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5 Great Lessons from Prophet Muhammad’s P.B.U.H Life: A Guide for Muslims

One may get knowledge from practically every experience that one has in life. While traditional environments such as schools and libraries provide inspiration and instruction for many people, others learn best when they put their knowledge into practice. Many people try to model themselves after the celebrities or public personalities they like the most.

However, we do not have to go very far to get the genuine inspiration we need to live fruitful lives. There is a plethora of knowledge to be gained from the life, actions, and words of al-Insan al-Kamil, also known as the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Here are five of his innumerable lessons:

Honesty

 The Holy Prophet (PBUH) was known for being honest and careful in all aspects of his life, including his relationships and professional endeavors. He advised that the truth should always be spoken, regardless of how grave the situation may be. You must work on developing attributes such as honesty, candor, and openness.

Making use of every resource

After the Muslims captured many prisoners of war during the Battle of Badar, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) issued a decree that those unable to pay their ransom could earn their freedom by teaching ten Muslims how to read and write. This was in response to the fact that these individuals did not have the financial means to pay their ransom. By itself, this fact illustrates the Prophet’s (P.B.U.H.) expertise and willingness to be open to absorbing new ideas that would improve his people’s lives. Additionally, this conduct of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) illustrates the importance and value that he attributed to education and his value on it.

Simplicity

The Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, was a man of straightforward preferences and little means. Despite his success at Makkah, he was not interested in accumulating material money. On the evening when the great Prophet passed away, there was not even enough oil to burn a lamp. As a result of his greatness, he placed a considerably larger value on the spiritual sphere than he did on the material one.

Compassionate behavior

The words said by the Prophet were not met with universal approbation by those who heard them. Those too focused on their gods to listen to the voice of reason and explanation he was offering started to assault him physically. Although his aunt’s wife, Abu Lahab, put thorns in his path, he chose not to retaliate but rather to choose a different course. 

Careful understanding of merit

Holy Prophet came as a liberator to all helpless and tormented in the world. As a result of the fact that Hazrat Bilal (R.A) was an Abyssinian slave, he was subjected to treatment based on his race, which included discrimination, abuse, and ridicule. After he became a Muslim, he achieved eternal glory as the forerunner who was the first to announce the Azaan from the highest point of the Ka’abah. Consequently, the prophet of humanity arrived at his conclusions through an intellectual and deserving process.

Muslims consider themselves fortunate to have the Holy Prophet Muhammad to look forward to as a role model and ideal leader (P.B.U.H). Even though we can’t attain the same level of success that he did, the purpose of his life was for us to study, learn, and implement his principles to be successful in this life and the world to come.

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