Our Lord Almighty (swt) states in the Holy Qur’an, “There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.”[i]
In the hadith I have read, our beloved Prophet (saw) says, “I was sent to perfect good character.”[ii]
The Messenger of Allah (saw) was the perfect of all people not only in terms of faith and worship but also of character.
The morality of our Prophet (saw) was the Qur’an. Our Prophet (saw) would reflect on his life what the Qur’an commands and avoid what it prohibits.
Our Prophet (saw) was a compassionate and merciful family leader. His home was full of peace and love. He would never let violence and hate enter his home.
He (saw) was the best teacher. When teaching his companions a lot of useful things about all spheres of life,he would say,“I am like a father teaching you.”[iii]
The Messenger of Allah (saw) was also a sincere, true and loyal friend.
Let us take our Prophet (saw) as our role model in our words and actions. Right, let us take his good character as a guide for ourselves so that we have a good character as well. Let us let our souls reach perfection in the journey of servitude. Let us let our families be our paradise on earth. Let us build bridges of sincerity, trust and loyalty between us and our friends and families. Let us make our world meaningful and our afterlife peaceful for good.
Let us not forget, “The most correct of words is the Book of Allah. The best guidance is that of Muhammad.”[iv]
[i] Ahzab, 33/21.
[ii] Ibn Hanbal, II, 381.
[iii] Ibn Majah, Taharah, 16.
[iv] Nasa’i, ‘Eidayn, 22.