Who is Prophet Muhammad? Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the man followed by more than 1.2 billion Muslims. He had been sent by God to deliver the message of peace to all humanity...
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When I was first introduced to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), it was in a religion class in college. I took the class specifically to learn about Islam, as it was the only class that even came close to it, monotheistic world religions...
What is it about Prophet Muhammad that inspires such devotion? Is it his gentle and loving nature, his kindness and generosity or is it his ability to empathise with all of humanity? Muhammad was a selfless man who devoted the last 23 years of his life to teaching his companions and followers how to worship God and how to respect humanity.
Prophet Muhammad used to prohibit injustice and oppression to animals and was much concerned with this matter. Once he entered a garden belonging to a man from the Ansar. There he found a camel, and when it saw him, it moaned and its eyes shed tears...
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Perhaps one of the greatest qualities that made Prophet Muhammad such a phenomenal teacher is that he led by example. He often lectured to his companions about the Oneness of God Almighty, living a life in accordance with Islam and being mindful of the Hereafter.
Negative life events are one of the major risk factors for depression. Islam plays an important role in helping Muslims cope with these events. It encourages them to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts and actions, and it counters feelings of hopelessness and despair with hope.
The Prophet's marriage to Aishah shows that intimacy and romance is not necessarily limited to rosy-eyed young dating couples. This blessed couple exemplified that the true love and companionship we all seek, is entirely possible within marriage and moreover, within the Islamic way of life.
It is frustrating that some Muslims act as though the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) does not encompass them and fail to incorporate them practically into their lives. Injustice has become so sickly prevalent not just among non Muslims but unfortunately among Muslims as well.
This marriage gave Sawdah an uplift in her life, for she had been mourning her husband, Al-Sakran ibn Amr. He had died soon after the couple had returned from Abyssinia, where a number of the Prophet's Companions had gone a few years earlier to establish a second base for Islam, away from the persecution in Makkah.
The immigration of Umm Salamah and her husband took place, but her husband died shortly after it. Such a woman would not stay unmarried for long. The fact that she had four children, one of them was still newly born, was no hindrance in the Arabian society, which accepted polygamy as normal.
His smiling face was a source of solace and comfort to all those who came to meet him. Not just his words and actions, but the very expressions on his face shed rays of peace and tranquility into the hearts of those who were distressed by the pressures of life, or tormented by the afflictions of the soul.