People were not told to make way specially for Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. He respected elders. He attended funerals. He sat amongst poor and needy. He did not say ‘fie’ to his servants.
He started things from the right side. When he was asked for something, he granted it. If he had nothing, he remained quiet. (We start giving justifications).
He used to accept gifts and gave them out himself as well. He gave the first fresh fruit to children. When people used to offer him the first fresh fruit, he gave them dua of barakah (increase) in their fruits.
(Prophet Muhammad s.a.w used to make dua of barakah more for Madinah than for Makkah. Allah’s treasures are vast. Ask Him).
He did miswak a lot. He even did miswak upon entering the house. He often oiled his hair.
After janabat (state of impurity) he used to perform wudhu (ablution) and go to sleep.
Sometimes he dried himself after wudhu, sometimes he did not. (It might depend on the situation. Like he might dry himself after wudhu in winters and not in summers. Islam is so natural).
He was punctual in acts of worship. He made dua of provisions for his family whenever needed.
While wearing or taking off clothes, he supplicated. He possessed a red cloak (and looked very beautiful in it). He is known to have worn a shawl dyed with ‘waas’ and ‘zaafran’.
He wore a silver ring. He applied surma in his eyes every night, thrice or once in each eye. He wore shoes with laces. He made ‘masah’ in black socks gifted to him by Najashi (ruler of Ethiopia).
He used to eat sitting on his knees. He licked his fingers after eating. He liked butter and gourd (kaddu). He never left anything for ‘tomorrow’. He did not criticize on the eating mat. If he liked something he ate it. If he did not, he used to leave it. All of them used to eat in one utensil.
His pillow was of leather. And it was filled with bark of date tree. He pillowed his head with his right hand while sleeping.
NOTE: This is the last post of ‘Pen Portrait of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w’‘s series. (I feel sad about it). :(
Anyway, you are required to send peace and blessings on Prophet Muhammad s.a.w whenever his name is mentioned. Sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalam.
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