Sixthly: The Believers Were Living Under The Rulership Of The Unbelievers Of Their People
The Messenger of Allah faced the relentless and untiring plot of the unbelievers without any weapons except the weapon of firm belief in Allah and in His promise and without any strength except strength of determination and willfulness.
Islam was then further strengthened by the conversion of Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) to the truth as brought about by the Prophet of God peace be upon him.
Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) was one of the nobles of the Quraysh, broad-shouldered, tall and brave. He was feared and respected by all. How the Prophet peace be upon him wished that he should accept Islam, as he often prayed to God for showing him the right path.
Author: Adil Salahi, Arab News
History has not recorded the detailed life of any person in the same way as it has done in the case of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This is due to the fact that his practices, particularly in matters of religion, provide an example that we are urged by God to follow.
As for compassion, tenderness and mercy to all creation, Allah said about him: "Grievous to him is what you suffer, anxious for you, compassionate is he, merciful to the believers." (10:128) Allah says: "We only sent you as a mercy to all the worlds." (21:107)
Part of his excellence is that Allah gave him two of His names, saying: "merciful, compassionate to the believers."
Q. Muhammad is a great man and a distinguished politician that is OK. But why do you insist that he is a Prophet? What does it matter?
A. It is not our decision; it is the decision of the Creator Who chose him to be the final Prophet and Messenger of God to Humanity at large until the Day of Judgment. God has sent Prophet Muhammad to all humanity as a mercy, and he has been sent as a mercy to every creature in the world as well, including people, animals, plants, environments, and even as a mercy to jinn.
Q. Dear scholars, if Muhammad was such a holy man, why was it necessary for him to lead such a violent life?
A. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Dear questioner thanks a lot for your question, which reflects your desire to have a clear view of the teachings of Islam. It is commendable for you to ask, for it shows that you are interested in learning about the truth behind many misconceptions.
You may be an atheist or an agnostic; or you may belong to anyone of the religious denominations that exist in the world today. You may be a Communist or a believer in democracy and freedom. No matter what you are, and no matter what your religious and political beliefs, personal and social habits happen to be - YOU MUST STILL KNOW THIS MAN!
By Dr. Norlain Dindang Mababaya
The World’s Great Prophet
An excerpt from the Author’s book, "Teachings of the World’s Great Prophet”, with foreword by Dr. Maneh Al-Johani, Secretary General of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY). Published with no copyright by the Wisdom Enrichment Foundation (WEFOUND), Mindanao State University, Marawi City Philippines in 1988).