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Lesson 4 of 8, Beginners' Course on Islam 2.

Lesson will highlight whether having a role model is important or not.

I would also like to share why most Muslims take prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) as our role-model.

Videos used in slides can be found from these links:

-Slide #5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6_j9mfhupA&feature=g-hist (go to 38:50, if you do not wish to wash the entire episode).

Slide #8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srILXvwonbc&feature=fvsr

Slide #12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbICjWI7Vrw

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Lesson 4

  1. 1. Beginners’ Course on Islam II Speaker: Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed taufiq07@hotmail.com Lesson 4
  2. 2.  Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), a living example. ◦ The human need for role models; ◦ The concept of Prophethood in Islam; ◦ Life examples from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).Lesson Outline
  3. 3. Who Are They?
  4. 4.  Our need for a role model: ◦ As human beings, it has been our nature to take examples from others and make as our role models. ◦ Whether they are related to us, or not. As human beings, it is our nature to: 1. Interact with others; 2. We are civic beings; 3. We need a family; 4. We are a community.Going back to Basics
  5. 5.  Who is the role model of Muslims? Is he a role model for humanity? How do you prove it?Question…
  6. 6. O Prophet, indeed We have sent you as a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner. And one who invites to Allah , by His permission, and an illuminating lamp. Quran, 33: 45 - 46Prophet Muhammad (peace andblessings be upon him)
  7. 7. Learning through his examples. After the migration to Yathrib, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) established the Muslim community. He then draw the outline that made the 1st constitution in human history, which has: 1. secured the rights of minority religions; 2. signed treaty with neighboring tribes; 3. granted rights to foreigners and slaves; 4. condemned racism and nationalism; 5. live a healthy lifestyle by giving up alcohol, prostitutions, crime, etc.; 6. encouraged his followers to seek knowledge; 7. Etc.Prophet Muhammad (peace andblessings be upon him)
  8. 8. “Your Lord has commanded that you worship none but Him, andthat you be Kind to your parents. If one of them or both of them reach old age with you, do not say a word of disrespect, or scold them, but say a generous word to them. And act humbly to them in mercy, and say, “My Lord, have mercy on them, since they cared for me when I was small.” Quran, 17: 23-24Life Examples
  9. 9. It was reported by Abu Basra Ghifari (may Allah be pleased with him) that when he was a non-believer, he came to Madinah andstayed as a guest of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings beupon him). He drank milk from all his goats at night but the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did not say a word. That night, he and all his family slept hungry.Life Examples
  10. 10. But those who before them, had homes (in Medina) and had adopted the Faith,- show their affection to such as came to them for refuge, and entertain no desire in their hearts for things given to the (latter), but givethem preference over themselves, even though poverty was their (own lot). And those saved from the covetousness of their own souls,- they are the ones that achieve prosperity. Quran, 59:9Life Examples
  11. 11. Allah‟s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) kissed Al-Hasan ibn „Ali while Aqra‟ ibn Habis At-Tamim was sitting with him. Al-Aqra‟ said: “I have ten children and have never kissed one ofthem.” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) cast a look at him and said:“Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully (by Allah).” Hadith narrated by Imam al-BukhariLife Examples
  12. 12. In conclusion…
  13. 13. • Thank you for your kind attendance and participation.• Any questions?END…

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