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Muhammad the Ideal Prophet: Book Review

Muhammad the Ideal Prophet: Book Review



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A review of the book by Syed Nadwi entitled Muhammad The Ideal Prophet.
A review of the book by Syed Nadwi entitled Muhammad The Ideal Prophet.

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Saiyid Sulaiman NadwiSaiyid Sulaiman NadwiSaiyid Sulaiman NadwiSaiyid Sulaiman Nadwi
 Reviewed by:
Norhiyah Mohammad NoorSiti Fatimah Mohd TawilJunaiza Jarjis
Muhammad: The Ideal Prophet
Man, the perfect creation by Allah differs from other creations because of the volition and consciousness given by Allah to them.Since men possess the senses, consciousness, intellect, will anddetermination they held responsibility for their own action. Theresponsibility of men differs according to his competence anddepending on his strength. Based on al-Quran, 2:286;
“Allah tasketh not a soul beyond its scope”.
Men by nature inclined towards extravagance, thus he requiresknowledge and constraint to enlighten his path. The prophets andthe messengers of Allah have been sent to this world to giveguidance to their followers. As Allah said in the Quran:
“There is not a nation but a warner hath passed among them”. (35:24)“For every folk a guide”. (13:7)
2Every prophets of Allah came to this world together with specificduties according to the time and people in which they were sent to.Some came to this world as a witness to Allah’s majesty like Jacob,Isaac and Ishmael while Abraham and Jesus were sent as the heraldsof glad tidings. Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. was the last prophetand messenger of Allah came to this world with the combinedqualities of all of his predecessors. Since Prophet MuhammadS.A.W. was the last line of prophets, he was sent as a standard of virtue and goodness for the guidance of mankind till the Last Day,not only for his particular time and people. In this book, the author Saiyid Sulaiman Nadwi clearly presents the life of the ProphetMuhammad S.A.W. as an abiding historical model for all humanity.Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. held out as an ideal character or modelfor humanity. This is based on the Prophet’s historicity which showsthe authenticity of the accounts of his life and character as a perfectmodel based on reputed sources and methodical records put forward by his companions, their sons and successors. Nadwi providescomparison of the biography of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. withother characters which came from various civilizations like

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