5 Life-Changing Quotes Of Muhammad SAW

Muhammad SAW, the last messenger of Allah, did not descend for the cause of Muslims only but for all mankind. He (SAW) is the light and a blessing from Allah SWT. Irrespective of color class or race he stood for all humanity. 

Muhammad (SAW) and Quran

He (PBUH) is an epitome of perfection, whoever followed him and will follow surely meet success. The purpose of this post is to briefly present the few of the glimpses and some snippets from his exemplary life. Let us see them with short and crispy statements.


“When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less.” (Muslim)

Such turmoil is also present in the Muslim societies where the believers had left practicing the teachings of Islam. Being content means you are much satisfied whatever you have no matter there are the necessities in abundant or someone is facing poverty, Islam insists on being content.

We may have a brief overview of the capitalist societies who have developed their people in such a way that its followers have become discontented. They are behind the material needs and all are in the race to gain more and more. This very thing left people schizophrenic. Being contented at any cost is what makes life much much easier.

So the Muslims are educated to be content in life as the teachings of Muhammad are the clear guidelines for The Muslims specifically and for the Other religions in general. So Muhammad e Arbi said, 

“When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less.” (Muslim)

And Quran says,

Wealth and sons are allurements of the life of this world. But the things that endure, good deeds are best n the sight of your lord, as rewards, and best as the foundation for hopes.” (Quran, 18:46 ) 

Contentment is an attitude that says, “I will be satisfied with what God has given me.” (Jennifer Boothe)

Importance of Manners

“Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.” (Muslim)

Much importance was given to the character building and it may be much beneficial taken from the very start. According to the saying of Prophet SAW it is much more important to teach a child from its early childhood rather than starting it very late as the teachings infused in the early years of a child’s life may have the best results.

Prophet regarded it better than giving one bushel of grain in alms. The best practice to do that is being practical for the children as according to the studies,

“Children need models rather than critics”

Focus your “self”

“The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self.” (Bukhari) 

The most difficult task in life may be to fight against our own self, to change what is known as habits, the things that are tough to uproot are the things that are really challenging.

The teachings of prophet SAW are light in this regard, According to the prophet SAW the toughest Jihad in some individual’s life is to fight against his or her inner self. 

Let us takes habits, for  instance, there is a very famous quote for that by Warren Buffet

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken”

Be practical

“Who are the learned? Those who practice what they know.” (Bukhari)

Prophet of Islam not only taught its followers but He was a perfect example of that, as in the Quran it is said very clearly that, 

Verily in the messenger of Allah, ye have a good example for him who looketh unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembereth Allah much. (Pickthall)

Muhammad SAW was the epitome of a perfect life. He (SAW) was a perfect husband, orator, warrior, politician, leader and a perfect example for anything he taught to His followers. The very thing made him unique and his followers the best Ummah in history.  The perfect guidelines are given by Prophet Muhammad SAW, if followed truly can do wonders for human society.

Be Truthful

“Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people.” (Baihaqi)

Islam emphasized the truthfulness. The teachings of the Quran and Sunna are abundant in such guidelines. Quran says,

“O you who believe!  Have fear of God, and be among the truthful.” (Quran 9:119)

Truthfulness is according to Muhammad SAW is the core for all the character, if a person is truthful that is a sign he may have a stronger character than those who lie.  

Prophet SAW says,

“Indeed, truth leads to virtue and virtue leads to Paradise, and a truthful person continues to speak the truth until he becomes the most truthful person. Lies lead to evil and evil leads to Hell, and a liar continues to lie until he is listed as a high ranking liar before Allah.” (Al-Bukhari)

At the last, we would expect that our reader will appreciate our little effort in understanding what were the teachings of our prophet SAW. He was surely a guideline for humanity and will be a “Noblest Exemplar” for all times.