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Proofs of Prophethood #07 – The Prophets Character Simplicity
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
Series: Mohammad Elshinawy - Proofs of Prophethood
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In this episode, we want to move on to how the simplicity of the prophets lifestyle, peace and blessings be upon him. And the humility with which he carried himself is yet another strong endorsement for his claim to Prophet.
You see, the lifestyle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a true testament that his mission could not have been self serving. And we can read all throughout history about imposter prophets. What were their lives like? What were their personalities like their pretentious behavior, their decadent lifestyles, their extravagance and their exploitation of others. Whereas the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. As the end of His mission, He became the undisputed ruler of Arabia, yet you find no semblance of luxury in any sphere of his life. His living quarters were tight and meager to the point that his wife says he would tap her leg when he would want to
prostrate in his night vigils in his night prayers, so he would have room to place his forehead on the ground. The Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. One month after another after another, she says, would pass without any fire being kindled in his house, meaning no cooking, meaning no meats, and there would be nothing but water and dates, she said, unless one of his Companions would gift him a jug of milk one time or madam Nakata. May Allah be pleased with him, walked in and saw that little water skin hanging in the prophets room, and the straw mats that he slept on having left marks on his side, South have sympathy for the great prophet of God. He had an
emotional meltdown, he cried, and the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. Ask them what makes you cry. He said, How can this be You are God's prophet, God's final messenger to humanity, and you will live like this, a life of hardships while Rome and Persia have emperors that are frolicking in their gardens and meadows, enjoying their fountains and springs. How can this be? And so the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him said to him, are you in doubt or Omar? Are you in doubt regarding the reward of the Hereafter? These are people whose pleasures whose enjoyment has been expedited for them in this meaning this shallow world. Don't you know, don't you
remember that for them is this world and for us is the hereafter. You know, the famous historian Washington Irving, upon citing how Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him in all the biographical reports about him would milk his own animal and he would so stitch his own clothing, and was a human just like any other human being, except that he claimed to receive revelation from God. Washington Irving says, this was a man who never indulged in the magnificence of apparel, he says, which is the ostentation of a petty mind, meaning only foolish people show off in this way. Whereas Mohammed was above seeking validation from such a trivial source meaning materialism, when he would arrive at a
gathering, he would not like it that anyone rise for him. And his companion and a Sydney Malik or the ALA Juan would say, we used to want to stand up in salutation out of honor for him to honor him with our greeting as we stand erect, but we knew how much he hated that. And that was the only thing that kept us seated. He was the greatest educator of all time, that still was never ashamed to say, I don't know. He was the busiest statesman of all time, yet, he would allow the weakest members of society to take him by hand to wherever they needed. He was the greatest husband of all time, that still left room and was sensitive enough to notice when his wives happened to be upset at him. He
was the greatest prophet and messenger of all time. And yet he would still say to the people do not aggrandizement Don't overpraise me the way they did with my brother, Jesus, the son of Mary, I am both a slave. So say, the slave of God, the servant of God and His messenger. And another beautiful Hadith. He said, the example of me and the previous prophets before me is like the example of a magnificent building a brilliant building that people walk around and say How marvelous we're not for this one missing brick in one of its corners. He says, I am just that brick. I am that brick and I am the seal of the prophets.