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All pious believers shall deem it their bounden duty to defend believers and to aid them wheresoever’s they may be, whether far or near, and throughout Christendom shall protect the places where they conduct worship and those where their monks and priests dwell.
Muhammad.

Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh, also known as Abu al-Qasim and Rasūl Allāh (Messenger of Allah), among many other names, titles and epithets, is a prophet of Allah and the founder of the religion of Islam, having received the Qur'an which was dictated by archangel Gabriel at the behest of Allah.

Overview

Muhammad was the greatest prophet for Islam, having received several revelations from God through Gabriel, who dictated the Qur'an to him. Muhammad is considered the successor of Jesus Christ as a prophet, being the receiver of the Qur'an, the sacred book of Islam through the form of gradual revelations, and for founding Islam, one of the three great Abrahamic religions and the second largest in the world, having over a billion followers in the 21st century.

Appearance

Muhammad is described to have a large head, a reddish white complexion, a large beard, large joints and large hands and feet. He had a long line of hair running from his chest to his navel and the hair on his head was thick and slightly wavy. He is also described as neither tall nor short, but in the middle, meaning he was medium in terms of height. A hadith which is Hasan(Good) from his cousin, companion, and son in law, Ali Ibn Abi Talib, described him this way. Muhammad is also said to be extremely handsome. He also maintained his weight until his death at the age of 63, meaning that he never had a protruding stomach, nor was he skinny. He was described as strong looking.

Personality

Powers and Abilities

Muhammad was given many miracles. His primary miracle is the Qu'ran itself , but other miracles were recorded in the Sunnah/Authentic Hadith, and were witnessed by his companions, and also enemies then turned companions. Those miracles include: The splitting of the moon, water flowing from his fingertips, multipication of food, the night journey from Mecca to Jeruasalem and then to the 7 Heavens and back to Mecca in a single night, throwing a stick to a companion during one of the many battles and the stick turns into a sword, and many more. Muhammad also gave some prophecies that are mentioned in the Qur'an and also mentioned in the Sunnah/Authentic Hadith.

History

Muhammad was born in the city of Mecca on April 25, 570 CE, and died on 632 CE at age 63. During his life, Muhammad had several wives and children, having had several descendants.

At the age of 40, Muhammad was in the cave of Hira, on the mountain, Jabbal an Nour, about 3 miles away from the city of Mecca, meditating or praying to the God of Abraham, pondering upon the situation of his people, the Quraysh, and also looking for answers as to why he was created and what was the purpose of life. On that night in the holy month of Ramadan, the archangel Gabriel descended upon Muhammad and told him to "recite". Muhammad replied, "I cannot read!". This happened 3 times, until Gabriel recited the first few verses of Surah Al-Alaq. Muhammad repeated what the archangel recited and felt his heart tremble once the angel disappeared.

He ran home to his wife, Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid, and told her what he experienced. Muhammad and his wife visited her cousin, Waraqah Bin Naufal, who converted to Christianity years ago, and became very knowledgeable in the Gospels, to the point he translated them into Hebrew. The Prophet told Waraqah what he saw and received, and the Christian scribe said that the angel was the same angel that appeared to Moses or that he will receive a great divine law just like what Moses was given.

After his death, Gabriel appeared to Muhammad at the gates of Heaven, where he told him that Raphael would accompany him to the Third Heaven, where the Enlightenment One and the other prophets and saints dwell.

Myths and Legends

The character of Muhammad was very positive. Before prophethood, he was known as "The Truthful and The Trustworthy", also known in Arabic, "Al-Sidiq and Al-Amin" His wife Aisha, also known as one of the mothers of the believers, said that his character was the Qur'an.

Quotes

Do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases. The first is a person, whom Allah has given wealth & he spends it righteously; (the second is) the one whom Allah has given wisdom (the Holy Quran) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others.
Muhammad.
Leave me as I leave you, for the people who were before you were ruined because their questions and their differences over the prophets. So, if I forbid you to do something, then keep away from it. And if I order you to do something, then do of it as much as you can.
Muhammad.
No Christian shall be brought by force to confess Islam, and no disputes except over the better things shall be envisaged in with them. Moslems shall extend over the Christians everywhere the arm of mercy and kindness, protecting them from the exactions of oppressors.
Muhammad.
The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, although there is good in each. Desire that which will bring you benefit, and seek help from Allah and do not give way to incapacity. If something happens to you, do not say, "If only I had done such-and-such." Rather say, "The decree of Allah. He does what He will." Otherwise you will open yourself up to the action of Shaitan.
Muhammad.

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Trivia

  • Muhammad had 11 wives during his lifetime.
  • Muhammad is the Prophet Like Moses foretold in the previous scriptures.
  • Muhammad is a descendant of Abraham through the line of his first son, Ishmael.
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