Muhammad(pbuh),the greatest man ever

27 02 2010

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious,The Most Merciful.

2010 – 570=1440 years ago, a man named Muhammad ibn Abdullah was born into this world. His birth remarked as Allah said in the Quran as the ‘rahmat lil ‘alamin” or blessings upon the universe. Who can deny that Muhammad(pbuh) as the greatest man ever? Al Quran which was sent to him remained uncorrupted until this day. Where can we find another man withsuch humility and greatness in the human history? His teachings and greatness results in the approximately 1.5billion Muslims nowadays(whether practicing or not). His greatness made Michael Hart dubbed Muhammad as the top most influential single figure in human history in his book, ‘The 100: A ranking of the most influential single figure in human history’. Le Martin, the famous French historian wrote in his book ‘The History of the Turks’, “If greatness of purpose, smallness of means and outstanding results are the three criteria of human genius, who would dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad’.

Reverend R. Bosworth Smith in his book ‘Mohammed and Mohammedanism’ written in 1946 stated that, “Head of the state as well as the Church, he was Caesar and Pope in one; but, he was pope without the pope’s claims, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar, without a standing army, 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 without its support. He cared not for dressing of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life.”

I have Mohd in front of my name. The other day I was registering for exam at the exam center and the guy who processed my check-in asked me how to pronounce my name. I told him, “It’s the abbreviation for Muhammad”. And he called me Muhammad straight away. I was surprised by the openness of that American. And I was somehow flattered when he called me Muhammad.

The Jews after rejecting Jesus (pbuh), were waiting for their prophecied Messiah. The Jews knew Muhammad will come and they were waiting for him. The name Muhammad was written in their Torah as well as in the Bible (in the hebrew bible the name Muhammad is clearly stated but the Christian theologian replaced his name with something else). But Allah gave them a surprise when Muhammad(pbuh) was not born among the Israelite. He was born from a woman from Bani Hashim, a prominent Arab tribe. The Arabs were considered by the Jews as uncivilized people and seen as in the class much lower than them. Muhammad is the direct bloodline of prophet Ibrahim (pbuh), from his wife Sarah, an Arab woman. So because of this, they rejected Muhammad, eventhough in the Quran Allah said that they knew Muhammad like their own son. Clearly the Jews are the most arrogant of human being.

Muhammad (pbuh) is “the water of life” or the salvation of humanity. For the past 14 centuries, various thinkers, philosophers, scientists, and scholars, each famous in their own area, have stood behind him in respect and admiration. Let’s make an effort and try to know him and emulate him. It will be a shame if a muslim as well as non-muslim does not know about Muhammad, the greatest human being ever lived.




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