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Prophet Muhammad’s Final Years

Prophet Muhammad’s Final Years

Muhammad returned to Madinah, which continued to be the political capital of the Islamic city-state. In 632 AD (10 AH) Muhammad went to Mecca as a pilgrim as he believed it was for the last time of his life. The revelation he received over there included the following verse:

{{This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion.}} (Holy Qur’an 5: 3)

Within few months after returning to Madinah, Muhammad, peace be upon him, died after a brief illness. He is buried in the grand Prophet’s Masjid( it is better to say Masjid for the mosque means the place that gathers mosquito’s- Non Muslims who have used that term) in Madinah.

Some of his Words

  1. One who covers up the failings of someone in this world will have his shortcomings covered up by God on the Day of Judgment.” (Muslim: 6743)
  2. “Being rich does not mean having a great amount of property, but [it] is being content [with what one has].” (Bukhari: 6446)
  3. “(God) has revealed to me that you should adopt humility so that no one oppresses another.”(Abu Dawood: 4897)
  4. A person once asked the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “What is faith?” The Prophet replied: “When a good deed becomes a source of pleasure for you and an evil deed becomes a source of disgust, then you are a believer.” He was then asked: “What is a sin?” The Prophet said: “Whenever something pricks your conscience, give it up.” (Ahmed: 22856)
  5. Charity does not diminish wealth.” (Muslim:
  6. “God does not judge you according to your bodies and appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds.” (Muslim: 6707)
  7. “The best of you is the one who is the best to his family.” (Tirmidhi: 4269)
  8. “If you guarantee me six things on your part I shall guarantee you Paradise: Speak the truth when you talk, keep a promise when you make it, when you are trusted with something fulfill your trust, avoid sexual immorality, lower your gaze (in modesty), and restrain your hands from injustice.” (Ahmed: 23428)
  9. “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is oppressed.” People asked, “…It is right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others. (Bukhari: 2444)
  10. “Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished.” He also said: “Make things simple and do not complicate them. Calm people and do not drive them away.” (Muslim: 6767)
  11. “Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights.” (Bukhari: 39)
  12. “During [a military expedition], a woman was found killed, so [the Prophet Muhammad] forbade the killing of women, children, and monks (nuns). The Muslim fighters are requested to fight and kill only the fighters. (Bukhari: 3014)
  13. The best thing in this world is a virtuous woman (wife).” (Muslim: 3716

Yasser Gabr & Houda Karkour, Islamic Propagation Office in Rabwah, Riyadh