A life that explained the Holy Quran
Times News Service: Someone asked
Aisha (RA) about the noble character and manners of the Prophet (pbuh). She
answered, "Have you not read the Holy Quran? His character is a complete
explanation of the Holy Quran.- The Holy Quran says in Sura Al Qalam, ayah 4:
"And Verily, you are on an exalted (standard of) character.-
While Sura Al Kauther, ayah 1 reads: "Indeed, We have bestowed on you an
infinite abundance (every kind of superiority, bliss and bounty)-. Heart of
every Muslim is filled with the love of the last Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and
this love of messenger of Allah is an asset for the Believer provided one has
true faith in him. Highest love for the prophet (pbuh) is a test of our faith.
Only Allah and His Rasool (pbuh) know the real status of Rasool (pbuh). However,
few ayahs of the Holy Quran are mentioned here which explain the status of the
The translations of the ayahs of the Holy Quran without much commentary have
been quoted. If anyone has doubt about the translations, they may refer to other
authentic translations in order to get satisfied but the ayah is same.
Allah warns in His Holy Quran that anyone who doubts the status of Rasool (pbuh)
which is granted by Him or does disrespect of even a minor nature or hurt His
Rasool (pbuh) be dealt with severe punishment here in this world and hereafter.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the mercy for all the worlds.Sura Al Ambia, ayah 107:
And, (o esteemed messenger,) we have not sent you but as a mercy for all the
Allah sends salam to Rasool (pbuh) and Allah asks the angels and all the human
kind to convey salam to him.
Sura Al Ahzab, ayah 56, reads: Surely, Allah and (all) His angels send blessings
and greetings on the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him). O
believers! Invoke blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation of
peace abundantly (and fervently).
One important point is that Allah has never addressed Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by
his name in the Holy Quran whereas all other Prophets (pbuh) are addressed by
their name. Ya ayyuhal Mudassir, Ayyuhannabi, etc., are used while addressing
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
How much the Ummah should love Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)?
Sura Tauba, ayah 24, says: (O esteemed Messenger!) Say: 'If your fathers (and
forefathers) and your sons (and daughters) and your brothers (and sisters) and
your wives and your (other) kith and kin and the riches that you have earned (so
hard) and the trade and business that you fear may decline and the homes you are
fond of are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger (pbuh) and struggling in
His cause, then wait until Allah brings His command (of torment). And Allah does
not guide the disobedient.'
Allah asks the Believers to respect the holy messenger to the highest level. To
understand the real meaning of respect mentioned, we have to understand the word
"Watu azzarhu and watawuqqrhu- used in this below-mentioned ayah.
Sura Al Fateh, ayah 9: 'So that, (O people,) you may believe in Allah and His
Messenger (pbuh) and may help his Deen (Religion), and revere and venerate him
heart and soul, and (with that) glorify Allah morning and evening.Prophet (pbuh)
is the witness.
Sura An'nisa, ayah 41 states: 'Then how it will be on the Day when We shall
bring one witness from each Ummah (Community), and, (O Beloved,) We shall bring
you as a witness against them all?
Sura Al Fateha, ayah 8 reads: 'Indeed, We have sent you as an eyewitness (of the
actions and the state of affairs of Ummah (Community) to bear testimony on the
Day (of Reckoning) and as a bearer of good news and as a warner.
Prophet (pbuh) never did any mistake.Sura Annajm, ayah 2: He who bestowed on you
his companionship (i.e., the Messenger, who made you his companions by blessing
you with his companionship,) has never lost his way, nor has he (ever) strayed
from the right path.
Sura An Najm, ayah 3, 4 say: And he does not speak out of his (own) desire. His
speech is nothing but Revelation, which is sent to him.
Sura Al Araaf ayah 61: He said: 'O my people, there is not any error in me, but
(the truth is that) I am (raised as) a Messenger by the Lord of all the worlds.
The journey of Al Isra Wal Miraj.This journey is outlined in Sura Al Isra, ayah
1: Holy (i.e., free of any imperfection, weakness and insufficiency) is He Who
took His (most beloved and intimate) Servant in a small portion of a night from
the Sacred Mosque to the Al Aqsa Mosque, whose surroundings We have blessed, in
order that We might show him (the Perfect Servant) Our signs. Surely, He is the
One Who is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.
Miracles of Prophet (pbuh)
There are many muajza which were shown. Splitting of the moon is one the muajza.
Sura Al Qamar, ayah 1, 2 say: The Last Hour has drawn near and the moon has
split into two. And if they (the disbelievers) see a sign (a miracle), they turn
their faces away and say: 'This is the powerful magic ever running down through
ages.'Prophet (pbuh) as Raufur Rahim.
Sura At-Tauba 128 says: Surely, a (Glorious) Messenger from amongst yourselves
has come to you. Your suffering and distress (becomes) grievously heavy on him.
(O mankind,) he is ardently desirous of your (betterment and guidance. And) he
is most (deeply) clement and merciful (Raufur Rahim) to the Believers.
All the prophets (pbuh) believe in Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).Sura Al Imran,
ayah-81 reads: And, (O Beloved, recall) when Allah took a firm covenant from the
Prophets (pbuh): 'When I give you the Book and Wisdom, and then there comes to
you the Messenger (who is exalted in glory above all and) who shall validate the
Books you will have with you, you shall then, most certainly, believe in him and
most surely help him.' Allah said: 'Do you affirm, and on this (condition) hold
fast to My heavy covenant?' All submitted: 'We affirm.' Allah said: 'Bear
witness then, and I am also with you amongst the witnesses.'
As far as any disrespect or blasphemy against Prophet (pbuh) is concerned Allah
warns for severe punishment both here in this world and hereafter.
Sura Al Ahzab, ayah 57 says: Surely, those who offend Allah and His Prophet (pbuh),
Allah curses them in the world and in the Hereafter and He has prepared for them
a disgraceful torment.
Anyone who shows disrespect or blasphemy against Prophet (pbuh) will become a
kaafir. Sura At-Tauba, ayah 65, 66 says: If you ask them, they will certainly
say: 'We only used to talk (away the journey) and enjoy.'
Say: 'Were you mocking Allah, His Revelations and His Messenger? (Now) do not
make excuses. You have certainly become disbelievers after (showing that) you
believed. If We forgive a party of you, (even then) We shall torment the other
party because they sinned.