(As mentioned) Most of the time we compare people’s beauty with other people. But the Prophet (ﷺ) was so awe-inspiring in his beauty that everyone compared him either to the rising sun or the moon, or said he was even brighter than that. Actually the older Companions (RAA) were overawed and humbled by his (ﷺ) presence, so the descriptions of the Prophet (ﷺ) many a times come from the younger Sahabis (RAA), who may not have understood the full awe-inspiring qualities of the Prophet (ﷺ) due to their young age.
Why did the name Tasawwuf become used rather than Ihsan? One reason is, because we cannot or don’t want to call someone a Muhsin (i.e. he is very pious, pure, he has reached the pinnacle of purity. This is very ambitious, even arrogant). Also, comparing the other aspects of the Deen, Iman has evolved into the sciences of ‘Aqeedah, and Islam has evolved into the study of Fiqh.
We know the Prophet (ﷺ) asked for forgiveness, but why? An answer provided by the scholars is that as per the Qur’an, his every moment was made better than the previous one [i.e., his (ﷺ) rank was being continually increased by Allah], thus his (ﷺ) asking for forgiveness is for the moment that has passed.
(Advice given) Saying No is from the Nafs (lower ego), this is why children love saying No. We should cultivate the saying of Yes to the requests of people, or if we cannot do it, then remain silent.
(As mentioned) About 70-80 per cent of the Maghaazi of the Prophet (ﷺ) did not have any physical fighting, and the Muslim scholars in fact consider this the best type of war.
(As mentioned) The “separate origins theory” for humanity is potentially a basis for racism – since it implicitly says some “humans” had evolved better for life than others, even if this was a long time ago. The Qur’an demolishes this idea and says we have all come from a single pair. [Note though, this is not the main reason why the ‘separate origins evolution theory’ would be discarded, but it is an interesting insight nonetheless].
The poverty found at first in Yathrib (Madinah) is also a miracle, in how this once poor land would conquer Arabia, Syria, Persia, etc., in such a short time, by the blessing of the Prophet (ﷺ) and by extension, the Muslim Ummah he trained to follow in his (ﷺ) footsteps.
Note that in the battle of Hunayn, yes the Prophet (ﷺ) miraculously destroyed armies of the Kuffar by throwing dirt in their faces, and yet later on these same people in this same battle entered Islam. Again showing that the objective is to bring people into Islam and to Allah, not to kill them (otherwise the practical implementation is to be suspicious of them and to ambush them or kill them when possible since such people are not “reliable” from this materialistic angle, plus great material booty can be acquired in the process).
Notice that in the time of Prophethood, a person became Muslim and converted his tribe on the basis that the Prophet (ﷺ) gave to people in such a way that was obvious that he (ﷺ) did not fear poverty – i.e. huge practical application of trusting in Allah. This was Safwan bin Ummayah (RAA) who previously was a huge “Islamophobe” (as he would be termed today), and this huge payment in livestock was for a previous loan, but look at how he (ﷺ) treated even those who hated him, giving them of the Dunya as if there is no tomorrow.
(As mentioned) The Prophet (ﷺ) made a great claim of being a Rasul. Abu Bakr (RAA) believed in him (ﷺ) without any apprehension or test. Important point: The rest of us in the Ummah have something in our hearts of testing the Prophet (ﷺ) to see if he is true to his claim. Thus, when the Sahabah (RAA) do something strange in front of the Prophet (ﷺ) we should have this Dhann [opinion] that they are testing to see the truth of his (ﷺ) claim, just as we might have done or will do in a similar situation.