Seerah of Prophet Muhammad Changed My LifeUsama Ghumman
Many Muslims see studying the Seerah as more than simply a religious duty; it’s also a chance to become closer to the Prophet and better grasp the lessons learned from his life. Muslims may benefit from the Prophet’s example by studying his life and emulating the morals and values he displayed. The Seerah is an example of how to be a God-fearing, loving human being who is also devoted to God.
Lessons of patience, endurance, and resilience are also stressed throughout the Seerah. The Prophet overcame many difficulties and setbacks during his life without wavering in his dedication to his message or faith. Muslim students of the Seerah take heart from his example of steadfast belief in the face of hardship.
The Seerah also emphasizes the value of treating people with care and consideration. It was widely reported that the Prophet was generous and friendly to people of all faiths and cultures. After reading their life story, Muslims are urged to treat people respectfully and kindly (Seerah).
Faith, endurance, compassion, and the value of treating people with love and respect are some lessons from this book.
What makes studying Seerah so crucial?
Most of the time, we encounter Seerah in novels where it is described as a reality. We read it like any other piece of information without recognizing the profound importance of Seerah. Those “facts” were presented to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Reading a book isn’t enough to learn about Seerah; we also have to think about it, reflect on it, draw conclusions about ourselves, and then put those conclusions into practice. To do so, one must have an emotional and spiritual connection with the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Knowing the meaning of the word “Seerah” is necessary before I can go into detail about why it’s so important to study it. What it usually refers to is a person’s life story. Hence, the term “Seerah of Prophet Muhammad” (PBUH) refers to the life story of the Prophet Muhammad, or al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah (PBUH).
- According to the teachings of the Quran, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the ideal person to emulate. To continue in his footsteps, it will be necessary to study his background.
- We tend to overlook that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a human being and a Prophet second when we examine his greatness. This is why we have difficulty caring for him and his situation. Evidence from his life shows that he felt pain (emotional and bodily), loved his family, mourned the deaths of loved ones, etc. And yet, we need to remember all of these aspects of his humanity in favor of retaining simply his sermons, wars, prophethood, etc. Reading the Seerah sheds light on these kinds of problems.
- We may take many things from the Prophet’s life and use them to better ourselves. He would always be the one to initiate a conversation with new acquaintances, greeting them with a courteous “Salam” and a brief introduction. The Seerah also teaches us to be patient, a virtue essential in this world. Jesus (PBUH) taught us that a life well-lived involves harmony between religious observance and worldly pursuits. He didn’t ignore Dunya; he provided for and loved his family, worked to put food on the table by going to the market, etc.
- Every piece of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life has been meticulously documented. Even though no photograph of him exists, every detail of his outward look has been meticulously documented. The Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most trustworthy and dependable historical record ever compiled.
- Some people confuse Seerah with Sunnah, yet they are two different things. The Sunnah is quite technical and only touches on small parts of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Life stories are recounted, and the things he said, did and approved of are all included.
- In contrast, Seerah refers to Muhammad’s (PBUH) whole life story. It covers his life as a Prophet and his life before becoming one. To completely appreciate his life, some academics also explore the conditions in Mecca before his birth to help us grasp the circumstances under which he was born and the struggles he endured later in life.
The Prophet Muhammad’s Some Teachings that change your life
In the last two decades, technological progress has worked to widen the gap between the generations. The influence of media such as movies, video games, and social media on children’s interests and conduct has left many parents feeling distant from their offspring. Yet, we are still committed to instructing the next generation in creating and sustaining a peaceful Muslim household.
Even if people’s day-to-day activities may change, some specific abilities and values are always helpful. To strike a healthy work-life balance, look no further than our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). We may continue to uphold his excellent character traditions while caring for our houses and families, even as entertainment and other influences have evolved. Our children may benefit much from our teaching them and setting excellent examples for them in these areas of house management from an early age.
Below are some ahadith that provide insight into how the Prophet, peace and blessings are upon him, handled domestic matters.
It is achieving and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
“Give each one who has a right that which is due; because your Lord has a right over you, as do you in yourself, and as does your wife.” (Bukhari)
These words of wisdom were spoken to a friend who had abandoned his family to devote more time to religious practice and charitable acts.
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Taking care of one’s hygiene.
There should be constant reminders to keep ourselves clean and healthy. In this way, the Prophet was an unrivaled example to follow. The Prophet used the siwak to reportedly rinse his mouth when he awoke at night (tooth stick). – (Bukhari; Muslim) When he returned home after a day outdoors, the first thing he did was rinse his mouth with siwak. (Muslim)
Abu Huraira quoted the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) as saying, “Verily, I am only like a parent to you in the manner that I educate you. The Quran instructs, “When one of you goes to relieve himself, he should not face the direction of prayer or turn his back to it entirely, and he should not wash with his right hand.
— (Abu Dawud)
It’s essential that the kindness we show our children extends to teaching them proper manners and cleanliness.
Developing a family prayer routine.
Insha’Allah, if you pray as a family, you’ll remain together (God-willing). Regular family prayer time is a great way to model good conduct for children, strengthen family bonds, and put Allah first in your life. The Prophet, upon whom be peace, would rouse his household with a call to prayer.
– (Bukhari; Muslim)
This is a good practice that should continue even after Ramadan ends. Whereas holidays may serve as a jumping-off point, the ultimate objective should be to make worship a way of life all year round.
In every element of Muslim life, Muslims look to the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for direction and inspiration. By learning everything there is to know about the Prophet’s life and teachings, the Seerah gives a model for how to be a person of faith, compassion, and devotion to God.
The Seerah details the Prophet’s whole life, from his early years through his prophetic mission, his journey to Medina, and his time as the head of the Muslim community. It imparts to Muslims the Prophet’s wisdom on religion, morals, ethics, human interaction, social equity, and political leadership.
Several examples of how the Seerah is fundamental to Muslim life are provided below.
Muslims may learn more about the circumstances surrounding the revelation of each verse in the Quran by reading the Seerah. As a result, a greater appreciation for the Quran and its applicability to modern problems is gained.
In the Seerah, Muhammad (peace be upon him) is shown as the quintessential Muslim role model. His life and teachings may be a template for effective leadership, interpersonal skills, and personal integrity.
Islamic morality and ethics are taught in the Seerah. It demonstrates the Prophet’s love, mercy, forgiveness, and justice, all of which are ideals that Muslims want to follow.
The Seerah emphasizes the Prophet’s dedication to social justice and equality. This belief motivates Muslim communities to fight against poverty, inequality, and persecution.
The Seerah emphasizes to Muslims the value of healthy connections with one’s immediate circle of family and friends and the larger community. The Prophet’s dealings with people are modeled here, and advice for mending fences and fostering friendships is provided.
The Muslims’ foundation rests on the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Faith, morality, ethics, social justice, and interpersonal relationships are only a few areas in which it offers instruction. Muslims may look to the example set by the Prophet Muhammad in the Seerah for guidance in all aspects of their life.