How He Treated Them ?
Allah granted his Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam qualities of perfection and noble characteristics which distinguished him from all other human beings. Consequently, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam combined all the possible virtuous human traits and was the best leading example in treating others with benevolence. The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam was a sublime example in his interactions with people, old and young, believers and disbelievers, the common people and close Companions.
The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam would support the oppressed, aid the needy, persevere patiently despite the harm he faced from foolish people, face evil with goodness, meet people with a smiling and cheerful face and was unfailingly generous and kind when dealing with people.
As soon as his enemies discovered his extraordinary personality and his exceptional manners, they immediately responded to his call and believed in the message he was preaching. One such person, who came to believe in him, informed him after accepting Islam: "I swear by Allah, O Muhammad! There was no one on the face of the earth who was more detested to me than you. However, now your religion (the religion you are conveying) is the dearest religion to me! There was no land more hated by me than your land but now it is the dearest part of earth to me!"
The book How He Treated Them ? is an abridgement of Interactions Of The Greatest Leader : The Prophet's Dealings With Different People, which is an English Translation of the Seerah work authored in Arabic, كيف اعاملهم النبي صلي الله عليه وسلم by Shaykh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid , who has authored numerous Islamic books and is the supervisor of the renowned Fatwa website IslamQA.com
In this book, you will come to know the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam and how he dealt with different types of people, each according to their qualities and particular circumstances. You will know him as a husband, a father, a neighbour, a friend, as a buyer and a seller, a judge, and someone who gave jurisprudential verdicts.
Allaah The Almighty sent the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam as a slave and a Messenger and bestowed upon him the best manners and the most beautiful qualities. Interpersonal interactions of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam have been outlined in order to highlight how a person whose manners are in consonance with the teachings of the Qur'aan should be.
By learning about his qualities and the way he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam interacted with people, one would know how he dealt with people in their homes, in the market and other places in all walks of life. How did the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam treat people whether they were relatives or strangers, virtuous or sinners, noble or evil?
What benefit can one derive by studying his qualities and manners, that reflect his nobility, generosity and perfect manners? This book answers all these questions and more, and paints a vivid picture of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, who was sent by his Lord to perfect good manners.
Title: How He Treated Them ? - Abridgment Of 'Interactions Of The Greatest Leader : The Prophet's Dealings With Different People'
Author: Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid
Translator: Hazem Ragab
Publisher: Zad Group Publishing (KSA)
Size: 17.0 cm x 24.7 cm
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication: 2014
Sh. Muhammad Salih Al-Munajid is an Islamic lecturer who is of Syrian descent and was born in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) in 1960. He was raised in and currently lives in Saudi Arabia.
He graduated from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management.
He studied Islamic law for 15 years under the former Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, 'Abd al-'Aziz ibn Baaz, who authorized him to teach and give lectures in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
He also studied under the scholars Muhammad ibn Salih al-Uthaymeen, Abdullah Ibn Jibreen, Saleh Al-Fawzan, Abd ar-Rahmaan al-Baraak, ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Ghunaymaan, Muhammad Ould Sidi al-Habeeb ash-Shanqeeti, ‘Abd al-Muhsin az-Zaamil, and ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan ibn Salih al-Mahmoud.
He is the imam and lecturer at the 'Umar ibn Abd al-'Aziz mosque in the city of Al-Khobar, where he teaches and gives lectures in Sharia and da'wah.
He was the first person to launch a website in Saudi Arabia representing Islam. The website Islamqa.com was launched in 1996 CE and presented in a QA format. He supervises the fatwas issued on the website and has continued running it until now. His website Islamqa.com has been translated into eight languages, in addition to the original Arabic: English, French, Spanish, Urdu, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, and Uyghur.
He has taught a number of Islamic classes, in which he taught from texts such as the following:
• Tafseer Ibn Katheer
• Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaari (Commentary on Saheeh al-Bukhaari)
• Fataawa Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah
• Sharh Sunan at-Tirmidhi
• Sharh Kitaab at-Tawheed li’sh-Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
• Sharh ‘Umdat al-Ahkaam fi’l-Fiqh li’l-al-Haafiz ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Maqdisi
• Sharh Kitaab Manhaj as-Saalikeen fi’l-Fiqh li’sh-Shaykh as-Sa‘di.
He has also written a number of books, including:
1. Koonu ‘ala al-Khayr A‘waanan (Cooperate in doing good)
2. The Muslim Home - 40 Recommendations
3. 33 Ways of Developing Khushoo in prayer
4. The Prophet’s Methods for Correcting People’s Mistakes
5. 70 Matters Related to Fasting
6. Dealing with Worries and Stress
7. Disallowed Matters
8. Prohibitions that are taken too lightly
9. What you should do in the following situations
10. Weakness of Faith
11. Means of Steadfastness: Standing Firm in Islam
12. I Want to Repent, But…
13. Problems and Solutions
14. Siraa‘ ma‘a ash-Shahawaat (Fighting Whims and Desires)
He has several radio and television programs on channels in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Persian Gulf. He has contributed to TV programs and tapes on different subjects, amounting to more than 4500 audio hours over 23 years. Most of the content is in Arabic, although some of it is translated into English.
He is also the supervisor of the Islam Web Site (islam.ws) which includes eight sites. He is also the supervisor of the Zad Group, which is involved in Islamic education and da‘wah, with activities in the fields of mobile phones, telecoms, production, broadcasting, TV and publishing.