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THE PROPHET (PBUH) A WITNESS OF GOD FOR PEOPLE (Part 1)

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As we see in the twenty first verse of the sacred surah of Ahzab (The Allies), the Great Prophet (PBUH) of Islam is a good sample for humanity up to the Doom's Day. Taking into account the contents of this Surah and many other verses in the Holy Qur’an, professor Hussein Ansarian in his book “the land of lovers”‌ elaborates on this important issue.

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا

“Certainly you have in the Apostle of Allah an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah and the latter day and remembers Allah much. 33:21”‌

The most generous Prophet of Islam used to say:

مَنْ أحْيى سُنَّتِي فَقَدْ أحْياني، وَمَن أحْياني كانَ مَعِي فِي الجنّةِ

“One who enlivens my ways of life has kept me alive and one who keeps me alive will enter the paradise with me.”‌

Imam Sadiq (A.S) has said: I do not like to see a Muslim leave this world having not carried out the Prophet's ways of life at least once.

We see in a narration:

خَيْرُ السُّنَنِ سُنَّةُ مُحَمَّدٍ صلّى اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَآلِهِ

The best ways of life are those adopted by God's Prophet (PBUH).

Why? This is because the Great Prophet (PBUH) was directly and indirectly raised up in God's ways. God let His own names and attributes manifest in Muhammad (PBUH). This was so evident that he mirrored God's traits and characteristics. He has declared:

أدَّبَني رَبّي فَأحْسَنَ تَأدِيبي

“God educated me and it was a good education.”‌

There are many references in the Holy Qur’an to the Prophet's behavior:

فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِنْ اللَّهِ لِنْتَ لَهُمْ وَلَوْ كُنْتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لَانْفَضُّوا مِنْ حَوْلِكَ

“Thus it is due to mercy from Allah that you deal with them gently, and had you been rough, hard-hearted, they would certainly have dispersed from around you. 3:159”‌

إنّكَ لَعَلى خُلُقٍ عَظِيم

“And most surely you conform yourself to sublime morality. 68:4 »

قُلْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمْ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ

“Say: if you love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your faults.3:31”‌

Sheikh Mofid reports from Imam Baqir (A.S) who has said that the Great Prophet (PBUH), at the time of his demise, said:

لا نَبِيَّ بَعْدِي وَلا سُنَّةَ بَعْدَ سُنَّتي

There will be no Prophet after me and there is no right ways of life after me, either.

The Prophet of God has said:

أكْرِمُوا أوْلادي وَحَسِّنُوا آدابي

Respect my offsprings and carry out my ways of life well.

Imam Ali (A.S) has stated:

فَاقْتَدُوا بِهَدْي رَسُولِ الله4 فَإنَّهُ أفْضَلُ الهَدْي وَاسْتَنّوا بِسُنَّتِهِ فإنَّها أشْرَفُ السُّنَنِ

Follow the ways and approaches of the Prophet in your life because they are the best ways of life. His methods in life are the most honorable ones.

Imam Ali (A.S) in his Nahj al-Balaghah has encouraged us to follow our honorable Prophet because he is a great man worthy of following those who follow him are lucky ones. The most beloved man for God is the one who closely follows his Prophet and imitates the ways which that great man has followed and has set for us to follow.

The Prophet (PBUH) always begged God to lead him towards the right mannerisms and to keep him away from the vices.

اللّهُمَّ حَسِّنْ خَلْقي وخُلْقي، اللّهُمَّ جَنِّبْني مُنْكَراتِ الأخْلاقِ

And Allah accepted the Prophet's invocation and provided him with the sacred verses of the Holy Qur’an.

Saeed Ibn Hoshsham says: I asked the Prophet's wife about his behaviour. She asked me: Don’t you recite the Holy Qur’an? I answered positively. She then added, “His manners are based on the Holy Qur’an.”‌ The Prophet (PBUH) carried out what the Holy Qur’an had taught him to do and he carried out the Qur’anic commands swifter, better and more sincerely than others.

خُذْ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنْ الْجَاهِلِينَ

“Take to forgiveness and enjoin good and turn aside from the ignorant. 7:199”

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَى وَيَنْهَى عَنْ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ

“Surely Allah enjoins the doing of justice and the doing of good to others and the giving to the kindred, and He forbids indecency and evil and rebellion; He admonishes you that you may be mindful.16:90”‌

وَاصْبِرْ وَمَا صَبْرُكَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ

“And be patient and your patience is not but by the assistance of Allah. 16:127”‌

وَاصْبِرْ عَلَى مَا أَصَابَكَ إِنَّ ذَلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ

“(O my son) and bear patiently that which befalls you; surely these acts require courage. 31:17”‌

مِنْهُمْ فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاصْفَحْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

“So pardon them and turn away; surely Allah loves those who do good to others. 5:13”‌

ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ فَإِذَا الَّذِي بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَهُ عَدَاوَةٌ كَأَنَّهُ وَلِيٌّ حَمِيمٌ

“Repel evil with what is best, when lo! He between whom and you was enmity would be as if he were a warm friend. 41:34”‌

Source: erfan.ir


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