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Why Muhammad (pbuh)?

Why Muhammad (pbuh)?

It must be a heart superior to all others. A heart brought up under the Eye of Allah Almighty, a worshipper of Him Alone. Inside him must be Purity, Piety, Love, Sincerity, Charity, Wisdom, Bravery, Justice, Generosity, Honesty, Modesty, Kindness, Mercifulness, Forgiveness, Patience, Perseverance, and every other quality of moral excellence and righteousness in their most exalted human forms.

On entering

On entering

The light that shines from within through worshiping Allah alone and being Muslim. 

Introducing the Prophet of Mercy

Introducing the Prophet of Mercy

For mercy there was sent a Prophet. Not only to show it, preach it, and teach it, but to be it: "We have only sent you as a mercy to the worlds." (Al-Anbiya’ 21: 107).

No One to Thank

No One to Thank

The Qur’an wonders in what areas and in what ways humans rely on their own strength when they fail to acknowledge God as the Giver, saying: “O humankind! What has made you careless concerning your Lord, the Most Generous?” (Qur’an 82:6)

Slave to Oneself

Slave to Oneself

All humans, in the Qur’an’s own words, have a god – even if the god is the person himself. “Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire?” (Qur’an 24:43)

God is there

God is there

You are not more difficult to see than a black ant, scampering over a black rock, under the cover of the darkest of moonless nights.

The only cause of evil

The only cause of evil

Islam does not pass off all calamites as ‘trials,' but differentiates between punishments and trials. Trials are tests of character and faith; punishments are consequences of sins and transgressions.

Mercy is the Base … and Forgiveness Is a Promise

Mercy is the Base … and Forgiveness Is a Promise

In Islam, one of God’s most emphasized attributes is mercy. All the chapters of the Qur’an except one begin with the statement “In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate,” known as the Basmallah. The Basmallah is also the common statement that Muslims should recite before doing any action. It thus ingrains in them the confidence that God’s ultimate design for creation is one of care and mercy.

Moral Rationale for Denial of God

Moral Rationale for Denial of God

Fyodor Dostoyevsky succinctly captures the moral consequences of a godless view of the world as follows: “If you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immortality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once be dried up. Moreover, nothing then would be immoral, everything would be lawful, even cannibalism.”