Imtiaz Essa Halepoto
Looking in google and other websites, no any human being is written so much on his life, of any time, than Last Prophet of Allah Muhammad (PBUH). Prophet (S.A.W) is not only praised and lauded by Muslims across the world but eminent people belonging to other faiths have also showered huge praises. Research has showed that people with ´Muhammad` name are estimately 150 million throughout world. Muhammad (S.A.W) preached of one Allah just like Abrahem, moses and jesus. Arabia was idolatrous when, six centuries after Jesus, Muhammad [PBUH] introduced the worship of the God of Abraham, Ishmael, Moses and Jesus. George Bernard Shaw writes: “If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe, within the next hundred years, it could be Islam. I have always held the religion of Muhammad [PBUH] in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him, the wonderful man, and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Saviour of Humanity“. “I believe that if a man like him were to assume the [leadership] of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much-needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad [PBUH] that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.” Muslims across the globe should pay the Prophet special tribute in this month of Rabi-ul-Awwal to celebrate his birthday in full-swing. Many will rejoice, as there will be illuminations, particularly in the mosques and Jalsagahs. Religious scholars will recount anecdotes from his life, highlighting his unmatchable character and unprecedented achievements, and reminding people of his sayings on different aspects of human life before gatherings of devotees. Naat recitations and milads (sessions singing praise to the Prophet) will be held everywhere. Scholars will dwell upon his attribute of Rahmatalil Aalemeen (‘Mercy for all the worlds’ —including those of the birds and beasts, of insects and worms, etc.), because a Muslim is adjoined to not hurt any living being except in the way of God. Scholars will explain what the Prophet said to his followers about how to treat women, children and elder, how to interact with people of other religion and how to perform in one’s everyday life. Prophet had utmost taught everything that can cause muslims to go heaven. But unfortunately, muslims of the day are not acting like: prophet (PBUH) taught us. Thus we all should follow all the teachings of prophet so that we may go stray.