That's a very good question. In fact, no wise person should take people, especially when making extraordinary assertions, "at their words". But as for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and all Divine messengers), here are some compelling reasons that strongly suggest his truthfulness:
He had no personal gain in the first place to declare himself a ...
What was her name?
Khadijah (peace be upon her)
How did the Prophet come to know her?
According to Al-Raheeq al-Makhtum, "the Prophet (peace be upon him) went to Syria as a merchant for Khadijah(pbuh). She was a business-woman of great honor and fortune. She used to employ men to do her business for a certain percentage of profits."
She knew about his ...
The hadith "Seek Knowledge even if you have to go as far as china" is fabricated and does not exist. The actual hadith is:
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
said: ‘Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.’” (220.
Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah)
I can confirm this from our local ...
Say," I am just a human being like you. It has been revealed to me that your God is the One God. So whoever expects to encounter his Lord
let him act righteously, and not associate anyone with the worship of
his Lord." (18:110)
This is the last verse of Surah Cave which is clearly stating that Prophet Muhammad is just a human being like anyone else, ...
The Quranic verse 19:28 is:
يَا أُخْتَ هَارُونَ مَا كَانَ أَبُوكِ امْرَأَ سَوْءٍ وَمَا كَانَتْ أُمُّكِ بَغِيًّا
Ya okhta haroona ma kana abooki imraa sawin wama kanat ommuki baghiyyan
The Arabic word used here is similar to the Hewbrew word אָחוֹת (achowth), its usage is explained in Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon as:
Source: Blue Letter Bible, scan on ...
Well, the obvious (and rather useless) answer is that English letters weren't much of a commodity back in seventh-century Arabia, so they tended to use Arabic instead: The only correct way to spell the Prophet's name is محمد.
Phonetically, "Muhammad" is probably the most accurate romanization of the ones you listed, but even then it loses a lot. The Arabic ...
The article speaks about some different places, so I answer separately:
As it is pointed to in the article, according to both Islam and history, Ka'aba was built by Ibrahim, who was a monotheist and a prophet of God. He built Ka'aba as a place for worship of Allah. But years after Ibrahim died, it was converted to a place for idols and idolatry. ...
The whole story (according to the narration quoted in tarykh at-Tabari) has heavy weaknesses, so most scholars consider it as fabricated.
The narrator Mohammed ibn Hamyd ar-Razi محمد بن حميد الرازي was considered as a kind of fabricator Imam ad-Dahabi called him صَاحِبُ عَجَائِبَ "A man or fellow of wonders, meaning who told hair-rising stories" al-...
Whether our Messenger (peace be upon him) was illiterate his whole life or a part of it or what exactly is the meaning of illiterate is are Questions which i won't explain here, but i just want to let you know that they are well discussed matters among Muslim scholars!
I will try to explain how the Quran was written at the end of my answer but first i want ...
The site you are quoting does not mention which book by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya they are referring to, and I could not find this hadith in any of his books. Nonetheless, it is in Hulyat al-Awliyā' (Arabic: حلية الأولياء وطبقات الأصفياء) by Abu Nu'aym al-Asbahani, Vol. 1, pp. 369, as mentioned — in addition to his other book Siyar as-Salaf as-Sālihīn (Arabic: ...
Yes of course the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon) followed the Shariah, as well as he was given certain privileges no other got. The context in which GoldPseudo said that, was that of marriage, and that was that he was allowed more then four wives, where we can only marry four at one time, indicating that we can most likely handle four at a time and ...
(Ahl al-Sunnah View)
Its the responsibility of the state to handle this as blasphemy against the Prophet is a punishable crime under Shariah.
There can be two cases of a person who does this:
The person is a Muslim subject of the Islamic state
The person is a non-Muslim subject of the Islamic state (Dhimmi)
In the first case: there is consensus among ...
The word 'Allah' as a God was well known at the time of the pagan Arabs (and perhaps even more backward in the history).
In fact they even believed Allah to be the creator and sustainer:
If indeed thou ask them who has created the heavens and the earth and
subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law), they will certainly
reply, “Allah”. [...] And if ...
Muslims divided into two teams because of this:
The first team
A.k.a Shia are who believe that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) selected Ali ibn Abi Talib as a caliph after him in various situations, the most famous one is Hadith Al-Ghadeer:
O people, Allah the Most Kind the Omniscient has told me that no apostle lives to more than half the age of him who ...
No one in this life can see Allah, as He said:
لاَ تُدْرِكُهُ الأَبْصَارُ وَهُوَ يُدْرِكُ الأَبْصَارَ وَهُوَ
Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the
Subtle, the Acquainted.
Suratul An'aam Ayat 103
The Prophet ﷺ never saw Allah with his eyes, it is narrated that A'ishah (May Allah be please ...
No there is no contradiction, Allah says:
عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ فَلَا يُظْهِرُ عَلَىٰ غَيْبِهِ أَحَدًا (26) إِلَّا
مَنِ ارْتَضَىٰ مِن رَّسُولٍ فَإِنَّهُ يَسْلُكُ مِن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ
وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ رَصَدًا
[He is] Knower of the unseen, and He does not disclose His [knowledge
of the] unseen to anyone (26) Except whom He has approved of
Please see this answer with regard to Hinduism being of divine origin according to Islam. In short, there were several messengers, and we don't know the names of all of them and hence it is possible that some figure revered in Hinduism was a Messenger or Prophet.
Quran 4:164 And [We sent] messengers about whom We have related
[their stories] to you before ...
Having one's aorta cut is an Arabic idiom for dying.
In other words, 69:46 is saying that if Muhammad were to make up revelation, Allah would kill him and nothing could stop that. The hadith is merely saying that Muhammad felt like he was dying from poison.
Claiming a connection here simply because two sources used similar wording to communicate the same ...
For Shia view:
What was her name?
How did the Prophet come to know her?
The Prophet Mohammad(sawwas) was not hired by Khadijah(as) for her trade. Frankly He was a merchant sharing trading with Khadijah(as).
How old was she?
She was 25 years old when she got married with Prophet Mohammad(sawwas)
Who was her father?
Khwailid son of Asad ...
Only Allah heals!
What Allah did with Yusuf was to show his blessings. God may do whatever he wants with the method he chooses. No cloth or even a man can heal or do out of Allah's willing.
A believer seeks healthiness from Allah, and follow available medicine according to our prophets teachings.
In the name of Allah the compassionate the merciful
Yes, The holy prophet (Peace be upon him and his household) took the life of Ubayy bin Khalaf. It is narrated from Jabir as such:
Some one had domesticated a horse in Mecca. When ever the holy prophet used to pass by his place, he used to tell him:
"I will kill you mounted on this beast"
In the ...
There are two commonly used narrations about the said matter.
First is the one you've mentioned in Musnad Ahmed.
Second is from al-Adab al-Mufrad of al-Bukhari.
Both of these reports are not authentic.
The sanad for the first one is:
حَدَّثَنَا هَاشِمُ بْنُ الْقَاسِمِ، حَدَّثَنَا حَرِيزٌ، عَنْ عَبْدِ
الرَّحْمَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عَوْفٍ الْجُرَشِيِّ، عَنْ ...
Yes, they are allowed to say whatever they want until their death. After that, in the Judgement Day, Allah will give their punishment for their sins. You are basically not authorized to attack them. But, you should defend your religion, without exceeding the limit. What is the limit? It is what they do.
If they attack with their tongue, you should defend ...
No, not today. In the time before Mohammad(puh) of course yes, they had to follow the previous prophet or their nation's prophet. But not now. Why? Because, the scriptures and books before Quran are all corrupted by mankind. Today even the Christian scholars accept that the Bible is corrupted. You can find clear contradictions in Torah, Bible etc. You can't ...
Undoubtedly, there's still an unbroken consensus among Shia scholars that depictions of the Holy Prophet and the Fourteen Infallibles should not be allowed and promoted. The two main reasons offered for such prohibition:
1) such depictions are largely fantastical for nobody has ever seen any of these deceased holy individuals in person, and therefore their ...
Yes, the Prophet could have gotten killed in battle.
In the Holy Qur'an 3:144, it says
ﻭَﻣَﺎ ﻣُﺤَﻤَّﺪٌ ﺇِﻻَّ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻝٌ ﻗَﺪْ ﺧَﻠَﺖْ ﻣِﻦ ﻗَﺒْﻠِﻪِ ٱﻟﺮُّﺳُﻞُ ۚ ﺃَﻓَﺈﻦ ﻣَّﺎﺕَ ﺃَﻭْ ﻗُﺘِﻞَ ٱﻧﻘَﻠَﺒْﺘُﻢْ ﻋَﻠَﻰٰٓ ﺃَﻋْﻘَٰﺒِﻜُﻢْ ۚ ﻭَﻣَﻦ ﻳَﻨﻘَﻠِﺐْ ﻋَﻠَﻰٰ ﻋَﻘِﺒَﻴْﻪِ ﻓَﻠَﻦ ﻳَﻀُﺮَّ ٱﻟﻠَّﻪَ ﺷَﻴْـًٔﺎ ۗ ﻭَﺳَﻴَﺠْﺰِﻯ ٱﻟﻠَّﻪُ ٱﻟﺸَّٰﻜِﺮِﻳﻦ
From the Sahih International ...
The hadith has nothing to do with racism.
It simply mentions that the Prophet (SAW) bought that one slave who accepted Islam in exchange of two other slaves who happened to be black.
There is no mention that the color of their skin was why he sold them or that the color of their skin had anything to do with the price of the purchase.
Simply speaking, the ...
The Prophet Mohammad(sawwas) can be divided into many stages:
Born: Our prophet born orphaned, his father(as) died before his born and he lived with his mother Amena(a.s.). The economic state was fine because they were living from his father's trade incomes and help from his grandfather Abd-Almotalleb(as).
Living with grandfather: In the age of 6 his ...
Infallibility of the Prophets and Messengers: عصمة الأنبياء or عصمة الرسل is an agreed upon aqeedah of the Muslims, athough there is difference of opinion in the details, for example whether they are protected from minor sins and unintentional mistakes, whether they were infallible from birth or only after receiving prophethood etc.
وقال جمهور من الفقهاء ...