In the Footsteps of the Prophet

>> Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A short excerpt from a book by Tariq Ramadan, In the Footsteps of the Prophet.

"He (the Prophet Muhammad) loved, he forgave. Every day he begged God to forgive his own failings and oversights, and when a woman or a man came to him burdened with a mistake, however serious, he received that soul and showed her or him the way to forgiveness, solace, dialog with God, and the Most Gentle's protection. He covered other people's mistakes from the sight of others, while teaching everyone the need for personal rigor and discipline. When laziness moved anyone to ask him for minimal practice, he always answered positively and invited them to the use their intelligence and their qualities to understand, improve, and free themselves from their own contradictions while accepting their own fragility. He taught responsibility without guilt and adherence to ethics as the conditions for freedom."

I love this book! It's not just another biography of the Prophet Muhammad, but it's packed with stories we can relate to, with the lessons we can take away being elaborated beautifully.


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