The Jurisprudence of the Prophetic Biography
& A Brief History of the Rightly Guided Caliphate (2008 Edition)
Many are those who wrote about the life of the Messenger of God and analyzed it. They presented it as an exemplar of human greatness, insisting on giving people to understand that his conquests were nothing more than a revolution of the economic Left against an extremist Right and deluding them into believing that the ulterior motive which led the Messenger of God to do what he did was his desire to transfer
sovereignty from the hands of non-Arabs to those of the Arabs.
The weaving of fabricated conceptions, however, proved to be incapable of turning truth into falsehood. Hence, the clouds blown in by such
writings have dissipated and the bright truth has broken through once again. People in general and intellectuals in particular have remained certain that the greatness of the Messenger of God was a fruit of his prophethood and that the conquests and sovereignty he realized were the execution of a divine command rather than a quest of wealth or dominion.
No Muslim should attempt for a single moment to understand the life of the Apostle of God (pbuh) as that of a great genius, a dignified leader, or a worldly wise 'fox”. Such an attempt is nothing but wilfulness or a tampering with the major events with which the life of Muhammad (pbuh) was filled, and which demonstrated that he (pbuh) possessed all the qualities of nobility and of moral, mental, and psychological completeness.
However, all of this arose from a single, dominant reality in his life, namely, that he was a prophet sent by Almighty God. It is a futile enterprise to place the branches where the root once was, then ignore the fact that the root even exists! In any case, the only appropriate response to such an attempt is to draw people’s attention back to the root, and to the root alone.
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About By Dr M
Sa'id Ramadan al Buti
Born in 1929 in the village of Jilka in the Turkish boundaries, north of Iraq and immigrated to Damascus
Completed his legal secondary study in the Institute of Islamic Guidance in Damascus, and joined the faculty of religion at Al-Azhar University.
Appointed as dean in the faculty of religion at Damascus University in 1960, and deputed to Al-Azhar University to attain doctorate in the roots of the Islamic law.
Appointed as instructor in the college of law of Damascus University in 1965, as a deputy of the college later on and as its dean in the end.
Participated, in many global conferences and symposia, and is, in addition, a member in the royal society of the Islamic Civilization Researches in Amman, and member in the higher board of Oxford academy.
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Ibn Al-Jawzi is reported to have said: 'Whoever does not read the stories of the Salaf (righteous people of the past) and the path that they tread, he can never tread that path. It is befitting for a person to know and understand that the nature of an individual (character) is like that of a thief. If a person only lives with the people of his time, his nature will steal from them and will become similar to their nature. But if he reads the lives of the Salaf, his nature will become like theirs and he will learn from their character'.– Talbis Iblee