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Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had a Jewish neighbour and this person used to every morning throw his garbage at the door step of the Prophetﷺ’s home. The Prophet ﷺ would then pick it up and throw it in the disposal area along with his personal trash. One morning the Prophet ﷺ didn’t see any garbage on his door step and he didn’t really care much about it. The next morning same thing and so on, until a week passed by without any garbage being put on the Prophetﷺ’s door step. So our Prophet ﷺ went to that Jewish neighbor and paid him a visit to check on him. The Jewish neighbor was sick and he was in bed. Our Prophet ﷺ then started taking care of his Jewish neighbor and the Jewish very soon embraced Islam because of our beloved Prophet’s high morals.
The character of the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] was indeed sublime, full of compassion towards muslims; he is even described by Allah Himself as a Mercy to all the worlds.
Unfortunately, there was more than one person who threw refuse and waste on the doorstep of the Holy Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم].
It appears the aforementioned story is widely circulated in order to illustrate the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم]’s -genuine- gentleness. This story however has no basis. How could it be that the Sahabah would tolerate such a daily disrespect when they loved Him the most ?!
There is nonetheless a story narrated in Bukhari by Anas bin Malik about a Jewish boy who used to serve the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم], and he fell sick. The Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] came to visit him; he sat by his head and said, ‘Become Muslim.’ The boy looked at his father, who was present, and he (the father) said: ‘Obey Abu’l-Qaasim ﷺ.’ So he became Muslim, and the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] left, saying, ‘Praise be to Allaah Who has saved him from the Fire.’”
Thus the story mentioned at the top has no reference cannot be qualified to be a hadith.
There are many true accounts of abuses which were followed by displays of the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم]’s clemency and noble character and indeed, people’s hearts would change and they would come to faith.