It is a known fact that our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW is the most influential man in the world.
Yes, despite him being physically absent.
A man whose actions and words are copied by millions of Muslims around the world, through the ages.
Followed by Muslims of any regions, race, colour, gender, age.
And without knowing it, people of other religions too.
His words and deeds become guidance for our daily life.
Since a person is born, until he passes on.
Since he wakes up, until he goes to bed.
The way he speaks – kind words full of wisdom, spoken gently.
The way he deals with others – diplomatic, with respect.
The way he carries himself – with manners nobody could ever be offended by.
The way he talks, walks, eats and drinks.
The way he treats women and children – kindly and tender.
The way he loves animals, treating them like humans too.
The way he lives his life – in simple and humble ways.
His patience, preseverance, his love.
He spreads Islam not with a sword.
But with kind, wise words.
And of course, with Words of Allah.
Is there any other man in this whole world, since its beginning, whose words and actions are being followed, whom millions of people aspire to be like, who is loved and prayed for, even when he is long gone?
Is there any other man in this whole world, since its beginning, who is loved and prayed for, when millions of people have never actually met in person?
He’s here in our hearts.
Some a lot, some not much.
One may burn all the books about him, but he’s alive in our soul. Nobody could take that away from us.
Alhamdulillah, praise the Lord for sending us this sacred human being.
Thank you, Allah, for the gift of eternal light in the form of the Quran and His Prophet.
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May I put in what Mahatma Ghandhi says about him:
“I wanted to know the best of one who holds today’s undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind….I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. 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. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the Prophet’s biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the great life.”
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Many of us, me included, have a very long way to go, to prove our love for our Prophet. Let’s begin to do it, pray for Allah’s help. May Allah show us the way, and Give us the strength to get there.
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Do you know that it was Prophet Muhammad’s wisdom that told us to wash our hands before and after seeing a sick person?
Now it’s practiced in ALL hospitals throughout the world.