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Glorification to Our Master Muhammad A-Mustafa (PBUH)

Welcome by the Lantern who Illuminated the Universe (Episode Two - Prophethood)

Nowadays we are inhaling the aroma of the descending blessings of the coming celebrations festivals of (Al-Mawled Al-Nabawi Al-Sharif) the anniversary occasion of the birth of our Master Muhammad Al-Mustafa PPBUH. (Al-Mawlid is a sufficient word to all Sudanese, because there no other Mawlid than; Mawlid Al-Rasoul salla Allahu Alayihi wa-sallam).
As a highly graded tradition we are -the Sudanese- are celebrating Al-Mawlid festivals for a consecutive twelve days.
we would like to gain the honor of participation in this season by bringing up the phenomenon and some of the events in the universe which, if we look deeply into it, it tells us about the role our Messenger and Prophet, our master Muhammad Al-Mustafa (PPBUH) and his Message he promulgated, which are revealed in the Qur’an accompanied by some commentaries –if God Wills.
This episode is about the Prophet-hood and the Prophets and the Messages they have received and promulgated to mankind.
PROPHETHOOD: WHY GOD SENT PROPHETS AND MESSENGERS [PBUT]
Ever since people invented polytheism, God had been sending Prophets and Messengers to His devotees in order to invite them to the worship of God and God Alone, and to worship God means to obey Him and do all that He has ordained, and to fear Him by abstaining from all He has forbidden. The message of the Prophets and Messengers is to promulgate His Messages so that whom who obey God will be rewarded in Paradise, but those who will disobey Him will be punished in Hell-Fire.
Mankind may lightly treat God’s Signs, Verses, Evidences and Proofs as jests, but the Judgment must come inevitably. His Message is true, and delivered by God’s Apostles and Messengers as from man to men. Truth must triumph, and all false worship must come to naught; for God is One, and His Truth has been one throughout the ages.
>We see in Surat Al-Imran 3-:

Isaac was Ibrahim’s son and Jacob is his grandson, and among his progeny was included Ismail the eldest son of Ibrahim. Each of these became a fountain-head of Prophecy and Revelation, Isaac and Jacob through Moses, and Ismail through the Holy Apostle Muhammad [PPBUH]. Jacob got the name of “Israel” at Bethel (Gen. 32: 28- {then the man said: your name will not be Jacob. Your name will now be Israel “the name might mean ‘he fights for God’-‘he fights with God’ or ‘God fights’. I give you this name because you have fought with God and with men, and you have not been defeated}. 29- Then Jacob asked him, {please tell me your name}, but the man said: {why must you ask my name?}. At that time, the man blessed Jacob. 30- So Jacob named that place Peniel, Penuel “two forms of the same name which mean the face of God”. Jacob said:”at this place, I saw God face to face, but my life was spared”. 31- Then the sun came up as he passed Penuel. Jacob was walking crippled because of his leg. 32- So even today, the people of Israel don’t eat the muscle that on the hip joins, because this is the muscle where Jacob was hurt.

Sustenance here (verse 16), as elsewhere, is to be understood both in physical and metaphorical sense. The Mosaic Law laid down rules of diet, excluding things unseen, and it laid down rules for pure and honorable life. In this way Israel became the standard-bearer of God’s Law, thus “favored above the nations”.
See Surat Al-Bagara 2- verse 90 + Yunus 10- verse 93 + Al-Jathia 45 verse 17: The Jews in their arrogance claimed that all wisdom and all knowledge of God were enclosed in their hearts. The Jews were the more to blame that they fell from Grace after all the divine favors which they had enjoyed. Their schisms and differences arose from mutual envy, which was rebellious insolence against God. Some of them have rejected the mission of the holy Prophet [Muhammad PPBUH], also through envy that a Prophet had come among the Arabians.
 Three things are mentioned as gifts of God. In concrete terms they are the Book, the Balance, and Iron, which stands as emblems of three things which hold the society together, i.e. Revelation, which commands Good and forbids Evil; Justice, which gives to each person his due; and the strong arm of the Law, which maintains sanctions for evil-doers.
Sent down: in the sense of revealed to man the use of certain things, created in him the capacity of understanding and using them.
Iron: the most useful metal known to man. Out of it is made steel, and from steel and iron are made implements of war, such as swords, spears, guns, etc. as well as instruments of peace, such as ploughshares, bricklayers, trowels, architects, and engineers’ instruments, etc. iron stands as the emblem of Strength, Power, Discipline, Law’s sanctions, etc. Iron and steel industries have also been the foundation of the prosperity and power of modern manufacturing nations.
To help God and His Apostles is to help their Cause. It is to give mankind an opportunity of striving and fighting for His Cause and proving their true mettle, for thus is their spirit tested. As explained in the next line, God in Himself is Full of Strength, Exalted in Power, and Able to enforce His Will, and He has no need of other assistance. “Strength” is specific: Power or Might is more abstract, the ability to enforce what is willed.
God’s Kingdom requires also courage, resistance to evil, the firmness, law, and discipline which will enforce justice among mankind. It requires men to mingle with men, so that they can uphold the standard of Truth, against odds if necessary.

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