By Haroon Balogun
Bismillah Rahamani Raheem.
The Qur’an says: Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! I am the messenger of Allah to all of you (the messenger of) Him to Whom belongs the Kingdom of Heavens and the earth. There is no deity except Him.
He gives life and He gives death. So believe in Allah and His messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allah and in His words, follow him so that you be (rightly) Guided. (Q 7 verse 158)
A messenger reciting on you absolutely plain revelations of Allah, so that those who believe and do good deeds, he can deliver them from darkness to light.
And whoever believe in Allah and did good deeds, He will bring them into Gardens beneath which rivers flow. Therein will live forever. Allah has made good provision for them. (Q 65 verse 10-11)
Muhammad (s.a.w.) the Proof from Allah: The Qur’an says: O mankind! Verily there have come to you a proof from your Lord, and We have sent down on to you an absolute light. So those who believe in Allah, and hold fast to (religious core from) Him, them He will cause to enter into His mercy and grace, and will guide them by a straight path to (reach) Him. (Q 4 verse 175 -176)
Muhammad (s.a.w.) the light from Allah: The Qur’an says: O people of the Scripture! Our messenger (last prophet) has come to you, uncovering much of that which you used to hide in the Scripture and forgiving many of your faults. Indeed there has come to you from Allah a light and a Book of Absolute (knowledge) Whereby Allah guides all who seek His good pleasure to the way of peace and He delivers them from darkness to light, by His Will and guides them to a straight path. (Q5 Verses 15-16)
Because of limited human understanding, sometime even a believer fails to see how in a human form one could be considered as a light. In reality all Knowledge and Light belongs to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and through His Divine Mercy He bestows a light on individuals. The concentration of light varies according to the Divine attachment and proposed mission.
It is very clearly indicated in the Quran that for correct approach to the Divine Lord and for the qualification of the rewards in the Hereafter, both the Messenger of Allah and the Book of Allah have a vital role in the life of the believers. Mankind in general cannot escape to do without either of them.
Our world is full of wonders and human achievements, but it is also is host to many evil and darkness, to liberate mankind from dark actions, Allah has sent a Light and a Book.
Muhammad (s.a.w.) The Highest Example for Mankind. The Qur’an says: Indeed in the messenger of Allah you have an excellent example for him who hopes on (meeting) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. (Q 33 Verse 21)
For everything there is a standard with which other things are compared in value and precision. For mankind Allah S.W.T has placed His messenger in our midst. The messenger of God Almighty experienced all aspect of human life. The happy moments and the sorrow and suffering of life. Muhammad (s.a.w.) is a supreme example of Knowledge and the Love of God Almighty.