How extraordinary it is that prophets are the very ones to whom the least historical importance has been attached. History has fully chronicled the lives of kings, but not one single prophet’s life has been given its due place in the annals of history.
One of the most outrageous claims was that the Qur’an had been written by the Prophet Muhammad. However, the Qur’an reveals countless miracles, thus confirming that it could not be the work of a human being.
At a very young age, Muhammad enthusiastically joined a pact of chivalry for the establishment of justice and the protection of the weak and the oppressed made by certain chiefs of the Quraysh.
The claim that Muhammad’s goal was to unite the Arabs is also difficult to defend when one looks into the life of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his own statements against nationalism, tribalism etc.
Illiteracy of the Prophet is not something defaming the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) whom Allah favored upon all humans. Rather, this was for certain wisdom from Allah, Glory be to Him.
The revelations during the period of Mecca consisted of defining true monotheism, correcting the people’s corrupt beliefs, describing the reality of life after death and calling to good morals and ethics.
Allah Almighty protected him from the evils of the Arab way of life such as drinking alcohol, fornication, theft, murder, and so on. He worked as a shepherd with his family in his early years.
It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia to feel anything but reverence for the mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme.
“If all you said is true, then I am sure that this Prophet’s Kingdom will reach here where I am standing… If I were to go there, I would embrace Islam and wash the Prophet’s feet with my own hands.” Heraclius said.