Four hundred million…
That is a huge number! So big in fact, that it is hard to imagine that it is the number of words an average person speaks in their lifetime. Now multiply that number by the number of people who have ever lived and you end up with a truly breath-taking number.
Words have the power to influence others, to get something done, to learn or teach, to change the world, and sometimes, just to make us feel better. Almost all the words that have ever been uttered are now lost, however, a few precious gems continue to remain with us today.
The literary jewels uttered by the Prophet of Mercy, Muhammad (peace be upon him), are among the timeless, unforgotten words that continue to resonate with us today. They have the ability to move us deep inside and evoke hope, love, justice, compassion, kindness, self-reflection and courage, and effect social change. Significantly, they can inspire a new purpose in our lives.