(Innocence of Prophet Muḥammad S.A.W)
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله وحده و الصلاة و السلام علي من لا نبي بعده
Before commencing, I request the reader to send salutations upon our beloved Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W):
اللهم صل علي سيدنا و مولانا محمد و علي ال سيدنا و مولانا محمد وبارك و سلم
اللهم صل علي سيدنا و مولانا محمد صلاة تُحل به العقد و تُفرّج بها الكرب
- This is a pamphlet written in response to the latest derogatory remarks made against our Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W), which I have titled ‘Ismatur Rasūl (innocence of the Prophet (S.A.W)). The topic is extensive, which needs volumes to explore. But I have condensed it to the best I could so that it could be conveyed to the naïve populous, who are ill-informed, and the students, who are uninformed of most of the facts recounted herein. It is an open message for every fair-minded person – whether a Muslim or non-Muslim – to read, ‘study’ and then compare. Choice thereafter is theirs. We cannot say in whose favour Allāh has decided guidance because the hearts are controlled by Allāh. Therefore, this pamphlet is prepared on basis of the verse:
قُلْ فَلِلَّهِ الْحُجَّةُ الْبَالِغَةُ فَلَوْ شَاءَ لَهَدَاكُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ
“Say, ‘Ultimate argument rests with Allāh alone.” Had He wished; indeed, He would have led you all onto guidance’.” (Q: 6:149)
- This issue is sensitive and; therefore, cannot be bypassed lightly by the Muslim Ummah, nor are they expected to adopt a silent attitude towards it. The Muslims reserves their full rights to voice their opinion in defense of the innocence of their beloved Prophet (S.A.W), who is dearer to them than the billions of souls on earth, past and present.
- Firstly, the Muslims should take note of the following verse of the Holy Qur’ān in which Allāh has forewarned them explicitly 1500 years ago of their ongoing unbecoming attitude towards Allāh and His Messenger (S.A.W):
لَتُبْلَوُنَّ فِي أَمْوَالِكُمْ وَأَنْفُسِكُمْ وَلَتَسْمَعُنَّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُوا أَذًى كَثِيرًا وَإِنْ تَصْبِرُوا وَتَتَّقُوا فَإِنَّ ذَلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ
“Indeed, you (Muslims) will decidedly be tried in your properties and your persons. And you will hear many annoying statements on behalf of those who were endowed with the Scripture before you and on behalf of the polytheists, too. If you persevere with patience and ward-off evil, then indeed that will be a matter of great courage.” (Q: 3:186)
“Muḥammad (S.A.W) – the Prophet of Islām – who is chosen as a mercy unto mankind by Allāh and acknowledged as an epitome of compassion by people of integrity of all ages. To him the entire human race is indebted.”
Secondly, Allāh has declared in the following verse:
هَا أَنْتُمْ أُولَاءِ تُحِبُّونَهُمْ وَلَا يُحِبُّونَكُمْ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْكِتَابِ كُلِّهِ
“Yes, you (Muslims) are those who love them (People of the Book) while they do not love you, though you believe in all the Scriptures.” (Q: 3:119)
- On the contrary, history testifies that never did any Muslim scoff their beliefs, insult their Prophets or make disrespectful statements against their religious personalities. Never do the Muslims recall the names of Prophet Moses and Jesus without adding ‘Alayhis Salām (May peace be on him). Not only are these two Prophets held with high regard by the Muslims, but they are also honoured among the five high ranking Messengers of Allāh. The same applies to the Old and New Testaments.
This command of the Qur’ān speaks volumes of the tolerant, just and unbiased approach of Islām towards other religions.
In light of this verse, it is amazing how we are repeatedly reminded of peaceful coexistence and of adopting tolerance towards other religions while they go about violating the same rules by using offensive language against the Prophet of Islām (S.A.W) and hurting the sentiments of the Muslim Ummah. Where is justice? Or is there ‘something else’, which is not expressed, disturbing them?
- All we have to say is that when the ‘perfection of Islām has been divinely decreed by the Almighty Allāh, it has to be acknowledged as it stands. Nobody can reverse it. Besides, Islām has barred no one from enjoying its fruit. Islām is accommodating.
- By now it has become manifest that the offensive language and abusive approach against Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) employed by some people are not happenstance; rather they are unfolding according to an agenda against the Word of Allāh and the religion of the Islām. The event is symptomatic of something in the hearts.
- But Allāh says:
يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ (8) هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ (9)
“These people wish to blow off the Light of Allāh with their mouths, though Allāh will deliver His Light to completion, even if the Disbelievers disapprove (it). He is the One Who sent His Apostle with guidance and the true religion so that He make it prevail over all religions, though the idolaters detest (it). (Q: 61:8,9)
How can the glow of Islām be extinguished with the blow of the mouth when it is directly under divine protection? Islām is like the sun that sets here and rises there, and rises here and sets there?
The verse (8) conveys that the Islāmic order is neither limited to a specific age of history nor does it pertain to a particular generation or society. It is a practical guide and a natural way of life for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Islāmic laws promise peace and serenity for one and all, just as they are free of extremes.
In the verse (9) Allāh has proclaimed that Islām is destined to prevail as the final message He has preferred.
Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) – the Prophet for the entire human race.
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ
107. (O Our Messenger!) We have sent you, only as a mercy unto the people of the world. (Q: 21:107)
- While this verse informs that the noble personality of Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W)was a mercy for mankind, it also notifies that his office of prophethood was a means of guidance to the entire human race. He was a universal Prophet (S.A.W).
- Being the chosen Messenger of Allāh, Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W)was gifted with innumerable distinctions. This is why only his name and his religion are so lively and are spoken about so often. The wise people across the world are reading this, as much as their hearts are testifying there are many substances in Islām. This gives the intellectuals a fair opportunity to study Islām open-mindedly. The true picture will reveal to them. The fact that from all the literature of the world, only the Qur’ān and the Sunnah of the Prophet (S.A.W) are existing in their pristine forms, explains that Islām is divinely guarded and promises to subsist up to Doomsday.
- Prophet Muḥammad’s (S.A.W) character was immaculate from birth, to the extent that even before his prophethood, the Arabs used to call him as-Ṣadiq, Al-Amin (the truthful, the trustworthy). They found him to be that ‘Ideal man’ for whom mankind was waiting for centuries. But then, only after he was endowed with prophethood and the Pagan Arabs ‘feared’ that Islām is destined to rise on the scene of the world, they started to oppose him. The fear was ‘Islām’ and not his personality. Take note.
When the Pagans were asked: “When Islām is in favour of mankind, its teachings are crystal and it is the only religion of monotheism that is existing, then what withholds them from acknowledging it? Will Islām not bring peace to man and will it not draw the multitude close to their Creator?”
Their answer was: “It will overthrow our culture, frustrate our false beliefs and dismantle our lopsided, double-standard and fictitious landscape and settings of life.”
Abū Umāmah narrated that Rasūlullāh (S.A.W) said
This is why authorities have said:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَعَثَنِي رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ وَهُدًى لِلْعَالَمِينَ
(Allāh has raised me as a mercy unto mankind and a guide for the entire human race.) 
رسالته صلى الله عليه وسلم هي أعظم نعمة على الخلق
(Rasūlullāh’s (S.A.W) prophethood is the most auspicious favour of Allāh on the creation.)
لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ
“Indeed, in the Messenger of Allāh, you have an ideal example.” (Q: 33:21)
- The simplicity of the Prophet’s (S.A.W) personality, manners and dress had attracted the notice of his friends and foes equally.
- Naturally, when he was to be endowed with a perfect religion (This day, I have perfected for you your religion).” (Q: 5:3), then he had to be – to qualify for it – an excellent and perfect personality with intrinsic values and impeccable character.
- It is reported that while justice and austerity had underpinned the Prophet’s (S.A.W) moral philosophy, he was also conspicuously temperate and amiable with everyone. While he maintained excellence in all avenues of his life, he constantly strove to provide the best possible opportunities for others. In these ways, he succeeded in establishing trustful relationships with each individual and all communities. He cam to unite mankind and not to divide.
- In sum, he was a personality of distinctive qualities, a practical guide and an inspiring teacher. His performances were unequaled in human history, thus, worthy of emulating in all ages.
ليس علي الله بمستنكر ان يجمع العالم في واحد
(For Allāh to combined the world in a single is not impossible.)
The highpoint of Prophet Muḥammad’s (S.A.W) personality was that he rescued mankind from:
- Bowing down before the creation and calling them to the One and only Creator, that is, from multiple deities and idols to One Allāh.
- The darkness of misleading ideologies to the Nur (effulgence) of Imān.
- Submission to the evil self and ego to the submission of Allāh (Islām).
- Depraved cultures to a modest life of humanity.
- Total engagement in the lust of the ego and physical comforts to moral upliftment and spiritual conscientiousness: from material values to human values.
Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) dies successfully on all fronts of life by the Grace of Allāh. Nobody could deter his progress. All praises are for Allāh.
The pious Muslim authorities have mentioned that the opponents of Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) failed to bring harm to Prophet Muḥammad r or his mission, though they had made several attempts to do so; and so will they fail in bringing harm to him and his mission in every age. His sons and daughters are alive even today and every other day till Doomsday. He lived his full life, as much as he delivered his message in full.
Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) succeeded in proclaiming to mankind the monotheistic beliefs that had become virtually extinct from the world.
With a single stroke of لآ اله الاّ الله (there is none worthy of worship but Allāh), he eliminated the fake beliefs of multiple gods.
Then with a single proclamation of:
وَقُلْ جَاءَ الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا
“Say, ‘Truth has arrived and falsehood has vanished. Undoubtedly, falsehood was bound to vanish’.” (Q: 17:81)
he toppled idol-worship to the ground.
Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) succeeded in producing a counter-culture and a set of ideas completely different from those of Jāhilyyah (Dark Ages): Through the Islāmic culture, he lifted humanity to the pedestal of glory against a culture that had debased humanity to inhuman and immoral practices where people could not even differentiate between a male and a female.
If Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) succeeded in shedding the darkness of beliefs and morality that pervaded the pre-Islāmic days, then certainly his teachings promise to shed the gloom and deformity pervading the modern world, too.
لكنّي اقول لكم الحقّ ، انّه خير لكم ان انطلق ، لانّه ان لم انطلق لايأتيكم المعزّي ، ولكن ان ذهبت ارسله اليكم ،
“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment… I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he (Prophet Muḥammad), the Spirit of truth (Sādiqul Amīn), is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me.” (John: 16: 7, 8, 12, 13, 14)
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance.” (John: 14:26)
“Then said the Priest, “how shall the comforter be called, and what signs shall reveal his coming?” Jesus answered, “The name of the Comforter is Admirable. For God gave him the name when He created his soul, and placed it in the Celestial Splendour. God said, “Wait, for thy sake I will create Paradise, the world and a great multitude of creatures.”
(The gospel of St. Barnabas., edited and translated from a manuscript in the Imperial Library at Vienna.)
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.” (John: 14:16)
“I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another will come in his own name (Prophet Muḥammad), him ye will (in future) receive.” (John: 5:43)
“Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you (Bani Ishāq), and given to a nation (Bani Ismā‘īl) bringing forth the fruits thereof.” (Matthew: 21:43)
“Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world (Prophet Muḥammad r) cometh, and hath nothing in me.” (John: 14:30)
“The burden (of leading to guidance) upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge.”
“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” (Genesis: 49:10)
‘Shiloh’ is the name of a town, which represents peace and tranquillity, referring to Islām. ‘Shiloh’ in the present context refers to a person. It is a changed version of Shaluah (Elohim), that is, the Messenger (of Allāh).
Song of Solomon in Hebrew with the English translation:
Hik-kôw: His mouth
Mam-taq-qīm: (is) most sweet
Wə-kul-lôw: he altogether
Ma-hā-mad-dīm: (is) lovely
ḏô-w-dī: (is) my beloved
Wə-zeh: and this
Rệộ-ī: (is) my friend.
Be-nô-wī: O daughters
Ya-rūsā-lim: of Jerusalem. (Song of Solomons: 5:16)
History testifies that Allāh appointed His Nabi to breathe fresh air in man and give them hope precisely at a stage when:
- Nobody knew what human rights were and how justice was to be administered. In fact, under their sectarian beliefs and self-interests, all of them had joined hands in bringing the then world to destruction.
- Some people claimed to be the sons of God and others His friends. Some claimed that divine blood was running through their veins and others alleged that everything on earth was exclusive to them.
- Religion became strange to the people. Other than a few hermits here and there who – like glow-worms – had resigned to their convents and few monks who had confined themselves to the monasteries, nobody had any inkling Who Allāh was and is.
Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W)- the Soul of the Souls
Eventually, during the Dark Ages of the pre-Islāmic era, when all hopes of resuscitating humankind were shattered, Allāh raised the Sun of Prophethood from the Valley of Fārān and the Moon of Apostleship that had settled on Thani‘atul-Widā’, to bring maturity in the thinking and culture of the people, alter their values of life, salvage them from sinking further and restore hopes in them till Doomsday. Hence, not only did Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) succeed in bringing an absolute change in the religious sphere of the Arabs of his age, but he also revolutionised the culture and thinking of generations succeeding him, which was witnessed by the Byzantines, Sassanids and Indians of those days, as much as he had offered a civilised form of life based on ethics worth observing by people of today.
The nations that were tottering down the path of self-annihilation; he raised them to the heights of glory.
And the billions who had turned away from their Creator and were living with no purpose in life other than producing and consuming; he instilled in them Allāh-consciousness.
“O My Messenger (S.A.W): Offer a peace-plan to My creation for I love them, and convey a potent message to them that their success is only in bowing down to One Allāh and in submitting to the message of Islām. It is a religion to subsist up to Doomsday, no matter how much it will be suppressed. It is a religion of peace for those who would appreciate and wish to make their sojourn of life worth its while, no matter how it is portrayed.”
Testimonies of non-Muslim scholars in favour of the Prophet of Islām
Prophet Muḥammad’s (S.A.W) contribution to mankind and his attainments in that regard is acknowledged even today by the level-minded and wise erudite. They cannot help but admit their indebtedness to this orphan of Amina, who, without a pen in his hand and a tutor on his head educated the unenlightened humanity.
“It does not seem too much to say that if anyone changed the course of history, that man was Muḥammad.”
“Compare Muḥammad with the long roll of men whom the world by common consent has called ‘Great’… take him all in all, what he was and what he did, and what those inspired by him have done, he seems to me to stand alone, above and beyond them all.”
“Within a brief span of mortal life Muḥammad called forth out of unpromising material a nation never united before, in a country that was hitherto but a geographical expression; established a religion which in vast areas superseded Christianity and Judaism, and still claims the adherence of a goodly portion of the human race; and laid the basis of an empire that was soon to embrace within its far-flung boundaries the fairest provinces of the then civilized world.”
“It is only in recent years that we have come to think differently of Muḥammad and his religion of Islam. But now it is acknowledged that he was an inspired man and that his religion rescued many millions of men from shameful idolatry, and gave them the noble idea of One God.”
“Subject for many centuries to vilification, vituperation and ridicule by so-called scholars of the West, it is only now that light has begun slowly and gradually to dawn upon Europe and America, ‘Shall we speak of the man with disrespect? His precepts are, on this day, the religious guide of one-third of the human race.” 
After making a selection of the hundred most influential persons in history and placing the Prophet of Islām on the top of the list, the American writer, Michael Heart adds:
“He was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both religious and secular levels.”
Gibbon writes about Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W).
“Muḥammad is the simple and invariable profession of Islām. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol.”
M. N. Roy mentioned: “Muḥammad must be recognised as by far the greatest of all Prophets, before or after him.” (The Historical Role of Islam. 4-5)
“If a man like Muḥammad were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems that would lead it the much-needed peace and happiness.” (George Bernard Shaw)
John William Draper, the reputed author of A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, writes:
“Four years after the death of Justinian, in 569 A.D. was born in Mecca, in Arabia, the man who of all men, has exercised the greatest influence on the human race.” 
“Muḥammad possessed that combination of qualities which more than once has decided the fate of empires … asserting that everlasting truth, he did not engage in vain metaphysics, but applied himself to improving the social condition of the people by regulations respecting personal cleanliness, sobriety, fasting and prayer.” 
“My choice of Muḥammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.”
(Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY, New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc, 1978, p. 33)
“Muḥammad was the soul of kindness, and his influence was felt and never forgotten by those around him.”
(Diwan Chand Sharma, The Prophets of the East, Calcutta 1935, p. l 22.)
“He was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without Pope’s pretensions, 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 the right divine, it was Mohammed, for he had all the power without its instruments and its supports.”
(Bosworth Smith, Mohammad and Mohammedanism, London, 1874, p. 92.)
Evidence of Rasūlullāh’s (S.A.W) Prophethood
- Entirely all his speeches and practices to the minutest of details are recorded authentically, which is not recorded of any other Prophet.
- He never uttered or practised anything without a definite purpose; everything on his behalf remained meaningful up to this day.
- None of his sayings and practices remained unrecorded. Whatever he said and did became a Shar’ī legislation.
- His qualities of tolerance and perseverance were remarkable. Nowhere is it stated that he ever complained of anything to the creation or Creator.
- He stored nothing for himself and his family. Whatever he had was dished out to his Companions: “(O Our Nabi!) You are obliged of yourself only. And exhort the Believers.” (Q: 4:84)
- His flag was raised and his mission accomplished despite all the hurdles that were created in his way.
- He powered the hearts of his Companions with Imān and piety and brightened their personalities with Islām and the Shari‘ah.
- On the one hand, he offered them the Qur’ān and on the other hand, he offered them the Ḥadīth.
- He placed in their one hand the Shari‘ah and in the other hand the Țarīqah.
- He offered mankind all the tools that were required to become truly human and pride of the universe.
We cannot say whether it is these facts of the divine religion of Islām that have made the opponents alert as well as uncomfortable or is it anything else. All we would say that in face of the noble character of Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) and the above testimonies in his favour by even outsiders, he should be given credit instead of resorting to character assassination, even if you do not believe in him, for that is how we Muslims respect Prophet Moses (May peace be upon him) and Prophet Jesus (May peace be upon him). Likewise, in the face of the Divine religion of Islām, when it constantly calls for co-existence and peace, a spirit of tolerance should be shown to it.
But it must be admitted that not everyone in the opposite camp is hoodwinked nor is everyone bias. The right-minded people in the wider world testify to the truth of Islām; only that they are uninformed or ill-informed – by accident or design. Their hearts are testifying that only Islām is truly a monotheistic religion and only Islām is existing in its pristine form.
Most of the truth is either misinterpreted to them or kept away from them. It is high time they themselves should pursue Islāmic studies through ‘authentic’ sources and ‘reliable’ people for their own betterment, lest they should say that they were not told of it. Let them not forget that success of this life is a success for eternity and failure of this life is a failure for eternity; the right choice in this world is the right choice forever and a …
What are the duties of the Muslim Ummah at this juncture?
- To my understanding, this incident has united the Muslim Ummah, brought them closer to the Prophet of Allāh and made them more conscious and dedicated to Islām. The fervour that has risen in the Ummah is commendable. This will certainly draw the pleasure of Allāh and jolt the Muslim Ummah from its lethargy.
- At the same time, it allows you to deliver your message to the world community that truly “Islām is theirs as and they are for Islām.”
- This incident has made it evident to one and all that the love of Prophet Muḥammad r is grounded in the heart of every Muslim, hence, we will defend his honour at every cost and will do everything within our means to preserve his love. His dignity cannot be compromised. The ‘Ismah (innocence) of our Prophet is something that we live for. It is not anything superficial that can be erased so easily. His love is impressed in the deeper recess of our hearts. The more people will they vainly strive to scratch it the more it will it get entrenched.
- The current even is an awakening call for the Muslim Ummah. Every Muslim individual – as a follower of Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) – is duty-bound to perform his role by rehearsing millions of times more salutation on him, emulating his Sunnah and raising the Word of Allāh until it becomes manifest to ‘those’ who are constantly at pains to malign the cause of Islam that their endeavours will not only fail; it will bear reverse results. That is how Divine Will works. Presently the love for the Prophet r globally is surging in the hearts of the Muslim Ummah and will only increase as time goes by. This is because he was a living Prophet and has left behind a living Ummah. The lives of the billion Muslim are cheaper in the sight of Allāh than the honour of Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W) because he is Rasūlullāh (S.A.W)- the Messenger of mercy.
He is our Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلّم who deserves unreservedly our compliance and submission. We will stand with him and his cause at every cost, even if it is disliked by the …
O Muslims! Why should you lose courage against their strategies when Allāh has proclaimed:
وَلَا تَهِنُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنْتُمُ الْأَعْلَوْنَ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ
“O Muslims! Do not lose heart nor grieve; and (eventually) only you will be exalted if you remain true Believers.” (Q: 3:139)
Therefore, let the fervour of today not die down tomorrow. Let this event serve as a wakeup call for us. Let a certain percentage of our health, wealth and time be dedicated to promoting the Word of Allāh and giving rise to the sayings and practices of our Prophet Muḥammad (S.A.W). Let us offer charities, observe Fasts, turn to Allāh penitently for our neglect and resolve to dedicate some of our resources towards the noble cause of Islām What is the worth of our lives if Islām did not receive a share of it? How will we answer for it to our Prophet (S.A.W) who sacrificed his entire self to teach us how to live a ‘human life’ in this world and develop our prosperous stay in the next world?
كُنْتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ
“You are the best of nations raised for mankind. You enjoin righteousness, prohibit from evil and believe in Allāh.” (Q: 3:110
This verse spells it out that you are not a nation among the nations; you are the nation. You have the Qur’ān in your heart and the Sunnats in your life. You are endowed with glories. You are not born for yourselves and your sole comforts; you are born for the comfort of mankind. Your actual mission is to establish tranquillity on earth through Islām among the distraught humanity, who are looking forward to ease and peace.
O Allāh! We are Your servants and servants of Your Prophet. We love You, we love him.
O Allāh! Probably the masses are ‘swayed’ and uninformed. You enable them to realise the truth. And if guidance is not decreed for any of them, then You have all the powers to do as You wish:
وَاللَّهُ عَزِيزٌ ذُو انْتِقَامٍ :
“And Allāh is All-Mighty, Able to take revenge.” (Q: 5:95)
O Allāh! You cannot be overpowered:
كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَأَغْلِبَنَّ أَنَا وَرُسُلِي إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ
“‘I and My Messengers will certainly prevail.’ Indeed, Allāh is All-Powerful, All-Mighty’.” (Q: 58:21)
O my Prophet! Let your smile change the world, but let the world not change your smile.
I conclude with salutations upon Rasūlullāh (S.A.W).
اللهم صل علي سيدنا و مولانا محمد و علي ال سيدنا و مولانا محمد وبارك و سلم
اللهم صل علي سيدنا و مولانا محمد صلاة تُحل به العقد و تُفرّج بها الكرب
– مسند أحمد – (ج 36 / ص 646(
 – Hardford. The Muslim World., p. 95. April 1950
 – Bosworth Smith, op. cit,. pp. 339
 – Hitti, op. cit,. p 121
 – Book of Knowledge, vol 4 p. 2282
 – Draper, Conflict between religion and science. P. 84
 – John William Draper. A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe – London, 1875. Vol 1 p. 329
 – Ibid p. 330