Manner of silence

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Four things were the underlay of his silence: (1)
forbearance (2) insight (3) consideration and (4) meditation. He was
considerate in this respect that he took note of everyone in the gathering and
listened to them with equal attention. His mediation was confined to the
eternal and the mortal i.e. the perishability of this world and the
everlastingness of the next. He had combined forbearance with patience i.e.
self control. It was why nothing could enrage him to the extent of losing
balance. His insight embraced the following four things: (1) Adopting good
things, so that others should follow him: (2) abstaining from evil things so
that others should also do so: (3) deliberating on such matters as would be
beneficial to his Ummah and (4) directing his efforts to such matters as would
make the Ummah prosper in this world and also in the hereafter. [Nashrut-Tib]

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