Great Virtues of the Apostle of God
05 April, 2005
Note: This article may be a satire
Following are some of the many great virtues of apostle of God.
He was very humble. He was the caliph of all Muslims yet he would randomly visit a Muslim's wife for head scratch/ lice check, meals, or naps.
Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle used to visit Um Haram bint Milhan she was the wife of 'Ubada bin As-Samit. One day the Prophet visited her and she provided him with food and started looking for lice in his head. Then Allah's Apostle slept and afterwards woke up smiling.
MAN OF HIS WORD
When the 50 year old apostle married the 6 year old beauty Ayesha, her father Abu Bakr told him not to have sex with her for 3 years. He gave his word and waited for three years for consummation.
Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64
that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).
Allah's Apostle had excellent control on himself. He could fondle any of his wives then walk away...
Narrated 'Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Aswad:
(on the authority of his father) 'Aisha said: "Whenever Allah's Apostle wanted to fondle anyone of us during her periods (menses), he used to order her to put on an Izar and start fondling her." 'Aisha added, "None of you could control his sexual desires as the Prophet could."
When ever Allah's Apostle wanted to fondle any of his wives during the periods (menses), he used to ask her to wear an Izar.
Apostle of God shared his slave girls and captured women with his friends and relatives.
A fifth of the booty was, as usual, reserved for the Prophet, and the rest divided. From the fifth Mahomet MADE CERTAIN PRESENTS TO HIS FRIENDS OF FEMALE CAPTIVES AND CHILDREN. (Ref Waqqidi, Tabari, and Ishaq)
Mahomet had part of his share of enslaved women and children from Quraiza sent and sold to the Bedouin tribes of Najd , in exchange for horses and arms.
The History of Tabari, vol 8, pge 29-30
From his share of captive women, prophet gave his son-in-law, Ali a slave girl, Raytah bt Hilal to enjoy her at his will. He also presented Uthman b. Affan, his son-in-law, another slave girl Zainab b. Hayan, and bestowed another girl (name unknown) to his father in-law Omar Ibn Khattab. Omar gave that girl to his son Abdullah. Most of Prophet's other elite companions received slave girls as gifts..
Once Apostle of God took a gorgeous young slave girl from a jihadi (who was given as booty to him by Abu Bakr after a raid on tribe Fazara), and instead of disrobing and enjoying this irresistible girl (described as prettiest in Arabia) himself, he used her as ransom for imprisoned jihadis.
Narrated Ibn Muhairiz: Muslim Book 019, Number 4345:
Among captured women was a woman from Banu Fazara. She was wearing a leather coat. With her was her daughter who was one of the PRETTIEST GIRLS IN ARABIA. Abu Bakr bestowed that girl upon me as a prize. So we arrived in Medina .
I met prophet in the Medina street who said: Give me that girl, O Salama. I said: Messenger of Allah, she has fascinated me. I had not yet disrobed her. When on the next day. the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) again met me in the street, he said: O Salama, give me that girl, may God bless your father. I said: She is for you. Messenger of Allah! By Allah. I have not yet disrobed her. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)SENT HER TO THE PEOPLE OF MECCA AND SURRENDERED HER AS RANSOM FOR A NUMBER OF MUSLIMS WHO HAD BEEN KEPT AS PRISONERS AT MECCA.
KINDNESS TO MAN'S BEST FRIEND
Allah's apostle had a soft corner for man's best friend. He even allowed dogs to come in mosques and urinate.
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 174:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Hamza bin 'Abdullah narrated: My father said. "During the lifetime of Allah's Apostle, the dogs used to urinate, and pass through the mosques (come and go), nevertheless they never used to sprinkle water on it (urine of the dog.)"
Muslims used to flog their wives (allowed by Quran 4.34) when they were disobedient but afterwards they had habit of having sex with them. It is very painful for women to lie on their backs for sex after a good beating as the lashes cause open wounds . Apostle was a very compassionate man and he therefore prohibited muslims to have sex with wives on the day of their flogging.
Volume 7, Book 62, Number 132:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zam'a:
The Prophet said, "None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day."
Allah had given the Apostle excellent medical knowledge.
Volume 7, Book 71, Number 592:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death."
Volume 7, Book 71, Number 673:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "If a fly falls in the vessel of any of you, let him dip all of it (into the vessel) and then throw it away, for in one of its wings there is a disease and in the other there is healing (antidote for it) i e. the treatment for that disease."
Volume 7, Book 71, Number 596:
Narrated Um Qais bint Mihsan:
I heard the Prophet saying, "Treat with the Indian incense, for it has healing for seven diseases; it is to be sniffed by one having throat trouble, and to be put into one side of the mouth of one suffering from pleurisy.
Apostle of God had a vast knowledge about every thing.
1. Never hold your penis with your right hand when urinating.
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 156:
Narrated Abu Qatada:
The Prophet said, "Whenever anyone of you urinates he should not hold his penis or clean his private parts with his right hand.
2. Always say Insha Allah (God willing) before having sex.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 74i:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Once Solomon, son of David said, '(By Allah) Tonight I will have sexual intercourse with one hundred (or ninety-nine) women each of whom will give birth to a knight who will fight in Allah's Cause.' On that a (i.e. if Allah wills) but he did not say, 'Allah willing.' Therefore only one of those women conceived and gave birth to a half-man. By Him in Whose Hands Muhammad's life is, if he had said, "Allah willing', (he would have begotten sons) all of whom would have been knights striving in Allah's Cause."
3. The better looking partner should discharge first when copulating.
Book k. 55 Number 546
Allah's Apostle said, "Gabriel has just now told me of the answer. If a man has sexual intercourse with his wife and gets discharge first, the child will resemble him, and if the woman gets discharge first, the child will resemble her."
4. When circumcising a woman never cut severely.
Abu Dawud Book 41, Number 5251:
Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah:
A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina . The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to her: Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.
HARD WORKING AND BUSY
The Apostle was a very hard working and busy man. Travelling and raiding took most of his time. When in Madina he used to be even busier with all the prophetic chores. His nights were the busiest. Between having sex with all his nine wives, taking baths and making wudu after each encounter, and leading isha, taujjud and fajar prayers in between , he hardly had time to sleep. That only left him daytime for other chores and having sex with concubines. Remember it was the day time that when Habsa found him sleeping with Maria in her (Habsa's) bed (surah tehrim 66).
Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 6:
"The Prophet used to go round (have sexual relations with) all his wives in one night, and he had nine wives".
A FAIR MAN
The apostle believed in fair compensation. Whenever he liked a captured woman falling in another jihadi's lot, and wanted her for himself, he compensated him fairly.. .
Book 008, Number 3329:
Anas, (Allah be pleased with him) reported: Safiyya (Allah be pleased with her) fell to the lot of Dihya in the spoils of war, and they praised her in the presence of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: We have not seen the like of her among the captives of war. He sent (a messenger) to Dihya and he gave him whatever he demanded ( he was given two young cousins of Safia in leiu of Safia by the prophet). He then sent Safia to my mother and asked her to embellish her. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) then got out of Khaibar until when he was on the other side of it, he halted, and a tent was pitched for him ( He spent the night with her there).
After Mustaliq raid, Juwairiya, the young and pretty wife of their murdered chief , fell to the the lot of Thabit Bin Qais . The apostle paid Thabit 9 oakes of gold (an exhorbitant price) and bought her from him ( Apostle, could have kicked Thabit's ass for asking such a large sum for something he got for free, but he was fair and paid the asking price).
yol 3,Book46, No. 717
"Narrated Ibn Aun:
I wrote a letter to Nafi and Nafi wrote in reply to my letter that the Prophet had suddenly attacked Bani Mustaliq without warning while they were heedless and their cattle were being watered at the places of water. Their fighting men were killed and their women and children were taken as captives; the Prophet got Juwairiya on that day.
The apostle was a very pragmatic man. After every raid he used a lottery system to award captured women to be fair. Often many jihadis got nothing while others got young beauties. It can be be very frustrating to sleep alone, when the fellow jihadi in the next bed is sleeping with a young beauty . Some jihadis used to go berserk with frustration and threatened to castrate themselves. Apostle being a pragmatic man did not want castrated jihadis in his fighting force. He therefore allowed them to use prostitutes in nearby villages.
Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 130
We used to participate in the holy battles led by Allah's Apostle and we had nothing (no wives) with us. So we said, "Shall we get ourselves castrated?" He forbade us that and then allowed us to marry women with a temporary contract
Jihadis, who got captured women, used to enjoy them for a while and then trade them in, at a slave market for a new woman or just cash. Problem was that whenever those women got pregnant, their value went down fast. Slave markets used to offer pregnant women low prices. So they asked apostle's opinion about coitus iterrruptus. Apostle was pragmatic. His interest was increasing muslim population.
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
that while he was sitting with Allah's Apostle he said, "O Allah's Apostle! We get female captives as our share of booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is your opinion about coitus interrupt us?" The Prophet said, "Do you really do that? It is better for you not to do it. No soul that which Allah has destined to exist, but will surely come into existence.
The apostle could think fast. See how he handled the following two situations with his quick thinking.
Hamza's daughter was ugly and Mo didn't want her.
Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 37:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
It was said to the Prophet, "Won't you marry the daughter of Hamza?" He said, "She is my foster niece (brother's daughter). "
But Abu's pretty daughter 6 year old Ayesha was also his foster niece by the same token. But Mo really wanted her.
Book 62, Number 18:
The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for 'Aisha's hand in marriage. Abu Bakr said "But I am your brother." The Prophet said, "You are my brother in Allah's religion and His Book, but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry."