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)
Prophet muhammad and you
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him Issue 1MMUHAMMADUHAMMADPeace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon HimPeace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon HimThe Last Messenger of GodThe Last Messenger of God
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himA warm welcome to you!To help you get a glimpse of thenoble Messenger of Allah andbenefit through hismodel personalitypractical teachingsexemplary life andthe proven formula that will provide youpeace, success and salvation.Please read on…Please read on…ObjectiveObjective
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himSavior and LiberatorTimes Before Muhammad True Concept of God- Lost Ignorance & Darkness Barbarism & ruthlessness Sexual Slavery, Nudity &Persecution of women Usury and Exploitation Fear and terror Class and ColourdiscriminationTimes After Muhammad True Concept of God- Restored Knowledge & Light Kindness & mercy Women’s status and rights Justice and fairness Peace and security Love and Brotherhood
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himLook around…Where are we today? God & religion- forgotten Idol and human worship Wars, conflicts and killing Terror and fear Interest dealings, corruption and exploitation Injustice, oppression and no human rights Marginalization of poor and have-nots Persecution of women and the weak Nudity and obscenity Confusion and restlessnessWe need Muhammad’s guidance…
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him Born at Makkah (Saudi Arabia) in 570 AD 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…Muhammad- An Introduction“ Handsome features,bright face, likeabletemperament”“graceful, handsome,eyes black and large,hair long and thick,voice clear …”“… charming to look atand well-built …”“… captivating at adistance and very sweetand most handsomefrom near, talk sweetand words clear…”
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him Bestowed Prophethood when he began receiving revelation at 40, the firstverses … 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 societybased 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)Muhammad- An Introduction
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himBeginning of Divine Revelation leads to a new eraWay of life as perDivine guidance,not human desiresAddressing allaspects of lifeGuidance from theCreator who knowsman unlike otherFor the entire world,not a region orcountryLaws and Values fromHeaven, not earthAddressing allhuman beings, rich and poor, black andwhite, educated and the ignorantDivineRevelationLong term, notshort-termPermanentguidelines andsolutions, nottemporary
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himOrigin over 1400 years agoMuhammad presented the guidance over 1400 years back…for all times to comeMuhammad presented the guidance over 1400 years back…for all times to come610 AD 2006Muhammad’s proven cure cansolve all our problems and set thehuman world on the right courseonce againMuhammad’s proven cure cansolve all our problems and set thehuman world on the right courseonce againNow and the future…The best values of life we seetoday were given 1400 years agoThe best values of life we seetoday were given 1400 years ago
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himMuhammad and ReligionLifeLifeLifeLifeReligionReligion Religion has nothing to do with practical life Religion guides every aspect of life. Religion betters life.BEFOREBEFORE AFTERAFTERReligionWith the advent of Muhammad, the notion of religion changed
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himMuhammad’s guidance covers all walks of lifeLaw & JusticeLaw & JusticeEthics & EtiquettesEthics & EtiquettesCommerce & EconomyCommerce & EconomyPolitics & GovernancePolitics & GovernanceSocial lifeSocial lifeKnowledge & learningKnowledge & learningHygieneHygieneHuman Rights &RelationsHuman Rights &Relationsand more…
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himTotal change. A Companion describes…Jafer(RA), a companion of Prophet Muhammad at the court of a Christian Kingin Abyssinia :“He called us to worship Godalone... he commanded us to speakthe truth, to honor our promises, tobe kind to our relations, to behelpful to our neighbors, to ceaseall forbidden acts, to abstain frombloodshed, to avoid obscenities andfalse witness….”“Your majesty! We were ignorantpeople, worshipping idols, eatingcarrion, oppressing neighbors,brother fighting brother, the strongdominating the weak, when amidstus was raised a man (Muhammad)whose nobility, integrity andtrustworthiness were already well-known”
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himPracticePrinciples of the ProphetBeliefsBeliefs Right ActionsRight Actions+ ResultsResults=PreachRight MeansRight Means Right EndsRight Ends+ SuccessSuccess=“He was …without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue. If ever any man had the rightto say that he ruled by a right divine It was Mohammad, for he had all the power without instruments andwithout its support. He cared not for dressing of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keepingwith his public life." Bosworth SmithObservationA GlimpseA Glimpse
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himNoble Character Simple yet elegant habits 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"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 ProphetObservation“10 years”, said his servant, “ Iwas with the Prophet, and henever said as much as ‘fie to me’“10 years”, said his servant, “ Iwas with the Prophet, and henever said as much as ‘fie to me’A GlimpseA Glimpse
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himGenerous, Humble and Peace maker Forgave the people of the town of Taif who wounded him and chased him out ofthe city Ordered kindly treatment of captives, despitethese were the very men who had inflicted insultsand injuries to him After the conquest of Makkah, he proclaimed general amnestyto the people who persecuted and tortured himand his followers No exhibition of ruthless power, no feelings of revenge, no plunder Victory meant humility to GodBlessings on the men of Madina,they gave us wheat bread to eatwhen there was little of it,contending themselves withdates”- A CaptiveBlessings on the men of Madina,they gave us wheat bread to eatwhen there was little of it,contending themselves withdates”- A CaptiveA GlimpseA 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 Godand in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmountedevery obstacle.”M.K.GandhiObservation
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himThe Light Spreads- Arabia to the WorldRoman EmperorRoman EmperorAbyssinia(Ethiopia)Abyssinia(Ethiopia)Persia ( Iran)Persia ( Iran)Hauza ( Yemen)Hauza ( Yemen)Muhammad sent envoys to the civilian centers of that time
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himLifetime of Lofty AchievementsReceivedDivine RevelationCommunicated tohis generationExplained theDivine messageEstablished aGod-fearing,prosperous,peaceful,successfulandsatisfied societyDemonstrated thetheorywith practiceLeft behind a lastingguidanceLeft behind a lastingguidance"My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the worlds most influentialpersons 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.”Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORYObservationTrained hiscompanions
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himThe Message: O People…. Remember that you will indeedmeet your Lord, and that He willindeed reckon your deeds. Beware of Satan for the safety ofyour religion. He has lost allhope that he will ever be able tolead you astray in big things, sobeware of following him in smallthings. The best of the ways is onetrodden by the Prophets The best of the actions is thatwhich is beneficent. The best guidance is that whichis put into practice. The most valuable possession isthe contentment of heart. The best provision is that ofpiety.A GlimpseA Glimpse“If greatness of purpose, smallness of means and astounding results are the three criteria of humangenius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad ”La Martine, HistorianObservation
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himEquality and Brotherhood All mankind is from Adam and Eve. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arabnor a non-Arab has any superiority over anArab; A white has no superiority over a black, nor ablack has any superiority over a white- exceptby piety and good action.Appointed Bilal (RA), a blackand a negro slave, as the firstindividual to the office ofMuezzin ( Call to Prayer)Appointed Bilal (RA), a blackand a negro slave, as the firstindividual to the office ofMuezzin ( Call to Prayer)“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair)of a male and a female, and made you intonations and tribes, that you may know each other.Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is themost righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledgeand is well acquainted (with all things)”(Quran- Chapter 49)
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himThe Benefactor of womenFirst 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 historyand gave them a social standing and legal rights such as were not granted to them inEngland till many centuries later.”Lady Cabbold, Pilgrimage to MeccaObservationSocial RightsInheritanceMaintenanceRightsPrivacy &ChastityLegal RightsRespect duringMenstruation daysOwnershipRightsSecurity &Protection Right to Live Education
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himMessage for Men: O Brothers It is true that you have certain rights in regard to your women, butthey also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives, only underAllahs trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right thento them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are yourpartners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with anyone ofwhom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himRevert to Islam StatementsIt’s only in the past 20 yearsthat women in this country wereable to open a bank accountwithout their husband signingthe cheques. Islamic womenhave always had those rights. IfI stick to what the Quran says,it’s clear to me that I will havetotal equality.- Jan, a Britishrevert comments on Channel 4“… I started reading theKoran and it was anabsolutely breathtaking. Itcould have been writtenyesterday for today.”-Yvonne Ridley, BBC Warcorrespondent afterembracing Islam
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himProphet’s Formula of Success ‘I offer you happiness of this world and that of the next’ ‘Acknowledge ‘ I call you to God, the Unique, without any associate and to His obedienceand to follow me…for I am the Messenger of Allah’ ‘People! No prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will beborn.There is no God but Allah andMuhammad is the Messenger of Allah.There is no God but Allah andMuhammad is the Messenger of Allah.Adam Noah Abraham Moses Jesus Muhammad… …
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himThe Light Spreads FurtherHis companions disseminated His message around the worldand humanity has reaped benefits wherever and wheneverProphet Muhammad’s guidance has been followed‘The Muslim World has givenmany innovations that wetake for granted in our dailylife.’ How Islamic Inventors changedthe world, The Independent‘The Muslim World has givenmany innovations that wetake for granted in our dailylife.’ How Islamic Inventors changedthe world, The IndependentMore than 1 billionfollowers todayMore than 1 billionfollowers todayEstablished God-fearing, just, peacefuland prosperous stateEstablished God-fearing, just, peacefuland prosperous stateHuman 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.”Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORYObservation
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon himMuhammad & You!You too can benefit from Muhammad, the Messenger ofGod, to gain success in this life and the life after deathPlease get to know more and change your life.Thank You for viewing the presentation.
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