"Better than you my eyes have never laid upon
and more beautiful than you no woman has ever given birth to
it is as if you were born free from every deficiency
INTRODUCTION TO HIS CHARACTER
- He was always seen to be smiling.
- He never got angry for himself nor did he avenge himself, only when Allah's laws were being violated. Even then it was never followed with physical violence or lude or hurtful language.
- Even though he would get upset at people sometimes, he would never hold grudges
Abu Hurairah, reported that a man said to the Prophet: "Advise me! "The Prophet said, "Do not become angry and furious." The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet said in each case, "Do not become angry and furious." [Al-Bukhari; Vol. 8 No. 137]
Abu Hurairah related that the Messenger of Allah, said: "A strong person is not the person who throws his adversaries to the ground. A strong person is the person who contains himself when he is angry." [Al-Bukhari; Book 47, No. 47.3.12]
The Prophet once said: "How eager am I to meet my brothers." So Abu Bakr and Umar said: "Are we not your brothers? We have believed in you, and migrated with you." The Prophet said: "No doubt, you have believed and migrated, yet I am eager to meet my brothers." Then he repeated the statement. Then he said: "You are my companions. But my brothers are those who will come after you have gone. They will believe in me, love me, help me, and confirm me - without ever having seen me. How I wish to meet my brothers!"
DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOVE
Say, "If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people." [9:24]
Allah describes different types of love in the ayah above:
- Fathers (Parents) – Obligatory love
- Sons (you children) – Natural love
- Brothers (Siblings) – Familial love
- Spouses – Feelings, sentimental love
- Clan – Tribal Love
- Wealth – Love of Money
- Business & Trade(Fear of economical decline) – Love of Power
- Lands (Patriotism) – National Love
“None of you truly believes until I am more beloved to himself than his parents, his children and all of mankind.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
Anas bin Malik reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "There are three qualities whoever has them, will taste the sweetness of Iman:
- To love Allah and His Messenger (PBUH) more than anyone else;
- To love a slave (of Allah) only for (the sake of) Allah;
- To abhor returning to infidelity after Allah has saved him from it as he would abhor to be thrown into the fire (of Hell)". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
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]
NAMES OF THE PROPHET
The word Muhammad comes from the root verb حمد means to praise exceedingly, therefore he is the one who is praised exceedingly
Another name of Rasool-Allah was ‘Ahmed’ which means the one who praises the most and Prophet (SAS) praised Allah the most.
His Kunya was Abul-Qasim, his first born son was named Qasim.
The only story about how he was named Muhammad was that his grandfather named him Muhammad so he would become someone special when he grows up. All other narrations and stories are fabricated.
It is related that Jubayr bin Mut’im said: that the Messenger said, “I have five names; I am Muhammad and Ahmad. I am al-Mahi, the Effacer by whom Allah will efface disbelief. I am al-Hashir, the gatherer, after whome people will be gathered, and I am al-‘Aqib, there will be no Prophet after me.” [Bukhari]
PROPHET'S MENTION IN THE SCRIPTURES
Yasin or Taha are NOT the names or even description of the Prophet.
Prophet (SAS) is mentioned in the Qur’an;
"Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets. And ever is Allah , of all things, Knowing" [33:40]
- The reason for Him not having sons was so no one could claim the throne after his death.
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]
- Allah tells us that the people of Torah and Gospel were told about the description of Rasool-Allah.
And the Lord said unto me, “ They have well spoken that which they have spoken. I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren like unto thee (Prophet was like Musa and Jesus was nothing like Musa), and will put My words in His mouth (Description of Quran; revealed as a spoken word); and He shall speak unto them all that I shall commanded Him. And it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto My words which He shall speak in My name, I will require it of him.” [Deuteronomy 18:17-19]
And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot read.” [Isaiah 29:12]
"But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned." [John 16:7-11]
- For the complete story read the entire passage John 16:7-26