had an excellent, complete and sound intellect.
  2. No man has ever had an #intellect as complete and perfect as his. Qadhi Iyaadh[1], may #God have mercy on him, said:

This becomes clear to an individual when the researcher reads the Prophet’s #biography and understands his state of affairs,

and his meaningful and inclusive utterances and traditions, his good manners, #ethics and moral character, his knowledge of the Torah and Gospel and other Divine Scriptures,

and his knowledge of statements of the wise, and #knowledge of bygone nations, and ability to strike examples and implement policies and correct emotional #manners.

He was an example and paradigm to which his people could relate to in all branches of knowledge; acts of worship, medicine, laws of inheritance, lineage, and other matters as well.

He knew and learned all of this without reading or examining the #Scriptures of those before us, nor did he sit with their scholars.

The Prophet had no formal schooling,

and was without knowledge of the above before being commissioned as a #Prophet, nor could he read or write.

The Prophet (e) was #wise to the fullest extent of his mental capacity.

God, the Exalted, informed him of some of what had taken place (in the past) and of that which would take place in the future.

This is a sign that the Dominion belongs to God, and that He is capable over all things.[2]

  1. Doing Things for the Sake of God: The Prophet (PBUH) would always do deeds through which he would seek the pleasure of God.
  2. He was harmed and abused when he invited and called #people to Islam; yet he was patient and endured all of this, and hoped for the reward of God. Abdullah b. Masood said:

‘The Prophet (PBUH) resembled a prophet who was harmed by his people.

He wiped the blood from his face and said: ‘O God! Forgive my people, for they know not!’   (Bukhari #3290)

Jundub b. Sufyaan said that the Messenger’s finger bled during one of the battles, and he said:

‘You are but a finger which has bled; which suffers in the path of God.’   (Bukhari #2648)

  1. Sincerity: The Prophet (PBUH) was sincere and honest in all his matters, as God had ordered him. Allah, the Exalted, says:

(Say, ‘Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for God, Lord of the worlds.

No partner has He.

And this I have been commanded and I am the first (among you) of the Muslims.)   [6:162-163]

  1. Good Morals, Ethics and Companionship: The Prophet (PBUH) was a living example for all humans to follow.
  2. His wife A’ishah was asked about his manners, and she said,

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[1] A great scholar of Islam who wrote many works, including on the Biography of the Prophet (r).

[2] Qadhi Eiyadh, ‘Al-Shifa bita’reefi Hoquooqil-Mostafa’

Prophet Muhammad , the Messenger of Allah.

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