YOU MUST KNOW THIS MAN

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  1. MUHAMMAD
    (May peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon him)
    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!

    He was by far the most remarkable man that ever set foot on this earth.
    He preached a religion, founded a state, built a nation, laid down a
    moral code, initiated numberless social and political reforms,
    established a dynamic and powerful society to practice and represent
    his teachings, and completely revolutionized the worlds of human
    thought and action for all times to come.

    HIS NAME IS MUHAMMAD, peace and blessings of Almighty God be upon him
    and he accomplished all these wonders in the unbelievably short span of
    twenty-three years.

    Muhammad, peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon him was born in
    Arabia on the 20th of August, in the year 570 of the Christian era, and
    when he died after 63 years, the whole of the Arabian Peninsula had
    changed from paganism and idol-worship to the worship of One God; from
    tribal quarrels and wars to national solidarity and cohesion; from
    drunkenness and debauchery to sobriety and piety; from lawlessness and
    anarchy to disciplined living; from utter moral bankruptcy to the
    highest standards of moral excellence. Human history has never known
    such a complete transformation of a people or a place before or since!

    The Encyclopedia Britannica calls him "the most successful of all
    religious personalities of the world". Bernard Shaw said about him that
    if Muhammad were alive today he would succeed in solving all those
    problems which threaten to destroy human civilization in our times.
    Thomas Carlysle was simply amazed as to how one man, single-handedly,
    could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful
    and civilized nation in less than two decades. Napoleon and Gandhi
    never tired of dreaming of a society along the lines established by
    this man in Arabia fourteen centuries ago.

    Indeed no other human being ever accomplished so much, in such diverse
    fields of human thought and behavior, in so limited a space of time, as
    did Muhammad, peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon him. He was a
    religious teacher, a social reformer, a moral guide, a political
    thinker, a military genius, an administrative colossus, a faithful
    friend, a wonderful companion, a devoted husband, a loving father - all
    in one. No other man in history ever excelled or equaled him in any of
    these difficult departments of life.

    The world has had its share of great personalities. But these were one
    sided figures who distinguished themselves in but one or two fields
    such as religious thought or military leadership. None of the other
    great leaders of the world ever combined in himself so many different
    qualities to such an amazing level of perfection as did Muhammad, peace
    and blessings of God Almighty be upon him.

    The lives and teachings of other great personalities of the world are
    shrouded in the mist of time. There is so much speculation about the
    time and the place of their birth, the mode and style of their life,
    the nature and detail of their teachings and the degree and measure of
    their success or failure that it is impossible for humanity today to
    reconstruct accurately and precisely the lives and teachings of those
    men.

    Not so this man Muhammad, peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon
    him. Not only was he born in the fullest blaze of recorded history, but
    every detail of his private and public life, of his actions and
    utterances, has been accurately documented and faithfully preserved to
    our day. The authenticity of the information so preserved is vouched
    for not only by faithful followers but also by unbiased critics and
    open-minded scholars.

    At the level of ideas there is no system of thought and belief-secular
    or religious, social or political-which could surpass or equal ISLAAM-
    the system which Muhammad peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon
    him propounded. In a fast changing world, while other systems have
    undergone profound transformations, Islaam alone has remained above all
    change and mutation, and retained its original form for the past 1400
    years. What is more, the positive changes that are taking place in the
    world of human thought and behavior, truly and consistently reflect the
    healthy influence of Islam in these areas. Further, it is not given to
    the best of thinkers to put their ideas completely into practice, and
    to see the seeds of their labors grow and bear fruit, in their own
    lifetime. Except of course, Muhammad, peace and blessings of God
    Almighty be upon him, who not only preached the most wonderful ideas
    but also successfully translated each one of them into practice in his
    own lifetime. At the time of his death his teachings were not mere
    precepts and ideas straining for fulfillment, but had become the very
    core of the life of tens of thousands of perfectly trained individuals,
    each one of whom was a marvelous personification of everything that
    Muhammad peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon him taught and
    stood for. At what other time or place and in relation to what other
    political, social, religious system, philosophy or ideology-did the
    world ever witness such a perfectly amazing phenomenon?

    Indeed no other system or ideology secular or religious, social or
    political, ancient or modern - could ever claim the distinction of
    having been put into practice in its fullness and entirety EVEN ONCE in
    this world, either before or after the death of its founder. Except of
    course ISLAAM, the ideology preached by Muhammad, peace and blessings
    of God Almighty be upon him which was established as a complete way of
    life by the teacher himself, before he departed from this world.
    History bears testimony to this fact and the greatest skeptics have no
    option but to concede this point.

    In spite of these amazing achievements and in spite of the countless
    absolutely convincing and authentic miracles performed by him and the
    phenomenal success which crowned his efforts, he did not for a moment
    claim to be God or God's incarnation or Son - but only a human being
    who was chosen and ordained by God to be a teacher of truth to man kind
    and a complete model and pattern for their actions.

    He was nothing more or less than a human being. But he was a man with a
    noble and exalted mission-and his unique mission was to unite humanity
    on the worship of ONE AND ONLY GOD and to teach them the way to honest
    and upright living in accordance with the laws and commands of God. He
    always described himself as A MESSENGER AND SERVANT OF GOD, and so
    indeed every single action and movement of his proclaimed him to be.

    A world which has not hesitated to raise to Divinity individuals whose
    very lives and missions have been lost in legend and who historically
    speaking did not accomplish half as much-or even one tenth-as was
    accomplished by Muhammad, peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon
    him should stop to take serious note of this remarkable man's claim to
    be God's messenger to mankind.

    Today after the lapse of some 1400 years the life and teachings of
    Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon him, have
    survived without the slightest loss, alteration or interpolation. Today
    they offer the same undying hope for treating mankind's many ills which
    they did when Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God Almighty be
    upon him, was alive. This is our honest claim and this is the
    inescapable conclusion forced upon us by a critical and unbiased study
    of history.

    The least YOU should do as a thinking, sensitive, concerned human being
    is to stop for one brief moment and ask yourself: Could it be that
    these statements, extraordinary and revolutionary as they sound, are
    really true? Supposing they really are true, and you did not know this
    man Muhammad, peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon him or hear
    about his teachings? Or did not know him well and intimately enough to
    be able to benefit from his guidance and example? Isn't it time you
    responded to this tremendous challenge and made some effort to know
    him? It will not cost you anything but it may well prove to be the
    beginning of a completely new era in your life.

    Come, let us make a new discovery of the life of this wonderful man
    Muhammad, peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon him the like of
    whom never walked on this earth, and whose example and teachings can
    change YOUR LIFE and OUR WORLD for the better. May God shower His
    choicest blessings upon him!

    Written by S.H. Pasha


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    al7yatkalima5, Mar 29, 2006
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    Neil Ellwood Guest

    Completely off topic.
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    Neil Ellwood, Mar 30, 2006
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