life, who (yet) deny the Truth; and bear with them (O Muhammad, on whom be peace) for a little while. With Us are Fetters (to bind them), and a Fire (to burn them), And a Food that chokes, and a Penalty Grievous. One Day the earth and the mountains will be in violent commotion. And the mountains will be as a heap of sand poured out and flowing down. Lo! We have sent unto you (O Men and Jinn!) a Messenger (Muhammad, on whom be peace) as witness against you, even as We sent unto Pharaoh a Messenger (Moses, on whom be peace)” – (Quran 73:8-15)
– As it is said, whoever does not believe him lacks faith not only in all the Prophets but also in the Torah – (See: Rabbi Moshe. Mishneh Torah, Hilkhot Melakhim, Umilchamoteihem, Chapter 11).
37. Prophet of ALLAH from the Most Noble Lineage: Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) belongs to the most noble lineage from the chain of Adam (Peace Be Upon Him). His entire progenitors were Muslims, the one who worshipped none but ALLAH alone. Although some of his close relationships, tribesmen and compatriots had fallen away from the true path of Abraham and Ishmael but the Pure lineage of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) from the Chain of Adam to his father Abdullah (Peace Be Upon Them) never deviated from the religion of Islam.
The light of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) passed invariably from Adam to the generations of the blessed lineage until it reached Abdullah the son of Abdul Mutallib (Peace Be Unto them). It is reported from the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) who used to say: “I am of the religion of my father Abraham” – (Uri Rubin et al., Israel Oriental Studies, Vol. 5, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 1975, p.76). And it is reported from Ali bin Abu Talib (may ALLAH be pleased with him) who has said: “By ALLAH, neither my father ever worshipped the idols, nor my grandfather ‘Abdul-Muttalib, nor his father Hashim, nor his father ‘Abd Munaf. They prayed facing towards the Ka’bah and followed the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham)” – (See: Ibid., also: The Light – vol., 12-13, Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania, 1978, p.19).
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) himself declared: “ALLAH selected Ishmael from the sons of Abraham, Kinana from the sons of Ishmael, Quraish from the sons of Kinana, Hashim from the sons of Quraish and He selected Me from the sons of Hashim” – (Muslim); and he also stated, “I am the offspring of the slaughtered two,” meaning Ishmael and ‘Abdullah” – (See: Saifur Rahman al-Mubarakpuri. Memoirs of the Noble Prophet [pbuh], Dar-us-Salam, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2002).
– And thus it is said, he will come “the from the [pure] lineage of Abraham (on whom be peace)” – (Rabbi Levi ben Gershon. Midrash Tanhuma, Israel: KTAV Publishing Company, 1989).
38. Tayyib – the Good: Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was also identified with his character as Tayyib, meaning Good – (See: Quran 68:3-4; 69:38-43).