The life and words of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) complete our understanding of Allah’s revelation because they show us that a deep love for Allah and love and care for one another is at the very heart of Islam.
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I raised my head up to the sky and I saw Gabriel in the image of a man with his feet next to one another up on the horizon. He said again: 'Muhammad, you are the Messenger of God and I am Gabriel.' I stood in my place looking up at him; he distracted me from my intention. I was standing there unable to move.
There are many aspects of Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) personality that are not just admirable in and of themselves, but also exemplary because they highlight his great humility and approachability as a person, despite his high-ranking status as the last messenger of God, and as the indisputable leader of the Muslims.
As for Dhikr, the tongue of the Prophet Muhammad never ceased mentioning Allah, the Mighty and Majestic. He used to mention Allah in every condition. When he finished his Prayer he would ask Allah’s forgiveness three times and say: “O Allah, You are peace and from You comes peace. Blessed are You, O Owner of Majesty and Honor.”
Despite being a highly deserving candidate for the post of caliph, Al-Hassan valiantly sacrificed his personal prestige and displayed his lofty character, by foregoing political power and authority in favor of peace and unity among the Muslims. He did this for peace and reconciliation between the opposing groups of Muslims...
I have personally read each of the following biographies of Prophet Muhammad. Some are certainly better than others. One should also be aware that there are many more books of seerah (biography of the Prophet) that I have not yet read. If you have read another and would like to share what you thought of it, please drop a comment to this entry so others can read your recommendation.
When we realize the enormous blessings that God has bestowed upon us, can we become grateful to Him, by using those blessings according to His pleasure, and remembering and praising Him often for them?
A beautiful song by Dawud Wharnsby Ali. It's about a conversation between an elderly lady with a man who offered her help...
One who reads the Quran finds that its contents, including scientific, prophetic and historical information, all contribute to Quran’s status as a miracle. All prophets had miraculous aspects to their lives but because of his status as the last prophet, Prophet Muhammad’s dominant miracle, the Quran, is considered a living miracle.
"The most compassionate of my Community towards my Community is Abu Bakr; the staunchest in Allah’s Religion is Umar; the most truthful in his modesty is Uthman, and the best in judgment is Ali.”
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) knew the reality of this world, its brevity and its temporary nature. So he lived in it not in affluence but as a poor person, enduring hunger one day with patience and eating one day with gratitude...
Since Prophet Muhammad wished to avoid war at all costs, he strove to bring about a peace agreement between him and the Makkans. After great efforts on his part, the non-Muslims agreed to a ten-year peace treaty, which was drafted and signed at Al-Hudaybiyyah, a place outside Makkah.