The best of you are those who have the best morals

Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar for him whohopes in Allah and the latter day and remembers Allah much. Holy Qur’an (33: 21)

Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to give lot of importance to moral behavior by saying: “The best of you are those who have the best morals.” And “I have been sent to complete the best morals.”

The behavior and personality of Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) are the best examples to follow in Life. A companion of his, who spent full ten (10) years with him, has said: “Throughout my stay with him I never heard an indecent word from his lips and never found him rude to anyone. He (pbuh)spoke very politely. He (pbuh) was kind to everyone.”

The Holy Prophet of Islam spoke in short, meaningful sentences and was never seen or heard to interrupt anybody’s speech. He never spoke with a morose face, nor did he ever apply rough, awkward words. He invariably stood by his words and pledges. The Holy Prophet of Islam would never permit anybody to backbite others and said, “I want to meet people with a loving heart.”

Although Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the Prophet of Almighty and had been appointed by Almighty God to guide the people, yet he was not ashamed of doing his work with his own hands.

He (pbuh) assisted the members of his family in household work and performed the jobs of other persons with great pleasure. He mended his clothes and shoes. He also took part in the construction of Masjid al-Nabi in Medina along with his companions.

He (pbuh) was so kind and generous that he never refused a reasonable request of any person. He (pbuh) often distributed edibles among others and went without meals himself. He (pbuh) always helped the needy and the poor and went to the houses of the sick to inquire after their health.

Whenever he met anyone he said, ‘Salamun Alaikum’ (Peace be to you). He always spoke with a smiling face. And always advice his companions: “When you meet each other then initiate greeting (Salam) and embrace; and when you separate from each other, then depart with seeking forgiveness.”

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) was a model of all the virtues and qualities of a believer described in the Holy Qur’an. None can describe him better than Almighty who has said he possessed the noblest character.

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