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According to the Holy Quran the prophet hood is a free gift of God, not the result of anything done on the part of man. That is to say, that no man can rise to the dignity of prophet hood by his own efforts; it is God Who raises someone to that dignity when He intends to reform men. The Holy Quran declares that: “God knows best where He places His message”. (6:124)

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The Significance of Sunna or Hadith of the Prophet

Sunna or Hadith is the second source from which the teachings of Islam are drawn. In effect, it covers the sayings, the practices and actions of the Prophet, and also his silent approval of the action or practice of another. Allah has ordained the obedience of His messenger. Several verses of the Quran may be quoted in this effect which go to prove that Sunna or Hadith provided the second source of the principles of the religion.

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The Miraculous Journey of the Prophet from Mecca to Jerusalem

The sacred Mosque of Mecca was the first house of worship in history, built for mankind on the earth, as the  Holy Quran says:(Lo! the first Sanctuary appointed for mankind was that at Mecca, a blessed place, a guidance to the peoples;) (3 : 96) This mosque was rebuilt by Abraham and his son Ismael. About Al-Aqsa the Quran says “ … Al- Aqsa Mosque, the precincts of which We have blessed….”. Al- Aqsa Mosque was built by Jacob, renewed by David, and completed by

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The Life of the Prophet is the Exemplary Pattern of Conduct

When we write or speak about the person or character of the Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him) we should keep in mind the following three facts : Firstly, the Holy Quran declared, in clear verses, that the life of the Prophet is a beautiful pattern of conduct to the believers in all walks of human life.             Secondly, all trustworthy comentators and historians agree in that whatever he had said he could do, his disciples would straightaway have seen him do.

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Hijra - The Migration of the Vanguard of Islam

Islam requires a constant, unceasing struggle against evil. For such struggle it may be necessary to forsake home and unite and organise and join brethren in an effort to overthrow the fortress of evil. The duty of the Muslim is not only to enjoin good but to prohibit evil. According to the teachings of the Holy Quran the Muslims must shun evil company where they cannot put it down, but organise a position from which they can put it down.

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The Truce of Hudeybiya and the Conquest of Mecca

The conquest of Mecca in the 8th year after the Prophet’s migration to Medina decided the fate of whom of the Arabia, and opened its doors to Islam. The Truce of Hudeybiya, concluded between the Prophet and the people of Mecca in the 6th year of Hijrah, paved the way to this historic conquest. In this crucial period through which the Arab and Muslim nations are passing, let us have a glance on these two great historical events.

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The Importance of the Hijrah

The migration of the Prophet from Mecca to Medina was a very important event in the history of Islam. This happened in 622 A.D. Because of the importance of that journey it is regarded as the beginning of the Islamic calendar. The Prophet had spent thirteen years in Mecca calling its people to Islam, using every means he had to help them accept his call. But for their part, they used every means to stop him from continuing his call.

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Al-Mi'raj - The Ascent of the Prophet

The story of the ascent of the Prophet was a great miracle of his prophethood as well as good news foretelling a victory of his followers over their enemies. It is recalled that this historical event took place when the Prophet and his followers were facing cruel persecutions and threats from their opponents. The opposition to his preaching had grown rigid, the Prophet had little success among the people of Makkah.

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Significance of the Hijrah

At this moment of time the Muslim world celebrate the beginning of the Hijrah year. It marked the migration of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) from Mecca to Medina. This important event happened after the thirteen years of his mission. The departure of the Prophet was the turning point in the history of Islam. With his advent to Medina a new era dawned in the history of humanity, and he started there to establish the nucleus of the first Muslim Society.

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The Mission of the Prophet

In historical order the Holy Quran is the latest and the final of all revealed books and as such it interprets not the growing and incomplete man but the mature and complete man. The Holy Quran was revealed in an historical age and its purity has been well preserved. The Arabic word ‘Deen’ is defined in the Holy Quran as the ‘Fitrat’ or nature in which God has created man. In this context the Holy Quran Says:

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