One characteristic that really stands out when we speak about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is his compassion for humans.
One of the most beautiful fruits of hardships is the empathy and compassion for other people that we should develop. This is something that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) excelled at. He had been through so many hardships that he was so compassionate towards other people.
When we start to be more religious we often become harsh and harder towards other people. This is not correct. If we look at Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) example, we will see he was not harsh and hard but kind and loving.
Yasmin Mogahed discusses this in this beautiful lecture.