The Holy Prophet  Muhammad (saw)

Accepted as the Best Leader of  all Times considering smallness of means ( Born / Preached in Mecca among ignorant poor tribes),  Greatness of Purpose (Salvation of Entire Humanity ! ) and  Results Achieved  (Within 1400 years, there would be > 2 billion Muslims !)

Detailed Biography : Hayat Al-Qulub, What Non-Muslims Say : www.al-islam.org

Sayings of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

Charity
A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime is better for him than giving one hundred when about to die.
To meet friends cheerfully and invite them to a feast are charitable acts.
To extend consideration towards neighbors and send them presents are charitable acts.

Education
To acquire knowledge is binding upon all Muslims whether male or female.
The ink of a scholar is holier than the blood of a martyr.
He who travels in search of knowledge, to him God shows the way of Paradise.
Acquire knowledge, because he who acquires it in the way of the Lord, performs an act of piety; who speaks of it praises the Lord; who seeks it, adores God, who dispenses instruction in it, bestows alms; and who imparts it to its fitting objects, performs an act of devotion to God.
Knowledge enables its possessor to distinguish what is forbidden from what is not; lights the way to Heaven; it is our friend in the desert, our companion in solitude, our companion when bereft of friends; it guides us to happiness; it sustains us in misery; it is our ornament in the company of friends; it serves as an armour against our enemies.
With knowledge the creature of Allah rises to the heights of goodness and to noble position, associates with the sovereigns in this world and attains the perfection of happiness in the next.

Envy
Keep yourselves far from envy, because it eats up and takes away good actions like the fire that eats up and burns wood.

Suppression of Anger
Whoever suppresses his anger, when he has in his power to show it, God will give him a great reward.
He is not strong and powerful who throws people down, but he is strong who withholds himself from anger.

Behavior
Deal gently with people, and be not harsh; cheer them and condemn not.
Much silence and a good disposition; there are no two works better than these.
The best of friends is he who is best in behavior and character.
One who does not practice modesty and does not refrain from shameless deeds is not a Muslim.

Parents and Family
Paradise lies at the feet of thy mother.
He who wishes to enter Paradise must please his father and mother.

Pride
No one who keeps his mind focussed entirely upon himself, can grow large, strong and beautiful in character.

Remembrance of God
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
The five stated prayers erase the sins which have been committed during the intervals between them if they have not been mortal sins.

Sympathy
God is not merciful to him who is not so to humankind.
He who is not kind to God’s creation and to his own children, God will not be kind to him.
Whosoever visits a sick person, an angel calls from Heaven: “Be happy in the world and happy be your walking; and take your habitation in Paradise.”

Wordly Love and Materialism
The love of the world is the root of all evils.
Wealth properly employed is a blessing; and a man may lawfully endeavour to increase it by honest means.

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Ebooks

The Life of Muhammad The Prophet

Detailed account of the life and history of Prophet Muhammad (s), including his birth and early life, events in Makkah and Madina, and his final years.

The Message

The study of the life of Prophet Muhammad, the greatest of all men, is thought- provoking, awe-inspiring and self-enlightening.

Mi’raj, The Night Ascension

Mi’raj in the Qur’an, physical ascension, traditions relating the events which occurred during Mi’raj.

Muhammad, the Messenger of God: A Brief Biographical Sketch

Sunan An-Nabi

This book presents a collection of narrations on the conduct, customs, and actions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S), those that he always performed and those that describe his way of life

Muhammad

A biography of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, including a chapter on his ancestors, the settings of Hijaz at that time, and the events surrounding his birth

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Quran and Prophet (s) introduce us to  Ahlulbayt (a):

Quran [4:80] He who obeys the Messenger, obeys Allah

Quran [42:23] ” That is of which Allah gives the good news to His servants, (to) those who believe and do good deeds. Say: I do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near relatives; and whoever earns good, We give him more of good therein; surely Allah is Forgiving, Grateful.”

These verses command the Muslims to obey the Beloved Messenger and to love the Ahlul Bayt if they want to repay the Holy Prophet for his toils of prophethood so that they should follow the Ahl ul Bayt in word and deed, because they have been thoroughly purified by Allah Himself, because they are the truthful, because they are the custodians of the word of Allah, because they know the true interpretation of the guidance sent for all mankind.

Event of the Cloak: When the purification verse (Surah al-Ahzaab, 33:33) was revealed, the Holy Prophet (S) was in the house of Umme-Salema. At the revelation of: “Verily  willeth God to keep away impurity from you O People of the House! and He purifieth you with the perfect purification,” the Holy Prophet (S) assembled his daughter Fatima (a), her two sons Hasan (a) and Hussein (a) and her husband, his cousin Ali (a) and covered the group including himself with his own mantle and addressing God said: “O God! These constitute my progeny! Keep them away from every kind of impurity, purified with perfect purification.”

The Prophet (s) saying “The verse of purification was revealed concerning five people: myself, Ali, Hassan, Hussein, and Fatima.” is reported in Is^af Al-Raghibeen, p. 116; Sahih Muslim, Kitab Fadha’il Al-Sahaba….  read more

Event of the Mubahila: Says Quran [3:61] “And if anyone should argue with thee about this (truth) after all the knowledge that has come unto thee, say: “Come ! Let us summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves; and then let us pray (together) humbly and ardently, and let us invoke God’s curse upon those (of us) who are telling a lie.”

This verse is a reference to the historic Mubahila or the Spiritual debate with the Christians of Najran. At the appointed hour the Holy Prophet (S) entered the field with Hussein (a) in his lap, Hasan (a) holding his finger and walking beside him, Lady Fatima (a) following him and Ali (a) behind her.. The Holy Prophet (S) then raised his hands towards heaven and said “Allahumma haa’oolaae Ahlu-Bayti” i.e. Lord these are the people of my house. At the appearance of these godly souls with the hallow of the divine light radiating from their holy faces, the chief monk who had brought the selected group of Christians, began to gaze at their faces and exclaimed “By God! I see the faces which, if they pray to God for mountains to move from their places, the mountains will immediately move.”

The events of the Cloak and Mubahila prove beyond all doubt as to who are the members of the family of the Holy Prophet (S), i.e., the holy Prophet’s Ahlul Bayt (a)…. more