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Prophet Muhammad

Prophet Muhammad

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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.
 
When Prophet (PBUH) was eight years old, his grandfather died. Who took careof Prophet (PBUH) at that time?A: His uncle Abu Talib.Abu Talib was not the oldest of his brothers, not the richest of his brothers, yet he ended up taking care of Prophet (PBUH). Why?A: Even before Prophet's grandfather Abd Al-Muttalib passed away, his grandfather trusted Abu Talib the most and asked him to take care of the young Muhammad (PBUH).Did Prophet (PBUH) fell in love with someone during his youth i.e. beforehis Prophethood?A: Yes. Umm Hani, the daughter of Abu Talib. Prophet (PBUH) developed love withUmm Hani when he was living with his uncle's family but the marriage did notconsummate because Abu Talib disapproved it.While Khadija (Ra) rejected many of the suitors who approached her for marriage, howdid Prophet (PBUH) propose Khadija to marry her?A: Khadija was the one who proposed Prophet (PBUH) to marry her because of histrustworthiness.How many children did Prophet (PBUH) have?A: 7 children (The first six were from Khadija (ra) - Two sons: Al qasim and Abdullah,Four daughters: Zaynab, Ruqayah, Fatimah and Om Kolthoom; seventh one was Ibrahimfrom Maryam (Ra))Fill in the blanks. The Prophet said, "The eyes weep, heart grieves of parting of you _______, but we don't say anything except that pleases Allah."A: Ibrahim. Muhammad (PBUH) took the child Ibrahim and laid him in his own lap withshaking hand and said this with his broken heart. Seeing Muhammad's sorrow, hisCompanions reminded him of his commandment against indulging in self-pity after adeath. Muhammad is reported as having answered: "I have not commanded againstsadness, but against raising one's voice in lamentation. What you see in me is the effect of the love and compassion in my heart for my lost one. Remember that whoever feels nocompassion toward others will not receive any compassion."How many of his children died during the lifetime of Prophet (PBUH)?A: Six (only Fatima (Ra) outlived him)What did Khadija (Ra) gave Prophet (PBUH) as a wedding present?A: Zaid ibn Harith, a servant boy of her.What became of Zaid Ibn Harith eventually?A: Zaid ibn Harith became Prophet's (PBUH) adopted son. The father of Zaid belongingto one of the influential tribes learnt later that Zaid is living in Mecca as a slave andapproached Prophet (PBUH) to sell Zaid back to them. Prophet (PBUH) responded thatthey can have Zaid for free, if Zaid is willing. But Zaid who was living as a slave said to
 
his father that after being lived with Prophet (PBUH) he can't imagine having any manabove himand denied to join his father. His father told him that he had to live like a slave if hechose to live with Prophet (PBUH) otherwise he could be the chief of his tribe or something of that sort. Still Zaid refused. Immediately after hearing this Prophet (PBUH)set Zaid free and took him to the center of the city and declared that Zaid is his adoptedson. Zaid then became Zaid ibn Muhammad. Later Quranic verse was revealed to retainthe biological name of the adopted children (Quran 33:4-5) and hence his name was changed back to Zaid ibn Harith.What was Prophet's (PBUH) response when Quraysh complained to his uncle Abu Talibto stop his preaching?A: Prophet said, "If they were to put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my lefthand to stop me from preaching Islam, I would never stop. I will keep preaching untilAllah makes Islam prevail or I die."When Prophet (PBUH) refused to stop preaching, what did his uncle Abu Lahabconvince his sons to do?A: To divorce Prophet's daughters. Depending on the source one believes, either Prophet's daughters betrothal to Abu Lahab's sons did not consummate or their marriageto Abu Lahab's sons resulted in divorce. Allah knows the best.What is the arabic name of the Pact of Chivalry that Prophet (PBUH) enteredinto before his Prophethood?A: Hilf-ul-fadhul. A businessman from abroad came to Mecca to do business but theQuraysh did injustice to him in the business. The businessman who was an outsider didnot have anyone to support him and out of his conscience asked Quraysh if there isanyone among them who can question the injustice done to him. This greatlyembarrassed Quraysh and they entered into this Pact of Chivalry, "that henceforth theywould stand together as one man on the side of the oppressed against the oppressor until justice was done, whether the oppressed were a man of the Quraysh or one who had comefrom abroad." At a very young age, Muhammad enthusiastically joined this pact of chivalry for the establishment of justice and the protection of the weak andthe oppressed made by certain chiefs of the Quraysh. In later years, at Madinah,Muhammad used to say: "I was present in the house of Abd Allah ibn Jud'an at soexcellent a pact that I would not exchange my part in it for aherd of red camels, and if now in Islam, I were summoned to a similar pact, I wouldgladly respond." Prophet said, "The best of you in Jahiliyah (period of ignorance) is the best of you in Islam." (Muslim)When Prophet (PBUH) began approaching 40 years of his age, some strange thingsstarted happening to him before this Prophethood. Name one of them.A: He started having vivid dreams come true, he had craving to do meditation.

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