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The Greatest Man

Allah(SWT) told us that his life is the best example for us to follow

I believe that especially at a time like this what human beings need above all else is great, principle based leadership. What better model for that than the life of the Messenger of Allah(SWT), Muhammad(SAW). A life that is clearly documented, free from legend and mythology and a living example that it is indeed possible to live ethically, morally and responsibly with compassion for others and courage to stand up against oppression and yet be highly successful in life. That is the reason I decided to do what I could to put before you whatever I know about his blessed and remarkable life in modern language and idiom, understood by all of us, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. It is my hope that you will find it beneficial.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was a successful leader because he had complete certainty in his mission. This is paramount for any Muslim who has taken up the immense responsibility of leadership. Certainty, in other words knowing that your vision and mission in life is based on the haq, gives one the ability to achieve and do things that were deemed impossible by others (including the your own self!). It removes that veil that blinds us to our undiscovered potential and ability. It sounds very simple, however if we were to truly internalise the truth of Islam, and know that Allah’s promise is true, that jannah awaits the believer, that Allah is our helper, and that no one can benefit or harm us unless Allah has willed it, it would have a tremendous effect on our psyche. We would be able to take a small village in Kent and take over the whole of Europe. This is exactly what the Prophet (upon whom be peace) achieved with the Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them). They came from the modern equivalent of small villages, Mecca and Medina, without any sophisticated technology or mountains of wealth, but yet managed to fulfill the vision of Rasoolullah (upon whom be peace) and take the peace and justice of Islam to the entire world. We are the fruits of their work; we are the fruits of their certainty.

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