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Impeccable Relevance of Prophet Muhammad in the Here and Hereafter

By Arman Neyazi, New Age Islam

20 October 2021

Complete Understanding of the Divinity of Prophet Muhammad Pbuh Is Beyond the Wisdom, Intellect and Knowledge of Mankind

Main Points:

1.      Prophet Muhammad Pbuh‘s life and his teachings have been a torch-bearer for the human being.

2.      Prophet Muhammad Pbuh was respected and revered by all, be it the Christian kings, monks or respected leaders, like Monk Bahira, Waraqa ibn Nawfal or King Negus etc.

3.      The continuity of Allah’s religion was completed on the ‘Seal of Prophets’, Prophet Muhammad Pbuh.

4.      Islam was established with the revelation of the Holy Quran on Prophet Muhammad Pbuh.


A True Vicegerent of Allah

Complete understanding of the Divinity of Prophet Muhammad Pbuh is beyond the wisdom, intellect and knowledge of mankind. His life and his teachings have been a torch-bearer for the human being. He lived during the most difficult times surrounded among his enemies for most of his life. He never lost his cool. He maintained his nature of justice and honesty, culture and respect with all those he met, irrespective of religion, race or position of the concerned person. He was respected and revered by all be it the Christian kings, monks or respected leaders, like Monk Bahira, Waraqa ibn Nawfal or King Negus etc.

Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa Pbuh was born when the Arabian Peninsula was under the darkness of ignorance (Age of Jahiliya). During those dark times, the highest level of inhumane treatment was meted on the women, the poor and the slaves. The age of darkness was illuminated with the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The light of his being on the earth spread all around and the darkness of the age of Jahiliya disappeared.

Allah the Most Compassionate revealed the word ‘vicegerent’ for the first time when He informed the angels of the formation of the world and the birth of human beings. Allah the All-Knower says in the Holy Quran:

And (remember) as your Lord said to the Angels, "Surely I am making in the earth a successor." (Al-Baqarah: 30) — Dr Ghali

And addressing the people of the worlds, Allah, the Exalted says in the Holy Quran:

You have an excellent model in the Messenger of Allah… (Al-Ahzab: 21)

Allah knew the truest of His vicegerents in the world will be the holiest of everything that Allah created. Allah, the Most Gracious created human beings and sent His messengers from among them. The continuity of Allah’s religion was completed on the ‘Seal of Prophets’, Prophet Muhammad Pbuh and Islam was established with the revelation of the Holy Quran on him.

A Complete Human Being – Prophet Muhammad Pbuh

Prophet Muhammad Pbuh lived his life according to the commandments of the Holy Quran, word by word. He possessed divine attributes of love, compassion brotherhood, Inclusiveness, patience, honesty, justice and tolerance. The truth remains that no human being can count or describe the positivities of Prophet Muhammad Pbuh. He was sent on the earth as the only 'perfect man'. All others cannot even come closer to perfection.

Muhammad Pbuh's perfectness of personality impressed people of his age as well as people of different ages and classes. Scholars, philosophers and politicians of repute, all accepted the perfectness of his personality. All praised and revered him as a man of the utmost simplicity, culture and true to his words. He lived a life that only a 'perfect personality' can live. He never left his simplicity and cultured way of speech, even during the harshest and the toughest of times, in his behaviour with all and sundry. All even among his enemies respected his impeccable judgement.

Here are the sayings of some of the world fame scholars, all non-Muslims that throw some light on the life of the revered Prophet Muhammad Pbuh, as understanding and describing all his attributes is beyond human being’s wisdom, intellect and knowledge:

"Muhammad was the soul of kindness, and his influence was felt and never forgotten by those around him."

(D.C. Sharma, The Prophets of the East, Calcutta 1935, page 122)

"Perfect model for human life."

(K.S Ramakrishna Rao, an Indian Professor of Philosophy) Encyclopaedia Britannica

"Muhammad was a shining example to his people. His character was pure and stainless. His house, his dress, his food - they were characterized by a rare simplicity.

(Dr. Gustav Well in "History of Islamic Peoples")

"Muhammad is the most successful of all Prophets and religious personalities.".... he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the secular and religious levels.....

(Michael Hart in "The 100, A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in the History," New York, 1978., p. 330)

He was by far the most remarkable man that ever set foot on this earth.

(Sir Bernard Shaw)

He was the most faithful protector, the Sweetest and most agreeable in conversation. Those who saw him were suddenly filled with reverence, those who came near him loved him; they who described him would say, "I have never seen his like either before or after." He was of great taciturnity, but when he spoke it was with emphasis and deliberation, and no one could forget what he said...

(Lane Poole in 'Speeches and Table Talk of the Prophet Muhammad’)

Quranic Ayat Describing Prophet Muhammad Pbuh

The divine attributes that Allah’s apostle Prophet Muhammad Pbuh was embedded with are impossible for a common human being to even carry for a moment. Allah the Exalted and All-Knower knew what it means to be His ‘Seal of Prophets’ of all the prophets of the universe, so Prophet Muhammad Pbuh was born with all the positive essence that a personality like him needed.

And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs.  (Al-Ma’idah: 32) - Sahih International

Allah showed great kindness to the believers when He sent a Messenger to them from among themselves to recite His Signs to them, purify them and teach them the Book and Wisdom, even though before that they were clearly misguided. (Al `Imran: 164)

Those who pledge their allegiance to you pledge allegiance to Allah. Allah`s hand is over their hands. Those who break their pledge only break it against themselves. But as for those who fulfil the contract they have made with Allah, We will give them an immense reward. (Al-Fatah: 8-10)

"Whoever obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah." (An-Nisa`: 80)

....Those who believe in him, honour and help him, and follow the Light that has been sent down with him are successful. (Al-A`raf: 157)

You should accept whatever the Messenger gives you and abandon whatever he tells you to abandon. Have Taqwa of Allah... (Al-Hashr: 7)

O you who believe, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when He calls you to what will bring you to life.... (Al-Anfal: 24)

Furthermore, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was sent as, ‘mercy to people of the worlds’:

وَمَاۤ اَرۡسَلۡنٰكَ اِلَّا رَحۡمَةً لِّـلۡعٰلَمِيۡنَ

And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds. (Al-Anbiya: 107)

‘As a mercy to the worlds ‘means a being who was not meant to be a saviour of just Muslims but to everyone who preceded him or superseded him. Prophet Muhammad Pbuh’s being ‘mercy to the world’ is acknowledged by all who studied his life and his teachings.

Let us rejoice and celebrate Eid e Milad un Nabi with prayers to Allah for peace and tranquillity for the entire humanity that is facing horrific times, for one reason or the other.

And Allah Knows the Best.


Arman Neyazi is a columnist with


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