Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of
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too Low for the Most High [The Holy Prophet Muhammad
You may have seen some people who, after having achieved some worldly honour, do not feel like doing manual work. The high rank the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) enjoyed, is difficult even to understand. He was not only the leader of the people but also very near to God. In spite of all this, he never thought he was too good to do household jobs. And not only for himself, but he also willingly and happily helped those whom he found in trouble and distress.
Once Muhammad (peace be upon him) saw a slave grinding some grain on a grinding mill driven by hand. As he ground the grains he was crying. On seeing this Prophet became anxious. He asked the slave the reason why he was weeping. The slave said, "I am sick. I cannot grind the grain. My master is very cruel and he will beat me if I cannot finish my job." At this, the Prophet stepped forward and ground the rest of the grain saying, "Always call me if you have any grain to grind. I will do it for you."
Another time, the Prophet (peace be upon him) saw an old man walking and trembling under the weight of water which he carried in a leather jacket. The old man walked a few steps and rested a bit. Seeing this, the Prophet took the load and carried it to his place.
And once a man came along to Salman, a good and kind mystic of Persia, who was mixing flour and water. On enquiring why the slave was not doing it, Salman said, "The slave was doing another job and I thought he should not be doing this too."