The last and final prophet that
God sent to humanity was the Prophet
Muhammad explained, interpreted
and lived the teachings of Islaam.
The Prophet Muhammad is the
greatest of all prophets for many reasons,
but mainly because the results of his
mission have brought more people into the
pure belief in One God than any other
Even though other religious
communities claimed to believe in One God,
over time they had corrupted their beliefs
by taking their prophets and saints as
intercessors with Almighty God.
Some religions believe their
prophets to be manifestations of God, "God
Incarnate" or the "Son of God". All of
these false ideas lead to the creature
being worshipped instead of the Creator,
which contributed to the idolatrous
practice of believing that Almighty God can
be approached through intermediaries. In
order to guard against these falsehoods,
the Prophet Muhammad always emphasised that
he was only a human-being tasked with the
preaching of God's message. He taught
Muslims to refer to him as "the Messenger
of God and His Slave".
To Muslims, Muhammad is the
supreme example for all people - he was the
exemplary prophet, statesman, military
leader, ruler, teacher, neighbour, husband,
father and friend. Unlike other prophets
and messengers, the Prophet Muhammad lived
in the full light of history. Muslims don't
need to have "faith" that he existed and
that his teachings are preserved - they
know it to be a fact. Even when his
followers only numbered a few dozen,
Almighty God informed Muhammad that he had
be sent as a mercy to all of mankind.
Because people had distorted or forgotten
God's messages, God took it upon Himself to
protect the message revealed to Muhammad.
This was because Almighty God promised not
to send another messenger after him.
Since all of God's messengers have
preached the message of Islaam - i.e.
submission to the will of God and the
worship of God alone - Muhammad is actually
the last prophet of Islaam, not the
Prepared by: Abu 'Iyaad