Below are some short remembrances about the Beloved Prophet ﷺ which were originally written as tweets for the recent Twitter trend ‘#WhoIsMuhammad ﷺ’.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Forgiver: When the people wronged him, he returned it with patience, kindness and a generosity like no other.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Cheerful: He would jest and joke with his friends, though never in a hurtful manner. He had a smiling countenance 🙂
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Helper: He would settle injustices or problems others faced with a profound level of peace, wisdom and fair justice.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Friend: He would sit amongst his Companions, share his food & wealth with them, and help them when they were in need.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Grandfather: He would seat his young grandsons on his lap whilst delivering a sermon to the Muslims from his pulpit.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Father: He would stand up when his daughter Fatima entered the room, give her his seat and kiss her forehead.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Advocate of Women’s Rights: He ended the burial of newborn girls in Arabia, and established women’s rights to education.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Physician: Prophetic medicine is so vast that it constitutes an entire field of medicine beyond modern science.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Conqueror: When he conquered Makkah, all those who had harmed him & his family feared his revenge. He forgave them all.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Neighbour: When his elderly neighbour, who’d place thorns on his path everyday, fell critically ill, he took care of her.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Lover of Cats: His cat once fell asleep on the robe he wanted to wear. He cut off the sleeve to avoid waking the cat.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Advocate of Animal Rights: He forbade animal cruelty, even so camels wouldn’t be overburdened beyond their strength.
His ﷺ last words were advice for his Ummah. He loved us even before we were born, and we love him without yet seeing him. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ commanded justice in every circumstance, for every person. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ rejected offers of wealth, power and elite status, and instead preferred humble lodgings and a bed of date-palm fibres. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ showed respect and generosity to the poor, honour to leaders and the elite, and goodness towards all. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ never insulted nor mocked another person. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ was generally cheerful. If anything displeased him, he would simply turn away from it or advise gently in regards to it. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ disapproved of harshness and he himself was always gentle, compassionate and calm. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ never complained or showed disgust. He was forbearing, kind and appreciative and always considerate of others’ feelings. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ never refused anyone who asked of him, nor did he ever say “No” to them or turn them away empty-handed. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
If a child began to cry during prayer, he ﷺ would shorten it out of concern for the mother and her distress. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
When shaking a person’s hand or embracing them, he ﷺ would allow them to withdraw first – out of respect. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ said, “I have not been sent to curse people but as a Mercy to all mankind.” (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ never took revenge for himself, instead preferring Mercy, tolerance and patience. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ was so trustworthy, those plotting to kill him were the same people who entrusted their wealth to him for safekeeping! (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
Even his enemies were enthralled by his ﷺ beauty, conduct, honesty and wisdom. His manners and nobility knew no bounds. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
His generosity ﷺ was unmatched. The Bedouins would seek his wealth and return saying, “Muhammad ﷺ is the Generous one!” (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ was known for his honesty. The Arabs had nicknamed him ‘Al Amin (The Trustworthy)’ even before he announced Prophethood. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ loved the poor and kept the grief-stricken close to him. His Mercy extended to all, even those who swore to kill him. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ lead a simple life of basic provisions, delighting his heart in prayer and the pleasure of Allah. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
His ﷺ speech was pleasant, never harsh, yet concise and to the point. It was beautiful & elegant “like pearls on a necklace”. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
Those who saw him from afar were struck by awe of his ﷺ Beauty; those who neared him loved him more than existence itself. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ was always concerned for those around him. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
“You ﷺ are the sun, you are the full moon. You are the quintessence of existence, you are the lamp within every breast!” (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ spent much time in silent reflection but always made time for his Companions, greeting them with a smile and good cheer. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
No one was insignificant in his eyes. If someone was absent from his gathering, he’d notice & enquire about their well-being. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ was the most hospitable host to his guests. He would greet them at the door and see them at the door when they’d leave. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
He ﷺ accepted every gift out of courtesy. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: He is not made praiseworthy by words, but rather words are made praiseworthy by him! He is the Perfect Man ﷺ.