He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was an example in kindness and mercy:
Allah The Exalted Says (what means):
«And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.»
Abu Tharr (a companion) said, “One night the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu‘alayhi wa sallam, prayed and continued to recite the verse (which means):
«If You should punish them – indeed they are Your servants; but if You forgive them, indeed it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.»
until morning. I asked him about this, he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, responded:“
I asked my Lord to permit me to intercede for my nation. He, The Exalted,granted me my wish. By Allah’s will I will intercede for whoever takes no partners with Allah.”
Maalik bin Al-Huwayrith (a companion) reported, “We came to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and we were all young men of nearly equal ages. We stayed with him for twenty nights, and the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was extremely kind and tender-hearted.