Quran /18- The CAVE: AL KAHF
24- O you, who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life.
Quran /8- The Spoils of War: AL ANFAL
31- Say to them all, O Muhammad: If you people truly entertain a great love for Allah and you look upon Him as the heart of your purpose, then follow me. Then Allah shall confer on you His grace and blessings, and find forgiveness for your iniquities. Allah is Ghafurun (Forgiving) and Rahimun (merciful)
Quran /3- The Family of ‘Imran‘ : AL–‘IMRAN ‘
Have we really forgotten who the Messenger of Allah is??The man, who milks his sheep, sews his garment and repairs his insole.
The man who trembles when he sees an animal carrying on its back more than it can bear.
The just man who doesn't prefer his family above others, and says definitely: "If Fatema, Muhammad's daughter robs, I will cut her hand."
The modest man who said tenderly to a woman that feared him: "take it easy. I am just a son of a woman from Quraish who used to eat hard bread"
The worshipper man who stands in his prayer, reciting a long Surah of the Qura'n in beatitude. He doesn't barter it for gold filling the earth. Then he heard an infant crying whom mother is praying behind Muhammad – salla allahu alayhi wa sallam – peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, that's why he finished his prayer in a hurry, being so merciful to the infant and his mother.
The man who used to pray at night, until his heels were swallowed. And when A'isha, his wife told him: "take it easy, as Allah has forgiven for you what preceded of your sins, and what will follow." He answered – peace and blessings of Allah be upon him: " So, will I not be a thankful worshipper??"
The man whom people were at enmity with him, hurt him, and distorted his uncle's (the martyr Hamza) corpse brutally. However, when Muahammad – salla allahu alayhi wa sallam – was in position of control (when he was able to revenge) he asked them: " O people of Quraish, what do you think I will do to you?" They answered: " Good you will do. You are a generous brother. And you are a son of a generous brother too." He then said: " Go people, you are free! "
The man who says when he holds Khutbah (religious speech, sermon): " Whoever I had whipped his back; this is my back, so come and retaliate. And whoever I had abused him or his family, this is me and my family, so come and retaliate."
Addition: actually prophet Muhammad – salla allahu alayhi wa sallam – didn't whip or abuse anyone. However, he cared to be sure that he owed no one any kind of apology. He also knew that he was a high example for other Muslims to follow. He aimed to teach them how to be good to people, apologize if you do wrong, and accept Al Qisas (retaliation, the law of equality in punishment) from those whom were hurt by you.
The messenger, who came to raise the flag of worship, declared that having mercy on mankind is much more pure than excessive worship. The messenger of Allah (PBUH) left his home in the year of Fath (victory) in Ramadan (the month of observing Saum (fasts)) whereas people were fasting. And when he noticed that some people had found hardship in fasting because of the aftermath of the travel, he asked for a cup of water, raised it to be visible to others, and drank – in order to break his fast. – Yet, when he was told that some people kept their fast, he said: "well, those are the disobedient!"
The messenger (PBUH) has always been defending the human rights against the aggression of excessive worship. Once, one of his companions said: " I will pray all the night, and I will sleep not." Another one said: " I will fast forever and I will never stop fasting." A third one said: " I will quit women and will never marry." The messenger asked them: "you are the people who said so and so? By Allah I swear, I am the most fearing and pious man of you, however I observe fasts, and stop fasting. I pray and sleep. And I marry women. He who doesn't want to follow my Sunnah (sayings and acts) doesn't belong to me (not truly Muslim)."
The messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) considers mercy upon others as a mean of nearness to Allah. Accordingly, if you visit an ill person, you are visiting Allah.
Although Muhammad (PBUH) is a messenger responsible for his message, yet he treats the disobedient with all mercy and kindness.
He says: “your likeness and mine is the likeness of a man who has kindled a fire, where butterflies and caterpillars are falling into. While he is protecting and sheltering them from it. I keep you away from hell and you keep slipping from my hands."
Once, a man who drank wine was brought to the messenger (PBUH). His companions drew him away from the messenger, and said: “may Allah curse him! How many times he was brought drinking!" but the messenger – salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam – told them: “don’t curse him, because he loves Allah and his messenger!"
He keeps himself away from those who only care of people sins, and despair of their goodness. He says – peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - : " if you hear a man saying people had lost their ways, then know that he is the very one who has lost his."
This part of article was translated by: Shaimaa Ali, may Allah bless her ...