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Durood upon the prophet 5

In the name of Allah the most beneficient, the most merciful

Today I have been thinking about the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. Today I have been thinking about how he used to be a shepherd when he was a young boy.

He used to tend towards the sheep and this required many qualities.

Vigilance

A shepherd has to be vigilant and be aware of any possible impending danger to his flock.

Defending the weak

This required protecting the sheep from stronger predatory animals which sought to devour them.

Care and compassion

Tending towards the sheep if they had pain or were pregnant or were about to deliver a baby lamb.

Endurance & Forebearance

The prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم would have had to have been patient, enduring the weather including the possibly at times hot Arabian sun beating down upon his noble face. The weather, the being secluded from other people and thus social interaction that is the isolation, the being away from food (as he would have no access to food besides that which he had brought himself) and many other factors cultivated his ability to be patient and endure. This becomes particularly relevant when we remember that for around 3 years of his adult life during his prophethood he and his followers were ostracized by his tribe, boycotted under a formal agreement amongst his tribe, the Quraish, that his clan would be ostracized.

Dealing with solitude

When one is alone, one often does not have to respond to the practical requests, orders or conversation of others. Naturally it often causes someone to think of things beyond the mundane and everyday, perhaps to engage in introspection, perhaps to contemplate. Later on in his life, the prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم would go on retreats including in a cave in the mountain of Hira in his search and struggle for the truth.

 

How wonderful it would have been to have been with the holy prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم during those times when he was alone tending to sheep.

How wonderful it would have been to have been able to speak to him, to engage in conversation with him.

How wonderful it would have been to have been able to help him with any need or request of his.

May Allah bless this noble and kind man.

Here are some pictures of people caring for their sheep.

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Oh Allah please send peace and prayers upon our noble prophet.

 

All praise be to Allah the lord of the worlds and the master of existence. Peace and prayers be upon our noble prophet and upon his noble family and companions and his ummah (Islamic nation) and his brothers, the Anbiya (the prophets) and upon their followers. Peace be upon them all and may Allah make us all love our holy prophet and make us others love him. The one who does not love the prophet is not part of the ultimate love, the greatest love, the love of the Creator of the universe for the best of the creation, the beloved of Allah, Muhammad ibn Abdullah.

Peace be upon our noble prophet, the kind, soft, warm-hearted man inclined to mercy and forgiveness, the one who did not look at people’s forms and appearances, the one for whom the internal character of a person was much more important.

Peace be upon him and let us make durood for him day and night, every hour of the day and make others too love him and send peace and prayers upon him.

Ameen, thumma Ameen.

 

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