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The Messenger of Allah (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was the bravest of people. ‘Ali bin Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "When the war would become severe and the people confronted one another, we would shield ourselves with the Messenger of Allah". He was the most generous of men. He never said “no” to anything he was asked for. He was the most tolerant of men. He never took revenge for himself nor grew annoyed for himself. Only if the sacred ordinances of Allah were desecrated would he avenge for the sake of Allah.

Moreover, he taught that the relative and the non-relative, the strong and the weak had equal rights. He emphasized that there is no superiority for anyone above another except by piety, that people are equal. He clarified that the reason for the decline and destruction of past nations was that when a noble person amongst them committed theft, they would leave him, but if a weak person amongst them committed theft, they would execute the legal punishment on him. In addition, he said, “By Allah, were Fatimah, the daughter of Muhammad, to commit theft, I would cut her hand off!

 He never criticized any food (he was invited to). If he liked the food he would eat, and leave it if he disliked it. A month or two would pass without fire being lit under a cooking pot in the household of the Prophet (may Alla’s praise and peace be upon him), and they would only eat dates and drink water. He would wrap a stone or two on his stomach out of hunger. He used to mend his sandals, patch and sew his garments, and assist his family in doing household chores. He used to visit the sick and was the humblest of people. He would accept the invitation from anyone who would invite him, rich or poor, noble or not. He loved the needy people, and he would visit them when they were sick, and would attend their funeral prayers. He did not look down upon the poor because of their poverty, nor did he fear a king because of his kingdom. He used to ride horses, camels, donkeys and mules.

  He had the best smile, and he was the best of humans. He was always cheerful, despite the frequent sorrows and misfortunes that befell him. He loved good smells and hated bad smells. Allah granted him perfection in morals and good deeds combined. Allah the Most High gave him knowledge, which He did not give any of His creation, before him or after him. He was unlettered, and could not read or write. He had no human teacher. He brought this Qur'an from Allah, on whose account Allah the Most High said,which means:

  “Say: ‘If the whole of mankind and Jinn were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support.’ [Al-Isra: 88]


  His growth and development as an unlettered, is a deathblow to those who belie him and claim that he has written the Qur'an on his own or learnt or read it from the sources of the early generations.




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