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VIRTUES of MUHAMMAD ‘alaihis-salâm

There are hundreds of books telling about the virtues of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’. Virtue means superior quality.

The following are five of his superior qualities.

  • Of all the creatures, Muhammad’s ‘alaihis-salâm’ soul was the first to be created.

  • Allâhu ta’âlâ wrote his name on the ’Arsh, on the Gardens of Paradise, and on the seven skies.

  • The expression, “Lâ ilâha il-l-Allah Muhammadun Rasûlullah (There is no god but Allahu ta’âlâ, and Muhammad ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’ is His Messenger),” is written on the leaves of a rose growing in India.

  • A fish that had been caught in a river in the vicinity of Basra had the name of Allah on its right flank and the name Muhammad ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’ on the left. There are many other similar events. The hundredth page of A History of Fish, which was printed in London in 1975, contains the picture of a fish with the writing that says, “Shânullah”, on its tail. It is stated there also that the phrase ‘Lâ ilâha il-l-Allah’ is written on the other side of the tail. There are many other examples to this effect.

  • Whenever he felt sad, he would begin performing namâz. The flavour and the pleasure he felt during the namâz would eliminate his sadness.

  • He would never listen to a backbiter or a gossipper.

  • Whenever he wanted to look at something on one side or behind, he would turn with his entire body, instead of turning only his head.