Sunday, October 4, 2009

Muslims, the Ambassadars of Islam

Islam is propagated in the whole world due to the proper mechanism of preaching. Muslims went everywhere to spread the teachings of Qur’an and the knowledge of Islam and by the Grace of God they succeeded in their mission. They proved to be the best ambassadors of Islam and impressed others with their beliefs, behavior and way of conduct.

At the time of the Prophet’s demise, his companions numbered more than one hundred thousand. However it is worth noting that if you go to Mecca and Medina you will find only a small number of graves there. The reason for this is that these companions left Arabia and spread to various countries far and beyond its borders. They established Islamic Schools to spread islam. The majority of them breathed their last in various Asian and African countries, where their graves still exist.

Why did this happen? It was because during his last days the Prophet gathered his companions together in the mosque in Medina and addressed them in these words: God has sent me as his messenger for the entire world. So you do not differ with one another. And spread in the land and communicate my message to people inhabiting other places besides Arabia. (Seerat Ibn Hisham 4/279).

It was this command of the Prophet that led to the Sahaba (companions of the Prophet) settling in foreign lands. In those countries either did business or earned their living by hard work, all the while communicating to their non-Muslim compatriots the message of monotheism which they had received from the Prophet. Every one of them thus became a virtual ambassador of Islam. People learnt Quran Recitation and followed the rules of Islam. This resulted in Islam spreading across the globe. Its evidence can still be seen in the inhabited world of that time.