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TAFSIR SURAH YA SIN 

THE 16 REASONS WHY MUHAMMAD WAS A REAL PROPHET

BY SHAIKH ABDULLAH AL FAISAL

24 February 2014 / 23 Rabi al-Thani 1435 A.H.

Notes by: AT6 and khmer_muslim

Edited by: Abu Hafiza and AT6

DARS THREE


AYAH 3:

إِنَّكَ لَمِنَٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ

Truly, you (O Muhammad SAW) are one of the Messengers, 

(Ya-Sin 36:3) 

THE 16 REASONS WHY MUHAMMAD (SAWS) WAS A REAL PROPHET

REASON # 1: HIS NOBLE CHARACTER

- Before he became a prophet, he was called as-sadiq al-ameen (the truthful, the trustworthy).

- Allah (SWT) spoke about his noble character in the Qur'an:

He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them (from the filth of disbelief and polytheism), and teaching them the Book (this Qur'an, Islamic laws and Islamic jurisprudence) and Al-Hikmah (As-Sunnah: legal ways, orders, acts of worship, etc. of Prophet Muhammad SAW). And verily, they had been before in mainfest error;

(Al-Jumu'ah 62:2)

 - The noble character of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is the very first evidence to prove that he was a real prophet and not a fake prophet.

And verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) are on an exalted standard of character.

(Al-Qalam 68:4)

- Before he became a Prophet, he didn't lie.

- If he wouldn't lie upon mankind, why would he lie on Allah (SWT)?

- Why would he claim he received revelation when he didn't?

- Allah (SWT) sent the angle to cleanse the Prophet's (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) heart.

Have We not opened your breast for you (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him))? And removed from you your burden, Which weighed down your back? And raised high your fame?

(Ash-Sharh 94:1-4)

- His heart was washed with the water of zam zam.

- Iman and hikma was placed in his heart.

- Muhammad's name is mentioned in the adhan, in the iqamah and in the tashahhud.

- This is the meaning of Surah 94:4.

REASON # 2: HE WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PERSON TO WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH

- He was successful militarily, politically and socially.

- Historians always say Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was the most successful person.

- They don’t say Jesus was the most successful person because he was not accepted by his people.

Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself. And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allah is Sufficient as a Witness. 

(An-Nisa 4:79)

- The meaning of this verse is that Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) will see the success of his mission before he dies.

- It took the Prophet only 23 years to bring the whole of the Arabian Peninsula inside the fold of Islam.

- That was a very short time for the mission of a person to be accomplished.

REASON # 3: HIS BOOK – THE HOLY QUR’AN

- The Qur'an is the single most important factor which is used to convince mankind that Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was a real prophet and not a fake prophet.

- The Qur'an coincides with all scientific facts.

- It is impossible for anyone to say they read a verse of the Qur'an which is not scientific.

- For example, the holy Qur'an talks about the mountains being pegs.

He has created the heavens without any pillars, that you see and has set on the earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with you. And He has scattered therein moving (living) creatures of all kinds. And We send down water (rain) from the sky, and We cause (plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein.

(Luqman 31:10)

- The front section of the brain is the part you use to fabricate a lie

A lying, sinful forelock! 

(Al-'Alaq 96:16)

- The Qur'an talks about the two seas: the salt water and the fresh water.

He has let loosed the two seas (the salt water and the sweet) meeting together. Between them is a barrier which none of them can transgress. Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny?

(Ar-Rahman 55:19-21)

- The Qur'an is full of scientific facts.

Blessed be He Who has placed in the heaven big stars, and has placed therein a great lamp (sun), and a moon giving light.

(Al-Furqan 25:61)

- Why did Allah (SWT) refer to the sun as a lamp but not the moon?

- The reason for that is because the moon doesn't produce its own light. It reflects the light of the sun.

- The Qur'an is full of accurate predictions.

- Surah 111 is one of the predictions of the Quran:

Perish the two hands of Abu Lahab (an uncle of the Prophet), and perish he!
His wealth and his children (etc.) will not benefit him! He will be burnt in a Fire of blazing flames!
And his wife too, who carries wood (thorns of Sadan which she used to put on the way of the Prophet (Peace be upon him), or use to slander him). In her neck is a twisted rope of Masad (palm fibre).

(Al-Masad 111:1-5)

- Another prediction can be found in Surah 30:1-4:

Alif ­Lam ­Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. The Romans have been defeated. In the nearer land (Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious. Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, i.e. the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians),

(Ar-Rum 30:1-4)

- A huge battle was going to take place between the Romans and the Persians.

- The Muslims were cheering for the Romans because they were Christians.

- The Romans lost the battle.

- The Muslims were saddened by this especially Abu Bakr (RA).

- The Qur'an predicted that the Romans would later defeat the Persians.

- The Romans made a comeback exactly how the Qur'an predicted it, within 3-9 years.

- The Christians were the better of the two evils.

- They were better than the fire worshipping pagans.

- This is why the Muslims were cheering for the Romans.

- The third prediction can be found in Surah 10:90-92:

And We took the Children of Israel across the sea, and Fir'aun (Pharaoh) with his hosts followed them in oppression and enmity, till when drowning overtook him, he said: "I believe that La ilaha illa (Huwa) (none has the right to be worshipped but) He, " in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of the Muslims (those who submit to Allah's Will)." Now (you believe) while you refused to believe before and you were one of the Mufsidun (evil-doers, corrupts, etc.). So this day We shall deliver your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs , revelations, etc.)

(Yunus 10:91-92)

- I am startled that an infidel can read this prediction of the Qur'an and still die as kaafir.

- The body of the Pharaoh was lying on the ocean floor for 3000 years.

- His body was found in tact.

- The preservation of the body of the Pharaoh is a prediction of the Qur'an.

- All the scholars say the Qur'an is the greatest miracle of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

REASON # 4: HIS MANY MIRACLES

1. SPLITTING OF THE MOON

The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder (the people of Makkah requested Prophet Muhammad SAW to show them a miracle, so he showed them the splitting of the moon).
And if they see a sign, they turn away, and say: "This is continuous magic." 

(Al-Qamar 54:1-2)

During the lifetime of the Prophet the moon was split into two parts and on that the Prophet said, "Bear witness (to thus)." 

[Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 830]

2. THE SPEAKING OF THE WOLF ON HIS BEHALF

Narrated Unais bin 'Amr: Ahban bin Aus said, "I was amongst my sheep. Suddenly a wolf caught a sheep and I shouted at it. The wolf sat on its tail and addressed me, saying, 'Who will look after it (i.e. the sheep) when you will be busy and not able to look after it? Do you forbid me the provision which Allah has provided me?' "Ahban added, "I clapped my hands and said, 'By Allah, I have never seen anything more curious and wonderful than this!' On that the wolf said, 'There is something (more curious) and wonderful than this; that is, Allah's Apostle in those palm trees, inviting people to Allah (i.e. Islam).' "Unais bin 'Amr further said, "Then Ahban went to Allah's Apostle and informed him what happened and embraced Islam.)" palm trees or other trees and share the fruits with me." 

{Bukhari :: Vol 3, Book 39, No 517}

3. A STONE IN MAKKAH USED TO GIVE SALAM TO THE PROPHET (SAWS)

Jabir b. Samura reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: I recognise the stone in Mecca which used to pay me salutations before my advent as a Prophet and I recognise that even now. 

{Sahih Muslim: Book 44, Hadith 6078} & {Sahih Muslim: Book 30, Chapter 1 Hadith 5654}

4. THE DATE PALM TREE USED TO CRY BECAUSE IT MISSED THE PROPHET (SAWS)

Narrated by Ibn Umar (RA) The Prophet used to deliver his sermons while standing beside a trunk of a date palm. When he had the pulpit made, he used it instead. The trunk started crying and the Prophet went to it, rubbing his hand over it (to stop its crying). 

{Sahih Al Bukhari Vol 4, Book 56, No 783}

5. THE SAHABAS WERE WITH THE PROPHET AND THEY WERE SHORT OF WATER, AND WATER GUSHED FROM HIS FINGERS

Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah: I was with the Prophet (ﷺ) and the time for the `Asr prayer became due. We had no water with us except a little which was put in a vessel and was brought to the Prophet (ﷺ) . He put his hand into it and spread out his fingers and then said, "Come along! Hurry up! All those who want to perform ablution. The blessing is from Allah.'' I saw the water gushing out from his fingers.

{Trans Sahih Al Bukhari 5639} {Bukhari Vol: 7 Book 69 Hadith 543}

Narrated 'Abdullah: We used to consider miracles as Allah's Blessings, but you people consider them to be a warning. Once we were with Allah's Apostle on a journey, and we ran short of water. He said, "Bring the water remaining with you." The people brought a utensil containing a little water. He placed his hand in it and said, "Come to the blessed water, and the Blessing is from Allah." I saw the water flowing from among the fingers of Allah's Apostle, and no doubt, we heard the meal glorifying Allah, when it was being eaten (by him).

{Bukhari Vol 4, Book 56, No 779}

6. THE KUFFAR DUG OUT THE EYE OF QATADA, AND RASULULLAH (SAWS) REPLACED THE EYE OF QATADA

Abd al-Aziz b. Sulaiman b. al-Ghasil, from Asim b. Umar b. Qatada, from his father, from his grandfather Qatada b. al-Numan, that his eye was wounded at Badr and that its pupil came down on his cheekbone. They were about to slice it off, but asked the Messenger of God (SAAS) who said they should not do this. He then said a prayer for him, covering his cheek with his palm. And later you could not tell which of his eyes had been struck!" Ibn Kathirs The Life of the Prophet Muhammad, Al-sira Al-Nabawiyya, Vol 2, reported by Al-Bayhaqi stated, in the Dalail (The Signs), "Abu Sad al-Malini informed us quoting Abu Ahmed b. Adi, quoting Abu Yala, quoting Yahya al-Himmant

7. RASULULLAH (SAW) CURED THE SNAKE BITE OF ABU BAKR

One example is when our Prophet (S.A.S) and Abu Bakr (R.A) took shelter inside a cave from the Quraish of Mecca who were pursuing them during their journey from Makka to Medina. A snake was waiting inside the same cave as it could not find a way since as Abu Bakr (R.A) had shielded all the holes with his clothes. However, one hole remained open where he put his foot because he had no more clothes left. The snake tried all the holes but was unable to come out. Then it tried the hole which was shielded by the foot of Abu Bakr (R.A). The snake bit at his foot poisoning him. Tears flowed from the eyes of Abu Bakr (R.A) due to the pain but he said nothing. Muhammad (S.A.S) awoke, and asked what had happened, Abu Bakr (R) told the story. On hearing this, Muhammad (S.A.S) put his saliva on the wound and he was cured. Muhammad (S.A.S) said that the snake had been waiting and praying for Allah (SWT) to see Muhammad (S.A.S). [no takhreej]

8. THE PROPHET (SAWS) CURED THE EYE SICKNESS OF ALI (RA)

Narrated Sahl bin Sad: That he heard the Prophet on the day (of the battle) of Khaibar saying, "I will give the flag to a person at whose hands Allah will grant victory." So, the companions of the Prophet got up, wishing eagerly to see to whom the flag will be given, and everyone of them wished to be given the flag. But the Prophet asked for 'Ali. Someone informed him that he was suffering from eye-trouble. So, he ordered them to bring 'Ali in front of him. Then the Prophet spat in his eyes and his eyes were cured immediately as if he had never any eye-trouble. 'Ali said, "We will fight with them (i.e. infidels) till they become like us (i.e. Muslims)." The Prophet said, "Be patient, till you face them and invite them to Islam and inform them of what Allah has enjoined upon them. By Allah! If a single person embraces Islam at your hands (i.e. through you), that will be better for you than the red camels." 

{Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 192}

9. THE PROPHET THREW SAND AT THE EYES OF 1000 KUFFAR AT THE BATTLE OF BADR

You killed them not, but Allah killed them. And you (Muhammad SAW) threw not when you did throw but Allah threw, that He might test the believers by a fair trial from Him. Verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

(Al-Anfal 8:17)

10. THE PROPHET (SAWS) CAUSED A DRIED UP WELL AT HUDAIBIYYAH TO BE FULL OF WATER

Narrated 'Imran: Once we were traveling with the Prophet and we carried on traveling till the last part of the night and then we (halted at a place) and slept (deeply). There is nothing sweeter than sleep for a traveler in the last part of the night. So it was only the heat of the sun that made us to wake up and the first to wake up was so and so, then so and so and then so and so (the narrator 'Auf said that Abu Raja' had told him their names but he had forgotten them) and the fourth person to wake up was 'Umar bin Al-Khattab. And whenever the Prophet used to sleep, nobody would wake up him till he himself used to get up as we did not know what was happening (being revealed) to him in his sleep. So, 'Umar got up and saw the condition of the people, and he was a strict man, so he said, "Allahu Akbar" and raised his voice with Takbir, and kept on saying loudly till the Prophet got up because of it. When he got up, the people informed him about what had happened to them. He said, "There is no harm (or it will not be harmful). Depart!" So they departed from that place, and after covering some distance the Prophet stopped and asked for some water to perform the ablution. So he performed the ablution and the call for the prayer was pronounced and he led the people in prayer. After he finished from the prayer, he saw a man sitting aloof who had not prayed with the people. He asked, "O so and so! What has prevented you from praying with us?" He replied, "I am Junub and there is no water. " The Prophet said, "Perform Tayammum with (clean) earth and that is sufficient for you."

Then the Prophet proceeded on and the people complained to him of thirst. Thereupon he got down and called a person (the narrator 'Auf added that Abu Raja' had named him but he had forgotten) and 'Ali, and ordered them to go and bring water. So they went in search of water and met a woman who was sitting on her camel between two bags of water. They asked, "Where can we find water?" She replied, "I was there (at the place of water) this hour yesterday and my people are behind me." They requested her to accompany them. She asked, "Where?" They said, "To Allah's Apostle ." She said, "Do you mean the man who is called the Sabi, (with a new religion)?" They replied, "Yes, the same person. So come along." They brought her to the Prophet and narrated the whole story. He said, "Help her to dismount." The Prophet asked for a pot, then he opened the mouths of the bags and poured some water into the pot. Then he closed the big openings of the bags and opened the small ones and the people were called upon to drink and water their animals. So they all watered their animals and they (too) all quenched their thirst and also gave water to others and last of all the Prophet gave a pot full of water to the person who was Junub and told him to pour it over his body. The woman was standing and watching all that which they were doing with her water. By Allah, when her water bags were returned the looked like as if they were more full (of water) than they had been before (Miracle of Allah's Apostle) Then the Prophet ordered us to collect something for her; so dates, flour and Sawiq were collected which amounted to a good meal that was put in a piece of cloth. She was helped to ride on her camel and that cloth full of food-stuff was also placed in front of her and then the Prophet said to her, "We have not taken your water but Allah has given water to us." She returned home late. Her relatives asked her: "O so and so what has delayed you?" She said, "A strange thing! Two men met me and took me to the man who is called the Sabi' and he did such and such a thing. By Allah, he is either the greatest magician between this and this (gesturing with her index and middle fingers raising them towards the sky indicating the heaven and the earth) or he is Allah's true Apostle." 

Afterwards the Muslims used to attack the pagans around her abode but never touched her village. One day she said to her people, "I think that these people leave you purposely. Have you got any inclination to Islam?" They obeyed her and all of them embraced Islam. 
      
{Sahih Al Bukhari Vol 1, Book 7, No 340}

11. HE USED ONE LAMB TO FEED A LARGE MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE AT THE BATTLE OF THE DITCH

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported: When the ditch was dug, I saw Allah's Messenger (may peace he upon him) feeling very hungry. I came to my wife and said to her: Is there anything with you? I have seen Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) feeling extremely hungry. She brought out a bag of provisions which contained a sa', of barley. We had also with us a lamb. I slaughtered it. She ground the flour. She finished (this work) along with me. I cut it into pieces and put it in the earthen pot and then returned to Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) (for inviting him). She said: Do not humiliate me in the presence of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and those who are with him. When I came to him I whispered to him saying: Allah's Messenger, we have slaughtered a lamb for you and she has ground a sa' of barley which we had with us. So you come along with a group of people with you. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said loudly: O people of the ditch, Jabir has arranged a feast for you, so (come along). Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Do not remove your earthen pot from the hearth and do not bake the bread from the kneaded flour until I come. So I came and Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came and he was ahead of the people; and I came to my wife and she said (to me): You will be humbled. I said: I did what you had asked me to do. She (his wife) said: I brought out the kneaded flour and Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) put some saliva of his in that and blessed It. He then put saliva in the earthen pot and blessed it and then said. Call another baker who can bake with you. and bring out the soup from it, but do not remove it from the hearth, and the guests were one thousand. (Jabir said): I take an oath by Allah that all of them ate (the food to their fill) until they left it and went away and our earthen pot was brimming over as before, and so was the case with our flour, or as Dahhak (another narrator) said: It (the flour) was in the same condition and loaves had been prepared from that.

[Muslim Book 23, Chapter 18. Hadith 5057]

12. HE GAVE YOUTHFULNESS TO AN OLD CAMEL

- The camel was old.

Narrated Jabir: While I was riding a (slow) and tired camel, the Prophet passed by and beat it and prayed for Allah's Blessings for it. The camel became so fast as it had never been before. The Prophet then said, "Sell it to me for one Uqiyya (of gold)." I said, "No." He again said, "Sell it to me for one Uqiyya (of gold)." I sold it and stipulated that I should ride it to my house. When we reached (Medina) I took that camel to the Prophet and he gave me its price. I returned home but he sent for me (and when I went to him) he said, "I will not take your camel. Take your camel as a gift for you." (Various narrations are mentioned here with slight variations in expressions relating the condition that Jabir had the right to ride the sold camel up to Medina).

[Bukhari, Vol 3, Book 50, No 879]

REASON # 5: HIS MANY ACCURATE PREDICTIONS

1. THE PROPHET POINTED OUT WHERE ALL THE CHIEFS OF QURAISH WILL BE SLAIN

- This was at the battle of Badr.

- They were killed exactly where he pointed out.

Thereafter, the Prophet (SAW) traversed the plain and pointed out the spots to his companions where the enemy chiefs were to fall dead. As it was found later on, his predictions proved entirely correct for not a single Quraish chief was found slain at a place different from that indicated by the Prophet of Allah (SAW). When the two contending forces met, the Prophet (SAW) said: “O Allah, here come the Quraish in their vanity and pride: they contend with Thee calling Thy Prophet a liar.” This was the night of Friday, the seventeenth of Ramadan. At the first manifestation of the morning, the entire force of the Quraish streamed out into the valley and distributed themselves in the battlefield while the Muslims positioned before them in the foreground.  (Zad al-Ma’ad, Vol. pp. 343-344)

2. HE PREDICTED THE DESERT ARABS WILL BECOME WEALTHY AND THEY WILL COMPETE IN CONSTRUCTING TALL BUILDINGS

Tell me about the Hour.” The Prophet (may Allah bless him and his Household and grant them peace) replied, “The questioned one is not more knowledgeable about it than the questioner,” whereupon Jibril said," Then tell me about its signs.” He replied, “That the slave girl shall give birth to her mistress/master, and that you see barefoot, naked, poor shepherds building tall buildings.” 

[Muslim Vol: 1 Book 2 Hadith 4]

3. HE PREDICTED PEOPLE WILL HAVE INTERCOURSE IN PUBLIC

- They will lose their sense of shame.

Narrated Anas: Allah's Apostle said, "From among the portents of the Hour are (the following): There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse.


[Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 1, Book 3, Number 80]

4. HE PREDICTED THERE WILL BE 50 WOMEN FOR EVERY MAN

Narrated Anas: I will narrate to you a Hadith and none other than I will tell you about after it. I heard Allah's Messenger ((Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)) saying: From among the portents of the Hour are (the following):

4. Women will increase in number and men will decrease in number so much so that one man will look after fifty women.

[Sahih Bukhari Vol: 1 Book 3 Hadith 81]

5. THE FIRST WIFE TO DIE AFTER HIM WILL BE THE WIFE WITH THE LONGEST HANDS

- This was Zainab bint Jash.

Narrated 'Aisha: Some of the wives of the Prophet (SAW) asked him, "Who amongst us will be the first to follow you (i.e. die after you)?" He said, "Whoever has the longest hand." So they started measuring their hands with a stick and Sauda's hand turned out to be the longest. (When Zainab bint Jahsh died first of all in the caliphate of 'Umar), we came to know that the long hand was a symbol of practicing charity, so she was the first to follow the Prophet (SAW) and she used to love to practice charity. (Sauda died later in the caliphate of Muawiya). 

[Al-Bukhari (1420) and Muslim (2452)]

- Long hands means charitable.

6. AMMAR IBN YASIR WILL BE KILLED BY THE REBELLIOUS GROUP

- He was fighting for Ali and he was killed by the army of Muawiyyah.

In the decisive and widely known tradition which Al-Bukhari, at-Tirmidhi, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and all the narrators of Islamic traditions and historians transmitted through twenty-five Companions that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said about Hazrat Ammar ibn Yasir (Radiyallahu Anhu): "Alas! A rebellious group which swerves from the truth will murder Ammar. Ammar will be calling them towards Paradise and they will be calling him towards Hell. His killer and those who strip him of arms and clothing will be in Hell." 

[Al-Bukhari, at-Tirmidhi, Ahmad ibn Hanbal]

Umm Salamah (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “The transgressing party will kill 'Ammar" 

[Sahih Muslim (4/2236) No. 2916]

7. THE PROPHET PREDICTED THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE

Narrated Yahya bin Ishaq from Yahya bin Ayoub from Abu Qabeel who said: We were with 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al 'Aas and he was asked which city will be conquered first Constantinople or Rome? So 'Abdullah called for a sealed trunk and he said, “Take out a book from it”. Then 'Abdullah said, ‘Whilst we were with the Messenger of Allah writing, The Messenger of Allah was asked, “Which city will be conquered first, Constantinople or Rome?” So Allah's Messenger said: “The city of Heraclius will be conquered first." meaning Constantinople.’ 

[Musnad Ahmad (2/176) No. 6645, Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/598) No. 8662, Sunan Darimi (1/430) No. 503}

- Constantinople fell in 1453 at the hands of Muhammad al Fatih.

REASON # 6: THE CHIEF RABBI OF MADINA EMBRACED ISLAM

- Abdullah ibn Salam embraced Islam.

- He compared the description of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) to what he learnt from the Torah.

Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognise him (Muhammad or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recognise their sons. But verily, a party of them conceal the truth while they know it [i.e. the qualities of Muhammad which are written in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)]. 

(Al-Baqarah 2:146)

- The Jews could recognise the Prophet because his description was in their book.

- The Prophet could also answer difficult questions.

- Abdullah ibn Salam asked the Prophet difficult questions which only the Prophet could answer.

- He asked the Prophet why a baby sometimes resembles the father and sometimes resembles the mother.

- He said if the father ejaculates first, the baby resembles the father and if the mother ejaculates first, the baby resembles the mother.

Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, "As for the first sign of The Hour, it will be a fire that will collect the people from the East to the West. As for the first meal which the people of Paradise will eat, it will be the caudate (extra) lobe of the fish-liver. As for the child, if the man's discharge precedes the woman's discharge, the child attracts the similarity to the man, and if the woman's discharge precedes the man's, then the child attracts the similarity to the woman." 

[Bukhari Vol: 5 Book 58 Hadith 275]

- Only a prophet could answer these difficult questions.

REASON # 7: HE PRACTISED WHAT HE PREACHED

- Poets don't practice what they preach.

- When Aisha was asked about the character of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), she said he was the walking Qur'an.

Yazid ibn Yabnus said, "We went to 'A'isha and said, 'Umm al-Mu'minin, what was the character of the Messenger of Allah (SAW), like?' She replied, 'His character was the Qur'an. Can you recite the sura entitled "The Believers"?' She said, 'Recite: "It is the believers who are successful: those who are humble in their prayer; those who turn away from worthless talk; those who actively pay zakat; those who guard their private parts." (23:1-5)' She said, 'That was the character of the Messenger of Allah (SAW).'" 

[Al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari, No. 308]

- When the kuffar of Makkah gathered to slander Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), they said they can't call him a poet because he practises what he preaches.

- The Prophet left his household to go to the frontline.

- He didn't stay in his home under the blanket.

And (remember) when you (Muhammad SAW) left your household in the morning to post the believers at their stations for the battle (of Uhud). And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. 

(Aali Imran 3:121)

- He practised what he preached.

- He went to the frontline with his sahabas and positioned the believers at the battle of Uhud.

- The Sunnis use the above ayah to checkmate the Shiites.

- Allah said that the Prophet left his household.

- The shiites say Aisha, Zainab and Hafsa are not of the household.

- They say only Fatima, Ali, Hassan and Hussein are of his household.

- So the Sunnis use this ayah to checkmate the Shiites who say the wives of the Prophet are not of his household.

REASON # 8: HE IS THE MOST LOVED HUMAN BEING ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH

- Abu Sufyan said he has met many kings but he has never come across a leader who is loved by his people the way Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is.

When the Makkans drove Zayd ibn ad-Dathima out of the Haram to kill him, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb said to him, "I ask you by Allah, Zayd, don't you wish that Muhammad were with us now to take your place so that we could cut off his head, and you were with your family?" Zayd said, "By Allah, I would not wish Muhammad to be now in a place where even a thorn could hurt him if that was the condition for my being with my family!" Abu Sufyan remarked, "I have not seen any people who love anyone the way the Companions of Muhammad love Muhammad."

[Bayhaqi, Volume 3, Page 362]
- There is no human being on the face of the earth who is loved like Muhammad.

- The Europeans are jealous of that.

- That is why they draw cartoons to insult the Prophet.

The Prophet is closer to the believers than their ownselves, and his wives are their (believers') mothers (as regards respect and marriage). And blood relations among each other have closer personal ties in the Decree of Allah (regarding inheritance) than (the brotherhood of) the believers and the Muhajirun (emigrants from Makkah, etc.), except that you do kindness to those brothers (when the Prophet SAW joined them in brotherhood ties). This has been written in the (Allah's Book of Divine) Decrees (Al­Lauh Al­Mahfuz)." 

(Al-Ahzab 33:6)

It was narrated that Anas said: The Prophet (SAW) said: “No one of you truly believes until I am dearer to him than his father, his children, his own self and all the mankind.”

[Narrated by al-Bukhari Vol: 1 Book 2 Chapter 8 Hadith 15) and Muslim Book 2 Hadith 7 and (44)]

REASON # 9: THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE PROPHET WAS PRESERVED METICULOUSLY FROM BIRTH TO DEATH

- Ibn Mubarak said we the Muslims have something no one else has - isnad (a chain of transmitters going back to the Prophet).

Abd Allah ibn al-Mubarak said, “The isnad is from the religion; were it not for the isnad anyone could say anything they wanted.” [Reported by Muslim, Vol. 1, page. 9]

REASON # 10: HE IS THE MOST FOLLOWED HUMAN BEING ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH

- We pray like him, we sit like him and we make hajj like him.

Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind) : "If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." 

(Aali Imran 3:31)

- A person who doesn't believe in hadiths is a kaafir.

And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. 

(Al-Hashr 59:7)

With clear signs and Books (We sent the Messengers). And We have also sent down unto you (O Muhammad SAW) the reminder and the advice (the Qur'an), that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them, and that they may give thought. 

(An-Nahl 16:44)]

- This proves that it is mandatory on you to follow hadiths.

- The kuffar are jealous of the honour and respect Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) receives.

REASON # 11: HE IS FOLLOWED BY ALL RACES

- His message is not for Arabs alone.

And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) not but as a mercy for the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

(Al-Anbiya 21:107)

- Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) has been sent to mankind.

- When you see all races at Hajj, it proves the universality of Islam and this is why Malcolm X left the Nation of Islam.

- You have white devils, black devils, Indian devils, etc.

- You can't pick on one race; that is racism.

REASON # 12: ISLAM IS THE FASTEST GROWING RELIGION IN THE WORLD

Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself. And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allah is Sufficient as a Witness.

(An-Nisa 4:79)

- The success of Muhammad's mission will be witnessed by mankind because he is a real Prophet and not a fake prophet.

He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammed SAW) hate (it). 

(As-Saff 61:9)

REASON # 13: HIS RELIGION IS COMPREHENSIVE

- It touches on all subjects and all topics.

There is not a moving (living) creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book, then unto their Lord they (all) shall be gathered.

(Al-An'am 6:38)

REASON # 14: THE UMMAH OF MUHAMMAD (SAWS) IS THE BEST UMMAH

You [true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden), and you believe in Allah. And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fasiqun (disobedient to Allah - and rebellious against Allah's Command).

(Aali Imran 3:110)

- You are the best ummah because your prophet was the best prophet.

Narrated By 'Abdullah: The Prophet said, "The best people are those of my generation, and then those who will come after them (the next generation), and then those who will come after them (i.e. the next generation), and then after them, there will come people whose witness will precede their oaths, and whose oaths will precede their witness."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 76, Hadith #437]

REASON # 15: THE RELIGION OF MUHAMMAD (SAWS) CANNOT BE REFUTED IN A DEBATE

They intend to put out the Light of Allah (i.e. the religion of Islam, this Qur'an, and Prophet Muhammad SAW) with their mouths. But Allah will complete His Light even though the disbelievers hate (it).

(As-Saff 61:8)

- The atheist can't defeat you in a debate; neither can the Jews, the Christians, the secularists, the goofy Sufis nor the madkhalis.

- A madkhali has made up his own religion, cementing the thrones of the apostate rulers.

REASON # 16: THE UMMAH OF MUHAMMAD (SAWS) IS USED TO DESTROY ALL SUPERPOWERS

Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people,

(At-Tawbah 9:14)

Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah [] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

(At-Tawbah 9:29)

And every nation has its appointed term; when their term is reached, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment).

(Al-A'raf 7:34)

Verily, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, and so will they continue to spend it; but in the end it will become an anguish for them. Then they will be overcome. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto Hell.

(Al-Anfal 8:36)

And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world []]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.

(Al-Anfal 8:39)

And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly.

(Al-Anfal 8:60)