Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the last and final prophet to be sent to mankind in a long chain of prophets that started from the time of Adam and included many others like Noah, Solomon, David, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and many more. All called for the worship of the one God.
And those who believe and do righteous deeds and believe in what has been sent down upon Muhammad – and it is the truth from their Lord – He will remove from them their misdeeds and amend their condition.
In a land where people worshiped 360 idols, deprived women of their rights, enslaved people, killed one another for the simplest reasons.
To this inhumanity has come a man chosen by God, who brought them out of darkness into the light, called them to worship One God, and freed their minds from all types of ignorance and superstitions. Within several years he united the hearts of people to become the most powerful and civilized nation on earth.
Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught that the best of people are those who are most beneficial to others, and the closest to him are those of the best manners. He taught that no one truly have faith until they love one another. He protected the rights of Muslims as well as non Muslims and protected rights of women. He organized the relationship between parents and their children.
He commanded to help the needy, give charity, even a smile is charity, visit the sick, take care of the old, stand for rights of all and speak the truth. He encouraged gaining knowledge as a duty on every Muslim man and woman. He called for justice and equality. All men are equal before God, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, and white has no superiority over a black, except by piety and good action.
And We sent not before you any messenger except that We revealed to him that, “There is no deity except Me, so worship Me.”
His legacy remain alive in the hearts of Millions of Muslims worldwide, as he informed Muslims that in their hands are two sources of guidance that whoever follow them will never go astray. The Quran and his Sunnah.