If The Prophet Came To Your House

If the Prophet (pbuh) came to your house,
To spend a day or two ,
If he came unexpectedly,
I wonder what you’d do.

Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room
To such an honored guest,
And all the food you’d serve to him
Would be the very best,
And you would keep assuring Him
You’re glad to have him there
That serving him in your own home
Is joy beyond compare?

But when you saw him coming,
Would you meet him at the door?
With arms outstretched in welcome
To your Heavenly Visitor?
Or would you have to change your clothes
Before you let him in?
Or hide some magazines
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Muslims celebrate the event of Isra’ and Mi’raj

Today, Muslims celebrate the event of Isra’ and Mi’raj, or “the Night Journey and Ascension into Heaven”. It is the night when the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) was spiritually and physically transported from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven where he reached a high stage of nearness to God Almighty.

The purpose of the Ascent was to confirm the high status of the Prophet of Islam. On the way, the Prophet (SAWS) met Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. It is said that the archangel Gabriel accompanied the Holy Prophet.

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Prophet Muhammad: the most influential man in history

MUHAMMAD, No. 1
The 100, a Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History
by Michael H. Hart

My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. Of humble origins, Muhammad founded and promulgated one of the world’s great religions, and became an immensely effective political leader. Today, thirteen centuries after his death, his influence is still powerful and pervasive. The majority of the persons in this book had the advantage of being born and raised in centers of civilization, highly cultured or politically pivotal nations. Muhammad, however, was born in the year 570, in the city of Mecca, in southern Arabia, at that time a backward area of the world, far from the centers of trade, art, and learning. Orphaned at age six, he was reared in modest surroundings. Islamic tradition tells us that he was illiterate. His economic position improved when, at age twenty-five, he married a wealthy widow. Nevertheless, as he approached forty, there was little outward indication that he was a remarkable person.

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