The Holy Prophet Muhammadsa

© Masood T

The Holy Prophetsa, throughout his life, had to encounter a succession of bitter experiences. He was born an orphan, his mother died while he was still a small child and he lost his grandfather at the age of eight years. After his marriage, he had to bear the loss of several children, one after the other, and then his beloved and devoted wife Khadijarara died. Some of the wives he married after Khadija’sra death, died during his lifetime and towards the close of his life he had to bear the loss of his son Ibrahimra. He bore all these losses and calamities cheerfully, and none of them affected in the least degree either his high resolve or the urbanity of his disposition. His private sorrows never found vent in public and he always met every- body with a benign countenance and treated all alike with uniform benevolence. Except when he referred to his own losses or misfortunes in an indirect manner, he never cared to dwell upon them nor did he permit them in any manner to interfere with his unceasing service to mankind and his cheerful sharing of their burdens.[1]

1. Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra, Life of Muhammadsa. Islam International Publications Ltd., Tilford, UK. pp.216-217 (2014).


The Holy Prophetsa always exhorted people against inquisitiveness and instead encouraged people to think well of each other. Abu Hurairara relates: “The Prophetsa said, ‘Save yourselves from thinking ill of others for this is the greatest falsehood, and do not be inquisitive or apply epithets to each other out of contempt nor be envious of each other and do not entertain ill feelings towards each other; let each of you regard himself as the servant of God and treat others
as his brothers as God has commanded,’ and also ‘Remember that every Muslim is a brother to every other Muslim. No Muslim should trespass against another or desert another in times of distress or look down upon another on account of his lack of substance or learning or any other thing. Purity springs from the heart and it is enough to defile a man’s heart that he should look down upon his brother. Every Muslim must regard another Muslim’s life, honour and property as sacred and inviolate. God does not regard your bodies, nor your countenances, nor your external actions but looks into your hearts’”.[1,2]

1. Muslim, Kitabul Birr Was Sila.
2. Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra, Life of Muhammadsa. Islam International Publications Ltd., Tilford, UK. pp.244 (2014).

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment