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The Islamic Bulletin

The Purpose Of Life

“Muhammad is not the father of any of your men,

but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of

the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all


[Quran 33:40]

Muslims do not worship Muhammad, we’re

not ‘Muhammadans.’ We have not the right to change

the name ‘Muhammad’ and say we are ‘Muhammad-

ans.’ No, the people who had followed Moses, they

were not ‘Moseans.’ The people who followed Jacob

were not ‘Jacobites.’ Or the people who followed

Abraham were not ‘Abrahamians.’ Or ‘Davidians.’

...No, no ,no. So how do people call themselves

‘Christians?’ Christ did not call himself a ‘Christian,’ so

how do people call themselves ‘Christians?’

Jesus Christ (PBUH) said that whatever he re-

ceived from Almighty God was the word of God, and

what he heard is what he said! That’s what he did! So

how do people call themselves ‘Christians?’ We have

to be Christ-like! And what was Christ like? He was a

servant of the Almighty God; so we should be servants

of Almighty God, that’s all!

As the final scripture and divine revelation, the

Quran makes the very clear and concise statement,

‘‘This day have I perfected your religion and com-

pleted my favor upon you. And chose the Islam as a

complete way of life.’’ [Quran 5:3].

So through the Quran, the word ‘Islam’ came.

Because, when the building is complete, you call it

‘a house.’ When the car is on the assembly line, it is

not ‘an automobile’ - it is in the process of assembly!

When it has been completed, it has been certified, it

has been test-driven - it is now ‘an automobile.’ When

Islam was completed as a revelation, as a book, as an

example through the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), it

then became ‘Islam.’ It became a complete way of


So it is the word that was new… But not the

practice...not the prophet...not the order from God...

not a new God...not a new revelation...But only the

name, Islam. And as I said previously, who were all the

prophets? They were all Muslims. Another distinction

to keep in mind is that Muhammad (PBUH), unlike his

predecessors - he did not come to the Arabs or to his

own people exclusively. No… Therefore, Islam is not

a religion of the Arabs. Although the Prophet Muham-

mad, the son of Abdullah, was born in Mecca, a city

in the Arabian Peninsula, and was an Arab by birth,

he did not bring Islam to only the Arabs. He brought

Islam to all people.

Although the Quran was revealed in the Arabic

language, it dispels any inclinations or assertions that

the message of Muhammad was limited or meant for

the Arabs exclusively. In the Holy Quran Allah says,

“And you have not been sent, oh Muhammad, ex-

cept to the all of humanity.” [Quran 21:107]

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no

superiority over a non-Arab, nor a non Arab has any

superiority over an Arab; also a White has no superior-

ity over a Black nor a Black has any superiority over a

White except by piety and good action.

As such, Muhammad (PBUH) is the finality and

crown of the great prophets and messengers before

him. Most human beings--they simply don’t know this

information. And since I am making reference to the

Quran to support my presentation, I will give some

background information on the Quran itself. First of

all, the Quran makes the claim that it is the product of

divine revelation. That is, it was sent down from the

Almighty God to Muhammad for inspiration.

Allah says, “Nor does he say (aught) of (his own)


“It is no less than inspiration sent down to him.”

[Quran 53:3-4]

Muhammad is not speaking for himself, his

ideas, his own ambition, or his own emotion and feel-

ings. But, this is a revelation which is being revealed

to him! This is the statement of Allah. Therefore, if I

am to convince you of the authenticity of the Quran,

I must prove - one, that it was impossible for Muham-

mad to have manufactured such a book. Secondly,

I must prove that it was equally impossible for any

human agency to have created it. Let us think about


The Quran makes the statement,

“And we created the human beings from the hang-

ing clot that was clinging to the wall of the womb.”

[Quran 23:13].

“Created man from a clinging substance.”

[Quran 96:2]