Islamic Online University
Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies
STUDENT NAME: N’MAH SILLAH
STUDENT ID: ST10077451
COURSE NAME/CODE: TAFSEER (TAF102)
ASSIGNMENT QUESTION: When Prophet Muhammad (saw) first called to the way of ALLAH many accusations were made against him, discuss in detail the signs that prove he is the final Prophet of ALLAH.
ATTEMPT COUNT: 1
All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and we seek his help and ask His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil of ourselves and from the evil results of our actions. I testify that Allah alone is worthy of worship and that Muhammad is His slave and final Messenger. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon the last and final messenger Muhammad, his family and his followers. Ameen!
“It is He Who hath sent His Messenger with Guidance And the Religion of Truth, To cause it to prevail Over all religion, Even though the pagans May detest (it).” (Surah At-Tauba: verse33)
The discussion of the evidence for proof of the prophet hood of Muhammad pbuh has been a topic that have been discuss largely and it is not a new phenomenon. The signs that prove the prophecy of Muhammad (pbuh) are numerous. Many books have been written in that regard .Moreover, Allah says “Muhammad is not the father of your men, but (he is) The Messenger of Allah, And the Seal of the Prophets, And Allah has knowledge of all things.” (Surah Al-Ahzab: verse 40). It’s no secret that even non-Muslims have written so many books, article, as proof about the prophet hood of Muhammad (pbuh). Michael Hart is an example of those writers, the author of the book “The 100 most influential people” He ranked the prophet No1 on the list. He said “He could not have been a liar, because a lie will not last 1400 years! Nor could you fool 1 billion people! Another thing to ponder is that even after all this time; millions of Muslims will not hesitate to sacrifice their lives over one word that would hurt their prophet.” Michael hart said this in London while he was giving a lecture, when he was interrupted by the people as to his reason for ranking the prophet no 1.
Furthermore, some of the evidences to proof his prophet hood are as follows:
Muhammad before prophet hood : As history have proof it, Muhammad was an orphan , raised as an unlettered , someone who couldn’t read or write for forty year, he had no prior knowledge of any religion, before receiving revelation, and his people knew this, how could such a man wake up suddenly claiming to be a prophet? Allah says “Those who follow the Messenger, The unlettered prophet, whom they find mentionedIn their own (Scriptures), In the Taurat and the Gospel; For he just and Forbids them. What is evil; he allows Them as lawful what is good (And pure) and prohibits them From what is bad (and impure): He releases them From their heavy burdens And from the yokes That are upon them. So it is those who believe In him, honour him , Help him ,and follow the Light Which is sent down with him , It is they who will prosper( surah Al-A’raf: verse 157).
Muhammad sublime character: its Allah’s Sunnah whenever He chooses a prophet from among mankind He will choose the one with a remarkable character, Muhammad was no exception, even his worst enemies attested to this fact. Allah says “Ye have indeed in the messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar For him who hopes in Allah and the final day, And who remember Allah much”. (Surah Al-Ahzab: verse 21).This was also clear in his actions and dealings, he was always conscious of Allah. If he was a false prophet as some people claim, how people could still believe in him and his message, they follow his foot print over 1400 years, and this will continue till the last day, false hood can’t stand the test of time. Even those who concerned themselves with petty tribal squabbles acknowledged Muhammad’s honesty and integrity.
Universality of his message: the message the prophet came with was not different with that of the previous messengers, as we study it from the Qur’an all the messengers came with one message which is to believe in Allah and to worship Him Alone without any partner whatsoever, the only difference were in terms of the laws and ruling, and Muhammad was not sent to a specific group of people , but he was sent as the last and final messenger of Allah to the whole universe, Allah says ,” We have not sent thee but as a messenger to all mankind, giving them glad tidings, and warning them ( against sin), but most men know not” ( surah Saba : verse 28) .
The Qur’an as His Miracle: the Prophet (pbuh) was backed by the greatest miracle which is the Quran. In fact, Quran was a challenge and remains a challenge even though the Arabs were known to be good in poetry and eloquent in their speech. Allah challenged them to write a single Surah (chapter) that would be similar to that of the Quran, but the Arabs were unable to do so, and Allah says “And if ye are in doubt As to what We have revealed From time to time to Our servant Then produce a sura like thereunto, And call your witnesses or helpers ( if there are any) besides Allah, if you are truthful!” (Surah Al-Baqarah: verse 23). Indeed, the challenge still endures; no human will be able to produce the like. No doubt that the Quran has been preserved intact until it came to us. Groups of people memorized it including children, adults, males and females. So it was brought to us from generations to generations until it reached us as it was revealed over 1400 years ago. Allah says “We have, without doubt, sent down the message; And We will assuredly Guard it (from corruption) “(Surah Al-Hijr 15:9). Hence, the Quran remains intact protected from distortion or alteration. This was a promise made by Allah, as He says the miracles Allah gave him as supporting evidence were beyond the ability of human beings and were beyond range of natural phenomena.
Finally, from the above evidence, it crystal clear that Muhammad pbuh was a true prophet from Allah, over 1400 years his message is still intact and continues to influence the lives of millions of people around the global. Alhamdulillah.REFREES:
THE HOLY QUR’AN English translation of the meanings and commentary by the late ustadh ABDULLAH YUSUF ALI
http://www.islamweb.net/en/article/143341/evidence-that-muhammad-was-a-prophethttps://saaid.net/islam/8.htmSUBHANAKA ALLAHUMA WABIHAMDIKA. ASH-HADU AN LAILAHA ILA ANTA. ASTAKH FIRUKA WANATUBU ILAIKA.