Proofs of Prophethood #01
Channel: Ismail Kamdar
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The topic that when you put these four topics together, they give us the rational basis of la ilaha illAllah.
It is no God beside Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. So when we are doing that, or when we are calling people to Islam, we essentially calling them to two things. Number one, there is only one goal. And that's what we covered in the first two lectures. And number two, that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the messenger of Allah. And that's what this is about, that when you present the message of Islam to people, how do you articulate why we believe that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the final message? Because they have been 1000s of people. And there still are many people who claim to be prophets. And we reject the claims of anyone
after his time claiming to be a prophet. But how do you know this is the big question, right? How do we know that the Prophet Mohammed Salah ism is a true prophet? This is the question and the question comes from two types of people. Either people were doing Dawa to or from our own youth. Right? So for many generations, when we teach our youngsters this wasn't a question anybody asked. What were the current generation? This is a question that comes up. How do we know for sure? Right, so today's presentation, and by the way, might split this over two weeks, depending on how much time we need. Because I wanted to justice the topic of today's presentation presentation is based on a new book
called The final prophet truth. So the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam by Sheikh Mohammed Al shonali.
This book was written by Sheikh Mohammed and I edited it, and we published the free ebook in March. I'm delighted to download 10,000 times over the free ebook will be on our website Yaqeen institute.org. You'll find it there on the homepage, like the first portion of the homepage, to free eBook covering from five or six different perspectives, all of the different evidences for why the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is the true prophet of Allah. And inshallah the paperback version, the printed version of this book will be available in August, right by a few publishing. So you can look forward to that. Meanwhile, you can download the free ebook, you get this information.
Now, this isn't a new topic, a new topic, because when you look at classical works on Abida, one of the major topics that cover huge volumes is the lie in the book proofs of profit. Right? It's not a new topic, you will find volumes written by early scholars, proving the Prophet Mohammed sliceable, the true prophet, why would they write about in those days because those days we were dealing with, you know, this question in your dividend dealing with secularism, the way dealing with atheism, there are only two really two reasons number one for their own, even for their own conviction for their own
for improving their own one, and number two, as a means of Dawa for others, right will be interested in Islam. So there are three objectives or goals from this presentation, three things that you will get out of this presentation. Number one, an increase in your own image and European, when you see how much evidence there is that the Prophet Muhammad SAW Allah give somebody a true prophet. Now, of course, everyone here already believes this show like God already has yet to listen to everybody that has no doubts about this. But the more you study it, the more your image increases, the more you young increases, right? So that is that benefit for ourselves. Number two, it will benefit you
in dealing with the youth, whether this is with your own children, your students, people in your community, but young people have questions, especially those who spend a lot of time on the internet and they expose to the atheist expose the ex Muslim movement exposed to all of these fitness. They have a lot of questions on this topic. And this presentation will empower you to answer these questions in a very logical and convincing manner. And number three, it will assist you in your doubt. Each and every one of us in some way or the other. We are involved in doubt we do meet people who are not Muslim, we're interested in Islam and we often have to present the fruits of Islam to
them. And so for our our conversations, this is a very important topic and a very beneficial topic. So we are going to analyze this from five different perspectives. In general, when we talk about pools of capital, we usually adjust from one perspective right and that is the Quran.
is a miracle. That's the one perspective over the Quran Jaggu Quran is a miracle
because that is perhaps the easiest, the fastest. And the most obvious way to prove that the Prophet Mohammed Salah is
right, give people the Quran that they experience emerges out of the Quran for themselves. And we already covered that in detail in a previous series last year. For those of you who remember, last year, we spent four weeks on the topic of each other. It's been four weeks showing why the Quran isn't political. So that's not what we're going to cover in this presentation, because we've already done that. But what we're going to look at instead are other angles that prove that the Prophet Muhammad so lovely somebody to Prophet number one, we will be doing a character assessment, a character assessment, we look at his o'clock and his madness and his character. And looking at it on
the scale of how does his personality put you because remember, when somebody claims to be a prophet, only two types of people tend to be a prophet. Either the church will on this pious, saintly person, well, evil narcissists to change.
There's no in between. Nobody in between claims to be a product, right? You're either someone who's truthful and honest, and honestly, a prophet was someone who is making it up. And so we'll see even in the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, one of the main reasons why people converted to Islam was through a character assessment that they knew he was a surgical Amin, they knew him to be a true person, they analyze his character and realize that this is the character of a true prophet, another character for dialogue, when we will look at it from that perspective. Number two, the content of his message. Now the content of the message of a prophet, or someone who claims to be a prophet has
very clear indication as to whether they are truthful or light. So for example, the contents of a true prophets message will be consistent with the messages that came before reading his message will not be different from the message of Moses, or Jesus or Abraham, it will be the same primary message, right? Even if the Sharia has slight differences, but the message that theology the foundation will be the same. Number two, it wouldn't contradict the fitrah what people naturally believe number three, it would be a very morally sound message. So for example, if somebody comes about and they claim to be a property, that person says that
no one told me that he wants you to fornicate, and he wants you to gamble, they want you to take alcohol, nobody would take TVs, right? Even people who do those things wouldn't take that person serious, because it is part of our nature that we know those actions will be ungodly, and not something that God wants. So the message of a prophet is often an indication as to whether he's a true prophet or not. And we see this with the false prophets, like we see them Alcazaba, where when he came about and claimed to be a prophet, he said, You're lonely to bring pleasure anymore. It's fine. If you do this, it's fine. He was just basically making the Haram Allah and reducing the
obligations, giving people what they want, not what God wants, right. So the content of a message really often indicates someone who's in true profit or not. Number three, the impact of the message on the world that evolves profits message would not have a positive impact, either will have no impact, or it will have a negative.
But a true proppants message will have baraka and that Baraka will benefit this world until the end of time. And that's one of the angles you can look at that it
comes to be comes to Makkah at a time when the Arabs are not a civilization, really tribal society. He comes with this message, which would go on to change the world. And today, a quarter of the world follows that message. And that message has had permanent changes and impact on this world in ways that were previously unheard of. Right. So we're going to look at that. Number four, we are going to look at the fulfillment of promises. And I already covered this in the Joomla food by this past week. Just a preview of this for those who wouldn't be able to attend today's session, I covered that this aspect of the Tumaco Park, where basically the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
as a prophet, he told us about many things that will happen before the end of time. And everything he said that will happen before the end of time. Either it has happened already, or it's yet
it's never been proven false. It's never that he said something and the opposite of it happened. And when you open up the classical works for this topic, you will find 1000s of adhesive
The 1000s of pieces of things that the prophesy Some said that came true, some of them are weak, but they are hundreds of pathetic, really hundreds of authentic prophecy. So one person is more than enough proof that they were a true prophet. And the final truth for profit is the more that the money goes off the professional, some primarily the Quran. Now we already discussed that angle last year, we looked at each other Quran how the Quran is a political Islam, but there are other molecules of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the offshoot of Islam, for example, any Muslim that experiences Baraka until the end of time, that is a proof that Islam is a true religion. Right?
So for example, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam said that the baraka in the early morning hours, so when you experience the baraka, that is proof that he's a true prophet, right? Likewise, any Muslim that experiences a true dream until the end of time. This is also a proof of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because he told us about true dreams, he told us after he passed away, they won't be any more prophets, but they will be true dreams, right? And so when you as a believer experience the true dream, then this is again. And when we go there is a proof of the Prophet Muhammad SAW you Salam, likewise with answers to us, and then they will also be physical
miracles of the Prophet sallallahu if some we don't talk about this enough, but again, the classical works on this topic are full of hundreds if not 1000s of examples of his physical verticals like things like the food ending of the water coming from different sources or speaking to animals or speaking to trees or know the miracles that took place in the battlefield like the angels assisting assisting me in bother all of these were in a way, they all definitely proved for his profitable. So these are the five angles, we'll try to cover two or three today and the remainder in two weeks time and we just tried to cover it in two hours maximum inshallah we can do the one hour shower. That's
that's good. But I don't want to rush this topic. I want to do justice to it. And one of the reasons for that is, this is a topic, which is necessary today for our teachers. Right? It's a topic that isn't necessarily today, but you're doing power to that generation. So firstly, very briefly, I'm gonna go through Why did Allah x in profit? So we already covered this in the previous session, but because we did it four months ago, I just want to briefly go through it in under a minute. Why did Allah sent prophets? And what particularly Why did he say Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, as the final prophet, understand that without prophets, we don't know why we exist. We don't
know what's the purpose of our lives. We don't know what what Allah wants from us. We don't know what's right and wrong. And we have no way to figure out the purpose of life or what our creator wants from us without a message. And so it is necessary that if you believe God exists, and you believe God was all wise, then by necessity, you'd believe that God sent prophets or he sent a message to mankind. So why is it a physical Prophet and not a
digestible? Right? That's the second question, okay. Why should a person why not in the world, and that's because we don't just need a book. We need role models. We need people to try and emulate. We need someone who can look and say, what would he have done in the situation? And that's why a human property is necessary. That's why Allah did not sit Angel. Allah says in the Quran that people asked the Prophet Muhammad Salah to widen Alessia as an angel. And Allah said the earth was full of angels with accent, the angel is a prophet. But the earth is full of people to Allah sent a person as a prophet. So he can be our dishwater Kasana. He can be our perfect role model that we can look at him
and learn from him how to follow this guidance in a practical manner. A third reason why he prophet was necessary was the state of the world at that time.
The state of the world 1400 years ago, the world was in a state of darkness. It was the dark ages across the world. Europe was in the dark ages, Arabia, they were literally burning little girls alive. You know, we had insists the Persian Empire, Christianity had been corrupted, Judaism would have been corrupted, there was nothing to follow. And the proof of this is the famous story of the even unbelievable fame, who lived in Makkah, around the same time at the front of Muhammad Salah when he was younger before he was a prophet. And then even our he traveled the world seeking the truth. He traveled the world trying to find you some guidance. And he came to the conclusion that
the message of the Jews had been corrupted the message of the Christians have been corrupted. So he just said unrolling Prophet Ibrahim Ali, so I'm just going to do what I know.
And you just
After that, and he passed away before the Prophet Muhammad, Salah also became a prophet, and he's got the country himself. But there was a state of the world that here's a man who travel trying to find the truth. And he came to the conclusion that it's all corrupt. Every message that came before has been corrupted, there is nothing for us to follow. So it was necessary that a final prophet comes whose message will be preserved until the end of time. And number four, the biblical prophecies that if you write to today, if you open the Bible, if you read the message of Moses, the message of Jesus is very clear. Both of them said before the end of time, there will be another
message. There will be another messenger before they had the time and they gave very clear signs about the messenger and watching will come, what will you do and what you will accomplish. And if you study those promises, you will see that they all were fulfilled the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that's not our topic today, but that is one of the reasons why he had to come. And we know for a fact that many of the Jews and Christians alive at that time, were expecting a prophet in Arabia at that time, they were expecting a prophet. And that's how the Assad knew about profits because the Jews were living in Medina, and they kept telling the elders of Medina, the prophet is
coming. And you know, when he comes, we're going to be following. So they knew a prophet was coming, which was something clearly prophesized to happen around that time. And so for that prophecy to come to a final prophet had to come to this.
So we as Muslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the final profit at the end. The last of the two properties, anyone who comes up to him is a liar, or anyone who claims to be a prophet, it is a liar, is it a job? Right? Because he was the final prophet, and he clearly stated there will be no profit after me. Therefore, anyone who claims to be a prophet RT is a that jog and a liar. But how do we know that he's a true prophet for many different angles, number one, his character, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah twice in the Quran, he testifies to the character of the Prophet sallahu wa salam, this is your inner, the Fallopian Azim you have the highest pinnacle of
awkward character. And he says that you have in the Messenger of Allah knows what to
So how does this tell us that you want to?
Well, we know that someone who claims to be a prophet is either going to be extremely pious, insanely, or someone extremely evil and, you know, focus on their own goals. Right. So someone extremely pious, like Moses, or Jesus or Abraham, Allah made them and chose him as prophets. And the same goes for Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. On the other hand, if you look at people who are false prophets, you know, people like to Salem, gotta dream about the 20th century in the 19th 18th century, all these false prophets, you will find that they will offer the worst of the people who want people to check out the hall, people who basically wanted they had this ego about
it, they wanted people to follow them and you're willing to bet a religion and lie about God to get people to follow them. So it is from the wisdom of Allah that he only sent the message to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was 40 years old. Part of the wisdom was that for those first 40 years, his character was established that people Guru Ji knew him as a SonicWALL. I mean, the truthful and the honest, the truthful and the trustworthy. This is a man who does not lie. This is a man who did not break his promise. This is a man you can trust. This was his character. This is what he was known for amongst his people, even his enemies. So when someone who is known for perfect
honesty for someone who would never lie even about the most minut of things, for that person to suddenly start lying about the Creator, at a time when doing so would cost him his money, costing his reputation cost him his life, put him into trouble, get his family members killed, get him exile, it doesn't make any sense. So Allah subhanaw taala. This was part of his wisdom that this character was established first before the message came to me. That's why immediately when he came with his message, certain people believed him immediately. People like Abu Bakr, RadiAllahu and smarter they, they knew his character. They knew the kind of anecdotes they knew he would never
like, see, Mahonia regular one or the new this is someone who doesn't like so if he's saying this, it has to be true. Like the most trustworthy man, perhaps to ever look, he's not going to lie about something like this. And you know, sometimes we don't realize just how, how well known he was for his trustworthiness and honesty that even even after people rejected his messaging, even after people disbelieved and tried to kill him and turn against him, he still trusted him with a minor
If you still trusted him with the possessions, he still trusted him to fulfill his promise, because he's still recognizing to be the most trustworthy and honest person in the community. And one of the best testimonies of the character of the Prophet saw your son when the best time that assessment of him can be found in relation in the beginning of Sanyo 200, where the Emperor of Rome, Erasmus had a conversation with the man who at that time was the leader of the enemies of the Gustavo Sofia. Right, so I'm not going to go into the duration that will take us an hour but very briefly
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam sent a letter to the Emperor of Rome, in which he,
in which he invited him to Islam, to learn more about this man and his message, the Emperor of Rome was in Jerusalem at that time, called the nearest Arabs, to interview the man just happened, I was with the I was in the area on business at that time. So I will be on comes to to the, to the palace of the seas of Rome, and he is interrogated about the character of the prophets, lawyer, Islam and the message of the purpose of all right, but mostly about these characters. And the conclusion of Europeans after interrogation is that this is a man who is not known for lying. Why would he start lying? Now, this is a man who never lied about this world, why would he lie?
So the same methodology that we are talking about your character assessment is exactly what the Emperor of Rome did when he learned that as a man to be a prophet, the first thing he did is look at his character. And we have another example of this, the chief rabbi of Medina, Abdullah ibn salaam, the first thing he did when he learned he is a man on the average claiming to be a proper he assists this character. And he said, All it took was one look at the face of Rasulullah Salallahu Salam, and he said, This is not the face of a lie. Why? Because he said, you don't need two options. someone claims to be a prophet, the idea the most truthful people are the biggest suppliers. So if it is
someone who is clearly not alive, it has to be true. So immediately, Abdullah, even Salam, despite being the chief rabbi of Medina, he converted to Islam and become one of the Sahaba after doing his character assessment of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, we can go deeper into that into his character assessment. So for example, is humility.
If you look at people who are called prophets, and false maladies and false leaders, and false gods, one of the things they all have in common is they live a very luxurious lifestyle. The US that false message appears to pile up wealth and riches, and they use the God's message to you to get whatever they want in this world. Rasulullah sallallahu ala he was never right until the end, when he was the leader of Arabia, when he could get access to anything you want to integrate. He lived in a tiny little room with barely any possessions, eating just dates and drinking water, living samples of life, which is barely any money at all. Almost anything received. He gave it away to charity. He
loved the simplest of light. Why not?
If someone had to accuse him of doing this for the sake of money, you see, where's the proof of that?
Well, at least the last five or six years of it profitably could have lived the luxurious life. He could have justified, he could have easily have done so without even being caught up. But he chose to live a simple life. He was the most humble and simple people provider to the end. There's no arrogance in his personality. He would sit on the floor with the poorest of people and the people who are looked down upon society. And he would share play to them and eat with them without eating anything of it because he was one of the people he was never anyone who claim to be better than anybody else. He was someone who could not be bright, and he would be willing to sacrifice his
worldly status for his message. Now a false prophet, and he realizes that his false message is not working. And people are turning against him. He changes the message to people or he gives up Rasulullah sallallahu he was loving the Martin face loss everything of this dunya in support of his message, but his wife passed away in the in the path of defending this message. They lost their wealth by his children. You know, they actually he lost his own exile yet to move to a different part of Arabia. He lost his his his status in Makkah. He was one of the most looked up to youngsters of Africa and now they literally trying to kill him and kick him out. Yet despite all of that he
made consistent in his message without any compromises. We even come to him to bribe in Italian we stop promoting this message will make you wealthy if you want well to give you well if you want status, we'll give you status we make your own either one
Whatever you want, he said just want you to believe in Allah, Allah and Allah. This shows his sincere God This shows that this was someone not doing this for any one reason doing it because these what Allah wanted him to do. We also seen his character, a level of forgiveness that is beyond normal. Once again, people who are false prophets are amongst the most
vengeful of people. When someone turns against him and someone betrays them, they will brutally murder that person. This is something that happens over and over again in history. Yet also Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah He was so we know he forgave people, even though he was still hurting, but what they had done in the case of washing, that was she had literally murdered the prophets uncle Hamza. I mean, why she wants to convert to Islam the purposes of accepts his conversion on one condition, that he doesn't want to see why she because it reminds him of the painful memories of how it's afterwards what it is still forgives him and he still accepts him into the booster combines to
become the Sahaba, who his level of forgiveness on the day of the conquest of Makkah, to all of the people of Africa, despite what they had done to him, is one of the biggest proofs that you weren't a true prophet of Allah, and not someone doing this, but one of the reasons
he's generosity, and many of the lead markets are converted to Islam. This is why they converted that they can't assessment capable generosity. We see this specifically in the case of support, even Omeo. So why even Omiya stated that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam gave so much wealth away to the new converts, and even to the non Muslims of lockup, that especially to him, that he came to the realization this man's not choosing anything of this world. This will be the realization that this was the moment when the prophets logic could have justified in taking that wealth for himself. He will have started living in luxury lives and no one lives with anything. Instead, he did everything.
Everyday he continued living a simple life we gave someone so much at some point became convinced that this man has no worth we go to proclaim it to be a prophet, he has to be a true prophet. And so generosity became one of the primary ways in which his character, prove that you are the true prophet. And we see also that you are the Rama to the army, you are the person to the universe, his level of Atma was one of different levels. Again, when we think about people who are false prophets, they are, as I mentioned earlier, people who are very
vengeful, very violent, very unforgiving. Here we have Rasulullah sallallahu, some being merciful, not just to people, not just to his followers, not just to his enemies, but to to animals to birds, to trees to the entire Earth, a level of Rama that was unheard of in Arabia at that time. And finally, it practiced what he preached and is the
perfect role model of asbestos can it be so important, this point is so important, because you will find very often immigrants and liars and false prophets and both bodies and fault seems, the easiest thing that gives them up and gives them away is that they don't practice what they preach. Yet no Muslim would ever claim this Rasulullah sallallahu some of you all believe him to be a customer, because his character was the Quran. He didn't just preach the Quran, he lived it unto his life, right? He lived by every part of the Messenger of the Quran into the that those aspects that we find difficult to follow today, therefore, purely from a candidate assessment perspective, there is no
way that he was lying about being a prophet. This was the most truthful of humans who ever lived the most honest of humans to ever look the most simple, the most humble, the most unworldly, the most sincere, the most generous, the Most Merciful. So why would someone with all of these qualities lie about the creed? Or in the word of Iraqis? Why would someone never lied about this world suddenly start lying about God? And that is why we do from a character perspective we see without us a deep Rasulullah sallallahu Allah, Allah He was self. Likewise when we analyze the content of his message,
firstly, his message is consistent with the previous prophets. This is a key point, especially if you're doing Dawa to someone who is coming from,
or someone who's coming from a Christian and Jewish background, that to establish that the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is primarily on a theological level, the same message of Abraham and Moses at Jesus. That is to worship God and avoid the idols and to obey the message by just fundamentally the message of the prophets was to say, yes, the message of Jesus and Moses was corrupted over time. But for someone who is sincerely seeking the truth, they can see a country
uation your same message from one topic to the other, that for example, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
he called What to eat and a wavefunction, as the conference before you, he called us to believe in angels and prophets and the day of judgment and Paradise and how and this city, exact same thing preached by the prophets before, there is a consistency in the message. By this nothing he brought in terms of theology that is opposite to what the Prophet Jesus or Moses before.
We also see his message not just consistent with that of the previous prophets, but it is consistent with the fitrah of humanity with the natural inclination of human beings, that he called us towards that which we naturally believe in towards justice, toward the mercy towards kindness towards good character towards family values for what all of these things that his message calls us towards that which, at least with human nature, it calls to the best of character, the best of manners, the best of products, and this is really a part of his message that we need to emphasize more in our doubt. That Rasul Allah, Allah willing, he was, he didn't just come and you'll tell people be good, that's
that's the kind of general
general advice anyone who can be good Be nice, be kind to rasool Allah solution quote with the best of everything. So just help people to be just the Quran should be just even against your own father or mother or father or something be so just he said that even if you don't daughter had to see it, either kind of punishment. I in this call for just the company best interests in just call us for good character equality to the best of character. Like he didn't just help people to be good to the pilot said, we'll be while Idina Asana, have your son have perfection in your relationship with your parents. In See, don't keep your hands out. Don't say woof to your parents don't say a word to your
parents. So the message, the cultural things, everything that's there in the human fetal as elevated to the highest level. So we have modesty in the human fitrah we call us to the highest level of modesty like absorbing the job and knowledge base. So his message not just consistent with the pitra when we call
that humanity has ever seen. Furthermore, his message isn't just empty rituals, it is transformative life will transform who you are, it changes your character changes your man and change your personality. Islam had a transformative effect on the individual, whether we are talking about the theology like believing in Allah, we need to other these have transformative effects on your personality. So for example, someone who believes in order does not lose hope about the future. They are optimistic about the future, they did not become fixed on the past because reading the passage,
it transforms the way you view this world. Same with the acts of worship, that when you pray to Allah five times a day, this has a transformative effect on your personality. When you give sadaqa it transforms you when you first the month of Ramadan increases your taco, when you go for hutch, or how many stores do you know people that we went for it and it completely transformed them? So the point here is if he's if you want a false prophet, why does his message work? If you are the False Prophet, why is it that what he told us to do works and he told us to pray five times a day apart during times they had a amazing impact on human being it was difficult to pass Ramadan as a life
changing effect effect when the human being it will have to go for Hajj there is nothing that has an energy efficient human being like going for it. Everything he does, works, it literally works to transform returning to the best version of yourself. And that doesn't happen with one equals proper teachers. That only happens when you following what your Creator actually wants you to follow. And in this case, that is these specific beliefs and rituals. Part of the fact that his message is a proof of his profitability is that the models that he taught are timeless and consistent. So he didn't come with any type of message that will be outdated, you can hear the property or
rather, we are sitting here 1443 years later. And this message is as relevant to us today. As important to us today as it was what of what
what he called for remains important in the world today to such an extent that most of the problems that humans have today. The solution comes into parliament this message even though it came one out of four years ago, that you will find your solution following his message the words that he thought about timeless and consistent, timeless meaning right until the end of time. They are irrelevant. They are life changing. They are what
and consistent meaning is no contradiction in the models that he taught. He taught us to be chaste. He taught us to read have hierarchy, he taught us to,
you know, to have family values he taught us to, to have business ethics. And in all of this is consistency in what he taught to such an extent that today, Islam is not only relevant, it is necessary for saving humanity by itself. A lot of the problems in the watch the readings, the interest based banking system, whether it's the rise of all forms of sexual evils in the West, whether it's the fact that families are dying of divorce, and not getting valued and not having children are becoming the norm. All of these problems, the solution lies in following Islam literally, even though it's
literally the solution to the problems of the world today. One final point for today, and then it goes off. And that is that the Prophet Muhammad was one of the greatest, who said he wasn't needed to Prophet is the impact of his message on the world.
He is a statement in the Bible, attribute to the Prophet Jesus peace be upon him, which states that by the fruit you should know, by the fruit, you will know that. And there's something similar in the Quran that states that a goodly word produces a good tree, and the evil what produces the evil tree meaning when something is true, the results of it are going to be good. And when something is evil, the results coming from it are going to be evil. So the question to ask is the wives of the Prophet Muhammad, or Sunderbans his message and his religion? Was it good for this world? Or what to you for this one, and anyone who studies the history of the Muslim world unbiasedly will arrive at the
conclusion that the message of the Prophet Muhammad slavisa has been beneficial not just for Muslims, but for humanity. For example, number one, Islam came and transformed the house, it completely transformed the house, we don't realize just what a big transformation it was, at the time of Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam. The Arabs were living in tribes, they were tribal society, they didn't have a civilization. They didn't have a government, they didn't have an empire, they were just living in small tribal societies. His message comes and transforms them to such an equal to such an extent that within 90 years after his death, the Arabs now have an empire all the way
enlisted 100 years ago from a tribe to a empire from Spain to India and Empire known for its justice, an empire known for its mercy, an empire known for the positive impact it's having. This is less than 100 years, which in history is nothing. It's miraculous. It's unheard of the message, we have that radical change one, just two or three generations of a community that then went from being absolute Nobodies, to being the most dominant civilization and to such an extent that within 80 years of the proper source and passing away the Christians in Spain by asking the Muslims to invade their land by the Christian king, because they heard of the justice of the Muslims, and the tide of
the injustice of the Christian king. This is within 100 years. This is how much transformation took place in such a short period of time because of the baraka of the message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the message of Islam, part of the proof that it is a true message and a true prophet is that it has had a permanent impact on this world that cannot be denied in every aspect of human life, in every aspect of human life. So for example, modern understanding of justice today we know as a universal Maxim across the globe, that people are innocent until proven guilty. And this maxim comes from Islam. This Maxim comes from the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu. He taught us
that if someone is accused of sinner, there has to be four witnesses. If someone who accused of stealing there has to be two witnesses, there has to be evidence, it has to be clear that this person stole this this person did that you can't just accuse people of things before Islam. There was no set system when it can give you justice is the poor person so people would carry out the punishment for each person so people would make 100 excuses. Islam came with the maxim everyone's equal when it comes to justice. And it all depends on evidence, and people are innocent until proven guilty. This Maxim spread from the Muslim world to other cultures are today. This is the global law.
This is globally accepted to the this is a permanent impact that Islam effect on the world the spread of the idea that people are innocent or to prove it
likewise Tahara venues, the world at that time was not known for its cleanliness. They were civilization at a time when people would park.
Again a civilization that we played used to take place because of the the idea of partying even once a week leave alone once a day was unheard of the idea of washing you know yourself multiple times the the idea of going to a place of prayer smelling good, was unheard of Islam came with this idea of purification and coziness, being half of things built on this idea based on this idea of Muslims began to explore more ways to get water to different areas, they began to explore more ways to stay clean, they began to invent things like like soap, and things like new styles of perfume, and things like things to make the mustard smell good. And they began to develop things, how to keep your teeth
clean, and this entire culture, we have to be open to this, which is a part of almost every civilization in the world today, where we need to be well groomed, you know, we need to be smelling good, we need to be dressed well. We need to make sure our homes are clean our places of prayer, I mean, his entire culture of cleanliness, its roots Isla,
the roots of this culture of promesa. This was an impact that Islam had with the rest of the world, the way Islam spread to Spain and other cultures in the activity. They took these ideas backwards. Same with education. So the idea
of mass education did not exist before Islam. And this even ties in with the next point of prophecies the prophets lysozyme said before the end of time, reading will become normal. So very interesting prophecy. He said before the end of time reading and writing will become normal. In the time of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. Illiteracy was an all you'd have for by people in his entire city who knew how to
walk by people in an entire city. At that time, he said, There will come a time when reading and writing will be no, actually we know it's not. I mean, even if you're just sitting on Twitter or Facebook, right? It is normal today for people to read it. But this whole process of education, the very first revelation will drop, right in the very first revelation with a clock and the idea of a school system, the idea of a university system, even the idea of a medical college, all came from Islam. All of this came from the teaching of Rasulullah sallallahu. From the end, he emphasized education from a young age to the time of humans invented the madrasa system. And after the Jamia
system, university system was invented. And then he was you know, before Islam, anybody who claimed to be a doctor, right, anybody who just set up to be a doctor, and people would go to Rasulullah saw, I'm saying that, you know, whoever claims to be proficient in medicine and isn't is responsible in the sight of Allah for practicing it. To Muslims came up with a new idea. They came up with something called a medical college with a medical exam, when you have to get an ijazah a equality in degree in medicine before you're allowed to be a doctor in
this whole culture we have today of doctors and medical colleges graduating before you're allowed to practice. This is Islam. This is a permanent impact of Islam. And it's the same with science. A lot of science we have the world today comes from the culture that Islam created. The culture that Islam gave the way that the Abbas's Empire led to the thriving of science.
Those empires things have discovered things that continue to have an impact on the world today, so again, evolved
his message with the true prophet, his message would change the world for the better. Rasulullah sallallahu suns message changed the world for the better in every way. At the time of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihe Salam idol worship was mobile. today. I will say even amongst most non Muslims, idol worship is frowned upon. Because the idea of there being only one God became something that spreads across the globe. Now some of them went to the other extreme and not believe me boy at all, but so many people are returning to the picture but idea of idol worship being bizarre. That was what Islam came with. It then became a norm scene with the justice of Islam, the cleanliness of
Islam, the education system, the idea of studying of, of exploring silences, all of this came from his message. And interestingly, this was something that people have is tied to get a lot of people at his time were skeptical about Islam. He said, listen to me. It is a true prophet. Allah is going to help you
This is the first proper this is going to pull up.
And the accomplish market happens and you're like, oh, must be at your pocket height, because it didn't. It grew and it grew. And it grew right until today continues to grow. I mean, this is thinking of one simple point that people don't realize.
In the past 2000 years, there have been 1000s of people who claim to be prophets. But only one of those people has a following today or what have you.
Is the Prophet Muhammad Salim nobody else who claimed to be a prophet had the following any reports that are given 1% of that, in the past 2000 years from calling out to them with the Saudi salaam, right. Many, many people claim to be prophets, the opposite out died out or developed some Smokehouse here and there, just like following your country. Only one person in that period, who claimed to be a prophet developed a global following from which stemmed multiple civilizations that changed the world forever and continues today due to the past and previous religion in the world. And that is the message of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once you get to bigger
Indeed, He is the true prophet. And the final point for today, the impact of his message and not just be seen on the world today. But especially for the people around
the transformative effect he had on the Sahaba is indeed a miracle.
It is one of the greatest proofs of Islam. When we see by the fruit, you will know them. You look at the immediate followers of someone. And that gives you an idea of the quality of the message that the immediate followers of a hypocrite will be hypocritical, immediate followers of a narcissist will be narcissists themselves and the immediate followers of a violent person the violent people themself.
Immediate followers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, with the best of generations, and Islam transform them in such a radical way. Then here you have, for example, a more regular one who goes from being a Campbell shepherd in Makkah, to the ruler of an Empire who is humble and simple, and just in the most simplest of ways, and the most pious of people despite the fact that is ruling in attire.
That type of character transformation comes from the truth, it doesn't come from folks who cannot change a person.
It won't bring out the best in someone. Islam brought out the best in that generation. We took someone like Holly given Waleed rhodiola, one who, who was a warrior for a tribe in Makkah, and turned him into a conqueror of empires. He brought out the best thing. We took someone like us when they did too much representing the courage you in the courtroom, the judge and turn into someone who was the governor of Egypt. Just taking people and bringing out the absolute best did you look at the youngest is amongst the Sahaba those who grew up around Allah. So Allah according to some people like Abdullah ibn Abbas, and the secret Malik and I share with you
the transformative effect that Islam has on him is something that every generation after
that we wish we could have had that what they had, and that only comes from the traditional ministry. If Rasulullah sallallahu leaves them with a false prophet, the first people to notice that would have been Aisha or others.
You would have been the first week notice that, because we were with him every day, they observe every aspect of his life. They saw how he was with his family, they saw how he was when he was alone, they saw how he was private, and they became the most staunch of his followers, the people who arranged the most, at least the people who promoted this message the most the people who love this message the most, because they saw with their own eyes, that he was indeed the true prophet, and a sincere Prophet and someone who truly practice what they preach.
And that transformed them into the best of generations. And a false message cannot produce the best of generations, only the true message, we're able to do that.
Finally, one last point to show how powerful the message of Rasulullah saw itself is, is that, you know, for 1300 years, Muslims will adopt dominant civilization of this world. And one of the truths of Islam in that time is we the dominant civilization of the world, right people. You guys watch the two weeks on the show, they say, look at our empire, right. But yes, yes, something interesting. For the past 100 years. Muslims are not the dominant civilization. For the past 100 years. We are politically we are politically humiliated. We are politically broken and fractured. Despite that, we are still the past
despite the fact that we don't have the political thing to point to anyone to use
religion as our empire, even without that the message of Islam is so strong and the proofs of Islam is so strong and the relevance of Islam is so strong, that it is still the fastest growing religion in the world. Even surveys done by non Muslim have shown that by 2050 to be the largest religion in the world, that's how rapidly started spreading. But by 2050, expected to overtake Christianity as number one. And because three things are happening, number one, Christianity's numbers are plummeting as a ring unheard of in the history. Number two Muslims are having more children. But yes, I should be growing in that way. Number three more people are converting to Islam that nificant
right, we have a crisis of people leaving Islam. But wherever we want low quality person who leaves Islam, they have three or four high quality people convert to Islam.
And so those two high quality people who convert to Islam get value and have lots of children. So a lot of us that's coming up this one.
So Islam continues to grow despite political weakness. And that, again, is testimony to the relevance of Islam, the importance of Islam, the truth of Islam, the truthfulness of Islam, and the fact that this message is as important and impactful on the world today, as it was with the subject politically strong. So we end with this point, that in the past 2000 years, many people claim prophethood but not none of them have even a fraction of the success of Rasulullah sallallahu when he will submit the baraka of his message continues to benefit the world today. And he continues to be relevant and important in the world today as ever before we have two more sections to cover but
we are out of time, inshallah knowledge presentation in two weeks time, we will continue in which we will look at the promises that he made and his verticals. And then these five things together give us a comprehensive understanding of all the different reasons or rather many different reasons as to why he was a true prophet. There are many others as well. We can conclude shahada robic Arabic is full of saline what happened in