Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Indeed good manners, pious ways and adopting moderation are a portion from the twenty-five portions of nubuwwah (prophethood).” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4776)

It is neither possible for any person to become a Nabi, as Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was the final Nabi, nor is it possible for actual nubuwwah (prophethood) to be divided into portions. The scholars of hadeeth have thus explained this hadeeth to mean that these praiseworthy traits form a great portion of the excellent traits with which the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) were blessed.

We should therefore endeavour to instil these qualities within ourselves so that we may emulate the ways of the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) who were the best of mankind and the most beloved of all the creation to Allah Ta‘ala. By emulating their ways, we will also become beloved to Allah Ta‘ala, due to which even the creation will love and honour us.