Who was the prophet, Muhammad?
The Prophet Muhammad is Muhammad ibn Abdullah the Arab social, political, and religious leader. He is the founder of the Islam religion in the world and the last messenger sent by Allah. This important prophet was a grandson of one of the Quraysh tribal leaders. He became an orphan very early; when he was six and his family raised him. His characters and lifestyle were very suitable for the future mission. Our beloved prophet died at the age of 63 but he is still alive among the world’s Muslims.
Muhammad (PBUH) was the advertizer of the Holy Quran. Allah revealed to us his commands and rules through his Holy words. The Quran was sent to us gradually in stages to be understood and applied. Not only Islam but also the prophet Muhammad himself changed the Arabs completely. Islam religion and the sayings of Muhammad (Sunnah) canceled a lot of bad and wrong thoughts and actions (Aljahilyah). This is our beloved prophet that spent his whole life calling for being a better human to win both the world and the Jannah.
Prophet Muhammad story
The story began in Mecca in Saudi Arabia in the year 570. A beautiful child was born to the son of one of the Quraysh tribal leaders. This boy came to this world after his father’s death, so his grandfather gave him the unpopular name “Muhammad”. After six years, his mother also died leaving him alone under the responsibility and protection of his father’s family (his grandfather, Abd Al-Muttalib, and his uncle, Abu Talib). They taught him to graze sheep to learn patience and trading to earn living.
At the age of 25, he was employed by a rich woman called lady Khadijah to supervise her goods transported to Syria. After a while, lady Khadijah asked to marry Muhammad who accepted and got two boys (who died quickly) and four girls. Before lady Khadijah’s death, Allah sent the angel Gibril to the prophet Muhammed to tell him that he was chosen to be the last prophet in the world. Islam religion completed through verses and Holy sayings from Allah to our prophet (PBUH) by the angel Gibril. Also sometimes, Gibril was incarnated to illustrate certain rules to the people and nobody knew him except Muhammed (PBUH).
The prophet Muhammed started to ask all people all over the world to be Muslim and to obey Allah because this is the truth. He (PBUH) faced a lot of difficult situations due to the refusal from many people. Most times, he sent his companions to speak with peoples and kings in good words about Islam. Sometimes (in case of unfairness), wars were the only solution to save kind and poor people. He continued inviting people to Islam and teach the Muslims how to be believers until he died at the age of 63 after saying his last speech.
Prophet Muhammad wives
Our prophet Muhammad was married at the age of 25 to his first wife and after her death, he married another 12 women. Only two of his 13 wives bore him children, Khadijah and Maria Al-Qibtiyyah. Here, I will mention to you the 13 mothers of believers.
- Khadijah bint Khuwaylid: She was the first wife and the mother of six of his sons. She was a rich widow and older than him by 15 years. He loved her so much after marriage and didn’t marry again except after her death by about three years. She supported him from the beginning of the revelation until she died.
- Sawdah bint Zam’a: She was from the first Muslims and her husband died leaving her alone. The prophet married her to take care of his children after their mother died. She was a joyful, charitable, and kind woman.
- Aishah bint Abu Bakr: The daughter of the prophet’s close friend and supporter, Abou Bakr. She was known for her intelligence and love of learning. When she married Muhammed (PBUH), she was young and this helped her to narrate more than 2000 Hadith. She was the most beloved and the closest wife to the prophet, that he died between her arms.
- Hafsah bint Umar ibn Al-Khattab: She is the daughter of another friend and the second caliph Umar Ibn Al-Khattab. This wife was very smart and so she could memorize the entire Holy Quran as lady Aishah. had the great honor of being the custodian of the first Mushaf which came into her possession after the death of her father.
- Zaynab bint Khuzaymah: This is the first wife not from Quraysh. She was called “The Mother of The Poor” because of her kindness and generosity with poor people. She died after less than one year of marriage.
- Umm Salamah bint Abu Umayyah: She and her husband were from the first who had to leave Mecca. In addition, she was forced to leave her son and her husband. Her famous duaa to Allah was “O Lord, reward me for my affliction and give me something better than it in return, which only You, the Exalted and Mighty, can give”. Her marriage to Muhammad was her reward and she narrated 300 Hadith about women.
- Juwayriyah bint al-Haarith: She was captured in the battle against the tribe Banu Mustaliq. Her marriage to the prophet, made her entire tribe be Muslims, and they took back all the war booty.
- Zaynab bint Jahsh: She was a noble lady from Quraysh that married Zayd, the adopted son of Muhammad. After marriage, she thought she is not happy with Zayd and so they got divorced. Then the prophet married her to let us know that the adopted son is not like the biological one.
- Umm Habibah bint Abu Sufyan: At first, her father was one of the enemies of Islam. It was a great challenge for her and her husband but they accepted to be Muslims. After they immigrated to Al-Habasha but her husband died leaving her alone with a baby girl. When the prophet listened about her, asked her for marriage then she accepted and traveled to Al-Madinah to be with him (PBUH)
- Safiyyah bint Huyayy ibn Akhtab: The daughter of the chief of the Jewish tribe Banu Nadir. She was taken captive at the Battle of Khaybar and then asked if she accepts to be Muslim. Then she married the prophet (PBUH).
- Maria al-Qibtiyya: She was an Egyptian Christian woman sent as a gift to Muhammad from Muqawqis. She bore him a boy called Ibrahim who died in infancy. She spent all her life in Egypt even after being married to the prophet (PBUH).
- Maymunah bint al-Haarith: The only one who offered herself to Muhammad (PBUH) after Khadijah. She lived only three years with him before his death.
Why is Muhammad the most important prophet?
Muhammad (PBUH) was not an ordinary prophet; he was an honest, kind, patient, smart, smiley, and forgiving person. All his characters and life circumstances were very suitable to prepare the last and most important prophet in the world. His message wasn’t very easy to spread among generations and generations even after his death (PBUH) by centuries. He bore a lot to deliver the right teachings of Islam to the entire world. The prophet Muhammad’s sayings are an essential part of our Islam. They illustrate and simplify a lot of rules that already Allah mentioned in the Holy Quran. His directions to Muslims came from his deep and true love for Allah and his religion.
Why God chose the prophet, Muhammad?
The prophet Muhammed was well known as a good and wise man. Although he was illiterate, he was very clever that most of his friends liked to ask for his advice. People loved and respected him even though he didn’t pray like them nor did bad actions like them. He never drank alcohol nor accompanied women but he was truthful and honest. He used to worship Allah in his own method away from his people in Mecca. There was some cave in the mountain beside Mecca, called Hiraa’ where he liked to meditate and ask Allah to guide him. Why Allah chose him? Actually, Allah prepared him very well to be able to widespread his last message in the world.
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