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
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

Islambasics Library: Muhammad the Prophet of Mercy


(Say: O my Lord, let my entry be by the gate of truth and honor, and my exit by the gate of truth and honor, and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority)

Meanings of Al-Isra’ 17: 80


On the Road of Hijrah

Certainty, trust, and submission to the Will of Allah were the provisions of the Messenger r along the path of emigration from Makkah to Al-Madinah, together with the value it held in terms of strife, sacrifice, and heading into danger and the unknown for the Sake of Allah. (Those who believed and emigrated and strove hard and fought in Allahs Cause with their wealth and their lives are far higher in degree with Allah. They are the successful.)1

There were long, wide stretches of sand to travel along with persistent steps, under tough desert conditions, away from rapidly advancing pursuers. Close behind the Prophet r and his Companion Abu Bakr t, one of the pursuers was drawing near – Suraqah bin Malik, who was an expert tracker.

The Messenger of Allah r remained steadfast; he r never looked behind and kept engaged in reciting the Quran.

 Abu Bakr t said, “O Messenger of Allah, the pursuers have reached us.”

The Prophet r said, “Do not grieve, Allah is with us.”

 Suraqah drew closer – only a distance of two or three spear lengths away

Abu Bakr t again said, “The pursuers have reached us,” and he cried.

The Prophet r said, “Why do you cry?

Abu Bakr t said, “By Allah, I cry not for myself, but for you.”

The Prophet r sought the true refuge and said, “O Allah, save us from him however You will.”

And instantly the legs of Suraqah’s horse sank into the sand up to its belly, which made him realize that the man he was pursuing must certainly be a true prophet protected by Allah.

Suraqah cried out, “O Muhammad, I realize that this is because of your invocation. Please supplicate to Allah for me to save me from this. By Allah, I will mislead anyone pursuing you.”

Suraqah offered the Prophet r and Abu Bakr t food and supplies, which they refused, asking him only to discourage others from following them.2

After giving his promise to the Prophet r to turn back anyone pursuing them and in the moment when Suraqah turned to leave, the Prophet r said, “O Suraqah, how is it when you have the two bracelets of Khosrau (the Emperor of Persia)?

Allah Alone knows the thoughts that crossed the mind of Suraqah t as he listened to this astounding offer and prophecy of prevalence made by a person who was so pursued and alone except for one companion emigrating secretly with him.

But the Messenger of Allah r knew the truth he held as deeply as he knew the falsehood that people of Jahiliyyah (Pre-Islamic Days of Ignorance of Allah) lived by over the whole earth.

He r was sure this truth would defeat this falsehood.

Such truth could not exist beside such falsehood without this being the end of the falsehood.

All the roots had rotted, allowing no water or life through.

They were so rotten that they must be pulled out, while the good seed was in his hands, young and ready for growth.

He r was confidently sure of all this.3

1 Translated meanings of At-Tawbah 9: 20.

2 Adapted from As-Salhi Ash-Shami, Subl A-Huda wa Ar-Rashad fi Sirah Khairul-‘Abad, vol. 3; Sahih Al-Bukhary, Book of Al-Manaqib, Hadith no. 3616; Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah, Zad Al-Ma‘ad, vol. 2.

3 Sayyid Qutb, Al-Mustaqbal li Hadha Ad-Din (Future Belongs to This Religion), chapter of Future Belongs to this Religion, Dar Al-Shorouk.


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