31 Dec 2013
28th Safar - Marytrdom of Rasool e Khuda (S.A.W.W) and Imam Hasan (A.S)
28th Safar is the grim date on the Islamic calendar that represents the passing away of Muhammad e Mustafa (S.A.W.W) and his grandson Hasan ibn Ali (A.S). No words can ever do justice to the life and character of Rasool e Khuda Muhammad (S.A.W.W). Through him, Allah showered his kindness and blessings on the people of this world. There is no way to sum up the life of Muhammad (S.A.W.W) except perhaps by a Hadith narrated by himself when a group of companions asked him to curse the infidels, and his response was: "I am not sent for this; nor was I sent but as mercy to mankind."
The life of Muhammad (A.S) is a beacon of light for all mankind. Allah says in the Quran: "O Prophet! Indeed We have sent you as a beholder (witness) and a bearer of glad tidings and a warner. And as a summoner to Allah by His permission, and as an illuminating light. And give glad tidings to the believers that they will have a great bounty from Allah". (33:45-47) Indeed, as Muhammad (S.A.W.W) said about Islam that: "(Islam) is spacious (and has room for relaxation), and I have been sent with an easy and straightforward religion." This fact coupled with Quran`s statement that "There is no compulsion in religion ..." (2:256) shows us that Allah sent down his most complete religion and bestowed his blessings on mankind through his most beloved messenger, Muhammad (S.A.W.W).
Muhammad (S.A.W.W) spent his entire life for the cause of Islam. His exemplary character throughout his life inspired people in the hundreds. He had started preaching in Mecca under very hostile circumstances, and by the time he was performing his last Hajj, he had managed to completely overturn the face of Arab society. According to some traditions, there were as much as one hundred thousand muslims present at Ghadeer e Khum (the final gathering before the Prophet left this world). It was nothing short of a miracle that Islam had gained so many followers in the life of Muhammad (S.A.W.W). No one in human history has ever been able to combine in himself all of the virtues and good qualities as perfectly as the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W).