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.”
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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.
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.
We must respect what is unique in ourselves and we must do the same for others. Prophet Muhammad is clear on this matter too, and in his final sermon he reminded us about diversity and the need for solidarity within the Islamic nation.
The Prophet of Allah hears their little voices, he listens to their song. He comes up to them taking time out for them. “Do you love me?” He asks. “Yes, yes! We love and respect you O Messenger of God.”
Is Prophet Muhammad superior to all other Prophets or is it just a prejudice? This is a question worthy of examining for the sake of giving clarity and assurance to the Muslims who believe as such and an answer to the orientalists’ unfounded criticism of over-zealous Muslims’ prejudice toward their Prophet.
Prophet Muhammad has been described as one of the most influential men in the history of human kind. Many experts in many different fields, including both Muslims and non-Muslims have described Prophet Muhammad as a man who excelled in many different facets of life.
How such a promise from Almighty God would be fulfilled to the oppressed, brutalized Muslims in Makkah was impossible to imagine at the time it was made. It was fulfilled, nevertheless. Indeed, God made Muslims secure and gave them political sway in a matter of years.
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.