Mercy and Compassion


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

One of his companions came to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). In his hands he had some birds chicks which were chirping. The Prophet asked him what those chicks were. The Companion said, “O Messenger! As I was passing by bush, I heard the chirping of these chicks, so I took them away. When their mother saw this she began to circle around my head in her anguish.” The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Go at once and put them back wherefrom you have taken them”. [Mishkat, Ma’arif -ul- Hadis]

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once went to the orchard of a companion. There he found a camel bellowing with hunger. He stroked it kindly on the back, and calling its owner asked him, “Do you have no fear of ALLAAH in the matter of this animal?” [Abu Da’ud, Mar’arif -ul- Hadis]

Hadrat Abu Mas’ud Ansari (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) was once belabouring his slave. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) happened to come along, and feeling grieved, said, ‘Abu Mas’ud! ALLAAH has more power over you than you have over this slave. Hearing the Prophet’s words Abu Mas’ud began to tremble with fear and said, ‘O Prophetof ALLAAH! I set this slave free in the name of ALLAAH.” The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) remarked, “Had you not done this, hell fire would have touched you.” [Abu Da’ud]

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