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Remembering the Prophet's teachings
Dr. Mohammed Abdo Yamani | Arab News

All praise be to Allah the Almighty, Lord of the Universe, Who honored and praised His last Prophet and Messenger Muhammad, saying: "Verily you have the great manners (morals)." (Qur'an, Al-Qalam: 4)

Peace and prayers flow to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his
honorable family and all his Companions, up to the Day of Judgment, Ameen.

I think that it is of vital importance for all of us and especially for our young people and
children to know about the very high rank of our Prophet whose birth and advent was a gift
from Allah and a mercy to all mankind. Hence, it is important that, on the occasion of his
birthday, we should pause to reflect on his Sirah (biography) and tell miracles that took place
during and after his birth.

It is a known fact that in Islam there are only two Eids (feasts). These are, namely, Eid Al-
Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. But, other Islamic functions such as the mawlid (birthday) of our Holy
Prophet, the Prophetic Hijrah (emigration) from Makkah to Madinah, which marked the
beginning of a new history of man, the emergence of a new super force, state and community
(Ummah), as well as the Prophet's Isra'a (night journey) from the Sacred Mosque to the
Farthest One, are all occasions of great importance for Muslims all over the world. We need
to remember and commemorate all these occasions, which remind us of the greatness and
high-ranking of our beloved Prophet. When I talk about commemorating these events, this
should not be understood that we call on Muslims to turn them into Eids or festivals that
involve wrongful practices, which are common in some places in both Muslim and non-
Muslim countries.

But, it is also true that we are living at a time when the enemies of Islam are using every
possible means to destroy and conquer the Ummah of the Prophet from within and without,
with no sign of mercy or conscience, and that there are very few believers, in fact, who are
able to confront them. This may be because we have reached a time of a new jahiliyah
(period of darkness and ignorance), among both Muslims and non-Muslims, so much that the
truth has become a commodity. It is obvious that those who have power in their hands claim
that they have the right to defend the truth, in the form they like it to be, propagate and
market it. Thus, the truth itself has become a trademark or a fabricated commodity, and one
of their innocent victims.

The blood of Muslims in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Pakistan and
elsewhere has become cheap to the extent it is not even worth talking about or caring about.
As a result, the dignity, sacred symbols and divine values of Muslims have become the main
target and the shortest way to name and fame. The Danish cartoons and movie that were
designed to defame our Holy Prophet, the recent show on Israeli Channel 10, which included
direct insults on both Prophet Muhammad and Jesus Christ (peace be upon them) are but a
few examples of the ongoing vigorous campaign against Islam and Muslims.

Hence, it is our duty to make use of every opportunity to show our deep love and veneration
for our Holy Prophet, who stands very high and above all in the hearts of believers and those

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