Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Biography of Hazrath Mohammad (PBUH)

1. When was the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) born ?
Prophet Muhammed (p.b.u.h) was born on Monday, 9th Rabi Al Awwal, April 22nd , 571 AC.
2. Where was the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) born ?
In Makkah

3. What is the name of the Prophet’s Father?
Abdullah Ibn Abdul Muttalib.

4. What is the name of the Prophet’s mother?
Aminah Bint Wahhab Ibn Abd Manaf Ibn Zahrah.

5. When and where did hi (Prophet’s) father die?
Prophet’s Father died in Makkah before Muhammad (p.b.u.h) was born.

6. What is the name of the Prophet’s grandfather?
Abdul Muttalib.

7. What was his grandfather’s position?
He was the chief of his clan Bani Hashim.

8. What is the Prophet’s (p.b.u.h) lineage up to his fifth ancestor?
He is Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Ibn Muttalib Ibn Hashim Abn Abd Manaf Ibn Qusai Ibn Kilab.

9. Who suckled the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h)?
First Thuyeba, the freed slave girl of his uncle Abdul Uzza known as Abu Lahab, then Haleema Bint Abu Dhuaib, best known as Haleema Al Sadiyah.

10. Who named the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h)?
Abdul Muttalib.

11. What did Muhammad’s (p.b.u.h) mother name him ?

12. Why did she ( the Prophet’s mother) choose this name?
Because she saw an angel in a dream calling the new-born baby Ahmed

13. How old was Muhammad (p.b.u.h) when his mother died?
Six Years old.

14. Where did his mother take him?
She took him to Yathrib (Madinah) to visit her relatives.

15. Where did hi mother die?
On her way back to Makkah, she died a Abwa and was buried there.

16. Who brought Muhammad ( p.b.u.h) back to Makkah?
His father’s slave girl, Umm Aiman ( May Allah be Pleased with her).

17. Who took the charge of his care?
His grandfather Abdul Muttalib.

18. How long did the Prophet’s grandfather take care of the Prophet Muhammad?
For two years.

19. How was his (Abdul Muttalib’s) behavior with Muhammad (p.b.u.h)?
He loved him very much and preferred him to his own sons.

20. What did Abdul Muttalib foretell about his grandson?
That he would hold a prestigious position.

21. Who took care of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) after the death of Abdul Muttalib?
His Uncle Abu Talib.

22. How old was Muhammad (p.b.u.h) when his grandfather Abdul Muttalib died?
About eight years old.

23. When did Muhammad (p.b.u.h) travel to Syria and with Whom?
He went to Syria with his uncle Abu Talib when he was twelve years old.
24. Who was Khadijah ( May Allah be pleased with her )?
She was a wealthy merchant of Makkah.

25. Why did she ( Khadijah) want to marry Muhammad (p.b.u.h)?
Because of his truthfulness and good conduct.

26. When did she (Khadijah) marry Muhammad (p.b.u.h)?
When she was 40 years old.

27. How old was Muhammad (p.b.u.h) at the time of the marriage?
He was 25 years old.

28. What did he (the Prophet) give her (Khadijah) as Mahr (dowry)?
Twenty Camels.

29. Was Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her) a widow?
Yes. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) was her third husband.

30. How was Muhammad (p.b.u.h) known in the society?
He was known as Al Ameen (Truthful) and Al Sadiq (truthwirthy)

31. Did he get any sort of education?
No, he was illiterate.

32. How many times is the name of Muhammad mentioned in the Holy Quran?
Four times.

33. What are the names of the Prophet’s (p.b.u.h) Uncles?
They are: Harith, Zubair, Abu Talib, Hamzah ( May Allah be Pleased with him), Abu lahab, Ghidaq Maqwam, safar and abbas ( May Allah be Pleased with him).

34. Did his uncle Abu Talib accept Islam?
No, he died a polytheist.

35. In the New Testament by what name was the Prophet (p.b.u.h) mentioned?
By the name of Paraclete.

36. What is Kabah?
It is the oldest house of worship on the earth.

37. Who built it?
The Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismael (May Allah be pleased with them).

38. How did Quraish arrange rebuilding of Kabah?
They divided the work among various tribes. Each tribe was responsible for rebuilding a part of it.

39. Who laid the stones?
A Byzantine mason called Baqum.

40. Where did the Prophet (p.b.u.h) go into seclusion?
To the Cave of Hira.

41. What was the first stage of revelation?
True Dreams.

42. When did the first revelation come down to him?
On Monday, 21st of Ramadan, at night (August 10th, 610 AC). He was forty years then.

43. Who brought it?

44. Who wee the first to embrace Islam?
Four persons: Khadijah his wife, Zaid Ibn Haritha his freed slave, Ali Ibn Abi Talib his cousin and Abu Bakr his friend ( May Allah be pleased with them).

45. Who accepted Islam at the instance of Abu Bakr ( May Allah be Pleased with him)?
Uthman Ibn Affan, Zubair Ibn Awwam, Abdur Rahman Ibn Awf, Sad Ibn Abi Waqqaas, Talha Ibn Ubaidullah and saeed Ibn Zaid ( Umar’s son-in-law ) May Allah be pleased with them).

46. Who were the ladies to accept Islam at first?
Abbas’s wife Ummaul Fadl, Abu Bakr’s wife Asma Bint Umais, his daughter Asma bint Abi Bakr and Fatimah Bint Al Khttab Umar’s sister ( May Allah be pleased with them).

47. How was the Dawah done in the beginning?
It was done in secret.

48. How many peoples embraced Islam in the early stage?
About forty.

49. How many years did the call in secret continue?
For three years.

50. During this period, where would the Muslim gather secretly?
They would gather secretly in the house of a Muslim called Arqam to learn about Islam and the revelations send down to the Prophet (p.b.u.h)

51. When did the Prophet (p.b.u.h) start to preach Islam openly?
After three years when he received the revelation to that effect.

52. What was the impact of his public preaching?
The people accepted Islam increasingly.

53. What was the main miracle of the Prophet (p.b.u.h)?
The Holy Quran.

54. Did the Prophet (p.b.u.h) perform other miracles?
Yes, the splitting of the moon was one of them.

55. Who was Abu Jahl?
One of the Prophet’s (p.b.u.h) uncles.

56. Name some of the disbeliever of Makkah who supported the Prophet (p.b.u.h), but did not embrace Islam until the end?
Abu Talib, Mutim Ibn Adi and Abul Bukhtari.

57 How long did abu Talib protect the Prophet (p.b.u.h)?
For 42 years from the prophet’s childhood until he himself died.

58. Who was Mutim Ibn Adi?
A chief of Makkah.

59. When did he ( Mutim Ibn Adi) give protection to the Prophet (p.b.u.h)?
When the Prophet (p.b.u.h) returned from Taif and wanted to enter Makkah

60. When did he (Mutim Ibn Adi) die?
He was killed in the Battle of Badr.

61. Who was Abul Bukhtari?
He was a poet.