Muhammad, A Great Influential Leader
To agree in totality with a subject is to place ones faith in that belief. Some might say that because I am of the Muslim
faith, I blindly put my faith into the teachings of Mohammed, a prophet of Islam. This, however, is not true, while it is
correct to say that I accept Mohammad’s philosophy, this is not only because I am Muslim. My being Muslim has influenced
my acceptance of Mohammed’s teachings, but if I felt the need I can choose to leave my religion, although my faith keeps
The main message the prophet,
Muhammad tried to convey to civilization is the existence of a God, this God, a supreme being like no other, the power and
authority this being possesses measures to great heights and the respect given towards this omnipotent and omniscient originator
The prophet Muhammad lived his life in the teachings of this omnipotent being. In my opinion, I believe
that the mentality of people in our generation is increasing in objectiveness and scientific proof. Most people in society
can not and will not believe in an idea, especially an idea as obscure one man, claiming he is the messenger of God. Religion
requires faith and without this faith religion and the inspiration of the existence of a supreme being.
People all over the world worship different supreme beings, if not at all, however, this are the fact that this
being alters in different cultures. People world wide believe in different Gods and worship this God in different manners.
All these religions contain conflicting beliefs and a state of mentality. If it wasn’t for the traditions, culture and
values I have been raised with throughout my life I strongly doubt that I will believe or even be convinced by Islam. My up
bringing has played an immense role on how to view religions. In fact, Islamic religion encourages the young and old to venture
off and learn and study different religions. “To be a true Muslim, is to be acceptant to others, regardless of race,
religion or culture”. (Abdul Akabar). By this the religion hopes of shelter faithful and strong believers. The people
who are opened minded might change their belief or make alterations to their way of life, however, the people who do make
the choice to stay within Islam come back with a stronger faith and appreciation for the religion. I myself, living in a non-Islamic
country, have had a lot of experience being exposed to a multitude of religions; some I found were similar while others were
hard to acknowledge, however, the faith I possesses towards Islam allowed me to stay grounded to the religion.
A great philosopher by the name of Muhammad possesses faith so illuminant one may believe that he was praised
by the light of heaven. Without the ideas of God, perhaps, Muhammad, a Muslim philosopher would have been left in ignorance,
never knowing that the thing he saw quite clearly were true. Muslims see God as a vital cause for our existence. Even the
idea of a place without God cannot be pictured by Islam. Islamic beliefs are very dependent on God, but the religion also
uses the concept of God in many ways. The idea of God can have fundamental values. These fundamental values create the building
blocks and act as a supportive back bone for the main philosophies Muhammad expresses through his teachings. Most of these
theories I strongly agree with, however, there are other theories of Islam which I do not fully understand in order to be
convinced or to wager one hundred percent of my faith into.
One of the prophet’s major theories is the fact that each person is born pure and that human beings are
given a choice on earth, whether to follow evil or good steps. The prophet also goes on to explain that to seek God’s
pleasure, the heavens, is through faith, prayer and charity. To worship God and to treat all God’s of Gods creations
with equality and compassion.
I strongly accept and am convinced by this theory. I do believe
that humans are not predetermined as to which direction to follow from birth, but do stumble through that path during their
life time. Depending on whom a certain person becomes and the choices they make, whether they are evil or good allow them
to satisfy their definition of what they believe to be evil or good, it also allows humans to be able to reason, which the
distinctive character which separated mankind from other animals. The one idea that I don’t agree with in this teaching
is the idea that a human must have faith, pray and give to charity to obtain an open gateway to the heavens. I believe that
by saying that only the people who believe in Allah should and can go to heaven is in some ways unfair. If one was to assume
that the idea that only Muslims may enter the heavens, then children who have been raised a certain religion and have not found the need to study or explore other religions tend to stay within the religion
they have been raise by. I don’t believe that just because a child was raised a Muslim and another was raised a Christian,
one should have the advantage over the other. On the other hand, one factor in this teaching which I fully and strongly abide
by is the concept that all of God’s creators should be treated with compassion and equality. I believe that if all
of civilization was to convincingly abide by this belief than an immense amount of world issues of degradation, such
as racism and sexism would seize to exist.
Another one of Muhammad’s theories is the fact that to become a faithful Muslim one must also believe
that the entire message of Islam is derived from the Holy Quaran, the Sunnah and Hadith, which are the traditions and practices
of the Holy Prophet; it is immutable in the face of change in time and place. I agree to this theory to a certain extant.
The content in the Holy Quaran, the Sunnah and Hadith are basically in depth derivations of the basic concepts of Islam. If
one should believe in the basic concepts of Islam, which are to believe in only one God, the supreme being, prayer and charity,
then it is a given that they should believe in the derivations of these believes. I think that this is easier said than done,
because once a person has accepted the basic beliefs it may be difficult to adapt to the stricter implications displayed in
the Holy Quaran, the Sunnah and the Hadith. Just because a Muslim finds it difficult or does not fully accept the stricter
implications given by the other Islamic resources; I do not think that they should be classified as less of a Muslim or have
less of a faith in Islam.
The final theory in Muhammad’s teachings is that the nation of Islam is open too all people. Any individual,
despite one’s background, ethnics, culture, sex or past experiences are welcome to join the Nation of Islam. I completely agree with this theory because I strongly believe that religion should never have restrictions
towards who to accept or welcome or who to shun away. Since Islam is a very welcoming religion I believe that this is one
of the leading factors to the increase amounts of Muslims all over the world. Acceptance is one of the most important theories
in Islam and displaying this value outside of the walls of Islam allows the intriguing mind to wonder in.
There are many different religions and beliefs world wide,
however, humanity in our current generation have the right and privilege to choose the religion they believe and have faith
in. To be religious, faith must be required, and present. Religion differs from logical or physical proof, religion tests
ones faith. The prophet Muhammad dedicated his life in the teachings of Islam. I am quite familiar with his journey and all
of the Islamic tales about his holy way of life. Muhammad’s theories and beliefs helped guide and sometimes even model
the lives of many Muslims including myself.