He doth send down His angels with inspiration of His Command, to such of His servants as He pleaseth, (saying): “Warn (Man) that there is no god but I: so do your duty unto Me.”
Humans, who have followed many so-called guides or leaders only to be led astray, have
received true guidance through the Prophets. These servants of God were created for a special mission. Their lives resemble a beautiful symphony, perfectly harmonious and balanced.
Their words are like sweet melodies that penetrate the soul. All of existence, be it animate
or inanimate, listens to them. Trees and rocks would greet the Prophet Muhammad, upon
him be peace and blessings, just before and during his Prophethood, and he would answer
them. In his well-known Qasīdat al-Bur‘ah, Busirī says: “Trees answered his call, prostrating.” When he called them, trees came to him. Both living beings and inanimate objects
were understood to have meaning through his advent, existence became a “cosmos” out of
“chaos,” and each thing was perceived to become a voice that glorified God with praise.
The extraordinary harmony in the universe displays God’s Existence and Unity. Nothing is
created in vain or without purpose (The Messenger of God, 31).