Sayyidah Ayeshah (Radhiyallahu 'anha), the wife of Rasulullah ﷺ, was once asked: "What was the character of the Nabi?"
“His character was the Qur’aan.”
“And You Are Surely On An Excellent Standard Of Character.”
[Surah Al-Qalam 68 :4]
“The night was dark. The caravan had lost its way. Light was extinguished. Heavy rain and darkness invaded the jungle. Danger intensified.’
…This was the picture of the Jahiliyya (era of ignorance) before the arrival of Nabi Muhammad ﷺ.
People were in a kind of intoxication – intoxicated by vices and crimes. No one had any kind of direction in life. The world out there was nothing but a jungle. It was a question of ‘survival of the fittest’. Everyone was out to grab, grab and grab...
The whole world was submerged in zulumaat (darknesses). There was just darkness upon darkness – layers of darknesses…
The darkness of tyranny and injustice, the darkness of kufr, the darkness of shirk, the darkness of bid’aat, the darkness of suppression of the rights of the women, the darkness of suppression of the rights of the children, the darkness of cruelty upon the parents, the darkness of stealing, the darkness of gambling, the darkness of every crime … the darkness of every evil infiltrated the lives of people.
…In that compounded darkness, Allah Ta’ala sent Nabi Muhammad ﷺ as a guide and as a light, and darkness was overcome by the brightness and shine of Nubuwwah and the Message of Islam.
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