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Praise be to Allah and may Allah increase the honour and raise the rank of our Master Muhammad (sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam), peace be upon him and upon all the Prophets before him.

 

We strongly condemn a movie which denigrates our Master Muhammad peace to be upon him which we find offensive to all Muslims.

 

He is Muhammad, the one with the aggrandized manners, He is Muhammad who accepts what the Honourable Qur’an calls to accept, he followed the manners and conducts that the Qur’an called for and abided by its orders. He never revenged on his own behalf unless the boundaries of the Religion were violated.

He is Muhammad whom God has sent as a mercy to All nation. He is Muhammad, the most courageous and brave man when confronting the attackers.

He is Muhammad, who has never said “No” whenever asked to give any worldly thing which is permissible to give, only if it was something he could not find.

He is Muhammad, the most truthful human when talking, the most trustworthy person, and the best human to deal with. God the Exalted gave His Prophet peace to be upon him the highest rank of the good manners.

He used to look to the ground more than looking to the sky, which means that he used to look to the ground more than looking at the sky whenever he is silent or not talking; however, when he wanted to talk he used to direct his sight to the sky as an indication that it is the Qiblah of du^a’(direction for supplication) and the place where mercies, blessings, and Revelations descended.

He never focused his eyes in anybody’s face out of his extreme modesty and humbleness, He is Muhammad; who was the most humble human being and the most generous person to his companions; among that is that he did not use to extend his feet while sitting with people out of respect to them.

He was the most merciful person to every believer, his mercy was not restricted only to the human beings, it included other than the humans like animals and birds; to the extent that the cat would come to him and he would lower the pot making it easy for her to drink; he would do that many times for any cat that would come to him.

He is Muhammad, who used to accompany the poor, the needy, and the widow if they would come to him asking for something. The Prophet, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, used to joke with his Companions as a means of comforting them and showing his love towards them because of the hardships they were facing at that time. This resulted in a release of stress; however, he used to joke without violating the rules of the religion by always speaking the truth because all prophets are impeccable from lying both before and after prophet-hood.

He used to sit and eat with the slaves never showing superiority over them and used to say: “I’m just a slave; I eat as the slave eats, and I sit as the slave sits.”Verse 4 of Surat al-Qalam clarified his manners :{وإِنَّكَ لَعَلَى خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ}It means: "Verily, your manners are distinguished and great.

"When Lady ^A’ishah may Allah raise her rank was asked about the Prophet’s manners, she said: {كان خلقه القرءان}It means:

"His manners were all what the Qur'an ordered to do. "On another occasion when ^A’ishah may Allah raise her rank was asked about the prophet's manners, she said: “He was not extreme nor an extremist, he did not use to spend his time during the day in the markets talking with the purpose of collecting money.

 

He never mistreated those who mistreated him; but rather, he used to pardon and forgive.” As for the news about his generosity, they are plenty; among them is what Imam Muslim related from the route of Anas that he said: “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam used to give anything that would benefit Islam if he was to be asked.

Once a man came to him asking for some support, the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam gave him sheep which were grazing between two mountains. That man went to his people and said: “O people embrace Islam, for Muhammad gives as much as the one who does not fear poverty.”

As for the news about detaching himself from the worldly interests, his humility, and his efforts for the hereafter; they are many; among them is what was related by al-Bayhaqiyy, at-Tirmidhiyy, and Ibn Majah from the route of ^Abdullah; he said: The Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam laid down on a mat, which left some marks on his skin. So I began stroking my hand over his skin so that the marks would disappear and said: You come before my own father and mother O Messenger of Allah, would you permit us to spread something for you on the floor to sleep on that will prevent you from such marks?

He said what means: "Keep the worldly matters away from me, and keep me away from them, in this life I am just like a rider who rested in a shade under a tree and left it when departing."

He, may Allah raise his rank, was attributed with good traits such as truthfulness, honesty, keeping ties with his kin, chastity, generosity, bravery, and obeying Allah in all instances; moments; and with every breath. This was along with splendid eloquence, complete advice, compassion and mercy, benevolence, and treating the poor; the orphans; the widows; and the weak ones kindly.

He was may Allah raise his rank, the most humble human ever to exist; he used to love the needy; attend their funerals; and visit the sick. This was besides being handsome looking with a beautiful image, and of a great lineage.

An ayah in the Qur’an says what means: O you who believe, obey Allah and reflect upon the deeds you have prepared for the hereafter. Allah the Exalted commands us in this Ayah to be obedient to Him.

A good Muslim is not the one to curse, nor be vile, nor be seditious. Rather the characteristics of a good Muslim include having exemplary conduct, which is a term that includes being patient to the harm inflicted by others, to refrain from harming others and to do good deeds to people who hurt you as well as to people who are good to you.

This is why we urge the community to abandon aggression and adopt a positive, calm and reasonable manner of conduct to address such issues.

Indeed the Prophet Muhammad has taught us to give the path its right, and its right is to avoid conflict on it. Also, some scholars have said: “Do not respond to vile acts with vile acts”.