To the Muslims of the World
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Al-Salâm `Alaykum wa Rahmah Allah wa Barakatuh.
As Muslims, we must all be aware of the fact that the only way we can overcome the dangers that face us is fulfill the reason for our existence, and that is to call the people of the world to the worship of Allah alone.
Allah says: “You are the best of the nations brought forth for humanity. You enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and believe in Allah.” [Sûrah Âl `Imran: 110]
However, it seems that the viciousness of the attacks being waged against us today on every front by the enemies of Islam has confused many would-be reformers about a matter in which all Muslims should be agreed.
Could anyone have expected that we would silently and complacently allow these people to so heinously and recklessly slander our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the most honorable of all people and the most noble of Messengers? Never before have their lies and slanders descended to such a base level. Yet, the few weak voices that we hear cannot seem to be able to make up their minds how to respond to the situation.
We must love the Prophet (peace be upon him) more than we love our selves and our families. We should not be able to conceive of neglecting our duty to support and defend him after hearing the vile things that are being said about him.
In order to facilitate carrying out our Islamic duties of calling people to the worship of Allah and defending the Prophet (peace be upon him), The International Committee for the Support of the Final Prophet is presenting an open letter to the world in support of the Prophet (peace be upon him) that includes a short biography of his life and a short introduction to the religion that he brought from his Lord.
It is an open letter addressed from all of the Muslims of the world, since conveying the message contained therein is our collective duty. Each of us should do our part in circulating it and supporting it. Our hearts should be joined in carrying out this duty of ours throughout the globe.
Wa al-Salâm `Alaykum wa Rahmah Allah wa Barakâtuh.
The International Committee for the Support of the Final Prophet (peace be upon him)