By Dr. Spahic Omer
In this paper, I will discuss the lessons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in housing that he under the aegis of revelation has bequeathed to us. Since Muhammad (PBUH) was the last Messenger of Allah to mankind, such lessons are to be viewed as both universal and everlasting. That, in fact, is the case with the whole legacy of the Prophet (pbuh) in relation to each and every life activity.
Hence, the Holy Qur’an makes it clear that believers must look up to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) so as to admire and endeavor to follow his most beautiful pattern of conduct: “Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah and the latter day and remembers Allah much.” (al-Ahzab, 21)
On the sublime conduct of the Prophet (PBUH), which is bound to inspire, awaken and transform every truth seeker, Allah says: “And most surely you conform (yourself) to sublime morality.” (al-Qalam, 4)
About this reality, the Prophet (PBUH) himself has said that it was nobody else but Allah who educated him and who perfected his good manners. He also said that the sole objective of him being sent as the last messenger of Allah to people was the completion of highest moral standards (makarim al-akhlaq) in order for people to follow them (him).