columnBy Muhammed Lamin Ceesay
Muhammad (SAW): We did not send you, but as a mercy for all the worlds. (Qur'an 21:107)
Muhammad (SAW): You have indeed a good example in Allah's Messenger (Qur'an 33:21)
Muhammad (SAW): Surely you have a sublime character (Qur'an 33:21)
Muhammed (SAW): I have been sent to practically set the highest standard of morals (Hadith)
Muhammed (SAW): "The ummah of the Holy prophet Muhammad (SAW) is brought in front of him every morning and evening. The holy prophet recognizes the faced the deeds of his each and every follower. Based on this firm knowledge the Holy prophet (SAW) will testify for them all." (Sweed Ibn Mussagyib, ref: Qurtabi)
Muhammad (SAW): "Your prophet (SAW) will testify for you because with the light of the prophethood the Holy prophet (SAW) knows the station, position in faith, nature of belief and the barrier that is hindering, the promotion of his follower. Thus he recognizes your sins, levels of faith, good and deeds, virtues and sins." (Shah Abdul Aziz, ref: Tafseer Fath-ul-Aziz)
Muhammad (SAW): "The birth of Muhammad is not like that o other human beings. Infact, it is not at all comparable to the birth of any man. This is because inspite of a physical birth, he was made from the light of Allah Almighty. This is why he did not have shadow." (Imam Rabbani Majaddid Alif thani)
Muhammad (SAW): "Sharf-ud-Deen Bausir (RA) has painted the picture of the attributes of the holy prophet Muhammad (SAW) akin to the reflection of stars in water. The reflection is not substance of the stars."
Muhammad (SAW): "The real nature of beauty and elegance of the holy prophet Muhammad had not been exposed to us, if it had no one would have had the ability to see him. The eyes would have become devoid of sight, the hearts petrified and the purpose of the prophethood of the holy prophet Muhammad (SAW) would not have been fulfilled."
Muhammad (SAW): "The Divine Creator in his wisdom allowed only the extent of exposure of beauty and elegance of His beloved, which people could endure; come near him and quench their thirst from the beneficial fountain. It is not possible for a person to comprehended all aspects of beauty and elegance of Almighty Allah's beloved." (Zia-ul-Ummat pir Muhammad Karam Shah)
Muhammad (SAW): The garden of the world laid desolute and he pathways in ruins. The mind was about to explode with the stench of infidelity and polytheism. The fading of despair was universal. Suddenly, a heavily vapour laden cloud rose above the peaks of the faaraa mountain. Spring and garden were awaiting to welcome every drop and sprinkle.
The cloud rained down so abundantly that the earth glittered with the illumination of the creator. The naked twigs became covered with leaves and fruit. The sad buds began to open out, smilingly. In the garden of the world sings of life began to appear. The twtle-dove, once again, began the heart and sight purifying melody. From the summits of un itarianism, the Huma (a fabulous bird supposed to raise to throne anyone coming under shadow of its wing) of humanity received an invitation to fly again.
The people of the earth called this personification of blessings and goodness by the splendid name of Muhammad, the one who is praised a lot. The residents of the Heaves called him 'Ahmad', the one who praises his creator the most. But the whole truth came apparent only when the creator and the sustainer introduced him to the world in the following terms. "We did not send you, but as a mercy for all the worlds." (Qur'an 21:107).
Muhammad (SAW): The worst enemy of Islam. Abu Jabl "how can was accuse Muhammad (SAW) of saying false hood when infact we used to called him the trustworthy. He never told a lie. But the situation is that Abd Manaf (the family of Muhammad) are already responsible for looking after the pilgrimages and distributing water to them as well as acting in advisory roles. Now if the prophethood goes to them also, then what is there left for us?
Muhammad (SAW): "My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. It is this unparalleled combination of secular and religious influence which I feel entitles Muhammad to be considered the most influential single figure in human history." (Michael H. Hart)
Muhammad (SAW): I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving the problems in a way that would bring the much needed peace and happiness. Europe is beginning to be enamored of the creed of Muhammad. In the next century it may go further in recognizing the utility of that creed in solving its problems.
Muhammad (SAW): If greatness of purpose, smallness of means and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could claim to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad?
Muhammad (SAW): Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask is there any man greater than he? (Lmartine)
Muhammad (SAW): I become more than ever convinced that it was the sword that won a place for Islam in those days. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the prophet, the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers and his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. (Gandhi)
Muhammad (SAW): Cordoba in the tenth century was by far the most civilized city of Europe. Many of the traits on which modern Europe prides itself came to it from Muslim Spain. Islam is part of our past and our present, in all fields of human endeavor.
It has helped to create modern Europe. It is part of our own inheritance, not a thing apart. More than this, Islam can teach us today a way of understanding and living in the world which Christianity itself is the poorer for having list. (Prince Charles).