All Praise be to Allah who is the Lord of the Worlds, and may Endless Blessings be showered upon His Most Beloved, and Final Messenger of Islam, Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa 'aalihi wa Sallam


More than 1400 years ago in Arabia the people were living very much in fear. They feared their neighbors. They feared other tribes. They even feared their idols. For this was the time before Islam. The Arabs were worshipping idols. In their ignorance they would bury their newly born daughters alive. As Islam began to spread among Arabs such cruel practices stopped. Islam taught love and peace. It taught kindness and respect.

Prophet Muhammad [i]Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam himself was a very kind and loving person. Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam treated every one, young and old, with kindness and respect.

Because Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam was spreading the word of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. And he was changing, for better, the lives of many Arabs and because some Arabs felt that by the teaching of Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam their old idols were losing power they disliked Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam and planned to kill him. Every time they tried to kill him, they failed. This angered the enemies of Islam even more. So they began to harass him in every way they knew.

One old woman made a habit of throwing rubbish on Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam whenever he passed from her house. Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam had to pass that house daily on the way to the masjid. Even when the old woman threw rubbish on him, he would pass silently without showing any anger or annoyance. This was a regular, daily event.

One day when Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam was passing by the woman was not there to throw the rubbish. Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam stopped and asked the neighbor about her well-being. The neighbor informed the Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam that the woman was sick on bed. The Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam politely asked permission to visit the woman. When allowed he entered the house, the woman thought that he had come there to take his revenge when she was unable to defend herself because of sickness. But the Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam assured her that he had come to her, not to take any revenge, but to see her and to look after her needs, as it was the command of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala that if any one is sick, a Muslim should visit him and should help him if his help is needed.

The old woman was greatly moved by this kindness and love of Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam. By the example of greatness of Prophet Muhammad , she understood that he was truly the Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala and Islam was the true religion. She accepted Islam at once.