Prophet Muhammed (SAW) – An Honest and Truthful Leader
Prophet Muhammed (SAW) was born at a time of injustice and dishonesty around. He was the most truthful and trustworthy person. He always used to speak the truth and urged his followers to be honest. An honest person can only be a true leader. Honesty of a leader creates trust and this trust leads to victory. Muhammed (SAW) always spoke the truth even in humor. He told his followers that being honest is the first quality a believer can have. If a leader is honest with his people, he would not hurt or deceive them.
A true leader is also trustworthy and he is able to develop trust between people. People of Makkah used to put their precious belongings with Muhammed (SAW) because they knew that he would not deceive them. When the Muslims were mistreated by the people of Makkah and they had to migrate to Medina, Muhammed (SAW) was concerned about the belongings of the people. He asked Ali (RA) to return those things to their respective owners and then join the Muslims for migration. This trustworthiness made them such a leader with integrity and bravery.
A true leader is always a role model for his people. Muhammed (SAW) set a true example of the best leader this world has ever seen. He never broke his promise and always asked Muslims to keep their promise.
He never hurt anyone with his hand, tongue or body. He never mistreated anyone including women and slaves. He asked other Muslims to treat them with kindness. He loved children especially daughters. People of Arabia used to bury their daughters alive. He was the one who abandoned this sin and asked the people to give this up. He used to stand up when Fatima (RA) arrived and kissed her forehead.
Prophet Muhammed (SAW) taught the rights of every individual and asked the Muslims to follow the path of the righteous. He urged all Muslims to give up evil practices and lead a life according to the teachings of Islam. He had to face a lot of hardships during this period but it didn’t make him weak at all. He emerged as the strongest leader a nation could ever have.
People of Makkah treated him so bad that he had to leave that city but even then he didn’t move away from his task. He didn’t have food and water for days but he fought hard.
He set the example of a true leader who showed his bravery and strength to his followers so that they would become strong. People of Makkah even threatened to kill him and after Makkah was conquered, he forgave all his enemies which is a true example of a brave person.
He was physically and emotionally strong which made him a great leader for Muslims. He expanded the Muslim empire by showing the right path. People believed him but some of them didn’t want to give up their old ways. He was the best leader this world could ever see and he left the message of Islam behind so that the people follow the right path.