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Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW
The Prophet was not extremely tall, nor was he short. He has white complexion and black hair. The Prophet’s hair was not straight rather it was slightly curly and long down to his shoulders. His aroma was nicer than the pure musk itself. He had a clear forehead, long eyelashes, broad shoulders and a firm stomach. The Prophet was fast in his walk, and it was narrated that seeing his face one would think that the sun is rising from it.
The Prophet’s growth was unlike any other person’s. He used to grow in one day as much as a regular child would grow in a whole month. He would grow in one month as much as a regular child would grow in a whole year.
Prophet Muhammad growing in child had displayed particular habits. If he ever wanted to urinate or defecate, he would go so far where no houses are in sight. When he used to go through the valleys and the mountains every tree and stone he would pass by would say: “Peace be upon you O Messenger of Allah SWT.” The Prophet would look left and right, but he would not see anyone.
Muhammad sallallahu‘alayhi wa sallam, the son of ‘Abdullah, the son of ‘Abdul-Muttalib, the son of Hashim, the son of ‘Abdu Manaf, the son of Qusayy, the son of Kilab, the son of Murrah, the son of Ka’b, the son of Lu’ayy, the son of Ghalib, the son of Fihr, the son of Malik, the son of an-Nadr, the son of Kinanah, the son of Khuzaymah, the son of Mudrikah, the son of Ilyas, the son of Mudar, the son of Nizar, the son of Ma^add, the son of ‘Adnan, and after that his lineage goes back to Prophet Isma^il the son of Prophet Ibrahim peace be upon them.
Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was born on the 12th of Rabi’ ul-‘Awwal or April 22, 571 AD. He was born in a place called “Suqul-Layl” in Makkah. On the 12th of Rabi’ ul-‘Awwal of every year an honoured and glorified memory shines over the whole world, and is commemorated by the entire Muslim world. Every honest Muslim participates in celebrating such an honourable memory to praise Allah for the blessing and endowment of Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him.
This occasion is the honourable Birth of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. How can one not celebrate a birth that has changed the face of history. This birth was one of the best gifts that one can ever receive. It is because of this Prophet may Allah raise his rank that we became Muslims. What is better than becoming a Muslim, remaining steadfast to Islam and death as a Muslim. We thank Allah for this birth and for making us among the followers of this great Prophet. The celebration of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam birth is the habit of hundreds of millions of Muslims all over Asia, Africa, Europe, India, Bangladesh, Fiji, Indonesia, Yemen, Turkey, Pakistan, and America. (The texts are Adapted from: Association of Islamic Charitable Projects. downloaded on July 17, 2020)
The Personalities of Prophet Muhammad SAW in Al-Qur’an
And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allah’s) Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him). 3:159
Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have of the Torah and the Gospel, who enjoins upon them what is right and forbids them what is wrong and makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for them the evil and relieves them of their burden and the shackles which were upon them. So they who have believed in him, honored him, supported him and followed the light which was sent down with him – it is those who will be the successful. 7:157
Say, “I hold not for myself [the power of] benefit or harm, except what Allah has willed. And if I knew the unseen, I could have acquired much wealth, and no harm would have touched me. I am not except a warner and a bringer of good tidings to a people who believe.” 7:188. There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; [he is] concerned over you and to the believers is kind and merciful. 9:128
And you did not recite before it any scripture, nor did you inscribe one with your right hand. Otherwise the falsifiers would have had [cause for] doubt. 29:48. Say, O [Muhammad], “I am only a man like you to whom it has been revealed that your god is but one God; so take a straight course to Him and seek His forgiveness.” And woe to those who associate others with Allah. 41:6. So to that [religion of Allah ] invite, [O Muhammad], and remain on a right course as you are commanded and do not follow their inclinations but say, “I have believed in what Allah has revealed of the Qur’an, and I have been commanded to do justice among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. For us are our deeds, and for you your deeds. There is no [need for] argument between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is the [final] destination. 42:15
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah ; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and prostrating [in prayer], seeking bounty from Allah and [His] pleasure. Their mark is on their faces from the trace of prostration. That is their description in the Torah. And their description in the Gospel is as a plant which produces its offshoots and strengthens them so they grow firm and stand upon their stalks, delighting the sowers – so that Allah may enrage by them the disbelievers. Allah has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds among them forgiveness and a great reward. 48:29. It is He who has sent among the unlettered a Messenger from themselves reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book and wisdom – although they were before in clear error. 62:2. And that when the Servant of Allah stood up supplicating Him, they almost became about him a compacted mass. 72:19
From those descriptions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW. We as the followers of Him. We should be a good followers of Islamic Religion. We should struggle for our better life in this world based on or beloved Prophet figure so that we hope that we would be a successful Muslim in the hereafter. I think, in this 21st century, there are many useful activities we can do to celebrate the Prophet figure such a small group discussion that would be in the form of learning about the prophet Muhammad SAW personalities, his daily routines, his social life in Da’wah, his leadership and several useful religious activities; sholawatan, reciting Barjanji, diba’ etc.
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