Prophet Muhammed (Pbuh) – The Best Father Ever

Prophet Muhammed (Pbuh) – The Best Father Ever

Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) – The Best Father Ever

Beloved Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) – The Best Father Ever

Prophet Muhammed ﷺ was a perfect father and a unique grandfather. He was unique in every way. He treated his children and grandchildren with great compassion, and always directed them towards goodness and hereafter. He smiled at his children, loved them, but did not allow them to neglect matters related to the afterlife. In worldly matters he was extremely open, but when it came to maintaining their relationship with God, he was dignifiedly serious. He showed his children how to lead a humane life, and never allowed them to get spoiled. 

It is narrated in Muslim by Hadrat Anas bin Malik (ra), who served Prophet Muhammed ﷺ for ten continuous years, as saying: “I have never seen a man who was more compassionate to his family members than Prophet Muhammed ﷺ.”

All of Prophet Muhammed’s ﷺ sons passed away in infancy – so was Hazrat Ibraheem (ra), his son through Sayyida Maria (ra). When Hazrat Ibraheem passed away, the prophet took in his lap again, embraced him, and with tears in his eyes, he said this: “O Ibraheem! Were it not be true that the last of us would join the first in the hereafter, we would have mourned more over you. Eyes may water and hearts may be broken, but we do not say anything what God will be pleased with. (Ibid) Then be pointed out his tongue and said: “God will ask us about this.” (Bukhari and Muslim).

*His love towards children in general:* While returning from any journey, Prophet Muhammed ﷺ would carry children on his shoulder. The children would not just be his own or his grandchildren, but also those nearby. He conquered the hearts of every child – wherever he lived. 

It is well known fact that he would place on his shoulders his dear grandchildren Hazrat Imam Hasan and Hazrat Imam Husain (God is pleased with them) but he also did the same to Umama, his granddaughter. Only a decade earlier than this sacred action of his, infant and young girls were buried alive by the people then. So such a behavior by Prophet Muhammed’s ﷺ towards his granddaughter - such a paternal love - was never seen in his time and place ever before.

*Sayyida Fatima’s (ra) love for her father ﷺ:* Prophet Muhammed ﷺ knew that Sayyida Fatima (ra) was to play the role of a root or a seed of great saints & godly people to come in this ummah. So he ﷺ loved her like his own self and Sayyida Fatima (ra) loved her father like her own self. She wept when she learned from her father ﷺ that he will pass away soon. 

While this father and daughter’s relationship will be remembered by every Muslim till the end of times, what we want to derive from this unique relation is that the parents today seem to get involved so much into establishing the worldly life of their children, but hardly focus on bettering their wards’ aakhirah. We must work on it with similar zeal, enthusiasm and foresight. While the world celebrates Father’s day, we must cherish and immerse ourselves in the beautiful life of our beautiful prophet ﷺ.

*Seerah of Rasoolullah ﷺ*

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