Brief Story of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Heavens, the Earth, their contents and everything that exists. May peace and blessing be upon all His prophets and messengers, starting from Adam and culminating with His final slave and messenger Muhammad (Peace be upon them all). Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born in the year 570 AC in the city of Mecca (in Saudi Arabia) and lived for 63 years. He received the revelation at the age of 40 and his tenure lasted for 23 years. He passed away in Madinah (Saudi Arabia) after fully delivering the message that was revealed to him by Almighty God through the angel Jibreel (Ghebriel). The greatness of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) lies in being successful in both the worldly and spiritual affairs. A successful leader usually does not have time for his house and a righteous man may not be successful in the worldly affairs. The case of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) remains unique because he was successful as a worldly leader and a spiritual one. He was a husband, a father, a businessman, a leader and the final Messenger of Allah to mankind. However, one role never influenced negatively the other. Allah (The Most Exalted) states: “Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the meeting with) Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much” (Qur’an 33:21). Let us examine here the example of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the light of the above statement in the following 3 areas: Spiritual Leadeship, Mercy to the world and Statesmanship. As a Spiritual Leader (Warner & Exhorter): Although it is very difficult to describe Almighty God without anthropomorphizing Him (by way of representation or making pictures of Him), the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) successfully taught his followers about God. He managed to permanently take away his followers from idol worship by teaching them the right concept of the Oneness of Almighty God. Allah (SWT) defining the mission of the Prophet says: “Verily, We have sent you [O Prophet] with the truth (i. e. Islam), as a bearer of glad tidings (to the believers) and a Warner (to the unbelievers); and you shall not be held accountable for those who are destined for the blazing fire (Qur’an 2:119) . In an almost similar message Allah says: “And We have not sent you (O Muhammad!) except as a giver of glad tidings and a Warner to all mankind, but most of men know not” (34:28) . As the Prophet began to speak in the community, many were moved and their
number was growing rapidly. His expression was commanding and deeply touching. What was so amazing in his speeches is that they were natural, the Qur’an says: “And neither does he speak of his own desire. That [which he conveys to you] is but [a divine] inspiration with which he is being inspired” (53:3-4) . He warned people about the consequences of pursuing evil and announced the good news to the pursuers of good. He enjoined what is right to the people under his care as well as to his followers and forbad them what is evil. He warned people not to disobey Allah and that everyone will be held
Want to read all 8 pages?
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 8 pages?
- Winter '16
- prophet Muhammad