The foundation of Islam has five pillars. One of them is Risalat or believing in the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The first kalima, which converts any believer in to a true believer, requires faith in two concepts only, worshipping Allah Almighty and having complete faith in Muhammad as the messenger of Allah. We do not need any other proof to signify the importance of Muhammad in Islam.
Prophet Muhammad is the last prophet and no other prophet will ever be sent again to the world. His attributes and nature are known as Seerat un Nabi (PBUH) which is the best example of a lifestyle for the Muslims of every era. He is a complete depiction of how a Muslim must deal with the challenges of life.
According to the Holy Quran, the first ever creation in the whole universe was the Noor or light of Muhammad. Everything present in the world, including the stars, galaxies, planets, humans and all those that we are unaware of are made from that “Noor”. He is the purest of all the beings and it is the foundation of religion to believe in him. The 99 names of Muhammad describe his major attributes which should be followed by each and every Muslim.
Muhammad was born to Hazrat Amena as the only child. His father passed away before his birth. His mother also passed away when he was a child, so his grandfather took the opportunity to raise him. He was considered an unfortunate child as he also lost his grandfather at an early age of only eight years. After that his uncle Abu Talib adopted him. He belonged to the respectable tribe of quraish in the city of Mecca.
Seerat Un Nabi is no less than a tale of sorrows and grief followed by an epitome of true faith. When the whole world was sympathizing with an orphan, Allah Almighty had already planned the dawn of a Prophet during the darkest period of idol worshipping by the arabs in the Arabian peninsula. He paved the way to implement Muslim Sharia. The Sharia Law is the best code of conduct to live life. The famous anecdote of placing the black stone on the wall of Kaaba holds significance in Seerat un Nabi (PBUH).
Black stone or Hijra Aswad is a structure which was brought down from the heaven during the time of Adam and Eve. The Kaaba is the most sacred place for the muslims as they pray five times a day facing towards it. This stone was placed on the wall of Kaaba but it was removed once when a burning incident damaged the place. The arabs mutually consented that the first person to enter the doors would place the black stone in its original place. To their surprise, that person was Prophet Muhammad who impressed everyone by a noble gesture which showed his wisdom. He took a large sheet of cloth, placed the stone in the centre and asked the leaders to hold the corners. They walked together towards the place where the stone was to be fixed, and fixed the Hijra Aswad right at the spot.
This act of wisdom is an eye opener, and it happened few years before he was revealed as the last prophet.