God’s Revelation on the Prophet
The Holy Quran declares the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as a Prophet from the same lineage of prophets like Jesus and Moses in the following verses:
And Muhammad is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels (as disbelievers)? And he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah, and Allah will give reward to those who are grateful.
Holy Quran 3:144
O Prophet! surely We have sent you as a witness, and as a bearer of good news and as a warner. And as one inviting to Allah by His permission, and as a light-giving torch. And give to the believers the good news that they shall have a great grace from Allah. And be not compliant to the unbelievers and the hypocrites, and leave unregarded their annoying talk, and rely on Allah; and Allah is sufficient as a Protector.
Holy Quran 33:45 – 48
Surely We have sent you with the truth as a bearer of good news and a warner; and there is not a people but a warner has gone among them. ….
Holy Quran 35:24
The belief in the Prophethood of the Prophet Muhammad is an essential part of being a Muslim:
Surely We have sent you (Muhammad) as a witness and as a bearer of good news and as a warner, so that you (the people) may believe in Allah and His Messenger and may aid him and revere him; and (that) you may declare His (Allahs) glory, morning and evening.
Holy Quran 48:8 – 9
Allah told Prophet Muhammad to say to the people the following verses, so that they did not take him to be anything more than a Prophet:
Say: I do not control any benefit or harm for my own soul except as Allah please; and had I known the unseen I would have had much of good and no evil would have touched me; I am nothing but a warner and the giver of good news to a people who believe.
The Holy Quran clarifies that Muhammad is the last Prophet that Allah will send:
Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the Last of the prophets; and Allah is cognizant of all things.
Holy Quran 33:40
The Holy Quran states that Muhammad was given the book to help other people and guide them:
And thus did We reveal to you an inspired book by Our command. You did not know what the Book was, nor (what) the faith (was), but We made it a light, guiding thereby whom We please of Our servants; and most surely you show the way to the right path.
Holy Quran 42:52
The Holy Quran also outlines the great status and rank earned by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
He it is Who raised among the inhabitants of Mecca an Messenger from among themselves, who recites to them His communications and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and the Wisdom, although they were before certainly in clear error. And others from among them who have not yet joined them; and He is the Mighty, the Wise. That is Allah’s grace; He grants it to whom He pleases, and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace. The likeness of those who were charged with the Taurat, then they did not observe it, is as the likeness of the ass bearing books, evil is the likeness of the people who reject the communications of Allah; and Allah does not guide the unjust people.
Holy Quran 62:2 – 5
Surely Allah and His angels bless the Prophet; O you who believe! call for (Divine) blessings on him and salute him with a (becoming) salutation.
Holy Quran 33:56
Some people believed Muhammad to be a madman, a poet or a soothsayer, and the Holy Quran repeats that he is none of those things, just Prophet Muhammad, and that no person could ever come up with a book like the Quran:
Do they not reflect that their companion has not unsoundness in mind; he is only a plain warner.
Holy Quran 7:184
Therefore continue to remind, for by the grace of your Lord, you are not a soothsayer, or a madman. Or do they say: A poet, we wait for him the evil accidents of time. Say: Wait, for surely I too with you am of those who wait. Nay! do their understandings bid them this? Or are they an inordinate people? Or do they say: He has forged it. Nay! they do not believe. Then let them bring an announcement like it if they are truthful. Or were they created without there being anything, or are they the creators? Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay! they have no certainty.
Holy Quran 52:29 – 36
Your companion does not err, nor does he go astray; Nor does he speak out of desire. It is naught but revelation that is revealed, The Lord of Mighty Power has taught him,
Holy Quran 53:2 – 5
By the grace of your Lord you are not mad. And most surely you shall have a reward never to be cut off. And most surely you conform (yourself) to sublime morality. So you shall see, and they (too) shall see, Which of you is afflicted with madness. Surely your Lord best knows him who errs from His way, and He best knows the followers of the right course. So do not yield to the rejecters.
Holy Quran 68:2 – 8
And it is not the word of a poet; little is it that you believe; Nor the word of a soothsayer; little is it that you mind. It is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds. And if he had fabricated against Us some of the sayings, We would certainly have seized him by the right hand, Then We would certainly have cut off his aorta. And not one of you could have withheld Us from him. And most surely it is a reminder for those who guard (against evil). And most surely We know that some of you are rejecters. And most surely it is a great grief to the unbelievers. Therefore-glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.
Holy Quran 69:41 – 52
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had exemplary character and the Holy Quran is an unparalleled witness to his many estemed qualities:
Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah and the latter day and remembers Allah much.
Holy Quran 33:21
And We have not sent you but as a mercy to the worlds.
Holy Quran 21:107