If you take a cursory look at the list of the 100 most influential people in the world, the bulk of it consists of revolutionaries, anarchists, dictators; people who have fought bloody wars to get to the top.
Their word was law, and you either agreed with their point of view or were silenced forever.
I mean whoever heard of a peaceful revolution, right? People have to die, it’s just collateral damage.
How about the billions of people around the world who have accepted Islam, and the ones entering its folds everyday? Because no. 1 on that list was Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH)
The Islamic revolution has been the only revolution that spread through the power of the pen and the sunnah of the last prophet (PBUH). I don’t deny wars were fought but they were always on the defensive rather than the offensive, and how about Fatah-eMakkah? If that’s not a feather in our cap I don’t know what is!
All this sounds kind of unbelievable until you take a more detailed look at the life of the Prophet (PBUH). I could use countless analogies to describe him but each one would pale by comparison. He was the best of us, the perfection we must forever strive to attain.
A man whose enemies swore by his honesty. Isn’t it somewhat ironic that they had declared war on him and set out to kill him yet they left their valuables in his guard. Countless stories highlight different aspects of his personality. A personal favorite is the story of a woman who used to dump garbage on the Prophet (PBUH) each time he passed by her street. When a few days passed and she wasn’t at her usual post the Prophet (PBUH) went to her house to see if everything was okay. Upon finding her sick in bed he swept the house, filled her earthen pot with water and gave her some to drink. She was so overcome with gratitude that she immediately accepted Islam!
Be it personally or professional, every facet of his life serves as guidance; the charismatic, eloquent orator, the loving family man, the just judge, the prudent leader, the loyal friend, the knowledgeable teacher; the perfect human being!