Greatness of Prophet Muhammad (V)

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IN the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

The Holy Quran 10: 14-16 says, “So We made you heirs to the land after them, to see how you would behave!” But when Our Clear Signs are repeated to them, those who do not rest their hope on their meeting with Us, say: “Bring us a reading other than this, or change this”, Say: “It is not for I, of my own accord, to change it: I am only what is revealed to me. If I were to disobey my Lord, I myself would fear the punishment of a Great Day (to come). ”Say: “If God had willed, I would not have repeated it to you, and he would not have made it known to you. A whole life before that, I have remained with you. Won’t you understand then? ‘

The list of Western scholars’ comments on the greatness of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is endless, as Scottish orientalist Ronald A. Nicholson states: “The Qur’an is a magnificent humanistic document, which explains in detail the secret of it. behavior of Muhammad in all the events of his life. We even find there an additional subject through which we are able to follow the progress of Islam since its creation and its appearance in its beginnings. We do not find anything like it in Buddhism or Christianity or any of the other ancient religions. These are the unique characteristics of Islam and they confirm and prove that it is the complete religion for mankind and that it is the religion of the future.

Further, Edward Gibbon and Simon Oakley, in “History of the Saracen Empire” (London 1870), say: “The greatest success of Mohammad’s life has been affected by sheer moral strength. It is not the propagation but the permanence of his religion that deserves our wonder; the same pure and perfect impression, which he engraved in Mecca and Medina, is preserved after the revolutions of twelve centuries by the Indian, African and Turkish proselytes of the Koran … The Mohammedans have uniformly resisted the temptation to reduce the object of their faith and devotion at the height of the senses and the imagination of man. “I believe in one God and in Mohammad the apostle of God” is the simple and unchanging profession of Islam. The intellectual image of Divinity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honors of the prophet never transgressed the measure of human virtue, and his living precepts restricted the recognition of his disciples within the limits of reason and religion ”.

Moreover, TW Arnold says, in his book “The Preaching of Islam” (London 1913): “Islam is an essentially rationalist religion in the broadest sense of the term considered etymologically and historically…. the teaching of the Prophet, the Koran has always retained its place as a fundamental starting point, and the dogma of the unity of God has always been proclaimed there with an invariable grandeur, majesty, purity and with a note of sure conviction. , which it is difficult to find surpassed outside of Islam…. One would expect that such a precise creed, so stripped of all theological complexities, and therefore so accessible to ordinary understanding, would have and indeed possess a marvelous power to find its way into the consciousness of men.

Dr. William Draper notes in the book “History of the Intellectual Development of Europe”: “Four years after the death of Justinian, 569 AD, was born in Mecca, Arabia, the man who, of all men , has exerted the greatest influence on the human race… To be the religious leader of many empires, to guide the daily life of a third of the human race perhaps justifies the title of Messenger of God.

Further, Lord Hadleigh said: “The Arab Prophet had a powerful and strong moral and personality, which weighed, examined and tested every step he took in his life. There is no fault in his character. Since we need a complete paradigm to meet our needs in life, the personality of Muhammad the Holy Prophet meets this need. It is the mirror, which reflects for us high reason, magnanimity, nobility, bravery, patience, kindness, humility, forgiveness, humility and modesty and all the essential morals including humanitarianism. We see this present in the personality of the Prophet Muhammad in brilliant colors ”.

In his book “The Prophet and the Eastern World”, Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) says: “I thought and prayed for forty years in order to arrive at the truth. I must admit that my visit to the Islamic East filled me with respect for serenity [Islamic] faith, which inspires worshiping God throughout one’s life, not just on Sundays. I am eternally grateful to God for guiding me to Islam, which became a solid reality in my heart and enabled me to achieve happiness and tranquility, which was not possible before. I was in a dark cave, then Islam took me to a vast land illuminated by the Sun and I began to smell the pure and fresh sea air ”.

To further demonstrate the greatness of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the people and poets of the time of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) were in awe of the Quran and praised it. The great poets of this time such as Labid ibn Rabi’ah, and Hassan ibn Thabit Al-Khansa and Ka’b ibn Zuhayr converted to Islam.

Even the infidels of Mecca, despite being against Islam and its concept of one-god worship, were in awe of the Qur’an. Al-Walid ibn al-Mughirah (father of Khalid ibn al-Walid), who was one of the famous figures in Mecca, never converted to Islam but admitted the greatness of the Quran. He said: “I have just heard the words of Muhammad which are certainly neither human nor jinn. They are euphonic and relaxing, like a tree full of accessible fruit. They are of the highest quality and cannot be surpassed.

Regardless of the classical poetic form of the Mecca chapters of the Holy Quran, Allah Almighty notes that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is not a poet or diviner. The Holy Qur’an, Haqqa, 69: 40-43 says, “Truly this is the word of an honored apostle. It is not the word of a poet. It is little you think! It is not the word of a diviner either. You receive little warning. (It is) a message sent from the Lord of the worlds ”.

Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb, in his book “Mohammedanism: An Historical Survey”, wrote: “But the Meccans demanded a miracle of him anyway, and with remarkable boldness and self-confidence Mohammad appealed as confirmation supreme of its mission to the Koran itself. . Like all Arabs, they were connoisseurs of language and rhetoric. Well, if the Quran was its own composition, other men could compete with it. Let them produce ten worms like this. If they could not (and it is obvious that they could not), then they accept the Quran as an outstanding obvious miracle.

In fact, Dr Maurice Bucaille, author of “The Bible, the Koran and the Science”, says on page 86 of his book:. How could a man, illiterate, become the most important author, in terms of literary merit, of all Arab literature? How then could he pronounce truths of a scientific nature that no other human being could have developed at the time, and all this without once making the slightest mistake in his statements on the subject? The ideas in this study are developed from a purely scientific point of view. They lead to the conclusion that it is inconceivable for a human being living in the 7th century CE to have made statements in the Quran on a wide variety of subjects which do not belong to his time and should only be known centuries later. For me, there can be no human explanation for the Quran.

The greatness of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is endless.

May Almighty God continue to bless the Seal of the Prophets.


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