Ways of The Prophet (S.A.W)

by Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Hai Arifi

Tender heartedness

Hadrat lbn-ne-Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that one of the granddaughters of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallarn) was in the last throes of death. The Prophet took her in his lap with her face towards him. She breathed her last in this position. ‘Um Aiman (who was a maid servant of the Prophet) began to cry loudly whereupon the Prophet remarked: “Have you started crying in the presence of the Prophet of ALLAAH? As the Prophet himself was deeply moved, she replied: “You too are also full of tears.” The Prophet said: “His so weeping to this extent is not forbidden, It is a mercy of ALLAAH” (that he softens the hearts of His servants and instils in them feelings of sympathy and grace). He further said: “A believer is always in a good state, so much that even when his own soul is withdrawn, he keeps on praising ALLAAH” (glorified be He). [Shama’iI-e-Tirmizi]

Hadrat ‘Aishah narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) kissed the forehead of ‘Usman Ibn Maz’un after his death and at that time tears were rolling down his eyes. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Abdullah bin Shikhkhir reported that once he came to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) while he was saying prayers. His voice was like the simmering of a (boiling) pot, since he was sobbing. [Tirmizi]

Abdullah Ibn-e-Mas’ud narrated: The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) once asked me to recite to him from the QURAAN. I said, ‘O Apostle, it has been revealed to you. Am I to recite it to you?’ The Apostle said: “It pleases me to hear it from others”. In compliance with his command I began to recite Surah An-Nisa. As I came to the verse:

How will it be when we bring a witness from each people and bring you (O Muhammad) as a witness against these (people).

I looked at the countenance of the Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) both his eyes were overflowing with tears. [Shama’il-Tirmizi]

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Apostle was once at the grave of his daughter, Umm Kulsum, tears were flowing from his eyes. (Shama’iI -e- Tirmizi)