My brothers and sisters everywhere! With this essay, I am not
singling out the adherents of Islam - to which I ascribe - but rather I am
writing this essay to every man and woman throughout the whole world.
I ask Allah that He facilitates that this essay reaches every ear, falls under
the sight of every eye, and is understood by every heart...
Muhammad the son of `Abdullah is Allah's Prophet and the Final Messenger Sent by
Allah to the Inhabitants of Earth.
My brothers and sisters everywhere! You should know that the Messenger, Muhammad
the son of `Abdullah (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) is Allah's
Messenger in reality and truth. The evidences that show his veracity are
abundant. None but an infidel, who out of arrogance alone, could deny these
Among these proofs:
1. Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) was raised illiterate,
unable to read or write, and remained like that till his death. Among all his
people, he was known as being truthful and trustworthy. Before receiving
revelation, he had no prior knowledge of Religion or any previously sent
Message. He remained like that for his first forty years. Revelation then came
to Muhammad with the Koran that we now have between our hands. This Koran
mentioned most of the accounts found in the previous scriptures, telling us
about these events in the greatest detail as if he witnessed them. These
accounts came precisely as they were found in the Torah sent down to Moses and
in the Gospel sent down to Jesus. Neither the Jews or Christians were able to
belie him regarding anything that he said.
2. Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) also foretold of
everything that would occur to him and his community after him, pertaining to
victory, the removal of the tyrannical kingdoms of Chosroes [the royal title for
the Zoroastrian kings of Persia] and Caesar, and the establishment of the
religion of Islam throughout the earth. These events occurred exactly as
Muhammad foretold, as if he was reading the future from an open book.
3. Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) also brought an Arabic
Koran that is the peak of eloquence and clarity. The Koran challenged those
eloquent and fluent Arabs of his time, who initially belied him, to bring forth
a single chapter like the Koran. The eloquent Arabs of his day were unable to
contest this Koran.
Indeed, till our day, none has ever dared to claim that he has been able to
compose words that equal-or even approach-the order, grace, beauty, and splendor
of this Glorious Koran.
4. The life history of this Noble Prophet was a perfect example of being
upright, merciful, compassionate, truthful, brave, generous, distant from all
evil character, and ascetic in all worldly matters, while striving solely for
the reward of the Hereafter. Moreover, in all his actions and dealings, he was
ever mindful and fearful of Allah.
5. Allah instilled great love for Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be
upon him) in the hearts of all who believed in and met him. This love reached
such a degree that any of his companions would willingly sacrifice his (or her)
self, mother or father for him.
Till today, those who believe in Muhammad honor and love him. Anyone of those
who believe in him would ransom his own family and wealth to see him, even if
6. All of history has not preserved the biography of any person in the manner it
has preserved the life of Muhammad, who is the most influential human in
Nor has the entire earth known of anyone whom every morning and evening, and
many times thereafter throughout the day, is thought of by those who believe in
him. Upon remembering Muhammad, the believers in him will greet him and ask
Allah to bless him. They do such with full hearts and true love for him.
7. Nor has there every been a man on earth whom is still followed in all his
doings by those who believe in him.
Those who believe in Muhammad, sleep in the manner he slept; purify themselves
(through ablution and ritual washing) in the manner he purified himself; and
adhere to his practice in the way they eat, drink, and clothe themselves.
Indeed in all aspects of their lives, the believers in Muhammad adhere to the
teachings he spread among them and the path that he traveled upon during his
During every generation, from his day till our time, the believers in this Noble
Prophet have fully adhered to his teachings. With some, this has reached the
degree that they desire to follow and adhere to the Prophet's way in his
personal matters regarding which Allah has not sought of them to adhere to in
worship. For example, some will only eat those specific foods or only wear those
specific garments that the Messenger liked.
Let alone all that, all those who believe in Muhammad repeat those praises of
Allah, special prayers, and invocations that he would say during each of his
actions during day and night, like: what he would say when he greeted people,
upon entering and leaving the house, entering and leaving the mosque, entering
and leaving the bathroom, going to sleep and awaking from sleep, observing the
new crescent, observing the new fruit on trees, eating, drinking, dressing,
riding, traveling and returning from travel, etc.
Let alone all that, all those who believe in Muhammad fully perform-even to the
minute detail-every act of worship-like prayer, fasting, charity, and
pilgrimage-as this Noble Messenger (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him)
taught and as he himself performed.
All of this allows those who believe in him, to live their lives in all aspects
with this Noble Messenger as their example, as if he was standing before them,
for them to follow in all their doings.
8. There has never been nor will there ever be a man anywhere upon this earth
who has received such love, respect, honor, and obedience in all matters-small
and large alike-as has this Noble Prophet.
9. Since his day, in every region of the earth and during every period, this
Noble Prophet has been followed by individuals from all races, colors and
peoples. Many of those who followed him were previously Christians, Jews,
pagans, idolaters, or without any religion. Among those who chose to follow him,
were those who were known for their sound judgment, wisdom, reflection, and
foresight. They chose to follow this Noble Prophet after they witnessed the
signs of his truthfulness and the evidences of his miracles. They did not choose
to follow Muhammad out of compulsion or coercion or because they had adopted the
ways of their fathers and mothers.
Indeed many of the followers of this Prophet (may Allah's blessings peace be
upon him), chose to follow him during the time when Islam was weak, when there
were few Muslims, and when there was severe persecution of his followers on
earth. Most people who have followed this Prophet (may Allah's blessings and
peace be upon him) have done so not to acquire some material benefits. Indeed
many of his followers have suffered the greatest forms of harm and persecution
as a result of following this Prophet. Despite all this harm and persecution,
this did not turn them back from his religion.
My brethren! All of this clearly indicates to anyone possessing any sense, that
this Prophet was truly and really Allah's messenger and that he was not just a
man who claimed prophethood or spoke about Allah without knowledge.
10. With all this, Muhammad came with a great religion in its credal and legal
Muhammad described Allah with qualities of complete perfection, and at the same
time in a manner that is free of ascribing to Him any imperfection. Neither the
philosophers or the wise could ever describe Allah like such. Indeed it is
impossible to imagine that any human mind could conceive of an existing being
that possesses such complete ability, knowledge, and greatness; Who has subdued
the creation; Who has encompassed everything in the universe, small or large;
and Who possesses such perfect mercy.
Nor is it in the ability of any human being to place a perfect law based upon
justice, equality, mercy and objectivity for all human activity on earth like
the laws that Muhammad brought for all spheres of human activity - like buying
and selling, marriage and divorce, renting, testimony, custody, and all other
contracts that are necessary to uphold life and civilization on earth.
11. It is impossible that any person conceive wisdom,, morals, good manners,
nobleness of characters as what this honorable Prophet (may Allah's blessings
and peace be upon him) brought.
In a full and complete manner, Muhammad spread a teaching regarding character
and manners toward one' parents, relatives, fiends, family, humanity, animals,
plants and inanimate objects. It is impossible for the human mind alone to grasp
all of that teaching or come with a similar teaching.
All of that unequivocally indicates that this Messenger did not bring an) of
this religion from his own accord, but that it was rather a teaching and
inspiration that he received from the One Who created the earth and the high
heavens above and created this universe in its miraculous architecture and
12. The legal and credal make-up of the religion that the Messenger, Muhammad,
(may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) brought resembles the engineering
of the heavens and the earth. All of that indicates that He who created the
heavens and the earth is the One Who sent down this great law and upright
The degree of inimitability of the Divine law that was sent down upon Muhammad
is to the same degree of inimitability of the Divine creation of the heavens and
earth. For just as humanity cannot create this universe, in the same manner
humanity cannot bring forth a law like Allah's law that He sent down upon His
servant and messenger Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him).