Prophet Muhammed (SAW) – The Best Example for Leader
Prophet Muhammed (SAW) is the most influential person today. He has been recognized as the most powerful and inspiring person. 1400 years ago, this man changed the dynamics of the whole world. He led from the front and conquered by the name of Islam. His teachings will always be remembered and followed upon. He came at a time which was the darkest period in Arab history. There was no law and order with no justice. The most oppressed were the slaves and women. He was the first one to give everyone equal rights. He brought the message of Allah and taught everyone how to live a good and pious life.
He has more than 1 billion followers today which indicates that his message was so strong and how effectively he spread it. His leadership qualities made him achieve what he had to. His influential personality has been acknowledged even today as Michael Hart in “The 100, A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in the History”, New York, 1978, p. 33, says:
“My choice of Muhammad (PBUH) to lead the list of world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in the history who was supremely successful on both the secular and religious level. It is probable that the relative influence of Islam has been larger than the combined influence of Jesus Christ and St. Paul on Christianity. It is this unparalleled combination of the secular and religious influence which I feel entitles Muhammad (PBUH) to be considered to be the most influential single figure in human history.”
There have been renowned leaders who changed the dynamics of this world but they were no match to the charisma and character of our beloved Prophet (SAW). He led his followers with devotion and determination. With his honesty and truthfulness, he was able to win over people.
He led many battles during his lifetime and he conquered many places which today are Islamic. He never gave up on his mission and always believed that Muslims would rise one day. During the battle of Badr, with only 313 soldiers he was able to defeat the non-believers. It was the faith the Muslims had in Allah which led them to victory.
Throughout his life, he showed excellent leadership qualities which made the Muslims strong and confident in front of the non-believers. There was a time when the Quriash was extremely harsh on him and his followers. They had to migrate to Madina and started a new life there. Muslims came back strong and conquered Makkah which was their home. It was only due to the sharp leadership skills of the Prophet (SAW) which made the Muslims strong. He showed his followers the right path and asked them to follow. It is the path of Allah which is the right path and only this path can lead to success in life and the hereafter. He gave a complete code of life in the form of the Quran. Muslims need to follow in his footsteps in order to be successful.