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The Prophet (saas) was most considerate and compassionate towards the faithful

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the prophet (saas) was a compassionate man, full of love and understanding. he took an interest in the physical and spiritual problems of his friends, relatives and all those around him, and took all appropriate measures to ensure their health, security and happiness. he took them under his wing, and always bore in mind their lot in the hereafter by encouraging them to remain godly. these features of the prophet (saas), that are an example for all of humanity, are revealed in verses:

a messenger has come to you from among yourselves. your suffering is distressing to him; he is deeply concerned for you; he is gentle and merciful to the believers. (surat at-tawba: 128)

"and take the believers who follow you under your wing." (surat ash-shu'ara': 215)

since the companions of the prophet (saas) took him as a model, they made the appropriate sacrrifices as mentioned in the qur'an, behaving with emphaty and compassion. one verse speaks of the sacrifices the faithful made for the sake of one another:

those who were already settled in the abode, and in belief, before they came, love those who migrated to them and do not find in their hearts any need for what they have been given and prefer them to themselves even if they themselves are needy. it is the people who are safe-guarded from the avarice of their own selves who are successful. (surat al-hashr: 9)

the faithful, who were taught by the prophet (saas), and abided by the verses of the qur'an, behaved compassionately even towards prisoners of war. verses speak of this, too:

they give food, despite their love for it, to the poor and orphans and captives: "we feed you only out of desire for the face of allah. we do not want any repayment from you or any thanks. truly we fear from our lord a glowering, calamitous day." (surat al-insan: 8-10)

the prophet (saas) reminded his companions to be compassionate, and was the greatest model for them in that regard:

"those who have mercy will receive the mercy of the most merciful. have mercy on those who are on earth, the one in heavens will have mercy on you."23

"those who show no mercy will be shown no mercy"24

"i swear by whom my soul is in his hand, you will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love each other. do you want me to guide you to something which if you practice, you will love each other? spread greeting with peace among of you."25

those who perform good actions will receive better than them and will be safe that day from terror.(surat an-naml: 89)


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