NEVER BLOW AWAY HIS HARD EARNED ACHIEVEMENTS
The Holy City of Makkah where The Noble Prophet Mohammed PBUH started his uphill task of preaching Islam to a people who lived in total mess.
He TOILLED to PREACH to the typical BEDUINES and he SUCCEEDED PAR EXCELLENCE. He was by far the MOST REMARKABLE MAN that ever set foot on this earth. He PREACHED a religion, FOUNDED a state, BUILT a nation, LAID DOWN a MORAL CODE, initiated countless SOCIAL and POLITICAL REFORMS, established a DYNAMIC and POWERFUL SOCIETY to practice and represent his teachings, and completely REVOLUTIONIZED the WORLDS of HUMAN THOUGHT and action for all times to come.
He ACCOMPLISHED all these WONDERS in the UNBELIEVABLY SHORT SPAN of twenty-three years and the PENINSULA had changed from PAGANISM and IDOL-WORSHIP to the WORSHIP of ONE GOD; from TRIBAL QUARRELS and WARS to national SOLIDARITY and COHESION; from DRUNKENNESS and DEBAUCHERY to SOBRIETY and PIETY; from LAWLESSNESS and ANARCHY to DISCIPLINED LIVING; from utter MORAL BANKRUPTCY to the HIGHEST standards of MORAL EXCELLENCE. Human history has never known such a COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION of a people or a place before or since! He is the most SUCCESSFUL of all RELIGIOUS PERSONALITIES of the world and if He was ALIVE TODAY he would SUCCEED in SOLVING all those PROBLEMS which THREATEN to DESTROY human CIVILIZATION in our times. Thomas CarlysLle was SIMPLY AMAZED as to HOW ONE MAN, SINGLE-HANDED, could WELD warring tribes and WANDERING BEDOUINS into a MOST POWERFUL and civilized nation in LESS THAN TWO DECADES. Napoleon and Gandhi NEVER TIRED of DREAMING of a society ALONG the LINES ESTABLISHED BY THIS MAN in Arabia fourteen centuries ago.
Indeed NO OTHER HUMAN BEING ever ACCOMPLISHED so much, in such diverse fields of human thought and behavior, in SO LIMITED A SPACE OF TIME, as did Muhammad, peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon him. He was a RELIGIOUS teacher, a social REFORMER, a moral GUIDE, a political THINKER, a military GENIUS, an administrative COLOSSUS, a faithful FRIEND, a wonderful COMPANION, a devoted HUSBAND, a loving FATHER – all in one. NO OTHER MAN in HISTORY ever EXCELLED or EQUALED HIM in any of these difficult departments of life.
The world has had IT’S SHARE of great PERSONALITIES. But these were ONE SIDED FIGURES who distinguished themselves in but ONE OR TWO FIELDS such as religious thought or military leadership. None of the other great leaders of the world EVER COMBINED in himself so many DIFFERENT QUALITIES to such an AMAZING LEVEL of PERFECTION as did Muhammad, peace and blessings of God Almighty be upon him. Please DO NOT BLOW HIS HARD EARNED ACHIEVEMENTS AWAY by being the REASON for Non Muslims to HATE ISLAM courtesy of your NEGATIVE ACTIONS and FAUL SPEECH, which don’t REPRESENT Islam.
عن جرير بن عبد الله رضي الله عنه قال: قال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في حجة الوداع: ”استنصت الناس” ثم قال: لا ترجعوا بعدي كفاراً يضرب بعضكم رقاب بعض” ((متفق عليه)) .
Jarir bin ‘Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) asked me on the occasion of the Farewell Pilgrimage to tell the people to keep silent, then he (ﷺ) said, “Do not revert to disbelief after me, chopping the heads of one another.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
(The Book of Good Manners)
Reference : Book 2, Hadith 18
Arabic/English book reference : Book 2, Hadith 698