In the Holy Qur'an

The best testimony of Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) life and character is the Word of God itself. Prophet Muhammad is mentioned many times in the Holy Qur’an, the word of God, and one can easily see that Muhammad’s love of God was not only appreciated but reciprocated as well.Following is a selection of some of the verses of the Holy Qur’an which mention the Prophet Muhammad.

Blessing and Mercy for All

Blessing and Mercy for All

“And We have sent thee not but as a mercy for all peoples.” (21:108)

“Surely, a Messenger has come unto you from among yourselves; grievous to him is that you should fall into trouble; he is ardently desirous of your welfare; and to the believers he is compassionate, merciful.” (9:128)

“But Allah would not punish them while thou wast among them, and Allah would not punish them while they sought forgiveness.” (8:34)

“Verily, Allah has conferred a favour on the believers by raising among them a Messenger from among themselves, who recites to them His Signs, and purifies them and teaches them the Book and Wisdom; and, before that, they were surely in manifest error.” (3:165)

An Excellent Model

An Excellent Model
“Verily you have in the Prophet of Allah an excellent model, for him who fears Allah and the Last Day and who remembers Allah much.” (33:22)

“And thou dost surely possess high moral excellences.” (68:05)

“… So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Prophet, the Immaculate one, who believes in Allah and His words; and follow him that you may be rightly guided.” (7:159)

“O ye who believe! respond to Allah, and the Messenger when he calls you that he may give you life, and know that Allah comes in between a man and his heart, and that He it is unto Whom you shall be gathered.” (8:25)

Prayed for and Prophesised by Earlier Prophets

“And remember the time when Abraham and Ishmael raised the foundations of the House, praying, ‘Our Lord, accept this from us; for Thou art All-Hearing, All-Knowing.” (2:128)

“‘And, our Lord, raise up among them a Messenger from among themselves, who may recite to them Thy Signs and teach them the Book and Wisdom and may purify them; surely, Thou art the Mighty, the Wise.’” (2:130)

“And remember when Jesus, son of Mary, said, ‘O children of Israel, surely I am Allah’s Messenger unto you, fulfilling that which is before me of the Torah, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger who will come after me. His name will be Ahmad.’ And when he came to them with clear proofs, they said, ‘This is clear enchantment.’” (61:7)

The companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) once asked his wife Ayesha about the life of Prophet Muhammad, her answer was simple yet comprehensive, she said:

“His Life was the [Holy] Qur’an”

Following is a selection of some of the verses of the Holy Qur’an which mention the Prophet Muhammad.

His Stature

In the Holy Qur’an
“Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets; and Allah has full knowledge of all things.” (33:41)

“Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe! you also should invoke blessings on him and salute him with the salutation of peace.” (33:57)

“That you should believe in Allah and His Messenger, and may help him, and honour him, and that you may glorify Him morning and evening.” (48:10)

“Have We not opened for thee thy bosom, And removed from thee thy burden. Which had well nigh broken thy back, And We exalted thy name?” (94:2-5)

“O Prophet, truly We have sent thee as a Witness, and Bearer of glad tidings, and a Warner, And as a Summoner unto Allah by His command, and as a Lamp that gives bright light.” (33:46-47)

Receiver of the Holy Qur’an

Receiver of the Holy Qur’an
“And We have, indeed, given thee the seven oft-repeated verses, and the Great Qur’an.” (15:88)

“And verily this is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds. The Spirit, Faithful to the Trust, has descended with it. On thy heart, that thou mayest be of the Warners, In plain and clear Arabic tongue. And it is surely mentioned in the Scriptures of the former peoples.” (26:193-197)

“If We had sent down this Qur’an on a mountain, thou wouldst certainly have seen it humbled and rent asunder for fear of Allah. And these are similitudes that We set forth for mankind that they may reflect.” (59:22)

“O People of the Book! there has come to you Our Messenger who unfolds to you much of what you had kept hidden of the Book and passes over much. There has come to you indeed from Allah a Light and a clear Book.” (5:16)

“…Allah has sent down to thee the Book and Wisdom and has taught thee what thou knewest not, and great is Allah’s grace on thee.” (4:114)