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Who Is Muhammad (S.A.W.W): A Poor Man Story

by | Dec 4, 2015

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“Who is Prophet Muhammad (SAWW)”? is some often question,

Even sometimes make jokes about the Prophet, saying, “Ooooh! Who is Muhammad”. Muhammad was the founder of Islam and the proclaimer of the Quran, Islam’s sacred scripture. He spent his entire life in what is now the country of Saudi Arabia, from his birth in about 570 CE in Mecca to his death in 632 in Medina.

Remember, your best response would be to show them who Mohammad (SAW) is by your actions.

Dear Muslims, do not frustrate the behavior of those people around you. Most have no idea of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In such a case, it’s your responsibility to tell them and show them who Muhammad is, what an epitome of morals and characters he was, and how kind and merciful he was! Tell them, educate them, and show them by your manners that you follow the most excellent History leader. 

And revise the following verse in front of them, Allah says, 

مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَآ أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمْ وَلَٰكِن رَّسُولَ ٱللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ ٱلنَّبِيِّۦنَ ۗ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَىْءٍ عَلِيمًا

Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allāh and seal [i.e., last] of the prophets. And ever is Allāh, of all things, Knowing.

(AlQuran 33:40)

Story of A Poor Man to show, Who Muhammad is:

One day a poor man brought many grapes to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Since he presented his gift to none other than Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), his excitement was at its peak. He placed the grapes beside the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and said, ‘O Prophet of Allah! Please accept this small gift from me.

He was a poor man who could not afford more. His face was glowing with happiness as he offered his small gift. It was evident that he loved the Prophet a lot.

The Prophet (SAW) thanked him graciously. Then, as the man looked at him expectantly, the Prophet ate one grape. Then he ate another one.

Slowly the Prophet finished the whole bunch of grapes by himself. He did not offer grapes to anyone present.

The poor man who brought those grapes was very pleased and left.

Humbleness of Prophet Muhammad(PBUH)

Now know that who is Muhammad, The companions of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) who were around him were surprised.

Usually, the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) shared whatever he got with them. Then, he would offer them whatever he was given, and they would eat it together.

Usually, he would start first out of respect for the person who had given him the gift. But he would always offer it to others.

This time had been different. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) finished many grapes without offering them to anyone.

One of the companions asked respectfully,

“O Prophet of Allah! How come you ate all the grapes by yourself and did not offer to any of us present?”

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) smiled and replied,

“I ate all the grapes by myself because the grapes were sour. If I had offered you, you might have made funny faces and shown your distaste for the grapes. That would have hurt the feelings of that poor man! I thought it was better to eat all of them cheerfully and please the poor man. I did not want to hurt the feelings of that poor man.”

Moral of Story:

  1. Consideration for the feelings of others
  2. Graciousness in accepting gifts.


Such was the character and manner of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Please remember this story and also share it with friends. That’s the best way we respond to the ignorants

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