Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be in the presence of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, as his companions were? What would it be like to see his host him in your home, pray behind him, and have him as a teacher and friend?We may not know what it was like to be his companions in this life, but we have everything we need to strive to be with him in the next.This Ramadan, journey from knowing about him to knowing him and loving him.
Though we often overlook children, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ often spoke of the love and mercy they deserve. Had you spent some time with him, you would have seen his joy and playfulness with the young ones in his community.
After first meeting the Prophet ﷺ, then praying behind him and celebrating with him, you decide to invite him to your home. How would you even go about asking him? What would you serve such an honored man ﷺ? Here’s what to expect when he arrives at your door.
Episode 11: When you thought you were his best friend
We long to spend time with those who love us. The Prophet ﷺ had a talent for making all those around him feel like his most beloved friend. No doubt that if a former enemy of Islam believed he was the Messenger’s best friend, we would have felt that way, too.
We know that the Prophet ﷺ loved what Allah loved and hated what Allah hated. He cared for the oppressed, and fought injustice whenever he encountered it. So what would it be like if the Prophet ﷺ saw you being wronged or saw you wronging someone in his presence?
We’ve seen the Prophet ﷺ when he was upset. But what would happen if you were to be upset with him? Rest assured: he would ensure that your complaints were heard and that justice was enacted, even if it was upon himself.
He was a man who could have lived as a king, but instead chose a life more humble than any that we live today. The Prophet ﷺ was often hungry and had very few material goods, but he was content with choosing the next life over this one.
At the loss of his only child in Islam, the Prophet’s ﷺ grief was deep. He wept and he felt sadness, just as the rest of us do. But even in his grief, he taught us to be patient and to say only that which pleases Allah.
The Prophet’s ﷺ generosity was boundless, and at no time was this more apparent than in Ramadan. Between his nightly meetings with Jibreel (as) and his increased worship in the Holy Month, the Prophet ﷺ was consumed with giving as much as he could.