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Muhammad in their Eyes August 3, 2008

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During the centuries of the crusades, all sorts of slanders were invented against Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). But with the birth of the modern age, marked with religious tolerance and freedom of thought, there has been a great change in the approach of Western authors in their delineation of his life and character. The views of some non-Muslim scholars regarding Prophet Muhammad, given at the end, justify this opinion.

But the West has still to go a step forward to discover the greatest reality about Muhammad and that is his being the true and the last Prophet of God for the whole humanity. In spite of all its objectivity and enlightenment there has been no sincere and objective attempt by the West to understand the Prophethood of Muhammad (pbuh).

It is so strange that very glowing tributes are paid to him for his integrity and achievement but his claim of being the Prophet of God has been rejected explicitly or implicitly. It is here that a searching of the heart is required, and a review of the so-called objectivity is needed. The following glaring facts from the life of Muhammad (pbuh) have been furnished to facilitate an unbiased, logical and objective decision regarding his Prophethood.

Up to the age of forty, Muhammad was not known as a statesman, a preacher or an orator. He was never seen discussing the principles of metaphysics, ethics, law, politics, economics or sociology. No doubt he possessed an excellent character, charming manners and was highly cultured.

Yet there was nothing so deeply striking and so radically extraordinary in him that would make men expect something great and revolutionary from him in the future. But when he came out of the Cave (HIRA) with a new message, he was completely transformed. Is it possible for such a person of the above qualities to turn all of a sudden into ‘an impostor’ and claim to be the Prophet of Allah and invite all the rage of his people?

One might ask: for what reason did he suffer all those hardships? His people offered to accept him as their King and he would leave the preaching of his religion. But he chose to refuse their tempting offers and go on preaching his religion single-handedly in face of all kinds of insults, social boycott and even physical assault by his own people. Was it not only God’s support and his firm will to disseminate the message of Allah and his deep-rooted belief that ultimately Islam would emerge as the only way of life for humanity, that he stood like a mountain in the face of all opposition and conspiracies to eliminate him? Furthermore, had he come with a design of rivalry with the Christians and the Jews, why should he have made belief in Jesus Christ and Moses and other Prophets of God (peace be upon them), a basic requirement of faith without which no one could be a Muslim?

Is it not an incontrovertible proof of his Prophethood that in spite of being unlettered and having led a very normal and quiet life for forty years, when he began preaching his message, all of Arabia stood in awe and wonder and was bewitched by his wonderful eloquence and oratory? It was so matchless that the whole legion of Arab poets, preachers and orators of the highest calibre failed to bring forth its equivalent. And above all, how could he then pronounce truths of a scientific nature contained in the Qur’an that no other human being could possible have developed at that time?

Last but not least, why did he lead a hard life even after gaining power and authority? Just ponder over the words he uttered while dying: “We the community of the Prophets are not inherited. Whatever we leave is for charity.”

As a matter of fact, Muhammad (pbuh) is the last link of the chain of Prophets sent in different lands and times since the very beginning of the human life on this planet.

Speaking on the character of Muhammad (pbuh), Mahatma Gandhi says in (Young India),
“I wanted to know the best of one who holds today’s undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind….I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to this friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the Prophet’s biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the great life

Mahatma Gandhi

“The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes! There is Muhammad, the Prophet. There is Muhammad, the Warrior; Muhammad, the Businessman; Muhammad, the Statesman; Muhammad, the Orator; Muhammad, the Reformer; Muhammad, the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad, the Protector of Slaves; Muhammad, the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad, the Judge; Muhammad, the Saint. All in all these magnificent roles, in all these departments of human activities, he is alike a hero.”

Prof. Ramakrishna Rao

Sarogini Naidu, the famous poetess of India says about Islam: “It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy; for in the mosque, when the call for prayer is sounded and worshippers are gathered together, the democracy of Islam is embodied five times a day when the peasant and king kneel side by side and proclaim: ‘God Alone is Great’… I have been struck over and over again by this indivisible unity of Islam that makes man instinctively a brother.”

Sarogini Naidu

“If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and souls. . . his forbearance in victory, his ambition, which was entirely devoted to one idea and in no manner striving for an empire; his endless prayers, his mystic conversations with God, his death and his triumph after death; all these attest not to an imposture but to a firm conviction which gave him the power to restore a dogma. This dogma was twofold, the unity of God and the immateriality of God; the former telling what God is, the latter telling what God is not; the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other starting an idea with words.

“Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?”

Lamartine


“But do you mean to tell me that the man who in the full flush of youthful vigour, a young man of four and twenty (24), married a woman much his senior, and remained faithful to her for six and twenty years (26), at fifty years of age when the passions are dying married for lust and sexual passion? Not thus are men’s lives to be judged. And you look at the women whom he married, you will find that by every one of them an alliance was made for his people, or something was gained for his followers, or the woman was in sore need of protection.”

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Google Earth proves that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is right May 20, 2008

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No human on earth can draw a straight line on the surface of the earth between two far cities except with the aid of detailed maps, made possible today due to airplanes, satellites, and knowledge of latitude, longitude, and land height. However, there was a person who had done this 1400 years ago. This person is the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

While the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was in Madinah Al-Munawarah, Allah instructed him that he should face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque in Makkah. From then on, it became the Qiblah for Muslims. And from then on, Islam was spreading. After the victory of (Fatih Makkah) people came and entered Islam. Then, the prophet (peace be upon him) started to sent the teachers to these people to teach them Islam. One of them Wabr ibn Yohanas Al-Khozaee whom the prophet (peace be upon him) sent to Yemen (Sana’a). He was ordered to teach people of Sana and to build them a Mosque by features the prophet (peace be upon him) had defined to him.

Al-Tabarani narrates in the Mu’jam Al-wsat saying:

Wabr ibn Yohanas Al-Khozaee said: the prophet (peace be upon him) said to me ” if you build the mosque of Sana’a, make it to the right of a mountain called Deyn”

To explain, Al-Hafez Al-Rahzey says in his book ”The History of Sana’a) that the prophet (peace be upon him) ordered Wabr ibn Yohanas Al-Khozaee to build the mosque in Bathan park, from where is found a rock in Gamdan and face it to a mountain called Deyn

The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him),1400 years age, ordered to build the mosque Sana’a facing Jabal-e-deen .If we use Google Earth and draw a straight line from the mosque Sana’a to the Qibla which is in Makkah, it will pass through the peak of jabal-e-deen and will end at the center of Kaba.

How could someone 1400 years ago have shown the exact direction for kaba from a far away city without using the new aids needed for such a process?

Of course this a miracle


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RIVERS IN Rub Al Khali “The Empty Quarter” May 10, 2008

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The Arabian peninsula’s pivotal location, could become the “stepping stone” to allow the monsoon moisture to move westward each summer, if the perennial native grasses and savanna shade-trees were replanted. Left: Shows the line where the western movement of the monsoon moisture is blocked, May to September each year. Right: Producing cooler soil temperatures in summer with revegetation of the bare soils, could help the monsoon moisture to rain over the Arabian peninsula, as it did regularly 2,000-6,000 years ago.

SALALAH, OMAN as the example. The cool-soil conditions created by perennial vegetation, that produce rainfall from the summer monsoonal moisture, still occurs in the mountains north of the city of Salalah Oman.


THE ANCIENT TRACK of moisture across the Arabian peninsula does not show up as clouds, but water vapor, still following the 6,000 year old rain-path, only it is now extremely suppressed by the hot, bare soils. Hot bare soil, raise the dew point, stopping the water vapor from creating rainfall. Water vapor from

HOT BARE SOILS of the Arabian peninsula has such a strong effect to block moisture, that the category-5 tropical cyclone Gonu couldn’t make landfall in June, 2007, and was bottled up in the Gulf of Oman for several days instead of moving inland.

EVEN AT CATEGORY-5 strength, Tropical Cyclone Gonu at over 155 mph, was not strong enough to break through the hot bare-soil barrier of the Arabian peninsula in June 2007 (NASA, Earth Observatory).

instead of producing useful rain across the Arabian peninsula’s Empty Quarter, was repelled for days by the hot bare-soil temperatures. (NOAA)

Monsoon moisture and vegetation, with clouds forming over vegetated areas and no clouds forming over the hot-bare soil. Image June 30, 2007

If large areas of the Arabian peninsula could be revegetated with the local native grasses and the savannah shade-trees, that area is in a pivotal location between Africa and India, and cooler soil temperatures in the summer might be enough to provide the “stepping stone” necessary for the summer monsoon moisture to continue falling in a westward path.

The Arabia Peninsula Ecological Restoration Preserve? What if most of the land on the Arabian peninsula below the Tropic of Cancer, grazing was eliminated for ten years as an experiment, and the land was rested, to allow the land to revegetate naturally? And furthermore, what if a significant investment was made to speed up the natural restoration process, by harvesting and planting local native perennial grass seeds?

The Arabian peninsula current receives only four inches (10 cm) or rainfall per year, but relic plant species in the area’s flora, indicate that raising the annual rainfall to at least ten inches (25 cm) could be a reasonable goal, and perhaps as much as a total of 25 inches (50 cm) could be achieved. This increased summer moisture could start rivers flowing again that haven’t flowed for 2,000-6,000 years, and would help lower the annual summer maximum daytime and night time temperatures for the country by as much as 10-20 degrees F.

RIVERS IN ARABIA? See where two major rivers existed in the past, below:


Two major Arabian peninsula rivers

that could start flowing again.

River #1 was 650 miles long, and averaged 5 miles wide and 50 feet deep along its entire length, was studied by Boston University scientist Farouk El-Baz in 1993. (DISCOVER, July 1993 “A river in the desert”).

River #2, the Empty Quarter river and its associated lakes and marshlands, flowing through the southern Arabian peninsula, extrapolated from five

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Abi Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “ The Last Hour will not take place unless wealth becomes abundant and overflows; unless a Muslim gives the Zakat of his wealth, which no body accepts it and it comes back to him; and unless the Arab land turns once again into orchards and rivers” [“Al-Zakat*” Sahih Musslem. 157). In the Prophet’s “and unless the Arab land turns once again into orchards and rivers,” there are two scientific facts related to the Arab land. The first one is that the Arab land was an extremely fertile and greenery region, a fact which is affirmed by the Holy Quran. This is intermingled with the story of Prophet Hood’s (Allah’s Peace and Prayers be upon him) preaching his people A’ad who lived in the southern part of the Arab land. Allah Almighty states this clearly in: “Now fear Allah and obey me. [131] Yea, fear Him Who Has bestowed on you Freely all that ye know. [132] Freely has He bestowed On you cattle and sons, [133] And Gardens and Springs [134] Truly I fear for you The Chastisement of a Great Day [135].” (26:131-135). Further more, recent scientific researches and studies have approved this fact. In an article entitled “Traces In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Disclose a 10 thousand year Vagueness,” the author states, “There are many evidences confirming that in the past the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula had a more suitable and convenient environment for living than any subsequent time. Around ten thousand years ago, the Ruba’e Al-Khali Desert, being now regarded as one of the most drought deserts in the world, was a habitat for wildlife. Many species of wild animals like lions, reindeers, seahorse, and the like were of large numbers as those in Africa nowadays. (Ahalen Wa Sahlen Magazine: January Edition, 1988).
The other fact in the Hadeeth is that the Arab land will turn into a fertile land as it had been ten thousand years ago. Beyond the shadow of doubt, it has begun to restore its fertile and greenery nature; big fertile and green farms have spread out extending long tunnels carrying water like streams. Numerous dams have been built as well. In addition, sometime ago, I had the opportunity to take a tour in Saudi Arabia; while moving along the road on the sides of Ruba’e Al-Khali connecting Najran to Riyadh, I saw very wide and vast farms spread out on the sides of the road. Also in the heart of the Kingdom is Al-Qasseem Province, which is now regarded as one of agriculturally richest regions. What is happening in Arabia is strongly bound to the Prophet’s words “the Arab land turns once again into orchards and rivers” as if he (PBUH) had seen all of that by his own eyes.

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Olive Oil May 4, 2008

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Ibn Omer narrated that the Prophet PBUH said:“ Dabble (edibles) in olive oil and anoint yourselves with it, for it is extracted from a blessed tree.” In another divine narration, narrated by Ibn Usayed (May Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet said: “Eat and anoint yourselves with olive oil, for it is extracted from a blessed tree.” Authenticated in Al-Atiemah by Ibn Majah whose chain of narrators are reliable and Abdul Razaq in Almusanaf and approved by Alahakim.
In line with the above Hadeeths, recent scientific researches approved that this edible oil has many protective advantages from the disease– arteriosclerosis (or atheroma) patchy thickening of the lining of arteries. Herein, the Prophet of all Mankind did advice man to orally take olive oil fourteen centuries ago.
Why did he do so? The answer is that olive oil as has been recently confirmed scientifically contains chemical materials, which prevent the occurrence of blood clot in arteries (coronary thrombosis). While this chemical material further increases the ratio of the desired cholesterol of high density namely HDL, it prevents the other type of dangerous cholesterol from being clotted in the blood.
More over, physicians in Milan Hospital, Italy, prescribe olive oil as part of the medication given to those patients who underwent a heart surgery in arteries. Patients of artery problems are given four to five spoonfuls daily.
In his study published by the American Medical Magazine, 1986, Dr. Girandy, a professor in Texas University, USA, stated that olive oil decreases cholesterol by 13% and the fatty proteins by 21%. He, therefore, advises Americans to take olive oil instead of other oils in order to prevent themselves from and avoid artery diseases. (Extracts from the Prophetic Medicine)

Reference: Tihmaz, Abdulhameed Mahmoud. The Forty Scientific Miracles. Dar Al-Qalem.

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