The Legacy of Islam...
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In the name of Allah the most beneficent, the most merciful.
The legacy of Islam starts from Allah (SWT), the first of mankind though to carry on this legacy was Aadam (as). Aadam (as) was the first messenger of Allah (SWT) and his message was Islam. His duty was to spread Islam as it was passed down to him through revelation from Allah (SWT).
This way the message of Islam was spread to the rest of mankind, anyone who accepted the message in turn would also take on the responsibility of spreading Islam and is known as a muslim (one who submits his will to Allah).
The revelations from Allah could only be passed on to Prophets (messengers of Allah) and so it was through many, many generations. All the prophets (as) struggled and strived to profess this message to their generations, that was their duty and they were specifically chosen for it. some prophets (as) convinced but a handful of people and others convinced nations.
All the prophets and their companions carried on the legacy of Islam, right unto the last of the messengers, the seal of the prophets Muhammad (saw). With the last messenger Allah (SWT) through revelation had completed His message to mankind and there is to be no more revelation to come after it.
Still though, the legacy did not end there. It was the duty of Muhammad to keep this message strong and to spread to the entire world until it became dominant. After the demise of the last messenger Muhammad (SAW) the legacy was passed on to the Sahabah RA (companions of the prophet (SAW) )
They (the sahabah) took this legacy and spread it to the four corners of the world until it was dominant. Generation after generation muslims carried this legacy on until today.
Now my brothers and sisters we are the ones who have taken on this legacy of Islam...
The weight is now on our shoulders, let's not let our generation be known as the generation where the legacy was finished. I'd rather our generation be known as the generation who revived the legacy. All is in Allah SWT's command but it is through our efforts that this legacy will regain its strength.
All good that i have said is from Allah, any mistakes that have been made are through faults of my own. May Allah guide us all and use us to revive the ummah. Ameen