Ways of The Prophet (S.A.W)by Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Hai Arifi
SOME OF HIS NOBLE HABITS AND PRACTICES
After completing the Fajr (morning) Salaah, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) would turn to the people and ask: “Is anyone ill that I may visit him to enquire about his health? Has anyone died that I may say his funeral prayers”. On getting an answer he would do accordingly. He used to sit on the ground, take his meals on the ground and often also rest on the ground. He would visit all poor and destitute people, inquire of them and run their errands. He never looked down upon anybody. He always attended the funerals of poor people. He used to visit weak, starving and indigent people and help them. He would accept the invitation of the humblest and poorest. He always treated his guests hospitably. He helped in works of public welfare. [Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam]
Whenever he sent any of his companions as a governor or other dignitary, he would advise to preach good things to the people, make things easier for them, present the faith to them in such a way as to attract them to it, and not to create difficulty by their orders. He respected and honored men of knowledge and character. He treated respectable people with kindness. He treated his relations honorably and generously. He never discriminated between the high and low among his relations, and gave help readily to any one who deserved it more. Whenever he met any of his companions he would always be the first to greet and shake hands warmly.
If he ordered a Jihad, he was invariably the first to be ready for it. On the battlefield he was always in the forefront and closest to the enemy. [Adapted from Wasailul-Wasul-ila-Shamail-ir-Rasul]