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About Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Q.1 Who was Muhammad ?

Ans : Muhammad (SAW) was the Rasool i.e. the Messenger and Prophet of Allah who received the Message from Allah through Divine revelation and conveyed the same to humanity.

Q.2 Where was the Prophet Muhammad born ?

Ans : Muhammad, the Messenger and Prophet of Allah, was born at Mecca in Arabia.

Q.3 Do you know the genealogy (Lineage  or Pedigree) of the Prophet Muhammad ?

Ans : Yes, I can name up to his father’s great grand-father, and know that he is descended from Prophet Abraham. He was the son of ‘Abdullah, who was the son of ‘Abdul Muttallib who was the son of Hashim who was the son of ‘Abd Manaf” 

Q.4 How was the Prophet brought up ?

Ans : Abdullah the Prophet’s father died before his birth, and he lost his mother, Amina, during his infancy. He was, then, for a short time under the care of his grand-father, ‘Abdul Muttallib’ who also expired a few years later. His uncle, Abu Talib, then became his guardian.

Q.5 How was the Prophet Muhammad educated ?

Ans : He did not receive any instruction through human agency, and as such he did not know how to read or write. His education was solely due to Divine Sources.

Q.6 When and where was the Message of Allah first revealed to our prophet ?

Ans : The message of Allah was first revealed to our Prophet through angel (Gibriel), at the age of forty in the cave at the foot of Mt. Hira in Mecca.

Q.7 What regard had the people of Mecca for our Prophet before he announced his Prophet hood ?

Ans : The people of Mecca had a very great regard for him. They honoured and respected him for his integrity and honesty, and were so much impressed by him and the nobility and gentleness of his character that they conferred upon him the title of ‘Al Aminu’ i.e. the Trustworthy, before he proclaimed his Prophet hood.

Q.8 Did the people of Mecca in general accept Muhammad as a Prophet when he first delivered to them the Message from Allah ?

Ans : No. The people of Mecca in general did not accept Muhammad as a Prophet when he first delivered to them the Message

Muhammad as a Prophet, when he first delivered to them the Message of Allah against idols and idolatry. Only a few embraced Islam. Others persecuted him and his followers so much that he, along his followers, was compelled to seek refuge in Medina.

Q.9 What is the migration of our Prophet from Mecca to Medina called ?

Ans : The migration of our Prophet from Mecca to Madina is called Al Hijra. The Muslim Calendar commences from the day of the migration.

Q.10 How did the people of Medina receive our Prophet ?

Ans : Most of the people of Medina received our Prophet with kindness, believed in his teaching and mission and embraced Islam.

Q.11 When did our Prophet die and where was he buried ?

Ans : Our Prophet died at the age of sixty-three and was buried in medina, where his tomb now stands

Q.12 Should we visit the tomb of out Prophet ?

Ans : Yes, we should visit the tomb of our Prophet at Medina, preferably after the performance of Hajj (Pilgrimage) to Mecca, for our Prophet has said:

i.e whoever (of my followers) visits my tomb it is binding on me to plead for (Mercy and Forgiveness) on his (or her) behalf (on the Day of Judgement).

Q.13 Should you love your Prophet ?

Ans : Yes, I should love my Prophet and pay greater respect to him than to any other human including my parents.