GOD PRAISES MUHAMMAD
The point that the traditionalist Islamist fails to understand is that Muhammad has no need for such flattering. He is praised already in the Quran for his superior morals. The fact that God has appointed him His envoy and praised him in His Book is enough to make him a superior being. The fact that he had been on the wrong path before he received the revelation or that one of his forefathers had been an idolater does not in the least vilify him. It is written in the Quran that one is responsible for one’s own doings. The son of a prophet is no greater than any of his fellow creatures, nor is a person whose father had been a heathen discredited for that. The mentality that is inclined to evaluate people according to their genealogy has been led astray in this instance also. Muhammad has been praised in many instances in the Quran as in the following verses:
113 – For God has sent down to you the Book and Wisdom and taught you what you did not know (before); and great is the grace of God unto you.
4 The Women, 113
4 – And you stand on an exalted standard of character.
68 The Pen, 4
107 – We sent you not but as a mercy for all creatures.
21 The Prophets, 107
2 – That God may forgive you your faults in the past and those to follow; fulfill his favor to you, and guide you on the straight way.
48 Victory, 2
One can see that the Prophet is praised in many an instance in the Quran. In Verse 107 of Sura The Prophets, he is qualified as being a mercy for all creatures. Had the legend according to which all the worlds had been created for the sake of the Prophet had been true, then it would have stated that our Prophet was mercy for all the world.