Rasûlullah's (Sall Allahu 'alaihi Wa Sallam) Compassion For His Umma

How can a father's love for his son be known? This love itself is not something visible or tactual. It can be known only from his behavior, attitude and words towards his son. If a wise and fair person pays due attention to Rasûlullah's (sall-Allâhu 'alaihi wa sallam) utterances and studies the reports describing his efforts to guide men to the right course, his strictness in protecting everybody's rights, and his magnanimous and compassionate efforts for the establishment of beautiful morals, he will clearly see that his love for his umma is much more than that of a father for his son. A person who realizes his astounding accomplishments, the astonishing reports in Qur'ân al-kerîm, which were revealed through his tongue, and his utterances foretelling the bewildering events that will happen at the end of the world, will certainly see that he attained high grades above the intellect's capacity and comprehended facts beyond the intellect's limit of comprehension and realization. Thus, it will be apparent to him that his words are all true.

A reasonable person who learns and meditates over the knowledge revealed in Qur'ân al-kerîm and who studies his life will see this fact clearly. Imâm Muhammad al-Ghazâlî (rahmatullâhi 'alaih) said, "A person who doubts whether or not someone is a Prophet should either see his life or study objectively the reports about his life. A person who knows the science of medicine or fiqh acquires information about a scholar of medicine or fiqh by studying the reports about his life. For example, knowing whether or not al-Imâm ash-Shâfi'î (rahmatullâhi 'alaih) was a scholar of fiqh, or whether or not Calinos was a physician, requires learning the concerned branches of knowledge well and then studying their books in these branches. Likewise, a person who acquires knowledge of prophethood and then studies Qur'ân al-kerîm and the Hadîth ash-sherîf will perfectly understand that Muhammad ('alaihi 's-salâm) is the Prophet and occupies the highest degree of prophethood. And if he learns of the effectiveness of his words in purifying the heart and then obeys his revelations, by which his own heart begins to see the truth, his belief in his prophethood will become absolutely certain (yaqîn).