The Highest Of Prophets

Muhammad ('alaihi-s-salâm) became the Prophet among a community who were quite unaware of heavenly books and stranded in knowledge and science. It was such a community that, having dissented, digressed from the true way, the polytheists were worshipping idols [statues and human figures they had made from stones or metals]; some of them had been deceived by Jews and had adopted their false, superstitious stories as a religion; magians, a minor group, worshipped two gods and married their own daughters and immediate relatives; and the others, Christians believed that 'Îsâ ('alaihi-s-salâm) was the "Son of God" and worshipped three gods.

Among such deranged people, Muhammad ('alaihi 's-salâm) became a Prophet. A book entitled Qur'ân al-kerîm was revealed to him by Allâhu ta'âlâ. He sorted out the beautiful habits from the ugly ones and the good deeds leading to felicity from the bad ones leading to perdition. He taught true îmân and 'ibâdât. Those who believed him were enlightened by this îmân and 'ibâdât. He rescued humanity from distorted, concocted religions. He attained the victory promised by Allâhu ta'âlâ. All his enemies soon perished. Depraved, factious, provocative words and actions came to an end. People were rescued from dictators, usurpers and the cruel. Every place became illuminated with the sacred lights of the sun of tawhîd and the moon of tanzîh.

This is what prophethood implies, for 'Prophet' means the superior person who beautifies people's morals and offers medicine for illnesses of hearts and souls. Most people are the slaves of their nafses. Their souls are sick. A specialist of the soul and ethics is necessary to cure them. The religion brought by Muhammad ('alaihi 's-salâm) became a medicine for these illnesses. It eradicated the evils and malignancies in hearts. This case absolutely demonstrates that he is Allâhu ta'âlâ's Prophet and is the Highest of Prophets.