Proof of Prophethood
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Brothers and Sisters in Islam today are hooked by is titled, proofs of prophethood. And we've had requests from some of the Muslim lien who asked for not just a hook book about the hour, but a hook book on how to give Dawa or how to explain a certain aspect of Islam to a non Muslim. And today I want to share the steps to one of the most powerful Dawa techniques that I'm personally familiar with. And, and that is proving the veracity, or the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And from there, you can move on to other areas meaning proving the existence of Allah subhanaw taala. It was about 20 years ago, at the University in biology class, and a young Muslim
came up to me and he said, I would like to get married to someone, but they're an atheist, can you prove to them that Allah exists? So we prove the existence of Allah subhanaw taala just by analyzing the life and the teachings of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, because if he's not a genuine Prophet, where did he get all this material from? How can there be no God, and we have a man like Muhammad was a lamb, and with these teachings, so if he's a genuine Prophet, that means there is a God and that's why the two are linked like that. So it's a very powerful technique to use with an atheist. You can use it with a Christian and you can use it with a Muslim who has doubts. And that happened
not so long ago, a Muslim came and they had doubts is Islam. The truth was Muhammad Salah Salama, genuine Prophet, is the Quran actually from Allah azza wa jal and we use the same technique and they have the lower able to come back to their Deen.
So we want this
Start by in this quote by just describing this process, and then you can repeat it with your co worker, you can repeat it with a classmate, you can repeat it with your neighbors or friends, family members, and so on and so forth. And you want to do a number of things. First, you want to get them in a very analytical state of mind. So you can begin by asking them because you want them to start thinking in that way, if someone walked up to you right now, and claimed to be a prophet of Allah, how long would it take you just through questions and answers to, to either to decide that they're, if they're telling the truth? Or if they're telling a lie? Annie? What kind of questions would you
ask someone that claimed to be a prophet of Allah? Someone came to you right now. So I'm a prophet of Allah, what would you ask them? So you would ask them basic questions? What's the name of the angel that came to you? If they didn't say to you, but I mean, that's a strike. What is the number one message and if they didn't mention to hate of Allah azza wa jal, as every prophet did, that's another strike, and so on, and so forth. If they say, or teach anything contrary to what all the prophets have mentioned, about, about the ark, or about paradise in the hellfire, anything basic like that changes, and you immediately can conclude they're not a genuine profit. So what you're
looking for here is what is what we'll refer to as the mold of the prophets. There's a certain pattern and style for all the prophets of Allah. And if someone goes against that, they were approached by an angel other than Gibreel, or their story and is different than that of the other prophets. And then they don't fit the mold of a prophet. An example we can use is the Mormon as he calls himself the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, who was like the founder of Mormonism. So he was like a 14 year old boy in upstate New York when he goes into the forest. And he meets according to him, God, the Father and the Son in front of him, and they speak to him. Like, no, no prophet met
God like this in the jungle, ever. None of them were 14 year old when they met and spoke to God. And no prophet ever met and spoke to what they call God the Son, which means one of two things.
Every Prophet forgot to mention meeting God the Son, or to God, the Son never existed less we didn't hear about God, the sun with Ibrahim Ali Salam, with no Haile Salam, and so on and so forth. That's another dour point. So if they don't fit the mold of a prophet, then they're already starting to be disqualified. Then we get to the nature of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we have two options with no third, either he was a genuine Prophet, or he was an imposter. These are the only two options even if you say, perhaps he was someone who meant well, and he wanted to affect change in the community, it still means he was not genuinely sent by God. So either he was sent by God, and he was a true
prophets and everything he spoke was the truth, or he was an imposter, who pretended and faked his way, and made everything up along the way. So now you've got these two categories, genuine, and imposter, then, and in doing in this part of the exercise, you're also getting to know how much the person you're giving Dawa, to how much they know about the profits. So and that way, you will be able to figure out how much you have to hold their hand throughout the process and the exercise. So then you ask them list, what would be the signs of a genuine profit, and make a list of them. And what would be the signs of an imposter Jani, they might say, for example, that an imposter might be
lazy, you might have some bad characteristics, like you'd be a coward. And that would not be befitting of a genuine Prophet, to be a coward or to be lazy, or to come from bad lineage or to not even know his lineage,
or to have any other manners that were bad. But the imposter might have good manners, but he also might have a history of bad manners and then suddenly, overnight, he starts to become a well mannered person, the genuine Prophet would practice what he would preach the imposter most likely would not practice what he would preach. A genuine Prophet would offer solutions that actually work for social problems, what have you, and imposter most likely will offer solutions that don't work? He will, he'll probably teach things that are, you know, factually scientifically inaccurate, and so on and so forth. So you make your list like that. And at this point, what we're gathering also is,
what are the odds that a man pretended to be a prophet in Arabia 1400 years ago, and he happened to have good lineage and good manners and is known for his truthfulness? And on top of that, after all, that he's gonna fake or pretend to be a prophet of Allah, what are the odds? So then after this, you give a brief description of Arabia, and what they need to understand
is how Arabia was not under one king or one emperor, but it was different tribes and these tribes a lot of times would compete with each other. And other times they would go to war with each other for a war would continue for decades or a decade at least. So now in Arabia being where Mecca is, and where people come from pilgrimage from around the peninsula, they're going to bring with them merchandise and wealth. So this is now also part of or related to their source of commerce and their income. And now someone's going to attack these islands they have around the Kaaba and attack their source of income and their economy, what do you think they're going to do to that person, no doubt,
they will try to kill that person. So that means if someone is going to pretend to be a prophet in Arabia 1400 years ago, they must have a strong motive, because they know they might get killed. And now you ask the non Muslim or the doubtful Muslim? What would be the motives and just in reference to criminology, when there's a murder, they look for two things, they look for the murder weapon, and then they look for the motive. What is the narrative, the story, they're going to give the judge or the jury as to why so and so killed the other person? What is the motive? So now you get them to put a list of motives and you can help them? What would motivate a man in Arabia, to risk his life
to create a new religion to claim to be a prophet of Allah? Why is he doing this? So obviously, people will say things like wealth, so write down wealth, they might say, luxury, power, fame, put it down, they might say maybe he did it for women write it down. Maybe when one Jewish person said this to me, maybe he was from another planet, he was from outer space, not a problem, write it down. Maybe he was a madman or schizophrenic. He heard voices, he got ideas, he thought he was a prophet, notice, write it down,
list as many motives as possible with the individual. And now what's going to happen, we're going to go in, using all the data we have about the Prophet sallallahu, artesan, Yanni, there's no man in history whose life has been recorded like Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we know everything about him, we know which direction he combed his hair. We know how he relieved himself, we know every intimate detail from about his life. And not only that, that information has been very intricately authenticated, using, you know, the Hadith and the science of Hadith. So now we have all this data, or we're gonna use it to see if any of these motives are possibly true meaning did he fake and
pretend to be a prophet because he wanted wealth? Then we look at his teachings regarding wealth and his actions and his lifestyle, concerning wealth. And then we look at the Quran does the Quran reflect that motive? Yeah. And if someone is risking his life, to become a to pretend to be a prophet, then his book and his teachings would say, give your money to the prophets. If someone is risking his life for women, then his book and his teachings would say, give your women and marry your daughters to the prophet, and so on and so forth.
So then you use all your knowledge of what you know of the prophets of Solomon, his teachings, and disprove each motive one by one. So it says, The person says, maybe he pretended to be a prophet because he wanted wealth. Alright, how do we refute that so many refutations First off, in the beginning of the message, the Quraysh approached him and they said, if it's worth you want, we make you the wealthiest amongst us. So that doesn't make sense. Then we see the teachings of an obese, awesome, always against material of materialism and loving the dunya. It's all about spending and giving from from your wealth and giving to the poor and giving to others. So then that also doesn't
fit with someone risking his life for the sake of wealth, then we look at his life, and it doesn't make sense that he wanted wealth, because he began before he became a prophet. He was wealthy, and he became poor after becoming a prophet. So that doesn't sit well with the story. And someone might say, Well, maybe he couldn't make enough money. No, when the process died, there were 100,000 companions who would give their life for him so he could have taken wealth from them. So then someone says maybe he wanted luxury, or someone he wanted power type, he wanted luxury, and he's the one who forbade drinking and utensils of gold and silver. He wanted luxury and his house. The
apartment of Ayesha was six feet by six feet, had walls made of palm stalks and mud, and a roof with just some palm leaves and some leather to stop the rain from coming in. A straw man a pillow filled with palm fiber, to where is a luxury in his life. Do we see it in his actions to see it in his teachings? Do we see him requesting wealth luxury anything from people? So then you can cross out luxury? Someone says maybe he pretended to be a prophet, just
because he wanted his name to be known.
And again, you can refute it however way you would like. There are many different refutations but he wanted his name to be known. How many times is the name Muhammad mentioned in the Quran? Some of you will say for some of you will say five, you will both be correct. Four times the named Mohammed appears in the Quran once Ahmed so five times is also correct. But how many times is the name of Musa al salaam mentioned in the Quran 136 times Ibrahim 69 times a you 25 times Isa 25 times down Sulaiman 17 times, and the list goes on and on and on. So he's risking his life for his name to be remembered. And then he writes a 600 page book where he is mentioning the names of others far more
times than you mentioned his own name. So you cross that out. So and So you go through the motives one by one, just giving examples of how to possible ways to do it. Maybe he pretended to be a prophet, because he wanted women. But well, this is pre Islamic Arabia, you don't have to fake a religion to get women and people can get married, they can have woman they didn't have to pretend to create a religion to get married. So that that doesn't sit well either analyze the marriages of the prophets of Allah and it doesn't look like the action of a womanizer and so on and so forth. And the more ridiculous the motive mentioned, the easier it will be to refute later on.
And he said that he came from outer space but we know his family we know his father, his his grandparents, his uncle's, his aunts from his mother's side from his father's side that they need, the more ridiculous the claim, the easier it will be to disprove it. One time someone asked me he said, What if he was just a schizophrenic or someone a madman with a problem, a mental problem. He would have seizures, hear voices, and then he would write this new religion when it comes out of his seizure. So okay, how many schizophrenics how many epileptics have lived in died from Adam's time until now? He said 1000s 10s of 1000s. Okay, how many of them when they had a seizure, heard the
voice and came up with a religion that had criminal law and social justice and had all these rules and regulations and divorce and raising children? How many? He said none. Hello. So what are the odds? What's the possibility that this is the case with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and in the second Hotbot? We'll look at further reason reasons after you disprove all the motives, what other evidence and arguments can you give to prove that there's no way the problem could have been an imposter? A pool of holy hada was tougher Allah Allah them Leo Lacombe General donagh for stop video thoroughfare foods and Mr. farine ask Allah subhanaw taala first forgiveness Indeed, those who ask
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So, there are other things that indicate that in Ibiza, Allah Salim could not have been an imposter and that he must have been or had to have been a genuine Prophet, for example, there are many things but just a few examples of them. That one, if he wrote the Quran for whatever motive he had, the Quran would never highlight his mistakes, it would never put any mistake of his that he made during his life. And we know a number of times but for brevity of time, but we know a number of times the Quran highlighted either the judgment apostle of made that Allah did not want or a mistake, even though it may be minor, but still it would not be highlighted in the book. We know that and please
do not try to to sell the Quran as a book of science. That's a big mistake that dogs make where they try to make it look like the Quran is a science book, but there's some science in the Quran. And you can use it to show the veracity of this message that it could not have been written by a man 1400 years ago in Arabia, the miracles of the Prophet sallahu wa sallam, one of the the prophets of Allah Salah during aids Allah would recite Surah Al Kama.
And so one of the wisdoms behind that is it later on for the generation that was not there in Mecca. And the new Muslims who became Muslim later on, when they hear sort of karma recited the Katara bazzar to one shot called Camera The moon was split.
People did not object to this verse. So they'll feel that so something out of the ordinary, no one objected to sort of 10 feet. And when they heard this in the Quran, the Quran said what is the strange story of elephants being pelted by birds and destroyed? They didn't find that strange because they were all very old.
were of the incident of the elephants. They objected to a journal early Hatha ILAHA Haider, they made he makes all the idols or gods into one God. That's what they objected to. And they also in the same way, just like they never objected to certain field, they never objected to the photographer desire to unshackle karma, because everybody was aware of that. Everyone was aware that the moon split, one of the miracles of the prophets, alum, amongst many others. And then the other reasons you can add, would be all the knowledge in the Quran that would be too much for a man in Arabia 1400 years ago in a society that didn't have libraries and books and translated the works of other
nations like the Greeks and what have you. How can he write a book with so much knowledge in it, knowledge of law and military law and civil rights law and labor law and family law and personal injury law? And how would he know all this and then the rules of marriage and divorce and how to set a nation and then on top of that prayer, and history too much. And I'll conclude with this, I had a co worker one time. And after we went through this exercise, just listed all the talents of the Prophet Sawsan, that every skill that he would have to know. And he would have to be, like centuries more advanced and ahead of his time in so many different fields. And we just listed probably 36
different skills of the Prophet SAW salah, then I asked him a question I said, I just want you to, how can it be that this man in Arabia knew all of this? So he said, he was probably the reincarnation of all the greatest minds in human history into one person. So I'm going to ask you a question. I want you to be honest with me. What do you think is more probable that he was the reincarnation of all the greatest minds in human history? Or that he was just a genuine prophet of Allah. And the man put his head down, and he said he was probably a genuine prophet of Allah. This is the most powerful technique that I know of. Just try it. Try it with your coworker. Try it with.
If there's a family member who's doubtful about Islam or its origins, try with your classmates. Just try it. You will find that when you're done with the analysis, they've got no way either they will get up a Muslim, or they'll get up knowing Islam is the truth but they just can't become Muslim at this moment. Without We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us of those who recognize the truth as clear truth and follow the best of it, and to make us of those who recognize falsehood as clear falsehood and abstain from it, for lo Martin and haka converge nativa worried about Lila Bob Dylan was watching Oba La Mina as a Java dunya Kabara Homina Well, I'm a blogger Illumina what I don't
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