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PostSubject: Muhammad, The Prophet of Allah   Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:50 am

Muhammad, The Prophet of Allah


What do Muslims believe about Muhammad peace be upon him ?
All praise is due to Allah and may peace and
blessing be upon his servant and Messenger Muhammad and on his household and all
of his Companions.

Muhammad Was Sent To All Of Mankind
The first implication of the testimony that Muhammad is the
Messenger of Allah is the belief that Allah sent the Prophet Muhammad
(sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) to all mankind and the jinn until the Day of
Judgement. Allah states in the Qur'aan in Soorah 7 Al-'Araaf Aayah 151
Say (to them O Muhammad): O Mankind! I am the Messenger
of Allah to you all, (the Messenger) of Him to Whom belongs the dominion of
the heavens and of the earth. There is no god but He. He gives life, and makes
to die.Believe then in Allah, and in His Messenger (Muhammad), the Prophet who
could neither read nor write, who believes in Allah and in His Words (the
Qur'aan), and follows him so that perhaps you will be guided.
The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) has said: And
the prophets were formerly sent to their people only, whereas I have been sent
to all mankind
. [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]
The Finality Of Prophethood
The second implication of the testimony is to believe that the Prophet
Muhammad (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) is the final prohet to be sent to
mankind. Allah states in the Qur'aan in Soorah 33 Al-Ahzaab Aayah 40 [
Muhammad
is not the father of any one of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and
the Seal of the Prophets.[/color]The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) has said: And
the line of the prophets is closed with me [Muslim] And: Before the Last Hour
there will be great liars, so beware of them[/color] [Muslim]The above proofs are sufficient to refute any of the heretical groups who
claim any prophet or messenger after the Prophet Muhammad such as some
contemporary groups do namely: the Nation of Islam who believe that Elijah
Muhammad (deceased) was the Messenger of Allah the Qadianis and Ahmadiyyahs
who state that Ghulam Ahmed (deceased) was the prophet the so called
Submitters or followers of Rashad Khalifah (murdered) who claim that he
was a prophet[b]Two Revelations
The third implication of the testimony "Muhammad is the Messenger of
Allah" is to believe that Allah senth two revelations with the Prophet
Muhammad (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam): the Qur'aan and the Sunnah.
Allah said: Allah was verily gracious to the believers
by sending them a messenger from themsleves, to recite them His signs, and to
purify them, and to teach them the scripture (the Qur'aan) and the wisdom (the
Sunnah) though before that they were in manifest error.
[Soorah 3 Al-An'aam,
Aayah 164]The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) has said:I
have been indeed been given the Qur'aan and something like it along with it.
[Abu Dawood]The Messenger Has RightsThe fourth implication of the testimony is that there are rights due to the
Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) that must be observed. Among
these are:
To believe in all that the Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) has
said. To obey the Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) in what he has
commanded and forsake what he has forbidden or discouraged. To worship
according to the shari'ah (law) of the Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam)
and not by whims and innovations. To judge by the shari'ah of the Prophet
(sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) and not by any other law. To love the Prophet
Muhammad (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) more than our parents, children,
mankind, indeed our very selves.
Allah Most High states: Say (to them O Muhammad) If you
love Allah, follow me, and Allah will love you, and forgive your sins. Allah
is All-Forgiving, Alla-Merciful. Say : Obey Allah and the Messenger. But if
they turn away Allah loves not the disbelievers (kaafireen). [Soorah
Aali 'Imraan Aayatain 31 - 32]
And let those who oppose his (Muhammad's) command
beware, lest a trial befall them (that would lead them to disbelief) or a
painful punishment be inflicted on them.
[Soorah
An-Noor Ayyah 63]
You have indeed a good example in the Messenger of
Allah (Muhammad) for whosoever hopes for Allah and the Last Day, and remembers
Allah much.[Soorah Al-Ahzaab, Aayah 21]
It is not fitting for any believer, man or woman,
when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter, to have a choice in their
affair. And whosoever disobeys Allah and his Messenger, he has gone astray
into manifest error.
[Soorah Al-Ahzaab, Aayah 36]
But no, by your Lord (Rabb), they can have no faith
until they make you the judge in all disputes between them, and find in their
souls no resistance against your decisions, but accept (them) fully with
submission.
[Soorah An-Nisaa Aayah 65]
The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) has said: All
my people will enter Al-Jannah (The Garden) except those who refused. (On
being asked about those who refused, he replied:) He who obeys me will enter
Al-Jannah, he who disobeys me has refused
[Al-Bukhaari]
If anyone introduces into this affair of ours
anything which does not belong to it, it is rejected. [Al-Bukhaari
and Muslim]
None of you believes until I am dearer to him than
his father, his child, and all of mankind [Al-Bukhaari
and Muslim]
There are three qualities for which anyone who is
characterized by them will experience the sweetness of faith: He whom Allah
and His Messenger are dearer than all else; He who loves a human being for
Allah's sake alone; and who has as great an abhorence of returning to unbelief
after Allah has rescued him from it as he has of being cast in Hell. [Al-Bukhaari
and Muslim]
[b]Muhammad (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam)
Was A Man, Not Divine
The fifth implication of the testimony "Muhammad
is the Messenger of Allah" is to believe that Muhammad (sallallahu 'alaihi
wa sallam) was only a man sent to us by Allah to be obeyed and that we do not
worship him. Allah has said:
Say to them (O
Muhammad) 'I am only a man like you; it is revealed to me that your God (ilaah)
is only One God; so let him who hopes for the meeting with his Rabb do
righteousness and not associate anything in the worship of his Rabb'.

DO not over praise me as the Christians over-praised the son of Mary. I am His
slave so say: 'Allah's slave and messenger' [Al-Bukhaari
and Muslim]
Let each an every claimant to the religion of Islam
be aware of the proofs of his faith and the essential aspects of his
testimony. This is especially important in these times when anyone can make
any claim and get support for it no matter how outlandish or unfounded by
making unauthentic historical or textual claims. We thank Allah for preserving
His religion for those who wou
[color=#000000]ld seek to know the truth and we ask Him to put
us and keep us upon the Straight Path, Ameen.Article by : Al-haramain.org Newsletter

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