Several instances of his courage and bravery have been set out in the biographical portion. It suffices to relate one here. At one time Madinah was full of rumours that the Romans were preparing a large army for its invasion. During that time the Muslims were always on the qui vive at night. One night sounds of an uproar came from the desert. The Muslims hurried out of their homes and some of them collected in the mosque and waited for the Holy Prophetsa to appear and to give them directions to meet the contingency. Presently they saw the Holy Prophetsa on a horse coming back from the direction of the sounds. They then discovered that at the very first sound of alarm the Prophetsa had mounted a horse and gone in the direction from which the sounds had come to find out whether there was any reason for alarm and had not waited for people to collect together so that he could proceed in company. When he came back he assured his Companions that there was no cause for alarm and that they could return to their homes and go to sleep.1
1. Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-din Mahmud Ahmadra, Life of Muhammad (Tilford, Surrey: Islam International Publications Limited, 2013), 247.