The Prophet Muhammad’s Message of Peace

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A great of the Prophet’s mission was to bring peace to the world. One way of doing so was to convince people that all men and women, although living in very different regions of the world, and seemingly different from one another in color, culture and language, etc., were in fact each other’s blood brothers and sisters. The Prophet would preach to his followers: “You are all Adam’s offspring and Adam was made of clay.” And in his prayers to his Creator, he would say, “O Lord, all your servants are brothers.”

The Prophet (pbuh) himself set an example of peaceful living with his great gentleness, kindness, humility, good humour and excellent common sense and his great love for all people and even for animals. He never made others feel small, unwanted or embarrassed. He urged his followers to do likewise, to release slaves whenever possible, and give alms, especially to very poor people, orphans and prisoners-without any thought of reward. He would tell people that “every religion has some special virtue, that of Islam being modesty.” Without such a virtue, no community can have lasting peace. He was of a high moral character, so that people might harm him, yet he would pray for them, returning good for evil. When others tried to provoke him, he would remain patient and serene. In setting this example, his real aim was to fashion souls which were turned towards God, which found Allah so great that everything else seemed unimportant. This is expressed in one of the Prophet’s sayings:

“Nine things the Lord has commanded me:
Fear of God in private and in public;
Justness, whether in anger or in calmness;
Moderation in both poverty and affluence;
That I should join hands with those who break away from me;
And give to those who deprive me;
And forgive those who wrong me;
And that my silence should be meditation;
And my words remembrance of God;
and my vision keen observation.”

(Razin)

 

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