Muhammad (peace be upon him) the last Prophet of Allah , known as Al-Ameen even to his enemies was Born in Mecca on 22 April 570 AD .He (peace be upon him) the dignified man, claimed that Almighty Allah regards all people, men and women, free and enslaved, as equal: A message which would bring peace to the war-torn and Arabian Peninsula, a message forbidding tribal chauvinism, tribal feudalism and corruption by any leader; a message that came to be known as ‘Religion of Islam’, calling for devotion and submission to Allah Almighty (God) alone. In recent years a specific exaggerated fear, hatred gripped towards Islam which is known in western world as islamophobia, a false propaganda that relates Islam to extremism and is perpetuated by negative stereotypes resulting in discrimination and marginalization of Muslims from social, political and civic life. Muslims have increasingly become stigmatized, a metonym of all kinds of troubles, they are seen as a financial burden, blamed for crime, violence and fundamentalism. Islamophobia literally refers to the fear a religion, whilein fact it is a fear of Muslims and a hostility legitimized because they adhere to teachings of Muhammad (pbuh) I beg to disagree with this view of religion, Islam is not only confined to Muslims only, Islam is for the betterment of humanity,it shows us how you live a dignified, successful and morally correct life .The prophet’s life is pure reflection of the Islam. Prophet (pbuh) was not for the Muslims only, He (Pbuh) was sent for all humanity as blessing. The teachings of prophet (pbuh) are very relevant to our lives today as they were 1400 years ago. The Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) was wise, sharp, clear thinking, and above all compassionate. Consequently, his teachings were wise, life-changing and beneficial for all aspects of human life.
Who is Muhammad (peace be up on him)? The Holy Prophet Muhammad’s attractive personality, which was reflected in his charming and handsome face, made thousands to become his loyal servants. His fair and beautiful face was indeed like the full moon. Nobility and grandeur illumined his countenance, while a cheerful nature and a beautiful smile enhanced its irresistible charm.
The aim is to produce good citizens capable of distinguishing right from wrong and capable of doing the right things.. Whatever the messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) taught, it was for our maximum benefit, in Islam what matters most is the inner values of love, kindness and charity rather than the counter attributes of power, wealth and fame.
Prophet Muhammad peace be up on him was a man of noble descent (AL-KAREEM). He was a model of excellent manners. Allah , the Most Exalted, praised him by saying: And indeed you possess an exemplary character. [QURAN 68:4].He (peacebeuponhim) was never rough. He never raised his voice in public or used foul language. He did not repay evil with evil; rather, he forgave and pardoned. He did not raise his hand to hit a servant or woman. He would not become angry if he was offended, nor would he take revenge. When he entered his home he was a normal individual, he would clean his clothes, milk his goats, and serve himself.” The people of Arabia gave him the title of ‘Al-Ameen,’ The Faithful/The Trustworthy. A man of truth and fidelity; true in what he did, in what he spoke and thought. A serious, sincere character yet friendly, pleasant, comfortable, always with a radiant smile on his glowing face.The people of the city admired and revered him 9AL-HASEB0.Muhammad was renowned for his strength of character. He was famous throughout Mecca for his honesty and reliability histruthful character that acquired him the nickname Al-Sadiq. God Almighty raised the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as a perfect example for humankind. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was sent as a mercy to the creation and supreme intercessor on the Day of Judgement.. His teachings reflect:Balance and moderation, Avoiding extremes ,Reciprocating evil with good, Striving for peace, Showing Compassion and Reconciliation. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) strictly condemned extremism in all its forms. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the most generous, the most kind, the most gentle, the most valorous and the most humble. He cast his eyes down more often than up. He (PBUH) was very compassionate and loving, especially to women, the elderly and children. When the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) promised something to someone, he would fulfil his promise without fail at the first opportunity. Whenever the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was asked for something, he would give it if he had it. If he did not have it, he would not refuse, but would try to manage it for the needy. He never said .Muhammad (peace be upon him) gave to humanity, his legacy is that he:
• Explained the true perspective of reality
• Taught moral values and ways of developing human relationships
• Promoted the use of reason and in humanity
The Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) promoted the development of strong character and moral values so that human relations may flourish. A major objective of his teachings and preaching (urging people to accept good ideas) is to help people develop strong character that is reflected in their lives as kindness, generosity, patience, forgiveness. The aim is to produce good citizens capable of distinguishing right from wrong and capable of doing the right things.. Whatever the messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) taught, it was for our maximum benefit, in Islam what matters most is the inner values of love, kindness and charity rather than the counter attributes of power, wealth and fame.
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