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It is every parents dream to have kids with best manners. Who else should be the idol if not the Prophet Muhammad saw.

Hadrat Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Holy Prophet (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) had the best manners among all the human beings” (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

These are other manners that can be used as guidelines to be taught to our kids.

Gentleness
Hadrat Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: While we were in the mosque with Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) a desert Arab came and began to pass water in the mosque. The companions of Allah’s Messenger said, “Stop! Stop!” but Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) said, “Don’t interrupt him; leave him alone.” They left him alone, and when he had finished, Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) called him and said to him, “These mosques are not suitable places for urine and filth, but are only for remembrance of Allah, prayer and recitation of the Qur’an,” or however Allah’s Messenger expressed it.* Hadrat Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said that he then gave orders to one of the people who brought a bucket and poured water over it. (Bukhari and Muslim)

*Indicating that the transmitter is not sure of the exact words.

 

Concern for the people
Hadrat Abu Qatadah Haris Ibn Rib’i (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Holy Prophet (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) said: I stand up for Prayer [Salat] intending to prolong it. In the meantime I hear the wailing of a baby and I have to shorten my prayer, being apprehensive lest my recitation of a long verse may tell upon the baby’s mother. (Bukhari)

 

Established rights for animals
Narrated Hadrat Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him): The Prophet (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) said, “One of the rights is that she camels should be milked at places of water.” (Bukhari)

Tender heart
Nazrat Abdallah ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) reports as follows:- Once the Holy Prophet (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) asked me to recite the Qur’an to him. I said: “O Messenger of Allah! The Holy Qur’an has been revealed to you and you ask me to recite it to you!” “It is my wish, ” he said, “that I hear it from some other person”. So I began to recite, beginning from the Sura an-Nisa, and when I reached this verse: “But how (will it be with them) when, We bring of every people a witness, and We bring thee (O Muhammad) a witness against these,” (4:41). I chanced to glance at his auspicious face and saw that tears were rolling down from his eyes. (Tirmidhi)

 

Brave
Hadrat Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) was the sublimest among people (in character) and the most generous amongst them and he was the bravest of men. One night people of Madina felt disturbed and set forth in the direction of a sound when Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) met them on his way back as he had gone towards that sound ahead of them. He was on the horse of Hadrat Abu Talha (may Allah be pleased with him) which had no sadle over it, and a sword was slung round his neck, and he was saying: There was nothing to be afraid of, and he also said: We found it (this horse) like a torrent of water (indicating its swiftfootedness), whereas the horse had been slow before that time. (Muslim)

 

Generous
Hadrat Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) was the most generous of people in charity, but he was generous to the utmost in the month of Ramadan. Hazat Jibril (peace be upon him) would meet him every year during the month of Ramadan until it ended, and Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) recited to him the Qur’an; and when Jibril (peace be upon him) met him, Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) was most generous in giving charity like the blowing wind. (Muslim)

Hadrat Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that a person requested Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) to give him a very large flock (of sheep) and he gave that to him. He came to his tribe and said: O people, embrace Islam. By Allah, Muhammad donates so much as if he did not fear want. Hadrat Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the person embraced Islam for the sake of the world but later he became Muslim until Islam became dearer to him than the world and what it contains. (Muslim)

 

Always said the truth
Hadrat ‘Amr ibn al-Aas (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Holy Prophet (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) in his special talk, used to pay attention even to the worst man in the community with a view to win his heart. “Towards me also,” states Hadrat ‘Amr (may Allah be pleased with him), “he used to pay much attention, addressing me more than he did others, wherefore I began to think that I was the best man in the community. So under this impression, one day I asked him: “Am I superior or Hadrat Umar?” He said, ‘Umar’. Again I asked him clearly, he told me correctly, without fear or favour, and later on I thought I should not have asked him such things.” (Tirmidhi)


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