The Messenger of Allah

How can in this world a drowsy people comprehend his reality, when their dreams have distracted them from him to this extent? (Al-Busiri)


About the Truthfulness of the Prophet

Muhammad is a man, but not like other men.

No, he is a ruby and other men are like stones...

{ No prophet could (ever) be false to his trust. (Or: no Prophet can ever be treacherous.)}


People used to ask Ayesha how the Prophet ( sallAllahu `aleihi wa sallam ) lived at home. Like an ordinary man, she answered. He would sweep the house, stitch his own clothes, mend his own sandals; water the camels, milk the goats, help the servants at their work, and eat his meals with them; and he would go to fetch a thing we needed from the market.


He would visit any sick; you would walk as a mourner after any bier he met in the street; and if a slave bade him to dinner, he would go to dine with him.


On the truthfulness of the prophet in all states


Clear proofs come from the miracle of the truthfulness of the Prophet's words. The community agrees that he was protected in what he conveyed and could not say anything contrary to the message, whether by intention, forgetfulness or error.


Intentional opposition to the message is disproved by the proof of the established miracle - which is Allah's word. The Prophet spoke the truth in everything he said according to the consensus of the people of the deen (religion).


MUH299 Qadi `Iyad; Ash-Shifa


more: The Sunna as Evidence, The Probativeness of the Sunna (Hujjiyya al-Sunna) by Dr. G.F. Haddad



كُنْ فِي الدُّنْيَا كَأَنَّك غَرِيبٌ أَوْ عَابِرُ سَبِيلٍ

He also said: ”Be in this world as a stranger or as a passer-by” but also ”do for this world as if to live forever, and the next,  as if to die on the morrow.”


He also said that dearest to him were ”prayer, perfumes, and women”, all that in this world is fragrant of paradise.