He was of medium build, closer to being tall. His skin was extremely white, his beard was black, his mouth was pleasant, his eyebrows were long, and his shoulders were wide...
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The Prophet's tendency to forgive that woman, which was manifested in his immediate reaction to the suggestion of his Companions that they should kill her, is highly significant. He always forgave even the most hardened of his enemies, if the choice to forgive was his.
Once, a woman sent the Prophet some meat as a gift that she had deliberately laced with poison, so that he would die. The Prophet called the woman back and asked her about her deed...
The Prophet's plan was to introduce a better example of active and conscientious citizens who would at least make people view Islam favorably. To a great extent the Prophet managed to achieve this goal and the existence of Muslims in Madinah was a valuable addition to the society.
I raised my head up to the sky and I saw Gabriel in the image of a man with his feet next to one another up on the horizon. He said again: 'Muhammad, you are the Messenger of God and I am Gabriel.' I stood in my place looking up at him; he distracted me from my intention. I was standing there unable to move.
As for Dhikr, the tongue of the Prophet Muhammad never ceased mentioning Allah, the Mighty and Majestic. He used to mention Allah in every condition. When he finished his Prayer he would ask Allah’s forgiveness three times and say: “O Allah, You are peace and from You comes peace. Blessed are You, O Owner of Majesty and Honor.”
I have personally read each of the following biographies of Prophet Muhammad. Some are certainly better than others. One should also be aware that there are many more books of seerah (biography of the Prophet) that I have not yet read. If you have read another and would like to share what you thought of it, please drop a comment to this entry so others can read your recommendation.
One who reads the Quran finds that its contents, including scientific, prophetic and historical information, all contribute to Quran’s status as a miracle. All prophets had miraculous aspects to their lives but because of his status as the last prophet, Prophet Muhammad’s dominant miracle, the Quran, is considered a living miracle.
"The most compassionate of my Community towards my Community is Abu Bakr; the staunchest in Allah’s Religion is Umar; the most truthful in his modesty is Uthman, and the best in judgment is Ali.”
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) knew the reality of this world, its brevity and its temporary nature. So he lived in it not in affluence but as a poor person, enduring hunger one day with patience and eating one day with gratitude...
Since Prophet Muhammad wished to avoid war at all costs, he strove to bring about a peace agreement between him and the Makkans. After great efforts on his part, the non-Muslims agreed to a ten-year peace treaty, which was drafted and signed at Al-Hudaybiyyah, a place outside Makkah.
At about the same time as his marriage to Sawdah Prophet Muhammad became betrothed to Aishah bint Abu Bakr. Some years later Aishah joined their household as a young bride and Sawdah made her welcome; they formed a close bond that remained unbroken even after the Prophet’s death.