The Religion of Prophet Abraham pbuh to Prophet Muhammad pbuh.

 

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Muhammad ibn Abdullah, was born in Arabia Makkah. He grew up orphaned and his childhood gave indications of the magnificent and dynamic personality that was to appear later. As he grew up, the nobility of his personality, soft-spoken and warm nature and good behaviour made him a benevolent member of the society. A perfectly balanced personality—tolerant, truthful, understanding, or judging things accurately, generous
—he presented the highest example of human nobility. Thus Prophet Muhammed pubh was an embodiment of virtues, and never associated any partner to God from initially. He was very much concerned about his people, remained disturbed due to their immorality and wrong practice in the society so he would stay aloof from all quarrels and quibbles and never indulged in foul arguments and abuses

Allah expressed the feeling of His heavy heart in the Quran : Then perhaps you would kill yourself through grief over them, [O Muhammad], if they do not believe in this message, [and] out of sorrow. (18:6)

Monotheistic religion was not new for the Arabs but over the period of time they switched to polytheism. Prophets and Messengers were chosen for prophethood so Allah always saved them from Shirk (idol worshipping) they constantly remained in the protection of Allah. Like Prophet Ibrahim pbuh, Musa pbuh etc..many elite and wise people of Makkah before the the advent of Islam like Saeed Ibn Zaid a.s rejected shirk at early age, used to pray to Allah for guidance. So monotheism concept was not new for them. It was just a revival of belief what Ibrahim pbuh had introduced to them that is ‘Submit only to God as He is the only One worthy of their worship’.

Prophet Muhammad pbuh was very sincere his early childhood he never took part in idolatrous rituals and never told a lie. He had excellent habits and a reliable character. Prophet muhammad pbuh hated idolatry from his childhood, and Holy Quran is our authority for the statement that he never prostrated before an idol. (Quran 09 : 4.) “Nor am I one who do (and will) ever worship that which you have ever worshipped”. In fact, He was following the footsteps of His father Abraham pbuh who refused the idol worshipping from the early period of His life . Prophet Muhammad pbuh narrated his childhood incident that once he went to community religious festival but he slept through out the event. Though he lived in a city where wine was very common, but never did a drop of wine touch his lips. The prophet pbuh in solitude would meditate in search and pursuit of the truth in the cave of Hira where the first revelation was revealed on him. Never did he worship any other thing because he was one who questioned and perceived some ignorance and falsehood in his society. Like the Prophet’s pbuh saying “questioning is the cure for ignorance”. Allah had protected and guided the prophet since always. How could the chosen final messenger have any kind of stain on his reputation. The Prophet pbuh himself was a symbol of Allah’s mercy and there can be no imperfection in it.

Prophet Muhammad pbuh came from the noblest family of Arabia Quraish. He was known throughout Makkah as “Al-Sadiq Al-Amin“ the Truthful, Trustworthy one, a title he retained even by those who disbelieved in him after he declared his prophethood. Even Muhammad’s (pbuh) enemies did not accuse him of lying after he proclaimed his prophethood. After the Treaty of Hudaibiyah, in the year 6 after the Hijrah, Prophet Muhammad pbuh sent letters to the rulers of neighboring countries. The Emperor of Byzantium received his letter in Syria at a time when a Makkan trade caravan was in the area of Damascus. This caravan was headed by Abu Sufyan, one of the leading enemies of Islam and Prophet Muhammad,(pbuh)

The Emperor summoned him to inquire about Prophet Muhammad, and the following conversation took place:

“What is the status of his family among you?”

“He belongs to a good (noble) family amongst us”

“Has anybody else amongst you ever claimed the same (that is, to be a prophet) before him?”

“No”

“Was anybody amongst his ancestors a king?”

“No”

“Do the nobles or the poor follow him?”

“It is the poor who follow him.”

“Are his followers increasing or decreasing (day by day)?”

“They are increasing”

“Does anybody amongst those who embrace his religion become displeased and renounce the religion afterwards?”

“No.”

“Have you ever accused him of telling lies before his claim (to be a prophet)?”

“No”

“Does he break his promises?”

“No. We have a truce with him but we do not know what he will do”

“Have you ever had a war with him?”

“Yes”

“What were the outcomes of these battles?”

“Sometimes he was victorious, and sometimes we were”

“What does he order you to do?”

“He tells us to worship Allah and Allah alone and not to worship anything along with Him, and to renounce all that our ancestors had said. He orders us to pray, to be chaste, and to keep good relations with our kith and kin.”

Struck by Abu Sufyan’s answers, at that time the bitterest enemy of Islam, the Emperor acknowledged Muhammad’s (pbuh) position and said:

If what you have said is true, he will very soon occupy this place underneath my feet, and I knew it (from the scriptures) that he was going to appear but I did not know that he would be from you, and if I could reach him definitely, I would go immediately to meet him and if I were with him, I would certainly wash his feet. (Al-Bukhari).

Just wholeheartedly ponder over the meaning of the quaranic verses.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is an epitome of character, mercy and virtue a true believer must follow Him. A Prophet is a well-wisher for mankind and the entire life of Prophet Muhammad is a testament to this fact. He never discriminated among people on the basis of their colour, creed or social status; in the heydays of slavery, he advocated freedom of slaves; in an environment full of resentment and strong opposition, never avenging any wrong done to him rather he always adopted a forgiving approach.

“Do they not then think deeply in the Quran, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)? (47:24)

Say: “I am (relying) on clear proof from my Lord, while you deny Him. I do not have that which you seek to hasten. The decision is for God only. He tells the truth and He is the Best of Deciders”(6:57)

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