Role Model

If you are rich then there is a model for you in the trader of Makkah.

If you are poor then there is a model for you in the one exiled to the valley of Abu Taalib and the migrant to Madinah.

If you are a king there is a model for you in the ruler of Arabia.

If you are a conqueror there is a model for you in the victor of Badr and Hunayn.

If you have suffered defeat there is a model for you in the one troubled at Uhud.

If you are a teacher there is a model for you in the teacher of Suffah.

If you are a student there is a model for you in the learner who sat at the feet of Jibraeel Alaihis Salaam.

If you are a preacher there is a model for you in the preacher of Masjid an Nabawi in Madinah.

If you are charged to preach the truth there is a model for you in the helpless preacher explaining the message of Allah Ta’ala to the pagans of Makkah.

If you have brought your enemy to his knees there is a model for you in the conquerer of Makkah.

If you want to administer your lands and properties there is a model for you in the administrator of the lands and groves of Banu Nadheer, Khaibar and Fadak.

If you are an orphan there is a model for you in the child of ‘Abdullah and Aaminah.

If you are young there is a model for you in the life of Makkah’s shepherd.

If you have a traveling business there is a model for you in the leader of the caravan under way to Basrah.

If you are a judge or arbitrator there is a model for you in the umpire entering Musjidul Haraam before the break of dawn and reinstating the Hajrul Aswad.

If you are a husband there is a model for you in the husband of ‘Aa’ishah and Khadeejah Radhiyallahu anhuma.

If you are a father there is a model for you in the father of Faatimah Radhiyallahu anhaa.

If you are a grandfather there is a model for you in the grandfather of Hassan and Husayn Radhiyallahu anhumaa.

And if none of the above applies to you then there is still a model for you in the one who bowed his head before his Rabb and cried bitterly and incessantly in the darkness of the night praying most humbly for the salvation of mankind.

So whoever you maybe, there is surely a model for you in the final Prophet of Allah.
Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam)

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2 comments
Mehroon
Mehroon

This is my first time on my website and my first time reading articles by Muallimah Kaashifa. I'm taken aback and truly humbled. This article stirs the heart, Jazakallah

Muallimah Sauda
Muallimah Sauda

As Salaamu Alaykum Sister Mehroon We request for your continued support and du'as.