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amira 01-21-2008 11:28 PM

the prophet
 
The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, was born in the year 571
(according to the Gregorian calendar) in the tribe of Quraish [which
was held noble by all Arabs] in Makkah [which was considered the
religious capital of the Arabian Peninsula].


The Arabs would perform Hajj in Makkah, and circumambulate around the
Ka'bah which was built by Prophet Ibrahim and his son Prophet Ismael,
may Allah exalt their mention. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his
mention, was an orphan. His father passed away before he was born, and
his mother died when he was six years old. His grandfather, Abdul-
Mutalib, took care of him, and when he died, his uncle, Abu Talib,
took care of him. His tribe and the other tribes worshipped idols made
from stone, wood and even gold. Some of these idols were placed around
the Ka'bah. People believed that these idols could ward off harm or
extend benefit. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, was a
trustworthy and honest person. He never behaved treacherously, nor did
he lie or cheat; he was known amongst his people as 'Al-Ameen', or
'The Trustworthy'. People would entrust him with their valuables when
they wanted to travel. He was also known as 'As-Sadiq' or 'The
Truthful' for he never told a lie. He was well-mannered, well-spoken,
and he loved to help people. His people loved and revered him and he
had beautiful manners. Allah, the Exalted, says: (Indeed you are of a
great moral character.) [68:4] Thomas Carlyle said in his book:
'Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History': 'But, from an early
age, he had been remarked as a thoughtful man. His companions named
him "Al Amin, The Faithful." A man of truth and fidelity; true in what
he did, in what he spoke and thought. They noted that he always meant
something. A man rather taciturn in speech; silent when there was
nothing to be said; but pertinent, wise, sincere, when he did speak;
always throwing light on the matter. This is the only sort of speech
worth speaking! Through life we find him to have been regarded as an
altogether solid, brotherly, genuine man. A serious, sincere
character; yet amiable, cordial, companionable, jocose even - a good
laugh in him withal: there are men whose laugh is as untrue as
anything about them; who cannot laugh. A spontaneous, passionate, yet
just, true-meaning man! Full of wild faculty, fire and light; of wild
worth, all uncultured; working out his life - takes in the depth of
the Desert there.'The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, liked to
seclude himself in the cave of Hira before he was commissioned as a
prophet. He would stay there many nights at a time. He, may Allah
exalt his mention, did not practice falsehood; he did not drink any
intoxicants, nor did he bow to a statue or idol, or take an oath by
them or offer to them an offering. He was a shepherd over a flock of
sheep which belonged to his people. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his
mention, said: 'Every prophet commissioned by Allah was a shepherd
over a flock of sheep.' His companions asked him: 'Even you, O
Messenger of Allah?' He said: 'Yes, I would take care of a flock of
sheep for the people of Makkah.' (Bukhari 2143) When Prophet
Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, turned forty, he received
divine revelation; he was at the cave of Hira. The Mother of the
believers, A'ishah, with whom Allah is pleased, said: 'The first thing
that Allah's Messenger, may Allah exalt his mention, received, while
in the Cave of Hira in Makkah, were good visions [dreams]. Every time
he had a dream, it would come true and clear, like the split of the
dawn. Later on, Allah's Messenger, may Allah exalt his mention, began
to love being alone in meditation. He spent lengthy periods for days
and nights to fulfill this purpose in the Cave before returning back
to his family. He would take a supply of food for his trip. When he
came back to his wife Khadeejah, with whom Allah is pleased, he would
get a fresh supply of food and go back to the same Cave to continue
his meditation.' 'The Truth came to him while he was in the Cave of
Hira. The Angel Jibreel, may Allah exalt his mention, came to
Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, and commanded him to read.
Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, replied, "I cannot read!"
Jibreel, may Allah exalt his mention, embraced Muhammad, may Allah
exalt his mention, until he could not breathe, and then let him go
saying: "O Muhammad! Read!" Again, Muhammad, may Allah exalt his
mention, replied: "I cannot read!" Jibreel, may Allah exalt his
mention, embraced Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, for the
second time. He then ordered him to read for the third time, when he
did not he embraced him tightly until he could not breathe, and then
let him go saying: "O Muhammad! (Recite with the Name of Your Rubb!
Who created, Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:
Proclaim! And your Rubb is Most Bountiful.) [96:1-3] The Messenger of
Allah, may Allah exalt his mention, returned home trembling. He
entered his home and told Khadeejah: "Cover me up, cover me up!"
Khadeejah, with whom Allah is pleased, covered Muhammad, may Allah
exalt his mention, until he felt better. He then informed her about
what happened to him in the Cave of Hira. He said: "I was concerned
about myself and my well-being." Khadeejah, with whom Allah is
pleased, assured Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, saying: "By
Allah! You don't have to worry! Allah, the Exalted, will never
humiliate you! You are good to your kith and kin. You help the poor
and needy. You are generous and hospitable to your guests. You help
people who are in need." Khadeejah, with whom Allah is pleased, took
her husband Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, to a cousin of hers
named Waraqah bin Nawfal bin Asad bin Abdul Uzza. This man became a
Christian during the Era of Ignorance. He was a scribe, who wrote the
Scripture in Hebrew. He was an old man who became blind at the latter
part of his life. Khadeejah, with whom Allah is pleased, said to her
cousin, "O cousin, listen to what your nephew [i.e. Muhammad , may
Allah exalt his mention, ] is about to tell you!" Waraqah said: "What
is it you have seen, dear nephew?" The Messenger of Allah, may Allah
exalt his mention, informed him of what he had seen in the Cave of
Hira. Upon hearing his report, Waraqah said, "By Allah! This is the
Angel Jibreel, may Allah exalt his mention, who came to Prophet Musa,
may Allah exalt his mention. I wish I would be alive when your people
will drive you out of Makkah!" The Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt
his mention, wondered: "Are they going to drive me out of Makkah?!"
Waraqah affirmed positively saying, "Never has a man conveyed a
Message similar to what you have been charged with, except that his
people waged war against him - if I am to witness this, I will support
you." Waraqah lived only a short period after this incident and passed
away. Revelation also stopped for a while.' (Bukhari #3)The chapter
of the Qur'an quoted in the hadeeth above marks the beginning when he
was commissioned as a Prophet. Allah, the Exalted, then revealed to
him: (O you (Muhammad (may Allah exalt his mention) enveloped (in
garments); Arise and warn! And your Rubb (Allah) magnify! And your
garments purify!) [74:1-4] This chapter of the Qur'an marks the
beginning when he was commissioned as a Messenger. With the revelation
of this chapter of the Qur'an the Prophet, may Allah exalt his
mention, began calling his people to Islam openly. He began with his
own people. Some of them refused adamantly to listen to him because he
was calling them to a matter which they had not witnessed before. The
Deen of Islam is a complete way of life, which deals with religious,
political, economical and social affairs. Furthermore, the Deen of
Islam did not only call them to worship Allah alone, and to forsake
all idols and things they worshipped; rather, it prohibited them from
things they considered pleasurable, such as consuming interest and
intoxicants, fornication, and gambling. It also called people to be
just and fair with one another, and to know that there was no
difference between them except through piety. How could the Quraish
[the noblest tribe amongst Arabs] stand to be treated equally with the
slaves!! They did not only adamantly refuse to accept Islam; rather,
they harmed him and blamed him, saying that he was a crazy person, a
sorcerer and a liar. They blamed him with things they would not dare
to have blamed him with before the advent of Islam. They incited the
ignorant masses against him, and harmed him and tortured his
companions. Abdullah b. Masood, with whom Allah is pleased, said:
'While the Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, was standing up and
praying near the Ka'bah, a group of Quraish were sitting in their
sitting place, one of them said: 'Do you see this man? Would someone
bring the dirt and filth and bloody intestines from the camels of so
and so, and wait till he prostrates, and then place it between his
shoulders? The most wretched amongst them volunteered to do it, and
when the Prophet , may Allah exalt his mention, prostrated, he put the
filth between his shoulders, so the Prophet , may Allah exalt his
mention, stayed in prostration. They laughed so hard that they were
about to fall on each other. Someone went to Fatimah, with whom Allah
is pleased, who was a young girl, and informed her of what had
happened. She hurriedly came towards the Prophet, may Allah exalt his
mention, and removed the filth from his back, and then she turned
around and she cursed the Quraishites who were sitting in that
sitting. (Bukhari #498)Muneeb al-Azdi said: 'I saw the Messenger of
Allah in the Era of Ignorance saying to people: 'Say there is no god
worthy of being worshipped except Allah if you would be successful.'
There were those who spat in his face, and those who threw soil in his
face, and those who swore at him until midday. Whenever a certain
young girl came with a big container of water, and he would wash his
face and hands and say: 'O daughter do not fear that your father will
be humiliated or struck by poverty.' (Mu'jam al-Kabeer # 805)Urwah b.
az-Zubair said, 'I asked Abdullah b. Amr al-Aas to tell me of the
worst thing the pagans did to the Prophet, may Allah exalt his
mention, and he said: 'Uqbah b. Mu'ait approached the Prophet, may
Allah exalt his mention, while he was praying near the Ka'bah, and he
twisted his garment around his neck. Abu Bakr, with whom Allah is
pleased, hurriedly approached and grabbed Uqbah's shoulder and pushed
him away saying: 'Do you kill a man because he proclaims Allah as his
Rubb, and clear signs have come to you from your Rubb?' ' (Bukhari
3643)These incidents did not stop the Prophet, may Allah exalt his
mention, from giving Da'wah. He called the many tribes that came to
Makkah for Hajj to Islam. A few believed from the people of Yathrib,
which is known today as Madinah, and they pledged to support him and
help him if he chose to go with them to Madinah. He sent with them
Mus'ab b. Umair, with whom Allah is pleased, who taught them Islam.
After all the hardships that the Muslims of Makkah faced from their
own people, Allah allowed them to migrate from their city to Madinah.
The people of Madinah greeted them and received them in a most
extraordinary manner. Madinah became the Capital of the Islamic state,
and the point from which the Da'wah was spread. The Prophet, may Allah
exalt his mention, settled there and taught people Qur'anic recitation
and Islamic Jurisprudence. The inhabitants of Madinah were greatly
moved and touched by the Prophet's manners. They loved him more than
they loved their own selves; they would rush to serve him, and spend
all they had in his path. The society was strong and its people were
rich in terms of Iman (Faith) and they were extremely happy. People
loved each other, and true brotherhood was apparent amongst its
people. All people were equal; the rich, noble and poor, black and
white, Arab and non-Arab - they were all considered as equals in the
Deen of Allah, no distinction was made among them except through
piety. After the Quraish learnt of the Prophet's Da'wah and that it
had spread, they fought with the Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention,
in the first battle in Islam, the Battle of Badr. This battle took
place between two groups which were unequal in preparations and
weapons. The Muslims were 314; whereas, the pagans were 1000 strong.
Allah gave victory to the Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, and
the Companions. After this battle, many battles took place between the
Muslims and the pagans. After eight years the Prophet, may Allah exalt
his mention, was able to prepare an army 10,000 strong. They headed
towards Makkah and conquered it, and with this he defeated his people,
who had harmed him and tortured his Companions in every way. They had
even been forced to leave their property and wealth behind and flee
for their lives. He decisively defeated them, and this year was called
'The Year of the Conquest.' Allah, the Exalted, says: (When the
victory of Allah has come and the conquest, and you see the people
entering into the Deen of Allah in multitudes, then exalt him with
praise of your Rubb and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever
accepting of repentance.) [110:1-3] He then gathered the people of
Makkah and said to them: 'What do you think I will do to you?' They
answered: 'You will only do something favorable; you are a kind and
generous brother, and a kind and generous nephew!' The Prophet, may
Allah exalt his mention, said: 'Go - you are free to do as you
wish.' (Baihaqi #18055)This was one of the main reasons why many of
them accepted Islam. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, then
returned to Madinah. After a period of time, the Prophet, may Allah
exalt his mention, meant to perform Hajj, so he headed towards Makkah
with 114,000 Companions and performed Hajj. This Hajj is known as
'Haj'jatul-Wa'daa' or the 'Farewell Pilgrimage' since the Prophet, may
Allah exalt his mention, never performed another Hajj, and died
shortly after he performed it. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his
mention, died in Madinah on the 12th day of Rabi ath-thani in the 11th
year of Hijrah. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, was buried
in Madinah as well. The Muslims were shocked when they learnt of his
death; some Companions did not believe it! Umar, with whom Allah is
pleased, said: 'Whoever says that Muhammad is dead, I will behead
him!' Abu Bakr, with whom Allah is pleased, then gave a speech, and
read the words of Allah: (Muhammad is not but a Messenger. Other
messengers have passed away before him. So if he was to die or be
killed, would you turn back on your heels to unbelief? And He who
turns back on his heels will never harm Allah at all; but Allah will
reward the grateful.) [3:144]When Umar, with whom Allah is pleased,
heard this verse he stopped saying what he was saying, since he was
very keen on applying the rules of Allah. The Prophet, may Allah exalt
his mention, was 63 years old. He stayed in Makkah for forty years,
before being commissioned as a prophet. After being commissioned as a
Prophet; he lived there for another 13 years in which he called people
to Tawheed (true monotheism). He then migrated to Madinah, and stayed
there for ten years. He continuously received the revelation there,
until the Qur'an and the Deen of Islam were complete. George Bernard
Shaw said: 'I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high
estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion
which appears to possess that assimilating capability to the changing
phases of existence which make itself appeal to every age - I have
prophesized about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable
tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.
Medieval ecclesiastics, either through ignorance or bigotry, painted
Muhammadanism in the darkest colours. They were, in fact, trained to
hate both the man Muhammad and his religion. To them, Muhammad was an
anti-Christ. I have studied him, the wonderful man, and in my opinion,
far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Saviour of
humanity - '[1] Written by: Abdurrahman al-Sheha Translated
by:Abdurrahmaan Murad


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Re: the prophet
 
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"amira" <islamicvoice_1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, was born in the year 571
> (according to the Gregorian calendar) in the tribe of Quraish [which
> was held noble by all Arabs] in Makkah [which was considered the
> religious capital of the Arabian Peninsula].
>
>
> The Arabs would perform Hajj in Makkah, and circumambulate around the
> Ka'bah which was built by Prophet Ibrahim and his son Prophet Ismael,
> may Allah exalt their mention. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his
> mention, was an orphan. His father passed away before he was born, and
> his mother died when he was six years old. His grandfather, Abdul-
> Mutalib, took care of him, and when he died, his uncle, Abu Talib,
> took care of him. His tribe and the other tribes worshipped idols made
> from stone, wood and even gold. Some of these idols were placed around
> the Ka'bah. People believed that these idols could ward off harm or
> extend benefit. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, was a
> trustworthy and honest person. He never behaved treacherously, nor did
> he lie or cheat; he was known amongst his people as 'Al-Ameen', or
> 'The Trustworthy'. People would entrust him with their valuables when
> they wanted to travel. He was also known as 'As-Sadiq' or 'The
> Truthful' for he never told a lie. He was well-mannered, well-spoken,
> and he loved to help people. His people loved and revered him and he
> had beautiful manners. Allah, the Exalted, says: (Indeed you are of a
> great moral character.) [68:4] Thomas Carlyle said in his book:
> 'Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History': 'But, from an early
> age, he had been remarked as a thoughtful man. His companions named
> him "Al Amin, The Faithful." A man of truth and fidelity; true in what
> he did, in what he spoke and thought. They noted that he always meant
> something. A man rather taciturn in speech; silent when there was
> nothing to be said; but pertinent, wise, sincere, when he did speak;
> always throwing light on the matter. This is the only sort of speech
> worth speaking! Through life we find him to have been regarded as an
> altogether solid, brotherly, genuine man. A serious, sincere
> character; yet amiable, cordial, companionable, jocose even - a good
> laugh in him withal: there are men whose laugh is as untrue as
> anything about them; who cannot laugh. A spontaneous, passionate, yet
> just, true-meaning man! Full of wild faculty, fire and light; of wild
> worth, all uncultured; working out his life - takes in the depth of
> the Desert there.'The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, liked to
> seclude himself in the cave of Hira before he was commissioned as a
> prophet. He would stay there many nights at a time. He, may Allah
> exalt his mention, did not practice falsehood; he did not drink any
> intoxicants, nor did he bow to a statue or idol, or take an oath by
> them or offer to them an offering. He was a shepherd over a flock of
> sheep which belonged to his people. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his
> mention, said: 'Every prophet commissioned by Allah was a shepherd
> over a flock of sheep.' His companions asked him: 'Even you, O
> Messenger of Allah?' He said: 'Yes, I would take care of a flock of
> sheep for the people of Makkah.' (Bukhari 2143) When Prophet
> Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, turned forty, he received
> divine revelation; he was at the cave of Hira. The Mother of the
> believers, A'ishah, with whom Allah is pleased, said: 'The first thing
> that Allah's Messenger, may Allah exalt his mention, received, while
> in the Cave of Hira in Makkah, were good visions [dreams]. Every time
> he had a dream, it would come true and clear, like the split of the
> dawn. Later on, Allah's Messenger, may Allah exalt his mention, began
> to love being alone in meditation. He spent lengthy periods for days
> and nights to fulfill this purpose in the Cave before returning back
> to his family. He would take a supply of food for his trip. When he
> came back to his wife Khadeejah, with whom Allah is pleased, he would
> get a fresh supply of food and go back to the same Cave to continue
> his meditation.' 'The Truth came to him while he was in the Cave of
> Hira. The Angel Jibreel, may Allah exalt his mention, came to
> Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, and commanded him to read.
> Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, replied, "I cannot read!"
> Jibreel, may Allah exalt his mention, embraced Muhammad, may Allah
> exalt his mention, until he could not breathe, and then let him go
> saying: "O Muhammad! Read!" Again, Muhammad, may Allah exalt his
> mention, replied: "I cannot read!" Jibreel, may Allah exalt his
> mention, embraced Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, for the
> second time. He then ordered him to read for the third time, when he
> did not he embraced him tightly until he could not breathe, and then
> let him go saying: "O Muhammad! (Recite with the Name of Your Rubb!
> Who created, Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:
> Proclaim! And your Rubb is Most Bountiful.) [96:1-3] The Messenger of
> Allah, may Allah exalt his mention, returned home trembling. He
> entered his home and told Khadeejah: "Cover me up, cover me up!"
> Khadeejah, with whom Allah is pleased, covered Muhammad, may Allah
> exalt his mention, until he felt better. He then informed her about
> what happened to him in the Cave of Hira. He said: "I was concerned
> about myself and my well-being." Khadeejah, with whom Allah is
> pleased, assured Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, saying: "By
> Allah! You don't have to worry! Allah, the Exalted, will never
> humiliate you! You are good to your kith and kin. You help the poor
> and needy. You are generous and hospitable to your guests. You help
> people who are in need." Khadeejah, with whom Allah is pleased, took
> her husband Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, to a cousin of hers
> named Waraqah bin Nawfal bin Asad bin Abdul Uzza. This man became a
> Christian during the Era of Ignorance. He was a scribe, who wrote the
> Scripture in Hebrew. He was an old man who became blind at the latter
> part of his life. Khadeejah, with whom Allah is pleased, said to her
> cousin, "O cousin, listen to what your nephew [i.e. Muhammad , may
> Allah exalt his mention, ] is about to tell you!" Waraqah said: "What
> is it you have seen, dear nephew?" The Messenger of Allah, may Allah
> exalt his mention, informed him of what he had seen in the Cave of
> Hira. Upon hearing his report, Waraqah said, "By Allah! This is the
> Angel Jibreel, may Allah exalt his mention, who came to Prophet Musa,
> may Allah exalt his mention. I wish I would be alive when your people
> will drive you out of Makkah!" The Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt
> his mention, wondered: "Are they going to drive me out of Makkah?!"
> Waraqah affirmed positively saying, "Never has a man conveyed a
> Message similar to what you have been charged with, except that his
> people waged war against him - if I am to witness this, I will support
> you." Waraqah lived only a short period after this incident and passed
> away. Revelation also stopped for a while.' (Bukhari #3)The chapter
> of the Qur'an quoted in the hadeeth above marks the beginning when he
> was commissioned as a Prophet. Allah, the Exalted, then revealed to
> him: (O you (Muhammad (may Allah exalt his mention) enveloped (in
> garments); Arise and warn! And your Rubb (Allah) magnify! And your
> garments purify!) [74:1-4] This chapter of the Qur'an marks the
> beginning when he was commissioned as a Messenger. With the revelation
> of this chapter of the Qur'an the Prophet, may Allah exalt his
> mention, began calling his people to Islam openly. He began with his
> own people. Some of them refused adamantly to listen to him because he
> was calling them to a matter which they had not witnessed before. The
> Deen of Islam is a complete way of life, which deals with religious,
> political, economical and social affairs. Furthermore, the Deen of
> Islam did not only call them to worship Allah alone, and to forsake
> all idols and things they worshipped; rather, it prohibited them from
> things they considered pleasurable, such as consuming interest and
> intoxicants, fornication, and gambling. It also called people to be
> just and fair with one another, and to know that there was no
> difference between them except through piety. How could the Quraish
> [the noblest tribe amongst Arabs] stand to be treated equally with the
> slaves!! They did not only adamantly refuse to accept Islam; rather,
> they harmed him and blamed him, saying that he was a crazy person, a
> sorcerer and a liar. They blamed him with things they would not dare
> to have blamed him with before the advent of Islam. They incited the
> ignorant masses against him, and harmed him and tortured his
> companions. Abdullah b. Masood, with whom Allah is pleased, said:
> 'While the Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, was standing up and
> praying near the Ka'bah, a group of Quraish were sitting in their
> sitting place, one of them said: 'Do you see this man? Would someone
> bring the dirt and filth and bloody intestines from the camels of so
> and so, and wait till he prostrates, and then place it between his
> shoulders? The most wretched amongst them volunteered to do it, and
> when the Prophet , may Allah exalt his mention, prostrated, he put the
> filth between his shoulders, so the Prophet , may Allah exalt his
> mention, stayed in prostration. They laughed so hard that they were
> about to fall on each other. Someone went to Fatimah, with whom Allah
> is pleased, who was a young girl, and informed her of what had
> happened. She hurriedly came towards the Prophet, may Allah exalt his
> mention, and removed the filth from his back, and then she turned
> around and she cursed the Quraishites who were sitting in that
> sitting. (Bukhari #498)Muneeb al-Azdi said: 'I saw the Messenger of
> Allah in the Era of Ignorance saying to people: 'Say there is no god
> worthy of being worshipped except Allah if you would be successful.'
> There were those who spat in his face, and those who threw soil in his
> face, and those who swore at him until midday. Whenever a certain
> young girl came with a big container of water, and he would wash his
> face and hands and say: 'O daughter do not fear that your father will
> be humiliated or struck by poverty.' (Mu'jam al-Kabeer # 805)Urwah b.
> az-Zubair said, 'I asked Abdullah b. Amr al-Aas to tell me of the
> worst thing the pagans did to the Prophet, may Allah exalt his
> mention, and he said: 'Uqbah b. Mu'ait approached the Prophet, may
> Allah exalt his mention, while he was praying near the Ka'bah, and he
> twisted his garment around his neck. Abu Bakr, with whom Allah is
> pleased, hurriedly approached and grabbed Uqbah's shoulder and pushed
> him away saying: 'Do you kill a man because he proclaims Allah as his
> Rubb, and clear signs have come to you from your Rubb?' ' (Bukhari
> 3643)These incidents did not stop the Prophet, may Allah exalt his
> mention, from giving Da'wah. He called the many tribes that came to
> Makkah for Hajj to Islam. A few believed from the people of Yathrib,
> which is known today as Madinah, and they pledged to support him and
> help him if he chose to go with them to Madinah. He sent with them
> Mus'ab b. Umair, with whom Allah is pleased, who taught them Islam.
> After all the hardships that the Muslims of Makkah faced from their
> own people, Allah allowed them to migrate from their city to Madinah.
> The people of Madinah greeted them and received them in a most
> extraordinary manner. Madinah became the Capital of the Islamic state,
> and the point from which the Da'wah was spread. The Prophet, may Allah
> exalt his mention, settled there and taught people Qur'anic recitation
> and Islamic Jurisprudence. The inhabitants of Madinah were greatly
> moved and touched by the Prophet's manners. They loved him more than
> they loved their own selves; they would rush to serve him, and spend
> all they had in his path. The society was strong and its people were
> rich in terms of Iman (Faith) and they were extremely happy. People
> loved each other, and true brotherhood was apparent amongst its
> people. All people were equal; the rich, noble and poor, black and
> white, Arab and non-Arab - they were all considered as equals in the
> Deen of Allah, no distinction was made among them except through
> piety. After the Quraish learnt of the Prophet's Da'wah and that it
> had spread, they fought with the Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention,
> in the first battle in Islam, the Battle of Badr. This battle took
> place between two groups which were unequal in preparations and
> weapons. The Muslims were 314; whereas, the pagans were 1000 strong.
> Allah gave victory to the Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, and
> the Companions. After this battle, many battles took place between the
> Muslims and the pagans. After eight years the Prophet, may Allah exalt
> his mention, was able to prepare an army 10,000 strong. They headed
> towards Makkah and conquered it, and with this he defeated his people,
> who had harmed him and tortured his Companions in every way. They had
> even been forced to leave their property and wealth behind and flee
> for their lives. He decisively defeated them, and this year was called
> 'The Year of the Conquest.' Allah, the Exalted, says: (When the
> victory of Allah has come and the conquest, and you see the people
> entering into the Deen of Allah in multitudes, then exalt him with
> praise of your Rubb and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever
> accepting of repentance.) [110:1-3] He then gathered the people of
> Makkah and said to them: 'What do you think I will do to you?' They
> answered: 'You will only do something favorable; you are a kind and
> generous brother, and a kind and generous nephew!' The Prophet, may
> Allah exalt his mention, said: 'Go - you are free to do as you
> wish.' (Baihaqi #18055)This was one of the main reasons why many of
> them accepted Islam. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, then
> returned to Madinah. After a period of time, the Prophet, may Allah
> exalt his mention, meant to perform Hajj, so he headed towards Makkah
> with 114,000 Companions and performed Hajj. This Hajj is known as
> 'Haj'jatul-Wa'daa' or the 'Farewell Pilgrimage' since the Prophet, may
> Allah exalt his mention, never performed another Hajj, and died
> shortly after he performed it. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his
> mention, died in Madinah on the 12th day of Rabi ath-thani in the 11th
> year of Hijrah. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, was buried
> in Madinah as well. The Muslims were shocked when they learnt of his
> death; some Companions did not believe it! Umar, with whom Allah is
> pleased, said: 'Whoever says that Muhammad is dead, I will behead
> him!' Abu Bakr, with whom Allah is pleased, then gave a speech, and
> read the words of Allah: (Muhammad is not but a Messenger. Other
> messengers have passed away before him. So if he was to die or be
> killed, would you turn back on your heels to unbelief? And He who
> turns back on his heels will never harm Allah at all; but Allah will
> reward the grateful.) [3:144]When Umar, with whom Allah is pleased,
> heard this verse he stopped saying what he was saying, since he was
> very keen on applying the rules of Allah. The Prophet, may Allah exalt
> his mention, was 63 years old. He stayed in Makkah for forty years,
> before being commissioned as a prophet. After being commissioned as a
> Prophet; he lived there for another 13 years in which he called people
> to Tawheed (true monotheism). He then migrated to Madinah, and stayed
> there for ten years. He continuously received the revelation there,
> until the Qur'an and the Deen of Islam were complete. George Bernard
> Shaw said: 'I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high
> estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion
> which appears to possess that assimilating capability to the changing
> phases of existence which make itself appeal to every age - I have
> prophesized about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable
> tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.
> Medieval ecclesiastics, either through ignorance or bigotry, painted
> Muhammadanism in the darkest colours. They were, in fact, trained to
> hate both the man Muhammad and his religion. To them, Muhammad was an
> anti-Christ. I have studied him, the wonderful man, and in my opinion,
> far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Saviour of
> humanity - '[1] Written by: Abdurrahman al-Sheha Translated
> by:Abdurrahmaan Murad
>
>
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Evan Platt 01-25-2008 12:42 AM

Re: the prophet
 
On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:34:00 -0000, "seymour" <me@play.com> wrote:

>and has this caused a problem with your pc?
>if not youre in the wrong group


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