Why did Allah send us the last prophet saws in Arabia & was there any mission of the prophet which he had to complete ?.
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Your Question-1: Why did Allah send us the last prophet saws in Arabia
Allah Say sin the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 74-78:
74 No just estimate have they made of Allah: for Allah is He Who is Strong and able to carry out His Will.
75 Allah chooses Messengers from amongst Angels and from amongst men (whom He Wills): for Allah is He Who hears and sees (all things).
76 He knows what is before them, and what is behind them: and to Allah go back all questions (for decision).
77 O ye who believe! Bow down, prostrate yourselves, and adore your Lord; and do good; that ye may prosper.
78 And strive in His Cause as ye ought to strive (with sincerity and under discipline): He has chosen you and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is He (Allah) Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (Revelation); that the Messenger may be a witness for you and ye be witnesses for mankind! So establish regular Prayer, give regular Charity, and hold fast to Allah! He is your Protector; The Best to protect and The Best to help!
My dear and beloved brother in Islam, The Lord Most Majestic Most High Declares in His Glorious Book of Guidance that He chooses and appoints His Messengers from amongst Angels and from amongst men whomsoever He Wills and Pleases.
The truth is brother, it is truly beyond our comprehension and capacity to understand the full and complete wisdom behind each Decision, Decree or Command of Allah Subhanah; for the complete and absolute Knowledge of all things are with none, except the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord Creator of the Universe.
Having said that it is beyond our comprehension and capacity to understand the full wisdom behind each Decision of Allah Subhanah, there is absolutely no harm, in fact the believers are encouraged to strive and seek and study and ponder over each and every Sign of Allah Subhanah.for if their intention behind their striving is seeking knowledge and raise the contentment of their hearts, then their search will bring them closer to their Lord Most Gracious and give them more conviction to follow the deen.
Question again: Why
The truth is brother,
regardless of where Allah Chose to send His Last and Final Messenger with His
Last and Final Message, someone would have asked why there? Why not here?
My simple question to such questions would be: why not
Beloved Brother, in the Total and Absolute Wisdom that none possesses except the Lord Creator, the believers are content with His Decision based on His Wisdom that the absolute best place that would take forward His Message to all of mankind in the times to come until the end of time would be from the land of Arabia; and based on His Wisdom and His Knowledge, He Decreed, Decided and Appointed the absolute best human being who would be able to shoulder this Magnificent burden to deliver His Message to all of mankind, and that person based on the Wisdom of the All-Knowing Lord was the Last and Final Messenger, Mohamed ibn Abdullah (saws). To all who think they knew him, he was no more than an orphan, an illiterate who could not read and write, a simple shepherd, etc.! Little did this poor, illiterate, orphan and desert Arab shepherd himself know that the Lord had chosen him and one day he (saws) would be appointed to the absolute highest status and honor any man in the annuls of the history of the children of Adam has ever been raised to!!!
But in the Perfect and Absolute Wisdom of the Lord Most High, Most Wise there was no place better on the back of this earth than Arabia to reveal His Message, there was no language spoken on the back of this earth better than the Arabic language, and there was no better human being that was, is, or will ever be born who could be entrusted with this heaviest of burdens to Declare and Propagate the Lords Message to all of mankind!
If one amongst mankind believes that there was or is a better place than Arabia where the Lord chose to reveal His Last Message, or believes that there was or is a better time, place, or person this Magnificent responsibility should have been entrusted to..then they would but follow the tradition of the Pharaohs, the Qaroons, the Haamaans, and the leaders of the disbelieving Quraysh Arabs of the likes of the Abu Jahls, the Al-Mugairahs, the Shaybas, and the Abu Lahabs, etc. who in their arrogance raised precisely the exact same questions, and challenged, and disobeyed, and disbelieved in the Decisions and Decrees of their All-Wise Lord Creator.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqaan verses 6-9:
6 Say: "The (Qur'an) was sent down by Him Who knows the Mystery (that is) in the heavens and the earth: verily He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
7 And they (the disbelievers) say: "What sort of a Messenger is this (Mohamed (saws)) who eats food and walks through the streets? Why has not an Angel been sent down to him to give admonition with him?
8 Or (why) has not a treasure been bestowed on him or why has he (not) a garden for enjoyment?" The wicked say: "Ye follow none other than a man bewitched!"
9 See what kinds of companions they make for thee (O Mohamed (saws))! But they have gone astray and never a way will they be able to find!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verses 89-93
89 And We have explained to man in this Qur'an every kind of similitude: yet the grater part of men refuse (to receive it) except with ingratitude!
90 They (the disbelievers) say: "We shall not believe in thee until thou (O Mohamed (saws)) cause a spring to gush forth for us from the earth!
91 Or (until) thou have a garden of date trees, and vines, and cause rivers to gush forth in their midst carrying abundant water!
92 Or thou cause the sky to fall in pieces as thou sayest (will happen) against us; or thou bring Allah and the Angels before (us) face to face!
93 Or thou have a house adorned with gold, or thou mount a ladder right into the skies! No we shall not even then believe in thy mounting until thou send down to us a Book that we could read." Say (O Mohamed (saws)): "Glory to my Lord! Am I aught but a man, a Messenger?"
Beloved brother in Islam, it was never that the Message was revealed in Arabia that instigated the disbelievers not to believe, nor was it the time, OR the place, or the person the Message was revealed to; but Allah Subhanah reveals the real intentions of persistent disbelievers, for no matter what, where, how and to whom the Guidance from the Lord has arrived, the obstinate disbelievers would not have believed in it!!!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 7: (O Prophet) even if We had sent down to you a Book written on paper, and even if they had touched it with their own hands, the disbelievers would have said, This is nothing but manifest sorcery!.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 157-158: Now that a clear proof, a Guidance and Blessing, has come to you from your Lord, who can be more unjust than the one who treats Our Revelations as false and turns away from them? We will inflict the severest torment on those who turn away from Our Revelations because of their aversion. Do the people now await that the Angels should come down before them? Or that your Lord may Himself come down? Or that the manifest Signs of your Lord should appear?
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 41 Surah Ha Meem As Sajdah verse 44: Had We sent this Quran in a foreign language, the people would have said, Why have not its verses been well expounded? What! The Scripture in a foreign language, an the listeners are Arabs? Say to them, This Quran is a guidance and a healing for the believers, but to those who do not believe, it is a plug in their ears and a covering over their eyes! It is as though they are being summoned from afar!
Your Question-2: was there any mission of the prophet which he had to complete ?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah Raad verse 40: Whether We shall show thee (within thy lifetime O Prophet (saws)) part of what We promised them, or take to Ourselves thy soul (before it is all accomplished): thy duty (O Prophet (saws)) is to (only make the Message) reach them: it is Our part to call them to account.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 46 Surah Ahqaaf verse 35: Therefore patiently persevere (O Mohamed (saws)) as did (all) the Messengers of inflexible purpose; and be in no haste about the (unbelievers). On the Day that they see the (Punishment) promised them (it will be ) as if they had not tarried more than an hour in a single day! (Thine O Prophet (saws) is but) to proclaim the Message: but shall any be destroyed except those who transgress?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 42 Surah As-Shura verse 48: If then they turn away We have not sent thee (O Mohamed (saws)) as a guard over them. Thy duty is but to convey (the Message).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 29 Surah Ankabut verse 18: And if ye reject (the Message) so did generations before you: and the duty of the Messenger is only to preach publicly (and clearly).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 20: So if they dispute with thee (O Mohamed (saws)) say: "I have submitted my whole self to Allah and so have those who follow me." And say to the people of the Book and to those who are unlearned: "Do ye (also) submit yourselves?" If they do they are in right guidance but if they turn back thy duty is to convey the Message; and in Allah's sight are (all) His servants.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 64 Surah Taghabun verse 12: So obey Allah and obey His Messenger; but if ye turn back the duty of Our Messenger is but to proclaim (the Message) clearly and openly.
The very term messenger means that one takes or is given a message from one and delivers it to those he is supposed to deliver it to!
The mission of all of Allahs Messengers is no more than to deliver the Message of their Lord that they receive by inspiration to mankind in the clearest and best possible manner; to accept or reject the Message is the responsibility of the people themselves. But being chosen and appointed as the Noble Messengers, these noble souls go a step further, and they bring it upon themselves to implement the Dictates of the Message of their Lord upon themselves and upon those who believe in their mission.
Your Question-3: if there was a mission was he able to complete to the satisfaction of Allah or he failed.
On the Ninth Day of Dhul
Hijjah 10 A.H in the
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me direcly. Be my witness O Allah that I have conveyed Your Message to Your people."
The scholars and jurists in Islam are almost unanimous in their opinion that the last verse that was revealed upon the Noble Prophet (saws) was this verse of Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 3:
This day have I (Allah) perfected your religion for you, completed my favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.
In light of the above
guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, without an iota of a doubt, the beloved
Messenger of Allah, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws) completed the
Your Statement-4: As i see that the world of islam is in shatters and the religion of islam is itself in danger with the western power trying their best to subjuate islam.
Dear and Beloved brother in Islam, if one puts the matter in perspective of history, one will realize the Mercy and Grace of Allah Subhanah upon the Ummah of Prophet Mohamed (saws). For almost 1000 of the 1400+ years since the Revelation of the deen of Islam, the muslims have been the only major super-power of the known world! Its only been 300-400 odd years since the pagans have taken the upper-hand in world affairs, and that too not because Allah Subhanah has diminished His Mercy and His Grace, but because of the disunity, divisions, and schisms within the believers themselves!
Because man is involved in a test in the life of this short and transitory world, it is only natural that Allah Subhanah will change the condition of a people or a nation, give power to one over another and vice versa, to see who amongst them are Truthful in the covenant with their Lord and who amongst them have hypocrisy in their hearts and are liars! Beloved brother, it is indeed true that the Ummah is indeed in the midst of a trial from their Lord, but Allah is our witness, people who believed before us were at times put to an even bigger trial by our Lord..and it may be that believers who come after us might face even bigger trials simply for being believers! Allah puts these conditions on His slaves to see who are true on their faith, and who believe only when it is convenient for them!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 29 Surah Ankabut verses 2-7:
2 Do men think that they will be left alone on saying "We believe" and that they will not be tested?
3 We did test those before them and Allah will certainly know those who are True from those who are false.
4 Do those who practice evil think that they will get the better of us? Evil is their judgment!
5 For those whose hopes are in the meeting with Allah (in the Hereafter let them strive); for the term (appointed) by Allah is surely coming: and He hears and knows (all things).
6 And if any strive (with might and main) they do so for their own souls: for Allah is free of all needs from all creation.
7 Those who believe and work righteous deeds from them shall We blot out all evil (that may be) in them, and We shall reward them according to the best of their deeds.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.809 Narrated by Khabbab bin Al Arat
We complained to Allah's Messenger (saws) (of the persecution inflicted on us by the pagans in Makkah) while he (saws) was sitting in the shade of the Ka'ba, leaning over his Burd (i.e. covering sheet). We said to him, "O Messenger of Allah (saws), would you seek help for us? Would you pray to Allah for us?" He (saws) said, "Among the nations before you a (believing) man would be put in a ditch that was dug for him, and a saw would be put over his head and he would be cut into two pieces; yet that (torture) would not make him give up his religion! His body would be combed with iron combs that would remove his flesh from the bones and nerves, yet that would not make him abandon his religion! By Allah, this religion (i.e. Islam) will prevail till a traveler from Sana (in Yemen) to Hadrarmaut will fear none but Allah, or a wolf as regards his sheep, but you (people) are hasty.
The honest truth is brother, the trials that are being faced by the Ummah because of their own shortcomings is not a surprise, but something the Messenger of Allah (saws) prophesized and warned us 1400+ years ago!
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4284 Narrated by Thawban
The Prophet (saws) said: The people will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating invite others to share their dish. Someone asked: Will that be because of our small numbers at that time, O Messenger of Allah (saws)? He (saws) replied: No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be scum and rubbish like that carried down by a torrent, and Allah will take fear of you from the breasts of your enemy and cast wahn (enervation) into your hearts. Someone asked: What is wahn (enervation) O Messenger of Allah (saws)? He (saws) replied: Love of the world and the dislike of death!
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 5367 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
Allah's Messenger (SAWS) said, "A time is coming to men when he who adheres to his religion will be like one who seizes live coals."
Thus my beloved brother, that the Ummah is in the midst of these trying times should not come as a surprise to those who truly believe and have faith; for this is exactly what Allah and His Messenger (saws) had promised! It is only those who have the disease of hypocrisy in their hearts or are weak of faith who lose hope in such conditions and start having doubts about their faith.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 11: There are among men some who serve Allah as it were on the verge (borderline): if good befalls them they are therewith well content; but if a trial comes to them (because of their belief) they turn on their faces: they lose both this world and the Hereafter: that is loss for all to see!
Allah Subhanah in His Glorious Quran relates the example and condition of the believers and the hypocrites during the time of the Prophet (saws) in the Battle of the Ahzaab or Confedrates, when the whole of pagan Arabia combined their forces and laid siege on the city of Madinah with the intention to wipe out Islam and its mission once and for all!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verses 9-24:
9 O ye who believe! Remember the Grace of Allah (bestowed) on you when there came down on you hosts (to overwhelm you): but We sent against them a hurricane and force that ye saw not. But Allah sees (clearly) all that ye do.
10 Behold! They came on you from above you and from below you and behold the eyes became dim and the hearts gaped up to the throats, and ye imagined various (vain) thoughts about Allah!
11 In that situation were the Believers tried: they were shaken as by a tremendous shaking.
12 And behold! The hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease said: "Allah and His Messenger promised us nothing but delusion!"
13 Behold! a party among them (the hypocrites) said: "Ye men of Yathrib! Ye cannot stand (the power of the enemy)! Therefore go back!" and a band of them ask for leave of the Prophet saying "Truly our houses are bare and exposed" though they were not exposed: they intended nothing but to run away.
14 And if an entry had been effected to them from the sides of the (city) and they had been incited to sedition they would certainly have brought it to pass with none but a brief delay!
15 And yet they had already covenanted with Allah not to turn their backs, and a covenant with Allah must (surely) be answered for.
16 Say: "Running away will not profit you if ye are running away from death or slaughter; and even if (ye do escape) no more than a brief (respite) will ye be allowed to enjoy!"
17 Say: "Who is it that can screen you from Allah if it be His wish to give you Punishment or to give you Mercy?" Nor will they find for themselves besides Allah any Protector or Helper.
18 Verily Allah knows those among you who keep back (men) and those who say to their brethren "Come along to us" but come not to the fight except for just a little while.
19 Covetous over you! Then when fear comes thou wilt see them looking to thee their eyes revolving like (those of) one over whom hovers death: but when the fear is past they will smite you with sharp tongues covetous of goods. Such men have no faith and so Allah has made their deeds of none effect: and that is easy for Allah.
20 They think that the confederates (enemy forces) have not withdrawn; and if the confederates should come (again) they would wish they were in the deserts (wandering) among the Bedouins and seeking news about you (from a safe distance); and if they were in your midst they would fight but little.
21 Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern of (conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day and who engages much in the praise of Allah.
22 When the believers saw the confederate forces they said: "This is what Allah and His Messenger had promised us and Allah and His Messenger told us what was true." And it only added to their faith and their zeal in obedience.
23 Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow to (and laid their life in His Cause), and some (still) wait: but they have never changed (their determination) in the least:
24 That Allah may reward the men of Truth for their Truth and punish the hypocrites if that be His Will, or turn to them in Mercy: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
The truth is that the
condition the Ummah finds itself in today when all the powers of the world seem
intent of hurting the Cause and the Mission, the one who truly have faith know
that this condition is no more than a trial from their Lord and an opportunity
to serve in the Cause and earn rewards from their Lord. Amidst
these trials, they realize that this condition is exactly what Allah and His
Messenger (saws) had promised, and in spite of the trials and tribulations they
face at the hands of the disbelievers, they know with conviction that their
Lord All-Mighty, All-Powerful Alone suffices to deal with the disbelievers and
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 47 Surah Muhammad verse 4 (part): If it had been Allah's Will He Himself could certainly have exacted retribution from them (the disbelievers); but (He lets you strive) in order to test you some with others. But those who are slain in the way of Allah He will never let their deeds be lost.
My dear and beloved brother, as much as it may seem to one that the deen of Islam is in shatters today, and the deen of Islam is in danger with the pagan super powers intent of subjugating this deen and this Ummah, rest assured with total and absolute conviction that All Power and All Strength is vested in none save the Lord Most Gracious, and no matter what the enemies do, no matter what forces they unleash upon the believers, no matter how hard they try, no matter if all them without exception combine together to distinguish the Noor of Al-Islam, they will never ever be successful! Never! Never! Ever! For Allah Subhanah, our Lord, is Able and Capable and will complete His Light and elevate His deen to be proclaimed over all the deens of the world!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 61 Surah Saff verses 8-9:
8 Their (the disbelievers) intention is to extinguish Allah's Light (by the saying) with their mouths: but Allah will complete His Light even though the unbelievers may detest (it).
9 It is He Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth that He may proclaim it over all religions even though the Pagans may detest (it)!
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 6278 Narrated by Ja'far as-Sadiq
Allah's Messenger (SAWS) said, " How can An Ummah perish of which I (Mohamed (saws)) am the first, the Mahdi the middle and the Messiah (Prophet Isa (a.s.)) the last? But in the course of that there will be a crooked party which does not belong to me and to which I do not belong."
My beloved brother in Islam, we do not know whether these are the worst times the believing Ummah will face, or the Lord All-Wise has Willed and is Pleased to put the Ummah in bigger trials than what is currently faced by the believers! Allah is our witness brother, these conditions are no more than trials from our Lord to see who amongst us are true to our covenant of faith, and who amongst us (Allah forbid) have a disease of hypocrisy in our hearts and at the sight of the slightest trouble we turn away from faith and start having delusions and doubts about our Lord!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 54-57:
54 O ye who believe! If any from among you turn back from his faith soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him; humble with the believers, mighty against the rejecters, fighting in the way of Allah and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault! That is the Grace of Allah which He will bestow on whom He Pleaseth: and Allah Encompasseth all and He Knoweth all things.
55 Your (real) friends are (no less than) Allah, His Messenger, and the (fellowship of) believers, those who establish regular prayers and regular charity and they bow down humbly (in worship).
56 As to those who turn (for friendship) to Allah, His Messenger, and the (fellowship of) believers: it is the fellowship of Allah that must certainly triumph.
57 O ye who believe! Take not for friends and protectors those who take your religion for a mockery or sport whether among those who received the Scripture before you, or among those who reject faith; but fear ye Allah if ye have Faith (indeed).
Beloved Brother, it is not as if Allah Subhanah, the Lord and Master of everything in existence needs us to help in proclaiming His deen over all the deens of the world; but is it we who desperately need Allah and His Deen! If we stay in our current state of divisions, disunity, schisms, and distrust amongst ourselves and strive not in the Cause of Allah, The Lord Most High Most Supreme can very well destroy us all and bring about a new generation in our place who will love Him and His Deen and strive the necessary striving in His Cause!
We beg, beseech and implore our Lord Most Gracious in absolute awe, humility, hope and fear to have Mercy on this Ummah, and allow us to strive in His Cause with the required striving. We have indeed failed in our duty as a nation of believers, and if our Lord Most Merciful does not have Mercy on us, does not forgive us, Allah is our witness, we would indeed be ruined.
It is a foregone conclusion of The Decree and Destiny that The Lord Most Supreme has drafted that the deen of Islam will survive and flourish as long as life exists on this world.the decision you and I and the believers have to make is whose side are we on: Allah Subhanahs or the pagan Confederates!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,