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About Prophet Muhammad

The blessings and peace of Allah on him, and on his Family, and his Companions.

Guidance

Guidance is through Allah سبحانه و تعالى, the Prophet ﷺ and His Message, the Quran. This guidance is based on the truth, because Allah is The Truth, Ultimate Reality ( حقّ ). This guidance will lead man - if followed sincerely - to improve his situation in the world and in the next.

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The central focus of this guidance is always to purify and reform the souls of man and to straighten the affairs of the community as a precondition for peace and harmony in our societies and as a preparation for the overwhelming events in the Hereafter.

  • The whole of the religion of Islam is guidance.
  • Self-purification is through all of what Allah has prescribed in His religion.

Man Is in Need of Guidance

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{Allah guides whomsoever He will to a straight path.}
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Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was not only the best man ever born in the world but also the greatest benefactor of the humanity. He aroused among men the humanely qualities that were rare (then and today). He taught that all the men and women are the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve. All are equal, no difference among them on the basis of race or colour.

He - may Allah bless him and grant him peace - gave women honour in the society. Before his arrival women were taken as a commodity (also today in many places). They were not respected. The Prophet gave women respect. He said, "The best man amongst you is one who is best for his wife".

He - may Allah bless him and grant him peace - gave the message of love, compassion and equality to all the people on the face of earth. Before his arrival the concept of equality among different nations and races was an alien concept. If seen in this context, Muhammad is not the benefactor of Muslims alone but that of all the people of the world for all times to come.

Mercy, Compassion

Allah said in the Holy Quran:

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{We have but sent you as a mercy to all the worlds!}
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He was neither sent as a terror, nor for cruelty and harshness.

Improvement of Character

Allah said in the Holy Quran:

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{It was by Allah’s mercy that you O Muhammad were lenient with them} that is that you showed indulgence toward them* when they disobeyed you [in the battle of Uhud]. 3-159

*This was a group of Muslims, who - through their irresponsible behaviour - endangered the whole Muslim community in the battle of Uhud. In spite of their grave failure, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ still had patience with them, neither punished them, nor even scolded them, but forgave them. This is an aspect of his kind of character.

His Perfect Character Traits

There is absolutely no way to hide the fact that the Prophet - on him the blessings and peace of Allah - is the most worthy of all people, the greatest of them regarding his position and the most perfect of them in good character and virtue. Know this and may Allah enlighten our hearts and increase our love for this noble Prophet!

If we had to examine all those perfect qualities which cannot be acquired and which are part of one's constitution, it will be understood that the Prophet ﷺ has each of those qualities.

بُعِثْتُ لِأُتَمِّمَ حُسْنَ الْأَخْلَاقِ

The Prophet ﷺ explained: "I was sent to perfect the good character."

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  • The Light of the Prophet ﷺ

    Ibn Jarir al-Tabari in his Tafsir jami` al-bayan (6-92) said: "There has come to you a Light from Allah: He means by the Light: Muhammad, Blessings and peace upon him, by means of whom Allah has illuminated the truth, brought forth Islam, and obliterated idolatry. Therefore he (the Prophet) is a light for those who have been enlightened by him and by his exposition of truth."

     The Light of the Prophet, by GF Haddad

  • The Obligation to Know Sira and Imitate Its Central Character

    We are asked to know about our Prophet - the blessings and peace of Allah on the Prophet - , about his life, about his miracles, about his birth, about his manners, about his faith, about his signs (ayat wa dala'il), about his seclusions, about his worship, and is not this knowledge an obligation for every Muslim? What is better than acquiring knowledge of his life? This will make Allah happy with us because then we will be able to know the Prophet ﷺ better, and be readier to take him as an example for ourselves, to correct ourselves, and to imitate him and thus gain salvation in this life and in the next.

     Love Of The Prophet And Following His Example, by GF Haddad

  • His ﷺ Manners and Disposition (a)

    { By the grace of Allah, you are gentle towards the people; if you had been stern and ill-tempered, they would have dispersed from round about you.} (Qur'an 3-159)

    By nature he was gentle and kind hearted, always inclined to be gracious and to overlook the faults of others. Politeness and courtesy, compassion and tenderness, simplicity and humility, sympathy and sincerity were some of the keynotes of his character. In the cause of right and justice he could be resolute and severe but more often than not, his severity was tempered with generosity.

  • His ﷺ Manners and Disposition (b)

    …He had charming manners which won him the affection of his followers and secured their devotion. Though virtual king of Arabia and an apostle of Allah, he never assumed an air of superiority. Not that he had to conceal any such vein by practice and artifice: with fear of Allah, sincere humility was ingrained in his heart. He used to say, "I am a Prophet of Allah but I do not know what will be my end."
    Bukhari, Sahih Bukhari, Ch. "Al-Janaiz"

    Excerpt from: "The Message of Mohammad", by Athar Husain.

     Description of Prophet Mohammed ﷺ

  • On the Prophet's Knowledge of the Unseen

    The listing of the miracles in this chapter cannot be exhausted because of their large number and the fact that they took place at his hands  in most of his states, whether they asked him questions or not, whatever circumstances dictated. These are the most numerous of his stunning miracles.  Al-Qad.i 'Iyad. said in al-Shifa': "His  knowledge of the unseen counts among those miracles of his that are known categorically and definitely, coming to us through mass transmissions with a vast number of narrators and congruent meanings pointing to his familiarity with the unseen." (Qadi 'Iyad, al-Shifa' (p. 413-414))
    Sayyidi al-Qadi Yusuf al-Nabahani's Compendium 80 Hadiths ~

     80 Hadiths on the Prophet's Knowledge of the Unseen, by Sh. G. F. Haddad

  • On the Eloquence of the Prophet ﷺ

    The Prophet - the blessings and peace of Allah upon him -  said one day: ”Keep Allah (with you), and He shall keep you. Keep Allah (with you), and you shall find Him facing you. If you ask for something, ask Allah. If you seek help, seek it from Allah…”

    Al-Tirmidhi narrated from Ibn 'Abbas

     Forty Hadiths Illustrating the Superlative Eloquence of the Prophet, by GF Haddad

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This is an ancient, lonely tree (wilmân), perhaps 2000 years old if not older. It is said that Prophet Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah - the blessings and peace of Allah on the Prophet - , took a nap in its shade some 14 centuries ago.
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Reward of Loving the Prophet ﷺ

Anas (r) said that the man came to the Prophet ﷺ and asked, ”When will the last hour come, Messenger of Allah?” He said, ”What have you prepared for it?” He said, ”I have not prepared a lot of prayer and fasting or charity for it, but I love Allah and his Messenger.” The Prophet - may Allah bless him and grant him peace - said, ”You will be with the one you love.”

The Prophet - may Allah bless him and grant him peace - also said, ”Whoever loves me will be with me in the Garden.”

Qadi 'Iyad, Ash-Shifa, p.244

It Is Necessary to Love the Prophet ﷺ

Allah سبحانه و تعالى says in His Holy Book:

{Say: If your fathers, and your sons, and your brethren, and your wives, and your tribe, and the wealth ye have acquired, and merchandise for which ye fear that there will no sale, and dwellings ye desire are dearer to you than Allah and His messenger and striving in His way: then wait till Allah bringeth His command to pass. Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.}
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Abu Razia Ukaili once asked the Prophet - may Allah bless him and grant him peace: ”O Messenger of Allah, what is faith? He said: ”The meaning of faith is your love for God and His Messenger more than your love for every thing.”

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