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


(Verily, you (O Muhammad) are indeed guiding (mankind) to the Straight Path. The Path of Allah, to Whom belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Verily, to Allah all matters return)

Meanings of Ash-Shura 42: 52-53


Straight Path

From where did people come?

For what purpose?

Where are they going?

What will they find there?

Day and night come and go while most people live trapped in shallow purposes, distracted by material things from what lies behind them. Appearances blind them from seeing the great realities, forgetting that Allah has created them for a purpose, to live a life on earth for a limited period, assigned during it with certain duties, after which there shall be a grand meeting to ask them about every word they said and every deed they did. (Indeed, the hearing, the sight, and the heart – about each of those you will be questioned (by Allah).)1

Amidst hordes of worldly distractions, and the running of each after their own worldly pursuit, arises the guiding voice of Prophet Muhammad r calling upon people, waking them from slumber, moving them from fear to trust, answering “from where and to where?”, (Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.)2 Teaching the high aim of their living, (And I (Allah) did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.)3 Reminding them of what they have forgotten, (Fear a Day when you will be returned to Allah. Then every soul will be compensated for what it earned, and they will not be wronged.)4 Warning against what they have been deceived by, (Follow not the footsteps of Satan. Verily, he is to you an open enemy.)5 Telling them of the provisions they need for the meeting with their Lord6, (And take provisions, indeed, the best provision is fear of Allah.)7 And showing the shortest distance from where they are to where they belong: the Straight Path, (And indeed, you (O Muhammad) invite them to a Straight Path. And verily, those who believe not in the hereafter are indeed deviating far astray from the Path.)8 Any curve or swerve in the line they are traveling will diverge them from the direct path, (And verily, this is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path.)9

Allah has set an example,” the Prophet r said. “A Straight Path bordered by walls on both sides, with several open doors within the walls, covered with curtains. There is a caller on the gate of the Straight Path who heralds, ‘O people! Join the path all of you and do not deviate from it.’ A caller from inside the path is also warning any person who wants to open any of these doors, ‘Woe to you! Do not open it! If you open it, you will pass through.’ The Straight Path is Islam, the two walls are the Boundaries of Allah U, and the open doors are the things that Allah U has prohibited. The caller on the gate of the Straight Path is the Book of Allah U, and the caller above the Straight Path is an admonisher from Allah in the heart of every Muslim.”10

With presence of purpose and the path of reaching it, triviality and absurdity are replaced with the true meanings of life: (Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the worlds.)11

The new awareness stills the mind and dissolves any worries, fears, or doubts. People are not created without a purpose, (Did you think that We created you in play (without a purpose), and that you would not be brought back to Us?)12

They will not be left to go to waste, (Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female.)13

And they will not travel the path alone, (And when My servants ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me – I am indeed near. I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls upon Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, that they may be led aright.)14

1 Translated meanings of Al-Isra 17: 36.

2 Translated meanings of Al-Baqarah 2: 156.

3 Translated meanings of Az-Zariyat 51: 56

4 Translated meanings of Al-Baqarah 2: 281.

5 Translated meanings of Al-Baqarah 2: 168.

6 Adapted from Muhammad Al-Ghazali, Maa Allah (With Allah), chapter one: Defining Da‘wah, Nahdet Misr Publishing House.

7 Translated meanings of Al-Baqarah 2: 197.

8 Translated meanings of Al-Muminun 23: 73-74.

9 Translated meanings of Al-An‘am 6: 153.

10 Narrated by An-Nawwas bin Saman: Musnad Ahmad, Book of Ash-Shamyyin, Hadith no. 16976; similar versions by At-Tirmidhy (2786) and Ahmad (16978).

11 Translated meanings of Al-Anam 6: 162.

12 Translated meanings of Al-Muminun 23: 115.

13  Translated meanings of Al-‘Imran 3: 195.

14 Translated meanings of Al-Baqarah 2: 186.

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