Prophet - The Model of Goodness

The behaviour and personality of Prophet Muhammad (a) are the best examples to follow in life. A companion of his, who spent full ten years with him, has said:

“Throughout my stay with him I never heard an indecent word from his lips and never found him rude to anyone. He spoke very politely. He was kind to everyone”.

Although Muhammad (a) was the Prophet of Allah and had been appointed by Allah to guide the people, yet he was not ashamed of doing his work with his own hands. He assisted the members of his family in household work and performed the jobs of other deserving persons with great pleasure. He mended his clothes and shoes. He also took part in the construction of Masjid al-Nabi in Madina along with his companions.

His dress was always clean, though simple. He was very mindful of cleanliness. He washed his hands and mouth before and after taking his meals.

He was so kind and generous that he never refused a reasonable request of any person. He often distributed edibles among others and went without meals himself. He always helped the needy and the poor and went to the houses of the sick to enquire after their health. As and when he met anyone he said “Salamun Alaikum”. He always spoke with a smiling face.

The Holy Prophet was a model of all the virtues and qualities of a believer described in the Holy Qur'an. None can describe him better than Allah who has said, he possessed the most noble character.

The personality of our Prophet is an excellent model to follow.


1. How did the Holy Prophet treat others?

2. Who mended the dress and shoes of the Holy Prophet?

3. What kind of dress did the Holy Prophet wear?