It is said that the Prophet ﷺ had a beautiful smile. That never would the companions meet him, except that a smile would be apparent on his face; and that the only time he would become angry was when it was for the sake of Allah, and even then, it wasn’t like the anger you see today. He was never harsh, nor cruel, nor bitter towards others.
Sometimes he would smile until you would be able to see his molar teeth. This smile that he kept on his face would fill others hearts with happiness and positivity. For indeed, a smile is symbolic of politeness, optimism and happiness. When he walked, he walked with a sense of humbleness. Yes, a man whose sins had been forgiven, a man who had been guaranteed Paradise, a man who was one of the most beloved to Allah, never walked on this earth with his head held high. He lowered himself as a Slave of Allah. His steps were well calculated, always balanced, not too fast, nor too slow. It is like he embodied balance. Balance in speech, in movement; balance when implementing Islam. He was never extreme. Always in the middle.
He always made time for others. For his wives, for his neighbors, for the orphan child. What hurt others, hurt him too. He felt their pain and he empathized with them. On one instance, tears fell from his eyes when he heard of a man who had buried his daughter alive. Such was the heart of this man. This human being, whom we should all strive to be like. A man whose face always wore a smile, a man whose heart looked out for others and felt their pain, a man who embodied the middle path, and a man whose humbleness was so profound, it brings tears to the eyes of you and I.
May Allah, Al-Wahhaab, gift us with the opportunity to drink from his blessed hands at the fountain of al-Kauthar, ameen.
Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.
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