Sahaba’s awareness of the Prophet(saw)

What we mean by the term “awareness of the Prophet(saw)” is that Sahaba’s opinion and perception of his life, personality, mission, wisdom, attitude and his behaviors.

The most accurate perception of any person can be gathered in the soundest way by his close companions, family members and relatives. The same norm applies to the Prophet(saw) himself since he was also a normal human being whom had a circle of friends, relatives and a healthy social life. Since we aim to have the best possible view point about him, after Quranic declarations about him and his own words about himself, Sahaba’s perception of him is most logical medium that we can rely on, on our quest to understand him fully.

Sahaba especially knew Prophet’s, Muhammed bin Abdullah(saw) life before the prophethood and witness the positive image he left on the public of Mecca since his early youth. It was such a level of confidence in him that grounded because of his positive image, resulting some Meccan’s instant conversion to Islam when he first made “The Call”

Holy Quran’s first addressees were the Sahaba, they comprehended first hand his prophethood and his spiritual transformation as the suras revealed consecutively. Quran was the most crucial source for the Sahaba which helped to shape their perception of him. Thus the term “Quranic perception of the Prophet” was constituted.

The Sahaba were also the first witnesses of the Prophet Muhammed(saw). Their mufassir for the Holy Book was the Prophet(saw) himself, unlike other generations whom learned their religion from other sources. Both in actions and verbally, he presented himself to the Sahaba, being a perfect example of good virtues and ethical perfection.

Some of the sahaba also kept their lives after his departure from life, thus transmitting the perception of him to other generations whom has not seen him, based on their “real life, first hand experiences”. In result, these newer generations developed a firm, real perception of the Prophet and the possibility of “false, fictitious accounts” about his life was terminated by the accordance and unision of Sahaba’s perception of him.






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