Friday, 23 February 2007

The Noble Character & Habits of Rasulullah SAW 4707

Aishah RA says:

''I have never seen Rasulullah SAW avenge himself for a personal affliction, but if one transgressed a prohibited thing from those prohibited by Allah, (To commit a haraam act. The commentators on hadith say the rights of man are also included) then there was no one more angry than Rasulullah SAW. Whenever Rasulullah SAW was given a choice between two things, he always chose the one that was simple, if it did not lead to any type of sin."


It is written in the books of history that in the Battle of Uhud when 'Utbah threw a stone at Rasulullah SAW and his teeth became shahid, and his blessed face became full of blood; a few among those present said, "Make du'a for the curse of that wicked person". Instead Rasulullah SAW made this du'a: "O Allah, grant my people hidayah, for they do not know". Once a badwi came and pulled the sheet of Rasulullah SAW so hard that it left a mark on his neck. The badwi then said: "Load grain on these camels of mine. You do not give from your or your father's wealth (He meant as if the wealth in the baytul maal (treasury) belongs to us and not to you). Rasulullah SAW said, "Till you do not compensate for pulling the sheet, I shall not make grain available to you". He said: "I swear by Allah, that I will not compensate you". Rasulullah SAW was smiling and had grain loaded onto his camels.

Just look at the akhlak of Nabi SAW. We are among those who use his name and claim to follow him. If anything is said or done against our dignity, or if one uses a harsh word then we feel it against our dignity. The meaning of the last sentence in this hadith is that when Rasulullah SAW was given a choice by Allah between two things, especially that which was in the interests of the Ummah, he always chose the easy and simple thing for the Ummah. In the same manner in worldly matters where a choice between two things were given, he chose the simple one as long as it did not have a Shar'ee shortcoming in it. In many Ahadith under different subjects - to put oneself into unnecessary difficulties was not liked by Rasulullah SAW.

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