THE NOBLE AKHLAAQ OF NABIE (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) AT A GLANCE
Hadhrat Ali [radhiyallahu anhu] relates, “I inquired from Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam] about his way of life. He replied,
“Recognition [of Allah] is my capital,
Intelligence is the essence of my Deen,
Love is my foundation,
Enthusiasm is my conveyance,
Remembrance of Allah is my intimate companion,
Trust in Allah is my treasure,
grief is my mate,
Knowledge is my weapon,
Patience is my garment,
Pleasure [with fate] is my booty,
Meekness is my pride,
Renunciation is my skill,
Conviction is my strength,
Truth is my intercessor,
Obedience is my Sufficiency,
Jihad is my mode,
In Salaah lies the coolness of my eyes."
In a lengthy Hadith, Hadhrat Aa’isha [radhiyallahu anha] describes in detail the first revelation upon Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam]. In a part of the Hadith she relates, “Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] returned home to Hadhrat Khadijah trembling and exclaimed, “Wrap me, Wrap me,” When this condition subsided he related to her what had transpired and added, “I fear my life." She replied, “Allah will not let you suffer humiliation for You are kind to your relatives, you ease the burden of the weak and unemployed, you are hospitable to your guests, and you speak the truth in every just cause."
Hadhrat Amr Ibnul Aas [radhiyallahu anhu] relates, “Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam] directed his attention, spoke and showed love to [even] the worst person. He would direct his attention and speak to me in a manner that I would feel that I was the best among the people. Hadhrat Anas [radhiyallahu anhul relates, “I attended to Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam] for ten years. Not once did he utter “UFF”. Whenever I would do something, he would not question, “Why did you do so?” And when I did not carry out a task, he did not rebuke me, “Why did you not do it?” Rasulullah [salallahu alaihi wasallam] possessed the best character among all people."
Hadhrat Hassan [radhiyallahu anhu] relates, “I asked my uncle, Hind Ibn Abi Haalah, who usually described the features and qualities of Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasallam), and I desired that he describe some of it to me. He replied, “Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) was exalted and high ranking. His Mubarak face was as radiant as the full moon." Hadhrat Hassan continued, “I did not mention this Hadith to Husain [radhiyallahu anhu] for some time. Once, when I did narrate it to him I became aware that he had heard it before me. He in fact inquired from our father (Hadhrat Ali radhiyallahu anhu) regarding Rasulullah’s (salallahu alaihi wasallam) entering and departing his home.
Hadhrat Husain narrated, “When Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) entered his house he divided his time into three portions; He spent a portion for Allah, a portion for his family, and a portion for himself. He further divided his personal portion into two; one for himself and one for the people in which the close Sahaba would visit him. He did not conceal anything from them. He gave preference to the more virtuous in Deen. Some of them would have just one requirement, others would have two, while others would have many requirements. Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) would fulfil all their requirements. He occupied them in aspects that was of benefit to them as well as the entire Ummah’s reformation by answering their questions and informing them of matters which were relevant to them. Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) would say to them, “Let those who are present convey the message to those who are absent, and inform me of the requirements of those who are unable to put forward such a requirement, for he who informs a king of the needs of one who is unable to put it forward, Allah will keep him steadfast on the Day of Qiyamah. “Only significant and beneficial matters were discussed in his gatherings. The Sahabah approached Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) in search of religious matters and they did not depart until they were satisfied, they dispersed as torch bearers of guidance and virtue.
Hadhrat Husain [radhiyallahu anhu] continued, “I asked my father regarding Rasulullah’s (salallahu alaihi wasallam) departure from his house. He replied, “Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) would control his tongue and he spoke only when necessary. He was affectionate to others and he did not despise them. He honoured the dignified persons of each nation and he appointed them as their leaders. He warned the people of Allah’s chastisement. He protected himself - from others harming him - without concealing his cheerfulness and noble character from them. He was concerned of the welfare of his associates. He inquired about the dealings and relationships of people; he approved of the good and encouraged it. He expounded the ill effects of evil, denounced and forbid it. He followed the middle path without inconsistency. He was not inadvertent - in guiding people- with the apprehension that they may become negligent of their religious duties or frustrated by overstepping the limitations of Deen. There was sequence and system in all his affairs. He was neither lax in the Truth nor did he exceed its limitation.
The best of people remained in his company. The best person in the eyes of Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) was he who was most sympathetic and cooperative to the people.
Hadhrat Husain [radhiyallahu anhu] further states, “I asked him (Hadhrat Ali radhiyallahu anhu) regarding the assemblies of Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasallam)." He replied, “He commenced and terminated his assemblies with the Dhikr of Allah. Wherever he went he sat where place was available and he instructed others to do the same. Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) fulfilled the rights of all those who were present to this extent that each one would feel that he was the most honoured. He remained seated till the participants of the gathering stood up. He fulfilled the requests of those who submitted a need to him, and he spoke politely to him (when he was not in possession of the requested article). His cheerfulness and pleasant character was extended to all, he was a father to them. All mankind was equal before him as far as rights were concerned. His gatherings were the gatherings of knowledge, tolerance, trust, and patience. Voices were not raised in it, nor was anyone disgraced. The faults of its participants were not publicised. All were treated equally. Virtue was accorded in proportion to Taqwa (piety). Elders were respected and the young ones loved. The needy were given preference while strangers were cared for.”
2 b Continued!!!