Taken from a live lecture series entitled “Seerah: Lessons and Morals”
delivered by Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi
The meaning of the word Khatam that emerges out of the context of the Holy Qur\'an and which is the same as given in all lexicons of the Arabic language is also affirmed by the observations of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). We quote some authentic traditions to illustrate the case in point:
When the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) fell ill, all he had with him were seven dinars and he asked his family to give them away. They were so preoccupied nursing him that they forgot all about them. One day when the fever had abated, he asked what they had done with the seven dinars. ‘A’isha said that she still had them. He asked her to bring them to him, then holding the seven dinars in his hand, he said, “What would Muhammad do if he met his Lord and this was with him?” He then gave them away.
We learn from the stories of his life that Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a very thoughtful boy. He took good care of his family's sheep, and played with the other children. But he also spent much time alone, wondering about the mysteries of nature. He thought about the people around him, how they lived and how they behaved. Even when he was a very little boy Halimah said that she often found him sitting by himself.
You should know that our Prophet's (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) merits and distinctions are many. Among them are:
1. The noble manners and fine qualities for which Allah(Almighty) praised him when He said:
"And indeed, you are of a great moral character." (68:4)
The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) himself said,
"I have been sent to perfect the noble traits of character." (At-Tabarani)
Care for Him
The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) was born on Monday in the month of Rabee` al-Awwal. It was said to have been on the second, on the eighth, on the tenth or on the twelfth. Ibn Katheer said, "What is correct is that he was born in the "year of the elephant", which was stated by Ibraheem ibn al-Mundhir, the shaykh of al-Bukhari, by Khalifah ibn Khayyat and agreed on by others.
The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) married Khadijah when he was twenty-five years of age and she was forty. It was after he (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) had travelled to Syria on a business trip for her with her servant, Maysarah, who was much impressed by him and his integrity. Upon their return, he informed her of what he had observed. She sent a proposal of marriage to him and he married her.
Enemies of Islam never tire of repeating the claim that Islam is unjust to women, oppresses them, deprives them of their rights and considers them no more than servants and a means of enjoyment for men.
The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) encouraged husbands to spend on their wives. He (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said,
"You will not spend any expenditure seeking the approval of Allah but that you will be rewarded for it – even the bite of food you put into the mouth of your wife." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
And he (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) pointed out that what is spent on the family is the best expenditure, saying,
The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) was appointed to prophethood at the age of forty, which is the age of complete maturity. The angel appeared to him in the cave of Hiraa' on Monday, the 17th of Ramadhan. When revelation descended on him, it was very difficult for him; his face changed and his forehead perspired.