The life of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, was a life of grand success. In his high moral qualities, his spiritual power, his high resolve, the excellence and perfection of his teaching, his perfect example and the acceptance of his prayers, in short, in every aspect of his life, he exhibited such bright signs that even a person of low intelligence, provided he is not inspired by unreasonable rancour and enmity, is forced to confess that he was a perfect example of the manifestation of Divine qualities and was a perfect man.
A traveler once came to the mosque to see the prophet. After greeting
the prophet he was asked where he was from. The traveler replied that
he came from very far just to get a few questions answered.
Following is the dialogue between the traveler and the prophet.
Traveler: I do not want azaab to be written in my account.
Prophet: behave well with your parents
Traveler: I want to be known amongst people as an intelligent person.
Prophet : fear Allah always.
Traveler: I want to be counted amongst Allah’s favorites.
Prophet : recite quran every morning and evening.
Traveler: I want my heart to always be enlightened. ( roshan and munawer)
Prophet: never forget death
Traveler: I never want to be away from Allah’s blessing.
Prophet: always treat fellow creatures well.
Traveler: I never want to be harmed by my enemies.
Prophet : always have faith in only Allah.
Traveler: I never want to be humiliated.
Prophet: be careful of your actions.
Traveler: I wish to live long.
Prophet: always do sile rahm. (Goodness towards blood relations)
Traveler: I want my sustenance to increase.
Prophet : always be in wudhoo.
Traveler: I wish to stay free of adhaab in the grave.
Prophet : always wear pure (paak) clothes.
Traveler: I never want to burn in hell.
Prophet : control your eyes and tongue.
Traveler: how do I get my sins forgiven.
Prophet: always ask forgiveness from Allah with a lot of humility.
Traveler: I want people to respect me always.
Prophet : never extend your hands of need at people.
Traveler: I want to always be honored.
Prophet : never humiliate or put down anyone.
Traveler: I don’t want to be squeezed by fishare qabr. ( squeezing in the grave)
Prophet: recite sura e mulk often.
Traveler: I want my wealth to increase.
Prophet: recite sura e waqia every night.
Traveler: I want to be safe and at peace on day of judgment.
Prophet: do zikr of Allah from dusk to night.
Traveler: I want to be in full attention and concentration during namaaz.
Prophet: always do wudhoo with concentration and attention