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Muhammad, Messenger of God (in Arabic: الرسالة , Ar Risalah; U.S. title: The Message) is a 1976 film directed by Moustapha Akkad, chronicling the life and times of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. Released in both Arabic and English, Mohammad, Messenger of God serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.
At the age of forty, Muhammad received his first revelation from God through the angel Gabriel. The revelations continued for twenty-three years, and they formed what we know as the Qur'an.
As soon as he began to recite the Quran and to preach the truth which God had revealed to him, he suffered with his small group of disciples( they were persecuted by polytheists).
The prophet enlists his first companions, family members and people of modest means, who will form the "hard core" of his supporters. Some of them, under pressure, went into exile in Ethiopia.
In 622, persecuted, Muhammad left Makkah for Medina with a few dozen of his followers.It is the Hijra (emigration), which marks the beginning of the muslim calendar.This is where he lay the foundations of a city according to the new religion. Conflicts and armed clashes with its opponents succeeded for eight years. Finally in 630, Muhammad returned to Makkah without fighting, where he amnesty those who rejected him.
The humility and gentleness of the Prophet was quite natural and free from all pretensions. People normally show their pride by boasting when they gain victories against their enemies in battle or when they achieve something really great and glorious. But the Prophet behaved naturally in all circumstances. After he entered Meccah victorious, instead of punishing his previous enemies he told them: “Go you are free” (Ibn Ishaq 1955, pp. 550-553). He was natural and in his usual form when he was humiliated and beaten by the people of Ta’if and when he suffered a setback in the battle of Uhud. He was the same humble man when he was entering the city of Meccah as its conqueror at the head of ten thousand victorious soldiers of Islam.
Lamartine a French historian, writes in his book, History of Turkey, p. 276:
Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may ask, is there any man greater than he?
« If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and outstanding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, and empires only. They founded, if any at all, no more than material power which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man merged not only armies, legislation, empires, peoples and dynasties but millions of men in one third of the inhabited world, and more than that, moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls on the basis of a Book, every letter of which has become law. He created a spiritual nationality of every tongue and of every race. » (Historie de la Turquie Vol. 2, page 76-77)
«My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. Of humble origins, Muhammad founded and promulgated one of the world's great religions, and became an immensely effective political leader.»The 100, a Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History by Michael H. Hart
«If we judge the worth of men by the greatness of the works they were founded, we can say that Muhammad was one of the greatest men ever known in history. Religious prejudices have prevented many historians to recognize the importance of his work.»Gustave Le Bon. La civilisation des Arabes. (Arab civilization)
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