MOHAMMAD PEACE BE ON HIM WAS NO ORDINARY MAN: 17:87

The mosque of Prophet Muhammad pbuh in Madinah: Courtesy http://www.flickr.com/photos/noushadali/3308994912/

THE BLESSINGS OF ALLAH ON OUR RASOOL (PBUH) Surah AL Isra 17: 87

إِلَّا رَحمَةً مِّن رَّبِّكَ‌ إِنَّ فَضلَهُ  كَانَ عَلَيكَ بِيرًا (٨٧)

(It is naught) save mercy from thy Lord. Lo! His kindness unto thee was ever great. (87)

Background: Sometimes in an attempt to prevent idol worship,  even muslims will try to equate Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to an ordinary man, and yet in the words of Allah here are described in the Quran the special blessings awarded just to him (pbuh) in his life and in the Hereafter:

Tafseer translated from Dr. Farhat Hashmi

Allah addresses Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and says that He has given “ a great favor to you” with the message of the  Quran which also brings mercy with it.

Prophet Muhammad was an orphan (surah doha) and Allah gave him the honor of bestowing His message to him and with it came his mercy.

He (SWT) made him ( pbuh) the leader of all mankind

He (SWT) gave him Naboowat (Prophecy)

He (SWT) gave him Fath Mubeen (Open victory referring to the victory of Mecca)

He (SWT) elevated his status (surah Inshirah)

In Akhirah he will be given :

  • Muqaam e Mahmudah (The station from which he can provide intercession for his (pbuh) Ummah
  • Houze e Kauser, and
  • The gift of Wasilla, an honor given to no one else.

These are all included in the great fadail (blessings) that Allah has given to Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him.

End Tafseer

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