Do Muslims Represent the Thoughts of Muhammad?

To answer this question you should compare between two periods in history; the period when the followers of Muhammad spread all over the world possessing most of it, and there is no question about this fact, and the present period in which the Muslims are a lot yet they are the most humiliated people on earth.

Unfortunately, one has to admit that the people of this period are completely away from the morals of Muhammad and his teachings and wisdom.

The Prophet, for example, forbad lying, bribery, adultery and robbery, and ordered applying justice, without oppressing others, being merciful, supporting orphans and being generous.

Last Messanger of God Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the mercy sent for all Muslims and all mankind, as it is stated in the holy Quran "And We (Allah) have sent you: but as a mercy for all creatures "[21:107].

If you read the sayings of Prophet Muhammad and his deed you will be sure that most Muslims today follow Muhammad only nominally.

Do Muslims accept others (non-Muslims)?

Last Messanger of God Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) concluded some conventions with the Jewish and hold talk with the Christians, this fact is mentioned in the Holy Quran as Allah says: "Invite (all mankind) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better" [16:125].

So how is it possible to argue others without meeting them and hold discussions with them in a way that is clearly mentioned by Allah: "in a way that is better", i.e.: with no aggression.

Trade has been held with the Jewish, the evidence for this is that the Prophet Muhammad died while his shield was pledged to a Jewish man, but all this is depending on not being a warrior against Muslims.

The astonishing thing is that fighting for Muslims has an exotic law that prevents them from killing old man , a child or a woman nor to burn a house or cut down any tree, even Last Messanger of God Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) punished some of his companions (Allah bless them) because they did not apply these rights . Even more than that, Muhammad says: [Who slander one of the people of the heavenly books will be revenged on the Day of resurrection with whips from fire

Consequently, if Muslims understand the thought of Last Messanger of God Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), they will deal with the non-Muslims in the same way the Prophet did.

In this series of articles, I will give you some examples of the treasures of the teaching of the Last Prophet Muhammad in order to realize how much does mankind lost by ignoring His teachings.

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Who is Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Introduction of Prophet Muhammad pbuh

The ideal Islamic character is completely found in Allah's last Prophet Muhammad; hence it is wise to take him as the suggested model of the Muslim behavior.

So, if you know Muhammad, you will find out how the real Muslim must be.

It is also mandatory to give some Basic Definitions of what is Islam? Who is the Muslim? What is the Concept of the "Prophet" for Muslims etc?

Literally, Islam" means the complete devotion to Allah and his doctrine.

Islam does not refer to specific nations or to specific races or to specific regions or countries or to a specific person and/or to a special period.

Hence, Islam is the complete devotion to our God, the Almighty Creator.

The fact that most people do ignore is that all the prophets sent by Allah are Muslims and this fact is stated many times by the Quran;

Noah is a Muslim prophet for his people

Abraham is a Muslim prophet for his people

Isaac is a Muslim prophet for his people

Jacob is a Muslim prophet for his people

Joseph is a Muslim prophet for his people

Moses is a Muslim prophet for his people

David is a Muslim prophet for his people

Solomon is a Muslim prophet for his people

And so on are all other prophets and Apostles.

It follows that the linguistic and legislative meaning of the word "Muslim" is:" the one who is devoted to Allah in his worship.

This word "Muslim" makes Muslims live in a completely global atmosphere not restricted to a specific nation or to a specific race or to a specific region or country or to a specific person and/or to a special period, not only that but Muslims considered all the prophets as brothers in their missions.

What is the Concept of the "Prophet" for Muslims?

The word "prophet" in the Arabic language is an adjective from an Arabic word which means news about something important that have honor and respect.

So Muhammad, for Muslims, is a prophet and messenger from Allah who charged him to declare the message of Islam to be the last heavenly messages to the earth; He is the mercy that Allah saved for His worshippers till the end of the life of this world.

Who is Prophet Muhammad pbuh?

Why does man claim prophet hood?
Any false prophet claims that he is a prophet sent by God in order to attain status, greatness, and power? The desire to enjoy status and power is usually associated with good food, fancy clothing, monumental palaces, colorful guards, and indisputable authority.

Is it possible that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) might have claimed prophet hood Do any of these indicators apply to Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)? Herein are few glimpses of his life that may help the smart answer this question.

The Simple Life of Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) (PBUH

If we compare the life of Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) (Pease be upon him) before his mission as a prophet and his life after he began his mission as a prophet, we will bring to a close that it is beyond reason to think that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) was a false prophet, who claimed prophet hood to attain material gains, greatness, glory, or power.
Before his mission as a prophet, Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) had no financial worries. As a successful and reputed merchant, Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) drew a satisfactory and comfortable income. After his mission as a prophet and because of it, he became worse off materially. To clarify this more, let us browse the following sayings on his life:

Muhammad's Food

Aa-'ishah, Muhammad's wife, was talking to her nephew about her life with her Husband.
She said, "O my nephew, we would sight three new moons in two months without lighting a fire (to cook a meal) in the Prophet's houses."
Her nephew asked, "O Aunt, what sustained you?"
She said, "The dates and water". And some of the Prophet's neighbors who had a "milk-giving" she-camel used to send the Prophet some of its milk every now and then."

Muhammad's Bread

One of Muhammad's companions, said, "The Prophet did not eat bread made from fine flour from the time Allah sent him (as a prophet) until he died."

Muhammad's Mattress

Aa-'ishah said, "The mattress of the Prophet, on which he used to sleep, was made of leather stuffed with the fiber of the date-palm tree."

What Muhammad has left when He died?

One of Muhammad's companions, said that when the Prophet died, he left neither money nor anything else except his white riding mule, his arms, and a piece of land which he left to charity.

Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) lived this hard life till he died although the Muslim treasury was at his disposal, the greater part of the Arabian Peninsula was Muslim before he died, and the Muslims were victorious after eighteen years of his mission.

Muhammad conducted his simple life duties

Despite his responsibilities as a prophet, a teacher, a statesman, and a judge, Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) used to milk his goat, mend his clothes, repair his shoes, help with the household work, and visit the poor and the sick people. He also helped his companions in digging a trench by moving sand with them. His life was an amazing model of simplicity and humbleness.

Did Muhammad like to be glorified?

Muhammad's followers loved him, respected him, and trusted him to an amazing extent. Yet he continued to emphasize that deification should be directed to Allah and not to him personally.

One of Muhammad's companions, said that there was no person whom they loved more than the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), yet he did not allow them to stand up for him as other people do with great personalities.