Some often question,
“who is Mohammad”?
even sometimes make jokes of prophet saying”Ooooh! Who is Mohammad”. Remember, your best response would be to show them by your actions that who is Mohammad(Sallahu alaihi wa aalihi wasallam).
Dear Muslims, do not frustrate out of the behavior of those people around you. Most of them have no idea of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). In such case, it’s your responsibility to tell them and show them who is Mohammad, what an epitome of morals and characters he was, how kind and merciful he was! Tell them, educate them, show them by your manners that you are following the greatest leader of History.
A Poor Man
One day a poor man brought a bunch of grapes to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Since he was presenting his gift to none other than Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), his excitement was on peak. He placed the grapes beside the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and said, ‘O Prophet of Allah! please accept this small gift from me’.
He was a poor man who could not afford more. His face was glowing with happiness as he offered his small gift. It was evident that he loved the Prophet a lot.
The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) thanked him graciously. As the man looked at him expectantly, the Prophet ate one grape. Then he ate another one.
Slowly the Prophet finished the whole bunch of grapes by himself. He did not offer grapes to anyone present.
The poor man who brought those grapes was very pleased and left.
Humbleness of Prophet Muhammad(PBUH)
The companions of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) who were around him were surprised.
Usually the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) shared whatever he got with them. He would offer them whatever he was given and they would eat it together.
Usually he would start first, out of respect to the person who had given him the gift. But he would always offer it to others.
This time had been different. Without offering it to anyone, the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) finished the bunch of grapes by himself.
One of the companions asked respectfully,
“O Prophet of Allah! How come you ate all the grapes by yourself and did not offer to any one of us present?”
The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) smiled and replied,
“I ate all the grapes by myself because the grapes were sour. If I would have offered you, you might have made funny faces and shown your distaste of the grapes. That would have hurt the feelings of that poor man ! I thought to myself that it’s better that I eat all of them cheerfully and please the poor man. I did not want to hurt the feelings of that poor man.”
Moral of Story:
- Consideration for the feelings of others
- Graciousness in accepting gifts.
Such was the character and manner of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
Please remember this story and also share it with friends. Thats the best way we respond to the ignorants.
He is Mohammad (SAW)!