New York - It was a well known practice of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to continuously thank God for all that happened in his life. He was also grateful to other people and always spoke well of them and of his circumstances. Despite having lived under very harsh conditions in Arabia, with exceptionally limited resources, nobody ever heard Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) complaining. He did not lament his lack of opportunities or blame circumstances such as being an orphan, having to do hard work as a shepherd to survive, or being unable to read and write.

Paola Garcia is a writer and translator from Chihuahua, Mexico.