A look back at the amazing features, appearance, characteristics, habits, and personality of our most amazing Nabi ﷺ, to help us understand how special he was.
Jibreel Alayhis Salam has said:
قَلَّبْتُ مَشَارِقَ الْأَرْضِ ، وَمَغَارِبَهَا فَلَمْ أَرَ رَجُلًا أَفْضَلَ مِنْ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
“I searched the east and the west, I left no stone unturned, but I did not find anyone like our beloved Rasul ﷺ.” (Mujamul Awsat-Tabraani)
His Humbleness ﷺ
Our beloved Nabi ﷺ was the best of Allah Ta’ala’s creation yet he also possessed the greatest amount of humbleness and humility. We find several examples which show this throughout his blessed life.
Sayyiduna Anas bin Maalik رضي الله عنه describing the humbleness of our beloved Nabi ﷺ as a leader says that (unlike the way of Kings and leaders who expect people to stand up out of respect for them) our beloved Nabi ﷺ had an amazing nature of humbleness.
So much so that he had made it clear to the sahaba that he disapproved of them standing up out of respect for him and for this reason, the sahaba would remain seated when our beloved Nabi ﷺ entered and joined any gathering. (Shamail)
Furthermore, Sayyiduna Anas bin Maalik رضي الله عنه mentions that our beloved Nabi ﷺ would sit and mix within the companions in such a way that it would be difficult for a stranger to recognise our beloved Nabi ﷺ without asking “Who amongst you is Muhammad ﷺ?” (Bukhari)
Sayyiduna Anas bin Maalik رضي الله عنه says that our beloved Nabi ﷺ did not feel shame in accepting a gift or invitations from a slave or a poor person and would happily partake from simple meals prepared with even the foot of a goat in an invitation. (Shamail)
Sayyiduna Anas bin Maalik رضي الله عنه describing how our beloved Nabi ﷺ behaved towards the poor gives an example saying that once he was walking with our beloved Nabi ﷺ who was wearing a Yemeni cloak with a collar with rough edges. A Bedouin approached grabbed our beloved Nabi ﷺ so strongly that the edge of the cloak left a mark on our Beloved Nabi ﷺ’s blessed neck. The Bedouin then asked for some money which our beloved Nabi ﷺ happily gave. (Al-Bukhari)
The actions of the bedouin did not affect our beloved Nabi ﷺ the slightest bit. Subhanallah!
On the occasion of Fathul Makkah (conquest of Makkah), our beloved Nabi ﷺ again showed how deep-rooted his humbleness was. As he entered on the back of a camel, his blessed head was lowered in humility to such an extent that his blessed beard was resting on the back of the camel and he was praising Allah Ta’ala saying:
“There is no Deity except Allah alone, He has fulfilled His promise, assisted His servant, and single-handedly defeated the [enemy].” (Abu Dawud, Siyar Ibn Hisham)
Sayyidah Aisha رضي الله عنها describing our beloved Nabi ﷺ’s private life says that he was a human just like any other human. He would help with work in the house, would clean and wash clothes and even milk the goats.
Our beloved Nabi ﷺ would also do other household chores. (Shamail)
Finally, the quality of humbleness was so dear to our beloved Nabi ﷺ that even when making dua he would ask to remain humbles. Anas ibn Malik رضي الله عنه reports this dua with the following words:
O Allah, make me live humbly and make me die humbly, and gather me among the humble on the day of resurrection.” (At-Tirmidhi)
This was just a brief description of our beautiful, beloved and brilliant Nabi ﷺ, who was the most humble human and whose lifestyle and actions we should try our best to adopt.
يَارَبِّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ دَائِماً اَبَداً عَلٰى حَبِيْبِكَ خَيْرِ الْخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ