Many people came and went but none of them were more closer to Allah than one man. The one who spent his whole life following the commandments of God. The one who was perfect compared to the whole mankind. The one who was sent as a gift from God. That honorable man is none other than Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him).
Muhammad (مُحَمَّد) (Peace and blessings upon Him), was an Arab religious, social, and political leader and the last Prophet and Messenger of Allah through whom Allah sent Islam.
Muhammad SAW was an educationist
Muhammad SAW was a Preacher
Muhammad SAW was an Administrator
Muhammad SAW was a Constitutionalist
Muhammad SAW a Diplomat
Muhammad SAW was a General
Muhammad SAW was a Scholar
Muhammad SAW was a Guider
Muhammad SAW was a Trader
Muhammad SAW was a Reformer
Muhammad SAW was a Warrior
Muhammad SAW was a State Holder
In other words, he was the best man ever in all formats of life.
According to Islamic doctrine, He (Peace and blessings upon Him) was a Prophet, sent to present and confirm the monotheistic teachings preached previously by Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets (Peace and blessings upon them).
He is the final Prophet of Allah in all the main branches of Islam, though some modern denominations diverge from this belief. Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) united Arabia into a single Muslim polity, with the help of Qur’an as well as his teachings and practices forming the basis of Islamic religious belief.
He is referred to by many appellations, including Messenger of Allah, The Prophet Muhammad, Allah’s Apostle, Last Prophet of Islam, The Most Praised One and others; there are also many variant spellings of Muhammad, such as Mohamet, Mahamad, Muhamad, and many others.
Holy Prophet (Peace and blessings upon Him) has billions of followers right now but no one has seen him yet they cry and sends salutation when they hear His name. If we look into history, we will find that no name has been given to children than His. Today Muhammad is the most popular name in the world. The name Muhammad has also been the most recited name in the world. The name eulogized billions of times every day by the devoted Muslims in all the corners of the world.
Born approximately 570 CE (Year of the Elephant) in the Arabian city of Mecca, Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) was orphaned at the age of six. He was raised under the care of his paternal grandfather Abd al-Muttalib, and upon his death, by his uncle Abu Talib. In later years, he would periodically seclude himself in a mountain cave named Hira for several nights of prayer. When he was 40, Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) reported being visited by Gabriel (Peace and blessings upon Him) in the cave, and receiving his first revelation from God.
Three years later, in 610, Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) started preaching these revelations publicly, proclaiming that “God is One”, that complete “submission” (Islam) to God is the right way of life (dīn), and that he was a prophet and messenger of God, similar to the other prophets in Islam.
Abū al-Qāsim Muhammad ibn Abd Allāh ibn Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim, (Peace and blessings upon Him) belonged to the Banu Hashim clan, part of the Quraysh tribe, which one of Mecca’s prominent clan. Tradition places the year of Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him)’s birth as corresponding with the Year of the Elephant, which is named after the failed destruction of Mecca that year by the Abraha, Yemen’s king, who supplemented his army with elephants. Alternatively some 20th century scholars have suggested different years, such as 568 or 569.
Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him)’s father, Abdullah, died almost six months before he was born. Soon after birth he was sent to live with a Bedouin family in the desert, as desert life was considered healthier for infants; Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) stayed with his foster-mother, Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb, and her husband until he was two years old.
At the age of six, Muhammad lost his l mother Aminah to illness and became an orphan. For the next two years, until he was eight years old, Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) was under the guardianship of his paternal grandfather Abdul-Muttalib, of the Banu Hashim clan until his death. He then came under the care of his uncle Abu Talib, the new leader of the Banu Hashim.
In his teens, Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) accompanied his uncle on Syrian trading journeys to gain experience in commercial trade. When Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) was either nine or twelve while accompanying the Meccans’ caravan to Syria, he met a Christian monk named Bahira who is said to have foreseen Muhammad’s career as a Prophet of God.
Due to his upright character he acquired the nickname “al-Amin” meaning “faithful, trustworthy” and “al-Sadiq” meaning “truthful” and was sought out as an impartial arbitrator.
His reputation attracted a proposal in 595 from Khadijah (Ra), a 40-year-old widow. Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) consented to the marriage, which by all accounts was a happy one. Several years later, according to a narration collected by historian Ibn Ishaq, Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) was involved with a well-known story about setting the Black Stone in place in the wall of the Kaaba in 605 CE. The Black Stone, a sacred object, was removed during renovations to the Kaaba. The Meccan leaders could not agree which clan should return the Black Stone to its place. They decided to ask the next man who comes through the gate to make that decision; that man was the 35-year-old Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him). This event happened five years before the first revelation by Gabriel to him.
He asked for a cloth and laid the Black Stone in its center. The clan leaders held the corners of the cloth and together carried the Black Stone to the right spot, then Muhammad laid the stone, satisfying the honour of all.
The followers of Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) were initially few in number, and experienced hostility from Meccan polytheists. He sent some of his followers to Abyssinia in 615 to shield them from prosecution, before he and his followers migrated from Mecca to Medina (then known as Yathrib) in 622. This event, the Hijra, marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri Calendar.
In Medina, Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) united the tribes under the Constitution of Medina. In December 629, after eight years of intermittent fighting with Meccan tribes, Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) gathered an army of 10,000 Muslims and marched on the city of Mecca. In 632, a few months after returning from the Farewell Pilgrimage, he went for his heavenly abode. By the time of his departure to heaven, most of the Arabian Peninsula had converted to Islam.
The revelations each known as Ayah literally, “Sign of God” that Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him) recieved forms the verses of the Qur’an, regarded by Muslims as the verbatim “Word of God” on which the religion is based. Besides the Quran, Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him)’s teachings and practices Sunnah, found in the Hadith and sira (biography) literature, are also upheld and used as sources of Islamic law.
If anybody belong to any religion need guidance, help or anything he or she must read the life of Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him). Many Prophets came to preach Islam and convey the message of God. Three books were sent on three Prophets. They were true for that time. But in the end, God has send his final book called Holy Quran on Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon Him).
After that book, there is no need of any other book. Unfortunately, the other three books were manipulated by the people who received them. They were rewritten and saddest thing is that it is still followed by millions of people today. Here Muslims have to play their path.
Non- Muslims do what they learned from their parents. Now Muslims should play an important role to deliver the true message of Muslim, to every corner of the world. Because it is our responsibility to guide those people who are following wrong things.
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