Sunday, October 27, 2013

Prophet Muhammad’s Noble Character and Muslims Today

By Varsha Sharma, New Age Islam
October 26, 2013
Answering the question asked by one of his companions as to who is a true Muslim, the Prophet of Islam Muhammad pbuh once said: “A Muslim is one from whose tongue and hand other people are safe” (Sahih al-Bukhari).
This Prophetic definition of a ‘true Muslim’ beautifully illustrates the virtue of good manners in Islam and characterises the persona of a good Muslim. In fact, the core essence of all Islamic precepts and practices lies in the purification of heart, mind and deeds with intent to build up a noble humane character. Therefore, the revelations of God to the Prophet Muhammad pbuh give paramount significance to the behavioural attitudes as mentioned in the holy Quran. The Prophet pbuh was on the highest rank of morality. He was endowed with the magnanimous manners, sublime traits and the noblest personality outshining all his peers and fellowmen in the Arabian Peninsula. Testifying to this fact, the Holy Quran says: “And indeed, you are of a great moral character (68:4). The Qur’an enjoin


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