8. The life of the Prophet Sallallahu
Alaihi Wasallam is in itself a conclusive proof of the truth
of his prophethood. He succeeded in his mission not by miracles
only, but by human qualities such as perseverance, hard work,
sincerity and justice. He was tortured, attacked, boycotted,
threatened, insulted, he fought wars, he dealt with traitors,
spies and hypocrites, etc. He lived a short life of which only
twenty three years were earmarked for the revolution he produced.
The fact that he succeeded in a task of great magnitude against
all odds proves his greatness.
9. Despite all of his difficulties
never did he insult, curse or injure anybody personally. He
was always ready to overlook and forgive. All of this proves,
from a logical point of view, that he was a prophet of truth.
10. His miracles were not the basis
of his invitation to Islam. They were important and fulfilled
an important role but Muslims of all ages believed in Islam
because it appealed to their intellect and understanding and
conformed to their nature. When the Quraish asked him to perform
miracles he replied in the negative. See Surah Al Israa (Verse
11. No man howsoever confident
about himself would allow his wife to tell others the details
of their marriage and private life. This would be extremely
risky and dangerous for the private life of any man. The Prophet
Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, however, had nine wives and each
of them was at complete liberty to disclose whatever she saw
regarding the minutest details of the Prophet's Sallallahu Alaihi
Wasallam life. Only a man who was completely confident of his
every move would allow such details to be spread around.
Specialities of the Prophet Sallallahu
The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam
had certain unique qualities given to him by Allah which were
not present in any man before or after him :
1. Finality of prophethood
- With the Prophet's Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam demise prophethood
has ended. In Surah Ahzaab Allah clearly mentions that he was
the seal of the prophets. Any person who claims to be a prophet
after him is a liar.
2. Revelation -
With the demise of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam revelation
has stopped. Islam is perfect and there is no longer a need
for Allah to perfect it by sending down further revelation.
A person who claims that he receives revelation from Allah is
- The eyes of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to
sleep but never his heart.
- Allah granted him the special honour of marrying more than
- He used to fast continuously. Sometimes he fasted for two
days at a time, eating only at the end of the second day.
- The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and his family cannot
take Sadaqah from people.
7. Qiyaam al-layl
- The special night Salaah after Esha was compulsory for the
Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. For others it is optional.
- None of the wealth he left behind could be inherited. It had
to be given in charity.
- A woman could give herself in marriage to the Prophet Sallallahu
Alaihi Wasallam without any stipulated mahr.
- His wives could not marry after his demise.
The blessed name of the Prophet
Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam is so honoured that it appears side
by side with the name of Allah in the kalimah (proclamation)
of Islam : Laa ilaaha ill-Allah
Muhammadur Rasoolullah. The name
is echoed from every Masjid in the world five times a day in
the Azaaan : Ash hadu Anna Muhammadar
Rasoolullah. Every Muslim recites it in Tashahhud and Durood
in every second Rakaah of Salaah. His name is honoured and revered
by every Muslim. His name creates awe even in the hearts of
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