Anecdotes from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad

by Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqui

Introduction

Unfortunately, this materialistic world has such a hold on our lives and thoughts that we spare little time, if any, to matters of the spirit, or for the betterment of the soul which survives this earthly being. It is only when calamities shake our very existence that we think seriously of Allah, but it might be too late then. Allah, in His Mercy, had been sending messengers to guide man, a rational being, to the mode of life which leads toward Him. Blessed are they who pay attention to the Divine Guidance and save themselves.

My object in writing this booklet is to give the reader a glimpse into the life of the greatest benefactor of mankind — the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) whose message is addressed to all mankind and holds good for all times to come. The very nature of this work demands that one should study the different biographies of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, his sayings and actions as mentioned in the standard works like Sahih al-Bukhari, Muslim, etc., and make selections therefrom. I have freely borrowed from the numerous writings on the subject, and have selected the choicest and most typical of the anecdotes of the Holy Prophet and present them here in this handy form. I am confident that these will hold the readers’ interest and appeal to them.

In the words of the Prophet Abraham (peace be on him), I also pray:

“Our Lord, accept from us; surely Thou art the Hearing, the Knowing” (Holy Quran, 2:127).

Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqui

29 Gulberg Colony,
Lahore, Pakistan.
23 September 1961

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