Blessed lifestyles of Beloved Prophet

The blessed life history of our Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is a beacon of guidance for everyone till the existence of the world. Many pearls of wisdom are concealed in every act of his. Devotees of Rasool feel proud of carrying out these acts and consider them to be the wealth for the world and the Hereafter. Now eight blessed life styles of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم are mentioned here. 

1 Conversation of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would converse in a clear and beautiful manner. (Musnad Imam Ahmad, vol. 10, pp. 115, Hadees 26269) He صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would repeat an important point three times so that it could be understood well. (Shama’il-e-Muhammadiyyah, pp. 134, Hadees 214) He صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would not converse unnecessarily. (Shama’il-e-Muhammadiyyah, pp. 135, Hadees 215)

2 Blessed walking pace: When the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم walked, he صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would walk by placing his blessed feet firmly. It looked as if he صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was leaning [slightly]. (Wasa’il-ul-Wusool ‘Ila Shama’il-e-Rasool, pp. 60)

3 Manner of sneeze: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would dislike sneezing loudly. When he صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم sneezed, he صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would cover his blessed mouth with a cloth or blessed hand. (Wasa’il-ul-Wusool ‘Ila Shama’il-e-Rasool, pp. 99)

4 Manner of taking rest: At the time of sleeping, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would keep his right blessed hand under his blessed cheek (Subul-ul-Huda War Rashad, vol. 7, pp. 253) and would recite this Du’a: اَللّٰهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ اَمُوتُ وَ اَحْيَا i.e. ‘O Allah! I die and live with Your name (i.e. sleep and awaken)’; and when he صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would awaken, he صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would recite this Du’a: اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي اَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا اَمَا تَنَا وَاِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ i.e. Thankfulness is for Allah Who has raised us after death and to Him we have to return. (Shama’il-e-Muhammadiyyah, pp. 157, Hadees 243)

5 Manner of drinking water: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would drink water in three breaths. (Muslim, pp. 863, Hadees 5287)

6 Use of fragrance: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم liked fragrance. (Miraat-ul-Manajeeh, vol. 6, pp. 174) He صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would not reject the gift of fragrance. (Shama’il-e-Muhammadiyyah, pp. 130, Hadees 208) He صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would use fragrance of musk and ambergris. (Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah, vol. 2, pp. 70)

7 Manner of looking in mirror: At the time of looking in the mirror, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would thank Allah Almighty and would recite this Du’a: اَللّٰہُمَّ کَمَا اَحْسَنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّن خُلُقِي i.e. O Allah! As you have made my physical appearance good-looking, so also make my character good. (Al-Wafa Li-Ibn Jauzi, vol. 2, pp. 161)

8 Manner of applying kohl: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would apply Ismid kohl. (Tirmizi, vol. 3, pp. 294, Hadees 1763) He صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would apply the kohl stick thrice in his blessed eyes. (Shama’il-e-Muhammadiyyah, pp. 51, Hadees 49) and sometimes he صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would apply the kohl stick twice in both of his blessed eyes and would use one kohl stick in both of his blessed eyes. (Wasa’il-ul-Wusool ‘Ila Shama’il-e-Rasool, pp. 77)

In order to get information about different Sunnahs and manners the study of the book namely Sunnatayn aur Adaab ‘Sunnahs and Manners’ and the booklets namely ‘101 Madani Pearls’ and ‘163 Madani Pearls’ will be very effective.

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