- إِنَّ فِي هَذَا لَبَلَاغًا لِّقَوْمٍ عَابِدِينَ - وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ "Indeed, in this [Quran] is notification for I
worshiping people. And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds." (Quran: 21:106-107)
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: "The similitude of one who remembers his Rabb and one who does not remember Him, is like that of the living and the dead." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
O ye who believe! Be mindful of your duty to Allah, and seek the way of approach unto Him, and strive in His way in order that ye may succeed. Al-Maaida - Verse 35 #al_ghafurr
The most complete description of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is the one that was given by Umm Ma`bad, as related to us in the hadîth of Hubaysh b. Khâlid.
When the Prophet (peace be upon him) emigrated from Mecca to Madînah, he passed by the tent of Umm Ma`bad. She witnessed some of his miracles, then swore fealty to him in Islam before he departed.
When her husband came back, he was surprised to find with her a quantity of milk.
He asked her: “Where you have got this from, O Umm Ma`bad, while our sheep is alone and untouched and we have no milk cow in our home?” She said: “Nay, but by Allah, a blessed man passed by our way and did so and so.” He said: “Describe him to me, O Umm Ma`bad.” She said: “I saw a man who is handsome, of glowing countenance, and of good proportions, with neither a large stomach nor a small head. He is smart of appearance, with balanced features, deep black eyes, and long eyelashes. His voice is not coarse. He has a long neck, a full rounded beard, and thick eyebrows that meet each other. When he is silent, he is stately and composed, and when he speaks, his appearance is impressive. “He is the most beautiful and striking man from a distance and the best and most beautiful from close up. He is well spoken, clear in what he says, saying neither too much nor too little, his words flowing forth like a perfect string of pearls. “He is neither too tall nor overly short, a stately man in the company of two other stately men, and he is the most prominent among them and the most well-respected. “He has companions who surround him. If he speaks, they listen to him, and if he commands, they hasten to fulfill his command. He is well served and attended, though he is neither stern nor argumentative.” Hadith related by al-Hâkim in al-Mustadrak (3/9-10), al-Tabarânî in al-Mu`jam al-Kabîr (3605), Abû Nu`aym in Dalâ’il al-Nubuwwah (282-278), and al-Lâlikâ’î in I`tiqâd Ahl al-Sunnah (1434-1437). 🌹💚
Mukh chand badr shah shani aye
Mathay chamke laat noorani aey
His face shines like the full moon
A brilliant light radiates from his brow
Kali zulf tay akh mastani aey
Makhmoor akheen hen madh bharian
His hair is black, and his eyes are bewitched 💚
The Prophet sallallaahu`alaihiwasallam remained in Makkah for thirteen years; from them were ten years in which he called to tawheed and forbade from shirk (only) and he was not commanded with anything other than that. He was not commanded with the prayer nor with the zakaat nor with fasting nor with Hajj (the Pilgrimage). Rather his call was restricted to warning against shirk and to commanding tawheed.
So it is obligatory that Makkah be purified from everything that conflicts with Islaam, so that the religion can emanate from it and the call to the East and Western parts of the Earth, because Allaah sent His Prophet in it and he began his call `alaihissalaatu wassalaam from it.
Therefore, it is binding that Makkah should remain, until the establishment of the Hour, as an abode of tawheedand a beacon for the call to Allaah, and everything which conflicts with that must be kept away from it. So, shirk, innovations, and false superstitions must be kept away from it, because the people always look towards it. What is done in it is propagated around the world. So, if what is done in it is good, then good will spread about and if the opposite is the case, then evil will spread.
So it is obligatory that Makkah be kept pure always and for this reason, He, the Majestic and Most High, said:
وَعَهِدْنَا إِلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ أَن طَهِّرَا بَيْتِيَ لِلطَّائِفِينَ وَالْعَاكِفِينَ وَالرُّكَّعِ السُّجُودِ «And We enjoined Ibraaheem and Ismaa`eel that they should purify My House for those people who make tawwaaf, and those who stay there for worship and those who bow and prostrate.» [2:125]
His saying, He the Most High:
هُنَّ أُمُّ الْكِتَابِ «They are the foundation of the Book.» [3:7]
Meaning: The source to which the aayaat which are mutashaabihah (unclear) are referred back to.
Likewise Makkah has been honored by Allaah, in that it is the original place to which the whole of the people of the Earth resort back, and Muslims in the different regions of the Earth return to Makkah. So it is Umm al-Quraa with the meaning that it is the place of return. Allaah sent His Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu`alaihi wa sallam in Makkah because it is Umm al-Quraa.
He remained in it for thirteen years forbidding the people of Makkah from shirk and commanding them with tawheed, because the people of Makkah are the example for others besides them.
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The Time Period of the Call in Makkah
Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) said:
أخذ على هذا عشر سنين يدعو إلى التوحيد
He carried this out for ten years calling to tawheed. 
 :Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzan’s Explanation :
His statement: «He carried this out for ten years calling to tawheed» meaning: He called the people to tawheedand warned against shirk for ten years in Makkah. He was calling to tawheed and forbidding shirk, because they used to direct worship to the idols.
And the wisdom in Allaah’s sending him as a prophet in Makkah was that Makkah is Umm al-Quraa (the mother of all the cities), that to which all the cities relate back to. Allaah, the Majestic and Most High, says:
وَمَا كَانَ رَبُّكَ مُهْلِكَ الْقُرَىٰ حَتَّىٰ يَبْعَثَ فِي أُمِّهَا رَسُولًا «And your Lord would not destroy the townships until He sent a Messenger in their original one.» [28:59]
The ‘Umm‘ is the source to which something relates back to and the foundation which it relates back to; this is the Umm.
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