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MUHAMMAD Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon HimIssue 1
The Last Messenger of God
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
A warm welcome to you!
To help you get a glimpse of the noble Messenger of Allah and benefit through his
model personality
practical teachings
exemplary life and
the proven formula that will provide you peace, success and salvation.
Please read on…
Savior and Liberator
Times Before Muhammad
Ignorance & Darkness
Barbarism & ruthlessness
Usury and Exploitation
Fear and terror
Knowledge & Light
Kindness & mercy
Justice and fairness
Peace and security
Love and Brotherhood
Look around…Where are we today?
God & religion- forgotten
Injustice, oppression and no human rights
Marginalization of poor and have-nots
Persecution of women and the weak
Nudity and obscenity
Confusion and restlessness
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Muhammad- An Introduction
Trader in his twenties
Recognized as ‘Trustworthy’ among his people
First marriage at the age of 25 to Khadija, a widow aged 40 years
Personal Appearance…
“ Handsome features, bright face, likeable temperament”
“graceful, handsome, eyes black and large, hair long and thick, voice clear …”
“… charming to look at and well-built …”
“… captivating at a distance and very sweet and most handsome from near, talk sweet and words clear…”
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Muhammad- An Introduction
Bestowed Prophethood when he began receiving revelation at 40, the first verses …
Called people to the truth, faced persecution in Makkah
Migrated to Madina where he was welcomed wholeheartedly
A new phase began where Muhammad laid the foundations of a society based on Divine guidance.
‘ Read in the name of your Lord who created,
created man from clots of blood.
Read! Your Lord is the most Bounteous,
who has taught the use of the pen,
has taught man what he did not know.’
(Quran- Chapter 96)
Beginning of Divine Revelation leads to a new era
Way of life as per Divine guidance, not human desires
Addressing all
Laws and Values from Heaven, not earth
Addressing all human beings,
rich and poor, black and white, educated and the ignorant
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Origin over 1400 years ago
Muhammad presented the guidance over 1400 years back…for all times to come
610 AD
Muhammad’s proven cure can solve all our problems and set the human world on the right course once again
Now and the future…
The best values of life we see today were given 1400 years ago
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Muhammad and Religion
Religion guides every aspect of life
Religion makes life better
With the advent of Muhammad, the notion of religion changed
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Muhammad’s guidance covers all walks of life
Law & Justice
Ethics & Etiquettes
Commerce & Economy
Politics & Governance
Social life
Knowledge & learning
Total change. A Companion describes…
Jafer(RA), a companion of Prophet Muhammad at the court of a Christian King in Abyssinia :
“He called us to worship God alone... he commanded us to speak the truth, to honor our promises, to be kind to our relations, to be helpful to our neighbors, to cease all forbidden acts, to abstain from bloodshed, to avoid obscenities and false witness….”
“Your majesty! We were ignorant people, worshipping idols, eating carrion, oppressing neighbors, brother fighting brother, the strong dominating the weak, when amidst us was raised a man (Muhammad) whose nobility, integrity and trustworthiness were already well-known”
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Principles of the Prophet
“He was …without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue. If ever any man had
the right to say that he ruled by a right divine. It was Mohammad, for he had all the power
without instruments and without its support. He cared not for dressing of power.
The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life."
Bosworth Smith
Noble Character
No material temptations
Relished tasty food, enjoyed the beauty of flowers, the fragrance of perfumes
Never scolded his young servant
When seated among his followers, he would not occupy special seat.
Personal belongings at the time of his death= Mattress of dried palm leaves, water skin and an armor
“10 years”, said his servant, “ I was with the Prophet, and he never said as much as ‘fie to me’
A Glimpse
"Circumstances changed, but the prophet of God did not.
In victory or in defeat, in power or in adversity, in affluence or in indigence,
he is the same man, disclosed the same character.”
Prof K.S Ramakrishna Rao, Mohammed The Prophet
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Generous, Humble and Peace maker
Forgave the people of the town of Taif who wounded him and chased him out of the city
Ordered kindly treatment of captives, despite these were the very men who had inflicted insults and injuries to him
After the conquest of Makkah, he proclaimed general amnesty to the people who persecuted and tortured him and his followers
No exhibition of ruthless power, no feelings of revenge, no plunder
Victory meant humility to God
Blessings on the men of Madina, they gave us wheat bread to eat when there was little of it, contending themselves with dates”- A Captive
A Glimpse
"My It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet,
the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to this friends and followers,
his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission.
These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle.”
The Light Spreads- Arabia to the World
Muhammad sent envoys to the civilian centers of that time
Roman Emperor
Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Persia ( Iran)
Hauza ( Yemen)
Lifetime of Lofty Achievements
Trained his
"My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential
persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others,
but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful
on both the religious and secular level.”
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
The Message: O People….
Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds.
Beware of Satan for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.
The best of the ways is one trodden by the Prophets
The best of the actions is that which is beneficent.
The best guidance is that which is put into practice.
The most valuable possession is the contentment of heart.
The best provision is that of piety.
A Glimpse
“If greatness of purpose, smallness of means and astounding results
are the three criteria of human genius,
who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad ”
La Martine, Historian
Equality and Brotherhood
All mankind is from Adam and Eve.
An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab;
A white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white; except by piety and good action.
Appointed Bilal (RA), a black and a negro slave, as the first individual to the office of Muezzin ( Call to Prayer)
“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair)
of a male and a female, and made you into
nations and tribes, that you may know each other.
Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah
is the most righteous of you. And Allah has full
knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things)”
(Quran- Chapter 49)
The Benefactor of women
First to accord higher status to women, first to grant rights
“It was Islam that removed the bondage in which women are held from the very dawn of history
and gave them a social standing and legal rights such as were not granted to them in
England till many centuries later.”
Lady Cabbold, Pilgrimage to Mecca
Social Rights

During the time of jahiliya in Arabia, female infant was source of disgrace to the parents and was buried alive. “ And when the female (infant) buried alive [as the pagan Arabs used to do] is questioned; For what sin, she was killed? (Sura Al-Takwir, Verse 8-9)
Narrated Al-Mughirah bind Shu’ban: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “Allah has forbidden for you: (1) to be undutiful to your mothers. (2) to bury your daughters alive…...(Sahih Al-Bukhari).
Seeking knowledge is mandatory for every Muslim (Al Bayhaqi)
Islam gave her the right to live through teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
“Whoever has two or three daughters or sisters and treats them well will go to Paradise”.
“The most perfect belivers are the best in conduct and best of you are those who are best to their wives.”
“Treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers”.
Unto men belongs a share of that which parents and near kindred leave, and unto women a share of that which parents and near kindred leave… (Sura Al-Nisa, Verse 7)
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Message for Men: O Brothers
It is true that you have certain rights in regard to your women, but they also have rights over you.
Remember that you have taken them as your wives, only under Allah's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness.
Do treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers.
And it is your right that they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Revert to Islam Statements
It’s only in the past 20 years that women in this country were able to open a bank account without their husband signing the cheques. Islamic women have always had those rights. If I stick to what the Quran says, it’s clear to me that I will have total equality.
Jan, a British revert comments on Channel 4
“… I started reading the Quran and it was an absolutely breathtaking. It could have been written yesterday for today.”- Yvonne Ridley, BBC War correspondent after embracing Islam
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Prophet’s Formula of Success
‘I offer you happiness of this world and that of the next’
‘ I call you to God, the Unique, without any associate and to His obedience and to follow me…for I am the Messenger of Allah’
‘People! No prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born.
There is no God but Allah and
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
The Light Spreads Further
His companions disseminated His message around the world and humanity has reaped benefits wherever and whenever Prophet Muhammad’s guidance has been followed
‘The Muslim World has given many innovations that we take for granted in our daily life.’ How Islamic Inventors changed the world, The Independent
More than 1 billion followers today
Established God-fearing, just, peaceful and prosperous state
Human history has never known such a complete transformation of a society or a place
before or since – and IMAGINE all these unbelievable wonders in JUST OVER TWO DECADES.”
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Muhammad & You!
the Messenger of God
to gain success in this life and the life after death
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By Karen Armstrong
Muhammad (Critical Lives)