Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)

Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) is the last prophet of Allah. He was born in Mecca (Makkah) on Monday the 12th of Rabi’ Al-Awwal in the year 570 C.E. Abdullah, his father, passed away 6 months before he was born. His mother, Aaminah passed away when he was 6 years old.

His grandfather, Abdul Muttalib, took care of him for the next 2 years until he too passed away. After that his uncle Abu Talib took care of him.

At an early age, for his great manners and good charactere he received the title of Al Ameen (the faithful).

At the age of twenty five years, he was entrusted to take a trade caravans to Syria and Yemen for the noble and extremely wealthy Quraish widow named Khadijah. She was impressed with his successful trip and his trustworthiness. The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) was 25 years old when he married Khadijah (A.S), who was 15 years older and had been widowed twice.

After 40 years of being an example of truth and trustworthiness, he proclaimed that he was the Messenger of Allah. He was persecuted for the next 12 years in Mecca.

At the age of 52, such was the persecation, that he and his followers had to migrate to Medina, where he spent the final 11 years delivering the message of Allah.

Bibi Khadijah (A.S) and Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) had 2 sons, Qasim and Abdullah, and four daughters, Fatima, Zaynab, Umme – Khulthum and Rukayya. Both sons died in childhood.

Hazrat Hamza Ibn Abdul Muttalib was the uncle of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W), who was martyred in the Battle of Uhud by Wahshi, a slave.

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