We are already aware of Prophet Muhammed’s honesty, truthfulness and trustworthiness. As we all know that he was the perfect human being which could ever exist in this world. He was a caring husband, loving father, kind friend and a devoted person for his cause. He led all the roles of his life by an example. Muslims should follow the footsteps of Muhammed (SAW) so that their lives become better. There are lesser known facts about Muhammed (SAW) as a father. Every Muslim father looks up to the character of Muhammed to become a perfect father.
Father daughter relationship is the most special bond which makes the two very fond of each other. Muhammed(SAW) came at a time when Arabs used to bury their daughters alive and they looked upon them with contempt. Muhammed (SAW) brought the message to love one’s daughter. He told the importance of how beautiful daughters are to a father.
He emphasized that daughters are not a burden on his father but a blessing for him. His relationship with Fatima was a very unique and special one. Fatima was five years old when Prophet Muhammed (SAW) got the news of him being the Messenger of Allah. She was one of the privileged ones who accepted his message at that time. She always stood by her father’s side whenever he needed her.
She protected her father at the age of ten from the Quraish of Makkah. A group of enemies wished to throw a piece of animal’s entails full of filth on the Prophet’s body while he was still prostrating. She wiped off his shoulders and protected him during his prayer. She was one of those few daughters who truly believed in whatever her father told her and obeyed unconditionally. Muhammed(SAW) whenever saw Fatima(RA) coming, he used to welcome her by standing up and kissing her on her forehead and taking her hand in his to make her sit beside him. This is how Allah’s Prophet made a perfect example for mankind to follow as a loving father. He loved her so much that he once said:
Whoever pleased Fatimah has indeed pleased God and whoever has caused her to be angry has indeed angered God. Fatimah is a part of me. Whatever pleases her pleases me and whatever angers her angers me.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Muhammed (SAW) has proven again and again how kind and gentle father he used to be. He set the perfect example for other Muslim fathers to follow. He taught the importance of daughters and how precious they are. He asked all his followers to be nice to their daughters and don’t get sad when they are blessed with daughters. He told everyone that daughters are not a burden for her father but daughters bring prosperity when they are born. He asked Muslims to treat their daughters well and make them feel special at all times. He himself became the perfect father for his children and always treated them with affection and love. There would never be an example except that of Muhammad’s which makes a father daughter relationship so beautiful.