By: Haya Muhammad Ahmed Eid


Al-Azhar Al-Sharif Authorization for the Book
Introducing the Prophet of Mercy
A Word Picture
Why Muhammadr?
Mercy upon Mankind
Arise and Warn!
Psychological Warfare
1. A sorcerer! A madman! A liar! Rather, he is a poet!
2. Never will we show belief until we have a share of your prophethood
3. Shall we believe in you while you are followed by the lowest of people?
4. We will make you our king
5. Prostrate before our gods to prostrate before your God!
6. Turn Mount As-Safa into gold for us to believe you!
7. After dying and becoming dust, shall we then be resurrected?
8. Allah did not reveal anything to a human being
9. You are not a Messenger!
10. Is this the one whom Allah has sent as a Messenger?
11. Has Allah sent a human Messenger?
12. It is only a human being who teaches you
13. Do not listen to this Qur'an!
14. If we wish we can say the like of this Qur'an
15. Bring us a Qur'an other than this or change it!
16. If this is the truth, rain down upon us stones from the sky!
17. Your God has forsaken you
Power of the Word "la illaha ella Allah"
I Am the Prophet, No Lying
Bestowed Mercy
Tolerance Together With Mercy
On the Road of Hijrah
A New World
To Those Who Are Being Fought
Full Moon Has Shone
Building the City of Light
Cornerstones
First Cornerstone: Return of Mankind to Allah
Second Cornerstone: Binding Muslims to One Another
Third Cornerstone: Binding Muslims to Non-Muslims
On One Ship
Free People
Plant It
Writing to Kings
Hindering the Path
Divine Victory
Back to Homeland
Straight Path
Followers of the Path
Verdant Shade
REFERENCES

Islambasics Library: Muhammad the Prophet of Mercy

17. Your God has forsaken you

The suspension of revelations for a time was perhaps the hardest thing on the soul of Prophet Muhammad r, unequalled by any other trial he r faced while conveying the Message of His Lord, and made worse still by the gloating of Quraish: “The Lord of Muhammad has forsaken him!” And their insults: “O Muhammad! I hope that your Satan has finally left you.”1

Communion with Allah U was the provision of the Messenger r along the arduous path among reluctant souls in the face of conspiracies and harm poured down on the Call and the preacher of the Call by disbelieving tyrants.

With the suspension of revelations this provision stopped, the gushing spring withheld, and his heart felt a strong longing, left lonely on the path with no supplies.

This was an unbearable experience.

A flood of love and mercy was then revealed, consoling, comforting, assuring, and giving hope:

(By the morning brightness. And (by) the night when it covers with darkness. Your Lord has neither forsaken nor hated you. And indeed the hereafter is better for you than the present (life of this world). And verily, your Lord will give you (all good) so that you shall be well-pleased.)2

This was all purely for Muhammad r, for his tired soul, his worried mind, and his pained heart. Your Lord has never forsaken you as they claimed, and never will. He U never hated you or deprived you of His Mercy, Protection, and Refuge, past or present. Remember:

(Did He not find you (O Muhammad) an orphan and gave you a refuge? And He found you unaware and guided you? And He found you poor and made you rich (self-sufficient with self-contentment)?)3

He is (Your Lord) and Protector forever. The ever-gushing spring of His Bounties never receded and more is in store for you that shall make you well-pleased… success, removal of obstacles, prevalence of your faith, and triumph of truth. These, the thoughts of your mind and the desires of your heart, while facing disbelief, obduracy, persecution, intrigue, and gloating mockery… (Verily, your Lord will give you (all good) so that you shall be well-pleased.)4



1 Narrated by Jundub bin Sufyan: Sahih Al-Bukhary, Book of Tafsir Al-Quran, Hadith no. 4569; similar versions of the Hadith are also reported by Al-Bukhary (4600), Muslim (3355), and Ahmad (18043).

2 Translated meanings of Ad-Duha 93: 1-5.

3 Translated meanings of Ad-Duha 93: 6-8.

4 Adapted from Sayyid Qutb, In the Shade of the Qur’an, interpretation of Surat Ad-Duha [93: 1-8], thirty-sixth edition, Dar Al-Shorouk.


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