Muslims believe that the last prophet sent by God to mankind was Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him. At 40 years old, he received the revelation of God. Since then, he spent the rest of his life explicating, and living the commandments of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him , personified the greatest of all prophets for numerous reasons, but primarily because ihe was chosen by God to be the last prophet — whose mission to guide humankind continue until the Last Day — and because he was sent as a mercy to all mankind. The effect of his mission has brought in more people into the pure belief in One God than any other prophet. From the earliest times, God had sent prophets to the world, each to his specific people. However, the Prophet Muhammad was sent as the final Messenger to all of mankind. Continue reading Who is Muhammad?
The Arabic word Muslim means one who is in a state of Islam (willing submission and surrender to the will and law of God). The substance of Islam is universal, and anybody who accepts this message becomes a Muslim. A lot of people erroneously believe that Islam is a religion only for the Arabs, but nothing could be farther from the truth. As a matter of fact, over 80% of the world’s Muslims are not Arabs. Although most Arabs are Muslims, there are also Arab Christians, Jews and atheists. If given a look at the diverse people who live in the Muslim world — from Nigeria to Bosnia and from Morocco to Indonesia — it is effortless to ascertain that Muslims come from dissimilar races, ethnic groups, cultures and nationalities. Continue reading Who are the Muslims?