Valour


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

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) told me, “I have been favoured with superiority in four things, viz. generosity, valour, manly vigour, and victory over opponents”. He was indeed a man of dignity both before prophethood and during it. (Nash rut – Tib)

On the occasion of the battle of Hunain, a sort of commotion, perplexity, trepidation and fluster seized the noble companions, but the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) did not stir from his position – he remained on a horse, Abu Sufyan lbn Haris stood holding the horse’s bridle – though the unbelievers wanted to set upon him. He calmly alighted from his mount, prayed to ALLAAH for help, picking up a handful of dust and flung it at the enemy, while he chanted: I am Prophet. It is not a lie. I am descendant of Abdul Muttalib’.

On that day no one was as brave, daring and fearless as he was. [Madarij-un-Nubuwah]

Hadrat lbn -e- Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: I have seen no one more courageous, energetic or generous, or possessing other merits to a higher degree, than the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). On the day of the Battle of Badar we regularly took refuge by his side, and any one who kept close to him, while he was close to enemy on the battle field, was considered to be very brave, since that meant closeness to the enemy. (Nashr -ut- Tib)

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