Zaid Ibn Haritha (RA) was the slave of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He had lived with him ever since he was young.
Once, a few Yemenis came to Makkah to perform Hajj. A man among them saw Zaid (RA), identified him and informed his father Haritha.
Haritha travelled to Makkah with a huge amount of money to free Zaid (RA) from slavery.
So Prophet ﷺ allowed Zaid (RA) to decide.
When it came to Zaid (RA) to make the crucial decision, he instantly picked out Prophet ﷺ over his father. The Prophet ﷺ took his hand and made a statement that he has freed Zaid (RA) and has adopted him as his son. After that, Zaid was called as “ZAID-IBN MUHAMMAD”.
Such was the exemplary character of our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. No man on the face of this earth would do that save our beloved Prophet ﷺ.
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