Biography of Prophet Muhammad

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Biography of Prophet Muhammad

Viewpoint of Shri Muhammad Inayatullah Subhani on Prophet Muhammad

Biography Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu Alaihi Vasallam)

  • Author - Muhammad Inayatullah Subhani,
  • From the original book – Muhammad e (Arabi),
  • Translator - Naseem Ghazi Falahi,
  • Publisher - Publication work has been done by the order of Islami Sahitya Trust Publication No.81. Markazi Maktaba Islami Publishers, D-307, Dawat Nagar, Abul Fazl Enclave Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 1110025,

(The following episode has been taken from the book of the above author and publication.)

Mr. Hashim's son was Shauba. He only was later called Abdul Muttalib. When Muttalib brought his nephew Shauba to his village, people thought that Muttalib had brought some slave. Hence Mr. Shouba came to be known more by the alias Mr. Abdul Muttalib. Mr. Abdul Muttalib had ten sons. For some reason, Abdul Muttalib vowed to sacrifice one of his ten sons for the sake of Allah.

Which of the ten sons does the deity like for sacrifice? For this, out of the idols kept in a temple (Kaaba), ten arrows were placed in front of the idol of the elder god and the name of a son was written on each. The arrow, on which the name of the youngest son Abdullah was written, pointed towards the idol. It was believed that the deity accepted this son for sacrifice. Preparations were being made to sacrifice Mr. Abdullah (father of Prophet Muhammad). Religious people from all over the region told Abdul Muttalib not to do this. There was a lot of hue and cry. Another spirit spoke in a priest. He said that even sacrificing camels will work. This brought a sigh of relief. The same power told them about a woman in another village who was a broker of the priests of other temples, that she would decide how many camels would have to be sacrificed to Allah for Abdullah's life. The woman said that the number of camels you give to save one life, in that add another ten and put the slip of Abdullah's name and the slip of ten camels and keep checking it. Keep doing this until the slip of camels comes out. In this way, they kept increasing the number of camels by ten, then after a hundred camels, the slip of camels came out. Before that, Abdullah's slip kept coming out. Thus, he saved the life of son Abdullah by sacrificing (killing) a hundred camels. When Shri Abdullah became young, he was married to devotee Amini Devi. When Prophet Muhammad was in the womb of his mother Amini ji, his father Shri Abdullah ji died at some distant place. His grave was built there itself. When child Muhammad was six years old, Mother Amini Devi had gone to see her husband's grave. She too died on the way. Six-year-old boy Muhammad ji became an orphan. (The above description is written in the aforesaid book 'Biography of Prophet Muhammad on pages 21 to 29 and 33-34.)

When Prophet Muhammad ji turned 25, he married a forty-year-old widow named Khadija. Khadija had been widowed twice earlier. Both her ex-husbands had substantial property which was with Khadija. The third time, she married Prophet Muhammad. She belonged to an affluent family. (This description is written on pages 46, 51-52 of the aforesaid book.)

Prophet Muhammad ji got three sons and four daughters from Khadija ji. But this happy time did not last long. The apple of your eyes, the three sons 1. Qasim, 2. Tayyab 3. Tahir died in front of your (Hazrat Muhammad ji) eyes. Only four girls (Zainab, Rukayya, Umme Kulsum and Fatima) remained. (This above description is written on page 64 of the aforesaid book.)

Once, Prophet Muhammad ji was meditating in a cave outside the city in the pursuit of attainment of God. An angel named Jibreel throttled Prophet Muhammad ji and forcibly explained the knowledge of Quran Sharif. (Hazrat Muhammad ji was intimidated and given the knowledge of the Lord believed to be Formless.) Due to the fear of that Jibreel deity, Prophet Muhammad ji memorised that knowledge. In this way, the angel gave the knowledge of Quran Majeed to Muhammad Saheb ji. Prophet Muhammad ji told his wife Khadija ji, “While I was sitting in the cave, an angel came. He had a silk handkerchief in his hand. Something was written on it. The angel strangled me and said, read this. I felt as if my life was about to end. He tried to forcefully make me read by squeezing my whole body. He did this twice. He again said the third time, “Read”; I could not read because of being uneducated. This time I thought he would hurt me even more. I said, “What should I read?” Then he made me read a verse of the Quran. (This description is written from pages 67 to 75 of the aforesaid book and from pages 157 to 165.)

The Angel Jibreel cut Prophet Muhammad’s chest open, poured power into it and then sealed it, and making him sit on a mule-like animal (Buraq), took him up in the skies. There came a group of prophets, among them were Prophet Musa ji, Isa ji and Ibrahim ji etc. Prophet Muhammad ji led them in prayer.

Prophet Adam was also present there who was sometimes laughing and sometimes crying. The Angel Jibreel told Prophet Muhammad, “This is Baba Adam.” The reason for crying and laughing was that on the right side was his virtuous offspring who was happy, seeing whom Baba Adam was laughing and on the left side, the wicked offspring was suffering in hell, seeing whom he was crying.

{Here, the author has hidden some facts. He has written that Prophet Adam was laughing on facing right because there were deeds of his noble offspring on the right side. He was laughing on seeing them. On the left were the deeds of his wicked offspring. He was crying on seeing them. Please think, Readers! Were those deeds written on some wall in the heaven; whereas Baba Adam was illiterate? The reality has been written above.}

Then he went to the seventh heaven. A voice came from behind the curtain to offer fifty (namaz) prayers per day. At the behest of Prophet Musa, Prophet Muhammad returned after getting fifty prayers reduced down to only five prayers from Allah.

(Page no. 307 to 315) Prophet Muhammad ji advised Muslims against bloodshed, and to not even charge interest, and at the age of 63, after becoming severely ill, he offered prayers despite being in agony, came home and died after suffering unbearable pain the whole night.

(Page No. 319) Later there was a dispute about who would succeed him. Then Prophet Abu Bakr was elected as the Caliph.

Conversation between Kabir Sahib & Sheikh Taqi Contd-

Hearing the above description from Shekhtaqi, Supreme God Kabir ji argued, “Sheikh Taqi Pir ji! You told that Allah lives on the seventh heaven, he is formless.” Kabir ji said, “Sheikh ji, on one hand you are calling God formless. On the other hand, you are proving God to be a native on the seventh heaven. When God resides in the seventh heaven, then he is in form.”

Supreme God Kabir said, “Shekhtaqi ji, you told that when Prophet Muhammad ji was in his mother's womb, at that time his father Shri Abdullah ji died. When he was six years old, his mother died. At the age of eight, grandfather Abdul Muttalib died. While living the life of an orphan, Prophet Muhammad ji got married at the age of 25 to 40-year-old Khadija, who had been widowed twice earlier. Three sons and four daughters were born as children. An angel named Jibreel by throttling and intimidating Prophet Muhammad gave him the knowledge of Quran Sharif (Majeed) and the method of worship (namaz etc.) which had been told by your Allah. Prophet Muhammad ji performed that religious practice wholeheartedly. Nevertheless, the apple of Prophet Muhammad’s eye, all the three sons (Qasim, Tayyab and Tahir) passed away. Please ponder, when the life of the Messenger (Prophet) sent by Allah was full of catastrophes (great suffering), then what benefit can the other followers obtain from the religious practice mentioned in the Quran Sharif and Majeed? Prophet Muhammad died at the age of 63 after suffering from unbearable pain for two days.

A father in front of whom all his three sons die, that father cannot be happy for the rest of his life. One worships God so that there is happiness in the family and if any sinful deed is punishable, that too gets averted. The knowledge of worship given by your Allah is incomplete. That is why, it is said in Surat Furqan 25 Verses 52 to 59 that ask a Tatvdarshi (Baakhabar) for the method of worship of the Allah named Kabir who forgives sins.” God Kabir said, “Shekhtaqi, I myself am that Kabir Allah. I have the method of worship, which provides complete salvation and destroys all sins. Hence, in front of you, Emperor Sikandar Lodhi is breathing a sigh of relief after being freed from the suffering due to sin, which could not be achieved by your method of worship.

Shekhtaqi ji! As you told that the father of all human beings, Prophet Adam was sometimes crying and sometimes laughing above in the sky (the place where Angel Jibreel had taken Prophet Muhammad). Because his worthless offspring was suffering in hell, he was crying on seeing them, and he was laughing loudly on seeing the good offspring who were happy in heaven.

It is a matter of consideration that the place where the head of Christianity and Muslim religion, Baba Adam, has reached as a result of the worship he did, he is not living in peace even there. In this world too, both the sons of a noble prophet like Baba Adam were filled with love and hatred. Due to which, the elder brother killed the younger one. Even here on earth, Baba Adam remained very distressed because his elder son killed the younger one; the elder son left the house. After hundreds of years, Baba Adam had a son named Seth. Seth's son was Enosh, from whom the path of worship began. A father who loses both of his sons cannot be happy. Baba Adam had a similar plight. After suffering for hundreds of years, he obtained a noble son. Then Baba Adam is facing the same suffering in that world too.

All the prophets who were earlier sent to the earth by Allah, they (Hazrat Isa, Prophet Ibrahim, Prophet Musa etc.) also reached the same place (lok) by their religious practice. It is actually Pitra Lok (a place where spirits of deceased ancestors reside). There they go back to their respective ancestors. Similarly, Hindus also have the same Pitra Lok above. He who is destined to become a Pitra, he on obtaining a Pitra life lives in that Pitra Lok. Then, after living the life of a Pitra, he also lives the lives of ghosts and other animals and birds. This is indeed not complete salvation and attainment of happiness. What will be the achievement of the worshippers who do the same worship?

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