Seerah: Biography of Prophet Muhammad (Part 1-The Broad Characteristics of Prophet Muhammad)

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Seerah: Biography of Prophet Muhammad (Part 1-The Broad Characteristics of Prophet Muhammad)In this series (Biography of Prophet Muhammad), Sheikh Yasir Qadhi gives a detailed analysis of the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) from the original sources.

In this episode, Sheikh Yasir Qadhi elaborates on the broad characteristics of Prophet Muhammad.

In the Quran, Prophet Muhammad is described as ‘mercy’. We read:

And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds. (Quran 21:107)

Prophet Muhammad was given many names both by the people and by Allah Himself.

Jubair ibn Mut`im reported on the authority of his father that he heard Allah’s Messenger as saying:

I have many names: I am Muhammad, I am Ahmad, I am al-Mahi through whom Allah obliterates unbelief, and I am Hashir (the gatherer) at whose feet people will be gathered, and I am ‘Aqib (after whom there would be none), and Allah has named him as compassionate and merciful. (Muslim)

In another narration, we read:

Malik related to me from Ibn Shihab from Muhammad ibn Jubayr ibn Mut`im that the Prophet said, “I have five names. I am Muhammad. I am Ahmad. I am al-Mahi (the effacer), by whom Allah effaces disbeleif. I am al-Hashir (the gatherer), before whom people are gathered. I am al-Aqib (the last).” (Malik)

Watch the video to know more about the broad characteristics of Prophet Muhammad.

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This lecture was recorded on April 27, 2011

Source: Memphis Islamic Center (MIC)

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