The Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)

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The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Abul-Qasim (father of al-Qasim) Muhammad, son of Abdullah, son of Abdul-Muttalib was born in the year 571 C.E., the year of the Elephant (the year of the Abyssinian assault to destroy Mecca by elephants), in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. His lineage traces back to the tribe of Adnan, son of Ismail, son of Abraham, the ones whom Allah chose for his reverence. His father, Abdullah, died several weeks before his birth in Yathrib (modern-day Medina), where he went to visit his father's maternal relatives. His mother, Aminah, died while on the return journey from Medina at a place called Abwa, when he was only six years of age. Following his mother’s death, he was raised by his paternal grandfather, Abdul-Muttalib (Shaybah), until the age of eight. Nonetheless, following his grandfather’s death, Muhammad lived with Abu-Talib, his paternal uncle. At the age of twenty-five, Muhammad had his first marriage, of around eleven, with Khadija, a forty-year-old wealthy widow, which bettered his economic status (Muham, the Mess. 56). From an early age, Muhammad had been remarked as a thoughtful, faithful, and truthful man in what he did and what he spoke and thought. He was silent when there was nothing to be said, but pertinent, wise, and sincere when he did speak. He was known for his trustworthiness, beautiful manners, and simple life. Consequently, his most remarkable achievement, which carved his name in bold letters on the chapters of world history, was his introduction of the religion of Islam. In 622 AD, fearing for his mission’s safety, Muhammad fled to Medina (a city some 200 miles north of Mecca), where he had been offered a position of considerable political power. This particular event, referred to as the Hejira, or the flight, would mark the beginning of an era of Islamic conquest and, nonetheless,

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