Hadith & Seerah, The Noble Traits of His Character, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Hadis: It is narrated on the authority of Hadrat Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said:

“O Muslim! Do not extol my merits unduly in the way the Christians have praised Jesus. I am only a servant of ALLAAH and his Apostle.” [Madarij-un-Nubuwah: Zad ul Ma’ad; Shamail -e- Tirmizi]

It is narrated by Hadrat Umama (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu): As the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) once came to us walking with the aid of his stick, we stood up to pay him respects. He said: “Do not stand up to pay respect as the non-Arabs do. I am only a servant of ALLAAH and eat and sit like any other servant of ALLAAH”. His remark was due to gentleness and humility.[Madarij -un- Nabuwah]

It is narrated in the traditions that once in the course of a journey, some of the Prophet’s companions wanted to slaughter a goat and distributed the work between themselves. One of them undertook to do the slaughtering, another the skinning, yet another the cooking. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “I undertake to gather the firewood.” The companions said, “We will do this ourselves”. He remarked: “I know that you would willingly do it, but I do not like to be someone in particular in a gathering. ALLAAH, the Most High does not like that.”

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