Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

A Glimpse of the Character Traits of the Prophet Muhammad, Part II

In Part I of this article published in the previous issue, Ayatollah Zanjani gave a brief account of the Prophet Muhammad’s virtuous characteristics displayed throughout his childhood, under his caretakers, and during his employment. The Prophet (s) also showed love and devotion towards the destitute, the oppressed, and the slaves. In offering this description, Zanjani highlighted the admirable qualities the Prophet (s) practiced with utmost perfection, some of them being cleanliness, forgiveness, worship, and companionship. Part II continues with this account on the Prophet’s renunciation, his steadfastness, and his respect for public opinion. In accomplishing his mission, the Prophet (s) liberated Muslims from their own whims, thus proving renunciation to be a necessary characteristic. Despite all obstacles, he remained unwavering in his faith. Moreover, he valued public opinion and warned against interfering in the private affairs of others.


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