The First Message of Qur’an and the Last Messenger: Transforming the Savage World
Dr. Humayun Rasheed Khan, Arif Rasheed

Religion is a matter of faith. Faith in one unseen, invisible, and omnipotent God or it many be a faith in many gods and goddesses having a particular shape and gender placed in a particular clean and pious place, capable of being moved from one place to another. History shows that polytheism and idol worship had been in practice since time immemorial. Pre-Islamic Arabian Peninsula was a citadel of idolatry. Besides idolatry, girl child killing, slavery in most abhorrent form, degraded position of women, tribal superiority, adoption of fair and fouls means and methods in trade and business pushed the Arabs into complete darkness and ignorance. Into this darkness of ignorance, there appeared a light which was destined to be ‘Infinite Light’ in terms of its effects. This light was the divine message through the Last Messenger Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, which illuminated the dark Arabia with wisdom and enlightenment that finally spread in the entire World. The Last Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, brought a message of absolute monotheism and unconditional morality. This paper attempts to highlight the significance of monotheism and the exemplary struggles of the Last Prophet towards reforming the Arabian Peninsula. It also brings out the essence of peace in this terror-torn world.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jisc.v2n3a1