Blessings for the entire Universe - By: Abida Rahmani

و ما أرسلناك الا رحمة اللعلمىن

Blessings for the entire Universeﷺ

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)

When Michael Hart put the name of our Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) on top the list of 100 most influential People, he had certain valid reasons for it. He was not a Muslim, yet he was unbiased and acknowledged the greatness of Prophet S.A.W. He suffered criticism by Christians and church by
putting the Jesus A.S. on 3rd place.

Muhammad (SAW) was a symbol of love and mercy for all, even towards his enemies. He was a symbol of altruism and affection and a living model of compassion for mankind. He was sent by Allah as to represent mercy for all living beings irrespective of creed, color, race or status.

وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَـٰكَ إِلَّا رَحۡمَةً۬ لِّلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ

“We sent you not but as a mercy for whole universe. (21:107)

Abu Hurairah(ra) reported that some people asked the Holy Prophet (SAW) to curse the unbelievers. He replied, “I was not sent on earth to curse; I was sent only as a mercy.”

The Prophet (SAW) taught others, through his personal example, to be kind and merciful. A companion of the Prophet (SAW) reported him as saying, “Allah will not show mercy to him who does not show mercy to others.” While another companion reported him saying, “The inhabitants of paradise are of three classes; and one of them is a man who is merciful and tender-hearted to every relative and every Muslim.”

Abdullah bin Amr reported Allah’s messenger as saying, “Those who are merciful will have mercy shown to them by the Compassionate One. If you show mercy to those who are on the earth, He who is in the heavens will show mercy to you.”

Ibne Abbas reported, “He does not belong to us who does not show mercy to our young ones and respect to our old ones.”

The Holy Prophet (SAW) is a blessing, a symbol of mercy for all human beings even non-believers, hypocrites and the Jews of Madinah. He even showed mercy to those who tried to dishonor him and his religion and even plotted with his enemies to destroy the newly created State of Madinah and kill its leader. Muhammad (SAW) showed mercy even to them and never treated them harshly. At the time of the conquest of Makkah, the mercy and forgiveness shown to the pagans is unparalleled in the history of the world. The Prophet (SAW) and his followers were persecuted for 13 years in Makkah, and the persecutors ultimately compelled them to migrate to Madinah. But the Holy Prophet (SAW) and his followers conquered Makkah, they forgave every injury inflicted on them. A general pardon was granted. Such an example of compassion and forgiveness is rare in the history of the world. The Holy Prophet (SAW) showed mercy to all and made no distinction among people. His love and mercy for everyone was beyond measure.

Thus, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was sent down as mercy and a blessing for everyone and everything in the Universe. He was not sent down for Muslims or Arabs only. In his whole life his manner was never unkind or unjust. Whoever came to him for guidance went back satisfied, whether they were Muslims or Non-Muslims, Arabs or Non-Arabs. The last Prophet (SAW) was, is and always will be a mercy for everyone as he was not the Prophet for Arabs but for the whole world.
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Posted on Jan 17, 18 | 5:29 am