The Prophet’s Guidance in Buying, Selling and Dealings
The Prophet bought and sold, but he bought more than he sold after he wasentrusted with [Allah's] message.
He also leased and rented, appointed agents and was appointed as such, but he appointed morethan he was appointed.
He purchased on cash and credit, he interceded and others interceded for him, and he borrowed with mortgage or without it.
He gave donations and accepted them, and he gave gifts and accepted them. If he did not want the gift he apologized to the giver.
He accepted gifts offered by kings and distributed them among his companions.
He was the best of people in his dealings. If he borrowed something from someone, he returned something better and supplicated Allah to bless him, his family and his wealth.
Once he borrowed a camel, and its owner came to collect it being harsh with the Prophet. When his companions wanted to show aggression to the man, he said: “Leave him, for he who has a right is entitled to demand it His reaction to severe abuse towards him was additional forbearance.
He told someone who became furious to extinguish his anger with wudhu', and to sit down if he was standing, and to seek refuge in Allah from Satan.
He was never arrogant with anyone; on the contrary, he behaved humbly and modestly with his companions, greeting the young and the old.
He would joke at times, but even then, always spoke truth. And he told amusing stories, but never stated except the truth.
He raced on foot, repaired his shoes and stitched his clothes by his own hand.
He patched his leather bucket, milked his goat, cleaned his garment, served his family and himself and with his companions carried bricks for building the mosque.
He was the most tolerant and kind person.
He was never required to choose between two things but that he opted for the easier one, as long as it was not sinful.
He never avenged an injustice committed against himself, but when one of Allah’s prohibitions had been violated his anger was overwhelming.
He used to give and seek counsel, visit the sick, attend funerals, accept invitations and strive to meet the needs of widows, the poor and the weak.
He used to supplicate Allah for anyone who did him a favour. He said: "When a favour is done for someone and he says to him who did it,'Jazak-Allahu khayran' (May Allah reward you well), he has conveyed the utmost praise.