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The last and final prophet that God sent to humanity was the Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him). Peace and blessings be upon him.

Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) explained, interpreted and lived the teachings of Islam. Allah chose him to reveal His Last Message. He came with complete guidance for mankind. He received the Noble Qur’an from Allah through the Angel Jibril (Gabriel).

The Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is the greatest of all prophets for many reasons, but mainly because the results of his mission have brought more people into the pure belief in One God than any other prophet.

Even though other religious communities claimed to believe in One God, over time they had corrupted their beliefs by taking their prophets and saints as intercessors with Almighty God.

Some religions believe their prophets to be manifestations of God, “God Incarnate” or the “Son of God”. All of these false ideas lead to the creature being worshipped instead of the Creator, which contributed to the idolatrous practice of believing that Almighty God can be approached through intermediaries. In order to guard against these falsehoods, the Prophet Muhammad(Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) always emphasised that he was only a human-being tasked with the preaching of God’s message. He taught Muslims to refer to him as “the Messenger of God and His Slave”.

To Muslims, Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is the supreme example for all people – he was the exemplary prophet, statesman, military leader, ruler, teacher, neighbour, husband, father and friend. Unlike other prophets and messengers, the Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) lived in the full light of history. Muslims don’t need to have “faith” that he existed and that his teachings are preserved – they know it to be a fact. Even when his followers only numbered a few dozen, Almighty God informed Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) that he had be sent as a mercy to all of mankind. Because people had distorted or forgotten God’s messages, God took it upon Himself to protect the message revealed to Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him). This was because Almighty God promised not to send another messenger after him.

Since all of God’s messengers have preached the message of Islam – i.e. submission to the will of God and the worship of God alone – Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is actually the last prophet of Islam, not the first.

Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) was  born in Makkah and was orphaned at a young age. He was cared for by his grandfather and then his uncle after his grandfather passed away.

Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) led an honest life, and was known to his tribe as ‘as-Saadiq’ (the truthful) and ‘al-Amin’ (the trustworthy).

He (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) received the first revelation at the age of forty. He lived in Makkah for thirteen yers and called people to Islam. However, most of the people of Makkah refused to follow him. They made fun of him and tortured him and those who followed him. He suffered a great deal, but continued to preach the Word of Allah. He was forced to leave Makkah and go to Madinah where the people there welcomed him. He lived in Madinah for ten years calling people to obey Allah.

Before he died, the whole of Arabia had accepted Islam. He passed away at the age of sixty-three. This shows that Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) was a human being just like us. He was not a Divine being, but rather just a slave of Allah. Muslims must obey him, respect him, love him but not worship nor attribute to him qualities which only Allah possesses.

Muslims must follow his excellent example and follow ‘The Straight Path’ according to his teachings.

He taiught that all men, whether rich or poor, of whatever colour or race, are equal before Allah. It is only their obedience to Allah and their good deeds which may make some people better than others. Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) taught us to love, respect and be kind to one another and to others of Allah’s creation.

He was the last and final Prophet. No Prophet shall come after him. Those who obey Allah and follow the teachings of His Messenger (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) shall be rewarded with Paradise and the Hereafter.

“O Prophet (Muhammad) Verily, We have sent you as a witness and a bearer of glad tidings and a warner and as one who calls to Allah.” Surah al-Ahzab 33:45-46

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