My Favourite Personality Essay-1
Introduction: All men are the best creations of the Almighty Allah. Yet the qualities of each and everyone are not the same and similar. A man within his short span of life may come in touch with many men, but all are not admired equally. Up to the very moment of my life, I have found many men and studied the life and works of many men both alive and dead. Amongst them, I admire Hazrat Muhammad (sm) — the last prophet of the Muslims.
His birth and parentage: He was born in the famous Quraish family of Macca in 570 AD. His father was Abdullah and mother was Amina. He was a posthumous child because he lost his father before he was born. Then he was brought up by Abdul Mutaleb – his grandfather and later by Abu Taleb — his uncle.
Why I admire him: I admire him for some reasonable reasons. The qualities I found in him through reading books and hearing from the eminent olamayee kerams were extraordinary.
His early life: His early life was quite different from other men in the world. Truly speaking, he was a class by himself from all times to come. He was very thoughtful. He was the lover and worshiper of truth and beauty. He never told lies but spoke the truth at all costs. People in Arabia either friend or foe called him AlAmin – the trustworthy.
His youth: My admired man was very honest to the penny since his boyhood. He liked living a very plain life. At the age of 25, he married Khawdija Begum — a 40 years old lady by dint of his stainless character. She was the then richest lady in Arabia. He got an immense wealth from her but he spent it on the well-being of the poor.
His preaching religion: My admired man declared the Oneness of Allah. He contemplated in the Mount Hera. He attempted to preach Islam all over Arabia. Then people in Arabia were very ignorant and dunderheaded. They hated Hazrat Muhammad (sm) and did not believe in his teachings the dictates of Allah. They believed in many gods and goddesses. He faced a lot of Troubles in preaching Islam. It was his only target of life to declare the oneness of Allah and to preach Islam and its teachings. When he attained the age of forty, the holy Quran was revealed on him. Ile taught the common people the dictates and ideals of the Quran. Ile preached, “He is the best of you who reads the Quran and Teaches others.”
Hizrat: The Arabs in those days were the worshipers of many gods and goddesses. They did not believe in the teaching of my admired man. The period was known or called the Day of · Ignorance. Whatever he told the people about God and Islam, they took it otherwise. It made them annoyed more seriously. The Arabs pelted at stones him, wanted to have killed him and drive him away from the country. For the sake of his life, he with some of his followers left for Medina from Mecca. The day of Hizri Year began on and from his leaving Mecca. The people of Medina received him warmly. Many of them accepted Islam. Then he conquered Medina. In Islamic history, this is known as a conquest of Medina.
His reformation: My admired man-made reformations in all respects. He was a dedicated person to the services of mankind without making any distinction between caste and creed. He treated all equally. He made social, religious and other reformations in the then Arab society. He attempted hard or made frantic efforts to build up an exploitation-free society. During the Dark Age, the Arabs buried their daughters alive as a token of poverty. He made people understand that the burying of a living being is a great sin. He called upon the people of Medina to be united in order to maintain peace, harmony, multi-relation, and discipline among them. Then he made a Magna Carta with 47 sections. Once the people of Macca promised to kill him. They appeared before him with an apology. The Prophet (sm) asked how they would like to be treated. They replied in one voice, “Akhun karimun wabnuakhin karim”. — “Ye, our brother of kindness. We expect a kind behavior from you.” Then he forgave and set them free. He presented a most significant and unique instance of apology or mercy. He pardoned both Abu Sufian and his wife Hinda.
Character: Hazrat Muhammad (sm) had a unique character. His character was stainless, spotless and perfect in quality. His character was a more unmixed blessing than that of the moon. The holy scriptures still bear the testimony of his character. His kindness was unique. He showed kindness even to his dead enemy who wanted to have killed him. He forgave the old wicked woman who put thrones on his way secretly. He fought, participated in many wars with a firm faith in Allah.
Death: Hazrat Muhammad (sm) died in 623 AD. at the age of 63 years only. The whole world mourned for his sudden demise.
Conclusion: My admired man is the best of a lot of all men and women. We are also fortunate to be his ummat. He dedicated his life for the whole Muslim world. He is the last prophet.
My Favourite Personality Essay-2
All through his life, a man comes in direct or indirect contact with many other people. He interacts with them on various purposes. As a result, he builds his own perceptions about everyone he interacts with, with the consequence that he hates some people while he admires others. But there are some people whom he admires most. Likewise, there are some people of my acquaintance whom I admire very much. But I must say that there is one man whom I admire most-he is my father.
In this regard, however, I must request the reader not to consider this fact as a matter of normal filial love of a son to his father. In fact, even if my father had not been my father and yet had been a man having the same characteristics he had, I would admire him the most.
To be truthful, I have seen several people in my life who deserve special esteem for various reasons, but never have I met such a perfect man like my father. He stands out to me as the most venerable example of a good man. He taught me how a man differs and should differ, from a beast. His entire life was a perfect example of a human fully blessed with the gift of honesty, greedlessness, altruism, truthfulness, integrity, and piety. While most of the fathers of the modern age teach their children how to earn money and live better financially, he taught me how to become a perfect man, a man of conscience and love. I have seen him give away a portion of his income to the needy people. To do this he sometimes had to starve, as he was not very wealthy. Yet the fangs of starvation could never hinder him from what he really wanted to do. He was a very benevolent neighbor. And all his neighbors were very pleased with him. Never in his life had he missed a single prayer to God. He was never seen to beconceited. His gentlemanly behavior pleased all of those who met him once. I can remember no incident by which it can be proved that he had a little greed for money. He planted trees on both sides of many streets of our village and took care of them. Many times I participated with him in that noble work. Father used to say, “We all have to plant some trees we will never sit under.” In that tender age of mine I understood little of what he meant, but now I do.
Perhaps I have already given some reasons why I admire my father most. But it will be rude of me to measure his greatness in the light of what he did; rather, I must throw light upon his attitudes towards and belief of the external world to fathom the greatness of his mind. My father, for example, held the view that all humans of the world are equally respectable. People, according to him, deserve sympathy and love, irrespective of their caste and creed. He often quoted to us from the Bible, “Hate the sin, not the sinner.” This attitude and belief of his were manifested in the way he behaved with people of various religions. “We must love the poor,” he used to say, “but that doesn’t mean that we should hate the rich.” Surprisingly enough, he never prayed to God for any specific thing; on the country, he was heard to say in his prayer, “O God, give me only what is good for me. It is you who know best what is good or bad for me.” And God had given him not wealth nor power–but the most coveted gift to a noble father; that is, a very affectionate and faithful son like me. Though however, I have no outstanding achievement in my life, I am confident that I am at least a good son of a good father. Besides, all through his life, he received much respect and love from me.