Ways of The Prophet (S.A.W)

by Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Hai Arifi

Khasa’iI -e- Nabuwa

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: I accompanied the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) to the market. He bought cloth for four dirhams, and told the seller: “Weigh the material to your advantage’. (Cloth was perhaps sold by weight in those days). The man was astonished and said: “I have never heard anyone paying the price saying that”. Thereupon I said: ‘Woe be to you! You do not know your Prophet?’ Then leaving the scales aside the man stood up and kissed the hands of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). The Prophet withdrew his hand and said: “This is a Persian custom: they kiss the hands of their kings and superiors. I am no king. I am only a man among you.” (He said this, as was his noble wont, by way of humility)’ Then he picked up the cloth. I advanced with the intention of taking the cloth from him but he said; “It is right of the owner alone to carry his things, unIess he is weak and unable to lift them, and then his brother ought to help him”.[Madarijun Nubuwah]

It has been narrated by Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) performed the pigrimage (Hajj) mounted on an old pack saddle covered with a piece of cloth costing not more than four dirhams. He was praying: “O Allaah! make this pilgrimage one which has in it no hypocrisy and publicity.” [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

When Makkah was conquered and the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) accompanied by his companions entered the city, he bent his head so low on his pack saddle in humility and submission before ALLAAH (the Most High) that his head was about to touch the front edge of the wood. [Kitab-ush-Shifa]

Hadrat Anas also narrated that to the companions there was no one dearer than him in the world, yet they never stood up on seeing him, because he did not like it. (Shamail-e-Tirmizi)

On a certain occasion some emissaries of the Negus, King of Abyssinia arrived. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) stood up out of courtesy. The companions asked him to let them have the pleasure of attending on them. But he said: They have received and cared for our companions well, and respected them: I want to repay that debt. (Madârij-un-Nubawah)