The Prophet’s Example on Overcoming the Ego

There are many pitfalls associated with egotism and self-absorption. Ego, however, should not be confused with desirable traits such as dignity, self-respect, and firmness. In the context of this discussion, ego – as defined by the American author, Ryan Holiday – implies an “unhealthy belief in our own importance”. Indeed, an egotistic person is disinclined … Continue reading The Prophet’s Example on Overcoming the Ego

“Fatima is part of me” – The Prophet’s Exemplary Relationship with his Daughter

An integral part of Islam is maintaining ties of kinship, and in particular, being good towards one’s immediate family. While Prophet Muhammad ﷺ loved all his children equally, he had a very special relationship with his youngest daughter, Fatima. She was born a few years before prophethood was bestowed upon him, and was the only … Continue reading “Fatima is part of me” – The Prophet’s Exemplary Relationship with his Daughter

10 Quotations by Western Scholars on Prophet Muhammad

Over the centuries, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ has been heavily targeted in the West, whether for personal gain or through sheer ignorance. However, those who have impartially studied the life of Muhammad ﷺ in detail have painted a completely different picture. Here are ten quotations by famous Western non-Muslim writers, professors, statesmen, philosophers, historians, and even … Continue reading 10 Quotations by Western Scholars on Prophet Muhammad

When the Prophet Smiled

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ bore great hardships throughout his life, particularly in the years after his prophethood. Indeed, some of the tragedies he encountered – including witnessing the deaths of six among his seven children – were far beyond an ordinary person’s share of grievances in this world. Despite such difficulties, the Prophet ﷺ maintained a … Continue reading When the Prophet Smiled

Prophet Muhammad’s Attitude in Daily Life

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ set an example for us in all aspects of life, and his interpersonal dealings were no exception. He said, “The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.” (Reported by Bukhari) So here are five sayings by those close to the Prophet ﷺ regarding his attitude towards others that … Continue reading Prophet Muhammad’s Attitude in Daily Life

Life Story of Prophet Muhammad

Muhammad ﷺ was born in the Arabian city of Mecca in 571 CE. The society in Arabia was a tribal one, and he was born into the tribe of Quraysh, the proud custodians of the House of God (Kaaba) built by Abraham and Ishmael about 2,500 years earlier. Most of the Arabs, and nearly all … Continue reading Life Story of Prophet Muhammad

The Simple Lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad

The lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was remarkably simple and unpretentious. He did not possess any luxuries, and the gifts he used to receive were often distributed among others or given away in charity. Most Muslims in Madinah at the time were not wealthy; however, the Prophet ﷺ lived very humbly even by their standards. … Continue reading The Simple Lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad