Chapter 7: The Prophet’s morals

Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) describes His Prophet (peace be upon him), saying: And Verily, you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) are on an exalted (standard of) character.

Al-`Iz ibn `Abdul-Salaam commented, saying: “When great people declare something to be great, it is a sign of its true greatness. How about the Most Great declaring someone to be great!”

Sa`d ibn Hishaam ibn `Aamir narrated that he went to `Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) and said: “O Mother of the Believers, tell me about the manners of the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him).” She replied: ” His manners were (those of) the Qur’aan. Do you not read the Qur`aan, the Saying of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He): And Verily, you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) are on an exalted (standard of) character. ” Sa`d said: “I want to practice celibacy.” She said: “Do not do that. Have you not read: Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) you have a good example to follow. The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) married and had children.”

Allaah (Exalted be He) perfected the character of the Prophet (peace be upon him) from his early childhood, and long before he began to receive revelation. He never once in his life worshipped an idol, drank Khamr (intoxicants), or did anything bad. He was known among his people as Al-Saadiq Al-Ameen (The Honest Truth-Speaker)… read more here.