What Would the Prophet (pbuh) Do?

We fell silent amidst the buzz of the lunch hour crowd. Our informal class was supposed to end ten minutes ago, but still the six of us sat around the rectangular table, immersed in thought after the hour long conversation. Sir Roslan raised his head as the beginnings of tears in his eyes glinted in the afternoon sun and said,

If every one would just make decisions by first thinking, “What would the Prophet (pbuh) do?”, I think most, if not all, of the problems in this world would be solved!

The answer to life seems too simplistic at first glance, but really, there it is. Think about it.

If you felt too tired to wake up for subuh but you ask yourself, “What would the Prophet do?” and imagine him next to you, would you still cover yourself and ignore his divine presence?

If a pickpocket’s hands were hovering on top of an open handbag, and he got reminded of the Prophet watching over him, would he still be as shameless as to steal?

If a CEO sits at his desk and watches a wad of cash hidden in an envelope being slid over to him, would he still proceed to keep it in his pocket if he stopped to ask himself, “What would the Prophet pbuh do?”

If the leader of a country prepares for a sumptuous table spread that would be fit for only kings, could he still eat knowing that the Prophet (pbuh) would give half a date to any beggar who seeks food from him, despite having nothing else?

Really. Ask yourself. What would the Prophet (pbuh) do?

Fadhilah Wahid
My name is Nur Fadhilah Wahid. I am a seeker of knowledge, a Muslimah in progress, and a writer. I believe in the magic that can happen when like-hearted and like-minded individuals come together :)

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