Allah Almighty has sent down around a hundred and twenty four thousand prophets since the beginning of time. Each and every one of these divine prophets had their own personal set of exceptional qualities. But the most outstanding of the prophets was our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). I bear witness that indeed, he is the last and Allah’s (SWT) most cherished of prophets and that there will be no more prophet(s) after him. Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) had the most perfect and remarkable character and his whole life serves as a guiding principle for the entire Muslim Ummah.
Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) transcendent personality is renowned throughout the whole world and even the non-Muslims highly regard his divine character. His unique personality is commendable and Muslims all over the world seek assistance from it. The Ummah of Prophet (PBUH) is the most blessed of all the Ummahs that have come to pass. Our Prophet (PBUH) used to pray for us night and day. We are such a privileged Ummah that paradise has been annunciated to us due to the unending invocations of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Through his relentless concern for his Ummah the Prophet (PBUH) was given the annunciation that Allah, the Exalted, Himself will hail us when we enter paradise.
Our Prophet (PBUH) had an immaculate character and his Sunnah teaches us high moral standards and civility of character. His entire life serves as a ray of light for spending an honorable life. He was strong of character and was sincere and just. Never once he betrayed anyone’s trust. Even before he received Prophethood he was considered the most honest and reliable of all men in Makkah. The civility of his character was simply admirable. He was never accused of hurting someone, either by hand or by words; for he himself said:
The best among you are those who have the best manners and character – Sahih al-Bukhari 6029
Never once our Prophet used vile language for anyone; he had an immense amount of control over his tongue. When he was preaching Allah’s (SWT) message all over Arabia, people used to throw stones at him, but he never once cursed anyone of those people. And what is more he used to pray to Allah for them that He may guide them on the right path. He was always content with what he had and used to thank Allah Almighty for His blessings. The nobility and modesty in his character was from a very young age and they always prevented him from doing immoral acts.
The life and ways of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are a complete and divine scripture for the Muslim Ummah and we should feel privileged that our Prophet had such an inspiring personality. “Golden Rays of Prophethood” is a precedent of a book in which Abdul Malik Mujahid has compiled various beautiful aspects and anecdotes from the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). It is simple yet precise and is worth reading.by