The Foundations And Concepts of Islam
"Muhammad is not the father of anyone among you, but he is the Messenger of Allaah and the last (end) of the Prophets."
Allaah honoured him with the best Revealed Book which is the glorious Qur'aan; He took it upon Himself to preserve it and did not assign the obligation of its preservation to any of His creatures. He says:
"Verily, We it is Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e., Qur'aan) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption)."
He also makes the Law of Muhammad the lasting one till the Day of Resurrection. He explained that the perpetuity of his Law necessitates the belief in it, calling unto it and being patient with it. Hence the path of the Prophet and his followers is that of calling to the way of Allaah with sure knowledge. While making this manhaj clear, Allaah says:
"Say (O Muhammad): This is my way; I invite unto Allaah with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me. And Glorified and Exalted be Allaah. And I am not of the polytheists."
Allaah commanded the Prophet to bear whatever harm he suffered in the cause of Allaah with patience and says:
"Therefore be patient (O Muhammad) as did the Messengers of strong will."
He also enjoins patience on Muslims,
"O you who believe! Endure and be more patient and guard (your territory by stationing army units permanently at the places from where the enemy can attack you) and fear Allaah, so that you may be successful."
In accordance with this gracious