During Prophet Muhammad PBUHs time, there were no banks.
There was no protection for your belongings if you had to leave for any reason. Anyone could walk into your home and take your valuables.
Within his community, he was the trusted person. He was trustworthy, truthful & honest. People would deposit their valuables with him before leaving home knowing that they'd certainly get it back... safely upon return!
👉So imagine this.
The person in their community who they know to be a good human being, now brings them a message.
No matter what they thought of the message, they had no choice but to ask the question:
"How could he bring us something other than good if all we know of him is good."
✅This was such dominant part of dawah. They couldn't blemish his character
"This was major mechanism with which they were able to spread the deen."
A sign of piety is the behavior of an individual. Our character is very important. How we behave within our homes and in our society.
Every time we're reminded of stories that reflect on the character of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, its an opportunity for us to look within and be honest.
1. What impression do we leave people with?
2. How do we behave with our closest and dearest?
3. What will people say about us after our passing?
Lecture notes: Shaykh Husain (Sacredlearning.org)