Beloved Prophet Muhammed (Pbuh) - The Best Master

Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) - The Best Master

Prophet Muhammed ﷺ - The Best Master

Beloved Prophet Muhammed (Pbuh) - The Best Master

Prophet Muhammed ﷺ never turned his noble face from the oppressed, orphans, widows and slaves. He was always by their side. The noble Prophet ﷺ always wishful of breaking the violent system of slavery in Makkah. Slaves were completely dependent on their masters for food, shelter, clothing and all other necessities of life.

Did Prophet Muhammed ﷺ have slaves? We would rather call them his servants, who wishfully attended him. Moreover, the Prophet of mercy ﷺ never treated them as slaves. They ones who attended the Prophet ﷺ were: Zaid bin Haritha (ra), Thawban (ra), Salman al-Farsi (ra), and Anas bin Maalik (Allah is pleased with them).

*Prophet Muhammed’s ﷺ mercy towards the slave:* When someone asked the Prophet ﷺ how lenient one should be toward his slaves, he ﷺ said: “Forgive him seventy times a day.” (1) Now metaphorically, different languages have different numbers to express large amount of something. Like in English it is said “a million times”. Similarly, Arabic had the number seventy or a thousand to depict something unlimited. This meant the Prophet ﷺ asked his people to keep on forgiving the slaves on and on.

1. Sahih Tirmidhi, Al-Sunan al-Kubra by Imam Bayhaqi

*Seerah of Rasoolullah ﷺ*

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