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

Free People

I am teaching you words:

Guard (the Commands and Prohibitions of) Allah, He will guard you.

Guard (the Rights of) Allah, you will find Him before you.

When you ask, ask Allah.

When you seek help, seek it from Allah.

Know that if people gather together to benefit you with something, they will not benefit you except with something that Allah has destined for you.

And if they gather together to harm you with something, they will not harm you except with something that Allah has destined for you.

The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.1

This is the human dignity that Prophet Muhammad r protected and fought for. In word and action, he r broke all idols within the heart2 to liberate souls.

You belong to Allah Alone, and to Him you shall return.

No one has power over you. (All power belongs to Allah.)3

No one can forgive your sins.

Benefit or harm you.

Cause you to die or live.

Provide for you from the heavens or the earth.

No one can except your Creator U: (To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He gives life and causes death. And you have not besides Allah any protector or helper.)4

Other than Him are helpless beings: (They have taken besides Him gods that create nothing, while they are created, and possess not for themselves any harm or benefit, and possess not (power to cause) death or life or resurrection.)5

He U Alone hears. He U Alone responds: (Verily, those on whom you call besides Allah cannot create (even) a fly, even though they gather together for the purpose. And if the fly snatched away a thing from them, they would have no power to recover it from the fly. Weak are (both) the seeker and the sought.)6

Prophet Muhammad r instilled these beliefs, which have the power of freeing and purifying the souls from any form of Shirk that may pressure people into subjugation to, fear of, or hope in someone or something other than Allah.

It is forbidden to lower, humble, or demean oneself. “Anyone who sits before a rich man and humbles himself before him for some worldly gain, one-third of his religion is forfeited.”7

Any burdens, confessions, or needs should be poured out, in private without mediators, to the Sole Source of Support:

-      Ask Allah of His Bounty. Truly, Allah U loves to be asked.8

-      Let each of you ask his Lord all his needs, even ask (to mend) the straps of his shoes when torn.9

-      If only you rely on Allah with due reliance, He will provide you with sustenance as He provides birds. They go forth hungry in the morning and return satisfied in the afternoon.10

-      Any servant who says every morning and evening, ‘In the name of Allah with Whose Name nothing on earth or in heaven can cause harm, and He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing’ nothing will harm them.11

-      Shall I teach you a word which is one of the treasures of Paradise: There is neither might nor power except with Allah.12

The Messenger of Allah r entered the Masjid one day where he r saw there a man from the Ansar called Abu Umamah t.

He r said, “What is the matter that I see you sitting in the Masjid at a time other than Salah time?

Abu Umamah said, “Worries and debts I am burdened with, O Messenger of Allah.”

He r said, “Shall I teach you words which, when you say them, Allah will remove your worry and settle your debt?

Abu Umamah said, “Yes, O Messenger of Allah.”

He r said, “Say in the morning and evening, ‘O Allah, I seek refuge in You from anxiety and grief. I seek refuge in You from inability and sloth. I seek refuge in You from cowardice and miserliness. And I seek refuge in You from being overcome by debt or subjugated by men.’”

 Abu Umamah said, I did that and Allah removed my worry and settled my debt.13

Filled with these feelings of closeness, reliance, and support, the followers of Muhammad r lived in this New World free, with no fear of – or for – anything. People who bowed to Allah U with humility and stood with their heads raised before everything else.

(It is You we worship and You we ask for help.)14

1 That is, the pens inscribing fate have ceased writing; all destinies are already inscribed and decided. Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas: Sunnan At-Tirmidhy, Book of Sifat Al-Qiyamah wa Ar-Raqa’iq wa Al-Wara‘, Hadith no. 2440; similar versions of the Hadith are also reported by Ahmad (2537, 2627, 2666).

2 All forms of material or spiritual bondage, not just images worshiped as gods.

3 Translated meanings of Al-Baqarah 2: 165.

4 Translated meanings of At-Tawbah 9: 116.

5 Translated meanings of Al-Furqan 25: 3.

6 Translated meanings of Al-Hajj 22: 73.

7 Reported by At-Tabarani in As-Saghir and Al-Baihaqi in Shuab Al-Iman.

8 Narrated by ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ud: Sunnan At-Tirmidhy, Book of Ad-Da‘wat (Supplications), Hadith no. 3494.

9 Narrated by Anas bin Malik: Sunnan At-Tirmidhy, Book of Ad-Dawat, Hadith no. 3536.

10 Narrated by ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab: Sunnan At-Tirmidhy, Book of Az-Zuhd (Renunciation), Hadith no. 2266; similar versions of the Hadith are also reported by Ibn Majah (4154) and Ahmad (200, 348).

11 Narrated by ‘Uthman bin ‘Affan: Sunnan At-Tirmidhy, Book of Ad-Dawat, Hadith no. 3310; a similar version is also reported by Ibn Majah (3859).

12 Narrated by Abu Musa: Sahih Al-Bukhary: Book of Al-Qadar (Predestination), Hadith no. 6120; similar versions of the Hadith are also reported by Al-Bukhary (2770, 3883, 5905, 5930, 6838) and Muslim (4873, 4874, 4875).

13 Abu Sa‘id Al-Khudry: Sunnan Abu Dawud, Book of Salah, Hadith no. 1330.

14 Translated meanings of Al-Fatihah 1: 3.

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