Abu Taalib

After the demise of ‘Abdul Muttalib, the paternal uncle of the Holy Nabi, Abu Taalib, started bringing him up. Extremely impressed by the pious and endearing qualities of the childhood of his blessed nephew, Abu Taalib would often remain with him whether inside or outside home. Abu Taalib would eat food and drink water with him and would put him to bed near himself. Abu Taalib would not let him disappear from his sight even for a moment.1
Abu Taalib stated: I never saw him telling a lie or cheating anyone or hurting anyone’s feelings or playing with bad guys or talking about anything indecent. He صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم was extremely well-mannered and soft-spoken with excellent habits, great character and piety.

1Sharh-uz-Zurqaani ‘alal Mawahib, vol. 1, pp. 354

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