Quran and Finality of Prophethood
Mufti Muhammad Siddique Hazarvi
Mufti Muhammad Siddique Hazarvi has in this piece of writing stated that it is a special attribute and huge honour for the noble Prophet (pbuh) to be chosen as the last of prophets. Explaining the word 'Khatam-un-Nabiyyin' used in the Quran and Hadith for the holy Prophet (pbuh) with the help of various Arabic lexicons, the author has said the clear implication of this word is that the prophethood has been culminated and finalized in Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh). It is a short but comprehensive write up on the subject.
Reality of splitting of holy Prophet’s (pbuh) heart
Syed Saqib Akbar
Splitting of the holy Prophet’’s (pbuh) blessed chest is not a material act, having nothing to do with bodily surgery. Rather, it is related to gleaming of the heart with the Divine light, causing vastness of the spirit in the inner of human being and as a result he attains knowledge of the realities of the world and hereafter. It is evident the more one possesses this vastness, the more he will become aware about the spiritual realities and knowledge of the universe and life. It is impossible for a man whose heart has been illuminated by the Divine light not to turn his attention towards the world of permanence because this materialistic world is a transitory abode which has to come to an end. Such a human being who has the ability of seeing this universe with the help of Divine light will concentrate on the realm of abiding rather than on the world of annihilation and will prepare himself for this hidden world before his death. These qualities and signs can be witnessed in all God-fearing persons by degrees and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the one who holds the most of these traits.
Prophet’s (pbuh) morals in view of Quran
Dr Asia Rashid
The noble Prophet (pbuh) possessed sublime moral qualities. The Quran has talked about the praiseworthy morals, magnificent features and decent conduct and behaviour owned by the holy Prophet (pbuh). In the article under reference, Dr Asiya Rashid Sahiba has collected the verses from the Quran in which Prophet’s (pbuh) moral attributes have been described. In addition to this, the author has also alluded to some events relating to the Sirah of the holy Prophet (pbuh). At the end, she says that we should spend our lives by observing the good manners of the holy Prophet (pbuh). Anyone who acquires the knowledge of morality and respecting humanity becomes a useful and worthwhile member of a society. Every human being must maintain good moral behaviour while dealing with others so that a better society is established.
A review of Prophet’s (pbuh) methodology of Dawah in light of Quran
Muhammad Mudasar Shafique
Those trained by the holy Prophet (pbuh) spread the message of Islam by observing the Quranic principles described to them by the holy Prophet (pbuh). As a result of their efforts, the land of disbelief became conversant with the Islamic teachings and those living there couldn’t carry on without acknowledging the high morals and good deeds possessed by the companions of the noble Prophet. It is imperative today to make efforts, both at the individual and collective level, in order to get to the grips with the problems facing the Islamic community so that the Ummah instead of falling into disgrace starts its journey towards achieving glory and ascendancy. For this to happen, the principles and methodology of Dawah (spreading and conveying the message of Islam to people) eloquently described in the Quran in the form of Prophet’s (pbuh) good example and character have to be adopted.
Manner of Prophet’s (pbuh) preaching in light of Quran
Muhammad Shehzad Afzal
The noble Prophet (pbuh) effectively propagated the teachings of Islam. In the article under consideration, Muhammad Shahzad Afzal has reviewed the manner of Prophet’s (pbuh) propagation in the light of Quran. In this piece, the author has also stated the main principles of Dawah/Tabligh (inviting and conveying the message of Islam) such as Hikmah (wisdom), Wa’z (preaching, exhortation) and Mujadila (debate). The writer says that the method adopted by the holy Prophet (pbuh) is the only effective way for any ideology to spread. According to him, using effective and successful ways of propagation are very important for making the teachings of Islam widely known.