His Mercy in Dealing with the Weak

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he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, dealt with the weak in the most merciful and compassionate way.

it was narrated that anas ibn maalik, may allaah be pleased with him, said, “when the messenger of allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, had completed his dawn prayer, the servants of madeenah came to him with vessels of water, and he would dip his hand in each one of them; and sometimes they came at he cold dawn (and he did not feel reluctant to accede to their request even in the cold weather) and dipped his hand in them.” [muslim] they did this to get blessings from the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and this was a special privilege of his only.

the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did such things out of his perfect mercy and sublime kindness in order to please them in spite of the suffering he experienced because of the severe coldness of madeenah. this mercy and compassion were not unnatural attributes that the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, pretended to have during their lifetimes only, but they persisted after their deaths as well:

it was narrated that abu hurayrah, may allaah be pleased with him, said, “a black person, a male or a female, would sweep the mosque. later, he died and the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not know about it. one day, the prophet remembered him and said: ‘what happened to that person?’ people replied, ‘o messenger of allaah, he died’ he said: ‘why did you not inform me?’ they said, ‘his story was such and such (i.e. they regarded him as insignificant).’ he said: ‘show me his grave.’ he then went to his grave and offered the funeral prayer there.” [al-bukhaari and muslim]

another aspect of his mercy with the weak people is that he would give up a good deed out of his mercy for them as we have mentioned previously such as giving up going out behind every sariyyah (army unit). [al-bukhaari and muslim]

furthermore, the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not disdain to walk with a widow

and needy people so as to fulfill their needs.” [an-nasaa’i; al-albaani: saheeh (authentic)]

the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would go to the weak muslims, visit the their sick and attend their funerals.” [al-haakim; al-albaani: saheeh (authentic)] and many other examples as we mentioned in the chapter on the humility of the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, dealt with the weak in the most merciful and compassionate way.

it was narrated that anas ibn maalik, may allaah be pleased with him, said, “when the messenger of allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, had completed his dawn prayer, the servants of madeenah came to him with vessels of water, and he would dip his hand in each one of them; and sometimes they came at he cold dawn (and he did not feel reluctant to accede to their request even in the cold weather) and dipped his hand in them.” [muslim] they did this to get blessings from the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and this was a special privilege of his only.

the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did such things out of his perfect mercy and sublime kindness in order to please them in spite of the suffering he experienced because of the severe coldness of madeenah. this mercy and compassion were not unnatural attributes that the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, pretended to have during their lifetimes only, but they persisted after their deaths as well:

it was narrated that abu hurayrah, may allaah be pleased with him, said, “a black person, a male or a female, would sweep the mosque. later, he died and the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not know about it. one day, the prophet remembered him and said: ‘what happened to that person?’ people replied, ‘o messenger of allaah, he died’ he said: ‘why did you not inform me?’ they said, ‘his story was such and such (i.e. they regarded him as insignificant).’ he said: ‘show me his grave.’ he then went to his grave and offered the funeral prayer there.” [al-bukhaari and muslim]

another aspect of his mercy with the weak people is that he would give up a good deed out of his mercy for them as we have mentioned previously such as giving up going out behind every sariyyah (army unit). [al-bukhaari and muslim]

furthermore, the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not disdain to walk with a widow and needy people so as to fulfill their needs.” [an-nasaa’i; al-albaani: saheeh (authentic)]

the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would go to the weak muslims, visit the their sick and attend their funerals.” [al-haakim; al-albaani: saheeh (authentic)] and many other examples as we mentioned in the chapter on the humility of the prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

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