Life of Prophet Muhammad PBUH sets an example for Muslims today — Learn how?
The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ and his followers left an indelible mark in the annals of history of struggle against the wrong and the unjust. These history-making noble souls of early Islamic history set great examples of patient perseverance, steadfastness, unshaken faith, commitment to their mission, love and devotion to the leader, and unity among their ranks. The Muslims today can follow these golden examples set by their ancestors-in-faith.
Patient perseverance and tolerance were, no doubt, the hallmark of the earliest Muslims, but this wonderful attribute itself branched out of strong and unwavering faith in Allah, and His help for the true believers. Once they had embraced Islam they never doubted it and devoted their energies to the cause of Islam. The Quran appreciates such believers as:
Only those are believers who have believed in God and His Messenger and never since doubted, but have striven with their belongings and their persons in the cause of God; such are the sincere ones. (49:15)
Today’s Muslims are required to strengthen their faith, first of all in the face of any opposition, calamity or hardships by looking at the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ all the times. They should develop a strong belief that true faith coupled with persistent struggle is bound to bear fruit sooner or later. A Muslim living a hard and troubled life should consider true faith as the greatest asset that can ultimately overcome all hardships and difficulties.
Patient perseverance and steadfastness are the attributes that are highly admired by Allah. He knows that true believers emerge successfully from tests and trials, and for them, He has huge and handsome rewards. Today, we are living in times when people tend to lose their temper at the lightest provocation.
We should look to the noble example of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ who would constantly face persecution, rejection and insult, but would remain undeterred.