Muhammad and the Unbelievers
Say: “Are there any of your ‘partners’ who can begin creation and then repeats it?"
Say: “God begins creation and then repeats it, so how are you turned away [from worshipping Him alone]?"
Say: “Are there any of your ‘partners' who guides to the [absolute] truth?"
Say: “God guides to the [absolute] truth.
So who is worthy to be followed? He who guides to the truth or he who guides not unless he is guided by someone? What is wrong with you? How do you judge?"
Most of them do not follow except assumption. Assumption does not avail against the truth at all. God is Knowing of what they do.
It was not possible for this Quran to be produced by other than God. It is a confirmation and explanation of the scripture before it. There is no doubt that it is from the Lord of the worlds.
If they say the Quran is made by [Muhammad], say: “Then bring forth a surah like it and call [for assistance] whomever you can apart from God, if you were truthful."
Say, [O Muhammad]:
“O people, if you are in doubt of my religion, then I do not worship those which you worship apart from God; but I worship Allah, who causes your death. I have been commanded to be of the believers, [O Muhammad!] Direct your face toward the religion of monotheism, and never be of those who associate others with God.
And do not call besides Allah what neither benefits you nor harms you, for if you did, then you would be of the wrongdoers. Should God touch you with hardship, there is none who can remove it but Him.
And if He intends for you good, then there is none can keep back His favor.
He causes it to reach whom He wills of His servants. He is the All-Forgiving, the All-Merciful.
Say, [O Muhammad]:
O People! The truth has come to you from your Lord, so whoever is guided is only guided for the benefit of himself, and whoever goes astray, do so to his own loss. I am not a guardian over you.[O Muhammad!]
Follow what is revealed to you, and be patient until God judges. He is the best of judges.
This is the word Muhammad
in Arabic designed by artist Abdul Majid Al Noerat. It simulates the climb of Muhammad on the mount of Noor (Light), and his striving to find about the One God, the Creator and Lord of all beings.
So, is there any duty upon the messengers except the conveyance of a clear Message?
O Messenger! Deliver what has been revealed to you from your Lord; and if you do not, then you have not conveyed His Message. God will protect you from people. Indeed, God does not guide the disbelieving ones.
High [above all] is God, the Sovereign, the Truth.
Do not hasten with [recitation of] the Quran before its revelation is completed to you, and say, “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.
In 632 CE, Prophet Muhammad performed Hajj, i.e. pilgrimage to Makkah. It is one of the five pillars of Islam that must be done once in a lifetime for those who have the financial and health capabilities to perform it. It includes performing religious rites in the Sacred Mosque and other places in Makkah that have connections to the life of Abraham, the father of prophets.
By that time, most tribes in the Arabian peninsula had embraced Islam and reverted to monotheism. The Prophet’s mission was accomplished in 23 years and his life was nearing an end.
On the ninth of Zul-Hijja (the last month of the lunar year that matches 632 CE), Prophet Muhammad gave his "Farewell Sermon" to more than 100,000 people who gathered in an area called Arafat.