The Blessed Conduct of the Holy Last Messenger
Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim

A beneficial discourse by Sayyidinaa Imam El-Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Jilani El-Hashimi
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The Holy Last Messenger, Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim, had the mildest of temperaments of all, he was the bravest of all, just of all and pious of all. His blessed hand never touched a woman not lawful to him. His generosity was incomparable, to such an extent that at the end of the day not a single dinar was left with him. If by chance any remained, he would not return till the late hours of the night, waiting for someone to take it away. Whatever assets the Almighty had given him
He would use them only for his immediate needs, like food, the remaining would be distributed. His food, too, was very simple, mostly dates and barely.

If anybody demanded anything of the Holy Last Messenger, Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim, he would oblige him. In addition, he would spend from his own budget in the way of Allah. He would sew his own shoes and clothes. He would also do the housework. Hence he would cut meat with his blessed wives. The Holy Last Messenger, Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim, was more modest than any body. His looks would never be fixed on anybody’s face. He would accept invitation of both freedmen and others. If a gift were sent (hadiya) he would except it even though it may be a drop of milk or the leg of a hare. He would always return the favor of hadiya by giving gifts. He would consume the hadiya but he would not consume goods sent as Sadaqah and Khairat. He would become angry with people for the sake of Allah but never for his personal sake. He would propagate truth even though it would apparently be detrimental to himself and his Holy Companions.

Some non-Muslims approached and requested his permission to assist him in eliminating his enemies. He replied that he would not take the help of non-Muslims even though at the time he was short of manpower. The Holy Last Messenger, Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim, in his entire life has never eaten once for three days running chapati (of wheat) to his stomach’s full. These hardships he would undertake not because of poverty but as precautionary measures to keep his Nafs subdued. He would accept a Walimah invitation. He would visit the sick and accompany a Janaza. He would without fear walk alone amongst his enemy without any bodyguard. He possessed incomparable humility and was the most honorable. His talk would never be lengthy and boastful. He had a smiling countenance. He would wear whatever was available. At times, a small blanket and at times an expensive Yemeni chaddar. He would wear a woolen Jubba (gown) made from the wool of Halal animals.

He would wear a ring on the small finger, either on the left or right hand. When riding an animal, he would always ask either his attendant or someone else to mount the animal behind him. Whatever animal was available he would ride it, be it a horse, camel, mule, or donkey. At times he would walk on foot. At times without the chaddar and cap he would go to the other end of Madinah to inquire the welfare of someone. He liked perfumes but disliked stench, smell, and pungent powder. He would sit with the poor and the needy and would feed the poor. He would respect those exhibiting good conduct. By dealing kindly with notables he would win their hearts. He would extensively meet the members of his family but never allowed their interference whilst bestowing position. He would gradually try to develop relationship with all. He would not burden anybody. He would accept the apology—explanation of the defaulter. He would never lie even for the sake of humor. He would witness a Halal game and would not forbid others from witnessing it. In light heartedness he would even run a race with his blessed wife, Hazrat Sayyidah Aisha (Radhi Allahu anha). If there were noise and tension around he would adopt patience. He had a camel and goat whose milk he and his household used to drink. He had both, male attendants and maid servants, who would live in the same conditions as his own household.