The Purpose of Prophet Muhammad Rasulullah (S)

Say  (O Muhammad) : ‘This is my way; I invite unto Allâh …” (Yusuf 12:108)

Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “I was sent to perfect good character.”

Muwatta of Imam Malik, Chapter 47, “Good Character.”

“And We have not sent you except as a mercy to mankind” (Surah Al-Anbiyah 21:107)

“His similitude is that of one who built a house, managed for a feast there and sent a person to invite the people to the same. Then the one who accepted the invitation, would enter the house and have food. But the one who rejects his invitation would not enter the house and get no food”. . . Then the angels said: (In the above similitude) the house represents Paradise, the caller is  Muhammad.  One who accepts his call stands for the one who obeys Muhammad and thus obeys Allâh; and the one who rejects his call disobeys Muhammad and thus disobeys Allâh. Muhammad thus distinguishes between people in respect of truth and falsehood’.  (Bukhâri)

Abu Huraira  narrated that the Prophet  said:

“My similitude is of the one who lit up a fire and when the fire lighted the surroundings, moths started falling into it. He then began to prevent these from falling into the fire, but instead of his efforts they kept on dropping in the fire. I (Prophet Muhammad) am like the one who prevents you from fire while you persist on entering into it’. (Bukhâri)’wah_files/ProphetManner.htm

Abu Hurayra said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked, “Messenger of Allah, invoke a curse for us against the idolaters.’ He replied, ‘I was not sent as a curser. I was sent as a mercy.'”

Ustadha Aisha Bewley (trans.), Imam Bukhari, Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari,
My parable among the Prophets is that of a man who built a house and did a good and complete job, apart from the space of one brick which he did not put in its place. The people started to walk around the building, admiring it and saying, “If only that brick were put in its place. ” Among the Prophets, I am like that brick.) It was also recorded by At-Tirmidhi, who said “Hasan Sahih.’

Sami Zaatari,

This is one of the most beautiful and elegant of the traditions of our Beloved Messenger, Prophet Muhammad, (S).  Look at the humility that it illustrates. He does not call himself the best of humanity. He does not call himself the Beloved of Allah. He would be perfectly entitled to say these things. But instead, witnessing the unity and continuity of Prophethood, he says he is just one brick in the wall. Or if you like, one more link in the chain. Not the strongest link, or the weakest link, but just a link. It’s as if he’s saying as we might today, “I’m just happy to be part of the team.”

I would like to end with a short dua (invocation) and I hope you will join me. May Allah empower and encourage those who spread the uplifting message of Prophet Muhammad, salla allahu alaihi wa sallam. May Allah reward the people of Rasulullah, who love him, praise him, follow his message and teach the message to others. And may Allah punish and discourage those who publish libel, commit slander or draw insulting pictures of Rasulullah, salla allahu alaihi wa sallam. And may Allah guide and instruct those who are unaware of Rasulullah, salla allahu alaihi wa sallam, who are unaware of the truth of Islam so they can see the beauty of Islam and taste the sweetness of Iman (belief). Ameen. (Amen)

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