Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)Dr. Gasser Hathout, April 1, 2007 Name the year when Prophet (PBUH) was born?A: The Year of ElephantWhich year was Prophet (PBUH) born?A: 570 ADWhat was the Prophet's (PBUH) three part response when his Companions asked, "Whatwas your origin?"A: Prayer of my father Ibrahim (PBUH), tidings of Isa (PBUH) gave of me and the dreamof my mother that had reached the castles of Basra.What did Prophet Ibrahim's (PBUH) prayer consist of with respect to his progeny while building Kaaba with his son Prophet Ismail (PBUH)?A: "O our Sustainer! Raise up from the midst of our off spring an apostle from amongthemselves, who shall convey unto them Thy messages, and impart unto them revelationas well as wisdom, and cause them to grow in purity: for, verily, Thou alone art almighty,truly wise!" (Quran 2: 129). After four thousand years, God granted Prophet Ibrahim's prayer and raised our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from amongst them, as an answer tohis prayer. The same thing has been quoted in the Quran as follows: "It is He Who hassent amongst the Unlettered a messenger from among themselves, to rehearse to them HisSigns, to sanctify them, and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom, although they had been, before, in manifest error;" Quran (62:2)With whom did Prophet (PBUH) spend his first 3 years?A: Halima, a wet nurse.What incident made Haleema to return Prophet (PBUH) to his mother Amina?A: A strange incident took place in the prophet's childhood. Once both Muhammad andhis foster brother were playing in the yard with the goats when the Angel Jibraelappeared to them. The Angel came split open Muhammad's chest, took out his heart,removed a blood clot and washed it in Zamzam. The angel then returned the heart toMuhammad's body before going away. The angel said this was the part of shaytan in you.His foster brother ran to Halima and said that Muhammad has been murdered. She rushedout and found Muhammad standing with a pale white face. She checked over his bodyand found that he was fine. Very shortly she returned him to Amina, his mother.Who took care of Prophet (PBUH) when his mother died?A: Prophet's Grandfather Abd Al-Muttalib.What was the special privilege that Prophet's grandfather gave Muhammad(PBUH) during his childhood, which even his own sons did not have?A: The young Muhammad (PBUH) accompanied his grandfather Abd Al-Muttalib toKaaba and sat on the cushion to join the Council of elders.