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Sabr of Rasoolullah(ﷺ)

Allah mentions in the Holy Qur’an:
وَمَاۤ اَرۡسَلۡنٰكَ اِلَّا رَحۡمَةً لِّـلۡعٰلَمِيۡنَ‏

And We have not sent you O Muhammad, but as a mercy for humankind and all that exists.” (21:107)
Allah (SWT) states that He sent Prophet ﷺ as a mercy for humankind. Allah did not mention that he ﷺ was sent to a particular gender or to a specific nation, but that the Prophet ﷺ was sent as a messenger to the whole of mankind.
Prophet ﷺ was rejected by his own people and faced multiple problems.
When Prophet ﷺ was in Makkah, the Arabs were rude to him and he was attacked heartlessly for his message but he ﷺ never returned rudeness with rudeness, but he ﷺ responded with kindness and accepted the harsh treatment with patience.
Prophet ﷺ was the first to convey Allah’s message in a way which is suitable for all people, in all places, at all times.
Throughout his prophethood Prophet ﷺ practiced patience and encouraged his followers to do the same.
Let us not forget the incident of Ta’if when the Prophet ﷺ went to the city of Ta’if, hoping to find people who would listen and support his message; but instead of support, he ﷺ found insult and injuries. He ﷺ was chased out by men, women and children throwing stones at him.
Jibreel (AS) came telling Prophet ﷺ that there are angels ready to destroy these people, but our beloved Prophet ﷺ did not allow that. Instead of revenge, his response was: “May Allah produce from their offspring ones who will worship Allah alone”.
Would we still have hope on such a people?
It was our beloved Prophet’s nature never to give up.
Most of us know these incidents, but it is very difficult to realize what Prophet ﷺ must have felt like in all these situations as none of us are tested in any way even close to how he ﷺ was tested.
Just try to imagine the inner state of our Prophet ﷺ. After all he was a human being. Imagine the strength of his piety.
Paitence is a quality that we must practice and incorporate in small and tough situations alike.
Violence, cruelty and senseless behaviour was not taught by Prophet Muhammed ﷺ. His only mission was to spread the message of the Most Merciful with patience and tolerance.
By: Bint Malik
Team IR

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