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If his life as you see and perceive is nothing but purity, truth, and eminence, does it appeal to reason
or logic that a man of such traits would tell lies after the age of forty? About whom would he lie? About
Allah in order to claim he was His Messenger (PBUH), chosen, selected, and inspired by Him?
No, this is the answer of feeling and intuition. What is your way of thinking and what right do you
have to tell lies?
This, we believe, was the attitude of the early believers towards Allah's Messenger (PBUH), the
Muhaajiruun as well as those who sheltered and supported him.
It was a firm and swift attitude that did not leave any place for hesitation or idleness. A man who
had such a pure and enlightened life could not play false with Allah. With such sharp insight, the
believers saw the light of Allah and the followed.
They would thank their insight when they saw later how Allah's Messenger (PBUH) was supported
by Allah and how the whole peninsula was obliged to him. Many unperceived blessings and spoils were
bestowed upon them while he became more modest, more austere, and more pious, until he met Allah at
the appointed time, lying down on a mat that left its impressions on his body.
And when they saw him, the Messenger whose standards victoriously and proudly filled the
horizon, descended the pulpit and received the people, saying while he wept, "Whoever's back I
whipped, here is my back, let him take his revenge; whoever's money I took, here is my money, let him
take of it."
The believers saw him while his uncle Al-Abbaas was asking him to offer him one of the jobs
obtained by ordinary Muslims, and he gently apologized, saying, Truly, uncle, we do not offer that job to
someone who asks or someone who cares for it."
They saw him not only sharing the trouble and hunger that befell people, but establishing for
himself and his folk an unforsaken principle which was, "To be the first to feel hunger if people go
hungry, and the last to satisfy his hunger when people were starving." Yes, the early believers would be
more thankful for their insight which perceived things well even before they came, thanking Allah Who
had guided them to faith.
They would also see that life which was the best proof of the truth of the Messenger (PBUH) when
he said to them: "I am Allah's Messenger unto you." His life was truly eminent. Its eminence and purity
are the best evidence of the truth of the great teacher and noble Messenger (PBUH). Its level of
excellence and eminence never declined nor fell, but remained steadfast from cradle to grave.
Throughout life and after reaching his prime, it was as clear as day that the man who led that life and
conveyed such a message was not seeking wealth, money or sovereignty. When these were offered him
on a golden platter associated with his triumphant leadership, he rejected them all and lived his life till
the last breath devoting himself to Allah, repentant and chaste.
He never deviated from the purposes of his great life the breadth of a hair, and never broke a
promise to Allah in worship or in jihaad.
No sooner would the latter part of the night begin than he would get up, make his ablution and
remain as he was accustomed to do, invoking Allah, praying, and crying.
Mountains of wealth and money were accumulated in his possession, yet he did not change and
never took of it except as the poorest and lowest of Muslims did. Then he died leaving only his armor in
All the countries of the world came closer due to his call, and most of the kings of the earth stood
before his message, in which he called them to Islam, in awe and supplication. Yet, not an atom of