Channel: Ashraf Schneider
G – God’s existence
O – God’s oneness
R – Revelation
P – Prophethood
In episodes 8-10, we discussed the first 3 elements of the GORAP dawah method: the existence of God, God’s oneness and the concept of revelation.
This sequence is progressive and sets a rational foundation for easier understanding of the final ‘P’ element – Prophethood.
1 Acceptance of Quran as revelation is testimony to Prophethood
2 Miracles as testimony
- prophetic miracles
- Quran is a miracle
3 The 3 possibilities of who Muhammad was (liar, delusional or truthful)
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Peace, blessings and mercy be upon you all. Welcome to the 11th episode of gallopers days in our episode today we are going to be discussing the P within grep. Then itself being the prophethood of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Now, how might one rationally speak about the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, and why he is a prophet of the Almighty Creator, rationally, if the individual that you're speaking to, as agreed with the G and the O within grasp that this Almighty Creator exists and that he is one. And they've also agreed with regards to we are within grab the revelation itself, and you now get to
profited. Once they've accepted the revelation itself, that surely this must have been from the Almighty Creator, given its structure, given its preservation and given some of the facts within the Holy Quran, then it had been revealed by a divine being, and it did not come from a human mind. Once they've come to this understanding, it's very easy to introduce Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, I would like to tell you as to how I personally introduce Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. And then I'm going to give you another rational argument that you can use for his prophethood if the individual accepts that this revelation must surely be inspired by the
Almighty Creator, and that could not have been farther than by human mind. Then in itself, they accept the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, because he was the one to narrate this revelation how I introduces is that I would tell the individual that every single Prophet came with a sign, Moses peace and blessings be upon him, he struck his staff, the sea separates it people said that surely this is a profit is eagle and alijah peace be upon them, they would heal the sick and people would say that these are prophets, Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, he would cast out demons and he will heal the sick. And people will say that this is a profit from
the Almighty God, and Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon you would multiply water and heal the sick, all these miracles that the prophets would perform, they could only perform by the power of the Almighty Creator, and not within their own right. But fundamentally, if we think about it, if every single Prophet came with a sign in America, for the people and the generation, and so every generation receives a sign from this Almighty Creator, that is objective that they can look at and perceive, then it would be unjust of this creator to leave our generation without assigning the Holy Quran is the sign from this Almighty Creator that we can objectively look at and say, undoubtedly,
but this is his word. Now, what might be another argument for Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him in his prophethood? Fundamentally, if we contemplate there are only three possibilities for Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. The first one is that he was a liar. The second one is that he was delusional. And thirdly, he was truthful. Now first and foremost, we know the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him was not allowed, because fundamentally why would somebody lie they would do so in order to attain status in order to attain wealth, or in order to attain power. Ultimately, Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him did not propagate for
any of us, because fundamentally, if we look at his lifestyle, he never propagated this mission in order to gain power. He never propagated this mission in order to gain status, and he definitely did not propagate this mystery in order to gain wealth and evidences for this can be found through our Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him story. One such example is where Isha radula Underwood say the following over two months have elapsed during which we have seen three crescents and yet no fire has been kindled in the house of the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him. Now what are you shocked at the law under was saying is that they would go months at end that they did not
even have fire within the meaning that they did not even have cooked food, and they would live on dates and water. What this means is that Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him was not alive, because if it was out there for wealth, or for power and status, he would have used his Prophetic Mission in order to gain the luxuries of this world, but he never propagated as such, and therefore he could not have been enlightened. The second point is was Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him delusional. Now, if we contemplate and think about this, and the delusional individual believes that whatever they are propagating is truth, but they themselves are deluded
regarding their own reality. Now, ultimately, we know the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him was not the dude because he received the Quranic revelation over a period of 23 years. Now, you can use your own wisdom and understanding of the Quran in order to propagate why Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him was not delusional. For instance, when he would be asked a question and he's not able to respond to that question until the revelation is released much later. In conclusion, what we find is that evidences for Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him his prophethood is found within the revelation of the Holy Quran itself. And we also know the
Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him was not a liar, he was not deleted and therefore he had to be truthful. I hope that you enjoyed today's episode. And if you have, please leave a like and share this with your friends. I look forward to seeing you at the next one. All the best blessings to your family.