[Surah Al-Qalam 68:4]
The Jews and the Christian had been claiming:
“We are waiting for the prophet about whom we read in our religious books.”
- He would command goodness:
For any community or society which needs correction or improvement, commanding to carry out good deeds is the most important step. It is a quality of a successful leader that he commands goodness. Even in the New Testament, it is mentioned that Jesus ordered to pray, just like Prophet Mohammed ﷺ- did.
- He would stop from all evil:
The advent of the Prophet is to wipe out evils from the society. So, he would stop his followers from all sins and evils.
- All good deeds will be declared lawful:
Charity, good conduct and all good deeds would be declared halal, marriage would be encouraged and fornication would be forbidden.
- All bad deeds will be forbidden:
All sins and evil deeds would be forbidden.
- Goodness would prevail:
All evils of the society like alcohol, gambling that were rampant in the society, would be condemned. The Prophet would eradicate all evils from the society.
- He would relieve them of their burden:
The list of all evils, a burden on the society, is a long one. The mission of the prophethood, as mentioned in the Torah and Injeel, is to relieve the society of the shackles that bound it.
The Qur’an reprimands the people of the book:
“Do not reject this prophet while you know about him.”
(Surah al Baqarah)
The shackles which were upon them:
A society which is chained by social evils, is like a prisoner who is tied up with chains, helpless to do anything. The shackles refer to the ignorant rituals and customs that were handed down from generation to generation for so long that people started taking them as a part of their religion. They were blind towards goodness.