Dr K. S. RAMAKRISHNA RAO, an Indian Professor of Philosophy in his booklet, “Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam,” calls him the “PERFECT MODEL FOR HUMAN LIFE.” Prof. Ramakrishna Rao explains his point by saying “The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes! There is Muhammad, the Prophet. There is Muhammad, the Warrior; Muhammad, the Businessman ; Muhammad, the Statesman; Muhammad, the Orator; Muhammad, the Reformer; Muhammad, the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad, the Protector of Slaves ; Muhammad, the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad, the Judge; Muhammad, the Saint. All in all these magnificent roles, in all these departments of human activities, he is alike a hero.”
God’s Messenger said, “If anyone among you is secure in mind (also, among his family or in his house) in the morning, healthy in body, and has food for the day, it is as though the whole world has been brought into his possession.”
Prophets advice for Eating
“In eating, apportion a third of your stomach to food, another third to water, and leave the last third empty. The bowl most distasteful to God is a full stomach.”
What I fear concerning my community is a large paunch, oversleep, idleness and the lack of certainty.
‘Cleanliness is half of faith (Iman)’.
“Do not lean and eat.”
“Wash both hands up to the wrists”
“Do not find fault with the food.”
“Remove your shoes before eating.”
“When eating, sit with either both knees on the ground or one knee raised or both knees raised.”
“Eat with the right hand.”
“Whilst eating one should not remain completely silent”
“Drink water in 3 breaths removing the utensil from the mouth after each sip. Do not drink directly from the jug or bottle. One should pour the contents into a glass first and then drink”