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Prophet Muhammad Swa

  1. 1. MUHAMMAD Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him The Last Messenger of God Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him Issue 1
  2. 2. A warm welcome to you! To help you get a glimpse of the noble Messenger of Allah and benefit through his  model personality Objective  practical teachings  exemplary life and  the proven formula that will provide you peace, success and salvation. Please read on… Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  3. 3. Savior and Liberator Times Before Muhammad Times After Muhammad  True Concept of God- Lost  True Concept of God- Restored  Ignorance & Darkness  Knowledge & Light  Barbarism & ruthlessness  Kindness & mercy  Sexual Slavery, Nudity & Persecution of women  Women’s status and rights  Usury and Exploitation  Justice and fairness  Fear and terror  Peace and security  Class and Colour  Love and Brotherhood discrimination Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  4. 4. Look 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 restlessness We need Muhammad’s guidance… Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  5. 5. Muhammad- An Introduction  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… “ Handsome features, “graceful, handsome, bright face, likeable eyes black and large, temperament” hair long and thick, voice clear …” “… captivating at a distance and very sweet “… charming to look at and most handsome and well-built …” from near, talk sweet and words clear…” Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  6. 6. Muhammad- An Introduction  Bestowed Prophethood when he began receiving revelation at 40, the first verses … ‘ 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)  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. Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  7. 7. Beginning of Divine Revelation leads to a new era Laws and Values from Guidance from the Heaven, not earth Creator who knows Way of life as per man unlike other Divine guidance, not human desires For the entire world, not a region or Long term, not Divine country Revelation short-term Permanent Addressing all guidelines and aspects of life solutions, not temporary Addressing all human beings, rich and poor, black and white, educated and the ignorant Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  8. 8. Origin over 1400 years ago Muhammad presented the guidance over 1400 years back…for all times to come 610 AD 2006 Now and the future… Muhammad’s proven cure can The best values of life we see solve all our problems and set the today were given 1400 years ago human world on the right course once again Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  9. 9. Muhammad and Religion With the advent of Muhammad, the notion of religion changed BEFORE AFTER  Religion has nothing to do with practical life  Religion guides every aspect of life.  Religion betters life. Religion Life Religion Life Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  10. 10. Muhammad’s guidance covers all walks of life Social life Knowledge & learning Politics & Governance Commerce & Economy Ethics & Etiquettes Law & Justice Hygiene Human Rights & Relations and more… Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  11. 11. Total change. A Companion describes… Jafer(RA), a companion of Prophet Muhammad at the court of a Christian King in Abyssinia : “Your majesty! We were ignorant people, worshipping idols, eating “He called us to worship God carrion, oppressing neighbors, alone... he commanded us to speak brother fighting brother, the strong the truth, to honor our promises, to dominating the weak, when amidst be kind to our relations, to be us was raised a man (Muhammad) helpful to our neighbors, to cease whose nobility, integrity and all forbidden acts, to abstain from trustworthiness were already well- bloodshed, to avoid obscenities and known” false witness….” Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  12. 12. mp se Principles of the Prophet li AG Practice Preach Beliefs + Right Actions = Results Right Means + Right Ends = Success “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 Observation 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 Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  13. 13. mp se Noble Character li AG  Simple yet elegant habits  No material temptations  Relished tasty food, enjoyed the beauty of flowers, “10 years”, said his servant, “ I was with the Prophet, and he the fragrance of perfumes never said as much as ‘fie to me’  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.” Observation Prof K.S Ramakrishna Rao, Mohammed The Prophet Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  14. 14. mp se Generous, Humble and Peace maker li AG  Forgave the people of the town of Taif who wounded him and chased him out of the city Blessings on the men of Madina,  Ordered kindly treatment of captives, despite they gave us wheat bread to eat these were the very men who had inflicted insults when there was little of it, contending themselves with and injuries to him dates”- A Captive  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 "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 Observation and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle.” M.K.Gandhi Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  15. 15. The Light Spreads- Arabia to the World Muhammad sent envoys to the civilian centers of that time Persia ( Iran) Roman Emperor Abyssinia (Ethiopia) Hauza ( Yemen) Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  16. 16. Lifetime of Lofty Achievements Received Divine Revelation Communicated to his generation Established a God-fearing, Explained the prosperous, Left behind a lasting Divine message peaceful, guidance successful Demonstrated the theory and with practice satisfied society Trained his companions "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, Observation 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 HISTORY Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  17. 17. mp se The Message: O People…. li AG  Remember that you will indeed  The best of the ways is one meet your Lord, and that He will trodden by the Prophets indeed reckon your deeds.  The best of the actions is that  Beware of Satan for the safety of which is beneficent. your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to  The best guidance is that which lead you astray in big things, so is put into practice. beware of following him in small  The most valuable possession is things. the contentment of heart.  The best provision is that of piety. Observation “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 Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  18. 18. 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; Appointed Bilal (RA), a black  A white has no superiority over a black, nor a and a negro slave, as the first black has any superiority over a white- except individual to the office of Muezzin ( Call to Prayer) by piety and good action. “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) Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  19. 19. The Benefactor of women First to accord higher status to women, first to grant rights Right to Live  Education  Social Rights  Legal Rights  Inheritance  Privacy & Chastity  Maintenance Rights  Respect during Menstruation days  Ownership  Security & Rights  Protection “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 Observation England till many centuries later.” Lady Cabbold, Pilgrimage to Mecca Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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 “… I started reading the have always had those rights. If Koran and it was an I stick to what the Quran says, absolutely breathtaking. It it’s clear to me that I will have could have been written total equality.- Jan, a British yesterday for today.”- revert comments on Channel 4 Yvonne Ridley, BBC War correspondent after embracing Islam Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  22. 22. Prophet’s Formula of Success  ‘I offer you happiness of this world and that of the next’  ‘Acknowledge There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.  ‘ 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. Adam Noah Abraham … Moses … Jesus Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  23. 23. 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 More than 1 billion Established God- followers today fearing, just, peaceful and prosperous state ‘The Muslim World has given many innovations that we take for granted in our daily life.’ How Islamic Inventors changed the world, The Independent 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.” Observation Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
  24. 24. Muhammad & You! You too can benefit from Muhammad, the Messenger of God, to gain success in this life and the life after death Please get to know more and change your life. Recommended Recommended Websites Books (available at  The Holy Qur'an: Text, Translation & Commentary  by Abdullah Yusuf Ali  Muhammad: A Biography of the  Prophet – By Karen Armstrong    Muhammad (Critical Lives)- by Yahiya Emerick, Yahiya J. Emerick Towards Understanding Islam- By A.A.Maududi Thank You for viewing the presentation. For further information, suggestions and comments contact Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him