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MUHAMMAD Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him

The Last Messenger of God

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him Issue 1


A warm welcome to you!

To help you get a glimpse of the


noble Messenger of Allah and
benefit through his
Objective  model personality
 practical teachings
 exemplary life and
 the proven formula that will provide you
peace, success and salvation.

Please read on…

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him


Savior and Liberator

Times Before Muhammad Times After Muhammad

 True Concept of God- Lost


 True Concept of God- Restored
 Ignorance & Darkness
 Knowledge & Light
 Barbarism & ruthlessness
 Kindness & mercy
 Sexual Slavery, Nudity &
Persecution of women  Women’s status and rights

 Usury and Exploitation  Justice and fairness

 Fear and terror  Peace and security

 Class and Colour  Love and Brotherhood


discrimination

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him


Look around…Where are we today?

 God & religion- forgotten


 Idol and human worship
 Wars, conflicts and killing
 Terror and fear
 Interest dealings, corruption and exploitation
 Injustice, oppression and no human rights
 Marginalization of poor and have-nots
 Persecution of women and the weak
 Nudity and obscenity
 Confusion and restlessness

We need Muhammad’s guidance…

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Muhammad- An Introduction

 Born at Makkah (Saudi Arabia) in 570 AD


 Trader in his twenties
 Recognized as ‘Trustworthy’ among his people
 First marriage at the age of 25 to Khadija, a widow aged 40 years
 Personal Appearance…

“ Handsome features, “graceful, handsome,


bright face, likeable eyes black and large,
temperament” hair long and thick,
voice clear …”

“… captivating at a
distance and very sweet “… charming to look at
and most handsome and well-built …”
from near, talk sweet
and words clear…”

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Muhammad- An Introduction

 Bestowed Prophethood when he began receiving revelation at 40, the first


verses …

‘ Read in the name of your Lord who created,


created man from clots of blood.
Read! Your Lord is the most Bounteous,
who has taught the use of the pen,
has taught man what he did not know.’
(Quran- Chapter 96)

 Called people to the truth, faced persecution in Makkah


 Migrated to Madina where he was welcomed wholeheartedly
 A new phase began where Muhammad laid the foundations of a society
based on Divine guidance.

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him


Beginning of Divine Revelation leads to a new era

Laws and Values from


Guidance from the Heaven, not earth
Creator who knows Way of life as per
man unlike other Divine guidance,
not human desires

For the entire world,


not a region or Long term, not
Divine
country Revelation short-term

Permanent
Addressing all guidelines and
aspects of life solutions, not
temporary

Addressing all
human beings, rich and poor, black and
white, educated and the ignorant

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Origin over 1400 years ago

Muhammad presented the guidance over 1400 years back…for all times to come

610 AD 2006 Now and the future…

Muhammad’s proven cure can


The best values of life we see solve all our problems and set the
today were given 1400 years ago human world on the right course
once again

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him


Muhammad and Religion

With the advent of Muhammad, the notion of religion changed

BEFORE AFTER

 Religion has nothing to do with practical life  Religion guides every aspect of life.
 Religion betters life.

Religion

Life Religion

Life

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Muhammad’s guidance covers all walks of life

Social life

Knowledge & learning


Politics & Governance

Commerce & Economy


Ethics & Etiquettes

Law & Justice


Hygiene

Human Rights &


Relations

and more…

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Total change. A Companion describes…

Jafer(RA), a companion of Prophet Muhammad at the court of a Christian King


in Abyssinia :

“Your majesty! We were ignorant


people, worshipping idols, eating “He called us to worship God
carrion, oppressing neighbors, alone... he commanded us to speak
brother fighting brother, the strong the truth, to honor our promises, to
dominating the weak, when amidst be kind to our relations, to be
us was raised a man (Muhammad) helpful to our neighbors, to cease
whose nobility, integrity and all forbidden acts, to abstain from
trustworthiness were already well- bloodshed, to avoid obscenities and
known” false witness….”

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pse Principles of the Prophet
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Practice
Preach

Beliefs
+ Right Actions
= Results

Right Means + Right Ends


= Success

“He was …without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue. If ever any man had the right
to say that he ruled by a right divine It was Mohammad, for he had all the power without instruments and
Observation without its support. He cared not for dressing of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping
with his public life." Bosworth Smith

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pse Noble Character
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 Simple yet elegant habits


 No material temptations
 Relished tasty food, enjoyed the beauty of flowers, “10 years”, said his servant, “ I
was with the Prophet, and he
the fragrance of perfumes never said as much as ‘fie to me’

 Never scolded his young servant


 When seated among his followers, he would not occupy special seat.
 Personal belongings at the time of his death= Mattress of dried palm leaves,
water skin and an armor

"Circumstances changed, but the prophet of God did not. In victory or in defeat, in power or in adversity,
in affluence or in indigence, he is the same man, disclosed the same character.”
Observation
Prof K.S Ramakrishna Rao, Mohammed The Prophet

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pse Generous, Humble and Peace maker
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 Forgave the people of the town of Taif who wounded him and chased him out of
the city
Blessings on the men of Madina,
 Ordered kindly treatment of captives, despite they gave us wheat bread to eat
when there was little of it,
these were the very men who had inflicted insults contending themselves with
and injuries to him dates”- A Captive

 After the conquest of Makkah, he proclaimed general amnesty


to the people who persecuted and tortured him
and his followers
 No exhibition of ruthless power, no feelings of revenge, no plunder
 Victory meant humility to God

"My It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges,
his intense devotion to this friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God
Observation
and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted
every obstacle.”
M.K.Gandhi

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The Light Spreads- Arabia to the World

Muhammad sent envoys to the civilian centers of that time

Persia ( Iran)
Roman Emperor

Abyssinia
(Ethiopia) Hauza ( Yemen)

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Lifetime of Lofty Achievements

Received
Divine Revelation

Communicated to
his generation Established a
God-fearing,
Explained the prosperous,
Divine message Left behind a lasting
peaceful, guidance
successful
Demonstrated the
theory and
with practice satisfied society

Trained his
companions

"My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential
persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others,
Observation but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.”

Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY

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pse The Message: O People….
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 Remember that you will indeed  The best of the ways is one
meet your Lord, and that He will trodden by the Prophets
indeed reckon your deeds.  The best of the actions is that
 Beware of Satan for the safety of which is beneficent.
your religion. He has lost all  The best guidance is that which
hope that he will ever be able to is put into practice.
lead you astray in big things, so
 The most valuable possession is
beware of following him in small
things. the contentment of heart.
 The best provision is that of
piety.

Observation “If greatness of purpose, smallness of means and astounding results are the three criteria of human
genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad ”
La Martine, Historian

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Equality and Brotherhood

 All mankind is from Adam and Eve.


 An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab
nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an
Arab;
Appointed Bilal (RA), a black
 A white has no superiority over a black, nor a and a negro slave, as the first
individual to the office of
black has any superiority over a white- except Muezzin ( Call to Prayer)
by piety and good action.

“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair)


of a male and a female, and made you into
nations and tribes, that you may know each other.
Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is the
most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge
and is well acquainted (with all things)”
(Quran- Chapter 49)

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him


The Benefactor of women

First to accord higher status to women, first to grant rights

Right to Live
 Education

Social Rights
 Legal Rights

Inheritance
 Privacy &
Chastity 
Maintenance
Rights
 Respect during
Menstruation days 
Ownership Security &
Rights
 Protection 
“It was Islam that removed the bondage in which women are held from the very dawn of history
and gave them a social standing and legal rights such as were not granted to them in
Observation England till many centuries later.”

Lady Cabbold, Pilgrimage to Mecca

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Message for Men: O Brothers

 It is true that you have certain rights in regard to your women, but
they also have rights over you.
 Remember that you have taken them as your wives, only under
Allah's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then
to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness.
 Do treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are your
partners and committed helpers.
 And it is your right that they do not make friends with anyone of
whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

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Revert to Islam Statements

It’s only in the past 20 years


that women in this country were
able to open a bank account
without their husband signing
the cheques. “… I started reading the
Islamic women have always had Koran and it was
those rights. If I stick to what absolutely breathtaking.
the Quran says, it’s clear to me It could have been written
that I will have total equality.- yesterday for today.”-
Jan, a British revert comments Yvonne Ridley, BBC War
on Channel 4 correspondent after
embracing Islam

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Prophet’s Formula of Success

 ‘I offer you happiness of this world and that of the next’


 ‘Acknowledge
There is no God but Allah and
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

 ‘ I call you to God, the Unique, without any associate and to His obedience
and to follow me…for I am the Messenger of Allah’
 ‘People! No prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be
born.

Adam Noah Abraham … Moses … Jesus Muhammad

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The Light Spreads Further

His companions disseminated His message around the world


and humanity has reaped benefits wherever and whenever
Prophet Muhammad’s guidance has been followed

More than 1 billion Established God-


followers today fearing, just, peaceful
and prosperous state

‘The Muslim World has given


many innovations that we
take for granted in our daily
life.’ How Islamic Inventors changed
the world, The Independent

Human history has never known such a complete transformation of a society or a place before or since –
and IMAGINE all these unbelievable wonders in JUST OVER TWO DECADES.”
Observation
Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY
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Muhammad & You!

You too can benefit from Muhammad, the Messenger of


God, to gain success in this life and the life after death
Please get to know more and change your life.

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