This can’t be happening. A door closes. Then another. And yet, another. A series of expectations, anticipated with great optimism, just don’t come to fruition. It doesn’t only happen to you- it has happened to the Prophet Muhammad, as well...
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What was the secret that changed the wine-loving Arabs at the time of the Prophet to create an alcohol-free society? Alcohol represented a major source of money for Arabs in those days. The alcohol industry was vital; perhaps even more vital than in Western society today...
They are the words of Prophet Muhammad and hence anyone that sincerely makes these du’as during times of great need, Allah will always answer the du’a of the sincere seeker. May they be of benefit to us all for there is not a time in the life of a believer when he or she does not need the protection, guidance and mercy of Allah.
Prophet Muhammad was a loving man. He had considerable love for friends and strangers alike. His home was a loving one. This does not mean that he declared his love every time he entered his home. However, he would always do something to show his wife how much he loved her.
Anything in the life of the believer that can engender just joy regarding the Prophet Muhammad, then just be joyous about it. Of course the fact that Prophet Muhammad was born in this month is a joyous thing. And throughout the year, we should always be searching for things that grow us in love for the Prophet...
The signs that prove the prophecy of Muhammad are numerous. Many books have been written to enumerate them and thoroughly discuss them. We would like to mention some of these signs as reported by Muslim scholars and which prove that Muhammad was a real Prophet...
He was of medium build, closer to being tall. His skin was extremely white, his beard was black, his mouth was pleasant, his eyebrows were long, and his shoulders were wide...
The Prophet's tendency to forgive that woman, which was manifested in his immediate reaction to the suggestion of his Companions that they should kill her, is highly significant. He always forgave even the most hardened of his enemies, if the choice to forgive was his.
Once, a woman sent the Prophet some meat as a gift that she had deliberately laced with poison, so that he would die. The Prophet called the woman back and asked her about her deed...
The Prophet's plan was to introduce a better example of active and conscientious citizens who would at least make people view Islam favorably. To a great extent the Prophet managed to achieve this goal and the existence of Muslims in Madinah was a valuable addition to the society.
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.