brothers and sisters everywhere! With this essay, I am not
singling out the adherents of Islam - to which I ascribe -
but rather I am writing this essay to every man and woman
throughout the whole world.
I ask Allah that He facilitates that
this essay reaches every ear, falls under the sight of every
eye, and is understood by every heart...
Muhammad the son of `Abdullah is
Allah's Prophet and the Final Messenger Sent by Allah to the
Inhabitants of Earth.
My brothers and sisters everywhere!
You should know that the Messenger, Muhammad the son of
`Abdullah (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) is
Allah's Messenger in reality and truth. The evidences that
show his veracity are abundant. None but an infidel, who out
of arrogance alone, could deny these signs.
Among these proofs:
1. Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and
peace be upon him) was raised illiterate, unable to read or
write, and remained like that till his death. Among all his
people, he was known as being truthful and trustworthy.
Before receiving revelation, he had no prior knowledge of
Religion or any previously sent Message. He remained like
that for his first forty years. Revelation then came to
Muhammad with the Koran that we now have between our hands.
This Koran mentioned most of the accounts found in the
previous scriptures, telling us about these events in the
greatest detail as if he witnessed them. These accounts came
precisely as they were found in the Torah sent down to Moses
and in the Gospel sent down to Jesus. Neither the Jews or
Christians were able to belie him regarding anything that he
2. Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and
peace be upon him) also foretold of everything that would
occur to him and his community after him, pertaining to
victory, the removal of the tyrannical kingdoms of Chosroes
[the royal title for the Zoroastrian kings of Persia] and
Caesar, and the establishment of the religion of Islam
throughout the earth. These events occurred exactly as
Muhammad foretold, as if he was reading the future from an
3. Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and
peace be upon him) also brought an Arabic Koran that is the
peak of eloquence and clarity. The Koran challenged those
eloquent and fluent Arabs of his time, who initially belied
him, to bring forth a single chapter like the Koran. The
eloquent Arabs of his day were unable to contest this Koran.
Indeed, till our day, none has ever
dared to claim that he has been able to compose words that
equal-or even approach-the order, grace, beauty, and
splendor of this Glorious Koran.
4. The life history of this Noble
Prophet was a perfect example of being upright, merciful,
compassionate, truthful, brave, generous, distant from all
evil character, and ascetic in all worldly matters, while
striving solely for the reward of the Hereafter. Moreover,
in all his actions and dealings, he was ever mindful and
fearful of Allah.
5. Allah instilled great love for
Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) in
the hearts of all who believed in and met him. This love
reached such a degree that any of his companions would
willingly sacrifice his (or her) self, mother or father for
Till today, those who believe in
Muhammad honor and love him. Anyone of those who believe in
him would ransom his own family and wealth to see him, even
if but once.
6. All of history has not preserved
the biography of any person in the manner it has preserved
the life of Muhammad, who is the most influential human in
Nor has the entire earth known of
anyone whom every morning and evening, and many times
thereafter throughout the day, is thought of by those who
believe in him. Upon remembering Muhammad, the believers in
him will greet him and ask Allah to bless him. They do such
with full hearts and true love for him.
7. Nor has there every been a man on
earth whom is still followed in all his doings by those who
believe in him.
Those who believe in Muhammad, sleep
in the manner he slept; purify themselves (through ablution
and ritual washing) in the manner he purified himself; and
adhere to his practice in the way they eat, drink, and
Indeed in all aspects of their lives,
the believers in Muhammad adhere to the teachings he spread
among them and the path that he traveled upon during his
During every generation, from his day
till our time, the believers in this Noble Prophet have
fully adhered to his teachings. With some, this has reached
the degree that they desire to follow and adhere to the
Prophet's way in his personal matters regarding which Allah
has not sought of them to adhere to in worship. For example,
some will only eat those specific foods or only wear those
specific garments that the Messenger liked.
Let alone all that, all those who
believe in Muhammad repeat those praises of Allah, special
prayers, and invocations that he would say during each of
his actions during day and night, like: what he would say
when he greeted people, upon entering and leaving the house,
entering and leaving the mosque, entering and leaving the
bathroom, going to sleep and awaking from sleep, observing
the new crescent, observing the new fruit on trees, eating,
drinking, dressing, riding, traveling and returning from
Let alone all that, all those who
believe in Muhammad fully perform-even to the minute
detail-every act of worship-like prayer, fasting, charity,
and pilgrimage-as this Noble Messenger (may Allah's
blessings and peace be upon him) taught and as he himself
All of this allows those who believe
in him, to live their lives in all aspects with this Noble
Messenger as their example, as if he was standing before
them, for them to follow in all their doings.
8. There has never been nor will there
ever be a man anywhere upon this earth who has received such
love, respect, honor, and obedience in all matters-small and
large alike-as has this Noble Prophet.
9. Since his day, in every region of
the earth and during every period, this Noble Prophet has
been followed by individuals from all races, colors and
peoples. Many of those who followed him were previously
Christians, Jews, pagans, idolaters, or without any
religion. Among those who chose to follow him, were those
who were known for their sound judgment, wisdom, reflection,
and foresight. They chose to follow this Noble Prophet after
they witnessed the signs of his truthfulness and the
evidences of his miracles. They did not choose to follow
Muhammad out of compulsion or coercion or because they had
adopted the ways of their fathers and mothers.
Indeed many of the followers of this
Prophet (may Allah's blessings peace be upon him), chose to
follow him during the time when Islam was weak, when there
were few Muslims, and when there was severe persecution of
his followers on earth. Most people who have followed this
Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) have
done so not to acquire some material benefits. Indeed many
of his followers have suffered the greatest forms of harm
and persecution as a result of following this Prophet.
Despite all this harm and persecution, this did not turn
them back from his religion.
My brethren! All of this clearly
indicates to anyone possessing any sense, that this Prophet
was truly and really Allah's messenger and that he was not
just a man who claimed prophethood or spoke about Allah
10. With all this, Muhammad came with
a great religion in its credal and legal make-up.
Muhammad described Allah with
qualities of complete perfection, and at the same time in a
manner that is free of ascribing to Him any imperfection.
Neither the philosophers or the wise could ever describe
Allah like such. Indeed it is impossible to imagine that any
human mind could conceive of an existing being that
possesses such complete ability, knowledge, and greatness;
Who has subdued the creation; Who has encompassed everything
in the universe, small or large; and Who possesses such
Nor is it in the ability of any human
being to place a perfect law based upon justice, equality,
mercy and objectivity for all human activity on earth like
the laws that Muhammad brought for all spheres of human
activity - like buying and selling, marriage and divorce,
renting, testimony, custody, and all other contracts that
are necessary to uphold life and civilization on earth.
11. It is impossible that any person
conceive wisdom,, morals, good manners, nobleness of
characters as what this honorable Prophet (may Allah's
blessings and peace be upon him) brought.
In a full and complete manner,
Muhammad spread a teaching regarding character and manners
toward one' parents, relatives, fiends, family, humanity,
animals, plants and inanimate objects. It is impossible for
the human mind alone to grasp all of that teaching or come
with a similar teaching.
All of that unequivocally indicates
that this Messenger did not bring an) of this religion from
his own accord, but that it was rather a teaching and
inspiration that he received from the One Who created the
earth and the high heavens above and created this universe
in its miraculous architecture and perfection.
12. The legal and credal make-up of
the religion that the Messenger, Muhammad, (may Allah's
blessings and peace be upon him) brought resembles the
engineering of the heavens and the earth. All of that
indicates that He who created the heavens and the earth is
the One Who sent down this great law and upright religion.
The degree of inimitability of the
Divine law that was sent down upon Muhammad is to the same
degree of inimitability of the Divine creation of the
heavens and earth. For just as humanity cannot create this
universe, in the same manner humanity cannot bring forth a
law like Allah's law that He sent down upon His servant and
messenger Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon