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I was reading an article on the topic of compassion, about 8 things compassionate people do, and another article about 20 things we must have to be a compassionate person. I realized that there was one man who possessed all of these qualities. Allah says about him in chapter 21 verse 107:
وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَـٰكَ إِلَّا رَحۡمَةً۬ لِّلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ
We have not sent you (O Muhammad) except as a mercy for the world.
The Prophet (PBUH) was indeed a mercy from Allah (SWT) to the world. His compassion showed most in the way he treated those who abused him when he forgave them and when they were trying to take his own life he said to Allah, “O God, forgive my people for they do not know.” And he spared their lives when he was victorious. He was our teacher. He showed us how to be compassionate towards all, and especially those who are within our own household. May Allah (SWT) have mercy on him and make us of those who are as compassionate as he was.