Prophet Muhammad : According to Gregorian calendars, Muhammad was born on 8th June 570 in Macca, Arabia. He was a founder of Islam religion, an Arab religious and social leader, proclaimed of Quran. The term Muhammad can be seen four times in Quran. The name Muhammad is praiseworthy. Muhammads’ original name Ahmad was named by his mother Amina. Later on, his grandfather Adb al-Muttalib renamed Muhammad. He belongs to the Quraysh tribe in Western Arabia.
Prophet Muhammad Family & Wives
Muhammad’s father Abdullah ibn Abdul-Muttalib passed away before his birth, his mother Aminah died when he was at the age of six. His paternal uncle Abu Talib looked after him. In his early life, he used to go with his paternal uncle for business purposes to get experience in commercial business. After becoming a merchant, he used to be involved in the business between the Indian ocean and the Mediterranean sea.
Names of Muhammad
He used to be called with the nickname al-Amin known as trustworthy, faithful as he would conduct a business fairly and transparently and al-Sadiq means truthful. He’s called and worshiped with several names.
Below is the list of names called by his worshipers.
- Rasul meaning messenger
- Tayyib meaning good
- Al-Nabi meaning the prophet
- Al-Kareem meaning the noble and generous one
- Al-Mustafa meaning the chosen one
- Al-Aqib meaning the last one
- Al-Shahid meaning the witness
Kaaba Real Story
Kaaba is known as the house of God. Kaaba is a sacred shrine in which prophet Muhammad placed the Black Stone in 605 AD. The Kaaba in Mecca is known for religious beliefs. Here numerous Muslim people visit and offer prayers. It’s believed that 17 months after Muhammads’ coming to Medina, the Kaaba became the place of worship for Muslims and known to be the Muslim Qibla.
It is one of the five pillars of Islam that Muslims are required to visit Mecca in their life when they are financially and physically healthy. It is known as Hajj, an annual pilgrimage. The other pillars of Islam are Shahadah (faith declaration), daily prayer (Salat), Zakath (giving alms to the poor), Sawm (fasting during Ramadan). Millions of Muslims make rounds seven times around Kaaba and spend a night on a plain of Muzdalifah.
The religious practices of the Muslims include praying several times a day, giving alms to the needy, fasting from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan month, visiting Mecca are few to name.
Prophet Muhammad First Revelation
According to Islamic beliefs, he was sent by God to preach the monotheistic teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses, and more. His religious teachings and practices became the basis for Islamic religious belief. His parents died when he was at the age of six. He was raised by his paternal grandfather and his uncle. He would sometimes spend time alone in the mountain named Hira on mount Jabal al-Nour for several nights.
As per their beliefs, when he was, at the age of 40 years in Hira mountain visited by Gabriel and received the first revelation from God and asked him to include the recited versed in the Quran. He preached the words of Allah or God to his family, later his friends. He started preaching to the public at large and emphasized that God is One, completely surrendering to God is the right conduct of life. He claimed himself to be a messenger of God, just like to other prophets in Islam.
Initially, there were few followers of Muhammad and felt aggression from Meccan polytheists. The Hijra is set to be the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Hijra is a migration of Muhammad, and his followeres from Macca to Madina in 622 CE. In 629, He fought with Meccan tribes, converted 10,000 Muslims, and marched on to the city of Mecca.
He, after coming back from the farewell pilgrimage, died on June 8,632 AD. It’s believed that he received revelations from God until he took his last breath. His revelations from God formed as the basis of the Quran. In addition to the Quran, Muhammads’ teachings and practices found in the Hadith and Sira literature are considered to be sources of Islamic law.
Prophet Muhammad Quran Revelation
Muslims believe that it is the religious text of Islam representing utterances of God received by Muhammad from Gabriel in the month of Ramada on Laylat al-Qadr.
The important themes of the early Quranic verses include the accountability of man towards his creator, descriptions of tortures in Hell, and pleasures in Paradise after Gods’ final judgment. The religious duties like believing in God, asking for forgiveness of misdeeds, doing frequent prayers, helping others who are in need, being uncorrupted and pure, not performing female infanticide, and more.
It’s combinations of teachings and traditions of Muhammad. After Muhammads’ death, his teachings, traditions, and customs were aggregated by his followers. Prophet Muhammad used to speak to people before entering their house.
Muslims practice Sunnat across the world. The methods and practices followed by Prophet Muhammad are known as Sunnat. It’s believed that Prophet Muhammad always eats with others and invites others to eat with him. He’s used to asking people’s permission before they enter their house and suggest others do the same. His lifestyle includes drinking water while sitting, washing hands to the wrist before eating, eating right hand on the floor, entering a toilet covering the head, and more.
According to Islamic tradtions, Muhammads’ wife Khadija was the one who identified Muhammad as prohpet.
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