Who was he ?
Muhammad () was a man of noble descent. He was a paradigm of excellent manners. Allah, the Exalted, praised him saying:
And verily, you (O Muhammad ) are on an exalted (standard of) character. [68:4]
His enemies attested to his excellent manners.Abu Jahl, who was one of the harshest enemies of Islam, said: ‘O Muhammad! I do not say that you are a liar! I only deny what you brought and what you call people to.’
Some of his Companions described his manners saying:
‘He was never rough. He never raised his voice in public or used foul language. He did not repay evil with evil; rather, he forgave and pardoned. He did not raise his hand to hit a servant or woman. He would not become
angry if he was wronged, nor would he avenge himself. He only became angry when people transgressed the limits and boundaries of Allah; in that case he avenged. The Prophet () was not given a choice between two matters, except that he chose the easier of the two, as long as it was not a sinful act. If that act was a
sinful act, he would be the farthest from it.
When he entered his home he was a normal individual, he would clean his clothes, milk his sheep, and serve himself.’