"Life through the eyesight of prophet 

Muhammad”

                  (Introduction (part2

Thus we will see the world, through prophet Muhammad eyesight, prettier, more noble, more sublime, and more gentle than our inferior (limited) gaze.

Allah inspired and blessed me both writing this book and its title - ” Life through the eyesight of prophet Muhammad”,and in his eyes and the first thing I thought about was handling the question of: what is the difference between; (through his eyes) and (in his eyes) ?

The answer would be (life through his eyes) means how he used to see it, his viewpoint about it. While (in his eyes) means how he used to estimate it; which is probably a consequence of his point of view. A result that may be so different from the others, that you might be too hasty to say, "as long as he thinks it's (pleasant) pretty, it must be so worthy and valuable in his eyes."

There is no difference in the value of life for God , His apostles and His pious worshippers.

For example When Prophet Muhammad came across a dead lamb that had been thrown out, He said: this world is more worthless to Allah than this to its owners.

The world neither weighs anything to Allah-Almighty- nor to His apostle . This doesn't mean forfeiting (neglecting) a right nor excessive spending.

It rather means it’s not worthy love that robs a Muslim of his mind, He's not selling his faith for it, it is not a satisfying price, even with all its enjoyment, provisions and bounties.

This does not also mean that Muslim exposes himself to destruction and death, in order to get rid of it.

Rather, for a Muslim, it is

an opportunity to do good deeds and a field for earning deeds of obedience to Allâh and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم)

 and to get rewards and provisions for His eternal abode( hereafter) and real life

 Allah Almighty said {.And this worldly life is not but diversion and amusement. And indeed, the home of the Hereafter - that is the [eternal] life, if only they knew.}   64-‘Ankabūt.

Life is a place of hard work and Jihad, yet there is a difference between a tasteful, fruitful jihad and destructive, sterile jihad

Jihad wouldn’t be tasteful and fruitful unless the world wasn’t so precious to you, but to balance it in accordance to its right value mentioned for us through the prophets and revelations.

I cite in this context the story of Ibn al-khadiba in “ siyar A’lam al-Nubala” Book by Al Dhahabi.

The torrent damaged this learned man’s, Ibn al-Khadiba, books and belongings, that he had to work in copying books to Provide a living. Once, he had copied a lot of books then he fell asleep. He had a dream about the Day of Resurrection, and he was told to enter Heaven. He lay in Heaven and said, Praise be to God, I rested from writing.

A nice dream for a nice man, who faced his destiny by working hard, never wept over the effects of heavy rain.

The world for him is not worthy, and the wheel of life is spinning. The thing that matters to him is that Allah provides him with a path to a dignified life.

Some people collapsed to the loss of their money, accustomed to a certain life, pattern and standard of living. They couldn’t imagine any less. He slaughtered himself and killed his son, fearing poverty and humiliation, Then he meets Allah as a disobedient.

Prophet Muhammad

 ﷺ

prayed to his Lord (the Exalted is He) on the Day of Taif, saying: If you do not have anger on me, I do not care.

The world, in his view, is nothing but hastening to Allah.

If it is achieved you have it all, and if not there is no further good in it.

Messenger of Allah

 (ﷺ) 

said: "The world is sweet and green (alluring), and the believer is a stranger or a wayfarer to the home of the Hereafter which is better and more lasting.

On the other hand, the value of life is different in the eyesight of people. The companions of prophet Muhammad saw Ibn Masoud’s leg, too small, and laughed, 

The Messenger of Allah

 (ﷺ) 

said to them: “Why are you laughing? The leg of ‘Abdullah will be heavier in the Balance on the Day of Resurrection than (Mount) Uhud.”

We should weigh everything in the world on his scale

 (ﷺ),

 The criterion for differentiation between people is taqwa, Taqwa is in the heart.

How many hearts may weigh the world with its Taqwa, even though the ribs that contain them are short and weak! How many treasures that are not worth a sheet of paper?

You keep a verse of poetry that carries for you precious/deep meanings that you may not find in other collections of poetry that cars moan carrying.

The Messenger of Allah

 (ﷺ)

 said,

"An endeavour (fighting) in the Cause of Allah in the evening or in the morning is far better than the world and all that it contains."

This is life in the eyesight of prophet Muhammad

 (ﷺ),

 doesn't match an endeavour in the cause of Allah-Almighty; this can be a Prayer in congregation, or

seeking and teaching (spreading) knowledge, or conciliating between people.

Good deeds, that may take an hour duration, are all that you need of this world,

Whereas many fruitless long lives have been wasted.

The shepherd was killed in the battle of khyber after a short period of being Muslim, fate didn't give him a chance to / let him / live longer to do more good deeds, yet he had attained Al-Firdaus, the highest rank in Jannah.

Umm Ar-Rubaiy'i bint Al-Bara', who was the mother of Harithah bin       Suraqah, 

 came to the Prophet

(ﷺ)

 and said: "O Messenger of Allah! Will you not tell me about Harithah? (He was killed in the battle of Badr). If he is in Jannah I shall show endurance, but if he has met another fate, I may exert myself in weeping for him." 

He

 (ﷺ) 

replied, "O mother of Harithah, in in the gardens of Jannah there are many ranks, and your son has attained Al-Firdaus, the highest."

[Al- Bukhari].

The lesson in this fate is that Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, draws our attention to the real sadness; in thinking that he could be from the people of Hell,

And not to be sad that he did not live longer, did not marry, or didn't have a joyful youth.

Thus, if someone dies righteous, this will relieve the sadness of his death, hoping that Allah Almighty will grant him mercy.

  • This book consists of two units, and each unit contains 3 chapters.



                          Unit 1

The world through the eyesight of prophet Muhammad

Chapter 1:The world through the eyesight of prophet Muhammad

Chapter 2: The same scene (incident), yet different viewpoints.

Chapter 3: Prophet Muhammad's view on some wordly life issues.

I hope that this work will be fruitful and achieve its goal; that is life becomes a better place for us through the eyesight of prophet Muhammad (ﷺ).

May God make this work useful to all who have read it, make it an asset for all of them on the day of judgment, and make it a good and acceptable work.

And God is the one who provides success.

Praise be to Allah , Lord of all creation