Jan
17
2010
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Directions about travelling

It is advisable and masnun that except for emergent and compelling needs one must not travel alone, and that at least two men should go together. (This is the verdict of the scholars of traditions and theologians). It is masnun to set out on a journey on Thursday. Monday is also commendable.

Jan
16
2010
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His routine about traveling

When the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) would himself set out or send someone, on a journey, he thought Thursday as an appropriate day for departure. While traveling he moved his mount at a high speed and when the distance was long, he moved still more quickly. During journey his noble habit was to leave the camping place early in the morning and howsoever short the stopover was, he would not resume the journey unless he had offered two rakaat of prayer. Whenever anybody returned from a Journey and came to meet him the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) would embrace him and kiss on his forehead. [Zadul Ma’ad]

Jan
15
2010
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Some other Habits

Use of right and left hands.

He used to employ his right hand for all purposes excepting the unclean actions involving removal of impurities like cleaning the nose, washing after evacuation and picking up shoes etc. Similarly when he handed over something to any body, he did so with his right hand and when he took over anything, he did so with his right hand. [Zadul Ma’ad, Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Returning a greeting received through a messenger

When he received a salutation from somebody through someone he made a salutation to him as well as to the messenger in these words:

Jan
14
2010
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Inquiry about dreams

It was his noble habit to sit cross-legged after having said morning prayer and ask the people about their dreams. Who ever should have seen a dream, he would mention it. Before hearing the dream he would recite:

Accept the good and guard against the evil. Let (this dream) bode good for us and evil for our enemies. Praise be to ALLAH, the Cherisher of the worlds. Later he abandoned the practice. [Zad-ul-Ma’ad, Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Jan
13
2010
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Interest in poetry

Hadrat Jabir bin Samura (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he had hundred occasions to sit in the company of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) when the Companions recited verses and told tales of the Days of Ignorance. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) did not stop them (from doing so). He listened to them silently but sometimes laughed with them. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Amr Bin Ash-Shard reported his father as saying; One day when I was riding behind the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) I recited hundred verses of Umayya bin Abus Salts’ poetry. On every verse I recited, he told me to go on. In the end he told me, ‘He was about to accept Islam.” [Shamail-e-Tirmizi, Mishkat]

Jan
12
2010
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Chit chat

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was very kind to children and loved them. He would stroke their heads out of love and would pray for their good in life. Whenever the children came near to him he would pick them up in his arms and fondle them with great love. Sometimes he would bring out his tongue before the child and the child would become cheerful and laugh. If he was lying down, he would make a child sit on the soles of his feet or on his chest. If several children were there, he would make them fall in a row and would himself sit stretching out his arms and would say, “Run up to me, who touches me first, will get a prize. “The children would come running to him. Some would fall on his chest, some would fall on his belly. He would embrace them and kiss them. [Khasail-I-Nabawi]

Oct
14
2009
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His humor

Although an atmosphere of sobriety, seriousness and solemnity always prevailed in the assemblies of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) so much so that his noble Companions used to say: We sit in his company with such reverence and solemnity as if birds had perched on our heads and would fly away if we made even a slight movement. Yet flashes of the Prophet’s humor would keep the session agreeable, for if on the one hand, he would be preaching in keeping with the apostolic mission, on the other he would mix with his companions freely like an informal friend and a good humored fellow. While his assemblies had for the most part an atmosphere of a religious training centre and an institution of learning, they would sometimes turn for a little while into a gathering of witty but dignified and well mannered friends exchanging bits of humor and narrating every day affairs of home life. Briefly the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and his companions would discuss matters freely among themselves. We have to find out as to what the nature of his humor had been. This elucidation is necessary as due to following incorrect line of action in many matters, our views have undergone a change. Our thinking has gone astray and we have lost moderation in all matters, when we make ourselves serious and grave, we go to such an extent as to shun all wit and humor and if we assume pleasing dispositions, we go to such an extreme as to abandon all decorum and etiquette. As such in the Noble example of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) we have the best standard for us to follow. He has himself clarified his own humor. “Do you cut jokes (with us)? Asked his companions. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said,”l say nothing but truth” [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Oct
14
2009
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His weeping

Like his laughter, his weeping also was without any noise. While weeping, the only thing that happened was that his eyes would be filled with tears which would be down and a moaning sound could be heard. Sometimes he lamented on a dead due to mercifulness and sometimes out of tenderness for the Ummah apprehending dangers. Often he burst into tears due to fear of ALLAH and at other times he did so while listening to the words of ALLAH. This last action was due to the love and eagerness for ALLAH and His Majesty and fear. [Zadul Ma’ad}

Oct
13
2009
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Smiling

Hadrat Jabir (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the laughter of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was just a smile. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

In fact he smiled only. On a matter which might make others laugh, he would only smile. [Zadul Ma’ad]

Abdullah bin Haris (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he did not see anyone else with a more smiling disposition than the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Hadrat Jabir (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that whenever the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) saw him, he, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) smiled (i.e. he met him with a pleasing and smiling disposition). [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Oct
13
2009
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His gait

Traditions from Hasan lbn Ali (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu). When he intended to walk, he would raise his feet with force and would put them down inclining forwards. He walked striding with modesty and his manner of walking gave an impression as if he was coming down a high place. When he intended to see anything on his sides, he would do so fully turning towards it (i.e. he did not cast side glances). He always looked downwards. Instead of looking up towards the sky, he preferred to look towards the ground. As a habit he would look through the corner of his eyes (i.e. due to extreme modesty, he would not cast full glance by lifting his head). He would ask his companions to walk ahead of him. Whomsoever he met, he saluted first. [Nashrut-Tib]

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