Who Are the prophets and the Messengers?
Prophets and messengers are chosen human beings. Allah made them prophets and ordered them to deliver the message to their people; this message is to worship Allah Alone. The first prophet is Adam (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him); the final prophet is Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him). There are many prophets. Allah sent them to every nation on earth.
Why Did Allah Send the Messengers?
Allah sent messengers to deliver His message. Every prophet in every historical period called his nation to worship Allah and follow the straight path. They are mercy and guidance for people. The messenger is a well-respected man among his people prior and after revelation. Allah chose messengers as role models for people. They teach us manners, positive attitudes, and they guide us to whatever benefits us and forbid whatever harms us. Sending the messengers is a testimony that there is one religion that calls for worshiping Allah alone. People need guides in their own language to show them the right way; Allah sent the books with His messengers in their tribes’ mother tongue so that the message reaches clearly and accurately.
Can prophets make mistakes?
Who Is Muhammad (May Allah’s Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)?
Muhammad is the final prophet sent by Allah. His full name is Muhammad ibn Abdillah ibn Abdilmuttalib Al-Hashimy Al-Qurashy. He was born in Mecca on Monday in Rabee Al-Awal of “The Year of the Elephant”. His father died while his mother was still pregnant with him. His mother died when he was six. After that, his grandfather, Abdulmuttalib, took care of him. His grandfather died when the messenger was eight years old.
What is the Proof of Muhammad’s (May Allah’s Peace and Blessings Be upon Him) Honesty?
There are many proofs of Muhammad’s (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) honesty. The most important one is the noble Quran. This miraculous book still amazes people with its dazzling treasure. Also, his behavior and morals attest to his honesty ; even his enemies praised him. Muhammad used to be called the truthful and the honest. Furthermore, his miracles are seen by his contemporaries and narrated for generations. The perfect and beautiful legislation he delivered is also a proof as it continues everywhere throughout history.
How Did the Messenger (May Allah’s Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) ascend to Heaven in One Night?
The prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) was taken on the “Buraq” to Jerusalem. He then rose to heaven with Jibreel (peace be upon him). Allah Almighty is capable of everything; nothing in land or in sky defeats Him. Nowadays, people finally built super-sonic planes. They have also invented 3D technology that allows them to be present in more than one place. Therefore, Allah is bigger and his abilities are greater than His creatures.
Why Is Muhammad (May Allah’s Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) the Final Prophet?
Divine wisdom dictates sending prophets; when people forgot or distorted past scriptures, Allah send a messenger with a scripture that is not altered. Moreover, Allah took responsibility of protecting the Quran until the Day of Resurrection. Therefore, it is logical that the messenger (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) became the final prophet and messenger.
Why are we Required to Love the Prophet (May Allah’s Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)?
Loving the prophet is one of the pillars of faith. Loving Allah the Almighty is not complete without loving His messenger. Loving the prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is linked to loving Allah because Allah has chosen him from all people to deliver this great message. Allah chooses the best of people because He knows more than anyone who is capable of handling His message. Since Allah chose him from all people for this great task, it is our duty to specifically love him. After all, he is the one who taught us about Allah. He was the best messenger and the most merciful to his nation. We are not grateful to anyone after Allah more than him (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him). He went through pain as he called people to religion and benevolence. He used to get very sad when people disbelieved him because he feared that they will enter Hellfire. Allah says: “Then perhaps you would kill yourself through grief over them, [O Muhammad], if they do not believe in this message, [and] out of sorrow.” That is why he (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is the one who deserves our utmost love after Allah.