Islam’s RaÍmah (Compassion) as applied by ×aÌrat MuÍammad RasËlullah KhÉtam un NabiyyÊn ØallallÉhu ‘alaihi wa ‘alÉ Ólihi wa AÎÍÉbihi wa Øallam

Authors

  • Dr. Thamaeem Ushama

Abstract

This paper deals with raÍmah (compassion and mercy) as practised by Prophet ×aÌrat Muhammad RasËlullah KhÉtam un NabiyyÊn Øallallahu ‘alaihi wa ‘alÉ Ólihi wa AÎÍÉbihi wa Øallam as an example for humanity that inspired his companions and was admired by others during his governance. Qualitative content analysis1 is applied to the traditional discourse on the subject using the text of The Holy Qur’Én and its revered exegetes, and samples were taken from the ×adÊth corpus. The Biography of the Prophet ×aÌrat Muhammad RasËlullah KhÉtam un NabiyyÊn Øallallahu ‘alaihi wa‘alÉ Ólihi wa AÎÍÉbihi wa Øallam finds its relevance to the contemporary context and the need of the hour. It studies the meaning of raÍmah according to Muslim lexicographers and its English equivalent, “compassion.” RaÍmah as ‘IbÉd al-RaÍmÉn is examined as the Prophet’s (Øal Allah-u-‘alaihe wa sallam) extension of Allah’s compassion and mercy for all creatures, emphasizing its need for peaceful coexistence and societal harmony. Examples of the Prophet’s (Øal Allah-u-‘alaihe wa sallam) governance concerning raÍmah’s application to hypocrites, Jews, pagans, women, slaves, servants, animals, enemies, and prisoners of war.

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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

Dr. Thamaeem Ushama. (2021). Islam’s RaÍmah (Compassion) as applied by ×aÌrat MuÍammad RasËlullah KhÉtam un NabiyyÊn ØallallÉhu ‘alaihi wa ‘alÉ Ólihi wa AÎÍÉbihi wa Øallam. Hamdard Islamicus, 44(2). Retrieved from https://hamdardislamicus.com.pk/index.php/hi/article/view/297