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A Mercy to Mankind: The One Who Spread the Peace

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Peace and Blessings be upon His Chosen Prophet, Muhammad and upon his family and his companions.

The following article is based on the session by Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed that was delivered during the Rabi Al Awwal Perfecy Mercy Program organized by SeekersGuidance. Esteemed scholars united to commemorate our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Each night, for 12 nights, guests explored the many roles the Prophet embodied in his blessed lifetime.

The Prophet as a Peacemaker

In this video, Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed discusses the Prophet as a peacemaker. This quality of the Prophet is apt at this moment in time. Shaykh Ruzwan highlights three different events in the life of the Prophet where he portrayed a beautiful example of a peacemaker.

The Prophet not only preached certain things – he did them. Further, he also provided principles where he showed the underlying reasons why people go to the opposite state, for example, go to war. 

“O people, spread peace, feed the hungry, and pray at night when people are sleeping and you will enter Paradise in peace.”

-Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)

These are the words of our beloved Prophet when he entered Madina. He was invited there essentially to bring peace. This is him affirming, “I will create peace”.

Another situation occurs when the Prophet is the leader of a strong, ten thousand people army, and returns to Mecca after being in exile. The people of Mecca were in fear but what did the Prophet do? The Prophet entered into the city in the state of utmost humility with his blessed forehead touching the saddle of his camel and sat in front of Ka’bah.

The people were asked by him “What do you expect to be on this day?” they said, “You are generous, the son of a generous man.” and the Prophet said, “There will be no retribution on this day.” Every single Prophet and every single person like Mandela Nelson, Malcom X are taking portions or a splash of water from our beloved Prophet’s fountain.

During the final pilgrimage, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) pinpoints economic injustice, mistreatment of women and racism as the core reasons why people go to war. It’s not for anything other than these generic reasons than fame, fortune, power and coercive control. 

All of these things are within human beings. To source out, to create lasting peace – you have to rectify the human soul; to get rid of haughtiness, pride, and many irritable aspects of the human soul that bring it down. Call it to the things that raise and elevate the human soul which is religious impact. Every single Prophet who came to humankind essentially preached peace.

“There is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab, or of a non-Arab over an Arab, and no superiority of a white person over a black person or of a black person over a white person, except on the basis of personal piety and righteousness.”

-Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)

Once we understand that no one is superior to the other except in piety, we realize that the whole purpose of war against other nations for their resources, their wealth disappears and all we focus on is the fact that every single person is judged not by their wealth or notoriety but instead their God-consciousness.

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is the peacemaker after whom there was no peacemaker and the peacemaker after whom the Islamic civilization followed. Looking at the statistics of the world’s major civilizations, Islamic civilization is statistically charged as being the least bloody in human history.

Watch the full session:

Satan loves war because it creates disquiet and instability and when humans are in disquiet, negativity and depression, – they cannot focus on the purpose of life; Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going?

May Allah Most High grant us peace in our hearts, peace in our dealings and reunite us with the one who spread the message of peace.


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