As a young child, he never met his father.
Then, he lost his mother.
Soon after, he lost his grandfather.

When he was chosen to be Allah’s Messenger, his own people turned against him.
He had to see his own companions being tortured.
He then lost his beloved Khadījah & staunch supporter Abū Tālib.
He was defamed, mocked, and stoned.
Eventually, he was forced to leave his birthplace.

His beloved companions were slain in battle.
He lost his beloved uncle, Hamzah.
He himself was wounded.

Even towards the latter part of his life, enemies lurked outside and within.
Plots were hatched to kill him. He was poisoned.
Heinous accusations were made against his beloved, ʿĀ’ishah.
All of his children passed away in his lifetime, except for one.

Yet, none of this made him bitter.
Instead he was the most empathetic, sensitive and humble of all men.
Instead of complaining “Why me?” he would worship His Beloved throughout the night. When reminded of being already forgiven by Allah, he remarked: “Should I not be a grateful servant?”
He valued every individual and made every single person feel like they were the most beloved to him.
He epitomised kindness, forgave easily, and when he got angry it was only for Allah.

Ṣalla Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam.

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