Some Global Impacts of Endeavours of the Holy Nabi

Man lives his life according to some sort of system. The more efficient and effective the system is, the more facilities, comforts and successes he will gain. Through His Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has blessed us with a complete code of life in the form of Islam. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم provided us with the best curriculum in the shape of his valued sayings and actions, and created powerful laws to prevent the crimes and offences eating away society like termite. By establishing a system based on equality, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم perfectly balanced the deteriorating society through promoting justice, fairness, equality and impeccable morals. The matchless endeavours and achievements of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم had a great impact on the whole universe. Let’s have a look at a few examples:

Impacts of promoting knowledge

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم instilled the importance of knowledge in people and motivated them to acquire knowledge. It is narrated: For you to go to learn a chapter [from Islamic] knowledge in the morning is better than 100 Rak’aat of Nafl Salah. (Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. 1, pp. 142, Hadees 219)

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has also assigned the learned people with the responsibility of promoting knowledge, and has warned them of punishment in Hereafter if it is left unfulfilled due to any vested interest. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: Whoever learns knowledge by heart [and] then conceals [it] from the people, he will come on the Day of Judgement wearing a fire-made bridle. (Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. 1, pp. 170, Hadees 261)

It was the outcome of the massive impact of the blessed teachings and sayings of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم regarding acquisition of knowledge and its propagation that Muslims undertook long journeys just for this purpose and, after gaining knowledge, they rendered valuable services in different fields such as Islamic Studies, Physics and Economics, etc., creating research laws for the generations to come until the Judgement Day. These devotees of Rasool did not confine this light of knowledge to just Islamic countries; rather, by spreading knowledge across the globe, they played a vital role in removing ignorance from the whole world.

Effects of equality system

Division of society into upper and lower classes leads to imbalance in society which causes people to suffer horrible consequences such as violation of rights and killings, etc. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, in order to root out this social class distinction and division, brought a system purely based on equality which ensured the protection of not only men and women but also gave security to the life and possessions of each class of society. Equality system established by the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is globally recognized as an ideal system.

Impact of justice and fairness

Justice and fairness is a basic right of a person. In the fair justice system provided by the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, there is no discrimination on the grounds of wealth, poverty or relationship. Rather, it provides justice to everyone equally, protecting their life and possessions. On one occasion, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, in his sermon, stated: O people! The people preceding you were destroyed for the reason that if any dignitary (such as a high-ranking officer) among them committed theft, he would go unpunished but if any poor person committed theft, so Divinely-declared punishment would be inflicted on him. By Almighty! If Fatimah Bint-e-Muhammad had committed theft, I would have cut off her hand.(Sahih Muslim, pp. 716, Hadees 4410)

Wherever in the world the blessed teachings of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم regarding justice were implemented, peace and prosperity prevailed there.

Healthy society

In order to build a healthy society, it is essential that its individuals be free from physical and spiritual diseases. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated about the apparent cleanliness: ‘Cleanliness is half of Iman (faith)’. (Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 5, pp. 308, Hadees 3530)

Cleanliness of a house reflects one’s dignified life and good mindset. To motivate people about it, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is Pure and likes purity. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is Nazeef (Clean) and likes cleanliness, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is Kareem (Kind) and likes kindness, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is Jawwad (Generous) and likes generosity. So, keep the courtyard [of your homes] clean, and do not have similarity with the Jews. (Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 4, pp. 365 Hadees 2808)

Tree planting is also extremely important for a healthy society. Related to its significance, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: If a Muslim plants a tree [and] then anyone eats from it, there is a reward of Sadaqah [charity] for the person who planted it. (Sahih Muslim, pp. 646, Hadees 3968)

The global impact of the blessed sayings of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم regarding human health can be realized by looking at the fact that today the medical cures prescribed by the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم are the center of attention among the scientists all over the world.

Impact of rooting out usury

Since the ancient times, usury was considered to be a source of increase in wealth. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم cursed the one who consumes usury, the one who pays it, the one who writes it down and those who become witnesses of it, and he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said that they are all equal [in this sin]. (Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. 3, pp. 73, Hadees 2277)

It is also narrated: Insanity breaks out amongst the people amongst whom usury spreads.(Al-Kaba`ir, liz-Zahabi, pp. 70)

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم even termed usury a source of destruction.(Al-Kaba`ir, liz-Zahabi, pp. 69)

The trader or businessman who follows the blessed sayings of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم preventing himself from usury, earns profit and his business or trade thrives by leaps and bounds.

Elimination of slavery

Enslavement of the defeated side at the hands of the conquerors and continuation of this enslavement from generation to generation was a global issue. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم took different steps to eliminate slavery and gave this glad tidings to the one who frees a slave: Whoever frees a slave, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will free a body part of the freeing person from Hell in return for every part of the body of the slave. (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 7, pp. 149, Hadees 19642)

Moreover, he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم led the slaves to the heights of dignity by educating them and teaching them manners. At the global level, it was the matchless outcome of the constant endeavours of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم that the slavery was gradually abolished and now the world is free from the shackles of slavery.

The impacts of establishment of peace

Peace is a very essential element for the survival and progress of man. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has established such golden principles which ensure protection and security of one’s life and possessions. Not only did he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم declare punishments for worsening the law and order situation so that these elements could be rooted out but he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم also warned authorities of being held accountable in the Hereafter so that they would avoid injustice while pronouncing punishment. Benefiting from the guidelines provided by the Beloved and Blessed Nabi صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم about the establishment of peace, the world created perpetual laws for the protection of its survival.

 

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